9 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari
This 9 Days Uganda gorilla trek and Tanzania safari Package allows you to enjoy the stunning natural scenery, remarkable primates and the fascinating local culture of this beautiful east Africa country. It’s a fly-in safari which maximises your time and lets you experience one of the most incredible wildlife experiences on the planet.
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You’ll arrive in Entebbe today from your international flights and after you’ve cleared customs and immigration, you are met by your driver at international arrivals. They will be holding a welcome sign with your names on it.
You are then driven to your luxury hotel in Entebbe where you’ll stay.
9 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari adventure begins. This morning you are driven back to the airport after breakfast to catch the first flight on Aerolink down to Kihihi. Enjoy this incredible flight taking you low over Uganda and offering stunning views of the amazing landscapes beneath you. You will arrive in Kihihi before midday and you will be met by your driver who will drive you though to Buhoma Lodge, which is a journey of around 2 hours.
Your stay is at Buhoma Lodge for the next 2 nights is on a full board basis. This afternoon is free to spend at leisure, relax or perhaps take part in optional activities (at additional cost) including forest walks, birdwatching and village walks.
Today is the big day itself. Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees—the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.
The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Return to the lodge this afternoon where you can relax in the beautiful scenery.
Today after breakfast, you will be driven the approximate 2 hours back to Kihihi Airstrip to catch your return flight to Entebbe. You’ll fly to Entebbe for your onwards flight arrangements and connect to Tanzania and head out on safari in the incomparable Serengeti national park for the next leg of your African adventure.
In the morning after breakfast, you’ll get in a 4×4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle ready for a safari to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park has the highest population density of elephants in Tanzania. Tarangire comprises of herds of up to 300 elephants that scratch the dry river bed for underground streams. There are also the migratory wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, impalas, gazelles, hartebeests and elands
In the morning your driver/guide will transfer you to Ngorongoro Conservation area. After registration descend to the crater for an enchanting game viewing. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of the land. After the crater you will continue with the game drive while heading to Serengeti.
Waking up in Serengeti is marvellous, you will be able to hear various sounds of birds, and different wild animals, together make the total complete of the sound of Serengeti and the real African beauty. Today you will have the whole day game drive to this most wonderful ever place in the world. You will continue with the game drive till evening.
After breakfast, you’ll proceed on a half day game viewing in Serengeti. You’ll have the game drive till late afternoon when you will be transferred to Ngorongoro for Maasai Village Visit, then you will be transferred to Karatu for dinner and overnights.
In the morning after breakfast the driver/ guide will pack your picnic lunch boxes in a 4×4 safari jeep, then you will have less than 30 minutes’ drive before you begin your exploration of this wonderful country to your destination of the day Lake Manyara National Park. Although it is one of Tanzania’s small wildlife enclaves, Lake Manyara National Park is a spectacular reserve that boasts an incredible diversity of land. After the whole day game drive later in the evening you will be transferred to Arusha or Airport. This will be the end of 9 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari package in Africa.
This marks the END of our safari
- Park fees
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- All Meals while on safari.
- Unlimited mineral Drinking water.
- International flights
- (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items
- (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)