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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this two-week overland adventure. Spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.


Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126356
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Nairobi, Kenya
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Nairobi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have the ones you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to beautiful Lake Naivasha, and enjoy an included boat ride to spot hippos.

Included Activities:
Lake Naivasha Boat Ride

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00-4.00 hours)

03

Day 3: Lake Naivasha/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)

View varied landscapes from the overland adventure vehicle (OAV).

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (8.00 hour(s), 156km)

04

Day 4: Eldoret/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (12.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (6.00 hour(s), 345km)

06

Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then tour a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Included Activities:
Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion
Tea Plantation Visit

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a one-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

Additional Notes:
Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi.

Included Activities:
Mountain Gorilla Trek

08

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

09

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)

Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (12.00 hour(s), 520km)

10

Day 10: Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s), 90km)

11

Day 11: Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.

12

Day 12: Jinja/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya)

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (7.00 hour(s))

13

Day 13: Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Game Drive

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (11.00 hour(s))

14

Day 14: Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi (1B, 1L)

Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival in the evening.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s), 90km)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • Game drive (Lake Nakuru NP)
    • Boat safari (Lake Naivasha)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (12 nts), basic hotel (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), minibuses, walking
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers
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Tour Highlights:
  • Admire mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • View diverse wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP.