Spanning eight countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches, and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dug-out mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness do it all on this ultimate 54-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa truly is. Travel aboard our rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region's wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of Southern and East Africa.
Search for the Big Five, witness giant sand dunes and the massive Victoria Falls, ride in 4x4 safari vehicles and dugout canoes, meet mountain gorillas, discover Zanzibar's crystal clear waters
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), mokoro, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibuses, ferry, walking.
Simple hotels (5 nts), participation camping (40 its), permanent tented camp (1 nt), full-service camping (2 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camping (2 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).
Entrance to Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe. Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Etosha, Serengeti, and Lake Nakuru national parks. Damaraland Living Museum visit. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Local dinner experience (Lake Malawi). Ngorongoro Crater visit. Zanzibar excursion (3 days). Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar). Guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi with permits. Guided chimp trek (Kalinzu Forest Reserve). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 45 Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
Day 46 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 47 Gorilla Trek (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 48 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 49 Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)
Return to the capital after a long drive.
Day 50 Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.
Day 51 Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)
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.
Day 52 Jinja/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.
Day 53 Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Day 54 Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi (1B, 1L)
Transfer to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival late afternoon.
Day 41 Nairobi
Arrive at any time.
Day 42 Nairobi/Lake Naivasha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to beautiful Lake Naivasha, and enjoy an included boat ride to spot hippos.
Day 43 Lake Naivasha/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)
View varied landscapes from the overland adventure vehicle (OAV).
Day 40 Arusha/Nairobi (1B, 1L)
Transfer to Kenya's capital city.
Day 44 Eldoret/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Uganda, then camp outside of the country's capital.