Best of East Africa Safari

Best of East Africa Safari

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Best of East Africa Safari

18 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in Entebbe

Visiting: Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Entebbe

Tour operator:

ovacado adventures

Tour code:

400

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 30

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

15-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour operated in:

English

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Tour Overview

This safari is one of the best combinations you can do. Visit Masai Mara NP in Kenya, proceed to Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro in Tanzania, Fly to Rwanda and visit Nyugwe forest NP for Canopy walk, Visit Volcanoes National Park for Golden Monkeys, visit the Gorillas in Uganda, Track the chimps from Kibale National Park, and Depart or Fly out from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda in one super Safari.

Highlights

  • Visit masai mara national park

  • visit serengeti national park

  • visit ngorongoro national park

  • In Rwanda visit nyunwe national park for canopy walk.

  • visit volcano national park for golden monkeys.

  • visit Uganda for gorillas in bwindi impenetrable national park.

  • Visit kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Location: Nairobi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sentrim Boulevard Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

You will be met at the airport upon arrival by our office representative. You will be later transferred to your Hotel in Nairobi capital city, depending on the time of arrival, you can do a city walk around the city or simply have a rest as you prepare for the adventure the next 17 days.

Day 2 : Transfer To Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Ol Moran Tented Camp-Superior

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Safari starts with pick up from a Nairobi hotel or Airport and after safari briefing depart Nairobi latest by 0800hrs driving through the floor of the Great Rift Valley and past the base town of Narok to arrive in Masai Mara. In the afternoon enjoy evening game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 : Full Day In Masai Mara

Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Ol Moran Tented Camp-Superior

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will have a full day game drive in Mara with picnic lunch provided. All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, African elephant, cape buffalo, and black rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara. The population of black rhinos was fairly numerous until 1960, but it was severely depleted by poaching in the 1970s and early 1980s, dropping to a low of 15 individuals. Numbers have been slowly increasing, but the population was still only up to an estimated 23 in 1999.

Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. The plains between the Mara River and the Esoit Siria Escarpment are probably the best area for game viewing, in particular regarding lion and cheetah.

As in the Serengeti, the wildebeest are the dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara, and their numbers are estimated in the millions.

Day 4 : Morning Game Drive And Afternoon Community Visit

Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Ol Moran Tented Camp-Superior

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full day in Masai Mara Game Reserve with morning game drive. Later visit Maasai Village to discover the true Culture of the Masai people, you can opt to spend a night with the Masai Family or return to your Lodge for dinner. Incase you opt for masai Family, all meals will be severed at the Family’s home.

Day 5 : Transfer To Serengeti National Park

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Kati Kati Tented Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we leave the Masai Mara and proceed to Serengeti. Cross the Kenya – Tanzania common border at Isebania and Serari and proceed to Serengeti National Park via Ndabaka. Swap the vehicles and take the Tanzanian registered vehicle. Drive to the famous Serengeti National Park, picnic lunch on the way. Enroute game viewing drive. Serengeti is one of the unique wilderness areas of the world, fantastic in its natural beauty and unequalled in its scientific value. This park is a vast expanse of land with a large concentration of plains animals. It also contains a wide variety of bird-life inhabiting a diversity of habitat and vegetation. One of the unique remarkable scenes is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, gazelle, buffalo, and other plains animals.

Day 6 : Full Day In Serengeti National Park

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Kati Kati Tented Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full day in Serengeti with unlimited game drives in the Park in search of wildlife with packed breakfast or lunch if you like. You could also enjoy just a morning and afternoon game drive if you prefer or simply go out for a longer morning game drive or full day game drive.

Day 7 : Transfer To The Ngorongoro Crater, Via Olduvai Gorge

Location: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ngorongoro Farm House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro. The drive is scenic and on arrival, we descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety and breath taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.

Day 8 : Transfer To Lake Eyasi To Visit The Hadzabe And Datoga

Location: Lake Eyasi

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Visit Lake Eyasi which is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. The Hadza, or Hadzabe, are an indigenous ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley. There are, as of 2015, between 1,200 and 1,300 Hadza people living in Tanzania. Visit these people will make your safari memorable.

