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PEOPLE • COMMUNITIES • WILDLIFE

KENYA

MAASAI ADVENTURE


12 DAYS

KENYA

Fully Escorted by a RAW Africa Tour Leader & Two’s a Crowd Team Member.

$5778

per person excl. airfare Zero single supp. Your own room throughout

Two’s a Crowd and RAW Africa Ecotours are proud to join forces to bring you an extraordinary solos-only tour to amazing Africa. RAW Africa Ecotours is a leading Eco Adventure tour operator and together we will provide you with life changing experiences, unique wildlife encounters, exceptional quality and a comfortable journey along the way. Of course, you’ll have your own room too - without any single supplements! Visit the famous Sheldrake Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, view bird life from the treetops on a canopy walk. Camp under the stars and listen to the sounds of distant lions. Watch elephants, antelope and monkeys come to drink at a water hole from the room of your 5 star lodge, run by the Il Ngwesi Maasai people. RAW Africa fosters responsible tourism that benefits local people and wildlife; your tour will be led by qualified, local wildlife professionals. RAW Africa’s safari guides will take you along roads less travelled and offer you truly enriching experiences with exotic wildlife and extraordinary communities.

Maasai Adventure

Nothing is as truly wild and RAW as Kenya, home to the Maasai and some of the most unique wildlife in East Africa. See yourself lying in your star bed, listening to the sounds of the African night. Be captivated by African sunsets over beautiful landscapes without another soul in sight. Meet the community of Il Ngwesi and learn about traditional Maasai life seated around a campfire under an African night sky. Conclude your journey at Il Ngwesi Conservancy’s five star lodge set into the cliffs of one of Laikipia District’s most stunning valleys.

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Buy Local, You Will Save Wildlife and Support Communities One of the greatest threats to wildlife in northern Kenya is competition between wild species and community livestock, for resources. Be part of our journey to secure the future of African wildlife through supporting community enterprise development and alternative livelihoods. You can help us do this by purchasing beautiful local handicrafts made by the very communities that you will meet during your African journey.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Day 3: Nanyuki

Day 5: Ngarendare Forest

On arrival, you are greeted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a RAW Africa staff member and taken to your hotel. You will have time to relax before our 8.00 p.m. get‐together to chat about our fantastic adventure.

Slowly weave your way through Kenya’s central highlands to the bustling town of Nanyuki. After a relaxing lunch, visit William Holden Wildlife Orphanage, located in stunning Mount Kenya National Park. The Orphanage is dedicated to caring for and reintroducing native wildlife back into the national park.

Travel to the beautiful Ngarendare Community Forest, one of the few remaining cedar forests in Kenya. Walk through the tree tops and see some of Kenya’s most spectacular bird life on the forest canopy walk. Take a swim in one of the cool clear springs and finish your day camping in the heart of the forest.

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Day 2: Nairobi 24th January BLD

Explore Nairobi’s famous Karen (pronounced Kaaren) district. Visit Sheldrake Wildlife Orphanage, home to orphaned Elephants and other wildlife before spending time with the rare Rothcshilds Giraffe at the Langatta Giraffe Centre. Explore the Karen Blixen Museum, former home of the author of the wellloved novel “Out of Africa”.

25th January BLD

Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy 26th January BLD

After an early breakfast travel to the wildlife haven of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. As you travel around the conservancy there will be chances to see elephant, rhino and possibly lion! Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, meet Barak the black rhino and walk beside the Hippo river. Today will be a day of game drives that you will never forget. Optional Lion tracking (subject to availability)

27th January BLD

Day 6: Il Ngwesi Community 28th January BLD

Il Ngwesi means “People of Wildlife”. You will have an opportunity to meet inspiring communities, visit our local school and women’s beading group. Spend the night camping at the picturesque Windy Rock with sweeping views into northern Kenya. Optional wildlife viewing from horseback (subject to availability)


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South Turkana National Reserve

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Lake Victoria

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Indian Ocean

TRIP START DATE 2016

23 January - 3 February

TRIP DETAILS Inclusions

All transfers, transport, activities, accommodation and meals as per itinerary. Il Ngwesi stay includes unlimited wine and beer. All tips/gratuities except for RAW Africa staff.

