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14 Days Kenya Tanzania Big 5 and Rwanda Gorillas

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14 Days Kenya Tanzania Big 5 and Rwanda Gorillas

This 2-week tour combines the pleasures of East Africa's heart of wildlife safaris. With safaris to Kenya's Masai Mara, Tanzania's Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Then fly to Kigali, Rwanda to track the last remaining Mountain Gorillas.

DAY 1

Arrival Kenya, Africa

Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You are met by Hallmark Travel Planners representative and transfer to the EKA Hotel (15 KM/approximately 30 minutes) for your overnight stay. Overnight: EKA Hotel, Nairobi.

Nairobi
DAY 2

Drive Nairobi - Amboseli

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Amboseli. You’ll always be able to see your next destination in the distance, with Amboseli’s wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snowcapped peaks in neighbouring Tanzania. Today you’ll arrive in time for lunch at Amboseli AA Lodge, surrounded by open plains in some of the finest elephant-watching country in the world. Then you’ll set off on a game drive in this park that is known as ‘the land of giants’. Read more

Amboseli National Park
DAY 3

Elephant Watch in Amboseli

Enjoy the full day discovering Amboseli on early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Amboseli is one of Kenya’s smaller parks, but it’s a popular one that’s packed full of big sights, with over 1000 elephants including some of the largest bulls in Africa. The ecosystem here is primarily savannah and the low-lying vegetation makes the wildlife here easier to spot. Though largely dry and dusty, Amboseli is also home to swamplands, fed by underwater springs from the meltwaters of Mount Kilimanjaro. Read more

Amboseli National Park
DAY 4

Drive Nairobi-Manyara

After breakfast at the lodge, you’ll transfer to the Kenya/Tanzania Namanga border. Once you have cleared immigration, you will change vehicles and guides and continue on to Arusha for lunch, and then on to Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, nestled very close to of one Tanzania’s best national parks. Stay: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge. Read more

Lake Manyara Park
DAY 5

Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro

Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara. Breakfast. Further game drive till lunch. After lunch depart for Ngorongoro Crater, arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon. The lodge is located very close to the crater rim and enjoys spectacular views and sunsets. Stay: Rhino Lodge.

Ngorongoro Area
DAY 6

Crater Tour

Today you’ll depart early on a morning game drive down into the crater. Discover the diverse areas of forest, swamplands, lakes and open grasslands in this volcanic caldera that’s home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. There is good game viewing year-round, as most animals do not leave the crater. Take your picnic lunch inside the crater. You might also spot Maasai tribesmen guiding their cattle down the steep crater walls to graze. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Stay: Rhino Lodge. Read more

Ngorongoro
DAY 7

Drive Ngorongoro - Serengeti

After breakfast you’ll set off for the Serengeti, stopping en route to visit Olduvai Gorge – a rich archaeological site where evidence of the first signs of human life was found. Travel on to the Serengeti Mawe Camp for lunch followed by your first game drive in one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife-viewing areas. Hope to spot the national park’s resident big cats as well as the Big Five amongst its rolling plains. Return to the lodge for the night. Stay: Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp. Read more

Serengeti National Park
DAY 8

Safaris in Serengeti

Today you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. There’s also the option for a hot-air balloon safari over the Serengeti plains. You’ll rise early and take off at dawn in order to witness sunrise over the vast savannah.

Serengeti National Park
DAY 9

Drive Serengeti - Masai Mara

We plan to depart very early today. It is going to be a relatively long day, and drive. We leave with picnic lunch boxes. After an early breakfast depart for Kenya-Tanzania border at Isabania (300 KM/approximately 5 hours), where we cross back into Kenya and head for the breathtaking beauty of the Masai Mara National Reserve (100KM/approximately 3 hours – travelling time depends on game viewing opportunities). On arrival transfer to the Mara river camp for a stay of 2 nights. Dinner and Overnight Mara River Camp. Read more

Masai Mara Game Reserve
DAY 10

Safari Drives in Masai Mara

With almost every species of animal great and small in the park, this is one of Africa’s premier wildlife areas and today we enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big Cats and the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino). The heartland of the Masai, presents a landscape where Africa is laid bare in all its majesty. Here the endless struggle for survival is played out across the vast open plains and riverine forests of this captivating land. Each year the Mara explodes into life, as the annual migration of great herds of wildebeest journey from the Serengeti to fresh pastures in the north. Between July and October the Mara River becomes the setting for the crossing of some 1.3 million animals, bringing with them the inevitable predators and the inevitable dramas. Dinner and Overnight Mara River Camp. Read more

Masai Mara Game Reserve
DAY 11

Drive Nairobi - Fly Rwanda

Breakfast at your camp. Morning options lake activities. Depart for Nairobi to arrive early afternoon. After lunch, transfer to the airport for flight to Kigali, Rwanda. Flight departs Nairobi at 1630 hours to arrive Kigali at 1650 hours (Rwanda is 1 hour behind Kenya). On arrival at Kigali Airport, you are picked up by Hallmark Travel Planners rep and transfer to Flame Tree Village Read more

Kigali
DAY 12

City Tour - Transfer Kinigi

After breakfast, city tour of Kigali including the visit of the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994. The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) and Murambi (Gikongoro) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event. After lunch, transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. This road trip will take maximum of 2 hours. Hotel accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Read more

Kinigi
DAY 13

Day of Gorilla Tracking

Early breakfast, after which you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! Drive to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at your hotel in Kigali – Flame Tree Village. Read more

Kinigi
DAY 14

Flight to Nairobi - Depart

The whole morning is for your rest at Kinigi. After lunch, pick and transfer back to Kigali City and onwards to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. You check in for your international flight out of Africa.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Nairobi
Hotel EKA Hotel
Day 2
Location Amboseli National Park
Day 4
Location Lake Manyara National Park
Day 5
Location Ngorongoro
Hotel Rhino Lodge
Day 7
Location Serengeti National Park
Day 9
Location Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 11
Location Kigali City
Day 12
Location Kinigi
Day 13
Location Kigali City

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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