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Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar

? NEW TOUR!
2 countries 5 game drives
3 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
African Lodges
Permits Included!We don't like extras, so the costly Gorilla & Angola colobus monkey tracking permits have been included with this tour. Learn more
This tour takes in two incredible destinations. Journey to the mountain rainforests of Rwanda which provide a spectacular backdrop to its famous mountain gorillas. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania offers a breathtaking scenic and wildlife experience. Explore the exotic island of Zanzibar, take a tour of Stone Town and relax on its pristine beaches. Majestic PrimatesCrossing over into Rwanda, our touring begins in the capital Kigali - a great place to learn more about Rwanda's history and culture. We also visit Ruhengeri, located at the foot of the Virungas and home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Here we have the opportunity to get up close to these amazing creatures.Discover the 'Big 5'!Enjoy games drives through some of Tanzania's best known game parks including Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and of course, the Serengeti. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready as we search for the "Big 5"! You'll also experience the rich culture of these lands by visiting local homes and markets in Mto Wa Abu, an authentic Tanzanian village and a colourful Maasai Mara village where you will enjoy traditional dancing.Spice IslandsSee the sights of Stone Town in Zanzibar, known for its production spices such as cinnamon and pepper. Enjoy some free time to wind down on the pristine beaches or explore more of the island with its rich colonial past.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight within Africa
  • Light plane flight in Tanzania
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 nights in good quality hotels (3 -4 star)
  • 9 nights in African lodges (4-4 star)
  • 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 14 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides in Rwanda & Tanzania
  • Professional trackers while trekking
  • English-speaking locally based guide in Zanzibar

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks are included
  • Gorilla and golden & Angola colobus monkey tracking permits are included (approx US$1,700)

Sightseeing

Feel the magic of the mountains in Rwanda

  • Take a city tour of Kigali, including the Kandt Museum and the Genocide Memorial.
  • Track Angola colobus monkeys in the largely untouched tropical Nyungwe Forest National Park.
  • Tour a typical Rwandan tea plantation and chat with the local farmers.
  • Explore local markets enroute to Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Visit the Bralirwa Brewery, Rwanda's largest brewer, at Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu.
  • Spend two nights enjoying the serenity in the foothills of Volcanoes National Park.
  • Search for the majestic and critically endangered mountain gorillas in the foothills of the Virungas.
  • Visit an award-winning conservation initiative in Rwanda, run by former poachers.
  • Track Golden monkeys.

Experience an incredible display of nature and tradition in Tanzania

  • Enjoy lunch and a tour of the plantation and factory at the Arusha Coffee Lodge.
  • Visit a local flower farm in Arusha.
  • Tour the city of Arusha visiting the famous Clock Tower (supposedly situated at the midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town), and the Maasai and Central Markets.
  • Admire the wildlife and scenery of Lake Manyara National Park from the Treetop Walkway, one of the longest in Africa.
  • Safari through scenic Lake Manyara National Park, home to the legendary tree-climbing lion.
  • Forest hike in Lake Manyara.
  • Visit local homes and the markets at Mto Wa Mbu, an authentic Tanzanian village, and learn about the rich cultural diversity of the region.
  • Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater and search for wildlife against a unique backdrop of forest-covered crater walls.
  • Walk the rim of the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, created by the implosion of a volcano, and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge, home to world-renowned archaeological finds.
  • Go in search of the Big 5 on game drives in the famous Serengeti, the jewel in the crown of Tanzania's protected areas.

Explore the streets of Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar

  • Stroll through the charming alleys of Stone Town and visit the Sultan Palace, the Old Museum and the Old Market.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
19
Price From
AUD $17,395
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 Jul 201914 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $16,125
07 Sep 201925 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $15,625
11 Jan 202029 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $16,325
15 Feb 202004 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $15,625
ItineraryExpand
Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Kigali

'Karibu' to Tanzania! Meet your fellow travellers tonight for a welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Kigali - Nyungwe

This morning we discover downtown Kigali, including a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a powerful and moving commemoration of the 1994 event that shocked the world. After lunch we'll travel south to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a largely untouched tropical rainforest, home to a huge array of beautiful flora and fauna. [B,L,D]

Day 4. Nyungwe Forest National Park

In the heart of the Nyungwe Forest we embark on a half-day trek in search of the Angola colobus monkeys. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Visit a nearby tea plantation and chat with the local farmers.

Day 5. Nyungwe - Lake Kivu

We head north to the shores of Lake Kivu, visiting several local markets en route. [B,L]

Day 6. Lake Kivu - Musanze

Today we travel through the verdant countryside to Musanze, at the foot of the Virunga mountain range. Along the way we'll stop at the famous Bralirwa Brewery. [B,D]

Day 7. Volcans National Park

Special Experience: Enjoy a magical encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas today - the largest living primates on earth! Watch them in their natural habitat, feeding, playing and bonding with their young. This afternoon visit an award-winning gorilla conservation initiative run by former poachers.

Day 8. Musanze - Kigali

A special encounter awaits us today as we track beautiful golden monkeys. As their name suggests, they have a striking golden fur which is contrasted by black fur on their limbs. Watch these adorable primates as they interact and graze on leaves and fruit in their natural habitat.

Next we return to Kigali and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. [B,L,D]

Day 9. Kigali - Mt Kilimanjaro - Arusha

After breakfast we fly to Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania. On arrival we'll visit the Arusha Coffee Lodge for lunch and a tour of the plantation and factory. This evening we'll enjoy a group dinner welcoming us to Tanzania. [B,L,D]

Day 10. Arusha

This morning we'll visit a local flower farm before returning to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we'll take a city tour of Arusha to see the famous Clock Tower (supposedly situated at the midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town), and the Maasai and Central Markets. [B,L,D]

Day 11. Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast we depart for scenic Lake Manyara, known for its distinct baboon population. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Admire the scenery, monkeys and birds from high in the beautiful forest treetops on the Manyara Treetop Walkway, one of the longest in Africa.

Day 12. Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we walk through vast greenery and tall trees as we hike through the national park's forest. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: We'll get a unique taste of Tanzanian culture, visiting Mto wa Mbu, an authentic Tanzanian village. We'll also enjoy a special lunch prepared by the villagers.

Day 13. Ngorongoro Crater

The incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater was created by the implosion of a volcano. We descend to the crater floor in search of the 'Big 5' and discover the abundance of wildlife including wildebeest, zebra, elephants and hippos, set against a remarkable backdrop of forest-covered crater walls. In the afternoon we'll witness some spectacular views over the Ngorongoro Crater on a nature walk along its rim. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

Today we head for the sweeping plains of the Serengeti. En route we stop at Olduvai Gorge, home to world-renowned archaeological finds. We then head out on our first game drive in this breathtaking park. [B,L,D]

Day 15. Serengeti National Park

Our day is spent discovering the spectacular Serengeti! The landscape is characterised by vast rolling plains which we will explore on morning and afternoon game drives, looking for big cats, gazelles and zebra. [B,L,D]

Day 16. Serengeti NP - Stone Town

We transfer to the local airstrip this morning for our flight to Zanzibar. Formerly known as the "Spice Islands," Zanzibar is famous for its production of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. We enjoy a tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights of the tour include the City Market, the Anglican Church of Christ, Sultan's Palace Museum, House of Wonders and the Old Fort. Enjoy the evening at leisure to relax on this exotic island. [B]

Day 17. Stone Town

Enjoy more time at leisure to wind down on the beach or explore more of this island paradise. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 18. Depart Stone Town

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 19. Arrive Australia