Tour Name: Kenya Tanzania Uganda Explorer
Tour Code: JLKTU004
Duration: 23Days | 22Nights
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, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, L.Manyara, Kampala, Bwindi, Nairobi.
Day 1.Arrive Nairobi JKIA.
Met ,recieved and transfered to the hotel in the city center for you overnight and relieve jetlag.Overnight at Sarova Panafric Hotel/.B/B
Day 2.Samburu National Reserve
In the morning at 0700hrs Picked from the hotel and head off to Samburu National Reserve.Drive from Nairobi through the fertile highlands,the semi-arid frontier of Kenya which is breath-taking and a great way to see the countryside.Arrive samburu in time for lunch in the lodge.Afternoon game-viewing through the sandy Samburu desert region to explore the beauty of the park.Accommodation at Samburu Simba Lodge / Sopa Lodge/ 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 4.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 5.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/Similar.
Day 6.Lake Naivasha.
Breakfast and depart for Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Similar.Lake Naivasha being close to Lake Nakuru and 65 miles from Nairobi, is freshwater Lake. It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1967 and also supports pastoral industries of wine and flowers. During your full day field trip to Lake Naivasha, we study the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes,and lily-trotters. Dominated by the shadow of Mt.Longonot, few lakes in the world have a more commanding or spectacular setting than Naivasha.Also have an excursion to the Elsa mere Center. Activities include reliving the experience of Joy Adamson and Elsa while viewing "Born Free." Lake Naivasha being on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Similar.
Day 7.Maasai 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 8,9&10. Masai Mara
(Optional Early morning balloon ride on Day 9 before you take the a full day game drive Breakfast will be served after landing and you will be transfered Back to your Hotel) 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 chools 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 11.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 14.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 15.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 18. 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.
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.You will be briefed o the Safari at the Hotel once again and advised on the pick up time the next morning.
In the early morning (7 am) picked from hotel booked for your choice and leave for the South West of Uganda.The journey takes you through central Uganda, and after a stop in Mbarara for lunch, continue on the last stretch through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa": mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath you, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where you will stay at the famous Travellers Rest Hotel.Transit time: 9 hours.Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Day 21.Gorilla Tracking
The day of gorilla tracking!
You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo,in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park (1hr). Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Being physically fit is recommended.Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Buhoma Lodge (within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP) on full board.
Day 22.To Kampala
Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town,and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.We will then be brought back to a hotel in Kampala or Entebbe On B/B . Driving time: 9 hours
Day 23.Nairobi out
Breakfast and check out the hotel transfered to the airport for your 1430hrs flight back to Nairobi arriving at 1545hrs.Depending on your flight departure we will see you off as you connect your flight back home.
Inclusive in safari cost:
1Nairobi overnight on B/B,2Nights Kampala on B/B,Transportation in tourist 4X4 VAN in kenya,a landcruiser in tanzania with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing,4WD landcruiser vehicle at Ngorongoro, English speaking driver/guide,fullboard accommodation on safari, park entrance fees, game drives, airport transfers, shuttlebus Arusha to Nairobi.Flight JRO/Entebbe- Entebbe/JKIA,Gorilla permits (we organise them for you and note that they are Limited and have to be bought in agvance and are subject to availability AND IF NOT available we will advise and refund will be available for this part of safari.) Guides, Transport, Park entrance, Accommodation,Rangers in the parks.
Exclusive in safari costs:
Personal and baggage insurance, Beverages, tips, visas, optional activities, Rescue fee (available at US$30 per person), or any items of personal expenditure ,All activities in Kisoro,Food (around USD $60 total per person),Drinks, Visa.