12 Day Nairobi to Kigali Adventure Tour

Camping
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Camping Small Group
Length 12 days
Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda
Starts Nairobi
Ends Kigali
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 15+ Years and Older
Tour SKU CAE2608
Loading map...

What You'll Experience

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Kampala
  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi

Why You'll Love this Tour

Enjoy a 12 day adventure through Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Visit a Masai village and learn about this nomadic culture while on wildlife safari drives in the Masai Mara to spot big cats (cheetahs, leopards, and lions). In addition to visiting the Nyamirambo Women's Center and the Ubuntu Café, you will gain a deeper understanding of why this part of Africa is so unique.

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R103,919

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at ZAR 103919 - ZAR 126719 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. confirm with your consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: 103919

You might also be interested in:

Dates Tour Length: 12 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


Tour start → end dates Price Enquire
02 Apr 2024 → 13 Apr 2024

From

R103919
Check Availability
28 May 2024 → 08 Jun 2024

From

R103919
Check Availability
04 Jun 2024 → 15 Jun 2024

From

R114919
Check Availability
11 Jun 2024 → 22 Jun 2024

From

R114919
Check Availability
18 Jun 2024 → 29 Jun 2024

From

R114919
Check Availability
16 Jul 2024 → 27 Jul 2024

From

R126719
Check Availability
23 Jul 2024 → 03 Aug 2024

From

R126719
Check Availability
30 Jul 2024 → 10 Aug 2024

From

R126719
Check Availability
13 Aug 2024 → 24 Aug 2024

From

R126719
Check Availability
27 Aug 2024 → 07 Sep 2024

From

R126719
Check Availability
10 Sep 2024 → 21 Sep 2024

From

R119919
Check Availability
17 Sep 2024 → 28 Sep 2024

From

R119919
Check Availability
24 Sep 2024 → 05 Oct 2024

From

R119919
Check Availability
01 Oct 2024 → 12 Oct 2024

From

R119919
Check Availability
22 Oct 2024 → 02 Nov 2024

From

R119919
Check Availability
05 Nov 2024 → 16 Nov 2024

From

R108919
Check Availability
17 Dec 2024 → 28 Dec 2024

From

R108919
Check Availability
24 Dec 2024 → 04 Jan 2025

From

R108919
Check Availability
07 Jan 2025 → 18 Jan 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
14 Jan 2025 → 25 Jan 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
21 Jan 2025 → 01 Feb 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
28 Jan 2025 → 08 Feb 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
04 Feb 2025 → 15 Feb 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
18 Feb 2025 → 01 Mar 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
25 Feb 2025 → 08 Mar 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
25 Mar 2025 → 05 Apr 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
27 May 2025 → 07 Jun 2025

From

R103919
Check Availability
03 Jun 2025 → 14 Jun 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
10 Jun 2025 → 21 Jun 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
17 Jun 2025 → 28 Jun 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
24 Jun 2025 → 05 Jul 2025

From

R114919
Check Availability
08 Jul 2025 → 19 Jul 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
15 Jul 2025 → 26 Jul 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
22 Jul 2025 → 02 Aug 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
29 Jul 2025 → 09 Aug 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
05 Aug 2025 → 16 Aug 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
12 Aug 2025 → 23 Aug 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
26 Aug 2025 → 06 Sep 2025

From

R126719
Check Availability
02 Sep 2025 → 13 Sep 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
09 Sep 2025 → 20 Sep 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
16 Sep 2025 → 27 Sep 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
23 Sep 2025 → 04 Oct 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
30 Sep 2025 → 11 Oct 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
14 Oct 2025 → 25 Oct 2025

From

R119919
Check Availability
25 Nov 2025 → 06 Dec 2025

From

R108919
Check Availability
16 Dec 2025 → 27 Dec 2025

From

R108919
Check Availability

Included

  • 3 Nights standard hotel, 8 nights simple furnished tents/rooms
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 2 experienced crew
  • All transport between destinations - 7-seat 4x4 safari van, plane, private van, walking.
  • Amani 3 Course lunch, Maai Mahiu
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali
  • Masai Mara National Reserve wildlife safari drives
  • Safari camping experience
  • Guest farm stay near Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Bigodi Community lunch
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari drives
  • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (other than those listed as included)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Amani 3 Course lunch, Maai Mahiu
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali
  • Masai Mara National Reserve wildlife safari drives
  • Safari camping experience
  • Guest farm stay near Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Bigodi Community lunch
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari drives
  • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense Nairobi

  • Bomas of Kenya Tour 26-65USD per person
  • Railway Museum 6USD per person
  • Karen Blixen Museum 34-73USD per person
  • National Museum 21-33USD per person
  • The Carnivore Restaurant 51-82USD per person
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit  26-65USD per person
  • The Carnivore Restaurant 51-82USD per person
Masai Mara
  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari
Bigodi
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk 20USD per person
Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kazinga Channel Cruise  30USD per person
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Porter Hire 20USD per person

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

Day 1 of this tour has been included into the tour as an arrival day and there is nothing planned for this day besides for you arriving sometime today in Nairobi to start your tour tomorrow.

If you are interested in meeting your guide and group members, ask reception upon your arrival if they can point them out and feel free to go and get acquainted and should you arrive early on this day and have the energy to partake in some optional tours within Nairobi, feel free to chat to you guide about this and or reception and they will help you arrange this.

Accommodation: The Heron Portico (or similar)
Meals: No meals are included today, you are welcome to dine at your own pleasure (budget 100-130 USD for meals not included)
Optional Activities: Bomas of Kenya Tour, Railway Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum, The Carnivore Restaurant, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara, Kenya

Explore one of Africa’s most famous national parks as you travel through the Great Rift Valley. See if you can spot the “big five” on a wildlife safari drive in the late afternoon.

