Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride
Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride
Kenya, Uganda and Gorilla Trek
This tour takes you from Nairobi to Nairobi in 18 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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Gorillas trekking in Uganda combined with five star wildlife encounters in Kenya. Watch Flamingos feed at Lake Nakuru and relax at Lake Bunyoni.
The age restriction for this trip is 18 - 39. Should your age fall out of this bracket, please enquire for alternative options.
Please note that on days 14 & 15, your meals and accommodation in Nairobi are not included in the trip cost. This you can arrange and book through your trip leader while on tour.
Your Gorilla Trekking permit is included in the trip cost.
A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
We travel via the Masai escarpment, providing spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park.This park is famous for its large populations of Pink Flamingos as well as both Black and White Rhinos.
Day 2, Lake Nakuru National Park to Eldoret
Leaving Nakuru we travel north through the mountainous highlands of Eldoret (meaning Stoney River).
Day 3, Eldoret to Kampala
We cross into Uganda, Winston Churchill’s ‘Pearl of Africa’, a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures – and friendly people.
Day 4, Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
From Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the Equator again, through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Heading out early, we make our way to the Kyamburu Gorge where we head out on foot to trek chimpanzee. We hope to spot them in the branches of the trees above us and moving along as they forage and interact with each other.
Day 6, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyoni via (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
We leave the picturesque hills of the national park and make our way to the lush and stunning Lake Bunyonyi (‘Place of many little birds’). With a depth of nearly 900m in parts, this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa. With twenty-nine islands that can be visited by local boats, the lake is a great place to unwind, relax and explore on the days that we don’t trek to see the mountain gorillas.
Day 7 to 8, Lake Bunyoni
Over the next two days the group will be split, with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others stay at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer.s.
Day 9, Lake Bunyoni to Kampala
We return to Kampala after enjoying the peaceful surrounds of Lake Bunyoni. We cross the equator for the second time and there will be ample opportunity for photos at the Equator crossing. If you want to try out Kampala's night life then tonight is your chance!
Day 10, Kampala to Jinja
Leaving Kampala we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja on the banks of Lake Victoria and the Nile. Our camp is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we have the option enjoy river rafting, mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and even bungee jumping.
Day 11 to 12, Jinja
Enjoy a free day in this magical place or take part in one of the many optional activities on offer. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘whitewater’. Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local community or simply just relax at camp.
Day 13, Jinja to Eldoret
Leaving Jinja, we retrace our steps across the border into Kenya and onwards to Eldoret, where we will camp for the evening.
Day 14, Eldoret to Nairobi
his morning we cross the Equator and make our way south to Nairobi and to our base just outside the city.
Day 15, Nairobi
Today you are free to explore the city and surrounding area.
Day 16, Nairobi to Masai Mara
We depart the city early and make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, enjoying views of the vast vista en route. We travel in small specialized safari vehicles that enable us to have a more intimate view of wildlife. We spend two nights camping on the edge of the Reserve with time to explore the park on morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 17, Masai Mara
Rising early we head out into the Maasai Mara Reserve in search of the abundant wildlife. We drive along the winding dirt tracks and around the hills with views over the African savanna and seek out not only the Big 5, but also the wildebeest, gazelle and zebra that migrate into the reserve each year.
Day 18, Masai Mara to Nairobi
Leaving the Masai Mara, we head out of the surrounding area where we still catch a glimpse of the game that has migrated into the Masai land region. We reach Nairobi in the late afternoon.
Meals included in your tour cost
17 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 16 Dinners
Highlights included in your tour cost
A sanctuary for the rare Black Rhino. Well known for the huge population of Flamingo that turns the lake's surface bright pink!
This tour goes through: Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyoni & 3 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 crew
Vehicle: Safari Vehicle
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— Anne B (27) from Ireland
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— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
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