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Three nights in Rwanda featuring a private trek in Volcanoes National Park to interact with endangered mountain gorillas
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On-Tour Air (3 flights)
Group size limited to no more than 24 guests
A hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti plains at dawn, followed by a champagne breakfast
4 nights in Serengeti National Park – two in a Maasai "Rondavel" - styled lodge and two in a luxury tented camp; an authentic "sundowner" cocktail party
Two nights in Zanzibar include a "spice" walking tour and dhow sailboat cruise on the Indian Ocean
Designed for fit, vigorous travelers capable of easily walking three miles or more. Many days might include active pursuits such as hiking, bicycling or sea kayaking for one to three hours at a time. Guests should be capable of walking three or more miles over terrain including hills and rocky or uneven terrain.
Consistently robust – very full and active days, extended travel times, use of different modes of local transport, and a possibility of early starts.
Experiences of a lifetime
Dhows – traditional, handcrafted Arabian sailboats – have sailed the waters of the Indian Ocean and the Zanzibar archipelago for centuries, trading and fishing their way from one port to the next. Set out to sea aboard a dhow on a private cruise for an "Indian Ocean safari" – keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins frolicking in the waves. Cast anchor off a beach for lunch in a paradise of white sand and turquoise sea... and perhaps swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters off beautiful coral reefs.
Board your specially built safari vehicle and embark on daily game drives across the African bush... in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Guiding you on your safari adventures are our highly experienced drivers, trackers, rangers, and Tauck Directors... all eager to share their knowledge while keeping everyone engaged, safe and sound on the safari of a lifetime!
Wake up before the animals do as you climb aboard a private hot air balloon at dawn for a ride over the savanna and open woodlands of Serengeti National Park... "the place where the land moves on forever." From your perch in the sky, you'll have a birds-eye view of vast herds of animals like zebras, giraffes and elephants as they start their day in the wilderness... then touch down for your own breakfast in the bush!
Nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Virunga Volcano range, One&Only Gorilla's Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat. Opened in late 2018, this luxurious, grass-thatched lodge – set at the base of the Rwandan mountain range where your gorilla adventure takes place – features simple en-suite bedrooms with rustic furnishings that reflect local landscapes and lifestyles.
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The below provides an overview of Tauck's requirements and those of the countries we visit, along with our supplier partners who have implemented their own Covid policies that may go beyond Tauck's requirements. The trip-specific guidelines are for U.S. travelers.
Up-to-date destination entry requirements will be posted 60 days prior to the first seasonal departure for each tour or cruise series. For journeys not yet posted below, please visit our Travel Requirements page. As entry requirement change frequently, please check often.
Tauck 2024 Covid Policy
For 2024 tours and cruises, Tauck has no remaining Covid requirements. There is no vaccination requirement or travel pledge to be signed. This 2024 policy could change if there is a surge in infection rates or other factors that could impact the safety of our guests and employees.
Tauck 2023 Covid Policy
To ensure the safety of your fellow travelers and the communities we visit, all guests must follow health and safety protocols when necessitated by local health guidance or our supplier partners. Your Tauck Director will keep you informed of these local requirements.
Although not required by Tauck, some countries may require a pre-travel Covid test. It is important that you carefully check the most recent entry requirements (listed below) for your tour or cruise.
Additional Destination Requirements
Your health and safety remain our number one priority while you are traveling with us on our Mountain Gorilla Safari: Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda tour. The below travel requirements are mandated by Tanzania, Zanzibar and Rwanda and are applicable to all Tauck guests without exception:
For entry into Tanzania
For entry into Rwanda:
For return to the United States
See your travel advisor, or call Tauck at 800-468-2825 to make a reservation.
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Deposits and fees for the optional Protection Plan or Cancel Fee Waiver [CFW] coverage are due at time of booking.
The deposit amount is $600 per person
Final Payment is due at Tauck's Wilton, CT office 60 days before departure. Bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Failure to make payment will be a considered a cancellation by the guest and all applicable cancellation fees will apply.
Effective for plans purchased as of July 1, 2021:
Tauck's Guest Protection
Tauck's Guest Protection provides you with cancellation protection before your journey begins as well as insurance benefits while you are traveling. Guest Protection includes the following:
Cancellation Waiver – Provided by Tauck:
Under Tauck's Cancellation Fee Waiver you can cancel your tour for ANY REASON up to the day before departure and receive a money-back refund (except in Extreme Circumstances*) on the land tour cost, based on your original method of payment.
*Extreme Circumstances: In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond our control that contributes to or results in cancellation rates above our historical cancellation rates in the absence of such event or occurrence, Tauck reserves the right to issue a credit to you in lieu of a money-back refund, applicable to a future Tauck journey.
Travel Insurance Benefits – Underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.
The cost of Tauck's Guest Protection is: $769 per person
This protection provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.
This optional Guest Protection must be requested at time of booking and fee must be included with initial payment. Fees are based on costs as of July 2021, and are subject to change. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation. Guest Protection does not protect travel agent commissions. Reimbursements will be made according to original method of payment. The amount of any refund shall be reduced by any recoveries obtained by you from any third parties.
The Guest Protection plan waives cancellation fees outlined below, provided we are notified of cancellation before your tour departs. Tour cancellation fees are waived regardless of reason, without written notice, and Tauck will refund land tour cost.
To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance that contains the complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the certificate, visit affinitytravelcert.com/docs/TACGPPINTL.
If you cancel within 10 days of initial deposit
Within the first 10 days after you place your initial deposit, you may cancel your reservation for any reason with no cancellation fees.
If you cancel more than 10 days after initial deposit
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. These fees vary from tour to tour. Therefore, the following fees apply.
Loss of Guest Protection fee, per person
Cancellation Fees without Tauck's Guest Protection Plan:
60 days or more before departure = $600 per person
59-8 days before departure = $1250 per person
7-1 days before departure = $2000 per person
Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in our Wilton Woods, CT office.
In the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond our control, Tauck reserves the right to amend the cancellation terms outlined herein.
Note: All Guests, regardless of residency, who book a Tauck journey have the option of purchasing the Cancellation Waiver provided by Tauck in the event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations. Tauck's Guest Protection, which includes both the Cancellation Fee Waiver and the Travel Insurance Benefits and Assistance Services described above, is not available to residents of Puerto Rico.
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