Tanzania and Rwanda

An unforgettable East African safari

Lauren Dold


A Serengeti and Rwanda safari

Wilderness Tanzania Cheetah in Tree

There’s no safari destination quite like East Africa. Head out on an exclusive 11-night Tanzania and Rwanda safari, starting in the Serengeti at Wilderness Usawa, our luxury mobile camp. From Tanzania’s open plains, explore the wildlife-rich landscapes of Wilderness Magashi in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park, and the lush peaks and valleys of Volcanoes National Park. Exclusive and extraordinary, these destinations invite an unforgettable East African safari. 

Wilderness Usawa Mobile Tent Accommodation

Usawa Serengeti

The ultimate luxury mobile safari on the plains of the Serengeti

Discover Usawa
Wilderness Magashi Rwanda Accommodation Guest Room Interior


Extraordinary wildlife in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park awaits.

Discover Magashi


Luxury overlooking the volcanoes, home of the mountain gorilla.

Discover Bisate

1 night

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Your introduction to Tanzania begins in the tranquil grounds of a working coffee plantation at Arusha Coffee Lodge, a welcome retreat after a long international flight.

3 nights

Wilderness Usawa

Begin your East African safari on the plains of the iconic Serengeti. Spanning 15,000 square kilometres (1.5 million hectares), the Serengeti is one of Africa's seven natural wonders and the stage for the Great Migration, where two million wildebeest, zebra, and other plains game journey across the savannah in search of grazing grounds and water, with predators like lions, hyenas, and crocodiles, on the hunt. 

At mobile Wilderness Usawa Serengeti, spend three nights enjoying unparalleled access to this breathtaking spectacle. Far from the crowds but close to the action, Wilderness Usawa follows the ever-moving mega-herds throughout the year. Despite its mobility, you’ll find Wilderness Usawa Serengeti sacrifices no comfort, providing a luxurious and immersive experience. With 360° mesh-sided surrounds and view-facing beds made up in fine linens, the stylish open-plan en-suite tents offer an immersive, authentic experience in luxury.


Enjoy early morning game drives with breakfast on the kopjes (hills), afternoon drives with sundowners, or full-day excursions following the herds, with packed picnic lunches. Guided walks that start straight from camp offer a more intimate exploration of the Serengeti’s plains, unpacked and explained by our knowledgeable Wilderness guides.

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1 night

The Retreat Kigali

From the plains of the Serengeti, your introduction to the Land of a Thousand Hills begins in Rwanda’s vibrant capital. Enjoy a night in luxury at The Retreat Kigali, before embarking on the Rwandan leg of your safari.

3 nights

Wilderness Magashi

Perched on the Magashi Peninsula overlooking the shimmering waters of Lake Rwanyakazinga and the Mutumba Mountains in the west, Wilderness Magashi sets the scene for the first three nights of your Rwandan safari. As the only private wilderness area in Akagera National Park, Magashi's exclusive 6,000 hectares (14,826 acres) offer premium and intimate experiences in a land of phenomenally diverse habitats and abundant wildlife. 

Eight spacious and luxuriously appointed tented suites decorated in soft, earthy tones, welcome you into a quintessential East African safari wonderland. Spend time in the main area’s chic lounge, dining area, bar, or pool, and take in the glorious views. The expansive viewing deck is the perfect stage for sundowners, wildlife spotting, and storytelling at the convivial fire pit.


Enjoy thrilling game viewing on drives or by boat, with elevated seating for unimpeded sightings; with luck, spot lions, leopards, black and white rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, giraffe, zebras, and hippos. Back in camp, enjoy a traditional Kugisha supper around a roaring fire, listening to the songs and stories of the land with friends old and new.

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3 nights

Wilderness Bisate

From the safari plains of Magashi, to the lush hills that surround Wilderness Bisate, experience the ultimate destination for mountain gorilla encounters.

Settle into one of Wilderness Bisate’s six luxurious Forest Villas, nestled in a rehabilitated Virunga Massif cloud forest. Perched on the edge of an eroded volcanic crater, Bisate’s views over the volcanic peaks is unmatched. Award-winning, sustainable, and exquisitely designed, Bisate’s true luxury lies in its exclusivity.


Here, meet Rwanda’s most precious inhabitants. Home to hundreds of the world’s approximately 1,000 Endangered mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park also shelters golden monkeys, side-striped jackals, servals, buffaloes, elephants, and over 200 bird species. Trek to spend one priceless hour with these remarkable primates, so similar to ourselves. While the highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be spending time with the mountain gorillas, other thrilling adventures await in Volcanoes National Park. Trek to see golden monkeys, hike Mount Bisoke or to the ruins of Dian Fossey’s research centre and her burial site, or visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Closer to the lodge, explore nature trails teeming with incredible birdlife, contribute to Bisate’s visionary reforestation project by planting a tree, or engage with the surrounding communities that play a crucial role in preserving and empowering these iconic wild lands. Every aspect of your stay at Bisate reinforces the shared purpose of preserving, expanding, and protecting this iconic wilderness. 

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From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the lush peaks of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, each destination offers unparalleled luxury and adventure. Long after you’ve returned home, you’ll reflect on the spectacle of the Great Migration, Akagera's diverse wildlife, and the awe of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You’ll remember the world-class accommodation and heartfelt hospitality, knowing your stay contributed to the conservation of these extraordinary destinations and their inhabitants.

Serengeti and Rwanda

The best of East Africa in Tanzania and Rwanda

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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.