15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda – 15 Days and 14 Nights Great Kenya to Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari Experience of the Ultimate Wildlife on Earth.

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda. Adventure the wildebeests in the Maasai Mara national park of Kenya and extra-ordinary bird watching trip in Kenya to Lake Nakuru National park.

Go for a memorable mountain gorilla trekking experience in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park the Gold of Africa, and Chimpanzee tracking in the “primate capital of the world” – Kibale forest national park.

Experience one of the ultimate wildlife Encounters on earth-trekking endangered African Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, and explore the world Famous Maasai Mara, one of the very Best Game Parks in Africa

After the wildlife adventure of a lifetime in Maasai Mara, go game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park of Kenya, home to abundant bird and animal life

Cross into Uganda and travel to scenic Lake Bunyonyi, our base for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest. After an unforgettable encounter with the rare African mountain gorillas set off into Kalinzu forest Reserve to track chimpanzees and other creatures. Visit Mburo Lake and head to Jinja where we get the adrenaline of having an optional adventure activity

Highlight of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park

Detailed 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

  • Day 1: Arrival to Nairobi

This Kenya and Uganda Gorilla Safari kicks off as you arrive in Kenya from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be directed to your hotel to check in. later you will have a brief meeting. At this meeting, you will be introduced to your travel companions, the driver/guide, and find out more about the journey ahead from your trip

If you arrive early in the day then take some time to explore and do exceptional activities in and around Nairobi, before meeting up with your guide/driver

Optional activities:

  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage
  • Railway Museum
  • The Carnivore Restaurant
  • Bomas of Kenya Tour
  • Kenya National Museum
  • Nairobi National Park

Later have dinner and overnight in a hotel

  • Day 2 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast in the morning, we hop onto our adventure vehicle and hit the road. We will make our way southwest into the scenic Great Rift Valley. Our safari destination is Maasai Mara National Reserve. on arrival at Maasai Mara, we settle in at our Safari camp and head out on a thrilling late afternoon game drive. The open plains and rolling hills of Maasai Mara are home to a plethora of free roaming wild animals, a number of which we are sure to spot on our game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the big five of; lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Buffalo. As we explore one of the Africa’s most legendary game reserves. An exhilarating start to our wildlife adventures in East Africa

Accommodation:

Camping at Maasai Mara Camp

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara National Park Kenya

  • Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Beginning early this morning we spend the whole of the day three wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara Reserve. Set off across the unspoilt plains in search of Africa’s wild animals, taking in the epic Safari Landscapes as we explore

Kenya’s leading safari destination is renowned for its sizeable big cat populations, offering exceptional cheetah, lion and leopard sightings. In addition to its plentiful feline predators, Masai Mara is also famous for the great Migration, also known as the Wildebeest Migration that takes place annually.

We may get to witness massive Nile Crocodiles snapping up herbivores as they attempt river crossing, especially during the Great Migration when around two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles are on the move.

Maasai Mara is, however, an outstanding safari destination year-round so keep your cameras ready and your eyes open for wildlife action. This is after all the place for that quintessential African scene of Acacia trees with grazing giraffes, wildebeests, zebra and elephants

Today you have a chance to take an optional hot air balloon safari over the plains of Maasai Mara, viewing the wilderness and its roaming wildlife from above

Included activities:

  1. full day wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara
  2. Accommodation: campground at Maasai Mara
  3. Optional activity: Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Trip
  4. All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 4 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda:  Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

On our day four of our adventure. Early morning after Breakfast, we say goodbye to majestic mara drive northeast to lake Nakuru. One of the great Rift Valley Rift Valley lakes, lake Nakuru is surrounded by a wildlife-rich protected area of the same name

Along the way, we stop for lunch at the ubuntu café, a local community initiative where organic local food is served in support of social, upliftment. after our tasty lunch, we continue to Lake Nakuru and embark on an afternoon game drive in our adventure

Lake Nakuru National Park covers a variety of habitats thus hosts diverse wild animals and birds. Chances of spotting endangered black rhinos are expected here and the unusual tree-climbing lions are also a highlight.

