East African Safari Uganda & Tanzania

OVERVIEW

This 10 days East African Safari allows you to discover the best of both Uganda  and Tanzania taking in the Serengeti regions and Bwindi Impenetrable National park which are home to some of the greatest concentrations and diversity of wildlife on Earth.

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 representative and transferred to a hotel. Check-in and overnight stay on BB at the hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation

Impala hotel

Liboru safari lodge

Day 2 – Arusha-lake manyara national park

After morning 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

Lake manyara safri lodge –Luxury

Manyara kirurumu camp-Midrange

Manyara wildlife safari camp- 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

Serengeti sopa lodge

Serengeti kati kati camp

Kijereshi tented camp.

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 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

Ngorongoro serena safari lodge

Rhotia valley tented lodge

Karutu samba lodge

Day 5 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha

After morning breakfast set off from Ngorongoro and transfer to Arusha town. Reach the town early evening 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.

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 booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

Bakiga lodge- luxury

Ichumbi lodge-midrange

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 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

Mweya safari lodge-luxury

Engazi game lodge-midrange

Samba safari camp-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

Crater safari lodge-luxury

Primate lodge –midrange

Isunga lodge-budget

Day 9 – Chimpanzee trekking -Kibale national park

After breakfast, you will embark on a Uganda Holiday Adventure journey to your destination in Entebbe/Kampala.

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 Kampala arrive in the evening. Transfer to the airport for home bound flight.

END OF TOUR

Route Map

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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