15 Days UGANDA KENYA AND Tanzania Safari
Day 1. Lake Manyara or Tarangire
Departing from Arusha in the morning, drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes. Proceed on a game drive on arrival. Dinner and overnight at the camp Gibbs Farm or Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
Day 2. Serengeti
After breakfast depart for Serengeti with a game drive and picnic lunch en route and in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite or Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 3. Serengeti/Ngorongoro
Begin your morning game drive after breakfast. Depart in the afternoon for Ngorongoro Crater with a game drive and optional visit to Olduvai Gorge en route. Dinner and overnight at camp at Simba campsite or Ngorngor Sopa Lodge
Day 4. Ngorongoro/Arusha
After breakfast descend into the crater floor for crater tour with picnic lunches. Depart mid-afternoon for Arusha arriving early evening to the airport for your flight to Nairobi . Dinner and over night at Hilton Hotel
Day 05: Hell's Gate National Park
After breakfast, a morning bird walk with the aim of viewing birds on the shores of the Lake with a few hours of relaxation before lunch. Afternoon visit to Hell's Gate National Park, which is a breeding ground for vultures in Kenya e.g. Lammergeyer vultures we also anticipate for species like Imperial eagle, Schalow's wheatear, Chin spot batis. Dinner & overnight tonight will be served at LAKE NAIVASHA LODGE (BLD).
Day 06: Hell's Gate National Park - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park known as "The pink Heart Of Kenya" because of the millions of Flamingoes that cover the lake with pink shine.
Afternoon game/bird viewing, dinner and overnight stay will be at LAKE NAKURU LODGE (BLD).
Day 07: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest Rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the "big five" lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife.
Our accommodation for the nights will be at one of the excellent lodge MARA SOPA LODGE. Sopa is a Masai word meaning welcome and indeed this is a tradition which has be well adopted by the lodge to all guest. Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in the perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. After lunch and some time to relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool, you will depart with your driver guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don't forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard. Dinner & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD).
Day 08: Masai Mara - Nairobi - Fly
After breakfast and a short game drive, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food, Check-in to a day room at Nairobi hotel. Farewell dinner Later early in the evening, will be hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered "Africa's greatest eating experience" (if you love barbecue it doesn't get better than this), and home to the "Simba Saloon" one of the cities most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to Entebbe. Dinner and over night at the Boma Guest houe or Imperial resort beach hotel.
Day 09. TO NGAMBA ISLAND
In the morning after breakfast drive to be transferred to the pier for a boat ride to Ngamba Island that forms part of the Kome archipelago for Chimpanzee tracking. You will reach in time for feeding the chimps. Take photographs and then explore the island for monitor lizards, otters and variety of bird species. You will return to the Island in the afternoon Visit UWEC ( formerly the Zoo) Having finished exploring the island you will leave the island to drive to Kampala for a city tour
. EITHER: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF KAMPALA
This trail takes you to the Uganda Museum, markets in town, creative local arts and crafts markets, Bahai temple, Makerere University, the National Theater, Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine, the Ndere Center, shopping in some of the Kampala Shopping centres.
OR: THE KABAKA’S TRAIL
This option takes you to Nagalabi coronation site, Kasubi tombs a palace turned burial place for three of Buganda’s Kabaka’s, Wamala tombs, Kitereke prison ditch, Ssezibwa falls, Kabaka’s man made Lake, Kabaka’s palace Mengo.
Overnight at Sheraton Hotel/ Serena Hotel or cassia Lodge
DAY 10 Transfer to Fort Portal-Kibale National Park
You will begin your journey from Kampala to the west at 8.00 am through Mubende making a stop over in Mubende for lunch. Do not miss the delightful tea plantations and the breath taking scenery through which the route travels. On arrival at Fort Portal you will take an optional visit to the Toro kingdom coronation site. Overnight at budget-Rwenzori View guest House BB, midrange-Mountains of the moon hotel BB, upgrade-Kibale Primate Lodge FB
Day 11: Chimp Tracking-Kibale National Park
After an early tea or coffee; with your packed lunch you will go for chimp tracking; look out for primates like the colobus monkeys, families of chimps, a diversity of birds and an abundance of butterflies. transfer to Kasese arriving in Queen Elizabeth in time for lunch at the hotel of your residence. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel expect to see hippos that huff and spray only feet away from the boat, buffaloes and elephants lingering in the shallows, a diversity of bird species. Have the evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at budget-Albertine Rift Safari Lodge FB, midrange-Kingfisher Kichwamba FB, upgrade-Mweya Safari Lodge FB.
Day 12: Transfer to Rwanda PNV
Rise early and go for a game drive either at 6.00 or 7.00 am during which there are chances that you will see lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, spotted hyena the giant forest hog and a great many species of birds including the black chested eagle, the swallow tailed bee eaters, pink backed pelicans, great and long tailed cormorants, African jacana malachite and a great deal more kingfishers. After breakfast, depart To Rwanda through Ruhengeri to Kinigi. Dinner and over night at Mt Gorilla nest or Kinigi Guest House
Day 13. Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Kigali
AFter breakfast you will be briefed by the park guides and later go for mountain gorilla tracking. You will be led through the thick tropical rain forest in search for a family of habituated mountain gorillas. You will need carry packed food as the exercise may take longer. You are given at least one hour to enjoy time with while you are taking photographs. However you must not use a flash while you are taking photographs. After the gorilla tracking activity, return to the Hotel for refreshments and lunch and then transfer to Kigali for your dinner and over night or To Kabale in Uganda.
DAY 14: Transfer to The airport
This day is planned for according to where you will sleep on Day 13.