13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari

Overview of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania starts from Kigali Rwanda and features Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Mountain Gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey trekking, Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike, regional flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara biking & game drive, Serengeti National Park unlimited game drive & great migration experience, Ngorongoro Crater game drive, Tarangire National Park game drive before ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Day 2 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Gisenyi for relaxation

Day 4 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 5 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer to Kigali

Day 6 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Fly from Kigali International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 7 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure, Mto wa Mbu & Game Drive

Day 8 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Drive to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

Day 9 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive from Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration

Day 10 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Unlimited game drive in Northern Serengeti

Day 11 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 12 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 13 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire National Park game drive & transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • Day 1 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport Rwanda, you will be received by our representative before setting off for the drive to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

    Embark on the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gathering at the assembly point for the respective headquarters at 7:30am for briefing and eventual start of the Gorilla trek. Bwindi is marked with steep slopes and narrow valleys all covered with dense vegetation that has earned it the name – Impenetrable. During the gorilla trek, you explore these amazing landscapes before coming across the Mountain Gorillas noted to be critically endangered world over as they forage, play among other behaviors for a period of one hour. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours. From the activity, you transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park via Cyanika boarder enjoying the views of Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Gisenyi for relaxation

    Undertake Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park exploring the other endangered species of primates known to thrive in only Uganda Rwanda Congo. You trek to the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo where they thrive spending one full hour with them as they forage, play, jump from branch among other interesting behaviors. They feature a golden patch that form the background for their naming. The activity lasts about 4 hours after which you drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu and spend the evening at leisure relaxing by the sandy beaches.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

    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 5 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer to Kigali

    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 and drive back to Kigali Rwanda enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chez lando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden room

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 6 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Fly from Kigali International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    After breakfast, connect to Kigali International Park at 8am to check in for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You are welcomed by our representative to transfer to Arusha for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

    Luxury: Lake Duluti Lodge

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 7 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure, Mto wa Mbu & 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

    Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 8 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Drive to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

    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: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 9 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive from Central Serengeti to 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: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 10 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Unlimited game drive in Northern Serengeti

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

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 11 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda 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

    Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 12 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to 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

    Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

  • Day 13 of the 16 Days Big five, Primate & Nyiragongo Volcano Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive in Ishasha sector, transfer to Mweya for Kazinga Channel boat safari

    Engage in a morning game drive for more wild game viewing possibilities before proceeding to upper Queen for afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari departing at 2pm. You enjoy the majestic cruise along this 45km long natural water channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward with likely sights of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, birds like Great Cormorants, African skimmers, Kingfishers, saddle-billed stork among others along with wild gam drinking on the channel shores.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

    Luxury: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 13 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire National Park game drive & transfer to Kilimanjaro 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. Proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for late evening flight departure

    End of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Arusha NP Nature Walk
  • Wildlife management fee
  • Airport transfers
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person),
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)
Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania starts from Kigali Rwanda and features Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Mountain Gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey trekking, Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike, regional flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara biking & game drive, Serengeti National Park unlimited game drive & great migration experience, Ngorongoro Crater game drive, Tarangire National Park game drive before ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Day 2 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Gisenyi for relaxation

Day 4 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 5 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer to Kigali

Day 6 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Fly from Kigali International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 7 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure, Mto wa Mbu & Game Drive

Day 8 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Drive to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

Day 9 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive from Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration

Day 10 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Unlimited game drive in Northern Serengeti

Day 11 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 12 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 13 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire National Park game drive & transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport Rwanda, you will be received by our representative before setting off for the drive to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

    Embark on the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gathering at the assembly point for the respective headquarters at 7:30am for briefing and eventual start of the Gorilla trek. Bwindi is marked with steep slopes and narrow valleys all covered with dense vegetation that has earned it the name – Impenetrable. During the gorilla trek, you explore these amazing landscapes before coming across the Mountain Gorillas noted to be critically endangered world over as they forage, play among other behaviors for a period of one hour. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours. From the activity, you transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park via Cyanika boarder enjoying the views of Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Gisenyi for relaxation

    Undertake Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park exploring the other endangered species of primates known to thrive in only Uganda Rwanda Congo. You trek to the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo where they thrive spending one full hour with them as they forage, play, jump from branch among other interesting behaviors. They feature a golden patch that form the background for their naming. The activity lasts about 4 hours after which you drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu and spend the evening at leisure relaxing by the sandy beaches.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

    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 5 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer to Kigali

    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 and drive back to Kigali Rwanda enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chez lando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden room

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 6 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Fly from Kigali International Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    After breakfast, connect to Kigali International Park at 8am to check in for your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You are welcomed by our representative to transfer to Arusha for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

    Luxury: Lake Duluti Lodge

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 7 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure, Mto wa Mbu & 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

    Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 8 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Drive to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

    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: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 9 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive from Central Serengeti to 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: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 10 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Unlimited game drive in Northern Serengeti

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

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 11 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda 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

    Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 12 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to 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

    Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

  • Day 13 of the 16 Days Big five, Primate & Nyiragongo Volcano Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Game drive in Ishasha sector, transfer to Mweya for Kazinga Channel boat safari

    Engage in a morning game drive for more wild game viewing possibilities before proceeding to upper Queen for afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari departing at 2pm. You enjoy the majestic cruise along this 45km long natural water channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward with likely sights of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, birds like Great Cormorants, African skimmers, Kingfishers, saddle-billed stork among others along with wild gam drinking on the channel shores.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

    Luxury: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 13 of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire National Park game drive & transfer to Kilimanjaro 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. Proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for late evening flight departure

    End of the 13 Days Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Nyiragongo Volcano & Great Migration Safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo & Tanzania

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Arusha NP Nature Walk
  • Wildlife management fee
  • Airport transfers
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari
Exclusions

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person),
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)

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