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Uganda Gorillas & Masai Mara Safari

Start/End: Entebbe/Nairobi
Duration: 8 Days
Activity: City tours, the great migration, gorilla trekking, game drives, community tours
Destinations: Kampala, Nairobi, Bwindi Firest, Masai Mara, Equator Line Stop

A trip across two countries, Uganda & Kenya for the best wildlife, birding and cultural activities 

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The Journey starts with southern Uganda passing through the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ place known as Kabale winding your way down to the impenetrable forests of Bwindi. It’s here that you will get to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Get ready with your cameras as this will be a story to tell the world about Uganda’s gentle giants.

Finally, the great Migration in the Masai Mara Kenya!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kampala City
  • Nairobi City
  • Masai Mara, the great Migration
  • Bwindi impenetrable forest, Gorilla trekking
  • A stop-over at the Equator line
  • Stopover at Narok town

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, transfer to kampala

Our tourist guide / driver will be waiting at Entebbe International airport to pick you up and then transfer you to your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation at Kazi Beach Resort
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest park

Today we drive through the Kigezi highlands region of Uganda also known as the “Switzerland of Africa” providing views of terraced hillsides and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable forest which is a 4 hours journey.
Accommodation at  Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park

The Bwindi forest is a spectacular and incredibly dense rain forest which offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape. You will arrive at the park headquarters early in the morning (7:00am) for briefing by the UWA staff before going to trek. Don’t forget to carry along your tracking gear which includes raincoats, jungle boots and more. The trekking will take a couple of hours (2 -7 hrs) depending on how far the gorillas might have moved. In groups of 8 people, your guide will lead you through the numerous pathways created for the tourists and eventually you’ll find your way to the rare & shy gorillas. A certificate is awarded by UWA at the end of every gorilla trekking experience. Later relax at your lodge which will give breath taking views of the park.
Accommodation at  Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner.

 

Day 4: Transfer back to Entebbe

Early morning after breakfast, go for a safari walk in the park accompanied by your guide and later return to your lodge for Lunch. Check out in the afternoon and depart for Kampala which is 3 hours away with a stop-over at the Equator line.
Accommodation at Kazi Beach Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Transfer to the Airport and fly to Masai Mara.

After breakfast, at your will and flight schedule, your guide will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Masai Mara with Aero link.
Accommodation At Ashnil Mara Luxury Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6: Masai Mara

Depending on the Wildlife migration patterns and the weather, Early morning breakfast followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. The Masai Mara is famous for its black mane lions and the annual wildebeest migration.

This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti eco systems giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria.
Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent. You will have a picnic lunch and continue with the game drives arriving at the lodge in the evening for a well-deserved rest and hot relaxing shower.
Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Luxury Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Masai Mara

 

After Breakfast, another game drive as you follow the Migration of the wildebeests across the Mara River.
Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Luxury Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi

You will be treated to an optional final early morning game drive after which you will return to the lodge for breakfast. Embark on your safari back to Nairobi at around mid-morning. You will have a brief stopover at Narok town and later proceed to Nairobi city and to the JKIA for your flight at 23:30 hours.

 

End of Tour

INCLUDED

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
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