East Africa Overland

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Kampala to Stone Town
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Information from G Adventures

Tour description

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 three-week adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive Big Five across open savannah on an unforgettable wildlife safari drive. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) 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: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Jinja Your Discover Moment: Nungwi
  • 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

  • Track the big five on wildlife safari drives
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Raft the white nile river
  • Discover zanzibar's crystal-clear waters
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of stone town

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

Day 3: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 4: Gorilla Trek Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery.

Day 7: Kampala/Jinja Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Day 8: 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 9: Jinja/Eldoret Today is a bit of a travel day but you won’t mind because you could use the rest, (besides it’s the perfect time to post those Instagram photos that everyone at home is dying to see.) The group will be leaving Uganda and crossing over into Kenya for a night out in Eldoret. Hang out together as a group, maybe grab a drink somewhere and reminisce on the epic(ness) of your trip thus far.

Day 10: Eldoret/Nairobi After your adventurous experiences yesterday you’ll be glad to have a more low-key travel day to replenish your energy. So sit back and enjoy the ride as the group transfers through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi. We’re thinking naps, story time, and then maybe a mini dance party in the Lando to get you through the day. (Toto’s Africa song anyone?)

Day 11: Nairobi/Arusha Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Day 12: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu 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.

Day 13: Mto wa Mbu/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.

Day 14: Serengeti National Park Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Day 15: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

Day 17: Arusha/Stone Town Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. 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.

Day 18: Stone Town/Nungwi Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

Day 19: Nungwi Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Day 20: Nungwi/Stone Town Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.