Gorilla Trekking Rwanda And Masai Mara Safari
$8,400 per person
Experience the ultimate safari thrill on this Volcanoes gorilla trekking experience and Masai Mara great migration safari. Trek into the luxuriant rainforest of Bwindi in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Once found, spend up to an hour watching mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in what is arguably one of the world’s most scenic areas. Head into a contrasting landscape of the mara plains for the phenomenon that is the great migration of 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelopes.
- Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes Forest in Rwanda
- The Great Migration in Masai Mara
- Scenic views and sights of Rwanda
This gorilla trekking in Rwanda safari starts when your guide picks you up at the airport for a drive to the Volcanoes National park. Once in Volcanoes, settle into your lodge for the night’s stay in the scenic mountain ranges.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
On this gorilla Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 AM, head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will once again brief us on the “dos and don’ts” before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.
We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and if we are lucky, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juveniles who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans.
After seeing the mountain gorillas, we'll break for a picnic lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the gorilla lodge.
After a long day’s trek, we’ll return to our hotel in Kigali for relaxation and the night’s stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early breakfast, fly to Masai Mara. Upon arrival embark on a game drive through the famous scenic plains as you search for the resident predators and grazers. Expect to see big game including wildebeest, lions, and zebras among others.
We’ll return to the camp for the night’s stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
We spend the 3 days exploring the plains as we chase the migrating herds. After discussing your preferences with the guides, we'll embark on game drives to make the most of the time in this unique habitat. We will explore the remote areas of the Mara and follow herds to the spectacular Mara River where we can witness the famous river crossings. Expect to see high concentration of wildlife as predators take full advantage of the season of bounty and as the herds fight for survival.
Expect to see part of the 1.5 million strong herds of wildebeest, lions, leopards, cheetahs and other cats as the bounty of migration. You will also embark on an enchanting walk in the grasslands with a Masai guide who will share more about traditional lifestyle and the ecology of the area. and a visit to a Masai community of the area to learn more about life in this area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After a leisurely breakfast, we will fly to Nairobi city where your safari will end. No accommodation planned Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Add on - NAIROBI CITY EXPERIENCE Discover three of Nairobi’s most loved attractions on this delightful three-hour excursion. Your journey begins with a short exploration of the Karen Blixen Museum for a glimpse into the fascinating world of this pioneer coffee farmer, who achieved world fame through her highly acclaimed memoir, “Out of Africa”. She left Africa after a series of personal tragedies and her lovely colonial house has been preserved as a museum. Set in expansive gardens, the Karen Blixen Museum is an interesting place to wander around. Your next stop will take you to the renowned Giraffe Centre, where you will be given a rare opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants in this natural sanctuary, which was founded by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish earl, to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Here you can climb to the top of a platform and stand eye to eye with the giraffes, feed them small pellets or go for a gentle meander on a serene forest trail. A heart-warming visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage will wrap up your outing. Here you can witness the heroic efforts of the dedicated team who rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves and other vulnerable animals. This extraordinary place plays a pivotal role in protecting the wilderness and offers a beautiful experience, as well as the opportunity to adopt an orphaned elephant. Visiting hours for Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: Public visit 11h00 / Private visit 15h00 / Foster parents visit 17h00 (The last two need advance booking Accommodation at Serena Kigali Hotel, Singita Kwitonda, Seria Ngare Camp
What To Carry
- Passport copy
- face masks (N95/surgical)
- personal sanitizer
- personal medication
- hiking/trekking boots
- warm gloves
- Both short/long sleeved shirts
- Both short/trousers
- swimming costume
- small torch
- insect repellant
- a good camera
- refilling water bottle
- extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!