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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla / Chimpanzee Habituation Safari 12 Days

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12 Days 11 Nights
Tour Details

This Kenya & Uganda Gorilla / Chimpanzee Habituation Safari 12 Days is good for those who want to see both the Premium Kenya’s beautiful National Parks and to extend to Uganda to see  the world’s great primates in the names of mountain gorillas and

chimpanzees and spend more time with them. This trip takes you to the southern

part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the Rushaga sector of bwindi for

gorilla habituation experience and then to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee

habituation. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is considered to be the best park

in the whole world offering gorilla trekking activity. Please Note, that One needs

to be 15 years and above to go for gorilla and chimps habituation.

Highlights   of   the   tour: 

Day 01: Nairobi to Amboseli Park

Day 02: Amboseli National Park

Day 03: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha

Day 04: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru

Day 05: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Day 06: Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 07: Masai Mara to Nairobi Airport- FLY to Entebbe Hotel

Day 08: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

Day 09: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Day 10: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight. 

Day 11: Chimps habituation in Kibale National Park 

Day 12: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport  -FLY OUT

Main Quote Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as specified on the Itinerary
  • All Safari Game Drives
  • Services of an English / French / Spanish professional and Experienced Safari Driver guide.
  • Vehicle & Driver guide’s Park Entry Fees Included in the Package
  • Pick up and drop off points before and after Safari
  • Complimentary 1 Liter of water Per person per day
  • Taxes & Levies included in the Package.
  • Emergency Air Evacuation by Flying Doctors (EXCLUDES Hospitalization & Medical Bills)
  • Either Your OWN Private Toyota Land Cruiser 4*4 OR Tour Van as agreed Upon.
  • Round way airport transfers
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari land cruiser/ Van
  • Services of an English speaking driver /guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
  • Gorilla habituation permit at USD 1500 per person per trek
  • Chimps habituation permit at USD 250 per person per trek
Main Quote Excludes:
  • Nairobi Accommodation NOT included in the Package
  • Drinks
  • Kenya Visa Fees
  • Extra activities (Hot Air Balloon Ride & Masai Village)
  • Tips for your Professional & Experienced Safari Driver Guide NOT included in the Package
  • Local and International Flights tickets NOT Included in the Package
  • Your Medical & Travel Insurance NOT included in the Package.
  • Laundry and items of Personal nature i.e drinks, Telephone calls e.t.c
  • Accommodation on the last day of the tour
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Entry Visa fees (USD 50 which can be paid online or arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
  • Travel insurance [we highly recommend this]
  • Tips for your Professional Safari driver guide
Please Note:

Gorilla & Chimapzee Habituation permits need to be secured in advance, and their availability can impact thefinal itinerary.

-One has to be 15 years and above to trek mountain gorillas

Transportation is van in budget and land cruiser in midrange unless communicated

What   to   pack   for   Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation:
  • Raincoat and sweater
  • A cap to protect your head and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the same.
  • Hand gloves will help protect your hands from sharp tree branches.
  • Hiking Boots: a tracker needs to acquire shoes with good grip/traction and can cover the
  • feet/ankles.
  • Clothes, recommend long sleeved top and a long pair of trousers, cream, brown, grey and dark
  • green.
  • Insect Repellents:
  • Long stockings since you will have to tuck in your pants
  • Trekking sticks are given at the park but you bring a unique one with you if you want.
  • Camera with a great focus, strong battery and memory
Itinerary

Day 1

At 0730Hrs, after Morning breakfast from Nairobi Hotel OR from Nairobi Airport, you will be met by our our Company respresentative together with your Professional Safari Driver Guide, then have a short briefing before you depart to Amboseli. This is the Main Nairobi- Mombasa Highway, soon after arriving the Township of Emali, you will turn right and proceed to Amboseli Lodge. You will have Lunch then have some time to relax at the pool or at the Compound. This Lodge is well located inside the Park and you can see animals from the Lodge compound. At 1600Hrs, proceed for the Evening Game Drive. Amboseli National Park is Famously known for the huge Family of Elephants, and the Biggest Mountain In Africa measuring 5,895m OR 19,000fts. If you are Lucky, you will see this Mountain. Other animals seen are Wilderbeests, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Ostriches, Zebras e.t.c before returning to the Lodge as sun sets Dinner & Overnight on a Full Board Basis (FB.) at Amboseli Sopa Lodge: 4 Star Lodge. (Approximately 250 Kilometers- Estimated Travel time- 4 Hours drive) (Meal Plan: L & D)

