The Ultimate Africa Safari Gorilla Trekking And Great Migration Tanzania
$11,500 per person
Experience the double thrill of trekking the elusive mountain gorillas before setting off into the endless plains of the vast Serengeti to witness the epic phenomenon of million strong herds migrating across the plains. This safari unveils Africa like no other as the expedition takes you through Kigali city and through the diverse landscapes all in 10 days.
- The Great Migration
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Kigali City Visit
- Landscapes of Africa
- Cultural encounters in Africa
You will be met by your guide who will then drive you to your Entebbe guest house where you will settle in. If time permits we will drive into Entebbe town and walk around the beautiful botanical gardens of Entebbe.
After breakfast, we will take a flight to the gorilla highlands in the south west of Uganda. Upon arrival, settle into the exclusive lodge by the forest in Bwindi. Here you will enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ranges blanketed by lush green tropical forests of Bwindi home to the elusive mountain gorillas.
In the evening, take a walk to the local villages where we will get the chance to see Rushaga Women's Group demonstrate the beer making process and enjoy a unique centuries old local brew - Malwa. We are keen on learning about the community and supporting their work as a means to increase household incomes for the village. We will also visit the Batwa pygmy village to experience a way of living in the forest and gain great insights into the ecology of the area from Batwa people who have long inhabited the gorilla highlands.
Arise early for this once in a lifetime experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 am, we'll head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the “dos' ' and “don’ts” before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.
We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep. If we are lucky as was our @kesitoandfro group safari guest in Jan 2022, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Mountain gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juveniles who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans.
After seeing the mountain gorillas, we'll break for a picnic lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the gorilla lodge.
On this day we will make our way through the gorilla highlands where stunning scenery awaits us. We’ll cross into Rwanda and make our way to Kigali the capital city where we will settle into Serena hotel. Unwind and recharge in this 5 star hotel where you will have 24 hour room service, wifi and access to Africa’s super city Kigali.
After a hiatus in Kigali, embark on the journey to the Serengeti. Fly over the scenic rift valley and see parts of Lake Victoria as you fly over what is arguably Africa’s most charming landscape. Upon arrival transfer to our camp .
We’ll spend the days following the action of the herds as they . Expect to see the intense action as predators make the most of a bountiful season. Expect to see lions, leopards, elephants and the millions of wildebeest on their journey in eternal search of green grass
After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro crater. The crater has the highest animal density in Africa, so it offers some of the greatest animal encounters. Arrive in time for lunch at the scenic Ngorongoro crater viewpoint. Spend two nights in this crater enjoying game drives. Expect to see rhinos, elephants, lions, ostriches, among others.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro crater for an action-packed game drive. Watch out for more lions, impala and gigantic elephants. In addition, you will also see the black rhino and jackals among several other animals. Transfer to Lake Manyara for a flight to Arusha where the safari will come to an end.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
What To Carry
- a good pair of walking shoes
- long sleeved shirt
- rain coat
- swimming costume
- small torch
- sun glasses
- sun screen
- insect repellant
- a good camera and a pair of keen eyes!