11 Days: Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Uganda and Tanzania.

Duration

11 Days

Tour Type

Combo Safaris.

Group Size

6 People

Languages

English.

The tour takes you to two amazing countries in east Africa with different climatic zones. Start in Uganda by visiting Bwindi one of the stronghold 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.

11Days /10 Night

Day 1: Arrival -- Hotel Transfer.

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.

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Day 2: Full-day Bwindi Forest NP.

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.
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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 rainforest is spectacular. The area offers a 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 savoured. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. A unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking -- Batwa Trail Community Tour.

With packed lunch, our guide will pick you from the lodge and drive you to the Mgahinga briefing point. You will rally behind your ranger from briefing and later hike over the volcanic terrain in search of golden monkeys. Enjoy the most amazing views as the park stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. The 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 Batwa to strengthen its community. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge

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Day 5: Bwindi -- Entebbe -- Arusha Town

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 connecting your flight to Kilimanjaro. On arrival, your guide will be there to welcome you and followed by a transfer to Arusha Villa.

Sunrise over Mount Meru. Arusha, Tanzania.
Day 6: Arusha Town -- Tarangire NP.

These two days are dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. 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 the night at Serengeti Heritage Camp.

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Day 7: Tarangire NP -- Lake Manyara NP

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.

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Day 8: Karatu Town -- Serengeti NP.

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.

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Day 9: Fullday Serengeti NP.

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.

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Day 10: Serengeti NP -- 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.

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Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater -- Arusha Town.

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.

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Day 1: 2 Friends Hotel.

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Day 2-4: Chameleon Hill lodge.

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Day 3: Arusha Villa.

Plantation farm lodge staff

Day 4: Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Gibbs Farm Lodge Swimming Pool

Day 5: Plantation Farm lodge.

Serengeti Heritage

Day 8-9: Serengeti Tortillis tented camp.

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Day 10: Rhino lodge.

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