Masai Mara & Gorilla Adventure

Classic, Nairobi to Kigali

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

An epic adventure awaits you on this 12-day tour through Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. In the Masai Mara, you'll embark on incredible wildlife safari drives to spot big cats (cheetahs, leopards, and lions) with opportunities to visit a Masai village and learn about this nomadic culture. Visiting G Adventures for Good projects like the Nyamirambo Women's Centre and the Ubuntu Café gives you a grounded, well-rounded understanding of what makes this slice of the continent so special.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu Your G for Good Moment: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Masai Mara National Reserve wildlife safari drives
  • Safari camping experience
  • Guest farm stay near Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Bigodi Community lunch
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari drives
  • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
  • All national park fees and trekking permits
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the masai mara national reserve
  • View diverse wildlife in search of the "big five"
  • Spend two nights in a safari camp
  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Trek to see chimpanzees in uganda
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in queen elizabeth national park

Itinerary

Nairobi Arrive at any time.
Nairobi/Masai Mara Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the "big five".
Masai Mara Enjoy an early wildlife safari drive when animals are most active. Opt to visit a Masai village, learn to dance like a warrior, stop in the manyatta (family compound) and learn about this nomadic culture.
Masai Mara/Nairobi Enjoy a final wildlife safari drive before the journey back to Nairobi.
Nairobi/Kampala Travel from one bustling East African capital city to another. Relax in Kampala and await the second part of this epic adventure.
Kampala/Fort Portal Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a guest farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds.
Kibale National Park Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the Bigodi Community.
Kibale NP/Queen Elizabeth NP Continue on to Queen Elizabeth NP, stopping at the equator. Head out on a wildlife safari drive in the afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five different species of primates, and hippos.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Take an early morning wildlife safari drive and enjoy lunch inside the park. Opt for an evening cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
Queen Elizabeth NP/Bwindi Impenetrable NP Enjoy the scenic drive south, with views of forests, volcanoes and lakes. Spend the night on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla Trekking Rise early for the tour's main highlight – gorilla trekking!
Bwindi/Kigali Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to the capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures supported Nyamirambo Women's Centre. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.
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