19 Day East African Safari to Kenya ,Uganda and Tanzania

elephant in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Program Highlights

Duration:   19 Days
Category:  Outbound Tour
Destinations:  Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Major Attractions:

  • Leopard, lion, hyena and a lot of wild animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla trekking in Mountain Gorilla
  • Zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, jackal, African leopard, and over three hundred (300) bird species in Lake Mburo National park
  • Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration in Maasai Mara
  • Among the predators are lions, cheetahs and leopards in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • More than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 southern white rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Spots of Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti
  • Be able to see huge group of flamingoes in Manyara and Ngorongoro
  • Big five in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tree climbing lion in Manyara

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Nairobi
End in: Arusha
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sun glasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • This is a safari program covering some of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Destinations whereby you will need armed ranger/guide for any walking safari in this destination

Itinerary Description

Day 1: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Nairobi ( Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Nairobi
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Nairobi

Day 2: The Great Rift Valley

  • After an early breakfast, leave Nairobi in the morning and drive down the escarpment past Lakes Naivasha and Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park located on the floor of the Rift Valley
  • Arrive in time for lunch and thereafter, enjoy an afternoon game drive in this small game-filled Park
  • Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay

Day 3: Safari in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • After an early breakfast, proceed across the floor of the Great Rift Valley via the Maasai town of Narok to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve by lunch time
  • Break for a while to have picnic lunch
  • After lunch enjoy an afternoon Maasai Mara safari game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge

Day 4: Full day game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve

  • Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive inside the Park
  • Search for wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you and hyenas are plentiful
  • Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape
  • Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients wish to
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa lodge

Day 5: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

  • Have an early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara is followed by breakfast and thereafter, return to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch and some last time shopping in Nairobi
  • Have dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/lodge in Nairobi

Day 6: Nairobi to Entebbe

  • After an early breakfast in a hotel in Nairobi drop off at the airport for your morning fight to Entebbe where you will meet the guide for your transfer to Kampala
  • Branch off to The Wild Life Education Centre in Entebbe before finally heading for Kampala
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Africana/ Holiday Express Hotel

Day 7: Safari in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • After an early breakfast leave your hotel early for your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Continue with a game drive until afternoon
  • Break for a while in afternoon to have lunch
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • In the evening drive to your booked hotel in Queen Elizabeth National Park for dinner and overnight stay

Day 8: Chimp tracking and a launch cruise

  • Chimp tracking will be conducted in the morning, take a walk in the Kyambura gorge for primates and other game
  • Return to your booked hotel for breakfast and relax as you wait for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • This cruise may reward you with views of wild, aquatic and birdlife
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Jacana safari lodge

Day 9: Game drive and the climbing Lions

  • Early breakfast and a game drive today, go in search for the Big five, antelopes, wild pigs, warthogs and other game
  • Drive to Ishasha for climbing Lions on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Continue with a game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Homestead

Day 10: Mountain Gorilla tracking

  • Get up early in the morning fully energized to face the rough terrain as you chase for the almost extinct Mountain Gorillas
  • After a brief from the guide will embark on the rewarding search estimated to take between 2 and 8 hours
  • Packed lunch, dine and sleep at Buhoma home stead

Day 11: Safari in Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi NP

  • After breakfast early in the morning drive through the “Switzerland of Africa”, to the breath taking Lake Bunyonyi
  • Have lunch before the boat ride, for birding and a visit to the many islands dotted all over this deep lake
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia Cottages

Day 12: Lake Mburo National park

  • After an early breakfast drive to Mbarara for a visit to the Lake Mburo National Park
  • Continue with the game drive in the park for the whole day
  • Take an evening game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Rwonyo Camp

Day 13: Depart Lake Mburo for Kampala

  • After an early breakfast leave Lake Mburo National Park
  • Go for a boat ride before you finally embark on your journey back to Kampala
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Kampala

Day 14: Entebbe/Kilimanjaro/Arusha

  • After an early breakfast drive to Entebbe to take a morning flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • From Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be transferred to Arusha
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Arusha

Day 15: Drive to Manyara National Park for a game drive

  • Drive from Arusha City to Manyara National Park for a game drive
  • Arrive in Manyara for a good time for lunch
  • Break for a while to have lunch in the park
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • In the evening drive to your booked hotel/lodge which are found within the park for dinner and overnight stay

Day 16: Drive from Manyara to Serengeti National Park for a game drive

  • Drive from Manyara to Serengeti National Park for a game drive
  • Arrive in Serengeti for a good time for lunch
  • Break for a while to have lunch in the park
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • In the evening drive to your booked hotel/lodge which are found within the park for dinner and overnight stay there

Day 17: Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

  • Have an early morning game drive in Serengeti before breakfast
  • Afterward drive to the hotel to have breakfast
  • After breakfast continue with an afternoon game drive and have lunch enroute
  • In the evening return to the hotel in Serengeti for dinner and overnight stay

Day 18: Drive from Serengeti to Ngorongoro for a game drive

  • Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro via Nabii Hill gate for a game drive
  • Arrive in Ngorongoro for a good time for lunch
  • Break for a while to have lunch in the park
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • In the evening drive to your booked hotel/lodge which are found within the park for dinner and overnight stay there

Day 19: Half day game drive in Ngorongoro then after drive to Arusha City

  • Have a morning breakfast at a lodge/hotel in Ngorongoro
  • After breakfast have a game drive at Ngorongoro until afternoon
  • Break for a while in the afternoon to have lunch
  • After lunch drive heading to Arusha
  • Arrive in Arusha in late evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in Arusha

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