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Luxury Gorillas Safari and Beach Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Rwanda and Tanzania

A bucket-list, luxury holiday for the special occasion.  Have an enriching encounter with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, game drive through Tanzania’s Serengeti in search of big game and relax on an exclusive barefoot island paradise off the coast of Zanzibar.   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.   

From here, you will fly directly into the private Grumeti Reserve bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. At Singita Faru Faru, fall in love with nature; experience the great wildebeest migration (in season) and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.  Perfectly positioned between savannas and rivers, the lodge offers a plethora of wildlife at your doorstep, seen on game drives, nature walks and hot air balloon safaris.  

At Mnemba Island ditch the shoes and relax. Dive, paddleboard or while away your days under an umbrella while your personal butler keeps your glass full. In-room massages are available, private dining on the beach every night is highly recommended and diving on the house reef is a must.   

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali
  • 3 nights - Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • 2 nights - Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
  • 5 nights - Mnemba Island, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Dar es Salaam for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania, Rwanda
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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 and driven the +-2.5 hour drive to your lodge in the Volcanoes National Park.

  • 3 nights

Singita Kwitonda Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 4 - 6

Return today to Kigali Airport for your light aircraft flight directly to the Serengeti in Tanzania. From the airstrip a guide will drive you to your lodge in the private Grumeti Reserve.

  • 2 nights

Singita Faru Faru Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 6 - 11

Fly today via light aircraft to Zanzibar Island where you will be driven and then taken on a boat transfer over to Mnemba Island.

  • 5 nights

Mnemba Island
All Inclusive | Banda

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Day 11

Return to Zanzibar Airport and after a quick light aircraft transfer to Dar es Salaam Airport on the mainland, 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 per person
  • Water sport at Mnemba Island (scuba diving - 2 dives per day, snorkeling, kayaking, sundowner dhow cruise, and stand-up paddle boarding)
  • 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.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • 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
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • 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 off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Puffer Fish
    Puffer Fish
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Lionfish
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Gorilla
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Coral
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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