11 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Tanzania wildlife Safari – Get mix experience of the primates and wildlife through our 11 days Uganda and Tanzania safari. Come close to your cousins at Bwindi Impenetrable forest, see the most exciting crater in Africa with the most remarkable historical sites Oldvai Gorge in Ngorongoro.
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Following the flight from your country of origin, you land at Entebbe International Airport enjoying the courteous welcome of our representative to the mighty land where Gorilla Trekking is done, the driver who doubles as your driver guide will brief you in the itinerary. After this, you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale
Set off for the drive to Fort Portal 300km around 4 – 5 hours transfer exploring the countryside landscapes marked by lush flora, the inselbergs and extensive tea plantations. You settle for lunch in Fort Portal town after which you visit the Amabere g’Nnyinamwiru Caves – the breast-like features believed locally to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku a self imposed King of the Bachwezi. The caves have got a seasonal river flowing over them creating scenic water fall. From the caves, you undertake a hike to Fort Portal Crater lake field which is one of the major explosion craters in Uganda. The hike presents impressive adventure and amazing sightseeing opportunities. From the activity, you connect to Kibale forest national park a home of primates as we get the feeling of our waited activity the Gorilla Trekking, here we have all the primates except the Gorillas so here just acts as practicing area for trekking, drive to our lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Undertake Chimpanzee tracking & drive to Queen Elizabeth
At 8am, you congregate at Kanyanchu Tourism Centre for briefing about Chimpanzee trekking encounter. The Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers guide you through the lush tropical forest noted to have survived the last ice age and thus with great biodiversity including 375 species of birds, 351 species of trees and 13 primate species. The Chimpanzee trekking experience lasts 2 – 5 hours but for conservation purposes the actual viewing is limited to one hour. The views of Chimpanzees as they forage, much fruit, copulate, patrol, jump from branch to branch and from tree to tree coupled with those of other forest offers like Black and White Colobus monkeys, Red Colobus Monkeys and birds combine to generate ultimate Africa Safari memories. From the trek, you embark on 157km drive about 3 hours to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight
Day 4: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha
Set off for the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where Gorilla Trekking is done! an en route game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers rewarding possibilities of exploring the unique tree climbing lions that tend to lie on fig tree branches in the mid morning sun. From Ishasha, you proceed on the drive to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
Following breakfast at the lodge, you gather at gorilla trekking assembly point for briefing at 8am. The Impenetrable forest of Bwindi perched on a rugged terrain marked by steep hills and narrow valleys present a rather challenging trek than in other gorilla safari destinations. The encounter with the gentle giants encountering them as they forage and socialize is very memorable. Direct viewing is limited to one hour while the whole Mountain Gorilla Trekking encounter can range from 2 – 8 hours. You retreat from the tour and connect to the lodge spending the afternoon at leisure. An optional Batwa Community tour can be arranged in the evening to explore the traditions of these people noted to be among the last surviving groups of short people. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Drive to Kigali or Entebbe for a flight to Kilimanjaro Tanzania
Following breakfast with our previous memories of Gorilla Trekking, you connect to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda driving through the impressive hillside landscapes of Rwanda that have earned her a dub as the land of a thousand hills. From Kigali or drive to Entebbe which takes nine hour’s drive from Bwindi then you connect by flight to Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to Arusha for overnight.
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Manyara NP
Following breakfast, connect to Lake Manyara National Park where you will first encounter the Mto wa Mbu eco-community which is a diverse ethnic concentration of various tribal groups with complex customs and traditions. You explore the various foodstuffs and their preparation, the local beer brewing, the architectural design and the famous Wood Carvings. In the afternoon, you connect to the park for a game drive experience gaining possibilities of viewing tree climbing lions, Warthog, Zebras, Baboon, Elephant, Hippos, Wildebeest, Impala, and Giraffe among others. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti
Proceed on the drive to Serengeti National Park which is one of the popular wildlife destinations on the African continent. With over 1.5 Million Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras, counts of Nile crocodile and honey badger, the Serengeti National Park has a lot to offer generating great African safari memories. You take up a game drive in the evening upon entering the park for extensive wild game viewing experience. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Full day Serengeti
Also referred as the world’s famous wildlife safari park, Serengeti National Park’s endless plains feature the great count of animal population on earth including the great big cats like thousands of lions, Tanzanian Cheetah, leopards, Jackal species among others, Herbivores like millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of elephants, Zebras, Thompson Gazelles, Buffaloes not forgetting bird species. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Transfer to Ngorogoro crater
After a cup of coffee, you set off for the drive to Ngorongoro Crater exploring the beautiful countryside. You can make an optional stop at Olduvai Gorge – the cradle land of mankind following the discovery of the early man skull by Dr Leakey. Ngorongoro Crater stands as the World’s largest intact, inactive and unfilled Volcanic Caldera and also a World heritage site as declared by UNESCO. The afternoon is spent on sightseeing and game drive on the crater floor where the possibilities of exploring the Big five including the Black Rhinos exist. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Transfer to Arusha for departure
You set off from Ngorongoro and transfer to Arusha to mark the end of the safari.
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee permit
- all accommodation as per itinerary
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Full time English speaking driver/ guide
- All meals as indicated
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruises
- Vehicle entrance fees
- All activities as indicated
- Domestic flight from Entebbe or Kigali to Kilimanjaro
- Visa fees
- Air tickets
- All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
- Anything else not included in the itinerary.