East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Kampala to Stone Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

From the incomparable wildlife of Uganda to the source of the Nile and onto the sunny beaches of Zanzibar, journey overland across East Africa on this thrilling 19-day adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive "big five" across open savannah on unforgettable wildlife safari drives. The Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Jinja
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ferry to Zanzibar
  • Stone Town orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Track the "big five" on wildlife safari drives in the serengeti national park
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Raft the white nile river
  • Discover zanzibar's crystal-clear waters

Itinerary

Kampala Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together. As you will be at the campsite for this portion of the trip you will be enjoying yourselves at the Red Chilli Bar. Hang out along the beer terrace or at the pool-side bar and have conversations with fellow travellers. There’s plenty of communal areas to kick back, relax with a beer in hand, and make some friends before you embark on your next adventure.
Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi Get comfortable, as we cross the equator and head off to Lake Bunyonyi.
Gorilla Trek Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Lake Bunyonyi Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Mburo. Opt for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake, or explore the local area on foot.
Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja Head back across the equator and enjoy a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe. Continue on to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital.
Jinja Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.
Jinja/Eldoret Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.
Eldoret/Nairobi Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi.
Nairobi/Arusha Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.
Arusha/Serengeti National Park 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.
Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.
Ngorongoro/Arusha Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls. On the way back to Arusha, stop at Mto wa Mbu village to visit the G for Good project, including a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family.
Arusha/Dar es Salaam Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Dar es Salaam/Stone Town Catch the ferry to Zanzibar. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.
Zanzibar Beach Resort Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.
Zanzibar Beach Resort Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Stone Town Morning group transfer to Stone Town. Tour ends in the late morning.
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