Gorilla Trek, Safari and Zanzibar Holiday

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Kigali, Rwanda to null

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We have carefully put together this itinerary to include a gorilla trek in the rain forests of Bwindi in Uganda, a birding trip in Tarangire, a safari through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. At the end of your safari, you will fly to Zanzibar Island where you can enjoy a cooking lesson, and a sandbank picnic and snorkeling excursion!Kindly note that all the components of this itinerary are customizable to suit your personal preferences, interests and budget.TRAVEL PERIOD: February 1 to March 31 2019
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali:Meet on arrival at Kigali Airport, drive to your hotel. Overnight at Five to Five Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)Day 02-03: Gorilla Trekking Adventure:After breakfast, visit the genocide memorial in Kigali, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Visit the Batwa tribe on arrival. Go for your gorilla trek, re-crossing the border and return to Kigali. Overnight at Bakiga Lodge (Full Board), followed by Five to Five Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) for 1 night.Day 4: Kigali to Kilimanjaro:Drop off at Kigali Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, meet your Tanzanian driver guide for your transfer to Arusha. Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Whether it was the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Wildebeest Migration, you are in for the adventure of a lifetime! drive from Arusha to reach Tarangire National Park! Retreat to your lodge perched on a bluff overlooking the Tarangire River. The next day, enjoy a fantastic birding experience with your guide that this season has got to offer, before transferring to Karatu. Enjoy you stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night)Day 5: Tarangire National Park:Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park, Overnight at Tloma Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night.Day 06-8: Serengeti National Park:After breakfast, drive to Ndutu area for a chance to see wildebeest calves, continue to Serengeti, enjoy game drives in the Central Serengeti. Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board) for 3 nights.Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim:Enjoy your last morning in the Serengeti, drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim. Overnight at Rhino Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night.Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha to Kilimanjaro: Early morning descend onto the Crater floor for game viewing. The morning hours are the best for game viewing on the crater floor, when animals are actively searching for food, drive back to Airport Planet Lodge near Kilimanjaro Airport via Arusha. (Bed & Breakfast) for 1 nightDay 11-13: Zanzibar Coast: On Day 11, drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport, fly to Zanzibar. On arrival, transfer to Stone Town to sample street foods with your guide, transfer to your seaside hotel in Jambiani. On Day 12, go for a Swahili cooking class at a local restaurant. On Day 13, go for a snorkeling and sandbank picnic excursion. Enjoy you stay at Jambiani Villas - Apartment (Bed & Breakfast) for 3 nights. Day 14: Jambiani to Stone Town Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to Kizimbani for a spice plantation tour and lunch, then transfer to Stone Town for a free afternoon. Enjoy dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi, then to Zanzibar International Airport for your departure flight home.

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary, Meal plan as per itinerary,
  • Internal flights:
  • Kigali to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar Airport
  • Road transfers (one transfer per group
  • Pick-up/drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Transfers from/to Zanzibar Airport
  • Flying Doctor Air Ambulance Cover for Evacuation in case of Medical Emergency(subject to service provider’s terms and conditions)
  • Bottled drinking water provided in safari vehicle for each day of your safari
  • Service of a professional English-speaking driver guide
  • One gorilla trekking permit per person in Uganda
  • Game drives in a private safari 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof on an exclusive basis at Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • Park fees for Tarangire, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park as per itinerary
  • 18% VAT on park fees and game drives for safari in Tanzania, effective 1st July 2016
  • Visit to Genocide Memorial in Kigali
  • One Batwa visit at Bwindi
  • One “Taste Stone Town” tour in Zanzibar
  • One cooking class in Zanzibar
  • One snorkeling and sandbank picnic excursion in Zanzibar
  • One Spice Plantation tour in Zanzibar
  • One dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi (drinks excluded)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Tourist Visas for Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Personal Travel & Medical Insurance (See our recommendation here.
  • Required vaccinations to meet entry requirements, i.e. Yellow Fever, where applicable Additional meals not included in the meal plans
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, purchase directly from hotel/camp/lodge/resort
  • Optional porter hire at Bwindi for your gorilla trek (payable directly)
  • Optional Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Ride (advance booking required)
  • Optional tours or excursions in Zanzibar not mentioned
  • Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax (US$1 per person per night, payable directly)
  • Tips and Gratuities for hotel/camp/lodge staff and drivers/guides
  • Any domestic flights not specified above (i.e. ZNZ to DAR)
  • Any international flights not specified above
  • Applicable airport taxes, payable directly
  • Applicable excess luggage fees (advance booking highly recommended – note 15kg per person of luggage allowance on safari flights, to fit through luggage stow door measuring 36cm x 68cm)
  • Any items of a personal nature, such as laundry services, phone calls and internet use
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary

Itinerary

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha to Kilimanjaro:  Early morning descend onto the Crater floor for game viewing. The morning hours are the best for game viewing on the crater floor, when animals are actively searching for food, drive back to Airport Planet Lodge near Kilimanjaro Airport via Arusha. (Bed & Breakfast) for 1 night Day 11-13: Zanzibar Coast:  On Day 11, drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport, fly to Zanzibar. On arrival, transfer to Stone Town to sample street foods with your guide, transfer to your seaside hotel in Jambiani. On Day 12, go for a Swahili cooking class at a local restaurant. On Day 13, go for a snorkeling and sandbank picnic excursion. Enjoy you stay at Jambiani Villas - Apartment (Bed & Breakfast) for 3 nights.
Day 14: Jambiani to Stone Town Zanzibar Airport: Transfer to Kizimbani for a spice plantation tour and lunch, then transfer to Stone Town for a free afternoon. Enjoy dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi, then to Zanzibar International Airport for your departure flight home.
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali: Meet on arrival at Kigali Airport, drive to your hotel. Overnight at Five to Five Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) Day 02-03: Gorilla Trekking Adventure: After breakfast, visit the genocide memorial in Kigali, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Visit the Batwa tribe on arrival. Go for your gorilla trek, re-crossing the border and return to Kigali. Overnight at Bakiga Lodge (Full Board), followed by Five to Five Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) for 1 night.
Day 4: Kigali to Kilimanjaro: Drop off at Kigali Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, meet your Tanzanian driver guide for your transfer to Arusha. Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Whether it was the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Wildebeest Migration, you are in for the adventure of a lifetime! drive from Arusha to reach Tarangire National Park! Retreat to your lodge perched on a bluff overlooking the Tarangire River. The next day, enjoy a fantastic birding experience with your guide that this season has got to offer, before transferring to Karatu. Enjoy you stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night)
Day 5: Tarangire National Park: Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park, Overnight at Tloma Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night. Day 06-8: Serengeti National Park: After breakfast, drive to Ndutu area for a chance to see wildebeest calves, continue to Serengeti, enjoy game drives in the Central Serengeti. Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board) for 3 nights.
Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim: Enjoy your last morning in the Serengeti, drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim. Overnight at Rhino Lodge (Full Board) for 1 night.
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