This dazzling East African journey combines all the region's most unforgettable experiences. Seek out the rare mountain gorilla in Rwanda's steamy forests, enjoy thrill-packed safaris through lush forest and open savanna and see the crashing waters of Victoria Falls sparkling with spray. Be welcomed into villages in Tanzania and Malawi, relax on sandy beaches in Lake Malawi and Zanzibar and track the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. This overland adventure is a great way to discover what makes this part of the world so special.
Day 1 Nairobi
Discover the bright lights of Kenya's capital.
Day 2 Lake Nakuru
Be amazed at the sight of a pink flamingo-filled lake.
Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala
Help out at a rural community project, then cross the border into Uganda to camp near Kampala.
Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park
Spot chimps playing in the rainforest on a walking safari.
Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Try to spot elephants, lions and leopards on a game drive. Be amazed by the wealth of birdlife on a cruise down the Kazinga Channel.
Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi
Take in picturesque scenery while camping near Lake Bunyonyi.
Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek
Hike through steamy jungle terrain in Rwanda to encounter rare mountain gorillas.
Day 12 Lake Mburo
Camp on the peaceful shores of the lake.
Days 13-14 Jinja
Take a guided walk through the Lake Mburo National Park then travel to Jinja and perhaps try white-water rafting.
Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi
Pass through Eldoret once more on the way back to the capital.
Day 17 Mto Wa Mbu
Shop for local artwork at market and camp in a Tanzanian village to gain insight into rural life.
Days 18-19 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park
Keep watch for rhinos, lions and leopards on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, then head out on safari through the Serengeti.
Day 20 Mto Wa Mbu
Return to this village to learn more about the community.
Day 21 Marangu
Camp surrounded by tropical gardens.
Day 22 Dar es Salaam
Travel south and pitch a tent on a balmy beach just outside Dar es Salaam.
Days 23-25 Zanzibar
Step into a scented island paradise. Wander charming streets filled with exotic architecture, tour spice plantations and relax on white sands beside the Indian Ocean.
Day 26 Dar es Salaam
Return to the mainland for more beachside camping.
Days 27-28 Iringa/Chitimba
Travel through the Mikumi National Park, where giraffes are often seen munching on acacia foliage, then head for Malawi.
Days 29-30 Lake Malawi
Take a swim to enjoy this freshwater wonderland.
Days 31-32 Lilongwe/Nyamapanda
Soak up Malawian culture in Lilongwe, then head to the tiny town of Nyamapanda.
Day 33 Harare
Explore the shops and markets in Zimbabwe's capital.
Day 34 Masvingo
Head to the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe to discover ancient ruins.
Days 35-36 Bulawayo
Visit Matobo National Park in search of endangered rhinos.
Day 37 Hwange National Park
Jump into an open 4x4 and explore the parks grounds in search of wildlife.
Days 38-39 Victoria Falls
Learn about the plight of the endangered African wild dog, then be amazed by the awesome power of Victoria Falls - a spectacular finale to this adventure.