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Exclusive East African Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 - 32 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Tanzania   Uganda   Rwanda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 7200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 9990 US Dollar (USD)

A complete East Africa safari that combines the best of Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda at competitive rates.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport

Meet our representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha to Mt Meru Game lodge Accommodation: Mt Meru Game Lodge. Meals included: none.

Day 2: Arusha National Park

Today, we drive to Arusha National Park with picnic lunch, the park is famous for its birdlife, we will have a game drive, and hiking in the park enabling Us to get used to Tanzania climate before the climb. Accommodation: Mt Meru Game Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Arusha to Machame - 1280m to 3100m

1hr drive transfer Arusha to Machame gate, 5-7hrs hike, 18kms to Machame campsite - FB. Vegetation: Montane forest.

Day 4: Machame to Shira - 3100m to 3840m. 4-6hrs hike, 9kms to Shira campsite - FB. Vegetation: Moorland.

Day 5: Shira to Barranco Fb - 3840m to 3860m

6-7hrs hike higher to 4630, then descend, 15kms to Barranco campsite - FB, Vegetation: Semi-desert.

Day 6: Barranco to Karanga - 3860m to 4200m

4hrs hike, 7kms to Karanga Vally campsite - FB, Vegetation: Alphine desert.

Day 7: Karanga to Barafu - 4200m to 4600m

4hrs hike, 6kms to Barafu campsite - FB, Vegetation: Alphine desert.

Day 8: Barafu to Summit - 4600m to 5895m. 5hrs Mid-night hike to Stella point to experience sunrise, another 1-2hrs to Summit, total 7kms to Summit, Vegetation: snow scree and ice-capped summit. SUMMIT TO MWEKA - 5895m to 3100m, after summit, 7-8hrs descend, 23kms to Mweka Campsite - FB.

Day 9: Mweka to Arusha - 3100m to 1280m

3-4hrs descend, 15kms to Park entrance, and say good bye to Kilimanjaro porters and guides. another 2hrs drive transfer to your lodge. Accommodation: Mt Meru Game Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Tarangire National Park

AM 2hrs drive to Tarangire National Park and packed lunch. Game drive in Tarangire National Park. Game drive timing: 11h30 - 18h00. Accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge FB. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we leave Tarangire for Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley. The park is home to tree-climbing lion, colorful birds, elephant and hippo. Game drive in Manyara for the rest of the day. Accommodation: Lake Manyara Hotel or similar with Lake View. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, 08h30am, drive pass the malanja depression and Plains, en-route game viewing, visit Olduvai Gorge Museum, continue en-route game viewing to Naabi Park Gate. ( Naabi Park gate is the border of Ngorongoro Conservation area and Serengeti National Park ), here you can opted to do a short 15 minutes designated Nature.

Trail Walk on the Slopes of Naabi hill. You will enter Serengeti National Park, packed lunch and continue a further afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park. Before 6pm we will drive to our overnight at Serengeti. ( good chance to see leopard, hyena, gazelle, lion, ostrich, giraffe, buffalo and many more animals )
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Serengeti National Park

We shall do a balloon safari and continue game drive in Serengeti national park. Full day game drive of Serengeti National Park ( lunch or Packed lunch, as game drive timing will depend on where Wildlife can be best spotted). return to our overnight at Serengeti Lodge FB. Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Optional:

Serengeti balloon excursion operating in Serengeti only, Eash Balloon can take 16 persons and 2 balloons fly daily - subject to availability. Cost per seat: USD 499,- per person(Already covered in the costing). 5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Landrover to our launch site near Maasai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.

At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely Control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and g reat photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000' or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must Put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.

The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, on landing you celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine), before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in 'Out of Africa' style with bone china, linen table cloths, King's silver etc. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and we drive you back to Seronera Lodge game viewing enroute. 9:30 am Arrive at Seronera ready to continue your day's activities.

