Vic Falls to Gorillas

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 43 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Ends Nairobi, Kenya
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Meet the Maasai people known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewellery and gain an insight into the culture and ancient ways of this proud East African community.
  • 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.
  • Take a mindblowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an openroof 4WD vehicle for a chance to see endangered black rhinoceros.
  • Embark on a hike through the Usambara Mountains to the Irente viewpoint, then stop at a farm on the way back for a picnic lunch.
The Vic Falls To Gorillas tour starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Nairobi. The Vic Falls To Gorillas tour is a road tour that takes 43 days. You will travel through Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Jinja and 28 other destinations visiting South Africa, Malawi and 5 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the very best that East Africa has to offer on a 43-day in-depth Lonely Planet Experience from Zimbabwe to Kenya. From the cascading beauty of Victoria Falls to the fragrant delights of Zanzibar's spice plantations, the peaceful shores of Lake Malawi to the bustling activity of Nairobi, this trip features vibrant landscapes, local village communities and the renowned African wildlife. Spot elephants in Zimbabwe, see lions in the Serengeti, track gorillas in Uganda – your animal expeditions alongside the natural wonders and colourful cultures of this amazing region is sure to make for some unforgettable moments.
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5 - Excellent
  • Thomas
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 10 2018
“Excellent”
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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”
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  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Aug 23 2018
“Beautiful sights, jovial tour guide, well done! A great adventure, worth the price.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Victoria Falls
  • Day 2: Victoria Falls
  • Day 3: Bulawayo
  • Day 4: Bulawayo
  • Day 5: Masvingo
  • Day 6: Harare
  • Day 7: Lusaka
  • Day 8: Petauke
  • Day 9: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 10: South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 11: Lake Malawi
  • Day 12: Lake Malawi
  • Day 13: Chitimba
  • Day 14: Iringa
  • Day 15: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 16: Dar es Salaam
  • Day 17: Stone Town
  • Day 18: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 19: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
  • Day 20: Bagamoyo
  • Day 21: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 22: Usambara Mountains
  • Day 23: Arusha
  • Day 24: Karatu
  • Day 25: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
  • Day 26: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 27: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 28: Nairobi
  • Day 29: Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 30: Eldoret
  • Day 31: Kampala
  • Day 32: Kalinzu Forest
  • Day 33: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 34: Kisoro
  • Day 35: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 36: Gorilla Trek
  • Day 37: Mbarara
  • Day 38: Jinja
  • Day 39: Jinja
  • Day 40: Kericho
  • Day 41: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 42: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 43: Nairobi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (32 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Bungalow (2 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)
Meals
  • 42 Breakfasts, 29 Lunches, 35 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • 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 Victoria Falls 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 Vic Falls to Gorillas 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 Vic Falls 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 19 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 December 2020, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Vic Falls 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 Vic Falls 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
  • At Usambara Mountains the group will do an easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.
  • Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself 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.
  • 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 downhill. 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.
  • Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip, so they can help you get into the groove quickly. To see what you're missing out on check out our Africa Encompassed Northbound 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.
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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