Uganda Gorillas and Serengeti Safari


Uganda Gorilla Experience & Serengeti Safari: 10-Day Wilderness Journey

Uganda Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

DURATION

10 Days 9 Nights

STYLE

Gorilla / safari

PRICE GUIDE

$ 0000 Per Person

Experience our remarkable 10-day adventure exploring the stunning landscapes of Uganda and Tanzania with our Gorillas and Serengeti Safari. Encounter the majestic gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and witness the vast plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. This safari ensures an unforgettable journey is filled with exciting wildlife encounters and scenic beauty.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

. Gorilla permits

. Guided Community ages walk

. Flights as indicated in the itinerary

• All meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary

•Emergency medical evacuation and laundry services

•All ground transportation in a private 4x4 land cruiser

•All activities as indicated in the itinerary

•All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

•English-speaking Experienced Safari guide

•Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Safari Notes

Accommodation: Although the itinerary price is based on the suggested accommodation, Mond Safaris offers fully customizable trips. Our specialists can assist you in choosing the accommodation option that aligns best with your preferences and budget.


What to Carry for this 10-Day Safari in Tanzania and Uganda

  • Yellow Fever Certificate: Required for entry into Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Raincoat and Sweater: To stay warm during chilly mornings.
  • Cap and Sunglasses: To protect your head and eyes from the sun.
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes or Boots and Socks: Essential for gorilla trekking
  • Lightweight and Breathable Clothes: For comfort in varying temperatures during your safari.
  • Insect Repellent: To prevent insect bites and ensure a comfortable experience.
  • Camera: Bring one with excellent focus, a strong battery, and ample memory for capturing wildlife and scenery.
  • Long sleeved shirt and pant to use during gorilla trekking
  • A pair of long stockings to tuck in your pant during gorilla trekking



What to Expect Throughout This Safari


  • Expert Guides: Benefit from knowledgeable guides who will lead you throughout your safari.
  • 9 nights staying in luxury and comfortable accommodation
  • Weather Changes: Expect various weather conditions, from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring appropriate clothing to stay comfortable.
  • Expect coming face to face with these amazing mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park
  • Morning Routine: On some days, we will wake up around 5:45 AM, have breakfast at 6:00 AM, and then begin the day's activities.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe wildlife in Tanzania and mountain gorillas in Bwindi
  • Game Drives: Enjoy thrilling game drives through Serengeti National Park, offering opportunities to observe wildlife up close and create lasting memories.


Gorilla trekking rule: One has to be 15 years and above to trek gorillas



Guest Details

Uganda Gorillas and Serengeti safari

DAY 1

Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda

DAY 2-4 

Bwindi Impenetrable National park

DAY 5

Fly back to Entebbe then to Arusha in Tanzania

DAY 6-7

Serengeti National Park


DAY 8

Transfer to Ngorongoro

DAY 9

Explore Ngorongoro and Return to Arusha

DAY 10

Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda

Upon your arrival in Entebbe, Uganda, the Mond Safaris team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation in Entebbe. Take this time to relax and unwind from your journey, preparing for the exciting safari adventure that awaits you tomorrow.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation : Hotel No 5

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Hotel Highlights


  • Boutique hotel featuring 10 luxurious rooms
  • Conveniently located just a stone's throw away from Lake Victoria.
  • Offers a tranquil suburban retreat amidst the bustling city of Entebbe
  • Guests can enjoy access to a swimming pool and spa facilities.
Hotel No.5 Overview


If you're seeking a comfortable haven in Entebbe to unwind and rejuvenate after a long-haul flight, Hotel No.5 is an excellent choice. Tucked away in the tranquil leafy suburbs of Entebbe, this boutique hotel offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with exquisitely designed rooms and impeccable service. The luxurious accommodations are nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, with the focal point being the inviting swimming pool. Featuring a total of 10 rooms, each boasts well-appointed ensuite bathrooms, private verandas, and air conditioning for utmost comfort. Additionally, the hotel amenities include a gym, a spa and wellness center, inviting lounge and dining facilities, and a friendly bar. Situated in a serene locale, Hotel No.5 ensures a peaceful retreat for guests after a lengthy journey. For those eager to explore Entebbe's attractions, the hotel concierge can arrange day trips to Mabamba Swamps for a chance to spot the elusive shoebill, or visits to the Wildlife Conservation Centre.



Day 2-4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On Day 2, you will be taken back to the airport and take a domestic flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will prepare for your upcoming gorilla trekking experience. Once you arrive in Bwindi, While awaiting your trekking adventure the next day, you can choose to partake in a community tour to explore the local surroundings.


Day 3 & 4, start your day and prepare for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have breakfast around 6:00 am and be at the tracking center at 07:00 a.m. You will receive a briefing on the dos and don'ts of gorilla trekking. Subsequently, you will be divided into groups of a maximum of 6 individuals to visit a gorilla family. Accompanied by experienced guides and armed rangers, you will embark on a search for mountain gorillas through dense forests. Upon encountering the gorilla family, you will have the opportunity to spend an hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The duration of the trek can vary from 1 hour to 6 hours depending on the gorillas' location. Afterward, you will return to the starting point to receive a gorilla trekking certificate as proof of your experience in Uganda before returning to your lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Bwindi lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • 9 luxury cottages with large ensuite bathrooms and views of the forest
  • A stunning lounge area with panoramic views, glass windows, and a cozy fireplace
  • Humula Forest Spa offering a variety of treatments and massages
  • All meals and drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, are included
  • Bwindi Lodge supports local projects such as the Bwindi Bar and the Tea Project.


Bwindi Lodge Overview

Bwindi Lodge is one of our top picks in Uganda, offering a luxurious experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Situated just minutes away from the gorilla headquarters, the lodge provides breathtaking views of the forest from every angle. The main area features a modern fireplace, comfortable seating, and large glass windows overlooking the lush greenery. The lodge offers 9 cottages, each with spacious bathrooms, a private outdoor veranda, and personalized butler service. In addition to gorilla trekking, guests can enjoy the Humula Forest Spa or visit local attractions such as the Bwindi Bar and the Tea Project, which are supported by the Volcanoes Portfolio and Bwindi Lodge

Day 5: Fly to Entebbe then to Tanzania

In the morning, your guide will drive to the Bwindi airstrip for a domestic flight to Entebbe and connect to a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

On your arrival, Mond Safaris representative will transfer you to a hotel in Arusha for relaxation as you wait to start your Tanzania wildlife safari adventure.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 6- 7: Serengeti National Park

On day 6 in the morning, Fly to Serengeti National Park, renowned for its abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 animals. Start on thrilling game drives to witness the wonders of the Serengeti.


On day 7, continue your exploration of Serengeti National Park with full-day game drives, seeking out iconic African wildlife in their natural habitat.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 8: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Start the day with an early morning game drive across the expansive plains of Serengeti. Afterward, you will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater

area, which is jointly managed by local communities and the government. Here, witness the unique coexistence of indigenous Masai

people and wildlife, as locals graze their cattle alongside wild animals.


Along the way, catch glimpses of Masai culture through their traditional attire, cuisine, and housing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 9: Half Day Exploration in Ngorongoro and return to Arusha

Spend the morning exploring the wonders of Ngorongoro, including its famous Crater descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a memorable crater tour. You will witness diverse wildlife including elephants, rhinoceros, and flamingoes. Here, you will encounter diverse vegetation and landscapes, ranging from lush forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants to vast open plains where lions, rhinos, warthogs, impalas, crocodiles, and hippos roaming freely., before returning to Arusha for an overnight stay.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha

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Hotel Highlights

  • Designed camping grounds just close to Bwindi Forest.
  • Well stocked bar and restaurant with a wonderful staff that prepares both international and local cuisines.
  • Art and Craft shop that is fully stocked with wood sculptures, woven bags, baskets and local fabrics.
  • Full night entertainment with dance and drama.
  • The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about 4 beds that will favor all groups of tourists.


The Buhoma Community Bandas is one of the most affordable safari lodges in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You can enjoy a pleasant stay while waiting for your gorilla trek in the wild jungles.

Tourist activities around Buhoma

  • Take time and venture in Buhoma community village and experience great activities such as banana brewing, cultural dances as well as singing.
  • The community is blessed with beautiful attractions such as butterfly viewing, handicraft sites; bird watching along with Orphan support projects.
  • See some chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, concluding your unforgettable Gorillas and Serengeti Safari adventure.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What is Not Included

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests if needed

International flight

We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance

Any premium brands and drinks not included

Activities not part of the described program.

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, cigarette etc

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About

What is the currency used in Uganda?

The currency used in Uganda is called the Ugandan shilling (Ush or UGX). US dollars are also widely accepted. There aren't many ATMs in Uganda, and while some major hotels accept credit cards, they often add a 5-10% surcharge. It's best not to rely solely on credit cards; it's good to have cash as a backup.

What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Uganda?

In Uganda, you should try luwombo, which is a local stew made with beef, chicken, or fish, mixed with vegetables and steamed in a plantain leaf. These stews are typically served with rice, chapati, ugali (a stiff maize porridge), or matoke (a mash of steamed green bananas). Many dishes in Uganda are cooked with a groundnut sauce.


Most camps, hotels, and lodges offer an international menu as well.

Where can I find the latest travel advice for Uganda?

For the most recent travel advice for Uganda, including information on entry requirements, health recommendations, and the current safety situation, please visit the website of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Uganda is generally during the dry seasons, which occur from December to February and from June to August. During these periods, the weather is typically warm and sunny, making it ideal for wildlife viewing and outdoor activities such as gorilla trekking and hiking. The dry seasons also offer better road conditions for traveling around the country. However, it's worth noting that Uganda's climate can vary depending on the region, so it's advisable to check specific weather patterns for the areas you plan to visit. Additionally, if you're interested in seeing certain wildlife, such as migratory birds or certain animal behaviors, it's best to research the optimal time for those experiences. Overall, visiting Uganda during the dry seasons provides the most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.

Cost of Uganda Safari

The cost of a Uganda safari varies based on duration, accommodations, and activities. Mond Safaris Uganda offers customizable packages to suit your budget while ensuring an exceptional experience

Where to go?

Uganda boasts abundant natural wonders and stunning landscapes, renowned for its diverse wildlife, from primates to big cats, elephants, and rare bird species. If you're considering a safari tour in Uganda, don't miss these top destinations

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22. May, 2022
Super amazing My 3 days safari to Bwindi Impenetrable with mond safaris was really amazing, Gorillas trekking is the best activity I have ever done and it's really awesome, I would really recommend any traveler out there to go for Mountain Gorilla trekking with mond safaris, it's really fun.
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16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
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Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
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