An Adventure Wildlife Tours in the East Africa Wilderness that combines the best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania premier parks on a 23 day tour.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to Kampala for overnight stay.
Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi. Depart from Kampala by road and head south west to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a stop over at the Equator for an informative talk and photos, and continue to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch. You drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. You then ascend into the kigezi highlands, then head higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes before dropping into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort/Campsite.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking. After an early breakfast, report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the ranger guides. Enter the gorilla sanctuary for tracking, pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movement of these great giants. If you have the afternoon free, you may decide to take a guided walk on the Munyanga River trail, which is an ideal short walk or take a guided village walk to see how Ugandan live. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: After a morning breakfast, sadly return to Kampala with great memories of and moments spent with the fascinating mountain Gorillas. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch. Drop-off to your respective accommodation in Kampala.
Day 5: Depart after breakfast and proceed to Maasai Mara via Malaba border. After migration formatives drive to Maasai Mara arriving late in the evening. Dinner and overnight at a campsite or lodge.
Days 6-7: Maasai Mara National Reserve. Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5 - Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 425 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at a Lodge or Campsite.Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful.
Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at a lodge/campsite.
Day 8: Drive after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru via the Great Rift Valley arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or Campsite.
Day 9: Lake Nakuru - Samburu. Break camp and proceed to Samburu Reserve with pic nic lunches, with game drive enroute Dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite.
Day 10: Samburu. Enjoy a full day of game viewing along the river banks and surrounding scrublands with time out from the midday sun for leisure stays at the campsite. This is a particularly good place to spot elephant and antelope. Dinner and overnight at a Campsite or lodge.
Day 11: Nairobi. Depart after breakfast and proceed to Nairobi for overnight stay.
Day 12: Depart Nairobi in the morning for Amboseli National park at the foot of the snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain arriving in time for lunch with an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite.
Day 13: Amboseli. Spend a full day in this photogenic National park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at a Lodge/ Campsite. Amboseli means ‘the place of water’ in Maasai language. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon. Amboseli is one of the most popular parks and offers excellent accommodation facilities.
Day 14: Amboseli - Arusha - Ngorongoro. Depart and head south to Tanzania via Namanga border, after migration formalities proceed to Ngorongoro with a stop in Arusha for lunch. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite at the crater rim.
Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater. Descend to the crater for a full day game drives with pic nic lunches. Ascend in the evening, dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today.
Day 16: Ngorongoro – Serengeti. Depart in the morning and proceed to Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight at a campsite or lodge. The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present and it is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man.
Fossil foot prints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted weaver and slaty colored boubou.
Day 17: Serengeti. Full day in the park in search of game. Dinner and overnight at a campsite or lodge. The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. In the calving season (late January through mid March) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti/Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.
Day 18: Serengeti-Lake Manyara. Depart Serengeti with pic nic lunches and head south to Lake Manyara with game drive enroute. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 19: Lake Manyara - Arusha. Morning games drives and later proceed to Arusha for overnight stay.
Day 20: Kilimanjaro - Zanzibar. Transfer to the Airport for morning flight to Zanzibar. Overnight at a hotel.
Days 21 - 22: Zanzibar. Full day at leisure-enjoying the Beach and optional water activities. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day 23: Zanzibar-Nairobi. Morning at leisure with an afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi to board your home bound flight.
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