10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari takes place across the Masai Mara national reserve found in the south western part of Kenya, Serengeti national park in the northern part of Tanzania, Bwindi national park and Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda.

During the safari, you will engage in game drives in Masai Mara national reserve, in Serengeti national park and in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will also engage in a gorilla trek in Bwindi national park.

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari
10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

Masai Mara national reserve and Serengeti national park are also known for the wildebeest migration which is the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeests. The safari will start in Arusha and end in Entebbe.

Safari highlights

Day 1; pick up and drive to Serengeti national park

Day 2; full day in Serengeti national park

Day 3; flight to Masai Mara national reserve

Day 4; full day in Masai Mara

Day 5; flight to Entebbe

Day 6; drive to Bwindi national park

Day 7; gorilla trekking

Day 8; drive to queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9; game drive and boat cruise

Day 10; departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Serengeti national park

You will be picked up by your guide who will welcome you and brief you about your safari. After being briefed, your guide will drive you to Serengeti national park where you will engage in wildlife viewing as you explore the savannah plains in search of wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, giraffes, impalas among others. You will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari
10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

Day 2; full day in Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park, your guide will drive you around the national park as you engage in a morning game drive as you look out for wildlife species such as elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, buffalos which are the big 5 among others. You will have lunch after your morning game drive in the national park.

You will also engage in an afternoon game drive around the central part of Serengeti national park which is also referred as Seronera area. After your game drive, your guide will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 3; flight to Masai Mara national reserve

You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare for your flight to Masai Mara national reserve. Your guide will pick you up from the airstrip on arrival and drive you to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will engage in an evening game drive in Masai Mara national reserve as you enjoy looking out for different wildlife species such as elephants, wildebeests, zebras, lions, buffalos, antelopes, hippos, giraffes among others. Your dinner and overnight will be at Sentrim Mara camp.

Day 4; full day in Masai Mara

You will engage in a morning game drive around Masai Mara national reserve after having breakfast at your lodge. During your morning game drive, you will drive around the savannah as you search for wildlife species such as the big 5 as well as zebras, gazelles, hippos, wildebeests, cheetahs among others. Your lunch will be served after your morning game drive.

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari
10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

In the afternoon you will engage in another game drive in Masai Mara national reserve as you explore the wilderness in search of other wildlife species before returning to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara camp.

Day 5; flight to Entebbe

You will have a flight from Masai Mara national reserve to Entebbe in Uganda after breakfast and checking out of your lodge. On arrival at Entebbe, you will be welcomed by your Ugandan guide who will drive you to your hotel for dinner and overnight at 2 friends hotel Entebbe.

Day 6; drive to Bwindi national park

After having breakfast at your hotel in Entebbe, your guide will drive you to south western Uganda where you will visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. You will have a stop at the equator and also in Mbarara for lunch. You will continue to Bwindi national park where you will check in and have your dinner and spend the night at Buhoma haven lodge.

Day 7; gorilla trekking

You will have breakfast early at your lodge as you prepare for your gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi national park. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the gorilla trek. You will continue into the impenetrable forest where you will search for the gorillas.

You will be allowed to spend about 1 hour with the gorillas in the forest before returning to the briefing point where your guide will be waiting to drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Buhoma haven lodge.

Day 8; drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Bwindi national park ahead of your transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park via the ishasha sector which is home to the tree climbing lions. You will continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Park view safari lodge.

10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari
10 days wildebeest and gorilla safari

Day 9; game drive and boat cruise

You will have breakfast early at your lodge ahead of a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will search for wildlife species in the national park such as buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes, kudu, topi, hippos, bushbucks, warthogs among others. You will have lunch after your morning game drive in the national park.

After lunch, you will also engage in a boat ride along the Kazinga channel where Lake George and Lake Edward meet. Along the shores of the Kazinga channel, you will see crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffalos and other wildlife species as you engage in the boat ride. After your boat ride, your guide will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Park view safari lodge.

Day 10; departure

On the last day of your safari, your guide will pick you up from your lodge after your breakfast. You will be driven back to Entebbe with a stop for lunch and your guide will drop you off at the airport or your hotel in Entebbe which will bring your safari to an end.

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing
  • Gorilla permit

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

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