On this safari you get the best of East Africa with gorilla trekking in Bwindi and game-drives in Serengeti. In Uganda you go for gorilla trekking, boat-cruise to spot animals as well as chimps trekking and then explore the vast Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.


Includes:

  • Kampala
  • Kibale Forest National Park 
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Learn more about Uganda's national parks.


 

Day 1: Arrive to Uganda

Arrival at Entebbe Airport for the Gorillas & Serengeti combo safari, we meet our tour guide and transfer to our Hotel to rest after the flight.

Overnight in Kampala, Mamaland guest home / Maries Royale Hotel

 

Day 2: Kampala city tour

After breakfast you set off with your guide to explore the city. Depending on your interest you can visit the bustling city market, cathedrals, Kasubi tombs (burial site for Buganda kings), the Uganda museum or a crafts market. Depending on the day the evening could be spent seeing Ndere troupe local dance show.

Overnight Kampala, Mamaland guest home / Maries Royale Hotel

 

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast start the transfer towards Kibale Forest National Park. Drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal, a punctuation of stopovers at in the far country side offer us chances of stretching, tea plantations along the way as we check in late evening. Kibale forest is rich in primates and besides the chimps 9 other monkey species can be found here for example Black and white colobus - red colobus, red tailed monkey, grey cheeked mangabeys. In the forest area - colored aviation creatures-butterflies and various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco can be seen. We arrive at our overnight place with beautiful views of a crater lake. 

Overnight Nyinabulitwa Resort

 Uganda and Tanzania combo

Day 4: Chimps trekking experience in Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast get ready for the chimps trekking. Kibale Forest national park is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees and you can get close and capture shots of our closet cousins in the Jungle in there frenzy exciting moods grooming! After the trek we transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. The transfer takes us through the beautiful crater areas. Pass by the Equator for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of it and poses. We have an eve targeting a fantastic sunset over the Rift valley.

Overnight Pumba safari cottages.

 

Day 5: Community visit and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Make an early visit to fishermen village community, tea factory or bat cave and pythons walk in maramagambo forest. Back for lunch at the lodge and at 3pm get ready for the classic highlights of the 2hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36km channel linking Lake George - Lake Edward. Here you can see land and water adapted hippopotamuses yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society killing machine the Nile crocodile gaping along the banks and savanna version of pigs the warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this animal home of  Mamaland Uganda.

Overnight Pumba safari cottages.

 

Day 6: Game-drive in Queen Elizabeth NP and free afternoon

Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park in the cool morning, an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, big 5 members elephants, buffaloes, big cats- lions, leopards, warthogs and hunchback carnivals like hyenas are possibly spotted along the circuits as we drive along. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland sports as we reach the flamingos in the salt lakes. We head back to the lodge for lunch and a free afternoon of relaxation while enjoying the impressive view. An option for the afternoon is to go for a walk to the nearby village and crater lakes to see how the surrounding community lives.

Overnight Pumba safari cottages.

 

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park via tree-climbing lions in Ishasha

Transfer to the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. We will drive off in this adventurous vast savanna area with topis and the southern version of elephants to get the lions high in the fig-tree branches. After a game-drive of hopefully seeing the lions we continue on to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of the mountain gorillas. The journey takes us from flat savanna via cultivated hills to the forest covered mountains of Bwindi.

Overnight in Gorilla mist camp.

 Gorilla trekking and Serengeti safari

Day 8: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have an early breakfast and set off for the highlight of Gorilla trekking. You head into the jungle with a specialized guide who leads you to the point where the gorillas are and you get to spend one unforgettable hour around them. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trekking transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, a lake 1840m above sea level with beautiful scenery.

Dinner and overnight Bushara island camp. (depending on which group or time registered back after trekking)

 

Day 9: Relaxation day at Lake Bunyonyi, 

A day to relax in beautiful surroundings is deservedly nice after trotting from Kampala since day 1 with some early starts - without any rest. Possible activities are cultural dance by children, hiking on Bushara trail along the lake-shores, relax by the lake,  canoe ride along the lake, visit local market or climb the hill. Lake Bunyonyi with small Resident and exotic bird species singing is also fine for swimming as it’s a bilharzias free lake.

Dinner and overnight Bushara island camp. 

 

Day 10: Transfer to Tanzania (adapt dates to fit night ferry or take a flight)

Leave Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Bukoba in Tanzania, the second country of the Uganda & Tanzania combo safari. From here take the night ferry to Mwanza. This ferry departs 3 times a week so the trip has to be adapted to these dates. (Either set the dates of the trip accordingly or add an extra night in Bukoba or earlier on in Uganda.) An option is to take a flight instead, inform us about your preference when booking. 

Overnight in first class sleeping cabin on ferry.

 

Day 11: Transfer to explore the Serengeti National Park 

From breakfast in Mwanza we travel for 1.5hrs, and enter the Serengeti National Park from the less visited western gate, and enjoy the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through the acacia-spotted savannah. En route to the central Seronera plains, you will begin to experience the sheer vastness of this territory, and you will marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while journeying through this acacia-spotted savannah. Game sightings abound. We arrive in time to enjoy a respite from the dirt roads and heat of the day and enjoy a hearty lunch. Later on in the afternoon, as the animal kingdom comes alive, continue your search for the “Big 5″ – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino – while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains returning to our lodge as the sun sets on this magnificent animal kingdom.

Overnight depending on budget

 

Day 12: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater 

After an early rise spend the morning exploring the vast Serengeti and we move from location to location in search of sometimes elusive game and visit a waterhole known for its Hippos and alligators. Later in the afternoon, we continue our journey across the Serengeti where photo opportunities abound, stopping for a short while to visit Eleyo Masai village (a traditional Masai village) before continuing to Ngorongoro for our overnight- where we relax and take in the stunning vistas from our rooms/ camp.

Overnight depending on budget

 

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater 

Ngorongoro crater is cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’, Ngorongoro Crater is a deep, volcanic crater and the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. Around 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder referred to as the world’s biggest wildlife zoo, due to its high density of resident game. Early in the morning we descend to the crater floor where you will be amazed by the sheer number and diversity of animals and birdlife. Standing in our pop up safari vehicles the viewing opportunities are endless, just deciding which way to look and what to look at, the choices are unlimited. The sheer excitement as we spot any of the big 5 or we get the call over the radio that a lion is perched high atop a nearby rocky outcrop or a black rhino has been sighted and rush with our vehicle to catch a glimpse before the moment passes. The excitement mounts again as arrive to yet another sighting, perhaps a lioness and her cubs right next to our vehicle. The sheer excitement of the chase is indescribable. Tonight as we relax we reflect on what has been a truly remarkable journey like no other experience and marvel in the wonders of the amazing wildlife East Africa has to offer.

Overnight depending on budget

 

Day 14: Transfer to Arusha 

We have reached the end of the Uganda & Tanzania combo safari and transfer to Arusha as we prepare for the flight plan. Possible to make extension to Zanzibar.   

 

Bon Voyage!

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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari. 

Included: Accommdoation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activites mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.

Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses. 

Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website's of the lodges we regularly work with. 

Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda. 

 

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