Leave nothing off your bucket list with this trip that packs a punch of highlights including the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania’s most famous national parks and ending with relaxation at the ‘spice ‘island’ of Zanzibar.  There’s no better combination of experiences in East Africa in one comprehensive trip.

Day 1: Kigali

On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and transferred to the Kigali Ubumwe Grande hotel for your overnight rest.

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This morning you will be briefed by your guide before we depart for the Uganda border to complete border formalities. A short drive to our first activity, the Batwa Trail, a cultural experience that offers a glimpse of the traditional life of the Batwa (pygmies) who were forest dwellers. The activity introduces travelers to Batwa life comprised of hunting, fruit gathering, collecting honey and performing of rituals in the caves within the forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with forest animals including the mountain gorillas for over 500,000 years. They are the main beneficiaries of the activity. Continue to check in to our lodge in the Bwindi area for check in, dinner and overnight rest.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you set off on your Uganda gorilla tracking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. While trekking through the dense forest you’ll have the opportunity to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the Gentle Giants of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park surely is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. After this captivating and unforgettable experience you will head back to your lodge for some relaxation.

Day 4: Nairobi

We depart this morning to return back across the Rwandan border and on to Kigali where a tour will be undertaken the Genocide Memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. The recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. After a visit we continue to the airport for your flight to Nairobi (cost of flight not included). Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will clear customs and collect your luggage before being met by our representative and transferred to the Ole Sereni Hotel.

Day 5: Nairobi

Depart this morning with your guide for a day tour of Nairobi. Our first stop is for a visit to the Giraffe Centre where you can interact with the Giraffes. Next we will head to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for the public viewing between 11 AM – 12 PM to gain insight into the great work the trust does in working with orphaned elephants. We’ll make a stop ay the Tamambo Blixen’s Coffee Gardens where you have the option of buying lunch. Our last stop will be at the Kazuri Beads Factory which is a women’s cooperative whose work is distributed and prized around the world. Back to the hotel to freshen up before our Welcome Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.

Day 6: Ol Pejeta

Leave the hotel after breakfast and travel north to Nanyuki and check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager’s house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the conservancy.

Day 7: Ol Pejeta

Enjoy an entire day exploring the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy with game drives and a picnic lunch. We also will pay a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary and Chimpanzee sanctuary to see some of the animal welfare work done by the Conservancy.

Day 8: Lake Naivasha

After breakfast we drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys.This afternoon we will visit Crescent island for a walking safari where you have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll amongst the animals. There are no predators, however the opportunity to walk amongst animals such as Giraffe is magical. Later we head down to the lodge’s jetty for a boat trip on Lake Naivasha where you can spot plenty of birdlife and visit the resident Hippo pods.

Day 9: Masai Mara

After breakfast depart very early and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve in time for a late lunch. Settle in to the Il Keliani Camp which is nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve for the next three nights. After lunch enjoy your first game drive in the Mara.

Day 10: Masai Mara

You have the full day to explore the Mara ecosystem on game drives. The Mara is world renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of the ‘greatest wildlife shows on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest which typically takes place between July and October. The Mara consists of rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offering one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Day 11: Masai Mara

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. When it comes to game viewing there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the Big Five’ in one morning. You also have the option of doing a memorable morning Hot Air Balloon Safari at an additional cost.

Day 12: Serengeti

After breakfast transfer to Ol Kiombo airstrip for a short 30 minute morning flight to Migori Airstrip where upon arrival you road transfer across the border for immigration procedures into Tanzania. Continue to Tarime airstrip for a 30 min flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival by your Tanzanian guide and proceed for check in to Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp for the next three nights. Enjoy lunch followed by your first game drive in the world-renowned Serengeti.

Day 13: Serengeti

You will enjoy a full day of game drives in the Serengeti today either with morning and afternoon excursions or a full day exploring the reaches of the Seronera area, the most wildlife-rich region of the Serengeti. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the park is also renowned for its wealth of lion,cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.

Day 14: Serengeti

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. The Serengeti is one of the most densely populated wildlife arenas anywhere on earth. You also have the option of doing a memorable morning Hot Air Balloon Safari at an additional cost.

Day 15: Ngorongoro

After breakfast depart with game drive en route through the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We will stop for a visit to the world-famous Olduvai Gorge Palaeolithic site and reputed ‘Cradle of Mankind’ as well as visit a traditional Masai homestead. Continue to the Ngorongoro area and check in to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge which offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the majestic setting of the lodge.

