Explore the amazing nature of Africa in two of its must-visit countries: Uganda and Tanzania, with our 9 days safari tour where you will experience the flora and fauna of Serengeti National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and more.
Uganda & Tanzania
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On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our professional guide who will give you an overview of your safari as you are transferred to the Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha for check in and overnight stay.
Arusha, the gateway to the world-famous game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara, is one of the oldest towns in Tanzania. From a tiny German garrison in 1900, Arusha has grown to become the tourist capital of Tanzania with a population of about 400,000 people. At 1,540 meters above sea level, Arusha enjoys a very agreeable climate throughout the year. Positioned at the center of Africa between the Cape and Cairo on the Great North Road, Arusha is the administrative seat of the East African Community made up of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge
After your breakfast, embrak on your Tanzania and Uganda Tour. You will depart with picnic lunch boxes for the Lake Manyara National Park where you will start your mid-morning game drive till late in the evening when you proceed with the drive Karatu for check in at the Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 600 m high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offers many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting. Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. Later on in the afternoon, you will be transferred to which stands on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the lake. Overnight: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
After breakfast, you will depart for the famous Serengeti national park arriving in time for check in and lunch at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates greatest park during a Serengeti safari. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
After your breakfast, you will depart with picnic lunch boxes and have a whole day game drive in the Serengeti National Park till late in the afternoon when you proceed to the Ngorongoro National Conservancy Area arriving late in the evening in time for check in at the Rhino Lodge and then spend that evening at leisure. Overnight: Rhino Lodge
After your breakfast, proceed for a morning tour of the crater. This area’s main attraction is the Ngorongoro Crater, fondly known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”. A candidate for the new Seven Wonders of the World, this massive crater holds its own in that category. Being the world’s largest unbroken caldera, Ngorongoro is home to over 25,000 animals. It is considered one of the best game viewing spots in the world with a chance to see the big five, zebras and wildebeests. The crater holds almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa including the extremely rare and critically endangered Black Rhino.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before continuing with your expedition inside this land that time forgot. Climb up and depart for Arusha arriving in time for check in at the Ilboru Safari Lodge where you will also have your dinner. Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge
After your early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your outbound flight to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. And on arrival our guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight Lake Victoria Serena Hotel and spa
Today after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you from the hotel and you will embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, with an en-route short stop at the Equator.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes.
Bwindi bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club. On arrival to Bwindi, check-in to your lodge and if time permits you can do some optional activities lik e(Batwa visit cultural) the Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Enjoy the ‘Batwa Experience’ and learn how this unique culture lived and hunted in the forest. You may even have a chance to try their bow and arrow. Or you can visit the changing life women local community project. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge
You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.
The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24 hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.
In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food, for example). To reduce transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas.
Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advise on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base. After the tracking if time permits, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Overnight Mahogany Springs lodge
After breakfast Early morning, your drive will drive you from Bwindi to Entebbe in due time for your out bound flight at the Airport.
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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