12 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda & Tanzania

Overview of the 12 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda & Tanzania

12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari Starts from Entebbe International Airport and features Amabere caves tour, Fort Portal crater lake hike, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, game drive in Kasenyi & Ishasha sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel boat safari, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, game drive in Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks & in the Ngorongoro Crater before ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Arrival in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & drive to the hotel

Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area, tour the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater field

Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest & drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Extensive game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali

Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Fly from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & drive to Arusha

Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to the famous Serengeti National Park & evening game drive

Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Unlimited game drive in Serengeti National Park – Central region

Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a late evening flight

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 12 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari in Uganda & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Arrival in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & drive to the hotel

Arrive at Uganda’s main gateway Entebbe International Airport where you will be picked up by our representative to transfer to the Hotel.

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard: Boma Hotel Entebbe

Meal Plan:  Bed & Breakfast

Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area, tour the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater field

Breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, depart at 6:30am for the transfer to Fort Portal Area to the west of Uganda 300km about 5 hours drive. The drive offers good views of rural landscapes, en route towns, inselbergs of Mubende, swamps and forests both natural and plantation.  Hot lunch in Fort Portal after which you undertake a heritage tour to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves believed traditionally to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku – a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi who is noted to have denied his daughter a chance of breast feeding her Son in fear that he would take over his throne. From the caves, set off on the hike to Fort Portal Crater lake field – one of the four explosion craters in Uganda for amazing sightseeing experience. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest & drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Briefing for Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyanchu tourism center starts at 8am after which you head to the tropical forest of Kibale in search of Chimpanzees – man’s closest relative in terms of DNA. While following the designated trail, you enjoy incredible views of trees some of which are very tall and huge, flowering plants, birds (the forest has 375 bird species) and a range of primates including the Black and White Colobus, Red tailed monkey, vervet monkey, Baboon among others. Upon reaching Chimps, you spend one full hour with them as they forage, roll themselves on tree branches, patrol, make pant hooting calls, mate among other exciting behaviours. From the 2 – 5-hour activity, you transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km approximately 3 hours’ drive gaining incredible views of Rwenzori Mountains en route.

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard:  Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Extensive game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive along the channel track     

Settle for breakfast before setting off for game drive at 7am.  Kasenyi sector is the main area of interest and offers good possibilities of spotting Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Topi, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch.    You will sign up for the 2pm Kazinga Channel boat cruise for a two-hour experience along this amazing natural channel with possibilities of viewing Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, birds on the shores like Saddle billed stork, African skimmers and many more not forgetting the wild game. Upon return from the boat, you do a game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard:  Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Settle for breakfast at 7am after which you drive towards south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 218km to Ruhija and 160km to Buhoma and a game drive will be done en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions and other wildlife. Proceed to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation:

Midrange:     Gorilla Mist Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Kigali

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the diverse and rich protected areas in Uganda. With a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas which is close to a half of their world population, Bwindi presents a very rewarding Mountain Gorilla trekking starting at 8am from the respective park station with briefing by the park ranger guides. The gorilla trek duration is 2 – 8 hours but with one full hour of actual viewing and photoshoots. It involves traversing beautiful landscapes with steep hills and narrow valleys amidst lush flora and birds.  From the activity, you transfer to Kigali with amazing views of Kigezi Highlands and Rwandan hillsides.

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard: Hotel Chezlando – Bungalow room

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Fly from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & drive to Arusha

Connect to Kigali International Airport for the regional flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet our representative who will then transfer you to Arusha.

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard: African Tulip Hotel

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

Set off for the drive to Tarangire National Park 150km about 3 hours’ drive enjoying the views of en route landscapes. You will engage in an exciting game drive upon arrival for likely sights of herds of Elephants, Lions, Cheetah, Zebras, Leopards, Wildebeest, the dry country antelopes such as the rare fringe-eared oryx and long-necked gerenuk

Accommodation

Midrange / Standard: Maramboi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Drive to the famous Serengeti National Park & evening game drive

Set off for the drive to Serengeti National Park 305km approximately 6 hours’ drive driving through Ndutu Area.  You are welcomed by endless plains of Serengeti National Park with one of the greatest wildlife counts on the African continent. Engage in a rewarding game drive upon arrival.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Standard:   Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Unlimited game drive in Serengeti National Park – Central region

Embark on an extensive game drive in Serengeti National Park gaining chances of viewing great populations of Big cats such as Lions, Leopard, Tanzanian Cheetah, Jackals and many more, Millions of Wildebeest, Gazelles, hundreds of thousands of Zebras, Elephants, Buffalos, Elands among others.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Standard:   Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Engage in a final game drive in Serengeti National Park for more wild game views after which you transfer to Ngorongoro Crater – one of the seven natural wonders in Africa. Undertake a walk on the crater rim.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Standard:  Ngorongoro Farm house

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari:  Extensive game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a late evening flight

Descend down the Ngorongoro Crater for an extensive game drive on the crater floor. Explore this amazing landscape that has been ranked among the seven natural wonders of Africa and also declared a world heritage site. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact, unfilled and intact volcanic caldera with great concentration of wildlife including Elephants, Wildebeest, Black Rhinos, Cheetah, Lions, Leopard, Cape Buffalos among others. Ascend from the crater late afternoon and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch up with the flight in the late evening.

End of the 12 Days Uganda Tanzania Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Botswana

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4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Botswana

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge-accommodation in bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located in Rushaga region in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Mburo

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Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Budongo

Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

More lodging options in Kibale

Papaya Lake Lodge- accommodation in kibale np

Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.

More lodging options in Kampala

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel- luxury accommodation in uganda

Imperial Royale Hotel opened in 2007 offering Luxury / Upmarket accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers and other guests in Uganda.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi

Bunyonyi Safaris Resort - accommodation in bunyonyi on a uganda safari

Bunyonyi Safari Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in the Kagalama village overlooking the lake.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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