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Nairobi Zanzibar Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Hiking Trips, Trekking Prices/ Costs

December 4, 2012

(GSR 005) 4Days Nairobi Gorilla Trekking Tour/ Masai Mara Gorilla Tracking Tour

How close can you be to gorillas. Always listen to your guide.

How close can you be to gorillas. Always listen to your guide.

This safari is designed for the following.

  •  Those already in Nairobi
  • Those coming who have already finished their Masai Mara Migration Safaris and want to combine with Rwanda 4 days gorilla tracking.  Those who want to combine their Serengeti Migration Safaris with Gorilla Tracking Experience.
  • Those in other parts of the world – New York, London, Sydney, Dubai, Moscow, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Boston, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Geneva, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan etc and wants to use Nairobi as base of their gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
  • Those from Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro and wants to go gorilla tracking in Rwanda
  • Those already in Mombasa, Zanzibar and wants to track gorillas in Rwanda

We will help all the above to book their gorilla permits and organize their connecting flights from Nairobi to Kigali, organize their transportation, accommodation and excursions within Rwanda. 

Day 1 Transfer and Flight Nairobi to Kigali

Your driver will pick you from Nairobi City Hotel and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight to Kigali.  The flights depart in the morning and afternoon.  The best are morning flights.  In my opinion Kigali is the smiling city.  The people are beautiful and forever smiling.  Its a wonderful place to be.  On arrival in Kigali you are met and taken for a city tour.

Arrival Kigali And Drive To Musanze (Former Ruhengeri) -Kinigi  

Upon arrival at Kanombe Airport , you are met by your driver who will show you the city and drive you to Kinigi the base of gorilla tracking.  Visit the city sites, have lunch.  After lunch visit the genocide memorial of Gisozi and  drive to Kinigi.  You arrive at Kinigi in time for dinner and overnight.   This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of Rwanda with lots of photography opportunities.   Brief stop are provided for photography.  Rwanda is safe and you have nothing to fear.  You can get out of your vehicle anywehere.   Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/  La Palme Hotel (Musanze)  / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 2 Rwanda-GorillaTracking Volcanoes National Park( Parc des Volcans) 

An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins.  Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours.  Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch.  In the afternoon visit Lakes Burela and Ruhondocommunity.  Return to Kinigi in time for dinner.Overnight at  Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/  Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge  (B/L/D) (This tour of Lakes  possible if guests finish tracking  on time at no extra cost).

Day 3  Gorilla  Tracking Rwanda Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for  guide, group allocation and briefing.  This is followed by a drive to the trail heads where hiking/ trekking begins.  Gorilla Tracking begins upon sighting of the previous night’s nests.  Stay with the gorillas for an hour and return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu.  Overnight Kivu Serena Hotel  (B/L/D)

Day 4 Ruhengeri / Gisenyi – Kigali-Home

After breakfast drive to Kigali .  Have a city tour followed by lunch.   In the afternoon transfer to the airport for home flight.

How Much Does it cost

The price is based on per person sharing a twin or a double room.  The price is all inclusive of meals, transportation, accommodation and permits. Price is presented as budget, mid range or luxury

 

The following is per person price is for two people sharing

Budget USD 2509.00 pp

Mid Range USD 2767.00 pp

Luxury USD 4029.00 pp

 

Price Explanations- Budget, Mid Range Luxury

(1) Budget=2 La Palme + 1 night Malahide Paradise Hotel (Gisenyi)

(2) MidRange= 2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View/ Gorilla Nest + 1 Night Kivu Serena Hotel 

(3) Luxury =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge+1 Night Kivu Serena Hotel  .

All prices are on full board basis. 

Book  Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com or info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com

Gorilla Permits: In theory, gorilla permits are non transferable and non refundable.  However we do transfer  permits and refund permit amounts to our guests. We guarantee this.

Validity of the price:  The above price is valid for Bookings made between today-30 Dec 2013

Green Season for Sabyinyo Lodge falls between 01 April-31 May when prices are lower than above.

