Uganda Tanzania Wildlife Tour

from $3810
Duration
Duration:
9 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview
Included
  • Transport and Game drives as per the itinerary in a 4x4 safari Land cruiser in Tanzania 
  • land cruiser 4x4 pop up in Uganda.
  • All airport transfers in Arusha and Entebbe
  • All park entrance fees in Tanzania and Uganda.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Batwa Cultural experience
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary in Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide in Tanzania and Uganda.
  • 1liter of mineral water per person per day while on safari in Tanzania and Uganda.
Excluded
  • Items of personal Nature e.g. Combs and toothbrush.
  • Any extras at the lodges e.g. drink, telephone costs etc.
  • Tips and portage fees.
  • A hot air balloon safari at US$ 550.00 per person.
  • Masai village visits
  • Any visa fees and International flight costs.
  • Flight from Tanzania to Uganda

 

Notes:

  • Rates quoted are net and non-commissionable
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • In event that the lodge/hotel quoted is not available at the time of reservation, an alternative lodge/hotel of
  • similar caliber will be provided.
  • Quotation is valid for the dates stated above only.
Itinerary
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Day 1: Welcome to Arusha

On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our professional guide who will give you an overview of your safari as you are transferred to the Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha for check in and overnight stay.


Arusha, the gateway to the world-famous game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara, is one of the oldest towns in Tanzania. From a tiny German garrison in 1900, Arusha has grown to become the tourist capital of Tanzania with a population of about 400,000 people. At 1,540 meters above sea level, Arusha enjoys a very agreeable climate throughout the year. Positioned at the center of Africa between the Cape and Cairo on the Great North Road, Arusha is the administrative seat of the East African Community made up of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge


Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – KARATU

After your breakfast, you will depart with picnic lunch boxes for the Lake Manyara National Park where you will start your mid-morning game drive till late in the evening when you proceed with the drive Karatu for check in at the Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 600 m high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offers many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting. Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. Later on in the afternoon, you will be transferred to which stands on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the lake. Overnight: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: KARATU – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will depart for the famous Serengeti national park arriving in time for check in and lunch at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates greatest park during a Serengeti safari. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA

After your breakfast, you will depart with picnic lunch boxes and have a whole day game drive in the Serengeti National Park till late in the afternoon when you proceed to the Ngorongoro National Conservancy Area arriving late in the evening in time for check in at the Rhino Lodge and then spend that evening at leisure. Overnight: Rhino Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: NGORONGORO NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA – ARUSHA

After your breakfast, proceed for a morning tour of the crater. This area’s main attraction is the Ngorongoro Crater, fondly known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”. A candidate for the new Seven Wonders of the World, this massive crater holds its own in that category. Being the world’s largest unbroken caldera, Ngorongoro is home to over 25,000 animals. It is considered one of the best game viewing spots in the world with a chance to see the big five, zebras and wildebeests. The crater holds almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa including the extremely rare and critically endangered Black Rhino.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before continuing with your expedition inside this land that time forgot. Climb up and depart for Arusha arriving in time for check in at the Ilboru Safari Lodge where you will also have your dinner. Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Fly to Tanzania

After your early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your outbound flight to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. And on arrival our guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight Lake Victoria Serena Hotel and spa

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you from the hotel and you will embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, with an en-route short stop at the Equator.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes.

Bwindi bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club. On arrival to Bwindi, check-in to your lodge and if time permits you can do some optional activities lik e(Batwa visit cultural) the Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Enjoy the ‘Batwa Experience’ and learn how this unique culture lived and hunted in the forest. You may even have a chance to try their bow and arrow. Or you can visit the changing life women local community project. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.
The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24 hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.


In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food, for example). To reduce transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas.


Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advise on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base. After the tracking if time permits, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Overnight Mahogany Springs lodge


Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Final Departure - Fly Back Home

After breakfast Early morning, your drive will drive you from Bwindi to Entebbe in due time for your out bound flight at the Airport.

Prices
  • Prices are Per Person

Prices
1st January to 30th Mach 2019 / 1st June to 31st October 2019 / 16th to 31st December 2019
$ 4170 6 Persons
$ 4362 5 Persons
$ 4550 4 Persons
$ 4880 3 Persons
$ 5334 2 Persons
1st November – 15 December 2019
$ 3810 6 Persons
$ 3990 5 Persons
$ 4099 4 Persons
$ 4500 3 Persons
$ 4980 2 Persons

 

Prices:

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid until December 31.2018 except the peak period and migration Period, payment can be done in Sterling Pounds or Euro with no extra surcharge.

 

 

Children Policy:

- Only applies to one child under 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults.  

- One child sharing a room with one adult will be charged full adult rate.

- 0 - 3 Free of Charge.

- 4 - 11 Pay 45% of tour price.

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

 


Reservations, Payment and Deposits:


Reservations should be made as early as possible to book your desired Uganda safari tour, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or the Western Union, and the balance of payment to be paid one week before tour start date.

 


Tipping:

Like most countries, tipping is customary to show one's satisfaction with good services. You are in no way obliged to, however, if you’re willing to do so it would be well appreciated.

 


Luggage:

It is recommended to travel with soft bags such as duffle bags instead of hard shell bags as there is a strict 15KGS per person policy and makes it easier to fit in your safari vehicles.

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