Experience an incredible display of nature and tradition in Tanzania
Feel the magic of the mountains in Rwanda
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 12
|16 Jan 2019||04 Feb 2019||Available||AUD $17,790|
|13 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||Available||AUD $17,790|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
'Karibu' to Tanzania! Meet your fellow travellers tonight for a welcome drink.
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 welcome dinner. [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. En route we'll get a unique taste of Tanzanian culture, visiting Mto wa Mbu, an authentic Tanzanian village. We'll enjoy a lunch prepared by the villagers and then continue to Lake Manyara. [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.
Explore scenic Lake Manyara, described by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest setting" he had seen in Africa, before heading for the sweeping plains of the Serengeti. En route we stop at Olduvai Gorge, home to world-renowned archaeological finds. [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]
Special Experience: Visit a Maasai village and learn about their way of life. We'll see how milling machines are used in their everyday life and visit a school.
In the afternoon we'll witness some spectacular views over the Ngorongoro Crater on a nature walk along its rim. [B,L,D]
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. [B,L,D]
Today we make our way to Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephants, baobab trees and tree-climbing lions. This afternoon we'll take a game drive, searching for the elusive predators that lurk amongst the vegetation. [B,L,D]
We return to Arusha and head out on a game drive in the national park. Often overlooked as a safari destination, it offers amazing landscapes, habitats and a chance to see the inquisitive blue monkeys. [B,L,D]
We transfer to the airport for our afternoon flight to Rwanda. [B]
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]
Enjoy a magical encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas today - the largest living primate on earth! Watch them in their natural habitat, feeding, playing and bonding with their young. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: This afternoon visit an award-winning gorilla conservation initiative run by former poachers.
The morning is at leisure before we return to Kigali for our group farewell dinner. [B,L,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]