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East Africa Overland
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01 June - January From Jan 18 From February From Jan 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 regions wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.

  • Duration: 21 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/Link Tour Code: DUAE.A/201575
  • Starts: Kampala, Uganda
  • Finishes: Kendwa, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Jinja
  • Eldoret
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • 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.

02

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/Lake Nakuru National Park

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

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Day 11: Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi

Transfer to Nairobi.

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Day 12: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

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

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Day 18: 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 19: Stone Town/Kendwa

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Kendwa Beach. Opt to enjoy a full day sailing trip before catching up with the rest of the group in Kendwa.

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Day 20: Kendwa

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

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Day 21: Kendwa/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Kendwa. Depart Stone Town any time after 2:30pm.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Chimp tracking excursion
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Cultural experience and lunch in a local community
    • Internal scenic flight
    • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (10 nts), full-service camping (6 nts), simple hotels (4 nts)
    • 20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 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 in three different ecosystems
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • View wildlife on safari
  • Discover Zanzibar's crystal-clear waters
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town