Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania

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  • duration 24 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 26
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Kigali, Rwanda
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  • 3 night wildlife safari in the Maasai Mara
  • Take an optional sunset hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara
  • Look for big cats and other amazing wild animals
  • Explore the lower slopes of Mount Kenya
The tour Gorillas And The Wilds Of Rwanda & Tanzania starts in Nairobi and ends in Kigali. This is an adventure tour that takes 24 days. You will travel through Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and visit Kibuye, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 11 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

East Africa is all about the wildlife. On this tour we’ll travel overland through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to some of the best national parks and game reserves East Africa has to offer, including Samburu National Reserve, the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Mburo NP, and Queen Elizabeth NP, hoping to spot game like cheetahs, lion, leopards, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, and more. In particular we’ll be looking out for both black and white rhino in Nakuru NP, and heading out on an atmospheric trek in search of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To break it all up we also have an overnight stay in a traditional Samburu village where we’ll meet the tribespeople there, a visit to East Africa’s adventure capital Jinja where we can go white-water rafting, bungee jumping and quad biking, and we spend time in the cities of Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali.

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“The guide for the Pantanal was very knowledgeable and helpful. The ranch guides were also fantastic.”
  • Sean
  • On Jan 29 2019
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Sean's review for another Dragoman tour
“Incredibly enjoyable trip saw amazing sites and national parks and crew were absolutely brilliant.”
  • Joseph
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Joseph's review for another Dragoman tour
“Jalol was our guide in Uzbekistan and he was - far and away - the best guide we've had. He was full of information, gave us detailed explanations of the sights we were visiting (even quizzed us on them), constantly put events in perspective with respect to the local culture, and was a great story teller. He was full of tips and ideas, and went out of his way to help members of the group who wanted to do optional activities. Jalol was a big part of making Uzbekistan a most memorable part of our journey.”
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  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Masai Mara
  • Day 3: Masai Mara
  • Day 4: Naro Moru
  • Day 5: Naro Moru
  • Day 6: Samburu Village
  • Day 7: Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 8: Nakuru NP
  • Day 9: Nakuru NP
  • Day 10: Jinja
  • Day 11: Jinja
  • Day 12: Kampala
  • Day 13: Kampala
  • Day 14: Lake Mburo NP
  • Day 15: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 16: Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Day 17: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 18: Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 19: Ruhengeri
  • Day 20: Kibuye
  • Day 21: Nyungwe NP
  • Day 22: Nyungwe NP
  • Day 23: Kigali
  • Day 24: Kigali
  • Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Boat
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
  • Camping 17 nights
  • Camping without facilities 2 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 4 nights
  • 46 Breakfasts
  • 38 Lunches
  • 40 Dinners
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Kigali are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Gorillas and the Wilds of Rwanda & Tanzania tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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