21 DAY GARDEN ROUTE SA, RWANDA, UGANDA GORILLA & SAFARI TOUR, TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR

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This Incredible 3 Region/4 Countries Safaris And Tour Takes You 21 Days Including The Picturesque And Exciting Garden Route To Cape Town, South Africa On A Self Drive Odyssey.

Then Embarks On A Truly Unique And Memorable Experience Trekking The Rare Mountain Gorillas Of Bwindi And Beautiful Savannah Safaris Of Uganda.

Finally You Top Your Experience Off With The World Famous Northern Circuit Of Tanzania Visiting 4 National Parks Including The Serengeti And Ngorongoro Crater.

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DAY 1 – FLY FROM CAPE TOWN TO PORT ELIZABETH

After arriving on your Doha flight to Johannesburg, transfer to your Safari flight to Port Elizabeth at 6:45pm arriving at 8 pm.  Organised a complimentary airport transfer from your accommodation with Hallack Manor when booking.

DAY 2 – PICK UP CAR HIRE AND DRIVE TO ADDO NATIONAL PARK. DRIVE TO TSISTISKTSI FOR OVERNIGHT.

After breakfast get a complimentary hotel transfer back to Port Elizabeth airport and pick up your hire care from BIDVEST CAR RENTAL.  This is a one way rental you will drop off at the end of your trip at Cape Town Airport.

Drive to 1 hour to Addo National Park.  You can use your own vehicle in Addo, but make sure the conditions are dry enough for your vehicle.

$25 per person park entry fees and a good idea to hire a guide at $25 to join your car.  If conditions don’t suit your car join a guided 4WD tour for $35.  All information is on the Addo National Park website: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/tourism/get_there.php .

After your game viewing of this beautiful National Park, drive on to Tsitsikamma National Park.  Why not stop in at Jeffrey’s Bay on the way and check out where Australian surfer Mick Fanning had two shark encounters whilst surfing on the world tour.

DAY 3: TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK ACTVITIES. WORLD’S HIGHEST BUNGY BRIDGE JUMP. TRANSFER TO OUDSTHOORN

After breakfast head out and explore the many recreational activities in Tsitsikamma National Park http://www.tsitsikamma.info/ .  Leave time for your bungee at Bloukrans Bridge, the highest bridge bungee in the world.

DAY 4: EXPLORE THE OSTRICHES AND CANGO CAVES OF OUDSTHOORN. TRANSFER TO GANSBAAI.

After an early breakfast check out all the activities you can chose from at Ousdthoornhttp://www.oudtshoorn.com/default.php?ipkCat=47&sid=47 .  We recommend at a minimum an Ostrich Farm visit where you can try riding and Ostrich and the amazing Cango Caves.

After exploring this unique area drive on to Gansbaai in preparation for your thrilling Shark Cage tomorrow.

DAY 5: GANSBAAI SHARK CAGE DIVING. DRIVE TO CAPE TOWN

After a delicious breakfast, you will take part in a once in a lifetime experience of cage diving.  Gansbaai is also known as Shark Alley and you only have to go out 20 minutes from shore to find these powerful and intimidating creatures.  There are only 8 operators in Gansbaai and we recommend http://www.sharkwatchsa.com/en/home/ as a long established operator with a perfect safety record and great facilities.

 

After your cage dive drive on to the world famous Cape Town an take in the view of this picturesque world class and thriving city with Table Mountain as the backdrop.

DAY 6– TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CAPE TOWN NIGHTLIFE

After breakfast take a Cable Car ride up Table Mountain.  This is now officially a modern seventh wonder of the world.

 

Then it’s time to explore the cool bars and clubs of Cape Town.  Check this list out and see what suits you http://www.capetown.travel/visitors/see-do/night-life/must-do-nightlife-spots/50-of-the-best-clubs-and-bars-in-cape-town .

 

Don’t overdo it as tomorrow is your Wine Tour J  Nominate your designated driver.

DAY 7: DAY WINE TOUR AND WHALE WATHCING. DROP OF CAR AND CATCH YOUR DOMESTIC FLIGHT TO JOHANESSBURG TO CONTACT WITH YOUR 2AM KIGALI, RWANDA FLIGHT.

Wine Flies run the best value, most enjoyed and fun wine tours in Cape Town.  They have two tours to choose from and both are around $80.  We recommend the Wine and Whale watching option.  Check them out here:  http://wineflies.co.za/scheduled-tours/ .

After the tour get dropped back to your car at your hotel and head for the airport to catch your 7:50pm flight from Cape Town arriving in Johannesburg at 8:45pm.  Grab dinner, do some duty free shopping and take a rest as your Kigali, Rwandair flight leaves at 2:55am arriving Kigali at 6:45am.

