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This camping group tour starts in Kampala and finishes in Arusha, visiting 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. An overland trip under two weeks, with the option to trek the endangered mountain gorilla. Including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, the remote Queen Elizabeth Park for a game cruise on the Kazinga Channel amongst hippo and crocodile and the Grumeti. With the option to trek chimps and to visit the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.
Queen Elizabeth National Park; Kazinga Channel game cruise; Serengeti National Park; Ngorongoro Crater; The Grumeti Reserve; Kigali-Genocide memorial; Lake Victoria; Mountain gorilla’s (Optional)
Tents and roll mattresses are provided and the tents have sewn in floors and mosquito netting. You will need to bring a sleeping bag & sleep sheet. Get a cheap mosquito net in Africa if you want to sleep outside of your tent. If you start your trip in Nairobi or South Africa you can buy camping gear at the local department stores. All campsites have good ablution facilities & bars, and some have restaurants, shops and internet facilities. About half the campsites have upgrades to hut or cabins for an extra charge.
Minimum age is 18. Average age of the passengers is between 18 – 39 but if you are an open minded person more at age and you don’t mind climbing daily in and out the overland truck you are more than welcome to join!
Please check the Tour Information for a list of optional extras.
The safari departs from the Red Chilli Hideaway at 7.00am on the day of departure
Entebbe (Uganda) – Arusha (Tanzania)
Around 7.00am on the day of departure
Kampala, craft and drum markets, Equator, Mbarara, Kalinzu Forest.
Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise
Optional: Chimpanzee trek in an Ugandan forest.
Morning game drive, Queen Elizabeth National park. Kisoro
Optional: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda). Golden monkey trek or orphanage visit. Batwa village or coffee tour. Lake Mutande.
Optionals: Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, Banana beer making, Basket weaving, Genocide Museum and Memorial.
Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, Bunda.
Optional: Hill walk
The Grumeti, Game drives in the Serengeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.
Optionals: Balloon safari, Visit to a Maasai boma.
Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.
On request we can book you a single room. Otherwise, you will be sharing a room with somone else from the same sexe if you are a single traveler.
You can use ZAR and your Bank card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and bars
We recommend you arrive the night before. We can book an extra night in the lodge from where the tour starts.
It’s the connections with people, animals and the amazing African landscapes that makes this trip incredible! This trip includes some amazing experiences from Gorillas, chimp walks, having hippos outside your tent, camping in national parks, masai village visits, to travel in the big yellow truck. Made all the better by the people you get to share them with. We had the loveliest drive Angelo who kept us all safe and happy with his beautiful, happy and positive nature. Our tour guide Derek was exceptional. His Knowledge and connection to Africa, it’s animals and people made for interesting and insightful commentary. He did an excellent job setting, meeting and exceeding our expectations throughout the trip. Most importantly Derek took the time to connect with everyone in the group creating lasting friendships!