13 Days East African tour

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$5473
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
13 days
Best months:
Not specified
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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This route takes you through to Entebbe, Uganda from Tanzania, Trek chimpanzee at Kibale National Park then at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track Gorillas, transfer to Tanzania for Serengeti national park famously for wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro crater an amazing largest intact caldera, the Lake Eyasi is a home for an authentic Societies and the Tarangire National Park a home for an abundant of baobab trees, elephants and the tree climbing pythons. You will also visit Arusha National Park.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT THE KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IATA: KIA)

You will arrive this day and transferred to Arusha city for your overnight.

  • Distance: 53km.
  • Time on the road: 1 hour
  • Accommodation: Silver Palm Hotel, www.silverpalmhotel.com  
  • Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.

 

DAY 2: ENTEBBE-TO BWINDI NP

You will be ready for your light commercial flight to Entebbe from Arusha airport by coastal aviation flight that leaves at 7:25 am, and arrive Entebbe at 12:15 pm. Meet and greet in Entebbe at 12:15, after transfer to your lodge, in Bwindi. Transit Time 6/8 hours Dinner and Overnight.

  •  Time on the road: 6/8 hours
  • Accommodation: Crater Bay Cottages www.craterbaycottageslakebunyonyi.com  
  • Meal Plan: Full Board, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

 

DAY 3: GORILLA TRACKING & HIKING IN THE FOREST.

After an early breakfast, depart to the park headquarters to start tracking at 8.00am; proceed for briefing from park ranger guides before starting your Gorilla trek through steeply forested and beautiful landscape along several animal trails. The climax of the adventure is the opportunity to view the gentle and endangered mountain Gorillas which is an exciting and memorable experience, Picnic lunch to be enjoyed en-route. This may take 3 to 8 hours.

  • Accommodation: Crater Bay Cottages www.craterbaycottageslakebunyonyi.com
  • Meal Plan: Full Board, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: DEPARTURE-TO MUTUKULA

After breakfast, drive to Masaka straight to Bukoba town in Tanzania. You will be picked up at the border and transferred to Bukoba town you will relax at the walkgard hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Time spent clearing at the border: 1hr approx.
  • Transfer time: 8 hours
  • Accommodation: Walkgard Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast& Dinner
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DAY 5: MWANZA-SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

You will wake up early for breakfast, you will then be transferred to the airport for your flight at 6:00a.m to Mwanza town, from, from there you will be picked up at the airport and start driving to Serengeti National Park, your driver will take your packed lunches and water, at around 10:30 or 11:00 a m start driving for 6 hours to the Serengeti national park, lately been awarded as a natural wonder of the world, this park is famous for its wildebeest migration that is mentioned by many as the greatest natural wildlife show of the earth. You will do an enroute game drive here while heading on the central parts of the park and base at Seronera

  • Travelling distance: 258 Km
  • Travelling time: 2.5 hours from Mwanza to Serengeti entrance gate, 4 hour with game drives to the Centre
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage camp,  www.serengetiheritagecamp.com, Campsite
  •  Meals: Lunch and dinner

 

 


DAY 6 &7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK ALL DAY:

The Serengeti is said to have over 3 million large mammals and nearly 500 species of birds. It is not unusual to see the “Big 5″ in one day (lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo). The Northern Serengeti part of the park also hosts millions of wildebeest in this period and you may be luck to witness the wildebeest crossing the mara river, all these nights you will be staying at the Lobo on the northern Serengeti.

  • Accommodation: Lobo Wildlife Lodge, www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com ,    Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Wake up early morning before breakfast and go for a game drive in Serengeti, your driver guide will show you the best places from experience and the unforgettable wildlife actions of the Serengeti Migrations, it I very unusual for guests to leave Serengeti without witnessing the live actions of the predators towards other animals. Return to your Lodge at around 11 a.m for a brunch (breakfast and lunch), thereafter start driving to Ngorongoro, on your way you will visit at the various attractions including Maasai bomas and Olduvai gorge, this is a place where by Dr Leakey and his wife conducted research and discovered the remains of the early human, spend some few minutes and then proceed to the Maasai Boma at the Ngorongoro crater dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

  • Travelling distance: 172 Km
  • Travelling time: 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Rhino Lodge, www.ngorongoro.cc , Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

DAY 9: NGORONGORO CRATER FLOOR- LAKE EYASI

Wake up for breakfast and then depart early at 6:00 am, this is a very good time for wildlife view, sunrise photos. Watch out for the magnificent views while descending the crater floor, this is a said to be natural wonder of the world, Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and boasts the most diverse group of animals anywhere. Here you have the opportunity to see lion, leopard, cheetah, Rhino and a host of other game species in this largest unbroken caldera in the world, after picnic lunch ascend the crater and then drive to Lake Eyasi. This is the most important cultural encounter we highly recommend, it is here where you will interact with a society that lives exactly the life same as what our ancestors lived, and the scenery of Lake Eyasi differs dramatically to that of the surrounding areas. Compared to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Highlands this area seems downright tropical. Palm trees border the lake and make homes for birds such as Fischer’s lovebird. Dinner and overnight will be at your campsite.

 

  • Travelling distance: 160 km
  • Travelling time: 4.5 hours
  • Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Tented Camp www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com  , Campsite
  • Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 

DAY 10: LAKE EYASI – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Wake up in the morning at 6:00am, you will meet with your guide for a short briefing and then depart to locate the Hadzabe society, they live on the bush not in a single location as they depend on wild fruits, wild meet, roots for food and their survival so you may find them hunting. Go hunting with them if you want and try your luck to hunt. Your guide will give you all information and translate from what they are saying. After that return and visit the other authentic tribe, this time is for Datoga blacksmith, visit them while at work on blacksmith or at their bomas, you will be very much interested with how they live and interact. In the afternoon return at your campsite for hot lunch. Leave Lake Eyasi to Tarangire National Park.

 

  • Travelling distance: 109km
  • Travelling time: 3 hours
  • Accommodation: Roika Tarangire Lodge www.tarangireroikatentedlodge.com ,  Campsite
  • Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

DAY 11: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK -ARUSHA

Wake up early in the morning for an early breakfast (alternatively do the walking safari at an additional $20 per person, this day it is 2 hours walk from 6:00am), depart for a game drive in the Tarangire National Park, this park is famous for an abundant of the baobab trees, Elephants and tree climbing pythons. You will also be thrilled with its landscape and the Tarangire River. Enjoy the game drive until at 3 pm then you will exit the park and start driving back to Arusha.

  • travelling distance: 120km
  • Travelling time: 2.5 hours
  • Accommodation: Silver Palm Hotel, www.silverpalmhotel.com  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 

DAY 12: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Leave early in the morning after breakfast and depart to Arusha National Park. This park is small and situated near Arusha city an hour drive away. Apart from various animals such as the giraffes, buffaloes, zebra, warthog, the black and white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, there are also abundant flamingos and much other species of birds. The park covers the prominent Mount Meru, Ngurdoto crater and the Momella lakes. Game drive here until in the evening (or alternatively you may choose to embark on a walking safari for 2 hours with an armed ranger before the start with your safari, it will be extra US$20 per person)

  • Travelling distance: 50 km
  • Travelling time: 45 minutes
  • Accommodation: Silver Palm Hotel, www.silverpalmhotel.com    
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 

DAY 13: ARUSHA -KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

This day, you will be picked up by your drive from your hotel and transferred to Kilimanjaro International airport and fly out from there.

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