8 Days Tanzania Wildlife & Uganda Gorilla Safari

Explore Tanzania’s Serengeti national park and top up this experience with mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport

Arrive in Tanzania for your amazing travel exploring this land.  On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your lodge.

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

Day 2: 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 – 1 hour
B, L & D
Ole Serai Luxury Camp / Kleins Camp/ Nomad Lamai Serengeti/ Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Sayani camp / Ewanjan Tented Camp

Day 3 & 4: 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 5: Transfer to Entebbe

Today after an early breakfast, you will transfer to Arusha and proceed to Entebbe international airport.

Hotel No 5/ Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking

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

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

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 8: Transfer to Entebbe for Departure

You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe and proceed for your outbound flight.