Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania

Nairobi - Kigali

24 days through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda
FROM: $6665 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Boat
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Camping 17 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Multishare Hostel 4 nights
Breakfasts x 22, Lunches x 19, Dinners x 20
$725 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

East Africa is all about the wildlife. On this tour we’ll travel overland through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to some of the best national parks and game reserves East Africa has to offer, including Samburu National Reserve, the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Mburo NP, and Queen Elizabeth NP, hoping to spot game like cheetahs, lion, leopards, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, and more. In particular we’ll be looking out for both black and white rhino in Nakuru NP, and heading out on an atmospheric trek in search of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To break it all up we also have an overnight stay in a traditional Samburu village where we’ll meet the tribespeople there, a visit to East Africa’s adventure capital Jinja where we can go white-water rafting, bungee jumping and quad biking, and we spend time in the cities of Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali.

3 night wildlife safari in the Maasai Mara
Take an optional sunset hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara
Look for big cats and other amazing wild animals
Explore the lower slopes of Mount Kenya
Overnight around the camp fire with Samburu villagers
Wildlife safari in Samburu Reserve
Hope to spot Black and White rhinos in Nakuru NP
Visit Jinja, the adventure activity capital of East Africa
Overnight in stunning Mburu NP with optional guided walk
2 night safari in QEII NP including boat trip

We’ll be camping at good campsites on most nights of this trip, and spending much of our time in the great outdoors of East Africa soaking up its national parks and game reserves, so don’t expect too many creature comforts! The trekking in Bwindi can be quite humid and tough, but it’s all worth it when you first catch a glimpse of mountain gorillas.

Day 1 - Nairobi (8th December 2021)

Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

Welcome to Nairobi! If you would like to explore Nairobi fully, we advise you arrive a day earlier to give yourself the time to see some of the highlights in the city - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Nairobi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Nairobi.

There will be a group meeting today at our joining hotel at 10:00am - your tour leader will meet you at the hotel reception. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

After the group meeting, we will be met by our 6-person 4x4 jeeps that will take us on our 2-night excursion to the Maasai Mara. We will load the jeeps with our personal gear (but we will not need our camping equipment) and then head off to Maasai Mara, leaving our truck behind.

We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location in Nairobi), and advise you to bring along a smaller daypack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off. You should pack clothing for 3 days (including a warm jumper or fleece and long trousers), a waterproof jacket, toiletries (including sun screen and insect repellent), your camera and charger, a small towel, a head torch, a water bottle, books and personal snacks, etc.

On arrival, we will have the chance for a short evening game drive in the Maasai Mara NP before heading to our campsite. The Maasai Mara is an incredibly scenic area and is one of the world's greatest places for wildlife spotting which is absolutely teeming with giraffe, buffalo, zebra, elephants, lions, cheetah, leopards, and other big game!

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Day 2 - Masai Mara (9th December 2021)
Day 3 - Masai Mara (10th December 2021)
Day 4 - Naro Moru (11th December 2021)
Day 5 - Naro Moru (12th December 2021)
Day 6 - Samburu Village (13th December 2021)
Day 7 - Samburu National Reserve (14th December 2021)
Day 8 - Nakuru NP (15th December 2021)
Day 9 - Nakuru NP (16th December 2021)
Day 10 - Jinja (17th December 2021)
Day 11 - Jinja (18th December 2021)
Day 12 - Kampala (19th December 2021)
Day 13 - Kampala (20th December 2021)
Day 14 - Lake Mburo NP (21st December 2021)
Day 15 - Queen Elizabeth NP (22nd December 2021)
Day 16 - Queen Elizabeth NP (23rd December 2021)
Day 17 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (24th December 2021)
Day 18 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (25th December 2021)
Day 19 - Ruhengeri (26th December 2021)
Day 20 - Kibuye (27th December 2021)
Day 21 - Nyungwe NP (28th December 2021)
Day 22 - Nyungwe NP (29th December 2021)
Day 23 - Kigali (30th December 2021)
Day 24 - Kigali (31st December 2021)

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08 Dec 21 Nairobi
31 Dec 21 Kigali

$6,665 USD

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07 Dec 22 Nairobi
30 Dec 22 Kigali

$6,865 USD

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