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You get to know the highlights of 3 different East African countries in 28 days, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. For relaxation you end the round trip with some days at the wonderful beach at Zanzibar. A safari that is mixed with luxury lodges, permanent luxury tented camps and it takes you back in time with our mobile camps “out of Africa Style”  in Kenya and Tanzania. Nature at its best!

 

 

 

 

 

Day

Place / Activity

Accommodation

 

 

 

1

Entebbe
Arrive at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed by our Ugandan representative and transferred to your accommodation in Kampala.

Dinner and overnight
at Kampala Serena Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

2

Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park
In the morning you will depart the capital city and head west to Fort Portal, with lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town you will continue to Kibale National Park. In the evening you will join a night forest walk and go in search of the bush babies, pottos and other nocturnal animals in this 560 kmē covering National park.

Primate Lodge
Kibale

 

 

 

 

3

Kibale Forest National Park & Bigodi Village
Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa, 13 sSchimpansepecies of monkeys/apes among them chimpanzees. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus and many others. After a hearty lunch you get to Bigodi Village for a totally different walk accompanied by a guide who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle of the inhabitants. You will follow the village path and visit a primary school, Catholic church, traditional homesteads, learn about the crops and listen to the story telling of a Mzee (elderly man). This walk is an initiative of the inhabitants of Bigodi Village and the revenues are shared by the community.

Primate Lodge
Kibale

 

 

 

 

4

Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast you calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while we pass the crater lakes area, a beautiful landscape with small lakes and rolling hills. Have lunch and relax before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants.

Queen Elizabeth
Bush Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

5

Queen Elizabeth National Park
The day begins early when we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.

Queen Elizabeth
Bush Lodge

 

 

 

 

6

Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park
After breakfast we head towards the south, passing the southern sector of the national park (if road conditions allow). This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Buhoma Community
Rest Camp

 

 

 

 

7

Bwindi National Park - Gorilla tracking
The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Buhoma Community
Rest Camp

 

 

 

 

8

Bwindi National Park – Entebbe
After breakfast you depart from the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head back towards the capital city. Look out for zebras and impalas as the road leads through the protected area of Lake Mburo National Park and take some photos at the Ugandan equator. With lunch en route we will arrive in Entebbe in the evening.

Airport Guesthouse

 

 

 

 

9

Entebbe – Nairobi- Nyeri
Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to Uganda. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight to Nairobi Kenya (departure time 5.10, arrival time 6.20). Once you land in Nairobi you will be met by our ground operator and after a short Safari briefing you will then proceed to the northern slope of the Aberdare’s National Park for lunch. In the afternoon you visit Solio Sanctuary where you can find black and white rhinos, reticulated giraffes and many more. Return to the ranch for dinner. Should you prefer to depart alter from Entebbe, you will have lunch either in Nairobi or on the way to the Aberdares without game drive in the afternoon.

Aberdare Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

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Giraffenbullen_kaempfen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Aberdares National Park
Spend a full day in the park with picnic lunch. While dry weather conditions you can go up to around 3.800 m far above the tree level. By ascending to the moorlands of the extinct volcano range you pass different vegetation belts until you reach open moorland where you can also visit waterfalls.

Aberdare Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

11

Aberdares National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
The road crosses the equator several times before you reach Thomson Falls for a short visit. Continue through Nakuru town and into Lake Nakuru National park. Already on your way to the lodge you will get an impression of the dense animal populations. For lunch you will be at the lodge. Later in the afternoon you look out for white and black rhinos and visit the lake where you wait for the light to become orange. This is when the colour of the flamingos really gets shiny.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

 

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Bmnashorn_See

 

 

 

 

 

12

Lake Nakuru National Park
On your morning and afternoon game drives you look out for leopards, white and black rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, birds and various antelopes.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

13

Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara
A long drive through Maasai Land. Stop over at Lake Naivasha for a 1 hour ride on the lake. You encounter hippo families and a number of birds. Take lunch at Narok, a small busy town. After another 2 hours you reach the entrance to the Masai Mara. Game drive while heading to the already waiting camp crew.

