Extraordinary Masai Mara Gorillas and Cape Town Itinerary Guide

Three iconic destinations await you on this Masai Mara, Gorillas and Cape Town Itinerary in Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. Customize this 16 Days Masai Mara, Gorillas and Cape Town Safari itinerary to match your routing preferences, pick an accommodation of your choice or choose from a whole host of other activities offered in Africa. Our destination experts are happy to assist you anytime – just get in touch!

On this bespoke Masai Mara, Gorillas and Cape Town Africa safari tour, be enchanted by some of the most awe-inspiring sights on the planet. The Masai Mara, a vast golden savannah that has inspired classic African safari dreams, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where you can come face to face with endangered mountain gorillas, and Cape Town, the quintessential African megacity offering outstanding cultural and culinary experiences, await you on this trip.

Itinerary Summary

Nairobi: Contemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National Park

Masai Mara: Large Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon Safaris

Kigali: Local Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly Country

Volcanoes National Park: Gorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking Trails

Johannesburg: Urban Bistros, Historical Sites, Beautiful Architecture, Musical Rhythms

Central Kruger: Game drives, Game Walks, Rugged Landscape

Cape Town: Wine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine Farms

Trekking in Rwanda Part | Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park – Ultimate Bucket List Adventure!

Itinerary at the Glance: Masai Mara, Gorillas and Cape Town

  • Day 1 – 2: Nairobi
  • Day 2 – 5: Masai Mara
  • Day 5 – 6: Kigali
  • Day 6 – 8: Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 8 – 9: Johannesburg
  • Day 9 – 12: Central Kruger
  • Day 12 – 16: Cape Town

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – 2: Nairobi

Spend some time around downtown! As East Africa’s largest metropolis, you can experience modern urban African life with colorful street markets, real African cuisine, and a thriving nightlife.

Meals: Dinner

Drive Time:
International Arrival
You will be transferred from Nairobi airport to your hotel in a private vehicle


Day 2 – 5: Masai Mara


Africa at its finest! The Masai Mara, with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees, will fulfill your dreams with its year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large pride of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos, and many other species.

Included Activities

Game drives and Nature walks

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time:
You will be transferred from your hotel to Masai Mara airport
Flight to Nairobi (1 hr)
Transfer to international airport
Flight to Kigali (2 hrs)
Transfer to your accommodation

Adventures Kenya Masai Mara Safari
Kenya Masai Mara hot air balloon

Day 5 – 6: Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and geographical center, is an important business center and port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time:
Drive to Volcanoes (2-3 hrs)

Kigali Serena Hotel
Kigali Genocide Memorial - Visit Rwanda

Day 6 – 8: Volcanoes National Park

Look at the gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains conservation region, which is shared by Congo and Rwanda.

Included Activities

Gorilla Trekking

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Time:
Drive to Kigali (2-3 hrs)
Flight to Johannesburg (4-5 hrs)

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Gorillas in Rwanda

Day 8 – 9: Johannesburg

Discover the pulsing heart of South Africa! Johannesburg, sometimes known as Jo’burg, is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with fantastic restaurants and sights to see.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time:
Flight to Central Kruger (1 hr)
Transfer to your accommodation (1 hr)

Day 9 – 12: Central Kruger

Take a walk on the wild side! Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s oldest, largest, and most diverse parks, is one of the continent’s premier safari destinations, home to lion prides, elephant herds, and thousands of other creatures set against changeable backdrops of savannah, forest, river, and mountains.

Included Activities

Game Drives

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time:
Transfer to Airport (1 hr)
Flight to Cape Town (2-3 hrs)
Transfer to your accommodation

Game drives in Central Kruger
elephants in Central Kruger

Day 12 – 16: Cape Town


Your African metropolis is waiting! Cape Town is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with Table Mountain providing a gorgeous background.

Included Activities: Explore Cape Town at Your own Pace

Enjoy a Cape Town trip created just for your interests. With a chauffeured automobile at your disposal for the full day, you can explore the sophisticated metropolis at your own pace and leisure. Whether you want to explore Cape Town’s natural landscapes, cultural heritage and art, or gastronomy scene, the city has it all. The Castle of Good Hope, the Company Gardens, and the Green Market Square are all worth seeing. Alternatively, ride right up to the famed Table Mountain, which offers a panoramic view of the city and the sea below. The option is yours, as are the hours of your personalized city tour. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Easy Fitness Level; Please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunglasses and a sun hat. Remember to bring your camera or binoculars). The price includes the automobile as well as your driver-guide. All additional expenses must be paid on-site).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time:
Transfer to the airport (1 hr)
International Departure

End of the Masai Mara, Gorillas And Cape Town Itinerary


  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip


  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description

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