Itinerary Summary

GETTING THERE...
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO - Check Price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check Price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya). If planning to explore Zanzibar, Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ - Check Price).
Fly to/from Kigali Airport (KGL - Check Price)
We Can Easily Arrange your Airport Transfers and pick you up from the airport and proceed to Safari/tour
Additional Accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged as well
Short Description
Not only do you get to trek into the Rwandan jungle to look for the famed mountain gorillas, but you'll then follow this up with a lengthy safari across Tanzania's most famous parks including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and more!
Accommodations and Activities
Day 1
Kigali - City Tour - Bwindi
Kigali Half Day City Tour
Chameleon Hill Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2
Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Birdnest @ Bunyonye
B&B - Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Lake Bunyonye Canoeing - Kigali - Arusha
Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing
Transfer to Kigali Airport
Transfer from JRO Airport
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4
Free Day
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5
Arusha - Arusha National Park - Arusha
Arusha National Park Game Drive
Arusha National Park Walking Safari
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6
Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Game Drive
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7
Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
Serengeti Central Game Drive
ThornTree Camp
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8
Full Day Serengeti National Park
Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive
ThornTree Camp
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 9
Serengeti Balloon Safari
Serengeti Balloon Safari
Serengeti Central Game Drive
ThornTree Camp
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 10
Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 11
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 12
Lake Eyasi - Tarangire
Lake Eyasi Tour
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 13
Tarangire National Park - Arusha
Tarangire Game Drive
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Day By Day Details

Day 1: Kigali - City Tour - Bwindi
You will be picked up from your Kigali Accommodation or the Airport and proceed to Kigali Half Day City tour. After the City Tour, proceed to Bwindi.

On Your Kigali Half Day City Tour

Our Half Day City Tour is the best way to see and experience Kigali in a short time.

The tour includes a visit Richard king house visit and countryside, a mural walk, a visit to a neighborhood market, fresh milk at a milk bar and more.

The tour ends at the Kigali Marriott Hotel or at The Kigali Genocide Memorial

Highlights for half Day Kigali tour - Kigali Genocide memorial, Richard king house visit, The campaign against genocide museum, Craft market,
ACCOMMODATION
Chameleon Hill Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Kigali Half Day City Tour
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Explore the Gorillas

On Your Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Following an early breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family as well as a gorilla tracking guide.

After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure.

Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness.

However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant mountain gorilla silverback completely makes up the effort!

ACCOMMODATION
Birdnest @ Bunyonye
B&B - Bed and Breakfast
ACTIVITIES
  • Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Day 3: Lake Bunyonye Canoeing - Kigali - Arusha
Explore Canoeing at Lake Bunyonye with thrilling views before returning to Kigali for your flight to Arusha.

On Your Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing
Canoeing in Lake Bunyonyi, a Thrilling and refreshing experience.
On Your Transfer to Kigali Airport
You will be picked up by our Driver/Guide and transferred to the Airport for Flight.
On Your Transfer from JRO Airport
You will be picked up by our Driver/Guide from the airport and transferred to your accommodation or start your Safari.
ACCOMMODATION
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing
  • Transfer to Kigali Airport
  • Transfer from JRO Airport
Day 4: Free Day
On this day you can choose to add day activities that you might be interested in or spend it relaxing and preparing for you upcoming adventurous safari.
ACCOMMODATION
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
Day 5: Arusha - Arusha National Park - Arusha
After breakfast, proceed to Arusha National Park for a Half Day Game Drive and Walking safari with an Armed Ranger.

On Your Arusha National Park Game Drive
Visiting Arusha National park, you will be thrilled by the breathtaking landscapes ranging from the Meru Crater in the west, the Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east, to the grasslands and the Momella lakes in the north-east. Also home of the Ngurdoto Crater, often called Little Ngorongoro, with its swamp-filled floor. With perfect game drive spotting black & white Colobus monkeys, small predators, giraffes, elephants and buffaloes among other.
On Your Arusha National Park Walking Safari
Stretch your legs with a guided walking safari through the park. While on your walking safari, you can expect to see endless acres of forest, home to black and white colobus monkeys, zebras, buffalos, and a variety of antelopes. You will also have a chance to observe more than 400 bird species including the Crowned Eagle, Lanner Falcon, and Levaillants Cuckoo.
ACCOMMODATION
Moivaro Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Arusha National Park Game Drive
  • Arusha National Park Walking Safari
Day 6: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will proceed to Lake Manyara for a full day game drive with picnic lunch.

On Your Lake Manyara Game Drive

From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.

Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance making it a spatular game viewing point.

ACCOMMODATION
Country Lodge Karatu
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Lake Manyara Game Drive
Day 7: Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, proceed to the Famous Serengeti National Park for a thrilling Game drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

On Your Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti

It is a scenic 4 hours drive towards the Great Serengeti National Park passing through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be glimping buffalos, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.

