Gorillas, Safari and Beach

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights.

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Day 1
Fly overnight to Entebbe via your transiting destination.
Day 2
Arriving in Entebbe you are transferred to your hotel where you spend a relaxing afternoon in readiness for your journey ahead.
Day 3
Depart Entebbe and travel to Fort Portal passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside. In the afternoon, explore Bigodi swamp, a community initiative to protect the environment and wildlife. The swamp is home to a number of monkey species, plants and birds.
Day 4
You spend the morning with your expert guide tracking for chimpanzees. This afternoon, you transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Relax in your lodge and enjoy the beautiful landscape and peaceful surroundings.
Day 5
You spend the morning tracking for lion with a lion researcher and learn about the important work they are doing. After lunch, you head to the Mweya section to board the boat taking you down the Kazinga channel.
Days 6
This morning you take a 2-hour safari drive through the Ishasha sector for a game drive in search of the famous tree-climbing lions.
Day 7
Take another game drive this morning, game viewing. Later, continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Day 8
Gorilla trek day! Arguably saving the best till last - make sure you've had an early night beforehand, you'll want to enjoy every minute of the hour spent with the gorillas!
Day 9
You fly back to Entebbe where you spend a night before your onward travel to Zanzibar.
Day 10
Flying to Dar es Salam you connect onto a short fligh to Zanzibar and stay in Stone Town overnight.
Day 11
Time to explore Stone Town this morning before you are picked up and transferred to your beach accommodation. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and relax.
Day 12
Day at leisure. You can do as much or as little as you please today although we highly recommend taking a breath and having a rest on your first full day. Perhaps have a chat with the staff of the hotel to see what they recommend for activities over the coming days. Zanzibar is not only a beautiful island paradise but is also full of interesting activities, history and culture.
Day 13
We recommend a visit to a spice farm during your stay on Zanzibar, something the island is famous for. While the experience can be a little touristy it is fascinating to see how and where the different spices are grown and you get to touch, feel and smell as you are guided around.
Day 14
There are many sea-based activities on offer in Zanzibar from wind-surfing, kite-boarding and snorkelling, to diving and sailing; if water sports are your thing do let us know and we will make suggestions for you. Alternatively, simply do nothing - the choice is yours!
Day 15
Another day on the beach to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Day 16
Final morning on the beach before you are picked up today and taken to the airport for your flights back to the UK (there are day and night flights available).

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Combining Ugandan wildlife and Tanzanian beach time gives a fantastic combination of active exploration, safari and well-earned relaxation. We suggest overnighting in Entebbe before heading into the forest to trek with the chimpanzees of Kibale. From here, the Queen Elizabeth National Park provides a more classical safari experience and then you round off Uganda with a mesmerising trek through the tropical rainforest to spend time with the gorillas.
You fly back to Entebbe for an overnight stay before continuing your journey onto Zanzibar, where you will overnight in historic Stone Town before finishing your trip in style on the beaches. There are a host of hotels to choose from in Zanzibar ranging from larger all-inclusive properties to smaller more intimate boutique style hotels.

1 night Entebbe – 1 night Kibale – 2nts Queen Elizabeth NP – 1 night Ishasha – 2 nights Bwindi – 1 night Entebbe – 6 nights Zanzibar

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