Accommodation

2 nights hotel, 3 nights guest house, 2 nights luxury eco lodge, 4 nights comfortable tent camping.

Meals

Meals included as per itinerary. Group Size Maximum 10.

Days 7-10: Il Ngwesi - 2 nights camping, 2 nights Lodge stay. 29th January - 1st February BLD

At this point you will say a brief farewell to half your group. It is time for you to spend two nights under the glorious stars whilst the remainder of your companions live in the lap of luxury African style at Il Ngwesi Lodge. Don’t worry your turn will come! During this time your nights will be spent apart but all meals and activities will be together. Relax around the lodge pool, go on game drives, bush walks and visit the Maasai cultural Manyatta (village).

Days 7-10: Continued BLD

Enjoy the next two nights in your open air room overlooking the spectacular valley and water holes where elephant, antelope and monkeys regularly come to drink. Spend a day on Lewa Downs in search of the endangered black rhino. Lewa is also famous for its cheetah, buffalo and the rare Grevy’s zebra. Il Ngwesi Lodge is the only lodge in Africa proudly owned and operated by the Maasai people and you will enjoy the genuine hospitality and inspiring setting of this unique community initiative.

Day 11: Nanyuki

Day 12: Return to Nairobi

Wind your way through Lewa Downs, crossing the famous Elephant tunnel before returning to Nanyuki. Spend the afternoon relaxing, wandering around town enjoying a good coffee or doing some last minute shopping.

Make a gradual slow descent to Nairobi. There will be an opportunity to visit a market to purchase locally made handicrafts. Tonight will be our last dinner together on your remarkable journey.

2nd February BLD

3rd February BL

Day 13: Return to Nairobi 4th February B

Breakfast then depart for home OR fly to Kigali for Uganda tour.

RAW Africa would like to thank you for supporting communities and wildlife in Kenya


In country Tour Operator and Africa travel specialist: RAW Africa Ecotours.

Licenced Travel Agent: Two’s A Crowd Licence No 32931 For all tour bookings and enquiries please contact Two’s A Crowd, Australia. RAW Africa Ecotours specialises in financially sustainable community and conservation based ecotourism.

team@twosacrowd.com.au AUS - Ph: 1300 55 45 01 NZ - Ph: 0800 895 145

General information and conditions. This itinerary is a guide only, as circumstances beyond the control of the operators will sometimes necessitate changes or modifications to the scheduled program. All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel with at least 6 months validity from the date of return. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that they have all valid entry visas, including multi- entry, as required. These are available at some border crossings, please contact RAW Africa Ecotours for ore information. Tours do not include return flights from point of origin; internal international/domestic flights; travel insurance; alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, snacks and food outside the itinerary; additional activities beyond the scheduled itinerary; laundry; transport between locations other than those stated on the itinerary. Prices are a guide only, RAW Africa Ecotours reserves the right to adjust these at any time without notice. Unless otherwise stated, prices are inclusive of taxes and charges that apply as at 16th June 2015, but they do not include any fees for optional items which are payable directly to 3rd parties. Prices are in Australian dollars and may incur additional costs and international transfer fees if payment is made outside Australia. Pricing correct as at 16th June 2015 based on current exchange rates. Pricing is therefore subject to change until paid in full. Please read RAW Africa Ecotours’ Bookings, Terms and Conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by RAW Africa Ecotours. ABN 21 158 486 992 Copywrite: B.Squires. Photos: K. Husher; B.Squires; P.Squires; Il Ngwesi Lodge; P.Hines; D.Livermore.


PEOPLE • COMMUNITIES • WILDLIFE

AFRICA

UGANDA


$3699 Uganda

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TRIP START DATE 2015 4 February - 9 February

TRIP DETAILS Inclusions

All transfers, transport, activities, Gorilla trekking permit, accommodation and meals as per itinerary. All tips/gratuities except for RAW Africa staff and gorilla trek porters.

