5 Days Maasai Mara Safari to Kenya &Gorilla Trekking to Uganda Tour; Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari

This incredible 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari in the two of East African greatest primates and wildlife safari in the world will see you spend three days in Uganda and two days in Kenya in both Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari to explore the wilderness and get to blend with nature!

You will be able to come in touch with the Africa ape in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while in Maasai Mara, you will see enjoy an up-close with the BIG 5 Wildlife.

Accommodation with meals, park fees for wildlife, the flight between Uganda and Kenya under this package is comprehensively covered!

Highlights of this 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya & Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari

Maasai Mara Safari Kenya

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Detailed 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your morning breakfast, your professional guide-driver will be ready to pick you up! He will offer all the necessary briefing you need to know about the trip and especially the events of this very day before you embark on the journey.

You will then hit the road heading southwestern Uganda to the home of the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market, make a stopover to admire or buy yourself some of these items for your family back at home or souvenirs.

Proceed to the equator line and take as many photos as you can of this beautiful Africa. You may opt to have some coffee here before you embark on the safari. Pass by mountain, tropical rainforest the nine-hour journey. You will have lunch en-route Mbarara.

The drive to the mountain gorilla sanctuary is over 7 hours from Kampala. You could choose to fly to Bwindi if you don’t feel like driving and this need for prior arrangements. On arrival in the late afternoon, you will go straight to your lodge and check in. you can use the rest of the day to relax in the lodge compound enjoying the green atmosphere and the breeze it comes along with!

Later in the evening, you will go for lunch and later overnight stay. You have to prepare for tomorrow’s activities before you sleep since the next morning will be a busy one!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury lodges: Buhoma lodge/ mahogany lodge/ springs lodge/Chameleon lodge/ hill lodge/ trackers lodge Buhoma
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback lodge Bwindi/ lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla camp Rushaga/ Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhomacommunity campground
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 of 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Masai Mara Safari: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The focal day of this safari finally is here. After breakfast, early morning, with your guide proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of this safari- gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day.

We trek gorillas through the rain forest and bamboo-covered slopes accompanied by a guide in search of a mountain gorilla family.

You may choose to carry packed picnic lunch since the time you have to trek to find the apes is not definite sometimes it might the shortest period of 2 hours and sometimes it can go up to 8 hours. The lunch carried will definitely be of help if the trek takes long!

Make sure that you rehydrate yourself by carrying lots of water it can be that tough sometimes, but the spot of the silverback, all the tiredness will fade away when the gorilla family is sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while observing them in the natural habitat. Take as many pictures as possible within this granted hour.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable; it’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will use to hike. The trekking excursion can take 2- 8 hours. Expect to walk long distances in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with the rain!

While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself tangles for over at least 25,000 years, in the process of accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes a 310 species list.

This list includes 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 months, and an exceptional 120 types of mammals including 10 primates.

The latter includes the blue monkeys, black and white colobus, baboon, Bwindi’s most famous resident, the mountain gorilla.

Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are in IUCN red data listed and 90% of Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury lodges: Buhoma lodge/ mahogany lodge/ springs lodge/Chameleon lodge/ hill lodge/ trackers lodge Buhoma
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback lodge Bwindi/ lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla camp Rushaga/ Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma community campground
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3 of 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya &Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari: Flight Transfer from Bwindi to Entebbe and Then to Masai Mara

Morning breakfast meal will be served before you set off from the accommodation facility in Bwindi or Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip where we transfer to Entebbe from here by flight then we board a flight from Entebbe to Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Upon arrival, you will be met by camp staff and take a short game drive on the way to camp. You may opt for evening game drives in the reserve if you wish so! Later get back to your lodge and rest as you have dinner and overnight stay!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury lodges: Buhoma lodge/ mahogany lodge/ springs lodge/Chameleon lodge/ hill lodge/ trackers lodge Buhoma
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback lodge Bwindi/ lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla camp Rushaga/ Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma community campground
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4 of 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari: Full Day Game Drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve

This is another great day as it comes with an opportunity to see the big 5 in this full-day game drive. After an early morning cup of coffee/ tea, before sunrise, you will be able to spot different predators that might have made a kill last night.

You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve. You may decide to take packed lunch to avoid these breaks to have a full feel of what the park can offer. The secret of sighting many animals in the park is to have as many game drives as possible

A large pride of lions, cheetah, leopard, jackals, elephants, giraffes, African buffalos, eland, ostrich, battered fox, jackals, and black rhino are some of the animals you may spot as you drive around

After that exciting day, you will come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your Veranda with a view of the Mara River!

Overnight at the camp

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury lodges: Buhoma lodge/ mahogany lodge/ springs lodge/Chameleon lodge/ hill lodge/ trackers lodge Buhoma
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback lodge Bwindi/ lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla camp Rushaga/ Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma community campground
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 5 of 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari: Maasai Mara to Nairobi Transfer.

After an early morning cup of coffee, you will have to experience another game drive to see the lions, hyenas, or other predators eating after a successful hunt. When even your stomach is growling you come back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast check out of the lodge and get ready for the journey!

Then it’s time to leave this beautiful game reserve and fly back to Nairobi. The driver-guide of the lodge will take you to the lodge!

End of the 5 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya& Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour, Big 5 Wildlife in Mara Safari

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