This is a superb trip with gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, a Big-Five safari in the Masai Mara, a visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stone Town and time on the beach in Zanzibar. The Big-Five safari on the plains of the Masai Mara is in open four-wheel drive vehicles and is combined with a once in a life time opportunity to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans. The trip is completed with time to explore the ancient houses and narrow cobbled streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital, before relaxing on a white sand beach.
Depart from London Heathrow on the Kenya Airways overnight flight to Nairobi.
Parc National des Volcans
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer onto the Kenya Airways flight to Kigali. On arrival in Kigali, you will be met by your driver and travel 2 ½ north to Parc National des Volcans for a 2 night stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge with all meals included.
Parc National des Volcans
Make an early start for the Parc National des Volcans, where you will do your first gorilla trek. You are met by staff from Park Headquarters at 7 am and briefed on conduct during gorilla tracking. The trackers then lead you into the forested slopes to seek one of the groups of Mountain gorillas. Reaching the gorillas can be quick, or it can take a few hours.
Return for lunch at the Mountain Gorilla View and in the afternoon visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Parc National des Volcans - Kigali
This morning you will have an opportunity for an optional second gorilla trek. In the afternoon return to Kigali to stay 1 night at Chez Lando, all meals included.
Accommodation: Chez Lando
Road transfer to the Kigali Airport for Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Palacina Hotel for a 1 night stay with breakfast included.
Accommodation: The Palacina Suites
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Road transfer to the domestic airport for light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve to stay 3 nights at Kicheche Mara Camp inclusive of all meals, picnics, local drinks (excluding champagne), unlimited game-viewing drives, escorted bush walks, conservancy fees and laundry.
Full day game drives to allow you to discover the Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara and its extraordinarily rich wildlife.
Accommodation: Kicheche Mara Camp
Stone Town - Zanzibar
Transfer by light aircraft to Nairobi for the Kenya Airways flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, you will be transferred to historical Stone Town for a 1 night stay at Zanzibar Palace in a suite with breakfast included.
Accommodation: Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Matemwe Beach Village
Guided morning walking tour of Stone Town. Road transfer to Matemwe Beach Village for a 5-night stay in a standard room, breakfast and dinner included.
Spend your days relaxing on the beach or participating in the watersports on offer.
Accommodation: Matemwe Beach Village
You will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for the Kenya Airways flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow.
Pricing Information & Dates
15 day tour, from £4995 - £5835 per person
01 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
01 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Inclusive of Kenya Airways flights from London to Kigali via Nairobi, returning back via Amsterdam, light aircraft flights indicated, accommodation based on double or twin room occupancy, transportation in private 4WD vehicle in Rwanda, guiding, meals, activities and Kenya national park fees as indicated and one gorilla permit per person
Excludes: personal items (drinks, tips, phone calls, laundry & travel insurance).
Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms in soft bags only.An extra gorilla permit costs £545 per person.
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