A once in a lifetime safari to East Africa culminating with a mountain gorilla trek
There is no doubt that one travel’s richest experiences is an African wildlife safari, and if you were to experience this just once in your life then you would want to see it all – the “Big 5” of lion, leopard, elephant, Buffalo and rhino in the open savannah as well as a surreal encounter in the jungle with a family group of mountain gorillas.
Look no further because renowned escorted tours specialist, Tauck, has designed the ultimate East African adventure that will take a group of like-minded wildlife enthusiasts on a 13-day journey that is sure to be the source of lifelong reminiscence.
In a journey of three distinct sections the majesty of East Africa’s natural wonders will be unveiled commencing with a week of classic safari along Tanzania’s famous northern circuit. With a two night stopover on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater before entering the mighty Serengeti National Park for four nights the schedule of game drives and cultural visits will reveal plenty of close-up game viewing as well as fascinating insights into both the origins of mankind and Maasai culture.
A brief coastal interlude on the Spice island of Zanzibar adds an opportunity to relax after a week of intensive exploration at a beachfront hotel with ocean views in Stone Town. Take a cruise on a traditional dhow and learn about the centuries old spice trade.
The grand finale sees the group travel by air to landlocked Rwanda and onwards up country to the Volcanoes National Park, where preparations will be made for small groups of just 8 to accompany mountain gorilla expert guides on a walking trek up the forest-cloaked volcanic landscape for a meeting with a family group of mountain gorillas.