After breakfast, we pick you up from Onomo and transfer you across the border from Rwanda to Uganda. Whilst today’s drive is around 5.5 hours long it is very scenic and you will get a sense of rural life in this part of the world. We will check you in immediately at Bohoma Haven Community Lodge and have lunch. After lunch we stretch your legs after the long drive and visit a nearby Batwa Community. The Batwa (Pygmies) are the original inhabitants of Bwindi and are thought to be around 5000 years of forest dwellers in Bwindi. Since the early 1990’s they are a displaced community and maintain their traditions and memories through cultural tours. Many people on this experience clearly remember an existence as a forest dweller in the area and they will amaze you with their traditions and bush skills. Their small stature is said to be an adaptation to rainforest living. After the very interesting and fun Batwa Experience, we will return you to your lodge for diner and overnight.
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trek
After breakfast drive to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Bwindi Park Headquarters. The early morning briefing starts at 8 am and hear the rangers will give you information on the trek, gorilla behavior, and rules. Then you head off into the Impenetrable Forest in search of these magnificent beasts. The advanced tracking group gives your guides an indication of where the gorillas were located last night, however, these creatures constantly move in search of food so the trek can take 2-6 hours in total. When you come across the Gorillas you will sense the excitement as you get to spend an hour with the troop you have come across. It is often described as one of the great natural animal encounters on the planet. There are only around 1000 Mountain Gorillas left in the world and Bwindi has almost 1/3 of them. After the trek, we return to your lodge for a freshen up and lunch before departing for the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 90 minutes away. At Ishasha we will have a game drive and we have also organized the local safari veterinarian and guide to tracking the famous tree-climbing lions for you. Midafternoon we will exit Ishasha and continue north in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight will be at Parkview Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trek
After an early breakfast at we head of to Kalunzi Forest Reserve where the rangers will give you a trek briefing before we head off to find our closest living relative. The Kalunzi Chimpanzees are considered extremely reliable with a trekking success rate of over 95%. In Uganda today, Efforts to actually conserve the chimpanzees are extensively acknowledged and well supported. Actually, The Jane Goodall Foundation has played a major role in the overall conservation of not only these Chimpanzees but the Gorillas as well found in Uganda. You will most likely finish around 11 am. From here we begin the 5-hour transfer back to Kigali arriving around 5 pm. Dinner and overnight will be at Onomo hotel.
Day 5: Arusha
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro international airport. You will be picked up at Kilimanjaro international airport and drive to Tulia hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Tarangire national park
After breakfast depart for Tarangire national park 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, cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. In the late afternoon, you will continue to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will continue to Serengeti for a game drive with a picnic lunch. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings will include pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Osinon camp.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in Central Serengeti National Park with early departures with early departure looking for active predators. All meals and overnight will be at Serengeti Osinon camp.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater
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, hyenas, jackals, and lots more. It is the best place to spot the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon, you will continue to Marera lodge for meals and overnight.
Dec 10: Departure
After breakfast drive to Arusha for lunch, then continue to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure.
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Since the beginning that Miguel Almeida Bruno was very careful programming our unforgettable trip! And he did make us to achieve the most sensational experiences lived with wild animals! We visit several national parks, as Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara, but the most experience of all was in Serengeti where we saw the Gnus migration! But nothing were the same if we didn't have Jeff as our guide! They were the best!!! Thank you all
Excellente agence locale
Cette agence locale nous a organisé 1 semaines de safari en Tanzanie
Travail sérieux et très bon rapport qualité prix
Nous avons eu 2 guides très gentils et très compétents qui ont su rechercher tous les animaux
Je recommande vivement cette agence
Planning: I chose Earthlife after looking at value for money and top service from 4 other safari companies. Angel helped with planning our itineraries. I appreciated her quick emails replies and being ready to answer our questions. This really helped seal in the decision to go with Earthlife.
We did 9 days safari and 5 days in Zanzibar.
We were met at the airport by our guide Joseph. The vehicle seemed a bit older than the ones were saw in pictures. Not sure why we were assigned this one. Sometimes the windows were hard to open and close. The vehicle though worked well and there was no mechanical issues during our trip.
We are a family with 2 young kids so having a guide who was great with kids was important. Joseph was superb and was able to carry on conversations and truly enjoyed being around my children. It made those long drive so enjoyable. So if you are traveling with kids, Joseph is your guide to request!
We visited Moshi, Tarangire, lake Maynara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Ndutu and Kataru areas. Joseph was knowledgable and really great with taking pictures. He was also a very safe driver. We saw all the big 5 and got some amazing pictures.
Along the way, Joseph stopped many times for souvenir shopping and to shop for Tanzanite.
We were happy with the lodges and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. Box lunches could have had more variety, but overall was O.K.
I would choose Earthlife again. You will get great experiences and guides.
It's like the most beautiful wildlife movies!
My dream was to visit the African safari, and this March I fulfilled it. For a long time, my friend and I were looking for the right company that would meet all our requirements, and Earthlife expedition won to the fullest. It met our time and financial requirements.
Our guide Paul was great! He picked us up at the airport and we became friends very quickly. The very first day we went to the Tarangire National Park, where he showed us all the beauty and showed us all possible and impossible animals and plants.Paul told us a lot of information about each species, for which I thank him very much! . Early in the morning we went to the Ngorongoro Crater and also to the Maasai village. The Maasai village is unreal. That life there is very interesting and I highly recommend a visit. The next stop was Ngorongoro, which we fell in love with immediately, and I have goosebumps whenever I remember a visit. The beauty, the peace, the wilderness all around. We were lucky and we
really saw all the animal species that live here. Even rhinos you don't always see (and we were lucky to see a rhino baby). It really is an INCREDIBLE and UNFORGETTABLE experience that I will be grateful to Earthlife Expedition and Paul for the rest of my life.
