East African Highlights Safari


19 Days


9x - Lodge
4x - Hotel
2x - Resort
2x - Camp
1x - Guest House


This tour combines the best attractions in East Africa. From chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, a close up experience with rhinos in Ziwa Sanctuary, Uganda to Maasai Mara which hosts the world famous wildebeest migration. Across to Tanzania for a sunset cruise on Jinja Nile and finish the trip with a once in a life time gorilla tracking experience. This tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience to capture East Africa’s major highlights.





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Tour Plan

Day 1 Arrival, optional city tour

Upon arrival at the airport, a Kibo Slopes Safaris driver/guide will be waiting for us and we may choose to have a city tour of Nairobi or head on to our hotel.

Accommodation: Olesereni Emara

Meals: Bed, Breakfast

Day 2 Drive to Nakuru, lunch, game drives

We take an early breakfast and start off the day’s adventures at 7.00 am with a drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Game drives here reveal the abundant birds and wildlife. Most pronounced are the flamingoes on the lake shores. Nakuru is also a Rhino Sanctuary with a population of over 100 white and black rhinos. The fenced park hosts all the Big Five except elephants. From the baboon cliff we have a good view over the whole park and Nakuru town in the backdrop. We return to the Lodge for a late lunch and a relaxing afternoon. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Sopa Resort.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Drive to Maasai Mara, lunch, game drives

After an early morning breakfast we start a drive towards Mara Game reserve to arrive in time for hot lunch with brief game drives enroute to Mara Ashnil Camp.

Accommodation: Mara Ashnil Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Mara game drives

We have breakfast before a full day at the Mara Game Reserve with lunchboxes or hot lunch back at the camp. In between the morning and evening game drives we may opt to visit a Maasai Village where we get an idea of the daily life of the local community. Overnight will again be the Mara Ashnil Camp.                                             

Accommodation: Mara Ashnil Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Drive to Kisumu, lunch on the way

To the North we start our journey with a lunch stop in Migori towards the Island of Rusinga in Lake Victoria; mild climate making activities pleasurable and viable. Activities to choose from are fishing, birding, visiting the local communities. Dinner and overnight will be at Rusinga Island Lodge.

Accommodation: Rusinga Island Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ferry to Bondo and drive to Jinja

Ferry to Bondo pick up at the border with our Kibo Uganda representative and drive to Jinja check in at the hotel and wait on a sunset cruise on the Nile. Nothing beats an African sunset especially right on the Nile with an ice cold drink and snack.  Make sure to have a camera with you to capture the moment

Dine and overnight The Haven

Accommodation: The Haven

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Rhino tracking

Drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking, the sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can view the endangered species in their natural habitat.  The plan is to reintroduce the rhinos into the wild after the numbers increase. On arrival we will be briefed before taking the Rhino trek.  We are given an hour to track and spend with them. On the walk, we may also encounter some animals including duikers, waterbucks and more. We return to the lodge for lunch. Dine and overnight Amuka Lodge

Accommodation: Amuka Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Drive to Murchinson

We have an early breakfast then check out and start our journey to Murchison Falls National Park.  The drive to the beautiful Murchison falls NP offers great scenery arriving at the lodge check-in arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy a game drive which will give great opportunity of seeing elephants, giraffes, hippos and a wide range of birdlife. Dine and overnight Pakuba Safari Lodge

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Game Viewing Boat on to the Bottom falls end with a hike to the fall

Today we take a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing lots of wildlife in search for food. We may spot giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. We return for a mid-morning breakfast (if not taken before), then relax at the lodge enjoying its facilities.

In the afternoon we will take a Boat Cruise on the Nile to the bottom of the fall. This offers close views of the Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and so many birds. Great views of other wildlife over land can be rewarding as well.  At the bottom of the falls, we board off the boat and hike up to the top which is another chance to view the Top of the fall. From here our driver will meet us and drive us back to the Lodge

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Drive to Fort Portal lunch stop at Miika Eco Lodge

After breakfast, we drive to Kibale National Park, passing many tea plantations along the way. We will stop over for lunch at Miika Eco Lodge. If time allows we can have a stop at one of the Tea plantations and interact with the pickers. Dine and overnight Kluges Guest Farm

