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Driving into one of the East-Africa`s biggest country Tanzania and tracking the Gorillas in Rwanda and also the big game of East Africa. These off road 12-days safari to the wildlife, luxurious Ngorongoro Crater and Northern Serengeti, before catching our flight to Rwanda to track the mountain gorillas. Staying in fantastic accommodation throughout, and offering some of Africa's best wildlife experiences, this is a wonderful safari for those who want to see the best bits. This highlights safari can also be done in reverse, starting in Rwanda, giving you the option of a beach extension to the stunning Tanzanian Coast or 'spice island' of Zanzibar for a bit of relaxation after your adventure. 


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A deposit of 40% is required when booking this safari. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.


Day 1

Arrival in Kigali

On arrival in Kigali, you will meet and warmly welcomed by our Safari/Driver guide dressed in Amakula African Safaris labels at Kanombe Airport. This will strictly be introductions, meet and greet and then you will be transferred to Kigali. For those arriving earlier an excursion to Kigali city (optional) may be arranged. This may include a visit to the Rwanda genocide memorial and a visit to the local general goods market and the craft center. You will be drove off to Hotel Chez for an overnight.

Day 2

Kigali -Butare-Nyungwe Forest NP

In the morning after breakfast, together with the driver you will leave for the intellectual city second largest city of Rwanda after Kigali called. It mothers the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions. As you will be driving to Butare, if time allows you may branch off at Nyanza (currently known as Nyabisindu) the which was Mwami's palace and the seat of the monarchy. There you will visit a well-established state Museum that seems to be East Africa`s finest for many reasons among which is its being rich in information on Rwanda`s cultural historical and the region in total. After his you will have a night overstay and dinner at the Nyugwe Lodge or the Gisakura Guest House (F/B).

Day 3

The Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, you will be led by our guide to Rwanda`s intellectual city second after Kigali and this is called Bature. It hosts the National Museum, several academic (University) and research institutions. On your way to Butare you will visit Nyanza (currently Nyabisindu) the former Mwami's palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. The palace has been reconstructed to its 19th century state and shows a traditional dome that can be compared with the Kabaka's palace of Buganda. You will visit the National Museum there, which, is one the well set-up if not the finest ethnographic museum of East Africa. It's a good source of information on the cultural history of Rwanda and the region. Overnight and dinner at Nyugwe Lodge or Gisakura Guest House (F/B)

Day 4

Nyungwe forest

You will be guided trough to explore more in the wild to have a nature walk, view some wild animals and the different bird species. After your afternoon lunch break visit the hot springs in Rugarama. Return late afternoon for overnight and dinner at Nyungwe Lodge or Gisakura Guest House (F/B)

Day 5

Nyungwe -Parc National des Volcanoes

Begin your day with a cup of African tea ready to track the golden monkeys after the trekking, lunch and proceed to Kisoro Uganda side. Dinner and overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel or Kisoro Tourist Hotel (F/B)

Day 6

Parc National des Volcanoes

After your morning breakfast, drive to ORTPN Park headquarters ready for briefing by a ranger guide(s) about the greatest Gorilla experience ever. Our driver/guide will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your Gorilla trekking. After the trekking, lunch at your hotel or at Ruhengeri. The afternoon is dedicated for relaxation and sightseeing around the lodge/ hotel. Overnight and dinner at Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (F/B)

Day 7

Parc National des Volcanoes – Kisoro in Uganda

Begin your day with a cup of African tea ready to track the golden monkeys after the trekking, lunch and proceed to Kisoro Uganda side. Dinner and overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel or Kisoro Tourist Hotel (F/B)

Day 8

Lake Mutanda- Lake Bunyonyi

Begin your day with an early morning drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda for a guided nature walk in Gahinga and visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes is much rewarding. Lunch in Kisoro. Thereafter to proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening scenic view of the most beautiful lake in the region. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Resort or Bunyonyi Overland Resort (F/B)

Day 9

Lake Bunyonyi -Queen Elizabeth Park

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park, game viewing and birding on the way. Lunch on arrival. Afternoon game drive in search for the big Five. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge (F/B)

Day 10

Queen Elizabeth Park

Early morning Chimpanzee tracking inside the jungles of Kyambura gorge. Afternoon boat cruise birding on Kazinga Channel for relaxing on the lake rich in many bird species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge (F/B)

Day 11

Queen -Back to Rwanda

Take a morning drive back to Kigali as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the winding landscapes and green vegetation. Border crossing from Katuna side. Evening relaxation at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at hotel chez Lando/ Mille Colins Hotel (F/B)

Day 12

Kigali City Tour-Departure

Dedicated for shopping around Kigali town, for those who missed an excursion of Kigali, take a half day city tour visiting the genocide memorial, local large markets and different craft centers. After lunch proceed to the airport for you evening flight back home.

-Kigali city tour

  • -Equator monument Kasese Side
  • -Park fee
  • -Game drives
  • -Services on an English-speaking driver/guide.
  • -Enroute Lunches
  • -Park fees
  • -One chimp permit per person to be secured and
  • -Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth along the Kazinga Channel
  • -One Gorilla Trekking permit in Rwanda
  • -Visa fees to Uganda from Rwanda
  • -Golden Monkey Visit
  • -Guided nature walks
  • -Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
  • -Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers

Personal Expenses

  • Flight Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips while on the safari
  • Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary

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