Rwanda vs Kenya

great migration river crossing masai mara The Great Migration Mara river crossing in Kenya

Rwanda offers several attractions not found in Kenya or indeed in most other safari destinations other than Uganda. Foremost among these is the opportunity to track mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains and chimpanzees in the Nyungwe National Park. Rwanda offers far greater diversity than Kenya when it comes to forest primates, Furthermore, although its checklist of 700 bird species theoretically compares poorly with the 1,000-plus recorded in Kenya, it is far stronger on forest birds that are difficult to see elsewhere in eastern and southern Africa. However, Kenya is well ahead of Rwanda when it comes to plains wildlife and Big Five sightings, and there is nothing in Rwanda to compare with the Indian Ocean beach resorts such as Diani and Watamu. Kenya is also a more visibly diverse and interesting country when it comes to traditional cultures, be it the pastoralist Maasai and Samburu, or Arab-influenced Swahili people of the coast.


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Gorillas and the Migration Combined (EA 11 days)

day 1

Kigali, your arrival
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day 2

Onwards to Volcanoes National Park
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day 3

Gorillas: maximise your time
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day 4

Your second trek is better
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day 5

Early departure for the Serengeti
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day 6

Keep an eye on the Mara River
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day 7

Your patience will be rewarded
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day 8

Masai Mara side; just to make sure
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day 9

Location, location, location
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day 10

Your last day - plan it well
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day 11

Fly home

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