13 Days Uganda, Tanzania & Kenya (Gorilla & Wildlife Safari)

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13 Days Uganda, Tanzania & Kenya (Gorilla & Wildlife Safari)

DAY 1

Arrival in Uganda Entebbe International Airport

Transfer to the hotel Your flight eventually arrives at Uganda’s main gateway the Entebbe International Airport where you will be welcomed by the driver guide and after meet and greet, you transfer to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena Resort / Sunset hotel/ Boma Hotel Entebbe
DAY 2

Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, you embark on the 300km drive about 4 to 5 hours to Fort Portal enjoying the impressive views of the countryside including the en route towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjonjo. The Mubende Inselbergs, the distant views of Lake Wamara and the lush tea plantations are also exciting to explore along the drive. Upon reaching Fort Portal town, you settle for lunch after which you will spend the afternoon visiting the Amabere g’Nnyinamwiru caves exploring the history behind this rich heritage site with the beautiful Nyakasura falls flowing over the caves in the rainy season. The breast-like features are traditionally known to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the maiden daughter of Bukuku the self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi who denied his daughter a chance to breast feed her son Ndahura in fear that the grand child would take over his throne. You also undertake a hike to the Fort Portal crater field summiting the famous Kyeganywa hill offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding crater lakes and crater hollows. Retreat to Kibale Area for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/ Kibale Forest Camp /Kibale Guest Cottages
DAY 3

Do Chimpanzee Tracking

In Kibale Forest & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park kibale-chimp as an attraction. The morning is dedicated to Chimpanzee trekking encounter commencing with briefing at 8am at Kanyanchu Tourism Center. Kibale is a verdant forest marked by lush flora including tall and mature trees that are over 50m tall and 200 years old, 375 species of birds including the Green Breasted Pita and Kibale ground thrush and 13 primate species which include; common chimpanzees, the Black and White colobus monkeys, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkeys among others. The Chimpanzee trekking takes about 2 -5 hours and includes one full hour of chimpanzee viewing encounter. Retreat from the activity and embark on 157km about 3 hours transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park enjoying the scenic views of the snow capped Rwenzori Mountains en route. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Baboon safari Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp/ Bush Lodge
DAY 4

Morning extensive game drive

In Kasenyi sector & afternoon boat safari along Kazinga Channel The game drive starts at 6am if you slept inside the park and 7am if the lodge is outside the park gates taking you to Kasenyi plains where the range of wild game are known to thrive and a breeding ground to many. The 3 to 4 hour encounter offers possibility of exploring wild game like lions, elephants, Buffaloes, leopard, the Uganda Kobs, defassa waterbucks, wart hogs, bushbucks, Topis among others. The mid day siesta can be spent at the lodge or in Mweya peninsular taking lunch before gathering at Mweya jetty for a two hour launch trip along the magical Kazinga Channel. The channel shores offer impressive views of the wild game drinking water including Buffalos, Elephants and a range of antelopes, the range of bird species including Great Cormorants, African Skimmers among others and aquatics like Nile Crocodiles and Hippos. The evening game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge offers more wild game views and the sunset views over the savannah Optional activities that can be undertaken in this day include; the Hot Balloon Safari and the Lion tracking experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge /Kasenyi Safari Camp/ Baboon safari lodge
DAY 5

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do Ishasha sector game drive in search of tree climbing lions.

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park is another wild game viewing haven and a home to the famous tree climbing lions. Enjoy a 1 to 2 hour game drive en route to Bwindi is a rewarding adventure to undertake as you gain possibilities of viewing them hanging on the fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun. Proceed to arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp – Buhoma/Silverback Lodge
DAY 6

Undertake Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The gorilla tracking activity starts at 8am with briefing by the park rangers about the conduct of the activity after which you set off to the forest in search of these critically endangered apes. The gentle giants thrive in the dense forested landscapes in rugged mountainous ecosystem of Bwindi which presents a rather challenging trek as you traverse the steep hills, slop down narrow valley and cross streams. The forest also features lush flora and a myriad of bird species. The moment with gorillas is limited to one hour but the entire trek can range from 2 – 8 hours. Retreat from the activity and spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge. You can take an optional community tour visiting the Batwa people one of the last groups of short people left in the world. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla forest Camp – Buhoma/Silverback Lodge
DAY 7

Transfer to Kigali & fly to Arusha Tanzania

Here, you can also fly from Kisoro to Entebbe and then fly from Entebbe to Kilimanjaro. Embark on the transfer to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro Airport and connect to Arusha for overnight.
DAY 8

Transfer to Lake Manyara, visit the community & afternoon game drive

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Manyara National Park and upon arrival, you take up a village walk in the Mto Wa Mbu where you have an opportunity to explore the local community and their traditions including methods of food preparation, local banana beer brewing, the Makonde wood carvings and eventually settling for a traditional lunch which you participated in its preparation. In the afternoon, you enter the park for a game drive offering possible views of tree climbing lions, Zebras, warthog, baboon, giraffe, elephant, impala, hippo and wildebeest. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge/Midrange / Manyara Kirurumu Camp Budget /Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
DAY 9

Day 9 of the 14 Days Uganda, Tanzania & Kenya Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

Half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro crater game drive-lake Manyara national park. After breakfast enjoy half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park before returning for lunch at the camp or lodge. Later in the afternoon hours, transfer to Ngorongoro where you will arrive in the late afternoon hours. Rest of the afternoon at leisure enjoying the beautiful scenery or engage in optional activities that may include nature walks, biking. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge/ Karatu Simba Lodge
DAY 10

Ngorongoro Game Drive in the morning and transfer to Serengeti National Park

Depart after breakfast with lunch box for half day Ngorongoro Crater Tour. Later on proceed to Serengeti to arrive with game drive in Serengeti National Park (time permitting you may stop at the Ol Duvai Gorge Museum, the cradle of mankind. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge/ Serengeti Kati Kati Camp/ Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)
DAY 11

Whole day game drive in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast time to enjoy full day in Serengeti with morning and evening game drive. Serengeti National Park is one of the Africa’s best National Parks where a rewarding game drive can be undertaken. The park features the Big five including 3000 counts of Maasai Lion, about 1000 African leopards, Black Rhinos, Elephants and Buffaloes along with other wild game like Grant’s Gazelle, Thomson’s Gazelle, Eland, Wildebeest not forgetting over 500 species of birds. It is a very amazing park worth exploring. Dinner and overstay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge/ Serengeti Kati Kati Camp/ Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)
DAY 12

Drive from Serengeti to Maasai Mara National Park

Depart Serengeti after early breakfast with lunch box driving to Isebania, the Tanzania/Kenya boarder. After clearing with immigration formalities change vehicles and proceed to Maasai Mara arriving with an introductory game drive to the camp or lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge/ Keekorok Game Lodge/Ilkeliani Camp
DAY 13

Transfer to Nairobi.

Depart Masai Mara after breakfast drive back to Nairobi arrive in the early afternoon hours. Proceed to Nairobi city at the hotel or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your home bound flight End of tour