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22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday

22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday : This safari is a combined East Africa safari taking you on an adventure to 3 of the prominent wildlife destinations in Africa that is Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. On this safari you will also visit Zanzibar one of the famous fabulous beach destinations in the world.

On this safari, you will have a special encounter with Mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, several wildlife species including the big Five in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park, Kenya’s Masai Mara national reserve and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park. You will conclude this adventurous safari with a relaxing retreat on the sands of Zanzibar Island.

Detailed itinerary of 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Upon arrival at Entebbe International airport, you will be warmly welcomed into Uganda by our representative – safari guide or pick up from your hotel in Entebbe after a short briefing you will transfer to Kibale national park. Along the way you will take amazing photos of Uganda’s beautiful and green countryside. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and then have a short tour in this beautiful tourist town and the headquarters of the historical Tooro Kingdom. Fort Portal is a small town but located in an area with perfect climate which has created a beautiful scenery, the town also remains green all year round.

Note: it is advised to fly into Uganda a day before the start of your safari or arrive early in the morning before mid – day on the actual day of the safari.

Accommodation: Isunga Lodge

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk along the Bigodi Swamp

After early breakfast, you will head to the park’s headquarters for briefing regarding the rules and requirements while tracking chimpanzees, after the briefing you will be given walking sticks and then head into the forests of Kibale looking for chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park takes approximately 3 to 5 hours, this experience is different from gorilla trekking as chimpanzees are more vocal and love to spend time on top of trees. Chimpanzees are also more mobile and might require that you follow them at a long time before they settle down to allow good photography, afterwards return to your hotel for lunch and rest. Later in the evening, you will go for a walk around the Bigodi Swamp to spot primates and several species of birders. Dinner and overnight at Isunga Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Head for Queen Elizabeth national park – game drive in Ishasha

On the 3rd day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, After breakfast, you will head to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving early for the first game drive in the Ishasha Sector – world famous sector for tree climbing lions and several mammals, primates and antelopes. The climbing lions in the Ishasha sector prefer resting on top of trees because it helps them escape insect bites and see potential prey, the tree climbing lions are rare species of lions and other places to see them include Lake Manyara in Tanzania and Kruger national park.

Accommodation: Elephant Hub

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Second game drive and boat cruise

Wake up early for breakfast and get ready for a long eventful day, your guide will take you for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains purposely to catch up with the nocturnal animals as they treat to their dens after a busy night of hunting. The morning is also the best time to spot the early risers like birds and other mammals, you will be able to see hippos, lions, leopard, buffalos and antelopes of various kinds.

After the game drive, drive back for lunch, rest and then set off at 02:00 pm for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The channel is the meeting point for all of the animals in the park most especially during the dry season as they come to the banks of the river to drink water, some of the animals you will see include crocodiles, hippos, elephants and many birds such as herons, crested cranes among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Visit Maramagambo forest – Transfer to Bwindi forest national park

On the 5th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Enjoy early breakfast and head to Maramagambo forest which is a home to chimpanzees and cave bats, during the walk in the forest, lookout for birds, forest hogs, dwarf antelopes and several other primate species. The forests also hosts bats which attract pythons to their caves and if you are lucky, you will spot a battle between predator and prey.

Chimpanzee trekking in Maramagambo is not as they are not habituated, however you will be lucky to spot some along the trails, you will then head to your lodge lunch, checkout and transfer to Bwindi’s Rushaga sector. Arrive in the evening, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Day 6: Gorilla Habituation Day

Today is one of the highlights of the safari, you will wake up early for breakfast, get ready and be transferred to the briefing point where a ranger will take you through the rules and regulations to follow. You will then head to the starting point for your trek through the densely and steep jungle forest of Bwindi. You have to be physically fit for a successful trek that takes approximately about 2-8 hours. Unlike mountain gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experience offers you about 4 hours in the presence of mountain gorillas. Together with researchers, doctors and ranger, you will enjoy observing the behavior of the gorillas, take pictures, videos and get a deeper insight into the daily life.

Take note: feeding gorillas and flash photography is prohibited.

