Rwanda & Tanzania Safari For Women
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Our 14 days Rwanda & Tanzania Safari For Women trip brings you the best of Rwanda and Tanzania; where the savannah meet the rainforest. Expect to see the big 5 and the other big game on the savannahs and up to 14 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzees!!!
This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Rwanda and Tanzania: Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
We start in Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda. This beautiful jungle is the largest rainforest in East Africa and is home to 12 primate species, including chimpanzees. Second stop we make is Volcanoes National Park, where Dian Fossey studied the Mountain Gorillas. You will never forget a meeting with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. We end our trip in Rwanda in Kigali, from where we fly to Tanzania.
The first national park we visit in Tanzania is Lake Manyara, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. This park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. After that, we go to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa.
This safari will also take you to the Serengeti, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape.
- See the Chimpanzees and 11 other monkey species in Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda
- Meet the Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
- Best game viewing in the world on the endless savannah plains of the Serengeti
- One of the eight Wonders of the World, the Ngorongoro Crater with outstanding wildlife
- The tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park
- Good chances of seeing the big five: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo
- Meet the local people like the Maasai and pygmies and see their local way of living
Places To Visit
Kenya, Uganda, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mau Mau Escarpment, Eldoret, Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Bwindi National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Jinja, Rift Valley, Nairobi
Flexible and customizable for private departures.
When to Go
This safari circuit is best visited during the east African dry season, which spans roughly from June – October and January – February annually. In recent years, the dry seasons have been increasing in length due to the effects of climate change, so there is some flexibility with these months if necessary. During this period, guests will experience the best game viewing in the spare and dry bush. Furthermore, the climb through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will be the most pleasant – and dry – during this time. While this is the high season for tourism, the parks visited are generally quiet year round and crowds will not be a major concern.
If however you have chosen this package in order to experience lush landscapes and rich birdlife – and do not mind sporadic daily rain showers – you may be happier during the rainy season.
PRICES PER PERSON
In a group of 6 person USD 3290.00
In a group of 4-5 persons USD 3400.00
In a group of 2-3 persons USD 4190.00
Rwanda Gorilla permits at USD 1500.00
Single Room Supplement USD600.00
Flight Kigali (Rwanda) – Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) per person, depending on the date of Booking USD 583.00
Day 1: Kigali (Rwanda)
Arrive in Kigali (Rwanda). Meet and greet your guide and proceed to the hotel in town for an overnight.
Accommodation: Flame Tree Village (BB) | B&B
Day 2: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast we drive to Nyungwe Forest for an overnight.
Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests. It is home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees. Other attractive monkeys to see: Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey and Owl Faced Monkey.
Accommodation: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (FB)
Day 3: Nyungwe Forest
Go for Chimpanzee tracking in the morning! See them feeding, walking around and swinging the trees. The chimpanzees are our closest relatives! During this walk you are also able to see other monkey species and birds. Optional visit of a tea factory in the afternoon.
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (FB)
Day 4: Nyungwe Forest
Today you can make the beautiful waterfall walk, search for monkeys (especially Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey) or do the canopy walk (all activities optional).
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (FB)
Day 5: Nyungwe Forest – Kibuye
Transfer to Kibuye by the shores of Lake Kivu. Relax at the shores of this beautiful lake. It is possible to make a walk along the lake or visit a vising village or make an optional boat trip on the lake.
Moriah Hill Resort (FB)
Day 6: Kibuye – Volcanoes National Park
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. On a clear day we can see the 3 volcanoes on the border between Uganda and Rwanda. It is possible to visit a pygmy village on the way (optional).
Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Together with Bwindi this is the only place in the world to see the Mountain Gorilla’s.
Muhabura Hotel (FB)
Day 7: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
Gorilla tracking. Transfer to Kigali in the afternoon.
The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signalling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour’s viewing you will make the trek back.
Flame Tree Village (FB)
Day 8: Kigali – Flight – Arusha (Tanzania)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tanzania.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. Pick up and proceed to Arusha.
Silver Palm Hotel (FB)
Day 9: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions. Game drive in the afternoon.
Migunga Tented Camp (FB)
Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti
Today we drive to the Serengeti National park. On our way we drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we have a magnificent view of the crater. On this day it is possible to visit a Maasai Boma (kraal) or Olduvai Gorge (famous and interesting place where our ancestors have been found). Both activities optional. Game drive en route and in the afternoon in the Serengeti National Park if time allows.
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (FB)
Day 11: Serengeti
Full day safari in the Serengeti National Park. It is also possible to make a balloon safari in the morning (optional).
Serengeti National park is a massive wilderness of 14500 square km and one of the best places in the world to see the big 5!
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (FB)
Day 12: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Game drive in the morning. Afterwards we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Game drive through the Serengeti en route.
The Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife, inside a self-contained world teeming with animals, with very good chances of seeing the big 5.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater
In the morning we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon lunch at the Hippo Pool Picnic site. In the afternoon we ascend the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in the world to see the Big Five: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.
Endoro Lodge (FB)
Day 14: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight. It is also possible to extend your trip and fly to Zanzibar.
Flight (End of service)
Legend: BB = Bed and Breakfast / HB = Half Board / FB = Full Board
- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Bottled drinking water
- Private 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest and Ngorongoro adventure
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Passport/Visa fees. VISA’s are required for this country
- Airport departure taxes if any
- Drinks other then water with meals
- Gratuities for driver, guides
- Personal Expenses
- Meals not listed