A safari across EastAfrica has got to be perhaps the most fulfilling safari adventure a safari lover could experience on earth. This safari gives you an in-depth experience of the uniqueness this destination of the universe has been endowed with and offers in abundance.
In this feature, I am going to suggest a perfect itinerary for a maximized 10 day safari experience across Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. This 10 day experience will take you through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track the mountain gorillas and visit the Murchison Falls of the Nile River, the longest river in the world. You will visit Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania for an experience of the greatest wildlife presence and depending on time of the year, the greatest wildlife immigration on earth. Among other highlights; Take a rewarding hot air balloon safari over the Nile at Murchison Falls National park in Uganda or/and Masai Mara in Kenya.
Day 1 – Your Itinerary will start with a drive to Murchison Falls National Park on day one where you will visit the famous Murchison Falls, the hardest waterfall on earth where the mighty Nile river compresses itself into a narrow crevice producing what looks like thousands of washing machines going off at once in formation. You will then proceed the check in at Paraa Safari Lodge. After Check in, take an evening balloon safari to see the sunset over the Nile and the growing wildlife in this region of East Africa.
Day 2 – This morning you will take a game drive to see amazing wildlife in this part of Uganda. Murchison Falls National parks boasts of some of the highest populations of hippo in the world along the Nile banks. You will take a boat cruise to see the other side of the Murchison Falls, after which you will drive to the airstrip to take your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for your gorilla tracking experience next day. Stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge.
Day 3 – Early breakfast this morning, then you will head out for a briefing before embarking on your gorilla trekking experience. The tracking experience goes on from 2 to 8 hours of the day depending on the movements of the gorilla family. You will return to Mahogany Springs Lodge to relax and if you got time and strength for more, you will take a village tour to visit the Batwa pygmies of this part of Uganda. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge.
Day 4 – After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe International Airport, where you will make a connection to fly to Kenyatta International Airport. You will then transfer to Serena Hotel in Nairobi where you will stay tonight. Optional activities for this afternoon are; a visit to Nairobi National Park and city tour of Nairobi.
Day 5 – You will transfer to Wilson Airport and take a 40 minute flight to Masai Mara. Arrive Masai Mara to drive to your lodging at Mara Serena Lodge to check in, have lunch. After lunch, you will take a wildlife safari combined with a Masai village tour for a cultural experience. Overnight at Serena Lodge.
Day 6 – Early morning coffee/tea and then a 1 hour rewarding sunrise balloon safari experience through Masai Mara. You will then continue on a morning game drive to discover more of the Mara. You will return to the lodge to lunch, check out and transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. You will take a connecting flight to Serengeti National Park to arrive this evening. Overnight stay at Four Seasons Safari Lodge.
Day 7 – After breakfast, you will head out for a full day morning and afternoon game drive in to make the most of your visit to this park of Africa, you will see the big five among other animals in this park. Overnight at Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Day 8 – After breakfast, you will transfer to Ngorongoro crater one of the wonders of Africa, where your descend into a sunken mountain and make all your wildlife encounters in the valley. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9 – After breakfast, you will take a morning game drive into the sunken mountain and spend much of your day in the valley making the most of your last day on safari in the wild. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Day 10 – After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Kilimanjaro airport where you will catch your flight to Nairobi, where you will catch your international flight to your home destination. End of your 10 days EastAfrica maximized safari.
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