SVAH 009: 14 Nights/ 15 Honeymoon Rwanda Kenya Zanzibar
For your honeymoon holiday in Africa, combine gorilla tour in Rwanda and wildlife safari in Kenya, unwinding with a Zanzibar holiday. A stylish Kenyan safari plus several days on the dazzling beaches of Zanzibar, suitable for honeymoon holiday in Kenya and Zanzibar.
There is no better way to bond your love with your newly-married bribe than treat her to a gorilla tour in Rwanda, stunning game drives in Kenya and going for cultural visit to Zanzibar. Your stay is in top class accommodation throughout including Bluebay Beach Resort which is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar and is termed ’the most beautiful resort in Zanzibar’.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes NP, Rwanda
Our Rwanda Representative will meet you at Kigali Airport for short briefing, a snack (or provided with a picnic lunch) and proceed to Northern Rwanda. Traveling time from Kigali to Hotel; Approx 3 hours. Meals: Lunch (or picnic lunch) and Dinner Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Kigali
Early morning rising! 0545 hrs: Breakfast at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. 0630 hrs: Picked up by your driver-guide and proceed to starting point. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your gorilla guide and proceed in your vehicle to the actual starting point of the trek.
Return from trek any time between 1200hrs-1500hrs (approximately) depending on the trek’s length for at your lodge (at our cost). Time permitting (NOTE) visit the traditional village and see a bit more of Rwandan traditional life (entry fee of US$ 30 per person to be paid directly by yourselves to the village – depends on length of the trek for the day). Return to Kigali by road arriving late afternoon / early evening. Dinner at your hotel at your own cost. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: Lemigo Hotel, Kigali
Day 3: Kigali Tour – Depart Home
Breakfast at Lemigo Hotel. 0800hrs. Clients are picked up at the hotel and proceed on a city tour of Kigali including a visit to the Genocide museum / memorial as well as Kigali’s only craft market. 1030hrs: Proceed to Kigali Airport. 1045hrs: Check in at the airport. 1345hrs: Kenya Airways flight departs from Kigali to Nairobi. 1615hrs: Our Kenyan representative will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi (flight own arrangement and cost) and transfer you to the Sarova Stanley Hotel where accommodation is on bed and breakfast. Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Sarova Stanley Hotel
Day 4: Nairobi – Amboseli
After breakfast, start with your Kenya safari at Amboseli National Park. Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge followed by afternoon game drives in the park in search of herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds. We have chosen Amboseli Sopa Lodge for you because it’s the only lodge that gives you the best view of the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro at dawn. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Amboseli
Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives to cover other areas of the park and in search of the wildlife you may have missed the previous day. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Amboseli – Nairobi – Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara via Nairobi. Lunch at Jacarada Hotel in Nairobi (cost included) and then continue with your journey to Masai Mara Game Reserve through the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at Mara Sopa Lodge late afternoon. If time allows, set off for game drives till sunset in search of the Big Five. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 7-8: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and on the look out for herds of wildebeests grazing in the Mara plains. Optional evening visits to Masai cultural village to learn their culture and dances. Each visit cost USD35 per person and you pay this directly. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 9: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, depart Mara for Lake Nakuru. Lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge followed by an extensive afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 10: Lake Nakuru – Aberdares
After breakfast, depart or Aberdares National Park, with a brief stop at Thomsons Falls. Access to the park by private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch (cost included). A representative of The Ark Lodge will transfer you to their lodge. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Day 11: Aberdares – Nairobi – Zanzibar
After breakfast at your lodge, a driver of The Ark Lodge will transfer you back to The Aberdare Country Club where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Nairobi through Central Kenya. Stop at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi for lunch. Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch the 1600hrs Kenya Airways flight to Zanzibar.
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Bluebay Beach Resort, who will transfer you to their hotel. Bluebay Beach Resort is situated on the finest wide, white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar, and is termed ’the most beautiful resort in Zanzibar’. Accommodation is offered in cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, beautiful palm trees, sparkling white beach and the azure sea with its coral reef. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort
Day 12-14: Zanzibar
Days spent sunbathing and relaxing in the white sand beach resort. Optional excursion to Stone town, Prison Island, Spice tours, Sunset cruises, snorkeling, scuba diving or boat trips can be arranged at an extra cost. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Accommodation: Bluebay Beach Resort
Day 15: Zanzibar – Nairobi – Depart Home
A representative from Bluebay Beach Resort Inn will transfer you to Zanzibar Airport to catch the Kenya Airways flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, then connect your international flight home.