The Culture and Wildlife of Tanzania & Uganda

Experience Africa's Ancient Cultures & Iconic Wildlife on our 15 Day Private Safari

On this 15-day, privately guided safari you'll experience vast landscapes, ancient cultures, and witness some of the best wildlife on the planet. Starting in Arusha, Tanzania you'll explore this bustling city before heading to the remote Lake Eyasi, home of the Hadza Bushmen. From here, witness the stunning Ngorongoro Crater before flying to the northern Serengeti for an opportunity to see the great migration and explore the bush on game drives and on foot. You'll then fly to Entebbe, Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria. Next, you'll experience one of the greatest wildlife encounters on earth: tracking the endangered mountain gorilla. Finally you'll your journey ends with search for the rare golden monkeys on the slopes of Uganda's volcanoes.

Tanzania is a land of extremes. Home to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and its deepest and largest lakes, the country has the world’s largest game reserve and one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world – the annual Great Migration of the Serengeti. Tanzania is also the wildlife safari destination – simply put, it has it all, and you can seek out the Big Five here. With 25 percent of its land surface area enjoying protected status the country is home to some of the most famed game parks in the world, including the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Tanzania is not only for wildlife. The 100+ ethnic groups give Tanzania a rich cultural diversity. Visit Maasai villages or join a morning hunt with the Hadzabe, on this safari you'll learn Tanzania's about many cultures and customs. The landscape of Tanzania is equally diverse, with high mountains, rolling plateaus, and endless plains where you can hike, camp, or join an exhilarating walking safari.

Uganda is possibly the most diverse natural history country in Africa and is one of the top birding destinations in Africa. Lush, tropical rain forests are a prominent feature in Uganda’s ecosystems and are said to have the most diverse and largest population of diurnal and nocturnal primates in the world, including chimpanzees and the endangered mountain gorillas. Home to elephants, lions, buffalo, and a wealth of other game species, including sitatunga, giant forest hog, topi, oribi, giraffe, zebra and hartebeest, the National Parks in Uganda won't disappoint for safari adventure and discovery.


(See detailed itinerary here)

Day 1:  Arrive Arusha - Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 2:   Arusha City Tour - Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 3:  Drive to Lake Eyasi - Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Day 4:  Hadza Bushmen & Datoga Experience - Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Day 5:  Maasai Village Visit & Drive to Karatu - Plantation Lodge

Day 6:  Ngorongoro Crater - Plantation Lodge

Day 7-10:  Serengeti National Park - Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

Day 11:  Flight to Entebbe, Uganda - The Boma Guesthouse

Day 12:  Flight to Lake Mutanda region - Chameleon Hills Lodge

Day 13: Gorilla Trekking - Chameleon Hills Lodge

Day 14: Golden Monkey Trekking - Chameleon Hills Lodge

Day 15: Flight to Entebbe and connect with departing flight home

Our Tanzania & Uganda Safari is a private, tailor-made itinerary, so there are no specific departure dates.  Just let us know your potential travel dates and we will check on availability of all services.

Contact us for the best time of year to travel and we'll work with you to design a personalized safari experience.


PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice to confirm booking.  Balance is due 50 days before departure.  If booking is within 50 days of departure date, entire balance is due upon receipt of invoice.

Other terms & conditions apply.

PERMITS (not included in rate):

Gorilla Trekking Permit: $800/person; non-refundable

Golden Monkey Trekking Permit: $100/person; non-refundable


  • See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded. 
  • Included:  In general, rate includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, flights to Serengeti, Entebee, Kisoro, and services of driver/professional guide.
  • Excluded:. In general, rate excludes airfare to/from Africa, gorilla/golden monkey permits, entry visas, covid tests, insurance, tipping, drinks

2024 Rates

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$13,275.00 (4-5 guests)

$13,155.00 (6-7 guests)

$12,970.00 (8-9 guests)

$12,835.00 (10-12 guests)

Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 15 days/14 nights

Route:  Starts in Arusha, Tanzania & Ends in Entebbe, Uganda

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with local Africans?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!