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Gorilla & Wildlife Safari-budget Uganda and Tanzania

13 Days
  • 4x4 popup, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels, lodges
  • Entebbe
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French
  • 2-15
  • 65

Overview

|Kilimanjaro Airport | Moshi | Arusha | Maasai Boma| Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater| Karatu| Depart to Zanzibar-Entebbe| Bwindi Impenetrable National park| Entebbe

Highlights

  • Game drive
  • Zanzibar
  • Gorilla trekking
  • culture

Itinerary

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport / Transfer to Moshi. You will meet our professional guide at the Airport for a Meet and greet and short briefing then he will drive you to Moshi, which is approximately 31km, 1hrs drive
Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge. Breakfast, Dinner.

Distance: 31 km, 1 h

Overnight at Gold Crest Hotel. HB.

 Marangu Gate (1,900m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)
Wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast, pick your packed lunch. Leave Moshi at 7:00 am for Marangu Gate. For your briefing and registration, after completing gate registration begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one’s halfway point. After lunch continue walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax bit and take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak - a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort – descend back to Marangu Gate and drive to Arusha. The drive will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight at Gold Crest Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch
 Elevation: 1,900m to 2,743m
 Hiking time: 3 hours hike to Mandara Hut, 2 hours hike back t to Marangu Gate
 Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers
 Habitat: Mountain forest

Overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp. BLD.

Wake up early morning and have breakfast, after breakfast collect lunch boxes and drive to Serengeti National Park. You will have an en-route stop passing by the Maasai Village in Ngorongoro for the Cultural Tour. Proceed to Serengeti with an afternoon game drive through Serengeti National Park as you head to the Camp. Spend the evening at leisure at your camp. Dinner and overnight on full board. Overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Distance: 348.4km, 6h 25 min.

Overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp. BLD.

Wakeup early for morning for the sun rise game drive. Serengeti National park- Unlike most parks where you have to wait for three days to see all the Big 5 animals, here you can see them all them in one hour. Covering ‎14,750 km2 (5,700 sq mi), it is an endless flat plain with short grass that makes it very easy to view wildlife. In their midst are rocks where lions hide while waiting for their prey. In the rainy season, the grass is green. In the dry season, it turns golden brown.
Return for breakfast, collect packed lunch and depart for full day game drives in Serengeti. Head back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight on full board. Serengeti Heritage Camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast at 6am an early morning game drive and the proceed to Ngorongoro crater. The Crater supports a vast variety of animals. You will stop over at the Masai Boma for the cultural tour before descending in to the Ngorongoro crater- a wonderful haven for the wildlife.

Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to find game easily. Rhino, in particular can be seen regularly as well as prides of lions and other predators like cheetahs. You will visit Lake Magadi a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southern western corner which is one of the main features of the crater. Enjoy lunch at 12h by the hippo pond before beginning your drive back to karatu. Dinner and Overnight at Bougainvillea lodge full board
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake in the morning for breakfast at 07:00am and after breakfast drive to the Kilimanjaro Airport, – Fly to Zanzibar. Arrive in Zanzibar from Arusha at Abeid Amani Karume international airport and our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Uroa Bay Hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Stone Town Tour + Spice Tour. Overnight at Uroa Bay Hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Nakupenda Sandbank Picnic. Overnight at Uroa Bay Hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Leisure day at the hotel, enjoying the beach and hotel facilities. Overnight at Uroa Bay Hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Transfer to the airport in Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume international airport for your out bound flight to Uganda. On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our professional guide, who will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, taking between 15 minutes to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Overnight at Central inn Entebbe
Meal Plan: Bed and Break fast

An early morning breakfast then start from Entebbe to Bwindi, enjoy the scenery while on your journey to Bwindi. You will have a stopover 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 400 wild Mountain Gorillas (2011 census) that make up half of the world population of these gentle apes.
After a few hours in the vehicle, you may enjoy an afternoon walk around the village of Buhoma or Rushaga (your home for two nights) and a chance to visit the Batwa, the ancient forest-dwelling tribe. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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’ behaviour 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. . Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Depart Bwindi with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. Transfer back to Entebbe with lunch en-route. Depending on your flight schedule, you will have a lunch stop then your driver will transfer you to the airport in due time for your out bound flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

A moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems.

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Gorilla & Wildlife Safari-budget Uganda and Tanzania
  • 4x4 popup, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels, lodges
  • Entebbe
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French
  • 2-15
  • 65