Tour Name: Elephant and Gorilla Safari
Tour Code: JLKTU002
Duration: 21Days | 20Nights
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:Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli, NgoroNgoro, Serenget, L.Manyara, Tarangire, Kibale, Bwindi , Mbarara, Nairobi
Depart Nairobi for a journey to the shoulders of the Mt. Kenya arriving at Aberdare country club/Outspan Hotel for lunch. Afternoon embark on half hour drive to the Ark/treetops lodge.Enjoy game viewing at the floodlit waterhole and saltlick. Dinner and overnight onboard the Ark/Treetops lodge.
Day 2. Lake Nakuru National Park.
Leave Treetops lodge for breakfast at the Outspan Golf & Country Club. After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru via Thomson falls arriving Nakuru in time for lunch, afternoon game drive at the Pink lake referred so for it's thousands of pink flamingos and other birdlife-it's a bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals, all the "big five" except the elephant can be seen here,Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Sarova lion Hill.
Day 3.Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at the lodge and depart with enroute game viewing as you leave the Park, look for warthogs and water bucks at the edges of the Lake as you proceed for Maasai Mara crossing the Loita plains, see red clad maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Arrive Mara in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/Keekerok lodge.
Day 4.Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park.Search for wildgame 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/Keekerok lodge.
Day 5.Maasai Mara-Nairobi.-Amboseli
Breakfast at lodge and depart for Nairobi with game viewing enroute as you leave the park.Enroute Lunch in Nairobi and proceed to Amboseli at the foot of the mighty snow-capped Mt.Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, Game viewing enroute to Sopa lodge/Amboseli Serena lodge for dinner and overnight.
Morning and afternoon game viewing inside the park. Amboseli is a photogenic Park and hosts great number of game including the lion, elephant and the splendid cheetah. Meals and overnight at Sopa lodge/Amboseli Serena lodge.
Early morning game viewing drive in Amboseli. Breakfast at lodge and depart for Namanga border town, Clear with Customs office and our Tanzania representative will pick you crossing the border to arrive Arusha for Lunch, Afternoon proceed to NgoroNgoro, Game viewing enroute to the lodge for dinner and overnight at NgoroNgoro Sopa Lodge/similar.
Day 8 .NgoroNgoro Crater.
Depart in the morning after breakfast with picnic lunch descending 2000ft by 4WD vehicles to the crater floor for a full day crater tour. Search for the magnificent black-manned lion, elephant ,buffalo, rhino and plenty of other wildgame exist in great concentration. Lunch at the crater.Ascend back to NgoroNgoro Sopa/Similar for dinner and overnight.
Day 9.Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge and depart for the vast Serengeti plains National Reserve via Olduvai Gorge ,site of the famous archeologist Dr. Leakey where fossils of human and animal believed to be over 2 million years are seen. Lunch enroute arriving Serengeti in the afternoon. Afternoon game viewing inside the Park known to host great herds of plains game.Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa/Similar.
Day 10. Serengeti National Park.
Morning and afternoon game inside the Park taking you to different parts of the park famous for the annual migration when millions of wildebeest (gnus) and zebra set off for maasai Mara in search of better grazing grounds and water, search for numerous plains game. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge/Similar.
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 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.The Resort is in close proximity to areas frequented by colonies of red-tailed monkeys, the afternoon could be spent at the hotel spa or relaxing by the swimming pool.You will be briefed o the Safari at the Hotel once again and advised on the pick up time the next morning.Overnight at The Lake Victoria Serena or Similar.Meal Plan - Bed and breakfast.TRANSIT TIME 45 Minutes.
Day 14.Arrive Kampala.
Our chimpanzee and Gorilla Safari begins with meet and greet from Entebbe airport. Your Local trekking safari guide then transfers to Kampala to your hotel. The Resort is in close proximity to areas frequented by colonies of red-tailed monkeys, the day could be spent at the hotel spa or relaxing by the swimming pool. Overnight at The Lake Victoria Serena or Similar.Meal Plan - Bed and breakfast.TRANSIT TIME 45 Minutes
Day 15. Kibale
After morning breakfast from the lodge. Your trekking safari departs through Mityana and mubende. Lunch will be served in Fortportal before proceeding to the edge of Kibale Forest. This will be your base for the following day's chimpanzee trekking adventure in the Kibale Forest. Dinner and overnight at the Chimpanzee Guest House Kibale.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS
Day 16.Primate Watching Kibale
Morning breakfast at Chimpanzee Guest House, later, your Chimpanzee guides would brief you prior to the start of a half day Forest walk in the Forest on your Chimpanzee safari. The trekking in the forest is led by experienced guides and focuses on an area where a troop of chimpanzees will be feeding. Olive Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys and other monkeys reside in this forest. The trekking ends approximately an hour after the first sighting and from there, you will return to base for lunch, dinner and overnight at the Chimpanzee Guest House.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 17. Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, we leave Kibale Forest and transfer with a drive by safari of Queen Elizabeth National park. Troops of Olive baboons can be seen by the road, trekking in numbers along the main road. You may also see Elephant and the tree climbing lions. Later, proceed through the town of Kihiihi and drive to the Bwindi Impenertable National Park. The Gorilla trekking briefing and registrations would be conducted the following day. Dinner and overnight at The Gorilla Resort.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 18. Bwindi National Park
From the nearby Impenetrable forest, the gorilla safari briefing starts after breakfast. You would be grouped with other gorilla trekkers led by rangers and gorilla trackers. From here, the gorilla trek would start through the thick and steep vegetation. The Mountain gorilla trek ends with viewing of a family of these gentle Giants as they conduct their day by day business of grooming, feeding, playing or curiously looking at the gorilla trekking party. A bush lunch will be provided in the forest before returning to the Gorilla Resort dinner and overnight.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TREKKING TIME - 01 Minute - 8 HOURS Subject to the feeding area or fitness of the Trekking party
Day 19. Mbarara
After breakfast, the trekking safari ends with a transfer to Mbarara for the picnic lunches. Then a lovely all day safari through Uganda's Central region gets to the overnight accommodation at the Lake Victoria Serena.Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.TRANSIT TIME 8 - 9 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
TOUR PRICES BASED ON PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM