10 Days Rwanda & Tanzania Safari


10 Days Rwanda & Tanzania Safari

Trip Summary: Mountain Gorillas Trekking, wildebeests migration tracking
Group size: Small (No more than 6 people per vehicle; but more people per group when on gorilla tracking tour)
Is Group discount Available?: Yes, If you book as party of 2 and we get other(s) to join you, or you join an existing group, then discount of at least 10% will apply to everyone in the group (but for the gorilla trekking, it will still be group tour)
Is Option to book as Private safari for 2people available?: Yes, BUT you have to book accordingly, and that will only attract an extra $150/person for entire trip (but for the gorilla trekking, it will still be group tour)
Schedule Dates: Depart any day (due to limited number of gorilla permits, its highly recommended to book well in advance)

Itinerary Details
Day 1
Arrival Kigali Airport (KGL) / Night in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, KGL, you will be met and transfer to hotel in Kigali for overnight.
Estimated driving distance: 20 minutes drive
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B&B
Value: Classic Hotel
Value plus: Hotel des Mille Collines
Premier: Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2
Transfer to Volcanoes Park

After breakfast, we drive to Volcanoes Parc on a lovely 2.5 hour drive through winding roads to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of the five volcanic mountains – The virungas. Lunch en-route or at the paRk.On our way to the Parc, we can visit the memorial genocide.
Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive
Activities: memorial genocide site visit
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value: Home Inn
Value plus: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Premier: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge*
*Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is not at status of Premier, but, to upgrade to a premier accommodation, that would be quite expensive there, and you will be looking at an extra of $650/person/night for stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Please let us know well in advance if you want to make a switch there.
The Home Inn is just a standard accommodation; and to upgrade to other properties.

Day 3
Volcanoes Park / Kigali

Morning breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing before starting the gorilla trek through the Bamboo Forests. The amount of time taken to find the gorillas is about 2-6 hours. The viewing takes another one hour before returning to the lodge for lunch. Later you will be transferred to Kigali and check into your hotel.
Estimated driving distance: Gorilla trekking, then 2.5hrs drive to Kigali
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L.
Value: Classic Hotel
Value plus: Hotel des Mille Collines
Premier: Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 4
Flight from Kigali (KGL) / Kilimanjaro (JRO) / Tarangire Park

Transfer to KGL airport for a 9:30AM flight to JRO, arriving at JRO airport at 12:10PM; met upon arrival and have a quick stop at Airport Planet Lodge for lunch boxes on our way to Tarangire Park for late afternoon game drive safari.
Estimated driving distance: 3.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value: Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Value Plus: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Premier: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 5
Tarangire / Ngorongoro

Another game drive safari in Tarangire; then later in the day we drive to overnight on the crater rim.
Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value:Rhino Lodge
Value Plus:NgorongoroSopa Lodge
Premier:Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 6
Ngorongoro / Serengeti

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives in the Crater, exploring the short-grass plains of the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many more games. Later in the day we drive to overnight in Serengeti.
Estimated driving distance:3hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value:Kati Kati Tented Camp
Value Plus:Mbugani Camp
Premier:Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 7
Serengeti

After breakfast, we will drive to Seronera and spend the next two days enjoying game drives in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores, on which they feed.
Estimated driving distance: 3.5hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value:Kati Kati Tented Camp
Value Plus:Mbugani Camp
Premier:Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 8
Serengeti (South / North or West)

Game drives safari in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of SerengetiNational Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores, on which they feed,
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals:In mid Dec to March we stay at Ndutu, April to June we stay in West Serengeti and July to November we stay in North Serengeti. Ask us for different accommodation options in each of these areas. B, L, D

Day 9
Serengeti / Lake Manyara

After breakfast, we will have another game drive in Serengeti, and then drive to overnight in LakeManyarawith an optional visit to a MasaiVillage ($60/vehicle), and optional visit of Olduvai Gorge ($20/person).
Estimated driving distance: 4.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B,L,D
Value: Lake Manyara Wildife Camp
Value Plus:Isoitok Camp
Premier:Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 10
Lake Manyara (Safari or Cultural tour)/ Arusha (Shower)/ Kilimanjaro / Departure

Morning game drive safari in LakeManyaraPark. The park is home to colorful birds, elephants, zebras, giraffe, hippos’ antelopes, and other animals.
ALTERNATIVELY, (instead of game drive safari in Manyara): After breakfast, we drive to the nearby MtowaMbu area (7kms from Manyara park’s gate) to do an approximately two hours’ cultural tour which will include visiting banana/rice plantations as well as walking safari with traditional healers who will explain the medicinal values of the indigenous plants.
We will drive back to Arusha; and proceed to JRO airport, with a stop at Airport Planet Lodge for shower; before being dropped off at JRO airport by the Lodge in time for your evening / night flight back home.
Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive to Arusha, plus 50 min. drive to JRO
Activities: Game drives OR Cultural Tours
Accommodation & Meals: Airport Planet Lodge (Shower), B,L



Accommodation Level
Prices per person ~ double occupancy Single Room Supplement Fee
2017 2018
Premier $ 6,650 $ 6,710 $ 550/person
Value Plus $ 6,160 $ 6,220 $ 430/person
Value $ 5,650 $ 5,710 $ 390/person
Note:
-For group of 3 or more booking together, ask for a special group discount price
-For April ~ May; November to early December prices, contact us for low season discount; which will be applicable to Value level and up

    Price includes:

  • -Guarantee Price, Guarantee Departure
  • -Arrival and departure KGL/JRO Airport transfers
  • -Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room with 1 or 2 separate beds. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking)
  • -Activities as indicated
  • -Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • -All park fees, and government taxes.
  • -Services of Professional English-speaking driver- guide.
  • -Game drives in Land Cruiser with pop up roof top and guarantee window seat!
  • -Bottled drinking water while on safari
  • -Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • -Maximum of 6 passengers in the safari vehicles, each with guarantee window seat
  • -Group (average of 8 people) on gorilla tracking tour as it’s a group tour activity
  • -FLIGHT: KGL/JRO one way incl. taxes

    Price excludes:

  • International airfare (except for the KGL/JRO flight which is included above)
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa and traveler’s insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide