7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari is a grand combined wildlife safari taking you on a visit to amazing tourist destinations in 2 countries that are Uganda and Kenya. In Kenya you are to visit Tsavo East national park a renowned habitat for Man eaters “lions “and other wildlife species such as leopards, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and many more. In Uganda, you are to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park a worldly famous habitat for the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world. 

This safari offers game viewing safari experience and mountain gorilla trekking experience 

Highlights of the 7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

  • Day 1:  arrival and transfer to Tsavo East national park 
  • Day 2: full day game drive in Tsavo East national park 
  • Day 3: morning game drive and transfer back to Nairobi 
  • Day 4: fly to Uganda
  • Day 5: transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park 
  • Day 6: mountain gorilla trekking experience 
  • Day 7: transfer back to Kampala for drop-off 

Detailed itinerary of the safari 

Day 1:  arrival and transfer to Tsavo East national park 

On the 2nd day of 6 days Tsavo East and mountain gorilla trekking safari you are to arrive in Kenya’s Nairobi city using Jomo Kenyatta international airport, upon your arrival you will be picked from the airport by your safari driver and head to Nairobi city for a short city tour visiting sites like Bomas of Kenya, Carnivore restaurant experience and Karen Blixen and giraffe centre. After the city tour you will have lunch and then set off for Tsavo East national park, whine you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from 

Luxury: Finch Hattons luxury camp 

Midrange: Impala safari lodge 

Budget: Satao camp

Day 2: full day game drive in Tsavo East national park 

On the 2nd day of 7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari you are to spend a full day touring Tsavo East national park, after early morning breakfast you will meet your safari driver and head to the park for a full day game drive. On the game drive you will be entertained by sights of a variety of wildlife species such as the man eaters “lions”, elephants, aardwolf, yellow baboon, Cape buffalo, Senegal bush baby, cheetah, African civet, blue duiker, bush duiker, kirk’s dik-dik, Harvey’s red duiker and many more. At lunch you will either drive back to your lodge for your meals or have picnic lunch in one of the park’s picnic sites, later you will embark on another game drive and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge. 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 3: morning game drive and transfer back to Nairobi 

On the 3rd day of 7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari you will have a morning game drive and transfer back to Nairobi, after morning breakfast you will head to the park for a morning game drive on which you will enjoy sights of animals like lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes and many more. After the drive you will return to your lodge for lunch, check out and embark on your journey back to Nairobi, in Nairobi you will check into your lodge upon arrival and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation is got from 

Luxury: Fairmont the Norfolk 

Midrange: best western plus Meridian hotel 

Budget: red buffalo house 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 4: fly to Uganda

On the 4th day of 6 days Tsavo East and Bwindi gorilla trekking safari you are to fly to Uganda, after breakfast at your lodge in Nairobi you will check out and head to Jomo Kenyatta international airport to catch your flight to Uganda. Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be picked up by our hospitable safari guide and transfer to your hotel in Kampala, while in Kampala you can participate in Kampala city tour visiting sites like Kasubi tombs, Gadhafi mosque, Martyrs shrine and many more. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation is got from 

Luxury: Serena hotel

Midrange: fairway hotel 

Budget: forest cottages 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 5: transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park 

On the 5th day of 6 days Tsavo East and mountain gorilla trekking safari you are to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, after early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala you will be picked up by safari driver and embark on your 7-8 hours journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On your way you will have en-route lunch in Mbarara and when you reach the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation is got from 

Luxury: Buhoma lodge

Midrange: Rushaga overland lodge

Budget: Buhoma community 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 6: mountain gorilla trekking experience 

On the 6th day of 7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari, you are to do mountain gorilla trekking experience, after early morning breakfast you will head to the park’s headquarters for briefing together with your packed lunch. In the briefing session, dos and don’ts on this experience will be read to you by a safari ranger then trek into the forests of Bwindi in search for mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking takes about 2-5 hours and when you find the gorillas you are allowed to stay only 1 hour with the gorilla, in one hour you are free to take picture and videos while having a close look at these beautiful creatures. Then you will trek back to the headquarters to pick your trekking permits and head to your lodge, in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.

7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari
7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

Day 7: transfer back to Kampala for drop-off

On the 7th and last day of 7 days Tsavo East and mountain gorilla trekking safari you are to transfer back to Kampala for a drop-off, after early morning breakfast at your lodge you will set off for on a drive back to Kampala. On your way you will have en-route lunch in Mbarara and when you arrive in Kampala you will be dropped off either at your residence hotel or at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight. 

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch (half board)

End of the 7 Days Tsavo East and Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari 

Safari inclusions 

  • game drives as detailed by the itinerary 
  • park entry fees 
  • accommodation as per itinerary 
  • meals as per meal plan 
  • all activities detailed by the itinerary 
  • mountain gorilla trekking 

Safari exclusions 

  • tips 
  • laundry 
  • extra safari activities 
  • extra accommodation 
  • personal expenses on items like souvenir, alcoholic drinks
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