A Safari Across the East African Plains

16 Days
From $9,510
Activity Level
Moderate
Transport
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara.

Day 2: Full day in Maasai Mara

Day 3: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru Park:

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi – Arusha Tanzania:

Day 5: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Day 6: Full day Crater Tour

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Serengeti N.P

Day 8: Full day in Serengeti N.P

Day 9: Serengeti – Lake Manyara N.P

Day 10: Lake Manyara N.P – Arusha – Kampala Uganda

Day 11: Travel to Bwindi National Park

Day 12: Gorilla trekking

Day 13: Travel o Queen Elizabeth National park/chimpanzee Tracking

Day 14: Game Drive and Boat Ride

Day 15: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

Day 16: Kampala – Nairobi

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Nairobi - Maasai Mara/ Full day in Maasai Mara

In the morning at 0830 hrs pick up from your hotel in Nairobi and drive-thru the Great Rift Valley to Maasai Mara with lunch and game viewing en-route. Check-in at your lodge/camp then proceed with afternoon game drives in the reserve. You will have dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar, FB.

Full day game drives on the reserve, from 0830hrs to 1730hrs lunch picnic or back to the lodge for hot lunch and continue with afternoon game viewing, Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar, FB.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru Park/

After breakfast, drive from Mara to Nakuru with your lunch en-route. Arrive at Nakuru Park in the evening and check-in at your lodge or camping for dinner and overnight, FB.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Flamingo Hill tented camp
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi - Arusha Tanzania:

At 0600hrs do early morning game drive in Nakuru Park, then at 0830 back to the lodge for your breakfast. Thereafter drive back to Nairobi for lunch. At 1430hrs after lunch travel on via Namanga border into Arusha Tanzania where you will arrive at around 1800hrs. You will have dinner and overnight at Arusha Crown Hotel FB Ngorongoro? Serengeti & Manyara Safari

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arusha Crown Hotel
Day 5 - 6: Ngorongoro Crater Rim/Full day Crater Tour/ - Serengeti N.P

In the morning at 0830hrs pick up from your accommodation in Arusha and drive 1-0km to Ngorongoro Crater rim via some point of view. Hot lunch in the lodge and after lunch launch an easy walking trip along the Crater Rim for about 3 km enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Ngorongoro highlands. Later walk back and meet your vehicle back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or Similar FB

Breakfast then descend into the Crater floor for both morning and afternoon game drives. All the BIG FIVE Rhino Lion Leopard Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra Hippo Wildebeest Hyena and more, Birds include flamingos on the Soda lake Geese Storks, Vultures, and more? Your lunch will be served in the picnic site at Ngoitokitok swamp a Hippo pool. After lunch proceed with game viewing at 1645hrs ascend the Crater for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or Similar FB

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: ngorongoro sopa lodge
Day 7 - 8: Ngorongoro - Serengeti N.P/ Full day in Serengeti N.P

Breakfast in Ngorongoro then depart for Serengeti National Park with game drives en-route whereby you will arrive in the lodge for hot lunch. After lunch it is optional where you will proceed with afternoon game drives in Serengeti on you will relax at leisure in the lodge waiting for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge or similar FB

After breakfast then continues with both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park to have a look for lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. A lot of birds include the Eurasia migrants. You will have all meals and overnight in the same lodge FB.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa lodge
Day 9: Serengeti - Lake Manyara N.P

After breakfast check out and drive 220 to Manyara for hot lunch and after lunch rest and relax by the pool waiting for dinner and overnight in Manyara Wildlife Hotel. FB

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Hotel
Day 10: Lake Manyara N.P - Arusha - Kampala Uganda

Breakfast at 0700hrs followed by short game drives in Lake Manyara Park. The park is home to Tree climbing Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, troops of Baboons, also Flamingo birds, Ostrich, Egyptian, Geese, and more? At 1100hrs leave the park and drive back to Arusha where you will arrive at 1230hrs for hot lunch, then at 1500hrs. Get ready for your flight to Entebbe airport.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Africana
Day 11 - 12 TRAVEL TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK/ GORILLA TREKKING

An AA Safaris guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast for the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park so the tour has begun. During the drive, there is a scenic view of the green countryside and the beautiful hills that surround the area so the vehicle can be stopped at any time if you want to take photos. Enjoy lunch in Mbarara. Arrival at the park will be in the late afternoon and check-in at your lodge where you will be able to hear the sounds of the birds and water flowing through the forest as you relax for the next day depending on the accommodation of your choice.

An early breakfast is recommended so that you are driven to the Bwindi park headquarters office for a briefing by the rangers as well as registration. The guides will then lead you to track the gorillas through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth and the thick creepers. When the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the gorillas and you will have a chance to sit around these great apes for a whole hour looking into their big eyes. These big giants are also powerful and can sometimes weigh over 250 kilograms. The visitors also require a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, since the trek can take from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of these lovely primates. Because of the muddy and steep conditions of the terrain during the tracking, you can ask for a walking stick. Eat your packed lunch after the trek.

