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16 Days Kenya/Tanzania & Uganda Safari

Day 1 -Nairobi/Amboseli

Departing Nairobi in the morning, you drive south to Amboseli National reserve at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak to arrive in time for lunch, followed later by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Day 2 -Amboseli National Park

You spend the day game viewing in the park with extensive morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at the Camp.
Amboseli

Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.

Day 3 –Amboseli/Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you depart for the Namanga border and proceed to Lake Manyara National park via Arusha to arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive to explore the park, Regardless of the direction you approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Migunga Tented Camp.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Day 4 –Manyara/Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you depart for the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for an afternoon crater tour with packed lunches.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famousKilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons.
Thereafter, ascend and drive to Ngorongoro Farm Housefor dinner and overnight.

Day 5 –Ngorongoro/Serengeti

After breakfast, you proceed to Serengeti National park viewing game as you drive to the Seronera area. Dinner and overnightat a Tented Camp.

The Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro

Day 6 -Serengeti

You spend the day exploring the park in search of the big 5 among other game. Meals & overnight at the tented camp
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dikdik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.

Day 6 –Serengeti/Masai Mara

Soon after breakfast, you proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve via Isebania /Sirari boarder with packed lunches. View game enroute to Ordarpoi Mara Camp for dinner and overnight.

The Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park

Day 7 & 8 – Masai Mara

You spend the days in search of the Big5 among other game!
This is the most popular reserve in Kenya and it is famed for its astounding concentration of game. From the base camp, we explore the Mara region, packed with the elephant, zebra, rhino and all kinds of game throughout the year with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti occurring mainly in July and August. Being at Maasai Mara is as if you found yourself in “the New York of the natural world” according to some authorities. Dinner and overnight at theCamp.

Day 9 -Masai Mara/Naivasha

After breakfast, you depart at leisure for Lake Naivasha region to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.Afternoon at leisure or enjoy optional activities such as boat ride, or bird walk. Meals and overnight at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.

Day 10 -Naivasha/Nairobi/Kampala

You spend the morning enjoying a game drive at the Crescent Island Conservancy, whose terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. Then, depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch, before drop off at the airport for your flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival, you will be picked and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Lake Mburo National Park - Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park – Uganda

Day 11 –Kampala/Lake Mburo

You drive off to Lake Mburo national park making a stopover at the Equator to take some photos. You will have a 2 hours boat ride on the stunning lake Mburo to view crocodiles and hippos (although this will depend on the time you arrive). The park is home to hundreds of bird species such as the pelicans, herons, bare-faced Go-away-bird, saddle-billed stork, brown parrot, red-headed lovebird, black-bellied bustard, nubian woodpecker, grey crowned crane, emerald-spotted wood-dove, africanscops owl, blue-breasted kingfisher among many others. The park also provides habitat to a variety of animals such as impala, eland, zebra, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, oribi, leopard, hyena, warthog and topi. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Rest Camp or Mantana Tented camps.

Day 12 –Lake Mburo/Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you drive along the lake side track enjoying a wonderful game drive to see the water animals and the plants. The Kigambira loop presents an opportunity to journey through the woody wilderness scattered with thickets. You will be able to see bushbucks, zebras and bush duikers. You then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort Camp or Community Bandas or Buhoma.
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda

Day 13 -Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast, you depart for the park headquarters and with the guides embark on the trek to track the rare mountain gorillas. It is somehow challenging to track the giants due to the difficult terrains, rain and mist hence it may take 4 – 8 hours depending on how far the Gorillas are from the park headquarters; but on finding them you will have a very exciting memorable experience with them. The forest provide ideal habitat for a variety of bird species with hundreds of bird species recorded such as blue-headed sunbird, hornbills, African emerald cuckoo, turacos, short-tailed warbler, Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters, Western Green Tinkerbird just but a few. Along with the mountain gorillas, the park provides shelter to other animal species such as African elephants, chimpanzee, baboons, black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, giant golden cat, African civet among others. Dinner and overnight at your camp.

Day 14 -Queen Elizabeth National Park

Soon after breakfast, you set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, with a diverse ecosystem, from savannah to humid forests, to sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. You take a game drive through the Ishasha area in search of the tree climbing lions as you continue to the headquarters of the Mweya Peninsular. The Park prides in the wide variety of game which includes lions, kobs, bushbucks, leopards, buffalos and elephants, antelope, warthogs, baboon, waterbuck, topi, Uganda kob, serval cats, hippos, vervet, black and white colobus monkeys. The diverse ecosystem is also reflected in the large number of birds recorded, the key species including black bee-eater, chapin’s flycatcher, martial eagle, pelican, white-tailed lark, verreaux’s eagle owl, shoebill, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, African skimmer, lesser and greater flamingo. Dinner and overnight at Institute of Ecology or Mweya Safari Lodge.

Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda

Day 15 -Queen Elizabeth/Kampala

Youdrive to Kyambura gorge for a primate walk, to see the chimps and other primates, such as baboons, Columbus & velvet monkeys. Thereafter, return to Kampala with your packed lunch. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 16 -Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi, arriving in time to connect with you flight home.