The drive can be accompanied by 2 famous Optional Activities below:

  • Maasai Boma Visit
  • olduvai Gorge

  • On Your Serengeti Central Game Drive

    Exploring the Serengeti well known for its abundant resident wildlife, with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo all present. They share the park with cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe to name a few.

    The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures making it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Experiencing some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators.

    ACCOMMODATION
    ThornTree Camp
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
    • Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 8: Full Day Serengeti National Park
    Explore the Serengeti National Park with a Full Day Game Drive.

    On Your Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive

    Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

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    Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise game drive across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as predators such as leopards and lions hunt for their morning meal

    We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

    In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

    ACCOMMODATION
    ThornTree Camp
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 9: Serengeti Balloon Safari
    Explore the Serengeti National Park with a balloon Safari thrilling Experience. after the balloon ride continue with game drive.

    On Your Serengeti Balloon Safari

    Join us in an extraordinary adventure. Float in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti National Park with its enchanting scenery and vistas.

    This may be the most beautiful area in the world for a balloon flight. There are no power lines, fences and few roads. Our capacity is limited making this experience a special and exclusive one.

    Each and every balloon flight is different and therefore an adventure – even for us. We aim to provide the high point of your safari and an experience that you will remember always.

    ACCOMMODATION
    ThornTree Camp
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Serengeti Balloon Safari
    • Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 10: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    After breakfast, proceed to a game drive in the Serengeti on your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

    On Your Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
    The Adventurous from the Great Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is filled with great game viewing of deferent animals. With a great chance of spotting predators like cheetahs, Lions, leopards and thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrating accompanied with giraffes, elephants, antelopes and More…
    ACCOMMODATION
    Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
    Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater
    After breakfast, you will descend in the Ngorongoro Crater for a thrilling game drive with picnic lunch at the famous hippo pool.

    On Your Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

    A home to one of the densest mammal populations in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and Rhinoceros). Other animals like gazelle, wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, golden jackals, and topi are also found here in large numbers. For a relatively compact area of 260 square kilometers, it has an astonishing number of over 500 bird species.

    The safaris here are amazing because you can see animals in every direction of your vehicle. Spotting the big five in one single day is highly likely.

    ACCOMMODATION
    Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
    Day 12: Lake Eyasi - Tarangire
    You will wake up early in the morning to experience Hunting with the Hadzabe. Return to your accommodation for breakfast and proceed with exploring Tanzanias most Iconic Traditions and Cultures in Lake Eyasi.

    On Your Lake Eyasi Tour

    you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe.

    Early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga tribes. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival.

    You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged.

    ACCOMMODATION
    Country Lodge Karatu
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Lake Eyasi Tour
    Day 13: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
    After breakfast, proceed to Tarangire National Park for a half day game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon proceed to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

    On Your Tarangire Game Drive

    Entering the park you will realize without doubt, the most impressive feature of Tarangire is the park’s elephant migration, when huge herds push through to Tarangire’s river system and swamps during the dry season. Due to the astonishing abundance of elephant in the park, this truly is a spectacular scene with over 500 species recorded to date, the park is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise.

    Tree-climbing lions are fairly common,Cheetah, however, are relatively rare. Other carnivores that roam the rolling acacia and baobab woodlands, riverine forests and dense grass, include hyena, jackal and wild dog, though wild dog are scarce and favour other areas within the Maasai Steppe.

    In addition to the enormous amounts of elephant, the park is chock-full of wildebeest, zebra, eland, impala, greater and lesser kudu, dik-dik, Coke’s hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, giraffe, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, hippopotamus, mongoose and rock hyrax! There are even a couple of unusual antelope species – the fringe-eared oryx and the gerenuk. Black rhino are very seldom seen here, but it is believed that a few individuals dwell in the more remote regions of the park.

    ACTIVITIES
    • Tarangire Game Drive

    Itinerary Accommodations

    Chameleon Hill Lodge Day 1

    Get ready to fall in love with our beautiful lodge and the stunning surroundings, as some of our guests have done…: “Fairy tale setting; excellent service!” – Swannygal from San Francisco “Fabulous location, inspiring design, breathtaking view” – Cathmark92 from Sydney, Australia


    Birdnest @ Bunyonye Day 2

    WELCOME TO THE BIRDNEST EXPERIENCE. Bed&Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Party's - Conferences - Marriages - Meetings - Relaxing • Hotel - Campsite - Cottages • Swimming (pool and lake) • Loungebar with DSTV • Restaurant with local and international dishes • Gorilla tracking (Bwindi) • Birdwatching - Nature walks • Traditional dance & Gospel • Free WIFI for hotel guests


    Moivaro Lodge Day 3

    Welcome to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate, the lodge where you will stay in a charming atmosphere and enjoy every comfort you need. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful manner, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. Our spacious thatched brick cottages are set in a lovely tropical garden, with private verandas ensuring every visitor all the privacy needed. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, go for a stroll around the Moivaro property, or laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants. As a daily activity we arrange the Moivaro Village Walk. A unique opportunity to see everyday life in Tanzania and make closer contact with the local people. You can visit a local banana brewery and sample its beer; or hear the story of a local eccentric, and marvel at the tree house he fashioned for himself. A walk is typically 2 hours long and can involve a climb up Oldonyo Maas Hill for those looking for a more demanding experience.


