9-day trip

Uganda Gorillas and Kenya Safari

From 9030 PP


Mountain gorillas, Maasai and the Mara

A wonderful way to experience some of East Africa’s most incredible wildlife encounters and life-affirming cultural exchanges, staying in boutique lodges and camps that are both full of charm and doing inspiring community and conservation work.

Begin in Uganda, with a night in Entebbe before an unforgettable meeting with a troop of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s ancient rainforest. You’ll also get a taste of life on the park edge and learn how people and these gentle giants can thrive in the same space.

Then fly across Lake Victoria to Kenya’s legendary Maasai Mara. Whether timed for the spectacle of the migration or the green season’s burst of new life, the safari here is some of the very best anywhere in Africa.

End in the green Chyulu Hills, taking in views of Mount Kilimanjaro while Maasai guides show you their wild homeland.


Trip highlights

  • Trekking with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • World-class safari in the Maasai Mara

  • Epic Kili views and big tuskers in the Chyulu Hills

  • Handpicked boutique lodges and camps


What's included

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation

  • Gorilla trekking permits and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Cheetahs on the Mara
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    Giraffes under Kilimanjaro
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    Gorilla in Bwindi
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An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Overnight in Entebbe

You’ll be met on arrival into Entebbe and driven the short distance to a charming guesthouse for a relaxing overnight before your adventure begins in the morning. Depending on when you land, there might be time to explore Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, and watch the sunset from a beach bar before dinner.

Community in Lake Victoria, Africa.
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Days 2 — 4

Bwindi gorilla trekking

Return to the airport for a light aircraft for the short flight west, with the rest of the journey by road through verdant tea plantations to a village right on the edge of the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, an ancient and incredibly important protected rainforest home to colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, colourful birds and, most famously, some 400 mountain gorillas, around half of the world's population. Learn about the park and village life during your first afternoon here in preparation for tomorrow’s trek.

Dense Bwindi forest, key area for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda
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Days 4 — 7

Maasai Mara safari

A pair of light aircraft flights will bring you across Lake Victoria to Kenya's Maasai Mara. The Mara hosts an astounding diversity and density of wildlife year-round, especially lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants. Between July and October, millions of wildebeests and zebras cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania to create an awe-inspiring natural spectacle known as the Great Migration.

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Days 7 — 9

The Green Hills

End your safari in the verdant Chyulu Hills on a vast and beautiful wedge of Maasai-owned land close to Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks. A model of collaborative conservation, protecting wildlife such as lions, cheetahs and the iconic bull elephants that are some of the last big tuskers in Africa while providing income for the community.

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