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7 Day Fly-in Safari Kenya Masai Mara & Uganda Bwindi Gorillas

Our 7 Day Fly-in Safari Kenya Masai Mara & Uganda Bwindi Gorillas combines East Africa’s biggest wildlife experiences on one itinerary – this tour opens with flying you to the savannahs of the Masai Mara to marvel at the Great Wildebeest Migration then head to Uganda for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Spend 3 nights at Sanctuary Olonana, your idyllic base for game drives in the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury safari lodge set on a private stretch of the Mara River.

Featuring 14 glass-sided suites, Olonana is inspired by the Masai Mara’s breath-taking natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, and the dramatic river. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights, and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.

Then fly from the Masai Mara to Bwindi National Park, in Uganda. In Bwindi, you will spend three nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered gorillas await when you stay in one of only ten private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.

Highlights
* Bush dinners and breakfasts
* Community activities in Bwindi
* Opportunity to take a Hot Air balloon safari
* Game drives in the Masai Mara National reserve
* Cultural interaction with Batwa pygmy tribes in Bwindi Opportunity to take a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Sanctuary Olonana
Day 2: Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Sanctuary Olonana
Day 3: Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Overnight at Sanctuary Olonana
Day 4 : Masai Mara – Fly to Kisumu – Fly to Entebbe – Fly to Kihihi Bwindi Forest. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 6: Explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 7: Bwindi transfer to Kihihi airstrip – Fly to Entebbe – Depart

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve

On arrival at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by an African Spice Safaris representative who will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your connection to the Masai Mara. Your Sanctuary Olonana guide will meet you at the airstrip and drive you to the camp with some great game viewing en route. On arrival relax and freshen up in your tent before lunch is served.

The tents are very spacious and have floor-to-ceiling mosquito netting, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush lavatories, solar lighting, and large, river view verandahs. The main dining room and veranda command a dramatic stretch of the Mara River providing the perfect setting for afternoon tea and after-dinner star gazing.

As your afternoon game drive comes to an end, drive to a specially chosen vantage point overlooking the Mara plains. Enjoy drinks as you take in the beauty of the rapid sunset coloring the acacia dotted plains before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Olonana
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning after breakfast at the camp venture out led by our expert guides to explore the Mara. The Mara is a fabulous place for seeing big cats and all of the big five, a variety of plains game, and over 300 bird species.  The plains offer a rich variety of food for the dominant predators: lion; leopard; hyena and cheetah.

Elephants browse amongst the large herds of wildebeest and topi, eland and buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle. In the Mara River, hippos submerge to snort and grumble while crocodiles sunbathe, mouths agape, on the riverbanks. From around July to October, there’s the greatest show on Earth – the wildebeest migration.

Mid-afternoon high tea will be served before your next activity. During your stay, there are a variety of activities that can be booked on request such as a balloon safari.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Olonana
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today you might like to walk with our naturalist and learn about plants, trees, insects, and even how to approach animals on foot, as your guide shows you how to spot animal signs which are everywhere but not that easily noticed.

Or choose from one of the options above. On your last evening drive out into the bush where a private and secluded clearing has been prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the wilderness. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants.

Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as guests relax and absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Olonana
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


4 Days: Masai Mara – Fly to Kisumu – Entebbe Airport – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to Kichwa Tembo’s private airstrip for the 0845 hours Aero Link flight to Entebbe, via Kisumu for immigration clearance. Arrive at Entebbe airport in Uganda at 1130 hours where an Aerolink staff member will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your domestic flight to Kihihi departing at noon.

Upon arrival at Kihihi, you will be welcomed by your expert guide from Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey. Transfer to Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (approximate transfer time of 1.5 hours).

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the veranda that overlooks the Bwindi with the calls of more than 150 bird species echoing in the distance.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the ‘habituated’ family groups in Northern Bwindi.

For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves.

Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Return to camp for dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 
Meal Plan: 
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Relax/ Explore Bwindi impenetrable National Park

Today relax at camp or visit a local village and meet the villagers to learn about their day-to-day lives. On this walk you can visit a honey production site, a traditional medicine man, a traditional blacksmith, a local school when in the term, and even attend a Batwa dance performance.

The walk is organized with the local community as part of our community support. Or you could take a bird walk. Bwindi boast over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo – the “Albertine Rift Endemics”.

There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. After dinner simply relaxes and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar.

Overnight Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 
Meal Plan: 
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Bwindi  – Fly to Entebbe – Depart

This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, before your transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your shared scheduled flight back to Entebbe International Airport.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

7 Day Fly-in Safari Kenya Masai Mara & Uganda Bwindi Gorillas Prices

7 Day Fly-in Safari Kenya Masai Mara & Uganda Bwindi Gorillas

Sanctuary Olonana Camp Masai Mara Includes
Sanctuary Olonana is an exceptional luxury safari lodge on a private stretch of the Mara River, where the famous last scene from “Out of Africa” was filmed. Rates include 3 Nights All-inclusive accommodation + (soft drinks, beers, house wines and select non-luxury spirits) + airport assistance + Laundry + Two daily shared game viewing activities + Maasai village visit + sundowner cocktails + bush meals + nature walk + return transfers to and from Kichwa Tembo Airstrip to the camp + temporary Flying Doctors cover + all internal flights + park entrance fees & Value added tax

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Includes
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This eight tent camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa. Rates include 3 Nights inclusive accommodation (Unlimited consumption of all alcoholic and soft drinks except champagne) + Laundry + Community walk + Concession fees +  any activities guests wish to do around Bwindi lodge as per the itinerary + return internal flight Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe, two gorilla permits

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Notes

* The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years
* Maximum of 15kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided


7 Day Fly-in Safari Kenya Masai Mara & Uganda Bwindi Gorillas Prices Exclude;

* Childcare
* Gorilla permits
* Medical insurance
* Exclusive use of vehicle
* Entry fees to cultural visits
* Any payable extra activities
* Transfers to and from airstrips
* International flights and visa fees
* Gratuities to driver/ guides and staff
* All statutory increases beyond our control
* Premium drinks (champagne, luxury spirits and special wines)
* All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases
* Please note that gorilla trek permits are not included in the package price

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