Big Five Safari Experience & Gorilla Trekking Tour

Kenya & Tanzania Spectacular
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda​


16 Days



19,290 USD



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

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Experience in Africa

Experience a Private African Luxury Safari​ ​from the moment you land on the continent. Take in three different countries, countless animals, and unforgettable sights from start to finish on your Tailor-Made African Luxury Safari.

Some of the Highlights to Expect:
  • ●   Private Gorilla Trek in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park where you interact with endangered Mountain Gorillas
  • ●   Intimate tailor-made safari exclusive to Bush 2 City Adventures guests; game drives in 6-passenger, open-top vehicles with window seats for everyone, led by an expert guide
  • ●   Multiple-night stays in the Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara game reserve, and Amboseli National Park, with daily game drives.
  • ●   Hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Masai Mara game reserve, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • ●   Visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • ●   Take in visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary; 
  • ●   The William Holden Wildlife Education Center; the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum; and the Kigali’s Genocide Memorial Museum. 
  • ●   Once in a lifetime accommodation experience when you stay overnight in a lodge built into the rim of Ngorongoro Crater
  • ●   Once in a lifetime accommodation experience when you stay overnight in a lodge built into the rim of Ngorongoro Crater
The Ultimate in Luxury Travel
This 16-day tour is designed to bring sheer African wildlife bliss to every traveler. Between Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda, you will experience the best of the best when it comes to luxury travel in Africa.

Gorillas in your midst… Spend the last three nights of your 16-day African safari to Kenya and Tanzania in Rwanda, home to the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth. Learn insights and observations about gorilla behavior at private lectures and during a visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum before your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek begins. A private porter will carry your provisions as an expert guide leads you into the wilderness for your gorilla encounter. 


You'll Never


Day - By - Day

  • Day 1 | Touch Down in Tanzania

    When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we will collect and transfer you to your first night at the ​Arusha Coffee Lodge, Resort & Spa, located at the ​foot of Mount Meru and known as the gateway to the safari. Get settled in and meet your fellow travelers on the morning you arrive.

       Arusha Coffee Lodge

  • Day 2 | Mto wa Mbu Village, Lake Manyara & on to Ngorongoro

    Let the safari adventures begin! Day 2 marks the beginning of your four-night safari in Tanzania, followed by your five-night safari in Kenya. Catch your first
    game ride through Lake Manyara National Park, where you might get your first glimpse of giraffes, baboons, hippos, and elephants, along with hundreds of species of birds. An estimated 30,000 large mammals live within Lake Manyara.

    At the end of the afternoon, arrive at your lodge - built on the Ngorongoro Crater rim, expertly overlooking the caldera below. Enjoy your first welcome reception and dinner with your fellow travelers.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Lion Paw Ngorongoro

  • Day 3 | Game Drive & a Picnic in Ngorongoro Crater

    On Day 3, explore Africa's Garden of Eden, the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the grasslands, forests, and freshwater lake that inspire the continual migration of animals and makes for the perfect chance to catch a glimpse of Africa's notorious Big Five, i.e., buffalo, elephants, leopards, black-maned lions, and the rare black rhinoceros. Take in one of the largest calderas in the world, home to a variety of ecosystems with a significant concentration of birds and animals in our custom-built four-wheel-drive vehicles. To top the day off, enjoy a picnic like never before, in the middle of a crater.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Lion Paw Ngorongoro

  • Day 4 | Visit Oldupai Gorge en root to Serengeti

    Time to explore Oldupai Gorge, where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old. Learn all about the significance of such a site during your docent-led tour.

    Next, we continue with some wildlife viewing—this time driving the rough dirt roads across the plains and grasslands of the infamous Serengeti until arriving back at your safari lodge. Maasai tribal dwellings inspired tonight’s safari lodge situated in the Central Serengeti. Enjoy a barbecue dinner with a Maasai cultural performance with dance.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

  • Day 5 | More Game Viewing in Serengeti

    Day 5 is rich with wildlife sightings as we take in the heart of the savanna with a morning and afternoon safari. Today we hope to see lions, zebras, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, jackals, gazelles, and giraffes.

