9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda

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9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda itinerary is a mixture of the best of Uganda and Wildebeest Migration safari in Tanzania. Your safari will follow the routes of Wildebeest Migration from Serengeti to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. 9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari Discovery will best suite guests whom prioritize Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara and Gorilla tracking in Uganda.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Africa Trekking and Guided Birding Safari, Africa Wildlife Safari Tour
    • Activity Level Leisurely
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    • Group Size Small Group
      20
    All about the 9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda.

    9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda itinerary is a mixture of the best of Uganda and Wildebeest Migration safari in Tanzania. Your safari will follow the routes of Wildebeest Migration from Serengeti to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. 9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari Discovery will best suite guests whom prioritize Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara and Gorilla tracking in Uganda. The 9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda Tour takes you to various Wildlife Safari Destinations in both Tanzania and Uganda to experience the best Safari Adventure Tours while on holiday.

    9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari in Uganda will take you to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and here you will spot the wildebeest migration where millions of hoofed wildlife animals wander through the Serengeti Plains towards Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya before heading to Uganda for the gorilla. If there is a safari you should go on, then 9 Days Wildebeest Migration & Gorilla Safari has to be it. From mid-June to October more than a million wildebeest, zebras and antelopes scatter the vast plains of the Mara, making this natural wonder even more wondrous. You will see all the big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino are here with many mammals and birds in this Masai Mara plain.

    The Primate and Wildlife big 5 safaris is a unique adventure of its own. It guarantees a quality service and an unforgettable vacation. During the safari you get to experience the highlights of Uganda and Tanzania. Combining mountain gorillas, with game-drives in Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. It is an action packed safari giving you a great taste of what East Africa has to offer.

    The Tanzania wildlife Safaris are the most eye-catching one which you should never miss when you plan for these countries. There are more of Big Nine in both the countries making its natural habitat as per Tanzania and Kenya Safari Facts. You can always witness Elephants, Rhinos, giraffes, hippopotamus, Leopards and more of other wildlife in both the countries National Parks. There is also a variant species of birds which can be spotted while on Safari.

    Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages

    10 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Holiday Safari
    4 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Tour Safari
    6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari
    3 Days Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris
    11 Days East Africa Migration Safari Route
    10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari
    9 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari
    10 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

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    • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining
    • All accommodation including tea houses en route
    • All transportation including taxis and coaches
    • Flights from Heathrow if booked inc. of flight
    • Tour and trekking guide for entire journey

     

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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    • Travel insurance and other emergencies
    • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
    • Single room accommodations
    • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
    • Photography ccessories like cameras etc.

     

    1. Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire

      After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. Check in at Bougainvillea Lodge or similar for a night on a full board basis. This safari begins with an early morning start in Arusha so you’ll need to stay over the night before. After meeting your guide, you’ll head straight for Tarangire National Park. Most spectacular in the dry season when thousands of animals – and their predators – gather at the Tarangire River, the park has over 500 species of birds and the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania. You’ll overnight outside the park at Bougainvillea Lodge, comfortably set in the farming town of Karatu in the Ngorongoro region. Accommodation is in stone bungalows and there’s a pool and garden to relax in too.

      • Main Destination: Tarangire National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Lodge
      • Luxury camp located just inside the Park
      • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    2. Day 2 Drive from the lodge to Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy a full day safari.

      It’s off to the Ngorongoro Crater this morning. Located nearby, the crater is home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Incredibly, within its steep walls, the Big 5 – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard – still roam. Hippopotamus inhabit the wetlands and flamingos are often seen on the crater’s soda lakes, occasionally preyed on by lurking hyenas and jackals. It’s a microcosm of African savannah wildlife and you may even see the Big 5 in a single day. A picnic lunch is enjoyed in the crater; accommodation is back at Bougainvillea Lodge.

      • Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
      • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Lodge
      • Luxury camp located just inside the Park
      • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    3. Days 3 – 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti

      Drive to the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge & the ‘Cradle of Humankind’. Check in at Serengeti Wilderness Camp (or similar) for 3 nights on a full board basis.

      Both human and natural history are on the itinerary today: one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles – the great wildebeest migration – plus Olduvai Gorge, famous for its ground-breaking archaeological finds. There’s time to visit a traditional Maasai village before checking in at Serengeti Wilderness Camp, or a similar camp closer to the action. And there’ll be plenty of action: over a million animals are on the move during the great migration and the Serengeti is home to some of the most exciting events such as the birthing season and river crossings. Ask us about adding a balloon safari.

      • Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
      • Accommodation: Serengeti Wilderness Camp
      • Luxury camp located just inside the Park
      • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    4. Day 6: Return by Road to Arusha

      After breakfast you have a road transfer back to Arusha but there is also an option to fly – ask us for more information. Your overnight accommodation is River trees Country Inn, lying a few miles out of town and about 20 minutes from the airport. Once part of a grand coffee estate, River trees Inn is an ideal place for you to catch your breath between the great migration and gorillas; it is set in lovely gardens with a swimming pool and there is a spa on site if you’d like to book a massage.

      • Main Destination: Arusha
      • Accommodation: River trees Country Inn
      • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    5. Days 7: Arusha Tanzania to Uganda Entebbe Airport in Uganda

      Fly from Arusha’s Kilimanjaro Airport to Entebbe Airport in Uganda & take a charter flight to Bwindi Forest & Buhoma Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

      It is a flight of three and a half hours to Entebbe and another hour to Kihihi but now you are on the edge of Africa’s equatorial rainforests and deep in gorilla country. Buhoma Lodge has great views over the forest canopy and makes the perfect base for your gorilla trek the next day: it offers a complimentary post-trek massage and boot cleaning service plus a hot water bottle at night. Trekking is hard and muddy work but the success rate of finding them is 95% – you can pre-purchase a second permit to use the other day just in case.

      • Main Destination: Uganda
      • Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
      • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    6. Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

      After an early breakfast, our driver head to the ORTPN offices and get briefed about the activity of gorilla trekking! After the briefing, set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. Gorilla treks take place in the morning and depart from the Park Headquarters at around 07:30am. Prior to departure you are given a briefing by park staff, assigned a gorilla family to visit and rangers to guide you.

      The trek is a thrilling adventure taking you through the refined foothills of the Virungas as you hike into the densely forested canopy. On finding the gorillas, you have one hour to spend time watching them. Feel free to photograph the gorillas.

      Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, you’ll approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10m (22 to 32 ft) away. You’ll spend between 40 minutes and an hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You’ll be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch; whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience and one of the reasons that gorilla trekking is such a life changing encounter.

      • Main Destination: Bwindi National Park
      • Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
      • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
      • Drinks not included
    7. Day 9: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

      After breakfast and goodbyes at Buhoma Lodge you will be transferred back to the local Kihihi airstrip for a scheduled flight back to Entebbe Airport and your onward travel connection.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Bougainvillea Lodge Karatu

    Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, located a few minutes from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area gate, offers comfortable accommodation, excellent food and friendly service at a reasonable price. Manager and executive chef Reggie Bayo has many years of experience and his food is legend on the northern safari circuit. Each comfortable room has a fireplace; family cottages and triples are available. There is a comfortable lounge and bar as well as a swimming pool and gift shop.

    Serengeti Wilderness Camp

    Located in the heart of the Serengeti, in a pristine area that offers unparalleled game viewing, Serengeti Wilderness Camp is open all year round, and is located to the east of the famous central Seronera region. Comprising just twelve spacious tents, including a family tent, our focus is on your comfort and enjoyment. There is nothing better than being lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of the bush, safely inside your well-appointed ‘safari bedroom’. The tents are en suite. with flushing toilets and a bush-shower. A private verandah offers a shady place to relax.

    A large central dining tent complements our comfortable lounge tent which has a small reference library, maps, some games for children, a charging station for cameras and WiFi. Our safari chef will prepare sumptuous meals for your enjoyment and evenings offer a campfire around which our guests enjoy sundowners and snacks, and share the day’s experiences.

