Gorillas & East Africa Safari

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Kigali, Rwanda
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • +11
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda's steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence, with permits included in the price of the trip.
  • Visit Mikozi Village and become acquainted with the Ugandan countryside. Visit the local markets, speak with a traditional healer and enjoy a drink or two at the local bar.
  • Visit a street market and haggle alongside locals for pigs and chickens before delivering them to villages on the outskirts of Nairobi.
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth during three game drives and a night spent camping in the middle of this spectacular wildlife arena.
Start in Kigali and end in Arusha, the tour Gorillas & East Africa Safari is a guided explorer tour that takes 18 days. You will visit Karatu, Kigali, Arusha and 9 other destinations in 4 different countries. Gorillas & East Africa Safari is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Whether you’re watching a sombre silverback gorilla in his natural habitat, descending 600 metres to the floor of the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater or haggling over chickens and pigs with locals at a market in Nairobi, this 18-day tour offers opportunities to create travel memories most people only dream of. Journey through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in search of some of the world’s most mythologised animals. Along the way, meet locals and gain an understanding of the diversity of cultures in East Africa – from the Maasai tribespeople to villagers on the outskirts of Nairobi and the hip working class residents of Kigali’s Nyamirambo neighbourhood.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Annalisa's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Annalisa
  • From Italy
  • On May 09 2019
“Our intrepid guide Yummet was exceptional at introducing us in the culture and beauty of Cuba. She was also funny and made us comfortable at any time during the trip, very attentive to please the interests of each member of our group.”
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
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  • Grace
  • From Singapore
  • On Oct 18 2018
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kigali
  • Day 2: Kigali
  • Day 3: Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)
  • Day 4: Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)
  • Day 5: Kisoro
  • Day 6: Kisoro (Gorilla Trek)
  • Day 7: Ruhengeri
  • Day 8: Ruhengeri
  • Day 9: Nairobi
  • Day 10: Nairobi
  • Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 13: Lake Victoria
  • Day 14: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 15: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 16: Karatu
  • Day 17: Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha
  • Day 18: Arusha / Nairobi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (4 nights), Lodge (1 night), Permanent Tented Basic Lodge (2 nights), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights)
Meals
  • 17 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Kigali - City Tour
  • Kigali - Nyamata Memorial Site
  • Kigali - Ntarama Church
  • Kigali - Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Gisenyi - Morning Town Visit
  • Kisoro - Village Visit
  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Nairobi - Farm to Feast Community Visit
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kigali and from Arusha 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 Gorillas & East Africa Safari 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 Gorillas & East Africa Safari 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 11 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 February 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Gorillas & East Africa Safari 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 Gorillas & East Africa Safari 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:
  • The sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, in unbeatable. But please keep in mind that 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. 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.
  • 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'll be briefed on arrival.
  • 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 (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), 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. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/africa/overland
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
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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