10 Days Uganda Gorillas and Northern Tanzania Circuit safari

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10 Days  Uganda Gorillas and  Northern  Tanzania Circuit safari :


Type of Safari:    Primates, Boat ride, Birdwatching, Gorilla trekking, Wildlife Safari and nature  .



This safari offers you some of the signature attractions in East Africa.  It’s an innovative option enabling you to write your own story in one Sigle trip, talking about the world Capital of Chimpanzees and 15 more primate species,  the unrivaled birdlife, a boat ride on the Kazinga channel connecting lake Edward with lake George, then, Face to face with Gorilla and a drive to Entebbe through the rolling hills of Ankole and Kigezi. You cross the Equator line twice, from the middle of the national park mad from a community. Then connect to Tanzania , through Kilimanjaro International Airport. Then to  Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro ,  Arusha and back to Entebbe.


The trip starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport:  with a return flight connection to Kilimanjaro international Airport.


Itinerary at glance.

Day          Location                                             Activity                                           Accn / Meal plan              

01.        Entebbe international Airport.      Arrival, welcome and Trip briefing                BB

02.         To Kibale NP                                Afternoon Bird watching, Bigodi               Full Board

03.         Kibale NP / QENP                      Chimpanzee tracking / Boat ride.               Full board.

04.         Queen Elizabeth NP                     Game Drive / head to Bwindi NP             Full Board

05.        Bwindi Impenetrable Forest          Face to Face with a Gorilla                        Full board

06.        Return to Entebbe                          Return to Entebbe                                       Full board

07.        Flight to Arusha  (Tanzania )             fly to Arusha                                              BB

08.        Lake Manyara National Park             Big 5 Game Drive                                     Full Board

09.        Ngorongoro Conservation Area         Nature and Game Drive                           Full Board

10.       Ngorongoro – Arusha – Entebbe         End of trip                                                   Lunch


Day-By-Day: Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival And Safari Briefing;

Welcome to the pearl of Africa. You will be met by our staff at Entebbe International Airport and head straight to your hotel, where you will be briefed in preparations of the exciting 10 days memorable safari.

Day 2.  To Kibale National Park

After an early breakfast you will drive west wards to Kibale National Park . The drive through Uganda’s rolling hills take approximately 7 hours. After Lunch in Fort portal, you head to your Lodge, in preparation for an afternoon birds walk.

In the Afternoon, you will drive to the nearby Bigodi village for a wetland walk to identify other primates and birds that you could have missed on your trek. Bigodi wetland walk is controlled by the community and when one participates in it, all returns will be given to the local community for development.

Day 3.  Chimpanzee Tracking and to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Wake up for a n early breakfast and head to Kibale Kational Park headquarters at Kanyancyu for briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest trekking chimpanzees. You and your guide plus other clients will head to the forest to look for a given community of wild but habituated chimpanzees. You will be allowed to spend one hour with chimps for photography and observation but your walk will be punctuated by lots of birds, other primates among others. The chimp trek brings you our our closest mammal cousins in their natural habitat.

After the tracking, you will head to Queen Elizabeht National Park, about 2.5 hours drive, in time for a late afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel. A natural fresh water Channel connecting Lake Edward and lake George. Here you will be able to see hundreds of bird species, schools of Hippos and other animals as they stroll for an evening drink.

Day 4.  Game Drive Queen Elizabeth NP

Wake up for an early morning game drive to the Kasenyi Sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. This area has a concentration of animals due to her unique ecological condition that favors mating. Its along the equator line, dotted with lakes  and at the base of the Ruwenzoris .

Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and check out, heading to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector of the park where you may also spot tree climbing lions. In the evening, check in at your lodge in Bwindi, as you prepare for the morning Gorilla trekking.


Day 05: Face to Face with a Gorilla 

Wake up for another early breakfast, in time for a 7:00 am pre tracking briefing at the National park headquarters. After that, with other trekkers, head for to the impenetrable forest to look for the gorillas.  Because of their (gorillas) mobility, the tracking can take between 1 to 8 hours. But certainly, there will be a full hour face to face with a gorilla. A moment of photography, selfie – albeit from a safe distance. The encounter and interaction with Gorilla is absolutely an amazing experience one cannot explain in one word.

Note:. Gorilla trekking can be a little bit strenuous and a certain level of fitness may be required. We also encourage our clients to take porters to give them a push or a pull during the trek.

After the thrill, return to the lodge either to relax, or a late check-out to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest lake, an alpine lake that is dotted with 29 islands. You stay on one of the islands.

Day 6.  To Entebbe for Connection to Tanzania.

Set off for  a 9 hour drive to Entebbe, driving through the beautifully terraced Kigezi highlands also known as ‘the Switzerland of Africa, then through Ankole , occasionally seeing the ling horned Ankole cows lazily grazing plus impalas and Zebras grazing in community land near Lake Mburo National Park  Make a lunch stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre , a where the future meets the past.

After lunch, you proceed to Entebbe, with a short stopover at the Equator. This will be the second tome you are crossing the equator line on the same trip.  Proceed to Entebbe, Check in your hotel. Relax as you prepare for a second leg of your trip, In Tanzania. Hope you enjoyed Uganda, the pearl Of Africa.

Day 7. Entebbe – Kilimanjaro International Airport Flight.

After relaxing in Entebbe, take a scheduled flight to Tanzania through the tourist international airport- Kilimanjaro. You will be met by our Tanzanian staff and be driven to your hotel in Arusha.  relax at your hotel in this leafy city while commanding a clear view of Mount Meru.


Day 8: Game drive at Lake Manyara N. Park

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara (60 km) with en-route views. Arrive early for early afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. Picnic Lunch boxes will be served in the bushes.



Day 9: Game drive in Ngorongoro crater


After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive Eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. It’s one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to one of the hippo pools on the crater floor. Afterwards continue with the game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes the endangered black Rhino, leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. After the tour drive back to the lodge for overnight rest.


Day 10: Drive to Arusha – Fly to Entebbe International Airport ( Uganda )

You leave the Ngorongoro Area for Arusha (Approx 195 Kms).  Proceed to the airport for your evening flight back to Entebbe as you prepare for your International flight back home.


Your trip that took you face to face with a gorilla and to the believed cradle of mankind must have been satisfying.   See you again.



Departure and Bon Voyage .


This trip is indicative. We can tailor it to your preference. Either to also cover the source of the Nile, Serengeti, old vai Gorge . or, a flying option to and from the Gorilla tracking.



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Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above






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