Gorillas and Lakes
This tour takes you from Nairobi to Nairobi in 19 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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The Lakes of Nakuru, Naivasha, Bunyoni and Victoria make for a stunning visual medley and the rare Mountain Gorilla leads us to the border of Uganda, the DRC and Rwanda. This once in a life time opportunity should not be missed!
On average a minimum of 2 meals per day are included. This itinerary is a rough guideline only and is subject to change on a trip by trip basis.
Your Gorilla Permit is not included in the trip cost. This needs to be paid for at the time of booking. Please enquire for more information.
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1 to 2, Nairobi to Lake Naivasha via (Rift Valley)
Travelling through the East African Rift Valley is a stunning sight as we wind our way towards Lake Naivasha. Walk to Elsamere - old home of Joy Adamson and Elsa the Lion (Born Free), hire bikes and cycle through Hells Gate National Park or visit a game sanctuary.
Day 3 to 4, Lake Naivasha to Kampala via (Eldoret)
Further west we go and enter mountainous Uganda. The bustling capital of Kampala gives us a chance to stock up supplies and check out the nightlife.
Day 5 to 6, Kampala to Kabale
Where our Gorilla Trekking permits are valid for will determine where we spend the next few days. Departing Kampala we will drive further west to either Kibale, Kisoro, Kigali or Lake Bunyoni to prepare for our awesome trek!
Day 7 to 10, Kabale to Kabale via (Lake Bunyoni)
We are based at one of 4 possible destinations to see the rare Mountain Gorilla's in one of 3 National Parks! Gorilla's know no borders and getting up close to these beautiful creatures is definitely a experience of a lifetime! Afterwards there is the calm Lake Bunyoni, historic Kigali (Rwanda) or the mountainous Virunga Ranges to explore.
Day 11 to 15, Kabale to Jinja via (Kampala)
After passing back through Kampala we travel back east to Jinja perched on the edge of Lake Victoria and overlooking Bujagali Falls. The source of the Nile River is just upstream and there are plenty of adventure activities to occupy your time. For the less adventurous, a visit to a local community project is a memorable and heart-warming experience.
Day 16 to 19, Jinja to Nairobi via (Lake Nakuru National Park)
If time allows then Sipi Falls could be worth a visit as we make our way back into Kenya and aim for Lake Nakuru National Park. A variety of wildlife inhabit this park but it is possibly better known for its huge volumes of Greater Flamingos which turn the surface a gorgeous pink. From here it is only a short drive to Nairobi.
Meals included in your tour cost
Highlights included in your tour cost
A sanctuary for the rare Black Rhino. Well known for the huge population of Flamingo that turns the lake's surface bright pink!
Rare Rothschild Giraffe
Face to face encounters
Quiet & graceful Giraffes
There are 13 optional activities available on this trip.
Prices shown are approximate
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Gorilla Trekking in the DRC
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Hells Gate National Park
Jinja Guided Village Walk
Jinja Quad Bike Safari
Karen Blixen Museum
Nairobi National Park
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Rhino Sanctuary
Softpower Community Project
White Water Rafting on the Nile
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This tour goes through: Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Kampala, Jinja & 1 other destination(s) in Africa.TOUR DETAIL
Crew: 2 crew
Vehicle: Overland Truck
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