11 Days Combining Safari Gorilla Trek In Uganda And Migration in Tanzania
1 Day Entebbe Uganda
Today you fly to Uganda direct or from Dar Tanzania, for example, the direct flight to Entebbe. With a transfer, you will be taken from the airport to your first hotel. The Airport Guesthouse is simple but fine for the 1st night.
Dinner and overnight at Airport Guesthouse
2 Day Kibale National Park, Western Region
Today you have a long day ahead of you. You travel through the varied landscapes to Kibale Forest. Along the way, you will see small villages, tea, and banana plantations. In Fort Portal, you will stop for lunch. Then you can walk to the market yourself and withdraw money. After this, it is a 1-hour drive to Kibale Forest. There are several accommodation options, from cheap to luxury. This afternoon you can take an excursion to the crater lakes and enjoy the panoramic views, walk around a crater lake, or an excursion to the Bigodi Wetlands in search of primates and colorful birds.
Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.
3 Day Kibale Forest National Park
Early in the morning, you go in small groups with a ranger to search for the chimpanzees. The chimpanzees live in the tops of trees that are 50 meters high, where they search for fruit, branches, and leaves. Taking pictures is difficult, but with luck, the chimpanzees will come down and flea each other a few meters away from you! The long walk through the rainforest takes about 4 hours. Do you want to spend more time with the chimps? Book a habituation day, the extra costs are the US $ 70 per person.
Other monkeys you see today are the red-tailed monkey, red colobus, guereza colobus, gray-cheeked mangabey, cough’s monkey, olive baboon, patas, machine’s bushbaby, and Thomas’s bushbaby.
Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Lodge, Primate Lodge or Papyrus Lodge.
4 Day Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After on the way to Bwindi, the impenetrable forest, enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Edward, the Congo hills, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and Lake George. In the afternoon in Buhoma you have time to relax, explore the village and buy souvenirs and for a nature walk in the park to spot birds and primates, etc. At Lake Mutanda you can take a walk to the village or book a boat trip.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge
5 Day Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, we go gorilla trekking! Depending on which group of gorillas you are going to visit, you have to drive a bit more or you start from the village. Here the guides will be waiting for you and after an explanation of the rules of conduct, you will leave for the gorillas. Sometimes you have to walk for hours, sometimes the group is very close. You can bring a porter to help you and that’s definitely recommended!
The path goes uphill, downhill, under low-hanging branches, and sometimes over slippery paths, it is all worth it. The guide will take you to the place where the gorillas were the day before. They don’t move quickly and their excrement and cut branches show you the way. The tension rises and the moment you see the group you are silent… it is so special to be able to see a gorilla family. The male ‘the silverback’, the females, children, and little ones …You stay with the group for a maximum of 1 hour. Then you return to the lodge and enjoy.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge
6 Day Arusha-Tanzania
With a transfer from the lodge, you will be taken to Kigali in Rwanda. From here you fly to Kilimanjaro Airport. This flight operates 3 times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. In Tanzania you will be met again and taken to the hotel where you stay for 1 night.
Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge,
Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall.
Dinner and overnight at Manyara Wildlife Camp
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park– Serengeti National Park
Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. A scenic four-hour drive, full day game drive together with late evening game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Tortillas Camp.
Day 9: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drives Serengeti National Park, back for breakfast and relax, again proceed for a full day game drive with picnic lunches.
Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.
After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro, where the night will be spent on the Crater Rim.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater tour – back to Arusha.
Early breakfast, proceed directly to the Crater floor for a full day crater tour with picnic lunches. Later proceed back to Arusha in the evening.
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Options activities to add on
· Ballooon ride in Tarangire /Serengeti
· Crater rim hike at Ngorongoro
· Endoro fall walk
· Visit Masai boma
The net rates are including:
- Full board during the safari
- Airfare tickets from Uganda to Tanzania
- Permits for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
- Professional English-speaking driver-guide
- Private pop-up roof 4×4 Safari jeep
- Entrance fees to parks and natural reserves,
- All safaris mentioned with unlimited km
- 1 liter of pure drinking water per day
- Guided activities not indicated “optional”
Our rates do not include:
- Airfare tickets
- Optional activities
- Visas, airport taxes
- Health and cancellation insurances
- Tipping, drinks, and personal expenses