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Luxury African Photographic Safari in East Africa

Looking for an exclusive luxury African photographic safari in East Africa. Here is Nature Adventure Africa Safaris a leading Eco safari company in Africa that will offer you the best that you are looking for on your holiday right away from lodges, camps, safari vehicle and the guide to take you around the region.

This year during August 2020, I and my wife planned to visit East Africa on a premium tour and since it was a Covid-19 era we thought everything to be seriously hard. But when we decided to visit gorillas in Rwanda, we looked to various tour companies to travel with and our first choice was none other than Nature Adventure Africa Safaris that manages Eco Tours Rwanda since they had nice trip advisor reviews about their services and Moses was highly highlighted by every traveler having great response to their travel needs.

Later, after reading their reviews we sent in our request to have a one-week holiday in Rwanda and within the shortest period of time Moses had already replied back with sweet words seriously making us to highly wait for his detailed package. Still as we were still discussing much what to do, he (Moses) came back with a very amazing package that was including the gorilla, Lake Kivu holiday, chimpanzee and canopy walk but the challenge was that this park (Nyungwe) has only one premium lodge (One & Only Nyungwe House) but still closed.

Later, Moses being professional in arranging Luxury Tours in Rwanda came with an advise to experience Volcanoes and Akagera parks and here he came with list of premium lodges which included the Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge and Magash Camp, but still also this was still closed and this is because since it is situated at the shores of Lake Ihema in Akagera the water level was still unfavorable to access the camp.

Then with the further reading about this park we found the Ruzizi Tented Lodge which Moses has talked about before and here we agreed with Moses we stay in Luxury Ruzizi Tree Tent and this is he did in arranging the wildlife safari.

Thereafter, coming on conclusion with Moses and arranging our one way flight from Volcanoes to Akagera we started the process of Covid-19 tests from our home which the Rwanda government request you to present before your arrival in Kigali and this test should be done in 120 hours before departure and it was successful and we submitted the results to the passenger form locator that Moses shared to us and the response from Rwanda government gave us a go ahead and book our flights to Rwanda.

Later, our travel dates came and we arrived to Rwanda and upon our arrival our waiting hotel (Marriott Hotel Kigali) picked us from the airport and upon the arrival at the hotel lobby the team from the biomedical Rwanda Covid-19 received us and we did our test and later waited in our room where we had our lunch and dinner. Then on the next day we received our results and from there we started our trip to Volcanoes National Park.

We spent our 3 nights at Singita Kwitonda Gorilla Lodge and this is a lovely luxury lodge as it is set at the edge of the park and from this premium hotel, we did our gorilla trek, Dian Fossey hike and golden monkey tracking which all Moses arranged perfectly. Then from the Singita Lodge we took a Akagera Aviation domestic flight to Akagera National Park and upon arrival we found our guide Steven ready to pick us and transfer us to Luxury Ruzizi Tented Lodge where we spent more 2 nights as we experience the game drives and boat ride along Lake Ihema in this park.

While still in Akagera National Park we thought of having more experience of the African wildlife and staying same luxury lodges as Singita and when we tried to reach Moses if he can help with this option going to Tanzania, he swiftly replied very possible and he proposed to have more 6 nights in Serengeti National Park and staying in Singita Lodges like the Singita Mara River Tented Lodge and Singita Sabora Tented Lodge.

On our last day returned back to Kigali where we did our departure Covid-19 test from our same hotel and took again an overnight stay and then the following got our results and embarked our jeep to the Kigali International Airport and fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania and upon arrival we were checked with the thermometer gun and picked by the Legendary Lodge, Arusha. The stay here was so amazing and highly appreciate Moses for his professional selection of premium lodges on this trip of our lifetime in East Africa.

Early in the morning as before, we took our breakfast from the lodge and later the drive from the lodge dropped us at the Kilimanjaro Airport and embarked the Grumeti Air to Serengeti, Lamai Airstrip and upon our arrival the safari guide was available to transfer us to the lodge for refreshment and daily meals. We stayed here for quite 3 nights and with your stay at this exclusive camp you will have clear view of the great migration as we did it and this camp strategically set in the migration route.

Thereafter, we had to leave to Singita Sabora Tented Lodge but leaving the Mara Tented Lodge was so challenging as the camp is beautifully set and you can enjoy the luxury space provided from the camp. But when we reached the Singita Sabora Tented Lodge, again it was wonderful and extraordinary with the setup, services and the undulating viewing of the Serengeti park from this lodge.

We had more game drives and humble relax in our room and for honey moon travelers this the lodge chain to stay and the package too is so amazing as it shows you the great mountain gorillas in East Africa and the variety of wildebeests in Tanzania.

I do highly recommend going on a luxury 10 Day safari in East Africa offered by Nature Adventure Africa. On our last day we were dropped at the airstrip for the Grumeti Air flight back to Kilimanjaro Airport and here we had to board our flight back to home.

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Great Photography Tours in Uganda

Africa has become prominent by most of the tourist for its everlasting geographical features and the wild games which are spread in the wild reserved game parks in the different countries. This has inspired mob tourists like me to go and visit some of the countries for photography holiday. In this case I visited three countries such as Uganda, Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. The major reason for the journey was to make a documentary for the mass media company I work with that is focusing now of wildlife in Africa.

In this case I partnered with Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited who organized a photographic tour for me and my colleagues which was to last for a month. This company through its sister website 4×4 Car Hire Uganda offered us the best car to use for our expedition in all countries. Uganda was my first country to do wildlife and gorilla photography. I was taken to the various parks such as Murchison falls, Kidepo valley, Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountain, Lake Mburo national park and Bwindi impenetrable. This gave me a memorable experience.

I took photos for the different wild animals through game drives and these included, Buffaloes, antelopes, golden and black monkeys, lions in fig trees at QENP, leopards, crocodiles. Hippos, chimpanzees, African elephants, wild pigs, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos at Ziwa sanctuary and the endangered mountain gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Birds such as eaglets, shoe bill, Black-billed Magpie, Flycatcher, Squacco Heron, African Jacana, Sandpipers, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonaleks, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silver bird, Weaver Birds, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eaters all over the different parks. From Uganda I proceeded to Rwanda which lies in the south of Uganda.

I toured the three game parks in the country and these included, Akagera national park, volcanoes national park and Nyungwe national park. While in Nyungwe, I used the walk canopy which lies above the forest and here I took chimpanzee photos, monkeys and other primate within the forest. All this was done with the experts who were well conversant with wild location basing on how animals spend their days and nights. Good drivers who drove me safely while doing my photography activity.

From Rwanda, our next destination was DR.Congo and we passed through Goma area. For a person who had a nice camera like me, this was my best experience in the wee hours as it was dawning due to the mountain Nyiragongo volcanic activities which turns the sky red at a nice spectacular of the Mikeno lodge, the volcanic cones in the Virunga national park plus exciting tree species distributed over the terrains within the park.

The following day we traveled back to Uganda to catch our flight back to our motherland and for the all time we spent in Africa, this tour gave us a nice remarkable moment for the great and un-avoidable photographic safari.