10-Day Gorilla Rwanda and Tanzania Luxury Safari.
Tanzania, Northern Circuit.
The trip will take you to two countries in East Africa with different cultures, landscapes, and climates. While Rwanda is hillier while on the other side Tanzania is a more open savannah country. Start with Rwanda and see the mountain gorilla before visiting three pristine wildlife areas in Tanzania with a chance to witness the Great Migration. While the sight of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains is spectacular, the Mara River crossing is one of the most breathtaking natural actions in wildlife sightings.
10 Days /9 Night
Our guide/ driver will pick you up from either Kigali Airport OR your hotel in Kigali and your day starts with a complimentary Kigali city tour. Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda, Kigali city is surrounded by lush green hills and is referred to as ‘the land of a thousand hills. Visit interesting spots which may include the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site, and Kigali Museum.
Afterward depart for a 2-hour drive to Musanze, the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at Red Rocks Intercultural Exchange Center for lunch before joining the local brew makers to understand the chemistry of the process of brewing a local beer from bananas. Enjoy a big glass of our local brew if you feel like it! Among other activities, they also do basket weaving in this local community, an activity that supports local families financially. Later drive to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas.
This will be followed by entering the forest in search of the gorillas in the forest which may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.
After breakfast, you drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a day of game viewing. In this small, but beautiful park with the dense forest you can spot lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, hippos, flamingos, and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree-climbing lions, apart from the animals the contrasting landscape is stunning with the biggest diversity of habitat than the Serengeti national park. For birders, this is your day over 425 species of birds have been recorded here with the highest number of raptors, in the late afternoon you drive to Marera valley lodge for dinner and overnight.
Depart this morning for a game drive in the central part of the Serengeti. This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in the central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, jackals, hyenas, hyrax, and many more.
After breakfast go on a game drive in the central part of Serengeti for more sightings of lions, leopards, and cheetah, and at around noon drive to the retima hippo pool for lunch and witness hundreds of hippos in these pools while enjoying your mouthwatering lunch. After proceeding to the north through Lobo where we have incredible sightings of giraffes, elephants, buffalo’s impalas, and the imaginable landscape while the migration tail starts showing up arrive at the Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Rise up early for a morning game drive along the Mara River. It is truly an amazing experience to see all those hoofed mammals in search of water and greener pastures, followed by iconic predators. A journey is full of danger where only the strongest survive. You may also see hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, warthogs and if you are lucky the endangered black rhino. After the afternoon game drive, you head back to the Camp for dinner and overnight.
Another day of morning and afternoon game drives in the North Serengeti along the Mara River. Dust exploding, lions stalking a moveable feast, gigantic crocodiles, and fast-flowing wild rivers await the herds as they head north. The river crossing of thousands of wildebeest and zebra is absolutely one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in Africa. Return to the Camp in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will depart the camp with your picnic lunch and proceed with your game drive along with the Lobo, mbuzi mawe, and the central Serengeti for more game viewing. today you will be looking for lions, cheetah leopard, elephants, and giraffes, stop for lunch at the picnic site, and then continue to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge on the rim of the crater.
Day 1&2: The Garden place Hotel.
Day 3: Arusha Villa | Karama Lodge
Day 4: Simba Lodge.
Day 5 - 8: Tingitana Tented camp.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Tortilis Tented Camp.