Visit Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve from Nairobi, via the Great Rift Valley. As soon as we arrive in the area, we will settle into our safari camp, which will serve as our base for the remainder of our trip.

Take a wildlife safari drive late in the afternoon with excellent chances of spotting the “big five” – the lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe. Safaris provide a memorable experience due to the diverse wildlife and natural environment.

Accommodation: Kenia Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Included Highlight: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Distance: 386 km (7 hours travelling time )

Day 3: Masai Mara, Kenya

Experience an early morning wildlife safari drive when animals are at their most active. Consider visiting a Masai village, learning to dance like a warrior, and touring the manyatta (family compound).

Take advantage of the opportunity to experience a balloon safari and gain a new perspective over the beautiful landscape. If you would like to include this optional activity on your tour, please pre-book on the checkout page. You may also ask your travel agent for assistance.

Accommodation: Kenia Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activity: Masai Mara Balloon Safari

Day 4: Masai Mara – Nairobi, Kenya

Before returning to Nairobi, enjoy one last wildlife safari drive. Take part in one more safari drive in the Masai Mara. Before returning to Nairobi, visit the Ubuntu Cafe, which is supported by G for Good. During your visit to Nairobi, you will have some time to purchase local handicrafts or explore the city a bit.

Accommodation: The Heron Portico (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Route: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Included Highlight: Amani 3 Course lunch, Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activity: The Carnivore Restaurant
Distance: 245 km (5.5 – 6.5 hours travelling time)

Day 5: Nairobi – Kampala, Kenya

Experience the hustle and bustle of East African capital cities. In Kampala, you can relax and look forward to the second part of this epic journey. Get comfortable in your private vehicle and enjoy the scenery

Accommodation: Forest Cottages (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Route: Nairobi – Entebbe – Kampala
Included Highlight: Full Day Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
Distance: 50 km (1.5h – 2 hours travelling time)

Day 6: Kampala – Fort Portal, Kenya

Explore Kibale National Park by taking the scenic route to Fort Portal. The sounds of monkeys and birds fill the air as you spend the night on a guest farm. Get comfortable in your private vehicle and enjoy the scenery

Accommodation: Kluges Guest Farm (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Kampala – Fort Portal
Included Highlights: Afternoon Game drive
Distance: 297km (4 – 6 hours travelling time)

Day 7: Kibale National Park, Uganda

In the morning or afternoon, explore the evergreen rainforest and look for chimpanzees. Visit the Bigodi Community for a traditional lunch. During a guided walk through the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, you will have the opportunity to see more wildlife.

Accommodation: Kluges Guest Farm (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Chimpanzee Trek, Bigodi Community Lunch
Optional Activity: Bigodi Swamp Walk

Day 8: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

After passing the equator, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The afternoon will be spent on a wildlife safari drive. Watch out for warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five species of primates, and hippos while you are on safari. There are savannahs and swamps around Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the northeast, and the forest-covered Kyambura Gorge on the border with Kyambura Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included Highlights: Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Distance: 115 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the early morning, followed by a lunch within the park. The Kazinga Channel can be explored on an evening cruise. The safari includes the opportunity to view buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activity: Kazinga Channel Cruise

Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Take advantage of the scenic drive south to view forests, volcanoes, and lakes. We spent the night on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, accommodation is provided in simple tents and rooms with en suite bathrooms. The convenience of a private vehicle allows you to enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your seat.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 200 km (5 – 6 hours travelling time)

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking, Uganda

Get up early in order to experience the tour’s main highlight – a gorilla trek!

Meet the park ranger/guide in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an orientation. Depending on where the gorilla family is located, the length and difficulty of the trek can vary. This is a truly unique opportunity to observe these beautiful and endangered creatures for one hour (maximum). Return to town by trekking back. In the afternoon, you will have free time.

Meet a family of mountain gorillas on an unforgettable guided trek (1 – 6 hours) through the dense forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is truly an unforgettable experience to have a close encounter with these amazing animals during a trip to Africa.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlights: Mountain Gorilla Trek
Optional Activity: Porter Hire

Day 12: Bwindi – Kigali, Uganda

Once you have crossed the border into Rwanda, you should proceed to the capital city, Kigali. Discover more about this intriguing country’s dark history at the genocide museum. You are invited to enjoy lunch at the Nyamirambo Women’s Centre. Upon arrival at the hotel, the tour comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included Highlights: Border Crossing (Uganda – Rwanda), Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit, Nyamirambo Women’s Centre, Local Lunch
Distance: 175 km (1 – 1.5 hours border crossing, 7.5 hours travelling time)

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I see the wildebeest migration?

The wildebeest typically disperse into the Seronera plains of Tanzania during the short rains, which fall in late November or early December. Here they remain until the end of the long rains from January to early May. Towards the end of April the wildebeest start to congregate on the southern plains in the preparation for the 800km northward migration to Kenya. The major obstacle faced by the wildebeest on this migration is the crossing for the Grumeti River through the western corridor, which typically occurs between June and July. From July to October, you may catch the crossing of the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.

What are the travel days like?

This is not a physically challenging tour, however the travelling can be difficult on long drives with poor road conditions. Long distances are covered between national parks and game drives are also spend driving around the park in search of wildlife. Yet the diversity and beautiful scenery of this African landscape combined with meeting the local tribes and learning about their cultures truly enhances the experience.

What if I'm travelling solo?

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation so the single supplement is optional based on whether you require a private room. We pair single travels in twin accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of your tour.

FROM

R103,919

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 103919 - ZAR 126719 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. confirm with your consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

Check Availability