15 Days Kenya Uganda & Tanzania Safari

15 Days

Overview

15 days in three of East Africa’s unique safari destinations, your safari begins your arrival into Arusha to experience the vibrant chaos and the juxtaposition between colonial, traditional, and new for a night, before embarking on two nights in Ngorongoro Conservation Area famous for being the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world, experience game drive descending into the crater. 

Two nights in Serengeti National Park, exchange vehicles as you cross the border to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, for two nights, here you will enjoy a hot air-balloon ride over the Mara Plains.

The next two nights in Chyulu Hills National Park offers you excellent view of Mount Kilimanjaro and night game drive to experience the nocturnal wildlife.

Fly from Nairobi to Entebbe for both chimpanzee and mountain gorilla trekking, where you will come in close proximity with these primates. Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks enable this experience. 

Your last night is spent in Lake Mburo National Park, home to the eland, impala, waterbucks, Topis, Orbis, the only place in Uganda to see giant bush rats, finish off with a boat ride. Drive back to Entebbe via the Equator for lunch, and photographs before your driver guide bids you farewell at the Depature terminal.

Trip Highlights

  • See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season.
  • Seek out Big 5 game viewing
  • Life-changing gorilla trekking in Uganda's lush rainforests
  • Cultural encounters with the Batwa people
  • Night game drives in search of elusive nocturnal animals
  • Gentle nature walks with a guide to see the finer details of Africa's wildlife
  • Ngorongoro Crater is one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
  • Ngorongoro Crater is the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world.
  • Empakaai Crater in a day’s Hike
  • Visit a Maasai Village,
  • Ngorongoro Crater has the highest number of lions in the world
  • Serengeti National Park: kopje highlights include the Simba Kopje, or Simba Rocks – the place that inspired Pride Rock in the Disney film The Lion King.
  • The Great Wildlife Migration, a real spectacle that involves two MILLION wildebeests, zebras and antelopes.
  • Lake Mburo National Park has the world’s second largest common eland antelope herds.
  • Lake Mburo National Park is the only National Park in Uganda with great population of Impala antelopes.

Itinerary

Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport by our Tanzanian Representative’s’ driver guide, welcomed, and transferred to the Katambuga House an hour 20mins drive to the oasis of tranquility set in lush gardens filled with birdsong and surrounded by coffee estates.

Check-in for lunch or dinner, in this expansive tropical garden with Mount Meru in the background. Relax by the swimming pool (if your flight arrives in the morning) you would opt to walk around the house gardens which are a perfect sanctuary for any bird-watching enthusiast.

Meals: Dinner. Overnight at a Hotel in Katambuga House

After breakfast at the house, check-out and a 2 hr 56min (102 mi) drive to Ang’ata Ngorongoro, check-in for lunch, after lunch a 45min (12.7mi) drive to the crater rim where you will descend into the crater in search of wildlife species which include elephants, giraffes, antelopes, cheetahs, waterbucks, lions, leopards and 23 Black Rhinoceroses that live inside the crater. Return to your Camp for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at the Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp

Early morning breakfast, check-out before depart to Serengeti National Park, arriving for lunch as well as check-in at Ang’ata Serengeti Camp with 12 large Guest tents including a 2 tent Family unit your home for the next two nights.

Afternoon game drives on the plains of Serengeti. This is the home to the Big 5 lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Also seen in plenty on the savannah plains are the wildebeests (Gnu) zebras, lions, cheetahs.

During the wildebeest migration the Mara River gives you a chance to witness the iconic crossing. A chance to more zebras, wildebeest, hartebeests, antelopes, waterbucks, hyenas, warthogs and many more.

The unique habitat of the riverine forests is a favorite spot for hippos and crocodiles. Drive back to the lodge at the end of the day for dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Ang’ata Serengeti Camp

Opt for a full day in Central Serengeti – Seronera area with packed lunch boxes, where you will reach Moru Kopjes and the Maasai Kopjes with the rock paintings and N’gong Rocks to the south.

Or before dawn transfer to and from your lodge or camp to the hot air ballooning launch site near the Masai Kopjes, ending with champagne breakfast, and proceed for a mid-morning game drive returning for lunch at the Camp.

Late afternoon game viewing drive in the park to see the animals maybe hunting in the cool of evening. Return for dinner and relaxation by the Bush TV (local name for camp fire) lit when the weather permits after dinner time.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Ang’ata Serengeti Camp

You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti National Park. You will cross via Isebania border a 4hr 7min (117mi), clear with immigration and exchange drivers’ and vehicles at the border then proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve where you will have a game drive enroute once you enter Maasai Mara National Reserve a 2hr 32min (63.4mi) to Kilima Camp. You will arrive late afternoon, freshen-up for dinner and overnight towering over the Mara plains 1,800 meters above sea level. Nestled up in this perfect place to experience the “wild silence”, hear the roar of a lion, the rasp of a leopard.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Kilima Camp

Early morning wake-up to a cup of coffee or tea before your transfer to the launching area of the Hot air-balloon. Watch as the balloon is prepared for take off with a cup of coffee or tea in hand. Set off in the hot air-balloon before dawn for an hour-long ride, over the Mara plains, one of the best ways to watch the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Champagne bush breakfast ensues before proceeding for a full day in the Mara savannah plains in search of the Big 5(elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo), Impalas, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, cheetahs along the Mara River you will find a healthy population of Nile crocodiles and hippos. A sundowner on Kilima Camp conservancy as you drive back to the Camp in the evening for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Kilima Camp

ay 7: * Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi City – Chyulu Hills National Park

After a morning breakfast in the camp, depart for Nairobi on a 5 hr 6min (161 mi) a stop in Narok town, as you proceed on to the rift valley view point for the next stop before the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch, continue your drive to Chyulu Hills National Park a 4 hr 7min (152mi) drive to Ol Donyo Lodge.

Arrive in the evening, check-in, freshen up for dinner. You may choose to go on a night game drive.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Ol Donyo Lodge

After a morning breakfast in the camp, depart for Nairobi on a 5 hr 6min (161 mi) a stop in Narok town, as you proceed on to the rift valley view point for the next stop before the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch, continue your drive to Chyulu Hills National Park a 4 hr 7min (152mi) drive to Ol Donyo Lodge.

Arrive in the evening, check-in, freshen up for dinner. You may choose to go on a night game drive.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Ol Donyo Lodge

After breakfast at the lodge, a 3 hr 35min (145 mi) drive to Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel, check-in for lunch, siesta at the rooftop swimming pool or have a Spa treatment (this is charged extra). Dinner and overnight at the Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport.

After breakfast, our driver guide will transfer you to the terminal for your early morning flight to Entebbe, bid you farewell. On arrival in Entebbe, our Ugandan partner’s driver will meet with you, brief you on the safari sector in Uganda.

Proceed to Kibale National Park, home to 13 primate species including the famous chimpanzees and the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys and the red colobus monkeys to mention a few.

The park has over 370 bird species recorded, and the best bird-watching at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary located outside the park. Check-in at Papaya Lake Lodge
(6hr 42min/209mi) for check-in for late lunch and dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Papaya Lake Lodge

An early breakfast at the lodge, before heading for the briefing at the Park Headquarters a 35min (9,8 mi) drive. Here once briefed, departure is by 8am into the Forest in search of the chimpanzees.

Spend an hour with the chimpanzees before returning to the park HQ for your chimpanzee tracking certificates. Your Driver will then drive you back to the lodge for lunch, you will have afternoon to relax by the pool.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Papaya Lake Lodge.

After breakfast, check-out for a 5 hr 36min (137mi) drive to Gorilla Forest Camp nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the southwestern part of Uganda, Check-in at your lodge, lunch and afternoon spent relaxing, dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Gorilla Forest Camp.

After breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters a briefing before the gorilla trekking activity in the impenetrable forest, home to the gorillas.

