Gorillas, Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

Encounter gentle Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park before embarking on a classic big game safari through Tanzania. Spend a memorable night in the enchanting Tarangire National Park and then explore the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater from Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on the crater rim. Spend several nights in a comfortable tented camp in the wild central Serengeti before continuing on to Zanzibar to visit fascinating Stone Town and relax at an idyllic beach resort.

Please note that this is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary that we can tailor to suit your requirements. Extra nights can easily be added throughout. Please contact us for further details.

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14 days/13 nights
Lodges and safari camps
Departs daily ex Kigali

Highlights:

  • Encounter Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park
  • Enjoy the distinctive scenery of baobab-studded Tarangire National Park
  • Explore the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater, whose floor brims with wildlife
  • Experience the game-rich plains of the Serengeti
  • Visit ancient Stone Town and the white sand beaches of exotic Zanzibar Island

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Gorillas, Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar Sample Itinerary

14 days/13 nights Tour

Day 1: Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park
Arrive early into Kigali and enjoy a city tour followed by lunch, then drive 2 hours to the comfortable Mountain Gorilla View Lodge located near scenic Volcanoes National Park for overnight. LD

Day 2: Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park
Early breakfast and 6:15am departure to park headquarters for the start of your gorilla trek. You may spend up to 1 hour with a gorilla troop, once they are found. Lunch at your lodge with time to relax or explore the local area before dinner. BLD

Day 3: Rwanda, Kigali
Transfer by road back to Rwanda’s pleasant capital. Check in to the elegant Kigali Serena Hotel and enjoy the facilities or explore this forward-looking city at leisure. B

Day 4: Tanzania, Tarangire
Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you are met and transferred to Arusha for lunch. Drive to the welcoming Tarangire Safari Lodge, located on a hill overlooking the game-rich plains of Tarangire National Park. BLD

Days 5/6: Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater
Depart Tarangire for the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Your home for the next 2 nights is the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which features breathtaking views. On Day 6, enjoy a half day game drive with picnic lunch on the crater floor, which is inhabited by a profusion of wildlife, from elephant and lion to flamingo. BLD

Days 7-9: Tanzania, Serengeti
Journey to the vast golden grasslands of the Serengeti, where (depending on the time of year) you stay at the lovely Lemala Ndutu or Lemala Ewanjan tented camps. BLD

Day 10: Tanzania, Zanzibar
After breakfast, leave the wilderness behind as you return to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to exotic Zanzibar. Your base to explore historic Stone Town is the beautiful Zanzibar Serena Hotel, tucked amid palaces and forts, overlooking the ocean.

Days 11-13: Tanzania, Zanzibar North Coast
Head to the island’s unspoilt north coast for rest and relaxation. Your destination is the tranquil Shooting Star Lodge, a small boutique resort set on powdery white sand and shaded by swaying palms.  

Day 14: Tours ends Zanzibar airport
Bid farewell to Zanzibar, with a final transfer to the airport where your holiday concludes.

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Rwanda Overview

Why should I travel to Rwanda? Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) is one of the best places to see the last remaining mountain gorillas. The majority of habituated family groups in the Virunga Volcanoes can be found in this park. Gorillas treks can also be combined with chimpanzee trekking in the Nyungwe National Park. The country also has a good tourist infrastructure with some excellent lodges.

When is the best time to visit Rwanda? Rwanda can be visited any time of the year; however during the long dry season between Jun-Sep the ground is drier and dirt roads are more accessible, enabling easier passage to visit the gorillas and chimpanzees.

What is the climate in Rwanda? Although Rwanda is on the equator, the altitude keeps temperatures down (25°-28°C), and the mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest from Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine with Rwanda? Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be combined with a traditional big game wildlife safari in the parks and reserves of neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania.

How to get to Rwanda? Rwanda’s capital Kigali is easily reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Entebbe in Uganda, Serengeti or Arusha in Tanzania. From Kigali, you would take a road transfer to the Parc National des Volcans.

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Do I need vaccinations for Rwanda? Please call us on 1300 363 302

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