Kenya & Uganda in 13 Days

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Maasai Mara & Mountain Gorillas

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Bwindi National Park
Entebbe
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Nairobi
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An unforgettable journey through the wilds of Kenya and Uganda! Discover the legendary Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, the scene of the annual Great Migration. At Lake Nakuru, contemplate the amazing landscapes and spot diverse birdlife. Discover the rich biodiversity of Queen Elizabeth National Park and explore the depths of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as you track majestic mountain gorillas.

13 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

LON - NBO

2

LON - NBO

Nairobi

3

Lake Naivasha

4

Maasai Mara

5

Maasai Mara

6

Nairobi

7

NBO-EBB

Entebbe

8

Queen Elizabeth N. Park

9

Bwindi Forest

10

Bwindi Forest

11

Kampala

12

EBB - LON

13

EBB - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrive at your UK/Ireland 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

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day off in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". We recommend visiting the National Museum or one of the many markets for a taste of the local culture. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

3rd Day: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road to Lake Nakuru National Park, a journey of approximately five and a half hours. Arrive at Lake Nakuru, an ornithological paradise worldwide known for its alkaline waters and a large population of flamingos, pelicans and other migratory birds. Transfer to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, set off on an exciting safari excursion for your chance to see lions, leopards, antelopes, black and white rhinos, hippos and buffalo. Stop at the edge of the lake to capture some fantastic photographs of this emblematic pink-coloured body of water. Return to the lodge, dinner and overnight stay in Lake Nakuru.

Included
Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
4th Day: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. After an informative safari introduction, set off by road to the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, named after the unique Maasai tribe that inhabits the area and the Mara River that crosses it. Every year, it plays witness to the great migration, considered the eighth wonder of the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and, in the afternoon, head out for your first game viewing drive in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the camp. Today, embark on a full-day photographic safari in the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. In the plains, you can find herds of zebras, giraffes and gazelles and in the savannah, mighty lions dominate the environment, as well as hyenas and cheetahs crouched in the long grass. In the forested areas, you can watch hundreds of varieties of birds and monkeys, whilst the rivers are full of hippos and crocodiles, as well as elephants and buffalo. Picnic lunch included. Return to the camp for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
6th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Breakfast at the hotel and return to Nairobi. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Nairobi. 

7th Day: Nairobi - Entebbe

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport ready to check-in for a flight to Entebbe. Touch down in Uganda and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing or exploring the city for a chance to experience the local culture. Relax at your own pace, ready for the adventure that awaits you tomorrow. Overnight stay in Entebbe.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

 

8th Day: Entebbe - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most biodiverse habitats on earth! Encompassing landscapes of open savannah, rainforests, crater lakes and papyrus swamps this national park is home to almost 100 mammal species. These include lions, hippos, hyenas, leopards, elephants and a diverse range of monkeys and baboons! Arrive at the camp and spend a little while getting settled before heading out on an afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, for your first insight into the rich wildlife of Uganda! Watch the local hippos cooling themselves in the water as buffalos linger in the shallows. Spot unique birdlife such as pelicans, cormorants and the African jacana as you cruise along the scenic waterway. Return to the camp and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Included
Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel
9th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast at the camp. This morning we recommend an exciting chimp-tracking excursion in the Kalinzu Forest* or simply spend some time at your leisure to contemplate the stunning biodiversity and wildlife of this region! In the afternoon, depart Queen Elizabeth National Park, headed for Kisoro, passing by the beautiful scenery of verdant hills and valleys of Kabala along the way. Arrive at the lodge, on the shores of Lake Mulehe, close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and take in the spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes. Overnight stay at the lodge. 

Optional Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion: Head to the Kalinzu Forest in search of chimpanzees! Home to around 300 chimpanzees, wander through this rich ecosystem and, with luck, see playful chimpanzees in their natural habitat!

Optional
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest
10th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early breakfast at the lodge. Awake early to set off on an unforgettable Gorilla tracking excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Take all the necessary gear with you as you head into the mythical forests of Bwindi for one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth! Just 650 mountain gorillas are left in the world, so tracking can take between 2 and 6 hours, but it is well worth the effort. Professional park guides will guide you through the forest, explaining the lifestyles of the gorilla families and pointing out interesting flora and fauna. Once you've tracked down your 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, filled with unforgettable memories of today's wildlife encounters! In the afternoon you have the chance to enjoy a range of optional activities at the lodge, such as a village walk or boat trip on Lake Mulehe, which can be arranged and paid for at the time. Overnight stay at the lodge. 

Included
Gorilla Tracking Excursion
Included
Gorilla Tracking Excursion
11th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart the magnificent landscapes of Lake Mulehe, headed for Kampala. Along the way, stop at the equator line where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere! Arrive in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, and transfer to the hotel. Nestled on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, Kampala is home to a number of brilliant museums and historic landmarks. If time allows, spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the city. Overnight stay in Kampala.

12th Day: Kampala - Entebbe - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, proceed to Entebbe as it's time to bid farewell to the majestic landscapes and amazing wildlife of Africa. Transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

13th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a captivating game drive in Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The abundance of algae on the waters of the lake attract huge flocks of colourful flamingos.

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Included activity for day 4

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

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon game viewing drive in the 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.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

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Included

Included activity for day 8

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Watch the local hippos cooling themselves in the water as buffalos linger in the shallows. Spot unique birdlife such as pelicans, cormorants and the African jacana.

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Available Activities

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 9

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest

Head to the Kalinzu Forest in search of chimpanzees! Home to around 300 chimpanzees, wander through this rich ecosystem and, with luck, see playful chimpanzees in their natural habitat!

Not included: Full time ranger guide.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from the main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Nairobi, Entebbe - UK/Ireland.
  • International flight: Nairobi - Entebbe. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels, camps and lodges.
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  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Gorilla Tracking Excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guides.
  • Safari in the Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)*, vaccines,** drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html 

** Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended. Carry your international immunization card.

 * Documentation of the flight from Nairobi - Entebbe will be 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.

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.

** 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 with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least one blank page.
  • Visa
    A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
  • Currency
    Kenyan Shilling.
  • Language
    Swahili and English.
  • Electricity
    240 V. An adapter is not required - UK type plugs.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 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.

Children: 5 - 12 years.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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