Gorillas, Masai & Beach, Rwanda

April 1, 2016

 

Immerse yourself in the nature, culture and people of two African landmarks.


Christened 'The Land of a Thousand Hills', Rwanda is a delightful, compact and landlocked country in East Africa renowned for its beautiful scenery, charming people and extraordinary wildlife. 


Rwanda has prospered since the end of its political problems, and today is a calm, stable destination where tourism is thriving and well managed. Rwanda's biggest draw are its gorillas. The bamboo forest of Parc National de Volcans houses over half of the world's mountain gorillas.


Mombasa - the largest city on the Kenyan coast - blends city excitement with beach relaxation. It has almost 500km of tranquil white beaches, golden sand dunes, warm aqua water and idyllic secluded islands. 


Malindi is located just a few hours north of Mombasa, and offers complete relaxation combined with world-class scuba diving and outstanding international and local cuisine. Watamu, like Malindi, is a small beach village with a few small shops. The beaches are one of the main attractions and the coral reefs offer some of the best diving in Kenya. 


This tour ensures you see them all. It is organised in partnership with the award-winning Somak, a top player in Kenya’s tourism industry. Their highly experienced staff, top of the range fleet of safari vehicles and amenities, including a lounge for visitors in transit, makes every moment memorable.


The tour gives you the chance to safari, trek amongst volcanoes and, of course, spend time with the gentle but endangered giant gorillas in a rainforest canopied by mahogany and ebony.

 

Gorillas, Masai & Beach: Itinerary


Day 1 Parc National De Volcans
Arrive in Kigali, met by your tour representative and transfer to Musanze then onto Sabinyo Silverback Lodge. 


Day 2 Parc National De Volcans
Early morning transfer to the Park Office for gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek. After locating the gorillas, you will spend time in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes. 


Day 3 Kigali
Another opportunity for gorilla trekking or a golden monkey trek (optional extra) or morning at leisure. After lunch drive back to Kigali.


Day 4 Nairobi
After breakfast, fly to Nairobi, where you can relax or enjoy one of the many excursions available. Stay overnight in the Ole-Sereni Hotel
 
Day 5 Masai Mara
Transfer to Wilson airport for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the reserve, before heading to the Ashnil Mara Camp.


Day 6 Masai Mara
Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp, or take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast as an optional extra. Later, take an afternoon game drive. 


Day 7 Masai Mara
Another day in the magnificent Masai Mara with game drives early morning and afternoon. 


Day 8 Mombasa
Light aircraft flight to Nairobi and connect with flight to Mombasa. Transfer to the Swahili Beach Resort.


Days 9 - 11 Mombasa
Spend the next three nights at the unique Swahili Beach Resort - a blend of African, Arabic and Indian architectural influences, and a welcome addition to the shores of Diani Beach. 
 
Day 12 Depart

Departure after breakfast. 

Prices
Prices start from £3220 per person.


 

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