Watch for buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas and possibly even shy Leopards. Lake Nakuru attracts plenty of waterbirds making this park a birding hotspot, with over 400 birds species recorded. Sightings include flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and many others.

Included activities: café Ubuntu lunch and Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation:

campsite at lake Nakuru

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Eldoret

After breakfast, we hop onto our vehicle and take a second game drive this time doing it early in the morning at Nakuru National Park. After a wild African start to the day, we hit the road to Eldoret, near the Ugandan Boarder. Tonight, we camp at a grassy campsite just outside of Eldoret.

Include activities: morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation:

Resort Campsite in Eldoret

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 6 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Eldoret to Kampala

Early morning after breakfast, we hit the road once again. Day six of our tour, we cross to Uganda. Headed to our campsite near Kampala. Uganda is a beautiful and relatively lush African country, less transformed by western development than most. On the long journey today, you get to see the fertile farmlands and rural scenes of Ugandan life

Later in the day you can join the introductory meeting to welcome new travellers and find out more about the trip if you choose

Travel:

Eldoret to Kampala (10hrs -12hrs/450kms)

Accommodation:

campsite near Kampala

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 7: Kampala-Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast, we hit on the road once again this time headed to the far west Uganda. Sit back and watch rural Africa go by as we travel the long road down to lake Bunyonyi in the South- Western corner of Uganda.

On our way, we cross the equator stopping for snapshots at the imaginary line. We also have lunch at the equator, getting a taste of Uganda’s ingredients at a café that supports local non profit for youth and child welfare

The we continue southwest to picturesque Lake Bunyonyi, near the Bwindi Impenetrable forest of Uganda

Travel:

Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi (12hrs/520kms)

Included activities:

Aid child Café Lunch and equator stop

Accommodation:

overland Camp at Lake Bunyonyi

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 8 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest-Uganda

The big day has arrived, time to go African Mountain Gorilla trekking. After an early breakfast, it’s necessary because you need the energy to trek, you can also choose to pack a picnic lunch. One of the most magical and rare wildlife experiences in the world, trekking the gorillas in the world is undoubtedly the highlight of our African Safari

We trek through the rainforest for up to six hours depending on where the Gorilla family groups are at the time. Uganda is home to almost half of the mountain Gorillas surviving in the world today, with bulk of Uganda’s gorillas living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Once we have located a gorilla family, we spend about an hour watching them at close range – an unforgettable wildlife encounter! See how these intelligent and social primates groom each other, feed, play and interact in their natural environment

Uganda authorities allow a maximum of eight people per trek, so our safari will be split depending on the number of visitors that they are. Our guided mountain gorilla trek may take place tomorrow depending on our permits, but either way we spend a full day trekking these endangered primates on foot

Included activity:

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Accommodation:

overland Camp at Lake Bunyonyi

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

  • Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi

On day nine, you are free to unwind at a scenic lake Bunyonyi, enjoying optional activities or simply swimming in the lake and soaking up the lovely setting. You can go canoeing or take a motorboat ride out on pretty lake, which is dotted with islands. Lake Bunyonyi is known for its its abundant and diverse birdlife, so keep your binoculars ready

If you didn’t go for Gorilla trekking yesterday, then today is the day for your experience of a lifetime with the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda

Optional activities:

  • Canoe rental, guided birdwatching walk
  • Nature walks
  • Motorboat trip
  • Rwanda day tour

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 10 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Lake Bunyonyi – Kalinzu Forest Reserve

After an early breakfast, we are on the road again, heading northeast in our comfortable adventure. Our destination for today is Kalinzu Forest, hosting six species of primates, mostly notably chimpanzees, the Kalinzu Forest Reserve is home to over 200 chimpanzees, more than 370 species of birds and a rich variety of trees, butterflies, reptiles and more

Travel:

 lake Bunyonyi to Kalinzu Forest Reserve (3hrs/155km).

