Gorillas & Plains tour

Gorillas & Plains tour

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Gorillas & Plains tour

14 Days Starting and ending in Nairobi, Kenya

Visiting: Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Jinja, Kampala, Masindi, Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Central Forest Reserve, Queens Pavilion, Lake Bunyonyi, Kenya

Tour operator:

Encounters Travel

Tour code:

64

Recommended For:

Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

Over 16s

Special diets catered:

Request dietary needs

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Trekking

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Tour Overview

This two week adventure takes you through the magnificent lakes and wildlife parks of Kenya, across Uganda and the Equator, and up into the jungle for some trekking to visit the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Starting in Nairobi we first head out to the famous Masai Mara game reserve where we’ll have several included game drives to view the wildlife in one of Africa's most iconic game reserves. We then head north, stopping for more game viewing at Lake Nakuru, before crossing the border into Uganda where our next stop is Jinja, famous as the point where the River Nile flows out of Lake Victoria. There are optional Nile cruises and great white water rafting available here. Next we head north towards the Murchison National Park, home of the spectacular Murchison Falls. We'll enjoy another included game drive here, through one of Uganda's best National Parks. Then we take another jungle trek, this time through the Budongo Central Forest Reserve in search of the local chimpanzees. We follow this adventure with a visit to the mountains, stopping at the beautiful Lake Bunyoni which we use as our base for our gorilla trek deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This experience is a once in a life time opportunity to get up close and personal with man's closest relative. An optional rhino trekking experience is then available as we head back towards Kenya through the Great Rift Valley and Eldoret, before we arrive back in Nairobi to finish the tour. Important Note: the itinerary below is written with an optional Activity Package included. This optional payment covers what we consider highly recommended activities on the tour. Separating these activities out is designed to help people with differing budgets. If required, the Activity Package should be pre-purchased prior to your arrival to guarantee availability and to help your guides plan ahead to help the smooth running of the tour. Please contact us for details and prices.

Highlights

  • Masai Mara Reserve safaris

  • Masai tribe

  • Lake Nakuru

  • Muchison Falls

  • Chimpanzees

  • Lake Bunyonyi

  • Mountain gorillas

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Nairobi To The Masai Mara
Location: Nairobi, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Permanent Tents: Masai Mara Camp
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Your African adventure begins in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. We depart from our hotel pick up point at the Sentrim Boulevard at 07.00am so please be there at least 30 minutes early. We’ll then make our way to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of the wildest and most spectacular safari destinations on the planet.

Stretching for over 1,510 square kilometres (580 square miles) and rising between 1,500 - 2,170 meters (4,920-7,120 feet) above sea level, the Masai Mara is home to all the Big Five wildlife (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros) as well as the great wildebeest migration for several months of the year.

We'll travel to the Masai Mara in a minibus, before switching over to a game vehicle. For this reason, we request that you only pack a small overnight bag to travel with. You will need your towel, clothes, toiletries and camping essentials. You can leave the rest of your luggage with the expedition truck at the hotel.

Route: Nairobi to Masai Mara
Included Highlight: Masai Mara Excursion
Facilities: Both camping and accommodation options stay in permanent tents with shared ablutions

Day 2 : Exploring The Masai Mara
Location: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Permanent Tents: Masai Mara Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The vast plains and grasslands of the Masai Mara offer some of the best game viewing opportunities in Africa. If you're lucky enough, you could see the Big Five in the reserve as well as animals such as cheetah, gazelle, zebra and more.

Hippo and Nile crocodile spend hours wallowing in the muddy waters of the Mara River, which from the months of July - September play host to the infamous Mara River crossings, which sees thousands of wildebeest attempt to cross its crocodile-infested waters.

Today we will spend the entire day game driving through the Mara in search of all the animals.

Included Highlight: Masai Mara safaris
Facilities: Both camping and accommodation options stay in permanent tents with shared ablutions

Day 3 : Travel To Lake Nakuru
Location: Lake Nakuru
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Lake Kivu Lodge or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our day looking out for more wildlife as we leave the Masai Mara and head towards Lake Nakuru National Park, which we'll reach by the afternoon.

We'll head out later in the day for a game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park, which is home large flocks of flamingos, pelicans and a host of other bird life. In fact, the Lake Nakuru was originally a bird sanctuary before it received national park status in 1968.

Other wildlife that you can see here include leopard, lion, black and white rhino as well as different species of buck.

Route: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
Included Highlight: Lake Nakuru NP game drive
Facilities: Both camping and accommodation options stay in rooms with shared ablutions

Day 4 : Lake Nakuru To Jinja
Location: Jinja
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Eden Rock Resort or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We say goodbye to Kenya today as we make our way across the border towards Uganda. We'll make a stop along the way to celebrate crossing the Equator before we head towards Jinja - Uganda's second largest city.

Jinja is also famed as being the point where the Nile River flows out of Lake Victoria and begins its 6,700-kilometre journey towards Egypt and the Mediterranean.

Route: Lake Nakuru to Jinja
Included Highlight: Crossing the Equator
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 5 : Jinja To Masindi And The Murchison Falls National Park
Location: Kampala, Masindi, Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Kabalega Resort Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After spending the night in Jinja, we make our way towards Kampala for a short stopover before we make our way to Murchison Falls National Park which sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda.

The Murchison Falls, also known as Kabaraga Falls, is a waterfall located on the course of the Nile River. The park is one of the best in Uganda and is home to four of the Big Five species: lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant.

Your guide will help you settle into your accommodation before briefing you on the itinerary for the following day.

Route: Jinja to Masindi Local options: Ziwa Rhino walk
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 6 : Chimp Trek And Boat Cruise In Budongo Central Forest Reserve
Location: Budongo Central Forest Reserve
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Kabalega Resort Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we make our way to East Africa's biggest mahogany forest, Budongo Central Forest Reserve, which is home to the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. It's estimated that between 600-700 chimpanzees call Budongo Forest home.

We'll meet up with our chimpanzee guide this morning, who will take us on a trek through the forest in search of these beautiful mammals. Afterwards, we head out on a game drive to spot the other wildlife in the forest reserve.A boat cruise in the park is also included today.

Note: Chimp trekking is limited to 12 guests per trek. Should there be more than 12 guests on a tour, the trekking will be split into morning and afternoon treks with the other activities adjusted accordingly. Please allow for flexibility.

Included Highlight: Chimp trekking (half day) / Nile River Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 7 : Lake Kikorongo
Location: Kampala, Queens Pavilion
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Simba Safari Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Masindi this morning and transfer through Uganda to the edge of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. We’ll spend the night at our accommodation overlooking Lake Kikorongo.

Route: Masindi to Lake Kikorongo
Facilities - Camping: Camping with shared facilities
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite facilities

Day 8 : Crossing The Equator Towards Lake Bunyonyi
Location: Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We make our way back across the Equator once more today as we travel south towards Lake Bunyonyi - a small lake with an abundance of bird life.

Surrounded by mountain ranges, Lake Bunyonyi boasts a large otter population and is the ideal place to relax before our journey to see the mountain gorillas. We’ll have a briefing this evening on what to expect tomorrow.

Route: Lake Kikorongo to Lake Bunyoni
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 9 : Gorilla Trekking And Lake Bunyonyi
Location: Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we head out in search of the endangered mountain gorillas. It's estimated that there are only around 650 left in the wild today.

One of the best ways to protect these beautiful animals is by visiting them, as money spent on permits are used to fund their protection.

One of the most important factors in the future conservation of the mountain gorillas lies with in community development - if the attitudes of the local communities' changes towards protecting the wildlife around them instead of poaching - the battle in protecting mountain gorillas can be won.

