10 Days Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari

Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari

OVERVIEW

This 10 Day Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari is a great complimentary East Africa safari for those that want to enjoy the African savanna big game as well as the rainforest jungle primates. Big cats chassing the frail wildebeest herds for a meal, elephants rule the golden savanna plain, giraffes notice the whole drama from above and the giants of the rainforests, the mountain gorillas ignore your presence and go about their business of enjoying their misty jungles: perfect adventure for enchanted travellers.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1 – Arrive at the Airport
  • Day 2 – Arusha- lake manyara national park
  • Day 3 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti national park
  • Day 4 – Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 5 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha
  • Day 6 – Arusha – Rwanda-uganda
  • Day 7 – Gorilla trekking Bwindi impenetrable national park – Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth – morning game drive-boat cruise – Kibale national park
  • Day 9 – Chimpanzee trekking – Kibale national park
  • Day 10 – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at the Airport

Arrival of your international flight. Met by our Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari representative and transferred to a hotel. Check-in and overnight stay on BB at the hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation

  • Burka Coffee Lounge
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After morning Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara national park where you will first meet the mto wa mbu community which is an assorted ethnic concentration of various foodstuffs and their preparation, architectural designs and famous wood carvings, arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon you head to the park for a game drive experience with possibilities of viewing Lake Manyara’s unique tree climbing lions, elephants, baboons, impalas among others as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Accommodation

  • Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge – Luxury
  • Acacia Farm Lode – Midrange
  • Sunbright Lodge and Camp Site – Budget

Day 3 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti national park

Following morning breakfast, proceed to Serengeti national park which is one of the popular wildlife destination with over a million wildebeest, hundreds of zebras, honey badger and counts of Nile crocodiles passing through the endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as eyes can see heading to seronera area in Serengeti national park for an extensive wild game viewing experience.

Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in Serengeti national park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Four Seasons SafarI Lodge – Luxury
  • Kubu Kubu Tented Camp – Midrange
  • Kati Kati Tented Camp – Budget

Day 4 – Serengeti- Ngorongoro crater

After morning breakfast, at the lodge you can glide in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti plains while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of the park across the rivers and over lavish small villages and depart to Ngorongoro conservation Area exploring the beautiful countryside making a stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with the history of discovering the early man skull by Dr Mary Leaky.

Arrive in time for a Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari lunch at the lodge and check in, in the afternoon we incline into the crater to view wildlife like lions, black rhinos, buffalos, elands, warthogs and so many more. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge – Luxury
  • Acacia Farm Lodge – Midrange
  • Sunbright Lodge and Camp SIte – Budget

Day 5 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha

After morning breakfast set off from Ngorongoro and transfer to Arusha town. Reach the town in the afternoon you can decide to do a city tour around Arusha town visiting the market and the museums. Retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Burka Coffee Lounge
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 6 – Arusha – Rwanda – Uganda

After early morning breakfast, you connect to Kigali international airport in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. From Kigali you connect to Uganda driving through the impressive hillside landscapes of Rwanda. Reaching late evening in south- west Uganda check into the Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Buhoma Lodge – Luxury
  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – Midrange
  • Bakiga Lodge – Budget

Day 7 – Gorilla trekking Bwindi impenetrable national park-queen Elizabeth national park

Following morning breakfast at the lodge, drive to the park headquarters for registration and a briefing by park rangers about gorilla trekking  before commencing to the gorilla sanctuary, 7:30am Start Gorilla trekking; the ranger-guide takes you through the huge Bwindi Forest as you search for the giant apes.

The venture of spending Best of Uganda & Tanzania Safari time observing these gentle and endangered giants is awesome and thrilling experience to be long relished but tiresome. Return to the lodge for lunch and resting, afternoon take a community walk to Buhoma village which gives you an opportunity to see how the people surrounding the park have survived for the generation living near the great forest. Connect to Queen Elizabeth national park for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge – luxury
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp – midrange
  • Pumba Safari Cottages – budget

Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth –morning game drive-boat cruise-Kibale national park

After morning breakfast, you set off for the game drive which is conducted in the kasenyi plains one of the popular wild game viewing sectors with sights of animals like elephants, buffalo, Uganda kob, leopard, topis among others. The experience lasts for close to 3-4 hours return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Afternoon gather for a boat cruise at the jetty enjoying the calming waters of the channel with the view of wild animals that come to cool off at the channel shores like elephants, buffalos, Nile crocodiles and so many others. From the boat you connect to Kibale national park for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Ndali Lodge-luxury
  • Primate lodge –midrange
  • Rweteera Safari Park – budget

Day 9 – Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park and Bigodi Swamp Walk in the afternoon

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest: Breakfast will be served at your lodge in the early morning, following which you will move to Kanyanchu Tourism Center for a briefing, and the Chimpanzee trekking will begin at 8 a.m. The chimp trekking adventure will last between 2 and 5 hours and will include excursions through the wooded scenery that covers a large portion of Kibale National Park.

Bigodi Swamp Walk: That afternoon, you’ll embark on a guided nature walk to the Bigodi Swamp. During the nature walk, you may expect to see a variety of bird species including the Rare Shoe bill stork, as well as primates such as the Vervet and L’Hoest Monkeys. You will also have an opportunity to visit the local craft stall at Bigodi where you can buy a few souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones while supporting the local community.  Return back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay same as above.

Accommodation

  • Ndali Lodge-luxury
  • Primate lodge –midrange
  • Rweteera Safari Park – budget

Day 10  – Departure

Following breakfast at the lodge, set off the drive through fort portal to Kampala exploring the countryside landscapes marked by swanky flora and extensive tea plantations as you proceed to Kampala. You settle for lunch in Mubende district then proceed to Entebbe arrive in the evening. Transfer to the Entebbe International airport for home bound flight.

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Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation (4×4) with a pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Professional ,English –speaking guide
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Guiding Fees
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Chimp Tracking
  • All Activities included on the Itinerary
  • Airport transfers

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips.
  • Gratitude
  • Flights
  • Personal Travel Requirements.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees

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