When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 02:30 p.m. on Day 21

Itinerary

Day 1Kampala

 

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 confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 

 
Red Chilli Hideaway (or similar)

 

Hotel

Meals included:

 

 Dinner

Day 2Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

 

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

 

 
Lando

 

Kampala – Kalinzu Forest Reserve6h345km

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

Accommodation

 

 
Kalinzu Forest Campsite (or similar)

 

Campground

Meals included:

 

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi

 

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

 

 
Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion

 

Kalinzu Forest Reserve1h-5h

Enjoy a chimpanzee tracking excursion through the scenic Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Trek along the ridges and valleys of the Rift Valley escarpment to visit chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Follow forest trails, which offer amazing views over the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel, and the Congo. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve is steeped in mystery and rich with local legends. Learn about the folklore and uses of the forest from a local guide.

 
Tea Plantation Visit

 

Kalinzu Forest Reserve1h

Walk through a tea plantation with a local guide. View multiple varietals of tea, and learn about the process of growing tea plants from the harvesting stage to what goes into making the best cup of tea.

 
Lando

 

Kalinzu Forest Reserve – Lake Bunyonyi3h

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

Accommodation

 

 
Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)

 

Campground

Meals included:

 

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Gorilla Trek

 

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.

 
Mountain Gorilla Trek

 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park1h-6h

Take an unforgettable guided trek (1-6 hrs) deep into volcano forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a wildlife encounter of a lifetime, and meet a family of mountain gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, a close encounter with these amazing animals is simply breathtaking.

Get prepared before heading out: bring plenty of water and waterproof clothing (it can rain on only a few minutes’ notice), and be sure to bring protective bags for cameras and film. Dress in layers with long sleeves and long pants to protect against stinging nettles found in the forests. The trek’s often chilly, at first, until you start trekking.

Note: Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and currently permit only a maximum of eight people, per day, to visit a given gorilla family. The group will be split into different sub-groups for the trek, and depending on the number of travellers, different sub-groups may do their trek on different days.

Accommodation

 

 
Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)

 

Campground

Meals included:

 

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Lake Bunyonyi

 

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

 

 
Free Time

 

Lake BunyonyiFull Day

Get out and do as much or as little as you'd like around Lake Bunyonyi.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Swimming
Lake Bunyonyi

Jump in and enjoy the water and magical surroundings.

 
Canoe Rental
Lake Bunyonyi3h-4h
10USD per person

Get in a boat and enjoy paddling around the many islands of Lake Bunyonyi.

 
Bird Watching Walk
Lake Bunyonyi
5USD per person

The word “Bunyonyi” means "the place of little birds" in the local language. Accompany a professional bird guide along the shore and view the wide range of bird species that inhabit the area around this lake. This is a can't-miss for birding lovers.

 
Nature Walk
Lake Bunyonyi
5USD per person

Set out and discover the incredible landscape of the Lake Bunyoni area on foot, visiting villages and meeting local communities along the way.

 
Motorboat Tour of Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi15m-1h
25-80USD per person

Relax on a boat tour around the peaceful waters of Lake Bunyonyi and learn about the history of the surrounding islands.

 
Rwanda Day Tour
Lake Bunyonyi
40-250USD per person

Take a day trip to the "land of a thousand hills" and soak in the culture of the historic capital of Kigali with a local guide. Visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial site included. Please note that travellers looking to participate in this tour are encouraged to purchase the East Africa visa, see Visa section of Tour Details page for more information.

Accommodation

 
Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala

Return to the capital after a long drive.

Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive.

 
Lando
Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala12h520km

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

Accommodation

 
Red Chilli Hideaway (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Kampala/Jinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

 

 
Lando
Kampala – Jinja3h90km

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

 
Free Time
JinjaAfternoon

Get out and enjoy the adrenaline capital of Uganda.

Optional Activities - Day 7

Quad Biking
Jinja
99USD per person

Get ready for lots of fun on this exhilarating quad biking tour safari. Ride along the banks of the Nile River through forests, farms and villages. 

 
Mabira Forest Mountain Biking
Mabira Forest
45USD per person180USD per group

Take to two wheels to see a different side of Jinja and the surrounding area. Cycle through villages and agricultural plantations to get a real of taste of rural Uganda before heading to the main forest in search of monkeys.

