Archive for April 2012

Gorilla Tracking Uganda | Bwindi Gorilla Trekking , Hiking Safaris 4 days

April 24, 2012

 

Mother gorilla with twin babies

Gorilla Tracking Uganda | Bwindi Gorilla Trekking , Hiking Safaris 4 days.

Gorilla Tracking/ Trekking Uganda 4 days

Gorilla tracking is a clean (eco friendly), multi million dollar adventure with immense economic benefits to the local community, without which the mountain gorilla conservation would be a liability.  Rules and regulations have been put in place for the safety of the trackers, the gorillas and to check adverse environmental impacts. Besides these rules and regulations guarantees the continued existence of the gorilla as species, that is to avoid the extinction of the gorillas.  This daily adventure has made the mountain gorilla one of the most expensive animals though not in league of the teddy bears.

The 4 days gorilla tracking adventures in Uganda takes place Bwindi Forest national Park and Mgahinga National Park. The tour also includes visits to the Batwa communities who have contributed much to the conservation of Gorillas.   Guests depart Entebbe or Kampala on day 1 and return on day 4.

Price From USD 1960 per person sharing for budget travellers to USD 3452 per person sharing for luxury option

Itinerary

DAY 1:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
You will be picked form your hotel by our representative and driven to the western part of Uganda. Lunch en-route and proceed viewing a remarkable scenic view of the well terraced vegetations and long-horned cattle. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 2: First Gorilla tracking Adventure.
Have early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the gorillas. You will then penetrate through the impenetrable Bwindi forest in search of the gentle giants. This may take about 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Have a maximum of one hour with the gorillas taking observations, photographs, and watching them feed or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 3: Second Gorilla Tracking.
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch. Here you are going back into the impenetrable this time to search for another gorilla group with absolutely different characters and ways of living. Later in the evening, you will then go for a cultural walk in the Batwa (Pygmies) community to see the local brewers, traditional healers, and cultural performances. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 4: Departure.
Take your breakfast and drive back to Kampala. You will have lunch en-route in Mbarara town. Make a stopover at the equator for photography and proceed for your flight back home.

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Rapid Poaching of Endangered Rhinos In Laikipia

April 19, 2012

Rhino Poaching on Increase in Kenya’s Laikipia Private Ranches

Earlier, two rhinos had been poached in two separate incidents over the last one week. The first rhino killing occurred about a week ago in Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo County. The week-old carcass of a pregnant white rhino was discovered on Wednesday, April 11, 2012  with its horn missing. Lewa Conservancy rangers together with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and police are still investigating the incident.

The second case occurred in Solio Ranch in Laikipia County on Tuesday night April 10, 2012  where a black rhino was killed and the horn taken as well.  A joint KWS and General Service Unit (GSU) security team moved in when gunshots were heard to determine the circumstances of the shooting.

Read more…KWS | Update on Rhino death incidents in Lake Nakuru.

Wildebeest Migration Safaris 2012 in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks

The Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich contiguous and self sustaining Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem.  The self sustainability has earned it label of the only “true ecosystem” on earth.

 Several  wildebeest migration safaris are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget but also the flexibility of the guest. 

Wildebeest Migration Safaris Masai Mara Serengeti | Best Time Ngorongoro Lake Manyara 9 Days

April 18, 2012

Wildebeest Migration Safaris Masai Mara Serengeti | Best Time Ngorongoro Lake Manyara 9 Days.

Our seventh wonder of the world safari offers you an opportunity to follow herds of migrating wildebeests between Maasai Mara Serengeti  ecosystem and finally to lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Conservation area. The best time to witness wildebeest migration summer-July, and September. Besides wildlife viewing, the tour includes visits to local communities.  Why do they migrate, what dangers do they encounter?  Our guide will answer all these questions as the spectacle unfolds before you eyes. Welcome to the annual wildebeest migration.

Other  Wildebeest Migration Safaris 2012.

 

Zanzibar Holidays Packages | Resort Attractions Beach Hotels Safaris

April 10, 2012

Zanzibar Holidays Packages | Resort Attractions Beach Hotels Safaris.

Beaches of Zanzbiar

An alluring Holiday Destination.

On my last day in Zanzibar I had to pack and leave very fast.  An second I would have fallen in love and stayed forever.  Ever heard of the alluring bug of Zanzibar?  It is so possessive and magnetic to a degree of hypnotization.  You set yours eyes on it and forget all your cares. You want to stay forever.  Seyyid Said lingered a second longer and the next minute he transferred his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is a special holiday destination ideal for week long stays, honey moons or weekend escapes, relaxation and adventure.  The mention of Zanzibar invokes images of dreamy relaxation in pristine palm fringed beaches kissed by turquoise waters.  The beaches of Zanzibar among the top 10 beaches of the world.  Their powder-white sand is reputed to be so fine it literally squeaks between your toes.   Of particular fineness is the Nungwi  Beach.  Located in the northern tip of Zanzibar Nungwi enjoys a gently sloping coastline with white sandy beaches stretching for kilometers as far as the eye can see.  Along the coastline are tiny fishing villages which have never changed for centuries.  Along the same coastline are award winning beach resorts.  Top of the range of the North coast holiday resorts and hotels  are Diamonds Gemma Dell Est ResortRas Nungwi Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise Hotel, Double Tree Hilton Resort , The Z Beach Hotel, Diamonds  Star Of The East Hotel, and Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club/ Hotel

Weekends Away Rates/ Prices Minimum Stay 3 Nights

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel 3 Nights Stay USD PP

  • USD 733 PP Validity 1 Nov-23 DEC 2012 (Low Season)
  • USD 800 PP Validity-10JUN-30JUN; 1SEP-31 SEP 2012 (Mid Season)
  • USD 850 PP Validity-1JUL-31Aug 2012 ( Mid Season)
  • USD 1024.00 Validity 23DEC-9Jan 2012 (Peak Season)

The above rates include accommodation on half board and one way airport transfers from Airport to Hotel on Hotel car.

Karafuu Beach Hotel Minimum Stay 3 Nights

  • Garden Room USD 295.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Garden Room USD 406.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Garden Room USD 469.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Garden Room USD 418.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 373.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 484.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 496.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 616.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 463.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 553.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 637.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 586.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 201

The rates are inclusive of half board accommodation and one way transfer from Airport to hotel.


Zanzibar Weekend Getaway Holidays | Packages Attractions Beach Hotels Resorts Safaris

April 9, 2012

Zanzibar Weekend Getaway Holidays | From USD 500 , Hotels Resorts Safaris.

Zanzibar is a special holiday destination ideal for week long stays, honey moons or weekend escapes.  Zanzibar is an ideal destination for holiday getaways, relaxation and adventure.  Zanzibar is the place to be if you desire to combine beach holidays with water sports and big game watching.  The beaches of the North and East Coasts have won world acclaim.  Zanzibar’s shallow lagoons with colorful coral gardens offer some of the best dive centres in the world.  Some of the centres are PADI accredited.

Zanzibar’s fame in the world is attributed to its spices hence the name “Spice Island”. It is the leading exporter of clove (Karafuu) and some tours are centred on spice farms. The old town, ‘Mji Mkongnwe’  to the locals, has impressive historical buildings  like-House of wonders (former house of Sultan Barghash and first to be electrified), Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Livingstone’s House, Old Fort, former slave market, bazaars,  old harbour etc.   Other attractions includes festival of Mwaka Kongwa  and the rich Swahili culture.

North Coast of Zanzibar is one of the most ideal place for beach holiday, relaxation and honeymoons.  The beaches of Nungwi boasts some of the most luxurious beach hotels.  Top of the range of the Zanzibar north coast hotels  are Diamonds Gemma Dell Est ResortRas Nungwi Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise Hotel, Double Tree Hilton Resort , The Z Beach Hotel, Diamonds  Star Of The East Hotel, and Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club/ Hotel.  The  beach hotels of Zanzibar North coast  cater for a diverse clientele. We have also included the hotels in the islands like Chapwani and Mnemba.

Weekends Away Rates/ Prices Minimum Stay 3 Nights

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel 3 Nights Stay USD PP

  • USD 733 PP Validity 1 Nov-23 DEC 2012 (Low Season)
  • USD 800 PP Validity-10JUN-30JUN; 1SEP-31 SEP 2012 (Mid Season)
  • USD 850 PP Validity-1JUL-31Aug 2012 ( Mid Season)
  • USD 1024.00 Validity 23DEC-9Jan 2012 (Peak Season)

The above rates include accommodation on half board and one way airport transfers from Airport to Hotel on Hotel car.

Karafuu Beach Hotel Minimum Stay 3 Nights

  • Garden Room USD 295.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Garden Room USD 406.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Garden Room USD 469.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Garden Room USD 418.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 373.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 484.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 496.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Cottage Room USD 616.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 463.00 Validity 1APR-30 Jun 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 553.00 Validity 1Jul-20 Jul 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 637.00 Validity 2 Jul -31 Aug 2012
  • Junior Suite     USD 586.00 Valid 1Sep-22 Dec 201

The rates are inclusive of half board accommodation and one way transfer from Airport to hotel.