Gorillas to Zanzibar In Depth Itinerary

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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Baby Gorilla chewing grass

Giraffe with his head in the clouds

Hippo drinking while surrounded by Flamingos

White Rhinos feeding in the green fields

Hungry Gorilla feeding on local plantation

Native children indulging in some fresh fruit

Large hungry Silverback Gorilla feeding

Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi to the sounds of bustling population and explore this fast paced capital.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 2 Nakuru

Head for Nakuru and perhaps pay a visit to a working dairy farm.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 3 Kericho

Spend time mingling with eager students before taking an optional tea plantation visit at Kericho.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Venture to the Budongo Forest for an afternoon of chimpanzee trekking in Kaniyo Pabidi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Murchison Falls National Park

Take an afternoon game drive in the delta – home to plenty of elephants, buffalo, giraffes and antelopes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 10 Bush Camp

Head south and camp in the heart of the great outdoors.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 12 Lake Bunyonyi

Make tracks to Lake Bunyonyi - home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Day 16 Lake Mburo National Park

Camp on the shores of the stunning Lake Mburo, surrounded by an amazing array of wildlife.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 17 Jinja

Travel to Jinja, via Kampala, stopping at the equator. Camp overnight by the riverside.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 19 Nakuru National Park

Frolic around a flamingo-filled lake and camp overnight on a dairy farm.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 20 Nairobi

Embark on a game drive through Nakuru National Park before returning to Nairobi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 21-23 Nairobi/Masai Mara

Journey through the Kenyan countryside to the spctacular Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for prides of lions, herds of elephants and, if you are lucky, a stealthy cheetah or leopard, all of which call the Masai Mara home. After a couple of days game driving, make your way to cosmopolitan Nairobi and soak up the lively restaurant and bar scene.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 24 Arusha

Enter Tanzania and head for Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital, located at the base of Mt Meru. Stock up on supplies and perhaps enjoy a traditional meal at one of the many eateries before making your way into the wilds of Africa!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 25-26 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Journey into the wide, open plains of the Serengeti National Park, home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Try to spot all of Africa's Big Five on game drives and sleep in the midst of nature, letting the nocturnal sounds of this unique African habitat lull you to sleep.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 2

Day 27 Mto Wa Mbu

The famous Ngorongoro Crater is home to more than 30,000 animals including the endangered black rhino, zebras and hippos. Keep cameras handy as you game drive through the heart of this natural wonder. Stop by the small village community of Mto Wa Mbu and get an insight into the traditional African way of life.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 28 Marangu

Climb the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to reach the small village of Marangu, which is situated by the streams that run down from Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers. Enjoy fantastic views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 29-30 Dar es Salaam

Travel south to Dar es Salaam to camp on the beach by the city's outskirts. Stroll along the bustling ports, people-watch from the chilled cafes or kick back on the warm sands and relax.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 31-33 Zanzibar

Sail to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to explore the winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars. Try a deliciously fresh seafood curry and take a guided tour of the inland spice plantations to see where the mouthwatering flavours come from. Spend free time sipping cocktails at seaside bars or relaxing on idyllic sands.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 34 Dar es Salaam

Take the ferry back to the African mainland and the cultural hub of Dar es Salaam. Perhaps stay an extra night to make the most of the city's burgeoning nightlife.