East Africa is a land of incredible biodiversity, from the sweeping savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the lush rainforests of the Virunga Mountains. Safari Vacations and Travel Services invites you to embark on a 7-day adventure that combines the thrill of the Maasai Mara and Gorilla Safari with the awe-inspiring experience of gorilla trekking in the heart of Africa. However, in this blog, we’ll guide you through this unforgettable journey, where nature’s wonders and some of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom await.
Your journey commences with your arrival in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Our experienced team will be there to welcome you and also help with any necessary arrangements. Then after settling into your accommodation, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Nairobi’s unique blend of urban life and natural beauty.
On your second day, you’ll set out for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a celebrated safari destination known for its spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. The Maasai Mara is a paradise for those seeking close encounters with Africa’s iconic animals.
Additionally, game drives through the reserve will introduce you to the Big Five and countless other species, from the pride of lions and herds of elephants to graceful giraffes and agile cheetahs. The Maasai Mara’s sweeping savannahs provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable wildlife photography.
Your third day is dedicated to further exploration of the Maasai Mara, where each game drive unveils new wildlife encounters and unique animal behaviors. The Maasai Mara’s dynamic ecosystem ensures that each game drive is an adventure full of surprises.
Your fourth day in the Maasai Mara offers a final day of game drives, ensuring that you make the most of your time in this extraordinary reserve. From the lions lounging in the grass to the dramatic river crossings of wildebeests, the Maasai Mara has a wealth of wildlife experiences in store.
On day five, you’ll bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and journey to Nairobi, where you’ll catch a flight to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Kigali’s vibrant culture and serene beauty make for an intriguing stopover before the gorilla trekking adventure.
Your sixth day is dedicated to gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll venture into the dense rainforest in search of a gorilla family. Once you locate them, you’ll spend an hour in their presence, witnessing their social interactions, feeding habits, and parenting dynamics.
Gorilla trekking is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience, and the chance to be so close to these incredible creatures is a privilege.
Your seventh day offers a second opportunity for gorilla trekking, allowing you to deepen your connection with these gentle giants and perhaps encounter a different gorilla family with its own unique stories and also personalities. This additional day is a privilege that allows for a more profound understanding of gorilla behavior and conservation efforts.
Finally, as your East African adventure comes to an end, you’ll depart from Kigali with cherished memories of encounters with the Big Five in the Maasai Mara and the gentle giants of the gorilla world. Book your 7-day Maasai Mara and Gorilla Safari today and embark on a life-changing journey that brings you closer to the wonders of nature and showcases the beauty of East Africa.