Gorillas, Masai Mara & Zanzibar

An extraordinary African odyssey! from the pursuit of wild mountain gorillas in their native domain to drifting above the expansive plains of the iconic Masai Mara in a hot air balloon, and encountering the majesty of swimming with whale sharks in Zanzibar.

This adventure is poised to be the most enchanting and unforgettable holiday you’ll ever experience. Commencing in Uganda, your journey begins with tracking endangered mountain gorillas, followed by three days immersed in the captivating landscapes of Kenya’s Masai Mara. The culmination of this phenomenal holiday unfolds with four days on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe and Overnight

You'll arrive in Entebbe today from your international flights and after you’ve cleared customs and immigration, you are met by your driver at international arrivals. They will be holding a welcome sign with your names on it.
You are then driven to your guesthouse in Entebbe where you'll stay for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Main Destination: Entebbe (City, Uganda)
Accommodation: The Guineafowl
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Day 2: Fly to Kihihi & Transfer to your Bwindi Lodge

This morning you are driven back to the airport to catch the first flight on Aerolink down to Kihihi.
Enjoy this incredible flight taking you low over Uganda and offering stunning views of the amazing landscapes beneath you.
You will arrive in Kihihi before midday and you will be met by your driver who will drive you though to Mahogany Springs Lodge, which is a journey of around 2 hours.
Your stay here is for the next 2 nights is on a full board basis. This afternoon is free to spend at leisure, relax or perhaps take part in optional activities (at additional cost) including forest walks, birdwatching and village walks.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

Today is the big day itself. Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees—the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.
The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Return to the lodge this afternoon where you can relax in the beautiful scenery.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 4-6: On safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning you fly from Kihihi to Entebbe and connect through to the Masai Mara.

For the next three nights you will be staying in the Masai Mara in your lodge.

You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives on the plains of the Masai Mara. This iconic reserve offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. It's highly likely that you’ll see zebra, impala, gazelle, wildebeest, buffalo, rhino and elephant, plus lion, cheetah and leopard.

Your lodge or camp may offer the opportunity for a night game drive where you’ll see nocturnal animals such as aardvarks and honey badgers. There are a range of other activities you can participate in during your time in the Masai Mara, including cultural visits to Maasai villages and markets, guided bush walks, and black rhino tracking experiences.

Main Destination: Greater Masai Mara
Accommodation: Saruni Mara
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 7: Fly to Zanzibar & Transfer to the Beach

Today you’ll enjoy an early morning game drive before being driven to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Nairobi. Here you’ll board a connecting flight to the exotic island of Zanzibar. You will be met on arrival in Zanzibar and driven to your accommodation where you will stay for the next four nights. We offer a range of accommodation options on the island and we will ensure that we match you with the most suitable accommodation for your requirements and sense of style—whether that is a rustic beach lodge or a luxurious 5-star resort.

Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: Pongwe Beach Hotel
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)

Day 8-10: Zanzibar Beaches

You’ll spend the next three days enjoying Zanzibar at your leisure. With its beautiful sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for post-safari relaxation. Should you wish to be active, there are plenty of excursions that you can join, including visits to historic Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Prison Island, the spice plantations and cultural tours to local villages. There’s also a wide choice of adventure activities that you can participate in, including mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, windsurfing, kite surfing, sea kayaking and sailing. The island also has fantastic coral reefs which are perfect for diving and snorkelling. You may even be lucky enough to see dolphins, green turtles and, at certain times of the year, whale sharks.

Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: Pongwe Beach Hotel
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)

Day 11: International Outbound Flight

Sadly your ‘Gorillas, Masai Mara and Zanzibar’ adventure has come to an end. After a final breakfast at your hotel, you’ll check out of your accommodation and you’ll be driven back to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) for your flight home.

Main Destination: Zanzibar Island (Beach, Tanzania)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Price Includes

All entry fees included on tour
All activities
All accommodation as per itinerary
A professional driver/guide

Price Excludes

International flights (From/to home)
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance

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