Ultimate East Africa

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 adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the regions wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your cameras shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

Duration: 24 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: 126524
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Stone Town



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/Lake Naivasha (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Lake Naivasha Boat Ride

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00-4.00 hours)


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

View varied landscapes from the overland adventure vehicle (OAV).

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (8.00 hour(s), 156km)


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

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

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (12.00 hour(s))


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

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

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


Day 6: 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

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


Day 7: 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


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

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


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

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

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


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

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

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


Day 11: 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.


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

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya)

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


Day 13: 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

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


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

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

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


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

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Shuttle (8.00-10.00 hours)


Day 16: 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

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


Day 17: 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

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


Day 18: 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


Day 19: 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

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


Day 20: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

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


Day 21: 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

Plane (1.50 hour(s))


Day 22: Stone Town/Nungwi (1B)

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

Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))


Day 23: Nungwi (1B)

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


Day 24: Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)

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

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

    • Hippo-spotting boat ride (Lake Naivasha)
    • Entrances and game drives in Lake Nakuru and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Guided chimpanzee trek
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • 3-day Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Participation camping (18 nts), simple hotels (5 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 23 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 18 dinners
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicle, minibus, shared shuttle, plane, walking
    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 between Nairobi and Arusha, Zanzibar
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Tour Highlights:
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Track the Big Five in three diverse ecosystems
  • View wildlife on safari
  • Explore mystical Stone Town.