East Africa In-Depth

Classic, Nairobi to Kigali

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Experience East Africa like you never imagined on this 16-day tour that gets you close to the land, wildlife, and communities that make this part of the world so unique. Camp at the edge of Lake Nakuru National Park and learn about tribal life and customs by spending time with villagers. Your time isn't complete here without a safari drive (or five) and there are plenty of opportunities for that in this itinerary, including a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and chimp trekking in Kibale National Park. Dream vacations are made of this.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu Your G for Good Moment: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Samburu village visit and wildlife safari drives
  • Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Guest farm stay near Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Bigodi Community lunch
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari drives
  • Guided gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
  • All national park fees and trekking permits
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the masai mara national reserve
  • Visit a samburu village
  • Take in views of the great rift valley
  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Trek to see chimpanzees in uganda
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful elephant and hippo populations in queen elizabeth national park

Itinerary

Nairobi Arrive at any time.
Nairobi/Samburu National Reserve Travel to Samburu National Reserve in time for an afternoon wildlife safari drive. Visit a Samburu village en route.
Samburu National Reserve Spend a full day on safari in search of Samburu's special five.
Samburu National Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park Descend into the Great Rift Valley enjoying stunning views of the escarpment on the way.
Lake Nakuru National Park Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara Travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Search for the "big five" on an afternoon wildlife safari drive.
Masai Mara Enjoy a day on safari. Opt to take to the skies on a balloon safari.
Masai Mara/Nairobi Enjoy a final wildlife safari drive before the journey back to Nairobi.
Nairobi/Kampala Travel from one bustling East African capital city to another. Relax in Kampala and await the second part of this epic adventure.
Kampala/Fort Portal Take the scenic route to Fort Portal at the edge of Kibale National Park. Spend the night on a guest farm listening to the sounds of monkeys and birds.
Kibale National Park Explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimps in the morning or afternoon. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the Bigodi Community.
Kibale NP/Queen Elizabeth NP Continue on to Queen Elizabeth NP, stopping at the equator. Head out on a wildlife safari drive in the afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for warthogs, elephants, buffalo, five different species of primates, and hippos.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Take an early morning wildlife safari drive and enjoy lunch inside the park. Opt for an evening cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
Queen Elizabeth NP/Bwindi Impenetrable NP Enjoy the scenic drive south, with views of forests, volcanoes and lakes. Spend the night on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla Trekking Rise early for the tour's main highlight – gorilla trekking!
Bwindi/Kigali Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to the capital city, Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures supported Nyamirambo Women's Centre. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.
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