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Mountain Gorillas and Wildebeest

6 Nights of Rwanda & Tanzania

Go beyond any Africa safari and discover the tragic past and hopeful present of Rwanda on a diverse journey that takes you from the poignant Rwandan Genocide Memorial in urban Kilgali to the untouched rural splendors of the Mukungwa River on an Tour Sokoni exclusive canoe trip. Close out your adventure in Rwanda with an intense capped day of primate tracking, going eye-openingly up close to the rare and the mystic mountain gorilla. Delve deeper with a spectacular independent safari adventure through the heart of Tanzania, exploring the country’s

Limited to 12 guests

10 days from $12,798 per person

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

Arabic, English, Spanish, French, German or Italian-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides

Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Inspiring Sightseeing

Entrance Fees, Taxes and Tips, Excursions as stated

Signature made African linen shirts and locally made barkcloth summer bucket hats

Travel in a private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE IN KIGALI, RWANDA
Day 2
CITY TOUR & CULTURAL IMMERSION – KIGALI CITY
Day 3
WILD MOUNTAIN GORILLAS – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Day 4
OPTIONAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE – TRANSFER TO SERENGETI IN KOGATENDE, TANZANIA
Day 5 – 6
THE BIG FIVE & THE DARWIN SURVIVAL THEORY – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Day 6
SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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COMPLIMENTARY SAFARI DUFFEL

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted Tour Sokoni safari duffel. Learn more

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customised to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE IN KIGALI, RWANDA

Arrive in Kigali, the city of endless hills and greenery, transfer to your hotel. The legacy of hospitality in Rwanda for more than 40 years, Hôtel des Mille Collines was inaugurated in 1973 as the premier grand hotel in Rwanda. Located in the central business district, the hotel allows you to enjoy the breathtaking views over the hills of Kigali while indulging in culinary delights from casual to fine dining, international cuisine to local signature dishes! Decorative art pieces are displayed at the hotel for sale and a Cultural Night held every Friday evening for live performances of themed Rwandan cultural song and dance.

Enjoy an evening of leisure.

Hôtel des Mille Collines
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
CITY TOUR & CULTURAL IMMERSION – KIGALI CITY

This morning, pay an emotional visit to the Genocide Memorial Site, and learn how the country has dealt with its past and recovered to become a testament to humankind’s resilience. Drive in the direction of the Volcanoes National Park and immerse yourself in Ibilwachu loosely meaning “our way of life,’’ and be surprised by Rwanda’s resilient culture. Savor coffee made from the beans you roasted while indulging with the locals. Check into your accommodation, offering unmatched wilderness immersion, a sustainably luxurious rainforest-based lodge offering Africa’s most thrilling wild primate experience.

Bisate Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
WILD MOUNTAIN GORILLAS – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters and join your gorilla-trekking group. With help from your park guide, traverse the dense forest until you come face-to-face with a local gorilla family. Observe them as they play, forage and rest in the shade of the trees. You are given one hour to spend in the presence of these magnificent animals, marveling at their behavior like our own

Bisate Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
OPTIONAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE – TRANSFER TO SERENGETI IN KOGATENDE, TANZANIA

Early morning transfers to Kigali International airport for your flight to Kogatende Airstrip-Tanzania. You are driven directly to the hotel for check in. Located next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp is synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a landscape that is untouched since the dawn of time. Spend the evening stargazing with endless roars of lions throughout the night.

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – 6
THE BIG FIVE & THE DARWIN SURVIVAL THEORY – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park located in north west Tanzania is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. World over, authors and filmmakers have documented the Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals, but there is still only one way to appreciate and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena; be part of it.

Rediscover the Serengeti treasures for two days, indulging in both morning and afternoon game viewing in this vast, sun-drenched region. Rivers flow through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles, while antelope can be seen feeding on the plains. Search for Africa’s iconic Big Five, (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo) as well as the lesser-known but fascinating Little Five (ant lion, leopard tortoise, elephant shrew, rhinoceros beetle and buffalo weaver), which may be hiding behind a stone or resting on an acacia branch. Return to your camp each day beneath a golden sunset.

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

This morning, transfer from Kogatende Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departing flights.

Meals: Breakfast

This program entails active elements such as hiking through isolated jungle regions.

Enhance Your Journey

Tour Sokoni PHILANTHROPY VISIT: BWINDI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & NURSING SCHOOL

Visit the rural village of Bwindi to see how the community has partnered with Tour Sokoni Philanthropy to grow a remote medical outpost into a thriving health care oasis serving 100,000 Ugandans. After a tour of the children’s ward and maternity wing, meet the local nursing school’s students and explore their learning lab, gaining insights into their training and inspiring personal goals.

 

Tour Sokoni PHILANTHROPY VISIT: EBENEZER PRIMARY SCHOOL

Visit with the students and staff of Ebenezer Primary School, learning how the local community has partnered with Tour Sokoni Philanthropy to provide a safe learning environment for the local children. Your visit bears witness to a project in its infancy, providing an unvarnished glimpse into the challenges faced all too often by rural African communities such as this.

Jul-Sep; Priced from $4,695
Jan-Mar, Jun, Oct; Priced from $3,995
Gorilla permits are an additional $1,400

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2023 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects Tour Sokoni’s recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International and internal air not included.

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