EAST AFRICA SAFARI
14 Nights, 15 Days East Africa Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi
Pick up upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. Check in, day at leisure to enjoy the facilities the Hotel has to Offer. In the evening enjoy a Dinner night out. Overnight Stay in Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu
After Breakfast, pick up from your hotel and drive south along the central highlands. Check in into your Samburu lodge, lunch served spend the rest of the afternoon at Leisure Enjoying the facilities that the lodge has to offer. In the Evening, proceed for an Introductory game drive. Dinner and Overnight Stay in Samburu
Samburu Game Reserve
Samburu Game Reserve offers a wide range of attractions. It is home to the Samburu tribe who are also pastoralists. Owasso Nyiro River which runs along the southern boundary is home to crocodile and hippo with the many animals visiting to drink during the heat of the day. In Samburu you are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy's zebra, Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and other plains game.
Day 3: Samburu
Early morning game drive and return to Lodge for Breakfast. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities that the Lodge has to offer. Lunch served before proceeding for an Evening Game Drive. Dinner and Overnight Stay in Samburu
Day 4: Samburu - Ol Pejeta
Early Morning game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast then depart for Ol pejeta, arriving at the lodge in the afternoon. Check in at your lodge and lunch will be served. Visit the Rhino sanctuary with game drive en route, back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and Overnight stay
Rhino Sanctuary (Baraka)
Baraka was born in the wild in Ol Pejeta, but lost sight in both eyes due to a fight and then a cataract and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100 acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety. Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta. Baraka can be fed from the specially designed feeding platform that borders his enclosure – offering visitors a unique experience and a chance to get up close and personal to an adult black rhino.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem that has the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Masai Mara. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. As the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world, and advocating for change. The Conservancy also boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion).
Day 5: Olpejeta – Aberdare National Park
Enjoy Breakfast at the lodge and visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary before departing for Aberdare National Park. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for Lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to your lodge. Check in and day at leisure to enjoy the facilities the lodge has to offer before going for an evening game drive. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay on a full board basis
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1993, with an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. Over the last decade, the Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for the recovery and rehabilitation of chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations; all victims of the illegal pet trade. The Sanctuary is now home to 35 chimps, divided into two large groups. These groups live in vast natural enclosures separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The chimps have set feeding times; which is the best time for visitors to see them, either from our special viewing platform or from the chimp walk. At the chimpanzee visitor centre you can learn more about our individual chimps, and if one in particular steals your heart you can pledge to adopt him or her – helping Ol Pejeta to ensure they live out the rest of their days in peace and safety.
Aberdare National Park
Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, warthogs and bush-bucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue Duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sun-birds and plovers.
Day 6: Aberdare - Nairobi - Kigali
Breakfast at the lodge transfer back to the Aberdare Country Club, then depart for Nairobi. Upon Arrival in Nairobi you will board your one way flight to Kigali.
Flight Timing (Rwandair)
Departs Nairobi at 15:35 and arrives in Kigali at 16:00
Upon arrival, you will be met our representative and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Kigali - Akagera National Park
After Breakfast drive to Akagera National Park passing through Rwanda’s phenomenal landscapes and living lifestyles. Check-in at Akagera Game Lodge, lunch served spend the rest of the afternoon at Leisure Enjoying the facilities that the lodge has to offer. In the evening enjoy an excellent game drive in Akagera National Park which is comprised of the lake, different varied vegetation; papyrus swamps and savannah vegetation acting as habitats of several wild animals like the giraffes, Zebras, Lions, different bird species. Dinner served and Overnight Stay in Akagera
Day 8: Akagera National Park - Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Volcanoes National Park. En-route visit the twin lakes (optional). In the afternoon visit the Kinigi Cultural Village for traditional dances and music, bio-mimicry and traditional healing lessons. Dinner & Overnight Stay in Volcanoes
Day 9: Gorilla trekking experience
After early morning breakfast, you will be transfer to the park headquarters - Kinigi for a briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas from the park warden. After the briefing embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. However meeting them is so rewarding and you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long-lost cousin take time studying them and taking pictures and videos. This is one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first.
Gorilla Trekking may take between 1-8 hours searching for the gorillas depending on their movement.
After the Gorilla trekking, return to the base and meet your driver to transfer you to your lodge for lunch and refresh. Dinner & Overnight Stay in Volcanoes
Day 10: Volcanoes National Park - Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, assemble at the park headquarters for Golden monkey trekking briefing. The golden monkeys (cercopithecus mitis kandti) trek will offer you an exceptional experience – You will encounter the monkeys retort and interrelate differently as they will keep on playing hide-and-seek much to the glee of the visitors. The Golden Monkey have been well habituated in volcanoes national park and there are 2 troups. The Kabatwa troop lives near the Park headquarters and the Musanga troop is close to the Karisimbi which is a longer Trekking distance. This is another experience that you must not miss while in Rwanda as excellent photo opportunities await!
In the afternoon transfer depart for Nyungwe, arrival at the lodge in the evening evening spend at Leisure to enjoy the facilities the Lodge has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay in Nyungwe.
Day 11: Nyungwe Forest National Park - Lake Kivu
After breakfast, check out and drive to Nyungwe forest headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing enter into the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest (Chimpanzee). On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos. After the trekking, take a walk on a walking trail that will take you to the Canopy Walk-a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees giving you a perfect view of the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you.
Late in the afternoon transfer to lake Kivu for a boat ride up to the hot springs. Overnight stay in Lake Kivu on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
Boat ride will depend on the time you will get to Lake Kivu
Day 12: Lake Kivu - Kigali - Kampala
After breakfast transfer to Kigali for your flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival, transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Overnight Stay in Kampala
Flight Timing (KQ) Kigali to Entebbe via Nairobi
Departs Kigali at 15:30 arrives in Nairobi at 18:20, depart Nairobi at 19:45 and Lands in Entebbe at 21:00
Day 13: Kampala City Tour
Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel, relax as you await lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon city tour. Overnight Stay in Kampala
Day 14: Kampala - Nairobi
After breakfast, relax at the hotel as you await your one way flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Nairobi, transferred to your Nairobi Hotel for an overnight stay.
Departs Entebbe at 13:35 and arrives in Nairobi at 14:45
Day 15: Nairobi - Depart
After breakfast, transfer to the airport depending on your flight for your return International flight.
1 Night stay in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast Basis
2 Nights stay in Samburu on Full Board Basis
1 Night stay in Ol Pejeta on Full Board Basis
1 Night stay in Aberdare on Full Board Basis
Individual Park Fees, Vehicle and Driver Park Fees in Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National park
Game Drives in Samburu National Park, Ol pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National park
Return Transport in a customized safari 4x4 Vehicle with an Experienced Driver Tour Guide from Nairobi - Samburu - Ol Pejeta - Aberdare - Nairobi
One way flight from Nairobi to Kigali
1 Night Stay in Kigali on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
1 Night Stay in Akagera National Park on a Full Board Basis
2 Nights Stay in Volcanoes National Park on Full Board Basis
1 Night Stay in Nyungwe on Full Board Basis
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Golden Monkey Trekking Permit
Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
Canopy walk Entrance Fees
1 Night Stay in Lake Kivu on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
Lake Kivu Boat Cruise fee
Individual Park Fees, Vehicle and Driver Park Fees
One way flight from Kigali to Entebbe
2 Nights stay in Kampala on Bed and Breakfast Basis
Kampala City Tour
One way Flight from Entebbe to Nairobi
1 Night stay in Nairobi on Bed and Breakfast Basis
All Airport Transfers
Items of a Personal Nature
Tips and Gratitude's
Health & Travel Insurance