19 Day Basic Safari in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla in Virunga

Mountain Gorilla in Virunga

Overview

This Adventure Safaris offers the highlights from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. You will See Mountain Gorillas and Chimanzees, You will visit the famous Masai Mara game reserve, go on a Big five safari in Serengeti , Talangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. You will Visit The source of Nile River, Meet Masai and Pygmies People and be Entertained By Intore Dancers.

Day 1: Transfer to Arusha in Tanzania

Arrive in Arusha and Transfer to your Hotel. Arusha is a city in East Africa’s Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It’s a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa’s highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.

Accommodation:  Natron Hotel
Meals & drinks: Break fast and Lunch + Drinking Water

Day 2: Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at around 08:00am and drive on a tarmac road 120Km to Tarangire N.P (2,850 Km2) with packed lunch for the game drives. Tarangire is the national park which herds of up to 300 elephants scrape the waterless river bed for alternative streams, while nomadic wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland mass the decrease lagoons. The national park that hold migrant during the dry season and welcoming home of elephants.  Later in the evening Visit Esilalei Masai Village. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation:  Sunbright Camp
Meals & drinks: Lunch and Dinner + Drinking Water

Day 3: Drive From Tarangire to Serengeti National park

Breakfast at 06.00am. Drive to Serengeti National Park (14,763 sq km) for a game drive via Ngorongoro Crater rim. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 many gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game drive in Africa. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas fighting over a kill. Transfer To your camp for Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Soronera Camp
Meals & drinks: All Meals + Drinking Water

Day 4: Serengeti and Ngorongoro National park

Take a very early morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Breakfast at 0900am. Thereafter drive with your Lunch Packed to Ngorongoro Crater Rim with afternoon Game drive en route.  On the way to the crater rim by option you can visit Olduvai which was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered, and gave the name to the Oldupai. This Gorge is where the English pair, Louis and Mary Leaky pioneered excavation work. In the sixties some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution was found and a small museum documents these discoveries. back to your camp , Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Simba Camp
Meals & drinks: All Meals + Drinking Water

Day 5: Drive From Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha For Departure Flight

Breakfast at 0600am. Thereafter descend into Ngorongoro Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq km) for a the game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque crater is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’ the ‘5th Natural Wonder of Africa’. This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey to live among grasslands. After game drive and Picnic Lunch, drive back to Arusha for the drop off.

Accommodation:  Twiga Campsite
Meals & drinks: Breakfast and Lunch included + Drinking Water

Day 6: Transfer To Nairobi in Kenya From 3950 USD 

Transfer in Nairobi kenya

Accommodation:
Meals & drinks: Breakfast and Lunch included + Drinking Water

Day 7: Drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara

Pick up from Airport or at Your Hotel  in Nairobi at 8:00 Am and Drive to Masai Mara, Proceed for lunch at Narok and then afterwards to Masai Mara. Arrive late afternoon at The Masai Mara National Reserve. Check in to your Lodge. Early in the evening, you will have a game drive in search of the “BIG FIVE” for which the reserve is famous and other interesting  animals. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Accommodation:  Lenchada Tourist Camp
Meals & drinks: Dinner and Lunch included + Drinking Water

Day 8: Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game reserve where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant, Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives. During the Day, You will also have the option of visiting a local Masai village (at a cost of US$20 per person).

 Accommodation:  Lenchada Tourist Camp
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 9: Drive From Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi,

Early Morning breakfast and drive back to Nairobi via Narok; we stop to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios, handicrafts and lunch, before continuing to Nairobi and drop off at the airport or at Your Hotel where our safari ends.

Accommodation:
Meals & drinks: Break fast and Lunch + Drinking Water

Day 10: Transfer To Kampala in Uganda

Take Flight and Transfer to Kampala in Uganda. Arrive be met by our Driver and Transfer you at Your Hotel. Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers. Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent, by City Mayors. Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.

