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Ultimate Tanzania and Rwanda

Rwanda Tanzania

13 days from $24,295 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 3 Nights Singita Grumeti Reserve 2 Nights Serengeti National Park 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, photographic opportunities galore, all perfectly paced and ready to be enjoyed.


Highlights

Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, 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.

Accommodations

1. Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Tanzania, Arusha

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations and beautifully positioned below the rugged peak of Mount Meru. The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge as evidenced by the beautifully designed plantation suites and rooms, all adorned with comfortable furnishings.  Each room features an ensuite bathroom including a triple-headed shower, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini-bar, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. The homey feel of the lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by.  The main Plantation House is home to an à la carte restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which have inviting open log fires.  There are two boutiques, an enclosed swimming pool and a popular garden terrace.  The common areas also offer complimentary Wi-Fi. 

2. Elewana Tarangire Treetops

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Tarangire Treetops is set in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park. The luxury elevated suites are perched on platforms in the branches of age old Baobab and Marula trees. Each suite has a large bedroom with exotic double shower en-suite bathroom. The ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony. The main lodge is centered around a thousand year Baobab tree and encompasses the reception, dining room, and lounge overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole that sees a constant flow of wild animal visitors. Meals at Treetops are a memorable experience, whether dining poolside by candlelight or in the lantern-lit Boma echoing to the sounds of Maasai chants.

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. One Nature Nyaruswiga

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

One Nature Nyaruswiga is perfectly situated in the heart of Central Serengeti, surrounded by breath-taking views of endless plains and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. This unique destination provides an incredibly rich diversity of wildlife amidst a surreal backdrop for the millions of migrating animals that pass through its plains every year. The camp is a testament to the fact that luxury living, sustainability, ecology and conservation can coexist in one entity. The spacious tents with private wooden decks, feature handmade custom designed furniture with emperor sized beds, solid oak flooring, a wood-burning fireplace, well stocked complimentary bar, en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, double vanities and a romantic hand hammered freestanding copper bathtub. The main guest lounge and bar is the perfect place to unwind and take in the beauty of your surroundings. In between activities, take a dip in the heated plunge pool, pamper yourself with a wellness treatment or indulge in a game of bocce or badminton. The camp has complimentary Wi-Fi and 24/7 power supply.

5. Kigali Serena Hotel

Rwanda, Kigali

Kigali Serena Hotel is ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards. It is built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. The en-suite hotel rooms are decorated in pan-African style, features. Amenities include hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, direct dial phone, and satellite TV. The lounge and bar open onto a wide sundeck overlooking the swimming pool. The popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating. The hotel also features The Maisha Health Club, a business center, and a gift shop.

6. 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 the luxurious Arusha Coffee Lodge hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. (D)

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

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Day 2. Arusha / Tanzania 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 Tarangire Safari Lodge, where you will stop for lunch. Continue to the five-star Tarangire Treetops, where spacious elevated rooms are built atop tree-attached platforms with magnificent views across the plains. (BLD)

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

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Day 3. Tanzania National Park

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

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

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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

Your morning game drive is the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. (BLD)

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, wildebeest, giraffe, lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and the colobus monkey. A visit to the nearby local communities is another option. (BLD)

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Day 7. Singita Grumeti / Serengeti National Park

Continue your safari with a flight to the heart of the central Serengeti. One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti is an ultra-luxurious tented safari camp surrounded by breathtaking views of the endless savanna and embraced by the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. (BLD)

One Nature Nyaruswiga

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Day 8. Serengeti National Park

A variety of activities allow you to experience the year-round volume and diversity of wildlife that the Central Serengeti has to offer, making this place an unforgettable enhancement to the African safari experience. (BLD)

One Nature Nyaruswiga

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Day 9. Serengeti National Park / Kigali

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

Kigali Serena Hotel

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Day 10. 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. Guests are invited to meet the local community and participate in conservation efforts during their stay. (BLD)

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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Day 11. 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 12. Volcanoes National Park / Kigali

Enjoy a second gorilla trek today for another memorable visit with this magnificent critically endangered primate. Less than 1000 mountain gorillas are thought to live in the wild today. Bid farewell to the forest and return to Kigali this afternoon. (B)

Kigali Serena Hotel

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Day 13. Kigali / Depart

Guided by a local chef, tour the local food markets and then learn to prepare flavorful Rwandan cuisine. Bid farewell to your new east African friends as you depart later today. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
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Departure Dates Apr 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
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Departure Dates Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
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Departure Dates Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
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**Surcharges Apply Jan 1-10 and Dec 16-31. Single room supplement on request.

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