Masai Mara, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari

8 Day 7 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

lions in masai mara game reserve

Overview

The 8-day safari packs a lot into a short time span. It gives the best of each world and is most suited to those on short holidays, who are interested in primates and game i.e. The Big 5. While on this safari, one will be able to visit Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. You will be able to do game drives,bird watching, cultural encounters and gorilla trekking.

Summary of 8 day Masai Mara, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari

  • Day 1:Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and driven to Masai Mara National Park (Approx 4-6 hrs drive)
  • Day 2:Game drive in Masai Mara National Park
  • Day 3:Game Drive, Cultural Interactions, Guided Nature Walks in Masai Mara
  • Day 4: Transfer from Masai Mara National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Kisumu and Entebbe International Airport using Airkenya/Aerolink.
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 6: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kibaale Forest National Park 
  • Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibaale Forest National Park
  • Day 8: Depart Kibaale Forest National Park for Entebbe for your flight back home.

Tour summary

  • You will visit the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda.
  • You will visit Masai Mara National Park, Kibaale National Park and Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • You will do game drives and boat cruises, gorilla tracking, birding. There will be cultural encounters and other optional activities around the park like guided nature walks.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi / Masai Mara (Approx 4-6 hrs drive

On arrival at Jomo Kenya Airport, you will be met by driver guide for the drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve.  

This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is in the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest.  Arrive for lunch at the camp and later depart for an evening game viewing drive until sunset in this spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. 

The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodgeor similar (full board) 

Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge OR similar

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 2: Masai Mara

Spend a further two days of game watching with morning and afternoon game drives. Wildlife is abundant in the Reserve with the gentle grasslands ensuring that animals are never out of sight. 

Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. Every year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle; The Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. The big cats – lion, leopard, and cheetah – follow the wildebeest, essentially their main source of food, into the Mara. The Mara at this time is literally packed with wildlife, providing lucky visitors on safari with superb sightings of game. Meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge

Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3: Transfer from Masai Mara to Bwindi via Kisumu/Entebbe

Today, you will have breakfast, and later drive to the airstrip for a flight to Kisumu onward to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Entebbe for clearing immigrations arriving Bwindi late evening. Overnight Mahogany Springs.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4: Transfer from Masai Mara to Bwindi via Kisumu/Entebbe

Today, you will have breakfast, and later drive to the airstrip for a flight to Kisumu onward to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Entebbe for clearing immigrations arriving Bwindi late evening. Overnight Mahogany Springs.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

After breakfast with you packed lunch, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla tracking. Gorilla family allocation depends on your fitness, interest and age. Please endeavor to communicate to your guide your interests so he can try and request for you a suitable group before you begin the trek into the forest.

 Proceed to the park to headquarters to join other clients for briefing and then to the forest to trek the gorillas. Once you find them, you are allowed one hour of photography and observation before returning back to the lodge. Gorilla tracking is/can be a tedious exercise and therefore requires a level of fitness but is an amazing experience of a life time.

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibaale National Park for overnight at Papaya Lodge. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through. You will have a chance to cross the equator and proceed for lunch in Fort Portal town and later to your lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Papaya Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking In Kibaale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibaale National Park for briefing and then chimpanzee tracking in the forest. This park is popular for primates and birds. There have been 12 registered primate species so far in this park. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but break up into small parties during the day to reduce on competition for food. You will be allowed one hour with the chimpanzees before returning to the lodge. In the afternoon, take a wetland walk in Bigodi village. 

Accommodation: Papaya Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8: Depart for Entebbe for your flight out.

Afterbreakfast, you will drive to Entebbe International Airport in time to catch departure flight home.


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers
  • All park entry fees
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • International flights
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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