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Combine Tanzania’s world-famous wildlife with gorilla trekking in Rwanda while staying at outstanding luxury lodges and safari camps. Enjoy 2 nights at the exclusive Sanctuary Swala Camp in Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. Explore the iconic Ngorongoro Crater from the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on the crater rim, and then discover the famous wildlife of the Serengeti from the sumptuous Singita Sabora Tented Camp. Finally, fly to the Rwandan capital and spend two days at the ultra-stylish Bisate Lodge near Volcanoes National Park where you will trek for endangered mountain gorillas.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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

Highlights:

  • Admire the picturesque red soils and baobab trees of Tarangire National Park
  • Discover the wild beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Marvel at the staggering diversity of the Serengeti
  • Trek for Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park
  • Stay in beautiful safari camps and premium wildlife lodges

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Icons of East Africa Sample Itinerary

14 days/13 nights Tour

Day 1: Tanzania, Arusha
Arrive in Arusha, settling in to charming Arusha Coffee Lodge, nestled amid coffee bushes at the base of Mount Meru. Depending on when you arrive, there may be time for a bean-to-cup tour or at least an espresso.

Days 2/3: Tanzania, Tarangire National Park
Drive to the beautiful Sanctuary Swala Camp, where you can go on game drives, nature walks and even night-time vehicle excursions in search of species from lion and hyena to bushbaby and serval. Discover the spectacular baobabs and giant termite mounds that characterise Tarangire’s unique landscape. BLD

Days 4-7: Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater
Ascend from the plains to the rim of Earth’s largest intact volcanic caldera, where the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge awaits. Uncover the many species that inhabit the crater floor and look for flamingo on soda lakes before retiring to your extravagant suite each night. BLD

Days 8-10: Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
Travel to the vast, grassy plains of the world-renowned Serengeti. Encounter a staggering diversity of animals from the romantic Singita Sabora Tented Camp, which is decorated in vintage colonial style. BLD

Day 11: Rwanda, Kigali
Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, connecting with another flight to the Rwandan capital. Overnight at the elegant Kigali Serena Hotel. BLD

Days 12/13: Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park
This morning, drive 2.5 hours to the sensational Bisate Lodge, easily the most luxurious accommodation within easy reach of park headquarters. On Day 13, embark on a life-changing gorilla trek, and if you have time and energy left, go in search of golden monkey and Dian Fossey’s research centre. BLD

Day 14: Tour ends Kigali airport
Transfer to Kigali airport where your trip ends.

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to Tanzania? Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

What is the culture of Tanzania?With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

What is the climate in Tanzania? Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

What can I combine with Tanzania? Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

How to get to Tanzania? You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

Do I need a Visa for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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