16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour

16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour is such a fascinating and adventurous safari that will take you to the two beautiful countries in East Africa that is Uganda and Kenya. While in Uganda, you will visit Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking or Chimpanzee habituation experience, Visit Queen Elizabeth national park for both game drive and boat cruise, Trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park, explore Lake Bunyonyi in kabale, and explore Lake Mburo national park, finally Jinja for white water rafting.

In Kenya, you will spend 3 days and 2 night’s excursion in Masai Mara national reserve which is the most visited destination in Kenya. This 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour will start from Uganda and end in Kenya making your East African safari more awesome.

Highlights of 16 Days Uganda & Kenya safari tour

  • Day 1: Welcome to Uganda
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking / Habituation experience
  • Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park 
  • Day 5: Kasenyi plains Game drive & Kazinga channel Boat cruise
  • Day 6: Tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride
  • Day 9: Nature walk & Transfer to Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 10: Walking Safari & Boat cruise
  • Day 11: Game drive and transfer to Jinja
  • Day 12: White water rafting & Transfer to Kampala 
  • Day 13: Fly from Entebbe international airport to Jomo Kenyatta international airport
  • Day 14: Full day in Masai Mara
  • Day 15: Full day in Masai Mara
  • Day 16: Transfer to Nairobi for departures

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

  • Welcome in Uganda: On day 1 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, you will be picked up by a safari driver from Entebbe international airport upon landing, be briefed about this 16 days safari in Uganda and Kenya as you head to your reserved hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

  • Kampala – Kibale forest national park: After a relaxed breakfast at your hotel on day 2 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, check out of the lodge, meet your safari driver and start the journey from Kampala to Kibale forest national park where with an enroute lunch. Upon arrival at the park, you will check in at the lodge for dinner and have an overnight.

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking / Habituation experience

  • Chimpanzee trekking /Habituation in Kibale forest national park: After breakfast on day 3 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, you will meet your safari driver and set off for a briefing at the park headquarters in Kanyanchu and later on start the adventure of chimpanzee trekking /Habituation experience in kibale forest. In case of chimpanzee trekking, only one hour of close interaction with chimpanzees is allowed. However, in case of chimpanzee habituation, 4 hours are allowed with chimpanzees.  During the chimpanzee trekking/Habituation experience in kibale forest, you will encounter with other wildlife species including other primates since kibale national park is a home to 113 primate species, be sure to encounter mammals, bird species, butterflies species as well as different plant species. Later on, return to the lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park 

  • Kibale forest national park – Queen Elizabeth national park: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, head out for a guided nature walk or have a visit to the caves then check out of the lodge after lunch to start day 4 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour with a drive from kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth national park which is a famous destination for tree-climbing lions and the kazinga channel that harbors a huge population of Hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kasenyi plains Game drive & Kazinga channel Boat cruise

  • Game drive & Boat cruise: Have a breakfast in the morning on day 5 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour then meet your safari driver to head to kasenyi plains where you will spend a half day on a thrilling game drive while encountering with lots of mammals such as elephants, Uganda kob, lions, Buffaloes and plenty of bird species all with the savanna vegetation cover of queen Elizabeth national park. After the game drive, you will return for lunch at the lodge and later on be transferred to kazinga channel for an afternoon boat cruise amidst bathing and yawing hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Return to the lodge after the boat cruise, have your dinner and have a good night sleep.

Day 6: Tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Tree climbing lions & Bwindi impenetrable national park: After breakfast on day 6 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, you will check out of the lodge with a packed meal and head to Ishasha sector for a half day game drive to meet the tree-climbing lions. After the game drive, have your lunch and then exit Queen Elizabeth national park and head to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will arrive in the evening for check-in at your reserved lodge, have diner and take a nap.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park: Arise as early as possible on day 7 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, have breakfast and be driven to the park headquarters depending on which sector you are trekking, have a briefing with other trekkers and finally start the exciting adventure as you search for habituated mountain gorillas in their nature habitat. You will be excited to finally encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest, spend one hour with the gorillas and later on return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for canoe ride

  • Bwindi impenetrable forest national park – Lake Bunyonyi: On day 8 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, enjoy your breakfast then check out of the lodge , meet your safari driver and set off from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Lake Bunyonyi situated in Kabale district. Upon arrival at the lake, check in at the hotel reserved for you, have lunch and embark on an evening canoe ride to explore the beautiful islands along Lake Bunyonyi surrounded by hills, terraces and beautiful sceneries at the lake shores. After the canoe ride, you will spend your evening on a nature walk at the lake shores or just have leisure enjoying the cool breathe and later have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 9: Nature walk & Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

  • Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo national park: On day 9 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, breakfast will be enjoyed at leisure then have a walk along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. After the nature walk, check out of the lodge with a packed lunch box and start the journey from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo with a stopover at the Equator to take some beautiful pictures and do some experiments and proceed to the park for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Walking safari & Boat cruise

  • Walking safari & boat cruise: After breakfast on day 10 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, have a guided walking safari which one of the most adventurous activities done by plenty of tourists while on a Uganda safari in Lake Mburo national park. A walk in Lake Mburo national park takes you via well designated walking trails in the park as you sight a lot of attractions such as the bat cave, several mammals, reptiles, birds among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and embark on a boat cruise along one of the beautiful lakes with in Lake Mburo national park. After boat cruise, you may opt for a horseback ride, cycling with the park before enjoying your dinner.

Day 11: Game drive and transfer to Jinja

  • Game drive & Transfer to Jinja: On day 11 of 16 days Kenya & Uganda safari tour, have breakfast and meet your safari driver to enjoying a game drive with the park amidst mammals and other wildlife species. Return to the lodge for a meal and check out to start the journey to Jinja which is roughly 5-6 hours’ drive. Once you arrive in Jinja, you will check in for dinner and have an overnight.

Day 12: White water rafting & Transfer to Kampala

  • Jinja white water rafting: Have breakfast early in the morning on day 12 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour then enjoy the white water rafting on River Nile. This is a half day activities and by 2:00pm, you will be done. Return to the lodge for lunch, check out of the lodge and be driven back to Kampala with a stopover at Mabira forest which is one of the natural forests in Uganda that harbors primate species such as monkeys, mammal species, tree species and many more. Proceed the journey to Kampala where you will check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Fly from Entebbe international airport to Jomo Kenyatta international airport & Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve

  • Fly from Uganda to Kenya: Breakfast will be the first thing you will enjoy in the morning on day 13 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour then check out of the lodge and be transferred to Entebbe international airport for a flight to Jomo Kenyatta international airport where you will meet your safari driver from Kenya side that will take you for a meal at any hotel in Nairobi then proceed the journey to Masai Mara national reserve for hotel check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 14: Full day in Masai Mara

  • Full day in Masai Mara national reserve: After breakfast on day 14 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, you will meet your Kenya safari driver and set off for a full day game drive in the most beautiful park in Kenya with a large population of wildlife species such as mammals, birds, butterflies and many more. Masai Mara is one of the best parks in Kenya where travelers are sure of encountering the big 5 game (Rhinos, Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes & lions). You will either move with packed lunch or else return to the lodge during lunch hours and embark on an afternoon and evening game drive.

Day 15: Full day in Masai Mara

  • Spend yet another full day in Masai Mara: On day 15 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour, wakeup on a cup of coffee for breakfast and embark on a full day wildlife viewing safari within Masai Mara national reserve to explore the remaining parts of the Masai Mara national reserve. Drive towards Mara River to view the wildebeest as they prepare for migration between Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania. In the afternoon, you may enjoy hot air balloon to explore Masai Mara from above before the sun goes down. Amongst the wildlife seen in Masai Mara include cheetahs, leopards, big 5 game, cheetahs and many more.
16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour
Masai Mara Tour

Day 16: Transfer to Nairobi for departures

  • Departures: enjoy a relaxed breakfast on day 16 of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour then check out of the lodge and enjoy a game drive as you exit Masai Mara and be driven back to Nairobi with an enroute lunch. The drop off will be either at your hotel in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta international airport for departures to the next destination.

End of 16 days Uganda & Kenya safari tour – East Africa safari tour

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