10 Days Tanzania Great Migration and Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Overview of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

The 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari features two of the great Africa safari wonders. The annual Great Migration that involves Millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and gazelles crossing from Tanzania to Kenya and back in search of fresh pastures and the Mountain Gorilla trekking in the great Virunga Massif form the highlights of this safari.  The Safari offers sights of African Big five, other wild game and beautiful scenic landscapes.

Safari Highlight of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 3:  Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 4:  Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 5:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 6:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7:  Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire NP

Day 8:  Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) & transfer by flight to Kigali International Airport

Day 9: Kigali city tour including the Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 10: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer back to Kigali

Day 11: Departure

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 2: 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

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

    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

  • Day 8: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) & transfer by flight to Kigali International Airport

    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.  Fly to Kigali Rwanda and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chezlando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden rooms

  • Day 9: Kigali city tour including the Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    Settle for breakfast at your hotel in Kigali after which you embark on the Kigali City tour exploring the beautiful city landscapes including nice buildings some of which are inspired by local architecture, Kigali markets including art stations and eventually the Gisozi genocide memorial to explore into Rwanda’s horrific past accruing from the ethnic conflict that befell this country in 1994.  Settle for lunch after which you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the views of undulating hills of Rwanda that have formed the background of its naming as the land of a thousand hills.

    Accommodation

    Midrange:  Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury:  Mountain Gorilla View Lodge  

  • Day 10: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer back to Kigali for flight night flight departure

    The Gorilla trekking in Rwanda starts at Kinigi park station in Volcanoes National Park. You enjoy the traditional Intore performance before the briefing and a hot cup of coffee. Briefing starts at 8am after which you connect to the trail heads to embark on the gorilla trekking encounter.  Depending on the gorilla group allocated and how far it has moved that day, the trek lasts 2 – 8 hours and involves one full hour of Gorilla viewing and impressive photoshoots. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive. Check in for your flight departing at night.

    End of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

The 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari features two of the great Africa safari wonders. The annual Great Migration that involves Millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and gazelles crossing from Tanzania to Kenya and back in search of fresh pastures and the Mountain Gorilla trekking in the great Virunga Massif form the highlights of this safari.  The Safari offers sights of African Big five, other wild game and beautiful scenic landscapes.

Safari Highlight of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 3:  Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 4:  Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 5:  Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 6:  Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7:  Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire NP

Day 8:  Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) & transfer by flight to Kigali International Airport

Day 9: Kigali city tour including the Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 10: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer back to Kigali

Day 11: Departure

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 2: 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

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

    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

  • Day 8: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) & transfer by flight to Kigali International Airport

    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.  Fly to Kigali Rwanda and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chezlando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden rooms

  • Day 9: Kigali city tour including the Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    Settle for breakfast at your hotel in Kigali after which you embark on the Kigali City tour exploring the beautiful city landscapes including nice buildings some of which are inspired by local architecture, Kigali markets including art stations and eventually the Gisozi genocide memorial to explore into Rwanda’s horrific past accruing from the ethnic conflict that befell this country in 1994.  Settle for lunch after which you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the views of undulating hills of Rwanda that have formed the background of its naming as the land of a thousand hills.

    Accommodation

    Midrange:  Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury:  Mountain Gorilla View Lodge  

  • Day 10: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer back to Kigali for flight night flight departure

    The Gorilla trekking in Rwanda starts at Kinigi park station in Volcanoes National Park. You enjoy the traditional Intore performance before the briefing and a hot cup of coffee. Briefing starts at 8am after which you connect to the trail heads to embark on the gorilla trekking encounter.  Depending on the gorilla group allocated and how far it has moved that day, the trek lasts 2 – 8 hours and involves one full hour of Gorilla viewing and impressive photoshoots. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive. Check in for your flight departing at night.

    End of the 10 Days Rwanda Tanzania Great Migration and Gorilla Safari

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