17 DAYS BEST OF KENYA, UGANDA & TANZANIA

17 DAYS BEST OF KENYA, UGANDA & TANZANIA

Itinerary

DAY 1 : NAIROBI


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Upon arrival in the Kenyan capital, you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel. Meals on your own arrangement.

DAY 2 : MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE


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On this day, after breakfast, depart for the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. This drive takes you through the Great Rift Valley viewpoint where you will stop for photography.

Arrive in Masai Mara for en-route game drive to the lodge. On arrival you will have a warm welcome, late lunch then relax at the lodge before proceeding for an evening Game drive till dusk.

DAY 3 : MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE


Full day in Maasai Mara with morning and afternoon gamedrives.

DAY 4 : LAKE VICTORIA


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On this day you will have an early breakfast, then with picnic lunch boxes depart for Lake Victoria through Isebania border game viewing en-route. At Isebania you will go through Kenya Tanzania Customs formalities, then load your luggage onto our Tanzania Registered Safari Land cruiser. After the border crossing you will proceed to Speke’s Bay lodge at the shores of Lake Victoria.

Evening at leisure at the lodge.

DAY 5 : CENTRAL SERENGETI


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After breakfast you will drive to Serengeti national park. Arrive for lunch at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

Afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti National park.

DAY 6 : CENTRAL SERENGETI


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Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon gamedrives.

DAY 7 : NGORONGORO CRATER


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After breakfast depart Serengeti game viewing all the way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for check in and lunch. You will be at rest in the afternoon before dinner.

DAY 8 : NGORONGORO CRATER


After an early breakfast, with picnic lunches descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro crater for the crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Spend most of the day at the crater with picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon, drive out of the crater and return to your lodge.

DAY 9 : AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK


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After breakfast you drive to Arusha for Lunch.

After lunch you will be transferred to Namanga border where you will proceed with our Kenyan driver guide to Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, the base for game drives in this almost incomparably rich animal kingdom

DAY 10 : AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK


Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon gamedrives.

All meals at Amboseli Serena Lodge.

The snows of the mountain forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise.

DAY 11 : KAMPALA


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After breakfast drive to Nairobi where you will arrive for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant.

After lunch you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Uganda.

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day ,If time allowing you may go for a city tour. All activities today are at your own cost. You may visit the botanical gardens at a supplement of $10 per person or visit the Uganda Wildlife Educational centre at supplement of $15 per pesrson or go for a cheese and wine sundowner on Lake Victoria at a supplement of $85 per person.

DAY 12 : KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK


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Pick up from your hotel and drive west to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. The drive approximately takes 5 -6hours.

Alternatively you may opt to fly to Kibale Forest National Park Via Kasese Airstrip at a supplement of $283 per person.

Arrive at the lodge in time for a late lunch. Relax at the lodge or take an unguided walk around the lodge to enjoy the beauty of the scenery.

**Optional Activities**

*Canoeing-$25 pp if in a group of 3 + but 1 or 2people -$50 per person

*Crater lakes visit -$25 per person

*Cycling around the crater lakes /tea estates-$30 per person

*Top of the world hike-$15 per person

*Birding-$20per person

*Kayaking -$90 per person per 2 hours


DAY 13 : KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK


After breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

Alternatively you may opt for chimpanzee habituation with a supplement of $50 per person. You spend the Whole day with the chimps, availablity is limited so booking should be made in advance.

After lunch, head to Bigodi for an afternoon swamp walk. Bigodi was established by a local development organization to protect the 4sq-km Magombe Swamp that's home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, White-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco. The swamp is also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with eight different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey. Experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting lead the 2-3 hour guided walk.

DAY 14 : NORTHERN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK


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After an early breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside. Your expert driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals. Of course you wont miss seeing the beautiful scenery of the crater lakes.

Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

DAY 15 : BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST


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after breakfast pack your bags and you will have a morning game drive as you travel to Bwindi.The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Alternatively, you would fly to Bwindi Forest via Kisoro Airstrip at a supplement of $283 per person

Bwindi forest is Located in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. This untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other drawcards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot and a variety of butterflies. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes.

DAY 16 : BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST


After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure, after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these amazing apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones.

Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may opt for optional activities.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on supplement of $800 per person – here you will be sure of meeting and spending enough time with the Gorillas.

DAY 17 : END OF ITINERARY


After breakfast , you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight to your next destination with a stopover for lunch enroute .

Alternatively you may opt to fly to Entebbe Airport at a supplement of $353 per person

Accommodation on the last day can be booked at an extra cost.

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