Gorillas to Vic Falls Overview

This epic East African adventure tour travels from Zimbabwe to Kenya. Safari in the Serengeti, go gorilla trekking, visit Lake Malawi and much more.

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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.


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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    37 breakfasts, 33 lunches, 32 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (28 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1167kg pp per trip
  • 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.

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Gorillas to Vic Falls Summary

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Day 1 Nairobi

Kick off this colossal tour of Africa in Kenya's busy capital.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru

Be amazed at the sight of flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru.

Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala

Travel into Uganda to camp near Kampala.

Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park

Spot chimps playing in the rainforest on a walking safari.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Try to spot elephants, lions and leopards on a game drive.

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi

Take in picturesque scenery while camping near Lake Bunyonyi.

Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek

Enjoy a once in a lifetime gorilla trekking experience through steamy jungles.

Day 12 Lake Mburo

Camp on the peaceful shores of Lake Mburo.

Days 13-14 Jinja

Visit Lake Mburo National Park then travel to the adventure capital of Uganda.

Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi

Pass through Eldoret while travelling back to Nairobi.

Day 17 Mto Wa Mbu

Shop for local artwork at the market and camp in a Tanzanian village.

Days 18-19 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Keep watch for rhinos, lions and leopards on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 20 Mto Wa Mbu

Return to Mto Wa Mbu to learn more about the community.

Day 21 Marangu

Camp surrounded by tropical gardens on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 22 Dar es Salaam

Pitch a tent on a balmy beach just outside Dar es Salaam.

Days 23-25 Zanzibar

Step into the scented island paradise of Zanzibar.

Day 26 Dar es Salaam

Enjoy a spot of beachside camping back in Tanzania.

Days 27-28 Iringa/Chitimba

Visit the Mikumi National Park where giraffes are often seen munching on acacia foliage.

Days 29-30 Lake Malawi

Take a swim to enjoy this freshwater wonderland.

Days 31-32 Chipata/ Lusaka

Soak up the culture in Lilongwe before heading to the tiny town of Nyamapanda.

Day 33 Harare

Explore the shops and markets of the city of Harare.

Day 34 Masvingo

Visit the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe to discover ancient ruins.

Days 35-36 Bulawayo

Peruse the many markets in the city of Bulawayo before venturing out into Matobo National Park in search of rare rhinos.

Day 37 Hwange National Park

Travel through Hwange National Park and explore the park's grounds in search of wildlife.

Days 38-39 Victoria Falls

Be amazed by the awesome power of Victoria Falls - a spectacular finale to this African adventure.
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