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About Us-Gorilla Safaris Rwanda || Vision, Mission ,Values

September 22, 2012

About Us-Gorilla Safaris Rwanda || Vision, Mission ,Values.

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda-About Us

Adventure outfitters quenching your thirst of Sun-lust, Wanderlust and Sand-lust.

Location And Address

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda is a subsidiary of Rika and Nyagah, a holding company of  a group of companises with interests in transport and real estate in East Africa.  The head offices are at Doris House, Tom Mboya Street Meru, Kenya East Africa. Agency and branch offices are in Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Kenya, Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda, Kigali In Rwanda, Dar Es Salaam and Arusha in Tanzania.

Address

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda, Doris House, 1St Floor, Tom Mboya Street, Meru Kenya

Tel: +254723684974, +254729641204

Websites: Http://gorillasafarisrwanda.com ,

Blogs: http://laikipiakenya.wordpress.com , https://gorillasafaris.wordpress.com

Vision:

To be a world class safari outfitter and car hire agency well grounded on professional expertise, and committed to ethical values and practices.

Mission

To contribute to the our community well being through tourism research, promotion and development of community based tourism and inculcating the necessary scales to run viable tourism enterprises.

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda Services

We are tour operators specializing in Car Hire, Hotel Booking, Airline Reservations and Tailor made private and group safaris in East Africa. Our famous safaris include Primates’ tours and big game viewing in East Africa.  Our most successful safaris are  gorilla and chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda . Our gorilla tracking safaris involves tracking in Volcanoes National Park Nyungwe Forest National Park is our main Chimpanzee tracking destination.   

Gorilla Safaris Rwanda-Big Game Safari Destinations include Maasai (Masai) Mara, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Meru, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Buffalo Springs (Kenya), Mgahinga, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth (Uganda) Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest, Akagera (Rwanda) Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro.

A very unique Laikipia Kenya, a premier destination visited by celebrities- film stars, great athletes and the Royals.  Laikipia is home to the famous Rutundu Log Cabins where Prince William Proposed to his wife Kate.  Also in Laikipia are famous tourist resorts like Ol Pejeta, Mt Kenya Safari Club, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Other places of interest in Laikipia include Muktan Retreat,  Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Loisaba Wilderness, Il Ngwesi, Makenna’s Hills

 

Famous Beach destinations visited by our guests include Lamu, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mombasa. Luxury beach hotels exists in Zanzibar North Coast, East Coast

 

R&N Car  Hire And Rental Locations

R&N Xplrorer Africa Safaris Car Hire Rental Services, Unlimited Mileage, 4x4, 4wd Airport Rentals, Self drive, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Kigali

Our car  hire and rental locations are Nairobi, including Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Mombasa and Mombasa  Moi Airport, Malindi, Malindi Airport, Kisumu, Nakuru, Isiolo, Meru, Nanyuki (Kenya) Kampala, Entebbe Airport, Jinja(Uganda), Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Airport,Kilimanjaro Airport (Tanzania) Bujumbura (Burundi) Kigali, Gisenyi (Rwanda). Cars available for hire include Toyota land cruiser Prado, Safari land cruisers, Safari Mini Vans, Toyota rav4s, Toyota Premio and a multiplicity of other cars.

We do hotel bookings through out East Africa.

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Nyungwe Forest Lodge | Nyungwe Accommodation| Gisakura Tracking Rwanda

June 8, 2012

Nyungwe Forest Lodge | Nyungwe Accommodation| Gisakura Tracking Rwanda.

nyungwe forest lodge, national park tracking, accommodation, chimps, hiking trekking

Accommodation problems in Nyungwe forest are now a thing of the past.  Now it is official that the Nyungwe Forest Lodge will open its doors to the first guest in March of 2010.  The lodge is already accepting booking.  With a total of 24 suites, this luxury eco-friendly lodge not just another lodge.  Though made of the local material, the lodge is packaged for a modern traveler, who desires to combine adventure with all the trappings of digital world.

