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14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Welcome to the 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari, an unforgettable journey that will take you on an immersive adventure through the diverse landscapes and rich wildlife of two extraordinary East African countries – Uganda and Kenya

On 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari you will not only see but also have an amazing safari-experience? We’ll pick you up from Entebbe Airport (Uganda) and drive you in only 4 hours to Lake Mutanda in Uganda, from where you will set off early to meet the endangered Gorillas in Bwindi National Park. After this amazing encounter you will then continue your tour to Kenya to explore the beautiful Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National park, Lake Naivasha. Additionally for those looking to commune with the gorillas plus spotting predators on a game drive, this is the perfect tour.

 

Detailed Itinerary for the 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.


Day 1: Arrival and Welcome to Uganda The Pearl Of Africa.

Your driver/guide will straightaway pick you up from Entebbe airport and transfer you to hotel. This is certainly where your Paradise Adventure Vacations driver/ guide will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your tour after a good breakfast.

Depending on the time of your arrival, 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari, you might be able to explore the area. There are many options in Entebbe and easily organized through the reception of Via Guesthouse. For example a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC).

Destination: Entebbe Uganda

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Latitude 0 Degrees or Similar

Mid-Range

Kaazi Beach Resort or Similar

Budget

Acactus Hotel

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Today, you will undertake the journey to green Kibale Forest. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. On arrival at the forest, you will then enter a completely different world some serious monkeys.

Kibale Forest National Park lies just outside the colonial town of Fort Portal and is made up of dense tropical rainforest. This park is considered one of the big highlights of Uganda due to some serious monkey business going on here. A big number of primates residing can be found here and particularly a visit to one of the habituated chimpanzee groups is a very memorable experience.

The rare red colobus as well as the black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, olive baboon, the blue Monkey and L’Hoest’s monkeys are also regularly seen here. Where would you find a better spot to experience encounters with nature; smelling the forest and listening to the many sounds. Your safari tent or cottage is surrounded by lush green diversity filled with countless bird species and butterflies.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Kyaninga Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Budget

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi Swamp Walk.

Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa, but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Today, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The Chimpanzee Trekking experience here is done on several well maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact.

Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, 14 Days Uganda & Kenya wildlife, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked Mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos. The aim for your trekking through the jungle under the care of professional guide, is 1 hour of eye to eye contact with the chimpanzees. We can however cannot guarantee 100% for you to see them as they are still wild animals; nevertheless your chances are very good.

Your next activity will also take you to the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary which features 8 primate species, over 200 bird species and many reptiles. During the walk – which takes 2 to 3 hours – you have a chance to many animals but the highlight is catching a glimpse of a famous bird; the Great Blue Turaco. The sanctuary is operated by KAFRED, a registered community based organization. The income from the walk is used for community development projects such as schools and hospitals.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Kyaninga Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Budget

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park is specifically located in south western Uganda and is most often included in visitors’ itineraries. It is the second largest park in the country and located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, next to Lake Edward and Lake George which are joined by the Kazinga channel.

Few reserves in the world have such a high biodiversity with landscapes for instance savannah, bushland, wetlands and lush forests. On your first game drive, 14 Days Uganda & Kenya wildlife, it is time to explore the Queen Elizabeth National Park with her 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. We also advise for you to be alert and pro-active on your game drive to help the ranger spot as many animals as possible.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mweya Safari Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Budget

Bush Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning Game Drive & Boat Safari on The Kazinga Channel.

After an early breakfast, Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari you go for a long game drive in time to see the sun rise. The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to me most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, water-buck, leopard, Uganda Kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

After lunch, you will eventually take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. While here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, 14 Days Uganda & Kenya wildlife, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you game drive back to the lodge.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mweya Safari Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Budget

Bush Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

After breakfast in the morning, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and park is surrounded by communities that depend on its resources for their livelihoods and participate in conservation efforts through various initiatives. The park is located in south-western Uganda and is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi is one of the few places in the world where visitors can go gorilla trekking and observe these magnificent primates up close. The park is also known for its rich biodiversity, with over 160 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds, making it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. After a long drive, you will arrive at your lodge in Bwindi for dinner and an overnight stay, ready for an exciting gorilla trek the next day.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Engagi Lodge  or Similar

Budget

Bwindi Guest House

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey


Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Visit The Batwa Community Encounter in Bwindi.

