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Kenya - Uganda Lake Victoria Adventure - 11 days - VST 437X

Kisumu City  Streets
Lake Victoria Islands
Fishing in Lake Victoria

DAY 1: NAIROBI - KISUMU 
Leave Nairobi in the morning, have lunch at Kericho. Walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu for dinner and overnight. Or alternatively, Fly into Kisumu from Nairobi.

DAY 2: NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK – KISUMU CITY TOUR 
After breakfast drive to Kaloka beach, take a boat to Ndere Island national park see some game and bird life. Row the boat back to Kaloka beach. Drive via Kit- Mikaye ( This rock is where Mikaye the mother of Luo tribe sheltered herself after along journey down the Nile) drive back to Kisumu for Lunch. Kisumu tour takes you to Impala park, Kisumu Museum ,The Kisumu city market, Children’s Homes, women groups , Kisumu beach Resort, Tilapia beach, kiboko bay Beach Resort and Dunga beach are optional. Dinner and overnight stay in Kisumu hotel.

Day 3: Kisumu City - Kan'go - Got Ramogi 
After breakfast depart for Kit Mikaye ( the rock that has a story to tell that is steeped in the mythology of the Luo people), Continue to Bondo town then to Usenge on the shores of Lake Victoria via the Late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's mausoleum - Kan'go ka jaramogi,visit Uhanya and Osieko Beaches attempt to climb Got Ramogi- Hill(the home of the grand grandfather of the luo community when the luo tribe first settled on lake Victoria) in the afternoon after a lunch of fresh fish and other savouries that include local fare. Lunch is served at the home of the late Jaramogi oginga Odinga's home. The evening is spent listening to fork-lore by a campfire on the shores of the lake even as your meal or mutton or lamb roasts on a spit in the open. Overnight in a middle class hotel, on a campsite or home-stays in a posh rural home on the shores of lake Victoria.

Day 4 Mageta Island - Dominion Farm - Uganda 
After breakfast take a boat ride to Mageta island from Uhanya beach. Visit the old colonial prison now turned into a local primary school on the island. See the animals on the island, talk to the local fishermen then back on the boat to the main land. Drive to Nyamonye then cross the river yala into Dominion Farm where you will meet the farm management and chat with the local farm workers. Proceed to siaya via Lake kanyaboli for bird watching. Lunch at Siaya town. Proceed to Busia border then into Uganda. Drive to jinja town from busia border. Dinner and overnight stay at Nile Resort Hotel.

White Water RaftDay 5 Jinja - White Water Rafting 
After breakfast, travel to the source of the river Nile and start water rafting ,this is expected to take a whole day and if quite interesting , can be arranged to continue to the next day. Lunch at the nearest Resort to the source of river Nile. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 Visit the Bujagali falls - Village Walk 
After breakfast , We will take you to the Bujagali falls then to a walk of the village. There is no better way of getting acquainted with the heart of Uganda than venturing into its villages. Victoria Safaris offers you this ideal opportunity. One of Bujagali's most respected and knowledgeable residents will escort you through his neighbourhood, introducing you to the families, and you can share a meal in one or two of the homes. The village of Bujagali can be leisurely explored at any time of day. All that is required for this wonderful experience is a warm smile and a good pair of walking shoes. Lunch at the nearest campsite. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 7 Chimpanzee Viewing 
After breakfast, We will take you on a boat ride to see the chimpanzees on Ngamba island. This island on Lake Victoria is the popular Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which provides a safe haven for 39 orphaned chimpanzees that roam freely around the island. You will be guaranteed seeing the chimpanzees on your trip and it will be a memorable visit. Lunch on the island. Dinner and overnight on the mainland at the campsite.

Day 8 Fishing Trips 
After breakfast, we will take you on a fishing trip on lake Victoria. This may take a good part of the day with a parked Lunch on the lake Victoria. Lake Victoria and the Nile River are famous for their massive population of Nile Perch fish. People travel from all over the world to have a go at catching one of these beasts. The world record catch for Nile Perch was made in Uganda at a staggering 121 kilograms, and it is common to hear of daily catches between 30 and 60 kilograms. Dinner and overnight at the campsite on the main land. (This tour can be extended depending on the interest of the client)

River NileDay 9 Jinja- Kampala - Entebbe - Ssese Island
After breakfast leave jinja for Kampala in the morning then to Entebbe proceed for ferry crossing to Ssese Island at 1:00pm after lunch at speke hotel - munyonyo, arrive at the Island and check in at Sesse Island Club Resort for dinner and Overnight.

Day 10 Ssese Island 
Have breakfast at the hotel then relax at the beach enjoying beach games like swimming, canoeing on the lake, Fishing, cycling, nature walks, return for lunch and then just relax at the beach in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 11 Ssese Island - Entebbe airport 
After breakfast , board ferry back to the main land. Relax at speke hotel- munyonyo in Entebbe, have lunch there then proceed to Entebbe airport for departure.


East Africa Paradise Tour 13 Days - VST 439X

Day 1: Nairobi
Upon arrival,our Courtesy Team will personally meet you and take you to Nairobi's Serena Hotel, situated in the Central Business District of Nairobi. If you arrive early enough, there will be time to enjoy some of the city's famous attractions, such as parliament ,the bomb blast , Nairobi national park ,giraffe centre and Karen Blixen's homestead. This evening victoria safaris treats you to a welcome dinner at a famous Nairobi restaurant - the Carnivore.

