8 Days of Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Zanzibar Beach

Tour Plan


Status: Open All year

Vehicle used: : 4/4 Land Cruiser

Accommodations: Tented Camp/Lodges

Volcanoes – 2 Night & Zanzibar – 5 Nights

Activities: Game viewing, photography, nature walk, sightseeing, birding & beach holiday


Day 1: Kigali – City tour, transfer to Volcanoes National Park. Approx. 3 hours

You will be picked by our guide from Kigali hotel and head for a Kigali city tour visiting Genocide memorial ground where over 25000 bodies of victims of genocide were given a decent burial. Later have lunch in a local restaurant before a drive to Musanze, Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight: The Bishop’s House/Five Volcanoes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 2: Gorilla Trek Experience

Arise early and have breakfast, then be transferred to the park’s headquarters, Office of Tourism in Kinigi where you are briefed by the park ranger about the rules and regulations governing Gorilla tracking before you head off to the jungle in search for these gentle giants. The gorilla trek can last from an hour to six hours depending on the gorilla’s movements and although the trek is strenuous it is rewarding at the end. You will be given an hour with the gorilla to take as many pictures and just enjoy watching them play. You will have picnic lunch and later trek back to start point and drive back to the lodge.

Overnight: The Bishop’s House/Five Volcanoes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Volcanoes – Transfer to Kigali – Fly to Nairobi then to Zanzibar

Have early breakfast then depart for Kigali where you will take an afternoon flight to Nairobi. You will connect with Late afternoon/early evening flight to Zanzibar where you will spend your next 5 nights.

Overnight: Zuri Zanzibar/Matemwe Lodge/Kilindi Zanzibar

Meal Plan : Half Board (Zuri & Matemwe)/All Inclusive (Kilindi)


Day 4, 5, 6 & 7: Zanzibar

On Leisure

Overnight: Zuri Zanzibar/Matemwe Lodge/Kilindi Zanzibar

Meal Plan:Half Board (Zuri & Matemwe)/All Inclusive (Kilindi) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8: Zanzibar – Home-bound flight

Depending on your out-bound flight, you will have a final transfer to Zanzibar Airport.

  • All government taxes/VAT
  • Park entry fees
  • 7-night accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
  • Drinking water
  • Game drives in a 4*4 Land Cruiser all with a pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
  • Services of professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person in Rwanda
  • Lunch on the last day
  • All airport transfers as mentioned
  • Internal flights; Kigali – Nairobi – Zanzibar
  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Other personal items
  • Optional Activities: Balloon ride ($450 per person), Maasai Village visit and any other activity not in the tour description above
Rates depend on:
  • Number of people traveling
  • Date or month (hotels have different rates throughout the year)
  • Any other special request i.e. children and their ages

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