Get the top highlights during this 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. You start from Entebbe and fly to Bwindi Impenetrable NP for an unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking adventure. Next on the itinerary is transfer to Tanzania via flights & a night in Entebbe. In Tanzania you spend your time exploring the vast Serengeti & fascinating Ngorongoro Crater. The safari ends in Arusha/Kilimanjaro depending on your flight.
Itinerary for 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari
DAY 1: Arrival daY, entebbe
Be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel in Entebbe to relax after your journey. The next day the adventures of your 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari starts.
Overnight: – Hotel No.5 (L) –
DAY 2: FLY-IN, ENTEBBE TO BWINDI, AND RELAX AT THE LUXURIOUS LODGE
You are transferred to Entebbe airport in time for your flight to the south of Uganda and an airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable national park (which one depends on choice of accommodation). At the airstrip our guide waits for you with a comfortable car to take you the the lodge. It is a drive offering great views of the mountains as you enter into the forest that is the home of the Mountain Gorillas. Spend the rest of the day and evening relaxing at the lodge getting ready for tomorrows big adventure of mountain gorilla trekking.
DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING DAY
After breakfast at the lodge it is time to head to the gorilla trekking starting point for the first highlight of this 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. Your guide will take care of all practicalities and you take part in the briefing where you are told about the rules for the meeting with the mountain gorillas. You then walk off into the jungle with a group of up to eight people and a specialised guide to trek to the point where the gorillas are. A search team is always sent out in the early morning to locate the gorillas and lead the trekking guide to that point. Bwindi is a beautiful jungle so the trek is an experience in itself. When you reach the point where the gorillas are you spend one unforgettable hour with them, hopefully spotting the great silverback, seeing some young members playing and studying these fascinating creatures close up. After the meeting with the gorillas you trek back and are picked up by your guide for the drive back to the lodge to rest.
DAY 4: FLY-OUT, BWINDI-ENTEBBE
Enjoy a nice breakfast and soak in the last of the magnificent views of the Misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. In time for your flight your guide takes you down to the airstrip and wishes you a safe journey. You leave Bwindi with unforgettable memories of your meeting with the mountain gorilla. When reaching Entebbe you are picked at the airport and transferred to the hotel. (possibly on to Tanzania this afternoon, depending on flight times)
Overnight: – Hotel No.5 (L) –
DAY 5: REGIONAL FLIGHT TO KILIMAJARO, TANZANIA, THEN FLIGHT ON TO GRUMETI/SERONERA, SERENGETI
After breakfast get ready for the air transfer to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At Kilimanjaro airport you then wait for the connection flight to Grumeti/Seronera (depending on lodge choice), Serengeti. Be picked by your guide at the airstrip in Grumeti/Seronera and transfer to the luxury lodge to enjoy your first evening in Tanzania for this Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. Note that the airlines can change flight times and the itinerary then needs to be adapted to their changes (possibly flying to Tanzania on day 4 to spend that night by Kilimanjaro).
DAY 6: EXPLORE THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Today we have a first day in 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. Have lunch and relax a bit during the hot hours of the day. 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.
DAY 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO LODGE BY NGORONGORO CRATER
After an early rise spend the day exploring the vast Serengeti and we move from location to location in search of sometimes elusive game and scenic nature. Our target is to travel southwards and spend the night at the edge of Ngorongoro Crater to be ready for the last highlight of this 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania Safari the next day.
DAY 8: NGORONGORO CRATER
Today we head down into Ngorongoro Crater, cited as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder referred to as the world’s biggest wildlife zoo, due to its high density of resident game. In the morning we descend to the crater floor where you will be amazed by the sheer number and diversity of animals and bird life. Standing in our 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 big 5. 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 had to offer during this 9 days Luxury Uganda & Tanzania Safari.
DAY 9: TRANSFER TO ARUSHA / KILIMANJARO & FLIGHT
In the morning we make the 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 (Zanzibar add on is possible) or back to your home country full of memories.
- Upgrade to Gorilla Habituation (4 hours with the gorillas)
- Continue to a paradise island for a luxurious escape after your safari
- Stay a night in Entebbe/Kampala in connection to the safari if needed for your flight schedule.
Our suggested lodges are carefully selected luxurious lodges divided into the classes of Luxury (L) and Premier Luxury (PL). The Luxury options will give you comfort, a lovely setting and service while the Premier options offers an exclusive high end experience with superior locations and top service.
The price is dependent on number of travellers, rooming, season and accommodation choice. Contact us and we are happy to give you a quote.
Accommodation, meals, safari car, guide, fuel, national/regional flights where applicable, gorilla & chimps permits where applicable, park entries and activities as mentioned in the itinerary unless stated as optional.
International flights, visas, drinks (with the exception of some lodges that have drinks included), tips and personal expenses.
For more info see Mamaland Safaris terms and conditions.