15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to Great Kenya and Uganda – 15 Days and 14 Nights Great Kenya to Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Experience of the Ultimate Wildlife on Earth

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda. Adventure the wildebeests in the Maasai Mara national park of Kenya and an extraordinary bird-watching trip to Lake Nakuru National park.

The safari will be made more interesting by going for a memorable mountain gorilla trekking experience in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park the Gold of Africa, and Chimpanzee tracking in the “primate capital of the world” – Kibale forest national park.

Experience one of the ultimate wildlife Encounters on earth; trekking endangered African Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, and explore the world-famous Maasai Mara, one of the very Best Game Parks in Africa

After the wildlife adventure of a lifetime in Maasai Mara, go for game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park of Kenya, home to abundant bird and animal life!

Cross into Uganda and travel to scenic Lake Bunyonyi, our base for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

After an unforgettable encounter with the rare African mountain gorillas, you will set off for Kalinzu forest Reserve to track chimpanzees and other creatures.

Visit Mburo Lake and head to Jinja where we get the adrenaline rush of having an optional adventure activity.

The highlight of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Ultimate Wildlife Safari

Kenya Safari to Maasai Mara National Park

Detailed 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

Day 1: Arrival to Nairobi

This Kenya and Uganda Gorilla Safari kicks off as you arrive in Kenya from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You will be directed to your hotel to check in. later you will have a brief meeting. At this meeting, you will be introduced to your travel companions, our professional tour guide, and find out more about the journey ahead from your trip!

If you arrive early in the day then take some time to explore and do exceptional activities in and around Nairobi, before meeting up with your guide/driver.

Optional activities:

  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage
  • Railway Museum
  • The Carnivore Restaurant
  • Bomas of Kenya Tour
  • Kenya National Museum
  • Nairobi National Park

Later have dinner and overnight stay in a hotel

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day 2 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve

This day will start with morning breakfast light meal; we set out for our adventure in the tourist vehicle and hit the road.

We will make our way southwest into the scenic Great Rift Valley. Our safari destination is Maasai Mara National Reserve.

On arrival at Maasai Mara, we settle in at our Safari camp and head out on a thrilling late afternoon game drive.

The open plains and rolling hills of Maasai Mara are home to a plethora of free roaming wild animals, a number of which we are sure to spot on our game drive.

Keep your eyes peeled for the big five of; lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Buffalo. As we explore one of the Africa’s most legendary game reserves. An exhilarating start to our wildlife adventures in East Africa

Recommended accommodation facilities:

Camping at Maasai Mara Camp

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Beginning early this morning we spend the whole of the third day viewing wildlife in Maasai Mara Reserve. Set off across the natural plains in search of Africa’s wild animals, taking in the epic Safari Landscapes as we explore!

Kenya’s leading safari destination is renowned for its sizeable big cat populations, offering exceptional cheetah, lion and leopard sightings.

In addition to its plentiful feline predators, Masai Mara is also famous for the great Migration, also known as the Wildebeest Migration that takes place annually during the dry season.

We may get to witness massive Nile Crocodiles snapping up herbivores as they attempt river crossing, especially during the Great Migration when around two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles are on the move as they cross the river.

Maasai Mara is, however, an outstanding safari destination year-round so keep your cameras ready and your eyes open for wildlife action.

This is after all the place for that quintessential African scene of Acacia trees with grazing giraffes, wildebeests, zebra and elephants.

Today you have a chance to take an optional hot air balloon safari over the plains of Maasai Mara, viewing the wilderness and its roaming wildlife from above as you capture the moments on camera!

Included activities:

Full day wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara

Accommodation: campground at Maasai Mara

Optional activity: Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Trip

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 4 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

On our fourth day of this interesting safari expedition; early morning breakfast will be served, we shall head for Mara drive northeast to Lake Nakuru. One of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru is surrounded by a wildlife-rich protected area named after the lake.

Along the way, we stop for lunch at the ubuntu café, a local community initiative where organic local food is served in support of social upliftment. After our tasty lunch, we continue to Lake Nakuru and embark on an afternoon game drive in our adventure.

Lake Nakuru National Park covers a variety of habitats thus hosts diverse wild animals and birds. Chances of spotting endangered black rhinos are high at this point and the unusual tree-climbing lions are also a highlight.

