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Big Game and Gorilla Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Uganda and Kenya

The ultimate vacation for lovers of wildlife. Combine a primate safari in Uganda with a classic big game safari in Kenya. This eco-luxury safari includes gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and game drives and hot air balloon trips in the Maasai Mara Reserve. At the right time of year (Jul - Oct) you may even get to tick off yet another sought-after wildlife experience off your bucket list, the great wildebeest migration. The luxurious Sanctuary Olonana Camp is set on a private stretch of the Mara River. 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.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Because of its unique location, it's not unusual for gorilla families to pay a visit to your camp. 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.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
  • 4 nights - Sanctuary Olonana Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • 1 night - Hotel No.5, Entebbe & Kampala, Uganda
  • 3 nights - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Kenya, Uganda
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Ugandas endangered gorillas
  • Hot air balloon safaris and meals out in the savannah
  • See the Great Wildebeest Migration (in season)
  • Experience Africas magic with the lightest of footprints
  • Bucket list wildlife experiences for nature lovers
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Nairobi Airport and after a short transfer to Wilson Airport you will catch a light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara. Your guide will then take you on a game drive to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Sanctuary Olonana Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
Kenya

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Day 5

Return to Nairobi International Airport for a flight to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. You will be met and privately transferred to your hotel in the city.

  • 1 night

Hotel No.5
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury Double
Uganda

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Day 6 - 9

Fly today from Entebbe Airport to Kihili Airstrip near Bwindi Forest. A guide will be waiting to transfer you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
All Inclusive | Tent
Uganda

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Day 9

Return via light aircraft to Entebbe International Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • 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
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Excludes

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

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson Gazelle
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Chimp
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
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