Icons of East Africa

14 days/13 nights
Lodges and safari camps
Departs daily ex Arusha

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Combine Tanzania’s world-famous wildlife with gorilla trekking in Rwanda while staying at outstanding luxury lodges and safari camps.

Enjoy 2 nights at the exclusive Sanctuary Swala Camp in Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. Explore the iconic Ngorongoro Crater from the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on the crater rim, and then discover the famous wildlife of the Serengeti from the sumptuous Singita Sabora Tented Camp. Finally, fly to the Rwandan capital and spend two days at the ultra-stylish Bisate Lodge near Volcanoes National Park where you will trek for endangered mountain gorillas.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Sample Itinerary

Icons of East Africa

14 days/13 nights

Day 1

Tanzania, Arusha

Arrive in Arusha, settling in to charming Arusha Coffee Lodge, nestled amid coffee bushes at the base of Mount Meru. Depending on when you arrive, there may be time for a bean-to-cup tour or at least an espresso.

Days 2/3

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Drive to the beautiful Sanctuary Swala Camp, where you can go on game drives, nature walks and even night-time vehicle excursions in search of species from lion and hyena to bushbaby and serval. Discover the spectacular baobabs and giant termite mounds that characterise Tarangire’s unique landscape. BLD

Days 4-7

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater

Ascend from the plains to the rim of Earth’s largest intact volcanic caldera, where the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge awaits. Uncover the many species that inhabit the crater floor and look for flamingo on soda lakes before retiring to your extravagant suite each night. BLD

Days 8-10

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

Travel to the vast, grassy plains of the world-renowned Serengeti. Encounter a staggering diversity of animals from the romantic Singita Sabora Tented Camp, which is decorated in vintage colonial style. BLD

Day 11

Rwanda, Kigali

Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, connecting with another flight to the Rwandan capital. Overnight at the elegant Kigali Serena Hotel. BLD

Days 12/13

Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park

This morning, drive 2.5 hours to the sensational Bisate Lodge, easily the most luxurious accommodation within easy reach of park headquarters. On Day 13, embark on a life-changing gorilla trek, and if you have time and energy left, go in search of golden monkey and Dian Fossey’s research centre. BLD

Day 14

Tour ends Kigali airport

Transfer to Kigali airport where your trip ends.

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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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