Day to day program
Arrive in Kigali (Rwanda). Meet and greet your guide and proceed to the hotel in town for an overnight.
Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast we drive to Nyungwe Forest for an overnight.
Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests. It is home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees. Other attractive monkeys to see: Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey and Owl Faced Monkey.
Go for Chimpanzee tracking in the morning! See them feeding, walking around and swinging the trees. The chimpanzees are our closest relatives! During this walk you are also able to see other monkey species and birds. Optional visit of a tea factory in the afternoon.
Today you can make the beautiful waterfall walk, search for monkeys (especially Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey) or do the canopy walk (all activities optional).
Nyungwe Forest – Kibuye
Transfer to Kibuye by the shores of Lake Kivu. Relax at the shores of this beautiful lake. It is possible to make a walk along the lake or visit a vising village or make an optional boat trip on the lake.
Kibuye – Volcanoes National Park
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. On a clear day we can see the 3 volcanoes on the border between Uganda and Rwanda. It is possible to visit a pygmy village on the way (optional).
Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Together with Bwindi this is the only place in the world to see the Mountain Gorilla’s.
Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
Gorilla tracking. Transfer to Kigali in the afternoon.
The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signalling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour’s viewing you will make the trek back.
Kigali – Flight – Arusha (Tanzania)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. Pick up and proceed to Arusha.
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions. Game drive in the afternoon.
Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti
Today we drive to the Serengeti National park. On our way we drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we have a magnificent view of the crater. On this day it is possible to visit a Maasai Boma (kraal) or Olduvai Gorge (famous and interesting place where our ancestors have been found). Both activities optional. Game drive en route and in the afternoon in the Serengeti National Park if time allows.
Full day safari in the Serengeti National Park. It is also possible to make a balloon safari in the morning (optional).
Serengeti National park is a massive wilderness of 14500 square km and one of the best places in the world to see the big 5!
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Game drive in the morning. Afterwards we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Game drive through the Serengeti en route.
The Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife, inside a self-contained world teeming with animals, with very good chances of seeing the big 5.
In the morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon lunch at the Hippo Pool Picnic site. In the afternoon we ascend the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in the world to see the Big Five: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.
Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight. It is also possible to extend your trip and fly to Zanzibar.