14 Days of Kenya Safari & Bwindi Gorilla Trek

14 Days Kenya Gorilla Safari

Experience the ultimate Kenya gorilla safari on a 14-day adventure through some of East Africa’s best wildlife destinations. Begin your journey in Amboseli, where the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro serves as a stunning backdrop to encounters with elephants and other wildlife. Then, proceed to Loisaba, a pristine wilderness where game drives reveal leopards and wild dogs roaming free.

 

In Samburu, marvel at the unique wildlife adapted to the arid landscape, including Grevy’s zebras and reticulated giraffes. The Maasai Mara awaits with its legendary Great Migration, offering glimpses of Africa’s Big Five amidst sweeping savannas.

 

Finally, cross into Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the highlight of your safari: gorilla trekking. Trek through lush jungles to observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you fond memories.

 

 

Tour Plan

Start/End: Nairobi/Nairobi

Status: Open All year

Vehicle used: 4/4 Land Cruiser

Accommodations: Luxury Tented Camps/Lodges

Amboseli – 2 Nights, Loisaba – 3 Nights, Samburu – 2 Nights, Maasai Mara – 3 Nights & Bwindi – 3 Nights

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

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

Pick up from your hotel at 6a.m, transfer to Wilson Airport for an early-morning flight to Amboseli. Arrive and have first game drive en route to the camp. Afternoon game drive is at 3/4p.m.

Overnight: Tortilis Camp/Tawi Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

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Day 2: Amboseli – morning & afternoon game drives

Amboseli – Morning and afternoon game drives

Optional Activity – Balloon ride and Cultural visit

Overnight: Tortilis Camp/Tawi Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Amboseli - Transfer to Loisaba (By Flight)

After breakfast, have a transfer to the airstrip for a flight to Loisaba via Nairobi. Arrive in Loisaba and be picked by the camp’s guide who will drive you to the camp a game drive en route. Afternoon game drive is at 4p.m. or relax at the camp.

Overnight: Loisaba Tented Camp..

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner .

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Day 4: Loisaba - Full day

Enjoy this day with an early morning game drive and another one in the late afternoon.

Optional Activities; Horseback riding & guided walks.

Overnight: Loisaba Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner .

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Day 5 Loisaba – Morning game drive – transfer to Loisaba Star beds

Have breakfast then check out of the camp and head to Loisaba Star Beds with a game drive en route.

Overnight: Loisaba Star Beds

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 6: Loisaba – Transfer to Samburu by road

Have early breakfast then head further North to Samburu. Arrive just before lunch time. Afternoon game drive is at 4p.m or relax at the camp.

Overnight: lephant Bedroom Camp/Sasaab Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 7: Samburu – Morning and afternoon game drives

This days, have morning and afternoon game drives. Optional activities: Walking safaris, Samburu village visit and birding adventures

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp/Sasaab Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 8: Samburu – Transfer to Maasai Mara by flight

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled mid-morning flight to Maasai Mara. Be met by our guide and transfer to the camp for lunch. There will be a game drive after lunch.

Overnight: Mara Bush Camp (Private Wing) or Entim Camp/Leopard Hill

Camp/Kichwa Tembo Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 9 & 10: Maasai Mara – Morning and afternoon game drives

These 2 full days have morning and afternoon game drives. Optional activities: Walking safaris, balloon ride, Maasai Village visit and night game drives.

Overnight: Mara Bush Camp (Private Wing) or Entim Camp/Leopard Hill Camp/Kichwa Tembo Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 11: 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: Bwindi Lodge/Sanctuary Gorilla Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 12: 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.

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: Bwindi Lodge/Sanctuary Gorilla Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 13: 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: Bwindi Lodge/Sanctuary Gorilla Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 14: Bwindi – Transfer to Entebbe, 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 home once you land in Entebbe.

Meals: Breakfast

Included:
  • All government taxes/VAT
  • Park entry fees
  • 13-night accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
  • Drinking water
  • Game drives in a 4*4 Land Cruiser all with a pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha + guided walk in Crescent Island
  • Services of professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Internal flights; Nairobi – Amboseli – Loisaba (Via Nairobi), Samburu – Mara, Mara – Entebbe (Via Kisumu) – Kihihi (Bwindi) – Entebbe
  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person
  • All airport transfers in all areas
  • Selected alcoholic drinks in some lodges
Excluded:
  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal items
  • Optional Activities: Balloon ride, a visit to Maasai Village and any other interested activity
Rates depend on:
  • Number of people traveling
  • Date or month (hotels have different rates throughout the year)
  • Any other special request i.e. children and their ages.

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