Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll receive VIP concierge assistance through immigration and baggage collection. Then, you'll be transferred to Emara Ole Sereni Hotel for the first two nights in Nairobi. Enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Nairobi - Full Day Experience
After breakfast, explore Nairobi's Central Business District with a guided walking tour. Discover the city's culture, heritage, and history through architecture, monuments, colonial buildings, and more. Visit Nairobi's Gallery and enjoy coffee at Point Zero Coffee. Continue along Kenyatta Avenue, pointing out significant landmarks, and stop at Sarova Stanley. The tour concludes with a panoramic view from KICC helipad. Afterward, experience the newly built Nairobi Expressway and have lunch in Westlands. Later, visit Nairobi National Museum and the Snake Park. Return to Emara Ole Sereni for the night.
Day 3: Nairobi - Maasai Mara
Depart Nairobi after breakfast and head to Kenya's famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The journey takes you through the Great Rift Valley, offering stunning scenery. Upon arrival at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, embark on an evening game drive to spot the 'big five' and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 and 5: Great Migration
Enjoy two full days in the Maasai Mara, with a hot-air balloon ride on one morning. Witness the Great Migration, a spectacular natural event where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals journey across the plains, braving crocodile-infested rivers. On one morning, take a hot-air balloon ride over the Mara for a breathtaking view. Visit a Maasai village for a cultural experience. In the evenings, relax at your lodge/camp after an exciting day of wildlife encounters.
Day 6: Maasai Mara - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airfield for a flight to Kisumu, Kenya, with a stopover at Entebbe International Airport. Arrive at Kihihi Airfield in Uganda and drive to Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Enjoy a village walk and cultural experiences. Check in at your chosen lodge for the night.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Prepare for an early morning gorilla tracking adventure after breakfast. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Africa's oldest rainforest, is home to these majestic creatures. After tracking and spending time with the gorillas, return to your lodge. The afternoon is free for relaxation or optional activities like visiting waterfalls, a coffee tour, or the Pangolin rescue sanctuary.
Day 8: Departure to Entebbe International Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Kihihi Airfield for your domestic flight to Entebbe International Airport. If you have a late flight, you can opt for a day room at a nearby hotel in Entebbe. This marks the end of your East Africa Ultimate Safari adventure.
Inclusions: The itinerary includes accommodation, transfers, game drives, gorilla permit, cultural experiences, domestic flights, and more. Exclusions: Not included are the Hot Air Balloon Safari, personal expenses, travel insurance, and items not mentioned in the itinerary. This itinerary offers an unforgettable journey through Kenya and Uganda, showcasing diverse cultures and stunning wildlife experiences.