Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 C-h-e-a-p K-i-t-c-h-e-n-s For Sale Dumfries & Galloway
  2. 2 March Trip to South Africa -- Need Quick Guidance Please!
  3. 3 Marrakesh - Expenses
  4. 4 Morocco Trip End of April - itinerary help please!
  5. 5 First time Safari - any comments on Wild Wings/Taga Safari companies?
  6. 6 Mombasa recomendations please
  7. 7 Private tours in Morocco
  8. 8 Kings Pool vs. Duma Tau
  9. 9 Hotels for Victoria falls
  10. 10 First time to Africa-need help!
  11. 11 How do I know if a company is legit
  12. 12 Point and Shoot camera for a Kenyan Safari
  13. 13 Trip Report South Africa trip report
  14. 14 Question about Yellow Fever certificate
  15. 15 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  16. 16 Has anyone used this company in Uganda
  17. 17 Jewish tour Casablanca
  18. 18 Kenyan Safari Spending Money
  19. 19 Ethiopian security
  20. 20 Duffel Bag Suggestions?
  21. 21 Eyes on Africa Safari Recommendations???
  22. 22 morocco
  23. 23 Morocco 10 days - plz review
  24. 24 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  25. 25 Is an Iranian visa a problem when entering Israel?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Preliminary Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya itinerary

Jump to last reply

I am in the process of planning a safari to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya for late July – early August. I have read many of the posts on this board and have gotten some great information, and now I wanted to get your feedback on a possible itinerary. Please remember, that this is a very preliminary itinerary and am fairly flexible with any suggestions you have.

Fly from States to Kigali, Rwanda
Day 1 - arrive in Kigali and transfer to Novotel Umubano Hotel
Day 2 - drive to Ruhengeri. Stay at Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Day 3 - gorilla trek. Overnight at Gorilla's Nest Lodge
Day 4 - gorilla trek. Return to Kigali for another night at Novotel Umubano Hotel.
Day 5 - transfer to airport. Fly to Arusha. Night at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Day 6 - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Day 7 - Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Day 8 - Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9 - Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 10 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 11 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 12 - fly to Nairobi to catch flight back to the States

The Rwanda part will be booked through either Unusual Destinations or Primate Safaris and the rest through CCAfrica.

I have done some reading on this board and on a number of other resources, and suggested the following changes to my travel agent.

Days 1 - 4 would be the same.
Day 5 - transfer to airport. Fly to Arusha. Fly to Zanzibar
Day 6 - Zanzibar
Day 7 - Zanzibar
Day 8 - fly back to Arusha. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9 - Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 10 - Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 11 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 12 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 13 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 14 - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Day 15 - fly to Nairobi to catch flight back to the States


I'm not sure if the ordering looks right, but I am flexible regarding this. Would it be easier to end in Zanzibar?

My main goals are to see the mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, the migration, and take a balloon ride and possibly a Masai village visit. I understand that the migration can never be completely predicted, and I have read that it might be in ether the Serengeti or Mara during this time period. If I skip the Serengeti, what do you think my chances are of seeing the Migration at Kichwa Tembo? Also, I added in Zanzibar because the pictures just looked so amazing. Is it worth flying this far just to go to the beach?

Cost is somewhat of an issue... I can’t afford to do everything top of the line, but I would rather pay more for a great game drive. I don't care as much where I sleep, as I do experiencing Africa and seeing the animals. For instance, CCAfrica originally had me booked at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. As great at this sounded, I would rather spend the money by extended my vacation and seeing more of this part of the world.

I went to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe about 4 years ago, and absolutely feel in love with Africa. I can't wait to get back!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement