This 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Tanzania Zanzibar Safari offers you an incredible chance to meet mountain gorillas and also experience stunning white sand beaches of Zanzibar.
Besides, you will explore other prime destinations like the Serengeti National Park to watch the wildebeest migration and see the tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park.
In Uganda, you will be exploring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while on mountain gorilla trekking. This long 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Tanzania Zanzibar Safari begins from Kampala/Entebbe Uganda and ends in Zanzibar.
Detailed Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Tanzania Zanzibar Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe-Bwindi National Park at 7:00am
A heavy breakfast early and then leave Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Drive for 8-9 hours and prior checking into your lodge in Bwindi, Southwestern Uganda, have en-route stopover at Equator and lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre.
Different routes offer easier access to Bwindi National Park’s 4 gorilla trekking regions-Buhoma which is about 460kms can be reached through Kihihi and Butogota route; Ruhija sector on Kampala-Kisoro route, the Southern sectors of Rushaga & Nkuringo from Kampala via Kisoro route.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Have an amazing breakfast and after, go immerse yourself into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for actual gorilla trekking.
First, briefing from any of the 4 regions, get to know the regulations for gorilla trekking and have a chance to track one of the 20 families of mountain gorillas habituated for gorilla tourism.
As you leave your lodge, go with some packed lunch and bottled water, the start actual trek at 8:00am with the guide from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Relaxation will be had back at the lodge in Bwindi-Uganda and then cultural visit to Batwa pygmies.
Day 3: Bwindi National Park to Kigali. Flight to Tanzania
After breakfast, drive to Kigali – take a flight to Arusha airport in Tanzania. Get there early enough and drive to the lodge or hotel for overnight stay in Arusha city.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park – Tanzania Safari
Breakfast early and then drive to Lake Manyara NP in the Northern circuit Tanzania for early game drive.
Explore the incredible Great Rift Valley, sight large herds of buffaloes, sight the tree climbing lions, birds and later, visit the Esilalei Maasai Village.
In the afternoon, cultural visit at Mto wa Mbu village then return to the lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Have early morning breakfast, leave Lake Manyara for Ngorongoro Crater-en-route visit at Olduvai Gorge.
Arrive early, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for splendid scenery and wildlife viewing along the world’s natural wonder.
Be offered lunch and after, drive to Serengeti NP.
Day 6: Guided game drive Serengeti National Park – Tanzania
Breakfast early, after, day 6 of your 10 days Uganda & Zanzibar tour includes game drive along the Serengeti plains.
Today, have the best of Serengeti National Park 14500sq.kms park and the oldest park in Tanzania, witness the great wildebeest migration or if it isn’t the best season, enjoy the big five game viewing, explore the Kopjes, the riverine regions of Serengeti.
Day 7: Serengeti to Zanzibar Archipelago
Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, after, embark on a short game viewing Serengeti as you connect to Seronera Central Airstrip. Take a charter flight to Arusha, from Arusha fly to Zanzibar/Abeid Amani Karume Airport.
Relax for the rest of the day while enjoying stunning views of Zanzibar beautiful beaches.
Day 8: Enjoy water sports in Zanzibar
After breakfast, explore and experience the turquoise waters of Zanzibar on snorkeling adventure at Mnemba Marine Park. Sunset views of the beach while having dinner be enjoyed later in the evening.
Day 9: Tour the Stone Town
Breakfast early and leave Matemwe beach for Stone Town, check into the hotel, then set off for a guide walk in the historic Stone Town.
Visit uniquely designed historic buildings, slave trade ancient sites etc. After Stone Town expedition, retire for the night.
Day 10: Spice tour & depart
Early morning breakfast and after, embark on half-day spice tour learn more about the world’s spices. Have deep insights of old history while at the Mtoni Palace ruins.
Later, return to the hotel and leave for Karume airport ready to depart back home. End of the 10 days Uganda & Zanzibar tour.
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