This 6 days Rwanda gorillas and Serengeti is a combined safari and one of the best safaris which you should not miss when planning a tour in East Africa. The safari is interesting because it starts at Kigali airport in Rwanda and ends in Arusha of Tanzania.
While on this safari, you will have a city tour and pay a visit to the Kimironko market which is Rwanda’s oldest market and from there proceed to the Kigali genocide memorial center and then transfer to volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking and a cultural experience at Iby’iwachu cultural center.
Proceed with the journey to Serengeti national park in Tanzania where you will do a full-day game drive viewing different animal species, birds, butterflies and many more that will add to your experience. From there, drive heading to Arusha airport preparing for your flight.
Day 1: Arrival at the airport in Kigali and a city tour.
Immediately after you arrive at the airport, your Rwanda safari driver guide will meet you and brief you shortly about the safari then after he will drive you heading to Kigali city for a tour around the city.
On this city tour, you will visit the Kimironko market which is Rwanda’s oldest market and drive to Kigali genocide memorial center and have a look at the remains of the 1994 Rwandan tribal warriors who fought for 100 days and led to the death of over 800,000 people and others displaced. Return to the hotel for your dinner.
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On this second day of your safari, enjoy your breakfast at your lodge after which drive heading to volcanoes national park which is known for homing the endangered mountain gorillas. The park is not only known famous for the mountain gorillas but is also known for homing the rare golden monkeys. Check-in at the booked lodge for your meals.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking and cultural experience.
Have your morning dishes at the lodge and after drive to the park for the most interesting activity, gorilla trekking. The activity usually starts with the briefing at the park headquarters before going to the jungle for gorilla trekking. This activity takes 1-8 hours and only a group of 8 people is allowed to trek one gorilla group. From there move to the starting point where you will meet your ranger guide who will give you a briefing about the trek.
After the briefing, start looking for these giant animals. These animals tend to move high in the mountains and on reaching them an extra one hour will be given to you in their presence as you are taking photos and videos. Return to your lodge for your meals.
In the evening of the same day, drive heading for a cultural tour at Iby’iwachu cultural center where you will be told about the historical background of the Banyarwanda such as their music, drama, dance and art. Buy some of their handmade crafts as souvenirs that will make you remember such an interesting tour. Report back to your lodge for dinner.
Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
On this day of this safari, have your breakfast at the lodge and then drive heading to Kigali international airport for a flight to Serengeti national park in Tanzania. Meet your driver guide who will brief you shortly about the drive and then drive you to a hotel for your lunch in the evening drive to the park for an evening game drive. Spot some of the animals and drive back to your lodge before it gets dark
Day 5: Full-day game drive
Wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast and pack your lunch after going for a full-day game drive in Serengeti. Serengeti national park is the most visited national park in Tanzania because of wildebeest and other wildlife such as elephants, zebras, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, buffalos and many more which will make your safari colorful. Enjoy your picnic lunch in the plains before you proceed with your drive for more sightings of other animals. Move back to your hotel again for dinner.
Day 6: Drive to Arusha and fly back home
This is the last day of your safari which you will start with breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Kilimanjaro international airport and fly back home.
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