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14 Days Gorillas, Game & Masai Mara Safari. Best of Uganda & Kenya

Entebbe
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Duration

14 Days 13 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

This 14 days African safari holiday takes you on a wonderful journey to experience the beauty and nature of both Uganda and Rwanda.

The trip starts off in Uganda with a visit to Jinja for some high adrenaline white water rafting on the river Nile. You will then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park where you will see chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

You will then visit the crater lakes in Fort Portal before proceeding to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will go on wildlife game drives to see the animals of the park.

From Queen Elizabeth, you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. You will hike through the thick forest to find gorillas, and then spend around 1 hour before going back to the starting point.

After tracking your gorilla trekking experience, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park for some savannah wildlife and an afternoon boat cruise. We’ll then travel to Entebbe with a stopover at the Uganda equator line for some photos and souvenirs.

You will fly from Entebbe to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. In Masai Mara, you will go on several game drives to see the plentiful animals that live in this wonderful savannah. If your safari is during the migration, season, you will get to experience the wonderful chaos of the great wildebeest migration.

On the last day, you will transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi for your onward flight.

As with all our safari packages, we can customize the program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach out to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jinja Source of the Nile
  • Ngamba Island – Entebbe
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Nairobi City
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Mburo national park
  • Kampala City
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, transfer to Kampala

Our driver/guide will wait for you at Entebbe International Airport and welcome you to Uganda. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge Kampala or Kazi Beach Resort
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja, then back to Kampala

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Jinja for White Water Rafting. Depending on your choice, you can enjoy a full day of rafting or for half a day. You will also visit Jinja town and check out some craft shops for your souvenirs.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge Kampala or Kazi Beach Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Kibale forest

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Fort Portal town; a 5-hour journey from Kampala with stop-overs along the way. This town nestles in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains so be sure to take in the amazing views.

Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

Early morning after breakfast, you will visit the Kibale forest to track the Chimpanzees and 10 other primates including l’ hoestes, red colobus, blue, red-tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations on primates, the forest fauna and flora. This primate walk is both informative and enjoyable. In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi swamp and community around the Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, Tooro Palace, Crater Lakes & transfer to QENP

Today after breakfast early in the morning, we will have a cultural tour to the ‘Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru’ caves located 10 kilometres from Fort Portal town and also hike to the explosion craters surrounding this area. Return back to fort portal town for lunch, in the afternoon visit the Tooro Kingdom palace. In the evening we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for about 2 hours following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges for much of the journey.

Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will go for an early morning game drive in the park with the massive Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lions, leopards, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kobs, Topi and bushbuck.
Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forests, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. In the afternoon, your guide will take you for a unique 2 to 3-hour boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This boat trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. Many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge.
This will give you excellent opportunities for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 different bird species.

Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: 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 8: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi forest is a spectacular and incredibly dense rain forest that offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape. You will arrive at the park headquarters early in the morning (7:00 am) for the 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 breathtaking views of the park.

Accommodation at Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 9: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park, Afternoon Boat Cruise

Check out after breakfast in the morning for a 4 hours’ drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch. This is the best place in the country to see zebras. Lake Mburo has 5 lakes and is mainly savanna with scattered acacias trees. The park features animals such as impalas, elands, roan antelopes, reedbucks, klipspringers and topis, as well as buffaloes and hippos. Adjacent to the park is the ranches of the Bahima (Ankole) tribe, who herd the famous long-horned Ankole cattle that are a common sight here. Take an afternoon boat ride on the Lake to see a variety of birds and hippos too.

Accommodation at Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: 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 Cassia Lodge Kampala or Kazi Beach Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: 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 12: Wildlife Game Drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

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 a hot relaxing shower.

Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Luxury Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Another Wildlife Game Drive in 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 14: Masai Mara to Nairobi then to Entebbe

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 to Entebbe international airport at 23:30 hours.

Accommodation at 2Friends Beach hotels or Cassia lodge Kampala.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a 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
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
  • International airfares
  • 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.)

Tour's Location

Entebbe
from $3,000

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