Day 1: Airport Transfer from Entebbe International Airport: Overnight at Protea Hotel Entebbe in Entebbe is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria and a convenient 1km from the airport. Protea Hotel Entebbe has a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu seven days of the week.
Specialties include Tilapia and Nile Perch, while guests can also relax on the terrace and bar. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. With elegant furnishings and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambiance and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.
Day 2: Road Drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Trekking): Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Located 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls (branch off at Nakitoma trading centre). Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild.
Presently the sanctuary is home to fifteen (15) southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.
Day 3: Road Drive to Murchison Falls National Park: Murchison Falls Conservation Area ( MFCA ) comprises of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes.
The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.
Day 4: Road Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular game reserve for Uganda safaris and certainly one most scenic. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori range in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range from savanna and wetlands to gallery and lowland forest.
QENP is known for its wildlife, including hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions, and chimpanzees. It is home to 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes.
The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted.
Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Gorilla Tracking: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park an incredible preserve home to some of Africa's most endangered animals. It is a haven for gorilla tracking. It is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns.
The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley. Many species of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Many activities can be enjoyed at Bwindi such as: Birding, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Gorilla Tracking, Cultural Encounters and Hiking.
Day 6: Flight Connection to Nairobi, then Drive to Maasai Mara: Maasai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains. The quintessential Maasai Mara safari delivers many attractions and is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game as well as the two million animals that make up the Great Migration.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve was named for the Maasai people who inhabit the area, and for the Mara River, which flows through this great reserve. It shares a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is essentially a continuation of this park, forming the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
In addition to the abundant wildlife in the reserve, no Maasai Mara safari would be complete without a cultural experience with the Maasai people.
Day 7: Great Migration Spectacle View at Maasai Mara NP: Great Migration - One of nature's biggest wildlife spectacles is the wildebeest migration - watch in awe as the animals cross the Mara River for the Maasai Mara (Jul - Oct).
Glide over the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon as you view wildlife haven, with the Big Five regularly spotted on game drives followed by an indulgent champagne breakfast celebration.
Day 8: Domestic Flight to Samburu NR, Panoramic Beauty: Samburu National Reserve offers pristine wilderness and breathtaking surrounds, boasting exceptional game viewing in remote splendour.
The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife or the picturesque surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser-visited regions in Kenya. The peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness experience sets it apart from the better-known wildlife reserves in the country.
Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngíro River, with its palm groves and dense forests, there is plentiful wildlife and the bird watching is especially good. The rest of the reserve is fairly hot and semi-arid, making for easy game viewing.
The Samburu 5 – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich – can only be found in this part of Kenya.
Samburu connects to two other parks, Shaba and Buffalo Springs, with no interruption - linking the three of them into one large park.
Day 9: Domestic Flight to Amboseli National Park: Amboseli National Park is well known for its big herds of big tusked elephants. A scenic park its own right, Amboseli is synonymous with two particular things - majestic herds of elephant and glorious views of Kilimanjaro. The area is famous for the dramatic views of Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, and the highest peak on the African continent.
Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro's ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
Kenya's second most popular national park after the Maasai Mara national reserve, Amboseli was declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991.
Day 10: Domestic Flight Tsavo West N. P. Land of Lava, Springs: From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher's Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below.
Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
Day 11: Road Drive Arusha, Check-in Neptune Ngorongoro L. Lodge: Enjoy evening rest at Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes’ drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater.
This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Spa.
Day 12: Game Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Ngorongoro is indeed a natural wonder, an extinct Volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where almost every game can be spotted. You will have clear views from the top of the crater; this is the most exciting angle to feel what nature is. You will see animals like buffalos, Zebras, wildebeest, gazelle that depend on the open grasslands in the crater. As these animals graze, the predators are also in the corner waiting to get their share. Carnivores include; the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena.
You will see a soda lake which attracts countless water birds like flamingoes which is also a favorite place for carnivores to kill. Perhaps this is the reason why Ngorongoro is called the ‘”Garden of Eden’’. Because there is a lot to do here, you are always advised to carry packed lunch such that you eat enroute.
Day 13: Day Game Drive to Serengeti National Park: At Serengeti National Park, you will be in position to view all the big five and other animals like the zebras, gazelle, antelopes, wildebeest and some others. This Serengeti National park also has a few carnivores like the lions, leopards, hyenas and cheaters.
Return to hotel for early Dinner
Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safaris (Night Game Drive): Here you will meet your hot air balloon pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of the hot air balloon. This is the only time you will be allowed to move about the Serengeti during the hours of darkness and you may just glimpse some nocturnal animals, unusual sights and the possibility to take some very unique animals pictures and photos.
Day 14: Airport Transfer to KIA for Flight to Zanzibar Island: Transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Neptune Pwani Beach Resorts by Neptune Hotel.
Zanzibar is one of the largest and most important cities in Tanzania. This modern city offers so much to do and see. The beautifully preserved old Stone Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is worth a visit during your Travel to Zanzibar.
Afternoon visit of the historical monuments such at the Arab Fort and the House of Wonders.
Day 15: Visit of the Historical Monuments & Beach Relaxation: Second day visit of the historical monuments such at the Arab Fort and the House of Wonders and/or shop for the exquisite handicraft items and artifacts made by the local people.
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport from Neptune Pwani Beach
Return flight from Zanzibar International Airport, Tanzania.
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