Ultimate Primate and Wildlife Safari

15 Nights / 16 Days

Rwanda & Tanzania - Visit two of the top wildlife destinations in East Africa, combining Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and the "Big 5" safaris.

DAY 1 Arrival into Kigali Airport and transfer to Kigali hotel. Day at leisure in Kigali.

DAY 2 Meet with your driver guide and drive from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest. Meals and overnight at lodge. (B,L,D).

DAY 3 Today you will spend the morning with tracking the Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest. Spend the afternoon enjoying East Africa's only Canopy walk or black and white colobus tracking. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 Leisurely breakfast and depart for Lake Kivu. Relax in the shores of the lake in the waterfront town, Gisenyi. Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. (B,D)

DAY 5 Breakfast and depart for Volcanoes National Park. Arrive at lodge for lunch and enjoy the rest before your day of gorilla trekking. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 Gorilla trekking today! Early moring start and spend part of the day in the Virunga Mountains, following the footsteps of the mountain gorillas. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 Second day for gorilla trekking or golden monkeys, hike a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's tomb. Dinner and overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 Breakfast and depart for Kigali. Visit the Genocide Museum and if times allows enjoy lunch at the "Hotel Rwanda" hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Tanzania. Overnight Arusha. (B)

DAY 9 Safari briefing, around 08:30 hrs following breakfast at your Arusha hotel.  After early breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park. Game drive with the option of lunch at your lodge or camp or picnic lunch.  Game drive for the remainder of the day in Tarangire National Park, known for the very large numbers of elephants. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 Breakfast in Tarangire and game drive out of the park. Depart with a lunch box to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. This park is known for tree climbing lions, normally seen sleeping in acacia trees.  Proceed to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight. For best views we recommend accommodation on top of the Great Rift Valley.(B,L,D)

DAY 11  Today you will experience the excitement of the Ngorongoro Crater.  Full day game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight on the crater rim.(B,L,D)

DAY 12 After early breakfast, depart with a lunch box to Serengeti National Park. Stopping at Olduvai Gorge to visit the museum, en route game drive of the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at campsite, lodge or tented camp in the Seronera region, Central Serengeti.(B,L,D)

Depending on the time of year you visit will determine where the next two nights will be spent in Serengeti.

DAY 13 Early morning game drive of the Serengeti National Park, return to the lodge or camp for a late breakfast. Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti can be arranged at additional cost.  Game drive in Serengeti National Park with dinner and overnight.(B,L,D)

DAY 14 Full day game drive in Serengeti. Meals and overnight at your camp or lodge.  (B,L,D)

DAY 15 Early morning game drive of the Serengeti National Park, return to the Lodge/Campsite for a late breakfast.  Hot air Balloon Safari in Serengeti can be arranged at additional cost.  Game drive in Serengeti National Park with dinner and overnight.

DAY 16 Breakfast and depart for local bush airstrip for flight to Arusha or your beach destination. (B)

Don't forget about adding a Beach Holiday to your safari! Visit Zanzibar, Pemba or surrounding islands. Contact Amanda to customize the itinerary to your wishes and budget.