 
Nile River Sunset Cruise
Jinja
45USD per person

Nothing beats an African sunset over the Nile. Salute the end of another great day with good company, good food, and an ice cold cocktail.

 
Bungee Jumping
Jinja3h-4h
115USD per person

If adrenaline is your thing, strap in and leap off for a fantastic experience.

 
Nile River Rafting
Jinja3h-6h
115-125USD per person

Did you know the Nile River starts here? Get out and raft it! Enjoy an exhilarating and thrilling whitewater rafting trip down Grade 5 rapids.

 
Nile River Kayaking
Jinja5h-6h
140-160USD per person

Ride the whitewater of the Nile on a kayaking trip. Take an introductory whitewater kayaking course or dive right in with a tandem kayaking trip with an experienced guide.

Accommodation

 
Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Jinja

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.

 

 
Carte Blanche
JinjaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Jinja, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and quad biking. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 8

Mabira Forest Mountain Biking
Mabira Forest
45USD per person180USD per group

Take to two wheels to see a different side of Jinja and the surrounding area. Cycle through villages and agricultural plantations to get a real of taste of rural Uganda before heading to the main forest in search of monkeys.

 
Quad Biking
Jinja
99USD per person

Get ready for lots of fun on this exhilarating quad biking tour safari. Ride along the banks of the Nile River through forests, farms and villages. 

 
Nile River Rafting
Jinja3h-6h
115-125USD per person

Did you know the Nile River starts here? Get out and raft it! Enjoy an exhilarating and thrilling whitewater rafting trip down Grade 5 rapids.

 
Nile River Kayaking
Jinja5h-6h
140-160USD per person

Ride the whitewater of the Nile on a kayaking trip. Take an introductory whitewater kayaking course or dive right in with a tandem kayaking trip with an experienced guide.

Accommodation

 
Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

 

 
Lando
Jinja – Eldoret7h270km

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

 
Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya)
Malaba

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Accommodation

 
Naiberi River Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. 

 
Lando
Eldoret – Lake Nakuru National Park11h

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

 
Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
Lake Nakuru National Park

Search for rhinos, buffalo, impalas, hyenas, and even lions and leopards on the wildlife safari drive in this renowned national park. Head to the shores of Lake Nakuru to see pelicans and cormorants. The park is also rich in other bird life, including grebes, white winged black terns, stilts, avocets, and ducks.

Accommodation

 
Derrit Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi

Transfer to Nairobi.

 

 
Lando
Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi3h90km

Climb aboard our new custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!

Accommodation

 
Hotel Boulevard (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

 

 
Shuttle
Nairobi – Arusha8h-10hFull Day

Move efficiently from point A to point B aboard this dependable ride.

This is a shared shuttle and may include non-G Adventures travellers. A G Adventures CEO will be accompanying the shuttle to assist our travellers at the border and throughout the day.

 
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)
Namanga

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Accommodation

 
Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities.

 

 
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Arusha – Mto wa Mbu2h

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

 
G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit
 

Visit a Maasai village in the Monduli District and witness the benefits of the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project. In Tanzania, 95% of people rely on cooking with wood and coal. Women and girls spend hours walking to collect wood every day (making them vulnerable to assault and unable to use their time to go to school). Indoor smoke from open-fire stoves causes cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, blindness, and burns. Take a guided tour of these villages and meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. See the beneficial impact of the clean-burning stoves on the health and daily lives of the Maasai villagers, especially the women.

 
Local Living: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
 

Take part in a cultural walk to learn about life in this East African town. Mto wa Mbu has attracted some 18,000 residents from 120 different tribes. During the two-hour tour, visit the village's local market, go right to the farmer's fields, see how huts are constructed, and meet artisans in their shops. 

Afterwards, sit down with our new friends and enjoy a traditional lunch of meat and plantains.

Optional Activities - Day 13

Mto wa Mbu Village Cycling Tour
Mto wa Mbu
35USD per person

Enjoy an easy bicycle ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Take in the culture and customs of rural Tanzania from your bike and be on the lookout for small herds of wildlife.

