14 Day Uganda & Kenya Safari

Combining the highlights of Uganda & Kenya in this wonderful adventure safari holiday. Visit the Nile River in Jinja, the cheeky chimps on Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria before crossing into Kenya. Here you will see the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park and the world famous Masai Mara.

Uganda - Your journey begins in Entebbe, Uganda. Highlights include a boat trip on Lake Victoria visiting Ngamba Island and the chimpanzees.

In Jinja, you'll camp in full view of the impressive River Nile, where we will take a village walk and help with a local school community project.

Kenya - We then cross the border into Kenya; you'll experience your first game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. Next you visit Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park and Elsamere before we travel through the legendary Rift Valley and enter the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. We visit the capital Nairobi where we go to the Elephant orphanage, Bomas of Kenya and the world famous Carnivore restaurant.

Highlights include:
Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island, River Nile, Lake Nakuru National Park, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park, Elsamere, Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Bomas of Kenya, Carnivore Restaurant!

Start

Entebbe, UGANDA

Finish

Nairobi, KENYA

Duration

14 days

Cost

Adults GBP £1,000 plus local payment

Children GBP £900 plus local payment

Local Payment

USD $1,100

Countries Visited

Uganda and Kenya

Age Group

Suitable all ages

Minimum Group Size

10

Maximum Group Size

18

Day 1 Entebbe, Lake Victoria & Ngamba Island
From Entebbe we head out 23km into Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. There are over 40 rescued Chimps on the island and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust are currently looking at the option of re-releasing the Chimps back into the wild. We are able to observe the Chimps antics during feeding time; this can be quite a raucous affair! (B, L, D)

cheeky chimpDay 2-4 Jinja, Volunteering, Village Walk and Activities
We camp in full view of the scenic Lake Bujagali; our campsite is surrounded by picturesque villages. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with the friendly locals and learn a little about their way of life. One of the highlights here is to spend a day volunteering or helping out with one of the many projects in the local community. We head off on foot into the village on a guided walk, gaining an insight into a traditional Ugandan rural way of life; usually many children accompany us hand in hand on this walk proud to show off their homesteads, at the end of our visit we are spoilt with a delicious Ugandan meal. There will also be time for participating in the optional activities of white water rafting, quad biking or horse riding. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Kenya Eldoret
Today we say goodbye to Uganda and cross the border into neighbouring Kenya heading for Eldoret. Situated in the western highlands; Eldoret receives one of the highest rainfalls in Kenya and has some of the richest farmland in Africa, many famous long-distance runners have trained in these ideal conditions and Eldoret was home to Olympic double gold medallist Kipchoge. We stay at a picturesque campsite set beside the Naiberi River. As the evening gets cold we warm up around the log fire. (B, L, D)

Day 6-7 Nakuru & Lake Nakuru NP
Nakuru is our next destination, a scenic campsite not far from the famous Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is dominated by a shallow soda lake which at certain times of the year is host to over a million pink flamingos feeding on the shore. We enjoy a full day game drive in the park which has some remarkable wildlife including black rhino, white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, lion, leopard, waterbuck and more than 450 bird species. (B, L, D)

Day 8-9 Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate NP & Elsamere
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake whose shores are fringed with Papyrus and Yellow Barked Acacia trees; wallowing hippos frequent the shallows. Our campsite is on the edge of the lake and home to Black & White Colobus Monkeys and many species of birds including the African Fish Eagle. A short distance from the lake is Hell's Gate National Park, one of the only parks you can walk and cycle around. With a guide you will have the chance to enjoy the dramatic landscape and scenery, experiencing the thrill of being amongst the wildlife, maybe coming face to face with herds of grazing zebras, towering giraffes or some galloping gazelles. We visit Elsamere for afternoon tea, former homestead of the late Joy Adamson, who reared Elsa the Lioness, probably one of the most famous animal stories ever told, immortalised in the book and film, 'Born Free'. (B, L, D)

leopardDay 10-12 Masai Mara
From Naivasha, we head into the Masai Mara National Reserve for hopefully some of the best game viewing on earth and maybe catch the annual wildebeest migration where millions of the ungainly beasts move north from the Serengeti seeking luscious grass. Huge prides of lions can be found everywhere and elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in large numbers. There is a good chance of spotting the big five (lions, buffaloes, rhino, elephants and leopard). We will sit around the campfire in the evenings, under the clear starlit sky and listen to the calls of the wild. As we game drive in the reserve we observe the vast range of animal and bird life. A colourful sight around this area is the Masai herdsmen, grazing their stock dressed in their red shukas (blankets) and ornate beads. (B, L, D)

Day 13-14 Nairobi & Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Bomas of Kenya and Carnivores Restaurant
We leave the spectacular Masai Mara and make our way back to Nairobi, climbing from the floor of the Rift Valley up the escarpment, we will look out for fabulous views of the volcanic cones of mounts Longonot and Suswa as we go. We visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (as seen on BBC), giving us an insight into these amazingly social mammals, then we then spend a leisurely afternoon at the Bomas of Kenya, learning a little about the rich culture of the many different Kenyan tribes and viewing some traditional homesteads, followed by a spectacular performance of customary dances and songs from the different ethnic groups. We enjoy a final evening together at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant. (B, L, D)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Fully escorted tour with Driver/Guide, Cook/Helper
  • Fully equipped 4WD safari vehicle
  • All road tolls and taxes
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner whilst with the truck
  • Accommodation
    • 14 nights camping (we provide tents and comfortable mattresses)
  • All activities, sightseeing, National Parks, entrance fees as per itinerary:
    • Afternoon tea at Elsamere
    • Bomas of Kenya
    • Carnivore Restaurant
    • Entebbe & Kampala
    • Equator Crossing
    • Great Rift Valley
    • Hell's Gate National Park
    • Jinja and the River Nile
    • Lake Naivasha
    • Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Lake Victoria and Ngamba Island
    • Local Villages and Markets
    • Masai Mara National Reserve
    • Nairobi
    • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
    • Volunteering day within the local community

WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED

  • Airfares
  • All taxes and surcharges pertaining to flights and airports
  • Any drinks/meals/snacks or services not specifically included
  • Local gratuities
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Personal spending
  • Visa's, vaccinations or other documentation required

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Approximate Guide (in $ USD)

  • White water Rafting on the River Nile full day - $125
  • Quad-biking through plantations - $50-$90
  • Hot Air Balloon over Masai Mara - $450

**** Add on a 3 Day Gorilla Safari - For those wishing to see the rare Mountain Gorillas, we can arrange a 3 day add on safari prior to departure with Safari Joe - please enquire for more details *****

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