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Uganda and Kenya Gorillas and Wildebeest Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Uganda and Kenya

Experience 2 of East Africa's greatest wildlife highlights; a gorilla trek in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and big game safari in the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, where with any luck you might just catch the great wildebeest migration. The chance to gorillas up-close in their natural environment is one for the bucket list.

You will undertake this once-in-a-lifetime experience in a group of 8 and trek anything from 1 - 8 hours to find the gorillas. You will then have an hour in their company. During your stay at Bwindi, you will stay at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge with its dramatic views of the impenetrable forest. A 2-night stay in Nairobi is sandwiched between the two safaris and allows you the opportunity to enjoy the city's sights, from the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to the Giraffe Sanctuary and the Karen Blixen Museum.

It's then time for your stay at Kichwa Tembo Camp in the Maasai Mara. Here you will enjoy day and night game drives, bush walks, sundowner cocktails, bush meals and hot air balloon safaris. If you travel at the right time of year, you may be lucky enough to see the great wildebeest migration, but year-round the Mara has an abundance of game.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 1 night - Hotel No.5, Entebbe & Kampala, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda
  • 2 nights - House of Waine, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 4 nights - Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Ends - Transfer to Nairobi International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Kenya, Uganda
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Ugandas endangered gorillas
  • Unrivalled seclusion and space in an ancient rainforest
  • Hot air balloon safaris and meals out in the savannah
  • The Maras wildebeest migration and phenomenal game concentration
  • Interact with baby elephants at the elephant orphanage
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe Airport where 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 2 - 4

Fly today from Enetbbe Airport via light aircraft to Kihihi airstrip, bordering the Bwindi National Park. A private driver will meet you and transfer you to your lodge in Bwindi.

  • 2 nights

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
All Inclusive | Banda
Uganda

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Day 4 - 6

Fly from Kihihi airstrip via light aircraft to Entebbe Airport where you will connect with your flight to Nairobi in Kenya. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • 2 nights

House of Waine
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room
Kenya

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Day 6 - 10

Today you will be driven to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 4 nights
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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
All Inclusive | Classic Tents
Kenya

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Day 10

Fly from the airstrip back to Wilson airport. A quick road transfer will bring you to Nairobi International airport for your international 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
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • One gorilla trekking permit per person
  • Batwa/Pygmy experience
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps
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
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Photography Safari Icon Sightseeing
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
  • elephant-encounter
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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