Kaara Safari Adventures

16 Days|15 Nights UGANDA, KENYA & TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Tour Overview

A – Itinerary outline
B – Itinerary in details
C – Transport & Assistance
D – Quotation
E – General Conditions – Cancelations

Tour Overview

  • Day 1: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 2: Kibale NP to Queen NP
  • Day 3: Queen NP|Ishasha Sector
  • Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
  • Day 5: Full Day Gorilla tracking
  • Day 6: Bwindi to Lake Mburo NP
  • Day 7: Kampala (Covid test) Jinja
  • Day 8: White rafting|Arrive Jomo Kenyatta airport
  • Day 9: Sheldrick| Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve (Full Day)
  • Day 11: Masai Mara | Isebania border | Serengeti
  • Day 12: Serengeti National Park (Full Day)
  • Day 13: Serengeti| Ngorongoro Crater | Arusha
  • Day 14: Covid Test| Day at Leisure
  • Day 15: Transfer Kilimanjaro airport| Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1-7th June 2022: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park, Bigodi Swamp Walk

You will be picked up around 7: 30 am by our Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Kibale Forest National Park which will take around five and a half hours of drive.
Post Lunch you will be taken for Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary walk. This is a guided swamp walk that takes you closer seeing primates mostly monkeys, birds and butterflies. The wetland is a bird paradise with about 138 species and is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco.
This is a 2½ – 3 hour walk and is a must for bird lovers. The walk is almost as popular as the Kibale Forest Walk. You will need good walking shoes since part of the walk is sometimes muddy. Hopefully you will spot the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the Shoebill Stork. This is nothing to be missed. You will meet some of the primates here, even a chimpanzee at times. Other primate species include the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Also, Bushbucks and mongooses and many more can also be found here. There is also an abundance of butterflies. Bigodi Sanctuary is located outside the park in Magombe Swamp.
Dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided at:

Destination Kibale Forest National Park
Activities Game drive/Crater Lake trail
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

  • Day 2-8th June 2022: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
The Park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.
An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning around 6:30 am. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take around two and a half hours of drive. You will arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at:

Destination Queen Elizabeth National Park
Activities Game drive and Boat Cruise
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Bush Lodge/Elephant Hab Lodge

  • Day 3-9th June 2022: Game drive and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth NP, and transfer to Ishasha Sector

Your day will begin early by 6:30AM, the sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 4”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds.
You will finish your game drive and return back to the accommodation just in time for lunch. After your lunch you will go for a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.
After Boat Cruise transfer to Ishasha Sector for Dinner and Overnight at:

Destination Queen Elizabeth National Park/Ishasha Sector
Activities Game drive and Boat Cruise
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Enjojo Game Lodge

  • Day 4-10th June 2022: Game drive at Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early morning Game drive at Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions if you are lucky and then post Lunch transfer to Bwindi National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain-forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.
With a strenuous day ahead, you will check into your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day. Dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided at:
Destination Bwindi National Park
Activities Gorilla Habituation
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

  • Day 5-11th June 2022: Gorilla trekking and Batwa Cultural trail experience

The peak of Uganda Tour Safari is in Bwindi where we meet our cousins the Mountain Gorillas. We will have an early morning breakfast and move to the park headquarters to join other trackers at 7:45 am for a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 2-8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest. You will have one hour to stay with these intelligent, majestic, and gentle giants that share over 90% of their genetic material with humans. You will later return to you’ Lodge for evening
After a powerful breakfast with a packed lunch will, you will be transferred to the park starting point for briefing by the park rangers who will take you in a group of not more than 8 people per group as you journey into the amazing rain-forest. The charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park and of your Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari. The time taken to track these primates varies according to their movements and once sited, you will spend the whole to observe, spend time with and photograph these gentle, peaceful and shy gorillas. This safari in Uganda is a once in a lifetime unique, breathtaking, inspiring and memorable adventure and later return to you’ lodge. In the evening go for Batwa cultural experience, You will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride later return for
Destination Bwindi National Park
Activities Gorilla trekking
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

 

