14 Days Uganda Gorillas, Tanzania Big game and Beach Safari

 

Day 1: Arrival to Uganda – Pearl of Africa

On your arrival, a Kagera Safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world.

Drive time – 20 minutes
Hotel No.5 / Protea Hotel by Marriott

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi forest for Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Your day will start after an early breakfast and you will embark on your gorilla safari southwards to Bwindi impenetrable forest. The journey will offer you highway sights of rural and semi-urban Uganda with several fruit & vegetable markets along the roads, craft and drum makers and a stop at Uganda’s Equator monument where you will cross to the southern hemispheres. After the experience at the Equator, the drive will continue with a stop over in Mbarara for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi with short bathroom stopovers and picture sessions of landscape and other attractions.

Drive time – 8 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour and 50 minutes
B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi Lodge /Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest

Today early morning your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to the briefing point at 7am before you start your gorilla trek at 8 am. On arrival at the briefing place, you will be welcomed and given seats until time of briefing as your driver guide registers you with the ranger on duty to be allocated a gorilla family. You will eventually meet your ranger guide and start your gorilla trek in the jungles of Bwindi.

We advise you to hire a porter to carry your day pack because sometimes the gorillas could be located a distance far from the start of your trek, they can also help push or pull you along the steep slippery paths in the forest.

B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi Lodge /Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe

This will mark the end to your Uganda chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari. Stop over by the Equator monument for photos, souvenirs and lunch before proceeding to the airport for your flight back home.

Drive time – 9 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour 45 minutes
B, L & D

Day 5: Transfer to Arusha

Today you transfer to the airport and leave for Arusha. You will be picked up from the airport at Kilimanjaro international airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Arusha Coffee Lodge / Onsea House / Machwewo Wellness / Legendary Lodge / Four points by Sheraton

Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti

After breakfast you leave the lodge and drive via Ngorongoro crater and head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, you descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.  En-route you will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! You then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, 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.

Drive time – 7 hours OR Scheduled flight – 40 minutes
B, L & D
Ole Serai Luxury Camp / Kleins Camp/ Nomad Lamai Serengeti/ Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Sayani camp / Ewanjan Tented Camp

Day 7 & 8: Full Day Game drive

Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lions.

Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks.

B, L & D
Ole Serai Luxury Camp / Kleins Camp/ Nomad Lamai Serengeti/ Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Sayani camp / Ewanjan Tented Camp

Day 9: Transfer to Ngorongoro

You will have breakfast and then check out and drive via Ngorongoro to Karatu, enjoy the varied landscape.

Drive time – 2 hours
B, L & D
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge/ Ngorongoro Tented Camp / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater /  Gibbs Farm

Day 10: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, your guide will pick you up and drive to Ngorongoro crater. After check in you descend down 600 meters into the crater for a full day game drive. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque park is its 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 visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

B, L & D
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge/ Ngorongoro Tented Camp / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater /  Gibbs Farm

Day 11: Transfer to Arusha – Zanzibar

Afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

Flight time – 1 hour 20 minutes
B, L & D
Kono kono Beach Resort /  Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort / Zuri Zanzibar / Kilindi Beach Resort / Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Day 12 & 13: Zanzibar Beach & Water experiences

Spend the days at leisure at the your resort. You can also choose to take on some of the different water activities offered by the resorts depending on your interests. This would be settled privately by you.

B, L & D
Kono kono Beach Resort /  Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort / Zuri Zanzibar / Kilindi Beach Resort / Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Day 14: Departure

Today after breakfast and depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

B & L

 

Suggested Safaris

Zebras in Serengeti
8 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Beach
May 29, 2016
buffallo-queen-elizabeth-park
14 Days Uganda’s Safari Highlights
August 5, 2022
Hippo-with-baby-murchison-falls-park 2
12 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari
December 4, 2015
Cheetah-Masaai-Mara
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration & Diani Beach Safari
May 27, 2016
Rwanda-gorilla
6 Days Rwanda Primates Safari
May 26, 2016

Why Book With Us?

  • Customized travel
  • Accredited
  • Passionate Guides
  • Comfortable Vehicles
  • Intimate Lodges
  • Responsible travel

Got a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call or write us. We are an expert team and we excited you.

Mob: +256 782 477992
Tel: +256 392 176513

info [at] kagerasafaris.com

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

  • Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy