Enjoy the Tanzania safari in the northern circuit including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and then Serengeti and wind up with the African wildlife migration in the Savannah plains. Upon arrival in Tanzania get ready for your migration safari and spotting the Big5, in the above-mentioned parks. Taking the best Tanzania safaris stay in some of the best Tanzania safari lodges and camps like the Lemala Camps, Sanctuary Retreats, Singita, Nimali Camps among others.
While in Tanzania, you can start with Kilimanjaro trekking tour in Arusha town. After drive towards Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and then Serengeti and you can leave with packed lunch and then arriving in time for dinner and overnight at the lodge and we can also stay in some eco-friendly tented camps like the Tortilis Camps that are set in all Tanzania parks.
After morning breakfast, you will have game drive en-route via Lake Manyara with packed lunch, getting Serengeti at the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight at your lodge.
After breakfast enjoy full day game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for lunch then after evening game drive return at the lodge later for relaxation followed by dinner and overnight.
Second day after breakfast enjoy full day game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. With lunch drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and waiting for your interesting game drive in the Ngorongoro crater the next day and then have dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp.
The next day, you will descend 2000 feet to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Lunch at the lodge and then drive to Tarangire and proceed with game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Tortilis Camp.
You will depart for a morning game drive in Tarangire, enjoy an early morning game drive in the park, then drive back to Arusha for hot Lunch at a restaurant and later transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Uganda and upon arrival you will be picked by our safari guide and transfer you to Karibu Guest House – Entebbe.
Early morning take breakfast and start the journey to southern western Uganda. Uganda Gorilla Trekking will give a total wild gorilla trekking experience in the thick impenetrable forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, which is one of the hot spots to trek the gorillas, known for harbouring half of the word famous mountain gorillas.
The park has four Gorilla sectors including Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Buhoma, a maximum of eight people is allowed to trek each gorilla family and permits is charged at a cost of 700 USD per each person.
Gorilla watching in Bwindi is done throughout the year but the dry/peak season is the best time to visit gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The peak season falls in the dry months of December to February and June to August. The wet season is in March to May and October to November. Tracking gorillas during the rainy season is more challenging because of the overgrown vegetation and muddy trails.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest starts with a briefing at the park headquarters at around 7:30am. Visitors should sleep early before the day of tracking and wake up by 5am to take breakfast before starting the journey to the park office. After the briefing at the park office, trekkers are separated into smaller groups of 8. Each group of eight track a particular gorilla family. Some gorilla families live near the park offices while others are found further away.
The park guides from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, two armed rangers and porters move with each group. The Guides are very experienced, knowledgeable and well-trained. While leading tourists to the gorillas, they will share information about the gorilla family and other animals found in the forest.
The time taken tracking gorillas in Bwindi depends on the gorilla group one is assigned to. It can take only 30 minutes to locate some groups while others can take hours. A team of trackers normally go ahead of the group to identify the location of the gorilla family.
They then inform the lead guide by radio call of the exact location of the gorilla family. These advance trackers know where the gorilla group built their last sleeping nests and will head to that direction.
Once you spot the family, you will be allowed only one hour with them – so that they don’t start getting uncomfortable. Watching gorillas can be an extremely emotional event as gorillas behave like humans and share about 98 percent of our DNA. Take your time to observe their behaviour and different personalities while taking some great photos for your memories.
The safari will also give you a taste of the community experience as you drive in the country side as well as exploring the beautiful lake Bunyonyi on a canoe as well as exploring the beautiful lake Bunyonyi on a canoe.
The best time for canoeing is early in the morning when the lake is covered with mist. This is a beautiful sight to behold for anyone with a love for nature.
Canoeing is one of the breath-taking activities as you paddle around the lake listening to the beautiful sounds of the birds, paddle to the islands, and meet people.
While canoeing on the lake you don’t have to worry about anything because the lake is free from dangerous animals like crocodiles and hippos therefore you only enjoy water.
Experience the Switzerland of Africa, a hike in the surrounding hills is exhilarating and refreshing. Tracks along the terraces, banana plantations and lush green vegetation give a clear view of the 29 islands. It gives quite a great picture-perfect spot from all angles.
For some more enriched experience, a walk around the communities opens your eyes to the traditional way of living, cultural beliefs, history and mythical stories that have been told from generation to generation. The local people are very welcoming.
Visit the Akampene (Punishment Island): Regarded the smallest island on the lake and yet one that is most memorable. Akampene Island holds a morbid history of a tradition that was upheld for quite a long time by the local people. Young girls who got pregnant before marriage were taken to this island and tied to the one tree that sits on the islands to atone for their transgressions. As times changed, this tradition was ignored and regarded as an out-dated ancient tradition.
After cross to Rwanda and upon arrival at Musanze after passing through the immigration process, you will be welcomed by our safari driver who will, brief you shortly and transfer you to the booked accommodation at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. Meal Plan: dinner and you will then proceed with a drive to Volcanoes for golden monkey trekking.
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing from the officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes.
On a gorilla trekking safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates.
After this gorilla tracking experience, you will have informative memorable experience in life. Have a relaxed afternoon at your lodge, going through the beautiful photos of the great gorilla encounter, as you wait for dinner and overnight.
On the next day, after your relaxed morning breakfast, you will jump into your jeep, and head for a canoe ride adventure, to explore some of the great hot spot of Lake Bunyonyi, a beautiful lake hidden within the great valleys of Kisoro.
The lake has a number of beautiful islands that has become home to numerous bird species. You will later drive back to Kigali with an en route lunch and time permitting have a brief visit to Kimironko local market for a market tour and some local shopping if you wish too, before drop off at your hotel for the night treat and dinner.
After your relaxed breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and transferred to the Kigali airport to catch up with your flight back home.