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15 Days Gorilla & Great Migration Mara River Crossing-Mid-Range

15 Days

Experience East Africa’s Iconic Great Migration Mara River Crossing

Witness the Great Migration Mara river crossing Unfold before your eyes on this 15-day expedition of a lifetime. Encounter the gentle giants of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, coming face-to-face with majestic mountain gorillas. 

Witness the heart-pounding spectacle of the Great Migration, where vast herds of wildebeest and zebra surge across the vast Serengeti plains, including the iconic Maasai Mara region. 

Discover ancient ways of life alongside the Hadzabe Bushmen. Their connection to the land offers a glimpse into a timeless world. 

Explore the wildlife-rich depths of the Ngorongoro Crater, a breathtaking natural sanctuary known as Africa’s Eden. 

Embrace comfort and adventure in handpicked lodges strategically positioned to maximize your wildlife encounters and offer rejuvenation amidst the wild beauty.

Experience Highlights:

  • Wildlife Wonders: Trek alongside gorillas in Uganda, witness the Great Migration Mara River Crossing during your Serengeti safari tour, and encounter diverse wildlife in legendary parks.
  • Beyond the Ordinary: Experience authentic East Africa with our best gorilla trekking in Rwanda and cultural encounters with the Hadzabe tribe.
  • Comfort Meets Adventure: Relax in carefully selected lodges, blending comfort with prime wildlife viewing locations.
  • Tailored Exploration: Our experienced guides ensure your seamless journey, immersing you in Africa’s wonders.

Overcoming Travel Worries:

  • Expertise and Ease: Let us handle the details, ensuring a smooth and enriching safari experience.
  • Peace of Mind: Our in-depth knowledge of Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania guarantees safety, comfort, and the best possible wildlife encounters.

Why Choose This Tour

  • The Best of Multiple Worlds: Combine the thrill of gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda with the iconic Great Migration Mara River Crossing and the wildlife haven of the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Unforgettable Encounters: Meet gorillas face-to-face, witness the drama of the Great Migration, and discover diverse wildlife across legendary East African parks.
  • Immerse in Culture: Connect with the Hadzabe tribe, gaining unique insights into their ancient way of life.
  • Comfort & Adventure Combined: Indulge in handpicked lodges where comfort complements your thrilling wildlife experiences.
  • Personalized and Enriching: Our knowledgeable guides and tailored itinerary ensure you safely experience the very best of East Africa.

Are you ready to embark on an East African journey that will transform you? Explore the wilderness with our personalized planning services. 

Limited-time offer: Book Before May 31, 2024, for a unique guided night safari at no extra cost!

Contact us today, and let’s create unforgettable memories!

  • Kigali
  • Arusha
  • On Arrival & Departure
  • As Mentioned in the Itinerary


Arrival and pick up from the airport and drive to your hotel

Dinner and overnight: Milcolline Hotel.
Meals: BB

Drive 2hours to cross Katunna border and drive 1hour to Arcadia lodge for lunch.
Here you will enjoy the stunning view of L. Bunyonyi.
After lunch take the last part of the journey to Bweza Gorilla lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight: Bweza Gorilla Lodge
Meals: FB

Gorilla trekking begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with your rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, hiking boots because of the slippery hill slops. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the Primates for a group you have been booked for.

Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Return to the lodge for Lunch. Travel to the Southern Part of Bwindi.

Dinner and overnight: Bweza Gorilla lodge.
Meals: FB

Lose Yourself in Nature
Explore the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a guided walk. Early in the morning, venture out into the thick jungles of Bwindi to immerse yourself in this fascinating, bio-diverse habitat.
The mist-clad hillsides of this natural reserve are carpeted with an ancient rainforest that is home to 120 species of mammals, including 7 diurnal primates. In addition, an astounding 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies call the steamy woodlands of Bwindi their home.

Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing ecosystem as your guide introduces you to the local fauna and flora and leads your through your verdant surroundings. This truly is the heart of Africa!

Dinner and overnight: Bweza Gorilla lodge.
Meals: FB

Breakfast, transfer to Kigali international airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Arusha (45-60 minutes).

Dinner and overnight:African Tulip Hotel.
Meals: BB

After breakfast embark to the Tarangire National Park for a game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, dring Tanzania’s dry season. In the afternoon you will eat your lunch at the picnic overlooking Tarangire River.