    Enjoy the show from the luxury of your lodge in Serengeti National Park as the sunset lights up the sky. Indulge in some Pan-African cuisine at dinner tonight and sleep tight for the adventures ahead tomorrow.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

  • Day 6 | On to Kenya`s Amboseli National Park

    Depart the Serengeti in awe of what you have experienced so far. Set off to Arusha, Tanzania, en route to Kenya. During your flight, take in the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks. Once you land, have lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center in Arusha. Time to catch your last flight of the day before beginning your two-night stay at your safari lodge in Amboseli National Park, where you can watch herds of free-ranging elephants and other wildlife. Take in a private lecture on the elephants of Amboseli before dining tonight.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Tortilis Camp

  • Day 7 | More Game Drive in Amboseli

    View the elephants, hippos, and buffalos that spend time at Amboseli's natural watering holes as you enjoy a private safari ride with us. Watch the graceful antelopes that graze in the flat grasslands, and you explore the plains of the park.

    Visit a Maasai village before a morning game drive, after which you'll return to the lodge for breakfast. Take some time to yourself in the lodge before we eat lunch, then after we have dined, it's time to head back out for another game drive to see the other animals that call ​Amboseli National Park​ home. At your leisure, enjoy your dinner and relax back at the lodge in the evening time.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Tortilis Camp 

  • Day 8 | Fly to Ol Pejeta, Sweetwater

    Hop on a morning flight that takes you to the world-famous Ol Pejeta Conservation. Your home for the next two nights is on the Equator, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the amenities and surroundings at this fabulous tented safari camp.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Serena Sweetwater Camp

  • Day 9 | More exploration Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    A day of adventure lays ahead on day nine as we embark on the home of some of the largest resident black rhino populations in East Africa. Situated in this area is the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, founded by Jane Goodall, which gives lifelong homes to orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Take in a visit and learn all about the work that the sanctuary does for its animals.

    Once in Ol Pejeta, enjoy a special access visit to the compound that breeds endangered black rhino. Time to head back to the hotel for lunch, after which you will take in some local culture and experience the life of people there when you visit a nearby village. You can expect the local villagers to spin colorful tales into their handmade wool rugs, sweaters, and shawls right before your eyes. 

    Late in the afternoon, you will head back to your resort, where you will attend a private barbecue dinner under the night sky atop the premium manicured lawns of the Ol Pejeta.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

        Serena Sweetwater Camp

  • Day 10 | On to Masai Mara & Evening Game Drive

    Next stop on your memorable Kenya safari adventure, we fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya. Here, Maasai warriors will welcome you. Afterward, you can enjoy lunch at the luxurious Fairmont Mara Safari Club, your home for the next three nights.

    Take the afternoon to relax, swim, enjoy the views, and otherwise become acquainted with the Safari Club and your luxury tented camp accommodations, built to evoke the classic safaris of yesteryear.

    Embark on an evening game drive across the plains of "the Mara" searching for animals that make their homes here; it's possible to see lions, antelopes, elephants, and zebras during their daily rituals. Return to camp to be briefed about tomorrow's hot air balloon flight, followed by a delicious dinner.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Fairmont Mara Safari Club

  • Day 11 | Balloon Over the Plains of Masai Mara

    Day 11 - a day you will never forget. Before dawn, you board the hot air balloon and float over the Masai Mara's awakening plains as the sun begins to rise in the sky. Once back down on the ground, we provide a magnificent champagne breakfast to be enjoyed in the bush as you reminisce over the breathtaking adventure you've had so far.

