Kenya And Uganda Safari Tour : Kenya, home to the Big 5, Masai communities, and lakes covered in flamingos, and Uganda home to the fascinating mountain gorilla, make for the ideal safari pairing. Before traveling to Uganda to observe the largest primate in the world in action, observe the yearly migration of zebra, wildebeest, and gazelle in Kenya. Check off those bucket list items with a combined safari of Kenya and Uganda; our fascinating choice of trips is mentioned below. The safari will take you from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and then to Bwindi National Park.

Combining your African safari with a Kenya and Uganda tour is the ideal way to experience the best that Africa has to offer. Kenya and Uganda are two exceptional safari destinations in East Africa that both offer phenomenal adventure safaris with truly distinctive and different African adventure experiences. Visitors come from all over the world to Kenya for wildlife safaris, and the nation is home to one of the most famous and iconic wildlife experiences of the great annual Wildebeest Migration in its renowned Maasai Mara. Kenya is one of the best places in Africa for checking off exceptional wildlife sightings, especially the big 5, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinoceros. You can enjoy viewing enormous herds of wildebeest, thousands of zebras, and many other antelopes during your combined Kenya and Uganda safari tour.

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Maasai people

You can find countless attractions on your Kenya and Uganda tour, from the amazing national parks and reserves that inhabit some of the world’s most impressive wildlife species to the warm and welcoming people with different interesting cultures, to stun you. Kenya is a classic safari country, blessed with extraordinary rich diversity in its diverse range of landscapes, most of which are close to one another but still offer different and mind-blowing experiences.

A Kenya and Uganda safari tour is extremely exciting because it gives visitors the chance to learn about the magnificent and unquestionably incredible primates that provide remarkable adventure experiences unmatched anywhere else. The majority of visitors travel to Uganda after or before their Kenya Wildlife Safari to see the most well-known chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, which are thought to make up half of the world’s mountain gorilla population and reside in the mist-covered tropical rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Tourists enjoy a truly unique African adventure while exploring the undeniable beauty of Africa’s pearl, from its scenic savannah parks traversed by tropical and magnificent lakes, rivers, and wildlife, to the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains with dramatic scenery and exciting people with rich cultures in their numerous vibrant cities and towns.

With the help of Focus East Africa Tours, you can take advantage of the combined Kenya and Uganda Tour, which offers you fully active nature-based safari moments with exciting adventures like primate trekking, wildlife game safaris, community encounters, boat trips, white water rafting, nature walks, straddling the equator, city tours, among others, across both countries. This tour will create wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experiences with a million memories to take back home. Below is Example of our Kenya and Uganda safari tour itinerary:

 DAY 01: NAIROBI TO THE MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

You will be greeted by a member of our customer service team when you arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, who will give you a brief overview of your safari itinerary before handing you off to your driver-guide. Together, you will leave for the Masai Mara National Game Reserve with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, and you will make it in time for check-in and lunch at the Ashnil Mara Camp. After an afternoon at leisure, you will proceed on a game drive in the evening until dusk, when you will return to your camp.

It is hard to comprehend how diverse and abundant the wildlife is in the Mara; over 450 kinds of animals have been identified here. Lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopards, several antelope species, and elephants are all easily observable. The Mara is the location of what is arguably nature’s most stunning event. Millions of wildebeest and zebra leave the Serengeti (Tanzania) every year in search of water and grazing. They are closely followed by lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures, which are savannah predators.

DAY 2: FULL DAY MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA

After breakfast the following morning, begin your Kenya Uganda Safari by leaving for a full-day game drive in the enormous Masai Mara National Game Reserve, where a picnic lunch will be served. Additionally, you will have the option to participate in extracurricular activities like a hot air balloon safari and a trip to a nearby Masai community.

 DAY 3: FULL DAY MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE.

You will also enjoy the Masai Mara National Game Reserve on the third day. The reserve is known for its undulating grassland and the Mara River, which flows through it from north to south. The reserve, which has a surface area of 700 square miles and is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem, is home to the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra, and an entourage of carnivores from the Serengeti plains. This migration is known throughout the world and is triggered by rain and the arrival of succulent new grass. It is a costly journey because many of the weak, sick, and handicapped will perish in the whirling floodwaters of the Mara River as they attempt to cross it, and many more will be eaten by the rabid pack of predators. The Mara is also home to a number of majestic black-maned lions and one of the greatest densities of cheetahs on the continent.

DAY 4: DEPARTURE FROM MAASAI MARA TO ENTEBBE INTERNATONAL AIRPORT, UGANDA

After breakfast on the fourth day, continue with your Kenya-Uganda Safari. After a brief morning game drive, you will be driven to the Keekorok airstrip in time for your Air Kenya aircraft to Uganda Entebbe international airport. This flight takes off from the Masai Mara and lands in Entebbe. Our tour guide will meet you when you arrive at Entebbe International Airport and take you to your accommodation for checking in, dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

On day five, you will go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your driver-guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and take you there, with a brief stop at the Equator en route.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest bioregions in the world. The roughly 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up slightly over half of the global population of these gentle primates are Bwindi’s most treasured species. The African Bird Club highly recommends going bird viewing at Bwindi. When you get to Bwindi, check into your hotel and, if time allows, partake in some extra activities like a cultural visit with the Batwa tribe, a “pygmy” group that originally lived in the jungle.

Discover how this distinct civilization lived and hunted in the jungle by taking part in the “Batwa Experience.” You could even get to use their bow and arrow. Alternately, you could stay the night at Bwindi Lodge and visit the “Changing Lives” local community initiative.

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DAY 6: FULL DAY GORILLA TREKKING.

In the morning of your gorilla tracking adventure the following day, you’ll wake up early to have a filling breakfast in anticipation of the day’s strenuous activity. You must arrive by 8 AM at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station to register. Your gorilla expedition will begin after the rangers have given you a briefing. A fair level of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking boots or shoes are essential for the hike, which lasts between three and six hours on average.

You will be led by the rangers past the village gardens and into the woodland that resembles a jungle. As you look for the gorillas, they will guide you through the occasionally impenetrable bush, occasionally chopping through the thick undergrowth with a machete. Since the mountain gorillas are constantly being watched over for their protection, you are fairly certain to witness them. By maintaining frequent radio contact, the rangers keep an eye on each gorilla family.

The gorilla population is progressively growing, in part because of gorilla tourism, but the species is still at grave risk of extinction. Since gorillas and humans almost exactly have the same genetic makeup, it is important to protect their health against human diseases (via our food, for example). You’ll also be told to keep a distance of 7 meters from the gorillas in order to prevent disease from spreading to them.

You will be asked to put all of your possessions to the side and approach the gentle giants with just your camera after you have located the gorilla family. The guides will explain the animals’ actions and offer advice regarding what you are seeing. Young males, females with their young, and even a dominant silverback may be observed feeding, playing, conversing, or simply sleeping. Your meeting with the gorillas will live long in your memory.

7TH DAY: DEPARTURE

Early in the morning, after breakfast, your driver will transport you from Bwindi to Entebbe in time for your departing flight at the airport. Say goodbye to the lovely nation and make a commitment to travel with us again.

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