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East Africa Overland
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Until Jan 18 From Feb 18

From the incomparable wildlife of Uganda to the source of the Nile and onto the sunny beaches of Zanzibar, journey overland across East Africa on this thrilling three-week adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive Big Five across open savannah on an unforgettable wildlife safari drive. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.

  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Gorilla Tracking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Safari, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DUAE.B/201576
  • Starts: Kampala, Uganda
  • Finishes: Nungwi, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Jinja
  • Eldoret
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stone Town
  • Kendwa

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

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Day 3: 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 4: Gorilla Trek

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

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Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi

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

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Day 6: 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 7: Kampala/Jinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

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Day 8: 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 9: Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

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Day 10: Eldoret/Nairobi

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

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Day 11: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 12: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

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

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Day 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

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

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Day 17: 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 18: Stone Town/Nungwi

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

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Day 19: Nungwi

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

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Day 20: 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
    • Guided chimpanzee trek
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Scenic internal flight
    • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (9 nts), full-service camping (6 nts), simple hotels (4 nts)
    • 18 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 13 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, plane, walking, shared shuttle
    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:
  • Track the Big Five on wildlife safari drives
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Raft the White Nile River
  • Discover Zanzibar's crystal-clear waters
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town