Day 1 - Entebbe, Uganda
Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, which earns its nickname, the
“Pearl of Africa,” from its stunning scenery. Transfer to your
hotel for an evening at leisure.
Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning, Ride Like a Local, boarding a private boat
to Ngamba Island, home to a sanctuary for orphaned and
confiscated chimpanzee. Enjoy a private visit with the team
who care for the fascinating simians, viewing their social behavior up close. Return by private boat to Entebbe for
lunch before boarding your private charter flight to Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park. On arrival, set out on a scenic
drive to your accommodations. Tonight, gather for a
Day 3 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Begin the first of two days of gorilla trekking with an early
morning hike through the park’s dense vegetation to seek out
the groups of endangered mountain gorilla living there. Once
the primates are located, settle in for an unforgettable visit,
observing the gentle and expressive creatures up close. Watch
mothers holding their infants and scampering toddlers
getting reined in by a father protecting his family. Return to
camp for an afternoon at leisure. Later, savor a Chef’s Table
experience, sipping a cocktail as a chef demonstrates how to
make a local dish, which you sample before dinner.
Day 4 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After another exciting trek to see gorilla, return to camp this
afternoon and enjoy one of these Design Your
Visit a Bike Shop Supported by A&K Philanthropy. Meet the amazing women who run this shop and learn
how they maintain the bikes.
Meet with Women from the Local Area at the Bwindi
Community Hospital, who teach local sewing classes.
Set Out on a Guided Forest Walk on the Munyaga
waterfall trail — be on the lookout for rare forest
elephant and primates such as colobus monkey.
Return to your camp for dinner.
Day 5 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Board your privately chartered flight to Serengeti National
Park, via stops at customs in Uganda and Tanzania, taking
in the incredible vistas and intimate viewing afforded by
low-level flight. Early this afternoon, arrive at your luxurious
camp, which features the largest, most impressive tented
en-suites imaginable, each with amazing views over the
Serengeti. Then, set out on a game drive across the 10,000 square-mile Serengeti, a habitat to countless wild species.
Finish your day in classic safari style with a refreshing Scenic
Sundowner, taking in the incredible atmosphere just before
Day 6 - Serengeti National Park
Embark on morning and afternoon game drives through the
vast Tanzanian landscape, observing the timeless circle of
life on the Serengeti. Your explorations may reveal giraffe,
wildebeest, elephant and far more.
Day 7 - Serengeti National Park
Enjoy one last day immersed in this incredible setting. Keep
your camera at the ready for a flash of cheetah, herd of
buffalo or pride of lion, or any of the 500 resident species of
Day 8 - Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Board your privately chartered flight to the Masai Mara
Game Reserve via stops at customs in Tanzania and Kenya.
View the expansive plains and, weather permitting, get an
up-close look at the wildlife with some low-level flying by
your skilled pilot-guides. Upon landing, settle into your
luxurious camp before immersing yourself in the vast Mara
on an afternoon game drive. You may encounter topi (an
antelope found primarily here), hippopotamus, warthog,
hyena and an abundance of bird life. Your arrival here is
timed to coincide with when the Great Migration historically
occurs in the Masai Mara, increasing your opportunity
to witness the spectacle. Tonight, relax in your fabulously
appointed en-suite tent, watching the African night sky from
Day 9 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Rise before dawn for a hot air balloon adventure that takes
you soaring over the vast, wildlife-rich Masai Mara and
touching down for a breakfast in the bush. Later, with help
from your expert driver-guide, you may sight a leopard
retrieving a kill or an elephant protecting their young on
an afternoon game drive. You may also glimpse Maasai
tribesmen traversing the plains or herding goats and cattle,
pursuing the nomadic existence they have embraced for
Day 10 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Today, again enjoy morning and afternoon game drives
as well as the option for a walking safari. Also visit a
school on the edge of the Masai Mara for an A&K-exclusive
experience, taking part in the setup of a LifeStraw Water
filter that purifies drinking water for students and teachers,
a project sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy.
Day 11 - Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi by private charter for an afternoon at leisure
in a dayroom reserved for you. This evening, transfer to the
airport and depart.