15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari in Kenya and Uganda
15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari in Kenya and Uganda is an African safari adventure to see the wildebeests in the Maasai Mara National Park of Kenya and an extraordinary bird-watching trip to Lake Nakuru National Park.
After an extraordinary experience in Kenya, go for a memorable mountain gorilla trekking experience in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Chimpanzee tracking in the “primate capital of the world” – Kibale Forest National Park.
Experience one of the ultimate wildlife Encounters on earth-trekking endangered African Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, and explore the world-famous Maasai Mara, one of the very Best Game Parks in Africa
Detailed Itinerary of the 15 Days Ultimate Wildlife Safari in Kenya and Uganda Gorilla trekking tour
This 15 days Kenya wildlife and Uganda Gorilla Safari kicks off as you arrive in Kenya at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet your driver guide for pick up and transfer to booked hotel to check in. later you will have a briefing about the trip in Kenya.
If you arrive early in the day then take some time to explore and do exceptional activities in and around Nairobi. Some of the activities and places to visit include, Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, Railway Museum, The Carnivore Restaurant, Bomas of Kenya Tour, Kenya National Museum, Nairobi National Park.
Later have dinner and overnight at hotel
Day 1 Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast in the morning, hop onto your adventure vehicle and hit the road. You will make your way southwest into the scenic Great Rift Valley. Your safari destination is Maasai Mara National Reserve. On arrival at Maasai Mara, you settle in at your Safari camp and head out on a thrilling late afternoon game drive.
The open plains and rolling hills of Maasai Mara are home to a plethora of free roaming wild animals, a number of which we are sure to spot on our game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the big five African animals which are; lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Buffalo.
As we explore one of the Africa’s most legendary game reserves. An exhilarating start to our wildlife adventures in East Africa. Later on return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Beginning early this morning we spend the whole of the day wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara Reserve. Set off across the unspoilt plains in search of Africa’s wild animals, taking in the epic Safari Landscapes as we explore
Kenya’s leading safari destination is renowned for its sizeable big cat populations, offering exceptional cheetah, lion and leopard sightings. In addition to its plentiful feline predators, Masai Mara is also famous for the great Migration, also known as the Wildebeest Migration that takes place annually.
We may get to witness massive Nile Crocodiles snapping up herbivores as they attempt river crossing, especially during the Great Migration when around two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles are on the move.
Maasai Mara is, however, an outstanding safari destination year-round so keep your cameras ready and your eyes open for wildlife action. This is after all the place for that quintessential African scene of Acacia trees with grazing giraffes, wildebeests, zebra and elephants
Today you have a chance to take an optional hot air balloon safari over the plains of Maasai Mara, viewing the wilderness and its roaming wildlife from above
Day 3 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Early morning after Breakfast, you say goodbye to the majestic Mara, drive northeast to Lake Nakuru. One of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru is surrounded by a wildlife-rich protected area of the same name
Along the way, we stop for lunch at the ubuntu café, a local community initiative where organic local food is served in support of social uplifting. After your tasty lunch, you continue to Lake Nakuru and embark on an afternoon game drive in your adventure
Lake Nakuru National Park covers a variety of habitats thus hosts diverse wild animals and birds. Chances of spotting endangered black rhinos are expected here and the unusual tree-climbing lions are also a highlight.
Watch for buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas and possibly even shy Leopards. Lake Nakuru attracts plenty of water birds making this park a birding hotspot, with over 400 birds species recorded. Sightings include flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and many others.
Day 4 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, you hop onto your vehicle and take a second game drive, this time doing it early in the morning at Lake Nakuru National Park. After a wild African start to the day, hit the road to Eldoret, near the Ugandan Boarder. Tonight, you camp at a grassy campsite just outside of Eldoret.
Day 5 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Early morning after breakfast, hit the road once again for a transfer drive to Uganda. Uganda is a beautiful and relatively lush African country, on the long journey today, you get to see the fertile farmlands and rural scenes of Ugandan life.
It’s a long whole day drive arriving in time for check in at hotel as you get to prepare for the start of a Uganda safari to explore the Pearl of Africa.
Day 6 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early morning breakfast at hotel, you embark on the road drive once again this time headed to the far western region of Uganda.
Sit back and watch rural Africa go by as you travel the long road down to Lake Bunyonyi in the South- Western corner of Uganda.
On your way, cross the equator stopping for snapshots at the imaginary line. You also have lunch at the equator, getting a taste of Uganda’s ingredients at a café that supports local nonprofit for youth and child welfare.
Then we continue southwest to picturesque Lake Bunyonyi, near the Bwindi Impenetrable forest of Uganda.
Day 7 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
One of the great adventure days on this trip is on this gorilla trekking Uganda experience. After an early breakfast, it’s necessary because you need the energy to trek, you can also choose to pack a picnic lunch.
One of the most magical and rare wildlife experiences in the world, trekking the gorillas in the wild is undoubtedly the highlight of most African Safaris.
We trek through the rain forest for up to six hours depending on where the Gorilla family groups are at the time. Uganda is home to almost half of the mountain Gorillas surviving in the world today, with bulk of Uganda’s gorillas living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Once we have located a gorilla family, we spend about an hour watching them at close range – an unforgettable wildlife encounter! See how these intelligent and social primates groom each other, feed, play and interact in their natural environment.
After the gorilla trekking experience, you return to the park headquarters for a de brief then later transfer to hotel for late lunch and refreshment. Relax at the lodge for the rest of the evening.
Day 8 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
On day nine, you are free to unwind at the scenic lake Bunyonyi, enjoying optional activities or simply swimming in the lake and soaking up the lovely setting. You can go canoeing or take a motorboat ride out on pretty lake, which is dotted with islands. Lake Bunyonyi is known for its abundant and diverse birdlife, so keep your binoculars ready.
Day 9 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early breakfast at hotel, you are on the road again, heading northeast in your comfortable adventure. Your destination for today is Kalinzu Forest, hosting six species of primates, mostly notably chimpanzees, the Kalinzu Forest Reserve is home to over 200 chimpanzees, more than 370 species of birds and a rich variety of trees, butterflies, reptiles and more.
Day 10 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Rise early in the morning, have breakfast then set off into Kalinzu Forest Reserve in search of chimpanzees and an array of other wild creatures
Admire the beautiful scenery as you trek along the Rift Valley escarpment, enjoying views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains, Kazinga channel, Lake Edward and the neighboring country of Congo. As you walk along the forest trails, your local guide intrigues you with tales of the local legends about the forest, the uses of the forest and the culture of the people here.
After your chimpanzee tracking expedition, which takes up to five hours, you visit a tea plantation in the Kalinzu area. A local guide walks you through the plantations and process of producing tea from growing the plants to harvesting and making various tea
Then you set off east to Lake Mburo National Park. This afternoon you have the option of exploring the lake by boat. The boat cruise is an excellent way to watch animals and birds of the lake, especially the crocodiles and hippos found in abundance here. Birding enthusiast can look forward to spotting kingfishers, African fish eagles and shoebill storks, amongst other water birds
Day 11 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
On day 12, early morning after breakfast, you embark on the long drive to Jinja, tracing the shoes of Lake Victoria on your way to the source of the Nile River.
This evening your guide can help you to plan optional activities for the following day in Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.
In the evening, you can also have the option of eating out at one of the local restaurants. Overnight at lodge along the Nile River.
Day 12 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
This day is all about enjoying the great outdoors and the exciting adventure activities in and around Jinja. As the main adventure hub of Uganda, this is the place to get your adrenaline pumping.
Go quad biking along the banks of the Nile River or Mountain biking through the plantation and villages. Whitewater rafting is another popular option in Jinja especially for enthusiastic travelers, as well as kayaking along the mighty river.
You can also visit local Markets and villages to get to know the Ugandan people and their cultures better. The sunset boat cruise along the Nile is a great way to end an action- packed day in Jinja. Later head for dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early breakfast, you hit the road again, leaving Jinja behind, crossing back into Western Kenya. Have overnight in the bustling town of Eldoret, in the Rift Valley.
Day 14 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
On a fair mid-morning after breakfast, on day 15, you return to Nairobi where this once on-a-lifetime African Adventure Safari began.
Arriving in the late evening, your driving guide ensures drop off at desired destination, hotel or residence. This marks the end of your unforgettable 15 days safari in Kenya and Uganda primate tracking safari.
Day 1: Arrival in Kenya
Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 4: Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park to Eldoret
Day 6: Eldoret to Kampala Uganda
Day 7: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest-Uganda
Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi
Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi to Kalinzu Forest Reserve Area
Day 11: Kalinzu Forest Reserve to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park to Jinja
Day 13: Jinja and River Nile expedition
Day 14: Jinja to Eldoret- Kenya
Day 15: Eldoret to Nairobi-Kenya
Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
- Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
- Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Park admissions
- Accommodation on full board
- Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
- Transfer to and from the airport
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Phone calls bills
- International transfers
- Gratitude to tour guides
- Personal insurance
- Hotel fees before and after the safari