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.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2NairobiContemporary African Culture, Vibrant Nightlife, Nairobi National ParkNairobi Serena
2 - 4LaikipiaDiverse Landscapes, Endangered Ethnic Communities, Fishing ExpeditionsRhino Watch Lodge
4 - 6Lake ElementaitaRift Valley Lakes, Bird-Watching, Horse RidingSleeping Warrior Lodge
6 - 9Masai MaraLarge Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon SafarisEncounter Mara
9 - 10KigaliLocal Crafts, Genocide Museum, Hilly CountryKigali Serena Hotel
10 - 12Volcanoes National ParkGorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking TrailsMountain Gorilla View
12 - 12KigaliLocal Crafts, Genocide Museum, Hilly Country

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Airport to your accommodation

Nairobi

1 Day

Spend time downtown! As the largest city of East Africa, you can experience contemporary urban African life with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife.

Hotel Options

Nairobi Serena – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Laikipia (4-5 hours)

Laikipia

2 Days

Home to more endangered wildlife than anywhere else in East Africa, Laikipia protects half the country’s black rhino population.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options

Rhino Watch Lodge – Opt 1
RoomChalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 6

Drive to Lake Nakuru (5-6 hours)

Lake Elementaita

2 Days

Bird lovers’ paradise! Lake Elementaita is a small soda ash lake 18 sqkm in size, and is located on the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley.

Included Activities

Sleeping Warrior Lodge: Game Drives
Game drives at Soysambu Conservancy, Visit to Lake Nakuru National Park

Hotel Options

Sleeping Warrior Lodge – Opt 1
RoomCottage
MealsFullboard
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 9

Flight to Masai Mara (40 minutes)

Masai Mara

3 Days

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.

Included Activities

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.

Hotel Options

Encounter Mara – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Safari Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Day 9 - 10

Flight to Nairobi (1 hour)

Transfer to International Airport

Flight to Kigali (2-3 hours)

Kigali

1 Day

As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port.

Hotel Options

Kigali Serena Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 10 - 12

Drive to Volcanoes (3-4 hours)

Volcanoes National Park

2 Days

Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Kongo and Rwanda.

Included Activities

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!

Hotel Options

Mountain Gorilla View – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 12

Drive to Kigali (3-4 hours)

Kigali

0 Days

As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,748 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,748 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • 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.
What our guests say about this trip

I’m not certain there are words to explain just how phenomenal both the service and our adventure with Enchanting Travels was. This was a once in a lifetime family adventure to Africa and we had many different interests and adventures, over various African countries to try and complete. From the first contact made with Enchanting Travels to the final email to ensure we were home safely, this trip reflected such superior customer service and kindness that I will ALWAYS choose Enchanting Travels to travel with wherever it is possible.

Every ‘dream’ we requested was catered for by Loise, our Travel Consultant, and every recommendation given to us was an absolute treasure – the fact that we could fit it all into our budget (which no other company could achieve) was the cherry on top. We felt safe and ‘looked after’ every single moment our our journey and everyone we encountered from Enchanting Travels truly went above and beyond to ensure our adventure was ideal – including a last minute airline change which Bonnie, our Trip Coordinator, sorted out for us quickly whilst keeping us updated! Without a doubt this was the absolute best service I have experienced on a trip…. EVER!

– Felicity Lyons
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Kenya & Rwanda: Call of the Wild

12 days $ 8,748 / person

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