8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari is a multi-country safari package that takes you to Tanzania for wild game viewing, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for gorilla trekking. 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari starts in Arusha Tanzania and Ends in Kigali Rwanda. 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari takes you to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Congo for lowland gorilla trekking.

Safari Highlights of 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

Summary Itinerary of 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

Day 1: Pick up and Drive to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2”Drive to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Full Day in Serengeti National Park

8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

Day 4: Drive to Arusha

Day 5: Fly to Kigali Rwanda, Kigali City Tour

Day 6: Pick up and Drive to Bukavu

Day 7: Low Land Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 8: Departure

Detailed Itinerary in 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Ngorongoro Crater

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Arusha, and you will start your safari to the Ngorongoro conservation area where you will enjoy more wildlife viewing experiences. You will descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater where you will search for wildlife species like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, hyenas, jackals, hippos, zebras, herds of wildebeests.

You will also see attractions such as Lake Magadi where you will see a variety of birds such as flamingos as well as other wildlife species grazing in the nearby plains. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Karatu Tented Lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner 

Day 2: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, your guide will drive you to Serengeti National Park. You will have lunch in the national park and later you will engage in an 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 return for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Osinon Camp

Day 3: Full day Serengeti National Park

You will have an early breakfast ahead of the full day wildlife viewing activity as you explore Serengeti national park. During the morning game drive, you will search for wildlife species like hyenas, zebras, impala, serval cats, and many other species. You will also have lunch as you prepare for another game viewing adventure in the afternoon.

During your afternoon game drive in Serengeti national park, you will look out for a variety of wildlife and bird species such as elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, antelopes, zebras, rhinos, buffalos, hippos, cheetahs, elands, waterbucks, kudus, lions, leopards, impalas, gazelles among others. You will have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Osinon Camp

8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari
Serengeti National Park Game Drives

Day 4: Drive to Arusha

You will have an early breakfast and your guide will drive you back to Arusha. Check in at the hotel, relax as you wait for dinner and an overnight stay at Tulia Boutique Hotel.

Day 5: Fly to Kigali Rwanda, Kigali City tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you shall be driven to the airport for your flight to Kigali Rwanda. Upon your arrival at the Kigali International Airport, you shall be picked up and tranfsreed to ypur hotel of stay. Depending on your time of arrival, you shall enjoy a Kigali City tour visiting the Rwanda Genocide Memorial, Caplaki craft village, Inema Arts Centers, and Kimironko Craft Village to mention but a few. Dinner and overnight stay at Step Town Hotel.

Day 6: Pick-up and cross to Bukavu

Our company representative-guide/driver will pick you up and cross the border into Bukavu the Democratic Republic of Congo. On arrival at Bukavu, nearest town to Kahuzi Biega, advance to your lodge for lunch and relax for the rest of the evening. You can opt for a tour of Bukavu town along with your driver guide if you wish. Dinner and overnight stay at Cormoran Hotel

Day 7: Lowland gorilla trekking – Cyangungu

After enjoying your breakfast at the lodge, drive to the park headquarters for about 45 minutes for briefing about the Eastern lowland gorillas. You will then set off to your fascinating experience of the lowland gorillas in the valleys of Kahuzi as you encounter different mammals, birds and primates. It’s usually a 1-6 hours’ experience of the jungle, depending on their movement while watching them interact/play with each other as you take photos and videos

You will then descend back and meet up with your driver back to your hotel for Dinner and overnight at Cormoran Hotel as night before.

8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari
Gorilla Trekking in Congo

Day 8: Departure

Have early morning breakfast and head back to Kigali where your driver guide will drop you off at any hotel of your choice or at Kigali international Airport. You can opt for a city tour in Kigali where you can visit places like Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Note that your Rwanda Visa expires immediately you cross into Congo so you will have to reapply for another while at the border and find it ready after the tour.

End of 8 Days Tanzania and Congo Safari

Quote includes:

  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Crater and Concession Fees
  • All park fess and activities as per itinerary
  • Pick-up and drop off in Kigali
  • Lowland gorilla permit
  • Congo Visa
  • English/ French speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle and Fuel.
  • Bottled mineral water in the car

Quote excludes:

  • International flights fees
  • Porters and walking sticks for trekking
  • Tourists visa fees for Rwanda
  • Optional Activities
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Telephone calls, luxury drinks among others.
  • Tips and gratuities to service providers
  • Any other item not mentioned in the itinerary and extra costs not included in the itinerary
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