We Love —
- Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity and witness the last remaining gorillas in their natural habitat
- Bluebay Resort is situated on the finest white, sandy beach on the island of Zanzibar
- The island boasts world class water sports, so you can fill your holiday with as much excitement as you wish
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262097 or email email@example.com
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Travel to Kigali via Nairobi
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Mount Gahinga Lodge & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner; Overnight in Mount Gahinga Lodge
After collecting your luggage and arranging your East Africa visa (currently costs $100.00 per person) you will be met by a representative, who will take you through safari brief and introduce your safaris driver-guide. Board your safari vehicle and drive to the north-east via Ruhengeri. Cross the border at Cyanika, clear with immigration and customs formalities and proceed to Mount Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge for lunch. Rest of the day at your leisure.
Although Mgahingha Park is small together with Rwanda's Volcano and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park it makes up a significant conservation area. Aside from the main attraction which is the mountain gorillas the Park is home to buffaloes, elephants, golden monkeys and loads of bird species. The three extinct volcanoes offer plenty of hiking options.
Day 3: Silverback Lodge & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner; Overnight in Silverback Lodge
After an early breakfast, you set off in search of the Golden Monkeys in the Mgahinga National Park. Here you may see these habituated creatures playing and performing in the forest, along with other wildlife such as Colobus Monkey, jackal, porcupine, Golden cat, giant forest hog, leopard, bushbuck, buffalo, honey badger, duiker, aardvark and elephant. Around midday, after lunch you depart and drive to Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, check in for dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge.
Day 4: Silverback Lodge & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner; Overnight in Mount Gahinga Lodge
Today you set off on your Uganda gorilla tracking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. While trekking through the dense forest you’ll have the opportunity to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the Gentle Giants of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park surely is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. After this captivating and unforgettable experience you will head back to your Uganda safari lodge.
Day 5-12: Blue Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Included: Breakfast & dinner; Overnight in Zanzibar
After breakfast, check out and drive back to Kigali (approx. 5.5 hours). Upon arrival, take the flight to Zanzibar.
After clearing customs and collecting your luggage, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the next few days lounging on the hotel's pristine beach.
Zanzibar's Indian Ocean offers world class water sports including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing.
Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors may choose to visit the fascinating historical Stone Town, the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.
Day 12: Departure
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nairobi then connect on to London Heathrow.
Your Safari Lodges —
Mount Gahinga Lodge (1 night)
Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga is an exclusive Uganda adventure lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.
The perfect location for trekking the volcanoes, bird watching, seeing the Golden Monkeys and visiting a spending time with the Batwa Pygmies at their newly developed cultural centre. Opened by Volcanoes Safaris and designed with, and developed to directly benefit, the Batwa, this is a unique experience allowing you to learn from and mix with them.
Silverback Lodge (2 nights)
Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy après-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. With 12 rooms, we are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality. The lodge is being completely re-furbished, we assure you that your stay will be of the highest comfort and standard.
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa 4*, Zanzibar (5 nights) —
The resort is on the most beautiful 30-acre site with its bedroom cottages located on rising ground overlooking verdant gardens, the public areas, the pool, beautiful palm trees, the sparkling white beach and the azure seas beyond.
Being in harmony with the environment has always been a priority at all Bluebay Hotels facilities. The Oasis Spa reflects that spirit, complete with a wooden deck, a thatch roof built with palm trees growing throughout and the splashing water flowing amid an abundance of beautiful exotic plants.
The result is a Spa that completely rejuvenates your body and elevates your mind. Famed for its professional massages, let your newfound calm well-being completely transform your holiday break.
You will be staying in a Double Room
Your Board Basis
This offer is based on a Half Board Basis (Breakfast & Dinner)
Pool Bar - The Pool Bar is located by the swimming pool and serves a full range of wines, spirits, minerals and fresh juices as well as specialised coffees.
Beach Bar & Restaurant - The Beach Bar and Restaurant is a fabulous place for guests to sip cold drinks or have a meal of seafood specialties, pizza as well as other light fare - all served in an informal toes-in-the-sand setting with the ocean right in front!
Bahari Grill (not included in Half board) - The Bahari Grill serves the best seafood and steaks on the island. It is a specialist diner restaurant and offers an exclusive dining experience. Open in the evenings only, bookings are necessary.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to London Heathrow are included. For detailed information please click here
Transfers: Shared transfers are included throughout.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.