Day 2

The Second Day, in Amboseli,  after Morning Breakfast at 0730Hrs  depart for you Full Day Game drive with your Picnic Lunch Boxes within Amboseli Park. You will have a better part of the day and an  apportunity of seeing Elephants crossing the Road from the Woodlands going to the Swamp to eat and drink.  You may also have the second chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro which is the Biggest in Africa measuring (5,895mts OR 19,000fts) and also famous for large family of Elephants among other animals. You will also have an opportunity to visit the Amboseli View Point (Observation Hill), where you will have an opportunity to climb the stairs to the view point, which gives you the whole View of the Park. It is at this point when you will have your Lunch Boxes with the Cool breeze from little Lake Amboseli. After Lunch, you will have a Game drive on your way back to your Camp, arriving at the Camp at 1600Hrs. Dinner & Overnight on a Full Board Basis (FB.) at Amboseli Sopa Lodge : 4 Star Lodge. (Meal Plan:  B, L & D)

Day 3

At 0700Hrs, after Morning Breakfast, depart Amboseli for Lake Naivasha. You will drive through the Mombasa-Nairobi-Naivasha Highway. On arrival at  Nairobi the Capital city, proceed to towards the rift escarpment the Grate Rift Valley which occurred due to Volcanic Eruption, stop and take quick photos,  proceed and still On the same road build by the Italian Prisoners of war in 1942, you will see by roadside the “Historical Smallest Catholic Church in the World” build by the Italians Prisoners in one Day. This church hold a Maximum of 12 Persons at once, making it the smallest church in the World. Continue to Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort arriving at 1300Hrs, where you will be checked inn followed by Hot Lunch. At 1500Hrs, you will meet your driver guide at the Parking and drive for 10 minutes to the Boat Ride Reception area. Here, you will proceed for a Unique Experience of Boat ride Excursion within the Fresh water Lake to see family of Hippopotamus and a vast variety of birds, i.e Fish Eagle, King Fisher, Pelicans, Cormorants e.t.c.  After this Experience, drive back to your hotel in the evening. Dinner & Overnight on a Full Board Basis (FB.) at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort: 4 Star Resort (Approximately 300 Kilometers- 6 Hours Drive) (Meal Plan:  B, L & D)

Day 4

At 0930Hrs, after Morning breakfast, chck out and depart to Lake Nakuru via Naivasha-Gilgil-Nakuru Highway. On arrival at the lodge at 1230Hrs, you will be received and checked inn followed by Hot Lunch. At 1600Hrs, proceed for your Evening game drive, Lake Nakuru is known as Home for the White Rhinos, Rare Rothschild giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Gazelles, Impalas, Warthogs, Ostriches, Pelicans, Cormorants and at the moment some few Flamingos due to Climate Change. e.t.c. before returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Dinner & Overnight on a Full board basis (FB) at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge: 4 star Lodge. (Approximately 120 Kilometers- 2 Hours Drive) (Meal Plan:  B, L & D)

Day 5

At 0730Hrs, After an early morning breakfast, drive to Masai Mara via Narok town . You will travel across the bread basket of Kenya, covered with acres of Wheat and Barley, before you reach the Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta. At 1600Hrs, you will proceed for the Evening game drive returning to the Camp as the sun sets. Masai Mara is famously known for its variety of animals i.e Lions, Elephants, Buffalo”s, Zebras, Gazelles, Antelopes, Ostriches, Warthogs, Cheetahs with a chance to spot a Leopard, among other animals.  Dinner & Overnight on a Full Board Basis (FB.) at Mara Sopa Lodge: 4 Star Lodge. (Meal Plan B, L & D) (Approximately 230 Kilometers-Travel Time approximately 5 Hours) (Meal Plan L &  D )