The lodge facilities include

  • Bistro with an out door swimming pool

  • A Boma area for outdoor dining and winning

  • Relaxation retreat with a Jacuzzi and two treatment roomsnyungwe forest lodge, national park tracking, accommodation, chimps, hiking trekking,conference

  • Gift shop

  • Health club with treadmill, cycle and weights

  • Conference facilities with AV equipment for 18 delegates

  • Tea lodge bar

  • Restaurant with private rooms and terrace

  • The main lodge is wheel chair friendly.

  • Laundry

  • Wireless internet access

The lodge has 24 rooms all forest facing configured as follows

  • 15 King bedded luxury rooms for maximum 2 persons

  • 7 Twin bedded luxury rooms for maximum 2 people

  • 2 King bedded suites with a twin room for 4 persons each.

 

Each of the rooms has the following

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda | Gorilla Tracking Trekking | Lodges-Sabyinyo, Gorilla Nest

May 16, 2012

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda | Gorilla Tracking Trekking | Lodges-Sabyinyo, Gorilla Nest.

Volcanoes National Park is part of the bigger Virunga (Birunga) Conservation area which includes Mgahinga and Virunga National Parks in Uganda and DR Congo respectively. These three parks are the home of Mountain gorillas. The history of Volcanoes National Park (Parc des Volcans) dates back to 1925 when a small triangle between Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno was set aside to protect the Mountain Gorillas.  Boundaries were later extended into Rwanda and DR. Congo (Zaire) to form the bigger Albert National Park.

Volcanoes was the first National Park in Africa.  The park is famous for Mountain Gorilla tracking and its golden Monkeys. A good gorilla trekking safari experience takes minimum four days ( See Gorilla Tracking Volcanoes National Park 4 days Safari ) with two gorilla treks. The safari can be combined with visits to the nearby Lakes Burera, Ruhondo, Kivu and the local villagers. The gorilla safari can also be combined with chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. ( See 8 Days Great Primates Expedition). 

Gorilla Tracking Uganda | Trekking Bwindi National Park, Hiking Safaris 4 days

April 24, 2012

Mother gorilla with twins

Gorilla Tracking Uganda | Trekking Bwindi National Park, Hiking Safaris 4 days.

From USD 1960PP sharing Budget to USD 3452 PP sharing luxury

The 4 days gorilla tracking adventures in Uganda takes place Bwindi Forest national Park and Mgahinga National Park. The tour also includes visits to the Batwa communities who have contributed much to the conservation of Gorillas.

Trek gorillas twice in Bwindi Forest

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
You will be picked form your hotel by our representative and driven to the western part of Uganda. Lunch en-route and proceed viewing a remarkable scenic view of the well terraced vegetations and long-horned cattle. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 2: First Gorilla tracking Adventure.
Have early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” while with the gorillas. You will then penetrate through the impenetrable Bwindi forest in search of the gentle giants. This may take about 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Have a maximum of one hour with the gorillas taking observations, photographs, and watching them feed or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 3: Second Gorilla Tracking.
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch. Here you are going back into the impenetrable this time to search for another gorilla group with absolutely different characters and ways of living. Later in the evening, you will then go for a cultural walk in the Batwa (Pygmies) community to see the local brewers, traditional healers, and cultural performances. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-Range) or Wagtail Eco-Lodge (Budget).

DAY 4: Departure.
Take your breakfast and drive back to Kampala. You will have lunch en-route in Mbarara town. Make a stopover at the equator for photography and proceed for your flight back home.

Enquiry Email rnxploresafaris@gmail.com

R&N Xplorer Africa Safaris

Lake Nakuru National Park Lodges | Accommodation Hotels | Tented camps Safaris

March 26, 2012

Lake Nakuru National Park Lodges | Accommodation Hotels | Tented camps Safaris.

Swimming pool lake nakuru lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park  or  Game Park is an ornithological paradise located two hours drive, 156 Kilometers west of Nairobi on the floor of Rift valley.  The park dates back to 1961 when the southern park of the lake was gazetted as a bird to protect the “greatest bird (ornithological) spectacle on earth“, for the future generations.  In 1964, the whole of the lake was declared a bird sanctuary.  in 1968, the Lake Nakuru shores were added into the sanctuary and the whole area was upgraded to a National Park. In 1974 a northern extension was added to the park increasing its area to the current 188 Km2.  In 1990 Lake Nakuru Game Park  is a  designated a Ramsar site–  for protection of an important international wetland.

Accommodation in Lake Nakuru National is diverse to cater for different categories of visitors.  Visitors have a choice of either sleeping inside the park or outside the park.  Inside the park, there are two safari lodges, one tented camp, a private house ,  Kws bandas and public campsites.   The two safari lodges in the park are Lake Nakuru Lodge and Lion Hill Lodge.  The two facilities offer mid range to luxury accommodation to their guests.  The only truly mid range property in the park is the Flamingo Hills Tented Camp.  Kws bandas and campsites offer budget alternatives to locals and tourists alike. Nakuru town has both mid range and budget hotels to cater for visitors.

Lake Nakuru National Park Safaris

Lake Nakuru National Park  is a premier tourism destination attracting diverse visitors of different backgrounds and with differing interests. It is the best place to see flamingoes, leopards and rhinos.   Nature lovers from all over the world congregate in the park for relaxation and adventure.  With over 450 species of birds identified, the home of flamingoes is an undisputed ornithological Paradise.  A two nights stay will give you enough time to enjoy the numerous activities on offer-game drives, bird watching, nature walks.  The greatest crowd puller is the annual Cycle With The Rhino Festival.  Lake Nakuru can be visited within a day from Nairobi(See 1 day Lake Nakuru Excursion, 2 Days 1 Night Lake Nakuru Safari) .  A combination of safaris enables one to visit both lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara National Parks (see Nairobi Lake Nakuru Naivasha Maasai Mara 4 days 3 nights.)

Wildebeest Migration Masai Mara National Park Safaris 2013

February 17, 2012

Introduction to Masai Mara And Serengeti Ecosystems

The Annual Wildebeest migration also  annual wildebeest migration or  Great Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich, contiguous Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem.   The Masai  Mara Natioanl Park (also called Maasai Mara)  magic is attributed to its panorama and rich biodiversity.  Animal populations are overwhelming, the species presentation is mesmerizing.

The migration of Wildebeest.

Also called the great migration, the migration is not about wildebeest per se but also the accompanying common zebra and gazelles. Migration also shapes the behaviour predators in Masai Mara/ Serengeti ecosystem.  They keep on following the migrating herds.  These migrating herds comprise of over 2.5 million animals, 1.7 gnus and the rest are common zebras, gazelles and impalas. Nature lovers also follow the migrating herds from Serengeti into Masai Mara and back.

Read more of wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara National Park

Centre of attraction:

The centre of attraction in the migration cycle is the wildebeest, in some instances called the wilderbeast. Referred to as the gnu, it is also called the crown of  the plains do to its funny behaviour.  The botanical name Connochaetes gnu, is descriptive, the Greek for wild cattle with a beard.  The females synchronize their aetrus ( receptive period in female antelopes) thus they are mated together and give birth to the calves at the same time.  This is an anti predation behaviour.  The large number of foals makes it possible for them to survive in the predator infested wilds.  It is also easier for all mothering females to protect their young ones together. Mating takes place in Masai Mara while curving takes place in Serengeti.

Where it starts and ends

Taking the birth of the young, we can say that migration starts in Serengeti

Why they Wildebeest Migrate

Wildebeest mostly migrate in search of young succulent grass.
Wildebeest Migration Safaris in Masai Mara and Serengeti 2013

Several  wildebeest migration safaris are scheduled in both  Masai Mara (Maasai Mara) and Serengeti National Parks in the year 2012.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget but also the flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.  The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari Masai Mara National Park  (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.  The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.   The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

More on  8 days Wildebeest Migration Safaris Masai Mara National Park Fly-drive Safari

This safari is easily combined with 4 days gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Kigali Airport Car Hire 4x4WD Car Rental Rwanda Rent A Car

January 16, 2012
Kigali Airport car hire, Rwanda4x4 4wd Rental

A large collection of cars are available for hire in Kigali on self drive unlimited mileage.

4×4 Car Hire Kigali  Airport | Rwanda 4WD Rental.

