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Wildlife Treasures: Primates & the Big 5

Kenya & Uganda in 17 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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An unbelievable safari adventure through Kenya and Uganda, where you can spot the famous Big 5, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other fauna, while immersing yourself in the beautiful landscapes of Lake Naivasha & Maasai Mara.

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    Bwindi National Park
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    Entebbe
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    Kibale National Park
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    Mburo Lake
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    Queen Elizabeth National Park
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    Aberdare National Park
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    Amboseli National Park
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    Lake Naivasha
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    Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Nairobi

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    Accommodation: 14 Nights

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    Experience an incredible safari adventure as you explore the untouched natural beauty of Kenya and Uganda. From Nairobi’s hip cosmopolitan feel to the evergreen rainforests and majestic gorillas in Bwindi, get ready to encounter an array of unforgettable landscapes. Spot chimp population of Kibale National Park and enjoy exceptional game-viewing in Lake Mburo & Maasai Mara!

    1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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    Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi.* Night on board.

    * If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    2nd Day: Nairobi

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    Arrive, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel* in Nairobi. Kenya's capital and largest city, Nairobi is nicknamed the 'Green City in the Sun' and is a vibrant place where you can really get to grips with Kenya's diverse culture. This cosmopolitan capital is a great place to sample the delights of Kenyan cuisine or to hit the local bars or cafes to soak up the atmosphere of the place. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing or exploring at your leisure, ready to set off on your safari adventure in the morning. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

    *You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. Early check-in allows you to enter your room before the hotel's regular check-in time for an additional cost. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar
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    1594 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

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    Early breakfast at the hotel before heading southwards out of the city as you watch the landscape slowly change from urban metropolis to vast wilderness. Catch sight of distant Mount Kilimanjaro as you journey for around 4-hours through typical African savannah and past local homesteads and Maasai communities.

    Arrive at the lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. Get settled before embarking on a game viewing drive of the trip! Amboseli National Park is famed for its large herds of elephants and its dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience captivating landscapes and get up close to incredible wildlife before returning to the lodge. Spend the evening relaxing at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Amboseli.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    725 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

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    Brief game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

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    4th Day: Amboseli - Aberdare

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    Start the day early with breakfast at the lodge before packing up your luggage and departing. Afterwards, continue towards the Central Highlands and enjoy the rural scenery along the approx. 6.5-hour journey to your lodge in Aberdare, Arrive at your lodge, check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the captivating landscapes or enjoying the activities on offer at the lodge such as nature walks, horseback riding or mountain biking (to be arranged at the lodge). Overnight stay in Aberdare.*

    You will have the option to upgrade to The Ark Lodge in Aberdares National Park in the next step of the booking process.

    *Optional upgrade to The Ark Lodge: a night of adventure at The Ark Lodge, a lodge with several viewpoints to a waterhole, often visited by elephant families, as well as buffalo, rhino and even leopard and hyena. The pick-up point will be at the Aberdare Country Club in Mweiga at around 5 p.m. This is where you will complete your check-in at The Ark Lodge. One travel bag per passenger will be allowed, excess luggage will remain at the club and will be collected the following day.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Aberdare Country Club or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    481 Reviews

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    5th Day: Aberdare - Lake Naivasha

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for the papyrus-fringed shores of breathtaking Lake Naivasha today, stopping along the route to visit beautiful Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Continue the 5.5-hour journey as you descend into the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley before arriving at the lodge at Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. Enjoy the remainder of the day enjoying some time at your leisure to relax, take an optional game drive at Lake Nakuru in the afternoon.* Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha.

    *Optional Game Drive at Lake Nakuru: Take your lunch with you as you head out on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park with a picnic. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this soda lake is known for its large populations of flamingos and rhinos. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Lake Naivasha Sopa or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1611 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Brief stop at Thomson Falls in Nyahururu

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    Afternoon Game Drive at Nakuru National Park

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    6th Day: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    Awake to the sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards, depart for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, journeying along the floor of the Great Rift Valley and passing through the charming towns of Mai Mahiu and Narok, the latter of which is the Maasai capital. Arrive at the lodge/camp in time for lunch and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah.

