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
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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!