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Gorillas in Rwanda and big cats in Kenya
   
Connect two highlights. The gorillas in Rwanda and the fantastic wildebeest migration in Masai Mara in Kenya. An adventures for a lifetime

Price: from 5060/-
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10 days Safari SWG 001
  

Kigali - Vulcanoes National Park - Kigali - Nairobi - Masai Mara - Nairobi

Dep. / Arrival : Kigali / Nairobi
min. No. participants.: min 2 pax

DAY 1: Arrival in Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative and Driver guide. If you wish to change money into the local currency it would be advisable if you do it while at the airport. You will then be transferred to your city hotel. Overnight at Lemigo Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 2: Kigali - Volcanoes National Park (driving time approx. 3hrs)

After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive North West wards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park. The town itself is located only 25km from Uganda boarder, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. Spend the rest of the afternoon leisurely. Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Full Board Basis)


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Gorilla family



DAY 3: Volcanoes National Park - Gorilla Trekking - Kigali - Nairobi

Early breakfast at your lodge.
0630 hrs: transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs
0700 hrs: Registration, where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff will discuss with you in regards to your fitness level. They will  advise you more on  the trekking times and conditions  to the various groups based on their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group. Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Leader Guide, briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. The cost is US$10 per person /per day. We advise that you utilize this service. Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. Late lunch at the lodge, then proceed to the airport for your flight to Nairobi departing 2000hrs to arrive 2230hrs. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and driver / guide and you will be transferred to your city hotel. Overnight at Eka Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

DAY 4: Nairobi - Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast your driver guide will pick you latest 7.30 am and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve driving along the floor of the Rift Valley.  You will take a brief stop at Kijabe viewpoint for a few shots of this amazing natural phenomenon.  Proceed on via the towns Mai Mahiu and further on past Narok town to arrive at Mara Bush Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve as per your convenience. Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best National Reserves in Africa and offers superb game viewing opportunities throughout the year. Meals and overnight at Mara Bush Camp (Full Board Basis)

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Leopard Masai Mara

DAY 5 - 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full days in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with unlimited game drives thus your driver / guide will organize packed breakfast or lunch if you like. You could also enjoy just a morning and afternoon game drive if you prefer or simply go out for a longer morning game drive or even a full day game drive as explained above. Meaning dotted plains in the Masai language, Mara is a vast area with scattered pockets of acacia woodland inhabiting a wide
variety of fauna. It offers breathtaking views as seen in the Film ‘Out of Africa’ much of which was filmed here. The Mara is also the staging ground for the great Migration, one of the most awe-inspiring natural events in the world. Meals and overnight at Mara Bush Camp (Full Board Basis)

DAY 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Last early morning game drive to further explore this Reserve, best described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Kenya’s wildlife reserves. Return to the camp for breakfast. Freshen up and thereafter drive to Nairobi. On arrival, your driver / guide will take you to a restaurant of your choice for dinner which is payable direct (time allowing). Thereafter be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight. We would be pleased to offer an extended Beach Holiday for you at the Kenyan coast upon request
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Included in the price:

  • Pick up / drop off in Kigali
  • Unlimited game drives in a custom safari built 4 wheel drive vehicle with pop-up – roof / hatches while on safari
  • Experienced, English speaking driver/ guide (member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association with Bronze / Silver Badge)
  • All park entrance fees to National Parks / Reserves mentioned
  • 01 night on bed & breakfast at Lemigo Hotel
  • 01 night on full board basis at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • 01 night on bed & breakfast at Eka Hotel
  • 06 nights on full board basis at Mara Bush Camp
  • 01 time gorilla trek King
  • 01 Gorilla permits ($750 per person)
  • 01 community fees
  • Pick up / drop off in Nairobi
  • International flights Kigali – Nairobi (23kg luggage allowance per person & 12kg hand luggage
  • Evacuation Insurance
  • Mineral water

The price excludes:

  • Visa fees (USD50 /- per person)
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Tips / gratuities for driver / guide and hotel staff
  • Change of itinerary
  • Drinks at the lodges and camps
  • International flight to Kigali and from Nairobi
  • International travel insurance / medical / cancellation insurance

Costs

Per Person sharing in a double room:  from 5060,- Euro

Prices valid subject to change of park fees and taxes