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Gorillas Game and Beach Family Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach family vacation to Tanzania and Rwanda

A family adventure of a lifetime. There is arguably no wildlife encounter more affecting and life altering than spending time observing mountain gorillas.  Combine this experience, with an equally as memorable Serengeti safari.  End off with family fun time on the beach in Zanzibar. This trip is specifically designed with families of teens over the age of 15 years, to allow the children to participate in the gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The family will stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge which offers wonderful views of the Virunga volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.

Then to Tanzania’s famous Serengeti National Park. To maximize your chances of seeing the wildebeest migration you will stay in the small mobile camp, Serengeti Safari Camp. Whatever time of year you travel it will be well placed for the herds to pass through.  Discover these vastly different landscapes and enjoy activities including game drives, guided walks, bush picnics, sundowners and hot air balloon flights.  The wildlife is outstanding throughout. The adventure is followed by some well-earned chill time at Breezes Beach Club and Spa on the tropical island of Zanzibar.  Lounge by the pool as the teens swim or head to the spa whilst they play volleyball on the beach.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali
  • 2 nights - Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • 1 night - Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 3 nights - Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
  • 5 nights - Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Dar es Salaam for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania, Rwanda
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Kigali Airport where a guide will meet the family and drive the +-2.5 hour drive to the lodge in the Volcanoes National Park.

  • 2 nights

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Cottage

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Kigali Serena Hotel pool at night
Kigali Serena Hotel outdoor dining
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Day 3

Today you will be driven back to Kigali where you will overnight in the city.

  • 1 night

Kigali Serena Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | x 2 Prime Rooms

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Day 4 - 7

Today you will fly from Kigali Airport via light aircraft to the Serengeti Reserve in Tanzania. A guide will be at the airstrip waiting to take the family to your safari camp.

  • 3 nights

Serengeti Safari Camp
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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Day 7 - 12

Today fly via light aircraft to Zanzibar Island where a private driver will be there to take the family to your hotel on the island.

  • 5 nights

Breezes Beach Club & Spa
Half Board | x 2 Deluxe Rooms

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Day 12

Today you will return to Zanzibar for your hop over via light aircraft to Dar es Salaam Airport on the mainland. 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
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Private guide
  • 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
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
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
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tours
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
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
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