Watch for buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas and possibly even shy Leopards. Lake Nakuru attracts plenty of water-birds making this park a birding hotspot, with over 400 birds species recorded. Sightings include flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and many others.

Included activities: café Ubuntu lunch and Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Recommended accommodation facilities:

campsite at lake Nakuru

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Eldoret

After morning breakfast has been served, we hop onto our vehicle and take a second game drive this time doing it early in the morning at Nakuru National Park.

After a wild African start to the day, we hit the road to Eldoret, near the Ugandan Boarder. Tonight, we camp at a grassy campsite just outside of Eldoret town.

Include activities: morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Recommended accommodation facilities:

Resort Campsite in Eldoret

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Eldoret to Kampala

Day 6 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Eldoret to Kampala

You will be served with early morning breakfast after which we hit the road once again. Day 6 of our tour, we cross to Uganda headed for our campsite near Kampala.

Uganda is a beautiful and relatively lush African country, less transformed by western development than most of the other countries.

On the long journey today, you get to see the fertile farmlands and rural scenes of Ugandan life!

Later in the day you can join the introductory meeting to welcome new travelers and find out more about the trip if you choose to!

Travel:

Eldoret to Kampala (10hrs -12hrs/450kms)

Accommodation:

Campsite near Kampala

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi

You will start your day with a morning breakfast meal before hitting the road once again this time headed for the far west of Uganda. Sit back and watch rural Africa go by as we travel the long road down to Lake Bunyonyi in the South- Western corner of Uganda.

On our way, we cross the Equator stopping for snapshots at the imaginary line. We also have lunch at the equator, getting a taste of Uganda’s ingredients at a café that supports local non-profit for youth and child welfare

Then we continue southwest to picturesque Lake Bunyonyi, near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

Travel:

Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi (12hrs/520kms)

Included activities:

Aid child Café Lunch and equator stop

Accommodation:

Overland Camp at Lake Bunyonyi

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest-Uganda

Day 8 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest-Uganda

This is undoubtedly a big day and holds yet more interesting revelations you are to encounter in Uganda’s wildlife, time to go African Mountain Gorilla trekking.

After an early breakfast, it’s necessary because you need the energy to trek, you can also choose to pack a picnic lunch.

One of the most magical and rare wildlife experiences one can live to remember in the world, trekking the gorillas in the world is undoubtedly the highlight of our African Safari

We trek through the rainforest for up to 6 hours depending on where the Gorilla family groups are at the time.

Uganda is home to nearly half of the mountain Gorillas surviving in the world today, with bulk of Uganda’s gorillas living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Once we have located a gorilla family, we spend about an hour watching them at close range – an unforgettable wildlife encounter! See how these intelligent and social primates groom each other, feed, play and interact in their natural environment all along taking pictures of these moments (ensure the camera flashlight is turned off).

Uganda authorities allow a maximum of eight people per trek, so our safari will be split depending on the number of visitors that are available for trekking making sure no group exceeds the required number.

Our guided mountain gorilla trek may take place tomorrow depending on our permits, but either way we spend a full day trekking these endangered primates on foot.

Until you come across a family that was assigned to you for trekking, you will keep trekking as you enjoy the fun engraved in this trek. You will sight numerous bird species and other wildlife during the trek!

Included activity:

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Accommodation:

overland Camp at Lake Bunyonyi

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi

On this 9th day, you are free to unwind at a scenic lake Bunyonyi, enjoying optional activities or simply swimming in the lake and soaking up the lovely setting.

You can go canoeing or take a motorboat ride out on pretty lake, which is dotted with islands. Lake Bunyonyi is known for its abundant and diverse birdlife, so keep your binoculars ready

If you didn’t go for Gorilla trekking yesterday, then today is the day for your experience of a lifetime encounter with these endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda

Optional activities:

  • Canoe rental, guided bird-watching walk
  • Nature walks
  • Motorboat trip
  • Rwanda day tour

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi – Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Day 10 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Lake Bunyonyi – Kalinzu Forest Reserve

After an early breakfast, we shall hit the road again heading northeast in our comfortable adventure full time 4×4 car.

Our destination for today is Kalinzu Forest, hosting six species of primates, most notably chimpanzees, the Kalinzu Forest Reserve is home to over 200 chimpanzees, more than 370 species of birds and a rich variety of trees, butterflies, reptiles and many more

Travel:

Lake Bunyonyi to Kalinzu Forest Reserve (3hrs/155km).

