Best of the Best: Gorillas and Serengeti

Why this adventure works…

There’s no compromise here-you’re getting to enjoy several world class experiences in one trip. Fabulously luxurious lodges, gorilla trekking and history in Rwanda, and top notch safari in Tanzania.

A starting point for your bespoke itinerary:

KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF WITH GORILLA TREKKING in Volcanoes National Park (3-4 nights) you could trim this down to 2 nights if you’re tight on time, but we’d allow a night to relax and soak up your surrounds when you first arrive, a day to gorilla trek (even better, two days) and a day to explore.

CULTURAL IMMERSION IN KIGALI (1-2 nights)… You really can’t visit Rwanda without spending time in Kigali. At the very least, a visit to the Genocide Memorial will put your time in the country in context. But really, you should allow some time for a decent cup of coffee and some market pottering too.

UNFORGETTABLE SAFARI IN THE SERENGETI (2-5 nights)…  Without a shadow of a doubt, the Serengeti is a world class wildlife viewing destination. It’s a phenomenal spot for checking out big cats, elephants, and, if you hit the right time, the wildebeest migration.

Other ideas for your African adventure…. Extend your trip with chimp trekking in Nyungwe Forest or Rubondo Island where your flight stops between Rwanda and the Serengeti. If you’re feeling energetic, add a week climbing Kilimanjaro, or drift away and wind down completely on Zanzibar. A night or so at the Ngorongoro Crater is another easy add on to time in the Serengeti.

Make your trip extraordinary by…. Add a hot air balloon flight in the Serengeti, or get a deeper understanding of conservation by visiting the Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda.  

When to go… This is a cliché, but quite honestly, at almost any time of year, bar the April-May long rains, this trip would be pretty magnificent. And even during the rainy season you should have a pretty great time. For optimal timing we’d pick June/July for the chance of dry weather for gorilla trekking and seeing river crossings of the Great Migration in the Serengeti. Jan-Feb and August-October should be pretty reasonable too.

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