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!
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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.
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.
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.
Enjoy another safari drive in the Lando, before heading off to Eldoret.
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.
Get comfortable, as we cross the equator and head off to Lake Bunyonyi.
Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
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, or explore the local area on foot.
Head back across the equator and enjoy a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe. Continue on to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital.
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.
Pre-book your rafting adrenaline rush on the checkout page to include the Jinja River Rafting optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.
Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi.
Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to cut travel time in half and spend more time in Stone Town? Pre-book the Zanzibar Express on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.
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.
Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.
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Trip Name: Ultimate East Africa
Duration: 24 Days
From Price: $5,609
Supplier Tour ID: DKGZ/222274
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