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The tour takes you to two amazing countries in east Africa with different climatic zones. Start in Uganda by visiting Bwindi one of the strong hold of the gorilla in the region and have the only chance to come face to face with the Silverback in their natural habitat. Followed by a visit to Tanzania for some amazing wildlife areas with awesome game viewing, begin with Tarangire and witness some great sighting of elephants with its dotted landscape, followed by Lake Manyara with its overwhelming bird spices and what about Serengeti and Ngorongoro great sighting of the big five.
DAY1: ARRIVAL- HOTEL TRANSFERS
Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe. You will check on your hotel, refresh and then our guide will brief you about your safari. Retire for Dinner and Overnight at 2Friends Hotel. BB.
DAY 2: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Early departure to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Southwestern Uganda with a stopover at the equator for some informative talk, photography and some experiments before proceeding to Mbarara town arriving in time for Lunch. Drive through the rolling green hills of Banana and Tea plantations arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening on your third day of 5-Day Gorillas Trekking & White Water Rafting Uganda Tour.
- Drive time: 8-9 hours.
DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, penetrate the impenetrable Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. A unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (B-L-D).
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
DAY 4: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING & THE BATWA TRAIL- COMMUNITY TOUR
With packed lunch, our guide will pick you from the lodge and drive you to Mgahinga briefing point. You will rally behind your ranger from briefing and later hike over the volcanic terrain in search for golden monkeys. Enjoy the most amazing views as the park stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. Wind off the evening with the Batwa Trail, a firsthand introduction to one of the original people & the most unique cultures worldwide. The Batwa pygmies are a forest people displaced from the rain forest they shared with mountain gorillas. This experience will give you the opportunity to learn more about their age old culture while you enjoy a hike with the Batwa guides, see how they lived and hunted, hear ancient legends and learn about medical plants. The revenue generated from these activities directly benefits the Batwa to strengthen their community. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (B-L-D).
DAY 5: BWINDI -ENTEBBE
Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Land of Mountain gorillas. Our guide will drive you to the airstrip and take your flight back to Entebbe arriving in the afternoon, and connect your flight to Kilimanjaro. On arrival your guide will be there to welcome you and followed by a transfer to Arusha Villa.
Day 6: Arusha–Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be picked from your hotel and dive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing the Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions, Leopard, and cheetah late evening drive to tour lodge.
Day 7: Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National park
After breakfast onward to Lake Manyara the park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of water birds, the forest around the gate is a good nesting area for pelicans, herons and marabou stock ,The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. Afternoon drive to the Plantation farm lodge.
Day 8: Karatu – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at mid-day you will reach the plains of the Serengeti plains. This park is the oldest and famous in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.
Day 9: Full Day Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s camp.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
- Optional: Oldupai gorge visit
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater tour – Arusha
Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak descend down to the crater floor. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare golden jackal and some of the more than 350 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon onward to Arusha.