East African Primates and Scenery

Gorillas and Wildlife in East Africa

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$11790 - $12500
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
13 days
Best months:
June - September
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Night drive safaris Night drive Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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For the guests who have time constraints but would like to see some of the best keep secrets of East Africa.

Visiting PNV in Rwanda and Kenya's best flora and fauna will give you unforgettable experience. Besides the flora and fauna, the trip will also open your eyes to the cultures and scenery in these two countries.

B=Breakfast:  L=Lunch:  D=Dinner

Day 1 – Arrival – Kigali Serena    
Met upon arrival and transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight. BB. http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali/default-en.html

Day 2 – Volcanoes Np (km 150, 3 hrs, mostly tarmac)
After breakfast, you will depart for city and its environs activities. Visit the Genocide Museum and later have lunch in town. Follow the road as it climbs to the base of the majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the five peaks. Continue toward Volcanoes NP. Lunch, dinner and overnight at:
1)    Volcanoes Lodges:    http://www.volcanoessafaris.com/lodges/virunga-lodge/
    
Day 3 – Mountain Gorillas
As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship. Lunch, dinner and overnight:
2)    Volcanoes Lodges:    http://www.volcanoessafaris.com/lodges/virunga-lodge/

Day 4 - Kigali, Rwanda – Lazizi Premiere Hotel, Kenya (B, L)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kigali for a city tour and later transfer to the airport for your international flight to Kenya. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Lazizi Premiere Hotel, situated at the airport for overnight. You will be booked on BB.
3)    The Lazizi Premiere: http://www.thelazizihotels.com/

Day 5 – Ol Pajeta House
Our first destination in Kenya will be the Ol Pajeta Sanctuary. You will leave Nairobi on a one hour charter flight to Nanyuki Airstrip and drive for an hour to the Ol Pajeta Sanctuary and are booked to stay at the Ol Pajeta House. After lunch there will be a short break before heading out for an afternoon game drive. During our time here, besides visiting the rhino and chimpanzees orphanages, we will also have a chance to do a night game drive. Meals and overnight at Ol Pajeta House, Ol Pajeta  
4)    Ol Pajeta House:        http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaolpejeta/default-en.html

Day 6 & 7 - SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE:    ~ 2 hours
From Sweetwaters, we drive further north to the arid wildlife rich and scenic area of Samburu Game Reserve. Our lunch will be will be a picnic one in route to Samburu, at a shopping opportunity. For the next two days, you will be doing game drives both in the Samburu and Buffalo Springs Game Reserves. Meals and overnight at the Elephant Bedroom Tented Camp or equivalent. (2B, 2L, 2D). Accommodation and meals details:
5)    Elephant Bedroom:         http://www.atua-enkop.com/samburu.php

Day 8 - 10 - Samburu – Masai Mara    ~ 2 hours of flying
Our next destination will be the world famous Masai Mara. For the next three days, we will traverse this wildlife rich reserve covering as many parts as we would to sample some of the best wildlife and scenic lands.  

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is world famous for its great herds of wild game. All animals found in Kenya among the “big five” are found here. For the next 3 days we will be doing morning and afternoon game drives. While here you can visit the Masai villages or take a balloon ride (extra cost). The three nights will be spent at Mara Ngenche Tented Camp on the edge of the Mara and Talek Rivers. On top of its elephants, lions, cheetahs and other wildlife, the Mara provides the opportunity for witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration. Meals and overnight at Mara Ngenche Tembo Tented Camp set on the banks of Mara River and Talek River. (3B, 3L, 3D)
Accommodation and meals details:
6)    Mara Ngenche:            https://www.atua-enkop.com/mara-ngenche-safari-camp

NB: While in the Mara, you might consider taking the balloon ride. This is a one hour flight that ends with Champaign breakfast at the plains of the Masai Mara, the fill up pretty fast so early bookings advised. (Extra)

Day 11 - 12 - Masai Mara-Amboseli    ~ 2 hours of flight time
From Masai Mara, we fly to Amboseli National Park for two days of game drives. Amboseli National Park is most famous for its elephant herds and is located in the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 sq.km and is part of the 3,000 sq.km Amboseli ecosystem. Meals, accommodations and overnight at Tortilis Camp
7)    Tortilis Camp. http://tortilis.com/location/

Day 13 - Amboseli – Nairobi
After an early breakfast, depart for Mbitini Village to see the projects that are supported by Kinengo Initiative. Kinengo Trust is an education, health/ sanitation and empowerment focused organization. It is registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act as part of the larger efforts to provide alternative and tenable interventions for the plight of children, women and men in difficult circumstances. Some of these projects include village schools, a new well to provide sustainable, clean water and upgrades to the community run clinic. From the village we head back to Nairobi to connect your flights to your next destination.

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  • On this trip, we use small quality hotels for personal services and experiences. In all these areas, drinks are included in the trip cost.

Wilderness Zones Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Jan 2015

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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