 

To enquire and book a gorilla safari in Rwanda:

 >>Email us rnxploresafaris@gmail.com or info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com

he price include the following:

  • Accommodation cost per person sharing on full board basis.
  • All Meals at hotel-  Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner
  • Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured
  • Driver’s Allowance’s allowance
  • 2 Gorilla permits per person
  • Park Entrance fee
  • Use of ranger guides while tracking
  • Complementary tour of Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.
  • All government taxes
  • Complimentary tour of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.
  • Plenty of mineral water during your tour.
  • Evacuation cover- This cover by AAR  It covers you for 15 days while in East Africa-  Kenya, Uganda , Rwanda , and Tanzania

The price does not include the following

Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff , Beverages ,Extra meals ,Optional tours, Air fares, Visa fees and Travel

Kilimanjaro Gorilla Tracking, Trekking Safaris | Zanzibar Serengeti

December 3, 2012

(GSR 004)  4 Days Rwanda Tracking From Kilimanjaro Airport

Gorilla safaris can be organized from Kilimanjaro airport

Gorilla safaris can be organized from Kilimanjaro airport

Day 1: From Kilimanjaro to Kigali

On this day you are expected at the Kilimanjaro International Airport 2 hours prior to departure of your flight to Kigali.  If you are in one of our organized safaris in Northern Tanzania, we drive you from the park in the morning to arrive at Arusha at mid day where day rooms are organized for you to refreshing.  From Arusha we drive  you to the airport to catch your flight.   There are three departures from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Kigali (KGL) all operated by Rwandair Express.  Flights departs on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as follows

Arrival at Kigali

On arrival at Kigali, your driver guide will meet you and drive you to your hotel for overnight- Lemio hotel / Kigali Serena Hotel BB

Day2 Kigali City Tour And Drive To Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast you are met by your driver guide who will take you for Kigali city tour.  Visit various attractions, have your lunch and finally visit Genocide Memorial and drive to Kinigi the base of Gorilla Tracking.  The drive via one of the most scenic road with plenty of photography opportunities.  If you spot anything of interest ask the driver to stop. Dinner and overnight at  La Palme at Musanze/ Ruhengeri (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid Range or Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge ( Luxury) 

Day3: Gorilla trekking Safari – Volcanoes national park Rwanda
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi Park Headquarters for group allocation and briefing.  You must be arrive not later than 07:00 Hrs.  Depending on the group allocated tracking may take 2 hours minimum or even 7 hours .  Pack your picnic lunch  and enough water.  Carry at least 4 liters of water.   If you desire to track a particular group arrive earlier than all and make a formal request.  Do not hesitate to take a complimentary cup of Rwanda coffee served at the park headquarters.  After briefing get back to your vehicle and drive trail head. Sometimes you might walk from park headquarters depending on where your group is located.  Cars are left at the trail heads with your driver.  From trail heads hike up to the bamboo zone and search for gorilla signs.  Gorilla make their nests every night.  The moment you notice these, you should know the gorillas are near.  Follow the instructions of your guide. On sighting stay with gorillas for one hour and hike back to your cars.  Drive back to your hotel.  After lunch, tour the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo.  Dinner and overnight at  La Palme at Ruhengeti (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Gorilla Nest  (Mid Range or Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge ( Luxury) 

Day4: Gorilla Tracking 2 At Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast and drive to park headquarters for guide allocation and briefing.  Your driver guide will make sure you arrive not later than 07:00 Hrs.  Just like previous day, you are briefed and driven to track another group of gorillas.  After the hike, return to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of lake Kivu for overnight.  Overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel (Mid Range/ Luxury) or Malahide Paradise Hotel (Budget)

Day 5: Drive to Kigali
Breakfast and drive back to Kigali to catch your afternoon flight home. 

Price pp sharing for two pax

Budget USD 2585 PP

Mid Range USD 2965 PP

Luxury USD 4270 pp

Validity of the price:  The above price is valid for Bookings made between today-30 Dec 2013

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET, MID RANGE AND LUXURY

(1) Budget=2 La Palme (Ruhengeri/ Musanze)

(2) MidRange= 2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View 

(3) Luxury =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community 

All prices are on full board basis. 

Book  Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com or info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com

Gorilla Permits: In theory, gorilla permits are non transferable and non refundable.  However we do transfer  permits and refund permit amounts to our guests. We guarantee this.

Green Season for Sabyinyo Lodge falls between 01 April-31 May when prices are lower than above.

To enquire and book a gorilla safari in Rwanda:

 >>Email us rnxploresafaris@gmail.com or info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com

he price include the following:

  • Accommodation cost per person sharing on full board basis.

  • All Meals at hotel-  Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner

  • Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured

  • Driver’s Allowance’s allowance

  • 1 Gorilla permits per person

  • Park Entrance fee

  • Use of ranger guides while tracking

  • Complementary tour of Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.

  • All government taxes

  • Complimentary tour of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.

  • Plenty of mineral water during your tour.

