10 day trip

Gorillas, Migration and Zanzibar

From 14414 PP


Action-packed East Africa

Explore the highlights of East Africa, meeting incredible guides, conservationists and iconic wildlife along the way.

Begin among the green volcanoes of Rwanda, trekking through the forest for an unforgettable encounter with a family group of mountain gorillas. Then, in neighbouring Tanzania, enjoy a classic safari in the Serengeti on the hunt for big cats, elephants, giraffes and – if timed to coincide with the migration – vast herds of wildebeest and zebra.

End on a remarkable tropical island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, choosing an architecturally stunning eco-friendly private villa, or a lodge that's closer to community and culture on Unguja.


Trip highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

  • Big cat spotting on the Serengeti

  • Fascinating culture and history on Zanzibar

  • Meeting conservationists in the field


What's included

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, gorilla trekking permits and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

  • Namiri Plains Serengeti Tanzania Safari 12
    Namiri Plains
  • Legendary Migrational Camp Serengeti 1
    Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Gorilla amidst lush foliage in Rwanda
    Volcanoes National Park
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    Xanadu Villas
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    Virunga Lodge, Rwanda

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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Days 1 — 2

A night in Kigali

Spend your first night at a charming boutique hotel in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, heading out on a private tour of the city and genocide memorial to learn about the nation’s tragic past and hope-filled present.

The Retreat Salt Water pool hot tub and diving rocks
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Days 2 — 4

Gorilla trekking

Cross the country westward to your luxury lodge with views up to the forest covered cones of Volcanoes National Park – mountain gorilla country. You’ll have two nights here, with time to explore on hikes and cultural excursions, but the real highlight is a gorilla trek. At the nearby park HQ, meet your ranger-guide team before heading into the forest for your encounter with a habituated family group.

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda 6
Virguna Lodge gorilla trekking 3
Legendary Migration Camp Serengeti Tanzania 2
The Serengeti

Days 4 — 7

Serengeti safari

Next fly into Tanzania and the mighty Serengeti, where you’ll be greeted by an instantly recognizable vista. Savanna plains dotted with rocky koppie outcrops and umbrella-shaped acacia trees, where you will find wandering elephants, giraffes, lazing lion prides, slinking cheetahs and so much more.

Legendary migrational cheetah
Olakira game drive

Days 7 — 10

Beach and culture

Fly east over the coast to the Zanzibar Archipelago. For the next three nights, pick between a stunning beachfront villa, or stay at the wonderful Unguja from which you can discover the archipelago's fascinating culture.

White Sand Villa Zanzibar private cabana
Dhow sailing on ocean and mnemba island

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Gorillas, Migration and Zanzibar
14414 PP
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