Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation: Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration, and Beaches

This Rwanda and Tanzania vacation allows you to go gorilla trekking, witness the Great Migration, and visit beautiful African beaches.

From $13,799
per person
13 days
Airfare not included
Based on
2 travelers

This very special Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation was planned for a mother and daughter from Houston who had survived a very difficult year. They wanted a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience plus a little relaxation, so we sent them to see gorillas and the Great Migration, then ended their journey at a beach resort.

Their Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation began in the beautiful, mountainous landscape of Parc National des Volcans. They were transferred through Rwanda’s scenic mountains to the luxurious Virunga Lodge, where they were treated to picturesque lake and volcano views from the comfort of their private deck. The next day, they took the ultimate adventure: gorilla trekking in the rainforest. Their expert guide led them through the forest to a gorilla nesting site, where they were able to watch these rare creatures interact with each other up close. On their final day at Virunga, they took a day hike to the top of the Visoke volcano.

Continuing their Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation, they spent the night at a luxury hotel in Kigali, then transferred to a 1920s-style safari camp in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. During their stay at Singita Sabora, they explored the Serengeti on thrilling game drives and saw thousands of wildebeest thundering across the plains in a natural spectacle known as the Great Migration. They were also able to see lions stalking their abundant prey.

Next, they moved on to Singita Faru Faru Lodge to continue their exploration of Serengeti National Park. They enjoyed exciting game drives and bush walks to search for the Big 5. In between safari adventures, they indulged in relaxing spa treatments, scrumptious meals, and world-class wine at the lodge.

They ended their Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation with 3 nights at Baraza Resort & Spa, located in Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. During their stay, they enjoyed plenty of leisure time on the beach, as well as scuba diving, a Swahili cooking class, and a Town and Spice Tour to discover why Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Islands.”

At last, their Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation came to an end. They were transferred to the airport to begin their journey home.

Day 1
Upon arrival in Rwanda, you will be met by your guide at the airport and transferred to Kigali. From here, you will get a briefing on your safari and depart for Parc National des Volcans. Your journey north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes. Settle into your luxury accommodations at Virunga Lodge and enjoy stunning views of the mountains and lakes.
Virunga Lodge

Day 2
Today, you’ll go on an unforgettable journey: gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans. Your expert guide will take you through the rainforest to find a family of elusive mountain gorillas. Once you find them, spend an hour watching these fascinating creatures interact.
Virunga Lodge

Day 3
Choose your adventure. You can opt to go gorilla trekking again, or explore the other attractions of the area. Drive to the city of Gisenyi, enjoy water-based adventures on Lake Kivu, climb the Visoke and Muhavura volcanoes, visit Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit local community projects.
Virunga Lodge

Day 4
After breakfast, you’ll begin your drive back to Kigali. Enjoy the scenic view of the Rwandan countryside on your way to your accommodations at Hotel Des Mille Collines. Situated in a large exotic garden in downtown Kigali, this hotel is the perfect place to rest for the night. This evening, enjoy delicious international cuisine and amazing views over Kigali at Le Panorama Restuarant on the top floor of your hotel.
Hotel Des Mille Collines

Day 5
This morning, you’ll be transferred to Kigali Airport, where you’ll connect with your scheduled flight to Tanzania. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your Singita guide and driven to your accommodations at Sabora Camp. Find yourself in an untouched wilderness and submerse yourself in the intimate, 1920s-style camp.
Singita Sabora

Day 6
Spend the entire day exploring the Grumeti Reserves of Serengeti National Park. Enjoy game drives and witness the massive concentrations of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals that mark the annual Great Migration, the greatest natural spectacle to be found anywhere in the world. Keep your eyes open to spot lions stalking the migrating herds and leopards resting in the trees at dusk. You can even take a hot-air balloon tour at dawn and watch as the Serengeti awakens below you.
Singita Sabora

Day 7
This morning, enjoy a transfer to Singita Faru Faru Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. Check into your luxury suite with lovely views over the African savannah before setting off on an exciting afternoon game drive. Return in the evening for a delicious dinner and sample the lodge’s world-class wine list.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Day 8 – 9
The next 2 days are yours to spend at your leisure. In addition to game drives, you have the chance to see the Big 5 of Africa on foot on a guided bush walk. In between safari excursions, you can lounge on your private deck, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy relaxing spa treatments inspired by the tranquil beauty of your surroundings.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Day 10
Today, bid farewell to the beautiful Grumeti Reserves and head to your island paradise. You will be transferred to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar. Make your way to the luxurious Baraza Resort & Spa and settle into your beachfront villa. Spend some time on the pristine beach before enjoying dinner at one of the resort’s gourmet restaurants.
Baraza Resort & Spa

Day 11
Today, your tour guide will collect you for your own Town and Spice Tour. Go on a cultural and culinary journey to discover why this beautiful archipelago is known as the “Spice Islands.”
Baraza Resort & Spa

Day 12
Today is yours to spend as you wish. Enjoy spectacular diving and water sports at the resort, relax in the spa, or enjoy a Swahili cooking class.
Baraza Resort & Spa

Day 13
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport, where you will board your flight home.

  • 3 nights Virunga Lodge – all inclusive
  • 1 night Hotel Des Milles Collines – includes breakfast
  • 2 nights Singita Sabora Plains Tented Camp – all inclusive
  • 3 nights Singita Faru Faru River Lodge – all inclusive
  • 3 nights Baraza Resort & Spa – all inclusive
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Airport transfers throughout
  • Flight from Kigali International Airport to Sasakwa Airstrip
  • Flight from Sasakwa Airstrip to Zanzibar International Airport
  • Spice Islands tour

In addition to fantastic snorkeling, Zanzibar is home to the famed red colobus monkeys in the Jozani forest. Go check them out!
-Ellen, Africa Endeavours

Singita Faru Faru

Partner Information

  • Location: Serengeti, Grumeti Reserves
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Bush Spa
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Internet Faclities
  • Laundry Service
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Court
  • WiFi
  • Private Outdoor Shower
  • Private Viewing Deck with a Swarvoski Spotting Scope

Things To Do

  • Mountain Biking
  • Birding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Croquet
  • Archery
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Tennis
  • Star-gazing
  • Children’s Activities including spa face painting & baking with chefs
  • Spa Treatments

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Partner Information

  • Location: Serengeti, Grumeti Reserves
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Safari Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Baths & Outdoor Showers
  • Private Decks
  • Bush Spa with 2 Therapy Rooms
  • Tennis Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Library
  • Laundry Service
  • Equestrian Centre with walled in riding track
  • WiFi
  • Personal Telescope in tent
  • Singita Boutique & Gallery

Things To Do

  • Mountain Biking
  • Bush Picnics
  • Birding
  • Game Drives
  • Horseback Riding Safaris
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Spa Treatments
  • Lawn Croquet