Best of Kenya Safari & Gorilla Tracking in Uganda.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Highlights: Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Kampala & Gorilla Tracking.
Activities: Photography, Culture, wildlife and sightseeing.
Transport: Safari equipped tour van with pop up roof in Kenya & 4x4 Whee drive in Uganda.
Day 1 - Arrival / Aberdares National Park.
Pick up from the jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Nairobi Hotel and depart Nairobi driving north past the lush pineapple, coffee and tea plantation in Kenya's reach highland arriving Aberdare Country Club, base hotel for the tree lodge in time for lunch. After lunch transfer in lodge vehicles to The Ark located right in the Aberdare National Park with small overnight bags while the rest of baggage is left at the base hotel. The decks and balconies at the Ark are geared towards affording easy game viewing and photography.
Overnight: Ark Lodge - http://www.marasa.net/
Meals HB: Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Nairobi – Aberdares: 180 km / 2.5 hours.
Day 2 - Ark/Lake Nakuru.
After breakfast at the Ark you rejoin your driver guide stopping enroute at the eaquotor. Drive further through the floor of Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Lunch and leisurely afternoon before enjoying scheduled evening game drive.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its abundant birdlife. The Park offers a great chance to see thousands of greater & lesser flamingoes, pelicans around the shores of the lake alongside abundant mammals that include endangered rothchild giraffe, black & white rhino, buffaloes, waterbuck, elands, zebras among other species.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge - http://www.lakenakurulodge.com/
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Ark – Lake Nakuru: 140 km / 2.5 hours.
Day 3 – Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara.
Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast driving through the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving Maasai Mara in time for lunch. Lunch and leisurely afternoon before enjoying scheduled evening game drive. Maasai Mara Reserve is the most popular reserve known for the big skies, open savannahs as featured in the film ''Out of Africa''. Also accorded the status of the seventh wonder of the world because of the annual wildebeest migration, where over 2 millions of wildebeest cross from Serengeti to the Mara. Besides these the reserve boasts of the ''big five'' (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion &
leopard) plus plenty of plain wild animals that include zebra, giraffe, impala, topi, giraffe, thomson's gazelle, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes and birdlife. No wonder it is the shooting sight for BBC Big Cat Diary every year.
Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge - http://www.sopalodges.com/
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara: 350 km / 5.5 hours.
Day 4 - Maasai Mara Full Day.
Today you will do a full day's safari in one of the world's most famous reserves. Maasai Mara offers an abundance of herbivores, this makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that wander its plains, and for the annual migration of the wildebeest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge - http://www.sopalodges.com
Day 5 - Maasai Mara Full Day.
After breakfast depart for Nairobi where arriving in early afternoon. Later transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your short flight to Entebbe Kampala.On your arrival, Africa Celebrity safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.
Overnight: Apricot Guesthouse - https://apricotguesthouse.org
Day 6 - Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We leave after breakfast for our trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an ultimate Gorilla experience. Uganda is a country with spectacular landscapes, many bird species, cultural sites, and Traditional Homesteads that you see along your journey. We shall make a brief stopover at the Equator to take pictures on both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Lunch will be in Mbarara or after arriving in the Park later in the evening.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight:Broadbill forest camp - www.broadbillforestcamp.com
Day 7 - Ultimate Gorilla tracking Experience.
You will need to wake up early in preparation for a remarkable day with the gentle giants of Bwindi. This Hiking through the Impenetrable forest is an adventurous, fulfilling and unique experience as you trek the Gorillas. Once you locate them, you are allowed one hour with them.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Broadbill forest camp - www.broadbillforestcamp.com
Day 8 - Bwindi / Entebbe International Airport.
After an exhilarating day yesterday, you will embark on the journey back to Kampala. Today marks the end of your Adventurous tour in Uganda. Transfer to the Airport in Entebbe to catch your flight back home
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Activities/services included in the cost:
Complimentary arrival and departure airport transfer in Nairobi.
Accommodation as per the itinerary.
Lodges / Camps in the Game Reserves are booked on Full.
Road transportation in custom made safari minivans vehicle.
Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary.
Park entrance fees & Gorilla Permit
Unlimited drinking water.
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
Flight Nairobi to Kampala.
Visit to Masai Cultural Village in Masai Mara.
All International Flights + Taxes.
Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance.
Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program.
Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities