12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday

The 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday is a gateway to an exceptional primate encounter. From the impenetrable forests of Bwindi to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar, there is no place to go than Uganda and Tanzania. During this holiday, you will visit some of Uganda’s famous safari destinations. These include; Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. in Tanzania, you will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. You will take part in activities like chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safari game drives, mountain gorilla trekking, and community tours. A tour of Zanzibar Stone Town is a moment to cherish on your 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park and Bigodi Wetland tour
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Morning game drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa Community Tour
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kampala
  • Day 6: Fly to Arusha – Tanzania
  • Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 8: Morning game drive and transfer to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 9: Full-day game drives in Serengeti National Park
  • Day 10: Fly to Zanzibar
  • Day 11: Explore Zanzibar – Stone Town and Beach tours
  • Day 12: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park and Bigodi Wetland tour

After you arrive at the Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our company representative. He or she will brief you about the 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday. Hit the road to Kibale National Park. The park is a primate home and it is where chimpanzee tours are mainly done in Uganda. Lunch will be along the way. Upon arrival, you will take a walk around the Magombe Wetland and do a community tour in the Bigodi Village.  Check in to your lodge for dinner and spend the night over.

Meal Plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking. You will be briefed about the chimpanzee trekking etiquette. With the help of a professional ranger guide, you will be able to meet the chimps in time. Spend one hour in their presence before returning to your lodge for lunch. Later on, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge for dinner and spend the night over.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Morning game drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a delicious breakfast, check out of the lodge and take on a game drive in the Ishasha Sector. You will meet the tree-climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Proceed with an en-route lunch to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa Community Tour

Start your 4th day of the 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday with an early breakfast. Head out for mountain gorilla trekking in the thickets of Bwindi. The activity will start with a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations. Upon meeting the gorillas, trekkers will be allowed to spend one hour in their presence. Return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, you will visit the Batwa communities for an amazing cultural tour. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

On this day, you will have breakfast at your lodge. Check out and drive to Kampala. Lunch will be along the way. Another stopover will be at the Uganda Equator for photography and experiments. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Fly to Arusha – Tanzania

Start your day with a lovely meal. You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for a flight to Arusha – Tanzania. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight once you arrive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, meet our Tanzania safari guide. He or she will take you on the road to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch will be along the way. Upon arrival, you will take a game drive or visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum to see the remains of early man. The park is home to many wildlife species including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and many more. Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Morning game drive and transfer to Serengeti National Park

You will wake up to a delicious breakfast, check out of the lodge, and go for a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater region. Visit the world’s largest volcanic crater as you head for lunch. You will then proceed to Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge or tented safari camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Full-day game drives in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The park is the place for witnessing the great wildebeest migration experience. Lunch will be under a tree or near a hippo pool for great wildlife encounters. Some of the animals to be spotted include; warthogs, leopards, cheetahs, lions, elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, and many more. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Fly to Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will drive to Arusha with an en-route lunch. Here, you will board a flight to Zanzibar Island. Upon arrival, check in to your booked hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11: Explore Zanzibar – Stone Town and Beach tours

Wake up to a leisurely breakfast at your lodge. The day is all yours to explore this amazing island. You will visit the Stone Town area and the Museums. Take part in some of the many activities on the island. These include; scuba diving, swimming, fishing, snookering, and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 12: Departure

After breakfast at your leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight. This will mark the end of your special 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Zanzibar Holiday.

Meal Plan: Breakfast 

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