Uganda & Tanzania




14 days


Explore the best highlights from Uganda and Tanzania. This tour will take you on primate tracking adventures to see both the chimpanzees and gorillas in the Pearl of Africa, before flying to Tanzania for several game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Discover the big 5 and amazing nature scenes.


  • Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest 
  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest 
  • Boat Safari along Kazinga Channel
  • Game Drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater 


Day 1:   Arrival

Day 2:   Kibale Forest

Day 3:   Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 4:   Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5:   Game Drive and Boat Ride 

Day 6:   Transfer to Kisoro 

Day 7:   Gorilla Trekking

Day 8:   Transfer to Tanzania 

Day 9:   Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara 

Day 10:  Serengeti National Park

Day 11:  Game Drives 

Day 12:  To Ngorongoro Crater

Day 13:  Ngorongoro Crater

Day 14: Departure


  • Park Fees 
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Accommodation according to the itinerary 
  • Return Transport to Kampala/Entebbe 
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips or Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the Safari 
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice. Early arrivals can go for an optional End Tour. 

Journey: +20 mins 

Meal Plan: Not Included 

Accommodation: Budget: Airport Guesthouse/ Midrange: The Boma Hotel/ Luxury: Protea Hotel by Mariott Entebbe

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and proceed to Kibale National park. On arrival, you can go for an optional Fort Portal Tour.

Journey: 4+ hrs   

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Luxury: Turaco Treetops

Take an early breakfast before your primate tracking adventure in the forest. As you search for Kibale’s resident chimpanzees, keep an eye out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. 

In the afternoon you can choose between two optional activities. Either spend more time with the local communities and learn more about their day-to-day lives on a Community Walk or go deeper into the forest on a Swamp Walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is home to 8 primate species, over 200 bird species, butterflies, and various reptiles. For bird lovers, the highlight of the afternoon is spotting the beautiful great blue turaco. Please let us know which walk you prefer at the time of booking.

You can opt for the Chimp Habituation experience instead of tracking. This entails spending all day with the chimps as they get acclimated to the presence of humans. The activity takes up to 6 hours with a maximum of 6 tourists per group. The best months are March, May, and November when traffic in the park is very low. This costs $250 per person. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Luxury: Turaco Treetops

After breakfast, we head to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Crater lakes region (depending on road conditions) and enjoying views of the mystical Rwenzori mountain ranges. The journey from Kibale national park to Queen Elizabeth national park is short and therefore you will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. After lunch, have a relaxed afternoon looking forward to the next day’s activities or have a short evening game drive.

An alternative optional excursion today is the Kyambura Gorge hike. This is also known as the “The Valley of Apes”, which is located in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. the gorge itself spans 11 km and is 100 meters deep. The Kyambura River flows through this thick “underground forest” connecting to the Kazinga Channel. This unique landscape is an excellent refuge from the savannah's predators above and is the reason that the chimpanzees have made their home here. Excellent hiking trails can be found within the forest.

Journey: 3+ hrs 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Bush Lodge / Midrange: Baboon Safari Resort / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Enjoy your early morning breakfast and meet your guide who will drive you around the park. Pass via the Kasenyi trail where you will be in a position to observe game like warthogs, waterbucks, zebras, elephants, lions together will several species of birds. Head back to your lodge or hotel for lunch and relax before traveling back for the afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. Look out for Elephants, buffalos, hippos, and Nile crocodiles crammed at the banks, birds such as fish eagles, marabou storks, weaver birds, and lots of water birds. We hope you didn’t forget the pair of binoculars back at home. Afterward, we take a leisurely game drive en route to your lodge or hotel for dinner.

A lion tracking experience is possible this morning. Queen Elizabeth is the only National park in Uganda that offers this activity. The activity is only open at the northern sector (Kasenyi plains) of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Get close to the lions in their natural habitat, unlike standard game drives. It involves following lions closely to learn about their behavior, natural habitat, and feeding habits. The activity is led by experienced and knowledgeable researchers from the Uganda Carnivore Program. By paying to take part in Lion tracking, tourists can to a worthwhile wildlife conservation initiative.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Bush Lodge /Midrange:  Baboon Safari Resort /Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge 

We drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park en route to Kisoro.

Please note that if we track Gorillas in Nkuringo or Rushaga sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a different route and accommodation will be used. If you would like to explore the Ishasha sector, we can add an extra day to the itinerary. 

