8 – Day Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Masai Mara Value Safari

An unforgettable safari to three of Africa’s most legendary parks and animals: Queen Elizabeth National Park’s tree climbing lions and Chimpanzees, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’s mountain gorillas, and the Masai Mara’s lions. In only one week, you’ll see the Big 5 safari animals and see the extraordinary diversity of East Africa and its inhabitants!

Day 1: Arrival and greetings

Your Go Kenya safari guide will greet you at the airport in Entebbe and move you to your guesthouse with views of Entebbe and Lake Victoria. Depending on your arrival time, you can be able to visit the botanical gardens, go shopping for some missed things, or just relax and enjoy the birdlife at this welcoming guesthouse.

Entebbe, Uganda: 2 Friends Beach Lodge (mid -range lodge)
Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 2: Travel west and go for a game drive in the evening.

We’ll leave Entebbe early in the morning by route, going west along the equator. We’ll stop for lunch on the way and arrive at our lodge about 3 p.m. We’ll go into the park and into the Kasenyi savannah in pursuit of elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, and assorted antelope, all with the breathtaking Rwenzori mountains in the background. Do a crater lake tour when you arrive, or just relax and look forward to tomorrow’s exciting encounters.
Accommodation;
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant Hab Lodge  (mid -range lodge)
Elephant Hab Lodge  (mid -range lodge)  Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages
Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 3: Chimp monitoring and a boat ride in the Kazinga plains in the afternoon

The day begins with a walk in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kyambura Gorge. The forested gorge is home to a vast number of wild species, including primates. Though chimp sightings are our primary goal, they cannot be guaranteed; however, the trek is fantastic, and the other wildlife makes it well worth it. After lunch, we’ll drive through the protected area and Ishasha field, where you could see a lion up in a tree if you’re lucky! We’ll spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Kazinga channel. You go on a thrilling boat trip to see the Kazinga sea life, including crocodiles, hippos, and other animals.
Accommodation;
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant Hab Lodge  (mid -range lodge)
Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages
Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha on the fourth day.

Leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and go to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see Uganda’s awe-inspiring gorillas. Before arriving in Bwindi, you will travel through the Ishasha area, where you will encounter tree climbing lions. If time permits, travel to your destination and participate in a cultural experience before returning to your hotel for dinner, rest, and overnight.
Accommodation;
Luxury: Silverback Safari Lodge
Icumbi Safari Lodge  (mid -range lodge)
Budget: Broadbill Safari Cottages
Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Tracking

It’s the big day! The walk will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours and more, but most people stick to the 1-2 hour mark. The going can be difficult, the landscape steep, the vegetation lush, and the weather wet, but it will all be worth it when you eventually come across the majestic beasts! You’ll spend an hour with them, watching them through the forest and witnessing their daily lives up close. Time will pass, but the memories will last a lifetime.

And keep in mind:

You would not be around to visit if you are sick. The gorillas’ wellbeing is of utmost importance.
Unfortunately, the permission is only partly refundable at the park warden’s discretion.
This hike necessitates a decent degree of fitness.
Good walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, and long, neutral-colored trousers are all required.

Depending on the length of your trek, you will have time to travel to Lake Bunyonyi (Africa’s second deepest lake) for a relaxing evening boat trip. The boat trip is performed in hand-crafted canoes and is incredibly relaxing.
Accommodation;
Luxury: Bird Nest
Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort  (mid -range lodge)
Budget: OverlandCottages
Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 6: Aerial Views of East Africa

After breakfast, retrace your steps down the mountainside to Kihihi, where you can board your scheduled flight back to Entebbe. After that, you’ll transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight to the Masai Mara, stopping in Kisumu along the way for immigration. Your secluded riverside cabin, nestled in acacia woodland, is just a short distance away. After a quick change of clothes, you’ll go on an evening game drive before dinner.

Mara Chui Resort is where you’ll be staying (mid -range lodge)

Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 7: Unforgettable wildlife experience in the Masai Mara

A day in the Masai Mara in search of tigers, leopards, giraffe, elephants, rhinos, wildebeest, cheetah, and other wildlife. You’ll also have the chance to tour a local Masai village and hear about their way of life. Balloon safaris and guided hikes are among the optional events.

Mara Chui Resort is where you’ll be staying (mid -range lodge)

Dinner (breakfast and lunch are not included), and drinks are not included.

Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi move

After an early breakfast, you can go on a sunrise game drive before being transported by road to Nairobi, which will take 4-5 hours depending on traffic.

There is no accommodation available.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the price (Dinner not included, drinks not included)

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Best time to visit Kenya

    Kenya is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in August and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.

     June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    July to October are the best months to see the wildebeest migration It gets very busy and crowded in the most popular parks.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.