Tailor-Made

Gorilla Tracking, Serengeti Wildlife and Beach Safari

A stunning bespoke safari taking in the highlights of East Africa including the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda, a visit with the gorilla doctors and a flight directly to the centre of the Serengeti for the ultimate big five experience.

Duration 10 days
Price From $9,240
When Year Round
Destination Rwanda & Tanzania

Safari Overview

A unique safari taking in the highlights of East Africa including tracking the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda, enjoying the big game and migration herds of the Serengeti and relaxing at the perfect beach retreat of Ras Kutani. Throughout this safari you stay at some of the best lodges in the region, maximising your comfort at the same time as seeing as much as possible during your stay.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda twice.
  • Visit the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and meet some of the Gorilla Doctors.
  • Track the golden monkeys.
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings including several species of penguin, seal and whale.
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave and see the remains of the research centre in which she worked.

Experience the highlights of East Africa; mountain gorillas, big game, and sumptuous beaches.

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Day by day

Day 1

Kigali - Volcanoes

Upon your arrival into Kigali International Airport (ETA 09:00) you are met by your private professional English speaking driver/guide and private 4x4 safari vehicle. This morning, you have the chance to take a city cultural tour of the markets and pottery projects in Kigali, and if you wish to, there is the opportunity to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. The Centre in Kigali was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It contains a permanent and extremely moving exhibition of the Rwandan genocide and an exhibition of other genocides around the world.

Overnight: Virunga Lodge L, D

Days 2-3

Volcanoes National Park

The next two days activities may be amongst the most exciting and challenging you have undertaken. The mountain gorillas in Rwanda are part of a worldwide population of just 790 individuals. The gorillas you are allowed to track belong to one of ten habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allowed a few privileged visitors to interact with them in the wild. An early breakfast and you're off to the park headquarters at Kinigi to register and be allocated your gorilla family for today. Once this is done, you set out by vehicle to the start of on your gorilla safari. Experienced guides will accompany you on your gorilla tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves.

Overnight: Virunga Lodge B, L, D

Day 4

Kigali - Serengeti NP

An early start this morning for your flight from Kigali directly into the Serengeti in Tanzania. You will be met at the airstrip by your vehicle and guide and transfer through the savannah plains (game drive along the way), to the lovely Dunia Camp. Arrival in time for lunch with an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Dunia Camp B, L, D

Days 5-7

Serengeti National Park

The next few days are yours to head out on game drives across the Serengeti. Game drives from Dunia give you access to the best the southern and central Serengeti have to offer: the Ndutu area, the southern plains, the Moru Kopjes and the central Serengeti valley. The migratory wildebeest and zebra share the land with many large cats, elephant, giraffe, Thomson gazelle and a host of other species.

Overnight: Dunia Camp B, L, D

Day 8

Serengeti NP - Coast

A final game drive this morning on your way to the airstrip. You catch your flight at 1100hrs to Dar Es Salaam (ETA 1450hrs). From here you will have a short 4x4 transfer southwards to the beautiful beach hideaway of Ras Kutani. Relax and reminisce over the adventures of the last week or so…

Overnight: Ras Kutani B, L, D

Day 9

Tanzanian Coast

Three whole days to sit back and enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of Ras Kutani. Set on a peninsular of white sandy beach next to a fresh water lagoon and tropical forest shoreline. The perfect African beach relaxation.

Overnight: Ras Kutani B, L, D

Day 10

Tanzanian Coast - Dar

Today you depart Ras Kutani back to Dar Es Salaam in time for your onward international flight back home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This safari is tailor-made and can be changed to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget. Accommodation has been chosen for its excellent access to the wildlife rich areas of Tanzania and Rwanda.

About Tailor-made Safaris

A tailor-made safaris is one designed specifically for you, around your taste, budget, people travelling, interests and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and changed to make it perfect for you

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