7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari

7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari

7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari is one of the ultimate Africa safari tour packages you can book with Focus East Africa Tours, for a chance to explore the diverse Tanzania national parks of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the most sought after Tanzania national parks; as well as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for the jungle search for the mountain gorillas in the rainforests of the Virunga Massifs.

This 7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari has you enjoying extensive game drives in Tanzania, a walking safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, as well as gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Serengeti Park Tanzania and Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania inhabit all the big 5 animals that are most sought after by travelers on any African safari.

Detailed Itinerary of 7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Pick up, Drive to Ngorongoro, Walking Safari

On day 1 of the 7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari, you shall be picked up at the hotel in Arusha by our company driver guide. He will welcome you to Tanzania and for the safari, and brief you about the same. You will proceed to drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area where you will engage in a walking safari. During your walking safari, you will be accompanied by a ranger and you will get a close encounter with your natural surroundings in Ngorongoro and also get to know how to track animals. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge for Budget, Hhando Coffee Lodge for Mid-range, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge for Luxury

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Drive, Maasai Bomas 

You will have breakfast as you prepare for a drive to the Ngorongoro crater where you will descend 600 meters into the crater and engage in a game drive as you look out for elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards, zebras, hippos, wildebeests, hyenas, dik dik, antelopes, and warthogs among others.

You will also enjoy amazing views around the Ngorongoro crater during your game drive and also see flamingos along the shores of the alkaline lake found in the crater, Lake Magadi. After your game drive, you will get to visit the Maasai Bomas for a cultural experience to interact with the locals. Return to your lodge, relax as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: As above

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park, Evening Game Drive

On the 3rd day of the 7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari, after breakfast at your lodge, your guide will drive you to Serengeti National Park. You will have lunch at your lodge in the national park and later you will engage in a late afternoon game drive around Serengeti National Park.

You will search for different wildlife species during your game drive such as the Big 5 and many others during your safari. After your game drive, you will be driven to your lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tukaone Serengeti Camp for Budget, Central Serengeti Tanzania Bush Camp for Mid-range, Serengeti Serena Lodge for Lower-Luxury.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Full Day Serengeti National Park Game Drive

Today after breakfast at the lodge, together with your packed lunch you shall head out for a full day game drive in the Serengeti Plains, looking out for various animals in the park. Explore Serengeti National Park and engage in a game drive as you look out for wildlife species like giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, lions, leopards, elands, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, cheetahs among others.

At the end of the day, relax at the lodge as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:  As Above

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Drive to JRO, Fly to Kigali Rwanda (Own Booking)

Drive Time: 7 Hours

You will have breakfast as you prepare for your drive to Arusha from your lodge in Serengeti National Park, enjoying another opportunity to see wildlife species on the way to Arusha where you will be dropped off at the JRO arriving in time for your booked flight to Kigali.

Upon your arrival, you shall be transferred by your guide to your hotel of stay for dinner and an overnight stay at StepTown Hotel for Budget, Des Milles Collins Hotel for Mid-range, Kigali Serena Hotel for Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Iby’wachu Cultural Tour

Drive Time: Approx. 4 hours

After breakfast, proceed to transfer to Volcanoes National Park with a lunch stop en route. Once at the lodge, check in, relax as you look forward to your gorilla trek the next day. Enjoy a cultural experience as well. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel for Budget, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge for Mid-range, 5 Volcanoes Boutique Hotel for Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Departure

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch and bottled drinking water for the briefing by the park ranger guides at 7:00 am. After the briefing, you will start your gorilla trekking journey accompanied by the ranger guides in search of the mountain gorillas; this takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas.

However, the guides will try to find them from where they were last seen the previous day! After the one hour encounter with the gentle giants, you will drive back to Kigali. You will be dropped off at the airport or hotel of stay in Kigali, bringing your 7 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Rwanda Gorilla Safari to an end.

Price Includes:  

  • Gorilla Permits @1,500$pp
  • Parks entry fees
  • Guide fees
  • Transportation during the safari
  • All meals during the safari
  • Accommodation during the safari
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari

Price excludes

  • Flights and Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary
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