Our selection of cars for hire in Kigali Rwanda is wide with the latest of SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) also called Off-road cars  like Toyota Rav4, Toyota Land Cruiser, Pajero i/o, Honda CRV , Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Prado, Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan X trail, Hilux double cabin pick ups.  In addition we have custom made safari land cruisers and mini vans for safari.

Rwanda Self Drive:

Self drive is the best car hire option available for you. Self drive car hire offers you lots of flexibility and privacy. Cross border self drive is available between Rwanda and Uganda.  To cross other borders you will need a driver.

Self Drive Car Hire Rates on unlimited Mileage basis

  • Toyota Prado USD 180 per day
  • Toyota Rav4 USD 120 per day
  • Saloon Cars USD 80 per day

Car hire rates are inclusive of Vat and comprehensive insurance.

Car Hire Rates for Safari Cars with drivers and fuel

  • Safari land cruiser USD 250 per day
  • Safari mini van USD 220 per day

To Hire Cars Contact Gorilla Safaris Rwanda Email: rnxploresafaris@gmail.com / info@gorillasafarisrwanda.com , Tel +254723684974

Cross border rates

Cross border car hire is avaible between Rwanda and Uganda on self drive or with driver.  All other countries with driver.   Rates are available on request.

Car Hire requirements:

  1. The driver must be at least 23 years of age and be in possession Copies of  valid indentification documents- driving license plus other identification documents.
  2. Deposit:-Confirmed bookings must be secured by a deposit of part of the rental amount.

Why Hire From Us?

  • Fun: Car hire is fun.
  • Guarantee daily rate. Our daily rental price is all inclusive.  WE HAVE NO HIDDEN CHARGES.   Quoted prices are inclusive of all government taxes.
  • NO DROP OFF CHARGES.  We won’t charge extra for pick up at Nairobi city hotels and drop off at the Jomo Kenyatta or Wilson airports vis a vis.
  • Unlimited Mileage-This gives opportunities of unlimited discovery at no extra cost.
  • Safety And Security-When you hire a car with us, you have guarantee of a car which is well serviced in sound working condition.
  • Peace Of Mind -All cars come with comprehensive insurance thus you are assured that in case of collision and damage to third party you are covered.  However please keep to the speed limits as you are not guaranteed of survival in the event of crash.  Comprehensive cover takes care of passengers in the car but not the driver.
  • Continuity– in the event of major breakdowns, your car will be replaced in the shortest time possible.  All you have to do is call our office and let us know what is wrong with the car.  If the car can be repaired, you can carry out the repair after informing the office.  The time taken to replace your car will depend on how far you are from the nearest rental location.
  • Flexibility– You can change your rental plan in the middle of the rental. You can pro-long your rental by calling and informing the office.
  • One Way Rental/ Rent Here Leave It there:

Our car rental locations in East Africa  Kigali Gisenyi, Cyangugu, Kibuye( Rwanda)  Nairobi City Centre Office, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Coded NBO or JKIA), Mombasa TownMoi Airport Mombasa (MBA), Malindi Airport (MYD), Kisumu, Nakuru, Nanyuki (Kenya),  Kampala , Jinja and Entebbe (Uganda),  Bujumbura (Burundi) Dares salaam, Dar Es Salaam Airport (DAR), Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), Arusha ( Tanzania) and Zanzibar.

Nairobi-Meru-Samburu-Nakuru-Masai Mara Safari 7days

January 14, 2012

Nairobi-Meru-Samburu-Nakuru-Masai Mara Safari 7days

This exotic fly drive safari takes from Nairobi to the wilds of Meru National ParkSamburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and finally Masai (Maasai) Mara National Reserv .  The safari offers diverse experiences with close authentic encounters with wild animals in their natural habitats. You also have a chance to meet with the local people,the Meru and Boran ( in Meru National Park), the Samburu ( in Samburu Nature Reserve) and the Masai (in Masai Mara National Reserve).

Nature has no day or night. It is a full time adventure, with survival of the fittest at play during the day and night.   Dawns and dusts are the necessary transitions for continuity of this play.  At dawn, the nocturnal ( night active) are going back to their dens after full successful or failed hunting escapades.  At dawn, the diurnal ( day actives) lucky to survive the night have risen and busy eating before the scorching sun appear.  Afternoons are characterized by scorching sun with little activity.

