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Kigali City's Day Tour
"Your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel for a city tour. In a group of 10 people (min) this tour will continue to the old Quartier commercial where some old fashioned buildings are still found before heading to the rapidly changing neighbourhoods via the colorful Nyabugogo valley which is the main taxi park serving all four corners of the country.From Nyabugogo you will continue to Nyamirambo - famous for its various informal businesses and never sleeps and is known for its nightlife. You will then visit KN 2 Avenue to see the first German colonial residents house of Rwanda built in 1907 and now serves as a Nat
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Lake Nakuru Day Trip From Nairobi
"Lake Nakuru a small (it varies from 5 to 30 square kilometers) shallow alkaline lake on the edge of the town of Nakuru lies about 160 kilometers north of Nairobi. It can therefore be visited in a day tour from the capital or more likely as part of a circuit taking i often more than a million maybe two. The park now has more than 25 rhinos one of the largest concentrations in the country so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenya species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. LAKE NAKURU DAY TRIP ITINERARY0700hrs: Depart Nairobi for Nakuru National park 1000hrs: Arrive at the Nakuru National park and proceed for a 2hr game drive. 1230hrs:
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Day Trip to Lake Nakuru from Nairobi
"After picking you up early in the morning from your hotel in Nairobi we will depart on our 2-5 hour drive towards Lake Nakuru national parkincluding a stop at the Lake Nakuru viewing point.On arrival at the Lake Nakuru park you will embark on a game -viewing drivewith a a chance to see some of Kenya's remarkable bird life on the beautiful lakes of the Rift valley.Keep your eyes open for other animals grazing along the shorelineincluding some of Africans famous game animals.Lake Nakuru has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the worlda myriad of often more than a million pink flamingos that flock to feed at its shallow warm waters.Depending on how many wildlife we come acrosswe will leave the park between 15.00 and 16.00 to arrive back in Nairobi between 18.00 and 19.00and we drop you at your hotel."
From $330.00

More Things to Do in Parc National de Virunga

PARK RANGER PROFILE - PHILLIPE

Philippe Rwangano Bitege was born in Kanombe, central Rwanda, in 1958. He is married and has 5 children. He started working in the park as a kitchen worker in 1997. His employer at that time, the...
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DAO
Feb 21, 2010

PARK RANGER PROFILE - MARTIN

Martin is one of the 2 Rangers who guided me through the Parc National de Virunga to find the Mountain Gorillas. In fact it was Martin who whispered to me “we have crossed them” to let me know I was...
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DAO
Feb 21, 2010

WEAR A SURGICAL MASK

No. You do not get a choice. I have been asked about the mask in my photos. Older photos here on VT will show people near the Mountain Gorillas without any masks. Not any more. There are only 700...
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DAO
Feb 17, 2010

THE BEST TOUR GUIDE TO SEE THE GORILLAS

Would you like to see the Mountain Gorillas? Cheaply and safely? The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a challenging place to visit, but the permits are the cheapest in the world to see the Gorillas...
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DAO
Feb 16, 2010

Just Swinging on the Bamboo!!

This is a once in a lifetime experience. It doesnt come cheap - our permit alone was around 300USD....And boy did I feel guilty about spending that money on this trek once I saw the villages we were...
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kentishgirl
Jan 24, 2007

Baby Mountain Gorilla!

You are in the jungle, there are no toilets. You are going to see a family of only 600 individuals left in the world. If you have a cold or are sick you might not be allowed to go. There is no...
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kentishgirl
Jan 24, 2007
 
 
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Mountain Gorilla Family!

We walked for hours to track the Gorillas, with armed guards through the rainforest/jungle....they had their walkie talkies and they knew roughly where the gorillas had been the day before. These...
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kentishgirl
Jan 24, 2007

Meeting The Locals

I will always remember driving towards the rainforest where we were to track the gorillas.We drove through small villages, shacks which were the locals homes up against the potholed muddy road. Men...
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kentishgirl
Jan 24, 2007

Crossing the Border

Crossing the border between Uganda and the former Zaire - now DR Congo was an easy experience, we had a bit of a wait for our day visas to be processed but once that had been done the only thing...
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kentishgirl
Jan 24, 2007

Visiting the Mountain Gorillas

We waited 4 days to get our chance to see the Mountain Gorillas. There were two Gorilla families in the area and only 8 people per day could visit each family. The fee was $100.00. After hiking for...
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Yogues
Nov 10, 2004

Gorilla trek of course.

The gorilla trek is the main reason people visit this area.Don't forget to get to know the locals on the way. It always amazes me how they always have such huge smiles on their faces!!
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shortbutkute
Dec 14, 2005

Top 5 Parc National de Virunga Writers

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"I HAD THE PARK & GORILLAS ALL TO MYSELF !"
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kentishgirl

""Mum, I Went to Congo to see the Gorillas"!!!"
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shortbutkute

"Gorilla trek into the Congo - Virunga Nat. Park"
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"Trekking for the Mountain Gorillas"
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"Gorillas in Virunga"
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