7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari (7 Days Kenya Wildlife and Rwanda Gorilla Safari)

This 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari is a multiborder crossing safari package that takes you to Kenya for wildlife viewing and Rwanda for gorilla trekking. The Package is designed to combine two of the best Africa’s best wildlife encounters( Mountain Gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing safaris). The  7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari starts in Kenya with arrival in Nairobi. From Nairobi, you will Visit Masai Mara National Reserve, and then return for a scheduled flight to Kigali Rwanda. You will explore the Kigali city, and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure.

This 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari is designed to allow you spend 4 days in Kenya and 3 days in Rwanda. This mountain gorilla & Kenya wildlife itinerary 7 days is a 7 days and 6 night safari tour that combines primate adventure and wildlife viewing in two East African Countries. You will enjoy wildlife watching in Kenya, spot all the African Big Five Animals (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant), and also witness the greatest show on earth ‘‘Wildebeest Migration.’’ Gorilla trekking will be done in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, home to about 10 habituated mountain gorilla trekking families. Gorilla trekking is one of the most thrilling experiences that you will never forget in your lifetime! Let’s delve into the details of this 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari.

Tour Summary for 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Kenya

Day-2: Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 3: Exploring Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 4: Masai Mara –  Nairobi City for flight to Kigali.

Day-5: Kigali city tour –  Volcanoes National Park.

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park-Gorilla trekking Tour.

Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali City-drop-off at Hotel or Airport.

Detailed day by day 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya to start your  7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas package. On arrival, you will be met by your driver guide who welcomes you into Eastern Africa for your thrilling safari tour. He/she will then transfer you to your Hotels in Nairobi.

Take a rest in your hotel, enjoy the comfort after the long flight, sip a cold drink, and take a dip in the pool.

Accommodation options:

Hemingway’s Nairobi or Villa Rosa Kempinski (Luxury)

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi or The Boma Nairobi (Midrange)

Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands or Blue Hut Hotel (Budget)

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.


Day 2: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve & Evening Game drive

On the second day of this 7 days multiborder crossing safari, have breakfast at your hotel and leave Nairobi City, driving northwest via the Great Rift Valley and other stunning landscapes to the world’s renowned  Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch and check in at your booked lodge.

After lunch, embark on a thrilling evening game drive in the park. Masai Mara National Reserve is popular for its spectacular natural phenomenon ‘‘ Wildebeest Migration’’ and the large population of African Big Five species. Late in the day, drive back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

Mara Treetops Tented Camp or Sarova Mara Game Camp (Luxury)

Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Masai Mara Sopa Lodge (Midrange)

Maji Moto Eco Camp or Semadep Mara Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full board.


Day 03: Exploring  Masai Mara National Reserve

Today you will spend your day exploring Masai Mara National Reserve. After breakfast, embark on a full day game drive – you will depart your lodge with packed lunch boxes and drive to the sweeping plains of the Mara to search for different animals. You will explore the Mara while enjoying sightings of  spotted hyenas, African wild dogs, duikers, cheetahs, African bush elephants, zebras, wildebeests, bushbucks, Masai giraffes, Cape buffaloes, aardvarks, African hares, lions, cheetahs, warthogs, yellow baboons, and leopards among others.

Drive to the Grumeti and Mara Rivers to witness the deadly river crossings during the Great annual migration. You will witness millions of wildebeests, Zebras, and gazelles as they try to cross the crocodile-infested rivers. This spectacular event is further spiced up by the large predators that follow up the migrating mammals in an attempt to prey on them.

After relishing the greatness and spectacle of the unforgettable wildebeest migration, we will drive back to the Lodge for dinner, relaxation, and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full board.


