10 Day Kenya Big 5 and Uganda Primate Safari

Kenya is the home of safari and Uganda the home of primates especially the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Day 1: Arrival to Nairobi

Your safari begins today with your arrival in Nairobi (JKIA) where you will be welcomed to Kenya by a Kagera Safaris representative and your driver guide.  You will then be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Hemingsway / House of Waine / Palacina Suites / Fairmont the Norfolk / Giraffe Manor / The Boma

Day 2: Transfer to Masai Mara

You will be met and picked up by a Kagera Safaris representative from your hotel in Nairobi or from the airport.  The driver guide will then start you on your journey to Masai Mara national reserve. The journey is by road and will take you through the vast landscape and nature of Kenya. On arrival at your lodge you will be warmly welcomed with a fresh glass of juice and have lunch. After a delicious lunch head for an evening game drive before your dinner.

Drive time – 6 hours OR  Schedule flight time – 45 minutes
L & D
Bateleurs Camp / Kichwa Tembo / Mara plains camp / Little Governors / Sanctuary Olonono / Angama Mara / Zebra Plains camp

Day 3 & 4: Full Day Game drives

Breakfast in the morning will prepare you for a full day of game viewing in the famous Masai Mara National reserve. You will carry packed lunch from the lodge and then head out in to the reserve for a whole day of spectacular game viewing. Look out for wildlife – big herds of lions, leopards, elephants, the elusive cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, buffaloes, impalas, topis, spotted hyenas, zebras, baboons and the graceful giraffes. Your day will end in the evening as you will be transferred back to the lodge for dinner.

Optional Activity – Hot Air balloon Safari
B, L & D
Bateleurs Camp / Kichwa Tembo / Mara plains camp / Little Governors / Sanctuary Olonono / Angama Mara / Zebra Plains camp

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe via Kisumu for immigration. This flight is in a smaller aircraft and helps us avoid the travel via Nairobi. On arrival in Entebbe depending on time, you can connect directly to Bwindi impenetrable national park or overnight in Entebbe and transfer the next day.

Protea Entebbe / Hotel No 5

Day 6: Transfer to the home of chimpanzees

After a breakfast you will be ready to leave for Kibale forest – the primate capital of primates. The trip takes you through the countryside arriving at your lodge later that afternoon after stop over for lunch in the beautiful Fort portal. After you arrive at your lodge, you will have enough time to explore the area nearby or simply enjoy a coffee as you read a book.

Journey time – 5 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour 50 minutes
B, L & D
Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred for briefing before you start your chimpanzee trek. Your experienced ranger guide will lead you through the tropical forest for an unforgettable and rewarding experience in search of man’s closest relatives the Chimpanzees. When you locate them, you are only allowed 1 hour with them before you start the hike out of the forest.

After lunch, you will take a Swamp walk in Bigodi community – proceeds from this help in community development. This walk through the wetland will bring you close to nature. You might have sightings of red tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, several bird species and butterflies. You will also have an opportunity to visit the community and have a coffee experience, banana brewing, basketry, and conversations with the medicine man.

PS: You have an option of a chimpanzee habituation experience. This activity allows you to spend more time in the forest learning more about the life of chimps, their habitat, food etc.

B, L & D
Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest

Today after breakfast, you will start the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home to half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site hosting numerous tree species, birdlife, primates, mammals, insects etc. The journey will give you beautiful times as you enjoy the scenery and depending on the sector of Bwindi you will track in, you might drive through the park.

Journey time – 5 hours
B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Clouds Mt Gorilla / Gorilla Heights

Day 9: Uganda Gorilla Trekking

Gorillas are amazing creatures, with so much energy yet gentle therefore  known as the gentle giants.  After an early breakfast,  your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area from where you are allocated gorilla families and a ranger guide to lead your in the forest. The ranger guide will give a brief about your time in the forest, after this you will be divided into different groups to trek a specified gorilla family.

Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour. The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. We advise that you take along a porter to help with your day pack and also assist you as you walk through the steep areas in the forest.

B, L & D
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla Heights

Day 10: End of your Uganda Primates Safari

We hope you have had a fantastic time and restful night after the gorilla trek. This marks the end of your Uganda primates Safari.




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