Great apes to great plains in the ultimate luxury
As if tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda combined with a safari in the Serengeti wasn’t enough to warrant the moniker ‘ultimate’, we thought we’d go one better and suggest staying in some of Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges and camps to boot.
Kigali, Rwanda – northern Serengeti
It’s all made possible by the flight from Rwanda’s capital Kigali to the northern Serengeti which means in little over five hours you can be whisked from the lush green mountains to the waving grasslands of the Serengeti.
Singita – conservation and luxury
We’ve been fans of Singita’s wonderful safari lodges in Tanzania and Southern Africa for many years. With conservation a core value, the concessions and reserves in which it operates are some of the most pristine wilderness areas on the continent. It’s no surprise then that high-altitude cloud forests of Rwanda, home to some 300 mountain gorillas, is the destination for Singita’s newest lodge – Singita Kwitonda – which opened in August. Singita Kwitonda Lodge sits on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, a three hour scenic drive from Kigali.
Great apes – Volcanoes National Park
Set in around 200 acres on the edge of Volcanoes National Park the lodge offers luxurious accommodation comprising eight suites and one villa with magnificent views over the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes. Gorilla tracking is the main focus but there’s plenty more to explore in the area.
Great plains – Serengeti
The two Tanzania camps, in different areas of the Serengeti, offer diverse habitats, stunning settings and the chance to walk, take a wildlife drive and visit anti-poaching and community projects. It goes without saying that the wildlife and guiding is simply fabulous.
If exclusivity and luxury are on your list then there’s no better way to experience the dramatic wildlife in these two remarkable safari areas.
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We would be delighted to help you plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.