    We travel back overland searching for lions, impalas, cheetahs, giraffes, and the other animals before arriving at our camp for lunch and an afternoon of leisure. In the evening, take the opportunity to use our exclusive technology that enhances your safari experience. After which, Dinner is served back at the tented camp.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Fairmont Mara Safari Club

  • Day 12 | More Private Game Drive in Masai Mara

    Unparalleled wildlife viewing is the watchword on your final day in the spectacular Masai Mara – and the last full day of your Tanzania and Kenya safari adventure – as you set out on a morning game drive... return to your tented camp for lunch, and perhaps a bit of swimming and downtime... and then head back out across the plains for a final afternoon game drive in the bush. After returning to your tented camp, join us for a perfect ending to your unforgettable Kenya safari, in true Bush 2 City adventure`s fashion... a farewell dinner in the boma of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      Fairmont Mara Safari Club

  • Day 13 | Fly to Kigali Airport in Rwanda

    Wake up and fly! We head to Kigali airport in Rwanda, home to Volcanoes National Park and the forested habitat of endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

    Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet assistance, you will be warmly welcomed by our company staff for briefing about the safaris then an introduction to your driver-guide. Transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for check-in.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

       Kigali Serena Hotel

  • Day 14 | Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial center, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors of the incident. Later after lunch, you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the next day’s trekking.

    Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face-to-face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorillas are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      One & Only Gorilla's Nest >>

  • Day 15 | Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

    Rise early for your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking opportunity. Together, we drive to Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to receive a briefing from your expert mountain guides. They answer any questions you may have about your trek into the wilderness and provide a dance performance as you eat your boxed breakfast.

    Climb aboard a safari vehicle as you make your way to the trailhead where your gorilla trek begins. Here, you will be assigned a porter who will help carry your provisions and camera while leading you to the gorilla family you are here to meet. Once we locate the gorillas, you will have the rare opportunity to watch them interact with each other, and potentially with you too if they choose!

    When your hour-long visit is over, we head back to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. A local expert will present an informative lecture this afternoon about the endangered mountain gorillas you were privileged to see. Join us tonight for a farewell reception and an exceptional dinner at the lodge.

       Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      One & Only Gorilla's Nest >>

  • Day 16 | Journey home

    Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Kigali for departure  

    Today after your warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off your day golden monkey trekking in search of these primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though not so hectic as gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, if time permits, head for a brief city tour, before your evening airport transfer.

       Breakfast and Lunch

Camps & Lodges

What's Included

  • ● All sightseeing and game viewing as shown
  • Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
  • Accommodation at hotels/lodges/Camps & meals mentioned in the program
  • 1 gorilla trek permit US$ 1,500. –  Each. NOTE: Once permits are purchased they are non-refundable.
  • Meal plan as indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities, visits, and extra meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Audiovisual for Kigali Genocide memorial

  • Visit Inema arts and a local market in Rwanda (no charges)

  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 with WIFI where receptive

  • Services of a professional, experienced English speaking driver-guide

  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour

  • AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance. Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfers you before dark from the nearest airstrip to the hospital during Emergency

  • ●  24-hour Park Entrance fees, Transit fees, crater fees

  • ●  All sightseeing and game viewing as shown

  • ●  Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Tour with Hot Lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

  • ●  Picnic lunch in the heart of ancient Ngorongoro Crater 

  • ●  Ol Duvai George Museum Visit – where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species

  • Visits to Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary;
  • ●  Spectacular hot air balloon safari followed by a champagne breakfast upon descent.

  • ●  Safari Treat – Safari hamper with Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Mineral Water during game drive 

  • ●  On-Tour Air included (2 flight)

  • ●  Taxes – 18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

What's Excluded

  • International (Flight from home to Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kigali International Airport)
  • All Entry visa fees 
  • Optional and extension extras whilst on safari

  • Travel outside of the route provided 

  • Souvenirs and any extras that are not specified.

  • Tips and gratuities

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Double Occupancy$ 7270$ 7299$ 8329
Single Supplement$ 677$ 789$ 915
Internal Flights$ 627$ 627$627

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