Exclusive Kenya and Uganda safari (Wildlife + Gorilla trek)
This Exclusive 13 Days of Kenya and Uganda safari (Wildlife + Gorilla trek), the 13 Days of Kenya Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda -Samburu, Maasai Mara National Reserve & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Experience the colorful culture of Nairobi, then take a flight up to Samburu to take in the scenery and wildlife of this magnificent plateau. In the renowned Maasai Mara, head south in pursuit of Africa’s Big 5, and end your journey by coming face to face with some of the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas.
Safari Highlights: 13 Days of Kenya and Uganda safari
2 nights: Experience the vibrant culture of East Africa’s largest city
Samburu National Reserve
3 nights: Take in the stunning views of Mount Kenya as you safari on an exclusive private conservancy
Maasai Mara National Reserve
3 nights: Experience this spectacular reserve with daily game drives and lodge activities for unparalleled game viewing
1 night: Spend the night along the shores of Uganda’s Lake Victoria
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
3 nights: Trek into the rainforest and spend an intimate morning with the mountain gorillas, an unforgettable wildlife experience
Detailed Itinerary of 13 Days Kenya and Uganda safari
Day 1: Welcome to Africa
Arrive at Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. A thriving modern metropolis, Nairobi is home to a number of top-notch hotels, museums, restaurants, and even an urban national park. For transportation to your boutique hotel for the evening, your own guide will be waiting for you.
Day 2: Explore Nairobi
Navigate Nairobi’s busy streets with the assistance of your personal guide. A leader in conservation since 1977, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a well-known rescue and rehabilitation facility for orphaned elephants and rhinos. Following their morning feeding, the newborn elephants will march along the road while you watch. Find out more about “adopting” one of these young children from Vaya, and we can set up a more private foster parent visit in its place.
Visit the nearby Kazuri Women’s Beading Collective after eating lunch at the lush, tranquil Karen Blixen house and coffee grounds. Visit the National Museum in the late afternoon or make friends with a giraffe at the Giraffe Center. You may plan your time in Nairobi to suit your interests.
Day 3: Fly to Samburuto to begin your safari
(Kenya and Uganda Safari) Fly to Samburu amid Kenya’s breathtaking northern rangelands. Your lodge offers you exclusive access to 200,000 acres of pure private wilderness and overlooks the sizable Kalama Conservancy. Huge herds of elephants that travel along historic routes, leopards perched on steep rocks, and endangered wild dogs also call this region home. In addition, it is one of the few locations on the planet where you can see endangered species of wildlife that can only be found north of the equator, such as Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes, Beisa oryx, Somali ostriches, and long-necked genenuks.
Day 4: Safari in Samburu
Begin your journey with a Samburu warrior who will skillfully lead you through the jungle while imparting their unique local knowledge, age-old rituals, and practices from one of the oldest still-existing tribes in Africa. During your stay, a variety of activities are available, including fantastic safari game drives, bush walks, and exploring neighboring caves.
You can also decide to unwind and enjoy the scenery from your opulent villa or the infinity pool, travel nearby to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, take pictures in the hide that is perfectly positioned on the edge of a waterhole, or take a nighttime stargazing tour.
Day 5:Another day in Northern Kenya
While getting ready for another safari day, observe the sunrise above the bushes. Your ability to completely customize your experience and activities here to match your interests.
Day 6: Fly to The Maasai Mara
to get to the Maasai Mara, take a safari flight. The huge Mara River separates this renowned reserve from the Serengeti and is located in southwest of Kenya. This reserve is home to a tremendous amount of wildlife year-round and welcomes the millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other antelope that make up the Great Migration in the late summer and early fall. The Maasai Mara is a region with spectacular landscapes, vast plains, and an abundance of wildlife that is located along the Great Rift Valley.
Day 7: Safari in the Maasai Mara
When you wake up early and have fresh coffee or tea brought to your room, you are quickly whisked away in the safari vehicle and prepared for whatever the morning may hold. As wildlife awakens for the day or settles down after a night of hunting, this is the finest time of day to see it. The sights and sounds of the woods will awaken your senses as the bird calls grow louder as the sun rises.
During your stay in this outstanding reserve, you can choose from a variety of optional lodge activities as well as twice-daily game drives with a knowledgeable safari guide.
Day 8: Safari in Maasai Mara
Prepare your camera for another safari day. Each day, you and your skilled guide will venture more afield in search of warthogs, topis, giraffes, elephants, zebras, impalas, buffalo, and other grazing animals. The Maasai Mara is a shelter for enormous predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles, and other sly, powerful hunters. It is also home to a variety of prey animals. More than 450 types of avian life can be found there as well, including 57 raptors.
At your safari camp, you may unwind on your private deck, take advantage of the welcoming common areas, go on an educational bush walk with your ranger, and, depending on your resort, swim in the pool or schedule a spa treatment.
Day 9: Depart for Uganda
Take a breakfast break in camp after an early morning game drive, then catch your flight to Uganda. Your own driver will be waiting to transport you to the chic boutique hotel located in the lush Entebbe suburbs.
Day 10: Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
As you board your charter flight and go south into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you’ll be greeted with vistas of a beautiful rainforest. You will be driven to your opulent lodge for the evening, where you may unwind and take in the scenery at your leisure.
Day 11: Trek with the Mountain Gorillas
Meet the Uganda mountain gorillas. Before entering the park, meet with your group of guides and trackers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to receive a lecture on proper gorilla trekking protocol. Enter the bush with hiking sticks in hand in search of the gorillas. The hike can reach heights of 7,500 feet and last anything from 1 to 6 hours. Even while it can be physically taxing at times, the forest’s beauty and the surrounding landscape make it worthwhile.
The search for the gorillas makes all tiredness disappear. One of the most profound natural experiences in the entire globe has been said to be watching gorillas. You may expect to spend up to an hour with these incredible animals while getting a close-up look at some of their everyday activities.
Day 12: A final day in the forest
To have a more in-depth experience, you might choose to go on a second gorilla walk today. This will allow you to interact with a new family group. You can also choose to unwind at your lodge and take in the breathtaking views, as well as explore the area’s tea processing factory to learn more about this age-old beverage, hike to a hidden waterfall, or spend some time in the village meeting the welcoming people.
Day 13: Farewell Africa
To catch your flight to Entebbe, where you can connect to return home or continue on to your next location, head back through the forest this morning. If you have a lengthy layover, we will be pleased to make lunch and arrangements for a day room so you can unwind and freshen up before your lengthy return journey.
End of the 13 Days Kenya and Uganda safari