This is a superb trip with gorilla trekking in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans, a Big-Five safari in the Masai Mara, a visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Stone Town and time on the beach in Zanzibar. The Big-Five safari on the plains of the Masai Mara is in open four-wheel drive vehicles and is combined with a once in a life time opportunity to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans. The trip is completed with time to explore the ancient houses and narrow cobbled streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital, before relaxing on a white sand beach.
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow on the Kenya Airways overnight flight to Nairobi.
Day 2 Arrive in Nairobi and transfer onto the Kenya Airways flight to Kigali. On arrival in Kigali, you will be met by your driver and travel 2 ½ north to Parc National des Volcans for a 2 night stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge with all meals included.
Day 3 Make an early start for the Parc National des Volcans, where you will do your first gorilla trek. You are met by staff from Park Headquarters at 7 am and briefed on conduct during gorilla tracking. The trackers then lead you into the forested slopes to seek one of the groups of Mountain gorillas. Reaching the gorillas can be quick, or it can take a few hours. Return for lunch at the Mountain Gorilla View and in the afternoon visit the panoramic twin volcanic lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Day 4 This morning you will have an opportunity for an optional second gorilla trek. In the afternoon return to Kigali to stay 1 night at Chez Lando, all meals included.
Day 5 Road transfer to the Kigali Airport for Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Palacina Hotel for a 1 night stay with breakfast included.
Day 6 Road transfer to the domestic airport for light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve to stay 3 nights at Kicheche Mara Camp inclusive of all meals, picnics, local drinks (excluding champagne), unlimited game-viewing drives, escorted bush walks, conservancy fees and laundry. Full day game drives to allow you to discover the Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara and its extraordinarily rich wildlife.
Day 9 Transfer by light aircraft to Nairobi for the Kenya Airways flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, you will be transferred to historical Stone Town for a 1 night stay at Zanzibar Palace in a suite with breakfast included.
Day 10 Road transfer to Matemwe Beach Village for a 5-night stay in a standard room, breakfast and dinner included. Spend your days relaxing on the beach or participating in the water sports on offer.
Day 15 You will be transferred to the Zanzibar airport for the Kenya Airways flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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