Gorilla Trekking & Kenya Safari

Trek deep into the rainforests of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. Then head to some of Kenya's most impressive safari parks. This is the ultimate African wildlife itinerary.
11 Days
$15,685

Gorilla Trekking & Kenya Safari - 11 - $15,685

Itinerary

The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip.

Day 1-3: Arrival at Kigali, City Tour, Transfer to Virunga Mountains

Arrival at Kigali, Rwanda (morning arrival). Note: We have a dedicated flight partner who can help you find and book the best international flights for you.

On arrival, you will be met and taken for a short excursion around the city. You'll be taken for lunch, before being transferred to the Virunga Mountains and to your lodge. Settle in before dinner. 

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (2 nights)

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park, Gorilla Trekking

Today you have a thrilling wildlife experience. You'll start early with breakfast and a short briefing at the park HQ, before setting off into the forest in search of your allocated gorilla family for your Gorilla Trekking. Spend 1 magical hour with them, before heading back to your lodge for lunch. You'll visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund this afternoon, returning to your lodge for dinner. 

Day 3-4: Back to Kigali and onwards to Nairobi

After breakfast, you'll be transferred back to Kigali and to the airport. Connect here to your onward flight to Nairobi (not included). On arrival at Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, relaxing after your travel day. 

Overnight: Tamarind Tree Hotel ( 1 night)

Day 4-6: Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the domestic airport (Wilson) in time for a light aircraft flight to Samburu. You'll be collected on arrival and driven to your camp, settling in before lunch. Your afternoon will be spent on a game drive, returning to camp for dinner. 

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp (2 nights)

Day 5: Samburu National Reserve

Spend today enjoying shared morning and afternoon game drives in the Samburu National Reserve. 

Day 6-8: Lewa Conservancy

After breakfast, you'll depart for the Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia, a drive of around 2 hours. Arrive at your next camp with some time to relax before lunch. You'll then head out on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy. Dinner is back in camp. 

Overnight: Lewa Safari Camp (2 nights)

Day 7: Lewa Conservancy

Today you'll enjoy shared morning and afternoon game drives in Lewa. 

Day 8-11: Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the nearby airstrip and board a light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. You'll be taken to your camp, settling in for lunch. You'll then head out on an afternoon game drive, returning to camp for dinner. 

Overnight: Entim Mara Camp (3 nights)

Day 9-10: Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend two days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives in the Mara National Reserve, in search of the wildebeest migration herds and crossings. 

Day 11: Return Home

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airstrip, enjoying a final game drive en route. Board a light aircraft flight to Nairobi, Wilson. You'll be taken for lunch at the famed Carnivore Restaurant before being transferred to the international airport for your onward flight arrangements. We hope you will be leaving Africa with some incredible memories and photos of your time here. 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together during 2024 high season (July - October). Prices for 2025 may differ. 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

Safari Spring Saver!

Spring has sprung! Book before 20th June 2024 and get 5% off your trip, an average saving of $976.

Simple Booking Process

  1. Talk to our team to discuss this trip or plan a tailor-made itinerary.
  2. Once you're happy, we'll take a 30% deposit to confirm your trip.
  3. The balance will be due 70 days before you travel.

Flexible Payment Options

  • Bank or wire transfers ✔️
  • Visa & Mastercard accepted ✔️
  • Pay in instalments ✔️

Includes

All Brilliant trips include:

  • Experienced safari guides
  • All domestic/internal flights
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary (accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences)
  • Fees for guides/scouts/drivers/cooks
  • All entrance and park fees
  • Fees for all activities as per the program
  • Shared or private daily game drives (depending on your route and preferences, please enquire for more details)
  • Meal plan full board unless specified otherwise
  • Select local brand drinks on safari
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Cover
  • Conservation charge

With Brilliant, you'll also get...

  • Brilliant Africa’s Bucket List Safari System: work one-on-one with a dedicated specialist with decades of experience in East Africa. We'll help you cut through the noise, navigate the thousands of options, design the trip that's right for you and have confidence you'll get what you expect (results in 98% 5* reviews)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Highest-rated African travel company on Trustpilot: so you know you'll be in safe hands with our team.  
  • Ground Support Team: our local ground team are on hand to help if you ever need support during your trip. 
  • Dedicated Pre-Travel Support: access to a dedicated customer support specialist to help you with all of your pre-travel questions and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Get Me To Africa Flight Package: we'll connect you with our flight specialist who will find and book the right international flights on your behalf*
  • Personalised Guest Portal & Mobile App: access to your individual guest portal, including video guides to common questions, and everything you need to know to prepare for your African adventure.
  • WhatsApp Contacts: your local support team will be easily contactable via WhatsApp.   
  • Safety Briefing: 1:1 consultations with our specialists to answer any of your questions about safety when travelling in Africa. 
  • Done-With-You Visa Service: we’ll send you step-by-step video guides on how to apply for your visas and required travel documents, saving you hours of time, stress and headaches.

*For customers based in the US only. 

'Life Happens' Postponement Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you need to postpone your trip, we won't charge any fees to postpone your trip and all payments you have made towards the original trip will be applied to the postponed trip.

*T&Cs apply, enquire for details 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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