Overview

Combining East Africa’s most significant wildlife experiences on one itinerary, this tour opens with gorilla trekking in Uganda’s teeming rainforests before flying you to the wilderness of the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania to marvel at the Great Wildebeest Migration and home to all of Africa’s Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – and a host of other animals.

Expect matchless wildlife viewing experiences in secluded and diverse places with hand-picked accommodations that offer the actual thrill of the African wilderness. You enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and have opportunities to interact with the local community too. Additional activities such as hot-air balloon rides can be arranged.

Rich in experience and biodiversity, this tour will appeal to nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers. The high standard of accommodation and level of service also means it is also suitable for discerning safari-goers, honeymooners and romantic travellers.

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Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Welcome to Uganda, a drive to the lush-green Bwindi Forest

Your adventure begins when you are picked up from the airport by one of our representatives. Be briefed on your safari and what to expect. Then it's a road trip to the lush and beautiful Bwindi National Park, situated in the southwest of the country.

This journey is not a long boring drive but rewarding with breathtaking sceneries along the way in the form of traditional villages, roadside markets, large banana and tea plantations and long-horned cattle of Ankole. Reach the reserved Lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight while saving your energy for the next day’s adventure.

Day 3: Explore the beautiful jungles of Bwindi

Converge at the Park Headquarters after a well-deserved breakfast for briefing and don’t forget the essentials such as gorilla permit, passport and other important trekking gear.

The entire process of briefing as well as allocation into gorilla groups ends by 8:00 am when treks begin through the jungles to search for one of the 21 habituated gorilla groups found in the four sectors/regions.

Ranger guides will lead visitors through these treks in coordination with trackers concerning the location of these Giant Apes and once found, one hour will be allocated for observation and photography. Once the 60 minutes are used up, visitors can leisurely walk back to the Lodge for lunch.

Gorilla trekking experiences in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are spiced up by cultural tours around the nearby Batwa community to have an insight into a different way of life, tradition and survival skills.

Day 4: From the rainforest to Nairobi

It is a day of travel today: after breakfast, you are transferred back to Kihihi for a scheduled flight to Entebbe. You will be met at the airport and assisted onto a scheduled flight to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Nairobi is a classic starting point for many Kenyan safaris over the years. 

Day 5: Explore huge herds of Elephants in Amboseli

After early breakfast, It is time to leave Nairobi behind and head to Amboseli. Although it is a small park by Africa’s standards, Amboseli has some of the best views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. You will arrive in time to have lunch at your lodge Camp, from which you can enjoy those beautiful vistas of Kili, before heading off on your afternoon game drive.

Day 6: Haven for Black Rhino and Pink Flamingos in Lake Nakuru

Embark on an early morning game drive, then head back to the lodge for breakfast and checkout. Then, start your journey to Lake Nakuru, enjoying the stunning Great Rift Valley scenery, and arriving just in time for lunch. You'll explore Lake Nakuru National Park on game drives to see its populations of large mammals like rhino, buffalo, eland and rare Rothschild giraffe, as well as the park's glorious roster of birds like pelicans, fish eagles, Verreaux's eagles and Narina trogons. In the evening, you will go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 & 8: Huge Concentration of Wildlife in Maasai Mara

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya and Africa at large. It has exceptional big cat (lion, leopard and cheetah) sightings and superb wildlife viewing throughout the year. Here is where one of the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world happens, the wildebeest migration. Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve. The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions, as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game

Enjoy Game Drive in Mara and have a chance to see a variety of wild animals such as Lions, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephants, Buffaloes, Maasai giraffes, Spotted hyenas, Dwarf mongooses, Hippos in the pool, Baboons, Impalas, Topis among others. Bird species that you might encounter include; Oxypecker, Marabu stock, Martial eagle, Woodpecker, Gebes, Hornbill, Wagtails, and Tropical Boubou among others. You will also have a chance to see the famous Mara River where thousands of wildebeest cross every year accompanied by plain zebras.  You will also have a chance to visit Maasai Manyatta and have a taste of their culture this includes participation in dances, milk mixed with blood, and making of fire from hardwood and softwood. You shall also have a chance to buy their art and crafts. 

Day 9: Home to the Big Five and Wildebeest migration (Serengeti)

Today you will begin early. After a quick hot drink, it is off for a morning safari game drive. All the animals are out in the morning, searching for breakfast, so it is the perfect time for your drive. The abundance of animals at Masai Mara makes it possible for you to see the greatest variety of African wildlife.

After the drive, you will return to your accommodation for a full breakfast before checking out. You will then proceed to the Tanzania border where you will have a quick lunch before continuing on your journey.

Upon arrival at Serengeti National Park, you will check into your accommodations and then head right out for an evening safari game drive. At Serengeti National Park, the landscape is dominated by open woodlands and hills. This is one of the best places to find elephants, giraffes and dik-dik.

Upon returning to your accommodations for dinner there will be a bonfire where you can meet other travellers and swap stories about your safari adventure. Then it is off to bed for a good night’s sleep.

Day 10: Last moments as you end your Safari in Serengeti

After a big breakfast, you will head out for a full-day safari game drive. One of the many features that make the Serengeti National Park so unique, is that it has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its biodiversity and ecological significance. This park is also home to numerous Nile crocodiles and honey badgers. During the drive, your guide will introduce you to the lifestyle and behaviours of each animal you see and answer any questions you have. This park offers designated areas where you will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch right out in the open. After lunch, it is time to continue with the safari game drive.

After the safari, you'll be transferred to the nearest airport to catch your international flight.

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All Transfers

  • Transit Fees within Tanzania & Uganda

  • Transport in a comfortable 4*4 Landcruiser

  • All Game Park Entrance fees

  • All Camping and lodging fees

  • Services of a Professional Safari Guide/Driver

  • Round Trip from Nairobi to the National Parks in your Safari

  • Drinking Water

  • Extensive Game Drives

  • Personalized, Private Service

  • Gorilla Permits

  • Flights from Uganda to Nairobi

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International Flights and Taxes

  • Passports and Visa Applications and Processing

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips and Gratitudes to drivers and Guides

  • Personal Laundry

  • Alcoholic Drinks

  • Maasai dances and art crafts.

  • Any other extra not detailed in the itinerary.