Day 14: Serengeti National Park

Full day game drive of Serengeti National Park ( lunch or Packed lunch,as game drive timing will depend on where Wildlife can be best spotted). return to our overnight at Serengeti Lodge ? FB. Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater

Today we leave Serengeti for the crater, stopping enroute at Olduvai Gorge for a private guided visit of this history-changing archaeological site made famous by the Leakey family. We also visit a Masai village to learn about their cultures and more. We will arrive at the crater for afternoon game drive in the crater, Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D)

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, descent onto the crater floor, game drive on the crater floor. This is the only Park where, Black Rhino could be spotted. packed lunch at a picnic site, and continue game drive until late afternoon. You are allowed in the crater for a maximum of 6hrs.( NOTE: The park gate on the crater rim ascent closes at 6pm sharp ) Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure for Uganda

Descend into Ngorongoro crater for another game drive in the crater exploring the short-grass plains of the crater floor. This extinct Volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many More games, then drive to Arusha. Day room at Mt Meru Lodge,evening transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for the flight to Entebbe international airport.Drive directly to jinja for over night stay at the Jinja Nile Resort. Accommodation: Jinja Nile Resort or Similar. Meals included: (B)

Day 18: Jinja

Go White water rafting that will take a half day. and in the evening drive back to kampala. Over night at Hotel Africana. Accommodation: Hotel Africana or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L).

Day 19: Drive to Entebbe

Drive to Entebbe to take up your boat to Ngamba Island Chimp sanctuary.You will have a chance to watch the feeding of the chimps at 2pm.Over night stay at G and C camp at the island. Accommodation: G and C camp. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Entebbe

Early morning entry into the forest with the young orphaned chimps for the walk. After lunch will take the boat to Entebbe and drive to Kampala for over night stay at Hotel Africana. Accommodation: Hotel Africana or Similar.Meals included: (B), (L).

Day 21: Murchision Falls NP

Begin the panoramic drive to the northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the spectacular situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile's beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to one km squeezed through a 7 meter canyon dropping 150 meters with a thunderous roar, creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile 'The Murchison Falls' enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Enjoy the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp. Accommodation: paraa safari Lodge or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 22: Northern bank

Early morning game drive on the northern bank. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, roth child's giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bush back, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the 'Devil's Cauldron', marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob.

This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, return to Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari Camp for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Paraa safari Lodge or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 23: Hoima to Fort Portal

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and pass traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon'. Dinner and overnight at the tree house at Kanyanchu Toursit centre. Accommodation: Tree house at Kanyankyu or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 24: Kibale Forest NP

An half day search of chimpanzee and ten other primates including, phoestes, red-colobus, red-tailed and Grey-cheeked Mangabey. The guide will provide explanation, not only on primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora and will insure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

After the tracking relax and after lunch drive to Bigodi ecological site for butterflies and bird viewing.Over night stay at the tree house. Accommodation: Tree house at Kanyankyu or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 25: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After morning breakfast,Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. A game drive en route may yield viewing a lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species.After lunch drive to the creator region for sight seeing.Visit Lake Katwe salt factory to see local methods of making salt. Dinner and over night at Mweya safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge. Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Similar with water view. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 26: Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early game drive today. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck.

These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. After lunch, Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch/cruise offers and excellent platform for photography bird watching and game viewing.

The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or the Jacana Safari Lodge. Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Similar with water view. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 27: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP

Early drive to Kyambura gorge for chimp tracking in the rain forest.Even if you fail to see the chimps,the forest walk itself is rewarding and memorable! Drive through the 'Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Kisoro or Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Home stead. Accommodation: Buhoma Homestead or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 28: Gorilla sanctuary

There will be an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. The rain forest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal's trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered Mt. Gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and others.

This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of the marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead. Accommodation: Buhoma Homestead or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 29: Lake bunyonyi

Drive to Kabale a region known as the 'Switzerland of Africa' with beautiful terraced landscape and rolling hills and valleys. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia cottages Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 30: Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, we do a boat ride inside Lake Bunyonyi to various islands inside the lake for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to the Resort for lunch. After our lunch drive to Kisoro and cross the border. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla nest Camp in Rwanda. B,L,D. Accommodation: Gorilla Nest Camp or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 31: Virunga volcanoes

After early breakfast get set to Virunga volcanoes for another trek of the Dian Fossey Mountain gorillas. There after lunch,(Option) visit the Karisoke Research Centre where Dian Fossey spent 20 years studying gorillas.over night at Gorilla Nest Camp. Accommodation: Gorilla Nest Camp or Similar. Meals included: (B), (L), (D).

Day 32: Kigali

Transfer to Kigali for your international flight at Kanombe international airport. Alternatively we drive back to Uganda for your flight at Entebbe international airport. This will depend on your flight schedule.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Its an all inclusive tour.

Price excludes:
- international flights
- bar bills

Supplier Information
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2006
Client Request Served: 24

The company is owned by Begumisa Robert a Ugandan citizen. Begumisa is a graduate of Tourism from Makerere University. He holds a masters degree in Social Sector Planning and Management and a certificate in tour guiding. He has a wide experience in tourism dating back from 10 years as a tours Manager for East Africa...

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