10 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari /Rwanda Gorilla tour
Fantastic Kenyan wildlife and the Mountain gorillas of Rwanda
The Masai Mara, vast grassland teeming with animals, has an astonishing amount and mixture of game, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year, the wildebeest migration. Lake Nakuru National Park has an incredible variety of birds as well as a healthy population of rhinos. The highlight of the trip is undoubtedly the Mountain gorillas in the foothills of the Parc National des Volcanoes in Rwanda. This close-up encounter is arguably the most sensational wildlife experience of them all.
Arrival – Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Panafric hotel for overnight stay
Nairobi – Masai Mara
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley, to the Mara Reserve arriving in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ilkeliani Tented lodge
Masai Mara ( Wildebeest Migration trails )
Full day spent exploring the park trailing wildebeest migration optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Ilkeliani Tented
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara.
Masai Mara Great Migration Trails
Check out of Ilkeliani Tented camp and proceed for further game drives in the vast Masai Mara plains in search of the big 5 – Check inn at Mara Ashnil Luxury camp where you spend 2 nights as you trail the wildebeest herds .
A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to October. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National park
Breakfast then drive Lake Nakuru National park- to arrive in good time for lunch at Flamingo hill lodge afternoon game drives a the scenic park famed for numerous species of bird life especially the pink flamingoes .Dinner and overnight stay at Flamingo Hill Lodge
Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Although Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary, there are a considerable number of animals to be encountered, such as many large game animals such as zebras, elephants and gazelles, this is one of our best chances of seeing rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park was the first place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Here is one of the few places where we can see Rothschild’s giraffes.
Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Kigali
Breakfast then proceed to Nairobi Lunch at the Carnivore restaurant drop off at the airstrip to board your flight to Kigali on arrival our representative will meet you and transfer you to Kigali Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight stay .
Kigali City tour
After breakfast, visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Ground, the handicrafts shops, the museum, and many other fascinating places in Kigali. In the afternoon transfer to Ruhengeri for an overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park
After breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to the park headquarters for briefing from the head of the park rangers. At 8.30 am local time, commence the memorable gorilla tracking experience. You will be left in the presence of the awesome mountain gorillas for about an hour. Take photographs and enjoys the antics of baby gorillas as they swing from tree branch to another. Gorilla trekking is the best wildlife experience in Africa.gorilla-tracking-tour
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Mountain view Lodge
Parc National des Volcans –Kigali – Nairobi
Morning spent at leisure then transfer to Kigali – lunch then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Nairobi arriving in good connecting time with your home bound flight.
Optional activities/costs per person
2nd Gorilla permits US$ 750.00
Tomb of Diane Fossey US$ 75.00
Bisoke Climb US$ 75.00
Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara US$ 450.00
Tour Price Includes
Complimentary arrival airport Transfers
1 Night Nairobi hotel accommodations on arrival on Bed and breakfast basis
Transport on custom made 4×4 tour van in Kenya /Land cruiser in Rwanda ideal for game viewing and photography
Full board accommodation whilst on safari in a double room
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Drive to Mara River
Lunch at the Carnivore restaurant
All airport hotel transfers in Kigali
1 Night hotel accommodations in Kigali
Genocide Museum City visit
1 Gorilla viewing permit
1 Litre bottled water whilst on safari
Start and end in Nairobi.
-Note – Nairobi-Kigali-Nairobi flights is not included in the price