11 Day Primates & Serengeti Wildlife Safari, Uganda & Tanzania

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrival day Entebbe, Uganda

Today is arrival day in Entebbe  for your 12 Day Safari. On arrival you will be met by a company representative for your transfer to The Boma Hotel, Entebbe where you will spend the night. After dinner you will receive a detailed pre-departure briefing on your tour ahead.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: Bed and Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Entebbe International Airport.
  • Road transfer to The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Dinner and overnight at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Day 2
Day 2: Entebbe to Kyambura Gorge

After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe domestic airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 10:05 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 14:35 pm) domestic flight to Kasese, check-in time is one hour before the flight. Once in Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the veranda that overlooks the savannah plains with the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains in the distance.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Transfer to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Scheduled flight with Aerolink to Kasese Airport.
  • Meet and greet your guide.
  • Road transfer to Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 3
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking, Kyambura Gorge

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the water's edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning.
  • Lunch at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Afternoon cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Kyambura Gorge to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

You can also visit the Bwindi bar a VSPT project located just 3 minutes from the lodge. They serve chilled drinks and delicious snacks at pocket friendly prices. A few minutes at Bwindi bar will give you an insight in what life in Bwindi Community is like.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Day 5
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park.

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea!

Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Gorilla Trekking.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Day 6
Day 6: Bwindi National Park to Entebbe.

After breakfast enjoy the Waterfall Walk. Transfer from Bwindi Lodge to the Kihihi Airstrip. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

Please book return flights departing after 08:00 pm

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Waterfall Walk.
  • Road transfer to Kihihi Airstrip.
  • Scheduled domestic flight from Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Road transfer to The Boma Hotel Entebbe.
  • Overnight at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe

Day 7
Day 7: Entebbe - Kilimanjaro International Airport - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will be dropped off at the Entebbe International Airport to catch a flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania, where upon arrival will be picked and driven to Kirurumu Manyara Lodge reserved for the night.

Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.

Included Meals: FB- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at The Boma Hotel Entebbe.
  • Transfer to  Entebbe International Airport.
  • Charter Flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania.
  • Meet and greet your guide on arrival.
  • Road transfer to Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

  • Dinner & overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge

Day 8
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater.

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel back to Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Ngorongoro Crater Camp.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.
  • Full day Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Ngorongoro Crater Camp.

Day 9
Day 9: Serengeti- Northern Safari Circuit.

We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Including Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kirurumu Ngorongoro Crater Camp.
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge.
  • Game Drives in the Serengeti
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.

Day 10
Day 10: Serengeti National Park.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.
  • Full day game drives in the Serengeti.
  • Picnic Lunch in Serengeti.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.

Day 11
Day 11: Serengeti - Seronera - Arusha - Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Your safari ends with a last morning game drive to Seronera airstrip, from where you'll fly back to Arusha. Enjoy aerial views of Ngorongoro Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai, the Masai holy mountain. We'll transfer you to Kilimanjaro International for your connecting flight home.

Accommodation: None.

Included Meals: Breakfast only.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.
  • Game Drive to Seronera Airstrip.
  • Charter Flight from Seronera to Arusha.
  • Road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • End of Tour.

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Trip Facts

  • Mobile Adventure Safari
  • 11D-G/C&SWS/U&T/2019
  • 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Light Aircraft, Game Drives, Hiking, Transfers, Boat Cruise, Culture
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