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Gorillas to Vic Falls In Depth Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Travel into the heart of Africa from Nairobi to Victoria Falls.
See the very best of East Africa on this epic trip from Nairobi to Vic Falls. Visit Zanzibar, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on this in-depth tour that encompasses tropical palm-fringed beaches, exotic wilderness safaris and up-close cultural experiences. Explore the A-list of national parks and reserves, including Lake Nakuru, the Masai Mara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, spot the Big Five hiding in long grasses, see a shimmering haze of thousands of pink flamingos and trek into jungles to eyeball chimps and mountain gorillas at play. See elephants lumbering through the forest, big cats stalking their prey and hippos wallowing in the waters of the Lower Zambezi. Be blown away by epic scale of nature - the might of Victoria Falls, the lofty heights of Mt Kilimanjaro. Share laughter with children in out-of-the-way towns and swap smiles with locals in mountain villages. This Gorillas to Vic Falls In Depth adventure will provide a wealth of experiences and a lifetime of memories.
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Arrive in Nairobi to the sounds of the bustling population and explore this fast-paced capital.
Head for Nakuru and perhaps pay a visit to a working dairy farm.
Spend time mingling with eager students before taking an optional tea plantation visit at Kericho.
Cross into Uganda and set up camp in Jinja near Lake Victoria, preparing for two days of adventure. For adrenaline junkies, why not try some whitewater rafting.
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.
Venture to the Budongo Forest for an afternoon of chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi.
Take an afternoon game drive in the delta – home to plenty of elephants, buffalo, giraffes and antelopes.
Head south and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.
Descend into the Great Rift Valley and embark on a game drive through the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, well known for its healthy population of hippos.
Make tracks to Lake Bunyonyi - home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
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.
Reenter Uganda and camp on the shores of the stunning Lake Mburo, surrounded by an amazing array of wildlife.
Travel to Jinja, via Kampala, stopping at the equator. Camp overnight by the riverside.
Cross back into Kenya and visit Eldoret – a high altitude retreat that is an ideal training ground for Kenya’s endurance athletes.
Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight on a dairy farm at Nakuru.
Embark on a game drive through Nakuru National Park before returning to 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. 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. Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.
Situated close to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is a relaxed, friendly city with a wealth of famous sites on its doorstep.
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.
Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere.
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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