This truly memorable holiday is for those wanting the bucket-list experiences of an authentic Kenyan safari AND the chance to track the rare mountain gorilla in the equatorial forests of Rwanda. For your safari you will fly over the vast plains of Kenya's famous Masai Mara and stay in the spectacular Angama Mara Lodge, located high above the floor of Africa's Great Rift Valley, with breathtaking views. The reserve is home to some of Africa's most prolific wildlife. Year-round the park is teeming with elephants, lions, leopards and a host of other game. During the month of July and October, the annual wildebeest migration transforms the landscape and adds to an already outstanding safari experience. During your stay you can experience game drives, hot air ballooning, walking safaris, cultural visits to neighbouring Maasai villages - or simply do nothing at all.
Before heading off to Rwanda you will have one night in Nairobi staying at Giraffe Manor. Here you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of close up encounters with the semi-habituated giraffe as they put their heads through the windows at breakfast. The giraffe are always keen to be hand fed!
From here it is off to the exceptionally beautiful Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You will stay at Bisate Lodge with its dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke and Karisimbi rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests. The main focus of the stay will of course be tracking the mountain gorillas, a particularly special encounter, but you can also track golden monkeys, go on hikes and visit Dian Fossey's grave and research. You will also be invited to participate in our biodiversity conservation efforts, as well as engage and meet the local community.
The prices in our itineraries are intended to guide you towards a potential budget for your holiday.
The cost of your tailored holiday will be dependent on what accommodation and airline class you select, the season you travel in, the airline used, any discounts applied or additional private extras you require.
Our journey specialists understand that you will be searching for a quality holiday at the best price and as we are always looking to establish loyalty to Mahlatini, we will be happy to compare any cheaper options you may have obtained. Do be aware, however, of any hidden extras and that you are indeed comparing like for like whilst also receiving the same quality service and financial protection.
Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you to Wilson Airport where you will be assisted onto your lights aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your camp.
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to your lodge.
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Wilson Airport and transferred to the International Airport for your flight to Kigali in Rwanda. On arrival you will be road transferred to the Volcanoes National Park.
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Kigali Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.
Arrive at JFK
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