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Gorillas to Cape Adventure Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31
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 always stay with you - and it's just one of the many wildlife experiences this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer. Roam the verdant plains, rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands of Kenya and Uganda's game parks to spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelopes, hippos, leopards, flamingos and more in their natural habitats. Also witness some of the most stunning lansdcapes on the planet - the power of Victoria Falls, Malawi's great lake, the sand dunes of Namibia and the beauty of Fish River Canyon are but some. The staggeringly beautiful African countryside and incredible array of animals will provide memories that last a lifetime on this Gorillas to Cape Adventure.
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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.
Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight outside Nakuru.
Visit the inspiring Kariandusi School Trust Project before crossing rolling plains to Kericho. Choose to take a tour of a local tea plantation.
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.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda - its goal is to build a sustainable population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat.
Part of the Budongo Forest Reserve, Kaniyo Pabidi is an ecotourism site located close to the home range of a fascinating group of chimpanzees.
Uganda's largest national park, Murchison Falls is named for the dramatic waterfalls where the Nile plunges 43 metres from a narrow gap in the escarpment.
Head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.
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.
Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.
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.
Travel to Jinja, via Kampala, stopping at the equator. Camp overnight by the riverside.
One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types.
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.
Go on an early morning game drive of Nakuru National Park before heading back to Nairobi.
Located in south-west Kenya, the Masai Mara is the quintessential African experience with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and the world's most iconic animals living within its boundaries.
Arusha is the gateway to some of Tanzania's most popular tourist destinations including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mt Kilimanjaro.
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.
Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first. 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.
Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.
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.
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.
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.
Overlooking the Ruaha River, Iringa is a picturesque town with a relaxed vibe, some good places to eat and a wonderful crafts centre.
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.
As the cosmopolitan capital of Malawi, Lilongwe has a number of great restaurants, cafes and markets, which are often interspersed with areas of greenery.
Famed for its walking safaris, South Luangwa National Park holds an abundance of Africa's favourite animals and classic savanna scenery.
See amazing sunsets and hear a symphony of animal calls while camping on the banks of the winding Luangwa River.
With big populations of hippos and crocodiles - among the usual suspects - the Lower Zambezi is a fabulous spot to take to the river and see Africa from the water.
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