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An Enchanting Odyssey > Serengeti Migration Gorilla Trekking And Tracking Safari 10 days

December 8, 2012

An Enchanting Odyssey -Serengeti Migration Gorilla Trekking Safari 10 days.

This 10 days 9 nights gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda and Tanzania can be organized from any corner of the world.  Connecting flights are available from Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sydney, Dubai.  Flights connect via Johannesburg in South Africa, Nairobi Kenya and Kilimanjaro Tanzania.

Day 1. Arusha – Ngorongoro Safari
Distance: 190 km (4 hrs.)
On arrival you will be met by the representatives of and driven to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area crossing on the way the small villages of Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/ Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-B/L/D

Often described as the “Eighth” Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is so spectacular that it touches all the senses. A volcanic crater of over 259 square kilometres with surrounding walls rising 609 metres above it, the crater is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.

Day 2. Ngorongoro Safari full day
Breakfast and departure for a full day of game viewing discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Picnic lunch. Dinner & overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.

Day 3. Ngorongoro – Serengeti Safari
Distance: 145 km (3 hrs 30 min.).
After breakfast, depart to Serengeti stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge , the archaeological site made famous by Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the most famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world. Dinner & overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.

Day 4. Serengeti Safari full day
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park, with its huge concentration of plain game. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa LodgeB/ L/D.

Day 5. Serengeti – Lake Manyara Safari
Distance: 205 km (4 hrs.). After breakfast depart to Manyara. Lunch and afternoon game drive in this superb scenic park set around Lake Manyara , most famous for the tree climbing lions. Dinner & overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge B/ L/D.

Day 6. Lake Manyara-Arusha
Distance: 130 km (2 hrs. 30 min.).
Breakfast and return to Arusha to catch your flight to Kigali.

Arrival Kigali

On arrival at Kigali airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.-Kigali Serena/Chez Lando.

Day7 Kigali City Tour – Kinigi

Breakfast in your hotel is followed by the city tour.  The city tour visits various attractions like the Kandt’s Museum, Kaplaki, Dancing pots and finally the genocide memorial of Gisozi.  Lunch at a city restaurant and drive to Kinigi, the base of gorilla tracking.  This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of Rwanda to Ruhengeri and further to Kinigi.  Brief stopovers are provided on the way for photography.  Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/  Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge (B/L/D)

Day8  Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda 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 Ruhondo community.  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).

Day9  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)

Day10  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.

The safari Price Prices / Costs

The price are based on per person sharing basis for two

  • Mid range USD 5289 PP Sharing Twin
  • Budget USD 4740 PP Sharing Twin

Enquiries

Contact Gorilla safaris Rwanda

Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com / info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com

Tel: +254723684974

Included in the package

  • 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
  • All park entry fees
  • Airport Transfers
  • 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 Insurance. Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to arrival
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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

4×4 Car Hire Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) | 4WD Transfer Arusha

July 28, 2012

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4×4 Car Hire Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) | 4WD Rental Arusha

4×4 cars for hire available in Kilimanjaro include Toyota Prado, Toyota Rav4, Toyota Hiace, Safari land cruiser and many more.  Cars come with a driver/ chauffeur driven or on self drive basis. 4×4 car hire rates vary depending on duration of  hire and the type of vehicle.

Self Drive Rates 4×4 Car Hire Kilimanjaro Tanzania

  • 4×4 Toyota Prado USD 180 per day
  • 4×4 Toyota rav4 USD 130 per day
  • All Salon cars USD 80 per day

All car hire with driver add USD 20 per day.

To book contact Gorilla Safaris Rwanda Tel +254723684974 Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

Kilimanjaro Airport Transfers

We do organize airport transfers between Kilimanjaro and  Arusha, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire.

Why Hire 4×4 Cars From Us

  • For fun
  • Peace of mind
  • Continuity- in case of breakdown, we will provide you with a substitute car
  • Comprehensive cover- cars and passengers are fully insured.  Drivers are not insured
  • Flexibility-with car hire you visit where you want when you want
  • Discovery and freedom
  • Safety and security- having your own car you gives the security. you can stay out late at night.

Car Hire Requirements

The hirer or his driver must produce a copy valid driving license from his country of origin, copy of passport or other identification documents.  Driver must be at least 23 years of age.  We have rented our cars to even younger people and so far non has let us down.

Safaris from Kilimanjaro.

Several safaris are available from Kilimanjaro.  Depending on duration, safaris are either short visits lasting  one, two to 5 days or long lasting from 6 to 14 days.  Depending on the price, accommodation and means of transport, safaris are either budget, mid range or luxury. From Kilimanjaro our safaris feature the whole of Tanzania-visiting famous parks like Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Mt Meru, Arusha extending to southern circuit of Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa, Ruhaha and Katavi.

The annual Wildebeest Migration Safaris

Wildebeest migration serengeti and masai mara 2014

Wildebeest migration- crossing turbulent Mara river.

The wildebeest migration safaris are either single or multi-destination.  Single destination safaris feature either Masai Mara or Serengeti. Multi destination safaris feature a combination of Masai Mara and Serengeti or either of the two or both with Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Amboseli. Below are links to some of the safaris

Gorilla Tracking Safaris from Kilimanjaro

gorilla tracking and serengeti migration safari

Relaxing with the gorillas in volcanoes national park

Gorilla Trekking safaris are easily combined with Serengeti and Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro Airport.  Below are some of our links

Our Car hire / rental locations (locations de voitures) in Kilimanjaro Tanzania include-Arusha City Centre Office, Kilimanjaro Airport International Airport (Coded JRO) serving the whole of Northern Tanzania.  Other locations in Tanzania include Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam Airport Coded (DAR) Dodoma and ZanzibarThey  open from 08:00to 18:00 hrs from Monday to Saturday.  Rental Cars can be returned at the point of pick up, at  Kilimanjaro International Airport, Hotels in Arusha, Dar Es Salaam.  In the rest of East Africa rental locations (locations des voiture) are Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda),  Kampala , Jinja and Entebbe (Uganda),  Bujumbura (Burundi).

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.

Email us rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

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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.