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Maasai Mara and Gorillas Trek - Uganda Gorillas, BIG 5 Wildlife in Mara -  5 Days Safari

Masai Mara - Gorilla Trekking - Uganda Gorillas, BIG 5 Wildlife in Mara -  5 Days Safari

Gorillas and Wildlfe Safaris Hall of Fame Trip Advisor RecommendedAn incredible  5-days Kenya Masai Mara Gorilla Trekking Uganda tour has gorilla trekking in Uganda and BIG 5 Wildlife safari in Maasai Mara. Includes gorilla trek permits in Uganda, all accommodation with meals in Bwindi and Mara, park fees for wildlife safaris, flights between Uganda and Kenya, transfers. Starting with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where we spend 3 days with on Gorilla trek and then flying to Kenya. We spend the other 4 days in Masai mara National Park,  a very large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region.

Safari Overview
Mara Gorilla Tour Itinerary
Inclusions
Safari Overview

Maasai Mara Gorilla Trekking - Uganda Gorillas, BIG 5 Wildlife in Maasai Mara Game Reserve -  5 Days Safari

This incredible 5 days Maasai Mara and Gorillas Trekking tour has gorilla trekking in Uganda and BIG 5 Wildlife safari in Masai Mara. Includes gorilla trek permits in Uganda, all accommodation with meals, park fees for wildlife safaris, flights between Uganda and Kenya transfers.

Day 1: Meet at Entebbe Airport (or your hotel) and transfer to Bwindi for gorilla trekking the next day.

You will be met by our guide at your hotel or airport from where we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Arise early to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park., overnight.

Day 3: Flight transfer Bwindi (Kihihi or Kisoro) to Entebbe and onward transfer  to Maasai Mara

We set off from your lodge in Bwindi for Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip where we catch our flight to Entebbe and then to Maasai Mbarara in Kenya. Upon arrival you’ll be met by camp staff and take a short game drive on the way to the camp. This evening enjoy another game drive in the reserve.

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Spend two more days in Maasai Mara with game drives in specially built 4x4 safari cruisers. Large prides of lions, cheetah, leopard, jackals, elephant, giraffe, African buffalo, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal and black rhino are some of the animals you may spot as you drive around.

Overnight at your Camp or lodge.

Day 5: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast, you fly back to Nairobi where our representative will meet you at the Wilson airport and transfer you to your hotel or to the airport.

Optional Extras:

  • Dayrooms can be provided at an extra cost.
  • Extend this tour with a week on the superb beaches of Mombasa. There are hourly flights every day from Nairobi to Mombasa and from Mombasa to Nairobi.
  • Extend this tour with a beach break in Zanzibar.
  • There are daily flights from Nairobi to Zanzibar and back.

Some Photos from our Maasai Mara  and gorilla trek Uganda Safari

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Bwindi Gorilla Trek Experience - Uganda

Mara Gorilla Tour Itinerary

Maasai Mara Gorilla Trekking - Uganda Gorillas, BIG 5 Wildlife in Mara -  5 Days Safari

Day 1: Start your Uganda Gorilla trek tour by driving to Bwindi impenetrable N. Park (the mountain gorillas' home)

Meet and greet with our local guide in Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali at 07:00 hours before starting the gorilla trek tour on your drive heading to southwestern Uganda to the home of the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs.

Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine-hour journey.

The drive to the mountain gorilla sanctuary is over 7 hours from Entebbe or Kampala, most of the time on smooth surfaced road with about 45 minutes of dusty muram. You could choose to fly to Bwindi if you don't feel like driving. One way flights range from 280$-360$ pp.

Uganda Gorilla Trek Accommodation options  (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Springs Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Trackers Lodge Buhoma

Moderate: Engagi LodgeSilverback Lodge Bwindi |Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp

Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge | Buhoma Community Campground

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi.

After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip - gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and gorilla trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla tracking excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla.

Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Uganda Gorilla Trek Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Springs Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Trackers Lodge Buhoma

Moderate: Engagi LodgeSilverback Lodge Bwindi |Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp

Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge | Buhoma Community Campground

Day 3: Flight Transfer from Bwindi to Entebbe and then to Masai Mara Kenya 

We set off from your lodge in Bwindi for Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip where we catch our flight to Entebbe and then to Maasai Mara in Kenya. Upon arrival you’ll be met by camp staff and take a short game drive on the way to the camp. This evening enjoy another game drive in the reserve.

Day 4: Full day game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise you will try to spot different predators that might made a kill last night. You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserve.

You can decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. The secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate. Large prides of lions, cheetah, leopard, jackals, elephant, giraffe, African buffalo, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal and black rhino are some of the animals you may spot as you drive around.

After this exciting day you will come back to the camp where you can relax with a cold drink on your veranda with a view of the Mara river!

Overnight at your Camp or lodge.

Day 5: Maasai Mara - Nairobi, departure

After a cup of tea or coffee you will go for an early morning game drive to see lions, hyenas or other predators eating after a successful hunt. When even your stomach is growling, you come back to the camp for breakfast.

Then it is unfortunately time to leave this beautiful game reserve and fly back to Nairobi. The driver guide of the lodge will take you to the airport

Flight times
Departure:   11.15 AM
Arrival:   12.15 PM

Optional Extras:

  • Dayrooms can be provided at an extra cost.
  • Extend this tour with a week on the superb beaches of Mombasa. There are hourly flights every day from Nairobi to Mombasa and from Mombasa to Nairobi.
  • Extend this tour with a beach break in Zanzibar.
  • There are daily flights from Nairobi to Zanzibar and back.

Some Photos from our Uganda Gorilla Trek Tour

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Views of Bwindi Forest on this Uganda Gorilla Trek Tour

Uganda Gorilla Trek - Briefing for gorilla trackinf

Uganda Gorilla Trek - Briefing before gorilla tracking in Bwindi

Inclusions

Tour Cost Inclusions for Maasai Mara Gorilla Trekking 5 days Tour

  • Accommodation for the 4 nights  as indicated on program
  • All meals (except breakfast on Day 1)
  • 1 Uganda gorilla trekking permit per person, Masai mara wildlife and sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary
  • All National Park fees
  • Ground transportation using a 4WD vehicle with the services of a good English speaking tour guide
  • Regional flights between Entebbe and Maasai Mara and to Nairobi with accompanying ground transfers
  • Additional guides where appropriate

Excluded

  • International Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation (visas)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff
  • Laundry
  • Beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on

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