19 Day Kenya & Uganda Wildlife Exploration
Air & Land
|Kenya & Uganda Wildlife Exploration|
|Radisson Blu Hotel||Nairobi|
|The Ark||Aberdare National Park|
|Great Rift Valley Lodge||Naivasha, Nakuru|
|Mara Intrepids Camp||Masai Mara National Reserve|
|Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport||Nairobi|
|The Boma Guesthouse||Entebbe|
|Kabalega Wilderness Lodge||Murchison Falls National Park|
|Paraa Safari Lodge||Murchison Falls National Park|
|Crater Safari Lodge||Kibale National Park|
|Primate Lodge||Kibale National Park|
|Katara Lodge||Queen Elizabeth National Park|
|Chameleon Hill Lodge||Bwindi Impenetrable National Park|
|Gorilla Safari Lodge||Bwindi Impenetrable National Park|
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer and flights Nairobi-Entebbe & Bwindi-Entebbe.
Due to strict regulations on gorilla trekking permits, the cost of the permit is fully non-refundable at the time of booking. Any cancellations or amendments will incur a $600 per person fee.
Please note children under 15 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
Passengers should select flights on Day 19 from Entebbe that depart no earlier than 3:00 pm. The flight from Bwindi arrives to Entebbe at approximately 11:30 am.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.
Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. Click here for more information.
Passengers traveling to Uganda must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- Flights Sydney-Nairobi, Entebbe-Sydney
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- Intra-flights Nairobi-Entebbe & Bwindi-Entebbe
- 17 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Nairobi
- 2 nights Samburu National Reserve
- 1 night Aberdare National Park
- 1 night Lake Naivasha
- 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
- 1 night Entebbe
- 2 nights Murchison Falls National Park
- 1 night Kibale National Park
- 2 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 2 nights Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 45 meals: 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
- Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
- National Park fees and gorilla trekking permit
This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking can last between ½ hour to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet.
- Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue center
- At the Giraffe Centre, hand-feed elegant Rothschild giraffes from an elevated platform
- Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
- Explore Samburu National Park, known for its unique wildlife
- Enjoy leisurely game viewing at one of Kenya’s iconic tree lodges
- Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its superb birdlife
- Look for the “Big Five” in the magical Masai Mara National Reserve
- Discover Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area
- Cruise down the Nile River to the base of dramatic Murchison Falls
- At enchanting Kibale National Park, view the greatest variety of primates in East Africa
- Enjoy a thrilling guided forest trek in search of chimpanzees in the tropical Kibale forest
- View the spectacular Rwenzori, the “Mountains of the Moon”, that lie in western Uganda
- Game drives in the diverse ecosystems of Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Enjoy a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, home to hippos, crocodiles and colorful exotic birds
- Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight datesNote: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
Is This Trip Right for You?
This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 18 can last between ½ hour to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet. Note that visitors that are sick will not be allowed to enter Kibale National Park or Bwindi Forest National Park due to the risk of spreading disease to the primates. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Some of our tours require walking or stairs between tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark. Electricity for some lodges is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Passengers traveling with CPAP machines must notify Gate 1 Travel in advance so accommodations can be made to run these machines through the night. Occasionally power and back-up generators fail and power will not be available. All passengers traveling into Uganda will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult with their health care provider regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health care provider before signing up for this tour. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.
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This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 18 can last between ½ hour to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet. Please see the “Is Trip Trip Right for You?” section and the Trip Preparation tab for a list of equipment recommended for this excursion.
Gate 1 Travel Australia itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located within the commercial center of East Africa.Hotel Details
This first class camp lodge is located in the central region of the Samburu reserve near the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in Aberdare National Park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks Lake Naivasha.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in a lovely location overlooking the Talek River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is about a thirty minute drive away from city center of Nairobi.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is situated in a leafy suburb of the town of Entebbe.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is situated in Murchison Falls National Park.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge overlooks the River Nile.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge has breathtaking views of Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is located in the heart of Kibale National Park, which is home to over 13 different species of primates.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is located on the Great Rift Valley escarpment and overlooks the open savannah.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge has breathtaking views of Lake Mutanda and the Virunga Mountains.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is set on the boundary line of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have led a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.
Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2019||AUD$45.00|
Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.
*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour.
|Day #9||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$603.00|
The trip was great and memorable! Hotel choices was excellent except for Tarangire Sopa Lodge and Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. My favorite stay were Lake Manyara Kilimanmoja Lodge and Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp. I would come back and stay anytime. Our tour guide Adam was wonderful. He was full of energy, fun and with a positive altitude. We already missed him.Anntuyet N. Missouri City, TX
The Namibia trip was very enjoyable! Lots of beautiful scenery, both inland in the deserts and along the coast. We saw lots of wildlife in Etosha National Park and I took some amazing pictures of both the animals and the desert scenery. All in all, a great trip.Louis C. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was magnificent. Easily the most physically demanding trip I have ever taken (jungle treks) ... I am 72 years old and in good health but the porters made the gorilla trek possible! The Ugandan people seem naturally friendly and outgoing. I love them. Morris 1 and Morris 2 are exceptional guides and just great guys. I recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. All of my Gate 1 trips have been super. My wife and I have always been taken care of extremely well. We go with another couple ... A great time for us to get together and have a great time. Thanks Gate 1 for another fantastic adventure.James A. Shreveport, LA
It was wonderful! What a surprise Uganda was. The gorilla tracking was harder than I expected (and I am pretty athletic) but I survived.Ella S. Treasure Island, FL
I loved Namibia! Belinda shared her love for her country. The country is beautiful, new looks around every corner. Keegan our driver handled all the bumps with ease and there were lots of bumps on the roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a beautiful unspoiled country.Susan W. Outlook, WA
Coming to Namibia has been a dream come true, and experiencing the beauty of its landscapes, wildlife, people and culture is all more than I could ever expect. Much thanks to our wonderful guide, David and our driver, Mojari - she was so fantastic, given the challenging roads throughout our trip. We were all so well taken care of every minute along the way. I am grateful for the warm hospitality everywhere we went, the many opportunities to learn about Namibia's history, the tribesmen's way of life, marvel at the stunning sand dunes, watching the gorgeous African sunsets every day...can't wait to share this amazing country with everyone back home!Jingying C. Singapore, SG
Incredible doesn’t begin to describe it! From the moment we were met at the airport until the moment we left it just kept getting better. The accommodations were outstanding. The highlight though of course were the game drives. All of our drivers were so extremely knowledgeable which allowed us to track and see all of the Big 5. Don was our tour manager and he just made everything seem so effortless although I know there was a lot of coordination going on in the background. It won’t be our last visit to Africa or our last trip with Gate 1....thanks for the trip of a lifetime!Margaret M. Ontario, Canada
Our trip was fantastic, everything went smoothly, all of the connections, transfers, etc. were perfect. I cannot say enough positive things about Gate 1 and the travel guides for both tours. We are looking forward to our next tour and will be contacting you sometime early next year.Thomas L. Florence, SC
I have traveled a lot but never with a tour. Our trip to Kenya was spectacular and unlike any place I have ever been. Our guide was Yusuf. We could not have had a better guide ... Yusef is a very special man who made the trip even more amazing. I fell in love with the people and their spirit, the land was so beautiful and wild, and of course the animals were so up close and free. This experience will be the one that will thrill me for a lifetime. The experience could not have been better. Thank you Gate 1 for just the greatest experience. Also thanks to our booking agent Donna for advice on the time of year to make the trip and invaluable tips. And thanks to Yusuf for teaching us the language, educating us on the animals and of Kenya, and for his gracious company and friendship.Nancy H. Lexington, KY
We had such a wonderful experience on the Kenya Tanzania Safari ... Especially I want to extol the wonders and praises of our driver guides ... All the while they are safely and carefully negotiating the rutted roads in the conservation areas and national parks ... noticing all those subtle signs that indicate wildlife that my eyes would never see. They have so much knowledge and understanding of the animals, the vegetation, the ecosystems, the interactions between animals! I especially commend Yusuf in Kenya and Nurdin Mohammed in Tanzania. Not only do they know the biology and zoology, they are completely conscientious about all of us as passengers and clients ... I want to make sure the company understands what treasures the driver/guides are and how important they are to your customers’ feeling of safety and comfort, but also they obviously enjoy the natural environment and the thrill of showing us these wonders of nature in their homeland. And as we drove through the villages and towns they were able to explain much about the local customs and people. This wonderful experience was made even more wonderful because of Yusuf and Nurdin!Janell L. Nashville, TN
Kenya and Zanzibar were spectacular! It was a great way to relax after the many amazing game drives through Kenya. Our guide, Daniel, was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He explained the culture of Kenyans, the landscape of Kenya along with the habits and habitats of the many animals during the game drives. The itinerary was well planned (time/place), the Land Cruisers were perfect for the drives, the hotels and the "tent hotels" and food was excellent. Zanzibar is an idyllic island with its own history and culture, a learning experience. I would highly recommend this trip, but wait for the direct flights into Nairobi.Constance I. Brooklyn, NY
Hi Caitlin, Our Adventure to Uganda was awesome! Thank you!! We had a great time, everything went really well. Visiting gorillas in the rainforests of Bwindi was of course THE highlight of the trip. We saw chimps as well in their forests and that was thrilling! Our guides Morris and Jonah were exceptional, they took such good care of all of us. Thank you again Gate 1 for an another amazing trip!!! Looking forward to another destination with you guys!!!Larry K. Westmount, QC, CA
Our trip was fantastic - much better than we ever imagined. Our tour manager Belinda was exceptionally informed and accommodating to all of our needs. Can't wait to take off again.Morris S. Bala Cynwyd, PA
We had a terrific trip. Very well organized and paced, which we have come to expect of Gate 1. Botswana, particularly the Okavanga Delta was a real highlight. We may be back for Namibia.Lois Olcott P. Kennett Sq, PA
Outstanding. Very well organized from beginning to end. Excellent accommodations and facilities. Very personable and efficient guides. Very happy with the overall experience.Fred E. Newton, MA
Wonderful! Daniel was an excellent guide. He worked at providing animals and birds for all to see. His expertise in the area was apparent from the beginning to the end. Daniel took excellent care of us the whole trip. He was patient and catered to the needs of his group. Thank you for a lifetime experience!Charlene R. Lake View, NY
We had a fantastic time. Our guides were extraordinary and they were very knowledgeable. Daniel was our guide and we enjoyed every minute of him. We so many animals. It was beyond our expectations. Seeing so many lions, eight cheetahs, and two leopards is beyond our dreams. The hotels were very appreciated. We will definitely consider Gate 1 again.Barbara M. Bend, OR
The trip was wonderful and far exceeded my expectations.............from the different towns we visited, to the wide variety of animals the first class accommodations, and especially our guides/drivers- Jeff and James. These 2 were wonderful and very accommodating......and that's not always easy with multiple people and personalities. They were great and I would recommend them to anyone who goes to Kenya. Overall, the Gate 1 experience was remarkable. I will definitely use Gate 1 again and I'm already considering my next adventure. I've also recommended Gate 1 to several of my friends since I've been back. Thank you for helping make my experience so wonderful...........you will definitely hear from me again!Amanda H. Spring, TX
One of the best trips ever!!!!! I am planning on returning with my granddaughter. I want to mention our tour manager Mojo who was always on top of everything. I have only praises regarding this magic adventure, thank you Gate 1!Ana H. Coral Gables, FL
Just wanted to thank the entire staff that was involved in anyway with this tour. This vacation has been a dream of mine for as long as I could remember. Starting from the first person who helped me arrange this booking, to the hotel staff, guides/drivers, and all other staff members, they made this an awesome vacation! The birthday celebration was also a sweet and unexpected surprise! You guys just rock! Thank you so much!Joyce Y. Aloha, OR
OMG!!!!How can I find the words to express the most incredible experience ever!!! This was my 4th safari and this exceeded my expectations. Our host Mungai aka James was fantastic. His wisdom and knowledge were tremendous. We saw every animal with the exception of a Leopard. The accommodations were great along with the food and staff at the facilities .Our vehicle was very comfortable and we had a blast 4 wheeling through the Mara.I am a loyal traveler now...nothing compares to Gate 1 ...I plan on traveling the world and can afford to live my dreams because of your wonderful company.THANK YOU for giving me a trip of a LIFETIME.Nancy A. Panama City, FL