Enquire About This Tour Code FGG Gorillas & Game
Duration: 16 Days Route: Nairobi to Nairobi Style: Overland Tours Price: US$2,989.00
What more could you ask for on an African overland safari tour than the chance to visit world-famous game reserves, stunning lakes and to trek to meet one of our closest relatives? Mountain Gorillas are endangered but are making a comeback in the Virunga Mountains of Uganda, where they are protected and roam the forests in small family groups. Join a trek to visit a silverback and his harem of females, their juvenile offspring and perhaps a cheeky infant or two.
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Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 2-3 Take a game drive through the Masai Mara and keep your eyes peeled for the big five. It is here that you might get to see the annual great migration. For the best views, take a hot air balloon over the park at sunrise 4 Relax by the pool at your campsite in Eldoret 5-6 Visit the source of the Nile in Jinja. This is also one of the world’s best places to experience white water rafting 7-10 One of the biggest highlights of your tour will be to spend an hour in the company of a family of endangered Mountain Gorillas. You may be able to get within arm’s length of these humanlike creatures. You will have four nights on the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi. We visit a local orphanage and pygmy village by boat. Look out for Uganda’s local bird, the crested crane 11 Kampala 12 Enjoy a game drive at Nakuru. Look out for the critically endangered black rhino here. Marvel at the Great Rift Valley. This is the best place to view its size 13-14 Listen to hippo from our campsite in Naivasha. From here you can explore Hells Gate NP, one of the few national parks with no predators. Here you can enjoy hiking and mountain biking. You can also visit Elsemere and enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Navaisha 15 Wander the markets of Nairobi. You can visit local projects such as the flip flop factory or the elephant orphanage 16 Depart Nairobi
Game Drives in the Masai Mara Nature Reserve
Masai Village Tour
Boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi & visit to a Pygmy Village
Guided Gorilla Trek (including permit)
Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
13 nights camping, 2 nights in tented camps
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 15 dinners
Travel by Tucan Travel Expedition Vehicle, boat, taxi, on foot, 4WD
Tucan Travel Tour Leader, Tucan Travel Driver, English-speaking local guide(s) on excursions
What's not Included
Sleeping bag & sleeping mat
International flights and departure taxes
Domestic flight taxes if applicable
Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation
Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
Optional excursions - Please see our optional excursions guide on the dossier page for a comprehensive list of optional activities and excursions available on this tour.