Accommodation:

lodge campsite at Kalinzu Forest

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Kalinzu Forest Reserve to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Just like the rest of the days, this will also start off with morning breakfast meal before setting off into Kalinzu Forest Reserve in search of chimpanzees and an array of other wild creatures habituated in this great forest!

Admire the beautiful scenery as we trek along the Rift Valley escarpment, enjoying views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains, Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and the neighboring country of Congo.

As we walk along forest trails, our local guide intrigues us with tales of the local legends about the forest, the uses of the forest and the culture of the people here.

After our chimpanzee tracking expedition, which takes up to five hours, we visit a tea plantation in the Kalinzu area.

A local guide walks us through the plantations and process of producing tea from growing the plants to harvesting and making various tea

Then we set off east to Lake Mburo. This afternoon you have the option of exploring the lake by boat.

The boat cruise is an excellent way to watch animals and birds of the lake, especially the crocodiles and hippos found in abundance here.

Birding enthusiasts can look forward to spotting kingfishers, African fish eagles and shoebill storks, amongst other water-birds

Travel:

Kalinzu Forest Reserve to lake Mburo (3-4hrs/150kms)

Included activities:

Chimpanzee tracking and tea plantation

Optional activity:

Lake Mburo boat cruise

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park – Jinja – Uganda

Day 12 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Lake Mburo National Park – Jinja – Uganda

On day 12 of our safari, early morning after breakfast will be served to you before hitting the road for a long drive to Jinja, tracing the shores of Lake Victoria on our way to the source of the Nile River.

This evening your guide can help you to plan optional activities for the following day in Jinja, the adventure to capital of Uganda. Tonight you have the option of eating out at one of the local restaurants

Travel:

Lake Mburo to Jinja (7hrs- 8hrs/ 325km)

Accommodation:

Campsite along Nile River

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13: Jinja and River Nile – Uganda

This day presents itself with opportunities about enjoying the great out-door and the exciting adventure activities in and around Jinja.

As the main adventure hub of Uganda, this is the place to get your adrenaline racing all through your veins.

Go quad biking along the banks of the river Nile or Mountain biking through the plantation and villages into Mabira Forest hosting birds and monkeys.

Whitewater rafting is another popular option in Jinja, as well as kayaking along the mighty river. You can also visit local Markets and villages to get to know the Ugandan people and their cultures better.

The sunset boat cruise along the Nile is a great way to end an action- packed day in Jinja. Later head of dinner and overnight

Optional Activities:

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, sunset cruise,

Horseback riding, mountain biking and quad biking

Accommodation:

Campsite and River Nile

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 14: Jinja to Eldoret- Kenya

Day 14 of 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Jinja to Eldoret- Kenya

After an early breakfast will be served before we hit the road again leaving Jinja behind, crossing back into Western Kenya. We overnight in the bustling town of Eldoret, in the Rift Valley

Travel:

Jinja to Eldoret (10hrs/450kms)

Accommodation:

Campsite/lodge

All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 15: Eldoret to Nairobi-Kenya

On a fair mid-morning after breakfast, on day 15, we return to Nairobi where this once on-a-lifetime African Adventure Safari began. Arriving in the late evening, we say our Goodbyes and part ways, having experienced an unforgettable journey

Travel:

Eldoret to Nairobi (11hrs/315kms)

All meals: breakfast, lunch

Optional Extras and Excursions:

These are extra activities of the package and so they are paid for separately

Kenya

Nairobi:

  • David Scheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit
  • Bomas of Kenya
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Nairobi National Park
  • National Museum
  • Railway Museum
  • Carnivore Restaurant

Maasai Mara:

  • Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon

Uganda

Bunyonyi:

  • Bird watching walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Canoe Rental
  • Swimming
  • Rwanda Day Tour
  • Motorboat Tour of Lake

Lake Mburo National Park:

  • Lake Mburo Boat Cruise

Jinja:

  • Nile River Whitewater Rafting (half/full day)
  • Quad biking (half/full day)
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Horseback Riding (1-2 hours)
  • Nile River Sunset Cruise
  • Nile River Kayaking
  • Mabira forest Mountain Biking

15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda: Safari Inclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

End of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari to the Great Kenya and Uganda

NOTE: This trip can also be a vice versa from Uganda to Kenya and back

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