Dinner and overnight:Tarangire Sopa Lodges
Meals: FB

Revel in a safari adventure on a day game drive
Enjoy the thrill of getting up close and personal with the bigger wildlife as well as the smaller bush creatures, on a 1-day game drive in one of Tanzania's national parks. This park is a little gem, especially when you love elephants. Enjoy the beautiful views over the Tarangire river, where large families of elephants often gather. The perfect spot for a day game drive.

Dinner and overnight:Ngorongoro Marera Valley Views Lodge.
Meals: FB

Early morning breakfast then embark to visit Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, the Tanzania’s remarkable residents don’t just come on four legs. Indigenous hunter-gatherer tribes still exist in East Africa (just) and you’ll enjoy two days of memorable cultural immersion.

The nimble Hadzabe Bushmen sidestep through the trees, picking up on every clue as they stalk a small antelope. You can also see the clues; an upturned stone, a line of animal droppings, a slight indent in the grass. But the bushman spots them without breaking stride, eyes always scanning ahead, the path of the prey continually visualized.

On day eight you’ll head out on a morning hunt, a haunting experience that reveals the phenomenal skills of these ancient people. And yes, they do still use a homemade bow and arrow.

Dinner and overnight:Ngorongoro Marera Valley Views Lodge.
Meals: FB

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Crater, We will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half days safari tour. Another big draw card to this picturesque conservation is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, and jackals.
After lunch Leave the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.

Dinner and overnight:SUEÑOS DE AFRICA LUXURY CAMP.
Meals: FB

After breakfast, we head to find good sightings A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacles, you will spend the full day at the river waiting for migration crossing.

The for great wildebeest migration and the wildebeest crossing will be along the Mara river and this will be your opportunity to see them crossing the famous Mara river full of crocodiles ambushing them. After lunch you will be transferred to the central Serengeti plains, game viewing en-route south from the Mara River valley takes you through hills country.

Dinner and overnight:Serengeti River Camp.
Meals: FB

Enjoy a beautiful breakfast at the lodge, before transferring to the northern Serengeti national park, this time take in as much as you can of the great Mara river wildebeest crossing. Witness the thrilling action of the river crossing of hundreds and thousands of wildebeest, the awaiting predators, crocodiles, accompanying zebras, wallowing hippos, elephants and local and migratory birds.

Dinner and overnight:Serengeti River Camp.
Meals: FB

After an early breakfast, you will head out to make the most of the day. There is a chance you may see hundreds of thousands of desperate wildebeest gather together on the banks of the river, gazing wistfully across the turbulent water at the green grass on the other side but no animal will make a move.

All it takes is one brave wildebeest to take the literal plunge and, then, all follow! The animals that do successfully avoid the awaiting crocodile jaws and make it over the river are rewarded with the lush green grazing grass of the Masai Mara.

Dinner and overnight:Serengeti River Camp.
Meals: FB

Drive within the central Serengeti set off along Orange River, heading north-east, Crises-crossing the river, we will walk through great rock kopjes where wildlife will be spotted along the edges of the woodlands and plains.

Private continental and local cuisine bush dinner (barbecue if you will be interested) ca be offered.

Dinner and overnight:SUEÑOS DE AFRICA LUXURY CAMP.
Meals: FB

After breakfast, we head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the Olduvai Gorge

Dinner and overnight:Ngorongoro Marera Valley Views Lodge.
Meals: FB

After breakfast, escort you on the final leg of your journey to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight for your flight back home depending on your flight schedule.


The safari package includes:

  • All transfers according to program
  • Safari costing Includes 18% VAT (Government Tax ) Value Added Tax
  • English speaking safari guide
  • All executions mentioned as per sample itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks.
  • Concession fee
  • Bed Night Levy
  • Crater Service Fee
  • Overnight all Hotels / Lodges according to program
  • FB during safari
  • Safari starts with lunch boxes and ends with lunch boxes on the last day of safari.
  • When Special Offer is given out (Dinner and Breakfast is included)
  • Check out time from any lodge is at 10.00 Am
  • 1.5 liters mineral water per person per day on safari.
  • Unlimited game drive.

The safari package excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (if not mentioned above)
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
  • Excursions and trips not included in this program (e.g. Serengeti Balloon Safari)

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15 Days Gorilla & Great Migration Mara River Crossing-Mid-Range
From $9,575
/ Adult
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