Mt. Kilimanjaro, Gorillas & Beach

20 Nights / 21 Days

Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar - Trekking enthusiasts will love the continued adventure in this itinerary. Visit Rwanda and Tanzania, followed by some much needed peaceful beach time in Zanzibar.

DAY 1 Arrival into Kigali airport transfer to Kigali hotel for overnight. Depending on your arrival time, visit the markets or Genocide Museum. Overnight Kigali Hotel.

DAY 2 Breakfast and depart for Nyungwe Forest, one of the largest forests in East and Central Africa, know for its wide variety of primates. Lunch in Butare and continue to the forest. Overnight on top of a small hill overlooking Lake Kivu. (B,D)

DAY 3 Very early morning start, around 4:30am, proceed for Chimpanzee tracking expedition. Relax at the lodge following the trek or enjoy East Africa's only Canopy Walk. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 After a relaxed breakfast travel to Volcanoes National Park. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (B,D)

Day 5 Early morning start for your Gorilla Trekking adventure. After locating the gorilla family, spend one hour with the majestic mountain gorillas. Return to your lodge following the gorilla trek. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Second day for gorilla trekking or golden monkeys, hike an active volcano or visit Dian Fossey's tomb. Dinner and overnight at lodge. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 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 Moshi. (B)

DAY 8 Meet with your head climbing guide for briefing of Mount Kilimanjaro climb. Day of leisure preparing for your big climb, to the highest point in Africa! (B)

DAY 9 - 14 Will be spent climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Marangu or Machame route. All meals provided while on the mountain. Overnight in Moshi on day 14 evening.

DAY 15  Breakfast at your Moshi hotel and transfer to Arusha for flight to Zanzibar. Pick up in Zanzibar and overnight Stone Town or nearby hotel. (B)

DAY 16 Day at leisure in Stone Town. Optional tours and activities can be booked. Overnight Stone Town or nearby. (B)

DAY 17 Breakfast at your hotel and depart for one of the private islands located off of Stone Town or travel to one of the coastal beach towns along the East, North or South Coast of Zanzibar. Half-board or full-board meal plans can be included. Overnight at chosen beach resort or hotel.

DAY 18 Day at leisure at selected choice for beach resort. Optional boat tours, snorkeling, diving excursions can be added to your itinerary. Meals included based on the accommodation selected.

DAY 19 Day at leisure at selected choice for beach resort. Optional boat tours, snorkeling, diving excursions can be added to your itinerary. Meals included based on the accommodation selected.

DAY 20 Day at leisure at selected choice for beach resort. Optional boat tours, snorkeling, diving excursions can be added to your itinerary. Meals included based on the accommodation selected.

DAY 21 Breakfast and transfer to Stone Town for flight home.  (B)

Option 2 

DAY 15 - 20 Breakfast at your Moshi hotel and transfer to Pemba Island. Overnight for the next 6 nights at Manata Resort with one night in the Underwater Room. (B,D)

DAY 21 Depart Pemba Island and connection to your international flights home or on-wards.

To make this itinerary even more extraordinary add a 5 - 7 day wildlife safari after your climb and before your beach holiday. Contact Amanda to customize the itinerary to your wishes and budget.