Day 16: Lake Manyara National Park

Rise early with a packed breakfast to descend for half day game drive in the crater. Often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world covering a total area of 264 square kilometres. An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. It boasts a high concentration of wildlife with exceptionally close range viewing opportunities. Leaving the crater behind, we will continue to the visit our local school project, Simba Milima Primary School where you will have the opportunity to learn about the school and interact with the students. After this experience continue to check in to Manyara Escarpment Luxury Lodge for a late lunch and much needed rest.

Day 17: Stone Town

Rise early this morning for breakfast and set out for nearby Lake Manyara on an early morning game drive to explore the park. There is plenty to see including the famous ‘tree-climbing lions’. After a game drive you will be dropped of at Manyara airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met and taken to your historic hotel in Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Day 18 - 20: Zanzibar

Today you will enjoy a tour of the backstreets of Stone Town, a wonderful introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors. We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned. Other highlights include the Sultan’s Palace, House of Wonders, The Africa House, Jamituri Gardens and a visit to the Old Fort.

After this experience transfer to KonoKono Beach Resort for the next three nights. Konokono Zanzibar Beach Resort is located on the Michamvi Peninsula, on the South East Coast of Zanzibar – one of the most authentic and secluded places on the island – and overlooks the wonderful Chwaka Bay. Several kilometres of white pristine beach face Konokono. The resort is a quiet paradise offering privacy and tranquility in the heart of nature. In this quiet surrounding you will find all the modern luxuries such as a beach bar, restaurant, pool and spa which were designed with your comfort in mind. Konokono Zanzibar Beach Resort is the ideal place to indulge in rest and regeneration.

Departure Day

Today in time for your flight you will be transferred to the airport. Extra Nights and Room Upgrades at KonoKono are available on request.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:Park Fees:
03 Jun 202123 Jun 2021 USD $7295 USD $1670 USD $1530
01 Jul 202121 Jul 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
29 Jul 202118 Aug 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
05 Aug 202125 Aug 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
19 Aug 202108 Sep 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
09 Sep 202129 Sep 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
16 Sep 202106 Oct 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
23 Sep 202113 Oct 2021 USD $8025 USD $1645 USD $1575
30 Sep 202120 Oct 2021 USD $7880 USD $1645 USD $1575
14 Oct 202103 Nov 2021 USD $7560 USD $1810 USD $1575
04 Nov 202124 Nov 2021 USD $7010 USD $1550 USD $1575
18 Nov 202108 Dec 2021 USD $7010 USD $1550 USD $1575
02 Dec 202122 Dec 2021 USD $7190 USD $1735 USD $1575
09 Dec 202129 Dec 2021 USD $7735 USD $1600 USD $1575
06 Jan 202226 Jan 2022 USD $7795 USD $1755 USD $1575
14 Jan 202203 Feb 2022 USD $7795 USD $1755 USD $1575
03 Feb 202223 Feb 2022 USD $7795 USD $1755 USD $1575
17 Feb 202209 Mar 2022 USD $7465 USD $1730 USD $1575
03 Mar 202223 Mar 2022 USD $7365 USD $1730 USD $1575
10 Mar 202230 Mar 2022 USD $7345 USD $1730 USD $1575
21 Apr 202211 May 2022 USD $7095 USD $1115 USD $1575
12 May 202201 Jun 2022 USD $7165 USD $1115 USD $1575
02 Jun 202222 Jun 2022 USD $7685 USD $1665 USD $1575
30 Jun 202220 Jul 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
14 Jul 202203 Aug 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
21 Jul 202210 Aug 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
04 Aug 202224 Aug 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
11 Aug 202231 Aug 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
18 Aug 202207 Sep 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
08 Sep 202228 Sep 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
15 Sep 202205 Oct 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
22 Sep 202212 Oct 2022 USD $8400 USD $1645 USD $1575
29 Sep 202219 Oct 2022 USD $8210 USD $1630 USD $1575
06 Oct 202226 Oct 2022 USD $8105 USD $1680 USD $1575
03 Nov 202223 Nov 2022 USD $7390 USD $1555 USD $1575
17 Nov 202207 Dec 2022 USD $7390 USD $1555 USD $1575
01 Dec 202221 Dec 2022 USD $7570 USD $1730 USD $1575
08 Dec 202228 Dec 2022 USD $8105 USD $1600 USD $1575

Please add USD 990 (2021) or USD 1050 (2022) for compulsory Mara - Serengeti & Manyara - Zanzibar flights.

Price Includes:

Accommodation as indicated, meals as indicated, game drives, park & gorilla fees (quoted separately), domestic flights (quoted separately), transportation on tour, bottled water, airport transfers, professional guides.

Price Excludes:

International airfare, flight Kigali - Nairobi, visas, travel insurance, tips, drinks, optional activities, items of a personal nature.

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