Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania

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Kenya

Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast. Add to this: an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches; gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities; and a slew of lively beach resorts, and it is easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

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Nairobi National Park

Days 1 - 2

Nairobi National Park is Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set within the city limits, Nairobi National Park has abundant wildlife, with generally large aggregations of antelope and buffaloes here year-round.

Nairobi National Park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (kifaru in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the densest concentration of black rhinoceros (over 50) in the world, meaning your chances of seeing one here is very high.

Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park; park rangers at the entrance usually have updates on lion movements. Other regularly spotted species include gazelle, warthog, zebra, giraffe, ostrich and buffalo.

The park’s wetland areas also sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK.

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Ol Malo Conservancy

Days 2 - 6

Fringing the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo is a privately-owned game sanctuary in Kenya's wild and beautiful northern reaches. Spanning over 200 hectares the Ol Malo Conservancy is home to a wide range of wildlife and borders the tribal heartlands of the nomadic Samburu people. This wild playground offers visitors an exclusive experience in a remote and unspoilt natural setting. Visitors can look forward to exploring the pristine wilderness, view an awe-inspiring sunrise, soak up landscapes crowned by the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kenya - the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. Other highlights include journeying to the Suguta Valley by helicopter, Samburu Village visits, a Samburu Market visit, bird watching, fishing, horse riding, as well as camel and jeep safaris.

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Rwanda

The first thing that springs to most people’s minds when thinking of Rwanda is its turbulent political history. But today’s Rwanda is a far cry from the nation it was in the mid-90s: the country has emerged from the shadows and has much to offer visitors, most notably the tracking of endangered mountain gorillas in the lush Virunga National Park, which extends across the peaks and jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Other major tourist attractions include expansive Lake Kivu, ancient Nyungwe Forest with its rich population of primate species, and the game-rich savannah lands of Akagera National Park.

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Kigali

Days 6 - 7

The city of Kigali has a population of almost one million people. Spanning wide ridges and valleys, Kigali is an attractive city of lush hillsides and flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets.

It is more sophisticated than some other cities in East and Central Africa, and has a thriving café culture and some excellent restaurants. Compared to the choking congestion of Kampala and the forbidding edge of Nairobi, Kigali is more like a mountain village perched on the brim of carefully cultivated and terraced countryside.

It is most peoples, favourite city in Africa!

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Volcanoes National Park

Days 7 - 9

Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.

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Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Singita Serengeti Grumeti

Days 9 - 12

Singita Serengeti Grumeti is located adjacent to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bordering the national park, and encompasses 350,000 acres of magnificent unrivalled wilderness. Vast river valleys meander through the plains, grasslands, woodland, and forest. The area forms part of the famous migratory route, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of animals every year through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Called The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth it has, since time immemorial, been the dramatic backbone of this enormous wilderness. Visitors can look forward to seeing all members of the ‘Big Five’, as well as large herds of wildebeest and zebra and numerous bird species. Activities on offer include game drives, guided walks, horse safaris, mountain biking, and more.

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