An amazing Kenya & Rwanda trip with Harmony Safari Expeditions!!
Written on: October 03, 2016
I visited in July 2016
We returned from our first holiday to Kenya and Rwanda and the highlight of our 11-day trip was undoubtedly the safari. I searched the Internet for information and settled on Harmony Safari Expeditions Ltd. Great decision!! Francis was so helpful and answered all queries promptly.Our driver was Michel in Kenya and he was absolutely amazing. We marveled at his ability to spot game and drive at the same time. He was also knowledgeable and very good company. Our first night was at Galdessa which was beautiful. The tents were lovely and the lounge/dining areas were both comfortable and relaxing. We did have to spend some time with our guide dodging a one tusked elephant who took an instant dislike to my wife and tried to stalk her round the tents but this just added to the excitement. We went for a walk by the river with a guide, a tracker and an armed “askari”. We saw lots of wildlife including huge crocodiles and hippos.
Everyone there was helpful, polite and very friendly. We loved it. I didn't think it could get any better but then we went to Finch Hattons. This was luxury in true "Out of Africa" style. The tents were fabulous and very comfortable. the swimming pool was a welcome place to take a cooling dip after a hot and dusty game drive. The dining room was an experience in itself. Fantastic food. The staff again was so good to us. They were polite, helpful and really took care to make sure that our stay was truly memorable. I loved the fact that our tent was on stilts so that the hippos and crocodiles couldn't climb the steps (although they were so close I could have reached out and touched them if I wanted) and that it had a hairdryer!
Thank you to everyone at Harmony Safari Expeditions, Galdessa and Finch Hattons. I booked this safari this year on February and traveled in late July this year.
The Rwanda Air flight from Nairobi /Kigali was amazing. No loss of baggage and it was on time.On arrival at KGL Airport,we sported our Driver Sam on exit. He quickly took us for Kigali City tour visited Kigali Genocide Memorial before transferring us to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Musanze the home of Mountain Gorillas.Very classic lodge with nice staffs and services. We did one Gorilla Trekking at Volcano National Park the following day and it was interesting to be close with the Gorillas…although my wife was little scared and nervous with the SILVERBACK but she loved the whole thing final.Thank you the Ranger!
We are planning another trip for Rwanda and Congo early next year. We loved Rwanda--the country is very clean with good scenery.
Thank you Harmony Safari Expeditions for organizing our first trip to Africa. We highly recommend for your professionalism. We are looking forward to our next trip next year.
BOB & YAN
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Excellent trip! A big thank you to Francois "Matano" for the organization of our itinerary. We wanted to thank you, I and all my family, once again for this magnificent stay that you made us live. You knew how to reassure us and put us in the right frame of mind before coming, which was not easy given the situation in this ...
After travelling for 24 hours to Rwanda, we were so happy and relieved to see two people waiting just outside customs with a sign for us! We were immediately led to our immaculate jeep and were briefed on the start of our journey as we drove to Kigali Serena hotel.
Samuel was our driver guide and he went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful. He educ...
Just a quick report back before I go to work. I’m still on East Africa time. Wide awake at 5AM.
Hemmingway’s is really brilliant. Worth mentioning the cocktail bar on the first floor for pre and after dinner drinks. They even have a wine cellar with a chefs table inside where you can see your food prepared on a TV s...