Uganda Gorillas and Masai Mara safari

10 Days of Uganda Gorillas and Masai Mara safari

DURATION

10 Days 9 Nights

STYLE

safari / Gorilla trek

PRICE GUIDE

$ 0000 Per Person

Experience an unforgettable journey through Uganda and Kenya with this meticulously crafted itinerary. Begin your adventure in Entebbe, Uganda, where you'll be warmly welcomed and accommodated at the luxurious Hotel No.5. From here, venture into the lush forests of Bwindi National Park, where the majestic mountain gorillas await. Trek through the dense foliage, guided by experienced rangers, and immerse yourself in the captivating presence of these gentle giants on two separate days.


After your enriching gorilla encounters, fly to the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Here, amidst vast savannahs and rolling plains, you'll embark on exhilarating game drives, seeking out Africa's most iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, and more. Spend five nights at the exclusive Hemingways Ol Seki Mara, where luxury tented accommodations and unparalleled safari experiences await.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

. Gorilla permits

•Emergency medical evacuation ((Excludes Hospitalization & Medical Bills))

•All ground transportation in 4x4 land cruiser

•All activities as indicated in the itinerary

•All Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary

•English-speaking Experienced Safari guide

Destinations

Notes

Guest Details

10 Days of Uganda Gorillas and Masai Mara Safari Summary

DAY 1

Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda

DAY 2 - 4

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

DAY 5- 9

Masai Mara National Reserve

DAY 10

Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be greeted by a private local guide/driver. You'll spend the night at a luxury boutique hotel, where you can rest after your flight and prepare for your upcoming adventure in Uganda.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel No 5

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Hotel Highlights


Hotel Highlights


  • Boutique hotel featuring 10 luxurious rooms
  • Conveniently located just a stone's throw away from Lake Victoria
  • Offers a tranquil suburban retreat amidst the bustling city of Entebbe
  • Guests can enjoy access to a swimming pool and spa facilities


Hotel No.5 Overview


If you're seeking a comfortable haven in Entebbe to unwind and rejuvenate after a long-haul flight, Hotel No.5 is an excellent choice. Tucked away in the tranquil leafy suburbs of Entebbe, this boutique hotel offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with exquisitely designed rooms and impeccable service. The luxurious accommodations are nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, with the focal point being the inviting swimming pool. Featuring a total of 10 rooms, each boasts well-appointed ensuite bathrooms, private verandas, and air conditioning for utmost comfort. Additionally, the hotel amenities include a gym, a spa and wellness center, inviting lounge and dining facilities, and a friendly bar. Situated in a serene locale, Hotel No.5 ensures a peaceful retreat for guests after a lengthy journey. For those eager to explore Entebbe's attractions, the hotel concierge can arrange day trips to Mabamba Swamps for a chance to spot the elusive shoebill, or visits to the Wildlife Conservation Centre.


Day 2 & 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, a representative from Mond Safaris will escort you to Entebbe Airport for your domestic flight to Bwindi National Park. Upon arrival at Bwindi Airstrip, our representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. You can relax and later opt for a community walk.


On Day 3, in the morning, you will be taken to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines. You will then be divided into groups and assigned a gorilla family to visit. Accompanied by armed rangers, porters, and experienced guides, you will embark on a trek through the forest to find the gorilla group. This may take between 2 to 6 hours. Once you find them, you will have an hour to observe and enjoy their presence before returning to the lodge. You will receive a gorilla trekking certificate.


On Day 4, you will go through the same process but visit a different gorilla family.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

. Spectacular Forest Views: From the comfort of the lodge, guests can enjoy dramatic and intense views of the forest canopy stretching as far as the eye can see.


. Close Encounters with Gorillas: Bwindi Lodge is ideally situated for gorilla tracking adventures, with these magnificent creatures often found relaxing in the verdant bush around the lodge.


. Stylish Interiors Inspired by Nature: The lodge's guest lounge and dining area are designed to bring the essence of the forest indoors, with stylish interiors that reflect the beauty of the surrounding landscape.


