13-Day Uganda Gorillas & Masai Mara Overland Safari
Start in Nairobi and end in Entebbe! With the Safari tour 13-Day Uganda Gorillas & Masai Mara Overland Safari, you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 6 other destinations in Africa. 13-Day Uganda Gorillas & Masai Mara Overland Safari includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Places You’ll See
- Park fees
- Additional Services
• Great Migration in Maasai Mara Park.
• Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth Park, Maasai Mara Park and L. Nakuru Park.
• Birding on Lake Nakuru shores.
• Boat Safari on the Kanzinga Channel and boat ride to source of the Nile.
• Chimpanzee Trekking.
• Gorilla Trekking.
With an early morning breakfast, embark on your Gorillas and Maasai Mara overland Safari. Masai Mara National Park is one of East Africa’s most famous reserves, The Mara consists of undulating hills and great rolling grasslands that sustain some of the most varied wildlife in Africa, if not the world.
Check in to the hotel and enjoy lunch and later enjoy an afternoon game viewing, where lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle and other plains game abound, not forgetting the hundreds of species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge or Similar
Have an early breakfast, enjoy another game drive, view more game as you catch them from their hunt expeditions.This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring! Dinner and overnight at Sopa lodge or Similar
After breakfast proceed on a full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. Break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge
With an early morning breakfast, enjoy an early morning game drive in Nakuru national park. The park is famous for its millions of seasonal pink flamingos and other aquatic birds.
Game drive until lunch around the lake, where rhinos, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, leopard, and waterbuck can easily and closely be spotted an excellent chance of spotting rhino, of which there is a healthy population here. There is a stunning view from the top of the hills above the lake, and here we may see the Rock hyrax; this tiny creature is the elephant’s nearest relative
Enjoy an en route lunch in Nakuru town, then drive towards Eldoret, the fourth largest city in Kenya and we continue to the Ugandan border for an overnight across.
The border crossing can be slow but we leave plenty of time, and it can be an interesting experience. Continue on to the town of Mbale to spend the night. Dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort
After breakfast, on your Gorillas and Maasai Mara overland Safari will take you to Eastern Uganda starting with Jinja, with a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres, take photos and also buy some souvenirs, set off for Jinja arriving in the evening.
In the afternoon you go for a boat-ride to see the source of the Nile, our target being the city of Jinja is to visit the source of the Nile and the Victoria Nile meets Lake Victoria.Dinnr and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort
After breakfast we will drive to kibale with a stopover to have lunch in Fort portal, a punctuation of stopovers at in the far country side offer us chances of stretching, tea plantations along the drive ways as we check in late afternoon. A night in this forest gives you the calls from the nocturnal life plus famous Frog concerts in this forest area revealing a true pristine Africa. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge
Proceed early morning at 6:30am for full day chimpanzee tracking experience; you will spend the entire day with Chimpanzees following them from nest to nest. While tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species.
Optional activity is the chimpanzee habituation experience where you spend a full day with the chimpanzees, starting early in the morning to get to the briefing before the Great Apes leave there nests to plan the day.Dinnr and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge
After breakfast you go for a crater lake exploration walk with beautiful nature. Then we drive further southwards with the Rwenzori ranges in View or Drive through the Crater lakes in the Hills through to sample out the surprising Diversity of Savannah trees and wild life.
Enjoy an en route lunch in Kasese and stop over at the equator and continue through the park to the lodge at the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge
Have an early breast and continue on your Gorillas and Maasai Mara overland Safari,discover Queen Elizabeth national park with an early morning game-drive that exposes us to diverse animals including; the Big 5, Elephants, Buffalos, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along the and many more species that are residents to this park.
The park has a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland sports as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a 3 hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36km channel linking Lake George – Lake Edward. Here you can see land and water adapted hippopotamuses yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society killing machine the Nile crocodile gaping along the banks, Savannah version of pigs the warthog.
With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of birds, animals like the ever playing African elephants in waters. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge
With an early breakfast, leave the main area in the morning to drive on the adventurous road leading to Ishasha on your Gorillas and Maasai Mara overland Safari, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Along the way we might see monkeys in the trees and baboons.
When reaching Ishasha we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with Topis and the southern version of Elephants to hopefully get the Lions high in the Fig tree branches. After the game-drive we transfer to Bwindi mountains the home of the mountain gorillas.
This beautiful drive takes you from savannah, on to villages and cultivated hills and finally up to the forest covered mountains of Bwindi where you will experience one of the highlights of the Gorillas and Maasai Mara overland safari next day. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi
After breakfast at around 7:45 am with packed lunch and drinking water you will transfer to the starting point for briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then continue to the forest for gorilla tracking following them.
This activity can last from a few hours up to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas as they range freely in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. An unforgettable hour is then spent with the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterfly and plant species plus forest hog, forest Elephants, Statungas and Dikers. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi lodge
After breakfast you will drive to Kampala arriving late in teh evening .Drop off at the Red Chilli hotel - enjoy hot meals as you recap your holiday memories.
After breakfast you will be transfereed to Entebbe airprot to fly out at appropriate time