Visit the local community outside the park especially the Batwa rich culture expressed in arts and crafts, music, dance, folk-stories.

Return to your lodge content having learned a new way of life of the

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia cottages
Day 13 - 14: Chimpanzee Trekking/ Game drive and Boat in Queen Elizabeth NP

You will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for and go for an afternoon chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura gorge where you will be fascinated by the scenery of a cave made out of thickly dense trees that form a cave-like feature which is the gorge that is home to chimpanzees. After a briefing by your guide, start the trekking which lasts 2-7 hours. Wear appropriately for the trek; hiking boots and a walking stick because the ground may be muddy and slippery, thick gloves and long pants to protect your hands and legs from thorny plants along the trail.

Arise to a morning game drive where you track the tree climbing lions as they wake up, hunt, and lie lazily on in the savannah. Study and watch other animals during the drive like carvel cats, leopards, hippos, buffaloes, kobs, elephants to mention but a few. Return to your lodge for brunch then head to explore kazinga channel on a boat cruise to see different bird species and wild game drinking water, bathing, and grazing by the shores. Take beautiful photos from the boat as you bypass the shores. Retire to your lodge for dinner and sleep

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 15: Drive to Kampala:

This Morning,  you will drive back to Kampala and check-in into your luxury accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyo
Day 16: Kampala - Nairobi

After early morning breakfast again travel by Scandinavia Coach back to Nairobi or scheduled flight to Nairobi. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back home. End of Service by Arrive Africa Safaris

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

Arrive African Safari brings the world to explore the beauty of East African countries, Visit the National parks of  Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, Kenya,  we believe that the chosen accommodation in all these parks is epic and that you will enjoy staying there. All the parks are home to small and large animals including birds and reptiles, lodge-based safari,

Accomodations

Mara Sopa Lodge
Kenya and Tanzania claim some of the world's most beautiful National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Areas which teem with countless species of birds and truly wild animals, and which also host our present family of eight Sopa Lodges. These have all been individually designed to compliment and blend in with the magnificent surroundings of their environments while reflecting the themes and influences of Equatorial African cultures and their art.
Flamingo Hill tented camp
The Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Refresh yourself by taking a dip in the clear waters of our pool and unwind! Small and exclusive, comprising 25 tents. The tents are furnished with the understated luxury required by the modern traveler. Decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron and crisp cottons each tent has been meticulously planned to maximise comfort. The Camp has an elegant boutique stocked with African handicrafts from all over the Country and beyond
Arusha Crown Hotel
Arusha Crown Hotel is a newly constructed modern hotel fitted with the latest amenities of international standard offering accommodation and conference facilities. Strategically located in the centre of Arusha city. Giving you all the comfort and convenience of being centrally located with easy access to Arusha's main business centres. - Stadium, Central Bus Stand, Fruits Market, Bank / Bureau De Change, Pharmacies, Taxi Stand, and Internet Café's are all within walking distance
ngorongoro sopa lodge
NNgorongoro Sopa Lodge Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Serengeti Sopa lodge
Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun
Manyara Wildlife Hotel
Let us invite you to discover one of Tanzania's best kept secrets. Lake Manyara, a small breathtaking National Park with an immense natural richness - home of over 380 bird species, including the thousands of flamingos that tint the soda waters of the Lake pink and the famous tree-climbing lions, which for reasons unknown sleep in the branches of acacia trees. Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the vertiginous western escarpment of the Rift Valley, affording magnificent views down across the whole Lake.
Hotel Africana
All rooms are fully equipped with an individually controlled air condition system, attached with a full private bathroom, a balcony overseeing the spectacular view, satellite television, fridge, wire and wireless internet access. With 253 rooms comprising of 5 suites, 103 deluxe rooms and 117 twin bed rooms and 28 Apartments, offering splendid views..
Arcadia cottages
As the highest lodge on the hill we over look the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and all its many islands from all our cottages and main dinner area and bar. Arcadia Lake Bunyonyi has 25 cottages and each cottage over looks the islands on Lake Bunyonyi. Each cottage is self contained with a private deck for guests to enjoy the view in the comfort of their cottage.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
Speke Resort Munyonyo
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.

Availability and Prices

Sep 4 - 19, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Sep 18 - Oct 3, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Oct 2 - 17, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Oct 16 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Dec 4 - 19, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Dec 18, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jan 8 - 23, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jan 22 - Feb 6, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Feb 5 - 20, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Mar 5 - 20, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Mar 19 - Jun 3, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Apr 2 - 17, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Apr 16 - May 1, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Apr 30 - May 15, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
May 14 - 29, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Jun 4 - 19, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jun 18 - Jul 3, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jul 2 - 17, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jul 16 - 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Aug 13 - 28, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Aug 27 - Sep 11, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Sep 3 - 18, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Sep 17 - Oct 2, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Oct 1 - 16, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Oct 15 - 30, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Oct 29 - Nov 13, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Nov 5 - 20, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Nov 19 - Dec 4, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,510
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 14,835
Per Person
Dec 3 - 18, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Dec 17, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Double Occupancy
$ 10,420
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 16,450
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages