Wings Over East Africa (2023)

Experience highlights of three East African countries on a single luxury journey made possible by private air, encountering mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Experience highlights of three East African countries on a single luxury journey made possible by private air, encountering mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, tracking iconic wildlife in Tanzania’s Serengeti and witnessing a true natural spectacle on departures timed with the Great Migration’s appearance in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Journey Highlights

  • Travel privately in a chartered Cessna Grand Caravan, reclining in your fully rotating, contoured leather seats
  • Enjoy major highlights of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya on one seamless itinerary, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya
  • Encounter endangered mountain gorillas on two days of trekking in the lush forests of Uganda
  • Stay in the finest camps in “Great Migration” country — three nights in each the Serengeti and the Masai Mara
  • Spot the Big Five along with countless other wild species from custom-made safari vehicles offering unobstructed views from every seat
  • Explore with handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking expertise leads to amazing wildlife encounters
  • Experience the unsurpassed peace and comfort of the region’s preeminent boutique camp and luxury safari accommodations with updated and reimagined features
  • Glide by hot air balloon over the wild-life rich Masai Mara
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, which earns its nickname, the “Pearl of Africa,” with stunning scenery. Transfer to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Hotel No.5

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Chimps

This morning, board a private boat to Ngamba Island, home to a sanctuary for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees. Enjoy a private visit with the team who care for the fascinating simians, viewing their social behaviour up close. Return by private boat to Entebbe for lunch, before boarding your private charter flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On arrival, continue to your accommodations on a scenic drive from the Rift Valley to the mountains of Bwindi. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Gorillas

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 gorillas living there. Once the gorillas 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 an attentive father protecting his family. Return to camp this afternoon for the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, savour a Chef ’s Table experience, sipping a cocktail while a chef demonstrates how to make one of the delicious dishes local to the Bwindi region of Uganda, which you sample before dinner.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Design your Day

After another exciting trek to see gorillas, return to camp this afternoon and enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • 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 elephants and primates such as colobus monkeys.

Return to your camp for dinner.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 5: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Wild Game

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, uninterrupted 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, sipping cocktails while taking in the incredible atmosphere just before dusk.

Serengeti Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 6-7: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Two Days on Safari

Enjoy two days of morning and afternoon game drives through the vast landscape, observing the timeless circle of life.

Serengeti Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Migration

Board your privately chartered flight to the Masai Mara Game Reserve via stops at customs in Tanzania and Kenya. Revel in the views of 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. Among the many species you may encounter are the topi (an antelope found primarily here) as well as hippopotamuses, warthogs, hyenas and an abundance of bird life. Your arrival here is timed to coincide with when the Great Migration is historically in the Masai Mara, increasing your opportunity to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Tonight, relax in your fabulously appointed en-suite tent, watching the African night sky from your huge wooden deck or private hot tub, basking in panoramic views and 24-hour butler service.

Mara Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rise before dawn for a hot air balloon adventure that takes you soaring over the vast, wildlife-rich Masai Mara, viewing game from a fresh new perspective. Then, touch down for a breakfast in the bush. This afternoon, with help from your expert driver-guide, and a little patience, you may sight a leopard retrieving a kill from the branches of an acacia tree or elephants 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 centuries.

Mara Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve | An Exclusive Visit

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.

Mara Bushtops Luxury Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Depart 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.

Hemingways Nairobi (dayroom) | Meals: BL

Journey Details

Minimum age is 15 years.
This journey contains some active elements such as hiking through isolated jungle regions.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: lunch at 1:30 p.m. on Day 11.

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Flight Details:
Entebbe–Bwindi (1 hr 15 min)
Bwindi–Serengeti (3 hrs*)
Serengeti–Masai Mara (2 hrs 30 min*)
Masai Mara–Nairobi (45 min)
*Flight duration only. Will stop en route to clear customs and immigration.

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan 208B or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hotel No 5, Entebbe

Wings Over East Africa (2023)

A quaint suburban retreat within the bustling city of Entebbe, the boutique Hotel No.5 makes for an elegant base to relax at the start or... Read more

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Wings Over East Africa (2023)

Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most ... Read more

Hemingways Nairobi

Wings Over East Africa (2023)
A&K Favourite

Hemingways Nairobi is the sister hotel to the famous Hemingways in Watamu. A plantation style property with views of the Ngong Hills is a... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Aug 25, 2023 - Sep 4, 2023
Price AU$55,625pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 26, 2023 - Oct 6, 2023
Price AU$55,625pp Single Supplement AU$9,850 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire

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