From$3999USD
24 days,Nairobi to Zanzibar
DKUE

Meet mountain gorillas, track the Big Five in three diverse ecosystems, view wildlife on safari, explore mystical Stone Town.

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 24-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy game drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland truck is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

What's Included

  • Hippo-spotting boat ride (Lake Naivasha)
  • Entrances and game drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit to Planteterra-supported Clean Cookstove project
  • Guided chimpanzee trek
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Orientation walk in Stone Town
  • 4-day Zanzibar excursion
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 23 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners. (Allow USD125-165 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibuses, plane, walking.
  • 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 between Nairobi and Arusha, Zanzibar.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
  • Participation camping (18 nts), simple hotels (5 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.

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Nairobi/Lake Naivasha(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to beautiful Lake Naivasha, and enjoy an included boat ride to spot flamingo and hippo.

Day 3Lake Naivasha/Eldoret(1B, 1L, 1D)

View varied landscapes from the overland truck.

Day 4Eldoret/Kampala(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.

Day 5Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 6Kalinzu 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 7Lake Bunyonyi(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 1-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

Day 8Lake Bunyonyi(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 9Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 10Kampala/Jinja(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Day 11Jinja(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 12Jinja/Eldoret(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Day 13Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Day 14Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi(1B, 1L)

Transfer back to Nairobi's capital.

Day 15Nairobi/Arusha(1B, 1D)

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Day 16Arusha/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 17Mto 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 18Serengeti 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 19Serengeti 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 20Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 21Arusha/Stone Town(1B)

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

Day 22Stone 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 23Nungwi(1B)

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

Day 24Nungwi/Stone Town(1B)

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

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