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Ultimate Tanzania and Rwanda

Tanzania Rwanda

12 days from $25,295 per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 4 Nights Singita Grumeti Reserve 2 Nights Kigali 2 Nights Volcanoes National Park

This journey has all the ingredients required to create a safari masterpiece. Unparalleled service at intimate properties, pristine locations devoted to preserving Africa’s wildlife and photographic opportunities galore, all perfectly paced and ready to be enjoyed.

 

How Your Trip Matters

A life-changing experience in the Serengeti and Tarangire National Park meets a beautiful journey through Kigali and Rwanda. All complemented by game scouts, chefs, artisans, and locals sharing their experiences.


Highlights

Explore the famed Serengeti plains in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators.

Discover the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ and be enchanted by the welcoming Rwandan people and their gracious hospitality.

Experience that magical hour when you observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest.

Enjoy game drives in the spectacular Tarangire National Park, known for its gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Legendary Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge is a perfect get-away, offering peace and relaxation. The lodge features beautiful garden cottages, each with an inspiring view of Mount Meru from its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and old, colonial-style furnishings, the cottages offer king sized beds, air-conditioning, a separate lounge with a cozy fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and showers. The two-bedroom Kahawa Cottage is ideal for families, while two cozy ensuite rooms are available in the Old Farmhouse for those who prefer to be closer to the dining room and guest lounge. Guests can take advantage of personal minibars and complimentary wireless internet throughout the property. Delectable gourmet meals are served in the gracious environment of The Old Farmhouse, while the Legendary Therapies Spa offers rejuvenating treatments (at an additional cost) in the elegant therapy room or in the privacy of the guest cottages.

2. Mpingo Ridge Lodge

Tarangire, Tanzania

Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize not only the sensational views over the Tarangire valley but also to take advantage of cooling breezes during warm weather.

  • The 15 tented suites feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds
  • One of the suites has two bedrooms, especially designed for friends and family traveling together.
  • A special feature is the private outside bathtub—perfect for soothing the soul and washing away the African dust after a day on safari.
  • The elevated main lodge has a large lounge and bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a spa and swimming pool.
  • Sundowners, early morning walks and game drives (and very special night time game drives)  in new custom-designed closed vehicles accompanied by Lemala’s highly knowledgeable and experienced guides are some of the activities guests can look forward to during their stay

3. Singita Faru Faru

Tanzania, Singita Grumeti

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is situated in an untouched wilderness area of Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania. Faru Faru’s relaxed approach to luxury embodies a fresh take on African bush appeal. The stone, canvas and thatched suites (including a family suite and a 2-bedroom villa) have the air of a classic safari camp, yet the interiors offer the ultimate in contemporary chic with panoramic glass windows, mirrored room dividers and claw-foot baths. Views of a busy waterhole means the safari comes to you. Guests can lounge in the swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, recline in the lodge's elevated viewing decks, or unwind in the comfort of your luxurious room and watch as predators and prey are drawn right up to the lodge. The vast outdoor decks, interactive kitchen and multiple airy enclaves for dining and drinks add personality to every culinary moment.

4. The Retreat

The Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel and is Kigali’s first eco-friendly solar powered resort featuring locally crafted teak wood furniture and beautifully designed custom-built rooms with high ceilings. Each room is furnished with a private balcony/patio, separate sitting area, complimentary wifi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, fridge and mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, work desk and air conditioning. The comfortable bed features Frette Italian linens, a down duvet and pillow menu. The en suite bathroom includes a deep soaking bathtub and rainfall showerhead. Enjoy fine dining at the restaurant which merges culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, Morocco and elsewhere blended in with Rwandan ingredients creating a fusion of delightful flavor. The Retreat offers luxury amenities including heated saltwater solar powered swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, spa, fully equipped gym, generously stocked bar and front and rear private patio areas.

5. Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set in an area of exceptional natural beauty, with breathtaking views of the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes and the surrounding high-altitude forests. All of the suites offer uninterrupted views and have been designed as a luxurious refuge for post-trek relaxation with a cozy sitting area warmed by a fireplace. Thoughtful in-room conveniences include a well-stocked pantry and minibar and a private dining space. A private terrace with a fireplace and heated plunge pool encourages closer engagement with the surrounding landscape. The contemporary suites and villa are linked by volcanic rock pathways to the central lodge. The lodge interiors emphasize local design and handcrafted details adorn the carefully planned spaces. Layered textures and colors enhance the reflective quality of this tranquil haven and an experiential enclave offers free-flowing indoor and outdoor areas. A convivial fire pit, interactive kitchen, bar-deli and wine cellar complete the picture.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

