Vic Falls to Gorillas Overview

This East Africa adventure tour travels from Zimbabwe to Kenya. Visit Zanzibar beaches, explore the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, go gorilla trekking and more.

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      USD $5,520
      CAD $5,700
      AUD $5,590
      EUR €3,840
      GBP £3,230
      NZD $6,225
      ZAR R55,940
      CHF FR4,660
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Embark on an epic tour of East Africa

Looking to experience the very best that East Africa has to offer? Look no further than this all-encompassing journey from Zimbabwe to Kenya. From the furious beauty of Victoria Falls to the fragrant delights of Zanzibar's spices, and the peaceful shores of Lake Malawi to the modern culture of Nairobi, this trip features changing landscapes, the chance to meet some truly remote peoples and wildlife galore. Spot elephants in Zimbabwe, see lions in the Serengeti, spy chimps in the forests of Uganda and track gorillas in Rwanda. Abundant in natural wonders and colourful cultures, this amazing region is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Bask on Zanzibar's spectacular beaches
  • 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 Chitimba
  • Spot playful chimps in Kibale Forest
  • Travel through Matobo National Park in a safari vehicle
  • Trek through steamy jungle terrain to meet Rwanda's noble mountain gorillas
  • Visit Zimbabwe's bustling capital, Harare

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    37 breakfasts, 32 lunches, 32 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (27 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

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

    Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Visit Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1957kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. 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. 2. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 3. A single supplement is available on this trip. 4. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 39. Please do not book any flights until after 9pm this evening.

  • Total price from

    USD $5,520
    CAD $5,700
    AUD $5,590
    EUR €3,840
    GBP £3,230
    NZD $6,225
    ZAR R55,940
    CHF FR4,660
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $141
    CAD $146
    AUD $143
    EUR €98
    GBP £82
    NZD $159
    ZAR R1,434
    CHF FR119
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About Kenya , Malawi , Tanzania , Uganda , Zambia , Zimbabwe

Vic Falls to Gorillas Summary

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Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Days 3-4 Bulawayo

Also known as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second-largest city and still retains the parks, tree-lined streets and buildings of its colonial past.

Day 5 Masvingo

The oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe, Masvingo is the perfect base to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - the national monument the country is named after.

Day 6 Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe's bustling capital, offers plenty to see and do: interesting museums and galleries, peaceful gardens and frenetic markets.

Day 7 Lusaka

One of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka is cosmopolitan but still retains a traditional African feel with its busy markets and friendly people.

Days 8-9 South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is probably the best park in Zambia to see hippos and crocodiles - the Luangwa River has vast numbers of them. The plains beside the river are populated with many kinds of buck, kudu, gazelle and also the red lechwe and Thornicroft giraffe which are unique to Zambia. The park is also renowned for its large elephant population, although you will notice that the elephants here are smaller in size than their counterparts in the plains of East or Southern Africa.

Days 10-11 Lake Malawi

Home to a huge variety of freshwater fish and beautiful beaches, the expansive waters of Lake Malawi play a central role in the lives of many local Malawians.

Days 12-13 Chitimba/Iringa

Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. Overlooking the Ruaha River, Iringa is a picturesque town with a relaxed vibe, some good places to eat and a wonderful crafts centre.

Day 14 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam roughly means 'haven of peace' and has a long history of trade with India, the Middle East and Germany, making it a fascinating blend of cultures.

Days 15-17 Zanzibar

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.

Day 18 Dar es Salaam

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.

Day 19 Marangu

Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.

Day 20 Mto Wa Mbu

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.

Days 21-22 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first. 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.

Day 23 Arusha

With Mt Meru looming in the background, Arusha has a host of good eateries, green spaces and a lively music scene to enjoy in between safaris.

Day 24 Nairobi

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.

Day 25 Lake Nakuru

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.

Days 26-27 Eldoret/Kampala

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.

Days 28-29 Kibale Forest National Park

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.

Day 30 Queen Elizabeth National Park

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.

Day 31 Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.

Days 32-34 Gorilla Trek

The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.

Day 35 Lake Mburo

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.

Days 36-37 Jinja

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.

Days 38-39 Eldoret/Nairobi

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'.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,520
      CAD $5,700
      AUD $5,590
      EUR €3,840
      GBP £3,230
      NZD $6,225
      ZAR R55,940
      CHF FR4,660
      *
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