Accommodation:  J And J Apartments and Hotel
Meals & drinks: Break fast and Lunch + Drinking Water

Day 11 : Visit Jinja and The Source of Nile

Have breakfast and your guide will be ready to transfer you to Jinja with a smooth drive through the famous Mabira forest and Lugazi as you take in the scenic landscapes characterized by tea and sugarcane plantations. Arrive Jinja and visit the source of the Nile River after which you will transfer to Jinja Nile Resort or Triangle Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise and explore the River, taking in all its beauty. The cruise lasts about 2 hours. Then return to Kampala, arrive late in the evening at the Hotel well in time for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation:  J And J Apartments and Hotel
Meals & drinks: Dinner included + Drinking Water

Day 12: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up in the Morning Take your Breakfast, At 8.00 am you will be met by our company driver guide at your hotel and depart for Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have lunch en route. Enter the park for an evening game drive where you will search for Warthogs, African Elephants, Topis, Cape Buffalo and many tropical birds. Diner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Engiri Lodge or Park View Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals  included + Drinking Water

Day 13: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth national Park

Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, elephants, Lions and other mammals like Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks. In the afternoon hours you will get ready for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Diner and overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Engiri Lodge or Park View Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals  included + Drinking Water

Day 14: Chimpanzees Trekking and Transfer to Kisoro

After a very early morning breakfast, head to Kalinzu Forest around 6-00 am for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc. Later embark on an exciting road trip to Kisoro with short Stop at Lake Bunyonyi. arriving late evening. Dinner and Overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals included + Drinking Water

Day 15: Mountain Gorillas trekking 

Our safari guide will pick you at 7.00am in the morning after taking your breakfast and drive to the Park station for registration and briefing about Gorilla trekking adventure. Later you will drive to the trekking start point at base of the Forest accompanied by Game rangers. You will move into the jungle in search of the amazing mountain gorillas. The trek might take between 2 and 6 hours depending on your trekking ability and the gorilla family you will visit. Our safari guide will wait for you at the base of the Park until you finish trekking. Then you will drive to your Hotel. Dinner and Overnight.

Low Budget Accommodation: Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 16 Visit Pygmies and Transfer To Musanze Ibyawacu Cultural center 

After Early Morning Break Fast go Meet the Batwa pygmies, the oldest inhabitants of the Central African rain forest and share their culture., The To Musanze In Rwanda and be Entertained by Intore dancers Performances at Ibyiwacu cultural center. The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.

Accommodation: Kisoro Travellers Rest
Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 17: Drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park Via Gisenyi

After breakfast drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see The Border of Rwanda and Congo, Lake Kivu and the daily lives of the people at the countryside as it has been lived for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work – cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes, and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and surprises around every corner. After lunch in Gisenyi. you will continue on to Nyungwe, arriving  late in the evening where you will check-in, have dinner and turn in for the night.

Accomodation: Gisakura Guest house
Meals & drinks: Lunch, Dinner included +Drinking Water

Day 18: Canopy Walk and Transfer to Gisenyi

Take your Breakfast, and set off into the Park station where you start your Hiking into the Nyungwe Fores. During your walk inside the forest you may encounter some primates, animals and bird species. Arrive and take off on a canopy walk where you will view a variety of tree species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the Guest House for Lunch and Transfer to Kigali.

Low Budget Accommodation: Diana Fossey Hotel
Meals & drinks: All Meals included +Drinking Water

Day 19: Visit The Genocide Memorial and Transfer at the airport

Take breakfast and transfer you at the airport for departure flight, or u can choose to stay more days in Rwanda and Visit Nyungwe forest and king palace in Nyanza. At The Rwanda Genocide Memorial you will understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994 a year in which 1 million people died within 100 days. After we will Drop you at the airport For Depature Flight

Accommodation: Not included
Meals & drinks: breakfast included + Drinking Water

Cost: From 3950 USD per person

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

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