Migration, Gorillas & Cape Town Tour

Join us as we embark on a journey of a lifetime. Our remarkable fully guided 14-day and 13-night tour explores the enigmatic country of South Africa, from early morning sunrises and game drives to breathtaking panoramic views of the Cape Town – the Migration, Gorilla and Cape Town tour offers each guest an experience filled with rich history and endless activities.

Includes
  • The services of a private specialist guide and host, for the duration of the tour
  • Accommodation on a sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Drinks (with the exception of Premium & Imported brands) at Serengeti Under Canvas and Virunga Volcanoes Lodge
  • Laundry at the above
  • Relevant park fees
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flights
    • Arusha Airport to Grumeti airstrip (by scheduled light aircraft flight)
    • Grumeti airstrip to Kigali Airport (by scheduled light aircraft flight)
    • Kigali Airport to Johannesburg Airport (in scheduled economy class)
    • Johannesburg to Cape Town Airport, return (in scheduled economy class)
Excludes
  • International flights homebound and related ticket or airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Porterage, tips and gratuities, tours/excursions and related entrance fees and transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cancellation, baggage and/or medical insurance
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visas

Day 1 – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed at the entrance to the terminal building by a Wild Lives Guest Experience Manager who will assist you with customs and immigrations formalities, and the collection of your luggage.

Proceed to the arrivals hall where you will meet Jurgen Vogt – your Wild Lives Specialist Guiding Host who will assist you to a waiting vehicle and accompany you on your transfer to the Arusha Coffee Lodge (approx. 60 to 90 minutes by private road transfer – depending on traffic).

Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 – Northern Serengeti

Following breakfast and checkout, Jurgen will lead the way as you privately transfer to Arusha Airport where you will board your scheduled/shared light aircraft flight to Grumeti airstrip.

Upon your arrival, you will be met by a member of the Serengeti Under Canvas team who will transfer you to the camp (approx. 45 to 60 minutes by shared game drive transfer).

Settle in to your bedouin style tents with a chance to freshen up before the afternoon wildlife activity, sundowners and a breathtaking sunset, ending off your day.

Accommodation: andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Day 3 – Northern Serengeti

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife activities which include bird and animal watching.

It is important to note that although all efforts are made for guests to encounter the migration, sightings are not guaranteed as animal movements are subject to seasonal weather patterns.

Accommodation: andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Day 4 – Northern Serengeti

Take the morning and afternoon to explore the Serengeti and experience wildlife that you may not have seen previously.

It is important to note that although all efforts are made for guests to encounter the migration, sightings are not guaranteed as animal movements are subject to seasonal weather patterns.

Accommodation: andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Day 5 – Kigali

After lunch, at a time confirmed by Jurgen, you will be transferred to the Grumeti airstrip for your scheduled/shared light aircraft flight via Mwanza to Kigali Airport.

Kindly note:
Depending on occupancies at the camp on the day of departure, you may be required to vacate your tent as per normal check out time of 11 am. You will, however, be allowed to relax and enjoy the main guest areas for the remainder of your stay. Should availability permit, you will be allowed access to your tent until departure, but this cannot be guaranteed and will only be confirmed to you that morning.

Arriving at the Kigali Airport, you will be assisted through Rwandan Customs and Immigration formalities, following which you will be privately transferred to the Kigali Serena Hotel.

Check in and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 6 – Volcanoes National Park

Depart the morning on a short city tour to visit the Genocide memorial and craft centre. Following a safari briefing, over a snack at a local restaurant, you will depart on a leisurely drive through the Rwandan countryside to Musanze (aka Ruhengeri) (± 2.5 hour leisurely transfer).

Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Volcanoes National Park

Day 7 –Volcanoes National Park

An early morning awaits. After a quick breakfast, you depart at approximately 6 am to the park office.

At 7 am, you will receive a safety briefing before heading to the trailhead for the start of your gorilla trek. Once you have found the gorilla family, you will spend a magical hour observing them before returning to the lodge.