    Moivaro Lodge Day 4

    Welcome to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate, the lodge where you will stay in a charming atmosphere and enjoy every comfort you need. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful manner, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. Our spacious thatched brick cottages are set in a lovely tropical garden, with private verandas ensuring every visitor all the privacy needed. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, go for a stroll around the Moivaro property, or laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants. As a daily activity we arrange the Moivaro Village Walk. A unique opportunity to see everyday life in Tanzania and make closer contact with the local people. You can visit a local banana brewery and sample its beer; or hear the story of a local eccentric, and marvel at the tree house he fashioned for himself. A walk is typically 2 hours long and can involve a climb up Oldonyo Maas Hill for those looking for a more demanding experience.


    Moivaro Lodge Day 5

    Welcome to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate, the lodge where you will stay in a charming atmosphere and enjoy every comfort you need. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful manner, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. Our spacious thatched brick cottages are set in a lovely tropical garden, with private verandas ensuring every visitor all the privacy needed. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, go for a stroll around the Moivaro property, or laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants. As a daily activity we arrange the Moivaro Village Walk. A unique opportunity to see everyday life in Tanzania and make closer contact with the local people. You can visit a local banana brewery and sample its beer; or hear the story of a local eccentric, and marvel at the tree house he fashioned for himself. A walk is typically 2 hours long and can involve a climb up Oldonyo Maas Hill for those looking for a more demanding experience.


    Country Lodge Karatu Day 6

    Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community. Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.


    ThornTree Camp Day 7

    The latest in Bougainvillea Group of Lodges’ group of camps and lodges, ThornTree Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in Seronera area of Serengeti National Park, about fifteen minutes from the Seronera airstrip and visitor’s centre. The camp is open year round; offering traditional Tanzanian hospitality and great food. The camp is permanently based in central Serengeti, in the Seronera Valley, home to year-round wildlife due to the constant presence of water. This area is famous for spotting lion, leopard and large herds of elephant. Views from the campsite look across onto Banagi Hill and classic vistas of the Serengeti Plains. The entire camp is powered by solar including hot water and electricity.


    ThornTree Camp Day 8

    The latest in Bougainvillea Group of Lodges’ group of camps and lodges, ThornTree Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in Seronera area of Serengeti National Park, about fifteen minutes from the Seronera airstrip and visitor’s centre. The camp is open year round; offering traditional Tanzanian hospitality and great food. The camp is permanently based in central Serengeti, in the Seronera Valley, home to year-round wildlife due to the constant presence of water. This area is famous for spotting lion, leopard and large herds of elephant. Views from the campsite look across onto Banagi Hill and classic vistas of the Serengeti Plains. The entire camp is powered by solar including hot water and electricity.


    ThornTree Camp Day 9

    The latest in Bougainvillea Group of Lodges’ group of camps and lodges, ThornTree Camp is a classic tented safari camp located in Seronera area of Serengeti National Park, about fifteen minutes from the Seronera airstrip and visitor’s centre. The camp is open year round; offering traditional Tanzanian hospitality and great food. The camp is permanently based in central Serengeti, in the Seronera Valley, home to year-round wildlife due to the constant presence of water. This area is famous for spotting lion, leopard and large herds of elephant. Views from the campsite look across onto Banagi Hill and classic vistas of the Serengeti Plains. The entire camp is powered by solar including hot water and electricity.


    Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge Day 10

    Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World… A large caldera 600 meters deep, that hosts the most unique ecosystem on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecological balance. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this 'Garden of Eden', affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl. From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge invites you to an unforgettable safari experience from its privileged location, both for game viewing and scenery. Ngorongoro is: 185 km from Arusha, 60 km from Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, 145 km from Seronera Wildlife Lodge and 225 km from Lobo Wildlife Lodge.


    Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge Day 11

    Located on a gentle slope, Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge offers stunning views over the seasonal soda lake and up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Sixteen tastefully furnished spacious rooms are located within the large property, each with a private verandah overlooking the lake. The décor blends elements from the surrounding landscape with modern comfort.


    Country Lodge Karatu Day 12

    Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community. Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.


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    4x4 Specialised Safari Vehicle
    Professional English Speaking Guide
    Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Permits
    Water Coffee and Tea
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