11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure

11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure: This 11 Days Safari to Tanzania and Rwanda takes you to Tanzania and Rwanda main tourist destinations for wildlife viewing in Tanzania and primates tours in Rwanda. This safari features Lake Manyara national park where we find the tree climbing lions and the flamingo birds, Serengeti national park which is Africa’s best wildlife destination, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire national park where you will enjoy the nature’s best animals including the Big 5 game, the wildlife migration if you travel in the months between July to August. This package also features Rwanda’s main tourist attraction; the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park. Flights from Tanzania to Rwanda are available and you can either make your own flight booking or flights can be arranged by our company. 

Safari highlights of the 11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure

  • Day 1: Arrival in Arusha 
  • Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire National park – evening game drive
  • Day 3: Game drive and transfer Serengeti national park
  • Day 4: Full day game drive   
  • Day 5: Another day game drive 
  • Day 6: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 7: Transfer to Lake Manyara – evening game drive  
  • Day 8: Transfer to Arusha and fly to Kigali – Rwanda
  • Day 9: Kigali City – transfer to Volcanoes national park
  • Day 10: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 11: Transfer back to Kigali/Departure 

Detailed itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Arusha 

Depending on your flight arrival time in Arusha, you will be welcomed by our company representative/safari guide who will help with you your luggage and also brief you about your stay in Tanzania then drive you to your already booked hotel in Arusha. Check-in your hotel and enjoy the rest of your relaxing, dinner and overnight stay at 

  • Luxury option: Sheraton Hotel Arusha 
  • Mid-range option: Tulia Boutique Hotel and Spa  
  • Budget option: Runako Lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire national park – evening game drive

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to Tarangire national park which is about 3-4 hours’ drive from Arusha. Upon arrival at the park, proceed to check-in your booked lodge for lunch. Thereafter connect to explore the park on an afternoon/evening game drive to find some of the park’s residents such as Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes, Zebras, lions, Leopards among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay]

  • Luxury option: Tarangire Sopa lodge 
  • Mid-range option: Tarangire Osupuko lodge  
  • Budget option: Tarangire Roika lodge 

Day 3: Morning game drive and Transfer to Serengeti National Park 

After breakfast, connect for an early morning game drive to find some of the missed animals. Thereafter, with your packed lunch, embark on your journey to Serengeti national park. It is about 4-5 hours’ drive to Serengeti national park. Upon arrival, enter the park with an en-route game drive to find some of the animals. Serengeti national park has a variety of animals to see including the big prides of lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, Giraffes, Elephants, different Antelopes and other wildlife. Later in the evening, connect to your accommodation for check-in, have your dinner and overnight stay at either;

  • Luxury option: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Mbalangeti lodge 
  • Mid-range option: Osinon Camps and lodges
  • Budget option: Ikoma Safari Camp

Day 4 and Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Full day game drives 

After breakfast, you will drive to Central Serengeti for game drive for a full day game drive. This area has a lot of animals to explore at your disposal with your picnic lunch. Expect to have an opportunity of seeing the big five game (Lions, Elephants, Cape buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos), Cheetahs, Hyenas, Giraffes, different Antelopes and other wildlife. Late afternoon after your full day game drive, return to your lodge as above

Day 6: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, connect to Ngorongoro conservation area where you will connect to Ngorongoro crater with your picnic lunch for a full day of game drive in the crater. The crater has a good number of Lions and Cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black Rhino. In the late afternoon, visit a Masai village and enjoy the cultural experience before you connect to your lodge for check-in dinner and overnight stay. 

11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure
Ngorongoro Crater Area (11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure)
  • Luxury option: Ngorongoro Serene lodge
  • Mid-range option: Ihando lodge 
  • Budget option: Rhino Lodge 

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Manyara national park – afternoon/evening game drive

After breakfast, drive out of Ngorongoro conservation area and transfer to Lake Manyara which takes about 2 to 3 hours drive. This park is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingo birds and large numbers of baboons and incredible breath-taking views. It also rich in wildlife including the Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Zebras, Hippos and on a lucky day you can spot the tree climbing lions. It’s a about 130kms (2 hours’ drive) from Arusha to Lake Manyara. 

Upon arrival at the park, proceed to check-in your lodge and wait for lunch. Later afternoon, connect for afternoon/evening game drive in the park for chances of seeing the climbing – lions and spend the rest of your evening relaxing at your lodge as you get rid of the tiredness. Dinner will be served at your convenience and overnight stay at;

  • Luxury option: Lake Manyara Sopa Lodge/Lake Manyara Serena Safari lodge 
  • Mid-range option: Marera Valley lodge 
  • Budget option: Lulimac Lake Manyara lodge 

Day 8: Transfer to Arusha – Fly to Rwanda 

After breakfast, embark on your 2-3 hours’ drive to Arusha to connect for your flight to Rwanda. Depending on your flight schedule, your safari guide will drop you off at Arusha airport for your onward flight to Kigali – Rwanda. On arrival in Kigali airport, you will meet our Rwanda safari guide. He will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali city which is one of the best and neatest cities in Africa. Dinner and overnight at;

  • Luxury option: Kigali Marriot Hotel 
  • Mid-range option: Des Mille Collins Hotel
  • Budget option: Step town motel  

Day 9: Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Wake up, enjoy your breakfast and embark on your journey to Volcanoes national park. You will first enjoy a Kigali city tour where you will visit Kigali genocide memorial and Kimoronko market. Thereafter, embark on a 2-3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes national park with en-route views of the rolling hills of Rwanda with en-route lunch. Upon arrival in Musanze with sights of the Virunga Mountains, proceed to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

  • Luxury option: 5 Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge/Bisate Lodge
  • Mid-range option: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge 
  • Budget option: Hotel Muhabura/ Kinigi Guesthouse

Day 10: Gorilla trekking experience

Wakeup to an early morning breakfast and connect to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing and allocation of Gorilla trekking groups. With your trekking gears, head into the cold and misty forested slopes of Virunga national park on your Gorilla trekking experience. The trek can take between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorillas and on finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to see and take photos after which you will exit the forest. Meet your driver / guide and transfer back to the lodge. If you feel strong, you may opt for a village walk or a community tour in Ibya cuwa community village. Dinner and overnight stay at either lodge as above.

Day 11: Return to Kigali/Departure 

After breakfast, transfer back to Kigali, it takes about 2-3 hours to drive from Volcanoes national park to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will either be dropped at your own booked hotel or dropped off at Kigali airport for your onward flight back home.

End of the 11 Days Tanzania Rwanda Safari Adventure

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