Feel the magic of the mountains in Rwanda
Experience an incredible display of nature and tradition in Tanzania
Explore the streets of Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 12
|11 Jan 2020||29 Jan 2020||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $16,825|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
‘Karibu’ to Tanzania! Meet your fellow travellers tonight for a welcome dinner. [D]
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]
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.
We head north to the shores of Lake Kivu, visiting several local markets en route. [B,L]
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]
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. [B,L,D]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]