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Ultimate East Africa
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01 June - January From Jan 18 From February From Jan 18

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-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 regions wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your cameras shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

  • Duration: 22 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: DKUE.B/201540
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Kendwa, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Eldoret
  • Kampala
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Jinja
  • 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/Eldoret

Soak up the scenery as we drive across Kenya's Rift Valley.

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Day 3: Eldoret/Kampala

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

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Day 4: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

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Day 5: 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 6: Gorilla Trek

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

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Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi

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

08

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala

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

09

Day 9: Kampala/Jinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

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Day 10: 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 11: Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

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Day 12: Eldoret/Nairobi

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

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Day 13: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

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

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Day 19: 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 20: 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 21: Kendwa

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

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Day 22: Kendwa/Stone Town

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Transfer from Nairobi to Kampala
    • 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
    • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Scenic internal 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 (5 nts)
    • 20 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 13 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