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The ultimate African adventure tour. See chimps in Kenya's Kibale Forest, elephants in Uganda and go on a gorilla safari in Rwanda. This tour is unforgettable.

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Travel into the heart of Africa to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

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 spottings 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, antelope, hippos, leopards, flamingos and more in their natural habitats. The staggeringly beautiful African countryside will provide memories that last a lifetime.


GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012

  • Meet Rwanda's gorillas on a mountain trek
  • Cruise into hippo heaven in the Kazinga Channel
  • Marvel at swirling rapids near Bujagali Falls - the source of the Nile
  • Discover the wilderness of Lake Mburo National Park
  • Help out the Kariandusi School Trust project
  • Be a part of the lively atmosphere in Nairobi city
  • Spot the Big Five in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Track playful chimps in Kibale Forest

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (11 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Mburo Walking safari, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    479kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    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 your passport details at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012 **All departures with trekking dates in 2013 will have an increased kitty price of at least USD250 to reflect the increased Gorilla Permit price. This includes the 29, Dec 2012 Departure.** 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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Day 1 Nairobi

Get ready for an animal-spotting adventure through Africa. If arriving early, Kenya's renowned National Museum is a popular place to visit in Nairobi.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru

Depart Nairobi and travel to Lake Nakuru, a favourite spot for birdlife. See a pink-feathered sea of flamingos and try to spot rhinos on a game drive through Nakuru park. Meet local children at the Saidia Children's Home Project.

Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala

Cross the border into Uganda and camp near the city of Kampala.

Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park

This equatorial rainforest in Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, the ideal place to go chimp spotting. Enjoy a walking safari and watch the resident chimpanzees squabbling and playing. Wander through the surrounding tea plantations to visit villages or simply kick back at camp in the grounds of an old colonial bungalow.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set between the Edward and George lakes in the Great Rift Valley, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. Embark on a safari tour to try to spot elephants, lions, buffaloes and antelopes. Cruise the Kazinga Channel where pelicans and eagles soar and hippos wallow.

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi

Hire a traditional dugout canoe and glide across Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the amazing scenery, which is some of the most picturesque in Uganda.

Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek

Make tracks across the border into Rwanda and set up camp at Ruhengeri, gateway to the gorilla trekking region. Accompanied by a local guide and trackers, hike through rugged terrain to come face-to-face with rare mountain gorillas - the sight of these gentle mountain giants is unforgettable. Head out on rainforest hikes to glimpse some of the forest's other inhabitants and pay a visit to the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Day 12 Lake Mburo

Travel back into Uganda and on to Lake Mburo, home to the giant eland antelope. Discover plenty of other magnificent animals on walking safaris through this secluded park, which sits alongside Mburo.

Days 13-14 Jinja

Stop at the equator en route to the place thrillseekers flock to in Uganda. Jinja is both a scenic riverside retreat and the perfect place to try a few adventurous activities like whitewater rafting.

Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi

Pass through Eldoret on the way back to the busy streets of Nairobi, where this epic African tour ends.
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