Pre dawn (before sun rise), early morning game drives are the best as they allow you to spot a mix of diurnal (day actives) and nocturnal ( night active) animals.  At this time the hunting success is at its highest.  At dawn most the birds have risen and are busy catching the worms.   Pre-dawn game drives also gives a chance to observe the spectacle of the sun rise.  Evenings are also ideal especially at the watering holes where both predators and prey meet.  Evening or sundowner game drives gives one a chance to spot these animals and of course the setting sun.

In the afternoons you can visit local bomas.  In the evenings, you are entertained by the local cultural tropes of dancers and magicians.  Evening game drives can also be scheduled if you are out of the national parks.

For details see Nairobi-Meru-Samburu-Nakuru-Masai Mara Safari 7days

Meru National Park Attractions, Accommodation, Game Lodges, Hotels, Campsites Bandas

January 14, 2012

Meru National Park Attractions, Accommodation,  Game Lodges Hotels Campsites Bandas                        http://ow.ly/8hZs   

Rhino Meru National Park

Also called Elsa’s Country, Meru National Park is a destination of choice for nature and culture lovers and features a Rhino Rhino Sanctuary.  Leopard Rock LodgeElsa’s Kopje LodgeIkweta Safari Camp ,  Meru Mulika Lodge, Off Beat Campsite, and Meru Rhino River Camp,  provide accommodation in the Park. KWS Bandas include Bwatherongi, Murera and Kinna.

The Best of Meru Safaris include

Other  safaris in Kenya and East Africa include

All the  above safaris can also be combined with Rwanda Gorilla trekking  4 days safari

Meru can be visited throughout the year.  A visit to the Park is best combined with the nearby attractions.  These include Mt Kenya National Park, Lewa Down, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserve, Sweet Waters game sanctuary.  Just email us and let us organize a wonderful safari to these places including Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Lake Nakuru Combinations.

Hire 4×4 Jeeps to Visit Meru National Park

Hire 4x4 Nairobi

Our vehicle Car Hire  / auto rental locations include-Nairobi City Centre Office, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Coded NBO or JKIA) serving the whole of the country and Nairobi.  Other locations in Kenya include, Mombasa TownMoi Airport Mombasa (MBA), Malindi Airport (MYD), Kisumu, Nakuru, Nanyuki. They  open from 08:00to 18:00 hrs from Monday to Saturday.  Rental Cars can be returned at the point of pick up, at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta (NBO) airport or at the hotels in either Nairobi, Mombasa or Malindi. In the rest of East Africa rental locations (locations des voiture) are Kigali (Rwanda),  Kampala , Jinja and Entebbe (Uganda),  Bujumbura (Burundi) Dares salaam, Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR), Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), Arusha ( Tanzania) and Zanzibar.

Meru National Park Lodges Hotels | Kenya Game Safaris | Car Hire Attractions

January 4, 2012

Meru National Park Lodges Hotels | Kenya Game Safaris | Car Hire Attractions.

Meru National Park is a destination of choice for nature lovers and adventurous alike.  It is a beutiufl paradise for Wildlife safaris and adventures,  sight seeing, camping and relaxation.   Also called Elsa’s Country, Meru National Park is a complete wilderness off the beaten tracks.  It features a Rhino Rhino Sanctuary.  Accommodatin in the park is diverse with luxury, mid range and budget faciliities to cater for different categories of travellers. Luxury safari lodges in Meru  include Leopard Rock LodgeElsa’s Kopje Lodge,  Rhino River Camp and Off Beat Camp.   Ikweta Safari Camp is mid range camp with 10 tents.  Budget facilities include self catering  KWS Bandas (Bwatherongi, Murera and Kinna).  Today  Security  is not an issue.

Suggested fly drive safaris to Meru National Park

Meru can be visited throughout the year.  A visit to the Park is best combined with the nearby attractions.  These include Mt Kenya National Park, Lewa Down, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserve, Sweet Waters game sanctuary.  Just email us and let us organize a wonderful safari to these places including Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro and Lake Nakuru

Elsa's Kopje Lodge, Meru National Park