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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

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

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

R&N Xplorer Africa Safaris

Lake Nakuru National Park Lodges | Accommodation Hotels | Tented camps Safaris

March 28, 2012

Lake Nakuru National Park Lodges | Accommodation Hotels | Tented camps Safaris.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park  or  Game Park is an ornithological paradise located two hours drive, 156 Kilometers west of Nairobi on the floor of Rift valley.  The park dates back to 1961 when the southern park of the lake was gazetted as a bird to protect the “greatest bird (ornithological) spectacle on earth“, for the future generations.  In 1964, the whole of the lake was declared a bird sanctuary.  in 1968, the Lake Nakuru shores were added into the sanctuary and the whole area was upgraded to a National Park. In 1974 a northern extension was added to the park increasing its area to the current 188 Km2.  In 1990 Lake Nakuru Game Park  is a  designated a Ramsar site–  for protection of an important international wetland.

Accommodation in Lake Nakuru National is diverse to cater for different categories of visitors.  Visitors have a choice of either sleeping inside the park or outside the park.  Inside the park, there are two safari lodges, one tented camp, a private house , Kws bandas and public campsites.   The two safari lodges in the park are Lake Nakuru Lodge and Lion Hill Lodge.  The two facilities offer mid range to luxury accommodation to their guests.  The only truly mid range property in the park is the Flamingo Hills Tented Camp.  Kws bandas and campsites offer budget alternatives to locals and tourists alike. Nakuru town has both mid range and budget hotels to cater for visitors.

Lake Nakuru National Park Safaris

Lake Nakuru National Park  is a premier tourism destination attracting diverse visitors of different backgrounds and with differing interests. It is the best place to see flamingoes, leopards and rhinos.   Nature lovers from all over the world congregate in the park for relaxation and adventure.  With over 450 species of birds identified, the home of flamingoes is an undisputed ornithological Paradise.  A two nights stay will give you enough time to enjoy the numerous activities on offer-game drives, bird watching, nature walks.  The greatest crowd puller is the annual Cycle With The Rhino Festival.  Lake Nakuru can be visited within a day from Nairobi(See 1 day Lake Nakuru Excursion, 2 Days 1 Night Lake Nakuru Safari) .  A combination of safaris enables one to visit both lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara National Parks (see Nairobi Lake Nakuru Naivasha Maasai Mara 4 days 3 nights.)