Accommodation: Kluges Guest Farm

Meal Plan: Dinner Breakfast

Day 11 Chimpanzee tracking and drive to Ihamba

After an early breakfast we take on a Chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kibale Forest for a half day experience. As we search for the residents we might also come across other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabey monkeys, I’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. The guide will share more while on the trek ensuring the trail is both informative and enjoyable.  After this adventure, we proceed to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park , the 2nd largest park in the country and located at the base of the Rwenzori Mountain range next to Lake Edward and Lake George which are joined by the Kazinga Channel. Dine and overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Boat on Kazinga Channel, lunch,and drive to Ishasha

Today we have a whole day of activities starting with a game drive where we sill spot lions, and over 500 bird species.  These include the 11 different species of kingfisher, eagles, the black bee-eater. We will also visit the Explosion Craters situated north of the magnificent Mweya Peninsular, these are extinct craters although a few release sulphurous smells. A  boat cruise on Kazinga channel will be another highlight taking about 2hours on the water, where we will see buffalos and elephants on the banks. After the cruise we will drive to the Ishasha sector for dinner and overnight Ishasha Jungle Lodge.

Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Day of game viewing

This day opens up so many opportunities for game lovers. Breakfast early then head into the jungle to search for animals including the tree climbing lions, Elephants, herds of Buffaloes and much more. This park is also a birders paradise rewarding guests with so many rare species. Lunch at Lodge and afternoon game drives to increase your chances of spotting wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay at Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Drive to Bwindi southern section stay at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

After breakfast we head out and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On our way we shall have great views of the terraced hills of Kabale also called the Switzerland of Africa. Bwindi national park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. This fascinating mountain forest hosts chimpanzees and spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine rift endemic bird species including blue-throated broadbill, bar-tailed trogon and other beautiful forest species that call this forest home. Dinner and overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Gorilla tracking

After an early breakfast, we proceed to the visitor’s reception for a briefing where we will be separated into groups basing on which Gorilla trekking group we will be tracking. Then the guide will lead us through the gorilla paths in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable rain forests searching for the giant mountain Gorillas. The trek takes 2-8 hours depending on where we find the Mountain Gorillas. And we find them, we will be given an hour to view these beautiful primates.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Drive to Ruhengeri, lunch, Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla Campus

Today we check out and drive to Ruhengeri the most popular touristic city and the gateway to the Volcanoes. The city has got so many restaurants and hotels seen along the way. We will visit the Ellen DeGeneres Gorilla Campus which was built in memory of renowned Conservationist Dian Fossey. Here we get to learn about the endangered species and the conservation efforts being taken. We will have lunch on the way as we drive to our hotel for dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique hotel.

Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Cave exploration lunch, drive to Kigali

After breakfast we will drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for a short a briefing and start the caves adventure.  They were formed as a results of volcanic eruption and were used as shelter during war. After lunch we drive to Kigali for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Sheba Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 18 City tour, museum, parliament, genocide memorial, roof top dinner at Ubumwe Grand Hotel

After breakfast we embark on a tour of Kigali which is ranked as the cleanest city in Africa. During this tour we will visit historical places like, the Genocide memorial to have a better understanding the tragedy that happened in 1994, continue the tour through the old and new Kigali takes us to cultural and pass through Nyamirambo, the most vibrant area in Kigali. We have lunch here and after visit the liberation Museum where we will have the opportunity of learning and what led up the genocide. We will have a chance of visiting one of the famous artistic area called Inema arts center.

We go back to Sheba Hotel to refresh and relax before our rooftop dinner in the evening as we enjoy the view of Kigali at night at the rooftop of Ubumwe Grand Hotel few meters from Scheba hotel, then an overnight at Scheba Hotel

Accommodation: Scheba Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 19 Transfer to airport for departure

After breakfast, our driver will transfer us to the airport for departure.


  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking driver /guide
  • Park fees
  • Ferry Rusinga – Bondo
  • 4x4 transport land cruiser with pop up roofs
  • Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Sunset cruise Jinja
  • Ziwa Rhino Tracking
  • Boat ride Murchinson falls
  • Boat on Kazinga channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Kigali Tour (museum, parliament, genocide memorial)
  • 1 litter of bottled water per person /day


  • Lunch and dinner in Nairobi
  • Drinks in the hotels
  • Personal expenses
  • Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Visa fees
  • Tips


From 4 Pax $9,780.00 p.p.s

*Residents and Citizens discount available

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