Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Make Your Friends Jealous

This post is aimed at all the lovely people who are joining Jacky and I on our Great Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania in August.

It contains photos and websites for the hotels and lodges we will be staying at to whet your appetite and to make your friends so jealous that they'll want to join next years adventure or one of our other wonderful safaris.

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi          http://www.tsogosunhotels.com/hotels/nairobi/pages/overview.aspx

Kirurumu Tented Lodge Lake Manyara       http://www.kirurumu.net/kirurumu_manyara_lodge.html

Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro          http://www.sopalodges.com/ngorongoro/home.html

Serena Lodge Serengeti          http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaserengeti/default-en.html

Ashnil Camp Masai Mara          http://www.ashnilhotels.com/masaimara/index.asp

Not bad eh?  Well, the tour is fully booked this year. We'd love to see you in 2014  if you missed out this time.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Luxury Gorillas & Mount Kenya Safari


11 February 2014: Nairobi
Met on arrival and transferred to the hotel. Lunch and dinner not included. Overnight at The Sarova Stanley including breakfast.
12 February 2014: Nairobi
After breakfast proceed on full day tour: Visit Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Bead Factory with lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. Dinner not included. Overnight at The Sarova Stanley including breakfast.
13 February 2014: Laikipia District
This morning drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Lunch and afternoon game drive included. Overnight at Sweetwaters Camp including Dinner.
14 February 2014: Samburu Game Reserve
Drive to Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight at Larsen’s Camp including dinner.
15 & 16 February 2014: Samburu Game Reserve
Two full days in Samburu Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drive. Overnight at Larsen’s Camp including all meals.
17 February 2014:  Mount Kenya National Park
After breakfast drive to Central Kenya. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge including dinner.
18 February 2014:  Mount Kenya National Park
Breakfast and day at leisure. Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge including all meals

19 February 2014: Nairobi - Kigali
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyata Airport for your flight to Kigali. Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Lodge. Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge Lodge including lunch and dinner.
20 February 2014: Parc National des Volcans
Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy. Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge Lodge  including all meals
21 February 2014:
Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permit required, subject to availability), or choose from one of many options. There is much to explore here including tracking the endangered golden monkey or trekking to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favourite gorilla, Digit. Other popular excursions include visiting the local school and community projects supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust; the Roz Carr Imbabazi orphanage and meet some of the hundreds of children helped by this uplifting project. Alternatively relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa, or take a guided walk to Lake Bulera and experience local village life. Overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge Lodge including breakfast and lunch

22 February 2014:Departure
Your safari ends with your journey to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there may be time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.