16 Days Tanzania safari Rwanda Gorilla Tracking is the best safari takes you to Tanzania northern circuit game park for safari later extend to Rwanda for tracking gorilla and flight to Zanzibar for beach relaxation.
DURATION: 16 DAYS
LOCATIONS: EAST AFRICA
ACTIVITIES: GORILLA TRACKING
16 Days Tanzania safari Rwanda Gorilla Tracking is the best safari takes you to Tanzania northern circuit game park for safari later extend to Rwanda for tracking gorilla and flight to Zanzibar for beach relaxation
DAY 1: arriving in Arusha. You will welcomed by our Safari Guide who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to Jacaranda hotel in Arusha town. Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the Hotel and leave you to relax at Hotel (bb) booked.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast at the lodge you leave early to the Tarangire National park. This is the third largest park in Tanzania and it is characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered in this park. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of Tarangire and the Tarangire River that flows all year round is the life blood of the park. Many animals; predators and the preys alike gather around the river where you can do excellent game viewing. Overnight is at: Roika Tented Lodge FB
Day 3: Serengeti Tanzania safari Rwanda Gorilla Tracking.
After breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded. Meals and overnight at Ikoma Safari Tented camp.
Day 4: Full day in Serengeti Park.
this day after breakfast at 07:00 we will take your packed lunch for a full day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania proud of will be provided. And in the evening as the sun goes down, drive back to Ikoma Safari Tented camp for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater.
After breakfast we have yet another game drive before proceeding to the next highlight of our Tanzanian safari – the incredible Ngorongoro conservation area. We will use the Malanja Depression route allowing us to see many Masai villages enrooted. Overnight: at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge FB dinner and overnight
Day 6: full day, Ngorongoro Crater.
this day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After great all exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to bougainvillea lodge FB dinner and overnight
5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tour, Visit Dian Fossey Grave site.
Day 7: On your way for gorilla tours.
After breakfast we will drive you to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Rwanda arrivel one time in Kigali and you will be met welcomed and picked up by our tours representative who will transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. You will visit the genocide memorial. The Kigali Genocide Memorial was launched in April 2004 on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. This Centre is well built on a place in Kigali where over 250,000 people were buried after genocide. These graves are obvious assistant inflections of the cost of ignorance in Africa. The site is an enduring monument to fatalities of Rwanda genocide. It is a place for people to mourn for their loved ones that yielded to the genocide. It contains an eternal exposition of the Rwandan genocide and a display of other genocides around the world. You will then transfer to volcanoes National park or a nearby lodge.
Overnight Kinigi Guest House. FB
Day 8: on your way to gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Park Volcanoes.
Have your breakfast, carry your packed lunch and gorilla trekking gear and then report at the ORTPN offices for registration and briefing. Drive to the Volcanoes National Park for a memorable gorilla trek. Gorilla trekking may sometimes seem to be strenuous so trekkers are required to be fit because it may take from 2 hours to 10 hours. You may have a picnic lunch along the trek if trekking takes longer hours. An encounter of the gorillas after a tiring trek is rewarding! You will return to the lodge. If gorilla trekking ends early, you may visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo at an extra cost.
Overnight Kinigi Guest House. FB
Day 9: Golden Monkey trekking only
Have breakfast and report at the ORTPN Office for registration and briefing, thereafter drive to the Volcanoes National Park for the Golden Monkeys trekking or Dianne Fossey grave trekking or a second day of gorilla trekking. The choice depends on your budget. Golden monkeys are one of the rarest primates in Africa. It is now believed that the only feasible population of these monkeys is left in the Virunga Volcanoes National park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. A smaller population may continue living in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda but this has yet to be confirmed. The golden monkey is a disparate species of guenon – Cercopithecus Kandti and is ubiquitous to the Albertine Rift.
Overnight Kinigi Guest House. FB
Day 10: The Dian Fossey trek
We will take you to the graves of the late famous American zoologist – Dian Fossey who was murdered while on her research about Gorillas and other primates in Park des Volcans. Volcanoes NP was the pedestal for the famous naturalist Dian Fossey who carried out her research into the gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and established the Karisoke Research Centre between Karisimbi and Visoke. Since then, she spent most of her time in the park. She is significantly credited for saving the gorillas from extinction by passing on their quandary to the notice of the international community. She was murdered by an unknown assailants at her home in 1985, a crime often attributed to the poachers she had spent her life fighting against. Dian Fossey’s vitality research was later revealed in the movie Gorillas in the Mist, marked after her memoirs. She was buried in the volcanoes National park in a grave close to her research center amongst the gorillas which became her life. After trek you will return to the lodge for your lunch, dinner and overnight
Overnight East African Villa Hotel. FB
Day 11: End of Gorilla Trekking Rwanda – Transfer to the airport after shopping some souvenirs
After breakfast, walk around the city, shopping for Rwandan souvenirs Transfer to the Airport for your Zanzibar flight arrival on time in Zanzibar airport you will meet with our guide who will Transfer to the beach hotel – Kendwa Resort Bed and breakfast included
Day 12-13: Zanzibar 2 nights at the beach!
Relax and enjoy the endless beaches of Zanzibar while staying in your beach hotel. There is a wide range of water sport activities you can do, like snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips and more. Overnight at Kendwa Resort bed and breakfast included
Day 14 Zanzibar Stone Town
After breakfast transfer to the Dhow Palace in ‘Stone Town’. On the way we will do the famous ‘Spice Tour’: We have developed a special ‘Spice Tour’ with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. Dinner at the Stone Town – Dhow Palace Resort
Day 15 Zanzibar (Stone Town)
Today we will show you ‘Stone Town’ on our historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled ‘Stone Town’, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Dinner at the Stone Town – Dhow Palace Resort
Day 16: Departure- Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by flight.
After good breakfast at hotel you will be transfer to airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam where you will connect your home flight,
End of tour.
PRICE PER PERSON is 8500 USD
Trip Included as following below
- Safari pert Included: Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch, Services of a professional, English speaking safari guide
- Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
- All wildlife reserve entry fees and Nairobi and Kigali airports to/from hotels
- Gorilla pert Included: Airport transfers, accommodation, all meals, plenty of mineral water, the services of a driver-guide, all park and entry fees, all activities as per programmed: Gorilla trek, a trip to the Golden monkeys, Diane Fossey’s grave, and a visit to the Gisozi genocide memorial with a city tour of Kigali
The Price does not include:
- All Domest flight, Arusha –Rwanda – Rwanda –Zanzibar –Zanzibar Dar es Salaam
- Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers,
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Visa and Travel Insurance
- Tips to mountain crew (highly recommended)
- Guides per day is from 20 – 25 USD per group
- Excludes: beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses
What to bring with you?
Money for your personal expenses (average of $ 50 p.p.), outfit with adapted colours for wildlife observation, good walking shoes, raingear, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, a 200 mm or longer telephones is very useful, reserve batteries, films and a torch.