Of course, everything was all inclusive and the food in the national park at the table next to the car with the wine, where our name was printed ... it was also magical. :)
If you plan to visit Tanzanian safari, then only with Earthlife expedition:)
Best safari company in Tanzania
I cannot say enough great things about this company, which is locally owned and employs permanent guides (as opposed to many companies that only hire contractors). From the first messages with Angel and Deo, to saying goodbye to our incredible guide Paul, our trip was flawless. Response time was super fast, and they always allow guests to create a customized itinerary- a HUGE plus. The lodging/accommodations they recommended for us were absolutely stellar- beautiful bungalows and luxury tents, super clean, unique, and great food. They also made the trip very personal - it was our honeymoon and they told all the lodging staff so everyone congratulated us wherever we went. A very sweet touch :) Our guide Paul was absolutely one of the smartest guys we’ve ever met. Knew everything about the landscapes and animals and had a super keen sense for where to find all the wildlife (and we saw ALL the wildlife). He was so much fun and had incredible stories from his many years as a guide. We left gaining a dear new friend. If you go to Tanzania, absolutely use EarthLife Expeditions for your safari and ask for Paul to be your guide. You will not be disappointed!
Von A bis Z war unsere Safari gut organisiert und es wurde auf unsere Wünsche geachtet. Jeff war unser super Fahrer und Guide mit ausgezeichnetem Auge für die Tiere. Die Lodges sowie Preisleistung Verhältnisse waren gut bis sehr gut.. Schade dass man in den Park die Strassen nicht verlassen darf.
Inolvidable Viaje a Tanzania.
Qué experiencia! Éste fue nuestro primer safari, así que al planearlo sabíamos que queríamos ir a Serengeti.
Al buscar opciones de agencias, me decidí por Earthlife ya que es una empresa local que ha crecido gracias al esfuerzo y a la experiencia que tienen por haber trabajado siempre de guías.
Mi primer contacto por correo fue Caudence y ella nos recomendó un itinerario muy estándar que ya tienen que incluye Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti (norte y central), Ngorongoro y terminar en Zanzíbar en la playa. También nos inluyeron la visita de la tribu Hadzabe, que vale mucho la pena.
15 días antes de partir decidimos que queríamos incluir el Lago Natron a nuestro itinerario y sin problema Caudence nos adaptó el itinerario.
También es importante destacar que cuando dimos nuestro primer anticipo del costo del viaje fue antes de que se viniera el grave problema de la pandemia por covid19 por lo que inmediatamente fueron flexibles todo el tiempo en no cobrarnos los siguientes pagos hasta no estar seguros de que realizaríamos el viaje en las fechas estipuladas. Inclusive nos dieron la opción de posponerlo.
A final de cuentas fuimos en septiembre, según los planes originales y desde el momento en que Moison, nuestro guía nos recogió en el aeropuerto hasta nuestros regreso a casa siempre nos sentimos seguros acompañados por él.
Moison resultó todo un experto para localizar animales y podemos presumir que pudimos ver a los BIG 5 así como el cruce de la migración en el lago Natron.
El vehículo 4x4 se portó a la altura y aunque tuvimos un momento tenso donde se apagó en medio de la nada, no pasó a ser más que una anécdota más ya que se resolvió rápido.
Los alojamientos y las comidas muy buenas, salvo los lunch boxes que nos daban que creo es un punto a mejorar.
No dudaría en hacer mi reservación con Earthlife para su aventura, la inversión contra lo que recibes es excelente.
Wow wow wow! What an incredible 12 days!
We had a truly incredible experience with Earthlife Expeditions, visiting Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorogoro and Zanzibar! Moisin was the most amazing guide and truly made our Safari special. Fun, professional, friendly - his expertise and knowledge of the animals and parks meant we caught some amazing moments on camera, including a 200 strong elephant migration! His definition to finding the animals was second to none too! It was a very special moment to visit Tanzania as we often had the whole parks to ourselves! The lodges were stunning and Angel put together the perfect itinerary for us. Overall we would not hesitate to book with Earthlife & Moisin and want to thank them for one of the best weeks of our lives - we were so well looked after! We hope to meet again
My wife and I went on our honeymoon in Tanzania, first an 8 day safari with Earthlife and then 5 days in Zanzibar, basically because no where else would let US citizens into their country.
I chose Earthlife because it's a local operator, and one of the most reputable in the biz. I worked with Caudence on our itinerary for 2 months getting it just right. Earthlife is definitely the way to go in terms of service and quality. During the trip our guide Jeff worked to get our tickets from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam worked out... something that had nothing to do with Earthlife and they were only able to do because the owner had a relationship with the owner of the airline. Earthlife makes things happen.
Speaking of Jeff, he was an incredible guide! He was tireless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, positive, and funny. He was often first to the scene of awesome sights and he'd go the extra mile - one time we were headed back to camp and he heard there was a rhino on the radio and we went back like an hour just to try to see this one rhino and round out the big 5 (they're pretty rare here). You need to request Jeff.
Tanzania is gorgeous and now is the time to see it. Every game park is like your personal wildlife paradise. The people are very kind and unobtrusive. They've been suffering from the Covid economy and you're going to get awesome rates and personalized service. Jeff said the number of vehicles is about 10% of normal. It's like going to disneyland some random mid week vs the saturday before Christmas. The risk of getting Covid is nil from the locals. (Obvi you need to get tested before you come to protect them).
Earthlife and Jeff, remember the names!