Serengeti migration safaris

12 Days Great Migration Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking Private African Safari

12 Days Great Migration Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking Private African Safari : The 12 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildebeest Great Migration Safari tour takes you to witness two of Africa’s top wildlife encounters the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and the Mara River Wildebeest Migration Crossing in the famous Serengeti National Park.  This Classic Gorilla Trekking and Wildebeest Migration Safari will create a lifetime’s worth of memories for you.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania you will meet and greet with representatives of Engabi Tours and Travel who will transfer you to your place of Accommodation in Arusha where you can relax as you get ready for the upcoming days of the safari. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Option: Mt Meru Hotel

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred from Arusha to Tarangire National park for a full day game drive. Ranked as the third largest park in Tanzania, the Tarangire is home to a large population of elephant the ancient giant Baobab trees, also known as the “Tree of Life”,

You arrive in time for a full day Game drive, lunch and later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Day 3: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a Full Day Game Drive in the Crater

After an early breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving in time for a game drive in the crater. You will descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater Rim for a game drive in the world’s largest unbroken Caldera where thousands of animals live. Here you will be able to see all the Big Five animals. Enjoy your Picnic lunch at the hippo pool and continue with the drive as you exit or ascend out of the crater for your transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park and Full day Game Drive in the Seronera Area (Central)

After breakfast, you will begin your drive to the Serengeti National Park (Central) through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and with stops for photography and lunch arriving in time for a game drive where you must look forward to witnessing large prides of lions, cheetah, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and antelope as well as various species of birdlife and indigenous trees. Later in the evening you will check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option: Tanzania Bush Camp (Central)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park (Central and North)

After a very early breakfast, you will start your journey to the kogatende area (North of Serengeti) with an en-route game drive in the Seronera Area. On arrival in the North, you will continue with a game drive with prospects of witnessing the Wildebeest Migration Mara River Crossing and then enjoy your picnic lunch. After lunch you will continue with the game drive and later retire to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option: Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (North)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Full Day Game Drive in the Kogatende Area of Serengeti (North)

Today is without question one of the highlights of your safari. After a rich breakfast you will start your adventure a little earlier than usual and head to the Mara River to witness the great migration Mara River Crossing. Today’s full day game drive will help you experience the Serengeti in its full glory! You will be waiting for crossing along the river but you will also do game drive the rest of the Kogatende Area. The Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Masai Mara. If you’re patient and a little lucky, you will get to witness the death-defying crossing itself where wildebeest and zebras brave the river’s currents and crocodiles in an attempt to reach safety on the opposite bank.  After witnessing the crossing, you will continue with the game drive in the rest of the area and retire to your camp for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option: Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (North)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Flight to Arusha

After an early breakfast, you will head out for a morning game drive from where you will transfer to Kogatende Airstrip to catch your afternoon flight to Arusha Airport arriving in time for transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation Option: Mount Meru Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Flight to Kigali International Airport

Today you will wake up lazily, enjoy your breakfast and then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport arriving in time for check in for your onward flight to Kigali. On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet and greet with representatives of Engabi Tours and Travel who will transfer you to your lodge in Kigali City for overnight.

Note that to move between Uganda and Rwanda, you will need to buy an East A frican Tourist Visa from your first country of Arrival (Rwanda) at a cost of 100USD Per Person

Accommodation Option: Hotel Des Mille Collines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you will be picked up from your Hotel by your driver who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas via Katuna Border Crossing arriving in time for lunch at your lodge.

Accommodation Option: Four Gorillas Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Community Experience

After breakfast at your Lodge, you will be transferred to the gorilla trekking starting point. Here you will be briefed about the gorilla trekking rules while your guide takes care of the practicalities. After briefing you set off into the forest with a specialized guide who leads you to the point where the gorillas are. For one unforgettable hour you are in the area of the mountain Gorillas seeing them in their daily life, with a chance to spot some forest interior birds.

After trekking the gorillas, you will have your packed lunch and you will head back to the starting point where your driver will pick you and take you back to the lodge for refreshing. Later in the evening you will visit the Batwa community for a cultural experience Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Option: Four Gorillas Lodge

12 Days Great Migration Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking Private African Safari
Gorilla Trekking

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a Boat Excursion

Today you will wake lazily, have your breakfast and thereafter transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is home to 19 islands, several little birds and otters. You will arrive in time for a boat cruise to explore the lake’s islands (Zebras Island, Punishment Island and Pygmies island) and then check in to the lodge for dinner and overnight.  In the evening you may decide to stay relaxing at the lake/pool side

 Accommodation: Birds Nest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Transfer to Kigali City and Later to Kigali International Airport

Today after breakfast and depending on the schedule of your flight, you will be transferred to Kigali City and later to Kigali International Airport to catch your outbound flight marking the end of your tour.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 12 Days Great Migration Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking Private African Safari

 

Safari Quote is Inclusive of:

All Ground transportation and Transfers

English Speaking drivers

One Way Flight Ticket from Serengeti North/Kogatende to Arusha

One Way Flight ticket from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kigali International Airport

Full board accommodation

All Meals

Gorilla permits

Park Fees

Boat excursions

All activities as mentioned in the itinerary

Drinking Water

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