Embark on an epic tour of East Africa from Kenya to Zimbabwe
This mind-blowing East African adventure tour combines 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 small villages in Tanzania and Malawi, relax on sandy beaches at Lake Malawi and Zanzibar, and track the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. This overland tour of Africa is the perfect way to discover everything that makes this part of the world so special.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is filled with iconic vistas and animals – safari through it with an early morning and late afternoon game drive in our overland vehicle
With gorilla permits included in the price of the trip, seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Rwanda's steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence
Experience the two sides of Jinja, a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile but also the adventure capital of Uganda
Embark on a safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open roof safari 4x4 for a chance to see a Black Rhino.
Wander around Stone Town’s bustling bazaars and fragrant spice markets and receive a guided tour of the spice plantations
Feel the power of mighty Victoria Falls as we view them from the Zimbabwe side
Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any up-hill climbs.
Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the 2 nights spent in the park.
At Usambara Mountains the group will do a easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. This means the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can get dusty and hot.
The overland vehicle is large enough to seat up to 22 passengers and carries all the camping equipment needed for the duration of this trip. Therefore the going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads.
This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. This makes it quicker, easier, more fun and will bring the group closer together.
Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip, so they can help you get into the groove quickly.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1.This trip requires a higher non-refundable deposit (AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900) in order to secure the included gorilla permit. We also require full passport details at time of booking. Please note that we need to confirm availability of a gorilla permit if you are booking within 45 days of departure. The additional deposit paid at time of booking will be credited to the final balance of your booking.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for further information. The single supplement doesn't apply to nights 9-11 spent in a dormitory. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.
3. This is a combination trip made up of 3 shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Nairobi and Stone Town as some group members leave and new ones join you.
4. The Zanzibar portion of your itinerary may have a few more passengers than the maximum group size of 22 as we have a crossover of trips starting and finishing in Zanzibar.
5. This trip finishes in Vic Falls after breakfast on Day 42. However, if you wish to enjoy some of the optional activities on offer perhaps consider an evening flight or an additional night here.
Our Gorillas to Vic Falls trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
This trip was beyond amazing and I got to experience so much of Africa, yet I still haven't seen enough! There is the perfect combination of excitement, challenges and relaxation on this trip. Most of the campsites have great facilities and camping really allows you to experience Africa at its best. I would recommend this trip to anyone considering an African adventure!
Review submitted 14 Nov 2016