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Tusker Trails 35 Days

Trek into the Virungas to see the mountain gorilla. Safari across the plains of the Serengeti and into Ngorongoro to view elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and gazelle. Tusker Trails takes you to so many of Africa's special parks! Then lazy days on the white ppalm fringedbeaches of Zanzibar. Snorkel and scuba dive. Visit in a Maasai village and local fishing villages through Lake Malawi. Head out on a houseboat cruise, rhino trek in Matopos and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Then those nutty adrenalin sports - bungee, white water rafting and gorge swings! 

Tusker Trails 35 Days

Day 1 


Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.

Optionals: Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit.

Day 2


Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (or Parc Nacional de Volcans (Rwanda)), orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek.

Day 3

Kisoro, transfer to Kigali, night out in Kigali

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc Nacional de Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, Genocide Museum and Memorial.

Days 4 - 9

Lake Victoria, Mwanza, Game drives in the Serengeti, The Grumeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu markets, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals:Game walks and evening game drives in the Grumeti, Olduvai Gorge Museum, Maasai Village.

Days 10 - 11

Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the coast, with the chance of views of Kilimanjaro en route, seafood barbecue at our camp on the Indian Ocean, preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.

Days 12- 16

Optional:Four night stay on exotic Zanzibar Island with five free days allocated for this tropical island beach stay, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 16 .....

Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your accommodation staying in beach cottages and the traditional capital, ancient Stone Town and other requirements on the Island including transfers and spice tours.

Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar sweeping coral reefs, to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.

All accommodation and transfers with a spice tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 17 - 18

Drive through Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi.

Days 19 - 21

Stay by beach camps, village visits including a traditional meal and dancing, curio markets.

Optionals:Livingstonia hike, water sports, horse riding in and by the Lake, school visit, a village meal and dancing.

Days 22 - 24

Lilongwe. Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka.

Optional: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

Days 25- 27

Into the Zambezi Valley to relax by Lake Kariba.

Optional: A houseboat cruise on the Lake including guided game walks, a game cruise and fishing.

Days 28 - 30

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, playing with cubs, horse rides, elephant rides.

Day 31

Into Bulawayo, the capital of the Mashonaland Province, to visit Matopos National Park for a rhino trek and game drives.

Optional: Extra game drives.

Days 32 - 35

Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital

Optionals: Bungee jump, Gorge swing and rap jump, flying fox, white water rafting, canoe trips, sundowner cruises, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flight, elephant ride, horse ride and interactive drumming.

Further itinerary notes:
Please note we can finish this safari on either the Livingstone side of the Zambezi at Victoria Falls or the Zimbabwean side. We would advise that flights can be arranged either from Livingstone, on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls for the end of this safari where there is an international airport in Livingstone. Alternatively flights can be organised out of the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwean side. Do note extra visa and transfer costs apply if you need to cross the river to fly out. Transfers can be arranged to either airport from the campsite where we finish.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

What's Included 
• The Serengeti
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Mikumi National Park
• Matopos rhino trek
• The Grumeti Game Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Mikumi National Park
• Private Game Reserve
• Breakfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck including some simple hostels
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid

What's not included 
• Optional excursions
• Visas
• Personal spending money
• Lunch & Drinks except where detailed
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Sleeping bag
• Tipping
• Airport Transfers except where detailed
• Gorilla Trekking Permit