Apodiformes Adventures

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Nairobi - Masai Mara

Nairobi - Masai Mara

We will pick you up from the hotel and drive through the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. We will stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to take photos of the historical escarpment. Masai Mara is part of the Serengeti's vast plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration. It is also home to the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino). You will have an introductory game drive today, preparing you for the full-day game drive tomorrow.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara NR

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Enkorok Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Explore The Endless Plains of Masai Mara

Explore The Endless Plains of Masai Mara

After breakfast, you leave for a full-day game drive with a packed lunch. The amazing wildlife experience continues. On the plains, you will see large herds of herbivores grazing, and cheetahs and leopards hiding. Masai Mara is the heart of Kenyan tourism, with large species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles, and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason that a visitor hardly misses seeing the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). Your picnic lunch will be at the Mara River migration point.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Enkorok Mara Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Masai Mara - Nakuru

Masai Mara - Nakuru

After an early morning game drive in the Masai Mara, you will return to the camp for breakfast. Afterward, proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving late in the evening. You will be dropped off at your hotel to freshen up and have enough rest as you prepare for an early morning game drive the following day.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Black RhinoOccasional
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LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
CheetahVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

The Great Rift Valley Lakes Exploration

The Great Rift Valley Lakes Exploration

You will have an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru. The park is known for leopards, which are frequently sighted, as well as the black and white rhino, among many other animals. Lake Nakuru is also famous for its flamingoes and abundance of bird species. In the afternoon, we head for Lake Naivasha. You can go on an optional boat trip, where you will see many species of birds and aquatic animals, like hippos, and take beautiful and up-close photos of them.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Lake Naivasha - Amboseli

Lake Naivasha - Amboseli

Go on an early morning game drive to Hell’s Gate National Park. This is the only park in Kenya where one can cycle or walk while seeing the animals. After breakfast, you leave for Amboseli National Park with a hot lunch at Nairobi. You will arrive at Amboseli National Park in the evening. Amboseli is famous for its open plains and its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Amboseli NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HippoCommon
Show more
HyenaCommon
LionOccasional
Wild DogRare to None
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Float Over The Endless Plains of Amboseli

Float Over The Endless Plains of Amboseli

Amboseli is also known for being home to the largest elephants in the world. You leave camp in the morning and head out for a full-day game drive with a packed lunch. You will spend time in the park in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their prey, like zebra, giraffe, and hippo. You will have a beautiful view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Kibo Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Amboseli - Nairobi

Amboseli - Nairobi

Go on an early morning game drive in search of predators on the hunt. Return to the lodge for breakfast, thereafter check out of the camp. You will leave for Nairobi with an en-route picnic lunch. Arrive in Nairobi where you will be dropped at Tamarind Hotel for dinner & overnight.

Main Destination:
Nairobi (City, Kenya)
Accommodation:
Tamarind Tree Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Nairobi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Fly to Rwanda

Fly to Rwanda

We pick you up from the Nairobi Hotel after breakfast and drive to the airport Nairobi airport where you will board your flight to Rwanda. Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through custom and immigration, and you will be met by our company guide who will warmly welcome you to the Land of a thousand hills that Rwanda is know of, an later drive to your booked hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Hotel Des Mille Collines
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Kigali
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive for Kigali city tour by visiting the Kigali genocide memorial centre which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation spend the rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the next day’s trekking.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time to Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while are trekking gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at community walk to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Golden Monkey trek and transfer to Lake Kivu

Golden Monkey trek and transfer to Lake Kivu

Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off you day golden monkey trekking in search for these shy primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Lake Kivu for night fishermen experience in this beautiful lake.

Situated at Lake Kivu’s northeast corner and neighbouring the Congolese city of Goma, Gisenyi is a scenic Rwandan town at the foot of fertile hills. The town offers an excellent variety of activities, including fantastic coffee shops and restaurants, an array of watersports on the lake, and some delightful beaches.

Main Destination:
Lake Kivu (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Paradise Kivu
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Kivu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Coffee experience and canopy walk

Coffee experience and canopy walk

After your morning breakfast, heads to Kimbiri for coffee plantation and processing experience, later you will be transferred to Nyungwe National park. On arrival we shall head to the canopy walk within this national park. This suspended bridge will reward you with great views. After drive to the hotel for diner and overnight.

Formerly known as Shangugu, the town of Cyangugu rests at the southernmost tip of Lake Kivu overlooking the DRC’s town of Bukavu with which it is contiguous. The town serves as a popular gateway to both the lake and the nearby Nyungwe National Park, a beautiful forested area which is home to chimpanzees as well as a number of other primate species.

Main Destination:
Nyungwe National Park (Chimps)
Best Time to Visit June to September (Dry weather, best chimp trekking)
High Season June to September (Popular gorilla trekking time in Volcanoes NP)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Nyungwe NP

Accommodation:
Emeraude Kivu Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13

Chimpanzee trekking and tea plantation visit

Chimpanzee trekking and tea plantation visit

Today, after your early morning cap of African coffee, you will leave your hotel to experience the natural forest of Nyungwe well known for having 13 species of primates, and transferred to the park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch before head for tea plantation visit, learn more about how tea is processed.

Main Destination:
Nyungwe National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Emeraude Kivu Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Rusizi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14

Waterfall hike and Kings Palace museum, transfer back to Kigali

Waterfall hike and Kings Palace museum, transfer back to Kigali

After a relaxed morning breakfast, head for a waterfalls hike, in the park, which is roughly 2 -3 hour’s walk, exploring a number of waterfalls, within the park. On a lucky day, some primates can as well be spotted and a number of bird. Later return and drive off to Kigali, with enroute lunch, and visit to King Palace museum, reaching Kigali in afternoon.

Nyungwe Forest Isumo Waterfalls Hike
The impressive Isumo Waterfall Trail starts off winding its way through green tea fields with grassy verges maintained by goats and is full of sun-loving wildflowers and butterflies. After this, the trail moves into the dense vegetation of Nyungwe Forest where a variety of fauna and flora can be seen. The main attraction of the hike is the Isumo Waterfall, roughly 17 metres in height. Many species of primate and birds can be seen near the waterfall. There are two main vantage points for taking in the beauty of the waterfall.

Main Destination:
Kigali
Accommodation:
Hotel Des Mille Collines
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Kigali
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15

Airport departure

Airport departure

After getting done with your relaxed morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch up with your onward flight. Depending on your flight time( if it is in the afternoon ) We will have the city tour by visiting the Nyamirambo Women Centre for walking around in Kigali suburb to experience the way of living for Rwandans prior to your departure flight. End of service!

Main Destination:
Kigali International Airport (Kigali, Rwanda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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