9 Days DJ Tanzania and Rwanda Safari

Destination: Tanzania

This is a combined cross country itinerary between Tanzania and Rwanda. This tour starts from Tanzania where you visit the two most relevant attractions for photographic safari, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti national park. You will connect by Flight to Kigali in Rwanda,  where the focus is visiting Volcanoes National Park. The park offers options of activities including Gorilla eco-tourism, golden monkey trekking, visit old Karisoke research center and trekking mount Bisoke.


Day 1
Arusha
On arrival at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport, our representative will welcome you to Tanzania and transfer to the hotel, where you spend the night in BB basis, Planet Lodge / Karama Lodge. BB
After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. On the way you cross the small villages of Mto wa Mbu and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Serena Ngorongoro Lodge / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (C) or at Rhino Lodge (E). Full Board
After breakfast, depart for a full day of game viewing of Ngorongoro crater, discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Ngorongoro Lodge / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (C) or at Rhino Lodge (E). Full Board
Distance: 145 km (3 hrs 30 min.) After breakfast, depart to Serengeti National Park stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the most famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world, the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E). Full Board
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park, with its huge concentration of plain game. All meals and overnight at Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E). Full Board
After breakfast depart from airfield in Serengeti NP by Auric Air to Kigali departing at 9.15 and arriving at 10.30 local time in Kigali. On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by the representative and proceed to Volcanoes National Park. It takes about 3 hours drive. Dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Lodge (E). Full Board
Early in the morning after breakfast there will be a briefing by the RDB rangers to start a trekking in Volcanoes National Park (optional): The activity is chosen from (see supplements): 1. Trekking of mountain gorillas inside the tropical mountain forest of the Volcanoes National Park. You reach the starting point of the walk depending on the gorilla family that is assigned by the park authority in the redistribution of the available gorilla permits. You will bring a packed lunch with you, a light rain jacket and a trekking scarped jacket. 2. Trekking of endemic golden monkeys. 3. Visit the Old Karisoke Research Center to see the tombs of Dian Fossey and the gorillas. 4. Trekking on Mount Vulcano Visoke. This walk is quite more challenging, being the peak of Mount Visoke at 3,711 meters. The walk lasts until late afternoon and brings with it a packed lunch. The Visoke is an extinct volcano that is part of the Virunga chain. This trekking requires physical preparation. In the afternoon (if time is left) we recommend visiting one of the ecotourism projects in the local communities, including the Gorilla Guardian village Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village in Kinigi, a way to get a closer look at people's lives, traditions and customs and also for to be able to attend the Intore dances. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (E). Full board
After breakfast optional trekking activity (see the options and prices). Packed lunch. In the afternoon drive back to Kigali. Dinner and overnight in Kigali at The Manor Hotel / Cozi Safari Lodge / Flame Tree Village Hotel. Full Board
After breakfast, we organise a short city tour of the capital town of Rwanda. Reserved for the transfer to Kigali International Airport. BB

Please contact us to get flight itinerary for this package.


The price includes:

  • Complimentary water whilst on safari
  • Eco-tourism activities in the Park of the Volcanoes
  • Crater Tour of Ngorongoro
  • All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All ground transport by 4x4 safari Land cruiser
  • Full board accommodation excluding drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Air ticket from Serengeti to Kigali



Accomodation

Rhino Lodge

Serengeti Halisi Camp

Karama Lodge

Volcanoes Hotel