Zakale Expeditions

4 Days Gorilla Tracking Tour

4 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING TOUR
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Hotel Des Mille Colline BB
Day 2 Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Lodge FB
Day 3 Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Lodge FB
Day 4 Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead.
Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Colline

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park.  The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.

The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali town. You will have some time for last minute shopping before continuing to the airport for your onward flight (B)

INCLUDED
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers.

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

7 Days Primates & Lakes of Rwanda

7 DAYS PRIMATES  & LAKES OF RWANDA
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Hotel Des Mille Colline BB
Day 2 Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Lodge FB
Day 3 Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Lodge FB
Day 4 Volcanoes National Park Mountain Gorilla Lodge FB
Day 5 Lake Kivu Kivu Serena Hotel FB
Day 6 Lake Kivu Kivu Serena Hotel FB
Day 7 Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead. Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Colline

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park.  The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.


The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Tracking

After breakfast you will set off to track the golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park. This will be a completely different but just as rewarding experience to tracking the gorillas. You will track the monkeys with a guide through the forest of the Volcanoes National Park and you will spend an hour with them once you find them. The walk is generally easier than the trek to the gorillas, although this depends on the monkeys movements. There are two habituated troops of golden monkeys, both of which have around 80 members in the family. They are incredibly lively, so can be quite hard to photograph until they settle down or go into a clearing, but are fascinating to watch leaping from tree to tree!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5: Lake Kivu

Continue with your exploration of this beautiful country as you travel to Gisenyi. The drive takes around an hour and a half, and the rolling hills that characterise Rwanda`s landscape become much more dramatic and cliff-like as you drive on. You will pass small farming villages and banana plantations before descending into the valley to Gisenyi, the town at the north of Lake Kivu. Your driver will take you straight to the Kivu Sun Hotel, where you can relax for the night unwinding and resting your weary legs after your two days of trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6: Relaxing at Lake Kivu

Today is free for relaxing or exploring Lake Kivu - you can go swimming in the hotel pool, or in the lake itself, have a tour of Gisenyi town, or hire a boat to visit some of the nearby islands on the lake. You can decide on the day what you`d like to do - your driver will help you with all of your arrangements.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali town. You will have some time for last minute shopping before continuing to the airport for your onward flight (B)

INCLUDED
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, 1 Chimpanzee permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers.
EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

8 Days Gorilla Express Tour & Masai Mara Escapade

8 DAYS GORILLA EXPRESS TOUR & MASAI MARA ESCAPADE
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Hotel Des Mille Colline BB
Day 2 Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 3 Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 4 Nairobi Ole Sereni Hotel FB
Day 5 Masai Mara National Reserve Karen Blixen Camp FB
Day 6 Masai Mara National Reserve Karen Blixen Camp FB
Day 7 Masai Mara National Reserve Karen Blixen Camp FB
Day 8 Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead.
Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Colline

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park.  The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)



Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.

The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali town and to the airport for your afternoon flight to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Ole Sereni Hotel overlooking Nairobi National Park. 
Overnight at Ole Sereni Hotel (B)

Day 5, 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

After a leisurely al fresco breakfast, you will be transferred to the Wilson airport. Fly to the extraordinary destination of the Maasai Mara. Scenically, it epitomises the Africa of childhood imaginings: the lone Acacia tree against the cobalt sky, rolling plains that positively heave with life, the sluggish curves of the Mara River choc-a-bloc with hippo and crocs and the odd red "shuka" of a Maasai herdsman who carry on their normal pace of life, largely oblivious of all the commotion around them.

Spend the next three days in Masai Mara where you will be able to enjoy early morning game drives, afternoon game drives, full day game drives and thrilling night game drives within the Mara North Conservancy. Game drives are undertaken with a highly experienced driver guide who is committed to share his or her knowledge on wild animal behavior and the complexity of the Mara Ecosystem.

Karen Blixen Camp offers night game drives. The feeling and the smells of the savannah are completely different. Stronger. More quiet. With all plain game alert and watchful. One truly feels the dangers of the night as the big cat predators prepare themselves for the nightly hunts.


Day 8: Nairobi – Departure

After breakfast, you will take your final scheduled flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. From here you will follow through with your post trip plans or take your flight back home (B)

INCLUDED (RWANDA)
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers.

INCLUDED (KENYA)
Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi and Full board accommodation while on safari, airstrip transfers, bush meals, unlimited game drives, sun downers, conservancy fees, guided bush walks & night game drives, laundry, soft drinks, beer and house wine & domestic flights as above.

