13-Day Uganda Mgahinga Gorilla Trek, Maasai Amboseli Park.
Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary,
AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
A minivan outfitted with two-way, long-range high-frequency radio communications equipment.
Each 4×4 Toyota HiAce minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice chest, and a fire extinguisher.
Bottled mineral water during game drives.
Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
All government taxes, levies and fees
Pick up and drop off transfers
Today you will be picked up at the airport and given a pre-departure meeting on your way to hotel. Check in for your hotel have a time to relax. Pick you up for your Giraffe Centre. In the latter evening dinner at seven at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. The trip can also start straight away from the Airport to the Maasai Mara depending on your arrival time. And the early arrangement. Meanwhile, you will be dropped off at your hotel where you can relax and prepare to start your safari with a fresh mind. Accommodation in Nairobi Kozi Suites Nairobi.
Check out of your hotel and drive via Narok Town to Maasai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud, young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears will challenge your curiosity. This 700-square mile game reserve is the Africa you know from your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands. Check in to your lodge and enjoy lunch. There will be time to settle in before your first-afternoon game drive. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve and return to camp before dark. Accommodation: Jambo Mara lodge.
After your breakfast, you will leave with your picnic lunch for a full-day game drive in the reserve in search of the Big Five as well as other numerous plain animals. You will have a lunch break in the reserve after which continue with your game drive till the afternoon. Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. Accommodation Jambo Mara Lodge.
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Lake Nakuru in the west. You will ascend the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, where lush coffee and tea plantations dot the landscape. Your driver-guides will give you a brief overview of coffee and tea farming in Kenya along the way and you will have a short stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photographs. You will arrive in Lake Nakuru in time for lunch, after which you will set off for a game drive in the park in search of the Big 5: lions, rhinos, leopards, buffaloes, and elephants. Lake Nakuru is also famous for its millions of flamingoes and migrant birds that dot its shores. In fact, Nakuru has over 425 different bird species. You will return to the hotel before dark for dinner and overnight at your hotel. Accommodation at Wagon Wheel Hotel.
After breakfast, you will depart Nakuru for Jinja, driving across the Malaba border. You will pass by the source of the Nile River, the world’s longest. It begins its journey here before crossing through ten African countries and plunging into the Mediterranean Sea. Jinja town is regarded as the adventure capital of East Africa. It is a place brimming with adventure sports and activities, including white water rafting, bungee jumping, and kayaking. We do encourage our client to have their boat ride for an extra. It is always a dream boat ride in the longest river across Africa. Overnight will be at Paradise Jinja Hotel.
After your breakfast you will drive down to Kabale, Uganda’s highest town (2000m), witnessing beautiful, lush scenery along the way. We will camp at Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s deepest crater lake (900m). Bunyonyi means “place of the little birds”, so you can expect to view interesting and unique birdlife while staying here. Enjoy a beautiful drive over the mountains as we transfer to our base in Kisoro, which sits on the southwestern tip of Uganda. You will have a relaxing evening as we prepare for the trek ahead. This is an excellent place to rest before your gorilla trek. Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort.
Today we embark on the experience of a lifetime. Trek through the early morning mist in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which is home to roughly half of the world's 700 remaining mountain gorillas. The trekking can be demanding and take as long as a full day - a water bottle and good walking shoes or boots are highly recommended. Experienced local guides will lead you through the thick mountain jungle. Once we locate the gorillas, we will stay and observe them for about an hour (this time is strictly regulated by the Uganda Wildlife Authority). Photography is permitted, although not with the use of flash (there are also restrictions on the use of video cameras). With or without a camera, however, this is one of the most breathtaking and emotional experiences Africa can offer and is certainly one that will remain with you long after your journey. Overnight will be at the Bunyonyi Overland Resort.
Today, you will have your morning breakfast and then take a guided walk to visit locals in the community. You will have the option to visit with the local Batwa community or go canoeing on the lake. Return to the camp in time for lunch, after which you will be free to relax or take a walk in the community. Overnight will be at the Bunyonyi Overland Resort.
fter breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala, eating lunch enroute. You will arrive in the city by evening. Check in to your hotel and spend some time enjoying some of the nightlife this city has to offer. Return to the hotel for your overnight stay at Paradise Jinja Hotel.
After breakfast, head south, passing through Naivasha town and drive around the southern end of the lake, past the flower farms to the entrance of Hell’s Gate National Park. Soon after you enter the park the impressive landscape unfolds before you a semi-arid world with sheer rugged cliffs, open plains, and deep concealed gorges. An afternoon boat ride at extra cost among colonies of hippos will be ideal view over the Lake Naivasha. There are many activities you can do in Hell’s Gate including, walking, cycling, rock climbing, bird watching, and trekking through the gorge amongst the geysers, the choice is yours. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then mid-afternoon, and depart for your accommodation on Lake Naivasha for a well-earned hot shower and a cold drink. Accommodation: Naivasha Kongoni Lodge.
We depart to Amboseli via Nairobi in the morning after breakfast and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a picnic lunch enroute with the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife animals like lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and various plains platues game, postcard perfect pictures are almost always guaranteed and finally you will return to your hotel. Accommodation: Aa Lodge Amboseli.
You'll rise up early for your breakfast with a backdrop of a good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before the clouds build up over the summit with packed lunch provided. Spend a whole day in Amboseli National Park, with morning and afternoon game drives. We may opt for a visit to Maasai Village through visit, reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Despite its changing habitat, Amboseli National Park is possibly the best wildlife area in the whole of Africa to experience elephants at close range. No harassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlights of any safari. Accommodation: Aa Lodge Amboseli.
Early morning after your breakfast then drive back to Nairobi airport for the further destination.
- Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary,
- Gorilla Trekking permit
- AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
- All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
- Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
- Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long-range high-frequency radio communications equipment.
- Each 4x4 Toyota HiAce minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice chest, and a fire extinguisher.
- Bottled mineral water during game drives.
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
- All government taxes, levies and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers
- A minimum of US$ 5 per tourist per day Compulsory Tipping for driver/guide
- International airfares and departures taxes.
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
- Laundry services.
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
- Rain jackets, hand cloves
- Balloon safari in Masai Mara (USD$ 450) per ride
- Personal needs
- Maasai village visit (US$ 50)