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16-Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

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Embark on a captivating 16-day safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, featuring unforgettable wildlife encounters. Witness the renowned Big Five and the critically endangered mountain gorillas, including a unique trek to observe a gorilla family in Rwanda’s wilds. Highlights of your journey include a visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum, dedicated to conserving these rare animals.

In Rwanda, the final leg of your trip, delve into the world of mountain gorillas. Learn about their behaviors through expert-led lecture and a visit to the conservation museum before starting your trek. Guided by experienced professionals and supported by a private porter, you’ll have the chance to observe these gorillas up close in their natural habitat.

This safari is limited and exclusive for you and not a shared tour, ensuring a personalized experience. It includes game drives in the iconic national parks of Tanzania and Kenya, insightful talks on local wildlife conservation, a hot air balloon ride at dawn with a champagne breakfast, and a guided visit to Volcanoes National Park for a memorable hour with a gorilla family.
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Cities & Landmarks

Arusha, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Amboseli, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kigali and Volcano National Park

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives, Hot Air Balloon Safari & Gorilla Trekking
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle & Air Transfer
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotelin Arusha (City, Tanzania)
Dinner
Dinner
2
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resortin Nanyuki (Town, Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resortin Nanyuki (Town, Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Kigali Serena Hotel
Luxury hotel located in Kigali (Rwanda)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Luxury resortjust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
15
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Luxury resortjust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
16
No Accommodation
(End of Tour)
Breakfast
Breakfast
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arrive in Arusha City
Day 1: Welcome to Arusha

The tour starts at the Gran Meliá Arusha. Complimentary transportation from Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Gran Meliá Arusha Hotel is provided. Arusha, located at the base of Mount Meru, serves as the gateway to your safari adventure.

Main Destination:
Arrive in Arusha City
Accommodation:
Gran Melia Arusha
Luxury hotelin Arusha (City, Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Meals at own expense
Day 2
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Your Tanzanian safari adventure begins as the immense Serengeti calls to you. Embark on your initial game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, where you may spot giraffes, baboons, hippos, elephants, and an array of bird species. Afterward, you'll arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to roughly 30,000 large mammals. Your accommodation for the next two nights is perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, providing a spectacular view of the caldera below—perfect for our welcome reception and dinner.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 3: Exploring the "Garden of Eden

Regarded by some as Africa's original "Garden of Eden," the Ngorongoro Crater is among the world's largest calderas, boasting diverse ecosystems and an impressive array of birds and wildlife. In your four-wheel-drive vehicle, customized exclusively for Bush 2 City, you'll have an exceptional vantage point for viewing large herds of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles. The area also offers a chance to see the Big Five—elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, and rhinoceroses. Today, enjoy a picnic lunch inside the crater.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Serengeti National Park by Air

Today, you'll catch a morning flight from Lake Manyara to the core of Serengeti National Park. En route, you'll soar over Oldupai Gorge, the renowned archaeological site where, more than 50 years ago, Louis and Mary Leakey uncovered fossilized remains of some of the earliest human species, dating back approximately 1.8 million years. Arrive at the Four Seasons safari lodge in the Serengeti for a three-night stay. After an afternoon game drive in the national park, join us for a special barbecue dinner at the lodge's Boma Grill tonight, complete with a traditional Maasai dance performance.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Full Game Game Viewing in Serengeti

Today, explore the expansive savanna of the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives, searching for wildlife that may include lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, jackals, gazelles, and giraffes. As the sun sets, casting vibrant hues across the sky, enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of your lodge in Serengeti National Park. For dinner this evening, choose from various restaurants at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 6
Serengeti National Park
Day 6: More Serengeti game drives

Enjoy another magnificent day in the stunning Serengeti, venturing into the grasslands on safari vehicles for game drives in the early morning and afternoon. During your free time in between, relax and take advantage of the amenities at your Four Seasons safari lodge. Tonight, dine at one of the lodge’s diverse restaurant options.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 7
Amboseli National Park
Day 7: Journeying to Kenya's Amboseli National Park

Bid farewell to the Serengeti as you take a flight to Arusha, Tanzania, on your way to Kenya. The majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, rising over 15,000 feet, provides a stunning backdrop as you approach. Upon arrival in Arusha, savor an early lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center, then travel overland to Kenya to start a two-night stay at your safari lodge in Amboseli National Park. This park is renowned for its free-ranging elephant herds and diverse wildlife. Before dinner, enjoy a private lecture about the elephants of Amboseli and the anti-poaching initiatives in Kenya. Later, dine at your leisure at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October and January to February
High Season
December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather
June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 8
Amboseli National Park
Day 8: Amboseli Game Drive and a Visit to a Maasai Village

