Serengeti & Gorilla Trek

Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse wildlife encounters & iconic scenery
  • Catch the wildebeest migration Nov – Jan
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation
  • Ideal for adventure seekers & romantic travel

FROM USD 5350 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Arusha & End at Kigali
Countries: Rwanda, Tanzania
Destinations: Serengeti National Park, Kigali, Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 4: To the Serengeti

Arrive at Arusha Airport & transfer to Namiri Plains Camp, situated on the path of the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. Check in for 4 nights on a full board basis. Morning & afternoon game drives plus guided walks.

The safari opens in Tanzania’s Serengeti and Namiri Plains Camp, set in a secluded corner of the reserve. An area previously closed to the public, it’s a destination famous for its predators – especially cheetah – and the general game viewing is excellent. It’s here too that the great herds of migrating wildebeest concentrate from November to January, attracting big cats and hyenas. You’ll head out on morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides in search of the drama. You can even go on guided walks to see the Serengeti close-up. Back at camp, accommodation takes the form of traditional safari tents with en suite bathroom and veranda with private views.

Day 5: A City Break

Fly to Kigali Airport in Rwanda & enjoy a night at Serena Kigali Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.

It’s an easy flight from the Serengeti to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and the air-conditioned comfort of the best hotel in town – the Serena Kigali. There should be time to have a look around the city but you may prefer to book a massage at the hotel spa or simply lie by the pool. There are two restaurants to choose from plus the use of a gym. You can also catch up with emails thanks to the hotel’s Wi-Fi and computer facilities.

Days 6 – 7: In the Shadow of Volcanoes

Transfer to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in the Volcanoes National Park for 2 nights on a full board basis. Gorilla trek, forest wildlife & community visits.

Your destination today is the Volcanoes National Park and Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, a specialist gorilla-trekking accommodation. Set in the foothills of the Virungas Volcano chain, it is the ideal base from which to explore Africa’s magnificent mountain forests. Your gorilla trek is the highlight, and few experiences beat sitting in a hushed rainforest while enormous gorillas feed, play and groom each other in front of you. There’s plenty to do the following day too; you can trek for gorillas again (additional permit required) but take the opportunity to walk the forests for birds and butterflies, visit a local community project and meet the Batwa Pygmies to learn a little about their traditions.

Day 8: The Journey Ends

Transfer back to Kigali Airport for the end of the tour & your onward connection.

Depending on travel arrangements, you’ll leave after breakfast and return to Kigali Airport for the end of the tour and your onward connection.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
High
Jan - Feb
USD 8389
Low
Mar, Nov - 15 Dec
USD 7509
Green
Apr - May
USD 5350
Peak
Jun-Oct, 16-31 Dec
USD 8729

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, Gorilla Trekking Permit, Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, All internal flights in Uganda, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.

Excludes:

Flights to Arusha (Tanzania),  Flights from Kigali (Rwanda), Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)