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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

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.

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Camping
Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:New Trips, Planeterra Project

Holiday Highlights

  • 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
Pricing Information

Total From €2,599
Nights  14



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

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/Masai Mara

Travel from Nairobi, through the Great Rift Valley on to Kenya's 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)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 3 Masai Mara

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, today's 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

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

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
  • Café Ubuntu
  • Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive


Transport

Safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 210km)
Lando (2.00 hour(s), 70km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Eldoret

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)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 6 Eldoret/Kampala

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

Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)


Transport

Lando (10.00-12.00 hours, 350km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 7 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)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 8 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


Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi

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

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 10 Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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

Transport

Lando (3.00 hour(s), 155km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 11 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)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 12 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)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

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 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)

Included Meals

1B

Day 15 Eldoret/Nairobi

Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon.

Transport

Lando (11.00 hour(s), 315km)

Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu
    G Adventures for Good: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe
  • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Basic hotel (1 nt), permanent tented camp (2 nts), participation camping (11 nts).

My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all night stops.
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