Kenya - Uganda Crossborder Safari

Tour Highlights

The Murchison Falls Park guarantees incredible game viewing including elephants, antelopes and hippos. A boat ride on the Nile is a thrilling experience. Maasai Mara presents the best game drive experience as you spot the big 5 wandering in the plains.

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Day 1
Upon arrival, we are met & briefed at the airport in Nairobi by our driver/ guide and drive westwards to the Rift Valley escarpment. We arrive in Nakuru National Park just in time for lunch at Flamingo Hill Camp. After lunch we embark on game drives which reveal 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 for Elephants. From the baboon cliff we have a perfect view of the whole park and Nakuru town in the backdrop. Dinner and overnight stay will be at our camp/lodge.

Day 2
After breakfast, we drive 100km north to Lake Bogoria National Reserve. On arrival we proceed on game drives at the Lake shores. Besides plenty of plains game, most pronounced are the flamingoes lining the lake shores. A stop at the hot springs to visit the geysers which are evidence of the volcanic activity in the area completes the game drive. We return for lunch to the Lake Bogoria Hotel and explore Lake Baringo on a boat ride in the afternoon. The area is the traditional home of the Njemps tribe. These unique people are the only pastoral, cattle herding tribe who also fish. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Roberts Camp.

Day 3
Today we drive via the scenic Kerio valley to Kitale. The Kerio valley is a deeply faulted and greatly eroded volcanic block of the Eastern Rift Valley presenting some of the most spectacular and wildly beautiful sceneries of the world. We have a lunch stop on the way. The drive to Kitale takes us to Iten, the place where most of Kenya’s long distance runner come from. In the late afternoon we arrive at the Kitale Club which backdates to the colonial time and check in for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
An early start at 7.00am is necessary today to give us adequate time for game drives within Mt. Elgon National Park. In this park there is the possibility of spotting Elephants, Buffalo, and Antelopes among other types of game. We shall enjoy a picnic lunch at Kitum, one of the famous caves where Elephants and Buffalos visit the cave for a mineral lick. Afterwards we drive through Kapchorwa where we cross the border into Uganda and proceed on to the Sipi Falls. Dinner and overnight will be at the Sipi River Lodge.

Day 5
Today we explore the western side of Mt. Elgon. Sipi Falls is home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, world class mountain biking and beautiful sunsets. After breakfast we take a hike to the falls and on the way, appreciate an incredible variety of bird species. We return to the lodge for lunch and take another afternoon nature walk in the scenic area. Mt. Elgon is an important water tower which feeds its water to the Victoria Nile. After watching a magnificent sunset we return for dinner and overnight at our lodge.

Day 6
After a relaxed breakfast, we drive through a typical ever green Ugandan countryside, via the towns of Soroti and Lira. We stop at the Karuma Falls of the Victoria for picnic lunch. After the obligatory photos we continue on the Gulu – Arua Road and enter Murchinson National Park through Purongo gate. With game drives en-route we arrive at the late afternoon Paraa Lodge on the banks of the Nile for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7
This is our day to sample the Murchison’s Falls National Park with either morning or afternoon game drives, in search of Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Elephants, Hartebeests, the rare Shoebill Stork, and herds of Ugandan Kobs. A 3hour boat trip takes us along the placid Victoria Nile upstream to the base of the Kabarega Falls - just ten meters from the ‘Devils cauldron’ which is absolutely fantastic. On the banks of the river, we find Elephants, Buffaloes while Crocodiles and Hippos inhabit the waters. Dinner and overnight stay will once again be at the lodge.

Day 8
After breakfast we check out of the lodge, cross the mighty River with a ferry and drive for a 5 to 6 hour drive to Jinja. On the way we stop for lunch. The drive takes us through fertile farmland and numerous lakes and wetlands. In the late afternoon we arrive in Jinja located on the shores of Lake Victoria. We check in at the Jinja Nile resort, one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9
Today we explore the source of the White Nile. A Boat Ride takes us to the actual source of the Nile the world’s longest River supporting the livelihood of many people on its over 6000 km way to the Mediterranean Sea. We have a look at the Owen Falls Dam which supports the biggest hydroelectric power station in Uganda and pass on to the Bujagali Falls, a famous site for white water rafting. After an early lunch we drive through the Busia border post to Kericho in Kenya for dinner and overnight stay at the historic Tea Hotel.

Day 10
We have an early breakfast at sunrise and soon after explore the rolling hills of bright green tea-estates around Kericho. We’ll meet the pickers and watch the complete process at a local factory in a guided tour. We later depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve with a lunch stop on the way. Upon arrival at the Mara we enjoy an evening game drive en-route to our camp. We finally arrive at the Ashnil Mara Camp at sunset just in time for check in and have a relaxing shower before dinner and overnight.

Day 11
Today we spend the day on a game drive with optional lunch boxes or a have a full day game drive with lunch at the camp. Game drives in the Mara always exceeded expectations. At the Mara River we find Hippos and Crocodiles while herds of Elephants and Buffalo feed on the lush grass. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the Wildebeests migration which runs from July to October. Besides this the Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black-manned Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. At sunset we return to our camp/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12
After an early morning game drive at 6.00 am with just a cup of tea we return to the camp/lodge for a late breakfast. Soon after we check out, we drive via Narok with an optional lunch stop to Nairobi. At the Rift Valley escarpment scenic viewpoint we have one last photo stop. In the late afternoon we arrive in Nairobi for a drop off at the airport for our international flight or an overnight stay at a city hotel.

  • Tour Days: 12
  • Departure: Everyday departure with a minimum 2 pax from Nairobi
  • Price Guide:
    No. of PeoplePrice(USD)
    6 and more3561

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