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda!Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our knowledgeable experts who will brief you about your itinerary and our beautiful countries,

 

After proceed with breakfast at 08.00 am, and then later have a short briefing before proceeding on a Kigali City Tour Experience.You will visit the moving and highly memorable Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park (2.5 hours),

DAY 8 – GOLDEN MONKEY TREK VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK THEN TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA.

This morning, after a quick breakfast, you will participate in a unique adventure tracking the “Little Primates” of the Virunga, the Golden Monkey (CercopithecusKandti).The Golden Monkeys are now listed by the IUCN as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be part of a select group to spend an hour watching their playful activity.The trek always takes few hours in the morning.  Later after lunch you will be transferred to the Ugandan border and driven to the Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

DAY 9: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP

Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once in a life time experience and unforgettable adventure.  The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered Mountain Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about1hour. The activity can take 2-7 hours since the gorillas move up and down the mountains. This is an awesome and exciting moment.  En route you may be lucky to spot chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and so more

DAY 10: BATWA EXPERIENCE AND GAME DRIVE IN ISHASHA SECTOR

After an early breakfast check out and proceed for your Batwa Experience.  The Batwa are the original inhabitants of the forests of Bwindi and are thought to date back for than 5000 years in lineage.  Unfortunately in recent history they are no longer allowed to live in the forests of the National Park however they are active in reenacting their ancient and unique culture and forest skills.  Their small stature is thought to be an adaptation to living in the rainforest.

Later drive to Queen Elizabeth National Parkvia the South Eastern Sector called Ishashawhere will set out for the game drive and expect to see the rare tree climbing lions. The lions can be seen up on the fig trees however it’s not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Sometimes it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area in search for the tree climbing lions.  Ishasha and a group of lions in Tarangire National Park Tanzania are considered the only lions in Africa that spend a significant amount of time living in trees.  It’s a rare and interesting spectacle.

In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park.

DAY 11: QUEEN ELIZABETH TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After a delicious breakfast, you will go with your packed lunch for a game drive at Kasenyi area. In this area you will see various animals including Lions, hyenas, Buffalos, Uganda Kobs, maybe catch a shy Leopard and Elephants, as well as the elusive Forest Hog.  Later you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park en route you will see beautiful tea plantations where you will take good pictures with the unique landscape.

DAY 12 – GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After a healthy breakfast, you will carry a packed lunch with you and proceed to a game drive in Lake Mburo.  The park has a variety of animals such as the newly introduced giraffes, zebras, hippos, impala, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, leopards, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometers (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah National Parks.

DAY 13: FLIGHT TO ENTEBBE / DEPARTURE

This morning is a very early start as we pack and eat breakfast after a 5:30am check out in order to meet your flight from Entebbe on to your next adventure at Kilimanjaro, Arusha Tanzania.  Check in is at 10:30am and you will arrive at Kilimanjaro International at 1:50pm. On arrival in Kilimanjaro International airport you will be transferred to Arusha town.  Overnight at Venus Hotel on bed and basis.

DAY 14 - ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK: 12KMS/2HRS DRIVE

After breakfast depart for Tarangire, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population for game drive, with picnic lunch. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, and cheetahs and up to six thousand elephants. In the afternoon, you will continue to Sanguine Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight on full board basis.

DAY 15- TARANGIRE TO MANYARA NATIONAL PARK: 75KMS/1.5HRS DRIVE

After breakfast depart with picnic boxes to Lake Manyara national park for game drive. In this small but very beautiful park with dense forest you will have opportunity to see lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, dikdik, flamingos in the lake and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree climbing lions.

DAY 16 - LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (CENTRAL):205KMS/4.5HRS DRIVE

After breakfast you will drive to Central Serengeti for game drive with picnic lunch. In this area of the park you will have opportunity to see big prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, different antelopes and other wildlife. In the late afternoon you will drive to your camp for dinner and overnight

DAY 17 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (CENTRAL)

After breakfast you will depart with picnic boxes for a full day of game viewing in Serengeti national park. In this area of the park you will have opportunity to see big prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, different antelopes and other wildlife. In the late afternoon you will drive to your camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 18 - SERENGETITO NGORONGORO CRATER – KARATU: 170KMS/HRS DRIVE

After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of game drive. The crater has a good number of lions and cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black rhino.

DAY 19 - KARATU TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 220KMS/3.5HRS DRIVE

After breakfast depart with picnic boxes and drive to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home as per your flight details.  Those staying on to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro will be transferred back to Venus Hotel, Arusha.

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