11 Day Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Masai Mara Safari, Uganda & Kenya

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrival day Entebbe, Uganda

Today is arrival day in Entebbe  for your 12 Day Safari. On arrival you will be met by a company representative for your transfer to The Boma Hotel, Entebbe where you will spend the night. After dinner you will receive a detailed pre-departure briefing on your tour ahead.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: Bed and Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Entebbe International Airport.
  • Road transfer to The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Pre-departure briefing.
  • Dinner and overnight at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Day 2
Day 2: Entebbe to Kyambura Gorge

After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe domestic airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 10:05 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 14:35 pm) domestic flight to Kasese, check-in time is one hour before the flight. Once in Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the veranda that overlooks the savannah plains with the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains in the distance.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Transfer to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Scheduled flight with Aerolink to Kasese Airport.
  • Meet and greet your guide.
  • Road transfer to Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 3
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking, Kyambura Gorge

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the water's edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning.
  • Lunch at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Afternoon cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Kyambura Gorge to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

You can also visit the Bwindi bar a VSPT project located just 3 minutes from the lodge. They serve chilled drinks and delicious snacks at pocket friendly prices. A few minutes at Bwindi bar will give you an insight in what life in Bwindi Community is like.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Day 5
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park.

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea!

Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Gorilla Trekking.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Day 6
Day 6: Bwindi National Park to Entebbe.

After breakfast enjoy the Waterfall Walk. Transfer from Bwindi Lodge to the Kihihi Airstrip. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

Please book return flights departing after 08:00 pm

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Waterfall Walk.
  • Road transfer to Kihihi Airstrip.
  • Scheduled domestic flight from Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Road transfer to The Boma Hotel Entebbe.
  • Overnight at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe

Day 7
Day 7: Entebbe - Nairobi - Masai Mara Park.

After breakfast you will be dropped off at the Entebbe International Airport to catch a flight to Nairobi. Meet and greet your guide on arrival and transfer to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will spend the next two nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. Arriving in time for an afternoon game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve which is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Famous for the masai tribesmen who live within the dispersal areas of the game reserve. Your game drive will be done till sunset later back for dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at The Boma Hotel Entebbe.
  • Transfer to Entebbe International Airport.
  • Scheduled flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
  • Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 8
Day 8: Masai Mara Full Day Game Drive.

After breakfast proceed on a full day game drive viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and Photography. Break for picnic Lunch at the Hippo Pool, looking out for Hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Accommodation:Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at  Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
  • Morning Game Drive.
  • Lunch at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
  • Visit a Masai Village.
  • Afternoon Game Drive.
  • Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 9
Day 9: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru.

Early morning game drive will be done before breakfast and back to the Camp. Leave Masai Mara after breakfast and proceed for game drive en-route to Lake Nakuru. Lunch on your way to Lake Nakuru. On your way also you will have an extra activity as option for boat ride. You will arrive evening for dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge;.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
  • Morning Game Drive in Masai Mara.
  • Transfer to Lake Nakuru.
  • Picnic Lunch en-route.
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Nakuru.
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Day 10
Day 10: Lake Nakuru Lake Naivasha.

Early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. With enough time to freshen up and relax we make our way to Lake Naivasha where you will spend the last night of your safari.

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.

On arrival we explore Lake Naivasha National Park on a game drive and dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge;.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
  • Morning Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
  • Transfer to Lake Naivasha.
  • Game Drive at Lake Naivasha.
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Day 11
Day 11: Lake Naivasha to Nairobi.

After breakfast you will proceed to the game drive in Nakuru Park. There you will easily see the Rhinos and Flamingos as it's not easy to see them in any other parks coupled with other bird species. Later you will leave the park with lunch enroute and arrive in Nairobi early evening for drop off at your hotel or airport transfer.

Accommodation: None.

Included Meals: Breakfast only.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
  • Game drive in Lake Naivasha Panorama Park.
  • Transfer to Nairobi.
  • Drop off at your Hotel or Airport.

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Trip Facts

  • Mobile Adventure Safari
  • 11D-G/C/MMS/U&K/2019
  • 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Standard Lodges
  • Transfers, Game Drives, Hiking, Boat Cruises, Game Walks, Culture
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