Tanzania and Rwanda Highlights Safari Holiday – 11 Days

Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania view at sunset

 

 The highlights of these incredible locations include the game of Tanzania, to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

This beautiful 11 day safari explores the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater and infamous 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.


Overview

11 Days / 10 Nights Tanzania & Rwanda Highlights Safari Holiday Trip Highlights

Arusha Town – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area - Northern Serengeti National Park – Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans


Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Town

Days 2 – 3: Arusha Town – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Days 4 - 6: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area - Northern Serengeti

Day 7: Northern Serengeti National Park – Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans

Days 8 – 10: Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans

Day 11: Kigali City


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Visit the beautiful African country states of Tanzania and Rwanda.
  • Visit a place named as one of the seven wonders of the natural world the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Conduct a game drive on the floor of the world’s biggest intact natural caldera the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Visit the spectacular vast rolling savannah plains of the Serengeti National Park.
  • Get a chance to experience the greatest show on earth the Great Wildebeest Migration while on a Safari holiday vacation to The Serengeti National Park.
  • Learn about the horrors of the Rwandan Genoside and how the country is healing its wounds on a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans home to some of the world’s few remaining Mountain Gorilla.
  • Experience Rwanda's hilly countryside that has made the country to be referred to as the land of a thousand hills on a drive to the famous Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans.
  • Climb up deep into the Virunga Mountains / Parc National des Volcans to track the endangered mountain gorillas and get rewarded by spending an hour with these magnificent creatures a truly memorable experience.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Town

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.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge


Days 2 – 3: Arusha Town – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Plantation Lodge


Days 4 - 6: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area - Northern 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. The stunning Mara River filled with hippos and crocodiles, cuts through this land and is hosts to one of the greatest spectacles nature has to offer: the dramatic wildebeest crossings of the Mara River. Between mid July and November, the Great Migration typically visits the area and crosses the Mara River back and forth in search of green grass.

Northern Serengeti offers a truly unique safari experience; undisturbed exploration of this majestic part of the Serengeti National Park. During the next couple of days, you will enjoy shared game drives and enjoy the wonderful landscapes and wildlife in the Serengeti National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Olakira Tented Camp


Day 7: Northern Serengeti National Park – Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel


Days 8 – 10: Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans

The next two days activities may be amongst the most exciting and challenging of our entire expedition. The Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park / Parc National des Volcans 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.

The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and information from the previous day to locate the group’s whereabouts.

Because of this, the time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one return to base. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. This is one of the world’s truly memorable experiences – a look into one of these magnificent creatures’ eyes brings home the bond that exists between them and us. It also brings home the poignant fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that our presence here contributes to ensuring their continued survival.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge


Day 11: Kigali City

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 - (B)

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rate Includes:

  • All transfers
  • Vehicle and guide
  • One gorilla tracking permit
  • Full board accommodation

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

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Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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