Experience the adventure of a lifetime on this incredible bucket-list wildlife experience, discovering Kenya and Uganda. Journey through the plains of Maasai Mara, filled with an abundance of wildlife, to the ferocious barrel-chested gorillas situated in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – which is now easily accessible with the brand new easy flight connections via Entebbe through to the Bwindi Forest National Park airstrip, making this dream combination seamless.
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be driven by vehicle to Hemingways Nairobi. Spend your overnight stay at Hemingways Nairobi in a Deluxe Room with an ensuite bathroom.
Your stay includes breakfast, wi-fi, local newspaper, use of the gym, sauna, steam, outdoor pool and mineral water.
Spend your day filled with adventures by asking the concierge to book an array of activities on your behalf, from visits to a few Nairobi highlights to an exciting game-viewing excursion. Guests can also spend their day relaxing and making full use of the hotel amenities such as the gym, sauna, steam and outdoor pool, along with the indulgent spa facilities or simply enjoy the sense of blissful seclusion and luxury on the edge of the wilderness.
After a scrumptious breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Wilson Airport in time for your scheduled flight to the Maasai Mara.
Reawaken your soul during your all-inclusive 3-night stay at andBeyond Bateleur Camp, where you will be accommodated in a spacious tent with an ensuite bathroom, shower and your own private deck. Your stay also includes soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, scheduled safari activities, return Kichwa Tembo airstrip transfers and laundry.
Included activities: Game drives(day and night), guided walks, the Great Migration (seasonal), bush meals and sundowners.
Recommended activities: Hot air balloon rides.
Morning: Spend your morning indulging in a mouth-watering bush breakfast on the banks of the Mara River, with incredible views of the hippos lounging around the river below, along with incredible scenic views of the wilderness and other wildlife residents.
Afternoon: Embark on a guided walk tackling the Kichwa Nature Trail, where you will journey into the riverine forest that follows the perimeter of Sabaringo creek, renowned for its abundance of birdlife.
Evening: Unwind with a luscious sundowner cocktail in a tranquil location in the Oloololo Escarpment, where you will have the opportunity to relax and wind down after a long day of adventures and watch the sunset over the horizon.
Morning: Participate in an exhilarating game drive, where you will get the chance to encounter lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes and even hippos and crocodiles who lounge around the Mara river.
Afternoon: Take on the Mara Hippo Trail led by professionally trained guides as you journey through the wilderness on foot, trekking through the plains, riverine forest, savannah grasslands and bush land surrounding the camp.
Evening: Dinner is served under the stars with some delicious pan African dishes made by the camps chefs, followed by fireside entertainment by our very own Sukuti band.
Morning: After a bush breakfast in the on the Oloololo Escarpment, why not take a guided walk along the Oloololo Escarpment Trail which leads from the camp to the top of the escarpment and boasts breathtaking views of the Mara reserve, the Mara river and riverine forest.
Afternoon: Go and experience the Great Wildebeest Migration, which is made up of around two million wildebeest, zebra, kongoni and topi’s who travel from Tanzania to Kenya. The journey these animals embark on is not easy, it’s a fight for survival against the predatory animals they come across, such as the crocodiles scattered in the Mara river waiting patiently to snap at the wildebeests and zebras crossing over. Guests are able to witness this incredible spectacle from a safe distance.
Evening: The Maasai Mara offers astounding night game drives, and you to explore the African bush as it comes to life with predators and other nocturnal creatures. This gives you the opportunity to see a different side of the animals and observe fascinating species not normally encountered in daylight.
After a delicious breakfast, an andBeyond representative will meet you, and take you to your scheduled flight from Kichwa Airstrip to Entebbe International Airport via Kisumu for customs. At Entebbe International Airport, you will make your way to the domestic departures were you will board your scheduled light aircraft flight to Bwindi (Kisoro Airstrip).
Indulge in your all-inclusive 3-night stay at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, where you will be accommodated in your own private cottage. Your stay includes all alcoholic and soft drinks, a massage, laundry and any activities available around the lodges.
Included activities: Nkuringo Village Tour, Batwa experience tour and Gorilla Trekking in the Nkuringo or Rushaga areas.
Recommended activities (at additional cost): Birding Walks and Forest Walks
After indulging in a big breakfast, why not spend the day trekking for gorillas in the in the Nkuringo or Rushaga area. Both known to be one of the most popular areas for trekking gorillas in Uganda, Nkuringo and Rushaga boast breathtaking views, and you can also encounter some colourful butterflies, birds and orchids along with tree ferns, and waterfalls hidden deep in the forest. It is also known to be the country’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest jungle and is over 25000 years old.
Tuck in to a hearty breakfast overlooking the majestic mist covered slope of the mountain, as you embark on a Batwa experience learning all about a group of local indigenous people that reside in the Bwindi forest, who will teach you some basic survival skills. You will learn how to create fires using only sticks and stones, how to identify the growing plants in the the surrounding and which ones can be used for medical purposes, and you will also get the chance to engage in the untamed african culture through local traditional dances.
Spend your day exploring the Nkuringo Village or trekking through the forest discovering the abundance of wildlife hiding with the bushes.
After a scrumptious breakfast, you will be transferred by road in a shared lodge vehicle for 2 hours from Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge to Kisoro Airport where a scheduled light aircraft flight to Entebbe International Airport awaits you. From here you will embark on your onward arrangements.
(Please note that the scheduled flight makes two stops at different airstrips before arriving at Entebbe International Airport.)