5 days Gorilla Tour and Kenya safari will introduce you the Uganda gorillas, one of the world’s most endangered species, with almost three quarters of the total remaining population comfortably dwelling in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Here you will trek the mighty apes in the jungle and have an up close encounter with the great silverbacks.
Still these awesome five days furnish a great opportunity to explore the famous Maasai Mara National park in Kenya. An experience that almost all world travelers are looking forward to, watching the mighty kings of the jungle rule over the park, hunting out for their prey, watching masses of buffaloes graze in a very huge savanna grassland, is all simply something else that you will explore on your five days Uganda gorillas and Maasai Mara National park Safari.
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– Day 1: Pick up from Nairobi airport to Maasai Mara national park.
– Day 2: Full day game drive.
– Day 3: Transfer to Kampala.
– Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
– Day 5: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali airport.
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Day 1: Pick up from Nairobi airport to Maasai Mara national park.
Our experienced guide will pick you from the airport, and transfer you to Maasai Mara national park. While on the journey, he will be briefing you about the whole trip as well as showing you around, the prominent buildings in Nairobi town; it being the capital city of Kenya. Reach the park, check in at the lodge and have some relaxation from the flight fatigue as you prepare for the next day.
Luxury: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 2: Full day game drive.
Have an early breakfast, and later hit the bush for the best game drive experience you will ever have. Game drives in Masaai Mara are ones where in just a few minutes of the drive, you immediately start spotting the cheetahs, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, giraffes, jackals, lions, elands and several others. On this game drive there are chances of spotting both nocturnal animals running back to their shelters as well as the diurnals going to hunt for preys & pastures.
Have beautiful scenic views of the extensive landscape.
Luxury: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala.
In the morning, have an early breakfast and start on your full day journey to Uganda’s capital Kampala, go past the Elgon Mountain on the boarder of Uganda and Kenya. Reaching Uganda, you will cross the mighty Nile River, Africa’s longest rivers, go through Mabira forest; once Uganda’s largest tropical forest and then hit Kampala, a city that never rests.
Luxury:Serena Hotel Kampala
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
In the morning after breakfast, start on the eight hour journey to Bwindi which is also still an experience of its own. Stop at the equator for the water experience and photos, see how water swirls in opposite directions in the different hemispheres of the world.
Then proceed to Igongo Cultural center for lunch stopover in Mbarara. From here, continue enjoying a comfortable drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park filled with beautiful views of the Kasese hills, Mountain Rwenzori, and the stunning landscapes tinted with green vegetation.
Luxury: Ruhija Gorilla Lodge
Midrange: Bakiga Lodge
Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
Day 5: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali airport.
Have an early breakfast and head to the office headquarters of the park for a simple briefing from the park ranger guide about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking and also be divided into groups of eight, the maximum number of people to visit a gorilla family in a day.
Start on the hunt of one of the gorilla groups in Bwindi, an experience so awesome that cannot be easily forgotten. Walking through the rugged terrains of the forest and following the gorillas is a challenging activity that takes you through the thick lush with slippery terrains. Trekkers also encounter other different mammals, bird species and butterflies. Trekking might take a day or even just one hour, it depends on your luck of the trekkers that day.
After this activity, be transferred to Kigali airport for the flight back home. That will be the end of the safari with us.
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