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Safari

11-Day Uganda-Kenya Wildlife Big 5, Epic Gorilla Trekking

Kenya

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Fly into Uganda and proceed to Kibale NP. From Kibale, enjoy chimp tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP for game viewing and boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Exit Queen and Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha (known for its tree-climbing lions). Enjoy the epic gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. Return to Entebbe and catch a flight to Nairobi. Go explore Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate NP, Masai Mara and return to Nairobi for the flight out.

Arrival location:

Entebbe, Uganda

Departure Location:

Entebbe, Uganda

Included in your experience:

Park fees (For non-residents)

Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)

Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinking water (On all days)

Not included in your experience:

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early (not past noon) landing in Entebbe. Your safari will start from the Entebbe International Airport where you will be received by the assigned driver/guide and depart for Kibale Forest NP. The park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will arrive in the late afternoon (evening) and just check into your accommodation, relax and later enjoy your dinner plus the overnight stay (awaiting the next day’s activity).
    Arrive in Entebbe, pick up (from Airport) and Transfer to Kibale Forest NP
  • Day2 - 3
    Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ point where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking and you will be marveled by the sights of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will depart for Queen Elizabeth NP. You will arrive in time for your dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.
    Morning Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive to the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for: Lions, Elephants, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob, among others. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
    Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.
    Transfer to Bwindi with en route game viewing in the Ishasha area | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
    Go gorilla trekking Bwindi and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    Have breakfast then embark on a return to Entebbe Airport, arriving in the late afternoon to catch your flight out to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Airport). Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be received by a Home To Africa Kenya Representative who will welcome you to Kenya and transfer you to the booked accommodation for dinner and the overnight rest.
    Drive to Entebbe to catch flight out to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Airport) | Breakfast Included
  • Day7 - 8
    Have breakfast and drive off to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies North West of Nairobi. Although Lake Naivasha is not a national park, in its own right, the beautiful lake has become a staple of Kenyan safaris. With its serene surroundings and a variety of activities, Lake Naivasha is a great stop. You will arrive in time to proceed out and explore Lake Naivasha on a boat trip. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
    Drive to Naivasha and take the afternoon (evening) exploring Lake Naivasha | Breakfast Included
  • Day8 - 9
    Have breakfast and proceed to explore Hell’s Gate NP. Located in Naivasha in Kenya, Hell’s Gate is home to a variety of wildlife, flora and over 100 species of birds. It was a belief that this was the outlet for the pre-historic freshwater lake that stretched from here to Nakuru. The breathtaking scenery, complete with towering cliffs, gorges, rock towers, volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam, make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa. You will spend a greater part of the day exploring this park. Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
    Explore Hell's Gate National Park - full day game viewing | Breakfast Included
  • Day9 - 10
    Have breakfast and drive off to Masai Mara Game Reserve. The reserve is one of the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa and is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats. You will arrive in the afternoon for check-in at the accommodation and enjoy lunch. Thereafter, you can proceed out for the afternoon (evening) game viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.
    Exit Naivasha and drive off to Masai Mara Game Reserve then enjoy some game viewing | Breakfast Included
  • Day10 - 11
    Have breakfast and proceed out to explore the Masai Mara. The morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of Africa's Big 5 and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset view well-worth capturing on camera. Later, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
    Explore the Masai Mara – full day game viewing and later relax at the lodge | Breakfast Included
  • Day11 - 12
    Have breakfast then embark on a return to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta Airport). You will have lunch at the InterContinental Hotel. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure. Later, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for a flight out. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
    Exit Masai Mara and return to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta) to catch flight out | Breakfast Included
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11-Day Uganda-Kenya Wildlife Big 5, Epic Gorilla Trekking

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