Johannesburg to Gorillas

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 52 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Support local conservation efforts by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside.
  • Go wildlifespotting with your small group and expert guides in Chobe National Park, South Luangwa National Park, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The Big Five have never been so close!
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As the sun sets and night falls, the sounds of Africa come alive.
  • Journey from the interior plains out to some idyllic Indian Ocean hotspots. Take a stroll along the shores in Dar es Salaam and consider strolling through spice plantations in Zanzibar.
The Johannesburg To Gorillas tour starts from Johannesburg and ends in Nairobi. The Johannesburg To Gorillas tour is a road tour that takes 52 days. You will travel through Serengeti National Park, Kalinzu Forest National Park, Kisoro and 34 other destinations visiting Uganda, Botswana and 6 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Africa’s all about the outdoors – rainforest, national parks, waterways, coastlines and a whole load of savanna. See the best of Africa’s natural attractions on a 52-day Lonely Planet Experience from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Witness the power of Victoria Falls and the sprawling plains of the Serengeti, have close encounters with mountain gorillas and be warmed by the welcoming hospitality of locals in Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforests and mokoro down the Okavango in search of unique wildlife. Whether you’re spotting the Big Five, lazing on Zanzibar’s idyllic shores or interacting with Maasai warriors, this all-encompassing African journey will immerse you into the wild lands of Africa.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Argentina
  • On Nov 21 2018
“Full intinerary with touristy and off the beaten paths places.
Plenty to see and greatly organized.
Incredible guide who took us through a lot of the culture, history and day-to-day of this unique country.
Some infrastructure limitations, but nothing too bad when it comes to these unusual territories.”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Mar 02 2019
“This trip took us to see parts of Thailand less frequented by tourists. It was well organized, offered good food and a good mix of activities and private time. Our guide Damrong Thepkong, was very professional and kept everything moving”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Malaysia
  • On Apr 25 2019
“The comfort level trip allows for the traveller to fully experience Italy as a local with their off the beaten track options but with the convenience of travelling comfort, local guidance and added inclusions.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Johannesburg
  • Day 2: Khama Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Maun
  • Day 4: Okavango Delta
  • Day 5: Okavango Delta
  • Day 6: Maun
  • Day 7: Nata
  • Day 8: Chobe National Park
  • Day 9: Victoria Falls
  • Day 10: Victoria Falls
  • Day 11: Victoria Falls
  • Day 12: Bulawayo
  • Day 13: Bulawayo
  • Day 14: Masvingo
  • Day 15: Harare
  • Day 16: Lusaka
  • Day 17: Petauke
  • Day 18: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 19: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 20: Lake Malawi
  • Day 21: Lake Malawi
  • Day 22: Chitimba
  • Day 23: Iringa
  • Day 24: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 25: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 26: Stone Town
  • Day 27: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 28: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 29: Stone Town / Bagamoyo
  • Day 30: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 31: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 32: Arusha
  • Day 33: Karatu
  • Day 34: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 35: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 36: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 37: Nairobi
  • Day 38: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 39: Eldoret
  • Day 40: Kampala
  • Day 41: Kalinzu Forest
  • Day 42: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 43: Kisoro
  • Day 44: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 45: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 46: Mbarara
  • Day 47: Jinja
  • Day 48: Jinja
  • Day 49: Kericho
  • Day 50: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 51: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 52: Nairobi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (41 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights)
Meals
  • 51 Breakfasts, 35 Lunches, 42 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Mokoro , Ferry , Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Sunrise Walk
  • Nata - Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park - River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Kericho - Tea plantation visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Johannesburg and from Nairobi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Johannesburg to Gorillas tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Johannesburg to Gorillas tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 December 2020, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Johannesburg to Gorillas tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Johannesburg to Gorillas tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any up-hill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.
  • We use mokoros (small dugout canoes) to pass through the shallow waterways of the Okavango Delta to get to our campsite for the night.
  • Camping out in the Okavango wilderness means digging a bush toilet and going without a shower. For most travellers this is a small price to pay for such a gorgeous remote island location.
  • The African wild comes alive at sunrise, so there will be some early starts. The thrill of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth any loss of sleep.
  • At Usambara Mountains, you'll hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint. It's not overly strenuous, but a reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Camping in the Serengeti National Park with no barriers between you and the animals is amazing, but it's important to heed the safety advice of your leader. You will be briefed as a group on arrival.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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