Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania in 20 Days
Maasai Mara, Mountain Gorillas & Zanzibar
A dream trip for wildlife lovers, experience the endless savannah in Kenya, track mountain gorillas in Uganda and kick back on the shores of the Indian Ocean with an All-Inclusive stay in Zanzibar.
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Discover the legendary Maasai Mara Natural Reserve and the landscapes of Amboseli. At Lake Nakuru, contemplate 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! Finally, spend 4-nights relaxing on the paradise shores of Zanzibar on an All-Inclusive basis.
20 days trip including flights*
17 days and 16 nights in destination
NYC - NBO
NYC - NBO
NYC - NBO
Amboseli National Park
Aberdare National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Queen Elizabeth N. Park
ZNZ - NYC
ZNZ - NYC
* 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.
Arrive at US departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Nairobi *. Overnight flight.
* 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.
Due to the time difference, you will lose a day on your outward journey but will gain it back on your return journey. You are not in-flight for two days.
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.
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 your first photo safari tour 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.
Start the day early with a sunrise game drive through Amboseli National Park. After breakfast at the lodge, transfer back to Nairobi. Arrive and enjoy a free day to discover vibrant Nairobi. Maybe take a look at the Nairobi National Museum which gives you a taste of Kenya’s heritage. Additionally, you will find wonderful dining facilities, a beautiful botanical garden, and eclectic shopping facilities in the city. Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant and overnight in the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Aberdares and enjoy lunch at Aberdare Country Club. The park contains a wide range of landscapes - from the mountain peaks that rise to 13,000 ft above sea level, to their deep, V-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. In the afternoon transfer to the lodge for an exciting night of game viewing! Dinner and overnight stay in Aberdares.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Aberdares this morning as you depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, with a visit to Thompson Falls in Nyahururu along the way. Arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge in Lake Nakuru.
Awake to the sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards, depart for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. 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.
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. Alternatively, you have the option to split your game drives into morning and evening excursions. Tick the Big Five off your list as you enjoy some of the best game-viewing on earth and enjoy an authentic Kenyan safari experience! 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.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Leave the wilds of Kenya behind today as you transfer to Nairobi airport to board 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 flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Afterwards, depart for Entebbe and transfer to the airport to board a flight to Tanzania. Touch down in Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel, ready to begin your laid-back All-inclusive stay on the coast.** Spend the remainder of the day exploring or relaxing at your leisure and getting settled into your surroundings. Overnight stay in Zanzibar.
* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.
** If you arrive before check-in time, you can leave your baggage at reception and enjoy the hotel facilities while you wait for your room to be ready.
All-inclusive. Make the most of a free day to enjoy the paradise beaches of Zanzibar. You can take the day to relax on the beach or make the most of your incomparable hotel facilities. We recommend visiting one of the island's historic spice plantations to learn about how Zanzibar got its nickname of 'Spice Island'. Overnight stay in Zanzibar.
All-inclusive. Enjoy a day at your leisure on in Zanzibar. Discover the island's heritage as a historic trade centre in Stone Town, go snorkelling to explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean or simply kick-back on the beach. Overnight stay in Zanzibar.
All-inclusive. Spend another day in this tropical paradise at your leisure to take advantage of the hotel facilities and the surrounding beaches. If you want to venture out of the resort, try the historic Old Fort, located in Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. Overnight stay in Zanzibar.
Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bring an end to your adventures through Africa. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Night on board.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
Arrive in the US and end your trip.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will always be replaced by one of the same, or a higher category.
Included activity for day 4
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx
Amboseli National Park Photo Safari
Take an afternoon photo safari tour of Amboseli National Park. Look out for large elephant herds and soak up the views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania as you go in search of epic wildlife!
Included activity for day 5
Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx
Early Morning Safari in Amboseli National Park
Take a magical early morning safari in Amboseli National Park before driving back to Nairobi where you can spend the remainder of the day relaxing at your leisure.
Included activity for day 6
Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:30 Approx
Aberdare National Park Afternoon Game Viewing
Discover the varied landscapes of Aberdare National Park with an afternoon of game viewing. Known for its population of elephants, black rhinos, leopards and spotted hyenas, keep your eyes peeled as you set off in search of unique wildlife encounters!
Included activity for day 7
Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Thompson Falls & Lake Nakuru National Park Game Drive
Pay a visit to the beautiful Thompson Falls in Nyahururu before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park. After lunch at the lodge, head out on an afternoon game drive to discover the rich birdlife and breathtaking landscapes of Lake Nakuru!
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Suggested activity for day 12
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
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.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main US airports.
- International flights US - Nairobi, Zanzibar - US.
- International flights: Nairobi - Entebbe, Entebbe - Zanzibar.*more information
- 16 nights in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotel.See hotels included
- 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners and All-inclusive in Zanzibar. **more information
- Transfers and Safaris with an English speaking guide.
- Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Boat Trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Gorilla Tracking Excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Gorilla tracking permits .
- Transportation in a 4x4 seater Safari Landcruiser. ***more information
Kenyan visa* (check before traveling), vaccines, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* If you are traveling to Kenya with a US passport, you will require a Kenyan visa. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Kenyan Embassy for more details.
* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 7 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.
** All-Inclusive includes: Breakfast 7:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., dinner -7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., late brunch at the main bar 10:00 a.m. - midday and afternoon snacks at the Jacuzzi Bar, Beach Area and Main Bar. Beverages: soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks. All-inclusive also includes a Cocktail Party every Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m., use of the tennis court, gym and foosball.
*** Passengers should bring only soft side bags on safaris.
The US Department of state Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Kenya.html
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.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity and two blank pages.
- VisaA visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
- CurrencyKenyan Shilling.
- LanguageSwahili and English.
- Electricity240 V. An adaptor is required - UK type plugs.
- HealthPlease 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 zoneUTC + 03:00.
- Other useful informationIn Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://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.
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