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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 Laikipia. Soak up authentic and contemporary African culture in the cities of Kigali and Nairobi.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2KigaliLocal Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly CountryHeaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, The Retreat Kigali
2 - 4Volcanoes National ParkGorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking TrailsFive Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
4 - 5NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National ParkFairview Hotel, Palacina
5 - 7Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / SolioHigh Predator Density, Endangered Black Rhinos, Chimpanzee SanctuaryRhino Watch Lodge, Kicheche Laikipia Camp
7 - 10Masai MaraLarge Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon SafarisEncounter Mara, Angama Mara
10 - 10NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National Park

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport.

Transfer to your hotel (20-30 mins)

Kigali

1 Day

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

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe King Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuperior King Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Volcanoes (2-3 hours)

Volcanoes National Park

2 Days

Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Congo 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 rainforest hike. Even in the dry season, the rainforest 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 10m 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 silverback 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
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 5

Drive to Kigali (2-3 hrs)

Flight to Nairobi (3 hrs)

Transfer to your hotel

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
Fairview Hotel – Opt 1
RoomBusiness Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Palacina – Opt 2
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 7

Drive to Ol Pejeta/Solio (4-5 hrs)

Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / Solio

2 Days

Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy, situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, and has one of the highest density of wildlife in Kenya and boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five“.

Included Activities

Game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Experience stunning wildlife sightings against the evocative backdrop of Africa’s Great Rift Valley on game drives in Kenya’s Central Highlands. The breathtaking vistas of the Ol Pejeta conservancy is set amid the Aberdares foothills at one end and Mount Kenya on the other. It is extremely rich in large and small game as well as exotic birds, including the Big 5. Expect to spot endangered rhinos, Savanna elephants, lions, buffalo, endangered chimpanzees, zebra, giraffes, gnus, ostrich, ibis, pelicans, eagles and many more on thrilling game drives! 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.

Game drive on Solio Ranch
Encounter the endangered black as well as white rhinos in the 4×4 Rhino Sanctuary, and while you are at it, observe a multitude of wildlife such as buffalos, lions, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, leopard, elands, warthogs, and many more in their natural habitat. Nothing can compare with the experience of spotting these magnificent creatures in their own land. Grab a pair of binoculars and spot a rich variety of birds unique to this wild landscape. You may even be able to identify their distinct calls! Gallop across the ranch on your horse and experience the freedom of riding under the open sky and a never ending horizon. You can also cycle through of take leisurely walks within the Solio Ranch to experience it at your own pace.

Hotel Options
RoomChalet
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleCamp
Day 7 - 10

Transfer to airstrip

Flight to Masai Mara (1.5 hrs)

Transfer to your hotel

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.

Activities at Angama Mara: Game drives, Walking safaris on the Escarpment
Treasure action-packed days at Angama Mara, perched on a lush escarpment overlooking Masai Mara. Head out to the Mara Triangle for safaris and birding activities, observing the African big five in their natural habitat – on the Mara’s plains teeming with wildlife. Accompanied by Maasai naturalists, explore the surroundings of the Great Rift Valley on foot. Take a break and enjoy Kenyan coffee and local specialties during your lunch picnic. Here, picturesque kopjes offer many a unique, romantic ‘Out of Africa’ movie moment. End your day savoring private gourmet dinners or campfire barbecue meals in the bush!

Hotel Options
Encounter Mara – Opt 1
RoomLuxury Safari Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Angama Mara – Opt 2
RoomTented Suite
MealsFull Board & Activities
StyleLodge
Day 10 - 10

Transfer to airstrip

Flight to Nairobi (1 hr)

Transfer to international airport (30-60 mins)

Nairobi

0 Days

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.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,940 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 16,880 /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 in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Kigali – Nairobi
    • Nanyuki – Masai Mara
    • Masai Mara – Nairobi
  • All activities as listed :
    • Volcanos: Gorilla trekking
    • Laikipia – Ol Pejeta / Solio: Game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    • Laikipia – Ol Pejeta / Solio: : Game drive on Solio Ranch
    • Masai Mara: Encounter Mara: Game drives, bush walks
    • Masai Mara: Activities at Angama Mara: Game drives, Walking safaris on the Escarpment
  • 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: Exclusive use of 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 and Rwanda: Call of the Wild

10 days $ 8,940 / person

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