10 DAYS SERENGETI MIGRATION & RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING FULL ITINERARY

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10 DAYS SERENGETI MIGRATION & RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING FULL ITINERARY

ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.
Overnight Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2 Arusha – Tarangire

This Morning with your personal driver-guide you’ll head to Tarangire National Park, the park is characterized by giant Baobab trees and big herds of Elephants. Game viewing in the park.
Dinner and overnight Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge B|L|D

Day 3 Tarangire Full day game drive in Trangire.

The park is renowned for its huge herds of elephant. Elephant population in the park is estimated to be over 3500. Tarangire is also a bird lovers’ paradise, with about 450 species.

Dinner and overnight Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge B|L|D

Day 4 Tarangire Lakge Manyara Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will spend the day in Lake Manyara National Park.
This relatively small wilderness reserve was named after the alkaline lake filled with thousands of flamingos roaming the banks for food and hippos bathing in the waters. However the most famous inhabitants of this park are the tree-climbing lions. Picnic lunch in the park. In Afternoon proceed towards Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight Ngorongoro Pakulala Camp B|L|D

Day 5 Ngoro:ngoro Crater

Leaving early in the morning with picnic lunch, you will spend most of the day game driving on the floor of the crater. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Covering an area of 259 sq.kms and standing at 2236m above sea level, it is called the eighth wonder of the world.
Overnight Ngorongoro Pakulala Camp B|L|D

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti

This morning you will leave the highlands for the vast plains of the Serengeti. Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language, an appropriate word to describe the largest Tanzania National park. The park is famous for its incredible variety of wildlife species, huge herds of wildebeest and zebra, predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, this is undoubtedly one of the most authentic and exciting safari experience that is possible to enjoy. Your accommodation is a luxury mobile camp, from late December to March in the Ndutu area, from July to October in Kogatende area, Northern Serengeti.
Oversight Kirurumu Serengeti Camp B|L|D ( Location according to season)

Day 7 & 8 Serengeti

In the first months of the year the migration reaches the short grass between the Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro conservation area, it is also the calving season of up to 800.000 wildebeest and zebra. Your camp is ideally located between the Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From February till March, this is prime position to be near the millions of animals making up the Great Migration.
After spending the wet season on the short grass Serengeti plains, the wildebeests move northwards, reaching the Mara River between July and November, your campsite is exceptionally well placed for wildebeest crossings of the Mara River.
Overnights Kirurumu Serengeti Camp B|L|D

Day 9 Serengeti – Kigali

After breakfast you’ll enjoy a morning game drive followed by lunch at your camp. After lunch, drive to the nearest airstrip for your flight to Kigali operated by Coastal Aviation. Stop at Mwenza airport for Immigration formalities (Tanzania) . Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Milles Collines BL

Day 10 Kigali – Virunga Mountains

After breakfast, half day city tour, including the genocide museum/memorial, then we drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little more than 2 hours. From Ruhengeri we have a 20 minute drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabyinyo Mountain, with excellent views of the rest of all of the Virunga Volcanoes.
Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel B|L|D

Day 11 Gorilla tracking day

After breakfast we take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes not in excess of 7,500 feet. In the afternoon, if time weather permits, visit the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo or the local markets in the Musanze town.
Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel B|L|D

Day 12 Virunga Mountains – Kigali

After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park HQs for the start of your golden monkeys tracking or Dian Fossey hike experience. Following lunch, drive back to Kigali for your departure flight. B|L

Price Dec-March

US$ 5,920 per person based on 4 guests
US$ 7,100 per person based on 2 guests

July-October

US$ 6,050 per person based on 4 guests
US$ 7,300 per person based on 2 guests

Included

Private safari
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation and all game drives in safari custom built 4×4 Land Cruiser
Experienced English speaking driver/ guide
Meals plan as indicated in the itinerary
Flight Serengeti/Kigali
All park entrance fees to the various game reserves and parks
Mineral water in your safari vehicle
Enrollment with Flying Doctors Evacuation Service

Not included

International flights
Visas
Gorilla permit at US$ 1,500
Travel & Medical Insurance
Any extras not mentioned above such as extra meals and activities
All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost)
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, currency and exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges
Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, etc.

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