16 Days Rwanda Tanzania Zanzibar Safari: (Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Beach Safari)

This 16 Days Rwanda Tanzania Zanzibar Safari involves Gorilla Trekking Rwanda, Wildlife tours in Tanzania & Beach holiday in Zanzibar. The Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar Safari is best for those who need to have a combined safari in Tanzania and Rwanda to watch the Mountain Gorillas and also the wildebeest Migration in the same safari, this 16 day Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach safari holiday is the best for you.

It starts with Gorilla trekking adventure and Golden monkey tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and after transfer to Tanzania for beautiful moments and encounters in Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar Islands.

Top Destinations and Atraction on this 16 day Rwanda Tanzania Zanzibar Beach and Wildlife Safari

  • Visit Rwanda
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Dian Fossey Hike
  • Visit the Gorilla Guardians Village for a Cultural Tour
  • Game Dries in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro
  • Hot Air Baloon Safaris in the Serengeti
  • Zanzibar Beach Experiences

Detailed Itinerary 16 Days Rwanda Tanzania Zanzibar Safari (Day by Day)

Day 1: Arrival – Kigali city tour

On arrival you will meet our driver at Kigali airport. Share greetings and after drive up to Kigali city to check in at your hotel for a night stay.

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Early in the morning after your breakfast you will do a tour around to visit different tourist spots including the genocide sites, craft shops, local markets and more. Have lunch in the city and after transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze district. You will reach in the evening and check in at your lodge in Kinigi.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking

After your hearty breakfast at the lodge the driver will drive you up to the park headquarters for a morning briefing about the mountain Gorillas and the rules to follow while with the Gorillas. Don’t forget your packed lunch and water. After you will transfer from the park headquarters to the starting point for your trekking expedition. Distance moved and time taken depends on the location of the gorilla family you are searching for that day.

Once the Gorillas are identified, you stay in the presence of these beautiful creatures for a period of one hour. See them feeding, playing and wandering around. You are free to take a lot of photos and videos but cameras with flush light are not allowed. After the experience return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking and a Visit to Iby’iwachu Cultural Village

Have morning breakfast. After transfer to the park headquarters for short briefing done before the Golden monkey excursion starts. Golden monkeys are mostly found in the mountainous bamboo forested areas. While in the jungle you are exposed to other wildlife species.

In the evening you visit the iby’iwachu cultural village for cultural performances and highlight about the Batwa people who were former poachers and also lived with the gorillas in the mountains.

Day 5: Dian Fossey Hike

You will be transfered to the Park headquarters in the morning to meet with other adventurers for a remarkable hike up to the Dian Fossey grave yard and her former Research center Karisoke Research Center between Mount Bisoke and Karismbi.

Dian Fossey GraveReaching there, you tour around and visit the nearby research Centre to see the conservation work done by Dian Fossey during her times. After return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Volcanoes – Drive back to Kigali

After four beautiful nights in Volcanoes you will drive back to Kigali. Check in at the hotel for dinner and an overnight in the city.

Day 7: Kigali – Fly to Serengeti (Seronera airstrip)

Early in the morning check out and get to the airport for your direct flight to Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National Park. This protected area is listed amongst the most visited places by tourists in East Africa. Most travelers go there to see the great wildebeest migration.

Day 8:  Game viewing in Serengeti

Have morning breakfast and after you will spend the all-day game driving for awe inspiring views of the Park’s natural beauty including Wild animals, picturesque landscapes, sunset/rise plus the great migration of wildebeests.

Day 9: Hot air balloon ride – Evening drive

Next day you admire the beauty of the entire pack from the basket of a hot air balloon. This is one of the best experience not to miss in Serengeti National Park.

From the skies you see animals grazing, views of mountains and stretching grasslands. After you return to the lodge for relaxation and an evening game drive.

Day 10: Serengeti – Drive to Ngorongoro

Early in the morning you shift from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater for more wildlife encounters. This place is home to thousands of wild animals and bird species. During some seasons herds of animals converge around for pasture and water.

Day 11: Full day in Ngorongoro

You will have a full day in Ngorongoro crater. It is more breathtaking for a wildlife lover to have a game drive in a place that is seasonally home to about 25000 wild animals including the African big fives and antelopes, unique bird species, beautiful scenery and more.

Day 12: Ngoro Ngoro – Drive to Arusha – Flight to Zanzibar

After the three nights in Ngorongoro crater you check out to start the drive to Arusha. This 180km journey requires 3 – 4 hours. From Arusha you take a flight to Zanzibar Island.

Day 13, 14 & 15: Relax & enjoy Zanzibar Islands

This is the time to get relieved from all the hustles of Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Volcanoes National Park

Zanzibar Islands

Visit nearby villages, relax at the beaches, and engage into various watersport activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and game fishing.

Day 16: Zanzibar – Return flight

After great moments in Zanzibar, you will board a flight back to your home country.

End of the 16 Days Rwanda Tanzania Zanzibar Safari

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