4 days Serengeti and mountain gorillas safari

4 Days Serengeti and mountain gorillas safari (flying option)

4 Days Serengeti and mountain gorillas safari package is a combined safari package offering tourists a visit to two countries that is Tanzania and Rwanda, this safari is ideal for tourists interested in mountain gorillas and wildlife. In Rwanda you are to tour the amazing volcanoes national park which is a home to mountain gorillas and in Tanzania you get to visit Serengeti national park a remarkable national park experiencing the great wildebeest migration.

This safari begins from Tanzania and ends in Rwanda

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: Arrival in Arusha and Transfer to Serengeti national park
  • Day 2: full day game drive in Serengeti national reserve
  • Day 3: transfer to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 4: mountain gorilla trekking experience and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary of the safari

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha and Transfer to Serengeti national park 

On the 1st day of the safari you will be picked from the airport in Arusha upon your arrival by your safari driver/representative of Focus East Africa Tours, from the airport you will head to Serengeti national park. When you get to the park you will check into your lodge and have a relaxing time at your lodge, in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: four seasons safari lodge

Midrange:  Serengeti Simba lodge

Budget: Mapito tented camp

Day 2: full day game drive in Serengeti national reserve

On the 2nd day of the safari you will have early morning breakfast and drive to the park for a game drive, Serengeti national park is a home to many animals which you are to spot while driving through the park. You will spot many animals such as lions, leopards, cheetah, cape buffaloes, waterbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and many birds such as secretary birds, ostriches, Guinea fowls, hornbills most especially in Seronera valley. You will drive back to your lodge for lunch and return in the evening for another game drive visiting areas of the park you did not visit in the morning game drive. in the evening you will drive back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: transfer to Volcanoes national park

On the 3rd day of the safari you will wake up early and drive to the park for an early morning game drive, on this drive you will spot many animals most especially predators like  lions, leopards and many other animals like buffaloes, wildebeests, hartebeests and many more. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for breakfast, checkout and head to Seronera airstrip to catch your flight to Kigali international airport. From Kigali international airport you will be picked up by your safari drive and set off for Volcanoes national park, when you get into the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Five Volcanoes Hotel

Mid-range: Da Vince Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Virunga Hotel

 Day 4: mountain gorilla trekking experience and transfer back to Kigali

On the fourth and last day of the safari you will have early morning breakfast and drive to the park’s headquarters for briefing at exactly 6:00 am. A safari ranger will clearly read rules and regulations to a bid with while mountain gorilla trekking, be grouped into 8 people and be assigned a mountain gorilla group to trek. From the  headquarter you will head into the thick forests of volcanoes in search for mountain gorillas, the act of searching for mountain gorillas takes approximately 2-4 hours depending on the terrain and the movement of the gorillas. When you find the gorillas you are allowed only hour to be in the presence of the mountain gorillas, in this hour you are free to takes pictures which will be memorable and you will be amazed by sights of mountain gorillas taking care of their young ones. After the experience you will head back to the park’s headquarters then head back to your lodge for lunch, after lunch you will checkout of your lodge and set off for Kigali where you will be dropped off either at the hotel or at Kigali international airport for your departure flight back home.

 Safari inclusions

  • Park entry fees
  • Mountain gorilla permits
  • Game drives in the Serengeti plains
  • Transport in a safari van
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Flights during the tour
  • All Airport transfers

Safari exclusions

  • International Flight before and after the trip
  • Visas
  • Gratuities and tips to Guides, Rangers, hotel staff and porters
  • personal nature expenses on items like alcohol and souvenirs
  • Medical and travel insurance
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