The thrilling 10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari expedition intertwines the vibrant cultures of Nairobi with the pristine wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the iconic landscapes of Masai Mara. This immersive journey invites you to uncover the essence of Kenya and Uganda through diverse safari experiences.

Your adventure commences in Nairobi, a dynamic city where modernity meets tradition. As you step foot on Kenyan soil, the Jomert Gorilla Safaris team warmly welcomes you, ensuring a seamless transition to your hotel. Explore Nairobi’s cultural tapestry, where the city’s rhythms blend harmoniously with its rich heritage.

The following days usher you into the heart of the untamed. Masai Mara’s majestic beauty unfolds as you take to the skies and soar over its diverse landscapes. Engage with the wilderness on game drives, guided walks, and immersive cultural encounters. The Masai Mara’s legendary wildlife comes alive as you witness the remarkable Wildebeest Migration and seek out the iconic Big Five.

Your journey then leads to the breathtaking landscapes of Uganda. Traverse emerald landscapes and cross borders to touch down in Entebbe, where a rendezvous with the elusive shoebill awaits along the tranquil shores of Lake Victoria. Venture deeper into Uganda’s terrain, exploring the Mutanda trail and serene Lake Mutanda on a canoeing adventure.

The pinnacle of your expedition lies in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where an encounter with the mountain gorillas takes you beyond the ordinary. Trek through dense jungles, connect with the gentle giants and emerge transformed by the experience.

Cultural immersion reaches its zenith as you engage with the Batwa forest people, delving into their ancient traditions and stories. As your journey concludes, reflections on the memories woven and bonds formed with the wild and its inhabitants pave the way for your departure.

This extraordinary Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari adventure captures the essence of East Africa—a fusion of nature’s wonders, rich cultures, and the indomitable spirit of exploration.

10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara Highlights

10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara

Day 1 : Arrive in Nairobi 

Day 2: Aerial Journey to Masai Mara Reserve

Day 3 to 5: Masai Mara Great Migration

Day 6: Fly Kisumu to Entebbe Shoebill Tracking

Day 7: Fly From entebbe to Kisoro & Canoeing Adventure

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Day 9: Batwa Culture

Day 10: Fly back to Entebbe

Detailed 10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara

Welcome to Nairobi, the vibrant heart of Kenya, where cultures and contrasts meld into a captivating tapestry. As you land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Jomert Gorilla Safaris 10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara Guide will extend a warm reception, guiding you through the arrival process. Your journey begins with a comfortable transfer to your hotel, setting the tone for an unforgettable Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari adventure.

Nairobi, a city of remarkable diversity and cultural richness, unfolds before you. Serving as Africa’s bustling nexus, this metropolis resonates with commercial and financial vitality. The pulse of Kenya beats here, and you’re about to immerse yourself in its rhythm.

Later, an enchanting experience awaits at the Giraffe Center. Interact with these graceful creatures up close, fostering connections that transcend boundaries. As you learn about the center’s conservation efforts, you contribute to a legacy of preserving Kenya’s natural heritage.

Your first night in Nairobi is a celebration of Kenyan hospitality and heritage. The city’s vibrant energy becomes a backdrop for a seamless fusion of cultures. Embrace the fusion of modernity and tradition, a testament to Nairobi’s multifaceted allure.

Retire to your hotel, where comfort and relaxation await. The anticipation of the journey ahead adds an extra layer of serenity to the night. This is just the beginning—a prelude to the wonders that Kenya has in store.

Greet the day with a nourishing breakfast, preparing to embark on the next chapter of your 10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara journey. An expedition to the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve awaits, promising a rendezvous with nature’s grandeur.

Transferred to Wilson Airport, you’ll take a bush flight to the iconic Masai Mara. The aerial view reveals a patchwork of landscapes that will soon become your playground for the coming days. As you touch down in this wild haven, anticipation and excitement mingle.

Over the following days, the Masai Mara unfolds its treasures. Engage with the wilderness through invigorating game drives, where each bend in the trail holds the potential for extraordinary encounters. Choose to walk amidst the untamed beauty, feeling the earth beneath your feet and connecting intimately with the land.

The Masai Mara’s reputation precedes it, and rightly so. Its majesty is felt in the rustling grasses, the regal gait of lions, and the symphony of wildlife that thrives here. As the sun sets each day, the magic intensifies, painting the sky with hues that mirror the heart’s stirrings.

Immerse yourself fully, as you’ll be captivated by this reserve’s allure. The next three nights promise enchantment in Mara’s spellbinding embrace.

Over these three days, you’ll become part of the symphony of the wild, a tale told through exhilarating encounters, exploration, and immersive learning. Embark on twice-daily game drives, each journey revealing a new chapter in the Masai Mara’s grand narrative. Your days are further enriched by the thrill of night drives, where the nocturnal secrets of the savannah unveil themselves under the moon’s gentle guidance.

Venture into the heart of the wilderness on a captivating nature walk. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll unlock the hidden stories of the Masai Mara’s flora and fauna. As a family, embrace the opportunity to share in these experiences, creating bonds and memories that will linger long after you return home.

Families with young adventurers are in for a treat. Tailored child programs invite the little ones to immerse themselves in the Maasai way of life. From learning the ancient arts of fire-making and archery to crafting their own beaded bracelets, these hands-on experiences kindle their curiosity and ignite their spirits. Nature walks around the camp awaken their senses to the subtleties of butterflies, animal tracks, and diverse plant life. Baking cupcakes with the camp’s chefs adds a delectable touch to their journey of discovery.