Accommodation:

lodge campsite at Kalinzu Forest

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Rise and shine early in the morning, after breakfast, set off into Kalinzu Forest Reserve in search of chimpanzees and an array of other wild creatures

Admire the beautiful scenery as we trek along the Rift Valley escarpment, enjoying views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains, Kazinga channel, lake Edward and the neighboring country of Congo. As we walk along forest trails, our local guide intrigues us with tales of the local legends about the forest, the uses of the forest and the culture of the people here.

After our chimpanzee tracking expedition, which takes up to five hours, we visit a tea plantation in the Kalinzu area. A local guide walks us through the plantations and process of producing tea from growing the plants to harvesting and making various tea

Then we set off east to lake Mburo. This afternoon you have the option of exploring the lake by boat. The boat cruise is an excellent way to watch animals and birds of the lake, especially the crocodiles and hippos found in abundance here. Birding enthusiast can look forward to spotting kingfishers, African fish eagles and shoebill storks, amongst other waterbirds

Travel:

kalinzu Forest Reserve to lake Mburo (3-4hrs/150kms)

Included activities:

chimpanzee tracking and tea plantation

Optional activity:

lake Mburo boat cruise

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 12 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Lake Mburo National Park – Jinja – Uganda

On day 12, early morning after breakfast, we hit the road for a long drive to Jinja, tracing the shoes of Lake Victoria on our way to the source of the Nile river. This evening your guide can help you to plan optional activities for the following day in Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda. Tonight you the the option of eating out at one of the local restaurants

Travel:

Lake Mburo to Jinja (7hrs- 8hrs/ 325km)

Accommodation:

 campsite along Nile River

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 13: Jinja and River Nile – Uganda

Today is all about enjoying the great outdoors and the exciting adventure activities in and around Jinja. As the main adventure hub of Uganda, this is the place to get your adrenaline pumping

Go quad biking along the banks of the river Nile or Mountain biking through the plantation and villages into Mabira Forest hosting birds and monkeys. Whitewater rafting is another popular option in Jinja, as well as kayaking along the mighty river.

You can also visit local Markets and villages to get to know the Ugandan people and their cultures better. The sunset boat cruise along the Nile is a great way to end an action- packed day in Jinja. Later head of dinner and overnight

Optional Activities:

  1. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, sunset cruise,
  2. Horseback riding, mountain biking and quad biking
  3. Accommodation:
  4.  campsite and River Nile
  5. All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Kampala City Tour as you proceed to Jinja

  • Day 14 of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Jinja to Eldoret- Kenya

After an early breakfast, we hit the road again, leaving Jinja behind, crossing back into Western Kenya. We overnight in the bustling town of Eldoret, in the Rift Valley

Travel:

Jinja to Eldoret (10hrs/450kms)

Accommodation:

Campsite/lodge

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 15: Eldoret to Nairobi-Kenya

On a fair mid-morning after breakfast, on day 15, we return to Nairobi where this once on-a-lifetime African Adventure Safari began. Arriving in the late evening, we say our Goodbyes and part ways, having experienced an unforgettable journey

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Safari Inclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Landcruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

Travel:

Eldoret to Nairobi (11hrs/315kms)

All meals: breakfast, lunch

Optional Extras and Excursions:

These are extra activities of the package and so they are paid for separately

Kenya

Nairobi:

  • David Scheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit
  • Bomas of Kenya
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Nairobi National Park
  • National Museum
  • Railway Museum
  • Carnivore Restaurant

Maasai Mara:

  • Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon

Uganda

Bunyonyi:

  • Bird watching walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Canoe Rental
  • Swimming
  • Rwanda Day Tour
  • Motorboat Tour of Lake

Lake Mburo National Park:

  • Lake Mburo Boat Cruise

Jinja:

  • Nile River Whitewater Rafting (half/full day)
  • Quad biking (half/full day)
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Horseback Riding (1-2 hours)
  • Nile River Sunset Cruise
  • Nile River Kayaking
  • Mabira forest Mountain Biking

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