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East Africa Overland
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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 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 game drive. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the regions wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.


Duration: 21 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141301
Starts: Kampala, Uganda Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Kampala
  • Stone Town

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala (1D)

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 confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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

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

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (6.00 hour(s), 345km)

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Day 3: Kalinzu 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.

Included Activities:
Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion
Tea Plantation Visit

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s))

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

Enjoy a one-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

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

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

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

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

Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (12.00 hour(s), 520km)

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

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s), 90km)

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Day 8: Jinja (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.

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

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya)

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (7.00 hour(s))

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

Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Game Drive

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (11.00 hour(s))

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

Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s), 90km)

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

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Transport:
Shuttle (8.00-10.00 hours)

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Day 13: Arusha/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 G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities.

Included Activities:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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

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

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)

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

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

Additional Notes:
Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning game drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above!

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

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Day 16: Serengeti 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.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

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

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

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Day 18: Arusha/Stone Town (1B)

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town.

Included Activities:
Stone Town Orientation Walk

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 19: Stone Town/Nungwi (1B)

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

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Day 20: Nungwi (1B)

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

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Day 21: Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Chimp tracking excursion
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • Entrances and game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
    • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Cultural experience and lunch in a local community
    • 3-day Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (14 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (4 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, plane, walking, shared shuttle
    Group Leader
    • 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
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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.