20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday

20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday

Trip overview

20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday allow you to explore east Africa highlights from Taragire,  manyara, Serengeti and ngorongoro crater in tanzania to volcanoes national park in Rwanda for gorilla trekking and relaxation on lake kivu.

 Day 1 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday: Arrival in Arusha

On your arrival, meet our representative to take you through Arusha national park where you expect to see the big five animals and overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2: Transfer to tarangire national park

Enjoy game drive in tarangire where you expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and Cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include water buck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog. Dinner and overnight at taragire safari lodge

Day 3: Depart tarangire for Manyara

This morning you will depart for Lake Manyara national park, Spend the afternoon on a game drive in the park, described as one of the hidden treasure of Tanzania. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions. Other sightings might be elephants, giraffe, buffalo and amazing bird life. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday : adventure in manyara

Enjoy game drive in manyara where you expect to see large herds of Wildebeest exclusively graze the alkaline grasslands around the lake, Herbivores include zebra, bush buck, water buck, Grant’s gazelle, impala, Thomson’s gazelle, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon, warthog, and elephant.

Enjoy Bird watching as Lake Manyara National Park is known for flocks of thousands flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season other birds include Great white pelican, pink-backed pelican, yellow-billed, Marabou stork  and grey heron. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday: Transfer to ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart manyara national park for another world wonder; the Ngorongoro crater, known for the world’s largest a caldera and host to Africa’s big five mammals such as elephants, rhinos, lions, buffaloes and leopard.

Upon arriving at the park, enjoy a delicious lunch before hiding for a hike to the crater rim, an adventure that draws you closer to the world’s largest land crater, enables you to take unforgettable photos and watch different mammals, primates, flora and birds in their hideout. Enjoy a sunset drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 6: adventure in ngorongoro crater

Very early after breakfast, spend 3-4 hours exploring Africa’s big 5 leopards, Buffaloes, elephants, lion, and rhinos co-existing with mammals such as giraffes, zebras, warthogs, cheetahs, bird species, primates and unique tree species in this charming destination. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7: transfer to Serengeti national park

Today you drive to Serengeti reaching in time for afternoon game drives or take a picnic lunch for a full day game viewing looking for big prides of lion, cheetah and  leopard other sightings may include elephant, warthog, impala, giraffe and a host bird species. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Day 8: adventure in Serengeti national park

Breakfast opens today’s chapter followed by a 4-5 hours’ rewarding Game drive in this gigantic wilderness which harbors everything you know resides in the wild; right from the mammals, flora, the rare bird species, reptiles, primates to the beautiful landscape.

It is in Serengeti national park where visitors will witness the annual wildebeest migration from June to early September with millions of wildebeests, accompanied by zebras and other gazelles from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara in Kenya, in search of fresh foliage and water. Other mammals to spot include lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffaloes, antelopes, giraffes. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Pioneer Camp

wildbeest viewing in serengeti on a 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday

Day 9: adventure in Serengeti national park

This diverse and interesting landscape will provide you with the ultimate in game viewing, you will be hoping to see elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, cheetah and if you are lucky the elusive leopard, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life such as the elegant secretary birds and the flightless ostrich.

After the game drive, go for a delicious lunch meal and refreshment, before an evening cultural encounter with the Masai warriors who will show you their traditional huts, local tools such as hoes, seating stool, and sticks among others, as well as exciting you with thrilling dances and exciting stories. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Pioneer Camp.

Day 10 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday : transfer to Mwanza

Today you drive to Mwanza city for a distance of 210km that can take two to three hours reaching there in the afternoon for picnic lunch and refreshments. Dinner and overnight at Malaika Beach Resort

Day 11: Mwanza city tour & relaxation

Begin the morning with a lovely breakfast at your hotel and depart for the Bujora Village to visit the Sukuma Museum, where you will learn about the traditions and culture of the largest tribe in Tanzania.

Thereafter, drive back to Mwanza City Center and begin a Lake Victoria adventure by boarding a speed boat. Sightseeing and bird watching are done en route to the Saa Nane Island, stopping at various rock outcrops where flocks of cormorants, egrets, ibises, and the occasional monitor lizard are known to sunbathe.

Day 12: fly from Mwanza to Kigali

Today morning after breakfast, take a light flight from Mwanza city to Kigali and flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Day 13: Drive to volcanoes national park

Early morning after breakfast, drive to volcanoes national park reaching there in time for picnic lunch and refreshments. Dinner and overnight at Virunga lodge

Day 14 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday : gorilla trekking tour

Early morning after breakfast, go to the park head offices for the briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park, enter into the forest for search of mountain gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them as you take photos and the videos, have your packed lunch and transfer back to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Then return to lodge for your relaxation and dinner and overnight at Virunga lodge

Day 15: Golden monkey trekkinggolden monkey trekking in volcanoes on a 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday

Today a driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point where a ranger guide will receive you and offer you a briefing with information on what to expect while in the park as you search for the golden monkeys, you will then start your hike up in search of the golden monkeys.

They are more active and you will follow them as they move all over the place and feed, you are only allowed to spend 1 hour with the golden monkey before you start your descent back to the starting point and your lodge.

Day 16 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday : Relaxation

Today you focus on taking care of yourself and take a moment to relax. This is an important day as you need a break from the fast-paced and hectic activities.

Day 17: Transfer to Gisenyi

Today a guide will transfer you to Gisenyi town reaching there in time for lunch and afternoon boat cruise on Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Palm gardens resort.

Day 18: transfer to Kigali for city tours

Early morning after breakfast, embark on a safari van and head to Kigali where you will visit genocide memorials, museums, markets and learn the culture of Rwandeese

Day 19: covid test and relaxation

Early morning after breakfast, go for covid test and return to the lodge for lunch and refreshments there after you relax meanwhile waiting for the covid results.

Day 20 of 20 days Tanzania Rwanda classic safari holiday : fly back home

It’s time to say goodbye to Rwanda, our representative will drive you to international airport for your flight. Return home with incredible stories to remember forever!