2023 Rwanda & Kenya By Private Air Safari – Small Group Tour


SMALL GROUP TOUR – July 31 – August 10, 2023

KENYA | Starts: Kigali  Ends: Nairobi

Limited to 8 Travelers

Accompanied by Lakani Tour Manager, John Webley, become immersed in the wildlife and culture of Rwanda and Kenya on this safari by private charter aircraft.

Become immersed in the unforgettable wildlife and culture of Rwanda and Kenya on this safari by private charter aircraft. Experience unique luxury accommodations, tented camps, memorable wildlife activities, along with the services of your extraordinary Lakani Tour Manager and Africa expert, John Webley. Born and raised in Africa, John will share his ‘authentic Africa,’ recreating some of his remarkable encounters and amazing adventures in East Africa.


  • Private Charter Air between Kigali and Nairobi
  • Accommodations at luxury lodges
  • Gorilla Trek in Rwanda, as well as Golden Monkey trek
  • The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra
  • Hot Air Balloon safari
  • Gain insight from local experts and your ‘insider’ Lakani Tour Manager, John Webley

Pricing & Inclusions


Per Person


Single Supplement

  • US based professional tour manager from start to finish
  • VIP service on arrival and departure of international flights
  • Expert local guides
  • All meals including room service
  • Transportation by private vehicles
  • Game drives and other excursions with guaranteed window seating for optimal viewing
  • Insider access
  • Gratuities for lodging, meals, local guides and drivers
  • Internet access at all hotels
  • Lakani’s “Luggage-One-Touch”


Monday, Jul 31, 2023  •  Kigali, RWANDA -- Kigali Serena Hotel

MWARAMUTSE, and welcome to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, located in the center of the country. You will be met with VIP service and transferred by private car to your hotel, where you will meet your fellow travelers and Lakani Tour Manager for a welcome cocktail and dinner party.  Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the final resting place for all the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.  Through education and peace-building, it honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994.  Stop at a local handicrafts market.

Tuesday, Aug 1 - Thursday, Aug 3  •  Volcanoes National Park, RWANDA -- Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

You are on your way to your exclusive cottage hidden amidst tropical forest in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Mountains adjacent to the Volcanoes National Park.

You are briefed on the trek into the hills and informed of gorilla etiquette and then feel the excitement surge as you are carefully guided to where the mountain gorillas are expected to be.  Spend a quiet exhilarating hour with thee magnificent, endangered creatures.  Perhaps you are lucky to see babies or young gorilla families during their playtime.  The staff in the park monitor the gorilla families and are familiar with their location, but the gorillas are in their natural habitat and are free to move around.  This thrilling, rare encounter is one that you will be talking about for years to come.

There are plenty of other activities available here, including a trek to see the Golden Monkeys, bird watching, and visits to a local village where you learn how the residents are involved in conservation of nature’s wonderful gifts.

Friday, Aug 4 - Sunday, Aug 6  •  Governor's Il Moran Tented Camp, Maasai Mara, KENYA

Leaving the magnificent gorillas behind, your private charter flight takes you to Kenya where you clear immigration and customs and transfer to your private turbo prop safari aircraft flying right into the heart of stunning Maasai Mara, home to the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.  Your luxurious tented camp along the banks of the Mara River is your base for your wildlife exploration.  Embark on morning and afternoon wildlife drives with a chance to see the “Big 5” animals – elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion – that inhabit the reserve.  You’ll awakened with tea or coffee each morning and then head out just as the animals arise to hunt or graze.  Stop for a coffee and snack in the bush and then return to camp for a fabulous breakfast.  Later in the day, your guide takes you on a mid-afternoon drive to see more animals.  This time, you’ll break for sundowners with snacks before returning to camp for a delicious dinner.  Then perhaps indulge in some stargazing before bed.

One morning, rise early and take an unforgettable Hot Air Balloon safari, soaring above the plains as the sun rises.  This wonderful and different perspective of the African landscape and wildlife is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.  It truly is a fantastic experience and one you will remember forever.

Monday, Aug 7 - Wednesday, Aug 9  •  Laikipia, KENYA -- Mugie House

Head north to Kenya’s wild northern frontier aboard your private charter flight.  Laikipia is off the beaten track where more endangered species can be seen than anywhere else in East Africa.  Note the efforts in conservation and environmental protection during your stay here.  Your luxury cottage is spacious and elegant with floor to ceiling windows revealing sweeping views across the Laikipia landscape.  Kenya is keenly aware of the impact of plastic on the wildlife and environment, and you will find mostly reusable containers for the lovely range of bathroom amenities.  Solar is widely used for power.  In the pristine wilderness you must look for the rare Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, reticulated giraffe, and black rhino.  This region is inhabited by multiple ethnic communities, including Kikuyus, Borana, Samburu and more.  Encounter some of these people on village visits and learn bout their daily life, traditions and how they contribute to conservation.  Enjoy wildlife drives with your expert ranger guides.  Gather around the fire with your sundowners each evening and reminisce with your fellow travelers.  This special place in Africa makes for a perfect ending to a magical experience.

Thursday, Aug 10  •  Nairobi, KENYA -- Hemingways Hotel Day Room

Bid farewell to Laikipia and your newfound friends at the lodge and board your private charter flight to Nairobi where day rooms await you.  Perhaps you’ll choose to do some last minute shopping, indulge in a spa treatment, or just relax and repack for your flight home. KWAHERI to Kenya.




Kigali Serena Hotel  •  Kigali, RWANDA

A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture, Kigali Serena Hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning travelers. Junior Suite.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge  •  Volcanoes National Park

Indulge in luxury and comfort in your stone cottage on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, the point from which you will ascend into the Virungas to track the Mountain Gorillas.  Your cottage has a large sitting room, fireplace, en-suite bathroom, and a sheltered veranda.  From the lodge’s patio area, you can look out to the picturesque Virunga Volcanoes and countryside. Cottages.

Governor's Il Moran Tented Camp  •  Maasai Mara

Situated along the banks of Kenya’s renowned Mara River, in the heart of the Maasai Mara, these massive tented suites with full bath tubs and separate showers take the concept of “glamping” to an entirely different level. Elephants and hippo stroll through the camp both day and night, as well as the cheeky monkeys and mongoose. Tented Suites.

Mugie House  •  Laikipia

Set on a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia, your Governor’s Mugie House cottage is a luxurious sanctuary with unforgettable views across the pristine landscape.  Take a dip in the infinity pool or play a round of golf in between wildlife activities.  Enjoy delicious meals prepared with ingredients grown in the lodge’s garden.  Gain insight into the conservation efforts that are so important here . Cottages.

Hemingways Hotel  •  Nairobi, KENYA

Away from the hustle & bustle of downtown Nairobi, in the elegant suburb of Karen (named for Karen Blixen), on the edge of the Nairobi National Park and at the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways is an elegant exclusive boutique hotel. Beautiful gardens, verandah terraces,
a pool and spa are all yours to enjoy. Executive Suite.





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