10 Days: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi – Amboseli – Nakuru – Masai Mara Safari
10 Days: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi – Amboseli – Nakuru – Masai Mara Safari - Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport - Kampala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you a hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Kampala-Queen Elizabeth NP
Our guide picks you at 7:30 am from your hotel or residence, drives to Kasese via Fort Portal. Make the first stop over at for Lunch in Kasese as you enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori After lunch, a drive to Queen enables visitors to enjoy beautiful scenery, ready for an evening two hour Boat cruise along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Bufallo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Dinner and overnight a lodge/Hotel
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth -Bwindi
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Thereafter drive through the Ishasha Sector; this takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. If time allows take on a mini game drive in Ishasha sector – in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park. Dinner and overnight a lodge/Hotel
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight a lodge/Hotel
Day 5: Bwindi –Kampala/Entebbe -Nairobi
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe via Mbarara to Igongo Cultural Village to explore the life style and the culture of the Ankole and Bahima people; it is at Igongo center where the future meets the past. With lunch enroute and stop over at Equator Uganda before your evening flight to Nairobi. Overnight at Nairobi Hotel
Pick up from Nairobi/airport, Depart for the Amboseli National Park. The drive is via the Nairobi -Mombasa highway and through Masai country as you head to Amboseli which lies at the floors of the mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is famous for its big game - elephants, lions and cheetahs are the main attractions - and for its great scenery beauty. Amboseli embodies five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake-bed - Lake Amboseli. These are open plains; extensive stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland; rocky, lava strewn thorn-bush country; swamps and marshes; and at the western end of the reserve, above Namanga, the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok rising to over 2,760m (8.300ft) and still for the most part zoologically unexplored. Enjoy your afternoon game drive at Amboseli National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge
Day 7: Amboseli - Lake Nakuru
Wake up early morning for the good views of Mount Kilimanjaro also known as the roof of Africa for being the highest mountain in Africa, the views are visible from you camp, Enjoy the morning breakfast Early morning breakfast , then enjoy a game drive at Amboseli national park, later depart for lake nakuru, a descent to the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the evening. Dinner & overnight at camp/lodge
Day 8: Lake nakuru-Masai Mara
Third day, Wake up early morning for the full breakfast, then proceed for the adventure in Lake Nakuru National park. Nakuru National Park is rich with over 350 bird species, the greater and lesser flamingoes, plovers, marabou stork, white pelican, egrets and not forgetting the white and black rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe, lion, zebra, Antelope, buffalo and other wild animals. Later depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for an evening game drive. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October. Dinner and overnight at lodge/camp
Day 9: Full day in Mara
After breakfast check-out with lunch boxes, whole day is spent exploring the park's amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary, including migrants; well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra; there is also resident wildlife year round. The Maras gentle fertile climate bounded by The Rift, offers perhaps the richest stocked reserve set within some 1672 sq. km - an unlimited spectacle of wildlife. Located 268 km west of Nairobi, the emphasis here is on game. Herds of immense Elephants, browse among Lion, Buffalo, Thompson Gazelle, Zebra and Topi. You may occasionally sight a Rhino or Leopard. In the Mara River Hippos play and Crocodiles bask on the banks. The annual migration of a million Wildebeest follows the rains north. After exploring the park return to the lodge with an option of visiting masai village. Dinner and overnight at lodge/camp
Day 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Pre breakfast morning game drive, then return to the camp/lodge for the main breakfast, after the breakfasts depart for Nairobi with lunch in Narok town. After lunch proceed on to Nairobi arriving in the evening and be dropped off at the Airport/Hotel.
Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
Bottled mineral water during game drives.
Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
All government taxes, levies and fees
Pick up and drop off transfers
A minimum of US$ 5 per tourist per day Compulsory Tipping for driver/guide
International airfares and departures taxes.
Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary