8 Days Classic Kenya and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Where the Wild Whispers: A Kenyan and Ugandan Safari Expedition.

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through the heart of East Africa, where adventure meets wildlife in its purest form. Our classic Kenya and Uganda safari takes you from the lush plains of Ol Pejeta to the iconic Masai Mara, culminating in a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trek in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. Get ready to experience the best of both worlds – the wild wonders of Kenya and the mesmerizing gorilla encounters of Uganda – in one extraordinary expedition.

DAY 1. NAIROBI TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

There will be meet and greet upon arrival at the airport or your host hotel in Nairobi by one of our representative driver guides in the morning and after a short safari briefing, you will be driven to Ol Pejeta conservancy. Upon arrival at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, you will check in at the lodge for lunch. After lunch have game drives in Ol Pejeta. Ol Pejeta is one of the prime sanctuaries in Laikipia plateau. It has Southern white Rhino and also a refuge of the last 2 northern white rhino left in the world. (To view the Northern white Rhino needs to be booked in advance at extra cost). It’s known for its famous efforts to protect the white Northern and Southern Rhinos, they also help conserve and protect big cats, elephants, and communities too. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight

Accommodation Sweetwaters Serena Camp

DAY 2. OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.

A wake early for a morning game drive and later check in for breakfast before being driven to Lake Nakuru national park. On the way you will have a brief stop at the equator view point. Arrive in the park and drive to your hotel located inside. After lunch and short rest, you will have game drives in the park returning to your lodge in the evening. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight

Accommodation Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

DAY 3. LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE.

After breakfast you will have an en-route game drive as you depart for Masai Mara.  Enjoy the beautiful Rift Valley landscape along the way. Arrive at your designated lodge/camp at the Mara in the afternoon where you will have your lunch. An afternoon game drive welcomes you to this wildlife paradise. Among the most beautiful parks in Africa, Maasai Mara offers you the perfect chances to spot wildlife. This includes big cats, elephants, Rhinos, buffalo’s impalas including other herbivores. Later return to your camp/lodge for dinner and overnight rest. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight

Accommodation Enkakenya Mara Camp

DAY 4. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

On this day, you have an option of a morning and afternoon game drives or a full day game drive with packed lunches. The game viewing drives will take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve.  You will also have an option of visiting a cultural Masai Village which can be arranged by the driver guide at an extra small cost per person. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight

Accommodation Enkakenya Mara Camp

DAY 5. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE/NAIROBI TO ENTEBBE UGANDA

After breakfast, depart for Nairobi having an enroute belief stopover at The Great Rift valley view point. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a city restaurant for lunch before being dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure to Uganda Entebbe. Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, there will be a meet and greet from one of Kenya Safaris Experiences representatives, and later be transferred to a city hotel for an overnight. Meal plan; dinner and overnight

Accommodation 2 Friends Beach Hotel.

DAY 6. ENTEBBE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and be transferred to Entebbe international airport to catch your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be picked by our driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation Buhoma Gorilla Camp

DAY 7.  BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK (GORILLA TREKKING)

After breakfast, your guide will take you to the starting point for a short briefing from the experienced rangers before embarking on the gorilla trek. The forest abounds with life- hosting species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals and plants. Your ranger will guide you in conjunction with early trackers to the enormous and rare mountain gorillas deep in the jungles of Bwindi. The normal hiking experience takes anything from an hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish. You only have one hour with gorilla to capture your finest moment. After this amazing experience, you will be transferred back to your lodge for a relaxed afternoon. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation Buhoma Gorilla Camp

DAY 8. Entebbe (Departure).

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Entebbe international airport. Depending on your departure flight, you will be transferred to a city restaurant for a farewell lunch and later to the airport for your outbound flight. Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch. End of Safari

Inclusions

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary and program
  • Transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser or Tour Van
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Driveru2019s allowances and other vehicle expenses
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives
  • Drinking water during safaris
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Emergency evacuation cover by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Local flight tickets (in Uganda)

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Personal items
  • Beers, sodas, wines & spirits
  • Boat ride safari
  • Balloon ride safari
  • Visit to Maasai village
  • Tips and gratitude
  • International flights

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