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6 Days Volcanoes Gorilla Tracking & Maasai Mara Safari Tour

Your 6 days Rwanda gorillas & Masai Mara offers more than magical encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Visit Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s premier big game safari destination to enjoy the most of its wildebeest migration and big game viewing. Fly to Rwanda for life changing mountain gorilla trekking adventure, get up close and personal with the massive mountain gorillas in the African jungles.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi- Masai Mara Reserve

Pick up at a hotel you spent a night the previous day when you arrived into the Magical Kenya. Get briefing from your Kenya safari leader about the 6 days Rwanda gorillas & Masai Mara, after, drive to Masai Mara Reserve. From Nairobi city to Masai Mara, it is about 6-7 hours’ drive and you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the beautiful countryside.

Masai Mara Game Reserve lies in Narok county, Southwestern Kenya. It is one of Kenya’s extensive reserves, sitting on the land area of about 1500sq.km. This nature reserve is home to millions of wildebeest, thousands of zebras, elands, giraffes, and hosts all the big 5 game (buffaloes, elephants, rhinos, leopards and lions) plus about 500 bird species. On arrival, you will settle at the wilderness lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 2: Full day excursion -Masai Mara

Following an early morning breakfast, go game viewing for a full day and you will exit the lodge with some packed lunch and enough bottled drinking water. Today’s game viewing excursion at Masai Mara National Reserve will include witnessing the wildebeest migration and watching the big game- from buffaloes, leopards, elephants, rhinos, to lions.

Plenty of birds, antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, hyenas, etc will also be spotted, and a picnic lunch will accompany your memorable wilderness experience. Late in the evening, there is an option of you visiting the Maasai people in their nearby local community or stay back in the lodge awaiting the next day’s activities.

Day 3: Depart for Kigali Airport, Rwanda

Leave your lodge in Masai Mara Game Reserve for your connecting flight in Nairobi to Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Rwanda. Arrive early, meet your Rwanda tour guide for pick up and set off for a short Kigali city tour or drive direct to a hotel for relaxation and overnight stay.

Day 4: Drive to Volcanoes Park, Musanze

Breakfast served early in the morning at your comfortable hotel, after, have a complete city tour in Kigali for 2 hours. Areas to explore on Kigali city excursion will include the presidential palace museum, Kigali genocide center, Rwanda’s biggest market-Kirimonko market and other sites. After, get to the restaurant or hotel for lunch, then transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Northwestern Rwanda.

Driving time from Kigali capital to Volcanoes Park will be 2-3 hours. Later in the evening, visit Iby’Iwacu cultural village for cultural entertainment from Banyarwanda, get to learn more about their unique cultures, traditions, and practices.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking- full day experience in the jungles

Transfer to Kinigi offices of Volcanoes Park, Rwanda for briefing about rule for gorilla trekking. This is a 160sq.km protected area with 12 habituated gorilla groups including Sabyinyo, Hirwa, Ugenda, Susa A, Susa B, Kwitonda, Agashya, Titus, Amahoro, Umubano, etc. A single group will be visited by 8 tourists, and you will be accompanied by an experienced guide. Tracking Volcanoes Park gorillas takes from 2-6 hours, and it includes 1 hour of photography and learning how mountain gorillas behave. Settle for picnic lunch, then start trekking back to the lodge for evening relaxation, dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 6: Departure

Wake up early, enjoy a leisurely cup of tea/coffee, after, check out of the lodge that you stayed in Volcanoes N/Park. Meet your driver guide, and you will exit Musanze/Ruhengeri region for Kigali capital- drop off at a hotel/next destination or at the airport to wait for your departure flight.

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