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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Ultimate Journeys
Location: Rwanda, Tanzania
Length: 13 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Finest in Africa
Priced From: $21168





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Singita Private Mobile Camp
Mnemba Island Lodge

AREAS VISITED:
RWANDA
Kigali
Kinigi

TANZANIA
Serengeti National Park
Zanzibar




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ULTIMATE EAST AFRICA SAFARI

Deluxe Safari Featuring the Serengeti, Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar

Overview

This exclusive safari features the best experiences Africa has to offer! It includes a thrilling gorilla trek in Rwanda; a view of the Great Migration across the Serengeti; the luxury of yesteryear on a private tented safari; and the underwater wonderlands of the Indian Ocean on a private island near Zanzibar. No detail has been overlooked and the accommodations are Africa’s finest!



Premium accommodations

Africa’s best safari experiences

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Exclusive private tented safari

White sand beaches on a private island near Zanzibar

Optional “In search of the migration” flight over the Serengeti


Day 01: Kigali, Rwanda
Day 02: Gorilla Trekking
Day 03: Gorilla Trekking
Day 04: Serengeti National Park – Grumeti Reserve
Day 05: Serengeti National Park – Grumeti Reserve
Day 06: Serengeti National Park – Grumeti Reserve
Day 07: Serengeti Ntl. Park – Private Mobile Camp
Day 08: Serengeti Ntl. Park – Private Mobile Camp
Day 09: Serengeti Ntl. Park – Private Mobile Camp
Day 10: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
Day 11: Mnemba Island
Day 12: Mnemba Island
Day 13: Mnemba Island / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Rwanda

DAY 1 Kigali, Rwanda

Touch down in magical Africa. The journey of a lifetime is about to begin! Once past airport formalities, you will receive a warm welcome from the Born Free host. You are then whisked away to your hotel for a good night’s sleep, dreaming of the adventure unfolding over the next two weeks!

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Dinner)

DAY 2 Gorilla Trekking

After a short drive to Park Headquarters, meet with our excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. Begin your hike into the forest; the guides will know where the gorillas were seen the night before, and track from that point. The trekking can take anywhere from 1 to 6 hours, and can climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet.

Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery certainly make the trekking worthwhile. Once the majestic gorillas are located, all fatigue is forgotten. The experience of seeing the gorillas up close and personal in their natural habitat is often described as being the most profound natural experience in the world.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 Gorilla Trekking – Kigali

You may choose to spend a second day in the mountains, perhaps visiting a second family of gorillas. After your trek and a picnic lunch, head back to Kigali through the magnificent countryside. If you decide not to trek, we will take you on a leisurely tour through the lush green hills and valleys of Rwanda, stopping at Lake Kivu and the various handicraft markets. If time permits this afternoon, you will also tour the Genocide Memorial and Museum.

Kigali Serena Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tanzania

DAY 4-6 Serengeti National Park– Grumeti Reserve

Up early this morning as you are escorted back to the Kigali airport for your flight to Mwanza, Tanzania. Upon arrival in Mwanza you will clear customs and board your scheduled flight to the fabulous Serengeti. The base for your safari will be the award winning Singita Grumeti Reserve. This vast private concession offers an unparalleled eco-safari, teeming with magnificent wildlife encounters along the western corridor of the Serengeti. The Reserve holds an exclusive trio of luxury lodges, ideally positioned on the epic migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest. If it is solitude you seek, then Singita Grumeti Reserves is the place to be!

Situated on a slope, basking in the abundance of animal species and birdlife around it, Singita Faru Faru Lodge lends a contemporary signature style to your safari. Inspired by a botanical theme, this riverside lodge offers barefoot elegance in a laid-back, rustic setting. The elevated viewing decks over the watering hole allow guests to view game without even leaving their lodge.

Spend these days exploring all that the famous Serengeti National Park has to offer. Speak with your guide and let him know if there are any species you would like to discover. Other activities include game viewing, mountain biking, and an optional horseback riding safari.

You may opt to take a fabulous “in search of the migration” flight – the adventure of a lifetime! After our professional guides locate the migration, you board our aircraft and fly to the area, then a 4 x 4 vehicle will pick you up to take you as close as possible. The impressive phenomenon of the migration is determined by the available grazing land and water. The wildebeest and zebra move from the southern plains of the Serengeti northward to the Masai Mara in Kenya. The migration is rarely ever the same in terms of precise timing and direction, as the weather conditions influence the grass growth. This means that the wildebeest move off the open plains earlier in some years and remain in the woodlands for longer time in others. With the movement of the plains game, so follow the predators. The land is alive with game, and our guides will take you to the heart of the action!

Singita Faru Faru Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7–9 Serengeti National Park – Private Mobile Camp

Bid farewell to your Faru Faru hosts and you are off with your guide across the plains for a morning game drive. Arrive at camp in time for a delicious lunch set up outdoors, overlooking the Serengeti Plains.

Your exclusive luxury safari camp will truly embody the spirit of the African safari camp of yesteryear! Set up in a remote area, your fully serviced camp is located in the heart of the African bush. The tents are huge, with bathrooms en-suite. Three-course meals are freshly prepared, with dinner served under the stars or in your dining tent. Full day game drives and walks are part of the experience. Nothing is left behind in comfort or services!

Singita Private Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10–12 Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Up early this morning; break camp and board your flight to lovely Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Your local host will meet you at the airport and escort you to Mnemba crossing, where you will board your boat to the island.

Mnemba Island Lodge is truly a tropical paradise. Situated on the beautiful private island of Mnemba, off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar, the island is surrounded by an abundance of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Take in the romantic views, exclusivity, rustic luxury and the unparalleled beauty of this island. Expect to be pampered beyond your wildest dreams: each day is tailored for you to enjoy as you wish. You can enjoy the numerous water activities, explore this paradise on foot, or simply relax the hours away. Finish off your ideal day with a delicious fresh fish and seafood dinner, served on the white sand beach under the stars. Drift off to sleep in absolute bliss to the tune of waves washing up on the shore.

Mnemba Island Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13 Zanzibar – Your Journey Onwards

Bid farewell to the unforgettable Mnemba Island and continue on to the Zanzibar airport for your international departure.

SUGGESTED EXTENSIONS
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Ngorongoro Crater
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
All Seasons $21,168.00 Contact Us

Rates are for land arrangements and air internal air as specified:
Kigali – Mwanza; Mwanza – Serengeti; Serengeti – Zanzibar
International airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

SAFARI DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed once confirmations of specialty properties and gorilla permits are received. Full payment of non-refundable gorilla permits is required to confirm reservation.

PARTICIPANTS:
Visitors must be in excellent physical condition, without heart problems. Time is spent on strenuous days in high altitude in humid rain forests, steep and on slippery terrain. Walks can be arduous and you may walk for hours before you come across the gorillas. Your time with the gorillas, once you have found them, will be limited to one hour before you trek back to camp. Gorilla permits are issued to ages 16 and up and passports are checked.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.