14 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania safari

14 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania safari

14 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania safari is a unique safari experience across different destinations in East Africa.

The safari will start in Nairobi and then to the home of gorillas in Uganda which is Bwindi national park where you will engage in gorilla trekking. You will also visit Queen Elizabeth national park where tree climbing lions can be spotted in the ishasha sector.

Activities which you will engage in during your safari include gorilla trekking, lion tracking, game drives, and hot air balloon experiences, visiting the Ngorongoro crater and also relaxing on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar where you will also engage in a dolphin experience.

sand beaches of Zanzibar
Sand Beaches of Zanzibar

Safari highlights

Day 1; pick up in Nairobi and flight to Entebbe international airport

Day 2; flight to Bwindi national park

Day 3; gorilla trekking

Day 4; drive to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 5; lion tracking experience

Day 6; transfer to Entebbe

Day 7; flight to Nairobi and transfer to Masai Mara

Day 8; hot air balloon experience and game drive in Masai Mara

Day 9; flight to Serengeti national park

Day 10; full day in Serengeti national park

Day 11; drive to Ngorongoro conservation area

Day 12; transfer to Arusha and flight to Zanzibar

Day 13; dolphin tour experience

Day 14; end of safari

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up in Nairobi and flight to Entebbe international airport

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi and welcome you for your safari; you will proceed to the airport for your flight to Entebbe international airport in Uganda. On arrival in Entebbe, your guide in Uganda will pick you up and you will proceed to your hotel where you will spend the rest of the day and dinner and overnight will be at 2 friends hotel Entebbe.

Day 2; flight to Bwindi national park

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up and drive you to the airport for your flight to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in the south western part of Uganda which is home to the gorillas.

Bwindi national park
Bwindi national park

You will check in at your lodge and have lunch in Bwindi national park as you prepare for a community experience with the Batwa people where you will enjoy cultural dance performances and so much more as you interact with the batwa. After your experience with the Batwa, you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Buhoma haven lodge.

Day 3; gorilla trekking

You will have breakfast early in the morning at your lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park as you prepare for your gorilla trekking activity. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for your briefing about the procedures and rules of the gorilla trekking activity.

After being allocated ranger guides, you will trek into the impenetrable Bwindi forest in search of the gorillas which you will spend with about 1 hour. During your gorilla trek, you will also see other primate species in the forest such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys as well as a variety of bird and butterfly species. You will spend approximately an hour taking photos, interacting with and admiring their wild nature before returning to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Buhoma haven lodge.

Day 4; drive to Queen Elizabeth national park

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare to check out of the lodge and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park which is home to the tree climbing lions. The drive will take about 4 to 5 hours and you will proceed to your lodge where you will have lunch.

Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park

You will engage in an evening boat ride along the Kazinga channel where you will enjoy seeing wildlife species like elephants, buffalos and hippos along the shore of the lake. After the boat ride, you will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Parkview safari lodge.

Day 5; lion tracking experience

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will engage in a lion tracking experience in the plains of Queen Elizabeth national park. You will also enjoy an enroute game drive in the national park as you look out for lions and also looking out for other wildlife species in the national park and later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Parkview safari lodge.

Day 6; transfer to Entebbe

Your guide will pick you up from your lodge after you have had your breakfast at the lodge. you will start your journey back to Entebbe with a stop in Mbarara for lunch. You will enjoy beautiful views as you drive around the country side and continue to Entebbe where you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight at 2 friends hotel Entebbe.

Day 7; flight to Nairobi and transfer to Masai Mara

After having breakfast at your hotel in Entebbe, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi, you guide will pick you up and you will start your drive to Masai Mara national reserve.

Masai Mara national reserve.
Masai Mara national reserve.

You will have a stop in Narok where you will interact with the locals such as the Maasai people and get to know more about their way of life. You will also enjoy craft shopping and see local crafts like beaded jewelry of the Maasai and later continue to the Mara where you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara camp.

Day 8; hot air balloon experience and game drive in Masai Mara

You will wake up early in the morning for your hot air balloon experience over the plains of Masai Mara. Your guide will drive you to the landing site where you will join other passengers and be briefed about the activity. You will proceed to get onto the hot air balloons and enjoy an aerial view of Masai mara national reserve.

After the hot air balloon experience, your guide will drive you back to your lodge for lunch. You will engage in an evening game drive around Masai Mara as you enjoy looking out for wildlife species such as the big 5 like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos. Your dinner and overnight will be at Sentrim Mara camp.

Day 9; flight to Serengeti national park

After breakfast at your lodge in Masai Mara, you will prepare for your flight to Serengeti national park. Your guide in Tanzania will pick you up from the airstrip and you will enjoy an enroute game drive on the way to your lodge for lunch.

You will engage in an evening game drive around Serengeti national park and enjoy looking out for wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, hippos, kudu among others. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 10; full day in Serengeti national park

Wake up for an early breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for your morning game drive. Your guide will drive you around the savannah plains of Serengeti national park as you look out for the various wildlife species that the national park is known to have such as elephants, antelopes, kudu, impalas, gazelles, hippos, buffalos, lions, leopards and many others as they roam and graze around the national park around the kopjes, woodland in the national park.

Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park

You will have lunch after your morning game drive and later engage in another game drive in the evening as you explore Serengeti national park and later proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 11; drive to Ngorongoro conservation area

After an early breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and then proceed for another game viewing experience at the Ngorongoro conservation area. You will have lunch before proceeding to descend to the Ngorongoro crater (world’s largest inactive caldera) to enjoy a wildlife viewing experience.

You will search for a variety of wildlife species in the crater such as wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, elands, warthogs, hippos, elephants. You will also see predators such as lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs among others. You will also visit Lake Magadi where you will see hippos, flamingos as well as other bird species. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Hhando coffee lodge.

Day 12; transfer to Arusha and flight to Zanzibar

You will have breakfast and later check out of the lodge ahead of your drive to Arusha where you will get a flight to Zanzibar island. You will be picked up on arrival at the airport in Zanzibar and proceed to your hotel where you will have dinner and overnight at Zanzibar palace hotel.

Day 13; dolphin tour experience

After breakfast at your hotel, you will proceed to Kizimkazi fishing village where you will board a traditional dhow and head off in search of dolphins.

Dolphin Tour Experience
Dolphin tour experience

You will also have an OPTIONAL visit to the Jozani forest which is home to the endangered red colobus monkeys. After this experience, you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Zanzibar palace hotel.

Day 14; end of safari

You will have breakfast at your hotel ahead of your flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi which will bring your safari to an end.

Price Includes:

  1. Airport Pick up and drop off
  2. Gorilla Permit
  3. 4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel
  4. Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
  5. All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  6. All national park fees
  7. All meals during the safari
  8. All game viewing activities specified
  9. Price quoted per person sharing
  10. Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  11. Concession and crater fees

Price excludes;

  1. Flights
  2. Visa fees
  3. Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary, Portage and wait staff gratuity
  4. Activities not included in the itinerary
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