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Discover The Allure Of Uganda

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlights: – the magical Murchison falls, Primates, scenery, unique cultures, birds…

“No visit to Uganda would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Murchison Falls” 

Falls” National Park renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls, from which the park derives its name. Murchison Falls has abundant flora and fauna to delight the visitor. From rolling savannah and tall grasslands to thick bush and woodlands, the diversity of this park never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. They can be viewed from the top where the Nile River narrows from 50 metres to crash through a 7 metre gorge, falling 45 metres to the rocks below

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP (5-6hrs)

Pick up from your hotel at 6.00am after breakfast, followed by a drive to Murchison Falls NP passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands; along the way you have the option to visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary a home to both black and white Rhinos where you will go Rhino tracking and see other wildlife at the reserve. Continue to Murchison falls National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check in at the accommodation facility of your choice (Budget or Luxury).

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

Wake up early with a snack and set off on a Sunrise game drive (about 6.00am) in the Nyamsika plateau, while  on the game drives, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, Jacksons hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and Bush pig plus large carnivores including lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. And Crocodile and hippo will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast then relax until time for lunch while enjoying the Hotel facilities. 

At 2:00pm, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork.

The boat stops just tens of meters from the "Devil’s Cauldron". From here you will disembark and take a hike to the top of the falls where your vehicle will be waiting for you for pick up. This is an awesome experience, as you will experience the Majestic Murchison falls forming into an impressive rainbow. – A great opportunity for pictures. Thereafter we shall return to your preferred accommodation facility for overnight (budget or luxury)

Day 3: Murchison Falls - Kampala

On this day you have you will check out after breakfast and we drive back to Kampala through Sambiya Gate and Budongo Forest having a view of many beautiful birds, monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees With lunch stop en route, arriving in the late afternoon. 

INCLUSIVE:

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary at Paraa Lodge or Similar /Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari and lunch en route.
  • Government taxes/levies.

EXCLUSIVE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as Bar Bills, Phone calls etc.
  • Rhino trekking at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Personal insurance (we can secure for you, please inquire on this)
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation, Dinners and other meals in Kampala
  • Activities or accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air fare to and from Uganda
  • Tips and gratuity

4Days/3Nights Kidepo Valley Safari

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Tucked in the Northern most corner of Uganda on the boarder of Kenya and Sudan, Kidepo protects the most exciting faunas of Uganda national park, yet seldom visited by tourists due to the difficulty of getting there; however the great diversity of animals in this park and the alluring scenery is worth the long journey. Kidepo boast strong wilderness atmosphere, rugged mountainous scenery and exceptional game viewing and bird watching; making it the most alluring destination in the country. The park is studded with rocky outcropsand small hills from which one can obtain stunning views and breathtaking savannah landscape which ends in rugged horizon. Unique carnivore endemic to the park includes the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, cheetah and hunting dog. Other carnivores include lion, leopard, several cats, spotted hyena, black – backed jackal and side striped – jackal. Elephants, burshell’s zebra, bush pig, warthoh Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, waterbucks, bright gazelle, beisa oryx and roam antelope.

Safari Highlights: This safari takes you to Kidepo National park; one of Africa's last great wilderness areas- a tract of rugged savannah landscape dominated by Mount Morungole and cut by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers and with their perennial running water they make Kidepo an oasis in the semi desert.The safari will also expose you to the pastoralist's life style of the Karamajong tribe inhabiting this region.

Day 01: Transfer to Kidepo via Gulu (9 - 10 hrs)

Pick up early after breakfast from your hotel followed by a drive Northwards via Gulu to the lands of the pastoralist Karamojong natives, arriving in the evening, lunch en route. 

This land also boasts of Kidepo Valley National Park, which is Uganda's second biggest National Park covering 1,442 sq. KM.  Check-in dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (luxury) or Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (Budget); where you will relax and enjoy the lodge's facilities.

Day 02:• Full Day in Kidepo

This day will be spent exploring the Kidepo valley with abundant game all in one place near the river. You will wake up to a relaxed breakfast to unwind from the long journey. After that you will set off on an enchanting Ostrich drive (game drive) around the Kanangorok hot springs.

You will be rewarded with the variety and number of animals who come to drink water at the river banks. And Baboons may be seen roaming along the floor of Kidepo River and palm trees. You will then return to your lodge for lunch and relax.

Afternoon: Karamojong Cultural Village (full day)

After lunch you will be taken on a guided cultural village tour where you will get a unique, unforgettable experience and understanding of the Nomadic lifestyle around Karenga and Kidepo.  The elders will show you the Kraals, grinding stone, local defence fences and cultural dances known as ‘Edonga’. During the tour of the Karamajong ‘manyattas’  (homesteads) you will see kraals belonging to local communities, traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewellery among others.

