Kenya & Rwanda
East Africa - Kenya & Rwanda
Depart on your flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met by Amahle staff and escorted to your hotel for a bit of rest & relaxation.
Spend two nights at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel
Wake up in the morning at your leisure and enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. You’ll enjoy lunch at River Café in the beautiful Karura Forest, after which you will head over to the Giraffe Center. Here you will have an up-close and personal encounter with giraffes where you will be able to feed and pet them. You might even get a big wet kiss from a giraffe whose tongue is almost 20 inches long!
Masai Mara, Kenya
In the morning depart for Wilson Airport where you will catch your flight to the Masai Mara. You will spend three nights at Mara Safari Club– includes all park fees, game drives, meals, soft drinks, laundry, etc. Enjoy game drives and a hot air balloon ride over the savannah looking for zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and multiple other animals. Partake in a bush hamper breakfast, sundowners, and dinner under the stars.
Depart the Masai Mara for Nairobi where you will catch your flight to Kigali, Rwanda. You will be met by Amahle staff and escorted to the Serena Hotel for a bit of rest and relaxation.
Optional: After the 1994 genocide left more than one million people dead and countless exiled, the people of Rwanda began picking up the pieces of their broken nation, returning to their fields and businesses and working to support their families.
In order to provide our guests with a better understanding of the breadth of the issues faced by Rwandans post genocide, Amahle works with a variety of NGOs who specialize in Rwandan microfinance. By partnering with these organizations, we are able to deliver a firsthand experience around how micro lending helps to increase incomes, rural expansion, job creation and holistic transformation.
After a leisurely breakfast, you will spend the morning visiting the National Genocide Memorial to learn about the history of Rwanda. Following lunch, you will depart for Musanze and enjoy the majestic views as the sun sets over the volcanoes and twin lakes.
You will depart your hotel at 6am and head to Virunga National Park where you will trek the rainforest for an encounter with the rare silverback gorillas in their natural habitat.
Today you return to Virunga National Park where you will trek the golden monkeys. Following your trek, you will head back to Kigali and check into your dayroom. You will have ample time to shop at local markets or enjoy a bit of down time before your flight home.