Combine the majestic Mountain Gorillas with a safari visiting Kenya’s top parks. Start with the Gorillas of Uganda before taking in the wonderful wildlife of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the rift valley Lake Naivasha and and the game-rich Masai Mara Reserve.
Day 1: Kigali
On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and transferred to the Kigali Ubumwe Grande hotel for your overnight rest.
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This morning you will be briefed by your guide before we depart for the Uganda border to complete border formalities. A short drive to our first activity, the Batwa Trail, a cultural experience that offers a glimpse of the traditional life of the Batwa (pygmies) who were forest dwellers. The activity introduces travelers to Batwa life comprised of hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey and performing of rituals in the caves within the forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with forest animals including the mountain gorillas for over 500,000 years. They are the main beneficiaries of the activity. Continue to check in to our lodge in the Bwindi area for check in, dinner and overnight rest.
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today you set off on your Uganda gorilla tracking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. While trekking through the dense forest you’ll have the opportunity to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the Gentle Giants of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park surely is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. After this captivating and unforgettable experience you will head back to your lodge for some relaxation.
Day 4: Nairobi
We depart this morning to return back across the Rwandan border and on to Kigali where a tour will be undertaken the Genocide Memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. The recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. After a visit we continue to the airport for your flight to Nairobi (cost of flight not included). Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5 Star Boma Hotel.
Day 5: Ol Pejeta
Leave the camp after breakfast and travel north to Nanyuki and check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager’s house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivaled wildlife-watching. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the conservancy.
Day 6: Ol Pejeta
Enjoy an entire day exploring the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy with game drives and a picnic lunch. We also will pay a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary and Chimpanzee sanctuary to see some of the animal welfare work done by the Conservancy.
Day 7: Lake Naivasha
After breakfast we drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys.This afternoon we will visit Crescent island for a walking safari where you have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll amongst the animals. There are no predators, however the opportunity to walk amongst animals such as Giraffe is magical. Later we head down to the lodge’s jetty for a boat trip on Lake Naivasha where you can spot plenty of birdlife and visit the resident Hippo pods.
Day 8: Masai Mara
After breakfast depart very early and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve in time for a late lunch. Settle in to the Il Keliani Camp which is nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve for the next three nights. After lunch enjoy your first game drive in the Mara.
Day 9: Masai Mara
You have the full day to explore the Mara ecosystem on game drives. The Mara is world renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of the ‘greatest wildlife shows on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest which typically takes place between July and October. The Mara consists of rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offering one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.
Day 10: Masai Mara
Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. When it comes to game viewing there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the Big Five’ in one morning. You also have the option of doing a memorable morning Hot Air Balloon Safari at an additional cost.
Breakfast at the camp before we pack up and depart for our last morning game drive in the Mara to catch our last glimpses of the resident wildlife. Exit the park and drive back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch stop. Continue for dinner at Carnivore Restaurant before being dropped off at the airport for your flight home.
|Start Date:||End Date:||Price Sharing:||Single Add:||Park Fees:|
|02 Jan 2020||12 Jan 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|16 Jan 2020||26 Jan 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|30 Jan 2020||09 Feb 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|13 Feb 2020||23 Feb 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|27 Feb 2020||08 Mar 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|12 Mar 2020||22 Mar 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1020|
|16 Apr 2020||26 Apr 2020||USD $3260||USD $440||USD $1020|
|30 Apr 2020||10 May 2020||USD $3260||USD $440||USD $1020|
|04 Jun 2020||14 Jun 2020||USD $3340||USD $820||USD $1020|
|02 Jul 2020||12 Jul 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|09 Jul 2020||19 Jul 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|16 Jul 2020||26 Jul 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|30 Jul 2020||09 Aug 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|06 Aug 2020||16 Aug 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|13 Aug 2020||23 Aug 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|03 Sep 2020||13 Sep 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|17 Sep 2020||27 Sep 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|24 Sep 2020||04 Oct 2020||USD $3995||USD $770||USD $1120|
|01 Oct 2020||11 Oct 2020||USD $3850||USD $770||USD $1120|
|08 Oct 2020||18 Oct 2020||USD $3635||USD $880||USD $1120|
|05 Nov 2020||15 Nov 2020||USD $3360||USD $705||USD $1120|
|12 Nov 2020||22 Nov 2020||USD $3360||USD $705||USD $1120|
|03 Dec 2020||13 Dec 2020||USD $3385||USD $890||USD $1120|
|10 Dec 2020||20 Dec 2020||USD $3705||USD $730||USD $1120|
Accommodation as indicated, meals as indicated, game drives as indicated, park fees, gorilla permit, transportation on tour, bottled water, airport transfers, professional guides.
International airfare, visas if required, travel insurance, tips, drinks, optional activities, items of a personal nature.