Gorillas to Cape Adventure Overview

The ultimate African adventure tour. See chimps in Kenya's Kibale Forest, go on a gorilla safari in Rwanda and see elephants in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This tour is unforgettable experience of wildlife, culture, food and epic landscapes.

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Trip Validity

  • 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.

  • Soak up the atmosphere in 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:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (1 nt), Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camping (with facilities) (56 nts), Hostel (3 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Mokoro, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    2 day canoe trip on the Lower Zambezi, Cape Cross seal colony, Chimpanzee trekking, Fish River Canyon, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game drives, 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, 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. 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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Gorillas to Cape Adventure Summary

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Day 1 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 2 Nakuru National Park

Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight outside Nakuru.

Day 3 Kericho

Visit the inspiring Kariandusi School Trust Project before crossing rolling plains to Kericho. Choose to take a tour of a local tea plantation.

Days 4-5 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.

Day 6 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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.

Day 7 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Part of the Budongo Forest Reserve, Kaniyo Pabidi is an ecotourism site located close to the home range of a fascinating group of chimpanzees.

Days 8-9 Murchison Falls National Park

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.

Day 10 Bush Camp

Head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.

Day 11 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 12 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 13-15 Kigali/Ruhengeri/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 16 Lake Mburo National Park

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.

Day 17 Jinja

Travel to Jinja, via Kampala, stopping at the equator. Camp overnight by the riverside.

Day 18 Eldoret

One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types.

Day 19 Nakuru National Park

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.

Day 20 Nairobi

Go on an early morning game drive of Nakuru National Park before heading back to Nairobi.

Days 21-23 Nairobi/Masai Mara

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.

Day 24 Arusha

Arusha is the gateway to some of Tanzania's most popular tourist destinations including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Days 25-26 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

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 27 Mto Wa Mbu

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.

Day 28 Marangu

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

Days 29-30 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.

Days 31-33 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 34 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.

Day 35 Iringa

Overlooking the Ruaha River, Iringa is a picturesque town with a relaxed vibe, some good places to eat and a wonderful crafts centre.

Days 36-38 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.

Day 39 Lilongwe

As the cosmopolitan capital of Malawi, Lilongwe has a number of great restaurants, cafes and markets, which are often interspersed with areas of greenery.

Days 40-41 South Luangwa National Park

Famed for its walking safaris, South Luangwa National Park holds an abundance of Africa's favourite animals and classic savanna scenery.

Day 42 Luangwa River

See amazing sunsets and hear a symphony of animal calls while camping on the banks of the winding Luangwa River.

Days 43-45 Lower Zambezi

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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