20-Day Kenya Maasai Uganda gorilla Chimpanzee and Tanzania Serengeti and Zanzibar beach safari. - 20 Days

This 20-day gorilla tour will start in Kenya visit Mara as you proceed to the neighbouring country Uganda, where you will transfer to Bwindi National park in the Democratic Republic of Uganda. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked. This journey will be thrilling as you will watch the beautiful Kabale scenery, observe the locals cultivating the hilltops. The vehicle will stop and you will be able to take photos. You will be pleased with the peaceful weather. Arrive in the late evening, check into your accommodation of preference. Whatever you decide you will enjoy the spectacular vistas looking over the park.

Safari Overview

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4X4 TOYOTA HIACE IN KENYA AND UGANDA WHILE 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER IN TANZANIA
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi
  • Gorilla Permit per person is USD$600
  • Chimpanzee Permit at USD$270
  • 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 drive as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

20-Day Kenya Maasai Uganda gorilla Chimpanzee and Tanzania Serengeti and Zanzibar beach safari.

Day 1
Arrival - Nairobi

Arrival – Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) you will be picked up by Silver Spark Africa Safaris representative. You will be given the tour pre-departure meeting at the Airport thereafter you continue to your hotel for overnight at 67airport hotel bb

Day 2
Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Check out of your hotel and drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National Reserve, home of the Maasai tribe. The proud, young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks and spears will inspire you. Maasai Mara is a 700 square mile game reserve and 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 game drive. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve and return to camp before dark.

Day 3
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today you may opt to have a full day of uninterrupted game driving or take a hot air balloon ride (not included in the safari price). If you choose the balloon ride, you will take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure. Soar over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning when the winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colourful bag begins to bulge and take shape. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. You might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, after which you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience

Day 4
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today you may opt to have a full day of uninterrupted game driving or take a hot air balloon ride (not included in the safari price). If you choose the balloon ride, you will take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure. Soar over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning when the winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colourful bag begins to bulge and take shape. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. You might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, after which you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience

Day 5
Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Lake Nakuru National Park 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 five: lions, rhinos, leopards, buffaloes and elephants. Lake Nakuru is also famous for the 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. Overnight at Wagon Wheel Hotel

Day 6
Lake Nakuru - Jinja

After breakfast you will depart Nakuru for Jinja, driving across the Malaba border in the process. You will tour the source of the world’s longest river: the Nile. It begins its journey here before crossing through ten African countries and plunging into the Mediterranean Sea. Jinja town is regarded as the adventures capital of East Africa. It is brimming with adventure sports and activities, including white water rafting, bungee jumping, and kayaking. Overnight at Hotel Paradise

Day 7
Jinja - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning breakfast, then is transferred by Silver Spark Africa Safaris guide to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track mountain gorillas. This journey is thrilling with stunning views to check out; the vehicle may be stopped whenever you want to take excellent pictures. Stop in Mbarara for lunch and drive on to Bwindi, you will reach late and check into your lodge where you will enjoy a great view of this Impenetrable forest. Sleep to the different sounds of the birds and flowing water in the forest. Dine and rest as you prepare for an adventure the following day.
•Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
•Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp – in Bwindi
•Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)

Day 8
Gorilla tracking in the rain tropical forest

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and continue to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed about the rules plus guidelines governing gorilla tracking within the park. You will be introduced to your rangers and separated into groups before you begin trekking. You will come across several primates, butterflies and plant species. This will require physical fitness since it involves climbing the hills. This activity takes approximately 2 – 8 hours depending on where the gorillas are and only one hour with the gorillas. It’s tedious and worthwhile since you directly observe the gorillas, you will watch them go about their daily routine; feeding their young ones, rest and play with each other. You are generously requested to maintain a distance while you observe them. Remember to observe Silence and don’t forget to turn off the camera flash since it distracts them. At the end of some great time with the gorillas, you will rest back at the lodge.
You will have a village walk in the evening to interact with the Batwa people. You will have an opportunity to learn about the survival of these people in the area. Visit a local school; the women craft shop as well as observe their local process of brewing alcohol. There is a local traditional healer who you will visit, and be entertained by children, men and women with traditional songs and dances. At the end of this great day, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and the night’s rest.
•Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
•Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp – in Bwindi
•Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included)

Day 9
Transfer to Kibale Forest.

