Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Nairobi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 12-day overland adventure. Spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your Discover Moment: Jinja
  • Transfer from Nairobi to Kampala
  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Admire mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Search for chimpanzees in kalinzu forest reserve
  • Take your pick of outdoor activities in jinja

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) Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon. Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s), 315km)
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