8 days Rwanda to Uganda and Kenya

8 Days
From $3,990
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1- Welcome to Rwanda

Day 2- transfer to Lake Mutanda

Day 3: Gorilla trekking

Day 4: Fly to Nairobi

Day 5: domestic flight to Masai Mara Game drive

Day 6&7: Whole day Game drives in the Game drive

Day 8: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1- Welcome to Rwanda

A representative from AA Safaris will give you a warm welcome at Kigali International airport and drive you to your hotel for you to rest. If interested, you can visit the local markets especially the crafts market to buy carvings, musical instruments, fabrics, sculptures and leather items at your cost.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Urban by CityBlue Hotel, Kigali
Days 2&3: Transfer to Lake Mutanda (Uganda), Gorilla trekking

Drive to the north of Kisoro in Uganda where the scenic lake Mutanda is located with a great view of the Virunga mountains. Relax at the lake as you engage in lake activities like dugout canoeing across the lake then hike or take a bike ride to your lodge.you can relax at the lake shores with a swim or order a tilapia meal.

Activities done here will be at your cost.

For this tour, AA Safaris advises you to get an East African single tourist visa at USD 100 for you to travel through Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda.

Drive to Bwindi national park headquarters for a briefing before tracking the mountain gorillas starts. Uganda has 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population living in the Bwindi forest. A park guide will start you down well-maintained paths into the Bwindi forest to track one of the 13 mountain gorilla families. When the family to track is sighted, you will be guided to a distance of 6 meters from where you will sit in silence and observe the gorillas go about their day. Watch them feed, hunt insects, tree bark and fruits, play, climb trees, groom one another. Remember not to mimic the sounds they will make, no flash photography, no feeding the gorillas. Lunch will be readily packed for the day. Stay hydrated through the day because of the long walk and energy you will need to move through the thick bushes. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort
 Day 4: Fly to Nairobi

Be driven to Kigali International airport for an evening flight to Nairobi. When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, an AA Safaris guide will drive you to a hotel to spend the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: One-Forty-Eight, Nairobi
Day 5,6&7: Domestic flight to Masai Mara Game reserve, Whole day Game drives in the Game drive

Your guide from AA Safaris will drive you to Wilson airport for your 45minutes to an hour flight to Masai Mara game reserve. A representative from the lodge you will be staying at will be at the airstrip to pick you up and drive you to the lodge for you to check-in. Start on a long game drive in search of the Big 5 of the wild (Rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes) in this game reserve. When you drive along Mara river, you will spot antelopes, crocodiles, lions, buffaloes, and hippos. In July-October annually, 2 million wildebeests alongside predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs migrate from The Masai Mara game reserve to The Serengeti in Tanzania and return. 

 

Start early on both days for a drive in the game reserve. You might be lucky to see a predator like a lion or a cheetah resting after a night hunt. Stop to see antelopes, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, duikers, elephants . as you drive, your guide will take you down different trails so that you see different animals and he will explain how they thrive in their habitats and survive in their territories. Don’t forget to carry cameras for photos. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Ngenche Safari Camp
Day 8: Departure

Go on a morning game drive to see how predators like cheetahs, leopards relax after a night of hunting. See the rest of the wild wake up before your eyes especially as animals leave their night resting places for the Mara river for a drink after a night’s rest.

The driver of the lodge will drive you to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi, Wilson Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris brings you this 8 day safari experience where you will arrive in Kigali and drive to track the mountain gorillas in Uganda, fly to Masai Mara for exciting game drives to enjoy both maasai culture and the wild game like the wildebeest, elephants, lions, leopards.

Accomodations

Urban by CityBlue Hotel, Kigali
Near Union Trade Center, Kigali Convention Center, Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and Ntarama Church, perched atop a vantage point in the verdant city of Kigali with sweeping views of the city is CityBlue, a trendy boutique hotel with 34 rooms of a variety of types to cater to all needs and budgets. Its 15 minutes away from Kigali International Airport and 2 minutes from the city center.
Mutanda Lake Resort
Perched on a Lake Mutanda peninsula in the shadow of the Virunga Mountains, the resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. It is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature.In a superb location, plonked directly on the lake, this relaxed Dutch-owned resort has luxury tents raised on wooden platforms with lovely porches and polished wooden floorboards. It’s within striking distance of gorillas at Nkuringo, Rushaga and Mgahinga.
One-Forty-Eight, Nairobi
Located in the peaceful suburb of Langata, bordering the Giraffe Sanctuary, this beautiful little gem with just 8 rooms will provide the business or safari traveler with an ideal location to rest and relax in tranquil surroundings. The location itself is completely unique with warthog, parrots, peacocks and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife.
Mara Ngenche Safari Camp
Set in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mara Ngenche Safari Camp overlooks the Mara River offering an open-sided lounge bar with free Wi-Fi access. With a modern African décor, tents come with a four-poster bed with a mosquito net, each has an outside shower and an en-suite bathroom equipped with a stand-alone bath. Guests can enjoy their meals in the dining rooms. A variety of activities, like a safari with expert local guides and lectures of Maasai culture, can be performed in the immediate surroundings.

Availability and Prices

Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,990
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 5,720
Per Person
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 3,990
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 5,720
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Airport pickup
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance, or any other travel insurance)