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Luxury Gorillas and Game

Inspirational safari holiday to Rwanda and Tanzania

This eco-conscious itinerary offers the chance to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda as well as experience a classic African safari in the Serengeti, all whilst staying in luxurious Singita lodges. Begin in Rwanda at Singita Kwitonda Lodge located on the edge of the high-altitude cloud forests of Volcanoes National Park and with views of the Virunga volcano range. The once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking the rare mountain gorilla is of course the highlight, however, this magical place has so much more to offer, from seeing golden monkeys to learning about Dian Fossey's conservation efforts and how these have continued to this day. From here, you will fly directly into the private Grumeti Reserve bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. You will again be hosted by Singita, this time at Faru Faru Lodge, with its views over the river and savannah plains. Game drives and balloon safaris are the camp activities, however, due to the natural watering hole on-site, you needn't ever leave, as here, the safari comes to you.

Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali
  • 3 nights - Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • 1 night - Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 3 nights - Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Kilimanjaro for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania, Rwanda
  • Nights Icon 7 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Ideal for romantics who enjoy adventure
  • Fly-in transfers offer more time on safari
  • Serengeti hot air balloon safaris
  • Ultra-luxurious lodges, expert guiding and outstanding cuisine
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Kigali Airport where you will be met for a picturesque 2.5 hour drive to Volcanoes National Park and to your luxury lodge overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes.

  • 3 nights

Singita Kwitonda Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

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Kigali Serena Hotel pool at night
Kigali Serena Hotel outdoor dining
Kigali Serena Hotel lounge and bar area
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Day 4

After morning activities you will be returned by road to Kigali for your overnight in the city.

  • 1 night

Kigali Serena Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Prime Room

Kigali Serena Hotel bedroom
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Day 5 - 8

Fly today by light aircraft directly from Kigali to the private Grumeti Reserve bordering the Serengeti. A guide will be waiting for you at the airstrip.

  • 3 nights

Singita Faru Faru Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 8

Enjoy the last aerial views of the Serengeti on your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • 1 x Gorilla Tracking Permit and 1 x Golden Monkey Tracking Permit per person
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Gorilla
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
Sample Itineraries


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