6 Days/5 Nights of Maasai Mara Safari & Bwindi Gorilla Trek

Safari Highlights:

Activities: Game viewing, photography, nature walks sightseeing, birding, wildebeest migration and cultural visits.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Amboseli (By Flight)

You will be picked by our driver from your Nairobi hotel at 6.15 a.m. and transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Amboseli which departs at 8.15a.m. You will arrive in Amboseli at 8.55a.m. You will be picked by camps’/lodge driver and drive you to the camp with a short game drive en route. Check in and later enjoy lunch then relax before your afternoon game drive at 4 O’clock for 2 hours. Return later to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Note: If arriving at the airport, you can take an afternoon flight to Amboseli departing at 2p.m.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena/Ol Tukai

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Amboseli – Full day

The whole day is spent with morning and afternoon game drives.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena/Ol Tukai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3: Amboseli – Transfer to Maasai Mara (By Flight)

After breakfast at the camp, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Mara. You will arrive at Mara you will be picked by camp’s driver. Enjoy an introductory game drive once you arrive en route to the camp for lunch. Have lunch relax before an afternoon game drive at 4 o’clock for 2 hours.

Overnight: Entim or Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4 & 5: Maasai Mara – Full day 

Spend these 2 days with game drives in search of the big five and many other wildlife that inhabits these beautiful savannah plains. All meals are taken at the camp.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon, a visit to Maasai village, sun downer, bush breakfast & guided nature walks

Overnight: Entim or Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Kisumu – Entebbe – Bwindi (All by flight)

Have breakfast then be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Entebbe departing Mara at 8.45 a.m. to arrive in Kisumu at 9.50 a.m. The flight have short stop in Kisumu for immigration purposes.  Depart Kisumu for Entebbe at 10.30a.m. to arrive in Entebbe at 11.30 a.m. You will connect with a flight to Bwindi departing at 12.45 p.m. Arrive in Kihihi Aistrip at 1.55 p.m. and be picked by lodge’s guide and transfer you to Bwindi, Buhoma section.

The day is spent on leisure or guided community walks.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 7: Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park

Another highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it may take 3 to 8 hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorilla. But it will be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

You will carry packed lunch on this day from the lodge.

Note:

For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes. After trekking, return to the lodge for relaxation.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 8: Bwindi – Relaxation

Relax by the lodge or taking guided walks or visit the local community with a local guide.

 

Note: The activities can be done interchangeably depending on availability of gorilla permit.
Overnight: Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 9: Bwindi – Transfer to Entebbe – Nairobi by flight

After breakfast, transfer to Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe.  Flight departs at 9.45a.m. to arrive at 11.25a.m. Connect with a flight back to Nairobi where you will connect with your out-bound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

End of safari!

Rates: Depends on month of travel

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