6 Days in Rwanda And Tanzania: The Perfect Safari Itinerary

6 Days in Rwanda And Tanzania Safari: The Perfect Itinerary – This exceptional six-day itinerary will take you to see the Big Five and the gentle giants of Rwanda’s mountains.

After visiting Volcanoes National Park to meet its iconic inhabitants in the footsteps of Dian Fossey, you will fly from Kigali to Tanzania for a three-day safari in quest of the Big Five and the Wildebeest Migration.

Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Your Journey Mapped Out: Rwanda And Tanzania Safari

  • Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes national park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 3: Kigali – Arusha
  • Day 4: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro
  • Day 6: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

Detailed Itinerary: Rwanda And Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival in Kigali, your Kabira Safari guide will greet you and begin the ninety-minute drive to Rwanda’s second largest city, Musanze. Musanze, situated in the foothills surrounding the world-famous Volcanoes National Park, is a vibrant city with numerous dining and leisure options. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to visit the adjacent Twin Lakes or Iby Iwacu Cultural Village.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda – All You Need To Know

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will proceed directly to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park to meet your guides. After the briefing, you will embark on the once-in-a-lifetime adventure of tracing the mysterious mountain gorillas.

It is impossible to predict the length or difficulty of your tracking experience, as it depends on the location of the gorilla family and the weather. It can take anywhere from two to six hours to travel through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Those who desire to go on the excursion are strongly advised to be physically fit.

Once you’ve located the gorillas, you will have one hour of intimate contact with them, which is likely to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. You’ll have the rare opportunity to come within a few metres of a family of these rare and beautiful creatures, observing their family dynamics and learning a bit about each gorilla’s unique personality in peaceful solitude.

After your excursion, you have the option of relaxing at your lodge or partaking in a variety of local activities, such as the Musanze cave tour and the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village.

Day 3: Kigali – Arusha

You will return to Kigali in time for lunch before embarking on a complimentary city excursion that includes the Genocide Memorial, Presidential Palace Museum, and local craft markets.

Your brunch at the renowned Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda) is another highlight of your day. After an afternoon/early evening flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania, you will spend the night in Arusha.

Day 4: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will depart from Arusha to travel to Lake Manyara National Park. The trip will take approximately two hours, and we will pass through Mto Wa Mbu along the route. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a cultural melting pot and a collector’s utopia.

You will enter Lake Manyara National Park after a brief halt at the village market. The park is a photographer’s paradise and provides some of the finest game viewing available. You can anticipate seeing many of Africa’s most well-known animals, with tree-climbing lions being a special delight. These haughty predators are virtually begging to be photographed as they lounge in acacia trees.

Birdwatchers will find Lake Manyara to be an utter paradise, as the park is home to a vast variety of birds. Large colonies of flamingos, circling birds of prey, and the brilliantly colored lilac-breasted roller are certain to impress even the most inexperienced birdwatcher.

You will then return to your selected lodging for dinner and a restful night’s sleep.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro

You Won’t Believe What Happened on our Tanzania Safari (Ngorongoro Crater)

Some consider Ngorongoro Crater to be the world’s eighth wonder, and you’ll embark for it following breakfast. As soon as you catch your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic vantage point, you’ll realize why it has such a prestigious reputation.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most popular safari destinations because it is home to over 120 mammal species, including the legendary “Big Five.” It is an excellent site to observe the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a solitary meal on the grass plains, as well as large numbers of hippos enjoying the cool water.

You can observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognizable features from the comfort of your open-air vehicle. The crater is home to many predators, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape bison, and other animals. It is one of the premier safari destinations in Africa.

Following the day’s shocks and excitement, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s renowned hippo pool. In the evening, you will return to your Karatu accommodations for supper and rest.

Day 6: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

The day will be spent traveling through Tanzania’s least visited national park, Tarangire.

Once inside the park, you will see the eponymous Tarangire river fringed with acacia and Baobab, along which wildlife ambles during the day. Thousands of animals from the Masai steppe migrate to the Tarangire region during the dry season in search of water, making it possible to see dozens of various species in a short amount of time.

The park is home to endangered species like the Greater Kudu, Fringe-eared Oryx, and Ashy Starling.

Indulge in a picnic lunch in one of the park’s picnic locations while appreciating the breathtaking view of the Tarangire River. Keep a watch on your food, however, because the local monkey population will gladly steal a tasty treat if given the chance.

You will arrive back in Arusha in the late afternoon.

End of the 6 Days Rwanda And Tanzania Safari Itinerary

By clicking “accept cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Privacy Policy .
Read more
error: Content is protected !!
Open chat
Speak to an Expert!
Chat With A Human Expert!
Hello, its Sharon from Kabira Safaris & Tours Africa. How may I help you?
Pay online