Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport OR pick up from hotel in Kampala – drive to Bwindi
You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala after your
break fast and head to the biologically diverse and unique magnificent green
swathe impenetrable rainforest in southwestern Uganda, which sustains almost
half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. You will have a stopover in
Kayabwe for photographs at the equator and souvenir shopping accompanied with
an enroute lunch in Mbarara town. Proceed to bwindi, the home of gorillas in
Uganda. This day drive covers 522km which takes 8-9hours drive. Have dinner and
an overnight stay at the safari lodge, which is 8-9 hous drive
Day 2: Gorilla tracking – The great memorable experience
After morning breakfast, you will get ready, along with your
packed lunches and water to embark on the lifetime memorable experience in this
magnificent forest for gorilla tracking. The trail you use may reward you with
exciting moments of the giant mountain gorillas, this will be a reward of the
ultimate gorilla experience, as well as other primates that inhabit the forest.
If time allows, you will have an evening community walk. You will return to the
lodge for dinner and peaceful overnight at the safari lodge, or drive to either
Kabale or Mbarara for an overnight.
Day 3: Return back to Kampala OR depart at Entebbe airport
After breakfast, we will make our scenic journey through the
beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape, an area
referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Observe the systematic cultivation of
the Bakiga along the mountain slopes and enjoy the experience of what has been
referred to as the Switzerland of Africa because of its cool nature.We will
continue to Kampala reaching the capital late afternoon / evening. Dinner and
overnight in kampala. your driver-guide will drive you to your Hotel in Kampala
or to Entebbe airport for departure.
Drive from Kampala in the morning and proceed to the western
part of the country by passing through Mityana-Fortportal kasese road which is
290km drive that takes 5- 6hour drive to Fortportal. On reaching Fortportal,
your driver will stop you for a lunch and then be transferred to Kibale forest
National Park, the capital world of primates Such as chimpanzee, baboons and
monkeys which is 20kms drive and to your hotel for dinner an overnight.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking.
Take an early breakfast and then start your primate tracking
adventure in the forest The park’s site guide will take you through this
adventurous experience where you may be blessed with enormous encounters of
various forest primates like the L’hoest, black faced colobus monkeys, baboons
and other forest species. After tracking, then drive back to the hotel or
continue for an overnight in Fortportal town one of Uganda’s clean and scenic
town in western region.
Day 3: Return back to Kampala/ depart at Entebbe airport
After morning healthy breakfast, prepare for the journey
back to Kampala heading to Entebbe, you will enjoy warm lunch along the way,
and dinner at the hotel in Entebbe and then to the airport for departure.
Early in the morning after breakfast(7:30 am) meet representative who will brief you on the safari before departing to Samburu National Park, crossing the thorny landscape of Samburu County. Samburu national park is known for the presence of unique species such as Gravy’s Zebra, the long-necked Gerenuk, among the wildlife that shares this semi-arid habitat .Arrive in Samburu time for lunch, after lunch proceed for afternoon game drive in search of wildlife such as reticulated Giraffe, Gravy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx and the blue necked Somalia ostrich. • Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite
DAY 2: full day at samburu national park
On this day,after breakfast you will spend Full day option in Samburu National park or early morning and afternoon game drives in park, which covers 40 square miles (104 square kilometers). Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to our game viewing. Samburu is also home to the third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope. • Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite
DAY 3: samburu/Nairobi
Another early morning game viewing drive at Samburu then back to the lodge for breakfast and check out. Depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi. You will have a stopover along the way for a chance to buy souvenirs. ·Optional lunch at own cost at Trout Tree restaurant
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our representative and proceed to Lake Naivasha. Here you may opt to take a boat ride or go for a guided walk on crescent island depending on the time you arrive in Naivasha. These activities will be payable direct and your driver guide will be able to assist you book for them directly, alternatively you may opt to relax at your Lodge. Meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar (full board basis)
Day 2:- Naivasha – Lake Nakuru National Park (Approx.1.5 – 02 hours)
After breakfast you will check out from your lodge and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive at your Camp / Lodge in time for Lunch. After Lunch you will proceed for an afternoon game drive to further explore the park and in the evening you will return to your Camp / Lodge in time for dinner. This park was previously known for its thousands of Flamingoes coloring the lake pink and the rhino sanctuary amongst other wildlife. However due to the increase in water levels the flamingoes have decreased in numbers. However this park does provide too good chances of spotting the elusive leopard amongst other wildlife. Meals and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Flamingo Hill Camp or Similar (full board basis)
Day 3:- Lake Nakuru National Park
You will spend another full day in Lake Nakuru National Park in search of Wildlife. You will be having the vehicle on exclusive use for game drives. In the evening you will return to your Camp / Lodge for overnight. Meals and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Flamingo Hill Camp or Similar (full board basis)
Day 04:- Lake Nakuru National Park- Nairobi (Approx. 03 hours)
Early morning game drive. After breakfast you will check out from your tent /room and proceed to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi you will either be dropped at your town hotel ( payable direct) or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight.
This is a 3 day adventure safari where you will be able to enjoy the best of Kenya’s scenery including the spectacular Rift Valley. You will visit Lake Naivasha, which is a famous bird sanctuary and Hell’s Gate National Park one of the few Kenya parks where you can walk or cycle while viewing wildlife. You will travel alone or with our tour guide/driver who is very conversant with the geology of the area and will spend the nights at Fish Eagle Inn which is situated by the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi – Lake Naivasha Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly received by our Tour Manager, who will brief you about your safari. You will then be transferred to your tour van and depart for Lake Naivasha. This is a one hour drive from Nairobi City, so you will arrive before lunch when you can take some photographs of birds and the lake. After lunch, you will have an afternoon boat ride in Crescent Island, within the Lake region for a birding experience till evening.
Fun facts about Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is the highest and purest of all the Rift Valley Lakes at 1880m above sea level. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 450 species of recorded birds in the area. A small islet on the lake is home to a number of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride safari as they view wildlife and birds from the tranquil lake. A private ranch (Kongoni Game Sanctuary) is located in the area which is a home to lions, leopards, cheetah and some trans-located Gravy zebras. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be at Fish Eagle Inn or similar
Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Hell’s Gate National Park After an early morning gaming drive, you will have breakfast then depart for Hell’s Gate National Park arriving in time for a game viewing drive around the park. Break for lunch then continue with game viewing till evening when you will return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Fun facts about Hell’s Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate National Park provides a truly panoramic picnic site, camping stop over and is also an endless biodiversity which allows walking or cycling without an official KWS escort. It has spectacular scenery, despite its rather alarming name, including the towering cliffs, water gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of a natural geothermal steam. It is a relatively small park cleft deep in the floor of the Rift Valley. In the undulating grasslands, you can walk alongside herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, eland and hartebeest and Thompsons Gazelle.
The park has a unique bird viewing hide which allows visitors to view and photograph the birds of prey at a close range. The hide is booked as a small fee via the warden of the park. The Fischers Tower is a high jagged volcanic plug that remained of an ancient volcano and is named after the German explorer, Gustav Fischer. According to the local Maasai tradition, the rock is the petrified figure of a chiefs daughter who turned around, against the dictates of tradition to take one last look of her village before leaving to be married. The Ol Karia Geothermal Station also lies in this park, being one of the hottest sources of natural steam in the world with an underground water temperature of 304oC. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Fisherman’s Camp or similar.
Day 3: Hell’s Gate National Park – Nairobi – Departure After breakfast, you will enjoy walking around park to the scenic gorge, the Geo thermal station, and the hot springs. This park is also the only park where you can enjoy biking within the park. Afterwards, you will depart for Nairobi stopping over for late lunch at the carnivore restaurant. After lunch, you will be dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on time for your departure flight to your next destination.
The Amboseli is home to all 5 of the big five, including rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and the leopard. As if that is not enough, Amboseli is a wildlife photographer’s paradise owing to the iconic views of the towering Kilimanjaro to the south. I can bet you my left foot that 8 out of every 10 photos you’ve seen so far of the Kilimanjaro were taken in the Amboseli.
A wildlife’s paradise
The park is home to varying types of landscapes and wildlife habitats including open plains, acacia woodlands, rocky thorn bushes, and swampy marshes. This form rich habitable grounds for several species of large mammals and hundreds of beautiful birds.
Its swamps are thronging with hippo, fowls and pelicans, watered by the crystal clear waters from Kilimanjaro’s ice-capped peaks. This park is home to over 80 different animal species and 400 different birds.
How to get to Amboseli: Come by road, or by air
The park is accessible through well paved roads from Nairobi and from coastal Kenya. The Nairobi-Arusha road accesses the park at the Meshanani gate, and the Mombasa-Nairobi road enters through the Remito gate.
As for those who prefer light chatered aircraft, the park has airstrips at the Empusel gate, at Olekelunyiet (Park HQ), and at Namanga town.
Where to stay while in Amboseli.
You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice on where to stay as there are quite a few lodges and tented camps. Our experience in making safaris saves you the hustle by giving you the best options as per your budget.