    In the mid-afternoon, head off on a game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, considered the world’s finest game viewing area! Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Big Five: lions, rhinos, buffalos, elephants and leopards as you venture through the wild landscapes and watch in awe as the dramas of everyday life in the animal kingdom unfold before you! Head back to the lodge at sunset for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Keekorok Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1575 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Afternoon drive in Maasai Mara

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    7th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Embark on an unforgettable day of wildlife-spotting as you set off on a full-day game-viewing drive with a packed lunch on the go. This extra time will allow you to greater explore the vast reserve and discover the spectacular and diverse landscapes of the Maasai Mara. Relish the opportunity of potentially spotting all of the Big Five and enjoy some of the best game-viewing on earth. As this magical day draws to a close, return to the lodge and unwind at dinner as you retell the stories of today’s adventures! Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Keekorok Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1575 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Full-day game viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    8th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

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    Awaken early for breakfast and enjoy your last moments in the Kenyan wilderness at your leisure or set off on an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari*, a morning game drive** or a visit to a local Maasai Village.*** At mid-morning it’s time to head back to Nairobi, arriving back in the capital in the afternoon. Get settled in at the hotel, ready to spend your final evening in Kenya at your leisure, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or indulging in the local cuisine in Nairobi’s many eateries. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

    *Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

    Please note: The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

    **Optional Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara: Watch in awe as the savannah comes to life on this morning game drive. The wildlife of the Maasai Mara are particularly active during the morning so this is a great opportunity for spotting animals!

    ***Optional Maasai Village visit: Discover the local culture with a visit to a Maasai Village. The Maasai people are known for their brilliant artisan crafts and colourful clothing.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ibis Styles Westlands Nai... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    1594 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

    Light

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    Optional
    Visit to a local Maasai village

    Light

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    Optional
    Morning Game Drive in Maasai Mara

    Light

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    9th Day: Nairobi - Entebbe

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    Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time*, transfer to the airport (usually 3/4 hours before your departure flight) for your flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. A charming town, Entebbe is situated on the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing or exploring the town for a chance to experience the local culture. Overnight stay in Entebbe.

    *You must check-out of your hotel room by 10am. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Airport Link Guest House or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    38 Reviews

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    10th Day: Entebbe - Kibale Forest

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Kibale Forest National Park, enjoying the changing landscapes as you leave the town behind. Arrive in the afternoon and check in at your lodge. Kibale is a huge protected rainforest, known for being the home of a large number of primates such as chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabey. Overnight stay in Kibale.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Guereza Canopy Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    11 Reviews

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    11th Day: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

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    Breakfast at the lodge. In the morning, register at the Park Offices and begin an exciting Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion. Go in search of man's most genetically similar animal, and begin with a trek through the rainforest until you make the first sightings of the Chimpanzees. Watch as the group go about their daily activities such as feeding, climbing, raising their young and noisily interacting with each other, while enjoying informative insights from your expert guide. Return to the lodge and in the afternoon head to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Warujojo Safari Lodge or similar
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    Activities

    included
    Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion

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    12th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park

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    Set off early for a sunrise game drive in Uganda's most popular national park for the best chance of spotting the abundant wildlife of the region including lions, buffalo, elephants and nocturnal animals such as hyenas and leopards, with the beautiful soundtrack of morning bird song to accompany you. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relax at your leisure. Later, set off for an afternoon Launch Cruise on the Kanziga Channel, famous for its hippos, Nile crocodiles and buffalo. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Warujojo Safari Lodge or similar
    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

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    Sunrise Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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    13th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Drive south through the Ishasha area, famed for its tree-climbing lions, towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Spend the journey admiring the spectacular natural landscape. Continue to the southern sector of Bwindi, the iconic national park home to the elusive and endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive at the lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Bwindi.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    53 Reviews

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    14th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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    Early breakfast at the lodge and set off to the Park Offices to register for your exciting Gorilla Tracking Excursion. Be assigned a particular family of Gorillas and head into the magical rainforest, abundant with colourful birds, butterfly and animals species, until you finally reach the group of Gorillas. Watch in awe as these majestic animals go about their daily lives, grooming, feeding and interacting with each other. It is an unforgettable experience to see Gorillas in the wild. Trek back to base and return to the lodge. Overnight stay in Bwindi.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    53 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Gorilla Tracking Excursion