Accommodation

1 night hotel, 5 nights comfortable guest house.

Meals

All itinerary meals included.

Group Size Maximum 10.

Exclusions All airfares

Gorilla Adventure Uganda is a country of magnificent mountains, crater lakes, jungles and unique wildlife, cultures and communities. RAW Africa Ecotours will take you on an adventure to experience the uniqueness of Uganda. Trek to see the famous Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Forest. Meet and experience the culture of the Batwa people, canoe on Lake Mutanda and climb the volcanic hills around the town of Kisoro. Experience this magical country through the eyes of RAW Africa and the people who live alongside its spectacular wildlife

Day 1: Fly to Kigali, Rwanda 4th February BLD

You will travel across the mountainous regions of Rwanda and into neighbouring Uganda.

Day 2: Hill Climb/Village Walk 5th February BLD

Slowly climb the hills above the town of Kisoro. This climb will condition you to the local terrain before you embark on your gorilla trek. The hill climb will give you a view of the stunning mountains surrounding Kisoro, Mt Muvuru, Mt Gahinga and Mt Sabinyo with a view of Lake Mutanda below. Meander back to Kisoro through the many local villages.

Day 3: The Batwa people of Mgahinga National Park

Day 4: Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Forest

When Uganda created its many reserves, some communities were evicted from the parks and found themselves landless and marginalised. The Batwa, or pygmy people, not only called the Mgahinga Forest their home but relied on its resources to survive. Today the Batwa are reviving their culture through tourism programs in partnership with Mgahinga National Park. Experience the Batwa Trail to gain a greater understanding of the culture of this unique people.

This will surely be a trip highlight! Travel to Bwindi Forest to spend an unforgettable day with some of the last Mountain Gorillas on earth.

6th February BLD

7th February BLD

Day 5: Canoeing on Lake Mutanda 8th February BLD

The gorilla trek will be a big achievement so now you have a day to unwind. Spend the morning canoeing on Lake Mutanda, home to otters and many species of birds.

Day 6: Kigali

9th February BL

Return south to Kigali, Rwanda and onto further adventures.

RAW Africa would like to thank you for supporting communities and wildlife in Uganda


In country Tour Operator and Africa travel specialist: RAW Africa Ecotours.

Licenced Travel Agent: Two’s A Crowd Licence No 32931 For all tour bookings and enquiries please contact Two’s A Crowd, Australia. RAW Africa Ecotours specialises in financially sustainable community and conservation based ecotourism.

team@twosacrowd.com.au AUS - Ph: 1300 55 45 01 NZ - Ph: 0800 895 145

General information and conditions. This itinerary is a guide only, as circumstances beyond the control of the operators will sometimes necessitate changes or modifications to the scheduled program. All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel with at least 6 months validity from the date of return. It is the responsibility of the trailer to ensure that they have all valid entry visas, including multi- entry, as required. These are available at some border crossings, please contact RAW Africa Ecotours for ore information. Tours do not include return flights from point of origin; internal international/domestic flights; travel insurance; alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, snacks and food outside the itinerary; additional activities beyond the scheduled itinerary; laundry; transport between locations other than those stated on the itinerary. Prices are a guide only, RAW Africa Ecotours reserves the right to adjust these at any time without notice. Unless otherwise stated, prices are inclusive of taxes and charges that apply as at 27th June 2015, but they do not include any fees for optional items which are payable directly to 3rd parties. Pricing correct as at 16th June 2015 based on current exchange rates. Pricing is therefore subject to change until paid in full. Prices are in Australian dollars and may incur additional costs and international transfer fees if payment is made outside Australia. Please read RAW Africa Ecotours’ Bookings, Terms and Conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by RAW Africa Ecotours. ABN 21 158 486 992 Copywrite: B.Squires. Photos: K. Husher; B.Squires; P.Squires; Il Ngwesi Lodge; P.Hines; D.Livermore.


Kenya Jan 2016 with Uganda extention