Top Parks of Uganda & Tanzania-10 days.
This 10-day exciting experience of Uganda and Tanzania will take you through 4 of the best National parks and Wildlife Conservation areas in Uganda and Tanzania. You will visit the Serengeti National Park which is best known for huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place. Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to the largest number of mammal species in Uganda is part of this itinerary too. In addition, you will experience Tanzania’s Ngorongoro conservation area where you will find the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world. And then of course, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of the mighty gorillas.
Day 1: pick up and drive to Serengeti national park
A Wild Calling Africa Safaris representative will meet and pick you up at Kilimanjaro international airport or at your hotel in Arusha and you will be welcomed and briefed shortly about your safari. After briefing, you will drive to Serengeti national park to check-in at your lodge and enjoy your first lunch in Tanzania.
After lunch you will have an afternoon game drive in Serengeti national park where you will see different wildlife species such as elephants, zebras, warthogs, antelopes, buffalos, lions and others.
You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 2 and 3: a full Serengeti experience
Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes.
Day 2 and 3 of this safari will be spent experiencing the full beauty of the Serengeti. Although the Wildebeest are the highlight of this destination, you will see numerous wildlife species such as lions, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, impalas, kobs, giraffes, and leopards as well as a variety of bird species.
You will return to your lodge for lunch after your morning game drive. After lunch, you will have another game drive in the savannah plains of Serengeti National Park in search of wildlife species as you enjoy the scenery around the national park.
Dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your choice.
Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro conservation area
After breakfast on day 4, you will embark on a journey to Ngorongoro conservation area. 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.
You will enjoy wildlife viewing experiences as well as beautiful views, have your lunch at your lodge and then descend into the crater where you will see attractions such as Lake Magadi which is known for having amazing wildlife viewing and also for its beautiful views and scenery.
You will return to your lodge after your Ngorongoro experience for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Transfer to Arusha
This will be your final day in Tanzania. You will have breakfast at your lodge before checking out and heading to Arusha where your guide will drop you off at your hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 6: Fly to Entebbe airport
On the 6th day your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and drive you to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight to Entebbe international airport. At Entebbe airport, you will be met by a Wild Calling Africa Safaris representative who will drive you to your hotel for dinner and overnight at accommodation of choice.
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked up from your hotel in Entebbe and you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park in the south western part of Uganda. On your way to Bwindi, you will make stops for example at the equator for photo opportunities and souvenir shopping. You will also stop in Mbarara City for lunch and relaxation before continuing to Bwindi to check-in at your lodge for the rest of the evening.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking and Batwa community experience
After breakfast on day 8, it will be time for your share of the Gorilla experience. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is done throughout the year but the peak season is the best time to visit gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The peak season falls in the dry months of December to February and between June and August.
The first stop will be at the park headquarters for a briefing on the rules and tips for ensuring a seamless experience. Thereafter, you will be grouped with other tourists, each with rangers and guides and then the fun will begin.
If, at the end of the gorilla tracking experience you still have some energy, you will have an optional community tour to interact with the batwa community and get to know about their ways of life and their cultures.
Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice.
Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
On the 9th day of this 10-day action-packed experience, you will leave Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after breakfast and head out to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We expect to arrive at the park in time for lunch after which, you will be treated to a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
The Kazinga Channel in Uganda is a wide, 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George, and a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.
Dinner and overnight at accommodation of choice.
Day 10: Game drive and transfer to Kampala
After breakfast at your lodge, we will head out for a game drive in the vast plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The most notable areas for carrying game drives is Kasenyi, north Kazinga plains and ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. During the game drive on day-10, you are guaranteed to see wild game such as buffaloes, antelopes, warthogs, baboons, elephants and the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sect.
You will have lunch on your way back to Kampala and your guide will drop you off at a location of your preference which will bring your safari to an end.
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