  • Evacuation cover- This cover by AAR  It covers you for 15 days while in East Africa-  Kenya, Uganda , Rwanda , and Tanzania

The price does not include the following

  • Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff , Beverages ,Extra meals ,Optional tours, Air fares, Visa fees and Travel Insurance. Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to arrival

About Us-Gorilla Safaris Rwanda || Vision, Mission ,Values

October 18, 2012

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda || Vision, Mission ,Values.

Adventure outfitters quenching your thirst of Sun-lust, Wanderlust and Sand-lust.

Location And Address

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda is a subsidiary of Rika and Nyagah, a holding company of  a group of companises with interests in transport and real estate in East Africa.  The head offices are at Doris House, Tom Mboya Street Meru, Kenya East Africa. Agency and branch offices are in Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Kenya, Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda, Kigali In Rwanda, Dar Es Salaam and Arusha in Tanzania.

Address

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda, Doris House, 1St Floor, Tom Mboya Street, Meru Kenya Tel: +254723684974, +254729641204

Websites: Http://gorillasafarisrwanda.com ,

Blogs: https://laikipiakenya.wordpress.com , http://gorillasafaris.wordpress.com

Vision:

To be a world class safari outfitter and car hire agency well grounded on professional expertise, and committed to ethical values and practices.

Mission

To contribute to the our community well being through tourism research, promotion and development of community based tourism and inculcating the necessary scales to run viable tourism enterprises.

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda

We are tour operators specializing in Car Hire, Hotel Booking, Airline Reservations and Tailor made private and group safaris in East Africa. Our famous safaris include Primates’ tours and big game viewing in East Africa.  Our most successful safaris are  gorilla and chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda . Our gorilla tracking safaris involves tracking in Volcanoes National Park Nyungwe Forest National Park is our main Chimpanzee tracking destination.    

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda-Big Game Safari Destinations include Maasai (Masai) Mara, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Meru, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Buffalo Springs (Kenya), Mgahinga, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth (Uganda) Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera (Rwanda) Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro.

 A very unique Laikipia Kenya, a premier destination visited by celebrities- film stars, great athletes and the Royals.  Laikipia is home to the famous Rutundu Log Cabins where Prince William Proposed to his wife Kate.  Also in Laikipia are famous tourist resorts like Ol Pejeta, Mt Kenya Safari Club, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Other places of interest in Laikipia include Muktan Retreat,  Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Loisaba Wilderness, Il Ngwesi, Makenna’s Hills

Famous Beach destinations visited by our guests include Lamu, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mombasa. Luxury beach hotels exists in Zanzibar North Coast, East Coast

 

KWS | Three suspected poachers gunned down In Tsavo as Ethiopian Immigrants seized in Amboseli

March 28, 2012

KWS | Three suspected poachers gunned down In Tsavo as Ethiopian Immigrants seized in Amboseli.

Three suspected poachers have been gunned down and four firearms with 81 rounds of ammunition recovered in two separate incidents in the last one week.

In a third unrelated incident, a joint Kenya Wildlife Service and police team seized 95 suspected illegal male immigrants from Ethiopia last night at 2am on the Amboseli Namanga Road. Plans are underway to arraign them before the Kajiadop Court this morning.

The three unidentified suspects, who were on a poaching mission inside the expansive Tsavo East National Park, were shot dead after a shoot-out with Kenya Wildlife Service personnel, yesterday at 4.30 pm.
In this incident, three AK-47 rifles and 80 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Also recovered were three pieces of ivory. One suspect escaped from the shoot-out with serious injuries. Police from Voi have visited the scene of crime and are continuing with further investigations into the incident.  A follow-up operation is underway.

In another wildlife crime related incident at Ndonyo Wasin in Samburu County, KWS personnel recovered a G3 rifle and one round of ammunition. This was recovered following interrogation of two suspected poachers, including a woman, in police custody.
KWS has strengthened its law enforcement capacity and enhanced collaboration with other security agencies to address poaching. Much of the success attained in apprehending criminals and recovering illegal trophies and firearms is attributed to information provided by the public.
We appreciate this public support and remain committed to relentlessly fighting wildlife crime in all its forms.

