This itinerary offers the chance to see mountain gorillas in the wild as well as experience a classic African safari in the Serengeti, all whilst staying in luxurious Singita lodges. Begin with a 3 night stay at the new Singita Kwitonda Lodge located on the edge of the high-altitude cloud forests of Volcanoes National Park and with views of the breathtaking 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. The beauty of the surroundings and the carefully constructed lodge, all combine to ensure a relaxing and memorable experience.
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 breathtaking views over the river and savannah plains. Here every creature comfort is catered for with intuitive ease. The camps has an air of a classic safari camp, yet the interiors offer the ultimate in contemporary chic with panoramic glass windows, mirrored room dividers and claw-foot baths. 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.
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Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to Volcanoes National Park.
Today you will be returned by road to Kigali and have a Kigali City Tour enroute back to your hotel.
Today you will be transferred back to Kigali Airport for your onward flight via light aircraft to the Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves.
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Kilimanjaro Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.