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

8 Days Great Rwanda Escapade

8 DAYS GREAT RWANDA ESCAPADE
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Kigali Serena Hotel BB
Day 2 Nyungwe Forest National Park Nyungwe Forest Lodge FB
Day 3 Nyungwe Forest National Park Nyungwe Forest Lodge FB
Day 4 Lake Kivu Lake Kivu Serena Hotel FB
Day 5 Lake Kivu Lake Kivu Serena Hotel FB
Day 6 Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 7 Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 8 Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2: Nyungwe Forest National Park

This morning you will be driven from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest (approximately 6 hours). En route, visit Nyanza Royal Palace, once the former home of the King of Rwanda, and the adjacent reconstructed traditional palace made of reeds. Butare, Rwanda's university town, is home to the National Museum, which showcases Rwandan life throughout the centuries. Collections contain items inherited from the ancient museum of Rwanda and other artefacts collected since 1990. Stay at the luxurious Nyungwe Forest Lodge, set in an expansive tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest.
Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Today you will set off after breakfast for the park headquarters, where you`ll register for your chimpanzee trek. After you`ve met your guide, you`ll start your walk through the Nyungwe Forest in search of the chimps - but don`t forget all of the other primates, birds and animals you can see in the forest, which you can enjoy on your way. Your guide will teach you about tracking the chimpanzees, pointing out signs they`ve left where they have beaten the buttress roots of fig trees for example, as you head towards them. Seeing the chimpanzees playing and interacting in their natural habitat is an incredible sight, and many find it as exciting as seeing the gorillas.
Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Lake Kivu

Continue on to Gisenyi (approximately 7 hours), where you will stay at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel on the shores of the lake. Surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, on the shores of the massive Lake Kivu, this Serena Hotel is in a beautiful spot to enjoy the area. A myriad of activities are available on the waters of the lake, and back at the hotel there are some sublime facilities to take advantage of.

Relax by the pool, sip cocktails at the bar or head to the ‘Maisha’ Health Centre for a range of health and beauty treatments to help you to relax. This is a great place to stay after the drive from Nyungwe!
Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (B, L, D)


Day 5: Relaxing at Lake Kivu

Today is free for relaxing or exploring Lake Kivu - you can go swimming in the hotel pool, or in the lake itself, have a tour of Gisenyi town, or hire a boat to visit some of the nearby islands on the lake. You can decide on the day what you`d like to do - your driver will help you with all of your arrangements.
Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6: Volcanoes National Park

A drive of around one hour will take you to Kinigi. In the foothills of the mighty Virungas volcanoes, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge has fantastic views and is only minutes away from the Volcanoes National Park, where you can take thrilling treks on foot to see mountain gorilla.

You can get settled into your room at Gorilla Mountain View and spend the rest of the day relaxing in your room, preparing yourself for tomorrow's trek, or if you'd prefer, taking a stroll through the small village of Kinigi buying last minute snacks and drinks you might need.

Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.

The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast your driver-guide will help load all your luggage back into the car and you'll set off to Kigali. Make the most of this last drive (which should take around one and a half hours) taking in the colourful villages and banana plantations on the way. Your driver-guide will drop you at Kigali Airport. (B)

INCLUDED
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers.

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

9 Days Rwanda Primates & Tanzania Great Parkss

9 DAYS RWANDA PRIMATES & TANZANIA GREAT PARKS
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 2 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 3 Kigali Kigali Serena Hotel FB
Day 4 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 5 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 6 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 7 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Lodge FB
Day 8 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Lodge FB
Day 9 Departure

Day 1: Arrival – Volcanoes National Park

On arrival into Kigali Airport you will be met by a private driver and transferred to Ruhengeri where you will be based for the next two nights. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri through rolling hills and small farming villages will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans.  Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 2: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.

The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Kigali

Today you will travel from Ruhengeri back to Kigali, a journey of around two hours. On arrival you can enjoy a city tour - the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum is well worth visiting if you're interested in learning more about the history of the genocide and how the country has rebuilt itself since then. In the afternoon you will be taken to the Kigali Serena for an overnight stay.
Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4, 5 & 6: Serengeti National Park

Early this morning you will be transferred to Kigali airport. Fly on Coastal Air ETD 0600hrs to Serengeti and to Seronera airstrip arriving at 1025hrs where your guide will be waiting for you.

Spend the next three days on game viewing in Serengeti undoubtedly one of the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. Venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game.

Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7 & 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Breakfast at the lodge before having a mid-morning game viewing as you depart to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. En route, stop at Ol duvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world.

On the second day, descend down the crater for an enchanting game viewing drive. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (B, L, D daily)

Day 9: Departure

Drive to Arusha this morning arriving for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. You will have some time for shopping before being transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight.  
(B & L)

INCLUDED (RWANDA)
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers, Domestic flight: Kigali – Serengeti

INCLUDED (TANZANIA)
Full board accommodation while on safari, airstrip transfer where applicable, unlimited game drives, Ol duvai Gorge visit, park & conservancy fees, game drives in 4 x 4 land cruiser & services of a professional guide (Multilingual guides in Spanish, French, German, Italian available on request).

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

11 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour & Zanzibar Beach Stay

11 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TOUR & ZANZIBAR BEACH STAY
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Kigali Serena Hotel BB
Day 2 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 3 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 4 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 5 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 6 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 7 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 8 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 9 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 10 Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Beach Resort HB
Day 11 Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead. Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Colline

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park.  The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)


Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.


The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Zanzibar

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali town. You will have some time for last minute shopping before continuing to the airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam. Arrive and connect to the onward flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Ocean Paradise Beach Resort for overnight.

Overnight at Ocean Paradise Beach Resort (B, L, D)

Day 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10: Beach Stay in Zanzibar

Spend the next 6 nights at Ocean Paradise Beach Resort.

Surrounded by unspoiled natural palm groves and fronted by a spectacular white sand beach, this enchanting resort offers a relaxed and stylish getaway. The buildings are all constructed using natural, local materials in traditional style with an impressive open-air thatched lobby, while accommodation is in delightful, fully air-conditioned rooms and thatched cottages. There are 3 restaurants to choose from, offering fine food and no less than 4 treatment rooms in the newly opened spa for 2014.
Overnight at Ocean Paradise Beach Resort (B, D Daily)

Day 11: Departure

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your International flight back home.

INCLUDED
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers, Beach stay on Half Board in Zanzibar, Flight: Kigali – Dar Es Salaam – Zanzibar.

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

17 Days Ultimate East Africa Tour

17 DAYS ULTIMATE EAST AFRICA TOUR
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Kigali Kigali Serena Hotel BB
Day 2 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 3 Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge FB
Day 4 Nairobi Eka Hotel BB
Day 5 Masai Mara Entim Mara Camp FB
Day 6 Masai Mara Entim Mara Camp FB
Day 7 Masai Mara Entim Mara Camp FB
Day 8 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 9 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 10 Serengeti Serengeti Serena Lodge FB
Day 11 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge FB
Day 12 Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge FB
Day 13 Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa HB
Day 14 Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa HB
Day 15 Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa HB
Day 16 Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa HB
Day 17 Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali airport, meet our experienced guide. As you are transferred to your hotel, the guide will give you an insight on the wonderful adventures ahead. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park.  The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival, a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Volcanoes National Park

Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you`ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas - depending on which group you`ve been assigned.


The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests, into stinging nettles and rainforest before you will find the gorillas. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups so your guide should know where to take you, and once you`ve found the group you will have one hour with them. Make sure you take plenty of extra film as you`ll be surprised at how many photos you will want to take!
Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali town and to the airport for your afternoon flight to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel for overnight.   
Overnight at Eka Hotel (B)

Day 5, 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve

After a leisurely al fresco breakfast, you will be transferred to the Wilson airport. Fly to the extraordinary destination of the Maasai Mara. Scenically, it epitomises the Africa of childhood imaginings: the lone Acacia tree against the cobalt sky, rolling plains that positively heave with life, the sluggish curves of the Mara River choc-a-bloc with hippo and crocs and the odd red "shuka" of a Maasai herdsman who carry on their normal pace of life, largely oblivious of all the commotion around them.

Spend the next three days in Masai Mara where you will be able to enjoy early morning game drives, afternoon game drives. The location of Entim Camp is central and the position offers some of the Mara’s best game-viewing, right from your own tent! The camp is positioned between major wildebeest crossings, which during the migration are spectacular.

Day 8, 9 & 10: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your Safari Link flight ETD 1130hrs flight to Migori arriving at 1200hrs. On arrival, your guide will meet you and assist by road with the transfer to Tarime airstrip. Fly on Coastal Air ETD 1430hrs to Seronera airstrip arriving at 1610hrs.

Spend the next three days on game viewing in Serengeti undoubtedly one of the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. Venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, the park is also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game.
Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 11 & 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Breakfast at the lodge before having a mid-morning game viewing as you depart to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. En route, stop at Ol duvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world.

On the second day, descend down the crater for an enchanting game viewing drive. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (B, L, D daily)


Day 13, 14, 15 & 16: Zanzibar

Drive to Arusha this morning. Fly on Zan Air flight ETD 1330hrs from Arusha airstrip to Zanzibar arriving at 1520hrs. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your beach hotel. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure relaxing at the beach or enjoying the resort facilities.

Breezes Beach Club is a friendly, relaxed and comfortable hotel, on a superb, though tidal, beach, designed and furnished in typical Zanzibari style. The hotel has 70 air-conditioned rooms and suites set in landscaped gardens overlooking the beach. There are two restaurants and the cuisine features local spices and delicacies from the Indian Ocean.
Overnight at Breezes Beach Club & Spa (B & D Daily)


Day 17: Departure

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your International flight back home.

INCLUDED (RWANDA)
Airport transfers and assistance, Transportation in 4x4 vehicle, Services of a professional driver guide, Visit to Genocide Memorial Center, All accommodation and meals as per itinerary, 1 Gorilla permit, One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers.

INCLUDED (KENYA)
Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi and Full board accommodation while on safari, airstrip transfers, bush meals, unlimited game drives, sun downers, conservancy fees, guided bush walks & night game drives, laundry, soft drinks, beer and house wine & domestic flights as above.

INCLUDED (TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR)
Full board accommodation while on safari, airstrip transfer where applicable, unlimited game drives, Ol duvai Gorge visit, park & conservancy fees, game drives in 4 x 4 land cruiser & services of a professional guide (Multilingual guides in Spanish, French, German, Italian available on request), domestic flight: Arusha – Zanzibar, all transfers, Beach stay on Half Board at Breezes Beach Club.

EXCLUDED
International flights, visa fees, gift purchases, laundry, drinks & tipping

 

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