Embark on a captivating journey through East Africa’s stunning landscapes and pristine natural reserves, as you explore the enchanting destinations of Uganda and Tanzania. Immerse yourself in the splendor of this region, where remarkable scenery, abundant wildlife, and unforgettable experiences await.
Picture yourself in the presence of majestic mountain gorillas, observing these extraordinary creatures in their untouched habitat. Experience the exhilaration of standing just a few feet away from the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, a display of sheer power that will leave you in awe. Engage in an unforgettable lion tracking expedition within the untouched Queen Elizabeth National Park of Uganda.
Marvel at the mesmerizing sight of the Serengeti National Park, where vast plains teem with thousands of wildebeests and zebras, creating a captivating tapestry of wildlife. And to add the perfect finale, descend 600 feet below ground level into the magnificent Ngorongoro caldera, where a diverse array of animal and bird species will surround you, leaving an indelible impression.
This extraordinary journey will provide you with lifelong stories to cherish and share. Let yourself be captivated by the wonders of nature in East Africa, where every moment is an opportunity to create cherished memories.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport and transfer to the hotel
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by our company staff member who will transfer you to the hotel/lodge in Entebbe at Airport Link Guest House.
Day 2: Rhino tracking at Ziwa and travel to MurchisonFalls national park
After breakfast, you will embark on 3 hours road drive to Ziwa sanctuary where you will have the rare opportunity to observe these majestic white rhinos in their natural habitat. These impressive animals are known for their strength and power, using their prized horns for digging and breaking branches.
After an unforgettable moment of tracking these magnificent creatures, you will continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park, where you will be staying at the Fort Murchison to relax and recharge after a thrilling day of exploring the wonders of the natural world.
Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride to the base of the falls
Your adventure begins with a game drive in the northern circuit, where you’ll encounter stunning rolling plains and a variety of wildlife, including lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalos, elephants, antelopes, spotted hyenas, and leopards.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sight of the Nile as it flows through a narrow 7-meter gap and cascades down to the delta. The roar of the falls is truly a marvel to behold – don’t miss this incredible experience. Accommodation at Fort Murchison
Day 4: Visit the top of the falls and travel to Kibale forest national park
Experience the natural beauty and power of the mighty Murchison Falls at the southern sector of the park. The force of the Nile rushing through a narrow gap in the rocks is awe-inspiring and only for the brave.
After marveling at the falls, we will embark on a 5-hour journey to Kibale Forest National Park, where you can appreciate the authentic beauty of Uganda’s countryside.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the natural breeze and the sight of Blue monkeys and Black and White colobus monkeys. The surrounding forest and thickets are alive with the sounds of birds and animals, immersing you in the natural world.
Your overnight stay will be at the Kibale Forest Camp, a truly exceptional and one-of-a-kind tented camp.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and travel to Queen Elizabeth national park
On this day, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest where you will have the opportunity to observe chimpanzees, our closest living relatives. With a DNA composition that is 98.7% similar to humans, chimpanzees are known for their intelligence, sociability, and ability to use tools. During your visit, you may see chimpanzees using rocks to crack open nuts, hollowing out water with empty pods, and even using sticks to capture termites from their mounds.
In addition to chimpanzees, Kibale Forest is home to a variety of other primates, including Colobus Monkeys and Mangabey, as well as a diverse array of birds (some of which are rare, threatened, or endemic), butterflies, flowers, and other insects.
After a rewarding visit to Kibale Forest, you will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will have the chance to take in the breathtaking views of the Rwenzori mountain ranges.
Upon arrival, you will have an overnight stay at The Bush Lodge.
Day 6: Game drive/lion tracking in kasenyi plains and afternoon boat ride on Kazinga channel
Experience the thrill of tracking lions up close during an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains, where you will also have the opportunity to see a variety of other animals such as elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and antelopes. The guides and conservationists will provide you with insights into the behavior and habits of these majestic creatures, making this a truly unforgettable experience.
In the afternoon, take a 2-hour boat ride on the Kazinga Channel and observe a variety of water-adapted animals and birds, including hippos, crocodiles, kingfishers, eagles, and monitor lizards. After your boat ride, return to The Bush Lodge for relaxation and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day7: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
After exploring the wildness of the Queen Elizabeth national park, you will embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi through the rolling-terraced hills and forests of the South Western region, which will take approximately 4-5 hours.
