If you’re in love with nature and wildlife then look no further to Kenya and Uganda. This is a combined safari taking you on a visit to Uganda and Kenya which are both famous tourist destinations. The 08 Days Kenya Uganda Safari Adventure takes you on a visit Masai Mara and Bwindi impenetrable National Park the home of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Arrive in Nairobi Kenya
On your arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you are met by our representative who will transfer you overnight at The Best Western Plus West lands hotel Nairobi in a standard room booked on Bed and Breakfast BB.
This hotel is located in Nairobi, 2.9 km from Nairobi National Museum, Best Western Plus West lands provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a shared lounge and a concierge service, along with free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
At the hotel each room comes with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The rooms have an electric tea pot, while certain rooms include a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and a minibar. At Best Western Plus West lands all rooms include bed linen and towels among others.
Nairobi Excursions Giraffe Centre
Giraffe Centre is located on the edge of the Nairobi National Park and the residential area known as Karen. There is an educational exhibit that includes posters and a short film, but the highlight is definitely seeing & feeding the giraffes. The cafe is a good spot to sit and sip but it really doesn’t offer meals, just a small snack.
The Giraffe Centre’s clever design features a spiral ramp that brings you up to the giraffe’s neck level. You are provided with a small cup of treats with instruction on how to feed the giraffes. Nearby staff supervise the feeding as well as help you learn about each giraffe’s personality. Lots of fun & laughter; good for every age. Accommodation at Best Western Plus West lands
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara is a classic safari destination and one of the best places to see the great migration, to see lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as being home to iconic Savannah country that long ago came to define the East African safari. After breakfast, you will be taken to Wilson Airport for your connection to the Masai Mara with Air Kenya.
You will be met at the airstrip and drive you to the camp with some great game viewing en route. On arrival relax and freshen up in your tent before lunch is served. The tents are very spacious and have floor to ceiling mosquito netting, en -suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush lavatories, solar lighting and large, river view verandas.
The main dining room and veranda commands a dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting for afternoon tea and after dinner star gazing. As your afternoon safari game drive comes to an end, drive to a specially point overlooking the Mara plains. Enjoy drinks as you take in the beauty of the rapid sunset colouring the acacia dotted plains before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner. Accommodation Base camp Masai Mara.
It’s East Africa’s most popular and best-known park, with easy access from Nairobi and a plethora of cheap accommodation options. Still about the Mara, a fabulous place for seeing big cats and all of the big five, a variety of plains game and over 300 bird species. The plains offer a rich variety of food for the dominant predators: lion; leopard; hyena and cheetah. Elephants browse amongst the large herds of wildebeest and topi, eland and buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle.
In the Mara River, hippos submerge while crocodiles sunbathe, mouths agape, on the riverbanks. From around July to October, there’s the greatest show on Earth, the wildebeest migration. Fantastic at any time, visiting the Mara during the annual wildebeest migration (roughly late June-October) though is to witness one of the undisputed wildlife wonders of the world. Mid-afternoon high tea will be served before your next activity. During your stay there are a variety of activities that can be booked on request such as a balloon safari. Accommodation still at Base camp Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi – Uganda Entebbe Airport
After breakfast your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. On arrival you will be met and driven to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be able to enjoy lunch. Depart late afternoon for your flight to Entebbe, Uganda with Air Kenya. On arrival in Entebbe, you will be met and transfer you to your accommodation K Hotels Entebbe.
Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
With early morning breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip through Aero link Uganda where you will be met by our company driver guide representative and transfer you to the camp. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Rushaga Gorilla Camp is located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site south sector of the park.
It is the perfect base for a tracking experience as it offers luxury in the heart of the rain forest. It is an amazing place overlooking the Bwindi Forest. The Lodge is in the middle of the rain forest of the Bwindi NP. From here you have amazing views to the big impenetrable forest – from the restaurant but as well from the rooms with their big glass facades.
Lunch is served at camp. In the afternoon you can just relax and take in the fresh air or take a forest walk, which is a nice way to warm up before the gorilla tracking. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area. There is also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and eleven kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee.
Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi
Early breakfast is served at your camp, before a briefing from your guide. Gorilla tracking commences every morning from the UWA park headquarters at 8.30 am. This National Park was established in 1991. It was then named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. Bwindi loosely translates to “place of darkness”, thanks to extensive stands of bamboo and thick ground vegetation that hinder access by foot.
Over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in Bwindi. The trek can be challenging, depending on the current location of your assigned gorilla family. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority does an impressive job of making it a safe, well-controlled and managed experience.
Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. At the end of the trekking, you receive a “Gorilla Tracking Certificate” as proof of your accomplishment. Observing the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is priceless. Return to camp for dinner.
Bwindi Impenetrable –Entebbe Airport
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, before your transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your shared scheduled flight with Aero link back to Entebbe International Airport.