This will be an eventful day and you need to wake up at around 6am. As you take breakfast, request the hotel to prepare for you parked lunch just in case the activity goes on past mid-day. The driver will take you to the park offices so that you are in time for the briefing which starts at 7:30am. The briefing covers everything there is to know about gorilla trekking including the gorilla groups in the sector, history of the forest and what to expect. After the briefing, you will be assigned a gorilla family along with 7 other travelers. The Park Guides will offer you a hiking stick and a chance to hire porters to help you with any heavy luggage/cameras. After everyone is assembled, you will begin tracking the primates.

Gorilla trekking can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the gorilla family you are tracking and their location on the day of the trek. Once you get to them, you are allowed only one hour of observation. Use this time to study the group and individual members. Do not forget to take some videos and photos or else no one will know that you ever took part in such a fascinating activity. After spending time with the primates, you will be led back to the starting point for your certificate of participation.

You will find our office Guide waiting to take you back to the hotel for lunch and rest. Late in the afternoon, you will be taken to visit the Batwa pygmies of Bwindi. The Batwa where the original inhabitants of the forests in Bwindi, Mgahinga, the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga in Congo. Most were forced out of the forests but without compensation or proper adjustment to the modern life. The nature walk will offer you an opportunity to learn about their ancient ways of life and the struggles to adapt to modern life outside the forest.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Engagi Lodge  or Similar

Budget

Bwindi Guest House

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey


Day 8: Departure to Entebbe International Airport and Fly to Nairobi Kenya – 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

After breakfast, you will depart from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park back to Entebbe airport. The journey will take you approximately 8 hours by road, depending on the route and traffic conditions. During the trip, you may have the opportunity to stop and visit local communities, 14 Days Uganda & Kenya wildlife, sample local cuisine, or take in the scenic beauty of the countryside. Upon arrival in Entebbe, you will be transferred Entebbe Airport and Fly to Nairobi Kenya for Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel in Nairobi.

Destination: Nairobi Kenya

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Villa Rosa Kempinski or Similar

Mid-Range

Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi  or Similar

Budget

Acacia Tree Lodge or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park, With Afternoon Game Drives.

After Morning breakfast your designated safari driver guide will be waiting for you at parking point of the hotel, and you will drive straight to Lake Nakuru national park in a safari vehicle and enjoy the best Lake Nakuru National Park activities. The distance from Nakuru to Nairobi is about a 3 hours’ drive and will see you make a stopover at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint. At the Great Rift Valley, you’ll have the chance to see this wonderful site. Upon arrival in Lake Nakuru, you’ll head straight to the game park for game drives. The game viewing safari in the game park will continue until noon, the ideal time (in time for lunch) to head to the hotel for check-in. Your guide will leave you to freshen up and relax, after which he will pick you up for an afternoon game viewing.

Lake Nakuru Tour with the afternoon game drives allow you to see many animals around and about looking for an evening meal. The herbivores will be out grazing and trying to stay alive. The chances of seeing a carnivore in the hunt are high in the afternoon, making it the best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park. For this afternoon game viewing, you will stay mainly on the game park side, as there will not be much happening by the lake. To experience its sheer beauty is an experience best left for the morning. Later, you’ll head for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge  or Similar

Mid-Range

Lake Nakuru Lodge or Similar

Budget

Rock Hyrax Hotel or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey


Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Transfer From Lake Nakuru To Masai Mara.

Your safari guide will pick you up in a safari vehicle bright and early morning after breakfast at the camp. You will check out of your room as you’ll drive to Masai Mara after this morning’s game viewing in a safari land cruiser. This time the tour in Kenya will start from the lake, with a morning drive. In the morning, millions of lesser and greater flamingos flock to the lake in search of food. The result is a beautiful sea of pink stretching as far as the eye can see. There are more flamingos at the lake when the water is more alkaline.

