The Masai Mara's wide savannas and the mountain gorillas in Uganda's lush rainforest

Kenya and Uganda combined

The Masai Mara’s wide savannas and Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas

Highlights

  • The Masai Mara and its biodiversity
  • Experience the endangered mountain gorillas up close
  • Trekking through the rainforests of Bwindi National Park
  • Breath-taking flights with a Cessna across the Masai Mara and Uganda’s lush landscapes

Details

  • Tourcode: MARA-GOR
  • Duration: 7 days
  • From: Nairobi
  • To: Entebbe
  • Private Tour
  • Price: from 4.900 USD per person

Including

  • Safari Game Package at Mara Big Five Camp
  • Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi National Park
  • Domestic flights Nairobi – Masai Mara – Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe
  • Transfers
  • Overnights as per itinerary or equivalent
  • Full board
  • National park fees
  • Gorilla Permit

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Excluded meals and drinks
  • Visa costs
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

1st day: Arrival in Nairobi – flight to Masai Mara

You will be picked up at Nairobi International Airport or your City Hotel and transferred to Wilson Nairobi Airport. With a small airplane you fly directly into the Masai Mara. The view from the plane over the wide plains and gentle hills is indescribable! The Masai Mara, together with the Serengeti, is a vast wildlife sanctuary where herds of zebra, wildebeest, topis and Thomson gazelles roam around. Wide savannas, decorated with umbrella acacias, as far as the eye can see. Lions, cheetahs and leopards live here all year round. And at the legendary Mara River, huge Nile crocodiles sunbathe while hippos splash around. Your safari guide will pick you up from the airstrip and drive you to your accommodation, the Mara Big Five Camp. In the afternoon, you will do a first game drive. Overnight at Mara Big Five Camp.

2nd and 3rd day: Masai Mara

Two full days of game drives are on program! Let the seemingly not ending vastness impact you. Enjoy Kenya’s park with the highest animal abundance, unique in its biodiversity. A safari day ends best at the campfire! Overnight at Mara Big Five Camp.

4th day: Flight to Entebbe

Today you will depart from the Masai Mara and travel by plane directly to Entebbe, Uganda. You are expected at the airport, after about a 20 minute drive you will reach your accommodation. Overnight at the Airport Gusethouse.

5th day: Transfer flight to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport to fly with a Cessna Caravan from Entebbe to Kihihi. With a clear view you can admire Uganda’s lush landscape. After just 2 hours flying time you reach the Kihihi airfield. A 4×4 off-road vehicle awaits you and takes you across a rocky, winding track to your lodge in Buhoma (approximately 2 hours’ drive), located at the southern edge of Bwindi Forest at 1160 m altitude. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Insider-Tip:If you want to acclimatise to tomorrow’s gorilla tracking, opt for a 4-5 hour hike through the Bwindi rainforest to the Muyanga Falls. There are 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies and 163 tree species to be discovered on the way. A natural pool invites you to refresh under a 33-meter-high waterfall.

6th day: Gorilla Tracking

Perhaps the most popular track on the African continent leads you today to the endangered mountain gorillas in the misty rainforests in Bwindi National Park. Eye to eye with the silverback – such an encounter with animals is a unique, unforgettable experience even for well-travelled travellers. From your accommodation, it is about a 20-minute walk to the meeting point, where you will be briefed at 8:00 by local rangers of the UWA for gorilla tracking. Please note our “Gorilla Knigge”. In any case, depending on the position of the gorilla family, you should prepare for a three to six-hour hike through the rainforest with a water bottle, packed lunch, long trousers and sturdy shoes. After the return to the tracking starting point you will be brought back to your accommodation. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge.

7th day: Back to Entebbe

In the morning you are leaving the rainforest and you will be taken back to the airport at Kihihi. The Cessna will take you to Entebbe from where you can start your journey back home or your alternative program.

 

1 Pax

2 Pax, per person, in DBL room

from 3 Pax, per person, in DBL room

from 4 Pax, per person, in DBL room

single supplement

01.01.-30.06.20

5.800 $

4.900 $

4.400 $

4.270 $

280 $

01.07.-31.10.20  and 01.12.-31.12.20

6.020 $

5.040 $

4.600 $

4.460 $

360 $

01.11.-30.11.20

5.570 $

4.740 $

4.300 $

4.200 $

210 $











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