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    15th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Leave Bwindi and drive towards Lake Mburo National Park, situated on the border of Tanzania and home to various species of savannah animals including lions, hyenas, zebras and giraffes, as well as water-loving animals such as hippos and crocodiles who can be found by the lake. Enjoy fantastic game-viewing as you make your way towards the lodge. Arrive and overnight stay in Lake Mburo.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Kigarama Wilderness Lodge... or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    43 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Game-Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park

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    16th Day: Lake Mburo - Entebbe - Night on board

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    Breakfast at the lodge. Get an early start to the day with an included morning safari, getting the chance to view wildlife up close. You also have the option to reserve an optional guided trek* through the Lake Mburo National Park. Afterwards, head back to Entebbe, stopping at the Equator, where you can stand in both hemispheres at once. Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Night on board.

    *Optional guided excursion to Lake Mburo: Explore the spectacular flora and fauna of this extensive national park along with an expert guide who will help you navigate this impressive landscape.

    17th Day: Canada

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    Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

    Included activities

    Included

    Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

    Included activity for day 3 in Amboseli National Park

    Embark on a game drive in Amboseli National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, rich biodiversity and stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

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    Light

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    Brief game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

    Included activity for day 3 in Amboseli National Park

    Enjoy a brief game viewing drive to admire the elephant herds and captivating landscapes of Amboseli National Park.

    Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Brief stop at Thomson Falls in Nyahururu

    Included activity for day 5

    En route to Lake Naivasha, make a brief stop at Thomson Falls in Nyahururu. Admire this beautiful 74m high waterfall, located on the Ewaso Ng'iro River.

    Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Afternoon drive in Maasai Mara

    Included activity for day 6 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
    Optional

    Afternoon Game Drive at Nakuru National Park

    Suggested activity for day 5

    Take part in an afternoon game drive where you can spot rhinos, flamingos and an array of other wildlife and enjoy a picnic in this Unesco World Heritage Site.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Optional
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    The optional Hot Air Balloon Safari is dependent on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot go ahead, it will be refunded when you return from your trip.

    Optional hot-air balloon safari in the Maasai Mara

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Take in the beauty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable.

    Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional

    Visit to a local Maasai village

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Make the most of your last moments in the Maasai Mara and discover the local culture with a visit to an authentic Maasai Village. The Maasai people are known for their brilliant artisan crafts and colourful clothing.

    Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Light

    more information
    Optional

    Morning Game Drive in Maasai Mara

    Suggested activity for day 8

    Enjoy your last moments in the Maasai Mara with a morning game drive. Watch in awe as the savannah comes to life! The wildlife of the Maasai Mara is particularly active during the morning so this is a great opportunity for animal spotting!

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    • Departures from main Canadian airports.
    • International flights: Canada - Nairobi, Entebbe - Canada.
    • International flight: Nairobi - Entebbe. *
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    • 14 nights in Charm, Superior and Luxury accommodation.
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    • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.
    • All transfers
    • Game drives and park entry fees.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Boat Trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    • Water whilst on safari in Uganda.
    • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
    • Transfers & Safaris in a Mini-van in Kenya and 4x4 in Uganda.

    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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    Uganda Visa (check before traveling)*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    * This must be printed to present on arrival in Uganda. You can apply at: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Uganda Embassy for more details.

    * Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

    Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer from back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

    The safari takes place in a vehicle with space for seven passengers, with one passenger seated next to the driver. 
     
    The luggage compartment of these vehicles is limited, so for the safety and comfort of all, each person may only carry one soft duffel bag of maximum 10kg.
     
    The rest of the luggage can be left in the Nairobi hotel storage room at no extra cost. It will be identified with a tag and will be collected on return from the safari.

    During your stay at Aberdares National Park, warm clothes will be required as the nights can be particularly cold in this region of Kenya.

    Please note: The minimum age requirement for the Gorilla Tracking Excursion is 15 years of age. For the Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion, the minimum age requirement is 12 years of age. Unfortunately, children under these ages are not permitted to participate in these excursions.
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Kenya.

    • Visa

      Visa not required. Obtain mandatory ETA (cost 30 USD) before travel at: https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en

    • Currency

      Kenyan Shilling.

    • Language

      Swahili and English.

    • Electricity

      An adapter is needed. 240V

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Carry your international immunization card. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.magicalkenya.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The extra bed in hotels are fold-out style and smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious because they are occupied by 3 people.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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