15 Days Ultimate East African Expedition with Gorilla Encounter

Durations15 Days

Tour TypeEast Africa Safari

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Tour Schedule Details

Upon your arrival in Entebbe, we will provide a transfer to Sun Motel for your overnight stay.

Depart from Sun Motel at 0730 hrs and set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park boasts the highest biodiversity rating of any game park globally, with its diverse landscapes including dense swamps, beautiful crater lakes, open savannah, and rainforests. The park is home to nearly 100 species of mammals, including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, and hippos. It also boasts an incredible 606 bird species, such as the black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl, and African skimmer. Queen Elizabeth National Park is also inhabited by primates like chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, and red colobus. Spend the night at Simba Safari Camp.

After breakfast, embark on an 8:00 am Chimpanzee Tracking adventure in the Kyambura gorge to observe these fascinating apes, the closest relatives to humans. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2-hour Launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, connecting Lakes Edward and George. This cruise offers a chance to see numerous hippos and crocodiles in the water, while elephants and buffaloes graze along the channel’s banks. Bird enthusiasts can spot kingfishers, Egyptian fish eagles, saddle-billed storks, and more. Return to the lodge for dinner and stay overnight at Simba Safari Camp.

After breakfast, depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park and drive through the Isasha sector, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. The park also hosts approximately 348 bird species, including 24 of Uganda’s 26 Albertine endemics. Spend the night at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and report to the ranger station at 8:00 am for the highlight of your trip, Gorilla Tracking. Trek through the dense rainforest with experienced ranger guides to encounter these magnificent mountain gorillas. The duration of the trek can range from half an hour to about 5 hours, so wear comfortable walking shoes and be reasonably fit. Spend an hour observing these incredible gorillas in their natural habitat before returning to the lodge. Overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp.

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with lunch en route and stop to take photos at the Equator. Shop for souvenirs and enjoy an informative talk before proceeding to Kampala for your overnight stay at Sunset Motel.

Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight U7 202 to Nairobi, departing at 0640 hrs and arriving at 0730 hrs. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be picked up and driven to Masai Mara. As you drive along the Rift Valley, you’ll reach Maasai Mara in the afternoon for lunch. Enjoy afternoon game drives and spend the night at Mara Emchoro Camp.

Spend the entire day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big 5. Return to your camp for dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai or Enchoro camp.

Start your day with a pre-breakfast game drive, then return to camp for breakfast. Proceed to Lake Naivasha, where you’ll visit Hell’s Gate National Park. You can explore this park on foot or by renting bicycles at an extra cost. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Fish Eagle Camp.

Break camp and head to Amboseli National Park, known for its stunning backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drives will be followed by dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.

Experience early morning game drives, followed by breakfast. Drive to Tanzania via the Namanga border, passing through Arusha to reach Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge.

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, passing through the famous Olduvai Gorge, known for significant fossil discoveries. Enjoy game drives and spend the night at Serengeti Ikoma Safari Camp.

Spend the entire day exploring the vast Serengeti plains, seeking out the incredible wildlife. Morning and afternoon game drives will be followed by dinner at Ikoma Safari Camp

Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and enjoy a full afternoon crater tour, where you can witness an abundance of wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino or Forest Lodge.

After breakfast, drive to Arusha, arriving by lunchtime. Enjoy lunch in Arusha and then board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.