A combined safari to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania – Zanzibar is a classic out of Africa with rich diversity of wildlife, colorful nature, beautiful people, rich culture and Africa setting of infrastructure. East Africa is home of Africa’s most popular and fascinating safari destinations from Kenya’s magical safaris to Maasai Mara, Tanzania’s Serengeti national park, tropical beaches of Zanzibar to Uganda’s mountain gorillas in the rainforest of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Uganda has become one of Africa’s most powerful wildlife experiences. Uganda has a mixture of attractions with diverse national parks and is a strong contender for one of the world’s best bird watching destinations. Uganda is a green, hilly and elevated country with many lakes and mountains, Uganda’s appeal lies in its simplicity. Infrastructure is limited but growing and there is now a good range of safari accommodation and city-based hotels. Ideal for seasoned safari-goers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Some of the national park to go to include; Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park for classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park which is a top destination for primates in Africa and river cruises. A mixture of tropical rainforest, swamp and grasslands. Uganda’s star is on the rise – combine it with Kenya or Tanzania for a holistic East African safari experience. Experience a safari vacation in Kenya, the place where safari travel originated. The best Kenya tours and safaris include Big 5 game viewing, incredible natural beauty and cultural encounters, often combining Kenya’s top attractions. Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country for decades with a diversity of wildlife and landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar, a Tanzania safari delivers one massive experience after another.

Travel Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest national park – Canopy walkway

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and waterfalls visit 

Day 3: Colobus monkeys – Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking and cultural tour

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali – Kigali city tour

Day 6: Fly to Uganda (Book own flight)

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Bigodi swamp

Day 8: Chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park – boat cruise in along the Kazinga channel and evening game drive

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking

Day 12: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe – Covid-19 test

 

Day 13: Fly to Maasai Mara national park

Day 14: Full day in Maasai Mara

Day 15: Full day Maasai mara national reserve

Day 16: Transfer to Nairobi City

Day 17: Covid-19 test (If necessary) – Transfer to Amboseli national park

Day 18: Full day game drive – Amboseli national park

Day 19: Transfer to Arusha – Tanzania via Namanga border

Day 20: Transfer to Tarangire national park

Day 21: Transfer to Serengeti national park – evening game drive

Day 22: Full day in Serengeti national park

Day 23: Transfer to Ngorongoro conservation area

Day 24: Full day at Ngorongoro crater

Day 25: Transfer to Arusha – Covid 19 test if required in your next destination – Departure

Detailed Tour

On the first day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, depending on your location in Kigali, you will be met by our safari guide and embark on your journey to Nyungwe forest national park which is a 6-7 hours’ drive from Kigali with en-route early lunch. Proceed to the park and connect for the 2 pm canopy walk experience. You will go on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees; you will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving below you. Proceed to check-in your booked lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel for mid-range option, Gisakura Visitors’ Centre for a budget option

Enjoy breakfast and go for a briefing about the endangered chimpanzees before entering the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest with your backpack. The Chimpanzees are much easier to spot as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3-5 hours depending on their location. On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos. Later afternoon, connect for the waterfalls visit and sights of different birds and primates. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari
Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe

Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing about the primates before entering the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest. The colobus monkeys are much playful and it may not be so easy to spot as they jump from one tree to another, chattering and laughing. These primates also enable you to see other primates and usually takes about 3 hours. On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos.

After tracking, continue on your safari to Volcanoes national park – home to the Rwanda gorillas and golden monkeys. It’s a 7 hours’s drive with en-route views and lunch. Upon arrival late afternoon, connect to your lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for mid-range/Hotel Muhabura for budget/5 Volcanoes Gorilla lodge for luxury

You will have breakfast and report back to the park headquarters where you will get a ranger guide and start your golden monkey trek in volcanoes national park. This is a rather short experience that can last an hour or three hours. After spending time with the golden monkeys, you will go and have lunch then after connect to enjoy Ibyi’wachu cultural tour. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

On the 5th day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, enjoy breakfast at leisure and transfer back to Kigali. You will go for a city tour where you will visit the Kimironko market and the Kigali genocide memorial site with en-route lunch and a covid-19 test (this test is required before your flight to next destination). Dinner and overnight stay at Step Town Motel for budget/Des Mille Collins Hotels for mid-range/Radisson Blu Hotel Kigali

Depending on your flight time, you will be dropped off at Kigali airport for your onward flight to Uganda. Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Via Via Guesthouse for budget/Best western Garden Hotel for mid-range

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale National park- the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Arrive early afternoon for lunch in Fort portal town, visit the crater lakes and go for a 2-3 hours’ nature walk in Bigodi swamp and experience the different birds and primates. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope. There is also the opportunity to visit local community projects that have been financed by tourism. Thereafter, drive to check-in your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse for mid-range/Isunga lodge for budget/Crater Safari Lodge lodge for luxury

Have breakfast very early and later transfer to the park head office for a briefing about the endangered chimpanzees and later enter the forest with the guidance of a park ranger along with your tracking gears, packed water and snacks. This trekking is a whole day experience. On finding the primates, you will spend 4 hour viewing them while studying their behavior and taking pictures. After tracking, return to the lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at as above

After breakfast, embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park, it’s a 3-4 hours’ drive arriving there at good time for lunch. Later afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel where you will get an opportunity to see a number of bird species, elephants and buffalos, hippos and crocodiles at the lake shores. Later afternoon enjoy an evening game drive in the Kasenyi area where you will encounter some of the park’s residents like the lions, antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and waterbucks just to mention a few. Dinner and overnight stay at Pumba Safari Cottages for budget/Parkview Safari lodge for mid-range/Elephant Plains lodge for luxury

On the 10th day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, you will wake up early, have breakfast, and embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. It’s a 5-7 hours’ drive depending on your gorilla trekking location. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge for luxury/Buhoma Haven Lodge for mid-range/Buhoma Community Rest Camp for budget

After enjoying an early breakfast and transfer to park headquarters for the briefing before you set off gorilla trekking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day and spend an hour in the presence of the gorillas before you return at your meeting point with the driver-guide to return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above.

