Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

02/07/2023 through 12/16/2023
02/07/2023 through 01/14/2024
Intrepid Travel

Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

Journey through the heart of East Africa and be amazed by the astounding diversity of landscapes – verdant highlands, steamy rainforests, beaches and grasslands – home to some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife. Get closer to nature than you ever imagined in the parks of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar, and embark on game drives in search of the Big Five, plus the rare mountain gorilla deep in the rainforest. Along the way, meet with local village communities, spend time relaxing on the idyllic shores of Zanzibar, and learn more about the enduring cultures this region is known for. Experience the wonder of East Africa in 27 unforgettable days.

Activities

  • Irente – Lushoto hike
  • Irente – Local lunch
  • Ngorongoro Forest – Elephant Cave Trek
  • Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Mto wa Mbu – Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Lake Nakuru – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru – Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park – Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Kericho – Tea plantation visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – Full Day 4×4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills – Maasai Village Visit

Highlights

  • Take a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests to seek out acclaimed mountain gorillas, getting the rare chance to spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Head out on an early evening game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, well known for its rhino population, and explore the plains of the Serengeti in search of lions, leopards, elephants and giraffes.
  • Spend a few days at your own pace in Jinja, which can be either a relaxing riverside retreat or an adrenaline-pumping adventure capital, depending on your style of travel!
  • Meet with Maasai communities – known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewellery – and gain an insight into the culture and ancient ways of this proud East African community.
  • Embark on a hike through the Usambara Mountains to the Irente viewpoint, then stop at a farm on the way back for a picnic lunch.

Itinerary

Day 1 Stone Town
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Day 2 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 3 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 4 Bagamoyo
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Day 5 Usambara Mountains
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Day 6 Usambara Mountains
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Day 7 Arusha
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Day 8 Karatu
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Day 9 Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
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Day 10 Serengeti National Park
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Day 11 Mto wa Mbu
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Day 12 Nairobi
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Day 13 Lake Nakuru National Park
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Day 14 Eldoret
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Day 15 Kampala
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Day 16 Kalinzu Forest
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Day 17 Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Day 18 Kisoro
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Day 19 Gorilla Trek
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Day 20 Gorilla Trek
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Day 21 Mbarara
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Day 22 Jinja
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Day 23 Jinja
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Day 24 Kericho
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Day 25 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 26 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 27 Nairobi
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