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Ultimate East Africa
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Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 24-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Kenya and Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Masai Mara and Serengeti, and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard the Lando (overland adventure vehicle) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified Chief Experience Officer (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
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DKGZ/222274
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Eldoret
  • Kampala
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Jinja
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Nairobi/Masai Mara

Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the Big Five.
Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenya's premier wildlife reserve.

In the afternoon, arrive in the area and get settled at the safari camp, our base for our time here.

Head out for a late afternoon wildlife safari drive with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five — lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience.

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Day 3: Masai Mara

Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing, as you cross the plains and rivers of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

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Day 4: Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart for Nakuru, with a stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported Ubuntu Cafe. Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park (in the Lando), in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park/Eldoret

Enjoy another safari drive in the Lando, before heading off to Eldoret.

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Day 6: Eldoret/Kampala

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

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Day 7: Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi

Get comfortable, as we head off to Lake Bunyonyi, crossing the equator and enjoying a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe.

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Day 8: Gorilla Trek

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

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Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi

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

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Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

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Day 11: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Mburo. Opt for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake.

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Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja

Head back across the equator on the way to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital.

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Day 13: Jinja

Explore Jinja, 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.

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Day 14: Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

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Day 15: Eldoret/Nairobi

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

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Day 16: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 17: Arusha/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/Ngorongoro

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.
Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy a morning safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.

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Day 19: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls. On the way back to Arusha, stop at Mto wa Mbu village to visit the G for Good project, including a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family.

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Day 20: Arusha/Dar es Salaam

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Leave Arusha early and be on the lookout for the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, on the road towards Dar es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid-19th century before becoming a port and trading centre.

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Day 21: Dar es Salaam/Stone Town

Catch the ferry to Zanzibar. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

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Day 22: Stone Town/Jambiani

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

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Day 23: Jambiani

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

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Day 24: Jambiani/Stone Town

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your Discover Moment: Jinja
    • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
    • Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
    • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
    • Tea plantation visit
    • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Ferry to Zanzibar
    • Stone Town orientation walk
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Basic hotel (3 nt), permanent tented camp (2 nts), participation camping (11 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), multishare/hostels (5 nts)
    • 22 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari van, Lando (overland adventure vehicle), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, walking, shared shuttle, private shuttle, tuk-tuk, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Kenya & Uganda portion: 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, certified mountain gorilla trackers, local guides. Tanzania portion: 1 CEO, certified safari guides/drivers, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Track the "big five" on wildlife safari drives in the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Raft the White Nile River
  • Discover Zanzibar's crystal-clear waters
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town