12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour

12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour. The safari involves wildlife adventure, chimpanzee tracking, mountain gorilla tracking, and boat ride at the Kazinga Channel. You will visit Lake Manyara National Park, you will visit Ngorongoro National Park, you will visit Serengeti national park for the great wildebeest migration, you will visit Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, you will visit Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi National park for gorilla trekking.

Safari Details of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour

  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for game driving. You will be given a 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kudu lodge

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. You will be given a 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Serengeti National park

After 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Kati Kati tented camp

  • Day 4 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: 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 a 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 dinner and overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Kati Kati tented camp

Day 5 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Another Full day in Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the Lobo area for game drives. Lobo is the area in North-East of Serengeti National park with unique landscape, and you will have a 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Kati Kati tented camp

Day 6: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport – Arrival in Entebbe

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure to Entebbe International Airport. On arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and taken for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge

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 en-route 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 Turaco, Rwenzori Turaco, Narina Trogon, and little Bulbul. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp

  • Day 8 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After 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 the 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 may also spot other primates including Phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blue, Red-tailed and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects.

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 en-route. You will arrive at the lodge late afternoon and will relax by the lodge. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Parkview Safari Lodge

  • Day 9:    Game Drives and Boat ride on 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 kingfisher, herons, blue Turaco and many more. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, and swimming elephants.

You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Parkview Safari Lodge

  • Day 10: Game Drives in Ishasa – Transfer to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the 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 en-route. You will arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11 of the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Park Headquarters in which you will be briefed about gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs Hotel

  • 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 the 12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour
12 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour

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