18-to-Thirtysomethings: Ultimate East Africa (DKUE)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 18.
Meals Included: 23 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners
Accommodations: Participation camping (18 nts), simple hotels (5 nts).
Meet mountain gorillas, track the Big Five in two diverse ecosystems, view wildlife on safari, explore mystical Stone Town
Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 24-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!
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 24 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Nairobi||Day 1 Nairobi|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Lake Naivasha||Day 2 Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel to beautiful Lake Naivasha, and enjoy an included boat ride to spot hippos. Included Activities: Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Transport: Lando (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 3||Eldoret||Day 3 Lake Naivasha/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)|
View varied landscapes from the overland adventure vehicle (OAV). Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 156km)
|Day 4||Kampala||Day 4 Eldoret/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the countrys capital. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda) Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 5||Kalinzu Forest Reserve||Day 5 Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the days journey. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 345km)
|Day 6||Lake Bunyonyi||Day 6 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Gorilla Trek||Day 7 Gorilla Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, its possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
|Day 8||Lake Bunyonyi||Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
|Day 9||Kampala||Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive. Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
|Day 10||Jinja||Day 10 Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
|Day 11||Jinja||Day 11 Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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 12||Eldoret||Day 12 Jinja/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 270km)
|Day 13||Lake Nakuru National Park||Day 13 Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Nairobi||Day 14 Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi (1B, 1L)|
Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
|Day 15||Arusha||Day 15 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1D)|
Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (8.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 16||Mto Wa Mbu||Day 16 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the towns 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. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 17||Serengeti National Park||Day 17 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 18||Serengeti National Park||Day 18 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, todays 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! Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
|Day 19||Ngorongoro Crater||Day 19 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Craters rim. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 20||Arusha||Day 20 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 21||Stone Town||Day 21 Arusha/Stone Town (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 22||Nungwi||Day 22 Stone Town/Nungwi (1B)|
Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 23||Nungwi||Day 23 Nungwi (1B)|
Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
|Day 24||Stone Town||Day 24 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)|
Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
* We recommend picking up a light lunch or snacks at Arusha Airport, as no meal is served on the flight, (and you will be hungry by the time you get to Stone Town).
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, UgandaTrip Style: Information Not availableService Level: Camping Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private ...