12 day Tanzania & Uganda wildlife-Gorillas & chimpanzees

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On the “12 day Tanzania & Uganda wildlife-Gorillas & chimpanzees” you will visit Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro National Park, Serengeti national park for the great wildebeest migration, Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi National park for gorilla trekking.

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
Day 2: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Great Migration Mara River
Da 5: Extra Full day at Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport – Arrival in Entebbe
Day 7: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 9: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enroute Ishasha
Day 11: Gorilla Tracking
Day 12: Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe
 DETALED ITINERARY
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for game driving. You will be given packed lunch. This small but scenic park covers an area of only 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is made up of the lake when water levels are high. Lake Manyara is an excellent place for bird watching and a good area to find elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, warthogs, buffalos and maybe even a legendary tree-climbing lion. You will be taken to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay after.
Day 2: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. You will be given packed lunch. This park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. The crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and is also considered the eight Natural wonder of the World. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze will lions sleep and laze in the sun nearby. At dawn, the endangered black rhino will return to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on the dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over green pasture and through highland slopes. They live alongside the wildlife here as they have done for centuries. You will be taken to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay after.
Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

nAfter breakfast you will drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park, enjoying game viewing. The Serengeti covers over 6,000 square miles of sprawling, unspoiled landscape. As soon as you enter the park the wildlife viewing of the migratory animals will begin! You will search for leopards and lions and watch in awe as zebra, wildebeest appear from amidst the woodlands and plains. You will be taken to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay after.

Day 4: Great Migration Mara River
You will wake up early morning and will embark on an early morning game drive in Central Serengeti looking for hunting predators, then return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast, you will be given a packed lunch and will drive towards the North Serengeti for game drives. The great migration is supposed to be in this area from late July to mid-October crossing the famous Mara river to Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya and back to Serengeti. You will have high opportunity to see them crossing while the crocodiles in the river attack them. The North Serengeti has also lots of big cats, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and it is another good place to see the endangered black rhino. You will return to the lodge after for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Extra Full day at Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast you will drive to Lobo area for game drives. Lobo is the area in North-East of Serengeti National park with unique landscape, and you will have high opportunity to see leopards, cheetahs, big prides of lions, the rare clip-springer antelopes and others. In the late afternoon you will continue to Central Serengeti. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay after.

Day 6: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport – Arrival in Entebbe
After breakfast, you may go for shopping in the market and after you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure for to Entebbe International Airport. On arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and taken for overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park driving south via Hoima You will enjoy the scenic features of tea plantations in Fort Portal You will have a stopover in Fort Portal for Lunch enroute and will continue to the lodge after lunch Yow will be taken for a nature walk in Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site in which you will also encounter beautiful flora and fauna This walk is excellent for viewing different bird species like the Great blue Turacco, Rwenzori Turaco, Narina Trogon, and little Bulbul You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

nAfter breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing ahead of chimpanzee tracking. The park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees with approximately 5,000 chimpanzees living in the wild in Uganda. The park is most famous of its 13 species of primates is the Chimpanzee. It is also a home of species like the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and the Olive baboon among others. You will then embark on chimpanzee trekking which may last 1 to 4 hours depending on the location of the chimpanzees.

You will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park where you’ll spot the ranges of Mt. Rwenzori enroute. You will arrive at the lodge late afternoon and will relax by the lodge. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel

You will have an early morning breakfast and will embark on an early morning Game drive in kasenyi sector of the park where you may have an opportunity to see the lions, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck among others.

You will have lunch at the lodge and will be taken for a boat cruise in the afternoon along the Kazinga channel, where you will have an opportunity to see a variety of birds such as the king fisher, herons, blue oraco and many more. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, buffalos and swimming elephants.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park enroute Ishasha
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ishasha sector of the park in search of tree climbing lions and other animals. You will proceed to Bwindi National park after passing through the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kigezi terraced hills enroute. You will arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park Headquarters in which you will be briefed about gorilla trekking. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas. Trekking may last 1 to 4 hours depending on the location of the gorillas. You will be availed with walking sticks by the park rangers. After locating the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only one hour with them for the purpose of conservation. The ranger guide will brief you on how to conduct yourself while in the presence of the gorillas. You will return to the lodge for lunch.
In the evening, proceed to the village for a cultural walk to interact with the local people and participate in captivating traditional performances. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12: Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe

You will depart for Kampala/Entebbe after breakfast. You will have lunch en route and will have an opportunity to take pictures at the equator en route.

END OF TOUR

Tour Include

  • Park fees
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinking water

Tour Exclude

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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