East Africa Overland (19 days)

Day 3

Gorilla Trek

Day 4

Lake Bunyonyi

Day 5

Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Day 6

Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park

Day 7

Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja

Day 8

Jinja

Day 9

Jinja/Eldoret

Day 13

Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Day 17

Stone Town/Jambiani

Day 18

Jambiani

Day 19

Jambiani/Stone Town

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kampala, Uganda
None None
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
Day 2
Kampala, Uganda
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Included Activities: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
Day 3
Gorilla Trek
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Gorilla Trek: Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 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 4
Lake Bunyonyi
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Lake Bunyonyi: Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 5
Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve: Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 155km)
Day 6
Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00-4.00 hours, 150km)
Day 7
Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja: Head back across the equator on the way to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital. Transport: Lando (7.00-8.00 hours, 325km)
Day 8
Jinja
None None
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.
Day 9
Jinja/Eldoret
None Breakfast
Day 9 Jinja/Eldoret: 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 10
Eldoret, Kenya
None Breakfast
Day 10 Eldoret/Nairobi: Sit back and enjoy the ride on a transfer through the Kenyan countryside to Nairobi. Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s), 315km)
Day 11
Nairobi, Kenya
None Breakfast
Day 11 Nairobi/Arusha: Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)
Day 12
Arusha, Tanzania
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. Additional Notes: The Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater portion of the trip will make use of specialized 4x4 7-seater safari vehicles, with experienced safari driver/guides, who will ensure wonderful wildlife encounters. The safari vehicles each have sliding windows and a large pop-up roof, perfect for viewing animals and scenery. The group will split up among several vehicles and your CEO will spend time in each vehicle over the next three days. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 320km)
Day 13
Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro: 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. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's the day for this activity! The CEO will give the final confirmation, 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! Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
Day 14
Ngorongoro, Tanzania
None Breakfast, Lunch
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. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 15
Arusha, Tanzania
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 Arusha/Dar es Salaam: 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. Additional Notes: Zanzibar Express; transfer this morning from your Arusha hotel to the airport for a scenic flight to Zanzibar. Arrive in Stone Town and spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Enjoy an extra night in Stone Town and meet back up with the group the following day. Only breakfast included. Transport: Private Vehicle (12.00-13.00 hours, 650km)
Day 16
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
None Breakfast
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. Additional Notes: Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Immodestly dressed women or men in shorts will get harassed and cause great offence in Stone Town. On the beach, customs are a little more relaxed, but travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the island's culture and cover up when walking around. Never try to take a photograph without asking permission. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Day 17
Stone Town/Jambiani
None Breakfast
Day 17 Stone Town/Jambiani: Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 60km)
Day 18
Jambiani
None Breakfast
Day 18 Jambiani: Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
Day 19
Jambiani/Stone Town
None Breakfast
Day 19 Jambiani/Stone Town: Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 60km)

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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 c...

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