14 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Tanzania Serengeti Safari
Planning for gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Serengeti Wildlife Safari to Tanzania? primate Safari Experience has tailored the best 14 days Rwanda & Tanzania Safari tour to enable you to explore mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s top national park of volcanoes and explore the wildebeest migration in the wilderness of Tanzania national park of Serengeti.
This 14 Day starts from Kigali Rwanda with the first experience Being mountain gorilla watching & Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes national park, with double gorilla trekking & Wildlife Game drives in Serengeti Tanzania. This trip has an interconnection flight from Kigali Rwanda to Arusha Tanzania where you will take a domestic flight to connect to Serengeti National Park. Explore the beauty of Africa in Rwanda and Tanzania which same wildlife can be found in Mgahinga National Park Uganda & Masai Mara National Park Kenya on the alternative 8 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara.
Summary of the trip
Day 1: Airport pick from Kigali Rwanda
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Day3: Gorilla Trekking
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Day 5: Flight to Arusha & Take a domestic flight to Serengeti
Day6: Full day Game drive
Day 7: Game drive & Visit Ngorongoro Craters
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 9: Game drive and Visit the lake
Day 10: Relaxation at the lodge
Day 11: Nature Walk
Day 12: Transfer to Tarangire National park
Day13: Game drive & Transfer to Arusha Town
Day 14: Relaxations waiting for the flight back home.
Detailed Travel Plan
Book 14 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking & Tanzania Wildlife Safari tour to explore Primates & big Five in Tanzania with Primate Safari Experiences.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Our company guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport or your hotel in Kigali and then do a city our around Kigali city. The drive will take you to some interesting and historical places around the city. You will visit the Kigali genocide museum where you will learn about the genocide that took place in Rwanda and also visit a mass grave where hundreds of Rwandans are buried. Have lunch at a restaurant in Kigali and then transfer to volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Five volcanoes lodge for Luxury
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to volcanoes national park headquarters where you will be briefed about the activity and then set off for the gorilla tracking. This experience of gorilla tracking is a once in a lifetime adventure. The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search of the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances as they go about their daily activities. You will be given an hour with the gorillas to observes and also take photos. The activity in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours since the gorillas move up and down.
Return to the lodge refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for briefing and drive to the tracking starting point. This activity takes between 2-3 hours and you will expect to spot the monkeys jumping from one bamboo tree to another. As you trek the golden monkeys, you will expect to also spot various bird species that live in the Virunga forest.
Return to the lodge, have lunch and check out. You will then drive back to Kigali, check-in at hotel 2000 where you will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Arusha. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will meet with the driver guide in Tanzania and he will drive you to your lodge. The many activities that you can enjoy while still in the city include; swimming, shopping, and visiting the museum, and many more, Dinner and overnight at The African tulip hotel on HB.
Day 5: Transfer to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and drive to Tarangire National park which is filled with acacia woodland and grassland inside that park. After having for your lunch, head off for a game drive in the park, which is famous for the giant baobab, pred trees. You will expect to spot large herds of elephants, predators like lion, leopard, and the plain games. This national park also boasts a large variety of spectacular birdlife including the endemic species. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Osupuko.
Day 6: Explore Tarangire National Park
Have breakfast and after embark on a full day game drive with a picnic lunch. You will expect to view many animals as well as enjoying the many aspects of animal behavior. Some of these animals include; giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, common eland, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo, and elephant among others. The guide will point out the fascinating way elephants communicate with subtle interactions. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater
After early morning breakfast at your lodge or camp, check out and depart for Karatu where you will visit the Karatu Market and have an ethno- botanical walk including a visit to the local Iraq Tribe at Karatu area. You will then proceed to Ngorongoro crater conservation area. Check-in at Endoro lodge where you will refresh and have lunch. After resting you may choose to relax at the beautiful lodge or go for Ranger-guided nature walk in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area along the Endoro Trail with hiking up to the Endoro waterfalls and the Elephants Caves. Dinner and overnight at Endoro Lodge.
Day 8: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will take on the early morning game drive within the Ngorongoro crater, with picnic lunch at the hippo poolside. The game drive will go until later in the afternoon. You will expect to spot animals like; the black rhinoceros, African buffalo, hippopotamus, the blue wildebeest, Grant’s zebra, common eland, and Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, Waterbucks among others. Having done satisfactory game viewing on the Crater floor of the famous Ngorongoro Crater which is literally a natural zoo of wild animals. Later in the afternoon drive to the Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
Early in the morning, you will depart for Ndutu via Olduvai Gorge in order to visit the interesting museum which is found at this famous world archaeological site that contains fossils of early two million-year-old human ancestors. You will continue for a game drive through the vast Ndutu area in the western Ngorongoro to the camp for your lunch. Head out for game drive later in the afternoon, before you return to the camp for dinner and overnight. On your way you can also visit a Masai Village at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will expect to spot some of the animals that live around the park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati tented camp.
Day 10 & 11: Explore Serengeti National Park
After breakfast at the lodge/camp, you will go for a game drive. Set out ready with your packed lunch and enjoy a full day game viewing in the park, which is a home to the greatest concentration of the large mammals on earth. You will expect to spot; non- migratory species that include; large prides of lions, cheetah, solitary leopards, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and tens of thousands of topi and Coke’s hartebeest. Masai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog and hippo are also abundant. Some rarely seen species of antelope are also present in Serengeti National Park, such as common eland, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx, and dik-dik as well as the graceful impalas. The landscape in this park is characterized by open plains, kopjes, rock formations that survive from the Pre-Cambrian period as well as the open woodlands. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 12: Game drive to the Mara River
After breakfast at the lodge/camp, drive to the Mara river where you will expect to watch the great migration of the wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya’s adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. As you drive through the park, you will expect to spot various animals that live in the par as well as birds. You will also have beautiful views of the great Serengeti plains. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati Mara river.
Day 13: Game drive in Lake Manyara
After breakfast at the lodge, you will take a drive through the park. You will traverse a mosaic of acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains, and tall forest in search of wildlife and you will expect to see various mammals that live in the park as well as bird species. You will stop for a while on the lakeshore to admire the different bird species and look for a pink flamingo. The rest of the Manyara ecosystem consists of mountainside, marshlands, woodlands, grassy areas, and hot springs. You will drive mainly through acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains, and tall forest in search of wildlife; including the famous tree-climbing lions and large family herds of elephant. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge
Day 14: Drive to Arusha
Have breakfast and transfer to Arusha. On arrival in Arusha, there will be time to do some shopping and a day room will be available for resting before being transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight.