Primates & Savannahs (UGANDA & KENYA)
- Duration : 10 Days (approx.)
- Product code : UG/KEN-PS: 11D10N
A boat ride on Lake Naivasha is one of the most serene activities available in Kenya. As you cruise along the mirror like surface of the lake you will be able to see a huge variety of birds that make their home along the shoreline. They will be taken to Crescent Island where they will be able to get our and walk amongst the herbivores that call the island their home.
This trip is great for a Honeymoon or if you just want an adventure!
Overview of your stay:
1 NIGHT - ENTEBBE
2 NIGHTS - KIBALE NP
2 NIGHTS - BWINDI NP
1 NIGHT - NAIROBI
1 NIGHT NAIVASHA
3 NIGHTS - MASAI MARA GR
~ Itinerary Description ~
Day 1: Arrive Entebbe
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the Boma Guest House (approx. ten minutes). Overnight Boma Guest House.
Day 2: Kibale National Park
After breakfast drive to Kibale NP (approx. 6 hrs) with lunch on the way. Overnight Ndali Lodge.
Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds.
Day 3: Full day in Kibale
In the morning you will go on a chimpanzee track (between 2 and 4 hours long). In the afternoon explore the Bagodi Swamp on foot or one of the many craters.
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (approx. 6 hrs) with a picnic lunch. Overnight Mahogany Springs.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population. This region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are also around 350 species of birds,
including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Day 5: Full Day in Bwindi
Gorilla tracking starting in the morning. Tracks can take from half an hour to six hours or more. In the afternoon if there is time go on a community walk.
Day 6: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Transfer to the airstrip (approx. 1.5 hrs) and fly back to Entebbe. Connect onto your international flight to Nairobi. Transfer to the hotel (approx. 30 minutes). Overnight Eka Hotel.
Day 7: Lake Naivasha
Drive to the Lake Naivasha (approx. 3 hrs). After lunch head out on a boat ride to Crescent Island. Overnight Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in the Kenya section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, and is located north west of Nairobi with the town of Naivasha on its north eastern shore. At 1,890 meters (6,200 ft) above sea level, the lake is at the highest point in the Kenyan rift. Lake Naivasha is home to a wide
variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos. Being a freshwater lake, it also has a healthy fish population to include Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, along with Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and various types of Kingfishers.
Day 8: Masai Mara
Drive to the Masai Mara (approx. 5 hrs) after lunch go out on a game drive. Overnight Ilkeliani Camp.
Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.
Day 9 & 10: Full day in the Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara with a visit to a Masai village.
Day 11: Departure
Drive back to Nairobi (approx. 6 hrs) and connect to your international flight home.
Bigodi wetland visit OR forest walk
Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
Masai village vist in Masai mara
Additional Suggested Activities:
Hot Air Ballon ride over the Masai Mara
School visit in the Masai Mara
Terms & Conditions
The tour price includes the following services.
- Internal flights in Uganda (luggage restricted to 33lbs in soft sided bags)
- Meet, Greet and airport transfers by your local guides
- Accommodation at the hotels, game lodges or rest camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower / toilets.
- Meals from day two to the end of the scheduled safari and a reasonable amount of drinks.
- Transportation by 4X4 specially designed safari vehicle, with qualified driver, for all journeys specified.
- Activities (game drives, swamp walk/crater walk/community walk in Kibale), National park fees, Entrance fees, for sightseeing excursions specified.
- English Speaking tour guide
- Full Pre-departure and final documentation with detailed “Guide to Planning your African Safari”.
Services Not Included:
- All airfare or airport taxes, quoted separately
- Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, premium imported brand beverages, personal purchases, optional extra activities, etc.
- Dinner and drinks on arrival.
- Gorilla tracking permits (each trek requires its own permit; i.e. 1 trek, 1 permit / 2 treks, 2 permits)
- Gratuities to tour guides, drivers and restaurant staff for services rendered.
- Entry Visa with fees and fluctuations in VAT or other taxes beyond our control.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Compulsory Travelers insurance and cancellation protection.
Group Size – Min 2
Age Limits – Minimum of 15 years for Gorilla Trekking.
Deposit and Booking Requirements
This quotation is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation.
Travel insurance coverage for injury, illness or loss of effects while on tour is NOT included, is highly recommended for travel and compulsory for many lodges and adventure safaris in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Registration: A 25% deposit of the total land price, per person is required. The remainder of the cost is due 60 days prior to departure date. Airline tickets must be purchased within two weeks of reservation confirmation.
Payment is accepted by personal check, company check or credit card.
Reservation Policy: All tariffs quoted include VAT and current grading levy. The price quoted is subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including currency fluctuations and/or Government levies/taxes, including Park Fees and Entrance fees. Safariline reserves the right to amend the quoted tariffs accordingly should the Government change the percentage level of VAT or introduce any other tax or Levy. Safariline will not cancel a tour, holiday or other travel arrangement once the client has paid in full unless it becomes necessary to do so as a result of hostilities, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist unrest, active or threatened natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions or if a group tour does not have a minimum required participants, or for any other adverse event beyond the control of Safariline. In the event of cancellation Safariline will inform the client without delay and will make every effort to offer a suitable and comparable alternative
Cancellations: Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure will be subject to the nonrefundable $500.00 per person fee plus any charge incurred by the hotels, ground handlers or operators up to the
entire deposit of 25% of the total trip costs
Between 60-30 days prior to the scheduled departure date ................. 50% of total trip costs
During the last 30 days including the scheduled departure date:.. 100% of the total trip costs
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