  • Day 6-12th June 2022: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP

After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 4-5 hours You will continue through the Savannah grasslands dotted with human homesteads, banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the Country, check in you’ lodge for some rest and later for an evening game drive through the park in search of plain game like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds. you will for a game drive in search of plain game like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds return to you’ lodge for dinner and overnight at:
Destination Lake Mburo National Park
Activities Game drive
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Rwakobo Rock Lodge

  • Day 7-13th June 2022: Transfer back to Kampala and connect to Jinja

After an early morning breakfast, depart with great memories of the moments spent at Lake Mburo NP, arriving in Kampala by the afternoon and we visit Test and Fly Laboratories for a Covid PCR test afterwards we connect to Jinja.
Destination Jinja City
Activities Transfer
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options 2Friends Hotel Jinja

  • Day 8-14th June 2022: White Water rafting and transfer back to Entebbe to fly to Nairobi

After breakfast we head for rafting begins at the Heavens by 09:00am with a comprehensive briefing and being fitted with the special rafting gear and is done on an 18 kilometre stretch of the Nile River. No prior experience of rafting is required. The first few rapids are of low grade (1, 2) to build the confidence of the participants before guiding them gradually into the more challenging grades.
A total of eight major rapids are rafted to maximize the adrenaline rush of this adventure. You will, after the rafting adventure, be treated to a barbecue lunch and drinks before setting off for a brief tour of the historical town of Jinja. You will go for a boat cruise to the source of the River Nile before driving back to Entebbe arriving late in the late evening. In-line with you’ flight time you will be dropped to the Entebbe Airport to fly to Nairobi, arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport where you will be met by our representative for a transfer to you’ Hotel for overnight
Destination Entebbe Airport
Activities White water Rafting and visit to the Source of the Nile
Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation options Best Western Meridian Hotel

  • Day 9-15th June 2022: Sheldrick Trust | Mara

After breakfast we will head to the Sheldrick Trust which opens at 11h00 for feeding. The Sheldrick Trust (Elephant orphanage) is a home to baby elephants whose parents either died through poaching or natural calamities. Here the babies are raised until the time they can defend themselves before being released to the national parks. Thereafter you will be taken to a city restaurant for lunch before departing for Masai Mara National reserve. Descend into the Great Rift Valley with views of Mt. Longonot and other escarpments on a clear morning with stops at the view point for photo shoot. Further drive through Narok town home to the Masai people and arrive Masai Mara late evening for dinner and overnight.

NB-After the start of the pandemic entrance to the Sheldrick require prior booking

Destination Nairobi, Kenya
Activities Sheldrick Trust & Masai Mara
Meal plan Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Mara West Camp

  • Day 10-16thJune 2022: Masai Mara National Reserve (Full Day)

This day is best planned between the clients and their safari guide, either choosing to do a half or full day game drive in search of more wildlife at the plains of Mara where they roam freely.
12h30: Lunch at a picnic site in the park| Camp or Lodge
Afternoon and evening game drive or leisure at the camp. Dinner and overnight at camp or Lodge.

NB-In order to be able to access Tanzania we recommend you doing the covid test on this morning at Masai Mara

NB- You can choose to take on a Balloon safari on this morning while at Masai Mara which flies the plains of Mara on this morning. For more details visit www.transworldsafaris.com and let us know to book you for the same.

Destination Masai Mara National Reserve
Activities Game drives
Meal plan Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Mara West Camp

  • Day 11-17th June 2022: Masai Mara| Isebania border| Serengeti National Park

Early morning breakfast at the camp and with packed lunches depart for Serengeti National Park. A drive that takes you to the border of Isebania where you will be met by our Tanzania safari guide, full briefing and after being assisted with travel formalities drive through the Northern part of Tanzania where farming and mining is mainly the source of income
12h30: Lunch at a picnic site on the way to Serengeti National Park
Afternoon and evening game drive at Serengeti in search of wildlife as you transfer to the camp located at central Serengeti arriving for dinner and overnight

Destination Serengeti National Park
Activities Game drives
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Baobab Lodge

  • Day 12-18th June 2022: Central Serengeti National Park (Full Day)