Spend an hour with the gorillas once you have found them, taking photos and watching their behaviors. Return to the parks’ headquarters, where your driver guide will drive you back to the Camp.

Lunch at the camp, siesta before the community tour to learn the culture and interact with the Batwa community, culture and way of life. Return for dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Gorilla Forest Camp.

Early Breakfast at the Camp, check-out by 8am and proceed for a 6hr 20 min drive to Lake Mburo National Park, arrive for lunch and check-in at Mihingo Lodge situated in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park.

After lunch, you can relax before the boat trip on Lake Mburo, the park is the only one in Uganda that has an entire lake.

This is home to the hippos and crocodiles found in the lake along side waterbirds (especially Finfoot and Fish Eagles), animals such as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi and over 350 bird species. You may also see Warthogs, the Cape Buffalos, Oribis, Leopard, Civet and Spotted hyenas

The boat trip takes approximately 1½ hours and lifejackets are available at the landing site including children’s sizes. Return to the Lodge for dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight in Mihingo Lodge.

Breakfast at the lodge, check-out and proceed on a 3 hr 2min (98mi) drive to the Equator located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District for a polar water experiment and photographs, a visit to coffee shop for lunch, visit the shops for Uganda crafts and souvenirs.

After lunch, your journey continues on an hour 49mins (43.1mi) drive to Entebbe International Airport departure terminal. Your will driver guide will bid you farewell.

Accommodations

Arusha: Arusha Coffee Lodge, Four Points by Sheraton – Arusha, Hamerkop House, Villa Maua, Acacia Farm Lodge, Kili Villa, Legendary House, Golden Crest Hotel All Suites, Mount Meru Hotel, Meru House Lekisilai, Olerai Lodge, Gran Meliá Arusha, Lake Duluti Lodge, Rivertrees Country Inn.

 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area: The Manor at Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Nomad Enatamanu Camp, Entamanu Private, The Highlands Lodge, Gibbs Farm, Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge, Ngorongoro Tented Camp, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Embalakai Camp Ngorongoro, Lions Paw Camp, Tassa Lodge, 

 

Serengeti National Park: Serengeti House, Grumeti Serengeti River lodge, Mkombe’s House Lamai, Ole Serai Luxury Camp, Ole Serai (Kogatende), Dunia Camp, Nanyukie Lodge, Songa Tented Camp, Serengeti Kichakani Camp, Sayari Camp, Sasakwa Lodge, Mwiba lodge, Namiri Plains, Sanctuary Kichakani Camp, Bushtops Luxury Tented Camps, Lamai Camp, Faru Faru Camp, Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, Roving Bushtops, 

 

Maasai Mara National Reserve: Alex Walker’s Serian Camp, Elephant pepper Camp, Karen Blixen Camp, Kicheche Mara, , Mara Bush Houses, Mara Plains, Mara Toto Camp, Ishara Masai Mara Suites, Mara Expedition Camp, Offbeat Mara Camp, Richards Camp, Royal Mara Camp, Saruni Mara Camp, Little Governors Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, Angama Mara, Bateleur Camp, Kichwa Tembo Camp, Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge, Sanctuary Olonana, Sand River Camp, Sala’s Camp, Ngare Serian, Mahali Mzuri Camp, Rekero Camp, 

 

Chyulu Hills National Park: Campi ya Kanzi, Chyulu Club, Umani Springs Lodge.

 

Option of:

 

Amboseli National Park: Tortilis Camp, Kibo Safari Camp, Tawi Lodge, Elerai Camp, Kibo Villa.

 

Nairobi City: Hemingways Nairobi, Giraffe Manor, House of Waine, Emara Ole Sereni, Sankara Nairobi, Karen Gables, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm, The Emakoko Safari Lodge.

Entebbe: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, Imperial Golf View Hotel, Best Western Premier Garden Hotel, Lake Victoria Hotel, K. Hotels Entebbe, No.5 Boutique Hotel.

Kibale Forest National Park: Primate Lodge Kibale, Primate Lodge, Kyanginga Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Silverback lodge.

