Gorillas Game Parks & Beaches

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Be amazed by the astoundingly diverse beauty of east Africa's landscapes: verdant highlands, steamy rainforests, tropical beaches and waving grasslands that sprawl into the horizon. Travel into this breathtaking scenery and try to spot the animals that make it their home including lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, chimpanzees and the rare mountain gorillas of the Rwandan rainforest. Along the way, meet local people whose friendly smiles and sense of community are inspiring. The wonders of East Africa will remain vivid in your memory long after this adventure ends.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi

Dive into Kenya's busy capital.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru

Listen out for the chatter of black and white colobus monkeys in the treetops above Lake Nakuru.

Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala

Meet local children and their families at the Kariandusi School Trust project and lend a hand teaching or doing some construction work. Enter Uganda and camp near Kampala.

Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park

Walk with the chimps in equatorial rainforest.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on exciting game drives to try and spot elephants, lions and antelope. Hop on a boat and cruise the Kazinga Channel where fish eagles soar and hippos wallow.

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi

One of the best ways to enjoy the scenery here is to hire a traditional dugout canoe and glide across the lake's surface.

Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek

Cross the border into Rwanda. With a guide, hike through rugged terrain and encounter rare mountain gorillas. Head out on rainforest hikes to glimpse other native species then pay respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Day 12 Lake Mburo

Back in Uganda, camp overnight on the shores of Lake Mburo.

Days 13-14 Jinja

Enjoy a dawn walking safari, then travel to Jinja - the perfect place to enjoy adrenaline-pumping adventure sports.

Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi

Pass through Eldoret once more on the way back to Nairobi.

Day 17 Arusha

Explore this market town nestled in the foothills of an active volcano.

Day 18 Karatu

Visit a small village and learn about the local way of life. Spend the night in Karatu, gateway to the Serengeti.

Days 19-20 Serengeti National Park

Survey this landscape of rolling savanna and acacia trees. Go on safari in search of the park's many creatures and camp deep in the bush.

Day 21 Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the giant volcanic Ngorongoro Crater to look for its abundant wildlife, and perhaps spy Africa's iconic Big Five.

Day 22 Marangu

Visit the Amani Children's Home, an inspirational school for underprivileged kids.

Days 23-24 Usambara Mountains

Take a walking tour of a village and get a firsthand look into the daily lives of the Chagga people. Try a typical Chagga meal before heading to the Usambara Mountains.

Day 25 Dar es Salaam

Journey to Tanzania's balmy port city and camp overnight at a beach on the outskirts of town.

Days 26-28 Zanzibar

Jump on a ferry to discover Africa's famed 'Spice Island'. Take a tour aromatic plantations and perhaps relax with a book on perfect, white-sand beaches.

Day 29 Dar es Salaam

The adventure ends as the ferry from Zanzibar returns to the mainland.

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