During Game Drives along the Northern circuit, you can see Topi herds, Kobs as well as great buffalo herds grazing. The Southern circuit of the Ishasha sector becomes the focus in the search for tree-climbing lions. This is because of a host of well-spaced big fig trees, among the 47 species recorded in Uganda. Edward flats is an off-circuit area off the beaten track and the remotest game track here. It is gifted with nature ranging from great breeding herds of Elephants and also a home for passage migrants in the bird world as millions of songbirds, storks, waders, and raptors pass by here. Continuing towards the Ishasha river can yield hippo sightings

Our destination Kisoro is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers, and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature. Lake Mutanda, Lake Chahafi, Lake Mulehe, Lake Kayumbu, and the Virunga mountains make for magnificent views

Journey: +4 hrs   

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Budget: Bwindi Cultural Center /Midrange: Silverback Lodge/Luxury: Buhoma Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home to half the world’s mountain gorillas. The Bwindi impenetrable forest is also UNESCO World Heritage Site hosting numerous tree species, birdlife, primates, mammals, insects, etc. 

After breakfast, in the company of an experienced park ranger, you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the park. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle into your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own. It is real hiking and being physically fit is recommended.

Unlike Gorilla trekking that limits one’s interaction with the gorillas to only an hour, Gorilla Habituation allows a person 4 hours in the company of the gorillas. Also, one spends a little bit more -US$1500 for each person needing to do the Habituation experience dissimilar from the US$700 paid for gorilla trekking.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Bwindi Cultural Center /Midrange: Silverback Lodge/Luxury: Buhoma Lodge 

The following Optional excursions are not all be possible today since we have a transfer to Kigali and a flight to Tanzania. Please let us know if you would like an extra day added to the itinerary to experience the following attractions. 

  • Buhoma Community Village Walk provides guests with an opportunity to support the local community whilst enjoying visiting various interesting places as you follow a walking trail through the village. Highlights include the traditional healer, banana brewery, and Mukono Primary school where you may interact with the children.
  • Bwindi Community Hospital was established in 2003 and has grown from small beginnings to become an essential service provider for the immediate communities and much of the surrounding areas too, caring for more than 100 000 individuals. Visit it to learn how it is helping to improve the quality of many lives.
  • Ride 4 a Women was set up in 2009 to support local women struggling at home with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence, and poverty. Visitors are invited to view the women working at the local center – sewing, weaving, and learning new skills for making a living and helping towards education for their children.
  • Batwa Cultural Experience is a full-day experience provided by the Batwa Development Program allowing one to see, understand and participate in the lifestyle of the Batwa when they lived in the forest and depended upon their hunting and gathering skills for their daily needs.
  • Bwindi Forest Walk can be undertaken with an Uganda Wildlife Authority guide to allow you to hike along the trails and enjoy the forest flora, fauna, and wildlife such as monkeys at proximity. A popular choice is a 3-4-hour hike to the waterfall.
  • Hike across Bwindi Forest. This hike from Buhoma (Northern sector) to Nkuringo & Nteko (Southern sector) has two hiking trails, the ivy river trails (4-5 hrs) and the Kashasha River Trail (6-7 hrs). There is no road in the forest so the vehicle will make a 170km journey and wait on the other side. (4 hours) Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a vast, unique natural reserve with troops of monkeys, duikers, bush pigs, and some of Bwindi's world-renowned bird species roaming under the forest's canopy. On some occasions, hikers may meet the chimps or gorillas on the trail.
  • Bird Watching can be done around the lodge and walks in the forest with local qualified guides. This forest area has recorded over 350 bird species. Of particular interest are the 23 species endemic to the Albertine Rift and at least 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda
  • Butterfly Watching in the forest with Bwindi being home to over 200 species, some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley
  • Volcano Hikes: Virunga Mountains, is a volcanic range along the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. There are a total of 8 mountains; Mt Muhabura (4127m), Mt Sabinyo (3674m), Mt Gahinga (3474m), Mt Bisoke (3711m), Mt Karisimbi (4507m), Mt Mikeno (4127m), Mt. Nyamuragira (3058m), Mt Nyiragongo (3470m). 
  • Golden monkey tracking. These small monkeys are fast and live in groups of about 30 individuals or more roaming over a large territory in the virunga volcanoes. This activity is done at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
  • Boat Rides: Explore one of the lakes and the islands in traditional dug-out canoes or Motorized boats. Kayaks and paddleboards can be hired too.

Our representative will drive you across the border to Rwanda and drop you off at Kigali International Airport 3 hours before your evening flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania. 

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice in Arusha. 

