10 Day Masai Mara, Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking Safari

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Overview

This 10-Day Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Gorilla Trekking Safari offers the best of East Africa. Highlighted by visits to The Serengeti and Masai Mara, two of Africa’s best animal kingdoms, This trip also takes you to the highlands of Uganda for a Gorilla trekking experience

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi to Masai Mara

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will pick you up at 7:00 H from your hotel in Nairobi to transfer to you Masai Mara National Reserve. You will be briefed first upon your adventure to Africa’s greatest wildlife Reserve before you embark on journey. Enjoy a drive through scenic views of the Nairobi suburbs, beautiful savannah grasslands and the plains of the Rift Valley. You will stop have 2 stop-over points; one for optional breakfast and the other at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photography shortly after which you will continue the journey to the park. Upon your arrival to the Park, you will check in accommodation just in time for lunch. After the refreshment, we will then head out for an evening game drive; expect to see various wildlife species including: giant elephants, hippopotamus, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and so many more. We later return to accommodation after the delightful experience for dinner and overnight stay

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Full Day Masai Mara National Reserve

The next 6 to 8 hourss are spent game viewing in Kenya’s leading Masai Mara National Reserve. You will embark on two game drives in the Mara: morning game drive with arranged bush breakfast and the afternoon game drive in search of the big five and other wildlife species to include: Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, Wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras, jackals, spotted hyenas, topi, impala, Hartebeests, nat eared foxes, the crocodiles and hippopotamus of the Mara and Talek Rivers.

Should your planned time to visit lie in the months July to October, you should brace yourselves to witness the thrilling Great Wildebeest Migration as it happens in the Mara. This natural movement of over 4 million grazers from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara National Reserve is unmatched and considered as one of natural wonders of the world.
After the thrilling day of game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, we head back to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Masai Mara to Western or Northern Serengeti

We bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and Kenya after an early breakfast and enroute game drive that takes you to the Isebania border crossing. Please note that there will be a switch of vehicle and guide but this is seamless and should note distress you.
After the immigration formalities are done with our guide taking care of all the necessary documentation, You will meet your new Tanzanian guide/driver and continue to Nothern or Western Serengeti depending on the movement of the migration, we arrive to our booked accommodation in time for lunch. After lunch we head out into the wilderness of Northern or Western Serengeti to explore the varied zones on gamedrives. We collect evening game viewing memories then trackback to camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
Northern or Western Serengeti to Central Serengeti Seronera Valley

Today is dedicated to a full-day game drives in The Serengeti fron Northern or Western Serengeti enroute to Central Serengeti Seronera Area. Home to huge populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes – Seonera is an excellent place to spot predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs as well as herbivores including elephants, hippos, and giraffes.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plains.

Day 5
Full Day Central Serengeti National Park

We enjoy a full day of game drives exploring the reaches of the Central Serengeti Seronera Area. We investigate the endless Serengeti fields on game drives, going in look of the amazing assortment of natural life found here. The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most celebrated game parks, gloating prime open savannahs, overflowing with wildlife. This is Tanzania’s and most popular game park, covering a few 14736 km² of the African bushveld. After a full day of game viewing, we retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater – Transfer to Arusha

We rise early and drive to Ngorongoro for the crater tour. We descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, taking in stunning views of the world’s largest unflooded caldera on the way down. The crater is home to the Big Five and almost every kind of big mammal found in Africa. After a rewarding game drive in this World Heritage Site, we drive out of the crater to transfer back to Arusha late afternoon and arrive in the evening to check in our booked hotel for the night.

Day 7
Arusha - Entebbe, Uganda Flight - Resort beach Hotel Relaxation

At sunrise, we will transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight to Entebbe, Uganda. Our Ugandan guide will warmly welcome you to Uganda upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport and then transfer you to our booked accommodation. Our accommodation is a resort beach Hotel located along the shoreline of Lake Victoria

We spend the rest of this day relaxing at our booked resort Resort Beach Hotel to get over the safari lag and prepare for the adventure to Gorilla land that awaits the next day.

Day 8
Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Waking up early to a warming breakfast, you will be picked by our expert guide to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The drive takes you through Kampala city suburbs with a stopover at the Equator point shortly after which you continue to journey through magnificent views of terraced hills blended with gently sloping valleys of western Uganda. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park late afternoon to check in accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

This is the day with the major highlight of our Safari. Upon waking up early to a warming breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park headquarters for your pre-trek briefing. You will be grouped in groups of 8 people then embark on a trek in search of the mountain gorillas of Africa. Endeavor to show up physically fit for this thrilling adventure to the thick jungle of Bwindi.

Upon finding the mountain gorilla, you will be allowed up to an hour with the gentle lads. However some visitors always want more time with the gorillas so, we can prepare an extended visit to the mountain gorillas called gorilla habituation. The packages offer visitors a maximum of 5 hours with the gorillas.

After the magical experience, you will return to the accommodation to check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on a dug-out canoe sailing experience which takes us to dock at our booked accommodation overlooking Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 10
Transfer/drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

After a beautiful night at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, you embark on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way to always remind you of your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari. Our guide will drop you off at your booked hotel in Entebbe or the airport for your departure flight