15 Days Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda (The Big 5 and Primates)

A well planned 15 Days Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda (The Big 5 and Primates) is a classical adventure in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Tour Overview: Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda

A well-planned 15 Days Safari in Tanzania Kenya and Uganda is a multi-border crossing safari within some of the most famous safari destinations in East Africa. This 15 Days Safari in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania offers an incredible wildlife sighting experience in National Parks Like Bwindi in Uganda, Amboseli in Kenya, and several others in Tanzania inclusive of the famous Serengeti National Park.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up in Kigali
  • Activities include gorilla trekking and game drive.
  • Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Accommodation before and after a trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

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Itinerary Gallery: Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda

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Itinerary Highlights: Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda

  • Day 01: Arrival – Bomas of Kenya
  • Day 02: Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
  • Day 03: Full-day Game drive in Amboseli National Park
  • Day 04: Amboseli –Arusha – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 05: Game drive in the Crater – Serengeti
  • Day 06: Full-day Game drive in Serengeti
  • Day 07: Transfer to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 08: Walking safari in Tarangire
  • Day 09: Fly to Entebbe – Uganda
  • Day 10: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking & Swamp walk at Bigodi
  • Day 12: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 13: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 14: Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala
  • Day 15: Departure
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Itinerary Details: Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda

Day 01: Arrival – Bomas of Kenya

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will meet your driver guide who will welcome you to this epic country and will drive you to your hotel for check-in. Depending on the time of arrival, you will continue to Bomas of Kenya in the afternoon.

Kenya’s Bomas has located 10km from Nairobi and about 1 km past the main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park. the Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country as different aspects of Kenyan culture are derived from “Bomas” each one representing one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups. Later you will be transferred to the carnivore for dinner and then back to the hotel overnight.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 02: Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Today following breakfast, you will head southwards to Amboseli, home to the big jumbos – elephants. You will enjoy a relaxing drive through savannah country with local homesteads punctuating the vast plain. This savanna plains stretch to the horizon interrupted only by the iconic shape of mountain Kilimanjaro and the distinct flat-top shape of acacia trees.

You will arrive in Amboseli in time for lunch. After lunch, you will head for your adventure on a game drive as you watch several wildlife species in this enchanting game park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Full-day Game drive in Amboseli National Park

Today you will have a full day at Amboseli National Park. While here, you will have plenty of time to soak up the wildlife and magnificent scenery but at the same time relax. You will have an early morning game drive which will be followed by a heavy breakfast and then a later a mid-morning game drive. You will return to the lodge for a delicious lunch and thereafter set out for an afternoon game drive. You will later return to your lodge for relaxation as you continue to view the beautiful sceneries

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Amboseli –Arusha – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Namaga border point where you will be picked up by your Tanzania safari guide who will transfer you to Arusha Town and later Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will arrive on time for check-in and have lunch at your lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Game drive in the Crater – Serengeti

After breakfast, you will head down to the crater together with your guide. . From the rim, we admire the incredible view then descend into the vast crater itself. On one side there’s the Lerai Forest, a classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.

The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 wildebeest, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black rhino. Many wildebeest and other herd animals are residents, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colorful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to Serengeti for an overnight stay and dinner.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Full-day Game drive in Serengeti

Today will be the “Serengeti game viewing day”. After breakfast this morning, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon, we venture out in another game drive.

Everywhere there are animals, monkeys, and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope, and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, flying, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers, and in streams. This is the adventure of a lifetime! After an evening game drive, you head to your already booked and stated accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 07: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

After a big breakfast at leisure, you will be transferred to a special National Park famed for habituating large populations of elephants. You will arrive in time for check-in and have lunch at your lodge. After then, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive in this beautiful park as you watch several wildlife species and beautiful sceneries of acacia.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 08: Walking safari in Tarangire

This morning, you will enjoy a walking safari in the Park. you will wake up, have breakfast and head out for your walking safari on foot with an armed ranger and professional guide. Your guide is competent with wide knowledge which you will have a chance to share with him as you track several animals.

As you enjoy his guidance in the park, you will encounter several animals like Zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephants, and a reasonable number of bird species both resident and migratory. You will later return to your lodge where you will be greeted with a refreshing drink and well-prepared lunch. After lunch, you can go for another game drive from where you will return to your lodge to relax by the poolside or in the comfort of your rooms.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 09: Fly to Entebbe – Uganda

Today after breakfast, you will depart Tarangire for your scheduled flight to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Your driver-guide will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Today your driver guide will transfer you from Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. When you arrive at the park, you will continue with a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will have an opportunity to see the terraced tea estates.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking & Swamp walk at Bigodi

After breakfast, your driver-guide will lead you to Kanyanchu park had quarters for a briefing from the senior park rangers. At exactly 8:00 am, you will join the rest of the trekking group and continue with your journey to the starting point.

While in the forest, you have a great opportunity to sight several primate species and other inhabitants including the L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys, and pottos.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a delicious meal before heading for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi wetland to enhance your birding experience as you spot several bird species.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Forest National Park via Ishaka arriving in time for check-in at Four Gorillas Lodge. Bwindi is known to habituate half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Gorilla trekking

In the early morning, have breakfast at the hotel before heading out for your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi. With your gorilla trekking gear, you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to Ruhija Park headquarters for briefing and joining others before heading into the forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of the mountain gorilla family on that particular day. Once the gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behavior, taking photographs before you return to the park headquarters for your certificate of participation, evidence that you did the trekking.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 14: Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, you will transfer to Entebbe/ Kampala with a hot lunch en route. This journey will take approximately 7 hours and you will reach your lodge in time for check-in where you will have your dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Departure

Depending on the time of your scheduled flight, you will have breakfast before transferring to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight

Meal Plan: Breakfast

End of the 15 Days Safari in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda

Cost Inclusions

  • All activities as included
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • A professional English-speaking knowledgeable driver guide. (other Language speaking guides are provided at an extra cost)
  • Bottled drinking water on board
  • Regional flights between Kigali and Arusha, Tanzania with accompanying ground transfers

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

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