15 Day Gorillas Adventure Tour (Nairobi to Nairobi)

Camping
Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Camping Small Group
Length 15 days
Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda
Starts Nairobi
Ends Nairobi
Group Size Max 22
Age Range 18 - 39 Years
Tour SKU CAE2611
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What You'll Experience

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Kampala
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gorilla Trek
  • Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Jinja

Why You'll Love this Tour

The 15 day overland adventure through Kenya and Uganda will provide you with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. Join experience trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests in order to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and search for the "big five" in the Masai Mara and chimpanzees in the Kalinzu Forest.

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Included

  • Meals -  13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • Accommodation - 1 night Basic Hotel (single or twin-share), 11 nights participation camping, 2 nights permanent tented camping
  • 2 experienced crew
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion - Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea Plantation Visit
  • AidChild Cafe & Gallery
  • Jinja
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (other than those listed as included)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Tour Price

  • Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
  • Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion - Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea Plantation Visit
  • AidChild Cafe & Gallery
  • Jinja
  • Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi


Other Activities

Nairobi

  • Bomas of Kenya Tour (26-65USD per person)
  • The Carnivore Restaurant (51-82USD per person)
  • Railway Museum (6USD per person)
  • Karen Blixen Museum (34-73USD per person)
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit (26-65USD per person)
  • National Museum (21-33USD per person)
Masai Mara
  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari
Eldoret
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Lake Bunyonyi
  • Swimming
  • Canoe Rental (10USD per person)
  • Nature Walk (5USD per person)
  • Motorboat Tour of Lake Bunyonyi (25-80USD per person)
  • Bird Watching Walk (5USD per person)
Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Boat Cruise (30USD per person)
Lake Mburo
  • Lake Mburo Boat Safari (70USD per person)
Lake Mburo National Park
  • Nature Walk (10USD per person)
Jinja
  • Quad Biking (99USD per person)
  • Nile River Kayaking (140-160USD per person)
  • Bungee Jumping (115USD per person)
  • Nile River Sunset Cruise (45USD per person)
  • Jinja River Rafting
Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

Our adventure begins in Nairobi. Spend the evening at the Hotel Boulevard Bar with your newest friends in preparation for tomorrow’s early morning. Travel can be exhausting, so sit back, fill up on food and drink, and spend the evening getting to know your group and guide.

You must have all the necessary visas by the time of the welcome meeting. Please read the visa section in our trip details in order to determine if any visas are required. Visas are not available to all nationalities upon arrival at the border..

Accommodation Kenia Campsite (or similar)
Optional Activities: Karen Blixen Museum 34-73 USD per person, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit 5h30m-6h 26-65 USD per, Railway Museum 6USD per person, The Carnivore Restaurant 51-82 USD per person, Bomas of Kenya Tour 26-65USD per person, National Museum 21-33USD per person

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara, Kenya

On the way to Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve and one of the most famous national parks in Africa, travel through the Great Rift Valley today.

Take some time to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery before heading out for a late afternoon wildlife safari drive where there is an excellent chance of seeing the “big five”. Combined with the park’s diverse wildlife, this natural environment makes for an unforgettable safari.

Accommodation: Kenia Campsite (or similar)
Included Highlight: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Distance: 386 km

Day 3: Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara National Reserve is an excellent place to see wildlife, so grab your cameras and board a safari vehicle with your driver/guide. Discover one of the world’s top safari destinations with the help of your guide as you traverse the African bush. Big cats and wildebeest are abundant in the Masai Mara (see if you can capture a photograph of one).

The Masai Mara Balloon Safari is likely to take place today if you have pre-booked it. You will receive final confirmation from your guide as to the time and date of the event, as it may vary. As a result, you will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will be able to enjoy the view from above much more.

Accommodation: Kenia Campsite (or similar)
Included Highlights: Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
Optional Activities: Masai Mara Balloon Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Start your day by listening to the sounds of the bush as your alarm clock before taking down your camp and jumping into your Land Rover. In the morning, the group will head to Lake Nakuru, which is known for its flocks of pink flamingos and wide variety of bird species.

Lunch will be served at Café Ubuntu, a project which trains and employs women and mothers of children with disabilities. Discover the craft center, meet the women who make what you see, and enjoy a delicious farm-to-table meal.

In the afternoon, the group will stop at a safari lodge within Lake Nakuru National Park before embarking on a wildlife drive through the park in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Nderit Campsite (or similar)
Included Highlights: Amani 3 Course lunch, Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Masai Mara – Maai Mahiu – Lake Nakuru National Park
Distance: 280 km

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Eldoret, Kenya

A new day brings a new opportunity to see more wildlife and live your African safari dream. As you drive along on the way to Eldoret, your group will share photos of your morning safari drive around Lake Nakuru, keeping your eyes peeled for buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

Accommodation: Greenwoods Resort and Campsite (or similar)
Included Highlights: Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Lake Nakuru National Park – Eldoret
Distance: 170 km

Day 6: Eldoret – Kampala, Uganda

Crossing the border from Kenya into Uganda is your opportunity to add another country to your travel list. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Kampala (the country’s capital) and camp there, reminiscing about inside jokes and memories from the trip.

