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East African Cultural Encounters

  • Private Journey
  • 7 days Price available upon request
  • Call 650 384 0033 M-F 9-5 PST or speak to your travel professional

Highlights of the Tour

  • Best place in East Africa to track gorillas and other primate groups.
  • Easy access to twelve habituated gorilla groups.
  • Search for endangered and rare species like the Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and Patas monkeys.
  • Visit the evocative Kegali Genocide museum.
  • Plant trees with locals at Bisate and interact with them.
  • Meet the Maasai and other indigenous tribes and learn their way of traditional living
  • Segera provides a conservation corridor between western and eastern Laikipia, enabling free movement for elephants, Grevy’s zebra, wild dogs. A relaxing contrast to the migration experience
  • The aim of Bisate is to be a model of sustainable ecotourism in Rwanda. Its reforestation and rehabilitation project has each guest partnering with us in contributing to conservation and local community upliftment, with a positive impact on the iconic endangered mountain gorilla.

Kigali | Volcanoes National Park | Laikipia Plateau| Nairobi

Experience the finest Gorilla trekking in Rwanda along with interaction with the Masaai in Kenya. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of East Africa. Start in Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, with a visit to the unforgettable Genocide Memorial before heading to the Virunga Massif for mountain gorilla trekking and planting a tree at Bisate as part of its vital reforestation program. From here, you head to Kenya for a classic African safari, taking in the wide-open savannah and resident plains game and predators of the country’s sweeping Laikipia Plateau. Segera’s understated luxury creates the ideal backdrop for the retreat’s world-class art collection and sensitive cultural encounters with local Maasai and other indigenous tribes.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
  • Day 2-3
    Volcanes National Park
  • Day 4
    Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
  • Day 5-6
    Laikipia Plateau - Kenya
  • Day 7
    Depart for home or extend your journey
Day 1


You are met at Kigali International Airport and brought to a meet-and-greet rendezvous to discuss the Rwandan leg of your itinerary. After a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, you are transferred to Bisate Lodge, either by helicopter or luxury 4x4 road transfer. The area around Bisate welcomes you with dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi, and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six sumptuous en- suite rooms maximize comfort, warmth, and views while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of surrounding rural Rwanda.
Bisate. Classic Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2-3

Volcanes National Park

Exploring Bisate and its surroundings include a golden monkey or gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park, outstanding birding, a community visit, planting your own tree to help reforest the area, and visits to the Iby’wacu cultural village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, and Diane Fossey’s grave.
Bisate. Classic Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Laikipia Plateau - Kenya

Return to Kigali International Airport via helicopter or road transfer for onward travel to Nairobi. From here you either depart by scheduled flight to Nanyuki or direct charter to Segera. The road transfer between Nanyuki and Segera takes two hours in a closed vehicle. Segera Retreat lies on the grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, its six timber and thatch villas raised above a profusion of botanical life looking out towards Mount Kenya. Each large, en-suite bedroom has a private sun deck with sun loungers and a swing bed, and a Jacuzzi bath, sunk into the deck outside the bedroom. The gracious Segera House and Villa Segera boast even greater privacy and luxury.
Segera Retreat. Luxury Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5-6

Laikipia Plateau - Kenya

In a safari experience reminiscent of ‘Out of Africa’, visitors to Segera enjoy a wide range of personalized activities in a wildlife-rich landscape diverse with savannah grasslands, waterfalls, rivers, and woodlands. Further afield, you are invited to engage with local communities, bustling markets, and various Segera-supported community projects.
Segera Retreat. Luxury Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Depart for home or extend your journey

Depart Segera via direct charter flight from the lodge; alternatively, take the road transfer to Nanuyuki and scheduled flight to Nairobi for your onward travel.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing Details

Price available on request. Please email info@rjourneys.com or call 1-650-384-0033.





Bisate Lodge: Bisate Lodge, a Premier Camp, has dramatic views of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcano peaks rising through the forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. It is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where once-in-a-lifetime gorilla treks depart daily. Exploring around Bisate includes community visits, birding, golden monkey tracking, and helping reforest the area, Gorilla Guardian Village, the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera, as well as Dian Fossey’s burial site.

Six opulent en-suite Forest Villas are warmed by a central fireplace and have breathtaking views from the deck. The main area comprises a lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar, and viewing deck. Both the architecture and interiors are rooted in Rwandan cultural traditions.


Segera Retreat: Overlooking snow-capped Mount Kenya, luxurious Segera Retreat is found on Laikipia’s savannah grasslands, home to the second-highest density of wildlife in Kenya. Game drives, guided nature walks, and cultural activities showcase the environment.

Beautifully renovated stables form the core of the main area, while six large luxurious villas rise on wooden platforms above a profusion of botanical life. The lavish new Farmhouse Homestead, Segera House, and perfectly-positioned Villa Segera boast even greater privacy and luxury. Throughout, the Retreat and its gardens are filled with selected paintings and other art from amongst Africa’s most inspiring artists from The Zeitz Collection. Other delights include a spa and gym, as well as the unique Nay Palad Bird’s Nest sleep-out. The sumptuous cuisine comprises Segera’s own free-range beef and organic vegetables.



Our Safari Journeys:


Choose from three categories of accommodation – Adventure, Classic, and Premier – with the exclusivity of your experience and the level of authentic, sustainable luxury indicated by the category and price.


However, the fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of luxury or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy, and space.


In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas. Our dedicated team works together with you to design a journey that suits your budget and bucket list desires.


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