Indeed East Africa is a destination to surprises you if hoping for safari adventure while in Africa. The region is very much rich with beautiful nature packed with numbers of sights which without a doubt is a destination to give a sought for a perfect wildlife encounter. This trail leads through the Pearl of Africa trek mountain gorillas and chimpanzees count on to Magical Kenya for the off the beaten path adventures as well Tanzania the real land of safaris and endless beauty of the historical Kiswahili Indian coastline and the exotic Zanzibar island.
Detailed itinerary of East African adventure safaris
Day 1-2: Arrive in Uganda
Today upon your arrival in Uganda at Entebbe airport, you will be received and transferred to your booked hotel in Kampala en-route to Uganda Wildlife Education Center. You will take another day exploring some notable destinations in Kampala include Gadhafi Mosque enjoy the overview of Kampala city, Buganda Mengo palace, Uganda museum, and a city walk through the downtown.
Day 3-4: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
At Murchison Falls is a bundle of wildlife encounters with greater odds of big fives with en-route of Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, game drive rewarding best game encounter, a boat ride to the bottom of Murchison falls the world’s most powerful waterfalls, hiking to the top of falls and driving to the Nile delta.
Accommodation: Para Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp
Day 5: Tree climbing lions and Bwindi Park
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park en-route to the Ishasha sector south of Queen Elizabeth National Park to track the rare tree-climbing lions and final destination to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Buhoma sector.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Day 6: trekking gorillas at Buhoma
This day enjoy the morning breeze while trekking the gorillas deep into the jungle. Nothing can really prepare you for that moment finding yourself in the midst of fuzzy family of gorillas, its extremely awesome experience ever. Finding the giants you remain with only one hour to watch them as the young one keeps entertaining. On the same date you refresh after trekking and reachout to the local communities of the Batwa culture to enjoy the myriad tales of the forest pygmies.
Destination: Buhoma sector
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Day 7: Drive to Entebbe and fly to Nairobi
This day take an early morning drive back to Kampala, en-route for lunch refreshment and taking photographs at the Equator along your way. Reach Entebbe in the evening hours for your scheduled flight to Kenya Nairobi.
Day 8: Stay and explore Nairobi
Proceed your daytime reconnoitering what Nairobi city has to offer. Spots en route for in Nairobi include; Giraffe center where the highly endangered Rothschild giraffes are conserved, David Sheldrick wildlife truth, and Karen Blixen’s House and Museum.
Accommodation: Acacia Tree Lodge
Day 9: Lake Nakuru National Park
The park flanked with escarpments pocketed with acacia forests home for both black and white rhinos, watch flocks of birds especially flamingos. Also enjoy the overview lunch hour at the Baboon cliffs watching the over flooded lake shores and baboons.
Destination: Lake Nakuru N.P
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 10-11: Masai Mara N.P
Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve visit to watch one of the greatest wild shows of Africa. Watching the beating thousands of wildebeests migrating crossing, watching herds of zebras, buffalos, luckily can you can encounter the big five. Take a guided nature walks, cultural encounter of the manyatta villages for the Maasai people and can also decide take a balloon safari catch the aerial view of the wildlife.
Destination:Masai Mara N.P
Accommodation: BaseCamp Masai Mara
Day 12: Cross Kenya border to Serengeti NP
If didn’t have a chance to have a spot of thousands of wildebeest migrating then theis side of Tanzania is another opportunity. The sight varies according to season can be either in Kenya or Tanzania, but the park has a lot to offer within Serengeti. Spend two days here and having your one night at Seronera the heart of the park and base to wildlife watching. Adventures to undertake in the park include; wildlife game drive sighting lions, leopards and cheetahs here is almost guaranteed and nature walking.
Destination: Serengeti NP
Accommodation: Kirawira Camp
Day 13: Ngorongoro crater game reserve
Enjoy a stay at one of Africa’s outstanding true African wonders, through the long extinct beautiful volcanoes. Along your game drive there’re higher chances of encountering the big five mammals, several other game encounters and bird watching. Devote at this point in time one day.
Accommodation: Rhino Lodge
Day 14-15: fly to Dares salaam
Drive to Arusha for the scheduled flight to Dares salaam enjoy the view and explore the beauty and architecture of the Kiswahili coastline of the Indian Ocean. Cross through the ferry to Zanzibar Island.
Destination: Zanzibar Island
Accommodation: Kholle House
Day 16-17: Zanzibar
Relax the pace and adore the paradise in Zanzibar, take a full daytime exploring the stone city the very place Kiswahili culture was born. Things to sightsee in Zanzibar include; Zanzibar town where you get lost in fullbacks of century history, one ocean five star PADI dive, do kayaka at the shores of the Island. After many days of reconnoitering, and spend your next day relaxing and swimming in the fresh waters of beaches of Zanzibar.
Accommodation: Kholle House