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Gorillas, the Great Migration & the Big Five

9 days from $9,585pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Kigali
  • Ruhengeri
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Lake Manyara Airport
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Karatu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Track mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

  • Safari through Northern Tanzania's best reserves.

  • Search for rhino in the unique and awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Experience the wonder of the open plains of the Serengeti.

Audley Travel specialist Amy

What our specialists say...

Explore the highlights of Rwanda, including gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Continue on to Tanzania's Lake Manyara and the awe inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, where thousands of animals reside before ending your safari on the majestic plains of the Serengeti.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Kigali
  • Ruhengeri
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Ruhengeri
  • Kigali
  • Lake Manyara Airport
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Karatu
  • Serengeti National Park

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Day 1 Ruhengeri

Kigali , Ruhengeri

On arrival into Kigali Airport you will be met by a private driver and transferred to Ruhengeri where you will be based for the next few nights. This is a beautiful drive through rolling hills and small farming villages and takes around two hours. You will be taken to your lodge in the mountains and the rest of the day can be spent relaxing at the hotel and enjoying the spectacular views over the Virunga Volcanoes.

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Day 2 Ruhengeri

Volcanoes National Park , Ruhengeri

Gorilla tracking day! Set off early this morning for a briefing at the park HQ before you start the trek through the bamboo zone and into the forest. The trek will take anything between two and five hours to reach the gorillas and you then have a full hour to spend watching these fascinating primates. Enjoy the time taking photos and watching them interact - a truly unforgettable experience.

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Day 3 Kigali

Ruhengeri , Kigali

Today you will travel from Ruhengeri back to Kigali, a journey of around two hours. On arrival you can enjoy a city tour - the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum is well worth visiting if you're interested in learning more about the history of the genocide and how the country has rebuilt itself since then. In the afternoon you will be taken to the Kigali Serena for an overnight stay.

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Day 4 Karatu

Kigali , Lake Manyara Airport , Lake Manyara National Park , Karatu

This morning you have a very early start for your flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania. On arrival your private guide/driver will be waiting for you. Together you will set off for Lake Manyara, a small but very beautiful National Park. The flamingos on the lake are a classic East African sight, and the other wildlife here includes buffalo, zebra and if you're lucky, you may see a lion or leopard. You'll enjoy a game-drive and picnic lunch here before driving up the Rift Valley escarpment to the Ngorongoro Highlands and the pretty town of Karatu.

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Day 5 Karatu

Karatu

Today you will drive from Karatu up to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater gaining your first views of this incredible natural wonder. You will then descend into the crater for your day of game viewing taking a picnic lunch to enjoy on the crater floor. There are currently some resident black rhinos that you may well be lucky enough to see along with large prides of lion, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and hyena.

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Day 6 Serengeti National Park

Karatu , Serengeti National Park

Today you will depart from the Ngorongoro Crater for the Serengeti National Park, passing Masai bomas on the way, and driving through the Naabi gate into the park. You will be doing a game-drive to your camp. The vast open plains of the Serengeti are world-renowned, broken up only by rocky kopjes and the Gol Mountains in the distance.

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Day 7 Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today is your first full day on safari and you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. The wildlife in the Serengeti is some of the best in East Africa so be sure to tell your guide if there is something you are particularly interested in. He can make sure you are in the right area.

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Day 8 Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Another day on safari in the Serengeti - you can spend your time exploring the very different regions of this vast park with your driver-guide according to what wildlife you've already seen on your safari so far. The birdlife in the Serengeti is also spectacular, with a variety of different bustards, colorful lilac-breasted rollers and superb starlings sure to impress.

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Day 9 Return home

Serengeti National Park

You will depart the Serengeti today by light aircraft for your journey to Kilimanjaro Airport to meet your onward flights.

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