11 Days Masai Mara Kenya and Gorilla Trekking Safari

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Overview

Experience one of the ultimate wildlife encounters on earth – trekking endangered African mountain gorillas in Uganda! And, explore the world-famous Masai Mara, one of the very best game parks in Africa!

After the wildlife adventure of a lifetime in Masai Mara, go game viewing in Ol Pejeta Conservancy of Kenya, home to abundant animal life.

Safari Highlights:

  1. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  2.  Amboseli National Park
  3. Masai Mara National Reserve
  4. Lake Nakuru National Park
  5. Lake Naivasha
  6. Nairobi City Tour

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi City Tour

Upon your arrival to Nairobi, Kenya Our guide will pick you up from your booked accommodation to embark on your city tour. Our first stop is for a visit to the Giraffe Centre where you can interact with the Giraffes. Next, we will head to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for the public viewing between 11 AM – 12 PM to gain insight into the great work the trust does in working with orphaned elephants. We’ll make a stop at the Tamambo Blixen’s Coffee Gardens where we have lunch. Our last stop will be at the Kazuri Beads Factory which is a women’s cooperative whose work is distributed and prized around the world. After collecting full-day memories we return to the hotel to freshen up before our dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.

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
Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will meet you at your booked accommodation or Air Bnb to transfer you to Amboseli National Park shortly after briefing you on your 6 Day Safari to Kenya. Enjoy the 4 hours drive to Amboseli through scenic views of Kenya’s countryside. You will arrive at your accommodation at Amboseli in time for lunch. Shortly after which you will embark on your first game drive in Amboseli National Park.

Day 3
Full Day Game Viewing in Amboseli National Park

Enjoy an entire day exploring a full day of game viewing in Amboseli National Park with a scheduled morning and afternoon game drive starting at 7:00 H and 14:00 H respectively. Amboseli is well known for the highest number of elephant herds and you will also be able to view the scenic view of Mountain Kilimanjaro. The park is also home to other wildlife species including: lions, cheetahs, Leopards, rhinos and abundant bird species. After the full day adventure, you will return to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
Amboseli to Lake Naivasha

Early morning after your breakfast, you will say goodbye to Amboseli then embark on a 6-hour drive through Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. This drive takes you back to Nairobi, enjoy an en-route lunch stopover in the city then continue the journey to Lake Naivasha. We arrive at our booked accommodation just in time for lunch. This afternoon we will visit Crescent Island for a walking safari where you have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll amongst the animals. There are no predators on the island; however, the opportunity to walk amongst animals such as Giraffe is magical. Later we transfer back to our lodge on a boat trip where you can spot plenty of birdlife and visit the resident Hippo pods

Day 5
Full Day Lake Nakuru National Park

We continue the journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy full day game drives in the Park to explore the varied sections of the park.
Lake Nakuru is home to the highest population of flamingoes, the game viewing experience offers you the opportunity to see; the rare black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, waterbucks, buffaloes, and baboons among others. Lunch and Dinner will be served upon your return to accommodation then overnight stay.

Day 6
Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, we depart very early on a drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve. We arrive at our booked accommodation in time for a late lunch shortly after which we head out for our first evening game drive in the Mara; expect to see various wildlife species to include: giant elephants, hippopotamus, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and so many more. An evening sunset game drive in the Mara offers you an opportunity to view wildlife in the background of the beautiful African sunset. We return to accommodation after the delightful experience for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7
Full Day Masai Mara National Reserve.

The next 6 to 8 hours 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 and the afternoon game drive with organized bush breakfast and picnic lunch 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. There will be a complimentary cultural visit to the Masaai tribe community within the park; this visit grants you a chance to learn about the Masaai culture, customs, ways of living and their exercising cultural dance.
We will have this full day to track the resident wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve. After the thrilling day of magnificent game viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve, we retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

To Note:
• There is an optional cultural visit to the Masaai tribe community within the park; this visit grants you a chance to learn about the Masaai culture, customs, ways of living, and their exercising cultural dance.
• Game viewing in Masai Mara Kenya can be enhanced with a hot air ballooning experience, this can be arranged at an extra cost.
After the amazing full-day adventure, we transfer back to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8
Masai Mara to Nairobi – Onward Kenya to Uganda Flight

We enjoy our last breakfast at the accommodation before we pack up and depart for our last morning game drive in the Mara to catch our last glimpses of the resident wildlife. We exit the park and drive back to Nairobi with a picnic lunch stop then continue to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight to Entebbe, Uganda. Our guide in Uganda will warmly welcome you to Uganda upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport then transfer you to our booked accommodation along the shoreline of Lake Victoria for dinner and overnight stay

Day 9
Transfer 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. This scenic drive takes you through Kampala city suburbs with a stopover at the Equator line in Kayabwe for a photo moment and geographical experiments on how water swirls in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern hemispheres at the Equator line. We continue the journey after an en-route lunch through magnificent views of terraced hills blended with gently sloping valleys of western Uganda. We arrive in Gorilla land late afternoon to check-in accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

To Note:
• This 7 to 8 Hour drive to Gorilla Land can be substituted with a 1 hour chartered domestic flight which can be arranged at an extra cost upon request.

Day 10
Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Waking up very early to a warming breakfast, we transfer 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 gorillas, you will be allowed up to an hour with the gentle lads. However some visitors always want more time with the gorillas and that so, we can prepare an extended visit to the mountain gorillas called gorilla habituation.
Gorilla Habituation experience offers you a maximum of 4 hours with the gorillas and can be arranged on request at an extra cost. After the magical experience, you will return to the accommodation for refreshment and later on in the even there is an optional community visit to Batwa people of the Forest.

Day 11
Transfer to Entebbe

After a beautiful night in the foothills of the gorilla land, we embark on the road drive back to Entebbe to your booked accommodation or to the Airport for your 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.