Ultimate East Africa

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Stone Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Discover Moment: Jinja Your Discover Moment: Nungwi
  • Transfer from Nairobi to Kampala
  • Guided chimpanzee trek
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Scenic internal flight
  • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Track the big five in two diverse ecosystems
  • View wildlife on safari
  • Explore mystical stone town

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have the ones you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Nairobi/Eldoret (1B) Soak up the scenery as we drive across Kenya's Rift Valley. Additional Notes: This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days. Transport: Lando (10.00-11.00 hours, 315km)
Day 3 Eldoret/Kampala (1B, 1D) Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda) Transport: Lando (10.00-12.00 hours, 350km)
Day 4 Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 345km)
Day 5 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D) Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Gorilla Trek (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
Day 7 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D) Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery. Included Activities: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
Day 9 Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
Day 10 Jinja Spend another day exploring Jinja. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.
Day 11 Jinja/Eldoret (1B) Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. Additional Notes: This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 270km)
Day 12 Eldoret/Nairobi (1B) Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi. Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s), 315km)
Day 13 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1D) Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)
Day 14 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1D) Visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
Day 15 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (190km)
Day 16 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Day 17 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (1B, 1L, 1D) Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 18 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D) Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 19 Arusha/Stone Town (1B) Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 20 Stone Town/Nungwi (1B) Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 21 Nungwi (1B) Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Day 22 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B) Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
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