This 10 Days safari experience is tailored for a wildlife adventurer, you get to observe mountain gorillas with our expert guides in Uganda’s Misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, search the “the Big Five” away from the crowds during the full days on safari in a private wildlife reserve in the Greater Masai Mara and the Samburu National reserve and a taste of East Africa’s cultural experiences.
Arrive at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport & connect with a domestic flight to Kihihi. Transfer by vehicle to Bwindi Lodge in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for 3 nights on a full board basis.
Set overlooking the leafy canopy of the forest, Bwindi Lodge has been designed to maximise your rainforest experience.
The highlight is of course your gorilla trek. Accompanied by expert guides, you hike into the light-dappled interior of an ancient African forest in search of a gorilla family, content to allow us an hour of their company. But there’s time to explore further; enjoy guided nature walks, birding trips and cultural encounters with the Batwa forest people, once hunter-gatherers in this wild landscape. Back at camp you can swop gorilla stories around the fireplace or sit and watch monkeys and birds from the comfort of your private veranda.
Fly back to Entebbe & then to Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Assisted transfer to Wilson Airport & a flight to Saruni Samburu, set close to the Samburu National Reserve. Check in for 3 nights on a full board basis.
From the dripping rainforests to the rocky, arid landscape of northern Kenya: the Samburu National Reserve is one of Kenya’s less-visited wildlife destinations but is home to excellent wildlife ranging from the unique ‘Samburu Special 5’ to elephants, lions and leopards.
You’ll be based at the intimate and elegant Saruni Samburu, sitting in a private concession and offering activities ranging from game drives and guided walks to cultural tours and spot-lit night drives. A special highlight is the traditional outdoor dinner, served under the stars and to the accompaniment of Samburu songs and dance.
Fly from Samburu to a private Masai Mara conservancy & either Saruni Wild or Saruni Mara, depending where the wildebeest migration is. Enjoy 3 nights on a full board basis. A private setting gives you the advantage of game drives in both the conservancy and the main Masai Mara Reserve itself, assuring you of amazing wildlife sightings regardless of season.
But it is for the wildebeest migration that the Mara is best known and by having a choice of two accommodations, you are guaranteed front row seats to the biggest show on earth when a million wildebeest roll onto the Mara plains between July and November. Knowledgeable Maasai guides lead the way, and you’ll also have the option of a hot-air balloon safari, an unforgettable experience and followed by a champagne breakfast on the savannah.
Fly from the Masai Mara back to Nairobi. A driver will take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward connection. There’s time for a game drive or a visit to a rhino sanctuary before you fly back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi.
Depending on the time of your arrival, you will either be transferred straight to Jomo Kenyatta International or via a restaurant for dinner. If you’d like to finish this safari with a relaxing few days on an Indian Ocean beach, simply let us know and we will arrange a Kenya beach add-on.