This day is best planned between the clients and their safari guide while at central Serengeti. Either choosing to do a half or full day game drives in search of more wildlife.
13hoo: Lunch at a picnic site| camp
Afternoon and evening game drives at the plains of Serengeti. Later on return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

NB-You can choose to do a balloon safari on this morning while at northern Serengeti. For more details on balloon safari visitwww.balloonsafaris.com

Destination Serengeti National Park
Activities Game drives
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options Baobab Lodge

  • Day 13-19th June 2022: Serengeti National Park| Ngorongoro Crater| Arusha

Early morning breakfast at the lodge and with packed lunches depart for Ngorongoro crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro crater- the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa. Here you will have an extensive game drive with an easy.
13h00: Lunch at a picnic site in the crater
Afternoon game drives as you ascend the crater and transfer to Arusha arriving on time for dinner and overnight.

Destination Ngorongoro Crater
Activities Game drives
Meal Plan Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation options African Tulip

  • Day 15-20th June 2022: Transfer Arusha airport| Flight Zanzibar | Transfer Zanzibar Beach

Breakfast at the lodge and wait to be picked from the hotel for a transfer to Arusha airport where you will catch your flight to Zanzibar (10h00|11h15). Arrive Zanzibar where you will be met by our representative for a transfer to your hotel, where you have own arrangements

Destination Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania
Activities Road Transfer
Meal Plan BO (Breakfast Only)
Accommodation options N|A

Comments:
• Please note that our itinerary is flexible and can be modified until it suits your needs and wishes.
• This is a quotation only. No reservations or arrangements have been confirmed on your behalf pending your authorization to proceed and the final itinerary is subject to availability.
• All prices quoted are current and are subject to change at any time due to cost increases such as Park Entry fees or Hotel| Airline rates increases that are beyond our control. As a result, Kaara Adventures Ltd reserves the right to re-quote on a quotation if confirmation of the itinerary is not received within 14 working days from date of quotation.

Transport & Assistance
Transport
Kaara Adventures Limited uses 6-seater Land Cruiser 4×4 or custom-made safari vehicles| vans for airport transfers and transport to and from safari. All are equipped with communication system VHS|BLU manned by professional English-speaking driver-guides.
Included in our vehicles: s
– Cooler box| Ice box
– Bottles of mineral water
– English speaking driver guide
– Guide Books
– Binoculars

Assistance
You will be assisted and transported by our expert guides who speak fluent English and are very familiar with the flora and Fauna, Culture and Geography of Tanzania Uganda Rwanda s& Kenya
D – Quotation – NETT Rates in US dollars
15 Days |14 Nights Tanzania and Uganda Wildlife Safari (2 persons-June 2022)
-Offer USD5,880 per person sharing.

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Prices $5,880

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Terms & Conditions – Cancellation fees
– To secure booking and to confirm the group, you have to send a deposit through our bank account.
-A Deposit of 50% is required at the time of confirmation and the balance at least 35 days before the tour begins.
The deposit may be forfeited in case of cancellations and amendments. Please refer to the conditions below
– All wire transfers payable to Kaara Adventures – (see F – Bank Details, below,)
-Visitors must settle personal bills in foreign exchange: US Dollars, Euro, and/or Sterling Pounds or local currency when sated so.

Cancellation & Amendment fees
35 days: prior to tour departure 30%
34 – 15 days: 30%
4 – No show: 100%

Tour Includes & Excludes

  • Arrival & departure transfers from Kilimanjaro and Entebbe airports, flight from Arusha to Zanzibar.
  • Transport to the national parks, park fees and game drives using 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Drivers| guides’ salaries or allowances.
  • English speaking, professional driver| guide.
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari.
  • Accommodation on safari as shown in the itinerary or their equivalent on Full Board.
  • Items of a personal nature, Olduvai George & Masai village entrance fees (Booked on request).
  • Alcoholic and bottled Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Passport visa, Balloon safari at Serengeti (Booked on request).
  • Traveler’s insurance, Covid test fee (USD65 Paid locally) Flight from Kilimanjaro to Entebbe
  • Tips and gratuities to driver| guides and porters atleast USD20-25pp P|Day.

Prices $5,880

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