Gorillas to Vic Falls Overview

This epic East African adventure tour travels from Zimbabwe to Kenya. Safari in the Serengeti, go gorilla trekking, visit Lake Malawi and much more.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Gorillas to Vic Falls.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Embark on an epic tour of East Africa

This mind-blowing East African adventure tour combines all the region's most unforgettable experiences. Seek out the rare mountain gorilla in Rwanda's steamy forests; enjoy thrill-packed safaris through lush forest and open savanna; and see the crashing waters of Victoria Falls sparkling with spray. Be welcomed into villages in Tanzania and Malawi; relax on sandy beaches in Lake Malawi and Zanzibar; and track the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. This overland tour of Africa is a great way to discover what makes this part of the world so special.

  • Bask on Zanzibar's spectacular beaches
  • Go in search of the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • Help out on a community project in Kenya
  • Listen to the roaring waters of Victoria Falls
  • Spot playful chimps in Kibale Forest
  • Travel through Hwange National Park in a safari vehicle
  • Trek through steamy jungle terrain to meet Rwanda's noble mountain gorillas
  • Visit Zimbabwe's bustling capital, Harare

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    37 breakfasts, 33 lunches, 32 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (28 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Hwange National Park, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Mburo Walking safari, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit, Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive, Visit Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1132kg 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 passport details at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 3. A single supplement is available on this trip. 4. This trip finishes in Vic Falls on Day 39. We recommend that you do not book any flights out on the final day until late evening because it is likely we will visit the falls that day. You may also want to try some of the optional activities on offer here, before our adventure comes to an end.

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Day 1 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.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru

Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.

Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala

One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types. Once the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Kampala is a fascinating place to explore on foot, particularly its many markets and craft shops.

Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park

The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, with twelve different species recorded.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Beautifully set between two lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park plays host to a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks.

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.

Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek

The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.

Day 12 Lake Mburo

Home to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, Lake Mburo National Park is also one of the best places to see the gigantic eland antelope.

Days 13-14 Jinja

Located at the source of the Nile, Jinja offers some of the world's best whitewater rafting and plenty of other exhilarating activities for adventurers and adrenaline junkies.

Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi

An ideal training ground for middle and long distance athletes due to its high altitude, Eldoret is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners. Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.

Day 17 Mto Wa Mbu

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.

Days 18-19 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first. 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 20 Mto Wa Mbu

As small community away from the main tourist trail, Mto Wa Mbu offers an excellent chance to get a close-up look at life in an African village.

Day 21 Marangu

Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.

Day 22 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colorful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.

Days 23-25 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 26 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.

Days 27-28 Iringa/Chitimba

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.

Days 29-30 Lake Malawi

Home to a huge variety of freshwater fish and beautiful beaches, the expansive waters of Lake Malawi play a central role in the lives of many local Malawians.

Days 31-32 Lilongwe/Lusaka

Located close to Zambia's border with Malawi, Chipata is a lively town known for its colorful market and the locals' love for bicycles. One of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka is cosmopolitan but still retains a traditional African feel with its busy markets and friendly people.

Day 33 Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe's bustling capital, offers plenty to see and do: interesting museums and galleries, peaceful gardens and frenetic markets.

Day 34 Masvingo

The oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe, Masvingo is the perfect base to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - the national monument the country is named after.

Days 35-36 Bulawayo

Also known as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second-largest city and still retains the parks, tree-lined streets and buildings of its colonial past.

Day 37 Hwange National Park

Founded in 1928 and the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park has a wealth of beautiful landscapes and a tremendous selection of wildlife.

Days 38-39 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.
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