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6-Days: Masai Mara Safari & Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Safari Overview

Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure with our 6-day/5-night Masai Mara Game Reserve and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Masai Mara as you embark on thrilling game drives, spotting majestic lions, graceful giraffes, and elusive cheetahs. Then, venture into the enchanting forests of Uganda, where you’ll trek through lush landscapes in search of rare mountain gorillas. Witness these gentle giants in their natural habitat, forging unforgettable connections with these magnificent creatures. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime journey, where the wonders of nature unfold before your eyes. Book your Masai Mara and Uganda gorilla trekking safari today!

Tour Features

Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request changes to this tour.


Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

In the morning at 07:00Hrs, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and driven to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The journey from Nairobi to the Masai Mara usually takes around 5-6 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way. Upon arrival at the reserve, you’ll check in at your safari camp and have some time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. In the afternoon, you’ll embark on your first game drive in the Masai Mara. Your experienced safari guide will take you through the park, searching for wildlife such as lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many others. After the game drive, you’ll return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara

After an early breakfast, you’ll head out for a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is known for its abundant wildlife, including the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest and other herbivores cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing lands. Witnessing this natural spectacle can be a highlight of your safari experience. During the day, you’ll have a picnic lunch in the park, allowing you to maximize your time for wildlife sightings. In the afternoon, you’ll continue exploring different areas of the reserve, keeping an eye out for the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) and other fascinating animals and birds. After a full day of game drives, you’ll return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Masai Mara to Entebbe, Uganda

Bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you depart for your next destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda. You will be transferred to the Nairobi Airport for a scheduled flight to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi, which is located in southwestern Uganda. The journey takes approximately 7 hours, but you will have several stops along the way to stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Upon reaching Bwindi, you will check in to your accommodation, which will be a comfortable lodge located near the park. After settling in, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and prepare for the exciting days ahead. Take this opportunity to explore the lodge’s surroundings, enjoy a delicious dinner, and get a good night’s sleep to ensure you are well-rested for the trekking experience.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking

Today is the highlight of your gorilla trekking adventure. After an early morning breakfast, you will head to the park’s headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers. During the briefing, you will be assigned a specific gorilla family to track, and you will receive important information about gorilla trekking etiquette and safety guidelines. Once the briefing is complete, you will set off into the dense forest in search of the mountain gorillas. The trek can vary in duration and difficulty, ranging from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family you are assigned. The terrain can be challenging, with steep slopes and thick vegetation, but the experienced guides and rangers will assist you along the way.

When you finally encounter the gorillas, you will have a precious hour to observe and photograph them from a close but safe distance. This unique wildlife encounter allows you to witness the gorillas’ social interactions, behaviors, and even catch a glimpse of the majestic silverback, the dominant male of the group. It is an awe-inspiring experience that will leave a lasting impression. After your time with the gorillas, you will trek back to the park’s headquarters and return to your lodge. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax and reflect on the incredible day you’ve had.

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

On your final day, you will bid farewell to Bwindi and begin your journey back to Entebbe. Your guide will drive you to the airport or to your preferred accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala, marking the end of your memorable 6 Day Masai Mara Safari and Gorilla Trekking experience in Bwindi.

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