Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks

Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks information and booking

from
$2430
  • Duration
    16
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Nairobi
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities), Dormitory, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Transportation
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Overland vehicle
Important 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 full passport details at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. 3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 16. Please do not book any flights until after 9pm this evening.

Highlights

Meet Rwanda's gorillas on a mountain trek, Cruise into hippo heaven in the Kazinga Channel, Marvel at swirling rapids near Bujagali Falls - the source of the Nile, Discover the wilderness of Lake Mburo National Park, Be a part of the lively atmosphere in Nairobi city, Spot the Big Five in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Track playful chimps in Kibale Forest

Tour description provided by Intrepid

A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Rwanda is an extraordinary African experience that will always stay with you - and it's just one of the many wildlife spottings this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer. Roam the verdant plains, rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands of Kenya and Uganda's game parks to spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelope, hippos, leopards, flamingos and more in their natural habitats. The staggeringly beautiful African countryside will provide memories that last a lifetime.

Itinerary

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'.