Mountain Gorilla Safari: Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda

12/05/2019 through 12/25/2020
12/05/2019 through 01/09/2021
Tauck

Mountain Gorilla Safari: Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda

Earth Journeys… Created by Tauck and BBC Earth. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities abound on this 13-day small group Earth Journeys safari. Intimate game drives in wildlife-rich national parks promise up-close animal encounters. A private ocean safari and spice tour in Zanzibar reveal cultural treasures. And a gorilla trek in Rwanda is a true bucket list experience! Unique experiences include custom film vignettes created by BBC Earth exclusively for Tauck; all small group departures, limited to just 24 guests for more intimate exploration; a private lecture at Oldupai Gorge where the remains of early man were found; a hot air balloon ride at dawn over the Serengeti followed by breakfast; ocean safari on a private dhow boat with lunch on a secluded beach; and a one-hour interactive visit with a silverback gorilla family in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park accompanied by an expert guide and a personal porter in small groups of just 8 guests. Experience the following… in Tanzania, visits to a Maasai village and primary school, a picnic in a prehistoric crater, and a private lecture in Oldupai Gorge precede four nights in the heart of Serengeti National Park, with a hot air balloon ride and daily game drives… in Zanzibar, spend two nights at a beachfront hotel with ocean view rooms in Stone Town include a walking spice tour with a coconut harvester, a cruise aboard a traditional dhow with swimming and snorkeling, and free time for exploration; and in Rwanda, enjoy a Kigali tour, coffee experience, visits to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum and Kigali Genocide Memorial, and a trek into Volcanoes National Park with expert guides to spend time with a gorilla family in the wild. Accommodations feature Serena Safari Lodges in Ngorongoro, with views of the crater, and in the Serengeti, where a Maasai-village inspired lodge overlooks the vast grasslands; Kirawira Tented Camp, combining colonial elegance with modern-day amenities – ideally located to overlook the great migration in the Western Serengeti; Park Hyatt Zanzibar, beachfront setting in the heart of historic Stone Town; and three nights in boutique hotels in Rwanda. Please note: You should expect your gorilla trek to be strenuous. As the mountain gorillas’ habitat can only be reached by hiking up into the mountains (there are no roads), your inbound trek may range from 40 minutes to 4 hours, at a beginning altitude of approx. 7,000 feet (approx. 2,130 meters) above sea level, and increasing from there. See the special notes in Pricing & Availability for further details.

Earth Journey, created with BBC Earth. Private game drives in open-top safari vehicles; visits to Lake Manyara & Serengeti national parks; hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti; picnic in Ngorongoro Crater; “spice” walking tour & dhow cruise in Zanzibar; private Gorilla Trek in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park; visits to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Museum, and Kigali’s Genocide Memorial Museum

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Day 1 Arusha, Tanzania
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Day 2 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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Day 4 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Day 5 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Day 6 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Day 7 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Day 8 Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Day 9 Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Day 10 Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Day 11
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