3 weeks self-drive safari through Uganda and Kenya
Hiring a car on self-drive has become the order of the day in East Africa , many travelers leave their home country and come to Africa enjoy every bit of their safari on their own. you drive at your own pace, you plan everything as family or friends and have a great experience. However this article gives an insight of what one can do in the 3 weeks safari to Uganda and Kenya, however , it can be customized based on your interests and preferences, and the duration of your self drive trip can be adjusted accordingly.
Day 1-2: Arrive in Entebbe
Uganda and spend a day exploring the city. Visit the botanical gardens, the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, and Lake Victoria.
Day 3-4: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda’s largest national park, and spend two days exploring the park. Take a boat ride on the Nile River to see the falls, and go on a game drive to see elephants, lions, giraffes, and more.
Day 5-6: Drive to Kibale National Park
home to chimpanzees and other primates. Go on a chimpanzee trek and hike in the lush forest.
Day 7-8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Go on a game drive to see lions, leopards, elephants, and more. Take a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos and crocodiles.
Day 9-10: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Go on a gorilla trek and witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat.
Day 11-12: Cross the border into Kenya
and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its flamingos and other birdlife. Go on a game drive to see rhinos, lions, and other wildlife.
Day 13-14: Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve
one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world. Go on a game drive to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino) and witness the wildebeest migration (depending on the time of year).
Day 15-16: Drive to Amboseli National Park
known for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its large herds of elephants. Go on a game drive and see elephants, lions, cheetahs, and other wildlife.
Day 17-18: Drive to Tsavo East National Park
one of Kenya’s largest national parks. Go on a game drive to see elephants, lions, giraffes, and other wildlife.
Day 19-20: Drive to Samburu National Reserve
located in the arid northern region of Kenya. Go on a game drive to see unique wildlife such as Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, and Somali ostriches.