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Luxury Gorillas Safari and Beach Vacation

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, paddle board 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
  • 3 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 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

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
Rwanda

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Day 4 - 7

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.

  • 3 nights

Singita Faru Faru Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
Tanzania

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Day 7 - 12

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
Tanzania

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Day 12

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.

We've got you covered

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 or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • 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)
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer 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 Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, 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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