Mobile tented camp along
Mara River private campsite,
lodge or tented lodge

 

 

 

 

 

14 + 15

Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy the rich flora and fauna in-between rolling hills. You look out for elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, antelopes and many more. You have the choice between morning and afternoon game drives or full day excursions. Depending on the season full day might be more awarding.

Mobile tented camp along
Mara River private campsite,
lodge or tented lodge

 

 

 

 

 

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Loewen_halbwuechsig

 

 

 

 

 

16

Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Isibanya - Lake Victoria
After an early breakfat you say goodby to the Kenya crew and leave the reserve by doing a game drive. Proceed to Isibanya for border crossing into Tanzania and change of vehicle and driver. After visa and border procedures you drive along the lakeshore to Musoma one of the major towns at Lake Victoria. In Musoma we embark a speedboat which will take us to an Island in Lake Victoria and to a private Island retreat, the Lukuba Island Lodge. Lunch and the rest of the day at leisure and possibility to swim in the warm water of Lake Victoria.

Lukuba Island Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

17

Lake Victoria (Lukuba Island Lodge) – Serengeti National Park
In the morning you go out for a boat trip to Lake Victoria by local fishermen. Afterwards you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah Country, visiting a hanging bridge over Kirawira River where usually huge dragons (Nile Crocodiles) can be seen. Proceed to central Serengeti where you will be welcomed by the Tanzanian crew at your private campsite.

Serengeti Special Campsite
location depending on season,
lodge or tented lodge

 

 

 

 

 

18 - 20

Serengeti National Park
You will have plenty of time to explore the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world with an incredible wildlife .Your game drives will be adapted to the animals’ position. Since we have no kilometer limitation on game drives you will have ample of time to encounter the different landscapes and game.

Serengeti Special Campsite
location depending on season,
lodge or tented lodge

 

 

 

 

 

Kopjes2

 

 

 

 

 

21

Serengeti National Park – Oldupai Gorge – Ngorongoro Crater
Early start. Giant dust clouds show you the way through the endless plains of the Serengeti. Before you start ascending the crater you visit Oldupai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. The small museum and guides provide information about excavation and evolution.
Around noon you start descending from the crater rim to the 600 m lower crater floor of Ngorongoro. You will experience the great variety and density of animals in the second largest caldera on earth. The most beautiful game-drives you may experience in the later afternoon: Most of the people have left the crater-floor, the light gets soft and the activity of the wild animal’s increases. You will take more pictures of this fantastic African landscape, flora and fauna than you have ever expected.

Ngorongoro
Sopa Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

SchaedelMuseum
NgorongoroKrater4

 

 

 

 

 

22

Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara National Park 
In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park from Ngorongoro Crater. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Lots of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras and a variety of antelopes inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingos, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of other species. Later in the afternoon come out of the park and proceed for dinner and overnight.

Kirurumu Luxury
Tented Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

23

Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha Airport – Zanzibar
After breakfast drive to Arusha to connect with your flight to Zanzibar. Our ground operator will await you at the airport and take you to Zanzibar Serena Inn. In the evening you can walk to Forodhani Food market that is only 10 minutes walk from Zanzibar Serena Inn. Here you will taste fresh sea food according to the season. Your guide will explain the different dishes to you.

Zanzibar Serena Inn
or any other in town

 

 

 

 

 

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24

Zanzibar (Foto Manfred Wolfensberger)
After breakfast you will do a stone town tour; walk through the narrow streets of Zanzibar, see the well maintained historic places and  have lunch at Mercury’s (a Restaurant and Pub that is dedicated to Farouk  the lead singer of the band Queen) who was born in Zanzibar. In the afternoon you will undertake a Spice tour and later be transferred to a beach property.

Pongwe Beach Hotel
or any other of your choice

 

 

 

 

 

25 - 27

Zanzibar
Enjoy 3 days on the spice island: go snorkling, sail with a dhow, walk along the beach, watch local people at work or visit any place of your interest.

Pongwe Beach Hotel
or any other of your choice

 

 

 

 

 

28

Zanzibar – Dar as Salaam – Fly back home
After breakfast you will take a Sea ferry  to Dar as salaam. After arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be met at the harbor front and then transferred to a hotel. You will have a day room and after light dinner transfer to Dar as Salaam international Airport to connect with your flight back home.