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Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari – 13 days

Come for the highlights of East Africa during this Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. This luxury safari combines highlights like mountain gorilla and chimps trekking in Uganda with game-drives in Serengeti and Ngorongotro crater in Tanzania. You are well taken care of by experienced guides in both countries & travel comfortably with a flight from Uganda to Tanzania. Take the chance to tick-off two amazing safari destinations full of memorable wildlife experiences with our Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari.

Luxury Uganda & Tanzania Safari – 13 days

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Our guide will be readily waiting to welcome you up upon arrival at Entebbe airport before transferring to your hotel to relax from the long flight and be ready for the Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari.

Overnight: – Hotel No.5 (L) – 

 

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meet your guide and 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 to Bwindi Mountain Gorillas through the neck of the impenetrable forest. The journey offers some great views.

Overnight: – Mahogany Springs (L) – Gorilla Forest Camp (PL) – 

 

Day 3: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas 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 savanna of Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Arrive at the lodge for a relaxed evening.

Overnight: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp (L) –

 

Day 4: Morning & afternoon game-drives in Ishasha

We start the day with an early morning game-drive in Ishasha, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park known for tree-climbing lions. Regularly climbing trees is a rare behaviour for these big cats and there are only two locations in Africa where the lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees. Besides the lions a game-drive in Ishasha gives you the chance to see topi, buffalo, elephant and more. After the morning game-drive we drive back to the lodge for some relaxation and lunch to later in the afternoon head back out for an afternoon game-drive.

Overnight: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp (L) –

 

Day 5: Transfer to main part of Queen Elizabeth NP &  Kazinga channel boat-cruise

After breakfast 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 like leopard. After lunch we get ready for the classic highlights on the two hours boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. A 36kms long natural channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. Here we can expect to see hippos, Nile crocodile, warthog and elephant as they enjoy the water.

Overnight options: – Mweya Safari Lodge (L) – Kyambura Gorge Lodge (PL) –

 

Day 6: Transfer to the crater lakes region & crater lakes walk

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then set off with the scenic crater lakes region as our target for this day of the Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. We leave Queen Elizabeth NP behind and aim at having lunch at the luxury lodge before setting out for a crater lakes walk in the afternoon.

Overnight: – Kyaninga Lodge (L) –

 

Day 7: Chimps trekking in Kibale Forest NP

After breakfast we drive over to the chimps trekking starting point in Kibale Forest, here you go in the jungle in a group with a specialised guide, a second highlight of this Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari. Kibale forest national park is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees. During your morning chimps trekking you will hopefully see them close and capture shots of our closest cousins in the Jungle in their frenzy exciting moods grooming! Besides the chimps 9 different species of Monkeys are found in this forest, for example red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies. After the trek your guide picks you and takes you to the lodge to relax.

Overnight: – Kyaninga Lodge (L) –

 

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe with possible guided walk around the botanical gardens

We start the day with a relaxed breakfast before starting the drive to Entebbe. 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 Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari.

Overnight:  – Hotel No.5 (L) –

 

Day 9: Regional flight to Kilimajaro, Tanzania, then flight on to Grumeti/Seronera, Serengeti

After breakfast get ready for the air transfer to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, arrival 12.55 pm. At Kilimanjaro airport you then wait for the connection flight to Grumeti/Seronera (depending on lodge choice), Serengeti at 15.15 pm. 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.

Overnight: – Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge (L) –  Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp (PL) –

 

Day 10: 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.

Overnight: – Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge (L) – Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp (PL) –

 

Day 11: 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 Luxury Uganda & Tanzania Safari the next day.

Overnight: – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (L) – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (PL) –

 

Day 12: 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 Luxury Uganda & Tanzania Safari.

Overnight: – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (L) – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (PL) –

 

Day 13: 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 to marvel over for a long time after your Luxury Uganda & Tanzania safari.

POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS
  • Add on an extra days gorilla trekking
  • Upgrade to chimps habituation in Kibale Forest
  • Upgrade to Gorilla Habituation (4 hours with the gorillas)
  • Continue to a paradise island for a luxurious escape after your safari

 

accommodation

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.

 

Price

The price is dependent on number of travellers, rooming, season and accommodation choice. Contact us and we are happy to give you a quote.

 

Inclusions

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.

 

Exclusions

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.

We are happy to answer any questions & help you plan the luxury safari of your dreams!