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Our 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour takes you to uncover and experience the greatest safari moments in East Africa. This combines the rarest wildlife encounters in East Africa enabling you to explore the greatest Murchison Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, and Gorilla trekking in Uganda. You will then visit Tanzania for Ngorongoro conservation area. Enquire Now Here several animal and bird species including Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhinos, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Impalas, Gazelles and others may be spotted.  Proceed to Serengeti, the home to the BIG 5 and other species including Hyenas, Cheetahs, Caracals, Serval Cats and several bovine species before flying to Zanzibar for a complete beach relaxation, sun bathing, dolphin tour, spice tour, and sunset dhow cruise. Contact us to book the 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour.

16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a Gorilla Adventure Tours representative/driver-guide who will then take you to The Boma Hotel in Entebbe or Cassia Lodge (Mid Range) for an overnight and dinner. This marks the start of the 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour.

Meal Plan (Dinner).

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via the Ziwa Rhino Santcuary for Rhino trekking. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Overnight and dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge (High End).

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Game Drive.

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, 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”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile.  This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Overnight and dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge (High End).

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meals and overnight at Primate Lodge or Forest Cottages (Mid Range).

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking – Bwindi Via Ishasha

Early morning chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest. In the afternoon, drive South into Bwindi Forest through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on an evening  game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at Silverback Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid Range).

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6:  Bwindi Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.

Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the lifestyle of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Silverback Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid Range).

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 7:  Bwindi – Kampala

Have an early breakfast and drive back to Kampala. Make a stop at Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch enroute before you drive to back to Kampala. Overnight and meals at Cassia Lodge (Mid Range).

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 8: Kampala – Entebbe Out – Tanzania – Kilimanjaro / Arusha / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight to Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Upon Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be received by your safari driver/guide who will be holding a pager bearing your name(s) outside the arrivals area. You will be assisted to your vehicle and after briefing, depart for the Ngorongoro conservation area via Arusha. This drives takes about 4 hrs (without traffic or delays on the road).

You will arrive at your lodge in the late evening for check in. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House/similar. (Ngorongoro Farm House is located in Karatu area on a coffee plantation near the gate to the crater floor so it has no views of the crater).

Meal Plan (Dinner).

Day 9 : Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Board your safari vehicle and with picnic lunch descend down the steep walls of the caldera for game drives along the Ngorongoro Crater Floor. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Several animal and bird species are found here. Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhinos, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Impalas, Gazelles and others may be spotted here.  Ascend back to your lodge in the late afternoon with the rest of the day spent relaxing and enjoying the fresh weather on the Ngorongoro Highlands from the comfort of your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House/similar.

Meals Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out by 0800 hrs and depart for Serengeti National Park with en route game drives as you begin the Serengeti BIG 5 safari experience.

You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon, you will enjoy game drives as you try your luck in spotting as many animals with the help of your expert guide. Return your lodge in the late evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / similar.

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 11: Serengeti National Park

Full day spent in Serengeti either relaxing at your lodge or enjoying game viewing activities in the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains as per your arrangement with your guide. You may agree on game drives at 0630 and 1600 hrs respectively or a near full day in the park with packed lunch. This day, you can also enjoy an early morning Hot Air Balloon Safari over the seemingly endless Serengeti plains, offering you a rare opportunity to view the Serengeti beautiful landscape and wildlife from an eagle’s perspective. This is payable as an extra and must be done in advance.

Serengeti derived from the name “Siringet” which means endless plains in Masai Language hosts the Great Plains where the endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara during their annual migration.  The park is home to the BIG 5 and other species including Hyenas, Cheetahs, Caracals, Serval Cats and several bovine species. It is also home to hundreds of bird species including vultures, Eagles and Marabou Storks. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge / similar.

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 12: Serengeti – Zanzibar

Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out and enjoy en route game viewing as you are being transferred to Seronera airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha) departing at 1045 hrs.

You will touch down at Zanzibar airport at around 1420 hrs where our local representative will meet and assist you to your private vehicle, followed by transfer to your beach resort. Evening will be at leisure followed by dinner and overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel.

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Dinner).

Days 13, 14 and 15: Zanzibar

You will have 3 full days to “get some sun between your toes” as you sun bathe under the African sun and enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean Coast.

Optional activities are also available from the resort and payable directly, and our representative can also offer you options that you can book and pay for directly on the ground. Overnight stay at Zanzibar Queen Hotel.

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day 16: Departure

Breakfast at your resort, check out of rooms by 1000 hrs. We will pick and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport on time for your flight to your next destination.

End of our services on the 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour.

The 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour package includes:-

  • Airport transfers.
  • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Igongo cultural village visit.
  • Boat trips.
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance.
  • Park fees.
  • Kibale Chimpanzee Chimp Permits.
  • Community visits.
  • Jinja Tour, Sezibwa visit, Mabira guided walk, boat ride to visit the source of the Nile.
  • Ziwa Sanctuary Rhino Tour.
  • Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
  • En-route lunches.
  • Game drives.
  • Park entrance and concession fees as payable to the authorities based on the itinerary.
  • 1 litre of complementary, bottled drinking water per person per day while on safari.
  • Return airport transfers in Zanzibar.
  • AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance.

The 16 Days Uganda Tanzania and Zanzibar Tour package excludes:  expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.

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