7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration

7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari – Hail Tours

This 7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari includes the indescribable gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and wildebeest migration experience in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Travelers will venture into two countries-Uganda and Tanzania, while ticking off their best highlights-gorilla trekking and wildebeest migration safaris.

7 days is enough to experience two of the World’s top unforgettable wildlife experiences- watching millions of wildebeests accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate across the unfenced borders of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

In addition to tracking and watching the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania is where the wildebeests, zebras and gazelles annually start their long journey into Kenya’s Masai Mara and this always follows rain patterns and pasture growth as it is not a pleasure journey but a search for food and water.

However, it is a spectacle to watch during Hail Tours’ safaris as we make it possible for our visitors to watch this pattern.

For mountain gorilla trekking, Bwindi is one of the four only National Parks offering the experience in the whole World. First, it has the highest concentration of mountain gorillas and secondly, it shelters the highest number of habituated gorilla families.

Highlights of the 7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Enjoy game drives through Serengeti National Park.
  • Track the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Spend time with the local communities around Bwindi (Batwa) and Serengeti (Masai).

7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Day 2: Road trip to Serengeti National Park with endless views of sweeping plains.
  • Day 3: Game Drive through Serengeti with wildebeest migration experience and Masai community visit.
  • Day 4: Drive back to Arusha, flight to Entebbe International Airport, Uganda.
  • Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south-western Uganda for gorilla trek.
  • Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla trekking adventure and Batwa Community visit.
  • Day 7: Entebbe (Departure)

Detailed itinerary for the 7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to Arusha! Depending on when you get into Tanzania (via Arusha) or how tired you are after the flight, you will either spend the day relaxing at the Hotel or take some time to hit the tourism Capital of Tanzania and explore.

Tanzanite experience MuseumSome of the unmissable tourist activities to enjoy here are tours of the Cultural Heritage Center, canoeing on Momella Lakes, touring the awe-inspiring Tanzanite experience Museum, tour the beautiful Lake Duluti, visit the National Natural History Museum (also known as Old Boma Museum), visit the Meserani Snake Park, to mention but a few.

Our private Hail Tours guide will offer assistance in selecting/recommending what attractions to choose for this day.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Gran Melia Arusha or Four Points by Sheraton Arusha.
  • Moderate: Green Mountain Hotel or Mvuli Hotels Arusha
  • Budget: Mrimba Palm Hotel or Natron Palace Hotel-Arusha.

Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 2: Road trip to Serengeti National Park with endless views of sweeping plains

After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Arusha Town and take a road trip about 7 hours northwest to the Northern circuit, the tourist hub of Tanzania, where the country’s world-class safari destinations including Serengeti National Park are found.

The journey will be one of the most exciting as you take in jaw-dropping views of sweeping savannah plains along the way.

Be at the Park around lunchtime but as you drive to your booked Camp/Safari Lodge, let your game viewing experience officially start as you sight lots of wildebeests, elephants, Kobs, Cape buffaloes, impalas, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, warthogs, bushbucks, lions, yellow baboons, giant elands, cheetahs, zebras, lions, cheetahs, leopards, duikers, zebras and gazelles among others.

Save your energy for tomorrow by relaxing at the Lodge as you enjoy spectacular views.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Mbalageti Serengeti.
  • Midrange: Serengeti Acacia Camp or Serengeti Kati Kati Camp.
  • Basic: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Nyikani Camp Central Serengeti.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Travel time: 7 hours.

Day 3: Game Drive through Serengeti with wildebeest migration experience and Masai community visit

Today, you will enjoy a wildebeest migration game drive through Serengeti National Park. Hop into the safari vehicle and head out into the wilderness.

Animals in Serengeti
Animals in Serengeti

Just have your camera ready to capture the sights of millions of wildebeests and zebras as well as gazelles prepare or migrate across the sweeping plains of Serengeti National Park. Since this Park is where these angulates begin their journey, there is always something to see, at any time of the year.

While driving through the Park, the sights of Elephants, lions, buffaloes, cheetahs, leopards, impalas, warthogs, Roan antelopes, Kobs, lesser kudus, Topis, Defassa waterbucks, greater kudus, giant elands, yellow baboons, serval cats and others will simply be irresistible.

The highlight of your day is finally being treated to awe-inspiring views of the wildebeest migration accompanied by zebras and gazelles into the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Mbalageti Serengeti.
  • Midrange: Serengeti Acacia Camp or Serengeti Kati Kati Camp.
  • Basic: Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Nyikani Camp Central Serengeti.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Drive back to Arusha, flight to Entebbe International Airport, Uganda

After breakfast, it’s time to bid a sad farewell to Serengeti National Park but this will mark the beginning of something greater and more exciting. Make your way up to Arusha International Airport. Have Lunch en-route and on getting to the Airport, catch an afternoon flight to Entebbe International Airport.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Hotel No. 5 or Protea Hotel Entebbe.
  • Moderate: Boma Guesthouse.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: The 8-hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south-western Uganda for gorilla trek

Have breakfast and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and make a stop at the Equator crossing along Masaka-Mbarara Highway for photography, leg stretching, coffee and snacks.

Continue with the drive and stop at Igongo Cultural Center to refuel your body with a traditional meal. The drive to Bwindi continues with more and more views along the way and arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Overnight;

  • Luxury: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Bwindi Lodge.
  • Midrange: Mahogany Springs or Silverback Lodge.
  • Basic: Ride 4 a woman Cottages.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla trekking adventure and Batwa Community visit

Early in the morning, after your breakfast, your private guide will pick you up at your Safari Lodge and transfer to the Park Headquarters for briefing.

7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest MigrationGo through the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking, provided by the Park Warden. After this informative briefing, take the next 1- 6 hours tracking the Giant Apes and another one hour observing and photographing them as they go about their daily activities.

Given the fact that Bwindi is biologically rich, you will come across lots of birds and animals in the process of tracking. You will have Lunch at the Lodge, then rest and in the evening visit the Batwa pygmy community to learn about their extraordinary cultures and traditions.

Overnight;

  • Luxury: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Bwindi Lodge.
  • Midrange: Mahogany Springs or Silverback Lodge.
  • Basic: Ride 4 a woman Cottages.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Entebbe (Departure)

Today we say goodbye to the jungles and to Uganda after this once in a lifetime gorilla trekking experience. Your private safari driver will meet you at the Lodge and drove you to Entebbe International Airport or Kampala City.

Meal Plan: Breakfast.

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Batwa people
Batwa people

7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari Inclusions;

  • Gorilla permit.
  • Entry fees for the Parks and other tourist sites where applicable.
  • Game drives in Serengeti.
  • Bottled water.
  • Cultural tours.
  • Relevant government taxes and levies.
  • Road trips to the Parks and back to the Airports.
  • 6 nights’ accommodation.
  • Meals per the itinerary meal plan.
  • Airport transfers (for the last day of the trip).
  • Services of a private Hails Tours’ guide.

7 Days Gorilla Trek and Wildebeest Migration Safari Exclusions;

  • Domestic of International flights.
  • Personal expenses like laundry fees, cigarettes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, telephone bills, tipping and insurance.
  • Optional activities that aren’t included on the itinerary.

 

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