In the afternoon, you tour to the nearby ex-poacher’s village.

Evening will be at leisure.

Day 8 – Volcanoes National Park

Another early morning. After a quick breakfast, you depart once again to the park office where you will depart on your second gorilla trek.

Once you have found a different gorilla family, you will spend another exciting hour observing them, experiencing a different thrill. No two visit are ever the same.

In the afternoon, you may opt to visit the caves, formed over centuries of volcanic activity from the Virunga Volcanoes, these caves give tourists a rare look into Rwandan earth and history.

Your evening will be at leisure.

Accommodation: Volcanoes National Park

Day 9 – Johannesburg

After a relaxed breakfast, your safari continues with your drive back to Kigali, arriving in time to board your early evening flight to Johannesburg.

In Johannesburg, you will be met in the terminal building and assisted through Customs and Immigration, with collecting your luggage and to the nearby hotel for check in.

Settle into your rooms and enjoy a well deserved rest after a long day of travelling.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Day 10 – Cape Town

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel. After breakfast and checkout, Jurgen will accompany you back to the terminal building where you will board a scheduled flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, collect your luggage and follow Jurgen to the arrivals hall where a local host will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch (for own account) after which you will head to the University of Cape Town for a visit.

The evening will be at leisure.

We suggest dining at the fabulous in-house Signal restaurant this evening (for own account).

Accommodation: Cape Grace

Day 11 – Cape Town

Enjoy an early breakfast this morning. Both Jurgen and your local guiding host will meet you in reception as you depart on a full day Cape Peninsula Experience.

This will include a breathtaking drive along the Cape coastline and a brief visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You reach Simon’s Town in the late morning (11:30 am) where you will embark on an adventure of a lifetime – Shark Cage Diving.

You meet the crew and are welcomed aboard the boat for a full safety and weather briefing before departure. You then depart to Seal Island which is ± 30 minutes by boat. You will spend ± 3 hours anchored as you enjoy diving and learning more about these amazing creatures.

A packed lunch will be enjoyed on the boat.

In the mid afternoon, you return to mainland where your local guide will be waiting to transfer you back to the hotel. Time and energy permitting, you may continue to Boulders Beach to view the African Penguin colony.

Enjoy an evening at leisure.

The evening, you may venture into the adjoining Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for dinner at one of the numerous restaurants there (for own account).

Accommodation: Cape Grace

Day 12 – Cape Town

An early morning awaits. You will be collected from the hotel by your specialist hiking guide for a short drive to the bottom cableway station from where you will hike to the top of the Mountain (± 2-3 hours).

Once at the top, you may enjoy a stroll around or enjoy a cup of coffee in the cafe before heading down via Cableway.

A moderate level of fitness is required for the hike up Table Mountain.

You will have opportunity to freshen up at the hotel before heading on a tour of the Bo-Kaap and a Cape Malay interactive cooking experience.

You return to the hotel in the afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Cape Grace

Day 13 – Cape Town

On this morning, before breakfast, you may enjoy an early morning 1 hour private Stand up Paddle boarding family excursion through the canal ways of the V&A Waterfront. A fun and interesting way to exercise.

After breakfast at the hotel, you depart on an exciting adventure – a Winelands tour by sidecar. You may enjoy the picturesque towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek whilst riding in a motorcycle sidecar.
You will visit a range of smaller wineries enjoying not just wine but beer, olives, chocolate and nougat and a range of cheeses as well.

Lunch will be enjoyed on route (for own account).

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

The evening, we would like to suggest dining at a restaurant with a view down to Cape Town, such as The Bungalow Restaurant (for own account).

Accommodation: Cape Grace

Day 14 – Departure

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and leisurely morning at the hotel.

At midday, after checkout formalities, you will be collected from the hotel for a return transfer to Cape Town Airport where you will board a scheduled flight to Johannesburg.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, Jurgen will assist you with checking in for your international flight home before he bids you farewell.

Accommodation: Cape Grace

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