Day 2: Aberdare
Morning city tour of Nairobi. You'll learn about the important colonial days, as well as the exciting current ones with Kenya's youthful, new democratic government. You'll enjoy tea at the famous Thorntree Café and have a quick look at the National Museum. In the afternoon the safari begins with a drive north through Kikuyuland. A stop will be made at one of Kenya's largest open-air market at Karatina. Dinner and overnight at a lovely country club in the highlands - Aberdares.

Ballooning in the Mara
Birding around Lake Manyara

Day 3: Aberdare National Park
The day is spent game viewing in the Aberdare National Park, one of the few highland rainforest parks in East Africa. Our landrcruisers will take you through the thick forests filled with elephant and rarer animals like colobus and suni, before emerging onto the tundra above the tree line. This is a beautiful area and a picnic lunch will be taken by one of the areas many spectacular waterfalls. You’ll drive down through the bamboo forests for a candlelit dinner in the country club.

Day 4: Samburu
Cross the equator, this morning, then visit the benevolent womens organization, the Nanyuki Weavers. Afterwards, tour gide takes you on a short way up Mt. Kenya for a scrumptious lunch of freshly caught trout. The afternoon's drive is one of the most spectacular in Africa: in less than 40 minutes you descend from the highland forests of Mt. Kenya onto the Great Northern Frontier, a semi-arid landscape reminiscent of America's southwest. Game view into Samburu National Park, for dinner and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camp in the park.

Day 5: Samburu National Park
At Samburu a great river creeps through the desert making the veldt bloom. You'll see abundant game, including many rare animals not seen elsewhere in East Africa, like the Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. There are many lion and cheetah, and the birdlife is outstanding. Larsen's is the only intimate, exclusive camp in this popular national park. Its setting riverside is one of the reasons so many of its visitors return time and again.

Day 6: Masai Mara
A spectacular morning flight that flies right over the flamingo lakes of the Great Rift Valley arrives Kenya's best park, the Maasai Mara, in time for lunch. For three nights you'll enjoy the Mara's most lavish camp, sopa mara , set along the great Mara River. The spacious tents include king beds set on hand-carved mounts from the area's teak. Victoria baths and your own butler attend to your every need. After the game drive, enjoy sundowners then dinner prepared by gourmet European chefs.

Day 7: Masai Mara National Park
At any time of the year the Mara provides some of the best game viewing in Africa, but at a time of the year(August - september) there's a chance you'll see the Great Migration. This is when about a half million white bearded gnu (wildebeest) enter the Mara from the adjacent Serengeti.

The Serengeti will have dried up, and the Mara being wetter and higher, is still growing the important nutrient grasses. Much, of course, depends upon the weather, but usually this is an outstanding time for game viewing, here. For those interested, you can also visit a Maasai village and take a hot-air balloon ride over the herds.

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park
After a final morning of game viewing you fly into Tanzania, via Nairobi, and on to Lake Manyara on the Great Rift Valley. Immediately after you arrive, Our counter part tour guide / drivers in Tanzanian landrovers will take you into Lake Manyara National Park.

This park has the greatest diversity of plants and trees of any park, despite being rather small. Famous for its Lions-in-the-trees, there are many Elephant and unbelievable amounts of birds. Dinner and overnight at Hoopoe’s award-winning Kirurumu Camp, perched right on the escarpment overlooking Manyara.

Day 9: Ngorongoro
After breakfast you continue to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping at a fabric market in the little town of Karatu enroute. For the next 2 nights you’ll stay at one of Tanzania’s most exclusive properties, Crater Lodge. Fresh roses, fresh Stilton and special English sherry is kept topped up in every room by its personal butler. Except for the view of the world’s 8th natural wonder, lunch and dinner will make you think you’re in Europe. Descend the crater for an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge for an elegant evening.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater
You are taken down into the crater before dawn, when the light is best for photography and the chances of seeing some of the last-free ranging Black Rhino are best. The hundred sq. mile crater is a wildlife paradise. More than 20,000 animals live here, including unusually tame Eland, several types of Hyaena, and a great array of birds found particularly near its central lake. The density of Lion is higher here than anywhere else in East Africa. Return to the lodge for a late lunch. This afternoon you can relax, or join your guide on a short hike through the hills of Maasailand.

Day 11: Tarangire National Park
Morning drive to Tarangire National Park on the other side of Lake Manyara. This is a large park, and the tour arrives at the northern entrance in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent game viewing down to the lovely camp, Swala. For 2 nights you’ll enjoy this exclusive camp, tucked far away from the tourist circuit. There are only 8 lavish tents, here, and outstanding meals prepared by professional chefs. After dinner, enjoy a brandy on the deck overlooking the waterhole frequented by Elephant.

Day 12: Tarangire
This is the ideal time for Tarangire, a park defined by its great sand rivers. More than 4000 Elephant migrate into the park, now, to dig in the rivers for water. These are not the approachable Elephant of the sort you will have seen in Samburu, but aggressive tuskers that live most of their life on the Maasai steppe far away from human habitation. The park is also known for its Leopard, and its superb stands of Baobab forests. Meals are provided and you stay overnight at Swala camp.

Day 13: Nairobi
After breakfast you return to Arusha to begin the series of flights that return you to Nairobi. Following the mid-afternoon arrival, you’ll be transfered to the Norfolk, where everyone has a room before our farewell dinner. Afterwards, you’ll be privately transfered to the airport for departure.

Included:

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transport in custom built 4x4 Land cruiser
  • Services of an English speaking tour driver / guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.

Not included:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver-guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight or Transfer and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary
     
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