Africa Gorillas Tour
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01: Nairobi to Masai Mara game Reserve
Destinations: Nairobi - Masai Mara - Nakuru - Kampala - Kisoro - Lake
Bunyoni - Kampala - Jinja - Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
We will depart from the Boulevard Hotel and leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi
and climb the escarpment to our first viewpoint stop over looking the Great
African Rift Valley. Descending into the Rift valley we enter Masai land, and
these habitual pastoralists are seen quite regularly on the side of the road
as they tend their cattle. We will arrive at our campsite Acacia Camp
- early evening in time to enjoy sunset on the Masai Mara.
Day 02: Masai Mara
Game drives through the Mara find us looking for the infamous big 5 as well
as giving us the opportunity to see this garden of Eden in a
state nature intended it to be, huge plains, rolling hills and an abundance
of game matched no where else on earth. Elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe,
zebra, waterbuck just to name a few of the animal that inhabit this wonderland.
Sitting around a campfire and watching the sunset is the perfect way to finish
a days game viewing in the Mara.
Day 03: Masai Mara to Nakuru
Departing the Masai Mara early we will pass through the third largest town
in Kenya, Nakuru, where we will stop for the night to re supply and shop.
Day 04: Nakuru to Kampala
Today, we cross the border into Uganda and travel via the lakeside town of
Jinja (the Source of the Nile) before reaching Kampala, Uganda's capital,
for an overnight stay. Uganda is a small country of striking physical beauty.
Its landscapes vary from the fertile green areas around the northern shores
of Lake Victoria to the snow-covered Ruwenzori Mountains in the west and the
semi-desert parts of the north facing the border of Sudan.
The political instability that haunted Uganda over a period of years has
had the positive effect of leaving the country free of the over-commercialism
so common in other parts of Africa. The current administration under President
Museveni has devoted considerable effort and funds to regain Uganda's former
glory as one of Africa's most prosperous and, from a tourists point
of view, one of the most appealing and interesting countries to visit.
Days 05 & 06: Kampala to Kisoro
After an early morning departure from Kampala we drive further west on into
the depths of Uganda and arrive at our base in Kisoro.
Day 07: Kisoro to Lake Bunyoni
A short drive through arguably some of the most picturesque scenery in Africa
brings us to lake Bunyoni. Lake Bunyoni is the deepest crater lake in Africa
and is home to a large number of bird and fish species as well as otters.
Day 08: Lake Bunyoni
Today we have the whole day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Lake Bunyoni.
There is the option to swim, visit the local villages or just sit back, relax
and enjoy the tranquil surrounds. A well deserved rest day!
Day 09: Lake Bunyoni to Kampala
After enjoying the peaceful surrounds of Lake Bunyoni we drive to Kampala
for another overnight stay, and perhaps the chance to sample the nightlife.
Today we will cross the equator for the second time and there will be ample
opportunity for photos at the Equator crossing.
Day 10: Kampala to Jinja
Today we have the option to either white water raft the Nile or visit Ngamba
Chimpanzee Sanctuary. For the adventurous, you will be collected from Kampala
and transferred to Jinja where you will experience some of the best white
water rafting in Africa. For the less adventurous, you will have the morning
at leisure or the option to take a full day excursion to visit Ngamba Chimp
Sanctuary before our departure to Jinja.
Our overnight camp is right on the edge of the Nile River where there is
an abundance of resident bird life & some truly amazing photo opportunities
from right outside your tent!
Day 11: Jinja to Nakuru
Today will be a full day driving back towards Kenya, we will cross the border
before lunch and stop for supplies en route. Tonight we will overnight again
Day 12: Lake Nakuru National Park
Today we move onto Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for the thousands of
flamingo that inhabits the Lake's edge. The numbers vary depending on the
level of the lake, and are more numerous when the water level is low. The
Park has also been established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which
are frequently seen in the Park, along with buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, various
antelope, leopard and the occasional hippo. After entering the park in the
morning we will spend the rest of the day game driving.
Day 13: Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha
Moving further east, we drive to Lake Naivasha where we make camp in peaceful
surroundings beside the lake. The highest of the Rift Valley lakes, Naivasha
lies at about 1880m again the lake is home to a multitude of bird life, pride
of place must go to the African Fish Eagle. The afternoon is spent at leisure
here and you have the opportunity (time permitting) to enjoy some optional
excursions, such as a boat ride to the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary, Hell's
Gate National Park or Elsamere, the retirement home of Joy Adamson ("Born
Day 14: Lake Naivasha to Nairobi
After breakfast, we leave Naivasha and return to Nairobi, arriving in the early
afternoon. The truck will stop at the Boulevard Hotel for those staying there,
and then continue to our campsite to finish the trip.
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