Gorillas & Safari
10 Days
Kenya, Rwanda
$$
Price Guide

$ = LEAD-IN BUDGET

Typically starts at US$500+ per person, per day of service

$$ = MID-RANGE BUDGET

Typically starts at US$600+ per person, per day of service

$$$ = LUXURY BUDGET

Typically starts at US$750+ per person, per day of service

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two beautiful countries are ‘showcased’ in this itinerary; Kenya and Rwanda
  • On safari in the Maasai Mara and in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy; incredible game viewing opportunities in rich wildlife areas
  • Learn about the history of Rwanda
  • There is no other wildlife experience quite like an encounter with mountain gorillas!
  • All of our itineraries can be tailored to our client’s personal requirements

Stay 1 night at Ololo Lodge upon arrival to ease into the safari experience and recover from the long journey. Fly to the Maasai Mara where you will spend 3 nights at Encounter Mara. Located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, experience game drives, night drives and epic walking safaris. For a change of scenery, head over to the Mara and stay at Rekero Camp. Fly to Kigali (Rwanda) for an overnight stay before heading to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trekking. Enjoy a city tour before heading out to Volcanoes where you will spend the next two nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, gorilla trek the next day. Transfer to Kigali in time for your own onward flight arrangements.

Overview

Day 1

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, you’ll be met and transferred to Ololo Lodge where you will stay for one night. Ololo is located just outside of Nairobi National Park away from the hustle and bustle of town.

View Ololo Lodge

Day 2 - 4

Fly to the Maasai Mara where you’ll spend 3 nights at Encounter Mara, located in the adjacent Mara Naboisho Conservancy. This wonderful conservancy tells a good conservation story and offers excellent game viewing!

View Encounter Mara

Day 5 - 6

Road transfer to the Maasai Mara where you’ll spend 2 nights at Rekero Camp. Situated on the banks of the Talek River, delight in being serenaded by hippos at night. This area plays host to an incredible concentration and diversity of wildlife!

View Rekero Camp

Day 7

Fly to Wilson Airport and transfer over to JKIA in Nairobi for your flight to Kigali (Rwanda). You will be met on arrival and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for your overnight stay.

View Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 8

Take a guided tour of Kigali, including a visit to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial – a “must do!”. In the afternoon drive through the mountainous region through to the north-west of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park. You’ll stay 2 nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

View Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 9

Set off early this morning on your gorilla trekking adventure! Upon reaching the gorillas you’ll spend an hour or so with the family before descending down the mountain. Return to the lodge for a much needed shower and some down-time.

View Gorilla Trekking

Day 10

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Kigali and visit the Central Marketplace. From there we can transfer you to the airport for your own onward flight arrangements.

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