18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari starts from Entebbe International Airport and features the drive to Murchison NP with visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls NP game drive, Nile boat safari & hike to the top of the falls, Lake Albert Lodge relaxation & bush dinner, Kibale NP Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk, Queen Elizabeth NP game drive & Kazinga Channel boat safari, Bwindi Impenetrable NP Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi relaxation & canoe ride, Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP Golden Monkey trekking, and extensive wild game viewing in Tanzania’s Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro Crater before drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 3 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 4 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison Falls NP & transfer to Lake Albert. Lodge Visit the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko on the shores of Lake Albert and enjoy a thrilling bush dinner

Day 5 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast and transfer to Fort Portal Area / Kibale National Park. Optional visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field or engage in adventure tea estate cycling in the lush tea estates

Day 6 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 7 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori & do an afternoon game drive upon arrival

Day 8 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game drive in Savannah stretches of Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 9 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

Day 10 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation and overnight

Day 11 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Sunrise boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Day 12 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Kigali Rwanda

Day 13 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 14 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

Day 15 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

Day 16 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Extensive Game drive in Central Serengeti National Park – Unlimited Game drive

Day 17 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim

Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Arusha in the evening

  • Day 1 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda - Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    The first port of entry is Entebbe International Airport on the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake where you will be welcomed by our representative before transferring to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

    Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 2 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

    Depart at 6:30am for the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours drive. You enjoy the en route landscapes and make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the Southern white Rhinos thriving only at this spot in the whole of Uganda. The Rhino trek lasts 2 hours, settle for lunch at Kabalega Dinner and proceed on the drive to Murchison Falls NP for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

    Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 3 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

    Embark on a 3 – 4 hour game drive in the northern sector gaining possibilities of exploring a range of wild game including the Elephants, Buffalos, Rothschild Giraffes, Oribis, Kobs, Lions, Leopard among others not forgetting exciting views of the beautiful savannah landscapes. At 2pm, enjoy a Nile boat safari to the bottom of the falls exploring the calm waters of the Nile River as it flows towards the Delta and the views of wild game, Hippos, Nile crocodiles & birds. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you set on the hike to the top of the world’s most powerful waterfall exploring the Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through a less than 7m ravine generating a plume of spray, thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. You meet your guide at the top of the falls & transfer to the lodge for overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

    Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 4 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison Falls NP & transfer to Lake Albert. Lodge Visit the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko on the shores of Lake Albert and enjoy a thrilling bush dinner

    After breakfast, do more game drive in Murchison Falls National Park for broader wild game viewing possibilities. After which you set off for the drive to Lake Albert exploring the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko and then enjoying amazing scenic views of Albertine rift valley flats and escarpments not forgetting the blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling bush dinner under the tropical stars.

    Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge

  • Day 5 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast and transfer to Fort Portal Area / Kibale National Park. Optional visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field or engage in adventure tea estate cycling in the lush tea estates

    Settle for a relaxed breakfast after which you connect to Fort Portal Area where Kibale National Park is located. You enjoy the countryside views en route and settle for lunch in Fort portal town. You proceed to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    But you can as well choose to do either; cycling in the Mpanga tea estates. The green tea plantation is spread over a beautiful undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal to encounter on your mountain bikes. On your cycling, you encounter the estate staff plucking tea and you are free to participate in the exercise to gain the exact touch.

    Alternatively, you can opt to visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi was. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from any of the encounters and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 6 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

    Engage in an exciting Chimpanzee Trekking experience starting at 8am from Kanyanchu Tourism Centre from where you will traverse the forest in search of the common Chimpanzees. The trek lasts 2 – 5 hours with 1 hour of actual Chimpanzee viewing. In the afternoon, you undertake Bigodi wetland walk enjoying 1.5 – 2 hrs experience with blend of nature and community experience. Retire for overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 7 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori & do an afternoon game drive upon arrival

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the scenic views en route before making a stop in Kasese on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to explore the Ruboni Village to explore the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people that have lived on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past. They feature unique experiences including their way of life, the crops that they grow, livestock that they keep, their art and craft not forgetting impressive music dance and drama. You retreat from the encounter and continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an afternoon game drive exploring the impressive landscapes of Queen with the beautiful views of the savannah at the sunset after which you retire for relaxation dinner an overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Enganzi Game Lodg

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 8 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game drive in Savannah stretches of Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours. Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 9 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a 1.5 – 2-hour game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 10 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation and overnight