Journey: +4 hrs Drive to Kigali & 45 mins flight to Arusha
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa Mid-range: Christina House Luxury: The Arusha Hotel 

Depending on the season your game drive will be in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. Below are your options for the day, depending on the season:

Tarangire National Park
The better part of today is spent on a Game drive in the Tarangire National Park. The park is known for its enormous herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. During the dry season (June-Sept), animals flock from hundreds of miles to drink from the Tarangire River. Arrive at the Lodge in time for dinner. (Best option between June and November)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Whistling Thorn Tented Camp & Spa Mid-range: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Luxury: Tarangire Treetops 


The better part of the day is spent on a Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. With luck, you will spot one of the famous tree-climbing lions while you traverse this unique habitat. Watch for the nearly 400 different species of birds and enjoy the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley wall. (Best option between December and March) 

Optional excursions here include; 

  • Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway The walkway is set high among the trees in the north of the park, close to the entrance gates, and is the first suspended walkway in Tanzania, as well as – at 370m in total – one of the longest in Africa. Being so high up in the trees offers a unique perspective from which to observe the wildlife. Lake Manyara is known for its great variety of birdlife, along with blue and vervet monkeys, and huge troops of baboons, there’s plenty to look out for with the help of your guide.
  • Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk, located between Manyara and Ngorongoro, is home to around 18,000 people. Spend half a day here with a knowledgeable local guide and you’ll discover a side of Tanzania that many visitors miss. Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side. Although the name translates as ‘Mosquito River, due to the permanent water source in the village. Tour lasts between 2 -3 hours 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Haven Nature Camp Mid-range: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp Luxury: Escarpment Luxury Lodge

After breakfast take a game drive en route to Serengeti National Park, a world heritage site, stopping along the way to watch animals you may encounter. Renowned for its wealth of lions and leopards, the Serengeti is the quintessential safari destination. Derived from the Maasai word ‘sirinetu’ meaning ‘endless plains’, the Serengeti plays host to more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle during the annual migration.

Journey:  + 3 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Seronera Campsite Mid-range: Simba Serengeti Camp Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

Today head back out for a full day of game drives, examining one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Little has changed in the Serengeti over the past million or so years, you will still find the renowned plains intermingled with wooded hills, massive termite mounds, rocky kopjes, and acacia tree-lined rivers. Depending on the time of year you will be able to witness the Wildebeest Migration (Dec-July), or an abundance of predators (June-Oct). Settle in for an evening under the vast Serengeti sky.

Today`s optional excursion is the hot air balloon. This is the ultimate way to experience the vastness of the national park. Just imagine floating above the Serengeti plains skimming treetops in complete silence whilst seeing wildlife on the ground below. Balloon flights are run daily at 06h00 from four launch sites within Serengeti National Park: one throughout the year close to Seronera, and others in the Ndutu area (from 25 December to 15 March), in the Western Corridor (from June to October), and in northern Serengeti (from July to October).

The second optional excursion is the private bush dinner at any one of the lodges of your choice. This takes place at a scenic location on the plains. Timed to coincide with the setting of the sun, which on the Equator is around 6:00 p.m. Arriving at the chosen location with fabulous views across the plains, you will find that tables and chairs have already been set up. In addition, a campfire, lanterns, and a bush kitchen await you. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Seronera Campsite Mid-range: Simba Serengeti Camp Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

Take an early morning game drive and return to camp in time for breakfast. Proceed with another game drive until lunch and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. You may also opt for an optional tour en route to Oldupai Gorge. This site provides evidence of the earliest signs of mankind, showcasing hominid footprints preserved in volcanic rock that date back 3.6 million years.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Rhino Lodge Mid-range: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp Luxury: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Today descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a six-hour tour. As the world’s largest caldera (nearly 100 square miles), Ngorongoro boasts over 20,000 large animals, including Tanzania’s remaining black rhino. Living alongside the abundance of wildlife you will find 40,000 Maasai pastoralists with their cattle, goats, and sheep. The conservation gives you a rare look into how people harmoniously lived with nature and wildlife in ancient times. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Rhino Lodge Mid-range: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp Luxury: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Experience the following optional excursions in Ngorongoro Crater before we proceed to Arusha or the airport. 

These include:

  • Crater Rim Walk: Marvel at the spectacular views down into the mighty Ngorongoro Crater on this walk to a seldom-visited section of the Crater rim – and watch out for any number of forest birds, animals, and indigenous plants. (2 -3 hours)
  • Empakaai Crater Hike: The Empakaai Crater lies some 40km northeast of its famous neighbor, the Ngorongoro Crater. From the moment you arrive at Empakaai, you will be treated to splendid views of the Empakaai Crater as well as a glimpse of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano. Then, accompanied by an experienced guide and an NCA ranger, you’ll begin the 30–45-minute descent into the crater through the thick, mountainous forest. Down on the crater floor, there’s superb birding around the lake, and the chance to see flamingos as well as some big game like buffalo, hyena, and elephant.

Note: This itinerary can be combined with a beach holiday to Zanzibar.

Journey: + 5 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Not included 


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