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Rwanda And Tanzania Highlights

Africa Adventure Consultants
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
12 days
From: $ 8,025 $ 669 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Get an opportunity to explore Ngorongoro crater
  • Visit Volcanoes national park and Serengeti national park, see the fabulous huge herds of wildebeest
  • Enjoy the game drive in the Serengeti and see the Alke Manyara
  • Explore Rwanda
  • Experience the Gorilla trekking

Short Description

Experience an African “Big 5” safari and track endangered mountain gorillas in a new and exciting way! Rwanda and Tanzania Highlights safari, you will enjoy a big game safari in Tanzania’s top parks, including Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and world-famous Serengeti. After getting a full dose of lions, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more, continue your adventure in the land of a thousand hills – Rwanda – where you’ll trek in misty mountain forests for the largest primates on earth. And if this wasn’t enough, you’ll also hike to Dian Fossey’s gravesite, take scenic tours and enjoy fascinating cultural interactions with traditional tribes. As sustainability is one of our benchmarks, your visit will include support to local charities and conservation programs. You’ll have private vehicles and guides throughout. The kicker? We’ve used all new or newly rebuilt camps and lodges in every location, so you’ll have great food and accommodations, too.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Kigali

Trip Includes

  • All accommodations
  • Meals and some drinks
  • Transfers
  • Entry fees to the national parks
  • Experienced guides
  • Activities as indicated
  • Flying Doctors insurance

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Itinerary

DAY 1: ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Kili Villa Lodge

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and driven to the Kili Villa Lodge. Dinner and overnight here.

DAYS 2 & 3: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Kuro Tarangire

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephant herds and huge baobab trees. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive before heading to Kuro Camp. The range of activities at Kuro Camp is unique for a camp inside a Tanzanian National Park. Optional walking safaris (included) and night game drives (at an additional cost) add another unique wildlife viewing perspective that is hard to find in other parts of Tanzania.

DAY 4: LAKE MANYARA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Castle at Ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart Kuro Camp and game drive through the park. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive and picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is famous for tree-climbing lions, as well as the thousands of flamingos that make their annual pilgrimage to the shores of the shallow lake. Drive to The Castle at Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Castle at Ngorongoro

After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and spend the day exploring the famous Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch. This 100-square-mile caldera is home to more than 20,000 large mammals like lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, wildebeest and the rare black rhino. Dinner and overnight at The Castle at Ngorongoro.

DAY 6 & 7: SERENGETI

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Namiri Plains Camp

After breakfast, drive to Namiri Plains Camp in the Serengeti. This giant ecosystem is home to millions of animals including lions, cheetah, leopards, buffalo, elephants, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and huge herds of wildebeest, often in migration. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. On Day 7, enjoy a full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Namiri Plains Camp Camp

DAY 8: KIGALI, RWANDA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Mille Collines Hotel

Enjoy your final game drive in the Serengeti.After lunch, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Kigali, Rwanda (flight priced separately).Upon arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Mille Collines Hotel. (B, L)

DAY 9: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

After breakfast, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to downtown Kigali for a city tour which includes the genocide memorial and craft centers. After lunch at a local restaurant (on your own account), drive north 2.5 hours through the Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri at the foot of the Virunga Mountains. Arrive at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 10: GORILLA TREK

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

After an early breakfast, take a short drive to park headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking (permit included, based on availability). You then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from one to six hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. It can rain at a moment’s notice; hence waterproof clothing is essential including, zip lock bags for cameras and film. In the afternoon following lunch, enjoy a tour of an ex-poacher’s village.

Note: One hour is permitted with the gorillas per trek. Gorilla sightings cannot be guaranteed. The minimum age is 15 years old. Tracking through the forest can be steep, wet and slippery. Gorilla permits are subject to availability.

DAY 11: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

After an early breakfast, return to the park headquarters where you will meet your guide for a trek to Dian Fossey’s grave (trek time: approx. 5-6 hours), which lies between Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes. Alternatively, opt for a second day of gorilla trekking (at an additional cost, based on permit availability). Following lunch at your lodge, enjoy a visit to twin lakes Burera and Ruhundo. Return to your lodge for dinner. Overnight Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.

DAY 12: KIGALI/DEPART

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the Kigali airport for your onward flights.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Ultimate safari luxury and privacy

 Kili Villa offers a relaxing and exciting lifestyle in the middle of all the natural beauty Tanzania has to offer.

The purity of the surrounding nature and spectacular views on Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro to the north and Maasai Steppe to the south is a unique experience. The Villas are located only 30 minutes from Arusha and Kilimajaro International Airport and within 15 minutes from Arusha national park.

The staff in each villa offers personal service to have a truly relaxed holiday. Your private chef will cater according to your requests and private staff ensures you can truly enjoy your time in Tanzania. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of your private Kili-Villa and start discovering all the beauty Tanzania has to offer.

 

Trip ID#:

RwaTanAdv

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • Visas and passport expenses
  • Tips and inoculations
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses

Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 10 Dinners

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