12 Days kenya and uganda safari for Ian Northcott

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A 12 days Kenya and Uganda safari enriches you with the 5 five game and primates. Kenya is mainly reach in wildlife while Uganda is reach with primates especially the endangered mountain gorillas which can only been seen in this park of the world. When you do such a safari, you will have reached a life time experience of the wild.

Day 1- Transfer to your lodge at Nakuru national park

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, you will be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to Lake Nakuru national park passing through the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Arriving at your lodge later in the evening and check in. Dinner and overnight stay at

  • Mid-range – Sarova Lion Hill
Day 2-Full day Nakuru national park

After an early morning breakfast, you will head out for an early morning game drive to explore more of the park’s beauty. During the game drive spot animals like the lions, leopards, hyenas and different antelope species. Later afternoon drive to Lake Nakuru and enjoy the views of huge numbers of flamingo birds on the lake shores and other bird species. In addition to the bird life of the park, explore the park’s wildlife spotting animals like the black and white rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas and zebras. Before night fall return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

  • Mid-range – Sarova Lion Hill
Day 3- Transfer to Masai Mara – Evening game drive

After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara National Game Reserve. This is a 5 hours’ drive arriving in time for lunch driving through Narok area where you visit the Masai market. Proceed to enter your park to check-in at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at

  • Mid-range – Masai Simba lodge
Day 4- Full day game drive and Hot air balloon safari – Masai Mara

You will be picked from your lodge quite very early to go for your hot air balloon safari that will take about 1 hour with great aerial views of the park and its habitats. After the balloon experience, you will receive a certificate, enjoy bush breakfast then go back to your lodge with en-route game drive for some of the animals.

Have lunch at your lodge then explore the Masai Mara plains for game drive that will get you quite close to different wildlife species in big numbers. From solitary buffaloes to copulating lions, birds and small game of all types; you will see it all on a game drive in Masai mara! Be keen enough as you observe the popularly known wildebeest migration from Serengeti crossing to Masai mara via Mara River. This migration only takes place in July to October. Animals such as the wildebeest, Zebras, Lions, Cheetah, Elephants, Hyenas, Thompson’s gazelle to mention but a few can be spotted. Later evening return to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge.

  • Mid-range – Masai Simba lodge
Day 5- Fly to Entebbe – Uganda

After early morning breakfast, your guide will transfer for your 8:45 am flight to Uganda. Aero-link Uganda operates daily flights from Masai Mara to Entebbe from 8:45 am to 11:30 am. Check-in for your flight and depart. Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up by your safari guide to transfer to your hotel in Kampala which is about 1 hours’ drive depending on the traffic. Arrive at the hotel and have your lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay

  • Mid-range – Cassia lodge
Day 6- Transfer to Kibale national park – Bigodi swamp walk

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our company representative/ driver who will drive you to Kibale National park the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Arrive early afternoon for lunch in Fort portal town, visit the crater lakes and go for a 2-3 hours nature walk in Bigodi swamp and experience the different birds and primates. Thereafter, drive to check-in your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at

  • Mid-range – Turaco Treetop
Day 7- Chimpanzee trekking – Queen Elizabeth national park

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!

The park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.

An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning around 6:30 am. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take around two and a half hours of drive. You will arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at:

  • Mid-range – Bush Lodge/Elephant Hab/Baboon Safari Resort
Day 8- Game drive and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth NP, and transfer to Ishasha Sector

Your day will begin early by 6:30AM, the sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 4”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds.

You will finish your game drive and return back to the accommodation just in time for lunch. After your lunch you will go for a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.

After Boat Cruise transfer to Ishasha Sector for Dinner and Overnight at:

Day 9- Ishasha game drive – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Park

After breakfast early in the morning, enjoy an early morning game drive in Ishasha sector for an opportunity to spot the tree-climbing lions, have en-route lunch and embarks on your journey to Bwindi Park, accommodation will be provided depending on your trekking sector. Dinner and overnight stay at

  • Mid-range – Gorilla Havens Lodge
Day 10- Gorilla trekking – Bwindi national park

After an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return. Your driver/guide will drive you back to your hotel to relax and spend another night.

  • Mid-range – Lake Mulehe
Day 11- Golden monkeys and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, drive to the park head offices and then have a briefing about the golden monkeys and thereafter enter into the park taking the golden monkey tracking trail and on this experience other primates, birds, butterflies will be spotted. After spending 1 hour with the golden monkeys, drive back to your lodge, check-out of the lodge and embark on a 3 hours’ drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Arrive late afternoon and check-in your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at

  • Mid-range – Keije Resort
Day 12- Explore Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will set off to Lake Bunyonyi to chill and relax. This is a 2 hours’ drive arriving at Bunyonyi late morning. The lake is located between Kisoro and Kabale in southwestern Uganda close to the border with Rwanda. It’s believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa with the depth between 44m and 900m and it’s about 7 to 25kms wide.

Take a boat trip to some of the fascinating islands on the lake – Kyahugye Island where you will find some wildlife including the Zebras, waterbucks, impalas and Kobs. Visit Akampeine Island (a punishment island) where pregnant unmarried girls were dumped to die, the Bwama and Njuyeera Island-where missionary Dr. Leonard Sharp founded a leper colony. Return and embark on your journey to Entebbe with en-route lunch. On arrival at Entebbe, you will be dropped off at your lodge to rest. Dinner and Overnight. On this last day the lodge will transfer you to the airport early morning of 14th October for your flight.

  • Mid-range – Cassia Lodge

What’s included in this itinerary?

  • Airport transfer
  • Transport via 4x4wd vehicle
  • Game drives
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Golden Monkey tracking permits
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals en-route as per the trip program
  • Boat cruise

What’s not included in this itinerary?

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits
  • PCR test