Gorillas to Vic Falls

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 42 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 22
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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
  • Gorilla permits included! Seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.
  • Take two game drives through the Masai Mara National Reserve, looking for lions, zebras and wildebeest crossing the iconic plains.
  • Go looking for rare black rhinos on a safari in Ngorongoro Crater, a 20kilometrewide crater that around 25,000 wild animals call home.
  • Spend a night camping in Mto wa Mbu, a multicultural Tanzanian village where you can grab dinner with some locals and shop for crafts.
Start in Nairobi and end in Victoria Falls, the "Gorillas To Vic Falls" trip is a guided road tour that takes 42 days. You will visit Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Eldoret and 25 other destinations in 7 different countries. "Gorillas To Vic Falls" is a group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Spend 42 days travelling through the iconic vistas of East Africa on a Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid Travel. Seek out the rare mountain gorilla in Rwanda’s steamy jungle, enjoy thrill-packed safaris through lush forest and open savanna and finish in Victoria Falls. Be welcomed into small villages in Tanzania and Malawi, relax on sandy beaches in Zanzibar and track the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. This overland adventure is a mix of locally-guided excursions and free time to follow your heart (and your Lonely Planet app) to the stuff you want to see.
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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
  • Day 17: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 18: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 19: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 20: Serengeti National Park / Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 21: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 22: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 23: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 24: Stone Town
  • Day 25: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 26: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 27: Stone Town
  • Day 28: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 29: Iringa
  • Day 30: Chitimba
  • Day 31: Lake Malawi
  • Day 32: Lake Malawi
  • Day 33: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 34: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 35: Petauke
  • Day 36: Lusaka
  • Day 37: Harare
  • Day 38: Great Zimbabwe Ruins / Masvingo
  • Day 39: Bulawayo
  • Day 40: Bulawayo
  • Day 41: Victoria Falls
  • Day 42: Victoria Falls
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (32 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 41 Breakfasts, 29 Lunches, 33 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus
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
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Victoria Falls 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 to Vic Falls 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 to Vic Falls tour. You can cancel the tour up to 46 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 45 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 45 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Gorillas to Vic Falls 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 to Vic Falls 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 and getting the best possible chance to spot 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/africa/overland
  • Conditions during the gorilla trek can be muddy and uncomfortable. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours – up and down hills. 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.
  • Camp in the Serengeti without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the two nights spent in the park.
  • At Usambara Mountains the group will do a easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.
  • The overland vehicle is large enough to seat up to 22 passengers and carries all the camping equipment needed for the duration of this trip. 
  • 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.
  • You may also want to check out our Africa Encompassed Southbound trip if you have more time to explore in 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 and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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