Hear the call of the wild in this epic adventure of Kenya and Rwanda. This tour takes you gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and to the wildlife of the Masai Mara and Lake Elementaita. Soak up authentic and contemporary African culture in the cities of Kigali and Nairobi.
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 11 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara, Masai Mara – Nairobi, Nairobi – Kigali
All activities as listed :
Laikipia: Game Drives in Solio Ranch
Laikipia: Game Drives In Ol Pejeta
Masai Mara: Activities at Encounter Mara
Volcanos: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes
24-hour point of contact in Africa
East Africa: All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
East Africa: Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
East Africa: High quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 6 guests in the vehicle and guaranteed window seat for all passengers.
Home to more endangered wildlife than anywhere else in East Africa, Laikipia protects half the country’s black rhino population.
Game Drive In Ol Pejeta Conservancy Experience stunning sightings of rhinos and prides of lion set against the evocative backdrop of Africa’s Great Rift Valley on game drives in the Central Highlands. The best time for game drives is in the early mornings when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoons when the sun paints incredible colors across the horizon. You also have the opportunity for exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.
Classic Africa! The Masai Mara will fulfil your dreams with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees that is home to year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos and many other species.
Encounter Mara: Game Drives, Bush Walks Enjoy wonderfully diverse game drives in the Masai Mara and the bordering exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You also have the opportunity for exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife. In addition, enjoy wonderful bush walks with an experienced guide to stretch your legs, experience the thrill of getting up-close to wildlife and discover the small wonders of nature.
Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Kongo and Rwanda.
Gorilla Trekking No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with some of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. For a gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit for the humid, muddy conditions of a rain forest hike. Even in the dry season, the rain forest is a challenging environment: it is humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes and thick vegetation. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek. Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10 m away. You will spend up to one hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You will be under the watchful gaze of the great silver-back patriarch whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience!
As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port.
What our guests say about this trip
We are regular travelers and don’t usually have an agenda and we just enjoy exploring, but we didn’t think Africa was a destination where we could just turn up and explore. We didn’t want to be stuck in a tour, and having been introduced to Enchanting Travels was the best thing, we have not stopped singing praises about it since we connected!
Our Travel Consultant (Danielle) was professional throughout the whole planning and truly listened and understood what we wanted, the holiday exceeded our expectations and was one of one of our most memorable, enriching trips in our lives! Our on-ground trip coordinator (Evalyne) also ensured we were looked after throughout our time in Africa and followed through any requests or concerns.
For the first time in our lives, we were so relaxed on our trip that we didn’t even follow our itinerary because the guide/driver just knew our every step. Amazing company and can’t wait to go on our next holiday with Enchanting Travels!