Uganda and Kenya Combined Safari for Ryan Appleton

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The 9 days Kenya Uganda Tour – combined Safari takes us to the beautiful savannah covered Masai Mara in Kenya. In Masai Mara is where the Wildlife magic will be observed – the wildebeest and zebras migration drama, the big cats such as lion, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and many more on their daily action hunts and on a lucky day, you can get a chance to catch live action as a coalition of cheetahs take down gazelles, or see a pride of lion hungrily feasting on their latest catch.

This safari also takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest. Some relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi before having an experience of a lifetime watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax. Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a great game viewing experience.

Safari Highlights
  • Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Game drive in Masai Mara
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat safari Launch on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi/ Hike in the surrounding hills
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Equator experience
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Day 1- Arrive Jomo Kenyatta Airport| Transfer Nairobi Hotel

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport you will be met by our representative for a transfer to your hotel in Nairobi where you are booked on BB (Bed & Breakfast). Dinner at own arrangements and overnight

  • Meal Plan
  • BO (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Best Western Meridian Hotel or its equivalent: Mid-range
Day 2-  Nairobi City | Lake Nakuru National park

Early morning breakfast at the hotel, then meet with your safari guide for briefing on safari and depart for Lake Nakuru National park. Descend into the Great Rift Valley with brief stops at the viewing point for photo session. A further drive and arrive Lake Nakuru where you will transfer to the lodge with brief game drive of this park famed for its large number of birds and big cats.

13h00: Lunch at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or its equivalent

Afternoon and evening game drive in search of the famous black and white rhinos as well other wildlife which are easily spotted. Later on return to the camp for sundowner, dinner and overnight.

  • Meal Plan
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or its equivalent
Day 3- Lake Nakuru| Masai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Masai Mara National Reserve, a drive that takes you across the Great Rift Valley and past Narok town the home to Masai people arriving Mara for lunch

13h00: Lunch at Mara crossing camp or its equivalent

Afternoon and evening game drive of Masai Mara National reserve in search of the big five and other wildlife that roam freely and can easily be spotted. Dinner and overnight at Mara crossing Tented camp

  • Meal Plan
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mara crossing Tented Camp/Mara Leisure Camp or its equivalent
Day 4-  Masai Mara National Reserve (Full Days)

Being a Wildebeest migration season these 2 days are best planned between the clients and their safari guide, either choosing to do a half or full day game drive. If lucky enough you might be able to witness a river crossing as herds head to the Serengeti National park in Tanzania.

12h30: Lunch at the camp or a picnic site in the Masai Mara

Afternoon game drive| Leisure at the camp or visit a Masai village (at an extra cost), later on transfer back to the camp for dinner and overnight

NB- You can choose to do a Balloon safari on any of the 2 mornings while at Masai Mara which flies the plains of Mara on this morning. For more details and bookings enquire with us before booking your safari with us.

  • Meal Plan
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mara Crossing Tented Camp/Mara Leisure Camp or its equivalent
Day 5- Masai Mara| Nairobi & Departure for Entebbe Uganda

Breakfast at the camp and depart for Nairobi with optional stops to a Masai Boma (at an extra cost) – The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress. You will have stops at the famous Narok town for hot lunch and thereafter a further drive ascending the Great Rift Valley with stops at the viewing point for souvenirs and shopping. Drop off Nairobi later in the evening for your departure flight to Entebbe, upon arrival you will be transferred to you’ Hotel.

  • Mid-range: 2Friends Beach Hotel/Airport View Hotel
Day 6-  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked after break-fast from you’ hotel in Entebbe or Kampala or Kigali and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country, arriving in the afternoon have you’ at Broadbill rest and in evening go for Batwa cultural experience you will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight will be at

  • Mid-range- Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Bakiga Lodge
Day 7-  Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a Boat ride

You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. You will take a boat ride on this lake and hike to different viewpoints before returning for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Mid-range-Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort/Keije Bunyonyi Resort
Day 8-  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in you’ Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down, in the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant, In the evening go for a game drive with a chance to see Elephants Lions Buffaloes etc later return for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Mid-range-Twin Lakes Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge
Day 9-  Chimp track and travel to Kigali

Wake-up early morning, have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for an up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Kigali Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.

What’s included in this itinerary?

  • Transportation charges
  • Gorilla tracking permit (700$ pp)
  • Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

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

Any and all tours can be combined or modified to fit your particular needs. Please tell us your specific requirements using the enquiry page.

Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.