A warm welcome awaits on your arrival in Tanzania. Transfer to your luxurious Lodge located at the foothills of Mount Meru and surrounded by a working coffee farm. (D)

Legendary Lodge

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Day 2. Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Depart on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park, noted for its signature baobab trees and large elephant herds. Enjoy a game drive en route to a lodge that is dramatically set overlooking the Tarangire River and valley below. (BLD)

Mpingo Ridge Lodge

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Day 3. Tarangire National Park

A full-day game drive with picnic lunch is scheduled for today. Look out for elephants and lions as well as zebra, giraffe and waterbuck. The park is also a haven for bird enthusiasts. (BLD)

Mpingo Ridge Lodge

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Day 4. Tarangire National Park / Singita Grumeti

Fly to the Grumeti Reserve in the vast Serengeti. Your luxurious lodge is positioned on the renowned migratory route in close proximity to both river and plains. The superb location provides a wonderful opportunity to experience a close connection with the wilderness and its wildlife. (BLD)

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Day 5. Singita Grumeti

Today's game drives are the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals and reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Absorb the beauty of the landscape but also take in the scale and importance of the work of the anti-poaching unit. (BLD)

Situated atop a hill with an incredible view over the vast grassy plains below, meet the Singita Grumeti Fund game scouts and see how they live and work.  At the OP 7 there is an infographic board showing the main areas of focus, facts, and figures associated with the unit's success. The combination of a morning coffee or late afternoon drinks stop makes it a great location to truly absorb the beauty of the landscape but also take in the scale and importance of the work of the anti-poaching unit.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Day 6. Singita Grumeti

Enjoy another day of incredible game drives and, should you wish, walking safaris. You are likely to spot a variety of wildlife, including cheetah, wildebeests, giraffes, lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and the colobus monkey. Visit the nearby local community then return for a glass of wine and meet Africa’s next best sommeliers. (BLD)

Singita’s wine training program, created by François Rautenbach, provides enthusiastic, young wine lovers educational assistance, personal mentoring, and training resulting in the development of the next generation of sommeliers for Africa.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Day 7. Singita Grumeti

Whether dining in the interactive kitchen, reclining on the elevated viewing deck or lounging beside the swimming pool overlooking the watering hole, you’ll be treated to immersive nature experiences at every turn. (BLD)

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Day 8. Singita Grumeti / Kigali

Soak up your last morning in the Serengeti, before you fly to Kigali, Rwanda. Upon arrival relax at your comfortable city hotel. (BD)

The Retreat

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Day 9. Kigali / Volcanoes National Park

This morning, take a poignant and moving tour of the Kigali Memorial Centre. Explore the city’s wonderful collection of art galleries and cooperative centers with a local artist. After lunch, depart on a scenic drive to the base of the Sabyinyo Mountains, where dramatic views of the peaks rear up through the forests. (BLD)

Guests are invited to meet the local community and participate in conservation efforts during their stay at Kwitonda Lodge. Don't miss a visit to the interactive educational space at the Conservation Room. The room features an inspiring conservation wall with valuable information, iMacs, a big-screen television, maps, books, and a private collection of “Bob” Campbell's memorabilia as he documented Dian Fossey's work for National Geographic.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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Day 10. Volcanoes National Park

A physically demanding hike rewards you with the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery. Once the gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten. Observe the troop as they go about their day. Females bond by grooming, juveniles play and explore, all under the watchful eye and guidance of the dominant silverback. (BLD)

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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Day 11. Volcanoes National Park / Kigali

Enjoy one last breakfast and a stroll marveling at the lodge's commitment to reforestation. Stop in the Akarabo to see the latest plants, sip fresh herbal brews at the tea house, and sample organic goods and crafts from local artisans. (B)

Named Akarabo – which means ‘little flower’ in Kinyarwanda – the on-site nursery helps reforest, rehabilitate and maintain the habitat of Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas. Providing an authentic taste of Rwanda’s offerings, the garden includes a teahouse serving fresh herbal brews, as well as local artisans such as a basket weaver, seamstress and stick carver showcasing the intricacies of their craft.

The Retreat

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Day 12. Kigali / Depart

The progressive and vibrant capital city Kigali buzzes with activity. Experience the famous Rwandan hospitality and join a local on a food tour and cooking lesson. Then bid farewell to your new east African friends as you depart later today. (BL)

Guided by a local chef, tour the local food markets and then learn to prepare flavorful Rwandan cuisine.

 

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
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Departure Dates Apr 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $25,295
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Departure Dates Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024
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Departure Dates Jul 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $35,895
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
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**Surcharges Apply Jan 1-10 and Dec 15-31. Single room supplement on request.

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