Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure

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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure
Nairobi to Nairobi
12 days
Tour code: DKKU

Highlights

Admire mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, take your pick of outdoor activities in Jinja

Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 12-day overland adventure. 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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers.

Meals

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), minibuses, walking.

Accommodation

Participation camping (10 nts), basic hotel (1 nt).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your Discover Moment: Jinja. Transfer from Nairobi to Kampala. Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Tea plantation visit. Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits. Transfer from Jinja to Nairobi. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi
Arrive at any time. 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

Optional activities:

  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit
  • Bomas of Kenya Tour
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Railway Museum
  • National Museum
Day 2
Nairobi - Eldoret
Soak up the scenery as we drive across Kenya's Rift Valley. This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days.

Transport: Lando

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Eldoret - Kampala
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.

Transport: Lando

Included activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Uganda)

Optional activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Kampala - Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

Transport: Lando

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Kalinzu Forest Reserve - Lake Bunyonyi
Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Transport: Lando

Included activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion, Tea Plantation Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Lake Bunyonyi
Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 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

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Lake Bunyonyi
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

Optional activities:

  • Swimming
  • Canoe Rental
  • Bird Watching Walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Motorboat Tour of Lake Bunyonyi
  • Rwanda Day Tour

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala
Return to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery.

Transport: Lando

Included activities: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Kampala - Jinja
Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Transport: Lando

Optional activities:

  • Quad Biking
  • Mabira Forest Mountain Biking
  • Nile River Sunset Cruise
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Nile River Rafting
  • Nile River Kayaking

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Jinja
Spend another day exploring Jinja. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.

Optional activities:

  • Mabira Forest Mountain Biking
  • Quad Biking
  • Nile River Rafting
  • Nile River Kayaking
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Nile River Sunset Cruise
Day 11
Jinja - Eldoret
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. This is an overnight stop in between two long driving days.

Transport: Lando

Included activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya)

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Eldoret - Nairobi
Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon.

Transport: Lando

Meals: breakfast

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