8 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Kenya


Our 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Kenya safari showcase the best wildlife that Africa has to offer. You will have the chance to see five of Africa’s most famous animals: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes. You will also have an opportunity to spend face to face time with the famous Mountain Gorillas which can only be found in three Africa’s sovereign countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas lives in Uganda which makes it a perfect destination for Gorilla safari. They live in two national parks in Uganda: Bwindi and Mgahinga. Uganda is also the best place in the world to track wild chimps.

8 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Kenya, One of the most striking differences between Uganda and Kenya is the incredible scenery and landscape. While visiting the national parks in Western Uganda, you will notice that Uganda is greener and has more biodiversity. However Kenya is one of Africa’s top three safari destinations. The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the world’s most famous wildlife conservation sites. The Masai Mara land is the world’s seventh wonder place and the world’s fourth most visited national park. It is Kenya’s most popular tourist destination, with buffaloes, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, jackals, leopards, lions, rhinos, warthogs, wild dogs, wildebeests, and zebras among other habitants. The great wildebeest migration comes to mind when one thinks of the Masai Mara National Reserve. During this migration, predators such as wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, lions, cheetahs follow herbivores from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara. During the months of July to October, this wildlife spectacle attracts over 100,000 tourists to Kenya and Tanzania.

It is important to note that chimp tracking in Kibale National Park is included in this 8-day Uganda and Kenya safari. Kibale Forest, also known as the world’s primate capital, is the best place in Africa to track wild chimps. Tourists can see over 12 other smaller primates while tracking the chimps, including Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, and Vervet monkeys. . By the end of this 8-day safari, you will have had incredible encounters with Africa’s wildlife and people, as well as toured the cities of Kampala and Jinja, where the Nile’s source is located.

Tour highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest
  • Game drive in Masai Mara national Reserve
  • Visiting Masai Mara Villages
  • Kampala city Tour
  • White water rafting
  • Boat cruise on the source of the Nile

    Price Includes:

    • Gorilla trekking permits
    • Chimpanzee Permits
    • Park entrance fees
    • Cultural visits to the Batwa and Masai people
    • Game drives and a hot balloon safari in Kenya
    • Frequent English speaking Driver/Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Airport transfers

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights
    • Visa and Air tickets
    • Personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, souvenirs, alcoholic drinks, cigarettes
    • Tips to the Guides and hotel staff.

Itinary in details

Our Guide/Driver will meet you at your hotel to begin your journey to Kibale National Park. You pass through beautiful Ugandan countryside, watching peasants in their gardens, roadside markets, and the changing landscape. Lunch will be served in the lovely town of Fort Portal. Following lunch, the Guide will continue to the park and transport you to your hotel for check-in. After some rest, you will travel to Bigodi Swamp and Crater Lakes. The Bigodi Swamp is one of Uganda’s best birding spots. It is also home to smaller primates and antelopes such as the Sitatunga. The crater lakes are an amazing natural creation that resulted from the East African Rift Valley’s formation. You will be taken on a guided tour of these incredible locations.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Papaya Lake Lodge and Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, respectively (Luxury).

Wake up at 6:30 a.m. and eat breakfast. You should request that your hotel provide you with light snacks to take with you to the activity in case you get hungry. The Guide will pick you up and drive you to the park offices for a briefing. Kibale National Park is home to over 1500 chimps. It is the best location in the world for tracking wild chimps. The chances of seeing chimps in Kibale Forest are nearly 99%. Your guides will give you instructions on how to interact with the chimpanzees, Compared to mountain gorillas, chimps exhibit extremely distinct behaviors. They exhibit greater vigor, obstinacy, and voice. They are social animals that live in larger groups, and unlike mountain gorillas, they are not as faithful to the dominating alpha male. In addition, unlike mountain gorillas who are vegetarians, chimps like spending extended amounts of time on top of trees and eating fresh. In contrast to mountain gorillas, you will also notice that individual chimpanzees exhibit more varied personalities.

