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Until Jan 18 From Feb 18

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 24-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Gorilla Tracking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Safari, Trekking, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DKUE.A/201539
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Nungwi, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Eldoret
  • Kampala
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Jinja
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stone Town
  • Kendwa

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Nairobi/Lake Naivasha

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

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Day 3: Lake Naivasha/Eldoret

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

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Day 4: Eldoret/Kampala

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

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Day 5: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

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Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi

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

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Day 7: Gorilla Trek

Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi

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

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Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala

Return to the capital after a long drive.
Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive.

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Day 10: Kampala/Jinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

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Day 11: Jinja

Spend another day exploring Jinja. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.

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Day 12: Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

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Day 13: Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes.

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Day 14: Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi

Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi.

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Day 15: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 16: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities.

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Day 17: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

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Day 18: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

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Day 19: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

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Day 20: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

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Day 21: Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town.
Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk.

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Day 22: Stone Town/Nungwi

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

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Day 23: Nungwi

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 24: Nungwi/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
    • Hippo-spotting boat ride (Lake Naivasha)
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Guided chimpanzee trek
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • Scenic internal flight
    • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (12 nts), full-service camping (6 nts), simple hotels (5 nts)
    • 23 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicle, minibus, shared shuttle, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Kenya & Uganda portion: 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers, local guides. Tanzania portion: certified safari guides/drivers, local guides. 1 CEO on transfer between Nairobi and Arusha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar
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Tour Highlights:
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Track the Big Five in two diverse ecosystems
  • View wildlife on safari
  • Explore mystical Stone Town