13 Days Gorilla, Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari.
A very rewarding safari where you will trek the Gorillas and cross over to Kenya and visit some of the famous wild game paradises. During your 13 Days Gorilla, Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda, and afterward visit Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara and end your trip in Nairobi.
Day 1: Arrival and hotel transfer
Meet a Twende representative at the airport upon arrival who will brief and transfer you to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
After an early breakfast, meet your safari guide who will brief you about the days’ activities. Begin your journey to the West with a stopover at the Uganda Equator for some water experiments and Lunch in Mbarara. The drive will take you between 9-10 hours through the beautiful countryside. Arrive in the evening and check out for your Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking activity / Evening visit to the Batwa community.
After breakfast, converge at the park headquarters as early as 7:00 am for a pre-trekking briefing. The gorilla tracking adventure will begin at 8.00am led in groups by armed and very experienced guides and rangers. Clients are only allowed 1 hour with the Gorillas to reduce the stress that could affect these endangered species. Later return to your Lodge and take lunch and relax. In the evening visit the Batwa pygmies for a cultural experience. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 4: Return to Entebbe.
After breakfast, check out of your lodge and then drive back to Entebbe International Airport with lunch en route. Pass by Buganda road for a shopping spree and finally transfer to Entebbe for your overnight stay.
Day 5-Transfer-Arrival in Nairobi.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Nairobi. It is a 50 minutes flight from Uganda’s’ Entebbe international airport to Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta international airport. Our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Drive around for a city tour and later visit the Giraffe center and the animal orphanage, take lunch and return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Early after breakfast, check out of your room and at 8 am you will drive Westwards of Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is 156 km and is home to both the white and black rhinos, Rothschild giraffe, Lions, Leopards, and Hippos. Arrive in time for Lunch and Later an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 7: Game drives.
Start the day very early at six with a game drive. Expect to see the early risers like the Lions, cheaters, Buffaloes, Gazelles, and many more. Return to your Lodge for breakfast, relax, take Lunch and head out for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Naivasha National park-Boat.
After breakfast, check out of your Lodge and depart for Lake Naivasha. This is a short distance drive of about 2 hours. Arrive at your lodge relax and take your lunch. Afterward, head out for a boat ride. Expect to see Hippos, and different species of aquatic birds like the sacred ibis, hadada ibis, kingfishers, the great cormorant, grey and white herons, pelicans and many more. Visit the crescent park which is the only park that can be accessed on foot because there are no cats, buffalos or Rhinos. Animals to see are giraffes, Zebras, Wild beasts, waterbucks, and different antelopes. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 9: Hells’ Gate National park.
Early in the morning after breakfast depart to Hell’s gate where you will see African buffalos, hartbeests, Thomson’s gazelles, elands, hartebeests, baboons, and over 100 bird species. You can also enjoy walking or biking safaris. Visit Fischer’s Tower that was as a result of a Volcanic activity 35 million years ago, and the parks gorge too. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 10: Transfer to Masai Mara.
This day begins early and departure will be 6 am. Masai Mara is 285Km from Naivasha approximately 5-7hours drive via Kaplong-Narok-Maai road. Ascend through the western rim and cross Loita plains. Depending on your Lodge distance or your entry point, either enjoy your lunch en route, enter the park and begin your game drives OR arrive at your lodge, take lunch then after head out for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 11: Full day Masai Mara game drives.
Early in the morning, take a cup of coffee or tea to keep you warm and depart at 6 am for an early game drive. Meet the early risers such as lions, cheaters, and leopards as they hunt. Expect to see big herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, large schools of Hippos, a tower of giraffes and many more. The most amazing and impressive sight is the natures most spectacular annual migration of wildlife approximately from July to October in millions. Return for breakfast and later lunch. After an afternoon of rest and leisure drive out for an evening game drive. Visit the Hippo pool to see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 12: Hotair Balloon, Bush breakfast-Game drive, Masai village visit.
Early in the morning before dawn head to the Launch site for a briefing and then depart as you float over the plains, forests, and rivers of Mara. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the breathtaking sights of the open grassland savannah. This gives you a good opportunity of seeing all the animals that you would probably not see during a game drive, plus good photography and videos. The adventure takes 1 hour and depending on the wind current you will land and be honored with a delicious bush breakfast with a lovely sparkling wine. After breakfast enjoy a game drive as you head to the Masai villages where you will interact with the Masai and learn their culture and lifestyle. Return for Lunch and leisure. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 13: Departure- Nairobi.
Check out of the lodge after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi. Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.