Africa’s Natural Diversity in Rwanda And Tanzania

# Tailor-Made Tour

Africa’s Natural Diversity in Rwanda And Tanzania

12 Days from £5945 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
12 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Primate Watching
Country Combo

By offering a combined Rwanda and Tanzania safari, we aim to encapsulate the extraordinary diversity of wildlife found in sub-Saharan African. The fauna of the great plains, the wildebeest migration and the Big Five of northern Tanzania plus the mountain gorillas, monkeys and endemic birds of Rwanda are all likely to be seen in what is a superlative programme of good value which should appeal to all those who relish the variety of Africa’s fauna and flora.

Itinerary

Price from £5945 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Volcanoes National Park

Arrive Nairobi and connect with flight to Kigali. Met on arrival by driver with 4x4 vehicle and drive to your hotel close to the Volcanoes National Park. Free afternoon to relax and explore.

Staying at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge. Includes Dinner.

Day 3 - Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, check in at the park entrance at 0700 for a thrilling morning of mountain gorilla tracking. The length and difficulty of the walk to the gorillas depends on which group you are tracking and its whereabouts that day; but once there, you can spend a full hour watching these amazing creatures. Lunch at the hotel and transfer to Kigali.

Staying at Des Milles Collines Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Arusha

Pick-up from hotel and transfer to airport in time for your flight to Arusha (Kilimanjaro). Met and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Dik Dik Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Lake Manyara

Free morning to relax. Pick-up by 4x4 safari vehicle with photo roof and a maximum of seven passengers (guaranteed window seats) and drive to Lake Manyara.

Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 6 - Lake Manyara National Park

Morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch then continue driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park.

Staying at Serena Serengeti Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti to view wildlife.

Staying at Serena Serengeti Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Olduvai Gorge

Morning departure from lodge and drive to Olduvai Gorge, the famous archaeological site in eastern Serengeti where the Leakeys found the earliest human remains. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater in the afternoon.

Staying at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Ngorongoro Crater

Early departure for a full day game drive in the crater (with picnic lunch).

Staying at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Tarangire National Park

Drive to the Tarangire National Park with a game drive in afternoon.

Staying at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Arusha

Return to Arusha (Kilimanjaro) and board flight home.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 12 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Kenya Airways and Rwandair via Nairobi

Best visited:
January to January

Area Specialist

Jonathan Morris

Although officially the rainy season for both countries, consider travelling in January and February when there is often a respite in the weather. You will benefit from cheaper prices and a beautifully green landscape. This is also the time when the herds of the migration are congregating in the short grass plains of the Serengeti to calf in huge numbers. Worth putting up with a few showers for.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Everyone we ran into in Rwanda was so friendly, kind and proud of their country.  The service they provided was excellent.  We had a wonderful time getting to know them better.

Our guide was AMAZING.  We got to know more about Rwanda and its people because we spent so much time with him.   He stopped frequently to point out all the different birds to us or show us a particular view.  He helped us get on the gorilla hikes that suited our fitness and interests. He let us know exactly how each day was going to play out so we could be ready with the right clothing and water / snacks.

All the guides for the tours were very knowledgeable and quite entertaining.  They were concerned with our enjoyment and our safety. The porters were invaluable – they not only carried your pack (filled w. camera equipment & water) but also helped us up the steep grades and along ledges.

The landscape was as spectacular as the wildlife in Rwanda.  Pictures do not do it justice.  Seeing three different gorillas families was the highlight but there was so much more to see. The Golden monkeys were gorgeous.  Nyungwe was a beautiful park filled with primates and birds.  We saw chimps, mona, vervet , blue, mangabeys, mountain  and colobus monkeys.

We changed one of the tours (the waterfall one) and went birding for an entire day instead.   We saw tonnes of birds including a Great Blue Turaco and many different kinds of sunbirds and hawks.

One day we will get to the UK and actually the meet the wonderful people who plan these incredible vacations for us.  Thank you for all the help you give us.

Mr & Mrs DB - Ontario

Route Map

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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge : -1.509096, 29.644875
Des Milles Collines Hotel: -1.946694, 30.061962
Serengeti Serena Lodge : -2.383504, 34.703249
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: -3.209602, 35.478166
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge: -3.372785, 35.827293
Tarangire Sopa Lodge : -3.906557, 36.095495
Dik Dik Hotel: -3.368372, 36.862886