12 Days gorilla trekking with Masai mara and Zanzibar

Tour Overview

These 12 days safari allows to visit to top safari destinations you will visit Rwanda and Masai mara. While in Rwanda, you will visit volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, in Kenya you will visit Masai mara national conservation for top wildlife safari experience and Zanzibar to one of beautiful white beaches in the world.
The 12 days gorilla trekking, Masai mara & Zanzibar will reward you with a great treat of East African Big 5 adventure and Gorilla trekking experience, with a great ample time to have a taste of Zanzibar beaches, one of the great beaches in Africa that rewards you with a unique beach life. You will be able to do Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, and later fly to Kenya for great wildlife adventure in search of the big 5, before you find your way to Zanzibar to deep yourself into the beautiful white sand beach with clear blue waters. Nurse your soul to full treat after a long adventure before you fly our back to your home country.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer from the airport
  • Day 2: Transfer to volcanoes national park
  • Day 3: Gorilla trekking and cultural visit
  • Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and drive back to Kigali for flight to Kenya
  • Day 5: Nairobi to Masai mara
  • Day 6 and 7: Full day Masia mara
  • Day 8: Masai mara- Nairobi and flight to Zanzibar
  • Day 9: Day excursion I Zanzibar, stone town tour and spice tour
  • Day 10: Sea Excursion
  • Day 11: Free day -Self treat
  • Day 12: Transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight home.

Day by Day Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer from the airport and Kigali Airport

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through customs and immigration and thereafter you will be met by our company guide/ representative who will warmly welcome you to the Rwanda. He will pick you up and drive you to your accommodation for briefing about the 12 days Rwanda gorilla trekking, Masai mara & Zanzibar beach safari, and later have dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Kigali Marriott Hotel
Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

After morning breakfast at the lodge, the driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Kigali city for a city tour where you will visit the local market and Kigali genocide memorial ground, and have lunch before being transferred to Musanze near Volcanoes National Park where you will check in the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: One & Only Gorillas Nest
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking & Cultural visit

Wake up early and have morning breakfast and thereafter, with your packed lunch, head out to the park headquarters to attend a briefing before the trek, you will be divided in groups of 8 members and assigned arranger guide who will accompany you in to the forest to begin the search. Gorilla trekking may last for about 2-6 hours or even more depending on the movement of the gorillas. When you have finally found them, you will be allowed one hour with them watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla trekking safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sunscreen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole days depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience, you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on cultural experience at Iby’ Iwacu, to get cultural insight of the Rwandans.
Accommodation: One & Only Gorillas Nest
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 4: Golden monkey trekking & transfer from Kigali to Kenya

Rise up for morning breakfast by 7.30 am and after, the driver will transfer you to the park’s headquarters with your packed lunch in Office of Tourism in Kinigi where you are briefed by the ranger about the rules and regulations to followed during golden monkey tracking before you head off to the jungle in search for these shy primates. The trek can last from an hour to six hours just like gorilla trekking, however not as hectic as the gorilla trekking, though the trek is strenuous but much rewarding at the end. You will be given an hour with the golden monkeys as you watch them go about their daily activities and also take as many pictures of your choice and later return from your lodge. Proceed for lunch in one of the local restaurants, before hitting on the road to find our way back to Kigali for your evening flight to Kenya. Our company driver/guide will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival on an evening flight. He will transfer you to Nairobi city hotel for check in for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 5: Nairobi / Masai National Park

You have breakfast at your hotel. You will be met by your safari driver where you will have a pre safari briefing and departure for Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival, check in to your accommodation followed by lunch and brief relaxation. Later evening, you will go first game drive Masai mara where you will be able to see some of the animals in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 6 and Day 7 – Masai Mara

You will spend two full days exploring and discovering the vast Mara reserve, enjoying game drives as you search for the resident Big Cats, antelopes and bird species. While on the game drives, be on the lookout for Lions, Cheetahs, Buffalos, Zebras, Spotted Hyenas, Masai Giraffes, Elands, Gazelles, Hippos, Leopard, Black Rhinos and several other animals and birds that reside here. The Mara, one of the most famous wildlife reserves in Africa is home to the Big Five as well as other predators, scavengers, plains game and prolific birdlife. This is also the place where the wildlife spectacle referred to as the annual wildebeest migration takes place every year between July and October when over 1.2 million Wildebeest and Zebras cross over from Serengeti national park in to Masai mara via the Mara River in search of greener pastures. While in the park you will do full day game drives i.e. morning game drives best time for game watching when the animals are most active. Afternoon game drives as well as evening game drives perfect time to watch Nocturnals and predators hunting for prey.
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi- and Flight to Zanzibar

Wake up and have morning breakfast thereafter, Check out of camp. Time allows and depending on the location of your camp, you enjoy an enroute game drive as you begin your drive back to Nairobi. On arrival, optional lunch may be served at the Carnivore Restaurant if time permits. You will then be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you board your afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Arrive at Zanzibar International airport, meet and greet with the guide/driver at the Airport, then transfer to the beach hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Gold of Zanzibar
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 9: Day excursion in Zanzibar, Stone town tour & Spice

Have morning breakfast and after, head out for a day excursion to explore the vibrant hot spot of Zanzibar with a tour of the Stone Town, and learn about its rich history and cultural heritage and Spice tour, which is the second income earner of Zanzibar, with a drive through a profusion of greenery in the countryside seeing, smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, pineapple, banana, green coconut juice, etc. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Gold of Zanzibar
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 10: Sea Excursion

Rise up early for morning breakfast and by 08:00 depart from Hotel for Safari Blue. Safari Blue is more like but more than a day out activity. This excursion ideally permits the clients to see the natural environment of specifically Menai Bay, the Mangroves, Baobab tree, and sand banks. The clients enjoy the tranquility of cruising by sail in one of Safari Blue’s traditional hand built wooden dhows. A peaceful way to end your memorable day, you will be served with lunch and soft drinks. Tour ends in the evening. Then transfer to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Gold of Zanzibar
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 11: Free day – Self treat

It’s your free day, to enjoy yourself to the fullest, you can opt to stay at the beach, or arrange a private snorkeling adventure or just relax at the hotel. The choice is entirely up to you, how you want to spend this day.
Accommodation: Gold of Zanzibar
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 12: Transfer to Zanzibar airport for your fly out.

Today is the last day of your holiday in Zanzibar; You will have free time and leisure in the beach hotel until your departure time back to the airport in time for your flight back home.
End of tour


Tour includes

  • All mentioned activities on the itinerary
  • A professional tour guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • All permits
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary

Package Excludes

  • Porter fees
  • Visas
  • Air tickets
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Life insurance
  • Other drinks apart from water

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park to Ibyiwacu Cultural to Kigali to Nairobi to Masai Mara to Zanzibar and you will be dropped off at Zanzibar Airport.


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