16 Days East Africa Explore.

16 DAYS 15 NIGHTS

Tour Description

Focusing on the groundbreaking tourist attractions of East Africa including the big 5 five wildlife. Plus Chimp trekking in Kibale National Park Uganda.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta international ai
DEPARTURE TIME Please arr
INCLUDED
Transfers to and from airport or your place of residence.
15 nights’ accommodation and meals.
Transport in a 4 x 4 WD vehicle with fuel and driver guide.
Entrance to the parks.
Game drive.
Cross boarder fees
16nights accommodation and meals.
Bottled Drinking Water (1.5 litres per person).
Nature walks while birding.
Boat cruise.
Specialist Guides and Rangers.
A dedicated Tours Manager in daily contact with your Driver/Guide and on call
24/7 in case of an emergency.
NOT INCLUDED
Transfers to and from airport or your place of residence.
15 nights’ accommodation and meals.
Transport in a 4 x 4 WD vehicle with fuel and driver guide.
Entrance to the parks.
Game drive.
Cross boarder fees
16nights accommodation and meals.
Bottled Drinking Water (1.5 litres per person).
Nature walks while birding.
Boat cruise.
Specialist Guides and Rangers.
A dedicated Tours Manager in daily contact with your Driver/Guide and on call
24/7 in case of an emergency.

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Day 1: Welcome to Kenya!

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport, your driver/guide will be waiting to pick you up from your flight. You will spend your first night in Karen Country Resort, located outside of the busy town center of Nairobi. It is close to several tourist attractions like Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and the Bomas of Kenya. Depending on your time of arrival you can visit these sites at your own cost. Journey Time 30 minutes Accommodation Karen Country Resort Meal Plan Lunch & Dinner

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Day 2: Lake Nakuru National park.

After an early breakfast, you head to the first national park of your trip! Lake Nakuru national park. On your way, you will have a stopover at Thomson Falls and the Rift valley viewpoint from where you can take beautiful landscape pictures. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. You will enjoy the ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for game drives, bird watching, and hiking. You will do a game drive in the park on arrival. The luxury Sarova Lion Hill game lodge your accommodation for the night. Journey Time 4-5 hours Accommodation Sarova Lion hill game lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 3: To the Masai Mara.

After an early breakfast, you will head to the world-famous Masai Mara game reserve on the border with Tanzania. An excellent year-round animal concentration and known for its typical short savanna plains. Home to the great migration in the months July – October when two million Wildebeest make their way northwards from the Serengeti in Tanzania. On arrival at the gate, you will have a long en-route game drive towards the tented camp where you will spend the coming two nights. After a nice lunch, you will continue with an afternoon game drive to spot lions, buffaloes, antelopes and hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River. The coming three nights you will sleep at Mara Ngenche Safari camp. Mara Ngenche Safari Camp is unfenced and is designed to allow the exciting movement of animals through the grounds offering an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the African bush. In addition, each tent has its own private plunge pool. Journey Time 5 hours Accommodation Mara Ngenche Safari Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 4: To Lake Naivasha, Boat safari.

An en-route game drive will take you to the gate of Masai Mara. You will arrive at Lake Naivasha for a late lunch. Lake Naivasha is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizeable population of hippos which usually invade our property during their nightly forays for food. 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. In the afternoon you will do a boat safari on the lake to see the birds and hippos. Tonight you will spend the night at Enashipai Resort & Spa. Offering views of Lake Naivasha, Enashipai Resort & Spa is situated in Naivasha. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi access. Journey Time 3-4 hours Accommodation Enashipai Resort & Spa Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 5: Bye Kenya and Welcome to Tanzania!

In the early morning, our driver guide will pick you from your place of accommodation after your breakfast and drop you off at Kenyatta international airport for your flight to Tanzania.

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(B) Welcome to Tanzania.

you will do a game drive on your way out of Amboseli N.P. Then it is time to say goodbye to Kenya and go to Tanzania! On the other side of Namanga border your Tanzanian guide will be waiting to transfer you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Depending on your time of arrival you can do an optional activity organized by the lodge.

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Day 6: Lake Manyara N.P.

Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the first national park of this trip: Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival, you will stretch your legs during a 2 to 3-hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto Wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings and listen to your guide who will tell you everything about the way of living in this village. After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. Together with the highly respected Miss Bibi, you prepare a delicious Swahili meal. In the afternoon you enter Lake Manyara, National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree climbing lion. Your accommodation for tonight is Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!

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Day 7: Tarangire National Park

Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the first national park of this trip; Tarangire National Park. The game drive can begin! Tarangire is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion. Also, the birders will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present. This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is also the only place in Tanzania where the oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Your driver/guide will have a lunch-box for you so you can picnic at a beautiful spot in the park after which your safari continues. At the end of the safari, you head for Sangaiwe Tented Lodge where you will spend the night.

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Day 8: The Serengeti

After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means "endless plains" in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated! You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance, you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight. After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you'll have your overnight at Tortilis Camp where each safari-tent has an en-suite bathroom, modern furnishings, and a private verandah. Tonight you can share your Serengeti experiences around the campfire!

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Day 9: Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints! We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp. Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and where exactly you will spot wildlife. Back at the lodge, you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.

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Day 10: Game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater! As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. For the latter two, you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! After this great experience, we will drive you back to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight.

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Day 11A: Bye Tanzania.

Early in the morning after breakfast, our driver guide will escort you Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight to Uganda.

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Day 11B: Welcome to Uganda

Depending on your arrival time, there are some activities to do in Entebbe. Entebbe has beautiful places like Ngamba chimp sanctuary in the Lake Victoria, Uganda Wildlife Education Center former zoo (UWEC). And Kampala has historical and tourist sites like Uganda martyrs shrines, Independence monument, Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe cathedral, Kasubi royal tombs, Wamala royal tombs, Gaddafi mosque, Bahai temple and visiting the Owino market. And later get back to your place of accommodation.

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Day 12: Kibale forest and Fort Portal Voyage.

Today we are going to storm the coolest and the cultural land of a peaceful community, which has got multiple breathtaking sceneries, pure green tea plantations, and wildlife attractions. It is going to be a long journey which may take around 4-5 hours, and make a stop around the town and interact with the locals, visiting the Toro palace and the local markets around. Then proceed to Kibale forest camp where you spend your night which is also in Kibale National Park which is about an hour drive. You will rest under the wildness breeze of Kibale National park viewing wildlife closer and from a distance.

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Day 13: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Early morning after breakfast, we drive off for a 2-hour drive to the home of Uganda’s wildlife Queen Elizabeth National Park which is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park. Check in your place of accommodation and later visit Queen Elizabeth National Park situated next to the mighty Rwenzori Mountain range, adjoining with Lake George and Lake Edward. The park has got a very productive game with a wide range of wildlife like Uganda kob, waterbuck, buffalos, warthogs, gazelle, lions, elephants, leopards, hippos among others. After lunch, you will go an evening game drive in the park where you will spot wide numbers of wildlife grazing in the savanna plains other resting and some moving to look for water. Overseeing the park, you will get perfect views of Lake George and across there is Mount Rwenzori.

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Day 14: Early morning game drive and boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs. A well-deserved brunch will be served back at your place of accommodation in the late morning. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert.

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Day 15: Tree climbing lions and chimp tracking.

Today very early morning in the morning we will be visiting Kyambura gorge for hiking and chimp habituation tracking. The chimp tracking activity includes other primates like the baboon, varvet, black and white colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. Though chances of spotting chimpanzees are 50% the trip to this place is worth it quite a number of other wildlife and birdlife. Later after chimp tracking experience, we will head to Ishahsa a home to the famous tree-climbing lions. While lion cubs around the world frequently climb trees for fun, adults rarely do. The adult lions in Ishasha are an exception to this. It is thought that they sit in the branches to get away from the tsetse flies and to enjoy a cool breeze. If you are lucky you might spot a few during your game drive. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari, and game drives, then you will head back to your place of accommodation.

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Day 16: Goodbye Uganda.

After breakfast, our driver guide will drive you back to Kampala which is about 3-4 hour drive. You may want to buy a few things to go with from our markets in Kampala or even have your last meal in Uganda before you leave the country. Then you will proceed to Entebbe international airport to catch your flight. Depending on your flight, you may make a few stopovers around visiting a few craft and gift shops around Entebbe town. Hope you had a memorable safari

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