Have a delicious breakfast and move out of your lodge and drive off to Kibale National Park to trek chimpanzees. This journey will be thrilling as you will watch the beautiful Kabale scenery, observe the locals cultivating the hilltops. The vehicle will stop and you will be able to take photos. You will be pleased with the peaceful weather. Arrive in the late evening, check into your accommodation of preference. Whatever you decide, you will enjoy the spectacular vistas looking over the park. Main destination: Kibale Forest
•Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp – in Kibale Forest
•Meals & drinks: All meals & drinking water included (Other drinks not included

Day 10
Kibale Forest

Early breakfast, continue with Silver Spark Africa Safaris guide to Kibale Forest to trek chimpanzees. The experience is wonderful since you will see several primates like L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Baboons, Blue Monkeys Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Red Colobus Monkeys and Grey Cheeked Mangabey, some animals in the park. Eventually, meet the chimpanzee’s feed, watch them play and others jumping from branch to branch. Ensure that your camera is nearby to take the finest shots which will make your safari unforgettable. Head back to the lodge and return to Kampala. In case you have a plane to catch, transfer to the airport, otherwise check into a hotel and rest.

Day 11
Kibale - Jinja

Right after breakfast, you will drive to Jinja, stopping for lunch in Kampala. Once in Jinja, you will again explore the source of the Nile, which was discovered by the legendary John Hanning Speak. The Nile is Africa’s longest river, and it flows northwards up the continent through Egypt and into the Mediterranean Sea. You will have a good chance to do water rafting today. Your dinner and your overnight stay will be at Hotel Paradise.

Day 12
Jinja - Lake Naivasha

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Naivasha, stopping for lunch en route. Upon arrival, you will have ample time to relax in your room or you can opt to go on an afternoon boat ride. Later you will return to your banda to dine and spend the night at Chambai Safari Hotel.

Day 13
Green Crater Lake

Breakfast will be at 7:00 am, after which your driver-guide will pick you up at 8:00 am. The road to the Green Crater Lake takes you out of Naivasha and along a rough and bumpy path down the edge of the lake, passing by huge greenhouses where roses and other flowers are grown for the export market. You will arrive at Green Crater Lake at approximately 9:30 am, at which point you will begin your morning game walk.
The Green Crater Lake was formed by volcanic activity. You will walk in a reserve where it’s possible to get up close with giraffe and many varieties of antelope. It’s a great opportunity for photos! The guides will answer questions about the animals, birdlife etc. and point out the rocks that formed due to the volcanic activity. At 12:00 pm you will leave for lunch at Carnelley’s Camp. In the afternoon you can enjoy some optional activities like cycling around the village or taking a small powerboat out on the lake (cost not included).

Day 14
Lake Naivasha - Arusha

After breakfast, we will depart for Arusha via Nairobi. Our journey will take us across the border into Tanzania, and we will arrive in the picturesque town of Arusha in time for lunch. Arusha sits at the foot of rugged Mount Meru and is the gateway to most of Tanzania’s safari areas. The afternoon will be spent at your leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at charity Hotel.

Day 15
Arusha - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to the famous Serengeti National Park. This park is to Tanzania what the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is to Kenya. Covering 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti is dominated by vast, open plains and an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en-route, and the afternoon will be spent game viewing and absorbing the breathtaking scenery. Overnight at Savannah Serengeti Camp

Day 16
Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

Transfer to the Ngorongoro crater via Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro is an impressive 20km wide volcanic crater with 600m walls. The views from the crater are breathtaking, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Olduvai Gorge is famed for the discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossil fragments from early human civilization. We will enjoy lunch at the crater and the afternoon will be spent at your fully Game drive. Overnight at Octagon Lodge

Day 17
Arusha - Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will be driven to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar Island. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by a chauffeur who will then take you to your hotel. This will be your residence for the next four days. You will have an amazing and relaxing time! Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 18
Zanzibar

Today you will enjoy a full buffet breakfast and a day of uninterrupted, relaxing tranquillity. After the long days spent on game drives viewing wildlife before, you will relish having free time in a cool and quiet environment. This day will be well spent on the beach! Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 19
Zanzibar

Today you will enjoy a full buffet breakfast and a day of uninterrupted, relaxing tranquillity. After the long days spent on game drives viewing wildlife before, you will relish having free time in a cool and quiet environment. This day will be well spent on the beach! Overnight at Zanzibar Ocean Blue

Day 20
Zanzibar - Nairobi

After a luxurious safari experience and a relaxing beach holiday, bid farewell to Africa as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home via Nairobi.

Included In The Package

Included In The Package

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4X4 TOYOTA HIACE IN KENYA AND UGANDA WHILE 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER IN TANZANIA
  • Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi
  • Gorilla Permit per person is USD$600
  • Chimpanzee Permit at USD$270
  • 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 drive as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

Not Included In The Package

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tips
  • Rain jackets, hand cloves
  • Balloon safari in Masai Mara (USD$ 475) per ride
  • Personal needs
  • Masai village visit (US$ 15 - 20)
  • Night game drive ($150 per person

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