Uganda & Tanzania highlights safari – 11 days

Come for the highlights of Eas Africa during this Uganda & Tanzania safari. Combining mountain gorillas, chimps, boat-cruise safari and a village walk in Uganda with game-drives in Serengeti and Ngorongotro crater in Tanzania. It is an action packed safari giving you a great taste of what East Africa has to offer.


  • Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Kalinzu Forest
  • Serengeti national park
  • Ngorongoro crater



Day by day itinerary:


Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

We meet our tour guide and transfer to our Hotel in Entebbe to relax and get ready for the adventure starting the next day on our Uganda & Tanzania safari.
Overnight in Lake Victoria View guesthouse


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. 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 Gorilla mist 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 highlight during 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 dikers. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the gorilla trek your guide picks you and depending on the time you are back from trekking you drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. The aim is to spend the night at the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park, with an exciting drive there with chance of seeing baboons and other monkeys along the way as well as a the chance of spotting elephants from the lodge.
Overnight in Pumba Safari Cottages


Day 4: Village walk, Kazinga channel boat-cruise and evening game-drive

We start the day with a village walk after breakfast. This walk takes you through the nearby village, walking through the plantations up to a beautiful crater lake. After lunch at the lodge 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 seeing what we can tick off before the sunsets.
Overnight in Pumba Safari Cottages


Day 5: Chimps in Kalinzu forest & transfer to Bukoba

Start the day 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 start the journey towards Tanzania having lunch along the way to then cross the border and reach the town of Bukoba where we are to spend the night.
Overnight in ELCT Bukoba


Day 6: Transfer through Tanzania

This is a day to journey through Tanzania. Enjoy the countryside passing by the windows. We spend the night in Chatto.

Overnight in Majestic hotel


Day 7: Transfer further aiming to reach the Ndabaka gate by Serengeti

We continue our journey in Tanzania and by the end of the day we have reached close to Serengeti where we spend the night.

Overnight in Stop over hotel

Day 8: Transfer to explore the Serengeti National Park

Today we enter the Serengeti National Park from the less visited western gate, 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 in Tawiri camp

Day 9: 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 in Tawiri Camp

Day 10: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Crater

After an easy early rise we head towards Ngorongoro Crater, cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. 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 in Karatu between the crater and Arusha

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.


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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: 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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Choose Mamaland Safaris for a Uganda Safari tailor-made to your wishes, time-frame and budget. We are a leading local tours and travel company based in Kampala Uganda at the heart of East Africa and we offer tailor-made safaris.

A Uganda safari with us can include game-drives on the savannas, bird-watching, chimps and gorilla trekking, community tourism, relaxation and much more. We can as well arrange combination safaris where Uganda is combined with Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda.

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