Mountain Gorillas and the Masai Mara – Uganda & Kenya

This trip combines one of Africa’s most enthralling wildlife experiences with one of the continent’s greatest wildlife destinations

Nairobi – Naivasha Lake – crescent Island – Masai Mara – Uganda – Entebbe – Kampala – Bwindi – Kibale – Jinja.

11 days, 10 nights of amazing wild nature, attractions and culture on a once-in-a-lifetime luxury trip.

Welcome to Kenya!

Pick up from the Airport and drive to Lake Naivasha arriving for lunch. In the afternoon, Get the chance to see Lake Naivasha, the second biggest freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. Take a boat ride and on to crescent Island for bird watching and a brief walking safari among the wildlife. The shores host abundant birdlife including pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.

Have breakfast and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve, seen by many as the jewel of Kenya’s park. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must See List”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara is the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species.

The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year-round. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc. from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July to September. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.

Even when the annual wildebeest migration is quiet, the Mara offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa, great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of elands, buffaloes, impalas and Grant’s gazelles. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Mara River, while cheetahs prowl the plains.

Arrive at Ashnil Mara Camp for check-in & lunch. In the afternoon head out with your driver and start spotting nature at its best, exploring wildlife and as the sun starts to edge dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity for you to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film. Dinner and overnight at  Ashnil Mara Camp.

Morning breakfast at the camp and afterward head out with your packed lunch boxes and spend the day in the reserve as you explore and experience nature in its raw form; the landscape is breathtaking with its network of roads specially constructed for game viewing. Break for lunch at a picnic site before you continue spotting wild animals and visiting the Masai Tribe until late afternoon when you return to the camp for freshening up and dinner.
All meals and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp.

(Option to stay another Overnight at Masai Mara Park)

Have breakfast and an en-route game drive. Transfer to Nairobi. Visit the Masai Market and Giraffe Center. Dinner at Chabad House.
overnight at Hilton Hotel.


Welcome to Ugnda – pearl of Africa!

Early in the morning flight to Uganda (about an hour flight).

Your Uganda guide will be waiting for you at the airport. Special experience and exclusive for ‘Africa Kosher Travel’ customers.
Visit the Entebbe airport Old terminal.
The Old Entebbe terminal airport is where ‘Operation Entebbe’ took place, 90 minutes rescue operation by 100 commandos from the IDF, all the hijackers did not survive.
This operation is sometimes called operation Jonathan in commemoration of the unit leader
Yonatan Netanyahu lost his life in rescuing the hostages.
Drive to Kampala, visit the Art and crafts market at Old Kampala or Nakasero and transfer to the hotel.

Shabbat at the Chabad House is an exciting and empowering experience, fine Shabbat meals with Shabbat songs and lots of joy.

(Walking distance from the hotel to Chabad – 5 min)
overnight at Dolphin Suites Hotel.



All Shabbat prayers and meals at the Chabad House.

overnight at Dolphin Suites Hotel.

Early in the morning transfer to the airport for
a morning lightweight flight to Kihihi airstrip, airstrip transfers by the Lodge and afternoon
Batwa experience, on visiting this marginalized tribe the Batwa pygmies, you will have a chance to see their dances and folklore. They also demonstrate how they lived in the caves and hunted in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted a national park. (your vehicle and
guide will find you at the lodge).
Distance; Approx. 1hr 45mins’ flight and 45 Kms, 1hr 15 Minutes’ Drive transfers.

Overnight at Springs Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley.
It is home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population.
Many of these are habituates in families that are daily visits by tourists.
The forest is also home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8 am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.
The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight.

Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to humans is a reward worthy to earn.
If you return from the gorilla trek with time allowing, you will take a community walk and visit communities around Bwindi forest.
Overnight at Springs Lodge.

Morning Drive to Kibale forest national park, home of Chimpanzee for an afternoon
chimpanzee tracking.

Kibale forest has over 1,450 individuals (Chimpanzees) protected within the park. At
Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors
an outstanding opportunity to track these apes in their natural Habitat. Tracking starts at
2 pm in the afternoon with a briefing at Kanyanchu Park
headquarter. Allocated rangers to take you to the forest.
An advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and
communicates with your ranger on the radio call, tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours
depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.

Morning drive to Jinja Via Kampala, visit Chabad for a hot lunch, then continue the drive to Jinja. Upon arrival in Jinja go for a sunset cruise on the Nile.

Overnight at Wild Waters Lodge.


Morning relaxation at the lodge, check out, and ATV Safari in Jinja. Take the Quad bikes and ride exploring the villages and communities around the course of the River Nile.
the places to visit includes a community school. 
Return to the airport to check in for your departure flight. 

*Option for extreme level 5 rafting on the Nile (children aged-10 and up).
A special and unforgettable experience, a professional team with guides and a rescue boat accompany the entire route. A photographer and screenwriter follow after the boats, and after the trip, you get an amazing gallery.

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