Africa Safari Tour Adventure - 21 days

East Africa Overland Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

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 affordable 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.

Countries Visited

Is This East Africa Overland Safari Right For You?

Duration: 21 days

Cost: Starting From:$4499 USD PP

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travelers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travelers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 20, avg 18.

Age requirement: 18-39

What’s Included

  • Chimp tracking excursion
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Entrances and game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
  • Cultural experience and lunch in a local community
  • Zanzibar excursion with Stone Town orientation walk (3 days)
  • Internal scenic flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Participation camping (10 nts), full-service camping (6 nts), simple hotels (4 nts).

Meals

20 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
Allow USD135-175 for meals not included.

Transportation

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4×4 safari vehicles, minibus, plane, walking, shared shuttle.

Experts & Staff

Kenya & Uganda portion: 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers, local guides. Tanzania portion: certified safari guides/drivers, local guides. 1 CEO on transfer between Nairobi and Arusha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.

Itinerary

Day 1Kampala

Arrive at any time.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day’s journey.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then tour a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy a one-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala

Return to the capital after a long drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Kampala/Jinja

Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Jinja

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Jinja/Eldoret

Cross over into Kenya for a night in Eldoret.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Eldoret/Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Lake Nakuru National Park/Nairobi

Transfer to Nairobi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Nairobi/Arusha

Travel south and cross the border into Tanzania.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Visit Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town’s 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a game drive in the safari vehicle en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Set off on a game drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19Stone Town/Nungwi

Transfer to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of beautiful Nungwi Beach.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20Nungwi

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21Nungwi/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Nungwi. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Serengeti Balloon Safari – $539.00

Be wowed with your bird’s eye view of the wildlife and terrain of the majestic Serengeti. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger ready you’ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.

My Own Room – $529.00

If you’re traveling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.