21 days,Kampala to Stone Town

Track the Big Five in three different ecosystems, meet mountain gorillas, view wildlife on safari, discover Zanzibar's crystal-clear waters, experience the hustle and bustle of Stone Town.

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.)
  • 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.
  • Participation camping (14 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (4 nts).

Add to Your Experience

Serengeti Balloon Safari

Be wowed with your bird's eye view of the wildlife and terrain of the majestic Serengeti. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger ready —you’ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.


Day 1Kampala(1D)

Arrive at any time.

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

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

Day 3Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi(1B, 1L, 1D)

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then tour a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 4Lake Bunyonyi(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 1-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

Day 5Lake Bunyonyi(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 6Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 7Kampala/Jinja(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Day 8Jinja(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town 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.

Day 9Jinja/Eldoret(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Day 10Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Day 11Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi(1B, 1L)

Transfer to Nairobi.

Day 12Nairobi/Arusha(1B, 1D)

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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

Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the city's villagers. After lunch, continue on to 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 before continuing on to the night's camp.

Day 14Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a game drive in an overland truck en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

Day 15Serengeti National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the overland truck. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Day 16Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater(1B, 1L, 1D)

Set off on a game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

Day 17Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha(1B, 1L, 1D)

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha for a final evening with the group.

Day 18Arusha/Stone Town(1B)

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel.

Day 19Stone Town/Nungwi(1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk around historic Stone Town, then transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

Day 20Nungwi(1B)

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, scuba dive or tour the island.

Day 21Nungwi/Stone Town(1B)

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town any time after 11:30am.

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