This is a fascinating 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Serengeti Wildlife Safari that will take you to two great national parks of East Africa – Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
While in Serengeti national Park, you will discover the great wildebeest migration in case the safari is carried out in months of the migration. Also, other wildlife will be discovered including the big five animals, big cats and other primates.
In Bwindi impenetrable national Park, trek to meet the remaining endangered mountain gorillas and other primates.
The beautiful and unique bird species will also be spotted as you take part in these park experiences, mainly the game drives and gorilla trekking adventures.
Have great experiences, take the road trips to these destinations and a stopover at the Uganda equator in Kayabwe.
Have a tour around Entebbe where you may opt to visit Uganda wildlife education Center or Uganda reptile village. See detailed itinerary of this 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Serengeti Wildlife Safari below.
Detailed Bwindi Gorilla Trekking & Serengeti Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to a hotel on arrival in Tanzania
Welcome to Tanzania! Our experienced driver guide will take you to a booked hotel in Arusha after a pick up from the airport.
The driver guide will take you through briefing about the safari and climate of the country – Tanzania. As you take a drive to the hotel, engage in a short city tour where places like museums can be visited.
Arusha is one of the beautiful cities in East Africa which is filled with iconic attractions. On arrival at the hotel, you will be welcomed and escorted to your hotel room.
Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park passing via Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Have breakfast and then transfer to Serengeti national park after checking out of the hotel room in Arusha.
You will pass via Ngorongoro conservation area where you will spot some wildlife such as lions, buffalos, zebras, giraffes among others and then proceed to Serengeti National park which is your final destination on this day.
Have lunch at the restaurant and then head out for an evening game drive that takes place in the plains where you will spot animals like impalas, wildebeest, big cats, elands, buffalos, elephants, rhinos, leopards among others.
Birds also thrill in the park premises and among those that could be spotted include ostriches, hornbills, vultures among others.
Serengeti national park is the biggest national park in the country and most visited. This means you won’t be surprised to meet concentration of tourist vehicles searching for different wildlife in the park.
After, check in the accommodation for you dinner and take a nap.
Day 3. Full day in Serengeti National Park
Enjoy breakfast and then take a full day adventuring in the Savannah plains of Serengeti national park with endless game drives.
The game dives will start in the morning to watch early raisers with an option of hot lunch or picnic lunch in the wilderness which will be served at break time, then take an afternoon game drive followed by the evening game drive to enable you have magical views of the African sunset.
During game drives, you will enjoy sightings of different wildlife and among others include the big five animals (lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants), antelopes like wildebeests, elands, bushbucks, oribis, Jackson hartebeests among others.
More wildlife will be spotted including birds, trees and others. The day will end after enjoying your dinner.
Day 4: Transfer to Arusha and fly to Entebbe airport. Be driven to the booked hotel
Another morning game drive in the plains while traversing to Arusha. More wildlife will be spotted including the missed animals. On arrival at the airport, immediately fly to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.
In case you arrive early, take a tour around Entebbe City where you will visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where most animals are kept in captive such as the lions, chimpanzees, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles and birds like the rare shoebill stork, the peacock, and crested cranes, among others.
Or you have an option of visiting the Uganda reptile village where most of the reptiles such as snakes, chameleons are kept in captive.
There after transfer to a hotel booked in Kampala or Entebbe where you will spend a night.
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi national park, south western Uganda
Transfer to Bwindi national park in south western Uganda, a park that is well known to harbor the remaining endangered mountain gorillas.
It’s known to have almost half of the gorilla population in the world and about 19 gorilla families are habituated and open to visitors each day to trek.
The gorilla families of Bwindi can be located in the four sectors and these are Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga.
The road trip to this park takes you through great and best splinting viewpoints full of enroute attractions like the Uganda equator in Kayabwe for photographic moments and then proceed to have an enroute lunch in Mbarara city and find your final way to the impenetrable forest of Bwindi national Park where you will spend a night.
Day 6: Gorilla trekking day and leisure
Head for a memorable adventure that normally takes place after enjoying breakfast; beginning with briefing at the park offices by the park warden or ranger guide.
This exercise takes about 30 minutes but it will expose you to the real nature and life of the mountain gorillas and its inhabitants, rules and regulations, crosschecking of the gorilla trekking permits among others.
After, head to the forest together with a group of 8 visitors that are normally guided by well-armed park rangers.
While on the search, you may spot other attractions in the forest such as bird species, butterflies plant species among others but the focus will be on meeting our fellow cousins.
On meeting the great apes, you have an hour in their presence as you take memorial photos and thereafter, head to the park offices which was your starting point and be awarded a certificate of completion, meet the driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for your lunch, afternoon leisure and dinner.
Day 7: Transfer to Kampala with a stopover at the Uganda equator. Drop-off at Entebbe International Airport
Head back to Kampala – the capital city of Uganda after your cup of coffee or tea passing through the terraced Kigezi highlands.
Proceed through Mbarara city and through coffee and banana plantations of Masaka followed by a stopover at Uganda equator where hot lunch will be served.
An option of buying some handmade crafts at this point to be like souvenirs while your back home and then more photos as you summarize with your safari.
Be dropped at the airport in Entebbe. This marks the end of a 7 days safari.
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