Departure city: Entebbe, Kenya
Accommodation: Comfort | National Parks: Bwindi Impenetrable, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Masai Mara
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9 Days Gorilla Trekking, Maasai Mara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Tour to Bwindi offers a chance to visit the lushest highland rainforest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. While tracking the rare mountain Gorillas visitors are advised to carry along with a rain jacket, drinking water, simple snacks, jungle boots etc the ranger guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been reserved for. Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort
Arguably the most famous National Reserve in Kenya is the Maasai Mara. Home to Mara warriors and a crucial point on the great annual Wildebeest Migration, Maasai Mara is an unmissable stop on any journey in Kenya.
An abundance of wildlife is on offer at Maasai Mara Game Reserve ranging from the smallest of insects and reptiles to the largest mammal walking the earth. Have your camera ready at all times on these three days trip as there are surprises lurking behind every tree and under every rock.
On your Private Three Day Safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve you will spend two nights in the famous reserve, allowing you plenty of time to start ticking off the “Big Five” (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhinoceros) or even the “Big Nine” (Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and Hippo). If wildlife is what you came to Kenya for, look no further.
This is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the name ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Maasai language and appropriately means an ‘endless plains’. The National Park is as big as Northern Ireland, but its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya). It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. As such, it offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth.
“The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. It is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. It is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world, being 610 meters deep, 16 kilometres across and covering an area of 540 square kilometres. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the greatest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jampacked with wildlife, including all the big game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.
Day 1: Entebbe / Kampala – Bwindi Forest / Mgahinga
0800hrs – Pick up from Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi gorilla forest / Mgahinga National Park with the stopover at the Equator. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga lodge/Gorilla mist camp/Rushaga gorilla camp/Kisoro Traveler’s Rest (Mid-range)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Have an early breakfast and get 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. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but it is well worth the effort. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga lodge/Gorilla mist camp/Rushaga gorilla camp/Kisoro Traveler’s Rest (Mid-range)
Day 3: Bwindi / Mgahinga – Entebbe – Nairobi
Transfer to Entebbe/ Kampala and drop off at the Airport for your flight departing at 17:20hrs to arrive in Nairobi at 18:30hrs. Meet and assist upon arrival, transfer to Swiss Lenana hotel or similar for bed and breakfast accommodation.
Day 4: Nairobi – Maasai Mara
0700hrs – depart from your Nairobi hotel for Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation at AA Mara Lodge or similar.
Day 5: Maasai Mara
Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar.
Day 6: Maasai Mara – Serengeti
After breakfast, transfer to Isebania border, meet and assist, change vehicles and drive to Serengeti National Park, game drive en route, Dinner and Overnight at your lodge/camp (mid-range)
Day 7: Serengeti
Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and Overnight at your camp/lodge (mid-range)
Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Morning game drive in Serengeti and lunch. After lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro via Olduvai. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or similar (Mid-range)
Day 9: Depart
After breakfast leave for Arusha. Drop off at your hotel or airport
Bakiga lodge/Gorilla mist camp/Rushaga gorilla camp/Kisoro Traveler’s Rest (Mid-range)
Swiss Lenana hotel or similar
AA Mara Lodge or similar
Price of the entire trip: 4600 $ p.p. with 6 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down.
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