East Africa Overland
19 days from Kampala to Stone Town
From $ 3569
Duration19 days

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 19-day adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive "big five" across open savannah on unforgettable wildlife safari drives. The Landos (overland adventure vehicles) 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.

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  • Duration: 19 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Starts in: Kampala
    Physical Grading: Demanding
  • Ends in: Stone Town
    Ages: 18+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala

Start place: Kampala

Arrive at any time. Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.

End place: Kampala

Meals: D
Day 2: Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi

Start place: Kampala

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

End place: Lake Bunyonyi

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Gorilla Trek

Start place: Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi.

End place: Lake Bunyonyi

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi

Start place: Lake Bunyonyi

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

End place: Lake Bunyonyi

Meals: B, D
Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Start place: Lake Bunyonyi

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

End place: Kalinzu Forest

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park

Start place: Kalinzu Forest

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.

End place: Lake Mburo National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja

Start place: Lake Mburo National Park

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

End place: Jinja

Meals: B, L
Day 8: Jinja

Start place: 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.

End place: Jinja

Day 9: Jinja/Eldoret

Start place: Jinja

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days.

End place: Eldoret

Meals: B
Day 10: Eldoret/Nairobi

Start place: Eldoret

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

End place: Nairobi

Meals: B
Day 11: Nairobi/Arusha

Start place: Nairobi

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B
Day 12: Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Start place: Arusha

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. The Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater portion of the trip will make use of specialized 4x4 7-seater safari vehicles, with experienced safari driver/guides, who will ensure wonderful wildlife encounters. The safari vehicles each have sliding windows and a large pop-up roof, perfect for viewing animals and scenery. The group will split up among several vehicles and your CEO will spend time in each vehicle over the next three days.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 13: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Start place: Serengeti National Park

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.
Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim. Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's the day for this activity! The CEO will give the final confirmation, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above!

Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

End place: Ngorongoro

Meals: B, L, D
Day 14: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Start place: Ngorongoro

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.

End place: Arusha

Meals: B, L
Day 15: Arusha/Dar es Salaam

Start place: Arusha

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.
Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast. Zanzibar Express; transfer this morning from your Arusha hotel to the airport for a scenic flight to Zanzibar. Arrive in Stone Town and spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Enjoy an extra night in Stone Town and meet back up with the group the following day. Only breakfast included.

End place: Dar es Salaam

Meals: B, D
Day 16: Dar es Salaam/Stone Town

Start place: Dar es Salaam

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. Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Immodestly dressed women or men in shorts will get harassed and cause great offence in Stone Town. On the beach, customs are a little more relaxed, but travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the island's culture and cover up when walking around. Never try to take a photograph without asking permission.

End place: Stone Town

Meals: B
Day 17: Stone Town/Jambiani

Start place: Stone Town

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

End place: Jambiani

Meals: B
Day 18: Jambiani

Start place: Jambiani

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

End place: Jambiani

Meals: B
Day 19: Jambiani/Stone Town

Start place: Jambiani

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

End place: Stone Town

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • 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
  • 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
  • Transport

    Lando (overland adventure vehicle), 4x4 safari vehicles, Minibus, Walking, Shared shuttle, Private shuttle, Tuk-tuk, Ferry
  • Accommodation

    Basic hotel (2 nts), Participation camping (9 nts), Full-service camping (2 nts), Multishare/hostels (5 nts)
  • Meals

    17 breakfasts,
    8 lunches,
    9 dinners

Dates & availability: East Africa Overland

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Departing Wed, 07/03/2019 Finishing Sun, 07/21/2019 Catalog Price $ 4599 Sale Price $ 4599 16 Book

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