 

Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Trekking, Masai Mara Safari, Safaris, Serengeti

 

For ultimate wildlife experience Combine Masai Mara Serengeti 11 days with 4 Days Gorilla tracking in Rwanda

Several  wildebeest migration safaris 2012 are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  Depending on accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury, mid range or budget.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time  and budget available for the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.   The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.  The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

 


Maasai Mara National Park | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Migration | Safaris | Lodges

February 22, 2012

Maasai (Masai) Mara National Park |  Game Reserve | Migration | Safaris | Lodges.

wildebeest migration Masai Mara

wildebeest crossing turbulent crocodile infested Mara River

The Maasai (Masai) Mara  national park and reserve, once described as “Kenya’s Jewel never to be lost”, is in a class of its own.  The  best known wildlife sanctuary in the World Maasai (Masai) Mara National Reserve has acquired a high flier status having been  named “the seventh wonder of the world”.  The seventh wonder of the world is the  spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration between Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti.

The Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest Migration in Maasai (Masai) Mara /Serengeti wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on the movement patterns of the other animals including human beings.  The migration comprise of the never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals composed of a about 1.7 million wildebeests, and 800,000 common Zebras and gazelle, followed closely by their predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals.   Hovering in the skies are thousands of vultures, the super predators. Patient in nature, they survey the migrating herds descending on the dead carcasses reducing them to skeletons in a matter of seconds.  The hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers is magical wonder of nature attracting thousands of human beings.  This survival of the fittest spectacle has been described at the “seventh wonder of the modern world”.  Strategic sighting of the migrating herds tend to influence the setting up of tourism facilities. The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September.

Masai Mara wildebeest migration safaris

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.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.  The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari Masai Mara National Park  (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.  The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.   The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.  All these safaris can be combined with 4 Days Gorilla tracking in Rwanda .

Accommodation in Masai Mara

AS of now Masai Mara has 108 properties with a abed capacity of 4000.

The Tented camps and safari lodges in Masai Mara fall under three categories- luxury, mid range and budget. While only 12 properties are inside the Mara reserve others are in the neighboring group ranches.   Does it matter where you spend the night while in Mara? Yes.  If you are interested night game drives and lots of local culture then you can stay in the group ranches.  Group ranches are privately run by the local people. However unplanned development coupled with large number of visitors threatens the very survival of the reserve.  Large numbers of visitors are associated with high degree of pollution in terms of noise, dust and changed animal behavior which can lead to extinction of venerable species like the cheetah which hunts only during the day.

Rhino safety comes first-Endangered Mugie Rhinos Moved

February 14, 2012

Rhino Safety Comes First-Endangered Mugie Rhinos Moved

With incredible sadness we announce the translocation of the rhinos from the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary.

Reality hits hard and rhino poaching in Kenya and the rest of Africa has reached such worrying levels that the species has been pushed to the the edge of extinction. After a series of meetings between the Kenyan Wildlife Service and Mugie the decision was made to remove all rhinos from the Mugie Sanctuary for their own safety. The poachers were becoming more and more brazen as the price of rhino horn shot up – reports now reaching us have indicated that the the price has risen to an astonishing US$ 50,000 per kilogram. KWS had recently increased their armed Special Operations team from 9 to 38 men on Mugie but this was still not proving enough of a deterrent to the poachers.

Mugie had become synonymous with the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino and the continual daily battle to fight to save them. They had a huge dedicated security team that worked tirelessly over the years, but having already lost three rhinos in 2011 to poachers, saving these animals was more important than the revenues from tourism and the decision was made to translocate them to Ol Jogi Conservancy near Nanyuki in central Kenya and to Ruma (the new KWS conservancy on the shores of Lake Victoria) in western Kenya. The last rhino to leave Mugie was called Baraka – a bull rhino born in 1976 and translocated to Mugie from Nakuru National Park in 2005. It was a sad moment when his crate was put on the back of the truck and the last of Kenya’s most northerly population of black rhinos was driven away.

Ironically everything else here is in the rhinos favour – the habitat conditions at Mugie for the browsing black rhinos are ideal – and at Mugie the breeding success rate was the best out of any Conservancy in Kenya. But unfortunately the death rate was also one of the highest – one of the reasons was due to predation of rhino calfs by hyena – but the biggest reason behind the high death rates was by poaching.

To get an understanding of the numbers involved – in South Africa alone, which is home to 80% of the worlds remaining rhinos, there were a staggering 440 rhinos killed last year by poachers when just five years ago 13 rhinos were killed in the same period.

Mugie will always continue their efforts with conservation – which is also home to the endangered Grevys zebra and Jacksons hartebeest amongst other threatened species. Their lion numbers are extremely healthy when numbers are dropping in many other areas due to illegal killings and habitat loss.

