Experience many gentle giants

Tanzania & Zanzibar Timeless
&
Gorilla Trekking
in Rwanda

Duration

13 Days

Door-to-door

From

16,990 USD

INCLUDE ON TOUR-AIR

Destination

Tanzania: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ol Duvai George, the Serengeti and Zanzibar
Rwanda: Kigali and Volcano National Park

Time of Year

Throughout the year

Highlights

Experience in Africa
Explore the wildlife-rich national parks of Africa that promise close-up animal encounters like no other. Enjoy a private ocean safari and spice tour in Zanzibar that will reveal many cultural treasures before a gorilla trek in Rwanda to make sure you tick off is a true bucket list experience! Within your 13 day tour, you will encounter the best that of Tanzania and a truly unique Rwandan encounter.
Luxury Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Highlights include:
  • On-Tour Air (3 flights)
  • 34 meals, gratituities to local guides, service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Hot Air ballon ride over the Serengeti plains at dawn, followed by a champagne breakfast
  • A stay in the Serengeti National Park
  • Two nights in Zanzibar
  • A “spice” walking tour and dhow sailboat cruise on the Indian Ocean
  • Picnic lunch in the heart of ancient Ngorongoro Crater
  • A private lecture at Oldupai Gorge, including a museum visit
  • Three nights in Rwanda
  • A private trek in Volcanoes National Park where you interact with endangered mountain gorillas
  • Visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum, and Kigali’s Genocide Memorial Museum
Dallying with Gentle Giants

Intimate game drives in wildlife-rich national parks promise up-close animal encounters… a private ocean safari and spice tour in Zanzibar reveal cultural treasures… and a gorilla trek in Rwanda is a true bucket list experience!

Unique experiences include a private lecture at Oldupai Gorge where the remains of early man were found; a hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Serengeti followed by breakfast; ocean safari on a private dhow boat with lunch on a secluded beach; and a one-hour interactive visit with a silverback gorilla family in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park accompanied by an expert guide and a personal porter.

WAYS TO TRAVEL

Safari
Moments
You'll Never
Forget

In a balloon over the Serengeti

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti plains

Wake up before the animals do as you climb aboard a private hot air balloon at dawn for a ride over the savanna and open woodlands of Serengeti National Park… “the place where the land moves on forever.” From your perch in the sky, you’ll have a birds-eye view of vast herds of animals like zebras, giraffes and elephants as they start their day in the wilderness… then touch down for your own breakfast in the bush!

Enjoy Private game viewing on the Vehicle

Game drive across Ngorongoro Crater and plains of Serengeti,

Board your specially build Safari vehicle and embark on the daily game viewing across the African Bush…in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Guiding you on your treks in search of the “Big Five” and other iconic wildlife are our expert drivers, trackers, rangers, and Bush 2 City Directors… all highly experienced and eager to share their knowledge while keeping everyone engaged, safe and sound on the adventure of a lifetime!

Private Cruise on the traditional Dhow

Sailing off on a dhow for an “Indian Ocean Safari”

Dhows – traditional, handcrafted Arabian sailboats – have sailed the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Zanzibar archipelago for centuries, trading and fishing their way from one port to the next. Set out to sea aboard a dhow on a private cruise for an “Indian Ocean safari” – keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins frolicking in the waves. Cast anchor off a beach for lunch in a paradise of white sands and turquoise sea… and perhaps swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters off beautiful coral reefs.

In the Mountain Gorilla Backyard

Nesting in the foothills of breathtaking Virunga Volcano Range. One & Only Gorillas nest makes a magic possible as you enjoy once-in-a-lifetime with a rare and majestic mountain gorillas, roaming free in its own natural habitat. 

 

13 - DAY ITINERARY

Day - By - Day

  • Day 1 | Touch down in Tanzania

    When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will collect and transfer you to your first night at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, Resort & Spa, located at Mount Meru’s foot second-highest mountain in Tanzania. The area is known as the gateway to the safari. Get settled in and meet your fellow travelers before you set off on your epic Tanzanian and Rwandan luxury adventure.

