Come for the highlights of East Africa during this Uganda & Tanzania safari. Combining trekking of mountain gorillas as well as chimps, a boat-cruise, a game-drive to see tree-climbing lions and a village walk in Uganda with game-drives in Serengeti and Ngorongotro crater in Tanzania. You are well taken care of by experienced guides in both countries & travel comfortably with a flight from Uganda to Tanzania. Our Uganda & Tanzania safari is an action packed safari giving you a great taste of what East Africa has to offer.
Day by day itinerary for our Uganda & Tanzania safari:
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Our guide will be readily waiting to welcome you up upon arrival at Entebbe airport before transferring to your guesthouse to relax from the long flight.
Overnight at Lake Victoria View Guesthouse Entebbe
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Meet your guide and start off early from Entebbe for the journey to the home of the mountain gorillas, as you start of your Uganda & Tanzania safari. Be prepared for a long day in the car. Along the way you will make a stop by the equator for some photos and have lunch in Masaka or Mbarara depending on the time. Continue on to to Bwindi Mountain Gorillas through the neck of the impenetrable forest. The journey offers some great views.
Overnight in Buhoma Community Rest Camp
DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas. Have an early breakfast before setting off for your gorilla trekking adventure with a specialized guide, a great highlight of this Uganda & Tanzania safari. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and duikers. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the trek your guide picks you and start the journey to the lodge by the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The way takes you from the forest covered mountains, to cultivated hills, villages and on to the savanna of Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Arrive at the lodge for a relaxed evening.
Overnight at Topi Lodge
DAY 4: GAME DRIVE ISHASHA, KAZINGA CHANNEL BOAT-CRUISE
We start the day with a warm breakfast before exploring Ishasha with a game-drive. The area is known for tree climbing lions and if lucky we could have some beautiful sightings. After the game-drive we start the journey northwards on the adventurous road leading through the park to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth NP. Along this road you can be lucky to see elephants, monkeys and even big cats. After lunch we get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. A 36kms long natural channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. Here we can expect to 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! Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! Of Mamaland Uganda. We finish the day off with a game-drive out of the park en route to the lodge seeing what we can tick off before the sunsets.
Overnight in Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 5: CHIMPS IN KALINZU FOREST & GUIDED COMMUNITY WALK AROUND KYAMBURA AREA
Start the fifth day of the Uganda & Tanzania safari with chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest. Here you go with a specialized guide into the forest to meet our close relatives the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Enjoy the excitement of walking in the jungle and hopefully get great sightings. After the trek we relax for lunch at the lodge before starting an afternoon guided community walk. This walk takes you through the nearby village, walking through the plantations up to a beautiful crater lake.
Overnight at Pumba safari cottages
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE WITH POSSIBLE GUIDED WALK AROUND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
We start the day with a relaxed breakfast before starting the drive to Entebbe. With lunch stop on the way and getting some time to stretch the legs at the Equator. Time allowing we can have a guided nature walk along the Entebbe botanical garden for the different primates, birds and plant species. You are then taken to the guesthouse to enjoy your last night in Uganda during this Uganda & Tanzania safari.
Overnight at Lake Victoria view guesthouse
DAY 7: REGIONAL FLIGHT TO KILIMAJARO, TANZANIA, IN THE MORNING – TRANSFER TO KARATU
After breakfast get ready for the air transfer to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where your guide will pick you and proceed to the town Karatu to spend the night and get a good rest to be ready for the great wildlife experiences to come in the next few days as we have arrived in the second country of the Uganda & Tanzania safari.
Overnight in Umali Lodge in Karatu between the crater and Arusha
DAY 8: TRANSFER TO EXPLORE THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Today we enter the Serengeti National Park and you will marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while journeying through this acacia-spotted savannah. Game sightings abound. We arrive at the 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 heading for the lodge as the sun sets on this magnificent animal kingdom.
Overnight at Into Wild Africa Camp
DAY 9: EXPERIENCE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
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. Visit the Masai Kopjes, airstrip area and then back to the heart of Serengeti.
Overnight at Into Wild Africa Camp
DAY 10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK-NGORONGORO CRATER
Today we head towards Ngorongoro Crater, cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’, the last highlight of this Uganda & Tanzania safari. 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. In the afternoon 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 vehicle 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. 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 in Umali Lodge
DAY 11: TRANSFER TO ARUSHA / KILIMANJARO & FLIGHT
In the morning we make the drive to Arusha or Kilimanjaro where you are dropped off as we have reached the end of your safari adventure. Here you can plan to catch a flight on to other adventures or back to your home country full of memories to marvel over for a long time after your Uganda & Tanzania safari.
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Tailor-made safaris: We work with private safaris that can be tailor-made to fit your wishes. Contact us and we adjust the itinerary to your preferences.
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: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities 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.
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Come to meet the great primates of Uganda with trekking of both chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Mixed with the primates is time on the savanna to search for lions, elephants and more. As an option it is possible to upgrade the chimpanzee trekking to a full day of participating in chimpanzee habituation.
During this safari you experience some of the best East Africa has to offer. The safari starts in Nairobi and on the way towards Uganda you’ll experience Masai Mara among other fascinating things. In Uganda the highlight is trekking of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.
Start off by driving up to the north of Uganda to experience Kidepo Valley National Park with its untouched wilderness. From there start the journey to the south with highlights of boat-cruise, game-drives and chimps trekking on the way, as well as changing nature and friendly people. In the south you will meet the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mountain Gorillas.
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