Day 1: Arrival Entebbe
Day 1 of your itinerary depends on your arrival time. If you reach Entebbe early, you will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, if you however arrive late our guide take you to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi
Early in the morning at 7:00 am, your guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable National park. You will have brief stopovers at the equator to take photos and later at Mbarara for lunch. After lunch continue to the park arriving in late afternoon, this park has many animal species but mostly famous for the mountain gorillas as well as colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. Upon your arrival, check in at the lodge and later relax at the lodge for the evening.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
Your gorilla trek experiences begin at first light of the day as you take a hot cup of coffee while making final preparations to explore the mist covered jungles. The safari guide will escort you to tourism rangers’ office and help you complete all trekking formalities and shortly ranger guides will lead you into the thick jungles full to the brim with wildlife species. Be attentive as ranger guides explain each circumstance in detail before ushering you to the trekked gorilla family browsing on foliage to nourish their huge bodies. You will spend approximately an hour taking photos, interacting with and admiring their wild nature before descending to the base camp and onwards to your hotel. You will do a guided community walk after lunch and get samples of African homestead set up.
Day 4: Departure back to Kampala
After your early breakfast you will depart for Kampala. You will have lunch in Mbarara and another stop will be at Mbambire drum makers point. Continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. The guide will drop you off to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Kampala – Nairobi – Masai Mara
After breakfast you will transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Nairobi. After approximately an hour flight you will be greeted at the airport by our Kenyan guide and begin your journey towards Masai Mara National Park. After a 3-3.5 hour drive you will arrive in the afternoon in time for a hot lunch and a game drive.
Day 6: Full day at Maasai Mara
You will spend the whole second day of your safari enjoying the wonders of the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game reserve. Among the top wildlife to you will see include the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. You will have a morning game drive, return to your lodge for lunch and return for an afternoon game drive. Alternatively you can opt for a picnic lunch, to make sure that you savor the Mara well. There is an optional evening cultural walk to the local Maasai village with a complimentary fee of $20.
All meals and overnight at either Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Ashnil Mara Tented Camp or Mara Sarova Game Camp
Day 7: Masai Mara – Serengeti
After breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park, which will take you approximately 4-5 hours by car. You can expect to reach the Tanzania/Kenya border of Hisbania in the afternoon, where you will be met by our Tanzanian driver after you have cleared immigration. You will then proceed to Serengeti Migration Tented Lodge, which is a three hour drive from the border.
Day 8: Serengeti
After your early breakfast, we shall go for a morning game drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which twists into the plains south of the Seronera River, some of the wildlife to look out for in this section include the Lions, Thomson gazelles, Topi, ostriches and cheetahs. After your game drive, you will proceed to the Visitor Centre which is close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites. The Centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The shop also as refreshment, and we shall therefore have our lunch from there.
Later In the afternoon we will drive through the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this circuit is known for having a number of lions and some very large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. The Kopjes are good hunting grounds for lions especially in dry seasons when most wildlife come to drink up. Dinner and overnight in a lodge at the Seronera area
Day 9 – Transfer from the Serengeti Plains to the Ngorongoro crater
After an early breakfast at the lodge we shall transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, known as the early men.
We shall arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we will descend over 550 meters into the Ngorongoro crater to view wildlife for the rest of the day. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, zebra, buffalo, hippo, and giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopard. We shall then 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 are usually found here. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 10 – Transfer from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Tarangire National Park
After your breakfast we shall transfer to the Tarangire National Park. The park stretches along the banks of River Tarangire, mostly composed of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. The parks natural vegetation is majorly composed of Acacia woodlands and giant Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the southern sections. Both the river and the swamps attract wildlife especially during Tanzania’s dry season. The park is undisputedly known to have some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa there are also several rare wildlife species at the Tarangire including the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. You will later retire to your lodge for relaxation and rest. Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire National Park area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 11 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha
You will wake early for a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. You will then return to the lodge for your breakfast, packing up and check-out. We will then transfer back to Arusha.
End of tour