Accommodation: Red Chilli Hideaway (or similar)
Optional Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Eldoret – Kampala
Distance: 350 km

Day 7: Kampala – Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

We cross the equator today (which we think is an impressive accomplishment to add to a travel resume) and head over to Lake Bunyonyi, even though you get to do something pretty awesome every day.

There is no doubt that Bunyonyi Lake is the most beautiful lake in Uganda. Its name means ‘place of many little birds’. In addition to the winding shorelines, it is surrounded by steep terraced hillsides that will make you wonder if you are somewhere in Asia. There is nothing better than swimming in a crystal-clear lake (unlike many lakes in East Africa) that is free of crocodiles and hippopotamuses (such bliss) !

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Kampala – Lake Bunyonyi
Distance: 520 km

Day 8: Gorilla Trek, Uganda

You are about to embark on a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (so cool!) Get ready to embark on an unforgettable hike deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside a park ranger in search of mountain gorillas. There is a wide variety of difficulty and length of the treks, so be prepared for a challenge, but if you are lucky enough to see these majestic creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them), it will all be worth it.

Please note that Ugandan authorities are fiercely protecting this natural resource, and currently permit only eight visitors per day to visit a given gorilla family. It is likely that the group will be divided into different sub-groups for the trek, and depending on the number of participants, different sub-groups will trek at different times.

The gorilla trek may take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi, depending on the date of our permits.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Included Highlights: Mountain Gorilla Trek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Let’s show some love to Lake Bunyonyi today. Explore this magical location while the morning mist rises from the gently lapping waters. Swimming, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, or a motorboat tour of the lake are just a few of the optional activities to choose from. In the evening, the group can relax together at the lodge and discuss their experience with the gorillas.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Optional Activities: Swimming, Canoe Rental 3h-4h 10USD per person, Bird Watching Walk 5USD per person, Nature Walk 5USD per person, Motorboat Tour of Lake Bunyonyi 15m-1h25-80 USD per person
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi – Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Uganda

Relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel to Kalinzu Forest Reserve in the north of the country today.

Located within Queen Elizabeth National Park, the forest reserve consists of an open savannah, a large swamp area surrounding Lake George, and the extensive Maramagambo Forest to the south. What are you waiting for? There are many landscapes to explore.

Accommodation: Craters Campsite & Country Lodge (or similar)
Optional Activities: Boat Cruise 30USD per person
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Lake Bunyonyi – Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Distance: 155 km

Day 11: Kalinzu Forest Reserve – Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Those who are early birds get the worm, right? Well in this case, the early birds get to see chimpanzees. Explore the verdant Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger while keeping an eye out for these chimpanzee families on an included chimpanzee tracking excursion.

Following the visit to the tea plantation, the group will proceed to Lake Mburo. After arriving at the resort, you have the option of booking a boat cruise on the lake or exploring the surrounding area on foot.

Accommodation: Leopard Rest Camp (or similar)
Included Highlight: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion, Tea Plantation Visit
Optional Activities: Lake Mburo Boat Safari 70USD per person, Nature Walk 10USD per person
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Route: Kalinzu Forest Reserve – Lake Mburo National Park
Distance: 150 km

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park – Jinja, Uganda

It is only in Uganda that you can cross the equator on land; Uganda is one of the few countries in the world that allows this phenomenon to take place.

The AidChild Equation Café & Gallery provides a unique opportunity to observe water swirling in opposite directions on either side of the equator. After a full stomach and even more full hearts, the group will proceed on to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)
Included Highlight: AidChild Cafe & Gallery
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Route: Lake Mburo National Park – Jinja
Distance: 325 km

Day 13: Jinja, Uganda

It’s time to get out there, get active, and have some fun! Discover the plethora of outdoor and adventure activities available at Jinja today, whether you’re traveling alone or with a group.

Take a raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills surrounding the town, or just stroll around the local market for a more laid back day. Watch out for monkeys and other wildlife that may wander into this town’s outskirts.

If you would like to include Jinja River Rafting on your tour, you will need to pre-book it through the checkout process or ask your guide or travel agent for assistance.

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)
Optional Activities: Mabira Forest Mountain Biking 45USD per person or 180 USD per group, Quad Biking 99USD per person .Nile River Kayaking 5h-6h 140-160USD per person, Bungee Jumping 3h-4h 115USD per person, Nile River Sunset Cruise 45USD per person, Jinja River Rafting

Day 14: Jinja – Eldoret, Kenya

You will not mind today’s travel day since you could use the time to relax (plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to post those Instagram photos that your family and friends are eager to see).

For a night out in Eldoret, the group will cross into Kenya from Uganda. Taking a group photo, perhaps getting a drink somewhere, and reminiscing about the epic(ness) of the journey thus far would be a great idea. There will be an overnight stop in between two long driving days.

Accommodation: Greenwoods Resort and Campsite (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Route: Jinja – Eldoret
Distance: 270 km

Day 15: Eldoret – Nairobi, Kenya

Having experienced an adventurous day yesterday, you will appreciate a more relaxed travel day today. Take advantage of the ride to Nairobi as the group transfers through the Kenyan countryside. To get you through the day, we are planning on naps, story time, and perhaps a mini dance party in the overland vehicle. The tour ends upon arrival in Nairobi.

Meals: Breakfast
Route: Eldoret – Nairobi
Distance: 315 km

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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R55,099

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced ZAR 55099 - ZAR 60799 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. confirm with your consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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