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8 Days Gorillas and Masai-mara Safari

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Tour Details

This 8 Days Uganda Gorillas and Masai Mara Safari gives you an opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat and also visit the Masai Mara National Reserve in a limited time. The Mountain Gorillas Mountain Gorillas are on adventure lovers’ bucket lists where as the Masai Mara being home to big cats and the wildebeest migration, its a must visit for someone looking for real wildlife experience. With included flights between the two countries, this safari tour is about to make your dreams come true.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe and Jommo Kenyata International Airports

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Gorillas and Masai Mara Safari Price Includes;

  • All park entry fees, Gorilla permits(USD 700), Flight between Entebbe and Masai Mara, Sightseeing, 10 nights’ Accommodation, All meals, Packed drinking water, Fueled 4WD Private Safari Vehicle, English speaking Private safari guide,

Gorillas and Masai Mara Price Excludes

  • Flights, Visa, Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.), Meals not listed above, Flying balloon rides, any items of personal nature.
What to pack for 8 Days Gorillas and Masai Mara Safari

Personal cameras and binoculars

Insect repellent

Hat

Sun glasses

Light clothes and jackets or sweaters

A pair of water proof trousers and jacket

In case you want to add or remove bits on this tour, feel free to contact us.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival

On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed by your safari guide from Mandela Safari Holidays. He will as well transfer you to your Hotel in Either Entebbe or Kampala and brief you about the 7 days Uganda Gorillas and Masai Mara safari.
Lunch and supper
Accommodation – K Hotels Entebbe/ Latitude Hotel

Day 2Travel to Bwindi

You wake up early for breakfast and then drive to Bwindi Forest. You will pass through the Ankole Kingdome home of the (Ankole cattle)/long horned cattle before you start seeing the terraced steep hills of the Kigezi region. On arrival you will check in your accommodation in Bwindi for dinner and overnight.
Travel time – Approx 9 hrs
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper
Accommodation – Ruhija Rest Camp/ Bakiga Lodge/ Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 3Gorilla Trekking

After a mighty breakfast prepared by your safari lodge, we report at the gorilla trekking starting point for a short briefing. You then enter the Impenetrable forest with packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 1 to 7 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to enjoy their company. At this point, you can take as many photos as you want. An hour you spend with the Uganda mountain gorillas is one of the best wildlife encounters one can ever have. Don’t be suprised when you get goose bumps as you look into the brown eyes of the dominant silver back, its the strongest and most muscular primate on earth. You then drive back to your safari lodge to relax.
Accommodation – Ruhija Rest Camp/Broadbill Forest Camp
Meal Plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper

Day 4Travel to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and then start the journey back to Kampala with a detour to Lake Bunyonyi. This is Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake, so sparing two hours to visit is worth it.
Travel time – Approx. 9 Hrs
Accommodation – K Hotels
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

Day 5Fly to Masai Mara

On this day, your Uganda Safari guide will drive you to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight to Masai Mara for your next wildlife adventures. In Masai Mara, you will be received by your Kenyan Safari Guide from Mandela Safari Holidays who will transfer you to your Lodge and brief you about your next part of the trip.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Siana Springs Camp/AA Lodges Mara/Sarova Mara Lodge

Day 6 and 7Full day game drive in Masai Mara

Having had breakfast, have a full day game viewing on the vast plains of the Masai Mara giving you chance to see lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, zebras, warthogs. Masai Mara is famous for having a huge population of game. The months of July to September tend to be the most interesting due to the migration of millions of wildebeest from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara National Reserve. To some, this great animal migration is the 7th wonder of the world. Dinner and overnight at campsite.
Our game drives will mainly focus on Ngama hills for black rhinos, Sand River for large herds of elephants, hammer kop plains and Kissenger for lions, Keekorok for hippo viewing and river crossings for the wildebeest.
Meal Plan – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Siana Springs Camp/AA Lodges Mara/Sarova Mara Lodge

Day 8Visit a Masai Village and Travel to Nairobi

After having breakfast at leisure, you visit a masai community. On this tour tour you will be introduced to some masai traditions such as starting fire without a lighter, visit a typical masai homestead, visit a masai market and also enjoy a presentation from their community. Be ready to participate in the presentation as it is healthy for your muscles (can you jump higher than a masai warrior?).
You will then travel to Nairobi. You will be dropped of at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport or to a destination of your choice in Nairobi.

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