Maasai Mara & the White Nile

Nairobi - Kampala

13 days through Kenya, Uganda
FROM: $3120 USD
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Boat
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, African Camp Master
Camping 10 nights
Camping without facilities 1 night
Multishare Hostel 1 night
Breakfasts x 12, Lunches x 11, Dinners x 12
$260 USD per person
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This 2-week overland trip gives a reasonably quick but thorough insight into East Africa and two of its most iconic countries, Uganda and Kenya.

There are excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and we hope to spot big games such as cheetah, leopard, lion and buffalo in Samburu National Reserve, both Black and White rhino in Nakuru National Park and herds of zebra and wildebeest among the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

While in the Samburu region spend a night in a Samburu village; the Samburu are a sub-tribe of the Maasai which has stuck more keenly to their ancient traditions. We camp in the heart of the village, seeing traditional dancing and learning about their way of life and customs.

We also visit Jinja, famous as the historic source of the Nile River and now the adventure activity capital of East Africa, offering white-water rafting, bungee jumping, quad-biking and horse-riding all in a beautiful natural setting.

3 night wildlife safari in the Maasai Mara
Take an optional sunset hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara
Look for big cats and other amazing wild animals
Explore the lower slopes of Mount Kenya
Overnight around the camp fire with Samburu villagers
Wildlife safari in Samburu Reserve
Hope to spot Black and White rhinos in Nakuru NP
Visit Jinja, the adventure activity capital of East Africa

This is a reasonably challenging trip on which we'll be camping throughout, sometimes with limited facilities - but the pace is fairly easy-going to allow for time to really immerse ourselves in the wildlife viewing and culture of the places we're travelling through.

Day 1 - Nairobi (8th December 2021)

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

Welcome to Nairobi! If you would like to explore Nairobi fully, we advise you arrive a day earlier to give yourself the time to see some of the highlights in the city - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. 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.

There will be a group meeting today at our joining hotel at 10:00am - your tour leader will meet you at the hotel reception. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

After the group meeting, we will be met by our 6-person 4x4 jeeps that will take us on our 2-night excursion to the Maasai Mara. We will load the jeeps with our personal gear (but we will not need our camping equipment) and then head off to Maasai Mara, leaving our truck behind.

We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location in Nairobi), and advise you to bring along a smaller daypack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off. You should pack clothing for 3 days (including a warm jumper or fleece and long trousers), a waterproof jacket, toiletries (including sun screen and insect repellent), your camera and charger, a small towel, a head torch, a water bottle, books and personal snacks, etc.

On arrival, we will have the chance for a short evening game drive in the Maasai Mara NP before heading to our campsite. The Maasai Mara is an incredibly scenic area and is one of the world's greatest places for wildlife spotting which is absolutely teeming with giraffe, buffalo, zebra, elephants, lions, cheetah, leopards, and other big game!

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Day 2 - Masai Mara (9th December 2021)
Day 3 - Masai Mara (10th December 2021)
Day 4 - Naro Moru (11th December 2021)
Day 5 - Naro Moru (12th December 2021)
Day 6 - Samburu Village (13th December 2021)
Day 7 - Samburu National Reserve (14th December 2021)
Day 8 - Nakuru NP (15th December 2021)
Day 9 - Nakuru NP (16th December 2021)
Day 10 - Jinja (17th December 2021)
Day 11 - Jinja (18th December 2021)
Day 12 - Kampala (19th December 2021)
Day 13 - Kampala - End Date (20th December 2021)

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08 Dec 21 Nairobi
20 Dec 21 Kampala

$3,120 USD

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07 Dec 22 Nairobi
19 Dec 22 Kampala

$3,220 USD

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