A chimpanzee’s aggression may surpass that of a mountain gorilla’s. Only one hour will be spent with the primates so you may observe their behavior. Spend some time observing the group, You’ll see how groups function, how adults groom children, how moms feed their babies, and much more. After an hour, you will be picked up by our Guide, who will then drive you to lunch before beginning the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Dinner and an overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, or Broadbill Camp, depending on your budget (Luxury)

You will get up early, eat breakfast, and then wait for the guide to take you to the park office for a briefing. It is advised that you ask the hotel chef to make a packed food for you in case you get peckish while searching for gorillas. The briefing is conducted by park guides, who will provide information on mountain gorillas, their current situation, and conservation. They will inform you of the requirements for gorilla tracking and what to pack for the expedition. Eight persons are given a gorilla group at the briefing. The Rangers will lead you through dense woodland, valleys, and hills as you trek the gorillas. It typically takes two to six hours to trek gorillas in Bwindi. Little primates, birds, butterflies, and unusual flora are among the various forest inhabitants you will come across. Whenever the dominant Silverback starts grunting to keep the other members of the group in line, you will know that the family is close. Observe the gorillas’ behavior for the entire hour while you are with them. As you observe mountain gorillas, you’ll see that they act precisely like us. Once you’ve spent enough time with the gorillas and taken enough pictures, you’ll be led back to the pack offices to pick up your completion certificate. You’ll return to the hotel for lunch with the Guide.

Your driver/guide will take you to see the Batwa pygmies in the afternoon. Until they were relocated in order to improve park administration, the Batwa pygmies had lived in the Bwindi forests for tens of thousands of years. The Batwa had only known how to exist as hunters and gatherers in the forest, with no idea how to endure in a hostile environment. They were forced to adjust to a challenging world after being evicted. Some people believe that one of the negative repercussions of wildlife protection is their removal from the forest without appropriate notice or payment. The Batwa have additionally struggled to adjust to a globalized economy. They had no time to learn about farming or business before their abrupt eviction. In addition, the tribes that the Batwa had avoided for thousands of years are now marginalizing them.

Dinner and an overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, or Broadbill Camp, depending on your budget (Luxury)

Wake up at your leisure, and then wait for the driver and guide to depart for Kampala. While returning to Kampala, you will take a different route. Due to the stunning forests, peaks, and valleys, the landscape has been compared to Switzerland of Africa. Lunch will be either near the Equator crossing in Kayabwe or in Mbarara’s Igongo Culture Center. You must make a halt at the equator, where you will have the chance to take pictures of the intersection of the northern and southern hemispheres of the world. After you arrive in Kampala, the driver/guide will take you to your hotel so you may unwind, freshen up, and have a shower. He will then take you on an evening tour of Kampala so you can visit some of the sights and buy some souvenirs.

After you arrive in Kampala, the driver/guide will take you to your hotel so you may unwind, freshen up, and have a shower. He will then take you on an evening tour of Kampala so you can visit some of the sights and buy some souvenirs.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Excellent Hotel Kampala (budget), Cassia Lodge Buziga, and Serena Hotel (Luxury).

Get up early and eat breakfast before setting off for Jinja. One of the best places in Africa for adrenaline-pumping sports is Jinja. After a long tour of Uganda, it is also the ideal place to unwind. You will be taken on a town tour of Jinja and a trip to the Nile’s source. You will travel to Jinja for whitewater rafting after visiting the Nile’s source. The Driver will begin the journey back to Entebbe once you have finished all of your activities in Jinja so that you can board your flight to Nairobi on time.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Meridian Hotel Kenya or Sopa Lodges.

Start your journey from Nairobi to the western part of Kenya early in the morning. You’ll arrive at the Masai Mara Game Reserve in plenty of time to check into your hotel, eat lunch, and get ready for an afternoon or evening game drive. Kenya’s most visited wildlife reserve is the Masai Mara Game Reserve. It is home to all five of Africa’s big mammals, as well as the dik dik, hartebeest, wildebeest, Masai giraffe, and Thompson’s gazelle, among many other species. The game drive concludes at sunset, and you will return to the lodge for rest.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Meridian Hotel Kenya or Sopa Lodges.

Get up at 6:30 and eat breakfast while you get ready for a full day of activities. The driver will pick you up at the lodge and transport you far into the reserve. The Masai Mara is a rather well-kept reserve with decent road systems that enable up-close viewing of animals and taking quality pictures. You will begin with a morning wildlife drive before taking a hot air balloon ride over the stunning savanna. All five of the big five mammals—lions, leopards (if you’re fortunate), rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes—will be visible. Other wonderful animals that you should see include foxes, jackals, zebras, impalas, cheetahs, and hyenas. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the day while watching crocodiles and hippos at the hippo pool.

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Meridian Hotel Kenya or Sopa Lodges.

As you get ready to check out of the hotel, get up at your leisure and have breakfast. You will be taken by the driver to see the Masai warriors and nomadic herdsmen. One of Africa’s most well-known tribes is the Masai. They live both inside and outside the reserve, tending to their domestic animals in order to survive. The elders of the Masai can teach you about their cultural heritage while you’re with them. You might be taken to the crawls to see the animals and learn about their significance to the tribe. Following your time with the Masai, you will begin your journey back to Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at the airport or at your hotel.

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