African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing
African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

In November 2024 QuickSteps organises a bucket-list worthy trip of a lifetime to African Adventure.

Join fellow QuickSteps members for 3 weeks to explore East Africa, as Sebastien, along with local guides takes you through Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda!

More details will be added to this page over the coming days.

African Adventure Highlights:

  • Relax on expansive white sands of the Kenyan coast
  • Learn the fascinating history of the African slave trade in Mombasa
  • Social dance in the the bustling city of Nairobi and wherever else we find the music playing!
  • Experience elephants, lions zebras and giraffes in the Masai Mara and Serengeti game parks
  • Be guided and protected by no less than our own Masai Warrior
  • Experience the relaxed island life in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest inland lake
  • Seeing how Rwanda has picked itself up to become Africa’s cleanest well run country after the tragic 1994 genocide
  • Interact up close with the gorillas, the world’s largest primates
  • Stay in a mix of boutique hotels, beach resorts, simple guest houses and safari camps.

 

Africa Adventure Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Saturday, November 9

Leave Adelaide in the evening on Emirates.
Or join us over in Mombasa, Kenya

Day 2 – Sunday, November 10

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Quick stopover in Dubai, then a direct flight to Mombasa on Kenya’s coast.

Travel to a local beach side resort at Diani Beach

Meet our two local guides and dancers in the local dance scene.

Day 3 – Monday, November 11

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Sleep off the jetlag

We have a perfect place to dance overlooking the beach.

Day 4 – Tuesday, November 12

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Day tour to Mombasa and explore the city and fort

Learn about how Mombasa was one of Africa’s most important slave trading post – and see where they departed from on the way to the Americas.

 

Day 5 – Wednesday, November 13

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Take the modern train from Mombasa to Niarobi.

Spot elephants, giraffes and zebras as we travel by

Check into the funky Social House Hotel.

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Explore Nairobi’s nightlife or check out a show

 

Day 6 – Thursday, November 14

Explore Nairobi, including the Giraffe sanctuary.

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Meet up with some local dancers and go out dancing.

 

Day 7 – Friday, November 15

Get up early and travel to the world famous Masai Mara.

Stay at the locally Massai owned and run Oldarpoi Camp. Evening safari

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing


Day 8 – Saturday, November 16

Big Game Day

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Day 9 – Sunday, November 17, 2024

Travel across the border to Tanzania. Mathew, our Massai Warrior will greet us and be our Tanzanian tour guide for the following  days.

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Visit Lake Natron, early homo sapien footprints and explore flamingo breeding sites

Day 10 – Monday, November 18

Ngorongoro crater – one of the world’s largest craters

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Day 11 – Tuesday, November 19

If you unable to stay with us for the whole three weeks, at this point we’re only 3 hours drive from Arusha international airport, which has connecting flights to Dubai and back to Adelaide. You’d have a day in Arusha, and then fly out on Wednesday 20th of November and arrive home on Thursday 21st November.

The lucky ones of us that can holiday for 3 whole weeks, head over to the Serengeti, another of Africa’s famous national parks.

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Day 12 – Wednesday, November 20

We now head to the banks of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, and take the ferry to Ukerewe island

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Day 13 – Thursday, November 21

Take it a bit slower on Ukerewe island after all the safari driving of the past several days

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Day 14 – Friday, November 22

Bike Ride. Local Village tour. Get an authentic view of Tanzanian country life

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Day 15 – Saturday, November 23

Ferry to Mwanza, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria. Dance at night

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Day 16 – Sunday, November 24, 2024

One big day of overland travel – local style – taking the ferry and buses

Aim to get a window seat!

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

Day 17 – Monday, November 25

Relax. Explore Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Learn about the 1994 atrocities at the genocide museum

See how the country has bounced back to become “the Singapore of Africa”

After traveling more adventurously over the past week, enjoy more comfortable accommodation at Amata n’ Ubuki Boutique Hotel (or similar, depending on guest numbers)

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

 

 

 

 

Day 18 – Tuesday, November 26

Optional Extra – Off to the Volcanoes National Park to see the world’s largest primates

If you’re not coming to to the gorillas, there are other much cheaper nature options in Rwanda.

The gorilla experience is so expensive due to the very high fee the government charges in order to manage tourist demand. Only 90 tourists get to see the gorillas every day.

Day 19 – Wednesday, November 27

Wake up early to see the gorillas.

 

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

Head back to Kigali in the afternoon.

Last night all together! Dinner and find a place to dance!

 

Day 20 – Thursday, November 28

It’s time to board the plane and head home.

We fly out of Kigali, with short and sweet layovers in Ethiopia and Dubai.

 

Day 21 – Friday, November 29

Arrive back in Adelaide in the evening

 

Costs

  • $5950 per person twin share for the 3 week trip.
  • Payment plan of $120 per week available
  • $4750 per person twin share if leaving the group on 19th of November.
  • This includes
    • overland transport – buses, trains, ferries and 4×4 safaris
    • All breakfasts, many lunches and dinners included.
    • Tour guides and dance teacher chaperones
    • Transfers from airport/train stations to hotel
  • Doesn’t include
    • Flights, to be booked separately, are approximate $3000
    • Tips
    • Visas
    • Personal spending money
    • Ubers to/from venues (costs are very cheap)
  • 2 day / 1 night gorillas – optional extra – $3100 per person twin share ($160 single person supplement)
  • Single Person Supplement
    • $940 for the whole trip (excluding optional Gorilla trip)
    • $510 if departing on the 19th of November
  • Hotel Room Upgrades – to be provided soon
  • Pay your deposit here

 

 

Flights

You can book your flights yourself, or work with Jacqui, travel agent and QuickSteps member who has travelled with QuickSteps on many trips.

(08) 8202 8157

[email protected]

Going over

Adelaide – Dubai
9 Nov 22:35 – 05:15+1
Travel time: 13 hrs 10 min
Emirates EK 441

4 hrs 5 min layover

Dubai to Mombasa
10 Nov 09:20 – 13:55
Travel time: 5 hrs 35 min
flydubai FZ 1289

Returning

Kigali – Nairobi
28 Nov 09:10 – 11:40
Travel time: 1 hrs 30 min
Kenya Airways KQ 471

5 hours 5 min layover

Nairobi to Dubai
28 Nov 16:45 – 22:45
Travel time: 5 hrs
Emirates EK 720

3 hrs 15 min layover

Dubai – Adelaide
Travel time: 12 hrs 20 min
29 Nov 02:00 – 20:50
Emirates EK 440

 

Important Notes:

– There will be small changes to the itinerary as we get closer to the date, and based on what happens on the ground when we get there.

– It’s important to take out your own travel insurance when you book your tour. Don’t leave it until the last minute to book your travel insurance, because you want to be covered in case you need to cancel your trip due to a last minute emergency at home.

African Adventure – Safaris, Gorillas and Dancing

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