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Uganda Tanzania Safari: Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Gorilla Trekking, Chimps, Zanzibar - 14 Days

Uganda and Tanzania Safari: Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Gorilla Trekking,  Chimps and Zanzibar 14 Days Safari


Uganda and Tanzania Safari : Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Gorilla Trekking,  Chimps and Zanzibar 14 Days Safari

The 14 days Uganda and Tanzania  Serengeti -Ngorongoro Gorilla Trekking,  Chimps and Zanzibar 14 Days Safari starts from Entebbe in Uganda to Kibale national park for chimps trekking and primates, then to Bwindi for gorilla trekking, before flying to Tanzania for wildlife safaris in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro and then 3 days of relaxing at Zanzibar.

Tour Overview for Uganda Tanzania Gorillas and Serengeti Zanzibar Safari 

Day 1: Kibale National Park for primate walk in afternoon 

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park & Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5: Batwa Pygmies Tribe, Transfer to Kigali, overnight.

Day 6: Flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro and onward transfer to Arusha for Tanzania wildlife Safari and Zanzibar

Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, wildlife safaris, game drives.

Day 8: Game price in Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Serengeti National Park for wildlife safari game drives

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro wildlife safaris

Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation AreaDay

11: Transfer from Serengeti to Zanzibar flight


Days 12 and 13: Zanzibar 

Day 14: Departure


Uganda Primate Tour -Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Kibale Chimp Trek - 5 Days (Gorillas, Chimps Trek)

Day 1: Kibale National Park

Briefing on the safari before we drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours).

Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities.

As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed.

You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge | Primate Lodge Kibale | Ndali Lodge

Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp

Low Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 08:00 hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is chimpanzee tracking.

Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate species. More primates like black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like elephants can be seen in this walk.

Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of Central Africa. It is inhabited by three large communities of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.

Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialise with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.

In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the eastern edge of Kibale Forest is Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bushbucks, bush pigs and among others.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge | Primate Lodge Kibale

Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp

Low Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Depart early morning for Bwindi for your gorilla trek.

Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park via Kabale- Kisoro route or Isasha Sector with packed lunch. On your way you will enjoy scenery views of different mountains and beautiful plantations. 

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge

Moderate: Engagi Lodge | Silverback Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge | Lake Kitandara Camp
Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp | Buhoma Community Campground

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip - gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day.

We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge

Moderate: Engagi Lodge | Silverback Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge | Lake Kitandara Camp

Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp | Buhoma Community Campground

Day 5: Batwa Pygmies Tribe, Transfer to Kigali,

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and proceed for the Batwa Cultural Experience. This a challenging but not too strenuous one hour hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, that will reward you with stunning vistas and the serenity of this ancient rain forest. Along the way you will learn about the healing plants and the delicate fare offered from the forest and how the Batwa collected wild honey, wild yams and mushrooms. You will inspect the traditional dwellings and participate in the traditional dances. Hear stories and learn the folklore of the Batwa pygmies from the elders, practice shooting their bow and arrows and join in a mock hunting party.

Afterwards, we shall be driving to Kigali, a drive which goes for about 4 hours through some magnificent scenery of terraced mountains and valleys. We shall be in Kigali in the early evening, spending the night at a nice hotel (depending on your budget).

Accommodation options available (only Breakfast & lunch)

Up-market: Hotel Milles de Collines 

Moderate: Heavens Kigali Boutique Hotel

Low Budget: Step Town Hotel Kigali

Day 6: Flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro and onward transfer to Arusha.

Your driver will be transferring you to Kigali Airport for your flight to Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Airport. On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be picked up with our representative driver,  having a short brief and then transferred to the hotel in Arusha for your dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park 

You will depart from your hotel in Arusha and head for Lake Manyara National Park. The Park is famous for it’s bird life which congregate around the soda lake, If you are fortunate you might see the migratory !amingoes performing their dance over the lake!

Arrival Lake Manyara Serena Lodge will be in time for dinner. This wi" give you a chance witness the dramatic Lodge se#ing as it overlooks, the Great Ri$ Va"ey, the beautiful Soda Lake of Manyara and the park itself.

Lake Manyara National Park is known for the amingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in ocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season. Ngorongoro is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazees and other animals into the northern plains. And the Serengeti is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 miion white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge y before a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, The Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions abut also a very diverse animal population due to its varied habitat. There are large herds of buffalo and zebra as well as blue monkeys and baboons.

A$er lunch you shall  leave Lake Manyara behind you and depart for Serengeti National Park - the heart of wild Africa – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. One of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.  

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp

The seemingly endless grasslands of the Serengeti are also the stage for the famous wildebeest migration. On the annual migration 1.5 million wildebeest and other game, such as zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala and topi move on mass between Kenya’s Masai Mara, then into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti. This mass movement is driven by the rains, and the herds’ endless search for water and good grazing.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at the lodge then you will proceed with game drive in southern of Serengeti National park, Ndutu area for two days. A striking characteristic of this area is the stunning acacia woodland, which is immediately surrounded by the short grass plains. Within this wooded area is Lake Ndutu – one of the Rift Valley’s soda lakes. At the height of the wildebeest migration, and when heavy rains have fallen, often lines of wildebeest can be seen crossing the lake. Accompanying the wildebeest are large numbers of zebra and Thomson gazelles. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Morning after having breakfast continue with game drive. In the afternoon you drive en route (optional stopover at Olduvai) to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp

The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Several animal and bird species are found here. Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhinos, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Impalas, Gazelles and others may be spotted here.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, we descend into this magnificent crater. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Another big draw card to this picturesque park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater then you will continue with game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/camp.

Day 11: Serengeti / Zanzibar

After breakfast drive  to Seronera airstrip for our flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar, you meed with our representative for rhyour transfer to the resort in Zanzibar.  
You will touch down at Zanzibar airport at around 1420 hrs where our local representative will meet and assist you to your private vehicle, followed by transfer to your beach resort. Evening will be at leisure followed by dinner and overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel. (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner).

Days 12 and 13: Zanzibar

Day at leisure in Zanzibar.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 14: Departure

Breakfast at your resort, check out of rooms by 1000 hrs. We will pick and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport on time for your flight to your next destination.

  • Gorillas tracking and chimps trek permits
  • Full board accommodation with all meals
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide

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