Embark on an epic tour of East Africa

This mind-blowing East African adventure tour combines all the region's most unforgettable experiences. Seek out the rare mountain gorilla in Rwanda's steamy forests; enjoy thrill-packed safaris through lush forest and open savanna; and see the crashing waters of Victoria Falls sparkling with spray. Be welcomed into villages in Tanzania and Malawi; relax on sandy beaches in Lake Malawi and Zanzibar; and track the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. This overland tour of Africa is a great way to discover what makes this part of the world so special.

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

Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Countries
Kenya,
Malawi,
Mozambique,
Rwanda,
Tanzania,
Uganda,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YXOIC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
1 167kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Help out on a community project in Kenya
  • Spot playful chimps in Kibale Forest
  • Trek through steamy jungle terrain to meet Rwanda's noble mountain gorillas
  • Camp in peaceful wilderness near Lake Mburo
  • Go in search of the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • Bask on Zanzibar's spectacular beaches
  • Soak up Malawian culture in Lilongwe
  • Travel through Hwange National Park in a safari vehicle
  • Visit Zimbabwe's bustling capital, Harare
  • Listen to the roaring waters of Victoria Falls

Itinerary

Kick off this colossal tour of Africa in Kenya's busy capital.
Be amazed at the sight of flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru.
Travel into Uganda to camp near Kampala.
Spot chimps playing in the rainforest on a walking safari.
Try to spot elephants, lions and leopards on a game drive.
Take in picturesque scenery while camping near Lake Bunyonyi.
Enjoy a once in a lifetime gorilla trekking experience through steamy jungles.
Camp on the peaceful shores of Lake Mburo.
Visit Lake Mburo National Park then travel to the adventure capital of Uganda.
Pass through Eldoret while travelling back to Nairobi.
Shop for local artwork at the market and camp in a Tanzanian village.
Keep watch for rhinos, lions and leopards on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater.
Return to Mto Wa Mbu to learn more about the community.
Camp surrounded by tropical gardens on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Pitch a tent on a balmy beach just outside Dar es Salaam.
Step into the scented island paradise of Zanzibar.
Enjoy a spot of beachside camping back in Tanzania.
Visit the Mikumi National Park where giraffes are often seen munching on acacia foliage.
Take a swim to enjoy this freshwater wonderland.
Soak up the culture in Lilongwe before heading to the tiny town of Nyamapanda.
Explore the shops and markets of the city of Harare.
Visit the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe to discover ancient ruins.
Peruse the many markets in the city of Bulawayo before venturing out into Matobo National Park in search of rare rhinos.
Travel through Hwange National Park and explore the park's grounds in search of wildlife.
Be amazed by the awesome power of Victoria Falls - a spectacular finale to this African adventure.
View trip notes to read full itinerary

Inclusions

Meals
37 breakfasts, 33 lunches, 32 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bungalow (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (28 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activites
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park
  • 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
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive
  • Serengeti - Game drive
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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Notes

This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, 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.

Important notes

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