East Africa Overland
20 days from Kampala to Stone Town
From $ 4649
Duration20 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 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 region’s wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.

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  • Duration: 20 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Starts in: Kampala
    Physical Grading: Demanding
  • Ends in: Stone Town
    Ages: 18+
East Africa Overland - Tour Map

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/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Start place: Kampala

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

End place: Kalinzu Forest

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi

Start place: Kalinzu Forest

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

End place: Lake Bunyonyi

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: 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 5: Lake Bunyonyi

Start place: Lake Bunyonyi

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

End place: Lake Bunyonyi

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala

Start place: Lake Bunyonyi

Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery.

End place: Kampala

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Kampala/Jinja

Start place: Kampala

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

End place: Jinja

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Jinja

Start place: 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.

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, D
Day 12: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Start place: Arusha

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.

End place: Mto wa Mbu

Meals: B, D
Day 13: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Start place: Mto wa Mbu

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.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 14: Serengeti National Park

Start place: 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. Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, 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!

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 15: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Start place: Serengeti National Park

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim. 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 Crater

Meals: B, L, D
Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Start place: Ngorongoro Crater

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

End place: Arusha

Meals: B, L, D
Day 17: Arusha/Stone Town

Start place: Arusha

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. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. 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.

End place: Stone Town

Meals: B
Day 18: Stone Town/Nungwi

Start place: Stone Town

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

End place: Nungwi

Meals: B
Day 19: Nungwi

Start place: Nungwi

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

End place: Nungwi

Meals: B
Day 20: Nungwi/Stone Town

Start place: Nungwi

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. 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: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Discover Moment: Jinja Your Discover Moment: Nungwi
  • 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
  • Scenic internal flight
  • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, Minibus, Plane, Walking, Shared shuttle
  • Accommodation

    Participation camping (9 nts), Full-service camping (6 nts), Simple hotels (4 nts)
  • Meals

    18 breakfasts,
    10 lunches,
    13 dinners

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