Tour Name:Leopard,chimpanzee and Gorilla Safari
Duration:21Days | 20Nights
Departure Days:Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of transport car:Safari is in a 7Seater Tour mini van(2 WD/4 WD) with pop up roof or a 4x4 LandCruiser at a supplemented cost.Tanzania and Uganda is 4x4 LandCruiser/Land Rover.
Itinerary:Samburu,Aberdares,L.Nakuru,Maasai Mara,Amboseli,Ngorongoro,Serengeti,L.Manyara,Kibale,Bwindi ,Mbarara,Nairobi
Day 1.Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the north rugged semi desert region arriving in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive.Dinner and overnight at samburu lodge/similar.
Morning and afternoon game drive inside the park search for the stars of samburu rarely found elsewhere like the reticulated giraffe,grevy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx, gerenuk. In between meals optional visit to samburu villages. All meals and overnight at samburu lodge/ similar.
Day 3.Aberdares ( Tree tops).
Morning game drive at samburu followed by breakfast and depart for Aberdares at the shoulders of mount Kenya arriving for lunch at Outspan hotel transfer to treetops lodge for dinner and overnight. Game viewing at the floodlit waterhole and saltlick.
Day 4.Lake Nakuru National Park .
Breakfast at Aberdares and depart for Lake Nakuru , which is an armchair in the Rift Valley Lakes stopping at the Thomson Falls to arrive Nakuru for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge/Sarova lion Hill.
Day 5.Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Breakfast at lodge and depart for game viewing as you proceed for Mara, Drive to the baboon rocks for a spectacular view, see thousands of birds feeding in the alkaline water, look for waterbucks and warthogs as you leave the park. Proceed for Mara crossing loita plains arriving Mara. Game viewing enroute to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mara sopa lodge/similar
Day 6.Masai Mara
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park.Search for wildgame black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo,wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape.Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Simba lodge/Similar.
Day 7.Amboseli National Park
Depart Mara after breakfast and proceed to Nairobi for lunch.After lunch drive to Amboseli at the foothills of snow capped Mt.Kilimanjaro,Africa's highest peak.Game drive enroute to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Sopa lodge/similar
Full day with morning and afternoon game inside the park. All meals and overnight at Sopa lodge/similar
Depart after breakfast and drive to Namanga border town. Cross the border and proceed to arrive Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel.Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro conservation area,Game viewing enroute to ngorongoro sopa Lodge/similar for dinner and overnight.
Day 10.Ngorongoro crater
Take picnic lunch with you and descend by 4WD vehicle for a full day crater tour.Enjoy your Picnic lunch at the crater floor. Ascend back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 11.Serengeti National Park
Depart after breakfast and take picnic lunch with you as you head for the Serengeti plains via Olduvai Gorge the Historical Site, Picnic lunch and proceed arriving Serengeti for late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti sopa lodge/similar.
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 13.Lake Manyara National Park
Depart in the morning for Lake Manyara arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the park which is home to plenty of game and birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel/similar.
Day 14.Arusha -Entebbe.
After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving at 0900hrs onwards to JRO to connect the 1125hrs flight to Entebbe arriving at 1300hrs.You will be recieved and transfered to a hotel booked for you on B/B as you prepare for the next day to set off for tracking gorrillas.The Resort is in close proximity to areas frequented by colonies of red-tailed monkeys, the afternoon could be spent at the hotel spa or relaxing by the swimming pool.You will be briefed o the Safari at the Hotel once again and advised on the pick up time the next morning. Overnight at The Lake Victoria Serena or Similar.Meal Plan - Bed and breakfast.TRANSIT TIME 45 Minutes.
After morning breakfast from the lodge. Your trekking safari departs through Mityana and mubende. Lunch will be served in Fortportal before proceeding to the edge of Kibale Forest. This will be your base for the following day's chimpanzee trekking adventure in the Kibale Forest. Dinner and overnight at the Chimpanzee Guest House Kibale.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS
Day 16.Primate Watching Kibale
Morning breakfast at Chimpanzee Guest House, later, your Chimpanzee guides would brief you prior to the start of a half day Forest walk in the Forest on your Chimpanzee safari. The trekking in the forest is led by experienced guides and focuses on an area where a troop of chimpanzees will be feeding. Olive Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys and other monkeys reside in this forest. The trekking ends approximately an hour after the first sighting and from there, you will return to base for lunch, dinner and overnight at the Chimpanzee Guest House.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 17. Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, we leave Kibale Forest and transfer with a drive by safari of Queen Elizabeth National park. Troops of Olive baboons can be seen by the road, trekking in numbers along the main road. You may also see Elephant and the tree climbing lions. Later, proceed through the town of Kihiihi and drive to the Bwindi Impenertable National Park. The Gorilla trekking briefing and registrations would be conducted the following day. Dinner and overnight at The Gorilla Resort.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 18.Bwindi National Park
From the nearby Impenetrable forest, the gorilla safari briefing starts after breakfast. You would be grouped with other gorilla trekkers led by rangers and gorilla trackers. From here, the gorilla trek would start through the thick and steep vegetation. The Mountain gorilla trek ends with viewing of a family of these gentle Giants as they conduct their day by day business of grooming, feeding, playing or curiously looking at the gorilla trekking party. A bush lunch will be provided in the forest before returning to the Gorilla Resort dinner and overnight.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TREKKING TIME - 01 Minute - 8 HOURS Subject to the feeding area or fitness of the Trekking party
After breakfast, the trekking safari ends with a transfer to Mbarara for the picnic lunches. Then a lovely all day safari through Uganda's Central region gets to the overnight accommodation at the Lake Victoria Serena.Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.TRANSIT TIME 8 - 9 HOURS
After breakfast, depart for Kampala for lunch before proceeding to the airport for your flight to Nairobi arriving at 2055hrs.Transfered to the Hotel in Nairobi for overnight on B/B.Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS.
Breakfast in the Hotel and at 1000hrs transferred to the airport for your flight to Next Destination
TOUR PRICES BASED ON PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM
Transportation in tourist minibuses with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing,4WD vehicle at Ngorongoro, English speaking driver/guide,fullboard accommodation on safari, park entrance fees, game drives, airport transfers, shuttle bus Arusha to Nairobi.Airport transfers in Uganda, accommodation, Meals, Park entry fees, primate/chimpanzee permits, Gorilla Permit and private 4x4 ground transportation with an English speaking driver guide.Gorilla trekking safaris require a basic level of fitness, however, we also offer this for the disabled persons or the elderly gorilla trekking enthusiasts. The nearby communities offer stretcher services, as well as porters at an extra fee.
Beverages, tips, and personal expenses.