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CLASSIC KENYA AND UGANDA

An incredibly rewarding wildlife holiday combining a classic Kenyan safari with the thrills of gorilla trekking in Uganda.
KENYA AND UGANDA, AFRICA

ABOUT THE ITINERARY

But first comes four nights at the luxurious Manda Bay. Surrounded by empty beaches and woodland, it’s the perfect place to unwind and prepare for the incredible adventures that lie ahead.

Your next stop is a wonderful working ranch in Laikipia, where you’ll encounter a wide variety of wildlife on bush walks, jeep rides and horseback excursions. You’ll then make your way deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve for an authentic three-night safari, before crossing the border into Uganda where the most magical encounters with wild mountain gorillas await in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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DESIGNED BY SPECIALISTS

Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

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DAY 1-4

NAIROBI – MANDA ISLAND

A light aircraft flight from Nairobi, followed by a short 30-minute boat transfer, will bring you to Manda Bay. This secluded beach hideaway sits on the northwestern tip of Manda Island, a member of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu Archipelago.

Surrounded by soft white sand beaches that merge into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relaxation comes easy at Manda Bay. You can take it slow by the landscaped pool, or choose from an enticing menu of water sports that include snorkelling on spectacular coral reefs, kite surfing and deep sea fishing. The island has some lovely birds to look out for, whilst early evening game drives in the bush behind the lodge offers encounters with the likes of buffalo, dik-dik and bushbuck.

Stay: Four nights at Manda Bay

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DAY 5-7

LAIKIPIA

Bidding Kenya’s dreamy coast goodbye, today you’ll journey to your luxury safari lodge in the heart of the Laikipia Plateau. Close by the Ewaso Narok River in the shadow of Mount Kenya, Sosian’s 24,000-acre working cattle ranch promises both a unique and quality safari.

Alongside rare and endangered species like Jackson’s hartebeest, oryx and Grevy’s zebra, the conservancy’s grassy plains and acacia woodland play host to gazelle, cheetah, buffalo, lion, giraffe and wild dog. Elephants can be seen here in large numbers, whilst birders may tick off over 350 different varieties. You can enjoy classic game drives and bush walks, as well as fishing, kayaking and fantastic riding safaris on well-schooled horses. Cultural visits to neighboring villages can also be arranged.

Stay: Three nights at Sosian

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DAY 8-10

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

From Laikipia you’ll journey deep into the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve for three nights of awe-inspiring game viewing. Your luxury tented camp is tucked into a shady grove of riverine woodland, just minutes from one of the world-famous wildebeest crossing sites.

Though you can watch passing wildlife from the comfort of your airy canvas tent, early morning and late afternoon game drives will allow you to explore further afield in search of lion, cheetah, rhino, elephant, giraffe and buffalo. Or, you can take to the skies in a hot air balloon for a wonderful birds-eye-view over the grasslands.

Stay: Three nights at Naibor Camp

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DAY 11-13

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Today you fly to Uganda for an unforgettable wildlife experience – tracking gorillas in the evocatively-named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll be driven to your comfortable lodge on the edge of the national park, within easy reach of the trail where you’ll begin your gorilla trekking excursions.

Bwindi’s ancient forest is one of the last remaining refuges of these magnificent creatures. Walking up steep, densely forested hills, you’ll be able to observe these rare primates at a close distance in the company of expert guides and rangers. Though gorillas are the main draw, you’ll also have guided forest walks and wonderful birdwatching expeditions to enjoy, whilst visits to the local community provide a glimpse into traditional life.

Stay: Three nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

DAY 14

FLY HOME

Today you will return to the airport for your flight home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
14 days from $11,655 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Domestic flights
  • Transfers in private vehicles
  • Gorilla tracking permit and park fees
  • Accommodation as stated

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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