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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 19-day adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive Big Five across open savannah on unforgettable wildlife safari drives. The Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable 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.

  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DUGZ/222282
  • Starts: Kampala, Uganda
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Kampala
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Jinja
  • Eldoret
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi

Get comfortable, as we head off to Lake Bunyonyi, crossing the equator and enjoying a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe.

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Day 3: Gorilla Trek

Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi

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

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Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

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Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Mburo. Opt for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake.

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Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja

Head back across the equator on the way to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital.

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Day 8: Jinja

Explore Jinja, 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

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

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Day 10: Eldoret/Nairobi

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

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Day 11: Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

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Day 12: Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

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Day 13: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.
Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy a morning safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.

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Day 14: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls. On the way back to Arusha, stop at Mto wa Mbu village to visit the G for Good project, including a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family.

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Day 15: Arusha/Dar es Salaam

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Leave Arusha early and be on the lookout for the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, on the road towards Dar es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid-19th century before becoming a port and trading centre.

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Day 16: Dar es Salaam/Stone Town

Catch the ferry to Zanzibar. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.

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Day 17: Stone Town/Jambiani

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

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Day 18: Jambiani

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

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Day 19: Jambiani/Stone Town

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Carte Blanche: Jinja
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
    • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
    • Tea plantation visit
    • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Ferry to Zanzibar
    • Stone Town orientation walk
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Basic hotel (2 nts), participation camping (9 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), multishare/hostels (5 nts)
    • 17 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Lando (overland adventure vehicle), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, walking, shared shuttle, private shuttle, tuk-tuk, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Uganda portion: 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers, local guides. Tanzania portion: certified safari guides/drivers, local guides. 1 CEO on transfer between Nairobi and Arusha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar
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Tour Highlights:
  • Track the "big five" on wildlife safari drives in the Serengeti National Park
  • Meet mountain gorillas
  • Raft the White Nile River
  • Discover Zanzibar's crystal-clear waters
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town