Gorillas & Masai Mara Safari Holiday


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Trip Code: AYU
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries visited: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda
Activities: Waterfalls, Jungle, Lions, Great Migration, Gorillas, Safari Holidays, Wildlife (safari Walks), Rafting
Duration: 17 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: Travel by specialist overland vehicle, 4WD in Masai Mara and on foot in search of gorillas!
Meals: Forward itinerary (Nairobi to Kigali): all breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners included. Reverse itinerary (Kigali to Nairobi): all breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners included.
Accomodation: 11 nights full-service camping in variety of campsites, some quite basic, with 6 nights in permanent tented camps with shared facilities, 3 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities.
Group: Normally 8 to 18, plus leader and appropriate local staff

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Fantastic Kenyan wildlife and the endangered Mountain gorillas

Lions in the Masai Mara

We start with a journey through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha, which has a good diversity of wildlife and a healthy hippo population, and on to the prolific Masai Mara for an exceptional two days of game viewing. The Masai Mara is a 'must see' on any Kenya safari holiday and is home to an astonishing amount of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year, the wildebeest migration. Our next stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, which is home the endangered White and Black rhinos, elusive leopard and in season, a million flamingos. Crossing into Uganda, we have a free day at Jinja where there is the option of various activities, including an exhilarating day's rafting on the Nile, followed by a guided nature walk at Lake Mburo National Park. Finally we head into Rwanda for the highlight of the trip - the opportunity to see the Mountain Gorillas. This close-up encounter is arguably the most sensational wildlife experience of them all and is a wonderful end to one of the best Africa adventure holidays. 

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.

Day 2: Arrive Nairobi; transfer to Lake Naivasha; visit Elsamere, former home of Joy Adamson.Show detailed information

Day 3: Into 4WD vehicles for drive to Masai Mara; late afternoon game drive.Show detailed information

Day 4: Full day in the Masai Mara.Show detailed information

Day 5: To Kembu Farm.Show detailed information

Day 6: To Lake Nakuru N.P.; afternoon game drive; camp in park.Show detailed information

Day 7: Morning game drive; to Naiberi River; camp near Eldoret.Show detailed information

Day 8: To Jinja, Uganda.Show detailed information

Day 9: Optional day's rafting, bungee jumping,visit to Bujagali Falls or walks around local villages.Show detailed information

Day 10: To Lake Mburo N.P.; guided afternoon nature/bird walk; camp in park.Show detailed information

Day 11-12: To Lake Bunyonyi; at leisure with excellent birdlife and good scenery.Show detailed information

Day 13: To Ruhengeri, Rwanda.Show detailed information

Day 14: Visit to see the gorillas in Parc National des Volcans.Show detailed information

Day 15: To Kigali; afternoon free for shopping, to visit the Genocide Museum and to explore this small and attractive city.Show detailed information

Day 16: Evening flight via Nairobi.

Day 17: Arrive London.

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