18-to-Thirtysomethings: Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure (DKGN)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 20.
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve in 4x4 safari vans, admire mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest, take your pick of outdoor activities in Jinja
Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 15-day overland adventure. Track the Big Five in the Masai Mara, spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest, and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.
Call (252) 636-3034 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14742377
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2020
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Nairobi||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||Masai Mara||Day 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenyas premier wildlife reserve. In the afternoon, arrive in the area and get settled at the safari camp, our base for our time here. Head out for a late afternoon wildlife safari drive with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment come together to provide a spectacular safari experience. Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 386km)
|Day 3||Masai Mara||Day 3 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing, as you cross the plains and rivers of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Masai Mara Balloon Safari, todays likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Included Activities: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle
|Day 4||Lake Nakuru National Park||Day 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart for Nakuru, with a stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported Ubuntu Cafe. Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park (in the Lando), in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard. Included Activities: CafE Ubuntu Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 210km) Lando (2.00 hour(s), 70km)
|Day 5||Eldoret||Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy another safari drive in the Lando, before heading off to Eldoret. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Lando (3.00-4.00 hours, 170km)
|Day 6||Kampala||Day 6 Eldoret/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the countrys capital. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda) Transport: Lando (10.00-12.00 hours, 350km)
|Day 7||Lake Bunyonyi||Day 7 Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Get comfortable, as we head off to Lake Bunyonyi, crossing the equator and enjoying a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe. Included Activities: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
|Day 8||Gorilla Trek||Day 8 Gorilla Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, its possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
|Day 9||Lake Bunyonyi||Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
|Day 10||Kalinzu Forest Reserve||Day 10 Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the days journey. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 155km)
|Day 11||Lake Mburo National Park||Day 11 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00-4.00 hours, 150km)
|Day 12||Jinja||Day 12 Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja (1B, 1L)|
Head back across the equator on the way to Jinja, Ugandas adventure capital. Transport: Lando (7.00-8.00 hours, 325km)
|Day 13||Jinja||Day 13 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.
|Day 14||Eldoret||Day 14 Jinja/Eldoret (1B)|
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. Additional Notes: This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 270km)
|Day 15||Nairobi||Day 15 Eldoret/Nairobi (1B)|
Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon. Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s), 315km)
Local Flights: N/A
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VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.