This is a fantastic overland tour for those of you with a passion for the animal kingdom. The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is one for the bucket list. Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Giraffes, Elephants, and big cats - the opportunity to spot wildlife on offer in the Maasai Mara is second to none.
This overland tour will also take you to the Serengeti (a great place for spotting Lions) and Ngorongoro Crater.
Finish your East Africa overland tour by relaxing on the sandy beaches and splashing in the blue waters of Zanzibar! Days 1 to 4 Kenya
Depart Nairobi - cross the Equator and drive down into The Great Rift Valley.
Lake Naivasha & Elsamere - the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame, as well as cream teas!
Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (hire mountain bikes or walk through - the only park in Kenya where this is permitted).
Lake Nakuru National Park - including game drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, gazelle & flamingo.
Days 5 to 10 Uganda
Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.
Kampala - take a city tour of Uganda’s Capital
Lake Bunyonyi – a chance to see a school for orphans or a pygmy village
Mountain Gorilla trek - Optional trek to see these amazing creatures, the largest living primates
Days 11 to 13 Rwanda
Musanze, a small friendly Rwandan town
Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Days 14 to 19 Tanzania/Kenya
Southern shores of Lake Victoria-bustling lively towns of Mwanza or Musoma
Maasai Mara safari – 2 game drives in this famous national park.
Day 20 Nairobi - Get up close and personal to some of nature’s graceful giants when we visit a Giraffe Centre. There is also the option to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Days 21 to 28 Depart Nairobi & cross the Athi Plains
Arusha - our base for the next few days.
Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle
Serengeti National Park - continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope.
Maasai Village walk - an option back at our campsite in Arusha.
Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area.
Dar Es Salaam
Days 29 to 32 Zanzibar Island
The original and mystical ’spice’ island. Take a tour of Stone Town, learn about the various spices, then venture to the north of the island for a few days. Swim with dolphins, sunbathe on amazing white sandy beaches, indulge in various water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
Day 33 Dar es Salaam 33 Days - Africa - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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