10 Days Volcanoes, Masai Mara and Serengeti safari
10 Days Volcanoes, Masai Mara and Serengeti safari is a trip to different destinations across Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania borders. You will engage in various activities during this trip such as golden monkey trekking, gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey hike, game drives, a Maasai experience, a city tour as seen in the itinerary below;
Safari highlights of the 10 Days Volcanoes, Masai Mara and Serengeti safari
- Day 1; pick up and drive to Volcanoes national park
- Day 2; golden monkey trekking
- Day 3; gorilla trekking
- Day 4; drive to Kigali
- Day 5; flight to Tanzania
- Day 6; transfer to Serengeti national park
- Day 7; Full day in Serengeti national park
- Day 8; drive to Mara national reserve
- Day 9; Full day in Masai Mara national reserve
- Day 10; Maasai experience and departure
Day 1; pick up and drive to Volcanoes national park
You will be picked up by your guide who will welcome you and brief you about your safari. After you have been briefed, you will drive around the city on the way to volcanoes national park where you will check in and have lunch. Dinner and overnight will be at 5 volcanoes lodge.
Day 2; gorilla trekking
Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters after you have had your breakfast at your lodge. You will be briefed about your gorilla trekking activity before heading into the forest in the company of your ranger guide.
You will spend about 2 to 5 hours searching for the gorillas in their natural habitat and when you find them, you will watch them for about 1 hour before returning to the briefing point at the park headquarters. You will have an optional visit to Iby’wacu village where you will interact with the local community and get to know more about their way of life and enjoy traditional dance performances. Dinner and overnight will be at 5 volcanoes lodge.
Day 3; golden monkey trekking
After having an early breakfast at your lodge, you will go for your golden monkey trekking activity in Volcanoes national park. You will have a briefing about the activity before proceeding into their natural habitat to search for the golden monkeys. You will spend about 3 to 5 hours searching for the golden monkeys and stay for about 1 hour with them.
You will also visit the Karisoke research center which was established by Dian Fossey in an effort to protect the mountain gorillas. You will also see the burial site where Dian Fossey’s grave is found. After this experience, your guide will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at 5 volcanoes lodge.
Day 4; drive to Kigali
After having breakfast and checking out of your lodge in volcanoes national park, your guide will drive you to Kigali where you will have a city tour and visit places like Kimironko market, the genocide memorial sites. Your guide will later drive you to your hotel where you will have diner and overnight at Des Miles collines hotel.
Day 5; flight to Tanzania
After having breakfast at your hotel in Kigali, you will check out of the hotel and your guide will drive you to Kigali airport for your flight to Tanzania which is the next destination for your safari. On arrival in Tanzania, you will be met by your Tanzanian guide who will welcome and brief you about your safari.
You will proceed to your hotel in Arusha where you will have lunch. You will have a tour around Arusha town later in the afternoon as you explore the busy streets and visit different places of interest and interact with the locals. Dinner and overnight will be at Tulia boutique hotel and spa.
Day 6; transfer to Serengeti national park
You will start your day with breakfast at your hotel in Arusha ahead of your journey to Serengeti national park located in the northern part of Tanzania. You will enjoy amazing views of highlands as you drive to the national park where you will see different wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, antelopes, giraffes, lions, leopards among others on your way to your lodge where you will have your lunch.
After lunch, you will engage in another game viewing experience during which you will search for different wildlife species and also visit the attractions in Serengeti national park such as the hippo pool where you will see many hippos swimming in a pool from a close viewing point. You will return to your lodge after your afternoon game drive for dinner and overnight at Serengeti heritage luxury tented camps and lodges.
Day 7; full day in Serengeti national park
Breakfast will be served at your lodge in Serengeti national park and you will proceed for your morning wildlife viewing experience during which you will see various wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, elands, waterbucks, impalas which are very active in the morning and can easily be seen.
You will return to your lodge after your morning game drive for your lunch. You will have an afternoon game drive after lunch as you drive around the kopjes where you will see predators like lions watching over the savannah plains where buffalos, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, herds of elephants, topi, waterbucks, wildebeests among other graze. As you watch the sunset and enjoy taking pictures, your guide will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Serengeti heritage luxury tented camps and lodges.
Day 8; drive to Masai Mara national reserve
You will have breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare for your drive to Masai Mara national reserve. After clearing with customs at Isebania border, you will proceed to the reserve with an en route game drive to enjoy the wilderness as you look out for the different wildlife species while enjoying the scenery.
You will check in at your lodge to relax as you prepare for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara camp.
Day 9; full day in Masai Mara national reserve
You will enjoy your breakfast at your lodge before going for your morning game drive in the savannah plains of Masai Mara national reserve. You will see wildlife species such as the big five like elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions and leopards as you explore this destination as well as other wildlife and species. Your guide will drive you to your lodge for lunch as you prepare for another game viewing experience.
During your afternoon game drive in Masai Mara national reserve, you will enjoy taking photos of the wildlife species such as wildebeests, waterbucks, giraffes, hyenas, antelopes, kudu, and impalas among others as you follow different tracks in the company of your guide. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara camp.
Day 10; Maasai experience and departure
On the last day of your safari, you will have breakfast and then check out of your lodge as you prepare for your drive to Nairobi. You will have a stopover in Narok town where you will interact with the Maasai people and experience their way of life and also get to know more about their nomadic culture and way of life. You will watch traditional dance performances, visit the local market, art and craft shops where you will see beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings.
After this experience you will continue to Nairobi where you will have lunch and later proceed to the airport where your guide will drop you off which will bring your safari to an end.
End of the 10 Days Volcanoes, Masai Mara and Serengeti safari
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- Gorilla Permit
- Golden Monkey permit
- Dian Fossey Hike
- 4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel
- Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
- All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
- All meals at the hotel
- Bottled drinking water while on safari.
- Drinks and mineral water
- Items of personal nature
- International and local airfares
- Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
- Entry visas
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities