Rwanda Treasures & Classic Serengeti (in support of African Parks)

Rwanda Treasures & Classic Serengeti (in support of African Parks)

Rwanda might be a small country and gorilla trekking is undoubtedly the highlight for most visitors, but there is much more to see. While you can add a trek to find the rare primates as an extension of your trip, the focus is on two neighboring, but unlike safari destinations: unknown Akagera National Park in Rwanda and the world-famous Serengeti in Tanzania. This itinerary was created in support of African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization that takes on long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities.
OVERVIEW

Akagera in Rwanda will be your first destination. This beautiful, lush and mountainous area is a true safari oasis. Here you will find the Big Five – the only park in Rwanda, where you can find elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo – roaming through open grassland, thick bush and river beds. Akagera is a small miracle and a prime example of a conservation success story. During the war in Rwanda the park almost disappeared along with it iconic species like lion and rhino. Now they have been and still are being reintroduced and help Rwanda put itself on the map, not just as a progressive, modern country, but also as a top notch safari destination.

After learning so much about the importance of conservation, you head east – flying over the majestic Lake Victoria – to one of the most famous protected wildlife areas in the world, the Serengeti. The land of the Maasai is home to the characteristic vast grass plains and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. The Great Migration – almost a million wildebeest, zebra and other antelope constantly in search of the best food sources -roam the Serengeti and Masai Mara in their annual cycle. Should you not witness this spectacle, there will still be plenty to see; from the vast savanna to magical sunsets and a plethora of wildlife.

SUMMARY
Akagera National Park
4 Nights
Serengeti
4 Nights
YOUR JOURNEY

Akagera National Park

4 Nights

After an optional gorilla trek, head from Western Rwanda to the very east of the country. Your destination is Akagera National Park, the largest conservation area in Central Africa and truly a hidden gem. It is located along the border with Tanzania and the landscape is characterized by low mountains, vast open grassland and swamps. Look forward to more exciting wildlife sightings, from lions to rhinos and rare bird species like the shoebill stork. The south of the park surrounds Lake Ihema, where you can spot elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

Accommodation

Magashi Camp, Wilderness Safaris
Magashi Camp, Wilderness Safaris
Magashi Camp, Wilderness Safaris
Magashi Camp, Wilderness Safaris

Experiences

Game Drives
Boat Safaris
Exploring the River
Nature Conservation

Serengeti

4 Nights

Is there a more iconic safari destination than the Serengeti in Tanzania? Seemingly endless savanna, dotted by acacia trees and home to a plethora of wildlife and Africa’s main stage of the eternal fight for survival between prey and predator. This is also where you can witness nature’s greatest spectacle, the annual Great Migration: hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and smaller antelope move through the Serengeti Plains. Should you not catch the Great Migration at its peak, don’t despair. The Serengeti is so rich in the many wonders of Africa’s flora and fauna, it is always worth a visit. This is a real and unfenced wildlife adventure, get ready to be within walking distance of all the action in the savanna and to fall asleep to the lions roaring around you.

Accommodation

Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Singita Explore
Singita Explore

Experiences

Wildlife Sightings
Reconnection with Yourself & Nature
Magical Views & Sunsets
* PRICE PER PERSON SHARING, EXCLUDING FLIGHTS, RENTAL CAR & TRANSFERS - GORILLA TREKKING US$1500 PER PERSON
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