8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas – Rwanda (8 Days Kenya wildlife & Rwanda Gorilla Safari)

Combining two of the best African safari experiences – mountain gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris will surely leave you with nothing to admire on an Africa safari. One of the best places to go for wildlife viewing in Africa is Kenya, also known as ‘‘home to Safaris.’’ Mountain gorillas are however found in only three countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and D.R Congo. This 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari allows you to combine unbeatable wildlife viewing in Kenya and Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. This 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari Package is a multi-boarder safari tour to Kenya and Rwanda.

You will spend upto 4 days in Kenya and on the 5th day of this  8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas safari, you will fly to Rwanda for your memorable mountain gorilla trekking and Rwanda tour. This Package is best designed for those who wish to combine unbeatable wildlife viewing in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

This 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari will allow you to witness all the famous African Big Five Animals in Kenya (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), before embarking on life changing mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Tour Summary for 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari 

Day 1: Arrival in Kenya

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 3&4: Exploring Masai Mara National Reserve.

Day 5: Masai Mara –  Nairobi City for flight to Kigali.

Day 6: Kigali city tour –  Volcanoes National Park.

Day 7: Volcanoes National Park-Gorilla trekking Tour.

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali City-drop-off at Hotel or Airport.

Quick tour details

No. of People: Tailored

Duration: 8 Days (7 nights)

Availability: All year round

Age eligible: 7 years and above

Price: Request a Quote for this package

Destinations to Visit on 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas

  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Kigali City
  • Volcanoes National Park

Highlights of 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas

  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking.
  • Masai village/community visit.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in the best places of lodging.
  • Endless wildlife viewing opportunities on walking safari and game drives
  • Search for lion, leopard, and cheetah on safari in the Masai Mara.


Detailed day by day 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

You will arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya to start your  8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari. Upon your arrival, your driver guide will welcome you into Eastern Africa. This is followed by sharing pleasantries and introductions then driving to one of the best Hotels in Nairobi.

You will spend the rest of your afternoon resting at the comfort of your Hotel after the long flight, sipping a cold drink and taking a dip into the pool. There is an optional walking tour to discover the hidden beauty of this City.

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

After a hefty breakfast at your hotel, we leave Nairobi City, driving northwest via the Great Rift Valley and other stunning landscapes to the world’s renowned  Masai Mara National Reserve.

Masai Mara is a highlight of Kenya safaris and a must-visit for wildlife lovers. The National Reserve is popular for its spectacular natural phenomenon ‘‘ Wildebeest Migration’’ and the presence of remarkable numbers of the African Big Five species. After we enter the Reserve, we will drive to your lodge and along the way, you will be glad to spot a number of wildlife including both mammal grazers and predators across the plains. We arrive at your lodge and check-in. You will later have dinner and an overnight stay here.

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 3&4: Exploring  Masai Mara National Reserve

You will spend the next two days of your 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari exploring Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.  Embark on morning and evening game drives in the Mara and witness some of the most awe-inspiring sights of a lifetime. You will spot from the elusive leopards to the charming large numbers of wildebeests and their entourage as they roam the vast savannas.

After breakfast, you will depart your lodge with packed lunch boxes and drive to the sweeping plains to search for different animals while making occasional stops to take photos. While on these game drives, look out for the 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.


You will then drive to the Grumeti and Mara Rivers to catch a sight of the deadly river crossings during the Great annual migration. While here, you will witness millions of wildebeests, Zebras, and gazelles as they try to cross the crocodile-infested rivers. The large numbers of mammal grazers also attract several predators and there are high chances of seeing a kill in action.  After relishing the greatness and spectacle of the unforgettable wildebeest migration, we will drive back to the Lodge for dinner, relaxation, and overnight.

On the fourth day, there are several options available for exploring Masai Mara National Reserve. These include hot air balloon tours, walking safaris, and visits to nearby Masai villages to learn about local sustainability initiatives. You can also learn about different traditions and the simplicity of their lives, all while experiencing their wide smiles.

Meal Plan: Full board.


Day 5: Short game drive and return back to Nairobi City for flight to Kigali

Today after breakfast, you will go for a short 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 game viewing.  After the short game drive, you will depart Masai Mara and drive to Nairobi City, for a scheduled flight to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport where you will have your next adventure.

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 6: Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Today you will travel to Volcanoes National Park, but before you depart Kigali, you will have a short tour around the city. You will have breakfast at your Hotel and then leave your hotel with your belongings, head for a city tour visiting Kigali Genocide Memorial Center/s, and Craft markets where a collection of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, and Tanzania items can be purchased.

Lunch will be enjoyed at one of the City’s top eateries and later drive to  Volcanoes National Park, where you will spend the remaining two days of your 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas 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 7: Mountain Gorilla trekking Tour in Volcanoes National Park

The day is today to embark on the long awaited gorilla trekking! Today you will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast at your lodge. Your driver guide will arrive just in time to take you to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing about your gorilla trekking tour. You will join groups of other trekkers at the headquarters and will be allocated a gorilla trekking family to trek. Your ranger guide will lead the way to the jungle where you will search for one of the most sought-after creatures on earth.

Treks will take anywhere between 1-4 hours and visitors are rewarded with one hour of observing gorillas in their natural habitat. After trekking these massive giants in the jungle and spending one hour in their presence, you will return to the starting point where your driver guide will be waiting to transfer you back to your lodge

In the evening, you can take a guided walk through Gorilla Guardian Village to gain insight into Rwandan culture and traditions. The walk includes 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. The day concludes with a hot and delicious meal, followed by an overnight stay at your Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali City-drop-off at Hotel or Airport

Departure day begins with breakfast, followed by check-out for a transfer to Kigali City. This concludes our 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas Safari.

End of 8 Days Kenya & Mountain Gorillas

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

7 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