After the trek, you will be awarded gorilla trekking certificates at the park’s headquarters, head to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On the 7th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Wake up for breakfast and set off on a journey to Lake Bunyonyi, this lake is arguably the most beautiful lake in Uganda. It is also the deepest lake in Uganda with several beautiful islands, romantic shores and is a sanctuary for countless birds, Lake Bunyonyi is an excellent destination for relaxation and while here, you will enjoy relaxing by the lake shores, go boat riding visiting different islands in the lake. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Transfer back to Entebbe – fly to Nairobi

Wake up early for breakfast, checkout and embark on a journey back to Kampala – Entebbe for your flight back to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport, upon arrival you will be picked up by our safari guide and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: La Maison Royale Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

On the 9th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Have early breakfast and transfer to Lake Nakuru national park, with a short game drive en-route to your lodge. After enjoying lunch and a little bit of rest. You will go for an afternoon game drive exploring the park, lookout for animals such as giraffes, gazelles, cape buffaloes, Africa wild dogs, zebras, lions among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Ziwa Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Have an early – morning breakfast, meet your guide and depart for Masai Mara national reserve with en-route game drive, you will arrive in the reserve in time for lunch at your lodge  and in the afternoon you will have a game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Ziwa Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 – 12: Full Day Masai Mara

Masai Mara national reserve is most known for its variety of wildlife such as lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, antelopes among others. On these two days of the safari, you will explore different regions of the reserve and enjoy sights of various wildlife, birds and sights.  You will have picnic lunch during these two days or you could enjoy separate early – morning and afternoon game viewing safaris.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park

On the 13th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Have early morning breakfast and depart for Serengeti national park through the Isebania border where you will clear with the border authorities, meet our Tanzania guide and head to the famous Serengeti national park. With en-route game drive you will head to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Heritage Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14 – 15: Full Day Serengeti

Spend 2 days on game drives in the vast Serengeti national park with morning and afternoon game drives and hot air balloon safari, you will be amazed with the range of wildlife in the park from the lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, black rhinos and a variety of flora and fauna. During the hot air balloon safari you will enjoy aerial views of the endless plains of Serengeti national park, return to you lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

On the 16th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Enjoy breakfast and en-route game drive you will depart for Ngorongoro conservation area arriving in time for lunch at your lodge after checking in, in the afternoon you will have a morning game drive around the crater in search for game. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Hhando Coffee Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

Enjoy morning breakfast and descend to the crater floor for a game drive, as you explore the crater floor you will enjoy magnificent views of the crater floor and sights of many animals such as lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, hyenas, African wild dogs, giraffes, antelopes and pink flamingoes on lake Magadi found in the corner of the crater floor.

Return to your lodge for lunch, check out and transfer to Tarangire national park arriving in the evening, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 18: full day in Tarangire national park

Enjoy full day in the beautiful landscape of Tarangire national park exploring on full day game drive with picnic lunch, as you explore the park on game viewing drive you will enjoy watching several animals such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, giraffes, spotted hyenas, leopards, gazelles among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19 Tarangire – Arusha – fly to Zanzibar

Wake up early for morning breakfast exploring the beautiful landscape of Tarangire national park dotted with magnificent baobab trees, you will enjoy watching many animals such as tree climbing lions, giraffes, elephants, cape buffaloes among others. Afterwards you will have lunch and then transfer to Arusha for a drop off at the airport for your flight to Zanzibar- depending on your flight schedule.

When you arrive in Zanzibar, you will be picked up by your safari guide and head to your resort for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20: Stone Tour

On the 20th day of your 22 days Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday, Wake up at your leisure, have breakfast then head out for a tour around Stone Town where you will experience the history and culture of Zanzibar, you will also visit the Darajani Market where you will meet and interact with the locals. Return to your hotel for lunch, you will spend the rest of the evening resting or taking a swim at the swimming pool.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 21: Boat ride and Visit Menai Bay

You will enjoy breakfast at your hotel as you prepare for the day’s activities that boat ride in a traditional dhow, during the boat ride, lookout for dolphins in the water. You will also enjoy snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing on one of the islands as you enjoy seeing the coral reefs and marine life.

You will have lunch and relax by the swimming pool. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 22:  Departure

Enjoy breakfast as you prepare for your flight back home, our guide will drop you at the airport which will mark the end of the safari.

End of 18 days Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday   

Quotation based on 2 people sharing a double room

9,810 USD per person

Option activity

Hot air balloon – 600 USD per person

Safari prices include;

  • Gorilla habituation permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals mentioned- full board basis
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All park fees
  • 4 x 4 extended land cruiser
  • Bottled mineral water
  • English/French/Spanish speaking guide

Safari Price Excludes;

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights that is flight from Uganda to Kenya and from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Not mentioned activities in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry expenses

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