LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

This trip is perfect, if you want to experience an active holiday and combine stunning landscapes with the most amazing wildlife experience in the world: Tracking the Gorillas in Ruanda! Follow into the footsteps of Diane Fossey and be amazed by your first glimpse of a 160kg heavy silverback. Last but not least, you will be fascinated by Kenya´s animal density in the Masai Mara.

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

Price from 4300 €
Price per persons, based on 4 travellers

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

Durée du séjour : 8 Nights/8 Days

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

Destination : Kenya

LAND OF THE THOUSAND HILLS, GORILLAS AND BIG FIVE

Thématique voyage : Nature

Volcanos NP – 2 Nights

International arrival at Kigali Gregoire Kayibanda International Airport – Drive from Kigali to Volcanos (3 to 4 hours)

The Virunga Mountains that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are home to around 480 mountain gorillas, more than half of the world’s entire population (the rest live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda). In Volcanoes National Park, the Rwandan part of the Virungas, ten gorilla groups are now habituated for gorilla safaris, more than anywhere else in the world. Go on a magical track through dense rainforest and look into the eyes of a large silverback gorilla be amazed by his thoughtful and intelligent gaze being mindful of you being another individual. The tracking can be quite long and exhausting but any apprehensions you might have had during your track will melt away the minute you see your gorilla family.

Activities: Gorilla-Tracking

Nairobi – 1 Night

Drive from Volcanos NP to Kigali (3 to 4 hours) – Flight to Nairobi (2.5 hours) – Transfer to accommodation

Nairobi is a city full of contrasts – skyscrapers, shopping malls, matatus and colorful markets! Enjoy a cold Tusker or follow into the footsteps of Karen Blixen; watch orphaned elephants being fed at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or come to a closer encounter with a giraffe in the Giraffe Centre. There are loads of ways to experience this lively and vibrant capital city.

Lake Nakuru – 2 Nights

Drive from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru (4 to 6 hours)

Lake Nakuru once was famous for its Flamingos – but rising water levels in 2014 forced the park’s famous flamingos to flee, but water levels are prone to fluctuation and depending on the time of your visit, they may be back in residence. Even if you do not see Flamingos, Nakuru will not disappoint. On your game drives you will pass savannah-type landscapes, swamps and climb rocky tracks to the cliffs from where you have a stunning view onto the lake. You can also expect to see both black and white rhino; look past the hordes of horny baboons and you’ll see hippos, or perhaps a lucky leopard or two. There are also about 50 rare tree-climbing lions in the park, spotted several times per week. The usual zebras, buffaloes and Rothschild’s giraffes seal the deal.

Activities: Game drives

Masai Mara – 3 Nights

Drive from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara (4 to 6 hours)

„Out of Africa” will come alive! Enjoy the endless plains of golden grass dotted with Acacia Trees and witness the most spectacular wildlife experience on earth between July and September – the yearly migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras and the dramatic crossing of the crocodile-infested Mara River in a quest for the best pastures. Even if you don’t experience the migration, the Masai Mara will impress you with a dense animal population and Big Five encounters. The Masai Mara also offers opportunities to visit Masai villages and colorful markets.

Activities: Game drives

Inclus et non inclus :

Services included:

  • 8 nights accommodation in a double room including meals as indicated.
  • All transfers and flights as indicated.
  • Transport and private game drives in a high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with a professional English-speaking driver guide.
  • Park entry fees.
  • All activities during your trip as indicated.
  • Bottled mineral water.
  • AMREF Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
  • 24-hour point of contact in Africa.

Services excluded:

  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa fee.
  • Additional meals and any beverages not listed.
  • All activities listed as optional or not indicated.
  • All expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry services, other additional activities etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to guides and hotel staff.
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