9 days (not including air travel)

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Day 1: Masai Mara

From Nairobi, we drive through the Maasai town of Narok and onwards to the Masai Mara arriving for lunch and afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Masai Mara

We spend all day on game drives in the Mara. The Mara Game Reserve is largely plains and the open grasslands are habitat to rich and varied wildlife such as lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe etc. There are also several species of birds. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope from July to September is a spectacle never to be missed by any visitor to the Mara.

Accommodation: Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Lake Nakuru

Morning game drive in the Mara and depart after breakfast for a 5-6 hour drive to Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley.

Accommodation: Hillcourt Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Lake Nakuru

Enter the Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day’s game drives. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake and home to millions of pink flamingos and several other birds. It’s also one of the best places in Kenya to watch the rhino. There are also lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe etc.

Accommodation: Hillcourt Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Jinja/River Nile-Uganda

Early departure for a 5-6 hour drive to Malaba border. Enter Uganda and drive on to Jinja for overnight.

Accommodation: The Haven

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: River Nile/Kampala

Spend the morning on whitewater rafting adventures on the River Nile. Later transfer to Kampala.

Accommodation: Cassia Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7:  Bwindi National Park

Early departure for Bwindi Impenetrable Park, driving through the rolling hills known as the “Little Switzerland” of Kabale. We arrive at our base camp in the evening ready for our gorilla trekking adventure tomorrow. Gorilla tracking can be a challenging activity as it sometimes involves climbing hills in the dense tropical forests. Physical fitness is therefore a virtue. Persons below the age of 15 are not allowed to track gorillas. No-one with a cold or flu or signs of other transmittable illnesses will be allowed to trek due to the risks posed to the families of gorillas.

Accommodation: Engagi Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Bwindi-gorilla trekking

After early breakfast, with your packed lunch go for a briefing at 08:00 hours before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas.

Accommodation: Engagi Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Kampala

Breakfast and then transfer to Kampala with lunch en-route, arriving in the evening, drop off Entebbe airport

Meals: Breakfast and lunch


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