Ultimate East Africa
22 days
From $ 5199
Duration22 days

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 region’s wildlife. Our certified 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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  • Duration: 22 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Physical Grading: Demanding
  • Ages: 18+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi
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 make sure you have the ones you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border.
Day 2: Nairobi/Eldoret
Soak up the scenery as we drive across Kenya's Rift Valley. This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days.
Meals: B
Day 3: Eldoret/Kampala
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.
Meals: B, D
Day 4: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
Meals: B, L, D
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.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Gorilla Trek
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.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala
Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 9: Kampala/Jinja
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.
Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 10: Jinja
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.
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.
Day 11: Jinja/Eldoret
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days.
Meals: B, L
Day 12: Eldoret/Nairobi
Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi.
Meals: B
Day 13: Nairobi/Arusha
Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.
Meals: B, D
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.
Meals: B, D
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.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 16: 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! If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

End place: Serengeti National Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 17: 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.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha
Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 19: Arusha/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. 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.
Meals: B
Day 20: Stone Town/Nungwi
Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.
Meals: B
Day 21: Nungwi
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Meals: B
Day 22: Nungwi/Stone Town
Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.
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
  • 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
  • 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 vehicle, Minibus, Shared shuttle, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Participation camping (10 nts), Full-service camping (6 nts), Simple hotels (5 nts)

Dates & availability: Ultimate East Africa

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