Imagine Rwanda and Kenya

Volcanoes National Park, Nairobi, Masai Mara
7 nights private tour from $10,100 per person

Showcasing East Africa’s wildlife gems, journey through Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas and observe the behaviours of these mysterious primates. Top off this bucket list experience with an unbeatable safari in the vast grassy plains and rolling hills of the Masai Mara in Kenya. This trip is ideal for those travellers who are short on time but want an action-packed wildlife adventure.

Imagine Rwanda and Kenya
At a glance
  • Trekking with mountain gorillas is one of the most sought-after wildlife experiences on the planet and you’ll have the chance to observe these incredible primates in their forest home.

  • Let your excitement wander as you journey through the vast, open plains of the Masai Mara in search for leopards, lions and the planet’s greatest wildlife migration.

  • This tailormade trip between Rwanda and Kenya is made seamless with the excellent flight connections available in east Africa.

Journey highlights
  • Trekking with mountain gorillas is one of the most sought-after wildlife experiences on the planet and you’ll have the chance to observe these incredible primates in their forest home.

  • Let your excitement wander as you journey through the vast, open plains of the Masai Mara in search for leopards, lions and the planet’s greatest wildlife migration.

  • This tailormade trip between Rwanda and Kenya is made seamless with the excellent flight connections available in east Africa.

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.

The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October but game-viewing is great year-round as there is abundant resident wildlife.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
June $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
July $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
August $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
September $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
October $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
November $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
December $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
January $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
February $11,400 $2,900 plan your trip
March $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
April $10,100 $2,500 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
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    $2,500
  • June
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
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    $2,900
  • July
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
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    $2,900
  • August
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
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    $2,900
  • September
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,900
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,900
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,900
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
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Itinerary

Fly to Kigali
Day 1-3

Volcanoes National Park, Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda

On arrival into Kigali, you’ll be met by your specialist driver/guide and driven to the Volcanoes National Park, a stunning series of volcanoes encased by jungle, and the home of mountain gorillas. Gaze out the window in admiration of this scenic country which has been termed the Switzerland of Africa and the land of a thousand hills.  On the way, you will stop off at the Genocide Memorial Centre. The memorial is a journey through one of the most savage genocides in history and takes you through what happened with enormous visual and emotional impact. Your base for the next two nights is The Bishop’s House, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park. Spend this afternoon at your leisure and relish on a delicious dinner in the tranquil courtyard before getting some rest for the night. 

This morning feel your excitement build as you embark on your trek to find the mountain gorillas. Firstly, you will be driven 15 minutes to the park headquarters to find out which gorilla family you will be tracking.  You will then journey through the forest, clambering through dense jungle and hiking up steep gradients. It can take anything from 45 minutes to 5 hours to find the gorillas depending on their movements, but as you can imagine it’s totally worth it when you come across these majestic animals. Spend a magical hour with these habituated gorillas, watching them interact as a family and admire the adorable babies playing and tumbling amongst the ferns.  After the trek you will spend the remainder of your day unwinding at Bishop’s House, looking back on the extraordinary experience you have encountered.

Accommodation: The Bishop’s House ( 2 nights )
Day 3-4

Nairobi

This morning enjoy a well-deserved lie in and a leisurely breakfast before being driven back to Kigali in time for your international flight to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. At the airport you will be greeted by your driver who will transfer you to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for the night, where you can unwind before your safari begins in the morning.

Accommodation: Tamarind Tree Hotel ( 1 night )
Day 4-7

Maasai Mara

After breakfast your driver will transfer you to Nairobi Wilson domestic airport, which is just 10 minutes away from your hotel. You will board a light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. Approaching the Mara, you will see endless open plains dotted with acacia trees and rolling hills in the distance. Landing in the wilderness on a dirt airstrip, you safari begins as a herd of wildebeest look over at you curiously as you step off the plane. Your guide will game drive you to Naibor Camp, your home for the next 3 nights. After settling into camp, you will enjoy a light lunch overlooking the Talek River, listening to the grunts of hippos before heading out on your afternoon game drive. If you travel between July-September, you are in a prime spot to feel the thundering movements of the wildebeest migration. Aside from this, the wildlife sightings in the Masai Mara are phenomenal. Follow a coalition of cheetah through the plains and wait in anticipation for them to begin a hunt. Watch lion cubs frolicking around in the grass whilst their mother keeps a watchful eye on them. Evenings will be spent reminiscing on the day’s events around a roaring campfire, listening to the sounds of lions in the distance.

Accommodation: Naibor Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 7-8

Nairobi

Today after a final game drive, soaking up your last wildlife sightings, you will enjoy a leisurely meal back at the camp and say farewell before catching your light aircraft flight back to Nairobi. You will spend the afternoon and night at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel, which is well located to catch your flight home the following morning. 

 

Accommodation: The Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport ( 1 night )
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When to visit

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  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. There are two annual rainy seasons: the big rains which last from mid-February to the beginning of June, and the small rains from mid-September to mid-December. Rainfall, especially over the mountains, is heavy during these two periods, particularly from March to May. The long dry season, June to September, is the best time for tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.

The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October but game-viewing is great year-round as there is abundant resident wildlife.

Imagine Rwanda and Kenya
Imagine Rwanda and Kenya

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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