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Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-27
Travel through East Africa to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar
Be amazed by the astoundingly diverse beauty of East Africa's landscapes: verdant highlands, steamy rainforests, tropical beaches and waving grasslands that sprawl into the horizon. Travel on safari through the game parks of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Try to spot the animals that make them their home including lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, chimpanzees and the rare mountain gorillas of the Rwandan rainforest. Along the way, meet local people whose friendly smiles and sense of community are inspiring. The wonders of East Africa will remain vivid in your memory long after this tour ends.
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Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.
Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.
One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types. Once the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Kampala is a fascinating place to explore on foot, particularly its many markets and craft shops.
The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, with twelve different species recorded.
Beautifully set between two lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park plays host to a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks.
Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.
Home to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, Lake Mburo National Park is also one of the best places to see the gigantic eland antelope.
Located at the source of the Nile, Jinja offers some of the world's best whitewater rafting and plenty of other exhilarating activities for adventurers and adrenaline junkies.
An ideal training ground for middle and long distance athletes due to its high altitude, Eldoret is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners. Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.
Situated close to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is a relaxed, friendly city with a wealth of famous sites on its doorstep.
Situated around halfway between Arusha and Ngorongoro, Mto Wa Mbu is a tiny town located near three rivers which is known for its curios and red-skinned bananas.
Teeming with animals and home to the famous migration of the wildebeest, the Serengeti is a marvel with rolling plains, iconic acacia trees and mesmerising skies.
Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first.
Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.
Covered in tropical rainforest and being around 100 million years old, the lush Usambara Mountains have wonderful hiking trails and lovely villages to visit.
Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colourful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.
Famed for its fragrant spices and infamous for its slave-trading history, Zanzibar mixes divine beaches, an atmospheric main town and Middle Eastern flair with an African beat.
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