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    13 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya Safari

    This 13 Days Uganda Primates and Kenya Safari presents you some of the highlights both Uganda and Kenya have to offer. You will definitely track big apes in Uganda’s tropical rain forests. And then go on wild games drives in Masai mara and Amboseli National parks in Kenya.

    Day 1 Arrival

    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by a Mandela Safari Holidays representative. He will be your guide for the Uganda part of this holiday. The same guide will transfer you to your Hotel and brief you about the whole tour.

    Accommodation

    Budget – Via Via Gueshouse/Secrets Guesthouse

    Midrange – Malakai Eco Lodge/KHotels Entebbe

    Meal plan – lunch and dinner

    Day 2 Travel to Bwindi Forest

    After having breakfast, travel to south west of Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to mountain gorillas. You will have several breaks on this journey such as at Kayabwe/Equator village for photo shoot as you cross the equator to the southern hemisphere. Lunch will be on the way and arrival at Bwindi in the evening.

    Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget – Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Rest Camp

    Midrange – Bakiga Lodge/Mutanda Lake Resort

    Day 3 Gorilla Trekking

    After a mighty breakfast prepared by your accommodation, we report at the gorilla tracking starting point for a short briefing. You then enter the Impenetrable forest with your packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 45 minutes to 5 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to interact with gorillas.  The gorillas behave a lot like us. It is for this reason that the hour you spend with them is very hard to forget. Note that they have about 97% of human DNA.

    Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget – Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Rest Camp

    Midrange – Bakiga Lodge/Mutanda Lake Resort

    Day 4 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Having had breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. You will access the park via Ishasha, the southern sector which is famous for the rare tree climbing lions. You will indeed have a game drive on the way.  As a result, you may spot these cats lazing in the fig trees as they try to escape the mid-day sun. Arrival at your lodge will be in the evening.

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget –Tembo Safari Lodge/The Bush Lodge

    Midrange – Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

    Day 5 Full day game drive and boat trip

    Wake up for a mighty breakfast, and go for a game drive in the Kasenyi sector. This is a mating ground for kobs and therefore a hunting ground for lions, leopards and other predators. Expect to see kobs, water bucks, lions, leopards, elephants and so on. After having lunch, you are to have a boat trip on the Kazinga channel. This is the water stream that joins the two lakes George and Edward. It is a permanent water source and several animals go to it to have a drink in the afternoon. You end your day with an evening game drive around the Kabatoro sector.

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget –Tembo Safari Lodge/The Bush Lodge

    Midrange – Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

    Day 6 Chimpanzee Trekking and travel to Kampala

    Have early breakfast and then go chimpanzee trekking in either the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest, the choice is yours. The trek can take anywhere from 1 to 6 hours and you will spend a full hour after encountering these apes. These are our closest cousin and you will witness this. Chimpanzees laugh, get angry, kiss hug and so on. They have over 98% of human DNA. You then travel back to Kampala or Entebbe as you get ready to fly to Kenya the next day to continue with you  the Uganda Primates and Kenya Safari Tour.

    Accommodation

    Budget – Via Via Gueshouse/Secrets Guesthouse

    Midrange – Malakai Eco Lodge/KHotels Entebbe

    Meal plan – lunch and dinner

    Day 7 Fly 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

    Budget –Talek Bush Camp/Mar Explorers Camp

    Midrange – Siana Springs Camp/AA Lodges Mara

    Day 8 and 9 Full 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 arguably the 8th wonder of the world. This is the largest animal migration on earth. Every year, 2.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles cross the Mara River in search for greener pastures. They are followed by big cats such as lion, leopards cheetahs and other predators.

    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

    Budget –Talek Bush Camp/Mar Explorers Camp

    Midrange – Siana Springs Camp/AA Lodges Mara

    Day 10 Travel to Lake Naivasha

    Having had breakfast, you travel to Lake Naivasha to relax. Your accommodation is indeed on the shores of this rift valley lake. In the afternoon, you have a number of optional activities to choose from.

    They include; a boat trip around this lake to watch hippos, monkeys and local fishermen. Or do a bike tour in Hell’s Gate National park or visit the Elsamere Conservation center. It is important to know that some of the work of of George and Joy Adamson is kept in a small museum here. The Naivasha nightlife can be attractive and fun. You can also decide to swim at the Olkaria Geo thermal spa. The choice is yours.

    Accommodation

    Budget – Fisherman’s Camp

    Midrange Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

    Day 11 Transfer to Amboseli National Park

    Wake up for fine breakfast and then travel to Amboseli National park. Known as home of the giants due to the large herds of elephants present. Amboseli lies adjacent to mountain Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Thus providing some of the best views of the mountain.
    Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper.
    Accommodation – Amboseli Sentrim Lodge/AA lodges Amboseli

    Day 12 Full day game drive

    After having breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in search for elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, kobs, zebras and so on. Therefore, you are to drive back to your camp to have lunch and then go back for an evening game drive in order to search for more game. A trip to Amboseli National is always remarkable on a Kenya Safari.
    Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper
    Accommodation – Amboseli Sentrim Lodge/AA lodges Amboseli

    Day 13 Travel to Nairobi

    After having breakfast at leisure, you visit a masai community. On this tour you will importantly 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. On top of that, 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 finally be dropped off at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport or to a destination of your choice in Nairobi

    Meal plan –breakfast and lunch

    Accommodation – Not included

    Price per person for Uganda Primates and Kenya Safari

    Budget Accommodation – USD 3880

    Midrange Accommodation –USD 4400

    Included in the Cost are;

    All park entry fees,

    11 nights’ Accommodation,

    Ngorongoro Crater service fee,

    1 gorilla permit per person (usd 700)

    Flight from Entebbe to Masai Mara

    Unlimited game drives

    1 chimpanzee permit per person

    All meals as the itinerary states

    Daily fresh fruits

    Enough Packed drinking water,

    Fueled 4WD Private Safari Vehicle,

    English speaking Private safari guide

    Not included in the cost are;

    Flights beyond East Africa,

    Visa,

    Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.),

    Flying balloon rides,

    Tips

    Any items of personal nature.

    Enjoy your Uganda Primates and Kenya Safari!

     

     

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