7 Day Masai Mara & Gorilla Trekking Safari

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Embark on an African adventure like no other with the 7 Day Masai Mara  and Gorilla Trekking Safari showcasing the wonders of the Masai Mara and Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This 7-day tour promises an unforgettable experience as you explore the stunning landscapes and natural habitats of Africa’s most iconic wildlife.

Your journey begins in Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, before setting off to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here, you’ll witness the annual wildebeest migration as millions of animals cross the Mara River, making for a dramatic and awe-inspiring sight. Additionally, you’ll visit local Maasai communities to learn about their culture and way of life while also enjoying a safari game drive.

Next, you’ll venture to Uganda to trek through the thick jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of gorillas in the wild. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows for a close encounter with these magnificent creatures, getting up close and personal with the gentle giants with a gorilla trek, all under the watchful gaze of experienced guides.

Finally, your tour concludes in Entebbe, where you can explore the local market and experience the colorful culture and friendly people of Uganda. This Kenya and Uganda safari offers a rare opportunity to witness some of the most breathtaking wildlife in their natural habitats and experience the vibrant cultures of two different counties, a truly unforgettable adventure you won’t want to miss.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

This 7-Day Masai Mara and Gorilla safari starts from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Our professional guide will pick you up at 7:00 H from your accommodation to transfer to your Masai Mara National Reserve. Alternatively, depending on your travel plan, pick up can be from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport however you will have to book a flight arriving in Nairobi early morning hours. Masai Mara National Reserve is a 6 hours drive by road from Nairobi. You will be briefed first upon your 7 Day Safari to Africa’s greatest wildlife Reserve before you embark on the journey. Enjoy a drive through scenic views of the Nairobi suburbs, beautiful savannah grasslands, and the plains of the Rift Valley. You will stop at the great rift valley viewpoint for photography shortly after which you will continue the journey to the park. Upon your arrival at the Park, you will check-in accommodation just in time for lunch. After the refreshment, you will then depart for an evening game drive, expect to see various wildlife species to include: giant elephants, hippopotamus, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and so many more.

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2: Full Day Masai Mara wildlife Activities (Game Drives)

The next 2 days are spent game viewing in Kenya’s leading Masai Mara National Reserve. We will embark on two game drives; in the morning game drive and the Evening game drive with an option to carry picnic breakfast to spend the entire morning out in the wild. Alternatively, we can choose head out early to later return to accommodation for late breakfast and stay for the lunch shortly after which we head back to search for the big five and other wildlife species. Wildlife species in Masai Mara include: the Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, Wildebeest, buffaloes, zebras, jackals, spotted hyenas, topi, impala, Hartebeests, nat eared foxes, the crocodiles and hippopotamus of the Mara and Talek Rivers among others
We will have a full day to track the resident wildlife in Masai Mara National Reserve. After the thrilling day of magnificent game viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve, we retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 3: Full Day Masai Mara wildlife Activities (Game Drives)

This is yet another full day experience in the Mara, early morning after with our breakfast; we will embark on another series of game drives in other conservancies of Maasai Mara. www.masaimaraafrica.com It is guaranteed that wherever you go in the Mara, there is a different scenery and abundant wildlife to include the Masai giraffe, baboons, topis, Zebras, Wildebeest, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyenas, hartebeests, buffaloes, hippopotamus, crocodiles, cheetahs, the big five and so much more. After this thrilling day of magnificent wildlife activities in the Masai Mara, we head back to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive – Flight to Entebbe, Uganda

Enjoy your last cup of coffee in Masai Mara early morning before you check out lodge to embark on an enroute game drive as you continue your journey to Nairobi. Upon your arrival to the city, you will have your lunch shortly after which you will transfer to the airport for a flight to Entebbe. A guide from our team will warmly welcome you to Uganda upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport then transfer you to accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Waking up early to a warming breakfast, you will be picked by our expert guide to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The 6 hours drive takes you through Kampala city suburbs with a stop over at the Equator point shortly after which you continue to journey through magnificent views of terraced hills blended with gently sloping valleys of western Uganda. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park late afternoon to check in accommodation for dinner and over night stay.

Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

This is the day with major highlight of your 6 days Masai Mara and Gorilla Trekking Safari. Upon waking up early to a warming breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park head quarters for your pre-trek briefing. You will be grouped in groups of 8 people then embark on a trek in search of the mountain gorillas of Africa. Endeavor to show up physically fit for this thrilling adventure to the thick jungle of Bwindi.

Upon finding the mountain gorilla, you will be allowed upto an hour with the gentle lads. However some visitors always want more time with the gorillas so, we can prepare an extended visit to the mountain gorillas called gorilla habituation. The packages offer visitors a maximum of 5 hours with the gorillas.

After the magical experience, you will return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Day 7:Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

After a beautiful night at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, you embark on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way to always remind you of your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari. Our guide will drop you off at your booked hotel in Entebbe or airport for your departure flight

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