Africa Encompassed Northbound Overview

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An epic journey from South Africa to Nairobi

Venture out and witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on this epic tour of Africa. Get ready for 60 days of action, adventure and authentic experiences that will create lasting memories. Starting amid the cosmopolitan cafes and vineyards of Cape Town and finishing in the bustling streets and markets of Nairobi, travel through remote parts of the continent seeing immense canyons, verdant mountains, exotic beaches and simple villages along the way. Stop to witness the power of Victoria Falls, the sweeping beauty of the Serengeti and the awesome scale of the Ngorongoro Crater. Meet the San Bushmen, sample traditional food cooked by the Chagga people, enjoy a gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda and be warmed by the welcoming smiles of locals in Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforest in Rwanda and see cheeky chimps at play in Uganda. These are experiences to remember forever - this is Africa Encompassed.


GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012

  • Behold the beauty of Cape Town
  • Canoe down the Okavango Delta in Botswana
  • Experience peaceful wilderness in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Meet the San Bushmen of Namibia
  • See the seal colonies of Cape Cross
  • Track playful chimps in the Kibale Forest
  • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Witness the stark beauty of the rocky Spitzkoppe

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    55 breakfasts, 49 lunches, 48 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (43 nts), Chalet (3 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Cape Cross seal colony, Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Chobe - Boat Cruise, Chobe - Dawn game drive, Etosha - Game drive, Fish River Canyon, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Hwange National Park, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Mburo Walking safari, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive, San Bushman cultural experience, Serengeti - Game drive, Sesriem - Sand dunes visit, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Visit Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1795kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD900, EUR650, NZD1000, GBP500, CAD900, ZAR6500, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require full passport details at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012 **All departures with trekking dates in 2013 will have an increased kitty price of at least USD250 to reflect the increased Gorilla Permit price. This includes the 29, Dec 2012 Departure.** Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Days 49-50 Kibale Forest National Park

This equatorial rainforest in Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, the ideal place to go chimp spotting. Enjoy a walking safari and watch the resident chimpanzees squabbling and playing. Wander through the surrounding tea plantations to visit villages or simply kick back at camp in the grounds of an old colonial bungalow.

Day 51 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set between the Edward and George lakes in the Great Rift Valley, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. Embark on a safari tour to try to spot elephants, lions, buffaloes and antelopes. Cruise the Kazinga Channel where pelicans and eagles soar and hippos wallow.

Day 52 Lake Bunyonyi

Hire a traditional dugout canoe and glide across Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the amazing scenery, which is some of the most picturesque in Uganda.

Days 53-55 Gorilla Trek

Make tracks across the border into Rwanda and set up camp at Ruhengeri, gateway to the gorilla trekking region. Accompanied by a local guide and trackers, hike through rugged terrain to come face-to-face with rare mountain gorillas - the sight of these gentle mountain giants is unforgettable. Head out on rainforest hikes to glimpse some of the forest's other inhabitants and pay a visit to the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Day 56 Lake Mburo

Travel back into Uganda and on to Lake Mburo, home to the giant eland antelope. Discover plenty of other magnificent animals on walking safaris through this secluded park, which sits alongside Mburo.

Days 57-58 Jinja

Stop at the equator en route to the place thrillseekers flock to in Uganda. Jinja is both a scenic riverside retreat and the perfect place to try a few adventurous activities like whitewater rafting.

Days 59-60 Eldoret/Nairobi

Pass through Eldoret on the way back to the busy streets of Nairobi, where this epic African tour ends.
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