10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania

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Overview of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania

The 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania starts in Entebbe Uganda and ends in Arusha Tanzania. The safari takes you to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater for extensive wild game viewing including the Big five of African Wild game. The safari features amazing sightseeing experience in the Fort Portal region, the Kigezi Highlands, the Rwenzori Mountains and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Safari Highlight of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania

Day 1 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Kibale National Park & relax. Optional visit to the Amabere g’Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field

Day 2 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Undertake a long day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 3 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Optional en route game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

Day 4 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & relax at the lodge

Day 5 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Fly from Bwindi to Entebbe & connect with a flight to Kilimanjaro

Day 6 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, visit the Mto Wa Mbu and afternoon game drive

Day 7 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & evening game drive as you connect to the lodge

Day 8 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 9 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater, visit Olduvai gorge en route & afternoon crater tour

Day 10 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Do Morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater floor & transfer to Arusha

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania

Day 1 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Kibale National Park & relax. Optional visit to the Amabere g’Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field

From your place of stay in Kampala, you embark on the transfer to Kibale National Park 326km about 6 hours drive exploring the en route scenic landscapes including the Mubende Inselbergs, the lush vegetation, the small towns, distant views of Lake Wamara and extensive beautiful tea estates as you approach Fort Portal town.  You settle for lunch in Fort Portal town after which you connect to Kibale National Park for relaxation and overnight. However, you can opt to utilise the afternoon by taking up a cultural tour to the Amabere g’Nyinamwiru caves a very historical site which the locals believe that it holds the breasts of Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku – the self enthroned King of the Bachwezi known to have inhabited the great lakes region in the ancient times. From the caves, you undertake a hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake hike for remarkable sightseeing of the crater lakes and hollows below the hill. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 2 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Undertake a long day Chimpanzee Habituation

Undertake a whole day habituation of Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park commencing at 6am from Kanyanchu Park headquarters with briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers. This is a whole day experience as you catch up with the chimps setting out of their nests to start the day. You join them as they undertake their hunting, playing, mating, patrolling and feeding among other features from morning to the evening at around 7pm when they make new nests for overnight. This is a very detailed encounter with one of the Great Ape Species whose DNA is very close to that of humans. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 3 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Optional en route game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

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After breakfast at the lodge, embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park driving along the fascinating scenic landscapes including the legendary Rwenzori Mountains towering to 5,109m above sea level with glacial peaks and the savannah stretches of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You can opt to undertake a game drive in its southern sector of Ishasha where the unique tree climbing lions are known to be thriving. The drive offers you chances of viewing more game. Proceed to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 4 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & relax at the lodge

The Mountain Gorilla Trekking is still ranked the best safari activity in Africa and undertaking it in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is very historical since the park features a minimum of 400 mountain gorilla population close to a half of what is known to left in the world (880). The trek commences at 8am at the respective park headquarters and in the company of the ranger guides, you traverse the forest jungle, hiking steep slopes and descending narrow valleys not forgetting crossing the seasonal streams in search of these critically endangered apes. The whole encounter can range from 2 – 8 hours with one full hour of gorilla viewing. Retire for relaxation at the lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 5 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Fly from Bwindi to Entebbe & connect with a flight to Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, connect to Kisoro Airstrip to catch up with a scheduled aero link flight to Entebbe departing at around 9am and arriving at 11am. You keep around Airport to connect with the scheduled fast jet flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. Upon arrival, you are picked up by our representative in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha town for overnight

Accommodation: Impala Hotel / Iiboru Safari Lodge

Day 6 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:   Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, visit the Mto Wa Mbu and afternoon game drive

Connect to Lake Manyara National Park after breakfast, paying a visit to the Mto Wa Mbu an eco community setting enabling you to interact with the local people, learning their way of life, the local food preparation forms, the process of brewing local beer, the Makonde wood carvings and a taste of the local food stuffs. In the afternoon, you embark on an extensive game drive in the park with possibilities of viewing the tree climbing lions, Warthog, the Zebras, Giraffes, the Impala, elephants, Wildebeest, Hippos among others not forgetting the view of the lake. Retire for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget / Basic:   Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Day 7 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & evening game drive as you connect to the lodge

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Connect to Serengeti National Park – the most popular Park in the destination Tanzania if not Africa. The drive offers impressive views of the countryside and with your packed lunch you make stops en route for freshening up and sightseeing. Upon entering Serengeti National Park, you undertake a game drive as you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:   Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget / Basic:    Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Day 8 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:    Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

The game drive in the Seronera valley is one of the most rewarding wildlife safari activities in the world. The park’s extensive plains feature hundreds of thousands of grazers including elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, Gazelles, Elands among others not forgetting millions of Wildebeest while the patches of rock Kopjes feature counts of lions, leopards, Cheetah, among others that prey on the rest. The counts of Vultures, the spotted Hyenas and the Jackal species may be explored hunting in this wilderness. You settle for your packed lunch at a beautiful; Kopje under the tree shade while in the evening, you do another game drive before returning to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:   Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget / Basic:    Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Day 9 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater, visit Olduvai Gorge en route & afternoon crater tour

You transfer to the famous Ngorongoro Crater – the World’s largest intact, unfilled and inactive volcanic caldera and a world heritage site as proclaimed by UNESCO. En route you make a stop at Olduvai gorge to explore this great archaeological site where the skull of the early man was discovered by Dr. Leakey in the 1960s which crowned East Africa as the cradle land of mankind. You proceed to Ngorongoro Crater and do an evening crater viewing experience on the crater rim.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury:   Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget / Basic:    Karatu Simba Lodge

Day 10 of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda and Tanzania:  Do Morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater floor & transfer to Arusha

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Undertake a morning game drive on the crater floor descending several meters to explore one of great wildlife concentrations in East Africa. The area has great counts of Maasai lions in Tanzania. The other wildlife includes the endangered black Rhinos, the Buffalo, the Hippos, Blue Wildebeest, Thomson Gazelle, the waterbucks, grants Zebra, Common Eland, leopards among others. You retreat from the tour and embark on the drive to Arusha to mark the end of the tour

End of the 10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda & Tanzania

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General Safari Inclusions

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  • Easter and Christmas period supplements
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