Upon arrival, you will have an overnight stay at Ride4 a Woman.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Early in the morning, you will embark on your gorilla trekking adventure. This unique activity takes you through densely forested, steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil giants.
Once gorillas are located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour at their vicinity, before walking out of the dense forest.
Gorilla trekking time is usually between 2-6 hours, but may even be longer depending on the behavior of the gorillas and their interactions with other gorilla families.
After gorilla tracking, you get back to the Ride4 a Woman for relaxation and overnight stay.
Day 9: Travel to Kampala for an overnight stay
After an incredible journey through Southwestern Uganda, you will embark on the road trip to Kampala. During this trip, you will traverse the rolling hills and mountains of the Kigezi and Ankole regions.
You will make a brief stop at the equator crossing, where you will have the opportunity to take photographs and participate in popular activities and experiments that are commonly done at this location. It’s important to note that these experiments have not been scientifically proven but they can be fun to watch.
Upon completing your visit at the equator monument, you will continue your drive to Kampala city for your overnight stay at Dolphin Suites.
The travel time from Bwindi to Kampala is about 8-9 hours.
Day 10: Travel to Kenya with an overnight stay in Kisumu city
After a thrilling and action-packed journey through the wilds of Uganda, you will cross to the Republic of Kenya for yet another thrill of exploring wildlife in the East African region. After breakfast, we will embark on a 7 hours’ drive to Kisumu City, located in Western Kenya for an overnight stay.
You’ll be well-rested and refreshed for the next day’s drive to Masai Mara, where you’ll have the chance to explore yet more of Africa’s incredible wildlife and landscapes.
Your accommodation will be at Acacia Premier.
Day 11: Travel to Tanzania via Sirari border with an overnight stay at Speke Bay
After breakfast, you will begin another exciting chapter in your Safari adventure as you leave the Masai Mara and cross into the neighboring republic of Tanzania.
After going through the Immigration protocols at the border, you will embark on 3 hours’ drive to Speke Bay where it’s planned that you spend an overnight stay.
Day 12: Transfer to Serengeti national park with an enroute game drive
Early morning, you will embark on 2 hour’s drive to Serengeti national park. Because of the vastness of the park and its wildlife endowment, you will conduct a game a game drive along the way to the lodge. You will therefore likely arrive by lunch time at the lodge.
In the afternoon, you will again conduct another game drive to explore the park more.
Your overnight accommodation will be at Kontiki Africa.
Day 13: Exploration of Serengeti national park
Early morning, you will immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diversity of this world-renowned reserve, as you conduct a game drive in the vast and pristine wilderness of the Serengeti National Park.
As you traverse the park, you will be privy to an incredible spectacle of wildlife, as far as the eye can see. Imagine thousands upon thousands of majestic animals in herds, including the tall and graceful giraffes, the nimble and leaping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful and majestic African elephant, and the most respected group of animals, the predators.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the true wonder of nature and get up close and personal with some of the most magnificent creatures on earth.
Your overnight stay will be at Kontiki Africa.
Day 14: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater rim with an overnight stay in Karatu
Today, you will have the privilege of visiting the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. You will embark on an early drive (4 hours) to Ngorongoro crater. Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim, you will embark on a thrilling descent of 610 meters into the Crater, where your safari truly comes to life. The Crater is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, and the majestic giant tusked elephants. It is also known to have the largest known population of lions as well as other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs, as well as scavengers like hyenas, jackals, and the elusive wild dogs.
After driving through the caldera, we will make our way to the Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 15: Drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight
After a relaxed breakfast, you will embark on 4 hours’ drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight.
This tour price includes;
- Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary or similar
- Gorilla tracking permit.
- Chimpanzee tracking permit.
- Road transport aboard a 4×4 Safari vehicle.
- Park entrance fees in all the mentioned national parks.
- Services of an English speaking guide and driver.
- All meals during the safari period.
- Game drives in all the mentioned game parks.
- Airport transfers.
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle.
The tour price excludes;
- Visa fees.
- International Air ticket.
- All extras and optionals at the accommodation for example laundry.
- Personal Insurance.
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Tips to the guide/driver.
- All items of personal nature.
- PCR if required.
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