Kenya Wildlife tour and Rwanda Gorilla trek is among the top safari adventure available for family vacation & group travelers wishing to travel the explore the East African Countries with a single East African Tourists visa. Rwanda Safaris is a re-known tour operator that offer great Eco friendly safaris to Kenya & Rwanda ! Booking a combined 13 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Kenya Wildlife Safari is great chance to sight the big five and the mountain gorillas in the wilderness of Virunga Massif.
Dont miss to visit volcanoes National Park located in northern province in musanzi district, which shares it border with Virunga National Park Congo and Mgahinga National Park all located within the virunga Massif and its popular for the primate watching tours which include the Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkey and birds which are all open for watching during your visit!
13 Days Rwanda Kenya safari is a combined trip that involves exploring both Rwanda and Kenya best safari destinations. Rwanda Safari destinations to be explored include the capital city and the popular Volcanoes National Park and yet for the Kenya Park include the Masai Mara National Reserve , Lake Nakuru , Naivasha with your last destination being Amboseli national Park.
During the 13 Days gorilla & wildlife safari, you will have a city excursion in Kigali the capital of Rwanda and Volcanoes national park where you will have a double watching of the the endangered mountain gorillas during the gorilla trekking safari and then fly to the magical Republic of Kenya where you will visit places like Masai Mara national reserve for game viewing experience, Naivasha, and finally to Amboseli national Park where you will spot several wildlife-like elephants, lions and the perfect views of the African highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
Highlights of the safari
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali
Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 3: Gorilla trekking experience and cultural experience
Day 4: Another gorilla trekking experience
Day 5: Drive to Kigali with a city tour
Day 6: Fly to Nairobi
Day 7: Transfer to Naivasha
Day 8: Drive to Lake Nakuru
Day 9: Drive to Masai Mara national reserve
Day 10: Full day game drive in the reserve
Day 11: Drive to Amboseli national park
Day 12: Full day game drive in the park
Day 13: Departure
Kigali City Tour
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes
Ellen De Generes Campus
Big five watching in Masai Mara
Nairobi city Tour
Day 1: Arrival & Pick up from Kigali International Airport.
Upon the arrival at Kigali international airport, you will meet Rwanda Safaris Guide and will brief you about the 13 Days Adventure in Rwanda Kenya Safari with Rwanda Safaris , an insight about the facts on Rwanda, Tourism developments, Safari lodges, Transportation , Climatic Conditions, People and culture as you enjoy the first adventure of Rwanda with the expert knowledgeable safari guide.
Option you will have to drive around to learn about Kigali night life including a visit to the Night clubs , out dinner and other things that may interest you . Rwanda is a safe country and movement can be take place any time
Day 2: Kigali city tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
You will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and check out , head for the city tour of Kigali where you will visit the genocide memorial , craft shops and local markets . Later go for lunch within the city before proceeding to drive to Volcanoes National Park which is located 3 hours from Kigali city . Upon arrival you will enjoy the view of the place and check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Wake up in the morning for your breakfast and drive to the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing and start off your trekking adventure into the rain forests of Volcanoes national park. The experience takes about 2 to 6 hours depending on the location of the assigned gorilla group. After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend an hour with them and after pick your certificates at the starting point. After, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and later go for a cultural experience at Gorilla Guardian Village formerly known as Iby’Iwacu village. While at this place, you will get an opportunity of becoming a queen or king and from here, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
You will enjoy the breakfast and head to the park headquarter for the same process of the previous day, as you will encounter the mountain gorillas for the second time, On double gorilla trekking you will visit a different gorilla family. After watching the second gorilla family on your trekking , you will return to the lodge for lunch and later visit the Ellen De Generes Campus for donations and learning more about the conservation works of Dian Fossey . Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as Above
In the morning after breakfast, you will checkout take a visit to twin lakes for boat canoe and later drive to Kigali where you will transfer to the airport for the connecting flight to Kenya for the best wildlife experience in the Kenyan National park. Among the Key Safari activities include the big five game drive, Boat cruise on Lake Nakuru, and Cultural visit to Masai people . The Flight from Kigali to Nairobi will be booked with Rwanda Airways or Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Airline . You will book this flight . Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by the second Rwanda Safari guide that handles the Kenya Part and will brief you about the Kenya History, National park , Lodges, Tourism developments and People with transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Day 6: Game Drive in Nairobi National Park
You will enjoy morning breakfast and join the driver guide to take you for the Nairobi city tour and the game drive in Nairobi National park that is located within the city . Dont miss to select the lunch offers in The Carnivore Restaurant and later in the afternoon return to the lodge for relaxation to prepare for the full Kenya Safari adventure!
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Naivasha
Wake up for your early morning breakfast and start off your journey to Lake Naivasha which takes a drive of about 2 hours from Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake located in the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County lying northwest of Nairobi.
The lake is known for attracting various bird species which are over 400 in number. Also, the lake is a home to a sizable population of hippos. At the lake, enjoy a boat ride on the peaceful waters as you watch numerous bird shores around the shores. From the boat ride, proceed with a short nature walk and enjoy the beautiful nature of around the lake and later drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options : Chui lodge, Enashipai Resort, Loidia House
Day 8: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
In the morning after your breakfast, you will make a transfer to Lake Nakuru which is also known as the pink lake since it attracts million of flamingos to its saline waters.
The drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru takes about 3 hours and once you arrive, fancy your eyes with the amazing pink color around the lake. After the explore, drive to the lodge of your booking for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge
Day 9: Drive to Masai Mara national reserve
In the early morning, wake up for your delicious breakfast and check out of the lodge for your journey to Masai Mara national reserve. The drive from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national park takes about 5 hours. Contiguous with Serengeti national park, Masai Mara national reserve is one of the largest reserves in Kenya known for hosting one of the world’s natural wonders- the great migration which involves the flock of over million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras in the months of July to September when the animals cross from Serengeti national park of Tanzania. You will have an en route lunch and reach at the lodge in evening hours. Check in and have some relaxation at the lodge as you wait for dinner.
Accommodation : Kichwa camp, Bateleurs Camp, Zebra plains camp, Mara plains camp
Day 10: Full day game drive in the reserve
Have your early morning breakfast and go for a full day game drive with your packed lunch in search of different wildlife species including the Africa’s big five. Among the animals in the reserve include African elephants, leopards, lions, African buffalo, warthogs, wildebeests, hartebeest, zebras, elands, gazelles, and many others. During the evening hours, spot several predators like lions, hyenas, cheetahs and many others. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Kichwa camp, Bateleurs camp, zebra plains camp, Mara plains camp
Day 11: Drive to Amboseli National park
Wake up early and prepare for a long drive of about 9 hours from Masai Mara national reserve to Amboseli national park in Kajiado south constituency. Characterized by swamp marshland, acacia woodlands and thorny bush, Amboseli national park is a home to several wildlife species including lions, African elephants, African buffalo, zebras, wildebeests, leopards, hyenas, and many others. Also, the national park offers beautiful views of the highest African free-standing mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro. As you transfer, expect to have an en route lunch and reach the lodge during late evening hours. Check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Have your early morning breakfast and go for a game drive in the plains of the park. Amboseli national park is known for hosting large herds of elephants and many other animals like lions, African buffalos, leopards, hyenas, and others. In the afternoon, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for an evening game drive. The evening game drive will expose you to nocturnal games like hyenas, cheetahs and others. From there, drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight
After the delicious breakfast at the lodge, you will checkout with an enroute game drive and proceed with the journey to Nairobi with an enroute lunch. You will be dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight.