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Day 21 Nairobi (Our Last Day!)

It’s tents down for the last time!! We cooked ourselves a big last day breakfast before heading once again into The Mara where we saw hyena walking close by, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, gazelle and our beloved cheetah again! We were … Continue reading

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Days 19 & 20 The Masai Mara

We made our way to the final highlight – The Masai Mara. We stopped along the way to do some curio shopping before heading into The Masai Mara National park. The landscape here is breath-taking. The last box we had … Continue reading

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Days 17 & 18 Naivasha

After two nights in Nakuru we had a short drive to Naivasha, but first we made an important stop. Maggie is a young woman with a passion to help children in need; she opened an orphanage called ‘Amazing Grace’ many … Continue reading

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Days 15 & 16 Kenya, Nakuru

Next morning it was goodbye Uganda and Jambo Kenya, our last country of the trip and what felt like the home run. But there was still plenty to come, with another week of wildlife experiences. The drive took us into … Continue reading

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Days 13 & 14 Jinja

Jinja – the adrenaline capital of East Africa! Everyone was pumped up and looking forward to experiencing the fun to be had there. Some of us headed off in the afternoon to see the source of the Nile. Others soaked … Continue reading

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Days 10,11 & 12 Lake Bunyoni – Kampala

We travelled to Lake Bunyoni, the deepest lake in Uganda, and dotted with 29 islands. We stayed in a beautiful campsite on the lake shore, and we took a boat out to explore some of the lake with the guide … Continue reading

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Days 8 & 9 Uganda – Gorilla Trekking

Another border crossing and we enter Uganda and encounter more stunning scenery as we headed through the hills towards Kisoro. As the Virunga mountains came into view we all knew what that means – Gorilla trekking! With only 800 mountain … Continue reading

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Day 7 Nyakhanazi – Kigali

We headed out of Tanzania and crossed into Rwanda – one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever visited. Even the border crossing is scenic with a river and small waterfall which was gushing from the recent rains. In this, … Continue reading

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Days 5 & 6 Grumeti-Mwanza-Nyakhanazi

We left the game parks and headed towards Mwanza. Stopping en-route for a ‘local lunch’ by the roadside allowed us to sample some of the local foods – ugali (maize meal), chips mayai (chips & egg), and goat and fish … Continue reading

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Day 4 Serengeti – Grumeti

Today we continued our game drive through the Serengeti, whilst some of the passengers opted to go soaring above the ‘endless plains’ on a hot air balloon ride. Their experience included enjoying a champagne breakfast get the ride gave them … Continue reading

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