Zanzibar to Gorillas In Depth Itinerary

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 experience of wildlife, culture, food and epic landscapes.

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Hungry Silverback Gorilla

Giraffe with head in clouds

Hippo and Flamingos drinking

Rhinos indulging in the greenery

Hungry Gorilla

Local children indulging in fresh fruit

Young Gorilla squating in the grass

Day 1 Dar es Salaam

Arrive in Dar es Salaam and settle in to beach camp on the outskirts of the city. Stroll along the bustling ports, people watch from cafes or kick back on the sand, enjoying the mellow vibe of this idyllic spot.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 2-4 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 5 Dar es Salaam

Take the ferry back to the African mainland and be treated to another night at beach camp.

Day 6 Marangu

Climb the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to reach the small village of Marangu, that is situated by the streams that run down form Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers. Enjoy fantastic views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside, and take a walking tour of Mshiri Village and witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 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 8-9 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: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 10 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 11 Nairobi

After an early start, get set for a day of travelling, leaving the serenity of the Serengeti for the bustling Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 12-13 Masai Mara

Leave the city behind once again and head into the heart of the 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 14 Nairobi

Sneak in an early morning game drive after breakfast before hitting the road back to Nairobi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 15 Gilgil

Head for the small town of Gilgil and make a stop at the Saida Children’s Home Project to learn about their work to improve the lives of AIDS orphans. In the afternoon, drop in on a local school.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 16 Kericho

Spend some more time mingling with the students before taking an optional tea plantation visit.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 17-18 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 19 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 20 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

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

Days 21-22 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 23 Bush Camp

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

Day 24 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 25 Lake Bunyonyi

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

Days 26-28 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 29 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 30 Jinja

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

Day 31 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 32 Nakuru National Park

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

Days 33-34 Nairobi

Return to Nairobi, where this incredible tour of Africa comes to a close.
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