This Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara safari is an incredible package that enables you to immerse yourself into the primate world in Bwindi forest for your dream gorilla trek and explore the magnificent plains of Masai Mara, all littered with lots of wildlife giving you a remarkable safari experience. You will as well get the chance to interact with people of different cultures and taste a great deal of food!
This Gorilla trek and Masai Mara safari is offered on budget, mid-range and luxury basis depending on your budget. It can be done by road, flight or a mixture of both.
7 Days Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
Our representative will pick you up from an agreed location in Kampala or Entebbe airport and transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stopover at the equator for photos and lunch in Mbarara city. Proceed to Bwindi arriving late afternoon.
Overnight: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Half Board
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Breakfast will be served early and lunch will be packed. The briefing is at 7 am. Your guide will give you highlights of specific details about the way of life of the gorillas you will be tracking. The hike can take anything from one to seven hours.
Trekking through the thick forested hills of Bwindi and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 6 meters away. Upon completion of this magical encounter, you will drive you back to the lodge where you can relax in the afternoon or go for another walk to visit one of the communities around.
Overnight: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Full Board
Day 3: Transfer to Jinja
Enjoy breakfast and transfer back to Jinja city with lunch en-route in Mbarara and a stopover at the equator for photography if you please. Proceed to Jinja arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Source of the Smile Hotel.
Day 4: Jinja to Masai Mara
You will depart Jinja early morning and embark on this full day drive to Masai Mara crossing into Kenya through Busia border and lunch en-route. You will also have several stopovers en-route as required for photos or stretching out. Arrive Masai Mara late evening, check in and enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Masai Mara Serena Hotel
Day 5: Masai Mara Full Day
Early breakfast followed by a full day of game drive within the reserve.
Masai Mara is renowned for its high animal concentration and abundance. Black-manned lions, elephants and buffalo can be seen (3 out of the big 5) though luck is essential for spotting leopard and rhino, which make the other two.
The reserve is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is home to numerous plains game including wildebeest, common zebra and the Masai giraffe as well as antelopes like Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, impala and dik dik among others. You will have a break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool where hippos are in view and with luck, crocodiles. Return Masai Mara Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara Full Day
Morning game viewing in the Mara with an option nature walk or visit to a nearby Masai village in between the meal breaks. (Masai village visit available at extra cost).
The Masai Mara, now The New 7the wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine.
The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture.
It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Serena Hotel as above.
Day 7: Transfer to Nairobi and Departure
After breakfast, depart Masai Mara and embark on your journey to Nairobi with lunch en-route, arriving late afternoon. Drop off at the airport for your onward flight and that’s the end of your Bwindi Gorilla trekking and Masai Mara safari.
Note: Accommodations can be changed to fit your interests and budget so just contact us!