Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks

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Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks

from £1,795
Duration: 16 days
Countries: Kenya, Uganda
The ultimate African adventure tour. See chimps in Kenya’s Kibale Forest, elephants in Uganda and go on a gorilla safari in Rwanda. This tour is unforgettable.

Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parks

A close encounter with gentle giants on a gorilla safari in Rwanda is an extraordinary African experience that will always stay with you and it's just one of the many wildlife viewings this unforgettable African overland adventure has to offer. Roam the verdant plains, rainforests, papyrus-fringed lakes and acacia woodlands of Kenya and Uganda's game parks to spot lions, rhinos, chimps, antelope, hippos, leopards, flamingos and more in their natural habitats. The staggeringly beautiful African countryside will provide memories that last a lifetime.

Day 1 Nairobi
Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.

Day 2 Lake Nakuru
Often shrouded in a carpet of pink flamingos, beautiful Lake Nakuru - and the surrounding national park - is home to a great number of wildlife and bird species.#

Days 3-4 Eldoret/Kampala
One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types. Once the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Kampala is a fascinating place to explore on foot, particularly its many markets and craft shops.

Days 5-6 Kibale Forest National Park
The most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, with twelve different species recorded.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Beautifully set between two lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park plays host to a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks.

Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.

Days 9-11 Gorilla Trek
The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.

Day 12 Lake Mburo
Home to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, Lake Mburo National Park is also one of the best places to see the gigantic eland antelope.

Days 13-14 Jinja
Located at the source of the Nile, Jinja offers some of the world's best whitewater rafting and plenty of other exhilarating activities for adventurers and adrenaline junkies.

Days 15-16 Eldoret/Nairobi
An ideal training ground for middle and long distance athletes due to its high altitude, Eldoret is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners. Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.

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from £1,795


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Group size: Min 1 , Max 22
Ages: Min 18
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 14 dinners
Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) (11 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
Transport: 4x4 Safari Vehicle, Overland vehicle

Included activities:
Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Mburo Walking safari, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive

Carbon emissions offset:
464kg pp per trip

Important Information

This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require full passport details at time of booking.

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We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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