Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour
The Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour; Embark on a 15-day East African adventure, journeying through Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Witness iconic wildlife, explore cultural gems, and savor the natural beauty of the region. From Gorilla trekking to savannah safaris and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, this 15-day safari is an unforgettable exploration of East Africa.
Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Overview
- Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe, Uganda
- Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale
- Day 3: Kazinga Channel boat cruise Quen Elizabeth Park
- Day 4: Ishasha Tree Lions and Bwindi transfer
- Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 6: Flight to Nairobi from Kigali or Entebbe
- Day 7: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve
- Day 8: Masai Mara Experience
- Day 9: Transfer to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
- Day 10: Serengeti National Park Experience
- Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park Experience
- Day 12: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater Experience
- Day 14: Tarangire National Park Experience
- Day 15: Departure via Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha
UGANDA – Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe, Uganda
Start your 15 days East African adventure trip upon arriving at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Uganda. After disembarking, you’ll be transferred to your carefully selected hotel in the vibrant city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. As you settle into your accommodation, relax and recover from the jet lag as you take in the atmosphere of this bustling East African city.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park
Depart Kampala for an enchanting journey to Kibale National Park “Primate Capital of the World”. This lush rainforest is renowned for its remarkable chimpanzee population, offering an exceptional opportunity to witness these incredible primates in their natural habitat. As you arrive in Kibale, you’ll be welcomed by the rich biodiversity and serene surroundings of the park. In the afternoon, you’ll be led by an experienced guide on an enthralling chimpanzee trek. This trek will take you deep into the heart of the forest, where you can observe these intelligent and agile creatures up close, witnessing their playful antics and social interactions. It’s an adventure that promises both excitement and insight into the world of these fascinating creatures, making for a truly memorable experience in Kibale National Park.
Day 3: Transfer to Quen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer from Kibale National Park to the captivating Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is celebrated for its remarkable diversity, encompassing savannah plains, wetlands, and lush forests. As you enter Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll be awed by the stunning landscapes and the promise of incredible wildlife encounters. Check into your lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, sail on a captivating boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural 20-mile-long waterway that connects the stunning Lake Edward and Lake George within Queen Elizabeth National Park. This scenic cruise offers a unique vantage point to observe a plethora of wildlife, including the aquatic antics of hippos and crocodiles, over 600 bird species, as well as the graceful presence of elephants that often come to the channel to quench their thirst. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Ishasha Tree Lions and Bwindi transfer
Check out of the lodge for breakfast as you get ready for an exhilarating game viewing drive through Ishasha to Bwindi. During this safari adventure, Keep your eyes peeled for the rare and remarkable sight of these big cats lounging on the branches of fig trees, a behavior rarely seen elsewhere. Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its unique population of tree climbing lions. After spotting these lions, you’ll embark on a picturesque drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its dense, ancient rainforests and, most notably, its population of the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
In the morning after breakfast, report to Bwindi Park offices to prepare for an exciting Gorilla trek in the heart of the Impenetrable Forest. This park is renowned for being home to the world’s largest population of Mountain Gorillas. Accompanied by expert local guides and trackers, trek into the dense and ancient rainforest in search of these magnificent creatures. The trek through the lush and challenging terrain may be both exciting and demanding, but the moment you encounter a Gorilla family in their natural habitat, it is an experience of a lifetime. This extraordinary opportunity allows you to observe these gentle giants up close, capturing cherished memories and photographs that will remain with you forever.
In the afternoon, your exploration journey continues with a transfer to the spectacular Lake Bunyonyi. Evening boat ride and relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi.
KENYA – Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour
Day 6: Transfer to Nairobi, Kenya from Kigali airport
Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Rwanda, Kigali Airport for your flight to Nairobi. However, note that the transfer can be from Entebbe airport depending on the flight availability/time. Check into your Nairobi hotel to relax and explore the city. Prepare for your Kenyan safari adventure.
Day 7: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve
The journey to the world renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations, is an exciting one. Get treated to the stunning Kenyan landscapes, providing a glimpse of the country’s diverse natural beauty. Upon arrival, you’ll quickly set out for an invigorating short game drive. In the Masai Mara, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a wealth of wildlife, from majestic lions to towering elephants and graceful giraffes, all freely roaming against the backdrop of the captivating African savannah.
Masai Mara is also renowned for hosting the Great Wildebeest Migration, the largest mammal migration on Earth. Annually, more than 2 million wildebeest, along with zebras, gazelles, and other animals, journey over 1,800 miles in a circular pattern across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. These remarkable wildlife spectacles in the Masai Mara promise an unforgettable safari adventure.