Bwindi Lodge Overview

Perched on the edge of the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge offers an unparalleled luxury experience amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Uganda. Its prime location makes it an ideal base for exploring the lush jungle and encountering the majestic mountain gorillas that call this forest home. The lodge seamlessly blends into its surroundings, offering guests a harmonious retreat where they can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the wild, while enjoying the comforts of modern luxury.


Day 5- 9 : Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

After breakfast at Bwindi Lodge, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight back to Entebbe. From there, you will connect to a flight to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This national reserve is renowned for its exceptional wildlife sightings year-round. From leopards to cheetahs, buffaloes to elephants, the Masai Mara offers incredible biodiversity. You will spend 5 nights and 4 days exploring the Masai Mara while staying in a luxury tented safari camp, with all meals, park fees, and safari activities included daily.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hemingways Ol Seki Mara

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Hotel Highlights

Exclusive Luxury Tents: Experience unparalleled luxury in one of the nine exclusive tents, each offering 270° panoramic views of the Mara plains. From elegant furnishings to spacious interiors, these tents provide the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness immersion.


. Privileged Location: Nestled in the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy, Hemingways Ol Seki Mara offers unrivaled access to the Maasai Mara Reserve.


Warm Kenyan Hospitality: Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of Kenya as you're welcomed to Hemingways Ol Seki Mara. From attentive staff to genuine smiles, experience the true essence of Kenyan hospitality throughout your stay.

Overview of Hemingways Ol Seki Mara

Hemingways Ol Seki Mara is a luxurious private tented camp nestled within the pristine wilderness of the Naboisho Conservancy, bordering the iconic Maasai Mara Reserve. With just nine exclusive tents, the camp offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience, where guests can indulge in unparalleled luxury amidst the rugged beauty of the African landscape. From panoramic views of the Mara plains to personalized safari adventures tailored to each guest's preferences, Hemingways Ol Seki Mara promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kenya's wilderness.

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast in the bush, you will be guided to the airstrip for a flight to Nairobi. From Nairobi, you can either connect to your international flights home.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What is Not Included

Travel insurance (Highly recommended )

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests (in case needed)

International flight

Activities not part of the described program.

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarettes etc

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Gorilla and Masai Mara safari

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Style: Gorilla trek & safari

When to go: Year Round

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About

What is the currency used in Uganda?

The currency used in Uganda is called the Ugandan shilling (Ush or UGX). US dollars are also widely accepted. There aren't many ATMs in Uganda, and while some major hotels accept credit cards, they often add a 5-10% surcharge. It's best not to rely solely on credit cards; it's good to have cash as a backup.

What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Uganda?

In Uganda, you should try luwombo, which is a local stew made with beef, chicken, or fish, mixed with vegetables and steamed in a plantain leaf. These stews are typically served with rice, chapati, ugali (a stiff maize porridge), or matoke (a mash of steamed green bananas). Many dishes in Uganda are cooked with a groundnut sauce.


Most camps, hotels, and lodges offer an international menu as well.

Where can I find the latest travel advice for Uganda?

For the most recent travel advice for Uganda, including information on entry requirements, health recommendations, and the current safety situation, please visit the website of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Uganda is generally during the dry seasons, which occur from December to February and from June to August. During these periods, the weather is typically warm and sunny, making it ideal for wildlife viewing and outdoor activities such as gorilla trekking and hiking. The dry seasons also offer better road conditions for traveling around the country. However, it's worth noting that Uganda's climate can vary depending on the region, so it's advisable to check specific weather patterns for the areas you plan to visit. Additionally, if you're interested in seeing certain wildlife, such as migratory birds or certain animal behaviors, it's best to research the optimal time for those experiences. Overall, visiting Uganda during the dry seasons provides the most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.

Cost of Uganda Safari

The cost of a Uganda safari varies based on duration, accommodations, and activities. Mond Safaris Uganda offers customizable packages to suit your budget while ensuring an exceptional experience

Where to go?

