Gorillas & Game Parks (13 destinations)

Kenya,  Uganda

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Tour length 16 days

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Overland Truck
Wildlife
Camping
Gorilla Trekking
Big Five
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Fully Guided
Moderate

About this tour

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 trip. 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.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/overlandThis 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.
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Tour ID 4292
Tour length 16 days
Group size 22
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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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

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