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June 3, 2017

19-Day Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari

Written By Nicholas Luboyera

Safari Overview
Welcome to another yet incredible, breath-taking 19 days Safari that traverses Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda borders. In this safari, be assured of beautiful scenaries and variety of wild animals as well as bird species. By the end of this safari, you will have a great view of East Africa as a tourist destination.

Day by Day
Arrival
You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu
The 19 days safari start with a pick-up in your hotel as early as 7:00am after breakfast. Depart Nairobi and drive through central region. You will have an opportunity to stop over at the equator and have a few minutes of demonstration and proceed to Samburu. Arriving in time for lunch at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. Then later afternoon game drive and overnight stay at the Samburu Sopa Lodge.
Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Samburu NR
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Explore Samburu
Full day game drive exploring the beautiful and abundant park, home to rarely found species Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, blue necked Somali ostrich and reticulated Giraffe. Morning spice game drive and visit to the local Samburu village. Accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge.
Main destination: Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Samburu NR
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Samburu – Aberdare National Park
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive lower slopes of Mt. Kenya Aberdare ranges arriving at treetops hotel in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon as you watch game from the balconies of the lodge with optional guide nature walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing.
Main destination: Aberdare National Park
Accommodation: Treetops Hotel
Luxury hotel located inside Aberdare NP
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Treetops – Lake Nakuru
Depart after taking breakfast and drive to the floor of the rift valley to Lake Nakuru national park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson falls, arrive at Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive in the park as planned for the day.
Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast in the morning and drive further along the floor of the rift valley to Masai Mara game reserve, one of the famous national reserves in East Africa. Arrive in time for lunch. An afternoon spice game drive and overnight stay at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Masai Mara National Park
The whole day spend exploring the amazing highly concentration game park. It’s the finest game reserve in Kenya including migration of wildebeest and zebra from Serengeti. Early morning drive may make you see chetah and leopard hunting for their meals or feeding on their catch. Accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
Wake up at around 0600am, proceed for an early game drive until 9:30 am and back for a full breakfast. Check out and head to Lake Naivasha with lunch on the way. Upon arrival check in at Lake Naivasha Country Lodge. Later have a walk along the fresh water lake and boat ride.
Main destination: Lake Naivasha
Accommodation: Lake N Aivasha Country Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Lake Naivasha to Amboseli
On this day you will have your breakfast as from 0700-0800am, then check out the room as you proceed for a boat ride in Lake Naivasha, this is one of the experience that will take you to the Hippo pool. You will be able to get good photos and explore the lake once more. Depart the Lake and have en route lunch arriving late in the afternoon in Amboseli. If time allows will go for a short game drive. Check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge.
Main destination: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Amboseli
After breakfast proceed for the full day of game viewing in the park. Amboseli National park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa highest mountain. You will be able to view the majestic Gentle giants Elephants and other many wild animals. Meals and accommodation at Amboseli Sopa lodge.
Main destination: Amboseli National Park
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Amboseli NP
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Amboseli – Arusha
Early morning pre-breakfast spice game drive at 6:30am, when you have the best chance to see Mt. Kilimanjaro. En route game drive as you transverse to the border between Kenya and Tanzania in Namanga, you will go on through migration office and just in case you did not have a visa you can get one at the border. Arrive late afternoon with a drop off in Arusha tourist Inn hotel for dinner.
Main destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Arusha Tourist Inn
Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Early morning breakfast check out of the hotel and then proceed to lake Manyara National, the whole day will be spent exploring the park until 6:30pm, then return for dinner at the camp for overnight. At the park you get to see gazelles, leopard, elephants among other wildlife.
Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12: Lake Manyara
Morning game drive in Lake Manyara National park, dotted with exotic tree such as fig, baobab and Mahogany and its famous tree climbing lions. Also you may be lucky to sport the big cat on its handing mission or while feasting on its night catch. Depart after lunch for Serengeti Seronera camp.
Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: Serengeti Seronera Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 13: Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti on morning and afternoon spice game drives in the rolling grassland with wildlife as far as the eyes can see the park. Here you will have a total interaction with different wildlife including animals and plants as well as bird species. You will have a close range look at lions, elephants, buffalo and many others. Overnight at Serengeti Saronera Camp.
Main destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Serengeti, Saronera Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Serengeti NP without fences
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 14: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro
A morning game drive in Serengeti, breakfast then depart after lunch for Ngorongoro crater with an en route game drive as we catch last moments of Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive at Ngorongoro in the afternoon for lunch followed with evening game drives. Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba camp.
Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Simba Camp
Mid-range lodge located inside Ngorongoro
Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15: Ngorongoro – Arusha
After breakfast descend into the crater floor with picnic lunch boxes for a comprehensive spice game drive. Enjoy the beautiful scenary and different animals in their natural habitat. Return to Arusha for dinner and overnight as you proceed to Kampala the following morning.
Main destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 16: Arusha – Kampala
Depart after breakfast and drive to international airport (KIA). Arrive on time to catch your flight to Entebe Uganda. Upon arrival our meet and greet representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to Kampala African hotel for dinner and overnight.
Main destination: Kampala
Accommodation: Kampala Hotel Africana
Luxury hotel located in or near Kampala
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 17: Kampala – Bwindi
An early morning start from Kampala takes you south west and across the Equator. You drive through savannah grassland seeing Banana plantation and herds of Ankole cattle with incredible long curving horns. Then you ascend into the Kigezi highlands, drive through the gorilla sanctuary and overnight at lake Kitandara camp.
Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort – Mid-range Lodge
Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 18: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
An early rise being the best time to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Permit is subject to availability so client is advised to do early booking to avoid inconveniences.
Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort – Mid-range Lodge
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 19: Transfer to Entebbe.
What an incredible safari! We are on the last day of our safari. Rise up early to enjoy last moments at the forest.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with en route lunch at lake view hotel in Mbarara, transfer to Entebe or Kampala hotel as you plan for your next destination.
Main destination: Entebbe
Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

Included
Park fees (for non-residents)
Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
All activities (unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
All flights during the tour
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded
International flights (from/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

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About Author

Nicholas Luboyera

Nicholas Luboyera

For the past 15 years, I have been guiding trips throughout Uganda, Congo and Rwanda and i have a phenomenal knowledge of East Africa's wildlife and a keen ability for sharing it. Originally from Uganda, I grew up on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where my natural affinity for wildlife began at an early age. I have a contagious passion for wildlife viewing and eagle-like vision (spotting wildlife well past sunset) and i like birding a lot. Besides my natural history expertise, I also provide cultural insights into my home country, i know my Ugandan wines and cuisine, and i am a great story teller. When not on safari, i reside in Kireka with my family. As a specialist for custom-made trips, I have a motivated and dedicated team of Ugandans and Rwandans experts who share their passion for Uganda and Rwanda respectively as travel destinations and who will support you in organizing your individual trip to Uganda and Rwanda. Always looking forward to your requests!

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