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Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Rwanda Gorilla Safari

10 days to take in the highlights of Rwanda and Tanzania tracking the gorillas and big game of East Africa.

Duration 10 days
Price From $8,901
When Year Round
Destination Rwanda & Tanzania

Safari Overview

This beautiful 11 day safari explores the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater and famous Northern Serengeti, before flying to Rwanda to track the magnificent mountain gorillas. Staying in fantastic accommodation throughout, and offering some of Africa's best wildlife experiences, this is a wonderful safari for those who want to see the best bits. This highlights safari can also be done in reverse, starting in Rwanda, giving you the option of a beach extension to the stunning Tanzanian Coast or 'spice island' of Zanzibar for a bit of relaxation after your adventure.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Combine the big game and big cats of Tanzania with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
  • See the ‘big five’ on game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Witness the dramatic Great Wildebeest Migration river crossings at the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti (mid-July – November).
  • Track the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda twice.

An extraordinary safari that combines the great migration, gorilla tracking, and the big game of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport and met by your private guide and vehicle. Upon arrival at your hotel you will have a briefing and then time to relax before the start of your safari.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge D

Days 2-3

Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

Today you visit Lake Manyara National Park, packed lunch in hand, on your way to the Ngorongoro Crater, hopefully arriving in time for an afternoon crater drive. The Crater is one of the wonders of the world, a natural caldera serves as an amphitheatre for stunning game drives during which you can expect to see the Big 5. You will have a full day to explore this incredible area, before heading back to the beautiful lodge for your last night in the area.

Overnight: Plantation Lodge B, L, D

Days 4-6

Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti

From Plantation Lodge you are driven to the Manyara airstrip where you catch your internal flight to Kogatende. Upon your arrival at Kogatende airstrip, you travel to the luxury of Olakira Camp enjoying a shared game drive along the way. The majestic landscape of the northern Serengeti is one of the best kept secrets of Tanzania. Far from the tourist track, this area of open grasslands and riverine woodlands supports some of the densest grazer populations in East Africa. If you are lucky you may get to see the Big 5 (rhinos sometimes cross from Kenya’s Maasai Mara) and its home to lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, large herds of antelope and a host of other wildlife.

Overnight: Olakira Tented Camp B, L, D

Day 7

Serengeti - Volcanoes National Park

Today you leave Olakira Camp and transfer to the Kogatende airstrip for your afternoon flight to Kigali. Upon arrival in Kigali you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel B, L

Days 8-9

Volcanoes National Park

The next two days activities may be amongst the most exciting and challenging of our entire expedition. The Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park are part of a worldwide population of just 790 individuals. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to one of ten habituated family groups, and you will have two chances to track them. 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.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel B, L, D

Day 10

Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

This morning, enjoy tracking the golden monkeys and spend up to an hour with these cheeky critters before transferring back to Kigali for your international flight home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This safari is tailor-made and can be redesigned to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.

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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