For families with teenagers, a remarkable expedition awaits. Journey to a Maasai village in the company of an expert walking guide, unraveling the customs and traditions of this proud culture. Extend a handshake of friendship to the Maasai chief, and exchange ‘Jambo’ as you’re welcomed into their world. This personal encounter bridges cultures, forging connections that transcend boundaries.

Elevate your Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari experience with an optional hot-air balloon ride (additional cost). As you soar above Mara’s expanse, a sense of awe washes over you—a vantage point to behold the tapestry of life below, painted by the early rays of the sun.

Embark on a new phase of your journey with an early breakfast, ready to traverse the skies and borders. From the heart of the Masai Mara, a bush flight awaits, sweeping you to Kisumu Airport. Here, the next leg of your adventure unfurls as you catch a flight, crossing borders to touch down at Entebbe International Airport.

Stepping onto Ugandan soil, a warm embrace by a Nkuringo Safaris representative welcomes you to this captivating Perl of Africa. Your chosen haven beckons, initiating the next fascinating chapter of your Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari Adventure.

Having settled into your hotel in Entebbe, a unique exploration awaits—an encounter with the enigmatic shoebill. Join a local guide for a canoe escapade along Lake Victoria’s tranquil shores. Venture into the embrace of the Mabamba Swamp marshes, where time seems to stand still. Here, the prehistoric shoebill takes center stage, a living relic that defies the ages. Amidst these lush wetlands, an array of distinct avian residents adds color and charisma to the landscape.

This day bridges horizons, a passage from one natural wonder to another. As the sun dips below the horizon, the anticipation of discovering the elusive shoebill remains, a beacon guiding your journey into the vibrant heart of Uganda’s wilderness.

As the day begins, your journey continues to unfurl its tapestry of adventures. After savoring your morning meal, you’ll be transported to Entebbe International Airport, where a scheduled local flight awaits, bound for Kisoro. The flight paints a breathtaking tableau of Uganda’s western expanse. Emerald landscapes seamlessly transition from the vast savannah plains to the lush mountain rainforests, all kissed by the hues of cultivated lands. The majesty of the Rwenzori Mountains yields to the mist-shrouded Virunga massifs, gatekeepers of the mighty gorilla sanctuary.

Touching down at Kisoro Airport, your guide for the Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari will extend a warm welcome. A transfer to Kisoro sets the stage for the next chapter, where a community walk and a canoeing escapade await.

Your journey kicks off with a guided community walk along the Mutanda trail. Winding through local villages, you’ll be immersed in the vibrant tapestry of daily life. Village children’s excited calls of “Mzungu” follow you, an affectionate greeting for visitors. The sights and sounds of these communities enliven your senses as you traverse the path.

The trail leads you to the mesmerizing Lake Mutanda after a 45-minute walk. This stunning body of water emerges like a hidden gem amidst the mountain slopes. Ready for your next adventure? Local fishermen accompany you in traditional dugout canoes, gently paddling across the calm lake’s surface.

Upon reaching the opposite shore, your walking guide escorts you to the awaiting vehicle on the main road. The journey takes you to the Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, where comfort and hospitality embrace you. A rejuvenating shower, a delectable meal, and the promise of clean sheets welcome you.

The lodge is perched on a ridge, commanding a panoramic view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’s emerald expanse and the majestic Virunga massifs. The lodge’s design harmonizes with nature; each cottage is surrounded by trees, offering a private retreat in this pristine wilderness.

With the sunrise, a transformative day dawns. After an early breakfast, a guide escorts you to the trailhead, where anticipation swirls. Briefing complete, you venture into Bwindi’s heart, embarking on an expedition that promises the extraordinary—the meeting of Africa’s mountain gorillas.

Navigating this verdant maze demands both patience and strength. Trek times range from 30 minutes to 4 hours, a testament to the gorillas’ elusive nature. Trekking through uneven terrain and dense foliage, you become one with the wild. Your commitment to this experience is rewarded as the gorillas emerge—a breathtaking encounter where time pauses.

An hour in their presence unfolds a tale of connection, bridging the gap between species. Gaze into their eyes, feel the pulse of the forest, and absorb the privilege of sharing their realm. With your encounter etched in memory, you retrace your steps.

Back at camp, under a starlit sky, a campfire crackles, weaving tales of Uganda’s spirit. Local songs and a soothing massage complete a day where you touched the wild’s beating heart.

Embark on an enchanting odyssey into the very essence of the Batwa forest people’s existence. Under the guidance of revered community elders, follow their cultural trail—a passage into the core of their traditions. This immersive voyage unfurls the layers of their clandestine cultures, guiding you through their sacred forest domain as their ancient narratives resurface, filling the air with whispers of the past.

As the curtain falls on your remarkable journey, descend from the undulating mountains, bidding adieu to breathtaking vistas softened by morning mist. Your path leads to Kisoro Airport, where you board a flight to Entebbe. From the skies, witness southwestern Uganda’s mountainous landscape, often likened to the ‘Switzerland of Africa’, unveiling its grandeur beneath.

In these closing moments, take a pause to reflect on the tapestry of vivid memories, the transformative encounters, and the bonds forged with the untamed and its inhabitants. With the aircraft’s wheels touching the runway, the spirit of your Bwindi and Masai Mara Safari finds a lasting abode within your heart—a treasure to carry into the chapters yet to be written.

10 Day Bwindi and Masai Mara Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (For non-residents).
  • Gorilla Permits
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day).
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increases in taxes and/or park fees.

Not quite ready to book yet?

That is fine, you can send us an inquiry so that we figure it all out together. Please use this form to talk to our safari specialists and they will help you.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Name
Your Preferred Activities
Please Check all your Preferred Safari Activities to help us Plan better
Destinations of Interest
*to which destination do you want to travel to*
Safari Type
*how much do you plan to use for a trip*
*please describe the safari you want*