    Buhoma Lodge

    Buhoma Lodge, an intimate and charming property that commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. One of only two lodges situated within the National Park, within a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the Buhoma area. An elevated central area, complete with lounge, bar and dining area, offers a cosy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Gorilla trekking today, either in Uganda or Rwanda is perhaps East Africa’s most popular tourist activity. And one of the mistakes most people have made is to go for gorilla trekking dressed inappropriately some wear sandals, shorts which are not the right clothes for such an activity.

    The landscape of Bwindi Impenetrable (Uganda) is slightly different from that of Mgahinga (Uganda) and Volcanoes National Parks(Rwanda) but they are all located at higher elevations hence this makes them rainy, humid and cold especially in the nights. Truth is that while trekking you are not hiking on comfortable tracks, but sometimes there are no trails at all or you hike following very small trails.

    Wear Long Sleeved Shirts – Long Trousers

    You need to wear a long sleeved shirt and Long trousers (can be either Khaki zip-up trousers or jeans) in fact if you can get waterproof trousers wear those. Both long trousers and long sleeved shirts protect you from branches, nettles, thorns or anything else that can prick/scratch you.

    Cotton undergarments are recommended, also the ladies should ensure that they wear comfortable bras since the hike can be tough. Some visitors ignore this advice and wear shorts and t-shirts, truth is by the end of the day the exposed skin has scratches, therefore ensure you follow this advice.

    Wear Waterproof Hiking Sturdy Boots

    The hiking trails can be slippery especially when it rains therefore a pair of waterproof hiking boots is required. The shoes should be comfortable for you, in fact Rangers and Trekkers usually wear rubber boots or gumboots. Therefore, you can’ see any one wearing white snickers, sandals or any inappropriate footwear.

    Hiking boots will give you good stability, balance, traction and support to your ankles, with these also wear good and thick socks. It is important to tuck your trousers into your socks, this sounds and may look unfashionable but it will protect you against fire ants.

    Sturdy Gardening Gloves

    This seems a joke, but it is right. These strong gardening gloves are going to be used in gorilla trekking not in gardening. They will help you support your selves on branches or vines, the gloves also give you protection against nettles such that you don’t get scratched. You can put them off when you meet the Gorillas in order to take good photos.

    A Rain Jacket

    Gorillas are trekked in the rainforest and usually in the morning hours, therefore rain might fall at any time whether it’s a dry season or not, and therefore rain jacket should come handy. A poncho can also be worn, most trackers, rangers and porters wear it. If you are carrying one, carry a light one which you can easily fold and kip in your bag pack until you need it the next time.

    Wear a Hat

    All you need is a good wide-brimmed hat on an expensive Tilley Hat, the hat protects your head and neck from rain or the sun. One might choose to wear a baseball cap but it will not protect your neck form the scotching sun after the mist in the mountains has disappeared.

    Alternatively, if you don’t come with the hat from home, you could buy one form any local craft markets in the country where you will be trekking gorillas from. By the end of the trek you will be glad that you wore your hat.

    Wear enough Insect Repellent

    During the trek you come across different insects therefore wears a lot of insect repellent will protect you, also you can apply a sunblock cream on your exposed body parts. For trackers who are on a Gorilla Habituation Experience, which takes a full day are advised to bring the repellent in their day pack.

    A Warm Sweater

    Someone might wonder, a sweater in Africa? Yes, and it is important that you carry one or a cardigan to be worn in the early mornings and cool nights. It really gets so cold at night. In Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Volcanoes National Park, the temperature is at10°C/50°F and in Bwindi Impenetrable it’s at11°C/52°F and sometimes it’s lower than this.

    Therefore, this is why the luxury lodges here have fireplaces in cottages or rooms and other lodges give visitors hot water bottles for comfort throughout the cold night.

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    Overall Rating
    4/5
    Sanjeev Jha
    Reviewed On 19/06/2016
    4/5

    This tour has everything one would expect from a paradise. We were really fortunate to be a part of awesome tour group operated by best tour travel company ever.

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