Gorilla and Tanzania Safari

11 Days- Gorilla and Tanzania Safari

Our journey to the Mountain Gorilla land starts at 6:30 am soon after your breakfast. It takes us southwestwards passing through the equator in Masaka, to Mbarara town known as the ‘land of milk’. …

Highlights:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Lake Manyara
  • Serengeti Game Drive
  • Planting trees in Arusha
  • Crater Drive

Day 1: Arrive in Kampala
AB5 welcome staff will pick you from the airport in Entebbe and drop you at your accommodation in Kampala.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Kampala
– Medium range: Metropole Hotel/Fairway hotel
– Budget: forest cottages
Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast


Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Our journey to the Mountain Gorilla land starts at 6:30 am soon after your breakfast. It takes us southwestwards passing through the equator in Masaka, to Mbarara town known as the ‘land of milk’.  It’s time for us to stretch and have an early one hour lunch break.  As we drive, catch sights of cattle akin to this land, the long horned cows of Ankole.  We shall pass through the large vast flat savanna lands to the amazing hilly slopes of Kigezi and finally to the impenetrable forest home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium range: Silverback Lodge/ Mutanda Lake resort
– Budget: Buhoma community rest camp/Gift of nature lodge/Gorilla Valley lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Gorilla Trekking- Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Arise early to the great forest sounds of the African Jungle for you breakfast.  With our packed lunch, we go for the pre- trek update from the rangers who will tell you what to expect in the Jungle.  Your trek could last anything from one to eight hours. Therefore, your physical stamina is greatly required and this trek will definitely keep you fit.  After your highly experiential Gorilla trek, we believe in giving back to the community. We shall participate in a village walk with all proceeds of this walk going directly to the locals.
During you dinner, you will openly talk about your experiences in the jungle with other travelers. In all, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is a memory to last your life time.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium range: Silverback lodge/ Mutanda Lake Resort
– Budget: Buhoma community rest camp/Gift of nature lodge/Gorilla Valley lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Bwindi-Kampala
A wake up call from the jungle creatures ushers you to a new day with a hot delicious breakfast waiting for you.  We then tress back our journey to Kampala with Lunch in Mbarara and another coffee break at the Equator. We drop you at your accommodation in Kampala
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Kampala
– Medium range: Metropole Hotel/Fairway hotel
– Budget: Forest cottages
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 5: Kampala- Entebbe- Arusha

Pick you up from the hotel to the multi colored craft markets for souvenirs of your Ugandan safari.  Thereon proceed to Entebbe airport for your flight to Arusha.
NB: an alternative arrangement can be made for Road transport (Kampala-Arusha)
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Arusha Hotel
– Medium range: Karama Lodge
– Budget: Motel 2000
Meal plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner


Day 6: Arusha- Lake Manyara-Ngorongoro Crater

A good breakfast sets the pace of our day. Drive 126km westwards to the base of the Rift valley escarpment to the National park famed for tree climbing Lions and other wild game. Have a picnic Lunch and continue our game drive out of the park to the Ngorongoro crater Highlands.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Lodge
– Medium range: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
– Budget: Ngorongoro Campsite
Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7: Ngorongoro Highlands-Serengeti National park

Have great breakfast after which we drive to Serengeti passing through the Ngorongoro crater view point. Immense ourselves into the cultural practices of the Maasai people, singing, dancing while supporting the people living in the wilderness. Drive on to Olduvai Gorge also known as the “cradle of mankind”. It is an important archaeological site best connected with the Origins of man. Continue to our Lodge with a game drive enroute.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Lodge
– Medium range: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
– Budget: Nyani Campsite
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Today we have the whole day in the vast plains of the wild Serengeti viewing the abundant wildlife in this well endowed park. It is also the best park to watch the wildebeest migration occurring between the months of December and July. Have your picnic lunch and continue enjoy the thrills of the wilderness.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Lodge
– Medium range: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
– Budget: Nyani Campsite
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Serengeti- Ngorongoro Crater
We drive out of the Serengeti to the world’s largest un flooded and un broken Caldera the Ngorongoro crater in the Ngorongoro conservation area also the only area in the world with a harmonious co-existence of Humans and wild animals. Descend to the floor of the crater for a day’s complete big five safari with the most thrilling experience in this gem.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Serena Lodge
– Medium range: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
– Budget: Ngorongoro Campsite
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After breakfast, we head back to Arusha while enjoying the splendid views of the plains, swamps, forests that make up this land.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Arusha Hotel
– Medium range: Karama Lodge
– Budget: Motel 2000
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 11: Departure

In the morning we go to the vibrant and lively craft markets in Arusha to get memories of our African safari.  Following the craft market, we will visit an underprivileged school and help plant trees in their school yard!
Drop you at the airport for your out bound flight.