Masai Mara & Bwindi gorilla safari-Big five in wilderness combined with mountain Gorillas.
Masai Mara & Bwindi Gorilla safari, Bucket list travelers seeking to combine a Kenyan safari with Bwindi Gorilla tracking tour in Uganda, a boat safari on the Nile, and other unique Ugandan adventures will be able to do so easier than ever with new interline air service between Air Kenya and AeroLink Uganda, Air Kenya will offer service between Masai Mara and Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, connecting with Aerolink’s early afternoon flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park.
This will be an exciting development from the footprints of the big five in the Masai Mara to Bwindi Mountain Gorillas in Uganda through the untouched country side in Uganda, different cultural encounters, the deepest lake in Africa and Lake Victoria.
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Park adjoins Tanzania’s Serengeti, and Animals are free to roam between the two countries. Like the Serengeti, the Masai Mara is a region comprised mostly of acacia-studded grasslands interspersed by woodland. The Mara and Talek Rivers are the lifeblood of the Park.
The Masai Mara is particularly famous for its annual migration, often considered one of the natural wonders of the world, when almost 1 and a half million wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle migrate northwards around July of each year, in search of fresh pasture. Predators, including lions and cheetah, follow in hot pursuit and crocodiles feeds on them as they cross the rivers.
In October, the animals return. Whether you visit the Masai Mara in time to witness the Great Migration or not, you will most certainly see a massive variety of wildlife, including the ‘big five’ and around 450 recorded bird species.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Tracking the rare Mountain Gorillas in the remote forests of southwestern Uganda is the country’s foremost tourist attraction and one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife encounters. Tracking Gorillas takes anywhere from two to eight hours, and participants can spend one hour amidst a Gorilla family once it has been located. Beyond the Gorillas, Bwindi Forest boasts 350 bird species, 120 mammal species, 310 butterfly species, 200 tree species, and 51 different reptiles. Outside of the forest, community walks provide insight into the lives of the Bakiga and Batwa (Pygmy) people, the forests’ original inhabitants.
Masai Mara & Bwindi Gorilla safari itinerary
Day1, Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After an early morning cup of coffee, meet with Great Adventures Safaris representative and transfer to Entebbe international airport for your morning flight to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Upon arrival your driver/guide will be waiting for you at the airstrip, then drive to your Gorilla lodge, have a short nap and enjoy a community visit followed by sweet overnight.
Day2, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
After your early breakfast, you meet with your guide again and transfer to the park head office, for the briefing about the do’s and don’ts when you meet our close relatives mountain Gorillas in the natural habitat, you will be grouped in small groups of 8 people per Gorilla family and be assigned a ranger guide then proceed for your trek in the forest to look for the Gorillas. After trek, return to the lodge and relax at the lodge with beautiful scenery from the forest.
Day3, Fly back to Entebbe and connect to Masai Mara.
After your morning breakfast, you will fly back to Entebbe international airport, Great Adventure Safaris representative will be waiting for you and takes you for the early lunch before you take a connecting flight to Masai Mara in Kenya. After the airstrip formalities, you will be met by our driver guide and proceed to the lodge and enjoy the lodge for the evening as you get ready for next day activities in the National reserve.
Day4, Full day game drives in Masai Mara
After early breakfast, proceed for all day game drive in Masai Mara National reserve well known for the great wildebeest migration, you will have a picnic lunch at the Mara River, after lunch enjoy a nature walk with an armed ranger to make the food well absorbed in the body then continue with the afternoon game drive to look for the late grazers till evening, return to lodge and rest with the memories of mountain Gorillas from Uganda and great big five in Masai Mara.
Day5, Another full day in Masai Mara
Enjoy early morning breakfast, and proceed back to the national park for another full day in the paradise of game drives, enjoy the picnic lunch in the bush/hippos pool, after you will take a walk in the masai village to have the food well absorbed in the body as you explore the culture of these people. Continue with the afternoon game drives till evening. Return to the lodge for overnight.
Day5, Transfer from Masai Mara to Nairobi.
Breakfast at leisure, and then proceed to Nairobi. Enjoy city tour before you head to the airport for your international flight out.
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