8 days (7 nights) Rwanda Gorilla tracking and Kenya wildlife safari to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National parks
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali (Rwanda) – Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Meet our safari guide at Kigali international Airport and transfer to the home of Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas through the rolling hills of Rwanda with a clear view of the Virunga Ranges. Arrival in the park for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge, Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Hotel La palme, OR Kinigi Guest House.
Day 2: Track Gorillas in Volcanoes national Park – Visit the twin lakes
After breakfast, we shall have briefing from the park rangers then enter to forest to search for the amazing gentle giants. Endure 5-7 hours search depending on the movement of the gorilla families and a maximum of one hour will be given to you viewing the Gorillas and photography. Return to your lodge for lunch, relaxation and then visit the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Buhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge as previously.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu- Boat cruise
After breakfast, we transfer to Lake Kivu for scenic view. Relaxing at the shores of lake kivu is unforgettable!! After lunch, we shall enjoy boat cruise on lake Kivu to visit the different islands and see other attractions on this lake. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Kivu sun Hotel, Lake Kivu Gorilla Lodge OR Paradise Malahide.
Day 4: Return to Kigali – Fly to Nairobi- Kenya
After breakfast, we shall transfer to Kigali city, en route visit Murambi genocide memorial museum, Nyanza King’s palace. Proceed to kigali international Airport with en route lunch then fly to Kenya for dinner and overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel, The Sarova Stanley, Laico Regency Hotel, The Kenya confort Hotel Suites OR Hilton Nairobi.
Day 5: Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, we pick you and drive to Masai Mara with stopover at the Great Rift Valley. We continue driving on through Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls with another stopover at Narok for re-fuelling. We have lunch before arriving in the Mara in time for evening game drive in the Mara popular for the Big five (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffalo and Rhinos). The team returns to Camp late in the evening just in time for dinner. A campfire gathering under the clear Africa’s Sky follows after dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, Maji Moto Eco Camp, Mara Siria Tented Camp, Dorobo Bush Camp, Kandili Camp OR Kicheche Bush Camp.
Day 6: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Park
After breakfast, we shall drive through the park to view the big cats (black manned lions, Cheetahs and leopards with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period giraffes of the annual migrations take place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. Also expect to see other plain game like the Topi, hearbeast, Eland. Return for dinner and overnight at your lodge as previously.
Day 7: Morning game drive – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, we shall early morning game drive. It will be your last game drive in the Masai Mara before coming back for breakfast and packing for Nakuru. Arriving and checking in at Mbweha safari Camp, Lakira Camp, Naishi Guest House, Kivu Retreat OR Eldorado Resort Nakuru for lunch and then afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Day 8: Morning game drive – Return to Nairobi City & departure
After breakfast, we shall have early morning game drive through the park to search for cats, leopards; Rhino- Nakuru is the home to the White rhinos and has tens of Black rhinos too. Birds like millions of flamingos and other water birds like the Pelicans and Cormorants are found. Transfer to Nairobi International Airport for your flight back home.