We just hope that the rhinos who were moved from Mugie will flourish in their new environment safer from the appalling and real peril of poaching and that internationally something is being done to stop this disgrace so that the rhinos can come back to Mugie. Till then you still have the most amazing wildlife viewing with all of the remaining Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo – as well as lots of plain game.

Rhino safety comes first.

Brigitte, Deepa and the EAT Team.

East Africa’s Highlight Safaris

Wildebeests crossing the turbulent mara river.

Two of East Africa’s highlight safaris are the great wildebeest migration and gorilla tracking in Rwanda, Uganda or Congo.   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.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.  The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari Masai Mara National Park  (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.  The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.   The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

Mother gorilla with twins

Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Treks,Hiking And Trekking Safaris

January 28, 2012

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Treks,  Hiking And Trekking Safaris.

4 days gorilla tracking safari

Mother gorilla with twins

Tour Highlight:

  • The genocide memorial of Gisozi where you get an insight into the history of modern day Rwanda- Pre-colonial Kingdom, the colonial period, the genocide and post genocide.
  • Volcanoes National park where you experience the thrill of coming within metres of the massive mountain gorillas.
  • Sightseeing in lakes Burela, Ruhondo and Kivu.

Duration: 4 days

Programme

Day1  Arrival, Kigali city and genocide memorial tours, drive to Kinigi for overnight

Day2  Breakfast, gorilla trek and tour lakes Burela and Ruhondo

Day3 Breakfast, gorilla trek and visit lake Kivu

Day4 Breakfast and drive back to Kigali, transfer to airport for home flight.

Accommodation at Kinigi and Prices pp for two sharing

  • Budget at Kinigi Guest USD 1960.00
  • Mid Range at Mt Gorilla View Lodge / La Bambou Lodge USD 2210.00
  • Luxury at Sabyinyo Community Lodge USD 3452.00

Included

  • Transport in 4×4 car for exclusive use
  • Accommodation on full board-all meals included
  • 2 gorilla permits per person
  • Visits to lakes Burela, Ruhondo and Kivu
  • All government taxes
  • English/ french speaking guides

What to bring

  • Hiking boots-not mountain climbers-anything hardy above the ankle is okey

  • Gloves 

  • Water proof container for your camera

  • A warm cardigan

  • If you desire to wear a headgear, a base ball cap is recommended

  • Long trousers and long sleeves are ideal

To book this safari contact

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda

Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

Gorilla Tracking Families

here are seven(7) tourist groups-Susa, Sabyinyo, Amahoro, Kwitonda, Group 13(Agashya), Umubano and Hirwa. To read more on groups or families visit  7gorilla tracking families or groups in Rwanda.

Encounter with Rwanda gorillas  and tracking tips

Gorilla tracking is a clean practice (eco friendly) which ensures minimal impact to the local community, the environment and the gorillas. Gorilla Tracking 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. Read more or rules at Gorilla Tracking Rules And Regulations. (see our blog on gorilla tracking safaris)

4×4 Car Hire Kigali  Rwanda to track gorillas

4x4 Car Hire Kigali Rwanda

Car Hire 4×4 Kigali Airport Rwanda

Our Car hire / rental locations (locations de voitures) include-Kigali City Centre Office, Kigali (Kanombe) International Airport (Coded KGL) serving the whole of Rwanda.  Other locations in Rwanda include Gisenyi, Cyangugu (Kamember Airport), Kibuye, Ruhengeri. They  open from 08:00to 18:00 hrs from Monday to Saturday.  Rental Cars can be returned at the point of pick up, at  Kanombe Airport, Hotels in Kigali, Gisenyi, Cyangugu, Kibuye.  In the rest of East Africa rental locations (locations des voiture) are Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda),  Kampala , Jnja and Entebbe (Uganda),  Bujumbura (Burundi) Dares salaam, Dar es Salaam Airport , Arusha ( Tanzania) and Zanzibar.

