Sample Kenya & Rwanda Safari Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1 – Fairmont Norfolk Hotel/Nairobi – Bed and Breakfast – On your arrival into Jmo Kenyatta airport, you will be met and driven to the Fairmont Norfolk hotel. Time permitting, you may want to visit Nairobi’s best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, from the Academy Award winning film ‘Out of Africa’, Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary, and the Giraffe Center.
DAY 2 – Ol Pejeta Camp/Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Fully Inclusive – This morning you will be driven to Wilson airport in time to fly with Air Kenya to Nanyuki airstrip. Your guide will be there to meet you in Nanyuki and drive you to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp where you will spend the next 2 nights. Afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners will be on offer.
DAY 3 – Ol Pejeta Camp/Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Fully Inclusive – The next day you will have a wide array of activities to choose from including game drives. walking safaris, lion tracking, horseback riding, cultural visits, or visits to the canine anti-poaching unit or endangered species enclosure.
DAY 4 -Offbeat Mara Camp/Mara North Conservancy – Fully Inclusive – After breakfast you will be driven to Nanyuki airstrip and flown by Air Kenya to the Masai Mara where you will be met and driven to your next destination, Offbeat Mara camp. Here you will be staying for the next 3 nights. Afternoon/evening game drive and sundowners overlooking the beautiful Olare Orok River.
DAY 5 – Offbeat Mara Camp/Mara North Conservancy – Fully Inclusive – Early morning call for a hot air balloon safaris across the Masai Mara…a truly spectacular way to view the wildlife and scenery. Afternoon visit to Keiyaki Guiding School and game drive.
DAY 6 – Offbeat Mara Camp/Mara North Conservancy – Fully Inclusive – Morning walking safari and afternoon cultural visit to a nearby Masai village and game drive.
DAY 7 – Virunga Lodge/Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo – Fully Inclusive – Today will be a travel day. You will be driven to the airstrip and then flown by private charter to Jmo Kenyatta airport in time to check in for your flight to Kigali. From Kigali you will be transferred by road to Virunga Lodge which is a 3 hour drive through the volcanic hills to Volcanoes National Park and Virunga Lodge.
DAY 8 – Virunga Lodge/Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo – Fully Inclusive – This morning you will be taken to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters where you will receive your briefing and prepare for your gorilla trek. Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests is a magical experience. Only eight visitors are allowed per gorilla group each day. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours.
DAY 9 – Virunga Lodge/Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo – Fully Inclusive – Today you will have a choice of a wide variety of activities including trekking for the endangered, beautiful and playful golden monkey, a visit to the graves of Dian Fossey and some of her beloved research gorillas, bird watching some of the 700 different bird species, a village walk through the local village, Lake Bulera, or a climb up one of Virunga’s chain of volcanoes.
DAY 10 – Virunga Lodge/Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo – Breakfast – This morning, after breakfast you will be driven about 3 hours back to Kigali airport in time to check-in for your onward connection.