Gorillas to Vic Falls

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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.

Itinerary

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.

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