There are also interesting and worthy to take handcrafted souvenirs during your tour. Not to be missed on this tour is the local community near the park staging cultural dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi are worthy to see and participate in.  Return to the lodge for a late lunch and then relax till evening when you will set of on a sunset game drive, exploring more of Kidepo.

Day 03:  Transfer to Kampala

You will have a relaxed breakfast, followed by checkout and a drive back to Kampala using the Northern route passing via Karuma Falls arriving in the evening.

After that we leave you to take the rest of the day at leisure.

End of Safari!

Included in the Cost are: 

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary, when travelling luxury/midrange
  • Bed and breakfast only when staying in budget facility
  • First and Last night accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe
  • All ground transportation by fully customized safari vehicles as per the itinerary,
  • Fuel for the entire safari
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide,
  • Meals en route,
  • Park entrance fees,
  • Karamojong Village tour
  • Game walks,
  • Airport Transfers
  • Game drives & Park ranger fees
  • VAT and hotel taxes 

Excluded in the cost are: 

  • Airfare to and from Uganda,
  • VISA and departure taxes at the airport
  • Activities or accommodations NOT mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Meals if staying in budget facilities
  • Wines, beers and spirits & all beverages other than the bottled mineral water while on safari
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, tips and gratuity, laundry, souvenir et .
  • Personal insurance (IM Global offers very attractive packages, please check our website www.discoverafrica.co.ug for more info on how you can access this service)

Hidden Treasure in Gorilla Highland

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlights: “tucked away in the Gorilla Highlands, it is a must visit destination”

Lake Bunyonyi - a scenic Crater Lake located in South Western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale near the Rwandan border and is positioned 450 Kilometers from Kampala. It takes 7 hours of drive from Kampala and a drive of 100 Kilometers (2 hours) from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The lake is believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa with varying length of between 44 metres s to 900 metres. Lake Bunyonyi surface is a fresh with 25 degrees Celsius thus bilhazia free and safe for swimming. 

With 27 islands in it, the lake is surrounded by terraced hillsides and is a visitation darling of many foreign and domestic tourists. About 200 bird species have been recorded at the lake area since "Bunyonyi" also means "the place of many little birds". The bird species include the White tailed Blue Monard, grey crowned cranes, the African Harrier Hawk, Herons and egrets, the Levillant cuckoo, the Cardinal Woodpecker and the Rufous-breasted wryneck. Weavers nesting on the Island, include the large golden, slender-billed Baglafetch, as well as the yellow-backed and spectacled weavers.

ITINERARY

Day 1-Travel from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi

Have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and then set off to Southwestern Uganda for the lifetime experience in Lake Bunyonyi. Along the way stop over at the equator and take enough photos and buy some souvenirs. Proceed to Mbarara town where you will have lunch before heading to Kabale. When you reach Kabale town, continue to Lake Bunyonyi the evening.

Check in at the lodge of your choice, have dinner and an overnight.

Day 2- Tour around Lake Bunyonyi (Canoe/boat cruise, bird watching, sightseeing and community walks)

There is beauty in knowing about a place but the true beauty is in getting to know about the people living there because these are the heartbeat of that place and who knows how life without them would be like. Check out the many settlements and get insights about the lifestyle and cultures of the locals who will probably be easy to identify by their kangas (multi-colored wear). What’s more, you can visit the Batwa, a tribe of pygmies who are the original inhabitants of the country. These survive on inviting tourists into their community because they are facing the consequences of dispossession of their land by the government to build the Echuya Forest Reserve. Here they get to perform traditional folk songs and dances for their guests.

Have an early breakfast, and then visit the Abaheesi and Batwa communities, interact with them; it is surely a good time spent here. Have lunch at the resort and in the evening have a boat cruise on the lake where you will get chance to view various birds, beautiful landscape including some of the 29 islands. If you don’t go for a boat cruise you could opt for cycling around the area. Return to the lodge, have dinner and have an overnight.

Day 3- Lake Bunyonyi/ Hiking and Nature walks/ Cultural Heritage and Historical beliefs

For the spectacular enthralling tranquil, the guide will lead you to explore through the highlands of Kigezi or even on the islands while on foot where you are sure to have yourself a stunning sight of the landscapes and a variety of wildlife like the zebras, monkeys, forest tree plantations and otters that can be spotted in the waters among others. You can also go hiking through the ancient Echuya Forest with an expert tour guide.

