Kenya’s Masai & Uganda’s Gorillas

14 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

This scheduled safari departs from Nairobi in Kenya and journeys through the country’s most enchanting areas visiting national parks and Masai migration, continues to Uganda for more thrilling experiences where you track chimps and endangered mountain gorillas. Gradually return via Jinja with the chance to enjoy thrilling white water rafting, and finally finish in Nairobi. This trip is offered with both camping and accommodated versions.

Safari Highlights:

Masai Mara Reserve with overnight excursion; Lake Nakuru and flamingos; Murchison Falls National Park; chimp tracking; mountain gorilla tracking; Nile river rafting and optional activities.

Main Attractions:

Kenya: Maasai Mara Reserve, Lake Nakuru
Uganda: Gorilla Trekking, Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1&2 Masai Mara Camp/Excursion – permanent tents
Day 3 Hotel Waterbuck  Lake Nakuru accommodation
Day 4 Kalagala Falls Overland Resort  Jinja – camping
Day 5&6 Kabalega Resort  Masindi – camping
Day 7 Simba Safari Camp Lake Mburo – camping
Day 8–10 Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort – camping
Day 11 Hillside Plaza  Kampala – accommodation
Day 12 Kalagala Falls Overland Resort  Jinja – camping
Day 13 Naiberi River Camp  Eldoret – camping
Day 14 Nairobi – end

Map & Itinerary

Day 1&2 Masai Mara Camp/Excursion – permanent tents
Day 3 Hotel Waterbuck Lake Nakuru – accommodation
Day 4 Kalagala Falls Overland Resort  Jinja – accommodation
Day 5&6 Kabalega Resort  Masindi – accommodation
Day 7 Simba Safari Camp Lake Mburo – accommodation
Day 8–10 Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort – accommodation
Day 11 Hillside Plaza  Kampala – accommodation
Day 12 Kalagala Falls Overland Resort  Jinja – accommodation
Day 13 Naiberi River Camp  Eldoret – accommodatin
Day 14 Nairobi – end

Map & Itinerary
Length 14 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 44950
Countries Kenya, Uganda
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Maximum 20 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1&2 Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

We leave the capital and travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today the tour enters this huge area of spectacular game viewing to photograph some of Africa’s most abundant wildlife. Famous for the annual migration of around 1.5 million wildebeest, the Masai Mara is also home to many other animals, including lions. We head into the Mara with small bags for overnight excursion and on day 2 spend the day in the park game driving and exploring the rolling grasslands to search for some of the wonderful animals found here such as elephant, black rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and the ever–present predators

Day 3 Hotel Waterbuck, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

After a final game drive in the early morning light, our journey takes us Lake Nakuru National Park, where we will enjoy an afternoon game drive through the park looking out for some of the huge flocks of flamingos the park is famed for.

Day 4  Kalagala Falls Overland Camp, Jinja, Uganda

Leaving Lake Nakuru we head towards Uganda, briefly stopping for a photo at the Equator. Jinja is Uganda’s second largest city and most famous as the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria and begins the 6695km journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean

Day 5&6 Kabalega Resort, Masindi for Murchison Falls, Uganda – CHIMP TRACKING

After a quick stop in the city of Kampala, we head in the direction of The Murchison Falls National Park. Also referred to as the Kabaraga Falls, Murchison Falls is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile and are located within thee Murchison National Park. The park is recognized as one of the best National Parks in Uganda.

Day 6 takes us in on a guided trek through the beautiful forest in search of chimpanzees – these entertaining and often noisy primates are found in Budongo Forest within the largest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa. It is believed that there are between 600 – 700 chimpanzees in Budongo, the largest number in Uganda. We will also enjoy a game drive through the park in search of the great diversity of wild animals

Day 7 Simba Safari Camp, Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

We make our way to our base close to the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with views across the lake

Day 8 –10 Lake Bunyonyi – GORILLA TRACKING!

Crossing the Equator once more we travel south to the beautiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi. With eager anticipation we prepare for the upcoming gorilla trekking excursion and tonight we will receive a briefing on what to expect for the next few days. Although there are 2 days allocated to gorilla trekking you will only spend one day on the trek – treks can be from 45minutes to several hours as we climb up amongst the forest, tracking and listening to see where the gorilla family may be – it is one of the most humbling and rewarding wildlife experiences available and one that will stay with you for years to come. During our time we learn about the lives and culture of the Nyoma Village Pygmies

Day 11 Hillside Plaza, Kampala, Uganda

This morning we set off our return journey to Kampala and make a third crossing of the Equator along our way. Tonight your guide will brief you on the activities available in Jinja so that you can plan your day tomorrow

Day 12  Kalagala Falls Overland Camp, Jinja

Jinja offers many exciting activities and your guide will assist you to plan for this day. Most activities are focused around the water of the Nile and these include rafting, kayaking and a variety of cruises on Africa’s largest river. For those who may be less inclined to water sports can enjoy a highly–recommend horse ride, or a quad bike adventure on dry land

Day 13 Naiberi River Camp, Eldoret, Kenya

Returning to Kenya we visit Eldoret, the country’s 5th largest city. The Great Rift Valley is still the dominant geographical feature of this region and the altitude at Eldoret is 2100 metres above sea level

Day 14 Nairobi – end

Returning to Nairobi this afternoon we reflect on many memories that we have gathered together and brace ourselves for a return to the busy streets of Nairobi. Your tour ends upon arrival

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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