11-Day Gorillas, Masai Mara & Zanzibar
11-Day Gorillas, Masai Mara & Zanzibar
11-Day Gorillas, Masai Mara & Zanzibar
11 Days in South Africa
From $5414 pp (USD)
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From tracking wild mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, to soaring over the plains of the iconic Masai Mara in a hot air balloon, and swimming with whale sharks in Zanzibar, we’re certain that this African adventure will be the most magical and memorable holiday you will ever take. Starting in Rwanda you’ll track endangered mountain gorillas, before spending three days in Kenya’s Masai Mara. This phenomenal holiday ends with four days on the exotic spice island on Zanzibar.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania
You'll visit Kigali, Volcanoes NP, Nairobi, Masai Mara NR & Zanzibar
This tour starts in Kigali & ends in Zanzibar - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be run exclusively for you. Transfers and game drives at private camps will be shared.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
15
Minimum age of 15 years
The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives & gorilla trekking
Game drives: normal 4x4 vehicle
Getting around: minivan & air transfer
This operator can book your international flights help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1-2 Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-range lodge just outside Volcanoes NP (Rwanda)
Day 1: Lunch & Dinner Included Day 2: All Meals Included
3 Hemingways Nairobi
Luxury hotel in or near Nairobi (Kenya)
Breakfast Included
4-6 Kilima Camp
Luxury tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR (Kenya) without fences
All Meals Included
7-10 Z Hotel
Luxury hotel in or near Zanzibar (Beach, Tanzania)
Breakfast & Dinner Included
11 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrive in Kigali & Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 1 Arrive in Kigali & Drive to Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival in Kigali you will be met by a representative and driven through the lush green Rwandan countryside to Kinigi at the foothills of the Virungas in Parc National des Volcans. Upon arrival you’ll check in to your accommodation where you’ll stay for the next two nights.
Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
Best Time to Visit
Jun to Sep (It is drier and trails are easier to hike)
High Season
Jun to Sep (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

Common
None
Elephant Elephant Rare
Buffalo Buffalo Rare
White Rhino White Rhino None
Black Rhino Black Rhino None
Giraffe Giraffe None
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Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinks not included
Gorilla Trekking

Day 2 Gorilla Trekking

Today you will experience a once-in-a lifetime wildlife encounter with the wild mountain gorillas of Rwanda. After an early breakfast you’ll be driven to the Parc National des Volcans HQ where you’ll meet your guide who will brief you about your trek and the various aspects of ‘gorilla etiquette’. Then your professional guide will lead you deep into the forest in search of your allocated gorilla family. The high altitude and steep, slippery trails and the humidity under the forest canopy can make the trek challenging, but it’s definitely worth the effort to spend time with wild mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included
Tour of Kigali & fly to Nairobi

Day 3 Tour of Kigali & fly to Nairobi

After breakfast this morning you will return to Kigali where you’ll have an opportunity for a guided tour of the city, including a visit the Genocide Memorial and Education Centre which is a permanent memorial to those who were killed during the 1994 genocide. This afternoon you’ll be driven to the airport for your onward flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi a representative will be transferred you to your accommodation.
Main Destination: Nairobi (Kenya)
Accommodation: Hemingways Nairobi
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Nairobi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included
On safari in the Masai Mara

Day 4-6 On safari in the Masai Mara

For the next three nights you will be staying in the Masai Mara in your tented camp. You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives on the plains of the Masai Mara. This iconic reserve offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities and it’s highly likely that you’ll see zebra, impala, gazelle, wildebeest, buffalo, rhino and elephant, plus lions, cheetahs and leopards. On the next day you can join a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the plains of the Masai Mara followed by a champagne breakfast. You’ll also enjoy two thrilling game drives where you’ll spot an abundance of African wildlife, plus your lodge or camp may also offer the opportunity for a night game drive where you’ll see nocturnal animals such as aardvarks and honey badgers. There are a range of other activities you can participate in during your time in the Masai Mara, including cultural visits to Maasai villages and markets, guided bush walks, horse riding, and black rhino tracking experiences.
Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit
June to October and September to October
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)

Elephant Elephant Common
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Cheetah Cheetah Common
Zebra Zebra Abundant
Wildebeest Wildebeest Abundant
Buffalo Buffalo Common
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Accommodation: Kilima Camp
  • Luxury tented camp bordering Masai Mara NR without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included
Fly to Zanzibar & transfer to the beach

Day 7 Fly to Zanzibar & transfer to the beach

Today you’ll enjoy an early morning game drive before being driven to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Nairobi where you’ll board a connecting flight to the exotic island of Zanzibar. You will be met on arrival in Zanzibar and driven to your accommodation where you will stay for the next four nights. We offer a range of accommodation options on the island and we will ensure that we match you to the most suitable accommodation for your requirements and sense of style – whether that is a rustic beach lodge or a luxurious 5 star resort.
Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included
Zanzibar Beaches

Day 8-10 Zanzibar Beaches

You’ll spend the next three days enjoying Zanzibar at your leisure. With its beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for post-safari relaxation. Should you wish to be active there are plenty of excursions that you can join, including visits to historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, the spice plantations and cultural tours to local villages. There’s also a wide choice of adventure activities that you can participate in, including mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, wind surfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking and sailing, plus the island has fantastic coral reefs which are perfect for diving and snorkelling – and you may even be lucky enough to see dolphins, green turtles and, at certain times of the year, whale sharks.
Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: Z Hotel
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Zanzibar
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included
International Inbound Flight

Day 11 International Inbound Flight

Sadly your ‘Gorillas, Masai Mara and Zanzibar’ adventure has come to an end. After a final breakfast at your hotel you’ll check-out of your accommodation and you’ll be driven to back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) for your flight home.
Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in British Pounds (GBP). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children who are 15 years and older.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2 people 1 room
3 people 2 rooms
4 people 2 rooms
5 people 3 rooms
6 people 3 rooms
7+ people 
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
$6937
$5636
$5522
$5522
$5414
$5414
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Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(No tip expected)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(No tip expected)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks
Getting There
This tour starts in Kigali, Rwanda and ends in Zanzibar, Tanzania
This operator can book your international flights help
Fly to Kigali Airport (KGL - Check price)
Fly back from Abeid Amani Karume Airport (ZNZ - Check price) on Zanzibar. Or fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR - Check price) . There are daily ferries between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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