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Day 10 : Fly To Kigali International Airport

Location: Kigali International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Great Seasons Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Rwanda and arrive in Kigali capital city. Your Rwanda safari Guide will be waiting for you at the Airport, Proceed to the hotel and later do a city tour. Depending on your time of arrival, we shall do a city tour, Kigali is a unique small city, a tour would take 3 to 4 hours, visit the genocide memorial site and also visit the Kigali Museum. You will return to your hotel for overnight and Dinner.

Day 11 : Transfer To Nyugwe National Park

Location: Nyungwe Forest National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Immediately after your breakfast, you will proceed to Nyugwe Forest. Nyugwe National Park lies in southwest Rwanda, partly abutting the Burundi border. It’s a vast area of mountain rainforest, home to many species of chimpanzees, plus owl-faced and colobus monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, part of the Igishigishigi Trail, is a high suspension bridge with views over the valley and surrounding forests. A trail runs to the Kamiranzovu Marsh, with its birdlife, orchids and waterfall.

Note that the highlight of Going to this park is the unique Canopy walk activity.

Day 12 : Transfer To Volcanoes National Park

Location: Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park for your Golden Monkey tracking. You will arrive at the Hotel late evening. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge as we prepare for the morning Golden monkey Tracking activity.

Day 13 : Golden Monkey Tracking And Transfer To Bwindi Forest National Park

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Agandi Uganda Eco Lodges

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast, you will go and start your adventure for the golden monkey tracking activity, this lasts for at most 3 hours, after you return to the lodge for lunch then in the afternoon you will be transferred to the Rwanda-Ugandan Boarder at chanika, Your Uganda Safari Guide will be waiting for you at the border, and he will then transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable Forest. This journey is super scenic and marvellous.

Day 14 : Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Agandi Uganda Eco Lodges

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast so early in the morning, and after proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. The rangers will lead you to start the search for the mountain gorillas. You will as well enjoy the flora and fauna of this park, and spend some ample time with these big giants. After meeting the gentle giants, you will go back at the lodge for a late lunch, you can opt for a community visit to the Pgyms or simply have a rest after the hectic Trek.

Day 15 : Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Bush Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have morning breakfast at your lodge, after you will start your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park via the Ishasha sector were you will be able to enjoy the tree climbing lions. Proceed to the North sector of the park as you prepare for a boat cruise on the kazinga channel where you will have a chance to see many animals including the crocodiles, hippos, birds, buffalos and so on.

Day 16 : Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park

Location: Kibale National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have breakfast and do a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP before you transfer to Kibale Forest National Park(home to 13 primate’s species) through Fort-portal, amidst the great mountains of the moon(Rwenzori mountains) offering you beautiful sceneries. Expect other primates too like the Mangabeys, colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, bush babies baboons and many more.

Day 17 : Chimpazee Tracking

Location: Kibale National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kibale national park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. After lunch, visit Bigodi Village and swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.

Day 18 : Transfer To Entebbe Airport

Location: Entebbe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This is the last day of your amazing East African safari, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your departure Flight, the Journey takes about 5 hours from Kibale, It better when your flight is late evening to provide ample time for check in.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Guided

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Entrance Fees

  • Drinks with Meals

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What's Not Included

  • Train Tickets

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Meals – Half Board

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • International Travel

  • Country Entry Visas

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Available quests can enjoy safari.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    If necessary let say if your departure is delayed or disappointed by the guides.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    yes

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    no

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    yes

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    sanitising

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    nothing

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    guide

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    receipts

  • will you share with us your flight details

    yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    license

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    5years

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    yes

Reviews of this operator

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Ovacado Adventures My experience with Ovacado Adventures and Tours in Uganda was phenomenal! The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating to our every need. The landscapes and wildlife we explored were incredible and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience. If you want the Safari experience of a lifetime, look no further than Ovacado Adventures and Tours in Uganda! The guides were helpful and accommodating, always ensuring our safety and comfort. We saw a vast array of incredible sights, beautiful landscapes, and amazing wildlife. I would recommend Ovacado Adventures to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience

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