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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

 

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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.