Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya
Arrive in Nairobi.
Day 2: Nairobi / Amboseli National Park
Fly to Amboseli National Park and set out on safari in this park known for its unrivalled views of Mount Kilimanjaro and large elephant population.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park
Spend the day on safari, keeping an eye out for elephant, lion, giraffe, and gazelle.
Day 4: Amboseli National Park / Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Fly to the Maasai Mara National Reserve and venture into the rolling grassland that is famous for its exceptional population of big cats and, from July through October, the annual Great Migration of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest that passes through the area.
Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Climb into a hot-air balloon to view the great plains of the Maasai Mara from above. Set out on an afternoon game drive to spot impala, topi, hippo, and huge crocodiles that laze on sandbanks in the Mara River.
Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve / Nairobi
Spend the morning on safari along the forested banks of the Mara River. Fly to Nairobi and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 7: Nairobi / Kigali, Rwanda / Parc National des Volcans
Fly to Kigali, one of the most thriving and progressive capital cities in Africa. Enjoy lunch at the legendary Hotel des Mille Collines—featured in the movie Hotel Rwanda—where more than a thousand Rwandans found safe haven during the genocide. Drive to Parc National des Volcans. This evening, watch a performance of traditional Rwandan dances by a local dance troupe.
Day 8: Parc National des Volcans
Spend the day tracking mountain gorillas in the forested hills of Parc National des Volcans. Sit among these gentle giants viewing one of the planet’s most endangered creatures from an awe-inspiring, up close perspective. Visit the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP), which provides lifesaving veterinary care to gorillas in their natural habitat.
Day 9: Parc National des Volcans
Spend the morning tracking endangered golden monkeys through bamboo forests. Visit a local school and meet school children in their classrooms.
Day 10: Parc National des Volcans / Kigali / Depart for Home
Drive to Kigali and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, where a poignant exhibition recalls Rwanda's mid-1990s genocide and testifies to the country’s remarkable resilience. Depart for home this evening.