You cannot say you have been to Bunyonyi if you haven’t found your way to any of the black smith sites. Here, you can have souvenirs made for you by the gifted locals who use it as a way to earn a living. Also get a chance to see the way the locals make their farm equipment from the hoes to the machetes and many more. In addition, you can get to stopover at the Bakiga Cultural Museum, a replica of a complete Bakiga homestead built in 2002 by Festo Karwemera a known elder of Kabale and a famous fighter for the language and culture of the Bakiga. There is also a village called Bufuka where tourists are welcome to experience the cultures of the Bakiga and the Batwa. While there, they can get to join in on the proceedings of the locals like weaving, dancing and singing. There are also some shrines and local medicine men on the hills of Kagalama that will further reveal to detail more about the historical beliefs of the local people.

Day 4- Travel back to Kampala

Have breakfast, and have the last glance of the stunning landscape, have a drive to Kampala stopping in Mbarara town for lunch. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening which marks the end of your tour around the beautiful lake Bunyonyi

INCLUDED

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDED 

  • Items of a personal nature such as Bar Bills, Phone calls etc.
  • Personal insurance (we can secure for you, please inquire on this)
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation, Dinners and other meals in Kampala
  • Activities or accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air fare to and from Uganda
  • Tips and gratuity

 

Water, while on safari and lunch en route.

Government taxes/levies.

 

 

 

River Nile Adventures

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlights: – the Grade 5 rapids, picturesque, beautiful scenery, unique birds on the river banks…


No safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source. The ultimate white water rafting adventure that guarantees your heart pumping and adrenaline flow!

The Nile is the longest and one of the most historically significant rivers in the world, sustaining diverse cultures, and is therefore a brilliant subject for a biography. From the headwaters in the Rwenzori Mountains and the highlands of Ethiopia, it flows through thousands of miles of swamp, desert and lakes… and all that before it reaches Egypt.
Whether you are a first-timer, family or high adventure enthusiast, you’ll find your perfect white water adventure. River Nile offers opportunities for Grade Five White Water Rafting. The complete rafting trip covers 25 km of river Nile including some of the best rapids in the world. No experience is needed.

Itinerary
Morning: Transfer to Jinja (2-3 hrs)
Pick up from your hotel very early morning, followed by a drive through the Mbira forest on the way to Jinja where you will meet up with your experienced guide for your briefing before heading out and experiencing the River Nile for the full day.

Evening: Transfer back to Kampala
After a joyful tiresome day, you will be transferred back to Kampala.

6 Days Rwanda Primates Safaris

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlights

This safari takes you to the richest Chimpanzee hotspots in the Great Lakes region the Nyungwe National Park. The park has 13 recorded species of primates comprising 25% of Africa’s total. Again birders would not want to leave Nyungwe National park for it has more than and 275 species of birds recorded and 120 species of butterflies.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Met on arrival by our representative at Kigali International Airport and checked into accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury); where you will also be briefed on your tour itinerary and there after left to relax and take the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park (6hrs)

After an early breakfast you will checkout and drive southwards with interesting stopovers at Nyabisindu to visit the Nyanza King’s Palace, the capital of ancient Rwanda Kingdom; Butare to visit the Museum; Genocide memorial centre at Murambi and lunch along the way. Proceeding to Nyungwe National park, arriving in the evening and checking in at Nyungwe Forest Lodge or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking

Today you will wake up early, and have breakfast then set off by 6.00hrs on Chimps trails with packed lunch. Occasionally spotting other primates includes the Ruwenzori Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Silver monkey, Golden monkey, Owl-faced monkey, Red-tailed monkey, Den’t mona monkey, Vervet monkey, Olive baboon, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Three species of bushbaby and much more.

The trek can take whole day, and yet some people feel they need more than a day in this forest to see all the variety of primates. After a satisfactory trek you will then return to the hotel to relax and take the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 4: Interesting Nature walks

After a relaxed breakfast, you will set off on well maintained walking trails lead through the forest to various waterfalls and viewing points. This is a very scenic area ideal for picnics; and a unique birding paradise. The avian highlight of Nyungwe is the great blue turaco - an outlandish blue, red and green bird which streams from tree to tree like a procession of streamlined psychedelic turkeys. Other spotting includes the Ruwenzori turaco, Ross’s turaco, Grey –cheeked hornbill, Red-throated alethe, Red-breasted sparrow hawk, White-headed wood-hoopoe, Kungwe apalis, Ruwenzori batis, Blue-headed and Regal sunbirds.

In the evening you will return to your hotel for relaxation and later dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali (6hrs)

You will have a relaxed breakfast followed by a drive to Kigali arriving in the evening, lunch en route. Check-in, dinner and overnight will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury).

Day 6: Departure

This day marks the end of your safari; you will have a relaxed breakfast, and depending on the time of your flight you will visit the handcraft shops and buy souvenirs before transferring to the airport in time for your flight.

