Great Wildebeest Migration and Gorillas in the Mist (13 days/12 nights)

This trip is designed for travellers who are looking for the highest quality East African wilderness and wildlife experience staying at small and intimate lodges and tented camps, without the hustle and set schedule of a large group tour.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3500 - $6000
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
13 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five
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Day 1:    Arrival at Kigali Airport. You will be met upon arrival in Kigali and you will be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Flame Tree Village or Serena Hotel.


Day 2:    Kigali / Ruhengeri. After breakfast, you will visit the Genocide Memorial Center in Kigali then you will be transferred to Ruhengeri , the fourth largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of three volcanic mountains, The Virungas. Drive on to the twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo- These are beautiful lakes located at the base of volcano Muhabura and close to the border with Uganda. These twin lakes are great spots to be visited and used to be referred to as neglected gems but things have changed and Bulera and Ruhondo are a place not worth missing out on. Their deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop. Driving distance: 2 hours. Activities: Twin Lakes visit. Accommodation: Mountain View Lodge or Sabyinyo Lodge.


Day 3:    Gorilla Tracking. After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters, Kinigi, to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who will break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family.The trek may be fairly strenuous, up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. However you could also choose to visit one of the closer families and trek for 1 to 2 hours at a lower altitude. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas!) as well as sufficient water. Accommodation: Mountain View Lodge or Sabyinyo Lodge.


Day 4: You will have an opportunity to do a second gorilla trek or go golden monkey tracking, then we will transfer you to Kigali for an overnight stay at Flame Tree Village or Serena Hotel.


Day 5:    Fly from Kigali to Lobo Airstrip -Transfer to Serengeti. Pick up from Lobo Airstrip by your safari driver/guide, meet  and depart for your camp. En- route game drive with picnic lunches, dinner and overnight stay at Kati Kati Camp or Serengeti Sopa Lodge, all inclusive. 


Day 6:    Game Drive in Serengeti. After breakfast, full day game drive in Serengeti National Park, with picnic lunches, dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Kati Kati Camp, all inclusive.


Day 7:    Whole-day game drive in Serengeti. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Kati Kati Camp.


Day 8:    Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast: you will transfer by road to Crater Lodge, arriving in time for lunch. The Ngorongoro Crater contains a hidden world teeming with wildlife. In the afternoon you will descend from the lush rainforest on the rim to the savanna bush and acacia woodland of the crater floor for an afternoon of wildlife viewing. You are very likely to see black maned lions, the highly endangered black rhino, zebras, elephants, hippos, jackals, and hyenas. Late in the evening you will drive back up to the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay at


Day 9:    Game drive in Ngorongoro NP and transfer to Lake Manyara NP. Overnight stay at Kiruruma Manyala Lodge or Manyara Serena Lodge.


Day 10:    Game drive in Lake Manyara NP and transfer to Tarangire NP. Overnight stay at Maramboi Tented Lodge or Tarangire Sopa Lodge.


Day 11:    Game drive in Tarangire NP. Dinner and overnight stay at Maramboi Tented Lodge or Tarangire Sopa Lodge.


Day 12:    Tarangire National Park and transfer to Arusha. After breakfast, full day game drive in Tarangire National Park then transfer to Arusha. Overnight stay at African Tulip or Arusha Hotel.


Day 13:    Return flight from Kilimanjaro airport or transfer to Zanzibar with the possibility to stay at Mapenzi Beach hotel or Cassia Boutique hotel.

 

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

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African buffalo
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African caracal
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Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
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Rhinoceros
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Bird watching
Bird watching
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Boating / canoeing
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Bush walks
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