Visit one of Kenya's premier game parks, track the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and soak up the Rwandan vibe in Kigali

Visit one of Kenya's premier game parks, track the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and soak up the Rwandan vibe in Kigali - this twenty day tour showcases the best of East Africa. HIGHLIGHTS • Visit community projects in Nairobi’s slums • Spectacular wildlife in Maasai Mara • Trekking the endangered mountain gorillas • Adrenaline activities in Jinja

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$3985
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
20+ days
Best months:
November
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural
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November 3: Arrive Nairobi

Arrive in Kenya, transfer from the airport to the campsite in Karen, Nairobi.  This evening we can have a casual welcome dinner to go over the trip plans.
Included meals: None

 

November 4: Nairobi
Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in the morning.  After lunch head to Kibera to visit Amani Kibera’s projects including the library.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 5: Nairobi to Maasai Mara

After breakfast we depart on our safari adventure.  Drive to the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch.  Maasai Mara, Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve, is without a doubt Africa’s most famous safari destination. The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is where over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate annually.  It also holds one of the highest lion densities in the world, which is why it the home of the BBC wildlife channel’s Big Cat Diary.  Other game includes: leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, plains game, crocodile and small mammals including mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and the nocturnal porcupine.  Enjoy a late afternoon walk up to the escarpment where you can enjoy a spectacular view over the reserve.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 6: Maasai Mara

Spend a full day game driving in the Maasai Mara. The abundance and variety of game in this reserve is nothing short of amazing. Nearly every mammal can be seen in the Maasai Mara, including various antelopes, scavengers like hyena and vultures, and all the cats (lion, cheetah and leopard).  Sighting a leopard needs luck more than just being there, but lions are abundant and there are excellent chances for spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants, buffalo, the Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 7: Maasai Mara to Naivasha

Start the day with an optional early morning hot air balloon flight, including a full champagne breakfast in the savannah. On the way to Lake Naivasha, visit a nearby Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle.  In the afternoon there is the option to take high tea at Elsamere, where Joy and George Adamson once lived.  Joy and George spent much of their lives working with lions and studying their behaviour.  Elsa was the most famous lion, about whom the movie "Born Free" was about.  Elsamere looks out over Lake Naivasha, providing a beautiful setting to enjoy afternoon tea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 8: Lake Naivasha

One option to spend the day is cycling or walking in Hells Gate National Park.  This park is famous for its geological formations and has very few predators so it is a perfect location to enjoy a safari with a difference: on a bicycle!  Later in the day there are other options such as taking a boat trip to Crescent Island, sailing on Lake Oloiden, or taking a walk in the village and up to a lookout to survey the lake and its surrounds.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 9: Lake Naivasha to Lake Baringo

You may choose to start the day with a walking safari in Wileli Conservancy. This is one of the few parks without predators, so it is safe to walk. You will have a rare opportunity to stand close to giraffes, zebra, antelope, flamingos and warthogs.  Our drive to Lake Baringo takes us through the main honey-producing region of Kenya.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 10: Lake Baringo

With 450 species of birds, Lake Baringo is a birdwatcher’s paradise.  You can begin the morning boating on the lake to get the best bird viewing opportunities.  The lake is serene at this time of day and the peace takes all your cares away.  Later in the day there is the opportunity to go on a nature walk or a bird watching walk with a local guide.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 11: Baringo to Kerio Valley

After breakfast drive west towards Eldoret in Western Kenya.  We make an overnight stop not far from the town.  Our campsite overlooks the Kerio Valley with stunning views from the tents.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 12: Kerio Valley to Jinja        
Cross the border into Uganda and head to Jinja, where we will stand at the source of the Nile, Africa's longest river traversing the continent from Lake Victoria up to the Nile Delta in Egypt.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 13: Jinja

A full free day to enjoy in East Africa's adrenalin capital.  Choose from a number of activities including white-water rafting, bungee jumping and quad biking.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 14: Jinja to Kampala

It is a short drive from Jinja to Kampala, giving you a free afternoon to explore Uganda’s capital.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 15: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the base for gorilla trekking.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 16: Lake Bunyonyi

The morning is free to spend as you like: canoe on Lake Bunyonyi, visit an orphanage, or spend time with local women learning their traditional crafts.  In the afternoon we will transfer to the village closest to the family of gorillas you will be trekking.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 17: Gorilla Trekking

Start early in the morning for the trekking.  It’s a truly magical experience to be in the presence of a massive silverback who is only a few metres from you.  After the trekking you will return to Lake Bunyonyi.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 18: Lake Bunyonyi to Ruhengeri

Drive to beautiful Ruhengeri, surrounded by the Parc National des Volcans.  The Virunga Volcanos loom to the south and west of Ruhengeri, providing plenty of hiking opportunities. A special experience to be enjoyed here is the hike to the top of one volcano to see the Golden Monkeys.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



November 19: Ruhengeri

You have a free day to experience some of the wonderful sights in the midst of the Virunga Volcanoes.  There is a community tourism group who can organise guides to take you to the neighbouring villages to learn about basket weaving, banana beer production and other traditional activities.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 20: Ruhengeri to Lake Muhazi

Drive through rural Rwanda to a lake resort on Lake Muhazi.  Enjoy a sunset boat cruise or sundowners at the guesthouse as the sun descends across the lake.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

 

November 21: Lake Muhazi to Kigali

Spend the morning with the bishop of Gahini, the nearby village, visiting the community projects he is involved with.  In the afternoon, we travel to Kigali.  The rest of the holiday is yours to enjoy - the Genocide Museum is not to be missed.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 22: Kigali

A free day to explore Kigali at your leisure.  In the evening we can have a farewell dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

November 23: Depart Kigali

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast

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  • This is a camping trip - we supply tents and mattresses, you supply your sleeping bag. We stay at designated campsites with bathroom facilities including showers (mostly hot) and toilets.

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