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Day 1: Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (or Arusha Airport) you will be met and assisted by our local representative. Transfer to Arusha for overnight at Lemala Villas (BB).
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, check out and drive in private 4×4 vehicle to Tarangire National Park to arrive early in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Nimali Tarangire (LDBB).
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Spend a full day in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Nimali Tarangire (LDBB).
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Afternoon tour of the crater. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro Camp (LDBB).
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive for lunch at the lodge (bid farewell to your driver/guide. All subsequent game drives in shared camp 4×4 vehicle). Afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan (LDBB).
Day 6 & 7: Serengeti National Park
Spend a full day in the Serengeti with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan (LDBB).
Day 8: Serengeti to Rwanda
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for the late afternoon Rwanda Air flight (FARE EXCLUDED) to Kigali. Met at Kigali Airport by our Rwanda agent and transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight. (DBB).
Day 9: Kigali – Virunga Lodge
After breakfast, take a scenic drive through spectacular volcanic landscape, arriving at Virunga Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon either relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery or take an optional excursion from the lodge (such as a walk to Lake Bulera or a visit to Mwiko School). Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (LDBB).
Day 10: Parc National des Volcans
An early start heading to the Parc National des Volcans and to the base in the foothills where you will be joined by trackers, army rangers and porters who accompany the trek in search of Mountain Gorillas. Later return to Virunga Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure – take a complimentary massage. In the evening enjoy a performance by a local dance troupe. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (LDBB).
Day 11: Virunga Lodge
Either enjoy an excursion from the lodge (payable direct) or take another trek into the volcanic landscape to see the gorillas in their natural habitat (extra Gorilla Permit payable). Afternoon walk or at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (LDBB).
* Excursion choices include:
- Golden Monkey Tracking
- Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
- Hike a Volcano
- Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
- Community and Nature Walks
Day 12: Rwanda – Depart
After breakfast, check out and return to Kigali. Visit the Genocide Museum (optional / time permitting) for a fascinating insight into the country’s social history. Transfer to Kigali Airport to check in for your international flight. (End of services).