Wild Uganda and Kenya

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest, Nairobi & Maasai Mara

From $11800 per person in low season
From $13800 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Full Board and activities

  • Gorilla Trekking

Based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Track gorillas twice in the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half the world's gorillas

  • Go in search of Uganda's second great ape, the chimpanzee in dense lush forest

  • Meet the long necked residents of Giraffe Manor over breakfast

  • Head out with expert guides on 4x4 game drives in the renowned  Masai Mara in search of incredible wildlife

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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February. There is higher humidity between March and May, when the long rains fall. The short rains fall from early October to mid December. The best time to visit is usually July to February.

Kenya is a dry country, with regional variations in temperature and rainfall. On the coast, the weather is tropical with high humidity in April and May, and occasional monsoon winds. Inland (including the Central Highlands and Rift Valley) the climate is temperate. The long rains fall from March to May and the short rains fall from late October to December. The best time to visit is usually July to February, and the wildebeest migration usually occurs from mid-July to September.

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Insider's View

There is nothing like the experience of seeing gorillas in the wild for the first time - utterly magical.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

This superb itinerary covers some of East Africa’s wildlife highlights - from the dense forests of Uganda, tracking the elusive mountain gorilla and chimpanzee, to the famous grounds of historic Giraffe Manor and finally the rolling plains of the wildlife rich Masai Mara. A must for any wildlife enthusiast looking to tick off four major bucket list experiences.

  1. Fly to Entebbe

  2. Days 1-2: Entebbe

    Your itinerary starts in Entebbe where you will spend the night, before setting off on your wild East African adventure. Arrive at your quiet guesthouse where you can relax and unwind from your long haul flight by the turquoise waters of the swimming pool.

    Accommodation: Karibu Guest House (1 night)

  3. Days 2-5: Nkuringo

    You will fly west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you will have the exhilarating experience of trekking (and sometimes climbing) to see the rare mountain gorillas. Guests are able to spend an hour with these gentle giants, watching as the families interact and play with each other in the thick foliage. Watch as the silverback keeps a gentle eye from a distance as his family eat, groom and rest in their forest home. During your three night stay in Bwindi you will be fortunate enough to visit two different gorilla families.

    Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (3 nights)

  4. Days 5-8: Kibale Forest

    Fly from Bwindi to the Kibale Forest. Here you will meet another member of the great ape family, the resident chimpanzees. Hike into the dense green foliage in search of Chimpanzees high in the trees and listen out for their shrill vocalisations, again you will spend an hour in their company, watching as they feed, play and communicate with each other. A visit to nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, will also allow you to witness several other primate species as well as a plethora of more than 200 incredible and unique bird species, a must for any naturalist.

    Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (3 nights)

  5. Days 8-9: Nairobi

    Fly from Kibale back to Entebbe where you will catch your onward flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Your one night in Nairobi will be spent at the world-famous Giraffe Manor. One of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, this stately home is set amongst 12 acres of private land which is home to a herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe. Every morning and evening these popular residents like to make an appearance. The highlight of your stay will certainly be the renowned Giraffe Manor breakfast, where you can expect to be interrupted by your long-necked friends as they stick their heads through the window in the hope of a snack.

    Accommodation: Giraffe Manor (1 night)

  6. Days 9-12: Maasai Mara

    From Nairobi you will fly to the impressive Maasai Mara. Enjoy three nights on safari in one of Kenya’s premier wildlife reserves; here the endless grasslands are broken up by tree-lined rivers and the abundance of animals includes cheetah, lion, rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and the spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Explore the plains on morning and afternoon 4x4 games drives, get up close to nature on fascinating walking safaris and dine under the stars on bush dinners.

    Accommodation: Ol Seki (3 nights)

  7. Fly from Nairobi

Experiences

  • Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest

    Kibale Forest in western Uganda is home to 13 different species of primate, and is the main area for chimpanzee trekking in the country. Sighting rates are high, and you will have the incredible opportunity to get up close to these fascinating animals.

  • Game drives in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.

  • Giraffe Center - African Fund for Endangered Wildlife

    If you have the time whilst in Nairobi, a visit to the Giraffe Center is a must. Located in the leafy suburb of Karen, the center is an educational and interactive experience. A unique opportunity to witness giraffe from very close quarters.

  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

    Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of visits to Uganda, to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

  • Maasai Mara Balloon Safari

    Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.

  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is one of the leading conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Location

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest, Nairobi & Maasai Mara

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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