Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari – 8 Days.

Overview

This 8-day Uganda Kenya safari takes you on an epic adventure to meet the endangered mountain gorillas on the Uganda gorilla trekking experience and the incredible wildlife migration tour of the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Your 8-day gorilla trekking & Masai Mara safari (8 Days Uganda Kenya tour) will start with a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) where you will hike through the dense rainforest looking for gorillas. You will then fly to the Masai Mara for your Kenya wildlife migration safari experience.

If your 8-day gorilla trekking & Masai Mara safari is around the same time as the great migration, you will enjoy the spectacular chaos of millions of wildebeest and zebras trying to cross the Mara River and escape the hungry crocodiles.

Take a closer look at the detailed itinerary and better understand how this 8-day gorilla trekking & Masai Mara safari would work for you. Remember that our trips are fully customizable and can be personalized to meet your specific needs.

Detailed 8-Day Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari

Here is the full day-by-day of 8-Day Uganda Kenya Adventure Safari

Day 1: Airport Pickup at Entebbe Airport

Our 8-day gorilla trekking and Masai Mara Safari driver/guide will be waiting at Entebbe International Airport to pick you up and then transfer you to your accommodation for the night.

Accommodation: 2 Friends Hotel

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2:Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda. The 9-hour journey will take you through the Ugandan countryside with farms, small towns, plantations, and interesting landscapes on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

There are plenty of interesting stopovers along the way including lunch in Mbarara. You will reach your lodge in the evening.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge/ Buhoma Haven Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with the gentle giants; the rare mountain gorillas.

For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour. You will go into the forest in groups of not more than 8 in search of mountain gorillas. En route, your guide will point out previous signs of gorilla activity such as dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.

Your trek will be an exciting gorilla trekking journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo. Upon finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge/ Buhoma Haven Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Transfer back to Entebbe

After an early breakfast, your 8-Day Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari driver/guide will drive you from Bwindi to Kampala/Entebbe. This is a long drive of approximately 9 hours that will take you from the cooler mountainous altitude of the Kigezi Highlands to the lower undulating landscape of Ankole and Buganda, with large farms and plantations dotted with villages and small towns.

You will have several stopovers along the way including the equator crossing in Kayabwe for some pictures.

You should reach Kampala in the early evening hours with enough time to freshen up before your flight out of Uganda. With few stops this time, you should reach Entebbe in the evening.

Accommodation: 2 Friends Hotel

Meal plan: Dinner

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

After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, your 8-Day Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari guide will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve with an Aero link.

Accommodation: BaseCamp Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Wildlife Game Drives in Masai Mara National Reserve

 

Depending on the Wildlife migration patterns and the weather, an early morning breakfast is 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 reserves with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of Savannah wildlife. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti ecosystems giving life to both reserves before finally pouring out into 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 8-Day Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari journey is coupled with 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: BaseCamp Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: More Masai Mara wildlife game drives

After Breakfast, you will go for yet another game drive as you follow the Migration of the wildebeests across the Mara River.

Accommodation: BaseCamp Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Transfer from 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 8-Day Gorilla Trekking & Masai Mara Safari journey 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 back home.

This will mark the end of your Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara safari holiday.

Accommodation: None (Last day).

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
 5340  4600  4360

  • Trip Duration: 8 days, 7 nights.
  • Starting Point: Entebbe, Uganda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • 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 tracking permit per person.
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda, and Kenya.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)