Accommodation

 
Twiga Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

 

 
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Mto wa Mbu – Serengeti National Park6h-7h

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

 
Serengeti National Park Safari 
Serengeti National Park

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

Accommodation

 
Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

 

Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above!

 
Serengeti National Park Safari 
Serengeti National ParkFull Day

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

Optional Activities - Day 15

Serengeti Balloon Safari
Serengeti National Park
539USD per person

Spirited aloft in a hot-air balloon, view the wildlife and terrain of the Serengeti that only the birds see. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger good and limber—you’ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.

Accommodation

 
Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

 

 
Serengeti National Park Safari 
Serengeti National Park

This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

 
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater5h

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Accommodation

 
Simba Campsite (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

 

 
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Ngorongoro Crater

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

 
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
Ngorongoro Crater

Set the alarm and prepare for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll see Maasai herdsmen in the morning mist. Your driver/guide will take you down into the crater and to all the best spots to view wildlife. Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.

 
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha5h

Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

Accommodation

 
Meserani Snake Park (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town.

Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk.

 
Plane
Arusha – Stone Town1h30m

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

The airport transfers and flight are included but will be unaccompanied by a CEO.

 
Stone Town Orientation Walk
Stone Town30m-1hAfternoon

This orientation walk is just a brief introduction. If you'd like to learn more in depth information about Stone Town, we recommended going on a guided city tour.

Accommodation

 
Tausi Palace Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 19Stone Town/Kendwa

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Kendwa Beach. Opt to enjoy a full day sailing trip before catching up with the rest of the group in Kendwa.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Stone Town – Kendwa1h30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Free Time
Kendwa

Settle into island life and explore during some free time.

Optional Activities - Day 19

Swimming
 

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. 

 
Safari Blue - Sailing Day Trip
Kendwa
75-100USD per person

Enjoy a full day of sailing on a dhow, including opportunities to snorkel in the clear blue waters. Dock on a remote sandbank and enjoy a traditional dish made with the catch of the day. Later, glide out on the waters in a canoe carved of a single mango tree and opt to swim, snorkel, or just relax. Snorkelling equipment is included.

Accommodation

 
Amaan Bungalows (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 20Kendwa

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island. 

 

 
Free Time
KendwaFull Day

Do as much or as little as you'd like on this island slice of paradise.

Optional Activities - Day 20

Swimming
 

Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. 

 
Snorkelling
Nungwi
50USD per person

Enjoy a day of snorkelling in the safety of an experienced snorkel guide in the area of one of Zanzibar's most well-known reefs surrounding Mnemba island. Lifejackets, short wetsuits and buoyancy aids available. Lunch is included.

 
Scuba Diving
Nungwi
60USD per person

Take a boat to Mnemba, a small island surrounded by a circular reef boasting an an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Suit up and enjoy the excellent visibility allowed by the turquoise waters of this region. If you are lucky, you just might be able to spot the bottlenose dolphins that are known to visit this area.

 
Nungwi Village Tour
Nungwi4h-5h
48-170USD per person

Explore the traditional fishing village of Nungwi. Get an early start to experience the fish market in full swing. Take a tour of the local boatyard where fishermen's dhows are made the traditional way. Tour a Portugese settlement dating back to 1497, to get a better understanding of the Portuguese conquest of Zanzibar. End the day with a visit the Mnarani Aquarium.

 
Swahili Cultural Tour
Nungwi3h-4h
70-200USD per person

Take a couple of hours to get to know the life of a Zanzibarian by being immersed in the local culture. Follow a guide through a rural village to see elements of day to day life, sit with men of the village to see how they weave palm fronds to make the thatch roofs for their huts, opt to play a game of Bao (Zanzibar favorite game past time), and enjoy a traditional dance performance.

 
Jozani Forest Tour
Jozani Forest3h-4h
24-80USD per person

Known for the red colobus monkeys, a visit Jozani forest is a highlight when in Zanzibar. Explore the nature trails while following in the footsteps of a guide who will inform about the impressive flora and fauna surrounding you. 

Accommodation

 
Amaan Bungalows (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 21Kendwa/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Kendwa. Depart Stone Town any time after 2:30pm..

 

 
Private Vehicle
Kendwa – Stone Town1h30m10:00

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Departure Day (Activities)
 

Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

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