Day 6

The Second day in Masai Mara,  after Morning Breakfast at 0730Hrs, depart for a Full day Game Drive with your Picnic Lunch Boxes within Masai Mara Park. Explore the Park with a visit to the Mara river, where you have a chance of seeing the Crocodiles. You have the better part of the day to spot more animals elephants, Lions, Zebras, Cheetahs, and if you are Lucky try to spot the Rare Leopard and the black rhino, thereafter you will have an opportunity to have your Lunch under a tree in the plain Savannah surrounded by Zebras Gazelles & Wildebeests. After Lunch, you will return back to the Lodge with a Game drive en route, arriving at the Lodge by 1600Hrs. Dinner & Overnight on a Full Board Basis.(FB) at Mara Sopa Lodge: 4 Star Lodge. (Meal Plan B, L &  D )

POLITE  NOTE: (OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITY) “Hot Air Balloon ride.

Masai Mara Is Famously Known for “Hot Air Balloon ride” where Clients take a Balloon ride and see the animals from above. It takes 1.5 Hours Flight with a Champagne Breakfast in the middle of the savannah, before returning back to your camp.

 (Balloon Ride Charges fee USD 450 PER PERSON All inclusive–with Champaigne Breakfast)

Day 7

At 0700Hrs, After Early morning breakfast, depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok.  Upon arrival at Narok Town, cross over to the vast plains on the floor of the Rift valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of Gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment, upon arrival into Kenya”s bustling capital City Nairobi at Noon, proceed to the Airport where you will be dropped off at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  to catch up your Flight to Entebber -Uganda departing in the afternoon. Upon arrival at Entebbe Internatioal Airport in Uganda, you will be met by our Ugandan partner, then be transferred to your Hotel in Kampala, where you will be Checked-in, rest, and freshen up as you prepare for next day’s journey to Bwindi. Dinner & Overnight at Casa Solada Luxury. (Meal plan: Dinner).

Day 8

At 0700Hrs, You will be picked by driver/guide from the hotel to start your 6 day gorilla and chimp habituation safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With stopover at the Equator crossing for photography and a lunch break in Mbarara town. You will then proceed to Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because this is where gorilla habituation is currently taking place. This journey is very scenic as you have an opportunity to see the Kigezi rolling hills and valleys as you travel to Kisoro or southern part if Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive late afternoon for Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Leisure Lodge. Travel time between 8-9 Hours (Meal plan: B, L & D).

Day 9

At 0600Hrs, you will wake up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other clients for briefing about do’s and don’ts while with mountain gorillas on your habituation experience. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by park rangers. During your trek, you may encounter several birds, other animals and primates in the forest and once you have found the gorillas you will spend 4 hours with them, this is the best experience that you will never forget for the rest of your life, observe these gentle giants and take many photos as you can, later after the experience, return back to the Lodge for overnight at Gorilla Leisure Lodge. Travel time between 8-9 Hours (Meal plan: B, L & D).

Day 10

At 0630Hrs, After an early morning breakfast, you will drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National park to Kibale Forest National Park on this third day of your 6 day gorilla and chimp habituation safari. You will arrive late afternoon for Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge Lodge. Travel time between 6-7 Hours (Meal plan: B, L & D).

Day 11

At 0630Hrs, After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park for briefing about the dos and don’ts while having chimpanzees. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest with chances of seeing other primates in the forest. You will spend the 4 hours in the presence of chimpanzees while observing and taking photos. Return to the starting point for certificate and proceed to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge Lodge. Travel time between 6-7 Hours (Meal plan: B, L & D).

Day 12

At 0700Hrs, After breakfast and depending on your departure flight details, you will drive between 5-7 hours to Kampala/Entebbe marking the end of this 6 day gorillas and chimps habituation safari in Uganda, you will be dropped at Entebbe International Airport to catch up your outbound flight home OR an option of an overnight stay in Kampala Hotel. Travel time between 5-7 Hours (Meal plan: B & L).

 

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