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Travel to Rwanda and Tanzania for a unique insight into the diversity of East Africa. Go gorilla trekking in the rainforests of Rwanda, head out on a classic safari in Serengeti National Park, then head to Zanzibar for some chic island relaxation. Bliss!


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Volcanoes National ParkGorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking TrailsFive Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, The Bishop's House
3 - 4KigaliLocal Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly CountryHeaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, Kigali Serena Hotel
4 - 6Manyara and NgorongoroMigrating Flamingos and Lakeside Sunsets;, Ngorongoro Crater, Fossils at Olduvai GorgeFarm House Valley, Kitela Lodge
6 - 9Serengeti (Central)Savanna Landscapes, Balloon Rides and Walking Safaris, High Concentration of Game, Wildebeest MigrationSerengeti Wilderness Camp, Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
9 - 13ZanzibarBeautiful Beaches, Swimming With Dolphins, Coral ReefsSunshine Hotel, Matlai Boutique Hotel

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International arrival

Drive to Volcanoes (2-3 hrs)

Volcanoes National Park

2 Nights

Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Congo and Rwanda.

Included Activities

Gorilla Trekking
No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with some of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. For a gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest with high altitude hike. Even in the dry season, the rainforest is a challenging environment: it is humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes and thick vegetation. If needed, you can hire a porter who carries luggage and assists you during steep or muddy terrain at a fee. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek. Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10m away. You will spend up to one hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You will be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience! (Please carry drinking water, snacks, raincoat, hiking shoes, camera, mosquito repellent and garden/leather gloves).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsFull Board
Day 3 - 4

Drive to Kigali (2-3 hrs)


1 Night

As Rwanda’s capital and its geographical heart, Kigali is an important business center and port.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe King Rooms
RoomStandard Room
Day 4 - 6

Transfer to the airport

Flight to Manyara (5 hrs)

Drive to Ngorongoro Crater (1 hr)

Manyara and Ngorongoro

2 Nights

Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is stunningly beautiful. Further  on, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wildlife densities on earth.

Included Activities

Game drive in Manyara National Park
Witness tree climbing lions, a rare sight if ever there was one, at northern Tanzania’s Manyara National Park. Manyara National Park occupies a vast area, spread over 330 square kilometers, and has a lake covering 200 square kilometers of this area. Explore the landscape and the rich flora and fauna at the park. Marvel at the African elephant, a zebra, or a majestic cheetah in pursuit of prey. Also train your sights on giraffes, impalas, baboons, buffaloes and monkeys. Observe flamingos, hippos and crocodiles at the lake habitat. Enjoy some bird watching and catch cormorants and storks in flight. The months between July and October mark the dry season that is ideal for spotting mammals. Visit between November and June for birdwatching.

Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
Drive down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa that has in turn engendered one of the highest density of top predators in the continent! Expect some of the best game viewing opportunities here, with herds of zebras, wildebeests, large prides of lions, hyenas and rhinos, among many more animals and birds. Experience breath-taking sightings of massive herds of wildlife set against the volcanic crater and surrounding highlands of Ngorongoro. Enjoy thrilling game drives in this Unesco World Heritage Site, awash in otherworldly aqua shades. Break for a much deserved picnic lunch amid a magical landscape. Relish a generous and scrumptious luncheon spread, before heading back. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Meal included: Picnic lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
Kitela Lodge – Opt 2
MealsFull Board & Drinks
Day 6 - 9

Drive to Central Serengeti (4-5 hrs)

Serengeti (Central)

3 Nights

With countless predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, the Serengeti has the greatest concentration of wildlife on our planet.

Included Activities

Serengeti Wilderness Camp: Game Drives
Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Serengeti on morning, afternoon and full day game drives.

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge: Game Drives
Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Serengeti on morning, afternoon and full day game drives.

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsFull Board
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - 13

Transfer to airstrip

Flight to Zanzibar (2-3 hrs)

Transfer to your hotel (1 hr)


4 Nights

Head to the spice islands! The lure of Zanzibar is legendary and worthy.

Hotel Options
Sunshine Hotel – Opt 1
RoomBlue Breeze/Honeymoon Suite
RoomAsili House

Transfer to the airport (1 hr)

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 11,090 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 14,690 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

    • Accommodation in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights.
    • Meals as indicated
    • Economy flights for all sectors :
      • Kigali – Manyara & Ngorongoro
      • Central Serengeti – Zanzibar
    • All activities as listed:
      • Volcanos National Park: Gorilla Trekking
      • Volcanos National Park: Gorilla Trekking
      • Manyara & Ngorongoro: Game drive in Manyara National Park
      • Manyara & Ngorongoro: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
      • Serengeti Wilderness Camp: Game drives
      • Gorillas, Great Migration and Indian Ocean Dreams: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge: Game drives
      • Southern Serengeti: Dunia Camp: Game drives
      • Gorillas, Great Migration and Indian Ocean Dreams: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge: Game drives
    • 24-hour point of contact in Africa
    • East Africa: All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
    • East Africa: Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
    • East Africa: Exclusive use of high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 6 guests in the vehicle and guaranteed window seat for all passengers.
Baby Mountain gorilla sitting on his mother in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic Of Congo
What our guests say about this trip

First visit to Africa! A very thoughtfully planned itinerary. Everything went as per plan and enchanting was always there to check with us to see if we were fine.

– Kavita Ganeshan
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Gorillas, Great Migration and Indian Ocean Dreams

13 days $ 11,090 / person

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