18 Days Tanzania & Uganda Safari Gorilla tracking

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18 Days Tanzania & Uganda Safari Gorilla tracking

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe and Welcome to Uganda

18 Days Tanzania & Uganda Safari Gorilla tracking, On arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and welcomed by our driver who will then drive you to your hotel and check-in at Hotel no.5 a stylish boutique hotel with Luxury Double rooms. Meal plan Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls- Boat cruise and Hike to Top of the falls.

After your breakfast, you will straightaway drive to Murchison falls national park on reaching the park. Check in and go for afternoon Boat cruise to the waterfalls along the Victoria Nile. Where you will get off the boat and hike to the top of the falls. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your lodge early for Dinner and overnight at Murchison River lodge. Meal plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Murchison falls Game drive and drives to Kibale national park

Today you leave early morning for game drive return to the lodge for breakfast and thereafter transfer to Kibale national park. Its scenic landscape with a great view of the western Rift valley, its long drive but worth it. You will stop over for lunch and in Fort portal city before heading to the lodge. For check in at Ndali lodge, Meal plan Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- Evening or Night Game Drive safari

After breakfast, an informative briefing sets the stage for an unforgettable. Once-in-a-lifetime experience as we set out to track chimpanzees deep in the evergreen rainforests of Kibale Forest National Park. Chimps and humans share more than 98% of their DNA, making them our closest relative. They’re social and intelligent, and the Kibale Forest is the best place in the world to see these remarkable creatures in their native habitat.  But there are a dozen other primate species living in these verdant forests and this morning’s walking safari. Offers a chance to see a number of them including red colobus, black & white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkeys as well as olive baboons.

After lunch, we’ll travel southward through varying vistas of crater lakes, forested hills and open savanna. To the east, lie the jagged peaks of the Rwenzori range – the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Our destination is Queen Elizabeth National Park where you check in at Kasenyi safari Camp. A luxury lodge situated in the middle of the park. After time to refresh, an afternoon game drive introduces you to the region’s remarkable landscapes and wildlife – including Cape buffalo, 18 Days Tanzania & Uganda Safari, waterbuck, lion, hyena, elephant, leopard and the giant forest hog. Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: On Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bisected by the 20-mile long Kazinga Channel that flows between Lake George and Lake Edward, the rich ecosystems of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Encompass bushy grasslands, wetland vegetation and Acacia woodland. In addition to the all the big game that you would hope to see on a classic African safari. The national park is also home to more than 600 bird species for instance martial eagle, papyrus canary, black-rumped buttonquail, and pink-backed pelicans. After breakfast, an early morning game drive promises heart-pounding wildlife encounters and a chance to espy many of these exotic avian species.

In the afternoon, a boat expedition on the Kazinga Channel explores this gently-flowing waterway – home to the highest concentration of hippos on the planet. Other wildlife sightings might include crocodile as well as buffalo and other big game that come to the Channel to quench their thirst. An evening game drive followed by dinner completes this wonderful day. Dinner and overnight at Kasenyi safari Camp. Meal plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today’s scenic overland journey brings you deeper into southern Uganda where you’ll check in to our safari retreat, set on a ridge surrounded by the wild beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Later this afternoon, you might join one of the guided activities offered by our luxury camp – perhaps a forest walk to Manyaga Waterfall or a cultural visit to a nearby community. With its privileged location inside the National Park, you should also keep an eye out for the family of gorillas that regularly venture onto the grounds of the camp. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 7:  Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

After a hearty breakfast, this unforgettable day begins at the Ranger Station for an important briefing from a Park Ranger. Originally created in 1942 as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, this pristine National Park encompasses 80,000 acres of scrambled vegetation and primeval forest draped over deep valleys and imposing mountain ridges. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its exceptional biodiversity, Bwindi is perhaps most famous for having nearly half of the world’s critically-endangered mountain gorilla population.

Living in complex social groups, there are fewer than 40 gorilla families in Bwindi – with just about a dozen that have been habituated for human contact. With the number of daily permits and the size of each trekking group firmly set by Park regulations, today’s experience promises an emotionally charged and intimately personal encounter with these amazing primates; sharing nearly 98% of their DNA with humans, gorillas are (after chimpanzees) our second-closest living relative.  Accompanied by an experienced tracker, you’ll hike into the Impenetrable Forest to catch up with your assigned gorilla family. After locating them, 18 Days Tanzania & Uganda Safari, you’ll have an amazing opportunity to spend about one hour watching quietly as the gorillas go about their daily routine. A Park Ranger is at your side to offer insight and answer questions.

Of course, videos and photos (without flash) are permitted. As your time with them unfolds, you’ll be able to discern their unique personalities and begin to unravel their complex social relationships. Moved and possibly even humbled by this experience, you’ll retrace your steps along the forested slopes to the Ranger Station, and then return to our luxury camp for dinner and a peaceful overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Meal plan Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 8:  Fly to Entebbe Airport and Welcome to Tanzania  Kilimanjaro airport.

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe where you’ll take your transfer to the international flight to Arusha Tanzania, land at Kilimanjaro airport where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You’ll soon meet your fellow travelers and receive a briefing about your upcoming adventure. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day.

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Day 9: Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Depart after breakfast and travel overland to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the greatest concentration of elephants, arriving in time for lunch.

Meaningful Moment: – This afternoon join your expert safari ranger for your first game viewing activity. The grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs make for spectacular vistas. Tarangire National Park supports a great diversity of wildlife – elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. (BLD)

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Day 10: Tarangire National Park

Enjoy your morning at leisure with an optional balloon safari. After lunch depart on a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Your guide is an experienced wildlife expert whose knowledge and ability to spot the animals and birds will astound you. Not knowing what you’ll see next is all part of the fun of a safari! (BLD)

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Day 11: Tarangire National Park / Lake Manyara

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, arrive in time for lunch. Join your safari guide for an afternoon game viewing activity. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting praised by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Return to lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (BLD)

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Day 12: lake Manyara

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure and an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. This small but uniquely diverse national park is home to leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-diks, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, impalas, flamingos and nearly 400 bird species. (BLD)

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Day 13: Lake Manyara / Serengeti National Park

The adventure continues as you set off after breakfast to the vast plains of the Serengeti arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the greatest game sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty. Watch territorial hippos lounging in the water, giraffes foraging in the tree tops and lions relaxing in the shade before the evening hunt begin. (BLD)

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Day 14: Serengeti National Park

Depart during the early morning splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Your expert ranger will maneuver you to the perfect spots to collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds. Watch alert elephant carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with its tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. This afternoon, relax at the lodge until the day cools down and the animals become more active for your afternoon drive. Before retiring, stretch out and listen to the sounds of the wilderness and watch the illumination of the infinite African sky. (BLD)

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Day 15:  Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure. (BLD)

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Day 16: Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

Continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas.

Meaningful Moment: – Visit a local Maasai village to observe the tribe’s way of life and learn about their culture and beliefs. The Maasai are a proud warrior tribe whose lives and culture revolve around herding cattle. They are known for their colorful traditional dress and beaded adornments. (BLD)

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Day 17: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast descend 2,000 feet through the early morning mists, to explore the crater floor of this extinct volcano.

Meaningful Moment: – You’ll be in awe of the profusion of wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants ambling along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. You might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. Share the day’s magical moments with your safari companions as the sun sinks below the horizon. (BLD

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Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha

After breakfast, drive to Arusha town in time for lunch. Later this afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time.

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