Gorillas & Safari 11 Days, Tanzania & Rwanda

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two beautiful countries are ‘showcased’ in this itinerary; Tanzania and Rwanda
  • On safari in the Serengeti; incredible game viewing opportunities in rich wildlife areas
  • Learn about the history of Tanzania and Rwanda
  • There is no other wildlife experience quite like an encounter with mountain gorillas!
  • All our itineraries can be tailored to our client’s personal requirements

Stay 2 night at Arusha Serena lodge upon arrival to ease into the safari experience and recover from the long journey. Fly to the Serengeti National Park where you will spend 5 nights inside the park. Fly to Kigali (Rwanda) for an overnight stay before heading to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trekking. Enjoy a city tour before heading out to Volcanoes where you will spend the next two nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, gorilla trek the next day. Transfer to Kigali in time for your own onward flight arrangements.

OVERVIEW

Day 1

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania, you’ll be met and transferred to Arusha Serena Lodge where you will stay for two nights. Arusha Serena Lodge is located just outside of Arusha City Center a good idea to be away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Arusha Serena Lodge

Day 2

After breakfast, you will have optional to walk around lake Duluti or Canoeing at same lake or Arusha town tour where our representative will drive you to the city center which takes 20minutes drive where you will explore and experience locals, later you will visit Cultural Heritage Center for hot lunch. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Arusha Serena Lodge

Day 3 – 7

Fly to the Serengeti National Park where you’ll spend 5 nights, (2 nights in the center and 3 nights in the south/west/north depends on the great migration season). This wonderful and famous national park tells a good conservation story and offers excellent game viewing!

Day 8

Fly from Serengeti to Arusha and connect your flight to Kigali (Rwanda). You will be met on arrival and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for your overnight stay.

Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 9

Take a guided tour of Kigali, including a visit to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial – a “must do!”. In the afternoon drive through the mountainous region through to the north-west of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park. You’ll stay 2 nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 10

Set off early this morning on your gorilla trekking adventure! Upon reaching the gorillas you’ll spend an hour or so with the family before descending the mountain. Return to the lodge for a much-needed shower and some down-time.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 11

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Kigali and visit the Central Marketplace. From there we can transfer you to the airport for your own onward flight arrangements.