Safari & Primates

15 days, starting from £12.760 per person sharing

Travel 3 countries and see the best!

Tanzania

Enjoy game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park and the famous Serengeti. Lake Manyara – a jewel of Africa – is nestled in a breath-taking landscape. Surrounded by a narrow green belt of forest and towered over by the majestic escarpment of the Rift Valley. It is only understandable that this graceful place represented the most beautiful thing that Ernest Hemingway had ever seen in Africa.

The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park. It is world famous for the annual natural spectacle of animal migration. Six million wildebeest hooves start moving. Furthermore, 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson gazelles join the procession. But this natural wonder also has something impressive to offer outside of the hikes. It offers large herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants and giraffes, several thousand eland, lyre and hartebeest, impalas and Grant’s gazelles.

 

Kenya

The Mara North Conservation Area borders the famous Masai Mara Reserve to the north. Most importantly, it is operated privately by the Maasai who live there. Millions of animals roam the savannah in search of fresh pasture. Lions, hyenas and cheetahs lurk behind bushes. Moreover, the rivers are populated with hundreds of hungry crocodiles. The great migration runs far through the Kenyan country. In other words, from the Serengeti in Tanzania over the Masai Mara and on to the Mara North Conservancy.

 

Rwanda

Rwanda offers the unique opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat. This is an unforgettable, some even say life changing experience. Encounters with gorillas as they go about their daily lives are carefully managed. Expert trackers and guides are taking you up the bamboo-covered slopes. Spend a precious and awe-inspiring time, just a few feet away from these gentle creatures. There are twelve gorilla families living in the Volcanoes National Park. They are fully habituated. In addition, a few others habituated solely for scientific research. The troops consist of at least one silverback along with several females and youngsters.

Golden monkeys are a rare species that are endangered at the moment. They are currently found in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. The golden monkeys are generally more active than the gorillas therefore making it an more active tour.

Day 1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport, here a representative awaits you for your transfer to the hotel near Arusha.

 

1 overnight at River Trees on a Bed & Breakfast Basis

Day 2-3

After breakfast your driver/guide will pick you up with a private 4×4 vehicle. He will be taking care of you for the next 3 days. Enjoy a morning game drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon the road will take you to Karatu. The next morning you will go on a full day trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, for a game drive on the Crater floor with picnic lunch.

2 overnights at the Plantation Lodge on a Fully Inclusive Basis

Day 4-6

This morning your driver/guide will drop you off at the Manyara Airstrip for your scheduled flight into the Serengeti-north. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative of the lodge and transferred to camp. Enjoy 2 full days in the famous Serengeti.

3 overnights at the Serengeti North Wilderness Camp on a Fully Inclusive

Day 7-10

In the morning a transfer will take you to the Kogatende Airstrip, for your scheduled flight to Tarime Airstrip. From here you will have a road transfer over the border to Migori in Kenya. From Migori you will have a scheduled flight into the Masai Mara. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative to take you to camp. Enjoy game drives in the Mara North Conservancy as well as bush walks.

3 overnights at Kicheche Mara Camp on a Fully Inclusive Basis

Day 11

In the morning a transfer will take you to the Mara North Airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport. From Wilson Airport you will have a road transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for a flight to Kigala in Rwanda. At Kigala you will be met by a representative and taken to your hotel.

1 overnight Kigali Serena on a Bed & Breakfast Basis

Day 12-14

After breakfast your private driver/guide will meet you at the hotel in a 4×4 vehicle and drive you to the lodge near the Volcanoes National Park. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy whatever you are up to. Your vehicle and driver/guide are at your disposal for local activities.

The coming days you will be tracking gorillas and golden monkeys.

3 overnights at the Gorilla Mountain View Lodge on a Fully Inclusive Basis

Day 15

In the morning your driver takes you back to Kigali Airport for your flight back home.

Included:

  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Park fees (only one day park fee for Mara Reserve)
  • Transfers and Internal flights as specified
  • Driver/guide
  • One day gorilla tracking
  • One day golden monkey tracking

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Private purchases
  • Drinks at the Bed & Breakfast properties
  • Extra entrance fees
  • Gratuities and tips

Note:

  • A strict baggage allowance of 15 kilos per person, including hand luggage, is applicable on all small aircraft.  The carriage of excess baggage is not guaranteed.  These flights may not be direct and involve a number of stops en-route to the destination.