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Africa East & South between Nairobi and Nairobi with Gorillas

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  • Kabale
  • Eldoret
  • Nairobi
  • Jinja
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kigali
  • Nakitoma
  • Kericho
  • Kampala
  • Mbarara
  • Ruhengeri & Volcanoes National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gilgil
  • Kaniyo Pabidi
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Nakuru National Park
  • Naivasha
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Hoima
  • Lake Mburo
  • Bwindi

This classic trip starts in Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi, and a visit to the reserve of Nakuru National Park, home to an array of wildlife, including thousands of pink flamingos.We move on to the adventure capital of Uganda, Jinja - this is the source of the White Nile and has a wealth of optional adrenaline activities.We then move on to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where we have the option to track rhino on foot, before heading on a foot safari in the forests of Murchison Falls National Park to track chimpanzees.We enjoy a safari through Murchison Falls before slowly making our way down to Rwanda and the highlight of the trip - coming face-to-face with the amazing mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.We finish our journey with a trip back to Nairobi via a visit to the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park – an unforgettable African experience.

  • Day 1 Nairobi

    Border Information: If joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO). Welcome to Kenya! There will be a group meeting at the joining hotel at 6:00pm. Please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note, as this will often be a travelling day for the crew who will be joining you. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Nairobi before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Nairobi.

    Activities(Optional)
    NNP Animal orphanage & Safari walk, Nairobi - Cost: KES 500
    Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa' - Cost: KES 1200
    Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi - Cost: KES 1000
    Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi - Cost: USD 40
    Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi - Cost: KES 1200

  • Day 2 Nakuru National Park

    After an early breakfast we will make our way to Gilgil, where we will visit the Saidia Children's Home - a Dragoman-supported home for orphaned children from the area. From there, we will make our way to Nakuru, our base for tomorrow's excursion into Nakuru National Park. If we make good time on the drive we may have the opportunity to take a walk around the working dairy farm where our campsite is, and to visit a local women's knitting collective. In Nakuru we will stay at a beautiful and well equipped campsite located on a dairy farm on the outskirts of town. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

    Activities(Included)
    Visit to the Saida Childrens Home

    Activities(Optional)
    Walk to explore a colonial dairy farm and visit a local women's knitting collective - Cost: USD 5

  • Day 3 Kericho

    This morning we head into Nakuru National Park for an included half-day game drive in local safari trucks. Nakuru is a beautiful park with a large lake and many forested areas - it is teeming with wildlife and there is an excellent chance to see both black and white rhinos. We will most likely have lunch in the area before driving on to Kericho this afternoon, where there is an optional tour around a nearby tea plantation. In Kericho we will stay at a well equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

    Activities(Included)
    Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park

    Activities(Optional)
    Tour of a tea plantation in Kericho - Cost: KES 200

  • Day 4 to 5 Jinja

    Border Information: Exit Kenya at Busia, enter Uganda at Busia. Today we have a full day's drive across the border into Uganda as we travel to Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa! Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to get involved in the many optional adventure activities available here, such as white water rafting, bungee jumping and boat trips on the White Nile! In Jinja we will stay at a well equipped campsite.

    Activities(Optional)
    Full Day rafting, Jinja - Cost: USD 125
    Go bungee jumping above the Nile at our campsite in Jinja - Cost: USD 115
    Go on a boat trip to discover the source of the Nile where the river outflows from Lake Victoria - Cost: USD 15
    Head out on an adventure activity day of rafting, jet boating and bungee jumping - Cost: USD 240
    2 nights in Jinja camping next to the swirling currents of the mighty White Nile - Cost: USD 75
    Head out for a full day of quad biking at the Bujagali Falls near Jinja - Cost: USD 160
    Head out horse riding along the banks of the White Nile - Cost: USD 75

  • Day 6 Nakitoma

    Today we continue our journey and head north to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary close to the town of Nakitoma. Here we will have the chance to track rhinos on foot with a local ranger! In Nakitoma we will stay in a well equipped campsite within the Rhino Sanctuary. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

    Activities(Optional)
    Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Cost: USD 40

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Transport

Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4s, boats