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KAMPALA - DAR ES SALAAM (20 DAYS) GORILLAS TO BEACH
TRIP CODE: GTB


 

  Day 1: Entebbe/Kampala
  Day 2: Jinja
  Day 3: Kampala
  Day 4: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park
  Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park
  Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park - Kisoro
  Day 7: Kisoro
  Day 8: Kisoro – Musanze (Ruhengeri)
  Day 9: Musanze - Kigali
  Day 10: Kigali – Nyakanazi
  Day 11: Nyakanazi - Mwanza
  Day 12: Mwanza – Serengeti
  Day 13: Serengeti
  Day 14: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
  Day 15: Ngorongoro - Arusha
  Day 16: Arusha – Dar Es Salaam
  Day 17: Dar Es Salaam – Stone Town, Zanzibar
  Day 18: Nungwi.
  Day 19: Nungwi.
  Day 20: Zanzibar – Dar Es Salaam

Detailed Itinerary

 

 

Days 1& 2
Kampala / Jinja:
On arrival at Entebbe international Airport we transfer to Kampala for an Overnight and the following morning we drive to Jinja where the river Nile begins its journey to Egypt.  Here we have an opportunity to do several optional activities including the white water rafting, Quad bikes, Canoeing, Sunset Cruise, Village visits etc The itinerary is flexible for this section until we have done the Gorilla trekking. This is because of the challenges of obtaining the Gorilla permits.

 

Days 3-5
Kampala/ Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park:
From Jinja we overnight at Kampala, the Capital city of Uganda, before heading to the Queen Elizabeth National park where we will see wildlife on an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. Here we also have a game drive in the park, popular with the Uganda Kob and also an optional Chimpanzee trek in the nearby forest.

 

Day 6-7
Kisoro:
 Today we head to the border town of Kisoro from where we will do our Gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda. Here we are close to Congo and Rwanda as well as all the Mountain Gorilla parks.

 

Day 8-9
Musanze/Kigali:
 Leaving Kisoro we cross into Rwanda and spend the night in a hostel at Musanze, formerly known as Ruhengeri. The following day we head up and down the land of a thousand hills to Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital city whereby we visit the Genocide Museum before heading to our campsite in the city.

 

Days 10-11
Nyakanazi/Mwanza:
 Today we leave Rwanda and cross into Tanzania whereby we overnight at Nyakanazi where we will stay at a local gold mining village before we travel to the Beach of Lake Victoria.

 

Days 12-14
Serengeti/Ngorongoro crater:
 Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National park. Expect an early rise in the mornings which give us the best opportunity to view game as they start their day, an unforgettable experience to watch Africa wake up! Afternoon game drives offer their own beauty and give you some amazing photo opportunities.  From here we head to the heights of the Ngorongoro Mountains where we camp on the Crater rim.

 

Days 15
Arusha:
 We descend onto the Crater floor for an early morning game drive in one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. At 19Kms across and 600m deep this is the 5th largest crater in the world. It is a world heritage site and boasts a unique ecosystem. The crater itself reflects a mini rift valley. It has a soda lake with flamingos, fresh water, open plains, and a forest area.
There is a high concentration of animals here, and it is also a home to a small population of black rhino. We spend around 4½ hours game driving around the crater.  Afterwards we head to the town of Arusha.

 

Day 16
Dar es Salaam:
 From Arusha our journey takes us to Dar Es Salaam (Swahili for “haven of Peace”) on the Indian Ocean. Depending on how clear the skies are, we get a chance to see the Kilimanjaro on our way and will also see a changing landscape en-route to the coast. Tonight we camp on the beach of the Indian Ocean.

 

Days 17-19
Zanzibar:
 We travel to Zanzibar by ferry from Dar es Salaam and this journey can take up to 2 or 3 Hours. Conditions are usually smooth but beware the occasional day with rolling seas.
Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, which comes from the many different spices that were grown here by the original Omani settlers. A lot of spices are still grown on the island and make up a large part of the economy of the island. The island does have a more sordid past in that it was once a major slave trading port; and it is still possible to visit the site of the old slave trading markets.
The town centre still shows a lot of its Arabic origins in its architecture. It’s fascinating to walk around the labyrinth of old buildings and walled streets. For the beach lovers you can go out of the town and spend some relaxing time on the isolated beaches. There are spice tours that take in all manners of exotic fruits and spices and you can sample many of the tastes and smells first hand. Just off the coast of the old town is Prison Island, where there is a population of giant land tortoises who are happy to share their stretch of beach.
We will spend 3 days on the island, generally split between 1 night in Stone Town and 2 nights on the beach where accommodation with breakfast is included however all other meals will be at your own expense during this time.
We recommend that you budget around U$200-$300 for your stay on Zanzibar to cover food, transport around the island, optional tours, accommodation upgrades, drinks and souvenirs. Please note that this is a recommendation only as different passengers have widely differing spending patterns.

 

Day 20
Dar Es Salaam:
 Today you have an option to fly home from Zanzibar or extend your stay here. The rest of the group will travel by ferry back to Dar es Salaam and rejoin the truck which will transfer you to the campsite on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. Camping accommodation for tonight is included in Dar es Salaam. Tomorrow morning you can fly from here.

 

 

 
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