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Volcanoes Savanna and Beach Rwanda and Tanzania Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach vacation to Tanzania and Rwanda

Combining 3 East Africa's highlights, this trip will explore the mountainous rainforest of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, the game-rich Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar. Your trip starts with Volcanoes National Park where you will experience first-hand what it is like to see mountain gorillas in the wild.  Stay at Virunga Lodge which is perched high on a ridge overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes. 

Following Rwanda, you will fly directly into the Serengeti. With the great migration in full flow throughout the year you will stay in a mobile camp in the Serengeti to maximise your chances of being in the right place at the right time. Enjoy activities including game drives, guided walks, bush picnics, sundowners and hot air balloon flights.  The wildlife is outstanding throughout. Finish with some well-earned relaxation time on the island of Zanzibar. At Breezes Beach Club & Spa immerse yourself in the crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean, indulge in a massage, dive the Coral reef or take a tour to historic Stonetown. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kigali
  • 3 nights - Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
  • 1 night - Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 4 nights - Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
  • 7 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 15 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • 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 and be met by a driver guide who will drive you the +-2.5 hour drive to your lodge in the Volcanoes National Park.

  • 3 nights

Virunga Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Banda

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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

Today your guide will return you to Kigali where you will overnight in a hotel before your next flight.

  • 1 night

Kigali Serena Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room

Kigali Serena Hotel bedroom
Serengeti safari camp serengeti game drive 1280
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Day 5 - 9

Today you will journey to Kigali Airport where you will board a light aircraft flight directly into the Serengeti National Park. A guide will meet you at the airstrip and drive you to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Serengeti Safari Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Day 9 - 16

Fly today via light aircraft to Zanzibar Island where a driver will meet you and take you to your hotel on the island.

  • 7 nights

Breezes Beach Club & Spa
Half Board | Deluxe room

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Day 16

Return to Zanzibar Airport and hop over on a light aircraft to Dar es Salaam Airport. Here you will connect with your international flight.

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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
  • 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
  • One gorilla trekking permit per person and one golden monkey 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
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of the all inclusive safari camps
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
  • 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
Sample Itineraries


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