Gorillas & Game Parks

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • With permits included in the price of the trip, take a trek through Uganda's steamy forests to seek out rare mountain gorillas and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Head out on an early evening game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, which is particularly famous for its rhino population.
  • Spend a few days at your own pace in Jinja, which can be either a relaxing riverside retreat or an adrenalinepumping adventure capital depending on what you feel like.
  • Build the adventure that’s perfect for you with a mixture of included activities and optional ones – like a chimpanzee trek in Kalinzu Forest.
Starting and ending in Nairobi, the Gorillas & Game Parks trip is a guided road trip that takes 16 days. You will be touring through Eldoret, Kericho, Jinja and 8 other destinations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Gorillas & Game Parks is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Uganda is an extraordinary experience that will always stay with you – and it's just one of the many wildlife sightings this unforgettable Lonely Planet Experience has to offer. Roam the verdant plains, rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands of Kenya and Uganda’s game parks, from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve. Spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelopes, hippos, leopards and more in their natural habitats. The staggeringly beautiful African landscape will provide memories that last a lifetime.
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  • On Dec 03 2019
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 3: Eldoret
  • Day 4: Kampala
  • Day 5: Kalinzu Forest
  • Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Kisoro
  • Day 8: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 9: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 10: Mbarara
  • Day 11: Jinja
  • Day 12: Jinja
  • Day 13: Kericho
  • Day 14: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 16: Nairobi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (13 nights), Hotel (1 night), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • 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/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 Gorillas & Game Parks tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Gorillas & Game Parks 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

Gorillas & Game Parks 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 & Game Parks 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:
  • 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 strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill of 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 four hours – up and down hills. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any uphill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.
  • 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
  • This trip is predominantly a camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity, and the joy of experiencing the elements.
  • This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
  • As the early bird catches the worm, so the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make better use of the safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • You may also want to check out Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches if you have more time to explore in East Africa.
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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