Private B2C safari game drives in Amboseli National Park provide plenty of chances to observe elephants, hippos, and buffaloes congregating around the park’s natural watering holes, along with graceful antelopes grazing in the flat grasslands. Start your day with an early morning visit to a Maasai village, followed by a morning game drive. Afterward, head back to your lodge for some downtime before lunch. Enjoy another game drive in the afternoon and then spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge as you wish. Conclude your day with a leisurely dinner at the lodge this evening.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 9
Mount Kenya Safari Club
Day 9: Mount Kenya Safari Club & an animal orphanage

Today, a morning flight takes you to your next destination, Mt. Kenya, where you will stay for two nights at the renowned Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. Originally established as a private retreat by actor William Holden in 1959, the club has hosted notable figures like Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. Your adventure in Mt. Kenya kicks off with a game drive through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, home to Africa's Big Five and the last two northern white rhinos. Enjoy exclusive B2C access to a facility dedicated to breeding endangered black rhinos. Later, back at your hotel, participate in an Equatorial ceremony before dining at the hotel this evening.

Main Destination:
Mount Kenya Safari Club (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resortin Nanyuki (Town, Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 10
Mount Kenya Safari Club
Day 10: Exploring Local Culture and the Mount Kenya Wildlife Center

This morning, experience local culture with a private visit to a nearby village, where you can see villagers craft colorful stories into their handmade wool rugs, sweaters, and shawls. After lunch, enjoy a private tour of the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage. This unique facility offers a sanctuary for orphaned, injured, or neglected wild animals, providing them with shelter and professional care in hopes of eventually releasing them back into the wild. This evening, join us for a private barbecue dinner under the stars on the lush, manicured lawns of the Mount Kenya Safari Club.

Main Destination:
Mount Kenya Safari Club (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
Luxury resortin Nanyuki (Town, Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 11
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 10: The Masai Mara and an Evening Safari

Travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southern Kenya, where Maasai warriors will greet you upon arrival. Enjoy lunch at the opulent Fairmont Mara Safari Club, where you will stay in an elegant tented camp for the next two nights. Spend the afternoon unwinding, swimming, and enjoying the views, getting familiar with the Safari Club and your luxury tented accommodations, reminiscent of the classic safaris of old. Later in the afternoon, set out on a game drive across the plains of "the Mara" to spot the local wildlife, which may include lions, antelopes, elephants, and zebras engaging in their natural behaviors. Return to camp for a briefing on the next day's hot air balloon adventure, followed by dinner.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season
June to October and December to March
Best Weather
June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 12
Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 12: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Masai Mara

Today promises to be unforgettable as you wake before dawn to embark on a hot air balloon ride over the awakening plains of the Maasai Mara as the sun rises. Upon landing, a special champagne breakfast awaits you right in the bush—a truly spectacular experience, exclusively part of your B2C Kenya safari! Once back on the ground, continue your adventure with a drive back to camp, spotting lions, impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, and other beloved animals along the way. Enjoy lunch and a leisurely afternoon at the camp, followed by an early evening game drive through the bush. Later, return to your tented camp for dinner in the boma of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Luxury tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 13
Fly to Kigali
Day 13: Fly to Kigali, Rwanda

This morning, take a flight to Kigali Airport in Rwanda, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park and the lush habitat of endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. After your late afternoon arrival at the Serena Hotel, enjoy dinner at your own pace.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Kigali Serena Hotel
Luxury hotel located in Kigali (Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 14
Volcanoes National Park
Day 14: Dian Fossey's gorilla legacy

This morning, set off on a scenic drive through the countryside to Musanze, located at the base of Volcanoes National Park. This park is guarded by eight ancient volcanoes and is a sanctuary for diverse wildlife. Upon arrival, check into your traditional Rwandan lodge, which features grass-thatched roofs and is tucked beneath eucalyptus trees at the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range. After settling in and enjoying lunch, visit the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum. There, you'll gain valuable insights into gorilla behavior to prepare for tomorrow’s trek and learn about Dian Fossey's remarkable efforts to protect the mountain gorillas.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Kenya)
Best Time To Visit
June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season
June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather
une to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Luxury resortjust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Day 15
Volcanoes National Park
Day 15: Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park

Wake up early for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll always remember. Head to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park for a briefing from expert mountain guides who will answer any questions about your upcoming trek. Enjoy a dance performance and a boxed breakfast to set the tone for today's gorilla adventure. Next, board a safari vehicle to the trailhead where your trek will begin. A porter will assist you with carrying provisions and cameras, and lead you to the gorilla family you are scheduled to meet. Once you encounter the gorillas, you'll have the unique chance to observe their interactions up close, and perhaps even interact with them yourself. After your hour-long visit, return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon. Later, a local expert will give an informative lecture about the endangered mountain gorillas you encountered. Conclude your day with a farewell reception and dinner at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation:
One&Only Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Luxury resortjust outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks: