ULTIMATE RWANDA & TANZANIA SAFARI
Destination: Rwanda & Tanzania
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 3 Nights 2 Nights Lake Manyara Serengeti National Park 2 Nights Kigali 2 Nights Volcanoes National Park
This journey has all the ingredients required to create a safari masterpiece. Unparalleled service at intimate properties, pristine locations devoted to preserving Africa’s wildlife, photographic opportunities galore, all perfectly paced and ready to be enjoyed.
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators.
Discover the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ and be enchanted by the welcoming Rwandan people and their gracious hospitality.
Experience that magical hour when you observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest.
Enjoy game drives in the spectacular Tarangire National Park, known for its gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.
Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
A warm welcome awaits on your arrival in Tanzania. Transfer to the luxurious Arusha Coffee Lodge hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. (D)
Arusha - Tarangire Nat Park
Depart on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park, noted for its signature baobab trees and large elephant herds. Enjoy a game drive en route to Tarangire Safari Lodge, where you will stop for lunch. Continue to the five-star Tarangire Treetops, where spacious elevated rooms are built atop tree-attached platforms with magnificent views across the plains. (BLD)
Tarangire Nat Park
A full-day game drive with picnic lunch is scheduled for today. Look out for elephant and lion as well as zebra, giraffe and waterbuck. The park is also a haven for bird enthusiasts. (BLD
Tarangire - Ngurumeti Nat Reserve
Fly to the Grumeti Reserve in the vast Serengeti. Your luxurious lodge is positioned on the renowned migratory route in close proximity to both river and plains. The superb location provides a wonderful opportunity to experience a close connection with the wilderness and its wildlife. (BLD)
Ngurumeti Nat Reserve
Your morning game drive is the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. (BLD)
Ngurumeti Nat Reserve
Enjoy another day of incredible game drives and should you wish, walking safaris. You are likely to spot a variety of wildlife, including cheetah, wildebeest, giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the colobus monkey. A visit to the nearby local communities is another option. (BLD)
Ngurumeti - Serengeti Nat Park
Continue your safari with a flight to the heart of the central Serengeti. One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti is an ultra-luxurious tented safari camp surrounded by breathtaking views of the endless savanna and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. (BLD)
Serengeti Nat Park
Wake up for a pre-sunrise road transfer to the hot air balloon launch site. It’s an incredible way to start the day as you greet the dawn and watch the balloon inflation before floating off into the African sky. At tree top height you’ll get a bird’s eye views of the wildlife. Back on land, share a champagne toast with your ballooning companions, followed by a delicious breakfast served in an unforgettable setting. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can rest up for the afternoon game drive. Expert safari guides will transport you to a world of unrivaled scenic splendor, revealing sights and sounds of astonishing realism. A lion relaxing, satiated after his hunt, contented elephant carefully guarding their young, a startled warthog running with tail erect, ungainly and seemingly endless herds of wildebeest quietly munching grass in company with zebra - these are some of the images you will collect and preserve. At the end of the day return to the familiar surroundings of the camp, pleasantly tired but brimming with enthusiasm about the day’s experiences. Indulge in the luxury of a hot shower before dinner, then relax with after-dinner drinks while the night and its inhabitants settle around you and you ponder the the wonder that is Africa. (BLD)
Serengeti Nat Park - Kigali
Soak up your last morning in the Serengeti, before you fly to Kigali, Rwanda. Upon arrival relax at your comfortable city hotel. (BD)BL)
Kigali - Volcanoes Nat Park
This morning, take a poignant and moving tour of the Kigali Memorial Centre. Explore the city’s wonderful collection of art galleries and cooperative centers with a local artist. After lunch, depart on a scenic drive to the base of the Sabyinyo Mountains, where dramatic views of the peaks rear up through the forests. Guests are invited to meet the local community and participate in conservation efforts during their stay. (BLD)
Volcanoes Nat Park - Gorilla trekking
A physically demanding hike rewards you with the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery. Once the gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten. Observe the troop as they go about their day. Females bond by grooming, juveniles play and explore, all under the watchful eye and guidance of the dominant silverback. (BLD)
Kigali - Airport Transfer
Bid farewell to the forest and return to Kigali this afternoon for your departure flight back home.