12 Days Tanzania Great Migration Safari , Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari 

Overview of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

The 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari is one of the most rewarding trips that every world traveler can undertake in Africa. Combining the adventure hike to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake at Nyiragongo Volcano, Trekking the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in the less explored jungle of Virunga and the Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park along with other rewarding wild game sights in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, the experience that comes with this safari is by no means ordinary!

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 2 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

Day 3 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & relax at the lodge

Day 4 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park & cross to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 5 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

Day 6 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 7 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 8 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti  – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 9 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcaono Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 10 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 11 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire NP

Day 12 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport (the flight should be not later than early afternoon), you are welcomed by your driver guide ushering you into this lovely country dubbed the land of a thousand hills. You embark on the drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying the sandy beaches of Lake Kivu.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

    Gather at Goma boarder at 7am to go through the Immigration process, switch the vehicle and driver guide before transferring to Kibati post for the Nyiragongo adventure. You start the hike of the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert.  You gaze into the volcano at night to view the red lava plates. Overnight stay at the crater rim with views of the lava lake.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & relax at the lodge

    After breakfast, embark on a relaxed descend with amazing sightseeing of the overlooking Volcanic Mountains. You arrive at Kibati between 11am – 1pm depending on the speed of descend. From here, you connect to the respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi
    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 4 - Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation:  Tloma Lodge (Full Board) – Midrange

  • Day 4 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park & cross to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Gather at Bukima Park headquarters at 8am for briefing about Gorilla trekking. After briefing, you follow the trail in the company of the armed ranger guide to the respective gorilla group allocated. You traverse the jungle of Congo with lush flora and beautiful birds not forgetting the fascinating landscapes of Virunga Volcanoes – a chain of eight (8) Mountains that comprise the Virunga massif.   The time for actual gorilla viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of conservation but the duration of entire trek is 2 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the particular gorilla group. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Gisenyi Rwanda and spend the evening at leisure

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

  • Day 5 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

    Embark on an early transfer from Gisenyi 358kmm about 3 hours’ drive to Kigali International Airport to catch up with the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative and transfer to Arusha to spend the rest of day relaxing at the lodge preparing for the extensive wilderness encounter awaiting you the next morning.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 6 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch - Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Cheetahs, leopards,  rock/tree hyrax, elands, kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 7 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Karatu - Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 8 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 9 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcaono Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti - Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 10 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Day 11 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk - Tarangire NP

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 12 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

    End of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

The 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari is one of the most rewarding trips that every world traveler can undertake in Africa. Combining the adventure hike to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake at Nyiragongo Volcano, Trekking the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in the less explored jungle of Virunga and the Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park along with other rewarding wild game sights in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, the experience that comes with this safari is by no means ordinary!

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 2 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

Day 3 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & relax at the lodge

Day 4 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park & cross to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 5 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

Day 6 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 7 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 8 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti  – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 9 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcaono Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 10 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 11 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire NP

Day 12 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania:  Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport (the flight should be not later than early afternoon), you are welcomed by your driver guide ushering you into this lovely country dubbed the land of a thousand hills. You embark on the drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying the sandy beaches of Lake Kivu.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

    Gather at Goma boarder at 7am to go through the Immigration process, switch the vehicle and driver guide before transferring to Kibati post for the Nyiragongo adventure. You start the hike of the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert.  You gaze into the volcano at night to view the red lava plates. Overnight stay at the crater rim with views of the lava lake.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & relax at the lodge

    After breakfast, embark on a relaxed descend with amazing sightseeing of the overlooking Volcanic Mountains. You arrive at Kibati between 11am – 1pm depending on the speed of descend. From here, you connect to the respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi
    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 4 - Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation:  Tloma Lodge (Full Board) – Midrange

  • Day 4 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park & cross to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Gather at Bukima Park headquarters at 8am for briefing about Gorilla trekking. After briefing, you follow the trail in the company of the armed ranger guide to the respective gorilla group allocated. You traverse the jungle of Congo with lush flora and beautiful birds not forgetting the fascinating landscapes of Virunga Volcanoes – a chain of eight (8) Mountains that comprise the Virunga massif.   The time for actual gorilla viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of conservation but the duration of entire trek is 2 – 8 hours depending on the movements of the particular gorilla group. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Gisenyi Rwanda and spend the evening at leisure

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

  • Day 5 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

    Embark on an early transfer from Gisenyi 358kmm about 3 hours’ drive to Kigali International Airport to catch up with the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative and transfer to Arusha to spend the rest of day relaxing at the lodge preparing for the extensive wilderness encounter awaiting you the next morning.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 6 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch - Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Cheetahs, leopards,  rock/tree hyrax, elands, kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 7 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Karatu - Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 8 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 9 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcaono Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti - Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 10 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Day 11 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk - Tarangire NP

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 12 of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

    End of the 12 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Congo & Tanzania

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