Luxury Gorilla / Tanzanian safari
Gentle giants, intimate lodges
It’s a journey of a lifetime to meet the last Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, who will warm your hearts. Indulge yourself with excellent service and guidance throughout the trip in East Africa’s coveted parks and award-winning properties.
At a glance
About 1000 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, in fact the only mammal species whose population is increasing; thanks to concerted conservation efforts and sustainable tourism.
Tanzania as top-notch safari destination will bring you closer to Africa’s big cats, prolific wildlife and world largest mammalian migration.
Award-winning and thoughtfully selected Lodges will cater for best service, special moments and ensure an exclusive experience.
Day 1 Arrival to Rwanda
Arrival at Kigali international Airport/Rwanda. Upon arrival you will be met by a VIP Visa assistant whom will assist you with customs and immigration clearance. You will be escorted to your driver/guide outside and transfer to Kigali Marriott Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Hotel. Check-out is at 10:00AM, your driver will await you at the reception and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. En route you can opt for a guided city tour or visit Rwanda’s Genocide memorial.
After approx. 2,5 hrs drive you reach Bisate Lodge, near volcanoes National Park – home of Rwanda’s last mountain gorilla families.
Bisate Lodge has gone to great lengths in its quest to combine traditional Rwandan building methods and materials with first-class contemporary comfort and design. A sprawling domed thatch and stone structure built into hillside forest, inside is a fine-dining-style restaurant and a series of striking shared lounges with open fireplaces and elegant furnishings.
Day 3 Variety of activities
Enjoy a breakfast at leisure and opt for a variety of activities at your disposal.
Optional activities today: trek to the twin crater lakes, Gorilla Clinic, volcano hike, community visit, tree-planting nursery, golden monkey trek, birding
Dinner and overnight at Bisate Lodge.
Day 4 Gorilla Trekking
You will start your day with an early delicious breakfast. Short transfer to the park headquarters where you meet your ranger guide for a compulsory and comprehensive briefing before starting the exhilarating trek into the thick rain forest of the Virunga Mountains.
Upon sighting the gorilla family, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, foraging, playing, resting; raising and protecting their young ones.
Trek back and exit the National Park for dinner and third overnight at Bisate Lodge.
Day 5 Kigali to Lake Manyara Airstrip / Tanzania
Early breakfast, before leaving Bisate behind and transfer to Kigali International Airport to board a light aircraft to Manyara Airstrip, stopover at Mwanza (Tanzania’s entry point) and drop off other passengers in Serengeti before landing in Manyara (*Tanzania is 1 hour ahead of Kigali, and Mwanza custom involves 40 mins on the ground.)
Meet & Greet at Lake Manyara Airstrip with your Nale Moru Safari Expert Guide, transfer to the magnificent Andbeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Enjoy splendid views and private sundowner on the rim of the Crater. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater L.
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater
We recommend descending into the crater with packed bush breakfast so you can enjoy wildlife at its most active morning hours. Break the day for private bush breakfast before you resume game drive until early noon.
In the afternoon head back to the Lodge for hot lunch, community visit and a spa treatment.
Dinner and second overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
Day 7 Fly to Singita Grumeti Private Concession
Early breakfast before transfer to Manyara airstrip and flight to Singita Grumeti Private Concession.
You will drive to the lodge for hot lunch and siesta, late noon you will head out for a bush walk or game drive.
Dinner and Overnight at Singita Faru Faru
Day 8 and 9 Singita Grumeti Private Concession
Relish near exclusive safari experience, Game drives usually happen in the early morning hours and later afternoon. During mid-day you can spend time at the swimming pool, gym or book a well-deserved spa treatment.
Optional activities: bush walks, star gazing, visit Anti-poaching look out, community visit.
Dinner and two more overnights at Singita Faru Faru.
Day 10 Fly back to Kilimanjaro Airport
After delicious breakfast you will be transferred to Singita airstrip and fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport for onward travel arrangements.
Why Nale Moru
We know the land.
We seek to show you the authentic Africa. The one that’s at once beautiful and raw, honest and unpredictable. In a place like this, you want to travel with experts. We are a boutique travel company run by experienced guides who have worked these lands for a combined total of 20 years and counting. We take you to our favourite spots, stay at boutique properties in exquisite locations and will never take you somewhere we haven’t been (and loved) already.
We design experiences like no other.
We delight in offering travelers some of the most rare and fascinating moments East Africa has to offer. Group tours and tourist trails are not our style – our itineraries are designed to maximise your safari experience. This includes access to remote areas where you’re likely to have the sunrise to yourself, encounter prominent ecologists and wildlife researchers or receive complimentary room upgrades. Whether it’s the laidback luxury of a casual tented bush camp, the refined elegance of the Singita’s or a boutique house on a remote private concession – we match the flavour of each experience to your style and preference.
We take care of you.
Your experience is our priority. We match you with the most knowledgeable and skilled naturalist guides and meticulously craft your itinerary with the finer details of VIP airport visa service, private transport, necessary permits, and luxury accommodation among many others. We choose only the most reliable suppliers and safest of routes, and we’re always on call to assist you throughout your journey. We understand that your time is precious and take care of everything, so all that’s left for you to do is immerse yourself in the adventure.
We travel responsibly.
We care about the local communities and ecological integrity of the areas we visit. We tread as lightly as possible, use no plastic on safari and provide eco-friendly meal hampers with BPA-free stainless-steel water bottles for your comfort. We are committed to helping East African communities through considered and respectful tourism – and give back as much as we can. That includes carbon offset options, as well as community donations and tree planting. Our commitment to sustainable tourism ensures that African ecosystems thrive and benefit future generations.
We have you covered.
We understand that safaris can be a big investment. So to offer you full financial protection and peace of mind, we carry comprehensive tour operator liability insurance as well as passenger liability insurance. Our safaris also include flying doctor medical evacuation premium.
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Nale Moru Experiential Travel Co.
1215, Old Farm House 2,
Kiranyi, Arusha, Tanzania
Telephone +255 788 835 575
Liability Insurance: T10691