       Arusha Coffee Lodge

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  • Day 2 | Lake Manyara & on to Ngorongoro

    In the morning, we depart from the Arusha Legendary Lodge en route to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, where you will eat lunch overlooking Lake Manyara. This bird-lovers paradise is your first taste of Tanzanian Safari wildlife to come.

    After you have dined, we will take you from bird watching to game watching at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. This area of the land is a wildlife mecca and one not to be missed on your trip.

    Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the lodge. Built on the dormant volcano’s rim, take in breathtaking views over the “lost world” below.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Nomad Entamanu Ngorongoro

     

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  • Day 3 | Ngorongoro Crater

    On Day 3, explore Africa’s “Garden of Eden” - the Ngorongoro Crater. Begin your Luxury Tanzania Safari with a game drive over the “lost world’ of Ngorongoro Crater. You will see grasslands, forests, and freshwater lakes that inspire the continual migration of animals. Today is the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of Africa’s notorious Big Five, i.e., buffalo, elephants, leopards, black-maned lions, and the rare black rhinoceros, as well as herds of zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles roaming life-giving landscapes. At the end of your migration safari, enjoy dinner and local entertainment. At your lodge, you’ll be able to observe Ngorongoro’s wildlife-rich caldera below from the comfort of your private terrace.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Nomad Entamanu Ngorongoro

     

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  • Day 4 | Oldupai Gorge

    Study the development of humankind at Oldupai Gorge. This is where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered some of the earliest known human species’ fossilized remains, an estimated 1.8 million years old. Learn all about the significance of such a site during your docent-led tour. Afterward, you will ride along rough dirt roads while taking in some more wildlife viewing en route to your lodge in the Serengeti, which was inspired by Maasai tribal dwellings. Have dinner at your leisure and enjoy some local entertainment in the lounge in the evening.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Four Season Serengeti Lodge

     

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  • Day 5 | The Serengeti

    View the African plains from above. On Day 5, take a mesmerizing hot air balloon flight as dawn breaks over the stunning Serengeti grasslands. Observe the wildlife during the first light of day, which is sure to be an African safari highlight.

    After landing below, indulge in a champagne breakfast in the bush. This experience is sure to mark an unforgettable day.

    In the afternoon, embark on a game drive throughout the Serengeti plains, where sightings of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, and gazelles are frequent. Not only that, but this area of land is the best place on the continent to see the pride of lions.

    After much excitement, return to your lodge for lunch and an afternoon of leisure. Lectures will be held at the lodge by an expert if you wish to learn more throughout the afternoon. In the evening ahead, experience a sundowner with filmmaking gadgets before having dinner at the lodge.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner


    Four Season Serengeti Lodge

     

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  • Day 6 | Western Serengeti

    Today we travel Serengeti’s remote Western Corridor, known for huge masses of migrating game animals seen thundering across the terrain. Tonight we stay at Grumeti, a luxurious tented camp in the remote Grumeti River region. A truly unique African safari experience. Some animals you might see during your afternoon game drive include wildebeest, lion, buffalo, cheetah, warthogs, giraffes, and zebra as you ride across the treeless plains of the Serengeti.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner


    Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

     

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  • Day 7 | Serengeti plains

    Private safari game drives in Amboseli National Park offer an opportunity to view elephants, hippos, and buffaloes seeking the park’s natural watering holes and graceful antelopes grazing in the flat grasslands. An early morning visit to a Maasai village precedes a morning game drive, after which you’ll return to the lodge for breakfast. Spend time at leisure before lunch, then another game drive, and time to spend as you please at the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon. Enjoy an included dinner at your leisure at the lodge this evening.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

     

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  • Day 8 | Zanzibar

    Please sit back and relax as we transfer you from the plains to the ocean. Once we arrive, enjoy a cultural tour of the stone town and learn all about the rich history of Zanzibar and beyond.

    Stay the night at the Park Hyatt as you change over to the luxury beach vacation section of your adventure.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Park Hyatt Zanzibar

     

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  • Day 9 | Indian Ocean Cruise

    Dhows, the traditional Arabian sailboat, have ruled the Indian Ocean waters of the Swahili Coast for centuries. Set sail on one of these traditional sailboats from Zanzibar “Stone Town” for an Indian Ocean safari. Pay attention as the friendly captain and crew guide you to see dolphins playing in the great ocean blue before we cast anchor on the sandy beach for some light swimming or snorkeling over some coral reefs if you desire.

