FUN-photos: A&K Private Jet Wild Life Safari – Madagascar & Rwanda

December 29, 2022 by  

Jaipur to Madagascar – 7 hrs – gain 2.5 hrs – Ravintsara Wellness Center – 2 nights

5 am wakeup for 6:30 motor coach back to airport, arriving 11 am.

Not so FF – India Immigration is total SS! Both entering and leaving the country.

Arrive Nosy Be 4 pm – 1 hr bus ride to the “best hotel” but only 3*

Day 1 – 7:30 bus to 1 hr boat ride to Lemur Island for the “leaping, loving little guys” with lunch at remote rustic beach resort. Locals out in full force playing music, singing, and dancing. Dinners included cultural shows.

Madagascar to Rwanda – 3.5 hrs – gain 1 hr – One & Only Gorillas Nest – 3 nights

Take 3 hr jeep ride up the winding mountain road – this hotel is 5*++ over the top and got upgraded to a suite! And includes both indoor and outdoor showers and bathtubs overlooking the forest.


Day 1 – 8 am short jeep drive to village – trek for 2 km up narrow rocky, rooted, rutted path thru farmland – Volcanoes National Park has rock wall and steps over are rickety tree limbs, then only a short 5-minute walk to see the Golden Monkeys. We get to spend 1 hr before we trek back – 4hrs total

Day 2 – 8 am short drive to same village – trek for 2 km up different narrow rocky, rooted, rutted path thru farmland (like yesterday) with the addition of cows and sheep – entrance to park has some flat wood nailed to tree limbs so easier – only short walk to Muhoza Gorilla family of 21 gorillas – 1 silverback male, 11 females, 10 kids including babies – 1 hr with them 4.5 hrs total. And like the Oberois the service and entertainment were over the top!

FUN-fact: We have local guides who carry our bags and hold our hands to keep us steady.

More FF: – My name is drawn to land plane in Rwanda! How dare Chris suggest that Xena wasn’t around when they pulled the first name for takeoff!


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