Itinerary Highlights

  • Golden hour with the incredible Mountain Gorillas
  • Spotting the Big 5 and an abundance of other wildlife in the renowned Masai Mara
  • Sublime relaxation at the beach in Zanzibar

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
15 nights from £9,075 per person

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

This superb tailor-made trip starts with unforgettable Gorilla tracking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans. Then fly to Kenya for a Big-Five safari in Masai Mara, during which you'll enjoy game drives in customized 4-wheel drive vehicles. Afterwards, fly to Zanzibar to visit the very atmospheric Stone Town and enjoy rest & relaxation time on the beach. 

Itinerary

On arrival into Kigali off your international KLM flight***, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Flame Tree Cottages for an overnight stay with breakfast included. *** For this sample itinerary we include return economy class airfare from London or selected other UK airports with KLM. Should you prefer to utilise another carrier, please let us know and we will be happy to quote accordingly.
This morning your private, experienced, English-speaking Rwandese driver-guide will meet you at your hotel. (Time to be confirmed with you locally). Set off on an excursion to see one of the Genocide Memorial sites, and then drive 2 ½ north in your comfortable, private 4x4 vehicle to Parc National des Volcans for a 2 night stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge with all meals included.
Depart from London Heathrow on the Kenya Airways overnight flight to Nairobi.
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.
Road transfer from Parc National des Volcans back to the Kigali Airport in time to check in for the Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Palacina Suites Hotel for a 1 night stay with breakfast included.
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.
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.
During these two days, enjoy game drives in the world renowned Masai Mara, where plains game, predators and birdlife are abundant in a quintessential African savannah setting.
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.
Road transfer to Pongwe Beach Hotel for a 5-night stay in a beach view double room with breakfasts and dinners included. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or arrange sightseeing or various outdoors activities through reception.
You will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to check in for your flight*** journey home. *** For this sample itinerary, which can be tweaked to suit individual requirements, we include international flights (economy class seating) with KLM.
Arrive back into the UK this morning after a wonderful holiday!
You will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for the Kenya Airways flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow.

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

15 nights from £9,075 per person

Helen Kennedy

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
Includes: * return KLM flights (economy class seating) from London Heathrow OR selected other UK airport to Kigali and from Zanzibar back to UK; * regional flights with Kenya Airways (economy class seating) from Kigali to Nairobi and from Nairobi to Zanzibar); * airport taxes: * all accommodation based on double or twin room occupancy, with meals as indicated; * transportation in private 4WD vehicle in Rwanda and Masai Mara; * all professional guiding and excursions; * Kenya reserve/conservancy fees and * one Rwanda Gorilla permit per person.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Excludes: personal items (drinks, tips, phone calls, laundry & travel insurance).

Pricing Notes

* Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms in soft bags only on light aircraft flights into Masai Mara. * An extra Rwanda Gorilla permit for those who wish to do a second Rwanda gorilla trek is US$ 1,500.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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