Day 04: Morning game drive and return back to Nairobi City for flight to Kigali

After breakfast, go for a short morning game drive through Masai Mara National Reserve to recap the different animals that were spotted and possibly catch more sights of the ones that were missed during the previous days of safari.  Return to your lodge and prepare to depart Masai Mara as you drive to Nairobi City, for a scheduled flight to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport where you will have your next adventure. Arrive in Kigall and check in your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:

The Retreat or Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center (Luxury)

Onomo Hotel or Kigali Marriott Hotel (Midrange)

Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel or the Kingfish Beach Hotel (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 05: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Today you will explore Rwanda’s Cultural, transport, and economic hub, ‘‘Kigali City,’’ before you transfer to Volcanoes National Park. You will visit various tourist spots within Kigali like Kigali Genocide Memorial Center/s, and Craft markets where a collection of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, and Tanzania items can be purchased.

Have your lunch at your hotel and check out. You will then drive to  Volcanoes National Park, where you will embark on a life-changing mountain gorilla trekking safari.

Accommodation Options:

Virunga Lodge or Bishop’s House (Luxury)

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)

Villa Gorilla or Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.


Day 6: Mountain Gorilla trekking Tour in Volcanoes National Park

On this day you will wake up early in the morning and embark on your gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes. You will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast at your lodge. Your driver guide will then drive yo to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing about your gorilla trekking tour. You will join groups of other visitors at the headquarters – you will be allocated a gorilla trekking family to trek.

Treks can take anywhere between 1-4 hours and visitors are rewarded with one hour to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After the trek, you will return to the starting point where your driver guide will be waiting to transfer you back to your lodge

In the afternoon, embark on a guided walk through Gorilla Guardian Village to gain insight into Rwandan culture and traditions. You will enjoy various activities such as brewing banana beer, preparing traditional medicines, making local dishes, enjoying local dance performances, and experiencing a day in the life of a Rwanda Royal. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali City-drop-off at Hotel or Airport

Today you will enjoy breakfast and check-out for a transfer to Kigali City. On arrival in Kigali, you will either be dropped off at the airport or hotel.

End of 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari

Destinations to Visit on 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas Safari

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara is a world renowned safari destination for unrivaled wildlife safaris in Kenya and Africa at large. This National Reserve is located in southern Kenya where it is contagious with Tazania’s Serengeti National Park. This Reserve is famous for its incredible population of lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, cheetahs, and African buffalo. The Mara is also home to several other wildlife species like zebras, gazelles, wildebeest, antelopes, rhinos among others.

Masai Mara in home to the world’s spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Over 2 million wildebeest and their entourage migrate to Masai Mara every year from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and back to Serengeti as the year is coming to an end. This spectacular migration is a must witness and the major hight of Masai Mara Safaris. The Reserve is also home to abundant birdlife that you will encounter on your safari tours in Kenya

Kigali City

Kigali City is Rwanda’s Capital, This city is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. This city is situated near Rwanda’s geographic center where there are rolling hill, valleys and riegest that are joined by step slops. While in Rwanda, you don’t want to mis the country’s economic, cultural, and transport hub. There are a lot of tourist spots in Kigali city such as memorial sites, museums, and lacal markets.

Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is one of the best primate tracking destinations in the world. Volcanoes National Park is located northwest of Rwanda, near the boarder with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The National Park covers an area that is about 160 km2 composed of a rainforest and five of the eight Virunga Mountains.

This National Park is known for its incredible population of endangered mountain gorillas. Volcanoes is home to about 10 different habituated mountain gorilla families that visitor come to trek each day. Besides mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is also home to several other wildlife species such as golden monkeys. You can also spot several bird species in the park including rare, endemic and migratory species.

Quick tour details for 7 Days Kenya & Rwanda Mountain Gorillas package

No. of People: Tailored

Duration: 7 Days (6 nights)

Availability: All year round

Age eligible: 7 years and above

Price: Request a Quote for this package

Safari Quote includes;

Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off.

Bottled water throughout the trip.

Gorilla permit.

Services of a professional English-speaking guide.

Park entrance fees especially

6 nights’ accommodation.

Scheduled flight from Jomo Kenyatta to Kigali International Airport.


Safari Quote Excludes

International flights to and from home

All other personal drinks & Eats

Travel and medical insurance.

Souvenir shopping

Optional activities

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