Once In A Lifetime Gorilla Trekking – 3 nights Volcanoes National Park | 1 night Kigali | 1 night Nairobi | 2 nights Masai Mara
A wonderful experience. This was our second time in Africa. This time we decided to do our safari in such a way that we visited lifetime dream places. We wanted to see the Gorillas and also the large herds of antelope on the Masai Mara. We got to do both and we loved it. During our dealings with Kerry we became very confident of the arrangements. The tour went off effortlessly and we knew we were in good hands all the way. Thank you to Kerry and to Africa.
Arrive at Kigali International Airport, Rwanda on your direct flight. You will be met at the airport by your driver and transferred to the Mountain Gorilla Lodge, which is approximately four hours drive away through the Rwandan country side. Arrive at the lodge and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure soaking up the beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountain.
Have breakfast at the Gorilla Mountain Lodge and thereafter you will be transferred to the staging point for your Gorilla trek. After a briefing from your local guide you will then start your trek into the mountains to locate and spend time with the wild Gorillas. After locating a gorilla family group you will have the opportunity to photograph and interact with these amazing animals at close quarters. After this interaction you will trek back to the staging area and be transferred back to the Lodge for a well deserved dinner.
After another early breakfast you will be transferred to the briefing area and briefed about your morning expedition to see the Golden Monkey’s in their natural environment. Once again a local guide will lead your trek to view the troops of Golden Monkeys and provide you with insight into these unique primates. This is a half day activity and after your visit you will be transferred back to the Gorilla Mountain Lodge where you will check out and board your vehicle for your transfer back to Kigali. After a stop for lunch you will arrive in Kigali in the early evening and check into the Kigali Serena Hotel. Dinner will be at the hotel.
Breakfast at the Kigali Serena Hotel. You will then be met by your local guide who will conduct a tour of the Rwanda Genocide Museum and thereafter introduce you to the sights of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Your guide will take you for lunch at a local Bistro and thereafter take you back to the Kigali Serena Hotel where you will check out and be transferred to the Kigali International Airport for your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel for Check in and dinner.
After breakfast at the Nairobi Serena Hotel you will check out and be collected by a driver for your transfer to the Wilson Airport on the outskirts of Nairobi. From there you will board your fixed wing, light aircraft for the flight into the airstrip in the Masai Mara Conservancy. You will be met at the airstrip by a driver from the Entim Camp and transferred to this luxury tented camp in the heart of the world famous Masai Mara. After check in you will have some leisure time and then board an open Safari vehicle for your afternoon game drive. Your local safari guide will enthrall you with the wildlife viewing on offer and provide insight into these African plains species. After sun downers at a remote location you will be taken back to the camp for a sumptuous dinner under the stars
Immerse yourself in the wildlife paradise of the Masai Mara. Each day you will be woken early for coffee and then depart for your morning game drive. During your stay you will be taken to various areas depending on where the latest sightings have been made and where the best viewpoints are. Your safari guide will lead you through and enthralling African wildlife experience, making each day unique and special. After the morning game drive you will arrive back at camp for a hearty breakfast and the rest of the day at leisure. You can choose to go on a guided walking safari for a completely different experience in the bush, see bird life and plains animals from a different perspective. In the afternoons mount up again for an afternoon game drive, arriving back at camp each evening for a dinner under the African stars.
After the morning game drive and breakfast, check out of Entim camp and be driven back to the airstrip for your flight by small aircraft back to Wilson Airport. A driver will meet you at Wilson Airport and drive you to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi where you will board your flight home.