    When back at shore, take the time to check out the rest of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and fascinating Stone Town.

    Later on, meet us back at the hotel for a reception followed by dinner while gazing over the ocean once more.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Park Hyatt, Zanzibar

     

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  • Day 10 | Kigali Rwanda

    Wake up and fly! Time to bid farewell to The Stone Town as we head to Kigali airport in Rwanda, home to Volcanoes National Park and the forested habitat of endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You can expect a late afternoon arrival at your Serena Hotel, which is followed by dinner at your leisure.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Serena Kigali Hotel

     

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  • Day 11 | Kigali Coffee and Volcanoes National Park

    Enjoy a cup of local coffee when you wake up in Rwanda for the first morning. See a local cooperative that empowers Rwandan women to become coffee growers. Learn all about how coffee is made, from planting and harvesting to roasting and brewing. You will have plenty of opportunities to have a cup or two.

    Afterward, we head on a drive through the countryside to the city of Ruhengeri at the base of Volcanoes National Park. You will see right ancient volcanoes overlooking the thriving wildlife and breathtaking landscape, an authentic luxury Rwanda safari.

    Tonight, we stay at a traditional grass-thatched Rwandan lodge, nestled under the eucalyptus trees at the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range. Take in lunch before we visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum, here we will learn insights and observations about gorilla behavior in preparation for tomorrow’s trek. Listen to the fascinating story of Dian Fossey’s unforgettable quest to save the great mountain gorilla.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Bisate Lodge

     

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  • Day 12 | Trek in Volcanoes National Park

    Rise early for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking opportunity. Together, we drive to Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to receive a briefing from your expert mountain guides. They answer any questions you may have about your trek into the wilderness and provide a dance performance as you eat your boxed breakfast.

    Climb aboard a safari vehicle as you make your way to the trailhead where your gorilla trek begins. Here, you will be assigned a porter who will help carry your provisions and camera while leading you to the gorilla family you are here to meet. Once we locate the gorillas, you will have the rare opportunity to watch them interact with each other, and potentially with you too if they choose!

    When your hour-long visit is over, we head back to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. A local expert will present an informative lecture this afternoon about the endangered mountain gorillas you were privileged to see. Join us tonight for a farewell reception and exceptional dinner at the lodge.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Bisate Lodge

     

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  • Day 13 | Home

    Time to say goodbye! Today, your tour ends, and you fly back home. After breakfast, we depart from the hotel. We will journey to Kigali, stopping en route to visit the Genocide Memorial Museum, where we will pay tribute to the 800,000 Rwandans who lost their lives during the atrocities of 1994. We discover how Rwanda could come together, heal, and move forward into the future with hope and resilience.

    Finally, we arrive at the Kigali Serena Hotel, where we have reserved day rooms for you until your flight home in the evening. Airport transfers are included to Kigali International Airport. Please allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Camps & Lodges

What's Included

  • Hot air balloon over the Serengeti or the Masai Mara Reserve followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • A visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi to see the feeding of orphaned baby elephants
  • On-Tour Air (3 flights); a large rolling Eagle Creek Duffle will be sent to you prior to your departure, as your main piece of luggage in Tanzania and Kenya.
  • All small group departures limited private part booked with you
  • Three nights in a mobile camp in Serengeti National Park, ideally located where the migrating wildlife passes by

What's Excluded

  • Hot air balloon over the Serengeti or the Masai Mara Reserve followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • A visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi to see the feeding of orphaned baby elephants
  • On-Tour Air (3 flights); a large rolling Eagle Creek Duffle will be sent to you prior to your departure, as your main piece of luggage in Tanzania and Kenya.
  • All small group departures limited private part booked with you
  • Three nights in a mobile camp in Serengeti National Park, ideally located where the migrating wildlife passes by

Dates & Rates

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DATESPRICE
2020-05-01 — 2020-06-30$8,615
2020-07-01 — 2020-09-30$12,615
2020-10-01 — 2020-10-30$9,010
2020-11-01 — 2020-11-30$8,615
2020-12-01 — 2020-12-21$9,010

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