Lake Mburo National Park:  Mihingo Lodge.

Activities

Katambuga House:

  • visit to the Burka estate
  • hike and cycle in the Arusha countryside
  • Explore the Arusha National Park
  • Climb Mount Meru.
  • Arusha city tour
  • Visit the Cultural Heritage Centre for African Art
  • Gemstone centers
  • The Shanga Centre for disabled artists, where you will be amazed by glasswork, beadwork, jewelry and handmade clothing.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

  • Photographic Safari
  • Visiting the Maasai
  • Picnic lunch on the crater floor
  • Visit the Hadzabe Tribe 
  • Guided Nature & Crater walks
  • Bird watching
  • Hot air-balloon
  • Hike on the Gol Mountains
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge
  • Visit the Empakaai Crater
  • Visit to Olmoti Crater
  • Visit to Lake Magadi
  • Lerai Fever Tree Forest
  • Game viewing 

Serengeti National Park:

  • Early morning Balloon Safaris
  • Private Bush Lunches and Dinners, 
  • Visitor’s center for the Serengeti Rhino Project,
  • Visit to a Maasai village 
  • Hot air- balloon safari
  • Visit the Serengeti Rhino Project

Maasai Mara National Reserve:

  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Horse rides
  • Hot air balloon flights
  • Spa treatments and massages with expansive panoramic views across the Maasai Mara.
  • Night game drive in our private conservancy
  • Guided nature walks & Masai village visit. 
  • Horse riding. 
  • Spa & massages treatments. 
  • Safari sundowners on Kilima Camp conservancy.
  • Hot air balloon ride. Local Maasai school visit.
  • Bio-garden, eco-facility visits. 
  • Children activities such as tree planting, cooking lessons & fishing

Ol Donyo Lodge: 

  • Night drive.
  • Cultural excursion
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Sleeping under the stars
  • Guided walking safari
  • Game drives.

Papaya Lake Lodge Kibale Forest National Park:

  • Crater lake exploration tour
  • Boda Boda tour
  • Birding tour
  • Rwenzori Mountains hot springs and mini-hiking tour
  • Swimming pool

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park:

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Batwa Tribe experience
  • Community and philanthropy tour
  • Bird walks
  • Guided Forest walks

Lake Mburo National Park:

  • Horse Safari
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking Safari
  • Running Wild
  • Game drives
  • Night Game drives
  • Cultural Visit
  • Visit local schools
  • Boat trip
  • Bush babies – nocturnal primate species 
  • Massage, pool
  • Yoga, hide den, Mihingo walk,
  • Kids bush courses
  • Retail theory
  • Sundowner, night game drive, bush breakfast

Trip Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Services of meet and greet by our representatives from the International Airport, Entebbe to your city hotel.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure in Tanzania/Kenya/Uganda as per above itinerary.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla permit.
  • Chimpanzee permit per person as per itinerary
  • 4x4 safari vehicle with a knowledgeable English-speaking driver guide as per itinerary. However, other language speaking drivers are available with prior notice and may incur extra charges.
  • Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
  • Park fees and set activities on the itinerary.
  • Crater and Concession fees
  • Hot Air- balloon safari fees per person
  • Government taxes
  • Amref Flying Doctors cover whilst on this safari aimed at providing quality and affordable Air and Ground Ambulance evacuation services.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight ticket, Travel documents, Visa’s for Countries to be visited.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance from your insurer back at home.
  • Specific excursions and services not indicated on the ‘included’ incurs additional charge when booked.
  • All personal expenses, telephone calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks not indicated by lodge/camp as included, laundry charge may be extra in some or our partners properties.
  • Tips and gratuities for staff and driver/guide at our partner properties.
  • You may opt for charter/scheduled flight at extra charge- please let us know to quote accordingly.
  • Any additional items not included on this itinerary.
  • Subject to your departure flight time, a day room at an airport hotel is available at an extra charge.

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15 Days Kenya Uganda & Tanzania Safari

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Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …