Gorillas, Chimps & Maasai Mara

Nairobi - Nairobi

21 days through Kenya, Uganda
FROM: $4780 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Accom:
Camping 17 nights
Basic Hotel 1 night
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Camping without facilities 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 18, Dinners x 18
Physical:
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Code:
YNN
Deposit:
$650 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 21 day tour is designed to give an in depth and unhurried view of East Africa. The wildlife viewing opportunities particularly for rhino are excellent with a visit to Nakuru NP. In Uganda there's a further 2 nights in Queen Elizabeth NP, a walking tour across Mburo NP and 2 days in the beautiful Murchison Falls NP. The tour includes searching for Chimpanzees at Budongo, visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest looking for Mountain Gorillas and 2 nights in Kenya's Masai Mara. It ticks all the boxes for wildlife lovers and is also great for adrenalin seekers with rafting the stunning White Nile. It is also an amazing way to explore two of East Africa's most iconic countries, Uganda and the highlands and Rift Valley of Kenya.

Optional white water rafting on the White Nile at Jinja
Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
3 nights at Murchison Falls NP
Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth NP
2 Nights Bwindi NP
Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Walking safari in Mburo NP
Wildlife safari in Nakuru NP
2 night jeep safari in Maasai Mara Reserve

There's a relaxing pace on this trip to ensure a full wildlife experience. Camping is mainly in campsites with facilities and there's some wild camping. Nothing too challenging, but do expect some long drive days.

Trek on foot in the Budongo Forest in search of habituated chimpanzees

Launch cruise on the River Nile to the mighty Murchison Falls

Head out game driving in our overland truck in Murchison Falls National Park

Safari in QEII National Park

Trek out for this once in a lifetime experience - Gorilla Tracking with the endagered Mountain Gorillas in the Impenetrable Forest

Day 1 - Nairobi (6th June 2021)

Border Information: If joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

Welcome to Kenya! There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note, as this will often be a travelling day for the crew who will be joining you.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Nairobi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Nairobi.


Accommodation: Camping


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the David Sheldrick animal orphanage

Entrance donations: 500 KES

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 10 USD

Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,000 KES

Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa'

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

Entrance: 1,200 KES

Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park

Entrance and walk: 50 USD

Day 2 - Kericho (7th June 2021)
Day 3 - Jinja (8th June 2021)
Day 4 - Jinja (9th June 2021)
Day 5 - Nakitoma (10th June 2021)
Day 6 - Kaniyo Pabidi (11th June 2021)
Day 7 - Murchison Falls NP (12th June 2021)
Day 8 - Murchison Falls NP (13th June 2021)
Day 9 - Mpanga Forest (14th June 2021)
Day 10 - Queen Elizabeth NP (15th June 2021)
Day 11 - Queen Elizabeth NP (16th June 2021)
Day 12 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (17th June 2021)
Day 13 - Bwindi Impenetrable NP (18th June 2021)
Day 14 - Lake Mburo (19th June 2021)
Day 15 - Jinja (20th June 2021)
Day 16 - Nakuru NP (21st June 2021)
Day 17 - Nakuru NP (22nd June 2021)
Day 18 - Masai Mara (23rd June 2021)
Day 19 - Masai Mara (24th June 2021)
Day 20 - Nairobi (25th June 2021)
Day 21 - Nairobi - End Date (26th June 2021)

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Hannah P

Denford our cook was amazing.

Rebecca B

I thoroughly enjoyed it and it exceeded my expectations.

Susan E

Particularly enjoyed the wildlife and the people on the truck....new experiences, new friends.

Bethany R

Great travelling experience

Matthew T

Every trip is totally awesome, that is why I travel with Drago time and time again.

Esther A

Trip was absolutely mindblowing!

Stewart C

Enjoyed all of it, it was an amazing experience.

Caroline B

The over all experience is just perfect for me, its great to meet like minded people,and you just get to see and experience so much. Both crews I've had the pleasure to travel with have been awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip, the wildlife, the white water rafting, the gorillas being the hi light, but also the friendships and camaraderie of everyone on board the truck.

Peter G

Not easy to say what I enjoyed the most but the gorilla trek just topped it.

Dilpesh P

Loved the speed at which we made it to new areas for more experiences. there was hardly ever a rest day.

Mirco Flavio R

I prefer hotelrooms in the first and the last night.

John U

Exceptional trip - loved it!

Nicole D

Our cook, Charles was unfailingly enthusiastic, friendly and more than competent in his role. He added greatly to the atmosphere and we loved learning about Africa from him.

Jenniffer H

Everything excellent - vehicle and camping facilities could not be improved.

Ben H

Our cook made great food for us everyday.

Jana P

Brilliant cook, very helpful and nice.

Kerry R

Excellent food and always with a smile. Denford has a lot of experienced so was also very informative.

Sean R

Both the crew were good fun, I enjoyed their company for the trip. A good balance between activities and a few nights off!

Priscilla P

Denford truly was amazing. Outdid himself at all times, ensured we were always full and constantly surprised us with a mind blowing meal.

Helen F

We all want to take Denford home with us. His cooking was outdone only by smile and good nature.

Holger O

Leaders were very motivated, even after long drives. Sorted good itinerary changes out to make the trip a better experience and to fit in Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Philip L

Mic and Tom were a brilliant team. They went out of their way to ensure that we had fun and saw all the sights. The road to Murchison Falls was not passable in the truck so they found good local vehicles to use to get there and it was a highlight of the trip. The easy option would have been to say we couldn't go but they put themselves out to give us a great trip. They were always cheerful and well organised - they are both a great credit to your company and really made the trip !

Margrit A

Good trip - basic travel at times, off the beaten track.

Nicola D

Michaela and Tom were a credit to Dragoman. They worked hard, mucked in with all the chores and genuinely seemed to care that we had a good trip. They went above and beyond when the poor road conditions meant we wouldn't have been able to get the truck to Murchison Falls. They researched alternatives, and whilst we had to pay a little bit extra, their efforts meant that we were able to get there which was great as it had been one if the reasons for booking the trip in the first place.

Kenneth B

Crew worked well together.

Sarah E

Charles was amazing! Made sure everyone was full and so kind and helpful. He never complained and always had good food waiting for us.

Tatjana P

Denford was just the best, my compliments!

Richard P

Tom and Michaela were so enthusiastic, we had a ball and they arranged to get to places where we believed other trips had not gone to in the wet season (Murchison Falls). I have nothing but praise for these two leaders.

Judy N

Charles was a good cook.