End of Safari!

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6 Days Zanzibar Holidays

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

WELCOME AND DISCOVER ZANZIBAR ... Africa’s most alluring destination - a peninsular lying 40km off the coast of Tanzania; ringed with coral reefs and sun-kissed beaches giving an inviting allure of leisure and tranquility. Zanzibar is a top holiday destination on the African soil with unspoiled beaches and a diverse mix of cultures. A vacation in this old Swahili Islands will give you both outdoor experience on the African waters and sandy beaches; coupled with a cultural experience of the ancient Swahili cultures and architectural owe including forts, palaces etc.

Safari Highlights

This safari will give you opportunity to explore Zanzibar at leisure, among the 'must' we have included the tour of the Old city to see monumental and ancient sites exclusive to Zanzibar, and a total focus on the beach experience, so enjoy the food, the entertainment, the Sun, the Sand plus a hosts of water ports; you are on holiday after all!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Zanzibar

Met on arrival at Zanzibar International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Check-in will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury); where you will relax in full tranqulity, at exotic,  modern beaches nestles in the shade of coconut palms, providing cool and comfortable retreats.

Day 2: Zanzibar Excursion (Stone Town Tour)

This tour gives you the opportunity to mingle with the local people at the busy market where you can not only see, but taste the seasonal fruits of Zanzibar. The tour proceeds to the historical sites like the Former slave market (now Cathedral Church of Christ), Peace Memorial Museum, The Old Fort, House of Wonders, Palace Museum (where the rise and fall of the Abusaid Dynasty is recorded), Tippu Tip House, Mambo Msiige (do not imitate) building which housed the British Consulate and Dr. Livingstone’s last home in Africa. You will break off for lunch (where you can enjoy coastal food) in between your tour. Then we finish the tour by walking through the World’s narrowest streets in the Stone Town where you can buy curios and souvenirs. After this you will be transferred back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - 4: Zanzibar Beaches Experience

Wake up in the morning with a relaxed breakfast to the breezes of the Indian Oceans. On Zanzibar’s North-East cost are the beaches of Matemwe, Mapenzi, Kiwenga and Uroa with their wide stretches of uncrowned sands and opportunities to explore the underwater world.

You will spend your days at leisure; enjoying some of the following activities, which are all intriguing and rewarding plus lots more...

Sun bathing and swimming

Scuba diving and Dhow cruising

Dolphin Tour

Snorkelling, & Sports fishing

Day 6: Departure

This day marks the end of your holiday we believe you have had a relaxing time. After a relaxed breakfast our representative will drop you at the airport in time for your flight home.

End of Safari!

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11 Days Tanzania's Honeymoon Temptation

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlight 

Our honeymoon package handpicked luxury, combined with total privacy in Tanzania’s unspoiled and pristine destinations. The safari combined game viewing, outdoor activities and water based activities, and yet provided for quiet couple time.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

Met on arrival at Dar es Salaam International airport and transferred to a domestic terminal for a scheduled flight to Selous Reserve and checked in the luxurious Selous Safari Camp or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury).

Day 2 -4: Selous Experience

You will spend three days in this park, with lots of activities to participate in; including game viewing, boating, sports fishing, birding and nature walks. This park is serene with a diverse landscape; from hot springs to sporadic lakes to the Great Rhaha & Rufiji Rivers making it an ideal romantic getaway.

There is also an extremely rich birdlife in the park including goliath heron, open billed stork, fish eagle, sunbird, kingfishers and many others.

Day 5 -10: Transfer to Zanzibar

After this fresh bush experience of the African jungle we transfer you to the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.

On this day you will check out after breakfast, and transfer to Mtemere Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Zanzibar. On arrival we travel by road to Ras Nungwi Beach hotel or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) for an exclusive five night of total bliss. You will then enjoy the hotel facilities, and shall explore the exotic and beautiful serene beaches of Zanzibar at leisure. One can take a swim in the hotel pool or the Ocean, and can engage in lots of other water sports and sea based activities.

These could be punctuated with a tour of the Stone Town, and visits to hystorical places of significances such as the prison islands. 

You will also take time to visit the neigbouring islands of Pemba, and participate in activities that appeals to you.

Day 11: Transfer to Dar Es Salam 

This day marks the end of your holiday, you will checkout and transfer to Zanzibar airport for a connecting flight to Dar es Salam International Airport for your flight home.

End of Safari!

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8 Days Northern Tanzania Game Adventures

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00

Safari Highlight

This safari will give you un unrivalled game experience in Africa, starting off with the Ngorongoro Reserve - an extinct volcanic caldera with plenty of game on the crater rim and ancient rich history of evolution of humanity at Olduvai Gorge proceeding to the Serengeti National Park undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and concluding at the Lake Manyara, which is one of Tanzania's most prized parks consisting of a shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) and boasting of the famous tree climbing lions. 

Voyager African Safaris would like to take you on this 8 Days of of unforgettable game adventures in the Northern TANZANIAN parks: Serengeti; Ngorogoro; Manyara....undoubtedly the best jungle experience!!

Welcome and Discover Africa!

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha

You will be met on arrival by our representative at Arusha International airport and checked-in at the accommodation facility of your choice, (budget or luxury); where you will be briefed on your safari details and left to relax and take the rest of the day at leisure till dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Ngorogoro Conservation Area (4hrs)

Breakfast followed by a check-out and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with interesting stopovers, and lunch en route arriving in the late afternoon. This drive through traditional African villages and vast plantations of maize, coffee and bananas on the way to Ngorongoro Crater is awesome. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice.

Day 3: Full Day at Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up early with a snack and set off for a sunrise game drive at the Crater area, here all of the big 5 are present, living a privileged existence on the crater floor, so placid you can almost move quietly among them.

After this you return to the hotel for a full breakfast and a relaxation till late afternoon when you will go for sunset game drive this time in the conservation area outsider the crater, the drive is graced with unforgettable feel of unspoiled African wild.

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti NP

Check out after breakfast followed by a drive to Olduvai Gorge, “the cradle of mankind” to see the first footprints of mankind. The Gorge lies on the site of an ancient lake, covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind.

A visit to the adjacent museum displaying some of these fascinating discoveries and remarkable finds is historical. After this we break off for lunch before proceeding to the famous Serengeti plains, arriving in the evening and enjoying scattered game viewing on the way to your hotel, check-in, dinner and overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury)

Day 5: Full Day in Serengeti NP

Today you will explore the Serengeti National Park with a balloon ride in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. Hot-air-balloon safari is a one-hour experience in the air allowing you to see the plains from higher above offering an excellent photographic opportunity of the wildlife below. You will be met on landing and served bush breakfast, complete with champagne in ‘out of Africa style!’

After the Bush breakfast you will be driven back to the lodge to relax and take the rest of the day at leisure with the option of visiting the local communities in the neighbourhood. In the evening you will explore this treasured park with a 4x4 safari vehicle during a sunset game drives, returning to the lodge to cool off over a drink and dinner by the pool.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Manyara (4-5hrs)

Breakfast followed by checkout and a drive to Lake Manyara, one of Tanzania's most prized parks, arriving in the early afternoon, lunch en route.

Check-in will be at the Lake Manyara Hotel or accommodation facility of  y our choice (budget or luxury) thereafter you will relax and take the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 7: Game Drive

Wake up early and set off on a game drive in the Lake Manyara National park. The park is famous for tree climbing lions, and a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants. Other attractions in the park includes the giraffe, leopard, civet, black rhino, hippo, zebra, impala, antelope, the shy pangolin, bushbuck, waterbuck, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake. Lake Manyara also boasts one of the highest concentrations of baboons in Africa. 

In the afternoon you have options to choose from:

A relaxing boat cruise: on Manyara Lake, spotting birds like the flamingos and other water based animals.

OR Game Walks: Exploring the park in unique yet exhilarating way

After these you will return to the hotel to relax till dinner and overnight

Day 8: Departure

A relaxed breakfast followed by checkout and a drive back to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch.

Depending on the time of your flight you may transfer directly to the airport for your outbound flight or check- in the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) for dinner and overnight.

End of Safari!

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8 Days Amboseli-Tsavo-Mombasa Beach Holidays

Thursday, 12 August 2021 00:00

Voyager African Safaris  is giving you the opportunity to enjoy a unique wilderness at Amboseli - TSAVO National park, and later take you on a relaxed  BEACH SAFARIS at our tempting Mombasa beach in (8 DAYS/7NIGHTS)

Safari Highlights

This safari will take you to one of Kenya’s most prized parks closer to the Kilimanjaro with a variety of attractions unique and comparable.

The safari will conclude at Mombasa beach giving you a relaxing and yet breathtaking sensation of cool Ocean breezes.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Met on arrival by our representative at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and driven to your hotel of choice (budget or luxury) for check-in, dinner and overnight. After check-in you will be briefed on your safari and then left to relax and take the rest of your day at leisure.

DAY 2: Transfer to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK 

The Amboseli National park is the third most visited park in Kenya and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free ranging elephants. Other attractions in the park include spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.

You will have an early breakfast followed by checkout then drive to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check-in will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you will relax and enjoy the lodge’s facilities.

In the afternoon you will journey to the Mt. Kilimanjaro viewing point (on a clear day you will be able to see the snow capped peak). Thereafter conclude your evening with a sunset game drive. The Kilimanjaro forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife including the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, creating Kenya's privileged position as the ultimate dream destination! After this amazing experience you will return to the hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Tsavo West National Park

This park has varied wildlife, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River.

After a relaxed breakfast you will checkout and transfer to Tsavo West National Park National Park for an unforgettable game experience.

After checking in at the accommodation facility of  your choice (budget or luxury) you will go on a scenery drive with packed lunch to one of the most magnificent sceneries and Kenya’s photographic paradise, Mazima springs at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to this, over 500 bird species have been recorded in this area, such as ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, king Fishers, horn bills, secretary birds and Herons. Adventure lovers can undertake simple hikes and rock climbing and guided nature walks. You will conclude this scenic allure you with an evening game drive spotting the elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinoceros, and common zebra before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Mombasa

Wake up early and embark on a sunrise game drive, expected to see are animals like the lion, leopard, yellow baboon, Cape buffalo, bush baby, bush buck, wild cat, African elephant, impala, spotted hyena, stripped hyena, gazelle, rhinoceros, common zebra and Grevy’s zebra. After the drive you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast then relax, and later checkout followed by a drive to the Coastal town of Mombasa arriving in evening, lunch en route; checking in at Voyager Beach Resort/or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury)

Day 5: Full Day Relaxation

You will have a relaxed breakfast overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches. After breakfast just take it easy and enjoy the hotel facilities, experiencing the fresh breezes from the Oceans.

In the afternoon you may swim, or go for a relaxing spa, or simply bask in the afternoon Sun as you enjoy a relaxing day. Later you will have dinner by the pool, and retire to your room for the night.

Day 6: Wasini Island & Kisite Sea Adventure - Full Day

On this day you will experience a day of ultimate pleasure in the richest Marine Park at the Kenyan Coast. 

Pick up after breakfast and a drive to Shimoni in time for the motorized Lamu dhow and cruise through an enchanting seascape of the Islands to the underwater splendours of the Kisite Marine Park. Here snorkelers will marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite Island.

Scuba divers will be escorted to explore a number of excellent diving sites, also teeming with an astounding variety of Marine life which inhabits the magnificent coral reefs in and around the park.

You will then sail to Wasini Island Restaurant, where a sumptuous seafood lunch, Swahili style will be served. There after you will take a ride back to your hotel arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Mombasa Excursions

Morning: City Tour

After breakfast you will explore the old Swahili town of Mombasa. The tour will take you to the 16th Century Fort Jesus (the Island’s premier lure) built by the Portuguese in 1593. From here you will be driven to the "Ngomongo Village", a collection of 9 diverse rural Kenya tribal homesteads. Each village has tribe-specific activities for you to engage in. After this you will cool off at the Mamba Village, for lunch (among the items on the menu is crocodile meat). Thereafter you will return to the hotel relax and freshen up for a surprise evening.

On this evening you will have options to choose from:

Tamarind Dhow Cruise

You will be picked up at 5.30pm and swept off on a Romantic Cruise aboard an authentic Arab Dhow around Mombasa - a city breathing with living history.  Once on board, you will be shown to your table on the dhow by a traditionally dressed waiter, and served a delightful cocktail to enjoy with the melting Sun. A picturesque setting as the dhow sails off into the Sunset with a live band entertaining the guests keeping you lively and excited.The cruise takes you around Tudor Creek with a panoramic view of Mombasa’s Old Town and Fort Jesus.

A four course sumptuous meal is served and dessert is the delicious Arabic Coffee served in an original brass pot. You are then returned safely to your hotel for overnight.

OR: You can enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, doing the things that appeals to you crowning the evening with a beautiful sunset beach walk.

Day 8: Departure

Today marks the end of your holiday, after breakfast you will transfer to Mombasa International airport in time for your flight home. We hope that you have had an awesome experience.

Karibu tena!

15 Days Kenyan Vacations

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Safari Highlights

Our safari will show case Kenya like never before highlighting the very best destinations with a touch of both jungle experience and laid-back holiday at our sun-kissed beaches. We will start off the Safari with a tour of Central Kenya, revealing the Great Rift Valley endowed with unique waterfalls and hot springs. We will also introduce you to the famous Masai tribe with their rich cultural heritage, and not to be missed is the famous Masai Mara. We will then proceed to the Islands of Malindi visiting some of the world’s most amazing marine parks. And then tone-down the safari with a beach holiday at the Coastal Town of Mombasa. 

