12 Days East Africa Safari Itinerary: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

Planning a holiday trip in East Africa? Well, we as Mara Gates Safaris have the experience and capacity to provide you with a memorable trip for you and your loved ones.

Here’s a 12-day safari sample itinerary covering Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya for you to consider. We can edit it to suit your liking. You have the option of starting in either Uganda or Tanzania or Kenya.  Please check it out and inquire from us at the bottom of the itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

  • Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to your hotel.
  • Relax and unwind after your journey.

Day 2-3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Mountain Gorilla, Bwindi, 3 Days Uganda Safari

  • Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Spend two full days trekking and exploring the forest, searching for mountain gorillas.
  • Overnight stay in Bwindi.

Day 4: Entebbe to Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Fly from Entebbe to Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Nairobi.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city.

Day 5-6: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

  • Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • Enjoy two full days of game drives, spotting the Big Five and witnessing the Great Migration (seasonal).
  • Overnight stay in Maasai Mara.

Day 7: Travel to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Transfer to the airstrip and fly from Maasai Mara to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
  • Upon arrival, embark on a game drive in the Serengeti.
  • Overnight stay in Serengeti.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Spend the full day exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti, observing wildlife and enjoying the stunning landscapes.
  • Optional hot air balloon safari (additional cost).
  • Overnight stay in Serengeti.

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area by road.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands.
  • Upon arrival, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive.
  • Overnight stay on the crater rim.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Spend the day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, known for its high concentration of wildlife.
  • Enjoy game viewing and birdwatching opportunities.
  • Overnight stay on the crater rim.

Day 11: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

  • Depart for Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Enjoy a game drive in the park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.
  • Overnight stay in or near Lake Manyara.

Day 12: Lake Manyara to Arusha, Tanzania – Departure

  • Transfer to Arusha.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time to explore Arusha or do some last-minute shopping.
  • Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

This itinerary offers a diverse safari experience, allowing you to explore the rich wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. We can customize the safari to suit your budget and preferences.

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    About Mara Gates Safaris

    Mara Gates Safaris is your premier gateway to the wonders of East Africa. Since our establishment in 2009, we have been dedicated to crafting unforgettable safari experiences for families and large groups alike. As a proud member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and quality service.

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    At Mara Gates Safaris, we believe in unlocking the magic of East Africa’s diverse landscapes, from the majestic savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the breathtaking Serengeti plains. Our team of experienced guides and travel experts are committed to curating personalized journeys that immerse you in the rich tapestry of wildlife, culture, and natural beauty that defines this enchanting region.

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    Whether you dream of witnessing the Great Migration, embarking on thrilling game drives, or connecting with local communities, Mara Gates Safaris is your trusted partner in creating memories that will last a lifetime. Join us and embark on an adventure of a lifetime across the heart of Africa.

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