9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari

9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari

9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari is a wildlife tour which will take place in Kenya and also in Uganda. You will visit Masai Mara national reserve in the south western part of Kenya and also Kidepo valley national park and Murchison falls national park in Uganda during your 9 days safari.

During the 9 days safari, you will engage in game drives in the morning and in the afternoon as you explore Masai Mara national reserve. You will also enjoy a game drive in Kidepo valley national park and Murchison falls national park where you will also see the thunderous falls and enjoy a boat cruise.

The 9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari will start in Nairobi Kenya and end with drop off in Entebbe Uganda.

Safari highlights

Day 1; pick up and drive to Masai Mara national reserve

Day 2; full day Masai Mara

Day 3; flight to Entebbe international airport

Day 4; drive to Gulu

Day 5; drive to Kidepo valley national park

Day 6; full day game drive

Day 7; drive to Murchison falls national park

Day 8; game drive and boat cruise

Day 9; drive to Entebbe

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Masai Mara national reserve

Your guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Nairobi ahead of your drive to Masai Mara national reserve which will take about 4 to 5 hours. You will arrive in time for lunch ahead of an afternoon game drive in the reserve.

9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari
Game Drives in Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After lunch, you will engage in a game drive around Masai Mara national reserve as you search for cheetahs, lions, leopards, buffalos, hippos, waterbucks, wildebeests, elephants, antelopes, impalas, kudu, gazelles among others. You will have dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara lodge.

Day 2; full day Masai Mara

On the 2nd day of your safari, you will wake up for a morning game viewing experience around Masai Mara national reserve and you will look out for wildlife species such as the big 5 like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. You will also have lunch after your morning game drive around the reserve.

After lunch, you will have another game drive around Masai Mara national reserve as you search for zebras, hippos, wildebeests, giraffes, waterbucks, cheetahs, gazelles and many others. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge after your game drive for dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara lodge.

Day 3; flight to Entebbe international airport

After breakfast and checking out of your lodge, you will prepare for your flight to Entebbe international airport. On arrival in Entebbe airport, your guide will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Best western hotel.

Day 4; drive to Gulu

Your breakfast will be served at your hotel in Entebbe as you prepare for your drive from Entebbe to Gulu town. You will have an enroute lunch ahead of your drive to your hotel in Gulu where you will have dinner and overnight stay from Churchill hotel.

Day 5; drive to Kidepo valley national park

After having breakfast at your lodge, your guide will drive you from your hotel in Gulu town to Kidepo valley national park. You will enjoy the scenery of the country side during your journey to the national park.

You will check in for lunch at your lodge as you prepare for a relaxing evening with the karamojong people. You will get to enjoy a welcoming dancing performance by the locals as you interact with them and get to know their culture. After the community tour, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kidepo savannah lodge.

Day 6; full day game drive

You will wake up early for a morning game drive around Kidepo valley national park as you explore the vast savannah plains in search of wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, lions, cheetahs, topi, kudu, zebras, hyenas, hartebeests, reedbucks, giraffes among others. You will also look out for birds like ostriches and many others during your safari.

9 days Masai Mara and Kidepo safari
Game Drives in Kidepo valley

After having lunch, you will engage in another game drive around Kidepo valley national park to look out for more wildlife species. You will have dinner and overnight after your full day game drive at Kidepo savannah lodge.

Day 7; drive to Murchison falls national park

After breakfast at your lodge, you will start your drive from Kidepo valley national park to Murchison falls national park. You will have your lunch enroute and after lunch continue to your lodge in Murchison falls national park where you will have dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 8; game drive and boat cruise

You will wake up for an early morning breakfast. After breakfast at your lodge, you will check out of your lodge and proceed for an early morning game drive through Murchison falls national park. During the morning game drive, you will have a chance to search for a variety of wildlife species such as four of the big five like the buffalo, lions, leopard and the elephants as well as other wildlife species like giraffes, hartebeests, warthogs, waterbucks, duikers as well as other species. After the game drive you will enjoy lunch.

After lunch, you will engage in a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls which will take about 3 hours. You will see various wildlife species along the shores of the lake such as elephants, hippos and Nile crocodiles as well as different bird species. After the boat ride, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 9; drive to Entebbe

After breakfast and checking out of your lodge, your guide will drive you to Entebbe and you will have lunch enroute. You will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel in Entebbe which will bring the 9 days safari to an end.

Price includes;

  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the 6-day safari
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified

Price excludes;

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

 

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