The Sanctuary Big Game and Gorilla Safari

The ultimate eco luxury safari. Stay in the Sanctuary's original luxurious accommodation at the exclusive Sanctuary Olonana Camp for three nights. This award-winning tented camp is set on a private stretch of the River Mara in the epic Maasai Mara, Kenya's most famous game reserve. The Mara is a great place to view big cats along with the rest of the big five but the biggest attraction is usually the easy access to the Great Wildebeest Migration. In addition to the spectacular game viewing you can also avail of an array of once-in-a-lifetime activities including cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, balloon and scenic flights.

After your transfer to Uganda, and an overnight stay in Entebbe, spend three nights at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, nestled deep in the Bwindi National Park. Because of its unique location, it's not unusual for gorilla families to pay a visit to your camp. There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and eleven kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee.

On your gorilla safari with your experienced guide, you will track deep into the forest with your intimate group and once you have located them, you will spend up to a maximum of 1 hour with a family of gorillas. During your time at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp you can also spend time at camp relaxing or take a cultural activity such as visiting a local village to learn about their day to day lives or you could take a bird walk as Bwindi National Park boasts over 300 bird species.

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Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
Day 2 - 4:
  • Masai Mara

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you onto your light aircraft. From here you will be flown to Kichwa Tembo airstrip in the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Sanctuary Olonana Camp.

Room Type: Luxury Tent Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 5:
  • Entebbe & Kampala

Today you will be transferred back to Kichwa Tembo airstrip for your 30 minute flight to Wilson Airport. From Wilson Airport you take a short transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport where you fly to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Finally you are transferred to Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa where you spend the night.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: HB Half Board
Day 6 - 8:
  • Bwindi

Today you are transferred back to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Kihili Airstrip and then transferred to Sanctuary Gorilla Camp for your three-night stay. During your stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Camp you will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Gorillas in their natural habitat. One Gorilla trekking permit per person is included in this itinerary.

Room Type: Tent Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 9:
    Onward Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Entebbe International Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

Day 10: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Nairobi International
  • Sanctuary Olonana Camp
    Nights: 3
  • The Lake Victoria Serena Resort
    Nights: 1
  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
    Nights: 3
  • Return Airport: Entebbe International

Includes

  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road and light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • One Gorilla Trekking permit per person

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant

Flights

Outward Flight:
Overnight from JFK to Nairobi International
Return Flight:
Overnight from Entebbe International to JFK

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