Tour Name: Cheetah and Gorilla Safari
Duration:19Days | 18Nights
Departure Days: Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of transport car:Safari is in a 7Seater Tour mini van(2 WD/4 WD) with pop up roof or a 4x4 LandCruiser at a supplemented cost.Tanzania and Uganda is 4x4 LandCruiser/Land Rover.
Itinerary:Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara, Tarangire, Mbarara, Bwindi, L.Bunyonyi
Day 1.Arrive Nairobi.
Arrive Nairobi JKIA via your flight .Met and greeted then transferred to the Hotel in the city center for your check in and breakfast.Relax in the hotel till 1000hrs,picked in the hotel for an half day city excursion with lunch at a City restaurant ,Proceed to the Bomas of kenya to experience the culture of the kenyan tribes and get entertained.At 1530hrs drive to the giraffe center, Have time to feed the gentle Rothschild's Giraffe there.At 1830hrs proceed to carnivore restaurant which is famous for its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes an excellent complement to a holiday in Kenya, especially as a welcome of farewell dinner.Transferred back to the hotel for overnight stay on B/B.Safari briefing will be done in the hotel at Sarova Panafric Hotel/Similar B/B.
Day 2.Masai Mara National Reserve.
Depart Nairobi in the Morning for masai Mara passing through the dramaticGreat Rift Valley stopping at the view point,Ascend the western rim of the valley crossing the loita plains (maasailand), see red-clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Game viewing enroute to lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the most scenic park in Kenya where great concentration of game is seen including the "Big Five". Dinner and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/Similar.
Day 3.Masai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park. Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest,zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common,even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape.Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara sopa lodge /Similar.
Day 4.Lake Nakuru National Park
Breakfast and afterwards depart for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. Lake Nakuru is referred as pink lake for it's thousands of pink flamingos and other birdlife-it's a bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals, it is a rhino sanctuary and the "Big Five" except the elephant can be seen here,afternoon game drive .Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge/Similar.
Day 5. Amboseli National Park
Breakfast at lodge and depart for Amboseli through Nairobi. Arrive Amboseli at the foot hills of the snowcapped mount Kilimanjaro in time for lunch as you check inn in the lodge,Take afternoon game drive in the park.Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge/Similar.
Day 6. Amboseli.
Full day of morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 7. Ngorongoro
Depart after breakfast and drive to Namanga border town. Cross the border Arriving Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel.Afternoon proceed toKaratu area of Ngorongoro , arriving at Explorean Ngorongoro Lodge/Similar for dinner and overnight.
Day 8. Ngorongoro crater
Take picnic lunch with you and drive to ngorongoro conservation area for a full day crater tour. Enjoy your Picnic lunch at the crater floor.Ascend back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9. Serengeti National Park
Depart after breakfast and take picnic lunch with you as you proceed forSerengeti with a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge the Historical Site,Picnic lunch and proceed arriving Serengeti for late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti serena lodge/Similar.
Day 10. Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti. All Meals and overnight at lodge
Day 11. Lake Manyara
Depart in the morning for Lake Manyara arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the park to search for wild game, the park is home to plenty of game and birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel/Similar.
Day 12. Tarangire National Park .
Breakfast at Manyara and depart for Tarangire arriving for lunch at lodge.Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa lodge/Similar.
Day 13. Arusha -Entebbe.
After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving at 0900hrs onwards to JRO to connect the 1125hrs flight to Entebbe arriving at 1300hrs.You will be recieved and transfered to a hotel booked for you on B/B as you prepare for the next day to set off for tracking gorrillas.You will be briefed o the Safari at the Hotel once again and advised on the pick up time the next morning.
Day 14.Entebbe - Mbarara
Breakfast and picked from your hotel then drive either through Kampala or take the back trip through Mpigi. Leave through the mist covered areas of Lake Victoria and the forests of Mpigi getting to the Uganda Equator for a brief stop. Drive on good roads through the cattle keeping tribes grazing their Ankole cattle and proceed close to Lake Mburo National park with opportunities of seeing Zebras and Impala along the main road. On arrival in Mbarara in the early evening, proceed to have dinner and overnight at Regency Lakeview Resort.Meal Plan - Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS
Day 15. Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Following breakfast, drive either through the lush mountain scenery of Kigezi seeing the agricultural gardens on top of Mountains or drive through the Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth and the Maramagambo where populations of the chimpanzees and other monkeys of the forests can be seen along the road.Travel through the misty forests or Karinzu and proceed to the Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary at Bwindi arriving in time for lunch.The afternoon could be spent on the village walk to the Batwa communities to learn about the culture of these former forest tribesmen. You could also take some guided walks as you spot unique birds of bwindi. These include blue fly catcher, snowy headed robin chat, black sawing and the mackinons shrike. Black and White colubus as well as the Chimpanzees may be heard vocalizing across in the Impenetrable Forest. Drinks, dinner and the night stay at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS
Day 16.Gorilla Watching Safari
Morning breakfast and early start with the ranger guide and gorilla trackers. Our gorillas in the mist trekking starts from the park offices following a briefing by the wildlife authority guides. Trekking the gorillas will be conducted in a group of 8 people and the walk will be determined by the pace of the slowest. The gorilla trackers finally find the gorillas and will communicate the location to the guides who will find closest shortcut to the gorilla group. The porters will take the backpacks of lunches and drinking bottled water and will move to a short distance. You are the allowed to follow the silverback gorilla with his family members including babies, juveniles, black backs and sub adults.The gorilla visit is only one hour and ends with a bush picnic lunch before a return to the park offices and your lodge for dinner and overnight at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.A minimum of about a few minutes to over 8 hours of trekking, depending on where the gorillas are or the pace of the gorilla trekkers.
Day 17.Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive through the Bwindi forests of ruhija where the the freshness of the forest comes alive with butterflies,forest antelopes, blue monkeys and rivers which attract Kingfishers and rare forest species of birds. We leave the gorilla mountains and proceed to the Lake Bunyonyi Mountain Tarn arriving for lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon, you sail to the Punishment Island on Lake Bunyonyi where pregnant, unmarried girls would be abandoned. Have a relaxing boat ride and maybe see some cray fishing before having dinner and overnight at the birdnest Lake Bunyonyi Lodge.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 4 HOURS
After breakfast, depart for Kampala for lunch before proceeding to the airport for your flight to Nairobi arriving at 2055hrs.Transfered to the Hotel in Nairobi for overnight on B/B.Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS.
Breakfast in the Hotel and at 1000hrs transferred to the airport for your flight to Next Destination
END OF OUR SERVICES.
Inclusive in Safari Cost:
Transportation in tourist minibuses Vehicle with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing, Full board accommodation on safari,4 wheel drive vehicle in Tanzania, All park entrance fees,services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide, drinking mineral water,extensive game drives in the national parks,1Nairobi Overnight on B/B,Airport transfers in Nairobi
Exclusive in Safari Cost:
Alcoholic drinks, beverages,Personal and baggage insurance, Airport departure Tax tips ,visas, laundry, Personal Toiletries, optional activities or items of personal nature.