African Pearl Safaris is proud to launch it’s 10 Days Uganda Kenya Combined Safari in to Uganda and Kenya taking you through the unique jungle experience with greatest highlights including Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest, Crater walk tour, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi all in Uganda something you cannot find elsewhere in Africa. Your visit to Kenya in to Nakuru National Park and Massai Mara reserve for an exclusive wildlife encounter with over 95 mammals found here including Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, Gazelles Topis and an opportunity to catch the annual wildebeest and Zebra migration every June to October Live. Enjoy a comfort stay at our well selected mid range safari lodge properties through your 10 days, two countries.
10 Days Uganda Kenya Combined Safari
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport – Kampala
Your 10 Days Uganda Kenya Combined Safari begins with your arrival at the airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Cassia Lodge (Mid range) for an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Dinner.
Day 2: Kampala – Kibale National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and over night at Primate Lodge-Forest Cottage (Mid Lodge). Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Forest National Park – Bwindi
Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red Colobus, blues, and red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. After lunch, proceed to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid range) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Bwindi-Entebbe fly to Nairobi
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch en route wit stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures flight in to Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our safari guide will meet you outside the arrivals area. You will be assisted to your safari jeep and transferred to your city hotel. You will be assisted with check in formalities followed by pre safari briefing. Overnight stay at Royal Orchid Azure Nairobi /similar Meal plan Dinner.
Day 6: Nairobi / Lake Nakuru National Park
Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Check out by 0800 hrs, board your safari converted jeep and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Shortly after leaving Nairobi, you will begin your descent down the floor of the Great Rift Valley. You will enjoy a short photographic stop over at the viewing point where you can enjoy stunning views of this Geographical phenomenon. Proceed further past Naivasha, Gilgil and Elmenteita areas arriving at Lake Nakuru for check in, then lunch. This afternoon, you will enjoy game drives in the park and along the shores of the Alkaline Lake.
Some of the rare sightings found here are the endangered White Rhinos and Rothschild’s Giraffes. The popular pink necked lesser Flamingos may be spotted here seasonally.
Other wildlife found here include Lions, Buffaloes, Spotted Hyenas, Elands, Water Bucks, Zebras and birds like Herons, Pelicans, Grebes, Egyptian Geese, Cormorants and Ibis among several others. Overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge /similar. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 7: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National Reserve at 0730 hrs. Arrival at your lodge on time for lunch. At 1530 hrs, begin your game drives in the search for the BIG 5 and several other animal and bird species until 1800 hrs. Overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge/similar (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 8 and Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve
You will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives within the vast Masai Mara Reserve for 2 days. This is the time when most animals are more active before it’s too hot.
You may also depart with picnic lunch after breakfast with near full day spent in the park and lunch enjoyed on the banks of the Mara River, returning to your camp by 1530 hrs.
Masai Mara, an extension of Serengeti National Park to the north and sharing the same eco system is a popular wildlife safari destination due to the high density of Big game. There are over 95 mammal and 450 bird species found here including Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas, Gazelles and Topis. The annual wildebeest and Zebra migration (over 1.2 million) from Serengeti also takes place here from June to October every year.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: During one of these of the mornings, you may book an optional Hot Air Balloon Flight and enjoys both the diverse landscape and wildlife of the Mara from a bird’s eye view. This ever popular activity is highly recommended as it offers one an opportunity to experience the vast reserve both from the land and on air. The activity that begins as early as 0500 hrs culminates with a Champagne breakfast as well as issuance of a participation certificate by your pilot.
Your guide can also arrange for a visit to a traditional Masai village (Manyatta) where you can join this pastoral community and learn more about their unique culture) Rest of the time will be at leisure relaxing at your lodge or enjoying a swim. Overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge/ similar (Meal Plan- Full Board).
Day 10: Masai Mara / Nairobi / Departure (Approx. 6 hrs drive)
Breakfast will be at your lodge. Check out by 0730 hrs and enjoy en route game drive as you exit the reserve on your drive back to Nairobi. Special barbeque lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore restaurant followed by transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your evening flight to your next destination (We recommend a flight from 1700 hrs onwards).
Inclusions in the 10 Days Uganda Kenya Combined Safari package:
• Return airport transfers in Uganda & Kenya.
• Meet and greet plus briefing services on arrival.
• 1 night bed and breakfast accommodation in Nairobi Hotel.
• 9 nights full board accommodation while on safari.
• Transport and game drives using a 4 wheel drive safari converted land cruiser, complete with a pop up roof and sliding windows for enhanced game and site seeing.
• Park entrance fees to the listed national parks as per program.
• Services of a professional, English speaking safari driver cum guide (Multi lingual guides can be arranged)
• 1 litre of complementary bottled water per person per day during game drives.
• One Gorilla permit per person.
• One Chimpanzee permit in Kibale.
• Community walks Bwindi.
• Crater Tour Kibale.
• Igongo cultural visit.
• Farewell dinner and the Carnivore Restaurant.
• Applicable government taxes on tour services.
• AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance.
All flights, items of personal nature, visas, inoculations, tip for safari guide, deviation from itinerary and all others not listed above are not included in the package.