Itinerary Summary

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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!
Itinerary In Brief
DAY 1
Kigali - City Tour - Bwindi
Kigali Half Day City Tour
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 2
Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
B&B - Bed and Breakfast
DAY 3
Bwindi - Kigali - Arusha
Legendary Lodge Arusha
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 4
Arusha City Tour
Arusha City Tour
Arusha Coffee Lodge - Coffee Plantation Tour
Legendary Lodge Arusha
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 5
Arusha - Arusha National Park - Arusha
Arusha National Park Game Drive
Arusha National Park Walking Safari
Legendary Lodge Arusha
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 6
Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Game Drive
Chem Chem Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 7
Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
Serengeti Central Game Drive
Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 8
Full Day Serengeti National Park
Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive
Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 9
Serengeti Balloon Safari
Serengeti Balloon Safari
Serengeti Central Game Drive
Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 10
Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 11
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
Tarangire Treetops
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 12
Tarangire National Park - Arusha
Tarangire Game Drive

DAY 13
Arusha - Kilimanjaro International Airport
Transfer to JRO airport

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 Hote...

DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Kigali Half Day City Tour



Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
The Big Day to explore the Silver Back Gorillas!

On Your Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Get up very early for your gorilla tracking and have a well-balanced breakfast in preparation for the day. After the registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger Station and a short briefing, your incredible gorilla tracking starts.

Once you've located the gorilla family, you'll be asked ...
DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Bwindi Gorilla Trekking



Day 3: Bwindi - Kigali - Arusha
Explore Canoeing at Lake Bunyonye with thrilling views before returning to Kigali for your flight to Arusha.



Day 4: Arusha City Tour
Explore Arusha with a city tour and a thrilling Coffee Plantation Tour

On Your Arusha City Tour
Proceed to Burka Coffee Estate and Learn the art of Coffee Plantation and processing Afternoon proceed to Arusha Coffee Lodge for Lunch and then explore the Shanga Workshop to experience the art of Shanga Making and Collections. Afterwards proceed to Cultural heritage with curio shops, a jewellery b...

On Your Arusha Coffee Lodge - Coffee Plantation Tour
A walk around the workings of the coffee plantation to see how the coffee is grown, harvested, dried, and produced into the aromatic coffee that we drink every day.

Duration of Tour: 1 hour
DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Arusha City Tour
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge - Coffee Plantation Tour



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 sw...

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 inclu...
DAY 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 outsize...

DAY 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 b...


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 p...

DAY 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...

DAY 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 limite...

DAY 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, elephan...
DAY 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 ar...

DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive



Day 12: 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 spe...

DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Tarangire Game Drive



Day 13: Arusha - Kilimanjaro International Airport
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your International Flight.

On Your Transfer to JRO airport
You will be picked by our driver/guide and transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight.
DAY ACTIVITIES
  • Transfer to JRO airport

Itinerary Accommodations

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Day 1 - 2

Since it opened, this small, remote lodge continues to win prizes, awards and accolades both internationally and locally.

Picture this: You are sitting up on a ridge, above the clouds, looking across to the Virunga volcanoes. Behind you is the primordial, mysterious and impenetrable forest that is Bwindi. As you sit there, drinking your chilled wine, or your freshly brewed coffee, or your freshly squeezed juice or your amber coloured whisky you smile. You smile because you know that your personal butler is lighting the fire in your cottage and setting out your freshly laundered clothes. In the kitchen a gorgeous meal is being prepared, and tomorrow after breakfast you will walk from the lodge to the Nkuringo trailhead and track the gorillas.

Guests at Clouds stay in their own cottage. Built of local volcanic stone, every cottage has a large sitting room with fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, and hand-woven carpets. Each individual cottage features the work of one of Uganda’s most respected artists (we call them the ‘Clouds 9’). Their work has been so highly regarded by guests that they have commissioned their own pieces and now the work of these artists graces the walls of homes and offices in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and London.


Legendary Lodge Arusha Day 3 - 5

The spirit of Legendary Lodge
Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, the Legendary Lodge features twelve beautiful garden cottages, two of which are 2 bedroom family cottages, each with its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers. The two-bedroom Kahawa cottage is ideal for families, while two cosy ensuite rooms are available in The Old Farmhouse for those who prefer to be closer to the dining room and guest lounge.

Mouth watering gourmet meals are served in the gracious Old Farmhouse, while the Legendary Therapies Spa offers rejuvenating treatments in the elegant therapy room or in the privacy of the guest cottages. A selection of fascinating coffee farm tours, shopping expeditions and interesting day tours are available at the lodge.


Chem Chem Lodge Day 6

On the eastern edge of Lake Manyara lies a place of unending loveliness. Here is Chem Chem Lodge, ‘the sunset camp’, luxurious without being lavish. You arrive and immediately feel an affinity with the space, the silence, the serenity. You feel the echoes of a vintage safari lodge as urban stresses melt away.

Nowhere does The Lodge impose, but rather blends in with the unfenced wilderness that stretches on all sides. This exclusive retreat rests on the far western border of a exclusive wildlife concession which forms part of the Burunge Wildlife Management Area that runs between Lake Manyara and wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park.


Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge Day 7 - 9

Experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and rare opportunities to connect with the local people and culture. Then return to the Safari Lodge, where our 77 secluded guest rooms, elegant spa and infinity pool promise a luxurious respite during your African adventures


andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Day 10

Guests can be forgiven for losing track of which era, or even continent, they are experiencing at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Nowhere else on earth can you wake up among all the trappings of an elegant baroque chateau – brocade sofas, gilt mirrors, beaded chandeliers and panelled walls – and be instantly transported into one of the most famous African landscapes with just one glance out the window of the lodge. In this place of dramatic contrasts, where Versailles meets Maasai, anything is possible and the natural luxury of the breathtakingly beautiful setting ensures the dramatic interior of your suite blends perfectly with its stilted thatch architecture.


Tarangire Treetops Day 11

Living A Dream High in The Trees.
Many a childhood would have been spent playing in the world of ‘make-believe’. Within this imaginary existence many of us will have climbed and played high up in the bows and branches and, for the lucky few, built a ‘palace’ in the sky.
It is this nostalgic sparkle that is all too visible in the eyes of the ‘grown-ups’ who gaze upon Tarangire Treetops for the first time. Tarangire Treetops sits serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park - Tanzania.


Day 12


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Includes and Excludes

Itinerary Includes
All Accommodations on Safari
Airport Transfers
All Meals on Safari
4x4 Specialised Safari Vehicle
Professional English Speaking Guide
Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Permits
Water Coffee and Tea
Flying Doctors
Prices Quoted in USD per person sharing
Itinerary Excludes
Entry Visas
Laundry
Travel Insurance
Tips and Gratitudes
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