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15 Days Best of Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Camping with Gorillas Safaris

Day 1 : Arrival – Entebbe
arrive at Entebbe and transfer you to Sun Motel for overnight stay

Day 2 : Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart from Sun Motel at 0730 hrs and depart for Queen Elizabeth national Park, the park that boost the highest biodiversity rating of any game park in the world with its, dense swamps, beautiful crater lakes, open savannah and rain forest. The park is gifted with almost 100 species of mammals including the elephants, buffaloes, lion, leopards, giant forest hog, and hippos, among others. The park has got an outstanding 606 bird species including; black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl, African skimmer, martial eagle. Primates found in Queen Elizabeth National Park includes; the chimps, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, red colobus. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp.

Day 3 : Chimpanzee Tracking and Launch Cruise after
Take breakfast, then depart for the 8:00am Chimpanzee Tracking in the Kyambura gorge to watch the delightful apes that are more closely related to humans than any other animals, after this beautiful activity, return to the Lodge for Lunch and relaxation.In the afternoon, take the 2 hours Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George, one of the most exciting activities in Uganda with a chance to see a huge population of Hippos and Crocodiles in water while elephants and buffaloes grazing on the banks of the channel as well as an array of birdlife including; the kingfishers, Egyptian fish eagle, saddle billed stork, among others. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp.

Day 4 : Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Drive out of the park to Bwindi Impenetrable National park after breakfast, through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the area fames for its tree climbing lions. Proceed to Bwindi Gorilla Park, the park that hosts over half of the world’s remaining population of the Mountain Gorillas. The park also inhabits about 348 bird species with the park hosting about 24 of the 26 Albertine endemics found in Uganda. Overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Take a hearty breakfast, then report to the ranger station at 8:00 am and enter the gorilla sanctuary with the ranger guides for the most interesting activity in the world, Gorilla Tracking. The tracking activity takes between half an hour to about 5 hours thus, a steady pair of walking shoes is recommended as well as a reasonable degree of fitness. Sit in the dense rain forest for an hour hearing these delightful mountain gorillas grumble at each other. Return to the Lodge. Overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp.

Day 6 : Bwindi Forest – Kampala.
Take breakfast, then drive back to Kampala with a stop en route for lunch as well as stopping to take photos at the Equator, shop for curios and have an informative talk before proceeding to Kampala for overnight at sun set Motel

Day 7:Kampala – Nairobi – Masai Mara
An early morning transfer to the airport to board your flight U7 202 to Nairobi departing at 0640 hrs to arrive at 0730 hrs – pick up from the airport on arrival and drive to Masai Mara we drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara arriving at the camp in the afternoon for lunch. Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Emchoro Camp

Day 8: Maasai Mara
Spend full day exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai or Enchoro camp
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park

Day 9: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
Take Pre breakfast game drives then return to the camp for breakfast : proceed to Lake Naivasha. visit to hells gate national park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Fish Eagle Camp
Hells gate national park is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer, but it is now thought that the famous pair of birds may not have nested in the park for several years.
One is encouraged to hike and cycle in the park. This is a rarity in Kenyan National Parks, and is only made possible due to the lack of large predators such as lions and cheetahs

Day 10: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National park
Break the camp and proceed to Amboseli national park. Via Nairobi –Amboseli is the magnificent park at the foot hills of Mt.Kilimanjaro.After noon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Kibo safari Camp
This small park (at 392 sq km) is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara, mainly due to the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the southern boundary.

Amboseli means ‘the place of water’ in Maasai language. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon. Amboseli is one of the most popular parks and offers excellent accommodation facilities. There are five lodges and two campsites inside the park. Kilimanjaro forms the backdrop of this game sanctuary and it is a sight to see and marvel at. The nomadic richly decorated Maasai who are deeply steeped in Maasai culture entertain visitors with enchanting dances of ageless Africa.

Day 11 : Amboseli – Lake Manyara
Experience early morning game drives, then return to the camp for breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to Twiga Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Arusha Crown hotel for overnight stay

Day 12: Manyara- Serengeti
Take breakfast then depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Ikoma Safari Camp

Day 13 : Serengeti
Spend full day in Serengeti plains in search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drive. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Ikoma Safari camp
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game ParkIt is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.

Day 14 : Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
View game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino or Forest Lodge by the crater rim.
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena.
It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today

Day 15: Ngorongoro- Arusha- Departure
Take breakfast then depart for Arusha arriving by lunch time. Lunch in Arusha then board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi Drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight.

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