21 days,Kampala to Stone Town

Track the Big Five in three different ecosystems, meet mountain gorillas, tempt fate with adrenaline-inducing activities, view wildlife in our 4x4 safari vehicles in Tanzania, discover Zanzibar's spice plantations and crystal-clear waters.

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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 3-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 game drive. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive 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

  • Chimp tracking excursion. Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits. Entrances and game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Visit to Planteterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Cultural experience and lunch in a local community. 4-day Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners. (Allow USD150-225 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Participation camping (14 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (4 nts).
  • Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, plane, walking, shared shuttle.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide, certified mountain gorilla trackers. 1 CEO on transfer from Kenya to Tanzania, on Ngorongoro excursion, and on Zanzibar.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
Day 1 Kampala

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Chimp Tracking (1B,1L,1D)

Experience the Ugandan countryside and finish up at a bush camp in western Uganda. Wake up early the next morning for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion and tea plantation visit.

Day 3-5 Gorilla Tracking/Lake Bunyoni (3B,3L,3D)

Enjoy a 1-day guided mountain gorilla trek. Option to go canoeing, fishing, hiking or boating.

Day 6 Kampala (1B,1L,1D)

Return to the capital after a long drive. Almost to Jinja!

Day 7-8 Jinja (2B,2L,2D)

Enjoy this area known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or volunteer with a local project.

Day 9-10 Eldoret/Lake Nakuru (2B,2L,2D)

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret before continuing onto enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru NP.

Day 11-12 Nairobi/Arusha (2B,1L,1D)

Return to Kenya's capital for a night before continuing through the lands of the Masai people into Tanzania.

Day 13 Mto wa Mbu (1B,1L,1D)

Visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Continue on to Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the city's villagers. Opt for a cycling tour around the village before continuing on to the night's camp.

Day 14-15 Serengeti National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Enjoy a game drive from the overland truck en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies before the next day's full-day game drive. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Day 16-17 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (2B,2L,2D)

Game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and camp on the crater's rim. Switch over to 4x4 safari vehicles for a game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha.

Day 18-20 Zanzibar (3B)

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Orientation walk around historic Stone Town, then transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Free time to lounge on the beach, go snorkelling, scuba diving, and tour the island.

Day 21 Stone Town (1B)

Morning transfer to Stone Town. Depart any time after 11am.

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