Cape to Gorillas Adventure Overview

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Travel into the heart of Africa from Nairobi to Cape Town.

A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Rwanda is an extraordinary African experience that will stay with you forever - and it's just one of the many wildlife experiences this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer. Roam Kenya's verdant plains, abundant rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands and Uganda's vast game parks. Spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelopes, hippos, leopards, flamingos and more in their natural habitats. The staggeringly beautiful African countryside will provide memories that last a lifetime on this Cape to Gorillas Adventure.

  • Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Nairobi city
  • Visit the Kariandusi School Trust project
  • Explore Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Spot the Big Five in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Take a trip to a rhino Sanctuary
  • Meet chimpanzees at Budongo Forest Reserve
  • Discover the wilderness of Lake Mburo National Park

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (1 nt), Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (56 nts), Hostel (3 nts), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Mokoro, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    2 day canoe trip on the Lower Zambezi, Cape Cross seal colony, Chimpanzee trekking, Crater service fee, Fish River Canyon, Game Drive, Hwange National Park, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game drives, Guided Safari Walk, Matobo, Guided walk, Kariandusi School Project Visit, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Masai Mara - Game drive, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Murchison Falls Game Drive, Murchison Falls Launch trip, Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive, Painted Dog Conservation Centre, Serengeti - Game drive, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Village visit, Visit Sand Dunes, Sesriem, Visit Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2060kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. 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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Cape to Gorillas Adventure Summary

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Day 1 Cape Town

Cruise into South Africa and begin the journey in the coastal haven of Cape Town.

Day 2 Citrusdal

Explore the rock art of Citrucel or take an optional winery tour.

Day 3 Noordoewer

Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

Be treated to some phenomenal views at Fish River Canyon.

Days 5-6 Sesriem

Use Sesriem as a base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert – home to some of the world's tallest sand dunes.

Days 7-8 Swakopmund

Get a further sense of Namibia’s German colonial roots in Swakopmund. After checking out the European architecture, why not indulge in a range of adrenaline pumping activities in this action sports Mecca.

Day 9 Spitzkoppe

Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.

Days 10-11 Etosha National Park

Get an up-close look at some of Southern Africa’s most iconic wildlife, and some truly unique species, in the world renowned Etosha National Park.

Day 12 Windhoek

Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.

Day 13 D'Kar

Head north and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.

Day 14 Maun

Travel to Maun, a modern African city with a rural heart.

Days 15-16 Okavango Delta

Explore the expansive waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe.

Day 17 Maun

Return to Maun and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.

Days 18-19 Makgadikgadi Pans

Traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.

Days 20-21 Bulawayo/Matobo National Park

Explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe before heading out on foot to track rhinos in Matobo National Park.

Day 22 Hwange National Park

Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.

Days 23-25 Victoria Falls

Let the mists of Victoria Falls wash away the jet-lag and perhaps enjoy an adrenaline pumping bungee jump – a great way to get into the swing of Africa!

Day 26 Choma

Journey through the rolling African landscape and lose yourself in the vast expanse of this wild continent.

Days 27-29 Lower Zambezi

Canoe down the gentle Lower Zambezi River. Float through a stunning natural landscape, keeping an eye out for wildlife stopping to drink at the river banks. Camp on islands dotted throughout the waters.

Day 30 Luangwa River

Camp on the banks of the river, under a blanket of stars in the African night sky.

Days 31-32 South Luangwa National Park

Take a game drive through Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. The Luangwa River is home to vast numbers of crocodiles and hippos, while the plains of the park contain many species of buck, kudu and gazelle. Perhaps visit Kawaza village to see a local dance performance and try a traditional Kunda midday meal.

Day 33 Lilongwe

Travel to Lolongwe, Malawi's capital. With a vibrant atmosphere, the city is a hub for the country's cultural output and boasts a lively restaurant and bar scene.

Days 34-36 Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi covers almost a fifth of the country. Spot fisherman aboard their dugout canoes, floating on the still waters at the break of day.

Day 37 Iringa

Journey to Kisolanza Farm in Iringa, a town set into the slopes of a cliff overlooking Little Ruaha River. Wander through the markets, full of colourfully dressed locals. If you are feeling game try the legendary Dabaga chilli sauce.

Day 38 Dar es Salaam

Arrive in Dar es Salaam and settle in to beach camp on the outskirts of the city. Stroll along the bustling ports, people watch from cafes or kick back on the sand, enjoying the mellow vibe of this idyllic spot.

Days 39-41 Zanzibar

Sail to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to explore the winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars. Try a deliciously fresh seafood curry and take a guided tour of the inland spice plantations to see where the mouthwatering flavours come from. Spend free time sipping cocktails at seaside bars or relaxing on idyllic sands.

Day 42 Dar es Salaam

Take the ferry back to the African mainland and be treated to another night at beach camp.

Day 43 Marangu

Climb the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to reach the small village of Marangu, that is situated by the streams that run down form Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers. Enjoy fantastic views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside, and take a walking tour of Mshiri Village and witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people.

Day 44 Arusha

Enter Tanzania and head for Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital, located at the base of Mt Meru. Stock up on supplies and perhaps enjoy a traditional meal at one of the many eateries before making your way into the wilds of Africa!

Days 45-46 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Journey into the wide, open plains of the Serengeti National Park, home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Try to spot all of Africa's Big Five on game drives and sleep in the midst of nature, letting the nocturnal sounds of this unique African habitat lull you to sleep.
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