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£6,110 Per person
11 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This trip takes in two of the highlights of East Africa - the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and the big game of the Masai Mara in Kenya. Start your trip with three nights at the foot of Rwanda's Virunga Volcanoes, where you will spend one day tracking the mountain gorillas and a second day visiting the much smaller primates, the golden monkeys. From here fly to Nairobi and then on to the Masai Mara for four days of game drives and guided walks exploring this wildlife rich reserve. Famed for its vast open savannah plains and meandering rivers, wildlife in the Mara includes big cats, elephant, buffalo, hippo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hyena and more.

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy tow of Africa's most iconic wildlife experiences.

  • Track mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

  • Search for lion, leopard and cheetah on safari in the Masai Mara.

Audley Travel Specialist Toby

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Rwanda. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
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  • Kigali
  • Ruhengeri
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Ruhengeri
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Ruhengeri
  • Kigali
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Nairobi

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kigali.

Day 2 Ruhengeri

Kigali , Ruhengeri

On arrival in Kigali you will be met by your guide who will assist you with your bags and drive you through the countryside to Ruhengeri.

Day 3 Ruhengeri

Volcanoes National Park , Ruhengeri

Gorilla tracking day! Set off early this morning for a briefing at the park HQ before you start the trek through the bamboo zone and into the forest. The trek will take anything between 2 and 5 hours to reach the gorillas and you then have one precious hour to spend watching these fascinating primates before trekking back to the trailhead. Spend the time taking photos, learning about their behaviour from the guide and watching them interact.

Day 4 Ruhengeri

Volcanoes National Park , Ruhengeri

A different day in the forest today - set off in the morning to track one of the troops of golden monkeys. They live in troops of approximately 80 members on the lower slopes of the forest, making it an easier trek. They are wonderfully lively and entertaining to watch, leaping through the bamboo above your head! There will be time this afternoon to either relax or explore the area with your guide.

Day 5 Nairobi

Ruhengeri , Kigali , Nairobi

You will return to Kigali for a city tour, including a visit to the Gisozi genocide memorial museum. You will fly to Nairobi this afternoon, where you will be met and driven to a hotel to overnight.

Day 6 Masai Mara National Reserve

Nairobi , Masai Mara National Reserve

You will be transferred to the domestic airport this morning for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, an hour away. Stay for four nights at the wonderful Karen Blixen Camp overlooking the Mara River and Olololo escarpment. Enjoy lunch and a siesta before going on a game drive in the mid-afternoon to search for any wildlife nearby.

Day 7 Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy game drives in the morning and afternoon with the excellent guides at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 8 Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

Another day on safari, enjoying the superb wildlife of the Masai Mara.

Day 9 Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

A final day on safari in the Masai Mara. As well as the famous big cats, you can spend your time searching for elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, hyena and more.

Day 10 International return flight

Masai Mara National Reserve , Nairobi , International return flight

Fly out of the Masai Mara in the late morning to Nairobi Airport.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Toby

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