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Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas

Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas

TANZANIA SAFARI AND UGANDA GORILLAS

Trip duration

10 days/ 9 nights

The Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip can be combined with our Lamu Beach Holidays.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA

Our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip will start in Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha. We shall arrive via the Kilimanjaro Airport, where our Tour Leader will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall then head to our hotel in Arusha, where we shall check in.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Arusha. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Arusha weather from our lodge.

Night in Arusha.

DAY 2, 3 AND 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – CROSSING THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall then proceed to Serengeti National Park; where our next leg of the Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip takes place. We shall enjoy game drives in this wonderful park as we enjoy the scenery of these vast plains. We shall spend time looking around some of the famous rock outcrops, often referred as Kopjes.

Look out for animals such as Leopard, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo, assorted Gazelles, Maasai Giraffe, Wildebeest, Common Zebras, Savannah Elephant and African Lions.

Here you shall also get an opportunity to learn all about the famous Serengeti migration and get to follow in the steps of the Wildebeests in a lovely Kopje rock, modelled to imitate the migration cycle. This is always a big highlight on all our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trips.

Nights in Serengeti.

DAY 5 AND 6: NGORONGORO CRATER; VIA OL DUVAI GORGE MUSEUM

We shall then make our way to a phenomenal pre-historic site, the Ol Duvai or Ol Dupai gorge. This site has led to multiple archaeological and paleontological discoveries; and is often a highlight on our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip. Home to the great work by Louis and Mary Leakey, this is a phenomenal destination. Some famous discoveries here include Zinjanthropus, Homo habilis and Homo erectus. You will get to learn all about the work going on at the site in a very interactive way.

We shall enjoy the next day at the beautiful Ngorongoro crater, which is a major highlight on our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip. The mighty Ngorongoro is indeed an amazing place. It is known as one of the wonders of Africa. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties.

Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local African Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, Cheetah, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and White-bearded Wildebeests.

Nights in Ngorongoro.

DAY 7: ARUSHA TO ENTEBBE – LAKE VICTORIA

We shall then enjoy a flight from Tanzania to Uganda; where our next leg of the Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip will continue.

We shall enjoy a relaxed evening in Entebbe; near the shores of Lake Victoria.

Night in Entebbe.

DAY 8: ENTEBBE TO BWINDI

We shall start early from Entebbe and head towards Bwindi on a very scenic domestic flight. We shall then transfer from the airport to our next lodge by vehicle. The landscapes on the way and the beautiful cultural experiences we enjoy on this route will make the drive very rewarding.

Soon we shall arrive at our lodge, where we shall enjoy the local weather and beautiful sounds of birds and insects. Bwindi is always a great location to relax during our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trips.

Night in Bwindi.

DAY 9: UGANDA GORILLAS TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Departing our lodge with packed lunch, we shall head to Bwindi Forest headquarters, where the gorilla trek will take place. We shall all meet for a briefing from the local rangers early in the morning. This day is definitely the most interesting part of our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip. We shall then venture into the forest following nice trails through the dense forest.

Soon enough, we shall meet our “hosts” for the day- the majestic Mountain Gorillas. This is the climax of our Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip. Sometimes the hike takes longer depending on the local movements of these great apes; who live a very natural lifestyle in this great forest. We shall spend time enjoying these great apes and making the best photos. Most gorilla families are well composed of a dominant male, several females and young.

Our trek may also produce more primates, including the amazing L’ Hoest Monkey. We shall then hike back to our starting point and return to our lodge for a relaxed afternoon. There are several optional afternoon activities around Bwindi that we can take part in before returning to our lodge.

Night in Bwindi.

DAY 10: BWINDI TO ENTEBBE

On this day we shall head to Entebbe on another domestic flight. If your flight home will be later in the evening, we can organise local afternoon activities in Entebbe or the nearby Kampala City.

Evening flights from Entebbe will mark the end to our lovely Tanzania Safari and Uganda Gorillas trip.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, Maasai Giraffe, Mountain Gorilla

Highlight birds

Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Great White Pelican, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, Ross’s Turaco

Habitats covered

Savannah, Highland Forest, Wetlands

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Gorilla Trekking, the Great Rift Valley, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater