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DAY 01:– Depart Flight London – Kampala

 Depart from London Heathrow Airport on your scheduled flight to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

Complimentary Meals are provided on the flight which is at the discretion of the airline.


DAY 02:– Arrive Entebbe – Kampala

 Welcome to Uganda!  On arrival at Entebbe International airport, follow the signs for passport control/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect your luggage and follow exit sign.

Watch out for our representative, who will be holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it. You will be welcomed & greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Rest of day free time at leisure or explore the city on your own.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Dinner                                                      Overnight: Kampala


DAY 03:- Kampala – City tour

This morning after breakfast, we proceed for city tour of Kampala bustling capital city, of Uganda built over seven hills. We visit

  • Kasubi tomb – a UNESCO world heritage site, where four former Kabakas (kings) of the Buganda tribe are buried, Uganda museum,
  • Namirembe Cathedral – the biggest in East Africa, the congregation is called to worship by the beating of drums
  • Bha’i Temple – the only one of its kind in Africa, is open to all and can seen from miles around
  • Wamala tombs- Kabaka Ssuna’s Resting Place, the tombs are the burial site of Ssekabaka II, the 29th king of Buganda.
  • Hindu temple – Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal temple, the oldest temple in Kampala.
  • African craft market – a place where carvings can be bought, baskets, weaving, fabrics, t-shirts and much more.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                Overnight: Kampala


DAY 04:– Kampala- Murchison Falls – Boat cruise   

After breakfast we will have an early departure from our Hotel with our guide to Murchison Falls National Park.

En-route we will stop for lunch at Masindi then proceed to the see the magnificent Murchison falls.

Continue through the park stopping at the top of the Murchison falls, you are treated to the breath taking sight of the falls. About 300 – 400 cubic meters per second of Nile waters force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight and incredible picture moments are enjoyed here.

Afterwards we proceed to board the 2:30pm Launch Cruise on the Nile River (Victoria Nile). This relaxing ride of about 3 hours, treats you to such beautiful and a variety of wildlife sightings. There are also lots of water animals like the hippos and Nile crocodiles, lots of other animals come to the river to drink water, cool off the scorching heat and for others to feed on the fresh grass along the river banks.

Expect spotting of elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and a cocktail of bird species including among others kingfisher, herons, and fish eagles. The ride also takes you to the base of the Murchison Falls National Park for yet another angle to savour these beautiful falls.

Later at about 5:30pm, drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                        Overnight:  Parai Lodge


DAY 05:- Game drive – Murchison Falls – Kampala  

After early morning breakfast, our driver picks you up, along with a game ranger ready for a game drive by 7:00am. Early morning is a great time to catch the early risers, nocturnal and the hunters before returning to their hideouts.

The Nile River bisects the park into the northern and southern sections. The northern side has a higher concentration of game than the southern side. If your accommodation is on the southern side you will drive to the ferry crossing to get to the northern side. You explore the major game trails especially around Paraaand expect great and beautiful wildlife spotting including giraffes, lions, elephants, spotted hyenas, warthogs, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s Hartebeests, waterbucks, leopards and among others.

At about 11:00am you return to the hotel and check out, then drive to Masindi town for lunch.

The drive through the beautiful country side; continue to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola to view the white rhinos for 2 hours and later proceed for Kampala.

Travel time: 6 hours’ drive (Murchison to Kampala)

On arrival transfer and check into our hotel, rest of the day free time at leisure.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                    Overnight: Kampala


 DAY 06:- Kampala – Jinja – Sezibwa Falls – Mbale

After early breakfast, check out hotel and drive on towards Jinja highway which will lead us to our first stop being at the Historical Sezibwa water falls which are approximately 32 kilometres east of Kampala city in Mukono District.

The falls are about seven meters high and with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water which forms beautiful scenery. This is complemented by the natural vegetation cover and the undulating and steep rocks over which the waters fall.

The site has several bird species which present a wonderful opportunity for birding activities.

We continue to the Mabira forest for 2 hours where we have a forest walk. Mabira forest is a habitat to over 300 bird species and many Ugandan primates. The forest is great, it is still natural and the nature walk is just amazing. You will walk for over an hour under tree canopies without spotting the sky. There are very many primates that you will see on the way, beautiful forest birds and great temperatures.

Afternoon session: Visiting the Source of the Nile.

Afterward proceed to Jinja, on the way you will see the sugarcane plantations and tea estates located in Lugazi that offer extremely magnificent scenic beauty. Lunch will be served at Jinja Sailing club, after lunch transfer to visit the source of the Nile and here you have the opportunity to take a boat to the real source of Africa’s seven wonders.

Return later proceed to Mbale for Overnight.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                      Overnight:  Mbale Hotel


DAY 7:– Mbale – Coffee Tour – Sipi Falls

Today after breakfast at the hotel, transfer for a coffee tour, trace the story of coffee from seed to cup. Arabica Coffee is some of the finest in the world. Meet local farmers to tour their plantation and learn about the lifecycle of the crop and their role in the process.

Visit and tour the local processing plant to see the selected green beans before shipment. Finally learn the traditional art of roasting your own coffee and enjoy your own cup.

This afternoon you will visit Sipi falls which is a series of three waterfalls in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of Sironko and Mbale.

Hikes around the falls offer stunning views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mt. Elgon.

Later proceed to see and visit your home left years ago.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                      Overnight:  Mbale Hotel


DAY 8:– Mbale – Kampala 

Today after breakfast you will check out of the Hotel and travel back to Kampala, you will have Lunch in Jinja town (at own cost) and then proceed to Kampala for a relaxed evening.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                         Overnight: Kampala 


 DAY 9:- Flight – Entebbe – Kilimanjaro       

After breakfast transfer to Entebbe International airport to board your flight for Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

After check-in procedure, proceed to departure lounge to clear security and Duty Free shopping. Please be at the departure gate 45 minutes prior to flight departure to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Your flight includes complimentary meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey provided at the discretion of the airline.

Welcome to Tanzania!  Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, clear immigration formalities, collect your luggage and follow exit sign.

Watch out for our guide who will be holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ written on it.

You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide, who will guide you to our coach and transfer you to the Hotel – a welcoming hotel with a refreshing pool in landscaped grounds and views of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.

The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and get ready for the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead.

In the evening have Indian dinner at the restaurant in the hotel.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner                                                                  Overnight: Arusha Hotel


DAY 10:– Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we board our 4×4 safari vehicles and travel to beautiful Tarangire National Park. Stop off for lunch before a thrilling afternoon game drive in the Park in search of elephant, rhino, zebra, wildebeest and more. Be sure to photograph the strange Baobab Trees, before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

This evening is free to relax and enjoy dinner and the facilities at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                    Overnight: Tarangire Lodge.


DAY 11:– Tarangire – Lake Manyara – Game drive – Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast we proceed for morning game drive in Tarangire, and then head for Lake Manyara view point Picnic lunch at the entrance of Ngorongoro Conversation area after which stop at the view point of crater rim which is 610 meters dip, continue to The Serengeti National Park.  Your lodge for the next two nights has thatched rondavel rooms that mimic an African village and is set on a ridge offering panoramic views across the savannah.

This evening is free to relax and enjoy dinner and the facilities at the lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                    Overnight: Serengeti -Serengeti Lodge


DAY 12:-Serengeti National Park – Safari

Today after breakfast, head out for morning and afternoon game drives in search of the park’s abundant wildlife. The Serengeti has a variety of habitats that are home to the Big 5, cheetah, zebra, giraffe and more. Return to your lodge in between drives for hot lunch, relaxation and maybe a siesta!

This evening is free to relax and enjoy dinner and the facilities at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                    Overnight: Serengeti – Melia Serengeti Lodge


DAY 13:-  Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we proceed for game drives and leave behind the rolling plains of the Serengeti and head for the Ngorongoro Crater. Perched on the rim, your hotel takes full advantage of the scenic splendour of the crater below. En route, we will stop at the Olduvai Gorge, which is famously where paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered some of the earliest remains of mankind. We will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch midway.

This evening is free to relax and enjoy dinner and the facilities at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                    Overnight: Ngorongoro


Day 14:- Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

Today after breakfast, you will have one of the life changing experiences as you descend down to Ngorongoro crater. Learn more about nature in one enclosed basin where predators and preys fights for survival. This is regarded as the UNESCO world heritage site and the “8th wonder of the world”. Its your time to see one of the world wonders in the largest caldera of the world.

After visiting the Ngorongoro crate, we drive to Arusha for our overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                    Overnight: Arusha


Day 15:- Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro – Flight to Zanzibar Island

After breakfast we depart for Kilimanjaro International Airport to board your flight to the spice island of Zanzibar.

Depart for Zanzibar

Complimentary meals, provided on the flight are at the discretion of the airline.

Upon arrival at Kisauni International Airport Zanzibar, collect your luggage and follow exit sign.

Watch out for our guide who will be holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ written on it. You will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide, we board our coach drive to the pristine beaches of the east coast where you will stay at the lovely Blue Bay Beach resort – the ideal spot for unwinding after your adventures on safari.

Note: Zanzibar – You’ll have to pay USD$1 per person per night Infrastructure tax directly to the hotel upon arrival.

In the evening enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                              Overnight: Zanzibar


Day 16:– Relaxation and experience Zanzibar

This morning after breakfast free time at leisure, enjoying relaxing, walk on the beach or swimming etc.

In the evening enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                              Overnight: Zanzibar


Day 17:– Zanzibar – City tour – Spice plantation

This morning after breakfast, we proceed for half a day sightseeing tour of Zanzibar. While you wonder around the city, your guide will take you on a historical and cultural journey through the Main City market, Darajani market place, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the Sultan’s Palace Museum.

Later proceed to visit the Spice Plantation (shamba) where you will have the opportunity to see spices like cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations. Other tropical fruits such as jackfruit, custard, apple, rambutan, carambola can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore you will see plants like the henna bush, lipstick tree and lemongrass during the exotic spice tour.

You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges.

In the afternoon return to your hotel. Rest of the day free time at leisure.

In the evening enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                              Overnight: Zanzibar


Day 18:– Flight – London Heathrow

Today after breakfast free time at leisure, enjoying relaxing, walk on the beach or swimming etc.

Late evening we will be transferred to Kisauni International Airport Zanzibar to board your flight for London Heathrow Airport .

Complimentary Meals are provided on the flight which is at the discretion of the airline.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   


Day 19: – Arrival London

Welcome to England. On arrival at London Heathrow Airport terminal, follow signs for arrival/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect baggage and follow sign for exit.

Note:

  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the morning, you will arrive in U.K. on the same day.
  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the afternoon / evening, you will arrive in U.K. on the next day.

** Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful holiday. **

Highlights

Kampala (4 Nights):

 

  • City tour
  • Jinja, Sezibwa Falls,
  • Ripon falls, Boat cruise

 

Mbale (2 Nights)

 

  • Mbale, Coffee plantation
  • Visit Friends & Family School & Home

 

Murchison Falls (1 Night):

 

  • Scenic Drive
  • Murchison Falls
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise

Tanzania Safari

  • Arusha & Moshi: City tour
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Home to tree climbing lions and large herds of elephants
  • Serengeti National Park: Search for ”The Big 5”
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Paradise to around 30,000 animals
  • Window seat in a four-wheel drive vehicle and a free bottle of water during safari tours

 

Zanzibar (4 nights):

  • Beach resort
  • Tour of Spice plantation. Smell & Taste the Spices of the Island
  • Discover Stone town of Zanzibar, Market

Included/Excluded

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  1. Meet and greet with our Tour Manager upon your arrival at London Heathrow Airport check in desk.
  2. International flights in economy class departing from London Heathrow Airport with Full ATOL We can also arrange departures from your local airport upon request.
  3. Return hotel / airport transfers at your destination.
  4. Twin / Double sharing room at quality hotels with private facilities including general hotel amenities.
  5. Meals as per the itinerary – Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner, N - No Meal. Indian dinners will be provided daily.
  6. All International and Domestic flights during your holiday including airport taxes.
  7. Sightseeing excursions and activities including entrance fees.
  8. Services of our multilingual Tour Manager including English speaking local tour guide.
  9. Tips for local tour guides and drivers.
  10. Entertainment and surprises.

Escorted Tour Package Excludes:

  1. Travel & Medical Insurance – We request you to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance to cover you during your holiday.
  2. Optional tours and Visas - Prices on the itinerary are approximate, subject to availability & can change at any time.
  3. Tourism and Room Taxes.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature, for example: Room service, drinks, porterage, telephone calls, laundry, bar service and beverages with meals etc.
  5. Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delay, flight cancellation, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrests / closures and technical faults etc.
  6. Excess luggage costs.
  7. Any surcharges, taxes, fuel increases and rate of currency exchange prior to your tour departure.

Visa Requirements

  1. British Citizens require a machine readable passport, valid for 6 months after the return date, when travelling abroad.
  2. Visa: Uganda: All British passport holders require a tourist visa to enter Uganda. You can apply for a visa at the Ugandan High Commission in London or apply online for an 'e-visa'
  3. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them.
  4. Visa: Tanzania – All British passport holders require a tourist visa to enter Tanzania.
  5. Visa fees (currently approx US$ 60.00 per passport holder). Visas are available on arrival at all Entry points.
  6. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them
  7. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after arrival back from the tour.
  8. Other passport holders may require visas. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them.
  9. Ensure your passport has sufficient blank pages. Most destinations require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend for each country you are visiting that you have at least two free pages in your passport before any international travel.