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DURATION

20 DAYS

TRIP TYPE

MODERATE

DESTINATION

UGANDA

20 Days Out Of East Africa Magical Safari

“If I have ever seen Magic, Then it has been in Africa” quotes  John Hemingway. And so is the magic in a Kenya & Uganda Out Of East Africa Magical safari. Embark on a journey full of life presenting one of Africa’s pristine destinations. This journey will take you through Amboseli, under the shadows of Kilimanjaro, the Masai mara for the great wildbeast migration and spectacular wildlife sightings, The Mountain Gorilla Experience in Bwindi and the through the Serengeti Plains, treasures of the wilderness while ending at the beautiful Mtwara Old Boma Hotel

Trip Over View

Trip Starts: Nairobi _ Kenya

Trip Ends: Tanzania _ Dar

Destinations: Nairobi | Amboseli N.park | Masai Mara Reserve | Entebbe | Bwindi Forest N.Park | Arusha| Manyara | Central Serengeti | Northern Serengeti | Dar

What to expect or see: Spectacular wildlife in Amboseli| Mount Kilimanjaro scenic views |The Migration safari Masai mara | Vibrant wildlife | Scenic flight views | Educative Cultural Encounters | The famous Serengeti | The Big Five.

Day 1: Arrival at JKIA Nairobi & Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Amboseli National park. -/+ 3hours

Day 3 & 4 : Day Treat At Amboseli National Park

Day 5: Charter Flight transfer to Masai Mara. 8th world wonder. -/+ 2hours

Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara Great migration and Wildlife safaris.

Day 8: Aero Link Transfer to Entebbe

Day 9: Scheduled Flight to Bwindi_ Kisoro Airstrip

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Day 11: The Gorilla habituation Experience/ 2nd Gorilla trekking (Optional)

Day 12: Flight back to Entebbe for hotel or connecting flight to Arusha_ Tanzania

Day 13: Lake Manyara

Day 14: Drive to Serengeti

Day 15: Migration in Serengeti Ecosystem

Day 16: Central Serengeti plains

Day 17: Central Serengeti plains

Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 19: Walking to Ngorongoro Empakai crater

Day 20: Village Nature tour (Biking/ Walking) – Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: 26th July 2023. Arrival at JKIA Nairobi & Transfer to Hotel.

Meet our representative at the airport and road transfer to your hotel in the heart of Nairobi city.

Overnight at Rudi Hotel or Emakoko, or Ololo Safari lodge or Giraffe manor.

Day 2: 27th July 2023. Transfer to Amboseli National park. -/+ 3hours

Transfer by road to Amboseli National park for roughly -/+ 3 hours. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon gamedrive through Amboseli National Park. Super great views over Kilimanjaro mountain, Super great wildlife viewing with scenic views.

Overnight at Zebra plains Amboseli Camp or Tortilis camp.

Day 3 & 4 : 28th & 29th  July 2023. Day Treat At Amboseli National Park

Embark on day game drives in Amboseli National Park. Lots of wildlife to spectate at including, Huge herds of elephants, hyenas, cheetahs, hippos, antelopes, resident zebras, gazelles, zebras in the backdrop of snowcapped Kilimanjaro. On the second stay at Amboseli we will embark on a walking Safari around the camp in company of the Masai Warriors. This walk would lead us to a beautiful sundowner overlooking the snow caped Kilimanjaro mountain (with conducive weather). We will watch the sun go down while we toast to a beautiful stay in Amboseli National Park.

Overnight at Zebra plains Amboseli Camp or Tortilis camp.

Day 5: 30th July 2023. Charter Flight transfer to Masai Mara. 8th world wonder. -/+ 2hours

Relaxed morning charter Flight transfer to Nairobi/Wilson airport and a connecting flight to masai mara Kenya kekorok airstrip. Arrival and transfer to Lodge with gamedrive enroute. Through Talek gate arrival at lodge for lunch. Optional gamedrive in the afternoon for a possible migration crossing or spend rest of the day at relaxation at lodge.

Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Kichwa Tembo camp.

Great located tented Camp in a conservation area with a super feeling of a wilderness. Comfortable safari tented camps with a scenic & great luxury boutique ambiance

Day 6 & 7: 31st July & 1st Aug 2023. Masai Mara Great migration and Wildlife safaris.

Two days of masai mara experience. Masai mara eco system presents one of the greatest wildlife encounters in Africa and the world. You will have two days of gamedrives in the mara with possibilities of wildlife actions ranging from huntings, catch preys and the greatest Wildlife spectacle.. You can witness hundreds and thousands of wildbeast cross the crocodile infested river with predators waiting on the other end to take their chances. Lunch breaks are rewarding and breathtaking in the middle of the endless savannah plains.  Retire to lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Kichwa Tembo camp.

Great located tented Camp in a conservation area with a super feeling of a wilderness. Comfortable safari tented camp with a scenic & great luxury boutique ambiance

Day 8: 2nd Aug 2023. Aero Link Transfer to Entebbe
Today after a relaxed breakfast, you shall Transfer to the airstrip for a connecting flight to Entebbe. You shall make a brief landing at Kisumu for migrations and board back for Entebbe airport. Upon Arrival, You will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe town.

Overnight at Boma Hotel Or Hotel No.5 Entebbe

Day 9: 3rd Aug 2023. Scheduled Flight to Bwindi_ Kisoro Airstrip

Today morning you shall transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight to Bwindi impenetrable national park kisoro airstrip. Flight takes about 1 and half hours and upon arrival, you shall be met by another guide that will transfer you for 2 hours to your lodge. In the afternoon, you shall visit the batwa community of nkuringo, who doubled as the Godfathers of the forest.

Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge or Clouds Mountain Lodge

Day 10: 4th Aug 2023. Gorilla Trekking Experience

Today morning you shall ascend in to the jungle in company of Ranger guides and porters in search for the Mountain Gorilla. The trek starts at 8am with a briefing and later ascend into the jungles. Time for trekking ranges between 4 to 7 hours depending on where the Gorillas were last found. Return to the lodge and spend rest of your evening on a sundowner and later on a camp fire before you wind off the day.

Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge or Clouds Mountain Lodge

Day 11:  5th Aug 2023. The Gorilla habituation Experience/ 2nd Gorilla trekking (Optional)

Today just as the previous day, embark on another incredible adventure looking for the gentle giants of Bwindi. But this time, it starts so early as you have to start with the gorillas the same time as they begin their daily work. Once found, you shall spend 4 hours with the gorillas and observe their day-to-day behaviours. This gives you more insight and get to witness what you missed the previous day. Return to the lodge and spend rest of your evening on a sundowner and later on a camp fire before you wind off the day. Please choose between the two.

Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge or Clouds Mountain Lodge

Day 12: 6th Aug 2023. Flight back to Entebbe for hotel or connecting flight to Arusha_ Kilimajaro

Our return flight to Entebbe is at 8am. Your guide driver shall transfer you to kisoro airstrip for your chartered flight back to Entebbe. Upon Arrival, you shall connect with a flight to Kilimanjaro with Uganda Airlines or Tanzania Air that leaves 11 am for JRO/KIA

On arrival at the airport in Tanzania, you will be met by one of our Gorilla walking Safaris staff members. After greet and meet you will transfer to your accommodation in Arusha (Approximately 60 Km).

Accomodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge or Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 13: 7th Aug 2023. Lake Manyara

After a morning breakfast, you depart for Lake Manyara National Park with enroute views and nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and Fauna of the park
Discover 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree climbing lions that are unique to the Lake.
Accomodation: Country Lodge Karatu or Manyara tree lodge.

Day 14: 8th Aug 2023. Drive to Serengeti

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination on your 3rd day today, a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you drive North of Serengeti and in the evening free to rest.

Accommodation: Kenzan Tented Camp or Serengeti pioneer camp

Day 15: 9th Aug 2023. Migration in Serengeti Ecosystem

Today you will leave after morning breakfast and with lunch packet you will drive as you follow the migrations paths depending on the location. We will spend the day following the great migration of about 1.5 million wildebeests and five hundred thousand Zebras migrating through the Serengeti Ecosystem.
The adventure is full of packs of lions, cheetahs and other carnivores that are simply waiting for the right moment to strike on their prey. Crocodiles in Serengeti River show no mercy as huge herds cross the river. Thousands are swept by the arrogant waters and the scenes are amazing. Later in the evening, you will drive to your mobile Luxury camp for overnight rest.

Accomodation: Kenzan tented Camp or Serengeti pioneer camp

Day 16: 10th Aug 2023. Central Serengeti plains

The next two days you will enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The Park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your central Serengeti camp.
Accommodation:
Kisura Tented Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp

Day 17: 11th Aug 2023. Central Serengeti plains

Full day in Serengeti endless plains. You can choose to have a balloon safari at an extra fee (Included)
Accommodation: Kisura Tented Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp

Day 18: 12th Aug 2023. Ngorongoro Crater

Today after a morning breakfast, you will drive and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive Eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view the rare black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. For lunch enjoy a picnic next to the hippo pools on the crater floor.
Embark on game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or The manor at Ngorongoro

Day 19: 13th Aug 2023. Walking to Ngorongoro Empakai crater

This walk begins with a drive through the Empaakai. You will pass through some of the most outstanding views in the Ngorongoro region. As you pass through Embulbul depression you will see herds of wildebeest or grants gazelle in the large grasslands that cover this depression caused by volcanic mountains. On reaching Empaakai, you will descend to the crater floor as Ol Doinyo Lengai looms over you. On reaching the floor of the crater you will walk around the periphery of Lake Empaakai. Flamingos are commonly seen.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or The manor at Ngorongoro

Day 20: 14th Aug 2023. Village Nature tour (Biking/ Walking) – Departure

After a morning breakfast our Gorilla walking safari guide will drive south as you say goodbye to this spectacular park. You will today have a relaxed breakfast and transfer to Arusha for a connecting flight to Dar.

Price & Quotations

1 Person traveling….. US $ 19,357 solo traveler on Full Board Arrangement

2 Persons Sharing……. US $ 15,828 per person sharing on Full Board arrangement

4 Persons Sharing …… US $ 14,723 Per person Sharing on full Board Arrangement

A second Option for super high end Accommodations:

1 Person traveling….. US $ 32,520 solo traveler on Full Board Arrangement

2 Persons Sharing……. US $ 30,184 per person sharing on Full Board arrangement

4 Persons Sharing …… US $ 28,809 Per person Sharing on full Board Arrangement

 

Included in The Program

Meet & Greet & All Transfers

Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari Landcruiser

All Domestic & regional flights as mentioned in program

All Entrance fees

Full Board Accommodations 20 Days: 20 Nights.

All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

1 Gorilla permit

Gorilla Habituation Permit

Water on safari

Planned Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners

Excluded in the Package

Personal International flight

Covid Tests

Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east African tourist visa

Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

Items of personal nature

Laundry service

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