This experience combines trekking of mountain gorillas as well as chimps, a boat-cruise, a game-drive to see tree-climbing lions and a village walk in Uganda with game-drives in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.
An experienced guide will be readily waiting to welcome you up upon arrival at Entebbe airport before transferring to your guesthouse to relax from the long flight.
Start off early from Entebbe for the journey to the home of the mountain gorillas, as you start of your Uganda Tanzania safari. Be prepared for a long day in the car. Along the way you will make a stop by the equator for some photos and have lunch in Masaka or Mbarara depending on the time. Continue on to Bwindi Mountain Gorillas through the neck of the impenetrable forest. The journey offers some great views.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas. Have an early breakfast before setting off for your gorilla trekking adventure with a specialized guide, a great highlight of this Uganda & Tanzania safari.
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 in Uganda, you will have informative memorable experience in life.
Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, sitatungas and duikers. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the trek your guide picks you and start the journey to the lodge by the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The way takes you from the forest covered mountains, to cultivated hills, villages and on to the savannah of Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Arrive at the lodge for a relaxed evening.
Start a fresh day with a warm breakfast before exploring Ishasha with a game-drive. The area is known for tree climbing lions and if lucky we could have some beautiful sightings. After the game-drive we start the journey northwards on the adventurous road leading through the park to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth NP. Along this road you can be lucky to see elephants, monkeys and even big cats. After lunch we get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel.
A 36kms long natural channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. Here we can expect to see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- We finish the day off with a game-drive out of the park en route to the lodge seeing what we can tick off before the sunsets.
Start another day of the Uganda & Tanzania safari with chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest. Here you go with a specialized guide into the forest to meet our close relatives the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Enjoy the excitement of walking in the jungle and hopefully get great sightings. After the trek we relax for lunch at the lodge before starting an afternoon guided community walk. This walk takes you through the nearby village, walking through the plantations up to a beautiful crater lake.
Start a new day with a relaxed breakfast before starting the drive to Entebbe. With lunch stop on the way and getting some time to stretch the legs at the Equator. Time allowing we can have a guided nature walk along the Entebbe botanical garden for the different primates, birds and plant species. You are then taken to the guesthouse to enjoy your last night in Uganda during this Uganda Tanzania safari.
After breakfast on another day, get ready for the air transfer to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where your guide will pick you and proceed to Manyara to spend the night and get a good rest to be ready for the great wildlife experiences to come in the next few days as we have arrived in the second country of the Uganda & Tanzania safari.
Enter the Serengeti National Park and you will marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while journeying through this acacia-spotted savannah. Game sightings abound. We arrive at the in time to enjoy a respite from the dirt roads and heat of the day and enjoy a hearty lunch. Later on in the afternoon, as the animal kingdom comes alive, continue your search for the “Big 5″ – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino – while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains heading for the lodge as the sun sets on this magnificent animal kingdom.
After an early rise spend the morning exploring the vast Serengeti and we move from location to location in search of sometimes elusive game and visit a waterhole known for its Hippos and alligators. Visit the Masai Kopjes and then back to the heart of Serengeti.
Head towards Ngorongoro Crater, cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’, the last highlight of this Uganda & Tanzania safari. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking natural wonder referred to as the world’s biggest wildlife zoo, due to its high density of resident game. In the afternoon we descend to the crater floor where you will be amazed by the sheer number and diversity of animals and birdlife.
Standing in the pop up safari vehicle the viewing opportunities are endless, just deciding which way to look and what to look at, the choices are unlimited. The sheer excitement as we spot any of the big5. Tonight as we relax we reflect on what has been a truly remarkable journey like no other experience and marvel in the wonders of the amazing wildlife East Africa has to offer.
Make a drive to Arusha or Kilimanjaro where you are dropped off as we have reached the end of your safari adventure. Here you can plan to catch a flight on to other adventures or back to your home country full of memories to marvel over for a long time after your Uganda & Tanzania safari.