13 Days Luxury Gorilla Fly in and Kenya Wildlife Safari
13 Days Luxury Gorilla Fly in and Kenya Wildlife Safari
Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. With its dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it’s no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this wonderful country the ‘pearl of Africa’. While mountain gorillas are the allure for many visitors, there’s an astounding variety of attractions for tourists.
Kenya is a year-round safari destination. It is busy during the dry season from June to October, when the sparse vegetation and limited water causes the game to gather around water, making them easy to find and to view. However, this is the most crowded and busy time to go on safari, especially in the Masai Mara from the latter half of August to October, when the Great Migration usually arrives.
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to your lodge
Upon arrival in Entebbe our guide will receive you and transfer you to your luxury hotel in Entebbe for relaxation and overnight.
Day 2: Domestic flight from Entebbe to Bwindi forest
After an early morning breakfast you will be picked up again and transferred back to Entebbe international airport for your domestic flight to Bwindi impenetrable national park upon arrival our guide in Bwindi will pick you up and transfer you to Bwindi, the drive is about 1.5 hours upon arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: First gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest
Have an early breakfast and set out for mountain gorilla trekking in one of the four sectors (Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo) of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park by 7:30am for briefing and eventual allocation of gorilla group to be trekked. Hike through the rainforest accompanied by a ranger guide and trackers, in search of the mountain gorilla family allocated for trekking. The walking can be challenging at times, but when you catch a glimpse of the humongous silverback with his family, any discomforts will quickly be forgotten. The lead guide keeps providing information about trees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife in the forest as you trek until you reach the gorilla family allocated for tracking. The gorillas are located in different parts across the forest and therefore, the time taken to find one group varies from a few minutes to several hours depending on location and movement of the Gorillas. Once with the gorillas, you will be allowed to observe them for an hour. At the end of the trek, you will return to the park headquarters and information Centre to be awarded your trekking certificates. You will then meet the driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 4: Second gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest
After an incredible first day gorilla trekking encounter, you will enjoy morning breakfast at your lodge and transfer to the park headquarters for your second gorilla trekking experience, on this day you will visit a different gorilla family, this will give you an opportunity to encounter yet another silverback in Uganda’s jungles, just like the previous day you will spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 5: Return flight from Bwindi forest to Entebbe and connect to Nairobi
After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and transfer to the airstrip for your return flight from Bwindi to Entebbe, upon arrival you will be transferred for your connecting flight to Nairobi, upon arrival in Nairobi you will be received by our guide in Kenya and transfer to the lodge for overnight.
Day 6: Drive to Amboseli national park
After lazily morning breakfast you depart Nairobi for Amboseli national park, upon arrival you will check in to your lodge for lunch as you enjoy the dramatic views of the mighty Kilimanjaro and after lunch you will relax a bit and in the evening you will enjoy an evening game drive in the park in search of wildlife, the elephant population; over 1,000 live in the park’s fragile eco-system, and records show them to be amongst some of the biggest elephants in Africa. The park is also home to more than 50 other mammal species, including lion and cheetah, plus herds of zebra, wildebeest and their predators.
Day 7: Full day game drives in Amboseli national park
You will spend the day in Amboseli enjoying thrilling game drives and soaking in the spellbinding views of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, enjoy game drives for the first half of your day, and spends some leisure time by the pool in the afternoon, in the evening, witness a gorgeous sunset and have dinner.
Day 8: Drive to Lake Nakuru national park
After morning breakfast you will drive to Amboseli national park, the beautiful wildlife haven” On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic, and game drives. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s two Premium Parks and is a bird lover’s paradise.
Day 9: Full day game drives in Lake Nakuru national park
After morning breakfast you will head to the park for game drive, the main aim will be to track down the Rhinos and the flamingos as you look out for other wildlife depending on the drive you will return to the lodge for hot lunch and later do an evening game drive in search of wildlife you may have missed and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 10: Drive to Masai Mara national reserve
After having a toothsome breakfast, check-out from the resort and start traveling to Masai Mara Game Reserve, which is a part of the very popular Serengeti National Park. You will spend your time here spotting a plethora of beautiful wild animals.
This reserve park is located in the Great Rift Valley and is home to the big five, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, and eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck and zebra.
Day 11: Full day game drives in Masai mara national reserve
After morning breakfast with packed lunch you will drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park, which shelters the African “Big Five”. Here, you will enjoy an exhilarating game drive that will offer you the opportunity to spot umpteen varieties of fauna including Eland, Buffalo, Maasai Giraffe, Topi, Zebra, and Impala, after the incredible game viewing you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 12: Full day game drives in Masai mara national reserve
After having breakfast, get ready for a morning jungle safari in Masai Mara will be all about mind-boggling game drives inside Masai Mara that will let you witness different wild animals roaming in their natural habitat. you may get a chance to witness the natural predators hunting their food and the survival struggle of the prey, Explore the jungle with a guided safari and later, head to the restaurant for Lunch, After lunch, go for another game drive and enjoy a thrilling day, As the sun sets, return to the lodge, have dinner and enjoy a sound sleep.
Day 13: Flight from Masai mara to Nairobi and connect for your own ward flight
After morning breakfast you guide will transfer you to the airstrip for your return flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi, upon arrival at Wilson airport you will be received by our representative and transferred to the international airport for your own ward journey.
All activities and services in this safari package are all inclusive except.
- Uganda and Kenya tourist Visas
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and hotel
When to book this safari package
Due to busy tourism traffic during the Migration season from July to October we recommend booking this safari package 1 year in advance.
Best time to Trek mountain gorillas in Uganda and see wildlife in Kenya
We recommend visiting in August and September when the wildebeest are arriving in Masai Mara from Serengeti and October when the wildebeest are heading back to southern Serengeti.