Day 1 Depart Vancouver with KLM Dutch Airlines
Day 2 Arrive Amsterdam, overnight at Airport hotel
Day 3 Fly Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro Airpt.
Day 4 Drive from Kilimanjaro to Tarangire
Day 5 Tarangire National Park, game viewing.
Day 6 Morning drive to Ngorongoro, afternoon Game viewing.
Day 7 Ngorongoro crater tour.
Day 8 Morning drive to Serengeti National Park, afternoon game viewing.
Day 9 Full day game viewing in Serengeti
Day 10 Drive to Lake Manyara National Park via the Olduvai Gorge, afternoon game viewing.
Day 11 Drive to Arusha, fly to Zanzibar.
Day 12 Leisure day at our beach resort.
Day 13 Sightseeing Zanzibar
Day 14 Fly Zanzibar/Entebbe, Uganda
Day 15 All day drive, with sightseeing stops to Kabale. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 16 Boat tour of Lake Bunyonyi Lake.
Day 17 Early start for a day of Gorilla tracking
Day 18 Drive to Queen Elizabeth Park, game viewing.
Day 19 Optional early morning game viewing, boat trip on the Kazinga Chanel to the Congo border, viewing hippo and birdlife en route.
Day 20 Morning departure for Kibale rainforest,home to the largest population of primates in Africa.
Day 21 Trek to view Chimps, exotic birds are also plentiful.
Day 22 Full day drive to Murchison Falls National Park. with sightseeing and rest stops.
Day 23 Morning game viewing, afternoon boat ride to the falls and view elephants, hippos, crocodiles etc.
Day 23 Morning drive to Entebbe overnight flight to Amsterdam. Arrive Amsterdam 5:00 AM. We have reserved day rooms at an airport hotel until our Vancouver flight departs at 3:50 PM
Four star hotels in Entebbe and Zanzibar. Park accommodations in Tanzania will be at four star lodges owned by the Sopa Group (www.sopalodges.com) Accommodation in the Bwindi and Kabale Forest will be more basic, but clean and have hot water.
TANZANIA Tarangire National Park: In the dry season (AugustOctober) this park has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife of any East African park, particularly abundant are: zebras. Wildebeests, hartebeests, elephants, kudus, gazelles, giraffes, impalas, leopards and to a lesser extent rhino. The park is also famous for its baobab trees.
Ngorongoro: The Ngorongoro Conservation area covers 8300 sq km. The 20 km wide crater has abundant water attracts varied and abundant wildlife., particularly common are Elephants, gazelle, reedbucks, gazelle and zebras. The crater is particularly good for viewing lion and rhino. The local Maasii also have grazing rights here and can be seen grazing their cattle.
Serengeti: Perhaps Africa’s best known park. The vast treeless grasslands make game viewing particularly easy. Lion are particularly plentiful here. Here will perhaps be the best chance of seeing a “kill”.
Lake Manyara: Famous for its approx. 3 million flamingos, the area is also renown for it unique tree climbing lions. Hippos are also common.
Zanzibar: The old stone town a romantic blend of Arabian, Indian African and European architecture. The archipelago has some of Africas finest beaches; our resort is located on one of them.
UGANDA Kabale: A particularly beautiful area renown for its terraced mountains, forests, lakes and volcanoes
Lake Bunyoni: One of the worlds deepest lakes and one of its most scenic. Dotted with many islands the lake is famous for its crayfish and birdlife.
Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park: Aptly named the only access is by foot, gorilla tracking is truly a memorable experience. To protect the gorillas only twenty four visitors are allowed each day.
Queen Elizabeth Park: During Idi Amins misrule ivory poaching was rampant in this area, only now is the elephant population recovering, but the scenery and the 600 species of birds make the visit worth while
Kibale Forest Reserve: This tropical forest is home to the worlds largest chimp population; approx. 600. Our lodge overlooks the stunning Crater Lake and the Mountains of the Moon.
Murchison Falls park: While we will certainly see animals this park is not the best for game viewing. Its attraction is the 3 hour boat ride up the Nile (with crocodiles for company!) for close a up view the spectacular cataracts.
Your tour price includes:Return air fare from Vancouver with KLM Dutch Airlines
- 4 star accommodation. (Lodges in Bwindi and Kabale will be less sophisticated)
- Domestic travel by bus or plane as per itinerary
- Breakfast, lunch, (Some lunches will be picnic style dinner, daily
- Canadian escort plus an English speaking local guide
- Admissions to all national parks including Bwindi National Park ($700.00) and Kibale National Park (200.00).
- Treks, game viewing, sightseeing
- Tips and baggage handling
- All taxes and Airport fees, fuel surcharges and transfers
- Beverages, laundry, telephone calls and all items of a personal nature, travel insurance
As with all our tours, when our air and accommodation contracts are signed, in this case October 2009 we will be in a position to fix and guarantee the price of this tour and perhaps even lower the price! After this time there will however be no price increase regardless of any future fuel charges, in the unlikely event that fuel surcharges are lowered or eliminated a refund will be made.