Tanzania & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Wildlife-intensive experience – great for photographers
  • Big 5 viewing, wildebeest migration & gorilla trekking
  • Wonderful scenery & Mt Kilimanjaro views
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation throughout

FROM 8495 pps

Comfort Level: V Value Packages
Start/End: Start at Zanzibar & end at Entebbe
Countries: Tanzania, Uganda
Destinations: Zanzibar, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 4: Golden Beaches

Fly to Zanzibar & transfer to the north-east coast & Z Hotel for 4 nights on a full board basis. Enjoy water sports, diving & cultural tours.

Arrive in Zanzibar Island, the jewel of the Indian Ocean and offering the sort of idyllic beach retreat befitting its royal setting.  Your base is the wonderful Z Hotel, set in a tropical garden with steps to white powder of Nungwi’s award winning beach and temperate Indian ocean. Encircled by golden beaches, Zanzibar delivers the quintessential beach experience – go for an early morning stroll & then retire to a shady hammock to recharge. Zanzibar’s coral reefs & those of its outlying islands are justly famous for their pristine nature & amazing diversity; the snorkelling is great & several lodges specialise in scuba diving – ask us for more information.

Days 5 - 6: Discover Tarangire

Fly to Arusha Airport & drive to Tarangire National Park. Check in for two nights at Kichuguu Camp on a full board basis.

The safari begins at Arusha Airport where you’ll meet your driver/guide and depart for Tarangire. Your accommodation – Kichuguu Camp – is a favourite among regular Tanzania safari travellers and its simple but comfortable en suite tents deliver an authentic safari feel. The camp is set in the park itself, giving you the chance to sit back on ‘first-out and last-back’ game drives and take in the dramatic scenery and its wildlife. Home to elephants, big cats and an extravagant birdlife, Tarangire is the ideal way to begin this wildlife-focussed safari.

Days 7 – 8: A Big 5 Safari

Drive to Gibb’s Farm for two nights, enjoying time to relax on the farm as well as a full-day safari in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Driving north from the arid Tarangire savannah, you reach the fertile hills of the Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro region. Your base is the wonderful Gibb’s Farm, a working farm and the epitome of gracious hosting as well as making a great accommodation for families. There is Big 5 game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater to look forward to – a full-day safari complete with picnic lunch on the crater floor. It’s one of the best places to see Africa’s heavyweights – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – as well as a host of other animals like hippo and zebra.

Days 9 – 11: The Serengeti Migration

Drive to the southern Serengeti to catch the wildebeest migration – check in at Chaka Camp for three nights on a full board basis.

Lying south of the Serengeti, the Ndutu area is the scene of one of the migration’s most dramatic chapters: the birthing season. With tens of thousands of young wildebeest on the open plains, it is an excellent time to see predators in action. A simple but comfortable tented accommodation, Chaka Camp sits at the heart of it all, offering morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides. And should you want to book this safari at a time when the migration has moved on from Ndutu, simply let us know and we’ll accommodate you at a camp where the migration is.

Days 12 – 14: Gorilla Trekking

Fly from Ndutu to Entebbe in Uganda; fly to the Bwindi Forest & transfer by road to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge for three nights on a full board basis.

Time to take a break between biomes! Arriving in time forafternoon tea of perhaps an afternoon stroll to the local village, you are now surrounded by the green lushness of the rainforests. Your stone and glass-fronted cottage looks out over the jungle, through which you’ll trek the next day for gorillas. It is a wet and muddy hike but an encounter with gorillas is almost guaranteed. You can pre-purchase a second gorilla permit or choose to spend the second day discovering other aspects of the forest – its birds, butterflies and other primates – as well as its people, the Batwa, formerly known as pygmies.

Day 15: The Journey Ends

Transfer to Kihihi airstrip & a flight back to Entebbe for your onward connection & the end of the tour.

After breakfast at the lodge you’ll transfer to the local Kihihi airstrip for the flight back to Entebbe International Airport and your onward connection or transfer to city accommodation.

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  • We’re based in Africa
  • Consultants Travel in Africa
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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
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  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
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From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)