Uganda boasts abundant natural wonders and stunning landscapes, renowned for its diverse wildlife, from primates to big cats, elephants, and rare bird species. If you're considering a safari tour in Uganda, don't miss these top destinations

Why Mond?

Why Safari with Mond

Tailor-made Tours

We understand that every traveler is unique, with different interests, preferences, and expectations. That’s why we specialize in creating tailor-made tours

Best Price Guarantee

Our team works diligently to negotiate the best rates with our partners

and suppliers, allowing us to pass on the savings directly to you

Top Notch Support

Our experienced team of travel experts is readily available to answer any questions

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What Our Cliets Say

Mond Safaris Reviews

John
John
18. August, 2022
Incredible & amazing The Schedule i was given by mond Safaris staff really suited my time in uganda, i booked a 7 Day trip to uganda with Mond and got an opportunity to see top wildlife and an amazing nature of uganda, i went to murchison falls, kibale National Park and bwindi impenetrable National Park and this really made my trip memorable. The tour was great and i highly recommend
KIETH
KIETH
22. May, 2022
A great company to travel with.."mond safaris uganda " It was our first time in Uganda, me and wife booked a wildlife tour to Murchison falls National Park, at the time of inquiry, we received a shift reply from mond safaris Uganda team, responding quickly to all our questions. our guide made the entire Murchison Falls tour exceptional ,,, trust me we don't regret every dollar spent on our trip, the quality service we got right away from the time of arrival at the Entebbe airport until the end of the safari was more than worthy our money. I recommend this company to anyone planning a Uganda safari this season!!!
Hilary Trevor N
Hilary Trevor N
22. May, 2022
Exciting and Humbling Mondi Safaris is quick to respond and has a better appreciation of what we were trying to achieve than the other companies, and the price was friendly and better. Mondi Safaris put together a full itinerary (which he communicated to us prior) including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, and some street art and ended up at the Markets. Mondi Safaris met us at our apartment in Entebbe Town near the Airport and walked with us to the taxi ride to and from the street art, to save time. Mondi Safaris obviously provided a running commentary during the tour but also gave us an interesting insight into the recent history of Uganda, as well as providing tips on other things to see and places to eat in Uganda. Highly recommended.
Morris R
Morris R
22. May, 2022
Super amazing My 3 days safari to Bwindi Impenetrable with mond safaris was really amazing, Gorillas trekking is the best activity I have ever done and it's really awesome, I would really recommend any traveler out there to go for Mountain Gorilla trekking with mond safaris, it's really fun.
Mek Niz
Mek Niz
16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
sanjeewa
sanjeewa
15. May, 2022
Amazing tour of Uganda The favorite part was seen elephants in queen Elisabeth national park... It its amazing..it was my best ever
Cara O
Cara O
7. July, 2021
Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
Oprah O
Oprah O
21. June, 2021
You guys are the best.... 3 days trip to queen Elizabeth was fabulous....thanks to mond safaris that made everything happen...

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Discover unforgettable Uganda Safari Packages & Vacation Travel Packages. Explore the breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife of Uganda with our curated travel experiences. Book now for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Helpful Tips for Organising Your Vacation in Uganda

  • About
  • Best Time To Visit
  • Cost of Uganda Safari
  • Where to go?
About

Where is Uganda located?

Uganda, also known as the pearl of Africa is located in East Africa, bordered by Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda to the southwest, and Tanzania to the south.


What is the Currency Used in Uganda:

The currency used in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). While US dollars are widely accepted in major tourist areas and establishments, it's advisable to carry some local currency for smaller purchases and transactions.


What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Uganda?

Uganda offers a diverse array of traditional foods and beverages that reflect its rich culinary heritage. Among the must-try dishes are matoke, which consists of steamed green bananas, luwombo, a flavorful stew made with meat, vegetables, and groundnuts wrapped in banana leaves, and ugali, a maize flour-based staple. Another popular street food is the Rolex, a chapati rolled with eggs and vegetables, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.


In addition to these savory delights, Uganda also offers a variety of traditional beverages. For a unique taste of local flavors, try banana beer, a fermented beverage made from ripe bananas, or ajon, a traditional brew crafted from millet or sorghum. These traditional drinks provide a refreshing and authentic taste of Ugandan culture.



What Language Spoken in Uganda:

The official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili, with English being the primary language used in education, government, and business. However, the luganda language is commonly used in the central part and there are over 40 indigenous languages spoken across the country, including Runyankole, and Luo, among others.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to go on a safari in Uganda is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from December to February and June to August. During these months, the weather is generally dry and sunny, making it easier to spot wildlife in national parks and reserves.

Cost of Uganda Safari

The cost of a Uganda safari varies based on duration, accommodations, and activities. Mond Safaris Uganda offers customizable packages to suit your budget while ensuring an exceptional experience

Where to go?

Uganda offers a diverse range of safari destinations, each with its own unique attractions and wildlife experiences. Some popular safari destinations in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and boat safaris, Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife encounters and scenic landscapes, and Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking and birdwatching. Additionally, smaller reserves like Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park offer off-the-beaten-path experiences for adventurous travelers.

Other Popular African Safari Destinations

Are you still in search of inspiration? If Rwanda has caught your attention, we believe you may also enjoy exploring these other destinations.

Why Mond?

Why Safari with Mond

Tailor-made Tours

We understand that every traveler is unique, with different interests, preferences, and expectations. That’s why we specialize in creating tailor-made tours

Best Price Guarantee

Our team works diligently to negotiate the best rates with our partners

and suppliers, allowing us to pass on the savings directly to you

Top Notch Support

Our experienced team of travel experts is readily available to answer any questions

What Our Clients Say

Mond Safaris Reviews

John
John
18. August, 2022
Incredible & amazing The Schedule i was given by mond Safaris staff really suited my time in uganda, i booked a 7 Day trip to uganda with Mond and got an opportunity to see top wildlife and an amazing nature of uganda, i went to murchison falls, kibale National Park and bwindi impenetrable National Park and this really made my trip memorable. The tour was great and i highly recommend
KIETH
KIETH
22. May, 2022
A great company to travel with.."mond safaris uganda " It was our first time in Uganda, me and wife booked a wildlife tour to Murchison falls National Park, at the time of inquiry, we received a shift reply from mond safaris Uganda team, responding quickly to all our questions. our guide made the entire Murchison Falls tour exceptional ,,, trust me we don't regret every dollar spent on our trip, the quality service we got right away from the time of arrival at the Entebbe airport until the end of the safari was more than worthy our money. I recommend this company to anyone planning a Uganda safari this season!!!
Hilary Trevor N
Hilary Trevor N
22. May, 2022
Exciting and Humbling Mondi Safaris is quick to respond and has a better appreciation of what we were trying to achieve than the other companies, and the price was friendly and better. Mondi Safaris put together a full itinerary (which he communicated to us prior) including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, and some street art and ended up at the Markets. Mondi Safaris met us at our apartment in Entebbe Town near the Airport and walked with us to the taxi ride to and from the street art, to save time. Mondi Safaris obviously provided a running commentary during the tour but also gave us an interesting insight into the recent history of Uganda, as well as providing tips on other things to see and places to eat in Uganda. Highly recommended.
Morris R
Morris R
22. May, 2022
Super amazing My 3 days safari to Bwindi Impenetrable with mond safaris was really amazing, Gorillas trekking is the best activity I have ever done and it's really awesome, I would really recommend any traveler out there to go for Mountain Gorilla trekking with mond safaris, it's really fun.
Mek Niz
Mek Niz
16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
sanjeewa
sanjeewa
15. May, 2022
Amazing tour of Uganda The favorite part was seen elephants in queen Elisabeth national park... It its amazing..it was my best ever
Cara O
Cara O
7. July, 2021
Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
Oprah O
Oprah O
21. June, 2021
You guys are the best.... 3 days trip to queen Elizabeth was fabulous....thanks to mond safaris that made everything happen...