15 Day Kenya & Tanzania with Serengeti & Rwanda: A Safari Journey

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15 Day Kenya & Tanzania with Serengeti & Rwanda: A Safari Journey

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Kenya & Tanzania with Serengeti & Rwanda: A Safari Journey
Kigali Serena Hotel Kigali
Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge Kinigi
Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection Nairobi
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge Naivasha, Nakuru
Sarova Mara Game Camp Masai Mara National Reserve
Embalakai Authentic Camps Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro O'ldeani Mountain Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park

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2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $1300
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Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival transfer.

Passengers should select flights on day 15 from Nairobi that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM.

A day-use room will be provided for clients with late evening flights. Passengers that would like to extend their stay, may do so in the provided airport hotel for an additional charge.

Please note due to strict regulations on gorilla trekking permits, the cost of the permit is fully non-refundable at the time of booking. Any cancellations or amendments will incur a $1,500 per person fee.

Please note children under 15 years of age are not permitted on this tour.

Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya, and one or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Rwanda. Click here for more information.

Passengers traveling to Rwanda must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination and passengers traveling to Kenya must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination if traveling through or from a country with risk of yellow fever.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This itinerary requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 4 may take between 2 to 7 hours depending on the movement and location of the gorillas. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8,000 feet. Though not generally high enough to induce altitude sickness, you may experience heavy breathing and require several breaks along the trek. Hiking boots are required to navigate difficult terrain. Note that visitors that are sick will not be allowed to enter Volcanoes National Park due to the risk of spreading disease to the primates. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This program covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend many days driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity in the camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Passengers traveling with CPAP machines must notify Gate 1 Travel in advance so accommodations can be made to run these machines through the night. Occasionally power and back-up generators fail and power will not be available. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Visitors to Rwanda are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Additional Nights

Flight Details




Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Kigali, Nairobi-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Kigali
    • 3 nights Volcanoes National Park
    • 1 night Nairobi
    • 1 night Lake Nakuru National Park
    • 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
    • 2 nights Serengeti National Park
    • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • 2 nights Amboseli National Park
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 38 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guides throughout
  • National Park fees
  • Golden monkey and gorilla trekking permits

Tour Highlights

Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • Embark on a gorilla trek in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park
  • Take a guided forest trek in search of Golden monkeys in the highland forests of Volcanoes National Park
  • Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its superb birdlife
  • Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
  • Test your luck and see how many of the "Big Five" you'll spot in the magical Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa's highest concentration of wildlife
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa's "Garden of Eden"
  • Explore Amboseli National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants with massive tusks

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This itinerary requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 4 may take between 2 to 7 hours depending on the movement and location of the gorillas. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8,000 feet. Though not generally high enough to induce altitude sickness, you may experience heavy breathing and require several breaks along the trek. Hiking boots are required to navigate difficult terrain. Note that visitors that are sick will not be allowed to enter Volcanoes National Park due to the risk of spreading disease to the primates. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This program covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend many days driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity in the camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Passengers traveling with CPAP machines must notify Gate 1 Travel in advance so accommodations can be made to run these machines through the night. Occasionally power and back-up generators fail and power will not be available. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. Visitors to Rwanda are required to carry proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult their health-care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Rwanda
Depart for Rwanda

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Kigali
Arrive in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, and transfer to your hotel. Time to settle in before dinner tonight
Overnight: Kigali
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Kigali City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city. Visit the Kandt House Museum, explore the local craft market and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial site where you learn about Rwanda's genocide. Later, travel to Musanze. Upon arrival, head to the Karisoke Research Center (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund) for a guided tour. Following your visit proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Volcanoes National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - The Gorilla Trek
After breakfast, assemble for a briefing by experienced rangers before embarking on the gorilla trek. Your group will be guided through the rough terrain of the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes in search of one of the park's habituated gorilla families. The trek will last up to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. When a gorilla family is found, you'll be allowed an hour in their company to watch them eat, preen and play. Later, after a coffee tasting experience return to the lodge for dinner
Overnight: Volcanoes National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Golden Monkey Tracking
Today, head to the highland forests of Volcanoes National Park in search of the endangered Golden monkeys that live in the bamboo vegetation toward the base of the volcanoes. During the trek, you will come across other types of wildlife. Upon encounter, you will have time to observe the playful and inquisitive monkeys before returning to the lodge. In the afternoon, participate in a cooking lesson with tasting of the dishes prepared. At dinner tonight, bid farewell to Rwanda
Overnight: Volcanoes National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Flight to Nairobi
This morning, travel back to Kigali and arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Arrive and check into the hotel, followed by time at leisure
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Saturday - Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive. Nakuru offers a great chance to view black and white rhino. Afterward, return to the lodge for dinner
Overnight: Lake Nakuru National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Rise early this morning and drive to Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Arise before dawn to participate in today's optional optional Hot Air Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast, before returning back to camp. Today's game drives through the Masai Mara Reserve focus on "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino). A dinner tonight celebrates your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Border Crossing to Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
Depart the Mara this morning and drive towards Tanzania. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Isebania border crossing. After border formalities, bid farewell to your Kenyan guide and cross from Kenya to Tanzania. Travel to Serengeti National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary. Upon arrival at Serengeti, enjoy a game drive on your way to the camp
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari that includes a champagne breakfast at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive back to camp. Then, explore Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), offering excellent game viewing all year round. At the lodge tonight, savor dinner and attend a lecture on the Maasai people and their culture
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Game Drive
After an early breakfast, travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, containing diverse ecosystems and a large concentration of birds and animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch before you ascend to the crater rim and drive to your lodge for the evening. Time to relax before tonight's dinner
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Friday - Border Crossing to Kenya, Amboseli National Park
Depart Ngorongoro this morning, and drive to Arusha. Following lunch at the Elewana Arusha Lodge, proceed to the Kenya-Tanzania border in Namanga. After border formalities, cross into Kenya. Travel to Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Saturday - Explore Amboseli National Park
Today, explore Amboseli National Park, known for its large population of African elephants. Chance to get up-close to these animals. In the evening, attend a talk on the ecosystem of Amboseli National Park. At tonight's dinner, share memories of your journey through Kenya and Tanzania
Overnight: Amboseli National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Sunday - Depart Kenya
Embark on an early morning game drive. After breakfast at the lodge, bid farewell to Amboseli, and return to Nairobi. A box lunch will be provided along the way. Passengers with early evening flights will be transferred directly to the airport. Passengers with late evening flights will have a day-use hotel room and will be transferred to the airport later in the evening. Please select flights that depart no earlier than 6:30 PM
Day Use: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before beginning today’s game drive.*

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

*Please note that the group’s morning game drive will begin while en route to pick you up, and may see other wildlife before you’ve rejoined the group.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour

Day #9 01 Jan 2022 - 30 Apr 2024 $480.00
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Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over the Serengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

*Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.

Day #11 01 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2024 $550.00
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