Day 8: Masai Mara Experience
Savor a full day in the captivating Masai Mara Reserve, commencing with an early morning game drive that unveils Mara’s wildlife at its most vibrant. As the sun rises, you might witness lions, leopards, and an array of captivating creatures. There are also options for elevating your safari adventure in unique ways. The exhilarating hot air balloon safari provides a breathtaking bird’s-eye perspective of the Masai Mara’s landscapes and its remarkable wildlife. Alternatively, a walking safari led by knowledgeable rangers will enable you to immerse yourself further in the reserve’s natural splendor, offering insights into the local flora and fauna.
In the evening, delve into the rich Maasai culture with a visit to a Maasai village. Engage with Maasai community members and gain insight into their traditional way of life, from customs to dances and artisanal skills. This cultural immersion will deepen your understanding of the local heritage and leave you with cherished memories of your time in the Masai Mara.
TANZANIA – Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour
Day 9: Transfer to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Cross the border into Tanzania and make your way to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. This iconic park is celebrated for its expansive open plains, where the cycle of life unfolds in dramatic wildlife encounters. Your journey will lead you through the scenic landscapes of East Africa, culminating in your arrival at a chosen lodge within the Serengeti. The Serengeti is famed for its abundant wildlife, which includes the “Big Five” and hosts the annual Great Wildebeest Migration. This leg of your safari ensures a front-row seat to some of the most mesmerizing wildlife spectacles in all of Africa.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park Experience
Day 10 of the Best of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari Tour shall be spent in the breathtaking wilderness of the Serengeti National Park. The focus of the day is a full day game drive, affording you ample time to observe the park’s remarkable wildlife. Witness lions, elephants, zebras, and wildebeests roam the Serengeti plains. Over 500 bird species call it home. Later, head to Lake Manyara for a change of scenery and more wildlife encounters. As you journey to your next destination, you’ll traverse the picturesque Tanzanian landscapes, transitioning from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the unique ecosystems and wildlife of Lake Manyara.
Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park Experience
Discover the captivating diversity of Lake Manyara National Park, nestled in the northern Tanzanian Rift Valley. Lake Manyara is a natural wonderland that is home to a diverse range of wildlife, such as lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. It offers a mesmerizing sight of the African wilderness. Also, Lake Manyara is famous for its exceptional number of pink flamingos, which can often be seen gathering on the shores of the lake. Your day in Lake Manyara will be an immersive experience with thrilling game drives and birdwatching, offering you the chance to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, a unique behavior seldom seen in other parts of Africa.
This same day holds an exciting opportunity to explore the Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, a 370-meter-long elevated walkway. This treetop adventure provides stunning panoramic views of the park and its wildlife, from an entirely new vantage point, adding another layer of fascination to your Lake Manyara adventure. After an eventful day of exploration return to your lodge or camp for an overnight stay.
Day 12: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
Take a scenic drive from Lake Manyara National Park to reach the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most remarkable geological features in Africa. As you traverse the captivating Tanzanian landscapes, you will eventually arrive at the edge of the crater and behold breathtaking views of this ancient caldera. You can then descend into the crater and explore its diverse wildlife community and fascinating geological history.
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater Experience
We are to use this 13th day for an extensive exploration within the Ngorongoro Crater, an ecological paradise. This natural wonder offers a unique opportunity to engage with an extraordinary range of wildlife, including regal lions, imposing elephants, elusive rhinos, and graceful zebras. The crater’s distinct landscape is a testament to the intricate balance of nature, creating a haven for diverse species. The Ngorongoro Crater is not only a wildlife enthusiast’s dream but also a prime location for witnessing the circle of life in its purest form.
Day 14: Tarangire National Park Experience
A transfer to Tarangire National Park is a transition to another gem in Tanzania’s safari circuit. This park is renowned for its vivid red earth landscapes and is affectionately known as the “Baobab Capital of the World” due to the profusion of these age-old and iconic trees. Your adventure will revolve around an enthralling game drive within Tarangire, offering you encounters with a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and a host of other remarkable species. The park’s signature red-earthed landscapes create a picturesque backdrop for your safari adventure, making it a memorable and fitting finale to your Tanzanian exploration. After a day filled with wildlife sightings and natural beauty, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay within the park.
Day 15: Departure via Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha
On the final day of your safari, you’ll begin with a drive from Tarangire National Park to Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is a vibrant city often considered the gateway to Tanzania’s many natural wonders. After arriving in Arusha, you’ll proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. This marks the conclusion of an unforgettable expedition spanning three East African countries, brimming with extraordinary experiences and breathtaking natural wonders.
- This itinerary can be customized based on your interests and budget. For instance, you can adjust your trip timing to align with the Great Wildebeest Migration season from July to October.
- Acquire an East African Tourist Visa for easy access and connections.