Let Voyager African Safaris guide you on your next Kenyan vacation. We could give you  Kenyan's Best in 15Days/14nights; welcome and Discover Africa!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Met on arrival by our representative at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and driven to your hotel (budget or luxury). After check-in, you will be briefed on your safari itinerary and left to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities till time for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Nairobi Excursion

Early breakfast followed by a visit to the National Museum where you will see original fossils found nowhere else in the world. Next to the National Museum is the Snake Park. The park has most of the snake species found in Kenya, enclosed in glass cages or in open pits. Also to be seen in this parkare the crocodiles and tortoises.

After the snake park you will be transferred to Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen of the Out of Africa fame.  Next to the museum is the Giraffe Centre. The park has a small herd of Rothschild's Giraffe which visitors will get a chance to hand-feed.

You will then break off for lunch and relax. After this you will visit the Bomas of Kenya. A Boma is a traditional homestead and in this area there 16 Bomas representing the 16 different ethnic groups of Kenya. You will take a guided tour of the different Bomas (huts) within the compound. And then enjoy the rich traditional music accompanied by dances at this cultural centre within the Bomas. 

You will then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Mount Kenya (3hrs)

After breakfast you will checkout and journey North with fascinating stopovers including the Equator and lunch before proceeding to Mount Kenya reserve arriving in the afternoon. Check-in will be at the luxurious Mount Kenya Safari Club, or accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you will relax, while enjoying the club’s facilities. In the evening you can enjoy some of these activities: Golf, Tennis, Horseback trekking, William Holden Animal orphanage, heated swimming pool, Trout fishing, Jogging circuits and Bird watching.

On a clear day you may view Mount Kenya very clearly as it shows off her snow-peaked crown (only clearly seen at dawn).

Day 4:  Transfer Aberdare Ranges (1-2hrs)the enornous herds of elephants

The forests of the Aberdares ranges are renowned for their botanical riches and torrential waterfalls. After breakfast you will checkout and we drive to Aberdare Reserve checking-in at the famous Tree-Tops Hotel Aberdare or accommodation of choice (budget or luxury).

After check-in you will set off on a scenic tour of this reserve, with packed lunch. Among the fascinations are the Gura Waterfall, the most precipitous fall in Kenya cascading 300m into an impenetrable ravine, the spectacularly lovely Karura Falls , the Chania Falls, the Magura Fall and Queen's Cave. Also of great interest are two peaks of Kinangop and Oldongo Leisitima, and the twin Hills – Elephant hills and Table Mountains. Bird viewing is also very rewarding in this park with over 250 species of birds, including the endangered Aberdare Cristicola, sparry hawk, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

After this exciting day you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight, and if you chose Treetop hotel or the Ark hotel you may be in for night time game viewing right from your hotel room balcony. It is estimated that 2000 elephants roam the clouded hills; also the park has the second highest population of black rhinos.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Nakuru (5-6hrs)

Early in the morning after breakfast we head south to Nakuru via Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda lake with beautiful scenery and is also home to a sizeable number of flamingos and other species of birds.

The highlights; however, are the boiling hot springs and geysers which also contribute to the beauty of the lake scenery. After lunch we proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park checking in at the Lake Nakuru Lodge /or accommodation of your choice (budget or luxury)

Day 6: Full Day Lake Nakuru National Park

Wake up early and have a warm-up cup of coffee before setting off for a Sunrise game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is the second most visited park in Kenya. Game viewing in this park is rewarding, the park boasts of abundant wildlife and Rhino sanctuary.  After the game drive you will return to your hotel for an elaborate breakfast then relax till lunch.

In the afternoon you will visit Lake Nakuru another shallow soda lake which has been described as arthologists’ paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights." Here one has the opportunity to see up to two million flamingoes as well as tens of thousands of other birds.

After that you will return to the hotel for dinner and over night.

Day 7: Transfer to Masai Mara (5-6hrs) 

Checkout after breakfast and drive to the Southern town of Naivasha, stopping over at Hell’s Gate (named after a narrow break in the cliffs), to see ancient archeological and historical land forms, hot steaming geysers, gorges and birdlife. Proceed to Masai Mara, with packed lunch from Naivasha. Check-in at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you will relax at your room balcony with spectacular view spotting occasional animals. 

Day 8 – Masai Mara Experience – Full Day

The Mara is a resting place for the “Big 5” and remains the location for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Big Cat Diary wildlife series. 

You will wake up early and be driven to the take off point for an early morning balloon safari; the hot air balloon gracefully and silently  fly over parts of the vast Maasai Mara plain, exposing you to the magnificent wildlife below, spread over several square kilometres of the reserve. And it is only in Masai Mara and Serengeti in Tanzania where you will have this evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa. A champagne breakfast awaits you on landing, a perfect way to share in the experiences with colleagues. You will then return to the lodge, relax and enjoy the hotel facilities till lunch time.