    Gorillas in the mist moment awaits you this morning as you approach the mist covered Impenetrable forest of Bwindi for briefing at 8am. Depending on the region and the respective gorilla family allocated, you follow the respective trail (some trails involve some bit of driving while others start from the briefing point) with company of the armed park ranger and other guests if they are there. The trek through the forest is a magical one as you hike steep slopes, descend down narrow valleys and traverse the dense vegetation of Bwindi amidst lush flora and enchanting bird songs. You eventually come across these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they feed on their preferred plant material, socialize and the young ones playing in the tree branches and with fellow members. The Silverback can choose to offer you a courteous welcome or ignore you and proceed with its feeding. You spend great time with these critically endangered Apes and take million-dollar photoshoots. The duration of the trek is 2 – 8 hours depending their movement though the actual gorilla viewing time is limited to one (1) for purposes of conservation. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, enjoying the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening relaxing at the lake with a boat ride. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

  • Day 11 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Sunrise boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

    Undertake a recreational boat cruise after a relaxed breakfast to explore the lake of a thousand Islands. You cruise amidst the scenic Kigezi Highlands and the views of a range of Islands that are within the lake. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 Islands. You retreat from 2-hour activity and retreat to the lodge for lunch after which you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda 120km about 3 – 4 hours driving along magical views of the Virunga Volcanoes before arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury: Mountain Gorilla Lodge

  • Day 12 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Kigali Rwanda

    Gather at the park headquarters Kinigi for briefing at 8am before heading to the forest in search of the critically endangered golden monkeys. The golden monkeys tend to thrive in the Bamboo zone of the Volcanoes and have got a golden patch on their back which makes them impressive to look at. The golden monkey tracking tend to last about 4 hours inclusive of one (1) hour of direct encounter with them. After this activity, embark on the transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours drive enjoying the views of the Rwandan hill sides that have earned her a dub as Land of a thousand Islands.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chezlando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden rooms

  • Day 13 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    After breakfast, connect to Kigali International Park for the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative to transfer to Arusha 55km about 1hr for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

    Luxury: Lake Duluti Lodge

  • Day 14 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive south-westwards to Tarangire NP 120km about 2hours drive.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Sangaiwe Tented Camp

    Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

  • Day 15 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands 255km about 5hours drive.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

  • Day 16 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Extensive Game drive in Central Serengeti National Park – Unlimited Game drive

    The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

    After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

  • Day 17 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.

    We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu for dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm house

    Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

  • Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Arusha in the evening

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Depending on your flight departure time, you will ascend and proceed to JRO for your flight back home. Distance from the crater to exit gate is 45km about 1hr and from the Exit gate to Kilimanjaro Airport is 235km about 3.5hours

    End of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari starts from Entebbe International Airport and features the drive to Murchison NP with visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls NP game drive, Nile boat safari & hike to the top of the falls, Lake Albert Lodge relaxation & bush dinner, Kibale NP Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk, Queen Elizabeth NP game drive & Kazinga Channel boat safari, Bwindi Impenetrable NP Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi relaxation & canoe ride, Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP Golden Monkey trekking, and extensive wild game viewing in Tanzania’s Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro Crater before drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Highlight of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 3 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

Day 4 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison Falls NP & transfer to Lake Albert. Lodge Visit the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko on the shores of Lake Albert and enjoy a thrilling bush dinner

Day 5 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast and transfer to Fort Portal Area / Kibale National Park. Optional visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field or engage in adventure tea estate cycling in the lush tea estates

Day 6 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 7 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori & do an afternoon game drive upon arrival

Day 8 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game drive in Savannah stretches of Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 9 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

Day 10 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation and overnight

Day 11 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Sunrise boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Day 12 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Kigali Rwanda

Day 13 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 14 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

Day 15 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

Day 16 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Extensive Game drive in Central Serengeti National Park – Unlimited Game drive

Day 17 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim

Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Arusha in the evening

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda - Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    The first port of entry is Entebbe International Airport on the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake where you will be welcomed by our representative before transferring to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

    Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 2 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

    Depart at 6:30am for the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours drive. You enjoy the en route landscapes and make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the Southern white Rhinos thriving only at this spot in the whole of Uganda. The Rhino trek lasts 2 hours, settle for lunch at Kabalega Dinner and proceed on the drive to Murchison Falls NP for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

    Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 3 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon Nile launch cruise & hike to the top of the falls

    Embark on a 3 – 4 hour game drive in the northern sector gaining possibilities of exploring a range of wild game including the Elephants, Buffalos, Rothschild Giraffes, Oribis, Kobs, Lions, Leopard among others not forgetting exciting views of the beautiful savannah landscapes. At 2pm, enjoy a Nile boat safari to the bottom of the falls exploring the calm waters of the Nile River as it flows towards the Delta and the views of wild game, Hippos, Nile crocodiles & birds. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you set on the hike to the top of the world’s most powerful waterfall exploring the Nile River as it squeezes itself to pass through a less than 7m ravine generating a plume of spray, thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. You meet your guide at the top of the falls & transfer to the lodge for overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

    Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 4 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison Falls NP & transfer to Lake Albert. Lodge Visit the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko on the shores of Lake Albert and enjoy a thrilling bush dinner

    After breakfast, do more game drive in Murchison Falls National Park for broader wild game viewing possibilities. After which you set off for the drive to Lake Albert exploring the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko and then enjoying amazing scenic views of Albertine rift valley flats and escarpments not forgetting the blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling bush dinner under the tropical stars.

    Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge

  • Day 5 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast and transfer to Fort Portal Area / Kibale National Park. Optional visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field or engage in adventure tea estate cycling in the lush tea estates

    Settle for a relaxed breakfast after which you connect to Fort Portal Area where Kibale National Park is located. You enjoy the countryside views en route and settle for lunch in Fort portal town. You proceed to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    But you can as well choose to do either; cycling in the Mpanga tea estates. The green tea plantation is spread over a beautiful undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal to encounter on your mountain bikes. On your cycling, you encounter the estate staff plucking tea and you are free to participate in the exercise to gain the exact touch.

    Alternatively, you can opt to visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi was. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from any of the encounters and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 6 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

    Engage in an exciting Chimpanzee Trekking experience starting at 8am from Kanyanchu Tourism Centre from where you will traverse the forest in search of the common Chimpanzees. The trek lasts 2 – 5 hours with 1 hour of actual Chimpanzee viewing. In the afternoon, you undertake Bigodi wetland walk enjoying 1.5 – 2 hrs experience with blend of nature and community experience. Retire for overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 7 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori & do an afternoon game drive upon arrival

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the scenic views en route before making a stop in Kasese on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to explore the Ruboni Village to explore the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people that have lived on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past. They feature unique experiences including their way of life, the crops that they grow, livestock that they keep, their art and craft not forgetting impressive music dance and drama. You retreat from the encounter and continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an afternoon game drive exploring the impressive landscapes of Queen with the beautiful views of the savannah at the sunset after which you retire for relaxation dinner an overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Enganzi Game Lodg

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 8 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game drive in Savannah stretches of Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours. Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

  • Day 9 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a 1.5 – 2-hour game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 10 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation and overnight

    Gorillas in the mist moment awaits you this morning as you approach the mist covered Impenetrable forest of Bwindi for briefing at 8am. Depending on the region and the respective gorilla family allocated, you follow the respective trail (some trails involve some bit of driving while others start from the briefing point) with company of the armed park ranger and other guests if they are there. The trek through the forest is a magical one as you hike steep slopes, descend down narrow valleys and traverse the dense vegetation of Bwindi amidst lush flora and enchanting bird songs. You eventually come across these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they feed on their preferred plant material, socialize and the young ones playing in the tree branches and with fellow members. The Silverback can choose to offer you a courteous welcome or ignore you and proceed with its feeding. You spend great time with these critically endangered Apes and take million-dollar photoshoots. The duration of the trek is 2 – 8 hours depending their movement though the actual gorilla viewing time is limited to one (1) for purposes of conservation. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, enjoying the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening relaxing at the lake with a boat ride. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

  • Day 11 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Sunrise boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

    Undertake a recreational boat cruise after a relaxed breakfast to explore the lake of a thousand Islands. You cruise amidst the scenic Kigezi Highlands and the views of a range of Islands that are within the lake. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 Islands. You retreat from 2-hour activity and retreat to the lodge for lunch after which you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda 120km about 3 – 4 hours driving along magical views of the Virunga Volcanoes before arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

    Luxury: Mountain Gorilla Lodge

  • Day 12 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park & transfer to Kigali Rwanda

    Gather at the park headquarters Kinigi for briefing at 8am before heading to the forest in search of the critically endangered golden monkeys. The golden monkeys tend to thrive in the Bamboo zone of the Volcanoes and have got a golden patch on their back which makes them impressive to look at. The golden monkey tracking tend to last about 4 hours inclusive of one (1) hour of direct encounter with them. After this activity, embark on the transfer to Kigali 116km about 2 – 3 hours drive enjoying the views of the Rwandan hill sides that have earned her a dub as Land of a thousand Islands.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Chezlando – Bungalows

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines – Garden rooms

  • Day 13 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kigali to Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

    After breakfast, connect to Kigali International Park for the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative to transfer to Arusha 55km about 1hr for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

    Luxury: Lake Duluti Lodge

  • Day 14 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive south-westwards to Tarangire NP 120km about 2hours drive.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Sangaiwe Tented Camp

    Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

  • Day 15 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & do game drive

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands 255km about 5hours drive.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

  • Day 16 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Extensive Game drive in Central Serengeti National Park – Unlimited Game drive

    The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

    After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

    Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

  • Day 17 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.

    We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu for dinner.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm house

    Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

  • Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater & transfer to Arusha in the evening

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Depending on your flight departure time, you will ascend and proceed to JRO for your flight back home. Distance from the crater to exit gate is 45km about 1hr and from the Exit gate to Kilimanjaro Airport is 235km about 3.5hours

    End of the 18 Days Uganda Rwanda Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari

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