After breakfast, start your journey back to Kampala/Entebbe with an en-route stop at the Equator and lunch. It’s an 8-9 hours’ drive to Kampala/Entebbe. Upon arrival, check-in at your booked hotel in Entebbe after taking a Covid-19 test. Dinner and overnight stay at Via Via Guesthouse for budget/Best western Garden Hotel for mid-range

On the 13th day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, after early morning breakfast, connect for your flight departing for Entebbe airport at 12:15 and arriving at 14:30 am in Maasai Mara national park. On arrival, you will be your safari guide and embark to connect to your lodge in Masai Mara national park for dinner and overnight stay at AA Mara Lodge for mid-range option/Mitimingi Eco-lodge for a budget option

After breakfast, full day in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents, The Maasai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September however, they are not guaranteed to view, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle are regularly seen, the leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal and bat-eared foxes can also be seen. Black rhino are a little shy and hard to spot but are often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles, which lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures. Later Meals and overnight at lodge as above

Early morning breakfast and enter the gates of Maasai Mara for a game drive that will get you quite close to different wildlife species in big numbers. From solitary buffaloes to copulating lions, birds and small game of all types; you will see it all on a game drive in Maasai Mara! Return to the lodge for lunch and relax from the scorching sun. In the evening, go for another game drive. Dinner and overnight at lodge as above

On the 16th day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, after breakfast, transfer to Nairobi with an en-route stop at the Maasai market for a Masai Cultural experience where you can purchase Maasai savors and also have lunch there then proceed to Nairobi city, visit the elephant orphanage and the giraffe park. Check-in for dinner and overnight stay at Central Park Nairobi Hotel for budget option/ Tamarind Tree Hotel for mid-range

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel; meet by your guide to transfer to Amboseli national park. It’s a 5-6 hours’ drive with en-route lunch. Amboseli national park is famous for its scenery with a close view of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains.

Arrive at late afternoon with more game drive as you drive to your lodge. Animals like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro may be spotted. Later Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli lodge for mid-range/ Amboseli Eco-camp for budget

Have breakfast and explore Amboseli. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

Breakfast will be served early and depart for Namanga border where your Tanzanian guide will be waiting for you. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive from Namanga border to Arusha town. Dinner and overnight stay in Runaku hotel for budget/Tulia Boutique Hotel and Spa for mid-range

On the 20th day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, after morning breakfast, transfer to Tarangire national park. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive from Arusha. Arrive at a good time for lunch. Later afternoon, enjoy the game drive in search of animals like Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Baboons, and others. Dinner and overnight stay at Sangaiwe Tented lodge for budget option/ Tarangire Roika lodge for mid-range

After breakfast, transfer to Serengeti national park. If you missed the Wildebeest migration experience in Maasai Mara Kenya, consider visiting Serengeti national park in the months of April, May and early June as it is when they are estimated to move towards central Serengeti.

On arrival at the park at good time for lunch then late afternoon, enjoy an evening game drive. Return to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay Serengeti Heritage tented Camp for mid-range/Osinon Lodges and Camp

After your delicious breakfast, meet your driver and embark on a drive to Serengeti national park with your panic lunch. The central sector is known for its masculine lions and you will also encounter a great number of other wildlife. Later afternoon, you will drive to Central Serengeti for the game drive. In this area of the park, you will have the opportunity to see big pride of lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, Giraffes, Elephants, different Antelopes, and other wildlife. Later in the evening return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at either lodge as above

After breakfast, connect to Ngorongoro conservation area with your packed lunch box. You will enjoy visiting attractions such as Ol duvai gorge for an experience at an archaeological site. You will also have a cultural experience with the Masai people who also live in the Ngorongoro conservation area. Later afternoon, connect to your lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight stay at Eileen’s Trees Inn for budget option/Ngorongoro Serena lodge for a mid-range option

Wake up early, have breakfast, and connect to descent to over 600 meters in the Ngorongoro crater. Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive caldera which is home to numerous wildlife species as well as bird species such as flamingos which can be seen during a safari in the crater along the shores of Lake Magadi. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest (in months of January, February and March), zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

You will also visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually see here. Dinner and overnight at the lodge as above

On the last day of your 25 Days Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari, after your breakfast, meet your safari guide and embark on your journey to Arusha. It’s a 4 hours’ drive from Ngorongoro. Upon arrival, do a Covid-19 test if required. The driver will drop you off at the airport for your onward flight back home. End of Safari

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (For non-residents).
  • Two Gorilla Permits
  • Chimps permits
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day).
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increases in taxes and/or park fees.

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