Yolo: East Africa Overland (DUAE)

Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 20, avg 18.
    Meals Included: 20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
    Accommodations: Participation camping (14 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (4 nts).

    Highlights
    Track the Big Five in three different ecosystems, meet mountain gorillas, view wildlife on safari, discover Zanzibars crystal-clear waters, experience the hustle-and-bustle of Stone Town.

    Description
    From the incomparable wildlife of Uganda to the source of the Nile and onto the sunny beaches of Zanzibar, journey overland across East Africa on this thrilling three-week adventure. Track mountain gorillas through remote forest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and pursue the elusive Big Five across open savannah on an unforgettable game drive. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region's wildlife. Discover the diversity of wildlife, landscape, and people on your journey through these fascinating countries.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    21 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1KampalaDay 1 Kampala (1D)
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Kalinzu Forest ReserveDay 2 Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the days journey. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 345km)
    Day 3Lake BunyonyiDay 3 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then tour a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 4Lake BunyonyiDay 4 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a one-day guided mountain gorilla trek. Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, its possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
    Day 5Lake BunyonyiDay 5 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
    Day 6KampalaDay 6 Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive. Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
    Day 7JinjaDay 7 Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
    Day 8JinjaDay 8 Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend another day exploring Jinja. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.
    Day 9EldoretDay 9 Jinja/Eldoret (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Kenya) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s))
    Day 10Lake Nakuru National ParkDay 10 Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Continue to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. Included Activities: Lake Nakuru Game Drive Transport: Lando (11.00 hour(s))
    Day 11NairobiDay 11 Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi (1B, 1L)
    Transfer to Nairobi. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
    Day 12ArushaDay 12 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1D)
    Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Shuttle (8.00-10.00 hours)
    Day 13ArushaDay 13 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the citys villagers. After lunch, continue on to visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Included Activities: Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 14Serengeti National ParkDay 14 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a game drive in the safari vehicle en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
    Day 15Serengeti National ParkDay 15 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a full-day game drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, todays likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning game drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
    Day 16Ngorongoro CraterDay 16 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Set off on a game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Craters rim. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 17ArushaDay 17 Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 18Stone TownDay 18 Arusha/Stone Town (1B)
    Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town. Included Activities: Stone Town Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 19NungwiDay 19 Stone Town/Nungwi (1B)
    Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 20NungwiDay 20 Nungwi (1B)
    Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.
    Day 21Stone TownDay 21 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
    Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
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