This is because more algae are present, providing food for the birds. During the long rains of April to June, the water would be less alkaline, and so there will be fewer birds. It is hard to tear oneself away from the pink beauty, but the flamingos will give cues when they start flying out. You will have seen much and taken amazing photos anyway so that you’ll move on to the other side of the game park in search of wild animals. Lake Nakuru National Park features not only a woodland savanna ecosystem but also a forest and swamp. The black and white rhinos in the attraction are heavily guarded to prevent the threat of poaching. If you are lucky, you’ll see the elusive leopard, likely perched on top of a tree.

We trust that in the course of the morning game viewing, you will encounter most of the 56 species of wild animals recorded here. After an exciting morning, you’ll drive out of the game park and start the road trip to the Maasai Mara for the second attraction of the Masai Mara national reserve. Lunch will be at Narok town, and you will arrive at the accommodation early in the evening for your dinner and overnight at the camp.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mara Eden Safari Camp or Similar

Mid-Range

Ashnil Mara Camp or Similar

Budget

Enchoro Wildlife Camp or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 11:  Masai Mara National Reserve – Full Day Game Drives In the Park.

Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise you will try to spot different predators that might made a kill last night. You will however return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve.

You can also decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. Meanwhile, the secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate. After this exciting day you will then come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara River!

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mara Eden Safari Camp or Similar

Mid-Range

Ashnil Mara Camp or Similar

Budget

Enchoro Wildlife Camp or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 12: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride In Maasai Mara.

Due to the thriving wildlife activity, a second full day in the park will offer you the opportunity to witness more of the wildlife’s natural behavior. This can include a lion killing, a cheetah chase, or the serene activities of elephants grazing and birds building nests. You will be back at the hotel in time for lunch with the afternoon free for you to enjoy at the lodge or exploring the park.

If there’s interest, there is the option to embark on a one-hour hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara. At around 5 am, you will be picked up from your lodge and transferred to the launch site. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing, and watch as your hot air balloon is inflated. At dawn, you will take off and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sun rising.

The balloon will carry you in the direction of the morning’s wind. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height or much lower. This will offer you unique perspectives of the park and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Mara Eden Safari Camp or Similar

Mid-Range

Ashnil Mara Camp or Similar

Budget

Enchoro Wildlife Camp or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey


Day 13: Visiting Maasai Village in the Morning and Transfer to Lake Naivasha National Park.

After breakfast, you will say your goodbyes to the Kenyan landscape before transferring to Lake Naivasha National Park. There’s also the chance to visit a Maasai village in the morning to discover the wonderful culture of the indigenous villagers. This visit includes personal interactions with “the Morans.” These are the young Maasai men trained as soldiers to protect the Maasai communities. The Morans once had to kill a lion as a rite of passage into manhood.

A traditional dance performed by men and women will welcome you to their village and a guide will lead you through the village as you discover how the Maasai live as well as learn about their beliefs and traditions. There are also demonstrations of how the Maasai make fire using just sticks and animal dung. You will get the unique opportunity to go into Maasai villagers’ houses and witness the full family setup. At the end of the guided tour, you will have a chance to buy some gift items and curios made in their village at the market. Then you will be transferred to Lake Naivasha National Park.

Being a freshwater lake, it also has a healthy fish population to include Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, along with Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers. In the afternoon you will then do a boat safari on the lake to see the birds and hippos.

Lastly, tonight you will spend the night in the beautiful Naivasha Sopa lodge. Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to the resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.

Destination: Lake Naivasha National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Sawela Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar

Budget

Panorama Park Hotel or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 14:  Transfer to Entebbe International Airport – 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Today is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Arcadia Safaris. After breakfast you straightaway head back to Nairobi. However, depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to do an optional activity in Nairobi. Additionally all activities today are at your own expense. Your driver/guide will surely take care of your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta international Airport. Thus the end of our 14 Days Uganda & Kenya Wildlife Safari.

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit!!!

Destination: Kampala (Entebbe)

Accommodation Option: No (Unless on request)

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit Fees
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit Fees
  • Flight-in from Uganda to Kenya Nairobi
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour Rates/Prices are Per Person and exclude International Flight from/to your home Country).

 

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