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Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative who will then take you to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel No.5 https://www.hotelnumber5.com/ (high end) and Boma Hotel https://www.boma.co.ug/ (Mid range) Meal plan Dinner
Morning drive to Lake Mburo National park with a stopover at the Equator crossing line in Masaka, arriving in the afternoon ready for your lunch, a peaceful and exclusive retreat in Lake Mburo National Park. Afternoon boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing. A sun down Mountain Biking for your rewarding experience and where you aree expected to see Zebras, Giraffes, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge https://mihingo-lodge.com/ (High end) and Rwakobo Rock Lodge (https://www.rwakoborock.com/ ) (Mid range) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, head for Horse riding which is an awesome way to see the wildlife around the park for 2 hours. Without the noise of an engine you can hear so much more and you really feel part of nature. Riding a horse means you often get the chance to see more timid animals including Elands, buffalos, warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck, zebra as the animals graze where the grass is the most delicious and if you are lucky enough, you can see 2 leopards on a horse ride! However, this was a very rare sighting. Watching animals from a horse is so peaceful and a totally different experience from being on a game drive; zebras come towards you to check out the strange relative without stripes. Even the eland that are usually very shy, look curiously at the horses without running away, but keep their distance. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge https://www.africanpearlsafaris.com/buhoma-lodge.html / Mahogany springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/ / similar (High end) and Silverback Lodge https://silverbacklodge.com/ / similar Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at your lodge and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge https://www.africanpearlsafaris.com/buhoma-lodge.html / Mahogany springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/ / similar (High end) and Silverback Lodge https://silverbacklodge.com/ / similar Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, you will be driven to Kihihi airstrip by our driver guide to catch up with your morning flight at 0945 arriving Entebbe airport 1125 so that you can catch up with your flight Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport aboard afternoon flight. Our representative who will be holding a paging board bearing your family name will meet you outside the international arrivals area and assist you to your private vehicle followed by transfer to your hotel which is located in the calm outskirts of Arusha city. You will be assisted with check in formalities followed by pre-safari briefing. Rest of the day will be at leisure, Overnight stay at The Arusha Coffee (Plantation Room)/ similar (Bed and Breakfast Basis) http://www.elewanacollection.com/arusha-coffee-lodge/arusha-coffee-lodge-at-a-glance
Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Our safari guide will meet you at the lobby by 0800 hrs, assist you to board our customized 4x4WD safari converted jeep. You will be departing for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a scenic drive that takes about 3 hours via Mto wa Mbu, Makuyuni and Karatu Villages. Check in followed by lunch at your lodge. You will spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying scenery and fresh, cool air on the Ngorongoro Highlands. Your luxury lodge has optional activities like Horse Riding that you can also book and pay for directly. Overnight stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro – Manor Luxury Cottage (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) http://www.elewanacollection.com/the-manor-at-ngorongoro/the-manor-at-ngorongoro-at-a-glance
Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Board your safari jeep, and with picnic lunch boxes descend down the steep walls of the caldera for game drives along the Ngorongoro Crater Floor. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Several animal and bird species are found here. Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Black Rhinos, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Impalas, Gazelles and others may be spotted here. Ascend back to your lodge in the late afternoon with the rest of the day spent relaxing on the Ngorongoro Highlands from the comfort of your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro – Manor Luxury Cottage (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Early Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out and transfer by road to Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to Serengeti departing at 0840 hrs. Arrival at the local airstrip in Serengeti will be at around 1030 hrs where you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Check in followed by lunch. This afternoon, you will enjoy your first game drive in Serengeti National Park, as you begin the Serengeti BIG 5 safari experience trying your luck in spotting and identifying as many animals and birds with the help of your expert guide. Return your lodge in the late evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge (Savannah View Room). (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) http://www.fourseasons.com/serengeti/
Full days spent in Serengeti enjoying game viewing activities in the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains as per your arrangement with your guide. You may agree on game drives at 0630 and 1600 hrs respectively with the rest of the time spent at your luxury lodge, or a near full day of game viewing in the park with packed lunch. (This day, you can also enjoy an early morning Hot Air Balloon Safari over the seemingly endless Serengeti plains, offering you a rare opportunity to view the Serengeti beautiful landscape and wildlife from an eagle’s perspective. This is payable as an extra and must be done in ADVANCE due to limited space). Serengeti derived from the name “Siringet” which means endless plains in Masai Language hosts the Great Plains where the endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara during their annual migration. The park is home to the BIG 5 and other species including Hyenas, Cheetahs, Caracals, Serval Cats and several bovine species. It is also home to hundreds of bird species including vultures, Eagles and Marabou Storks. Dinner and overnight stay at Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge (Savannah View Room). (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Breakfast will be served at your lodge. Check out and enjoy en route game viewing as you are transferred to Seronera airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar (via Arusha) departing at 1045 hrs. You will touch down at Zanzibar airport at around 1420 hrs where our local representative will meet and assist you to your private vehicle, followed by transfer to your beach resort. Evening will be at leisure followed by dinner and overnight stay at Bluebay Beach Resort (Garden View room) https://www.neptunehotels.com/ (High end) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.All Inclusive
Days 11, 12 and 13: Zanzibar You will have 3 full days to “get some sun between your toes” as you sun bathe under the African sun and enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean Coast. Optional activities are also available from the resort and payable directly, and our rep can also offer you options that you can book and pay for directly on the ground. Overnight stays at Neptune Resort (Sea View room) (High end facility) all Inclusive
Breakfast at your resort, check out of rooms by 1000 hrs. We will pick and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport on time for your flight to your next destination. END OF OUR SERVICES