Gorillas to Zanzibar In Depth Overview

Embark on the ultimate African adventure tour. See chimps in Uganda's Budongo Forest, elephants in Kenya and go on a gorilla safari in Rwanda. This tour is unforgettable experience of wildlife, culture, food and epic landscapes.

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Trip Map

Travel from Africa's heart to its coastline paradise from Nairobi to Zanzibar.

Visit Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar on this epic adventure through East Africa. Explore a land of vivid colours, alluring landscapes, primal creatures and proud people. Discover the verdant acacia woodlands of Kenya, the rich-red robes of the Maasai warriors, the scorched brown plains of the Serengeti and the white sands and azure waters of Zanzibar. Trek deep into the jungle to glimpse some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas, safari through the vast open plains of Masai Mara National Reserve to spy the Big Five and ascend the slopes of majestic Mt Kilimanjaro to get caught up in the rhythm of village life. Be blown away by rugged natural beauty, an abundance of exotic wildlife and the warmth of the local people on this unforgettable Gorillas to Zanzibar In Depth adventure.

  • Discover the wilderness of Lake Mburo National Park
  • Explore Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Laze on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar
  • Meet chimpanzees at Budongo Forest Reserve
  • Spot the Big Five in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Stand in awe at sighting mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Take a trip to a Rhino Sanctuary
  • Visit the Kariandusi School Trust project

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (24 nts), Hostel (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Chimpanzee trekking, Game Drive, Lake Nakuru National Park, 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, Serengeti - Game drive, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    986kg 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 Zanzibar In Depth Summary

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Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi to the sounds of bustling population and explore this fast paced capital.

Day 2 Nakuru

Head for Nakuru and perhaps pay a visit to a working dairy farm.

Day 3 Kericho

Spend time mingling with eager students before taking an optional tea plantation visit at Kericho.

Days 4-5 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.

Day 6 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.

Day 7 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Venture to the Budongo Forest for an afternoon of chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi.

Days 8-9 Murchison Falls National Park

Take an afternoon game drive in the delta – home to plenty of elephants, buffalo, giraffes and antelopes.

Day 10 Bush Camp

Head south and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.

Day 11 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.

Day 12 Lake Bunyonyi

Make tracks to Lake Bunyonyi - home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.

Days 13-15 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.

Day 16 Lake Mburo National Park

Camp on the shores of the stunning Lake Mburo, surrounded by an amazing array of wildlife.

Day 17 Jinja

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

Day 18 Eldoret

Cross back into Kenya and visit Eldoret – a high altitude retreat that is an ideal training ground for Kenya’s endurance athletes.

Day 19 Nakuru National Park

Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight on a dairy farm.

Day 20 Nairobi

Embark on a game drive through Nakuru National Park before returning to Nairobi.

Days 21-23 Nairobi/Masai Mara

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'.

Day 24 Arusha

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.

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.
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    • YDVPC
    • Trip Price tool tip
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,890
    • Total price tool tip
    • Overland, Wildlife
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.