After lunch you will explore the reserve’s amazingly high concentration of game with a 4x4 safari vehicle during a Sunset game drives from the comfortable base of the lodge travelling deep into the park. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary recording well over 450 species including migrants from Serengeti plains in Tanzania. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Cultural Excursion at the Mara/ Transfer to Nairobi

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast followed by a visit to the famous Masai villages. The lifestyle of these pastoralists tribe gravitates around the cattle. Your guided tour around these villages will give you a unique experience and insight into this authentic and undiluted African culture. You will learn how the Masai build their Manyatta (hut) with cow-dung, how they beautify themselves with cow products, how they make beads worn mostly by women and also the food they eat. During the village tour you can buy Masai’s handcrafted souvenirs.  

You will return to the lodge for an early lunch followed by checkout and a drive to Nairobi for overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice

Day 10: Transfer to AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK 

The Amboseli National park is the third most visited park in Kenya and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free ranging elephants. Other attractio ns in the park include spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.

You will hav e an early breakfast followed by checkout then drive to Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check-in will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury) where you relax and enjoy the lodge’s facilities.

In the afternoon you will journey to the Mt. Kilimanjaro viewing point (on a clear day you will be able to see the snow capped peak). Thereafter conclude your evening with a sunset game drive. The Kilimanjaro forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife including the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, creating Kenya's. After the game drive you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Transfer to Mombasa via Tsavo West National Park 

After a relaxed breakfast you will checkout and transfer to Tsavo West National Park National Park for an unforgettable experience of Mazima springs at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to this scenic allure, over 500 bird species have been recorded in this area, such as ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, king Fishers, horn bills, secretary birds and Herons. After this awesome experience you will proceed to Voi Safari Lodge or Kalanguni Serena lodge for lunch before proceeding to Mombasa arriving in the evening. Check-in, dinner and overnight will be at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury).

Day 12: Full Day Relaxation in Mombasa

Mombasa is a hub for holiday adventures most especially beach vacations on the magical sandy beaches. The city is ancient with remnants of historical and rich cultural attractions from centuries ago.

You will have a relaxed breakfast overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches. After breakfast just take it easy and enjoy the hotel facilities, experiencing the fresh breezes from the Oceans as you cool off from the previous journey.

After lunch you may swim, or go for a relaxing spa, or simply bask in the afternoon Sun as you enjoy a relaxing day. Later you will have dinner by the pool, and retire to your room for the night.

Day 13: Wasini Island & Kisite Sea Adventure - Full Day 

On this day you will experience a day of ultimate pleasure in the richest Mari ne Park at the Kenyan Coast!

Pick up after breakfast and a drive to Shimoni in time for the motorized Lamu dhow and cruise through an enchanting seascape of the Islands to the underwater splendours of the Kisite Marine Park. Here snorkelers will marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite Island. 

Scuba divers will be escorted to explore a number of excellent diving sites, also teeming with an a stound ing variety of Marine life which inhabits the magnificent coral reefs in and around the park.

You will then sail to Wasini Island Restaurant, where a sumptuous seafood lunch, Swahili style will be serv ed. There after you will take a ride back to your hotel arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 14: Mombasa Excursions

Morning: City Tour

After breakfast you will explore the old Swahili town of Mombasa. The tour will take you to the 16th Century Fort Jesus (the Island’s premier lure) built by the Portuguese in 1593. From here you will be driven to the "Ngomongo Village", a collection of 9 diverse rural Kenya tribal homesteads. Each village has tribe-specific activities for you to engage in. After this you will cool off at the Mamba Village, for lunch (among the items on the menu is crocodile meat).

After lunch you will return to the hotel relax and freshen up for a surprise evening!

Evening: Tamarind Dhow Cruise

You will be picked up at 5.30pm and swept off on a Romantic Cruise aboard an authentic Arab Dhow around Mombasa, a city breathing with living history.  Once on board, you will be shown to your table on the dhow by a traditionally dressed waiter, and served a delightful cocktail to enjoy with the melting Sun.

A picturesque setting as the dhow sails off into the Sunset with a live band entertaining the guests keeping you lively and excited.

The cruise takes you around Tudor Creek with a panoramic view of Mombasa’s Old Town and Fort Jesus.  A four course sumptuous meal is served and dessert is the delicious Arabic Coffee served in an original brass pot. You are then returned safely to your hotel for overnight.

Day 15: Departure

Today marks the end of your safari, after breakfast we will take you to the airport in time for your flight back to Nairobi or a direct flight home, or you will transfer to Nairobi (8-9hrs) by road before proceeding to your next destination. We hope that you have had an awesome experience.

Karibu tena!

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