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KAMPALA - ARUSHA (14 DAYS) GORILLAS & WILDLIFE SAFARI
TRIP CODE: GAW


Detailed Itinerary

 

 

Days 1& 3
Kampala / Jinja:
On arrival at Entebbe international Airport we transfer to Kampala for an Overnight and the following morning we drive to Jinja  for two nights where the river Nile begins its journey to Egypt.  Here we have an opportunity to do several optional activities including the white water rafting, Quad bikes, Canoeing, Sunset Cruise, Village visits etc The itinerary is flexible for this section until we have done the Gorilla trekking. This is because of the challenges of obtaining the Gorilla permits.

 

Days 4-5
Mbarara/ Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park:
From Jinja we overnight at Mbarara, before heading to the Queen Elizabeth National park where we will see wildlife on an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. Here we also have a game drive in the park, popular with the Uganda Kob and also an optional Chimpanzee trek in the nearby forest.

 

Day 6-7
Lake Bunyonyi:
 Today we head to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and  from where we will do our Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Here we are close to all the Mountain Gorilla parks.

 

Day 8
Kigali:
 Leaving Lake Bunyonyi, we cross into Rwanda where we head up and down the land of a thousand hills to Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital city whereby we visit the Genocide Museum before heading to our campsite in the city.

 

Days 9-10
Nyakanazi/Mwanza:
 Today we leave Rwanda and cross into Tanzania whereby we overnight at Nyakanazi where we will stay at a local gold mining village before we travel to the Beach of Lake Victoria in Mwanza.

 

Days 11-12
Serengeti/Ngorongoro crater:
 Enjoy afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National park which offers their own beauty and give you some amazing photo opportunities.  Expect an early rise in the mornings which give us the best opportunity to view game as they start their day, an unforgettable experience to watch Africa wake up! From here we head to the heights of the Ngorongoro Mountains where we camp on the Crater rim.

 

Day 13
Mto Wa Mbu:
 We descend onto the Crater floor for an early morning game drive in one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. At 19Kms across and 600m deep this is the 5th largest crater in the world. It is a world heritage site and boasts a unique ecosystem. The crater itself reflects a mini rift valley. It has a soda lake with flamingos, fresh water, open plains, and a forest area.
There is a high concentration of animals here, and it is also a home to a small population of black rhino. We spend around 4½ hours game driving around the crater.  Afterwards we head to the town of Mto wa Mbu near Lake Manyara which has diverse Tanzanian cultures and a beautiful village life.

 

Day 14:
Arusha: Today after breakfast we have an opportunity for a village walk or bicycle riding before we drive to Arusha town for the last night of the safari.