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille | Ole Lentile Hotel Lodge

April 22, 2011

Colonel’s House Sanctuary Ole lentille

A guest who could not believe her eyes, mesmerized by the beautiful scenery, once asked in Kiswahili-”tumefika mbinguni?” translated into English, “have we arrived in paradise?”.  She might not have been far from the truth.  Laikipia is a paradise that has attracted the world attention for the last one thousand years.  . Laikipia is and has always been about Dynamism,  Romance, Adventure and discovery And to a bigger extent Missing in Action. This is the discovery that Prince William, the heir to the throne made the first time he landed at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.  On landing love was in the air.  He could not keep off the alluring Jecca Craig. Rumors of imminent wedding in the world press were spreading like a bushfire in hamatan.  Well! Well! well, today (22 April 2011), wedding bells of probably the greatest wedding of the 21st Century are ringing loud. Unless something happens, Prince William will wed Kate Middleton on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Not only is the wedding big news but the mystery of Laikipia features prominently.  The Mystery where in Laikipia did the Prince propose to Kate? Was it at Lewa? Rutundu Log CabinsMukutan Retreat? The Sanctuary at Ol Lentil?, Ol Pejeta? Il Ngwesi?  To cut the long story short, today we bring to you the luxury and the breathing taking scenery at a paradise in Laikipia Kenya= The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille.

Getting to The Sanctuary of Ol Lentille, you can either drive or fly.

The sanctuary of Ole Lentille is located to the North West of Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary near Dol Dol.  The private sanctuary at Ole Lentille occupy an area of 20,000 acres, located 75 km from Nanyuki slightly north of Dol Dol town

 Ole Lentille is a name given to a hill in the centre of Laikipia Plateau with panoramic views of Mt Kenya, the Samburu sacred mountain Ol Olokwe, the Matthews Range and the Karisia Hills .

Ol Lentille Conservancy

The conservancy is 20,000 acres of grassy hills and deep valleys, heavily wooded with many acacia species and African olives. Its sandy laghas are bordered by great stands of fig and fever trees. The Conservancy is home to the endangered African wild dog, greater kudu, leopard, striped and spotted hyena, and klipspringer.

The conservancy is an initiative of the  Kijabe Group Ranch, on the far northern escarpment of the Laikipia Plateau with enormous views to the craggy peak of Mt Kenya, .

Accommodation at  Ol Lentille Conservancy

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille comprises of four fully furnished and staffed private houses perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of Ole Lentile Conservancy. The four houses are named, the Chief’s, The Sultan’s, The Colonel’s and the Eyrie ( Eagle Nest-so called because it’s perched up in the kopje)  The description your own place in the African bush befits both the houses and the sanctuary.  Besides own private compound, each of the four houses has a butler, a valet, a guide, a 4×4 vehicle and a guard (Askari).

The Chief’s House


The Chief’s House can accommodate a total of six Guests.  It is a reflection of contemporary Africa combining a sumptuously cool modern interior with the best of African art, fabrics and artefacts. It has three double bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms, and kitchen. The sitting room has a charming open fire, as well as a plunge-pool on the outdoor deck. Each bedroom has a dressing room and bathroom. The master bedroom has a large outdoor bath set in the rocks for candlelight bathing under the stars.

The Sultan’s House

Can Accommodate 2-4 guests.  This stone-built house is designed in “Lamu” style under a huge roof thatched with twisted papyrus. It has fine plaster carving, and lavish furnishings, including a four-poster bed. The House has one enormous double bedroom, a huge sitting/dining room and a kitchen. The space of this House is such that it can be converted to provide a second (children’s’) bedroom.

The Colonel’s House,

In “Campaign” style, this house seems truly to be the bush home of a well-traveled military man. With brass-bound furniture, oriental carpets, and a beautiful “Knole” sofa in front of an open fire you can feel a connection with a bygone era of comfort and style. The House has two double bedrooms, sitting and dining rooms, and kitchen. Each bedroom has a dressing room and a sunken bath. The courtyard has a plunge-pool.

The Eyrie House

This special house is perched at the top of our kopje in “African Retro” style. The Eyrie has one bedroom, a sitting and dining room with open fire and kitchen. It is seductively furnished. The circular bedroom has a gigantic round bed, and it is but a few steps to your own secluded outdoor double rock bath with views over our rugged hills to the deserts of the north. The Eyrie can sleep 2 guests.

Activities, What to do, Attractions at Ol Lentille Sanctuary

The Lodge has a gallery and shop  with art and necessities.  Also there is a common pool for swimming, lounging, sunbathing, dining.  There is a Library has books, games, relaxing, fireside.  A Deck – wildlife viewing, with GPS telescope, bar, central fireplace. Also available are Boules/Bocce/Petanque, Croquet,Good food and wine.

In the conservancy are Game drives – day and night,  Walking – day and night,   Abseiling and rock-climbing,   Horse riding,  Camel riding, Mountain biking,  Quad-bikes/ATVs,  Bush Skills course,  Fly camping.

To book  Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Contact

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda , Tel +254 723 684 974 or email rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

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