Cape to Gorillas Adventure Itinerary

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Affectionate Zebras in Kenya

Large Elephant in Kenyan Wild

Dry Namibian landscape under bright blue skies

Gorilla family in the wild, Rwanda

Native tribe celebrating, Swaziland

Cape Point Coastline, South Africa

Ship docked on Dhow beach, Tanzania

Native Children indulging in local fruits, Uganda

Young Gorilla on full alert, Uganda

Day 1 Cape Town

Cruise into South Africa and begin the journey in the coastal haven of Cape Town.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Citrusdal

Explore the rock art of Citrucel or take an optional winery tour.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Noordoewer

Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

Be treated to some phenomenal views at Fish River Canyon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 1, Hotel - 1

Day 9 Spitzkoppe

Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 12 Windhoek

Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 13 D'Kar

Head north and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 14 Maun

Travel to Maun, a modern African city with a rural heart.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 15-16 Okavango Delta

Explore the expansive waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 17 Maun

Return to Maun and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 18-19 Makgadikgadi Pans

Traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 22 Hwange National Park

Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 26 Choma

Journey through the rolling African landscape and lose yourself in the vast expanse of this wild continent.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 30 Luangwa River

Camp on the banks of the river, under a blanket of stars in the African night sky.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 47 Mto Wa Mbu

The famous Ngorongoro crater is home to more than 30,000 animals including the endangered black rhino, zebras and hippos. Keep cameras handy as you game drive through the heart of this natural wonder. Stop by the small village community of Mto Wa Mbu and get an insight into the traditional African way of life.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 48 Nairobi

After an early start, get set for a day of travelling, leaving the serenity of the Serengeti for the bustling Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 49-50 Masai Mara

Leave the city behind once again and head into the heart of the Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for prides of lions, herds of elephants and, if you are lucky, a stealthy cheetah or leopard, all of which call the Masai Mara home.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 51 Nairobi

Sneak in an early morning game drive after breakfast before hitting the road back to Nairobi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 52 Nakuru

Head for Nakuru and perhaps pay a visit to a working dairy farm.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 53 Kericho

Spend some more time mingling with the students before taking an optional tea plantation visit.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 54-55 Jinja

Set up camp at near Lake Victoria and prepare for two days of adventure. For adrenaline junkies, why not try some white water rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 56 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Visit Uganda’s Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, an important organisation that helps to reintroduce rhinos back into the wild. Join a local ranger and observe these impressive beasts in their natural habitat.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 57 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Venture to the Budongo Forest for an afternoon of chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 58-59 Murchison Falls National Park

Take an afternoon game drive in the delta – home to plenty of elephants, buffalo, giraffes and antelopes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 60 Bush Camp

Head south and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 61 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Descend into the Great Rift Valley and embark on a game drive through this stunning national park. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, well known for its healthy population of hippos.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 62 Lake Bunyonyi

Make tracks to Lake Bunyonyi - home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 63-65 Kigali/Ruhengeri/Gorilla trek

Cross into Rwanda, stopping at Kigali for a visit to the moving Genocide Memorial. Continue on to Ruhengeri and make a memorable trek into one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the mountain gorilla.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Day 66 Lake Mburo National Park

Camp on the shores of the stunning Lake Mburo, surrounded by an amazing array of wildlife.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 67 Jinja

Travel to Jinja, via Kampala, stopping at the equator. Camp overnight by the riverside.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 68 Eldoret

Cross back into Kenya and visit Eldoret – a high altitude retreat that is an ideal training ground for Kenya’s endurance athletes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 69 Nakuru National Park

Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight on a dairy farm.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 70-71 Nairobi

Return to Nairobi, where this incredible tour of Africa comes to a close.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1