7-Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Masai Mara

Rwanda kenya
  • 7 Days
  • Max People : 26+
  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot
  • Wifi Available
Description

7-Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Masai Mara

Both Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Masai Mara in Kenya are renowned for their conservation efforts. Volcanoes National Park is dedicated to the protection and preservation of endangered mountain gorillas, and visiting the park allows you to contribute to these conservation initiatives. Similarly, Masai Mara is committed to safeguarding its diverse wildlife and habitats, providing opportunities for sustainable tourism that supports conservation efforts.

Itenariry

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Early Morning you will be met by our driver/guide who will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park, which is located in the northwestern part of Rwanda. Upon arrival at Volcanoes National Park, check in to your accommodation and have a leisurely lunch. Spend the evening at your leisure, relaxing and preparing for the exciting days ahead.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast at your accommodation. Afterward, head to the park headquarters for a pre-trek briefing where you will be assigned a gorilla group to visit. Embark on a thrilling gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. Trekking can take a few hours to a full day, depending on the location of the gorilla group you are assigned to. Once you find the gorillas, you will spend approximately one hour observing and photographing them. After the gorilla trek, return to your accommodation and enjoy a relaxing evening, reflecting on the incredible experience of encountering these magnificent creatures up close.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Cultural Experience

Enjoy an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a briefing on the golden monkey trekking experience. Golden monkeys are endemic to the Albertine Rift and are a unique species to encounter. Embark on a golden monkey trekking expedition in Volcanoes National Park. The trek is usually shorter compared to gorilla trekking, and you will have the opportunity to observe and photograph the playful golden monkeys in their natural habitat. After the trek, you can engage in a cultural experience by visiting nearby local communities, where you can learn about traditional Rwandan customs, interact with the locals, and even participate in traditional dances and crafts. In the Evening: Return to your accommodation and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Fly from Kigali International Airport to Nairobi and Transfer to Masai Mara

Have breakfast at your accommodation in Volcanoes National Park and check out. Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. The flight duration is approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the airline and schedule. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative who will assist you with the transfer to Masai Mara. The transfer to Masai Mara can be done by road (approximately 5-6 hours) or by a domestic flight (approximately 1-2 hours). The choice of transportation will depend on your preferences and arrangements made with your tour operator. In the evening arrive at your accommodation in Masai Mara, check in, and enjoy a relaxing evening, preparing for the exciting days ahead.

Accommodation: Tayari Tented Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara

Wake up early and have a quick breakfast before heading out for a full-day game drive in the Masai Mara. The park is famous for its abundant wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo), wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and various antelope species. Explore the vast savannah plains and riverine forests of the Masai Mara, stopping for picnic lunches at designated spots within the park. Your experienced guide will help you spot and identify different animal species while providing interesting insights about their behavior and habitat. In the evening, return to your accommodation and relax while enjoying the breathtaking sunset over the Masai Mara.

Accommodation: Tayari Tented Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Optional Activities in Masai Mara

After breakfast, you have the option to go on another game drive in the Masai Mara to further explore the wildlife and capture any missed sightings from the previous day. Alternatively, you can choose from other activities such as a hot air balloon safari or a nature walk guided by Maasai warriors. In the afternoon enjoy lunch at your accommodation and spend the afternoon engaging in optional activities, such as visiting a Maasai village to learn about their traditional way of life or relaxing at the camp/lodge and enjoying the facilities. In the evening you will have a leisurely evening, perhaps enjoying a sundowner while reminiscing about your incredible wildlife encounters.

Accommodation: Tayari Tented Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast at your accommodation in Masai Mara, check out and bid farewell to the beautiful reserve. Begin your transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi International Airport. Drive from Masai Mara to Nairobi, takes approximately 5-6 hours. Along the way, you can enjoy the picturesque landscapes and perhaps make a stop for lunch or refreshments.

Accommodation: No Accommodation

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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