Permits granting permission to visit the gorillas are limited, so flexibility is required in both the tour itinerary and where we visit them.

The home of the mountain gorillas is completely at odds with man-made borders and so their range encompasses Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

We prefer to make use of the national parks of Uganda, but depending on the availability of the permits, we may travel to Rwanda or the DRC, in which case you will be advised in advance.

During your free time in Bunyonyi there are several optional activites available, including hiking, mountain biking, visiting a Pygmy village or heading into Rwanda.

Route: Lake Bunyonyi National Park to the gorilla trek starting point (using safari or smaller vehicles)
Local Options: Rwanda day trip, Pygmy trip, Gorilla trek (requires advance booking and payment for your Gorilla permit)
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 10 : Gorilla Trekking And Lake Bunyonyi
Location: Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We allocate two days to gorilla trekking; however, we only spend one day on the trek. The other days are dedicated to providing a large enough window to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to see these beautiful animals.

If you did your gorilla trek yesterday then other options are available today including a visit to Nyombi Village, a Pygmy village which is reached by motor boat from Bunyonyi Resort. Here you have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the Pygmies, giving you great insight into their daily lives.

Local Options: Rwanda day trip, Pygmy trip, Gorilla trek (if not completed yesterday)
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 11 : Lake Bunyonyi To Kampala
Location: Kampala
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hillside Plaza Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We say goodbye to Lake Bunyonyi this morning as we cross the Equator for the third time and drive on to Kampala. Your guide will give you a breakdown of the activities available in Jinja, so that you can plan your day ahead.

Route: Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala
Facilities: Both camping and accommodated options stay in rooms with en-suite bathrooms

Day 12 : Free Time For Activities In Jinja
Location: Jinja
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Eden Rock Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kampala is a short distance away from Jinja, which offers plenty of activities to take advantage of, most centred around the Nile River. They include kayaking, river rafting and cruises on Africa's largest river.

For those looking to do something else other than water sports, horse-riding and quad biking are available as well.

Route: Kampala to Jinja Local Options: Quad biking, kayaking, rafting
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with shared ablutions

Day 13 : Back To Kenya
Location: Kenya
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Naiberi River Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Jinja today and cross from Uganda into Kenya at the Busia/Malaba border post before making our way to Eldoret - Kenya's fifth largest city. The Great Rift Valley is the most prominent geographical feature of this region, with the city rising at 2100 metres above sea level.

Route: Jinja to Eldoret
Facilities - Camping: Campsite with shared ablutions
Facilities - Accommodated: Rooms with shared ablutions

Day 14 : Finish In Nairobi
Location: Nairobi
Accommodation Name: N/A
Meals Included: Breakfast

After our time searching for the Big Five and mountain gorillas, the tour comes to an end back in the big city of in Nairobi this afternoon. Groups often arrange a final dinner out tonight to swap stories and exchange contact details.

We strongly recommend that you book at least one more night post-tour rather than flying out late this evening in case of any delays. We can help you in organising extra accommodation if required.

Route: Eldoret to Nairobi

Note: The itinerary for this tour is flexible and may be changed without notice to give the group the best possible opportunities for viewing the Mountain Gorillas. The Permit price to visit the Gorillas can also change without notice.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4*

  • 13 night’s accommodation as per the itinerary

  • Transport in a 25-seat expedition vehicle

  • Safari vehicles in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and where required

  • All 'included highlights' as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Local guides for sightseeing tours and activities as per the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • 2 truck crew (driver/guide plus assistant/cook)

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • International Flights (available on request)

  • Visa fees if required

  • Optional activities

  • Gorilla permits (see options)

  • Travel Insurance (compulsory, available on request)

  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary

  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)

  • Tips for guides & drivers

  • Entrance fees and activities not mentioned above

  • Any other items not mentioned above

Mode of Transport

Overland expedition vehicle
Minibus
4x4 safari jeeps

Accommodation

2 to 4-star hotels
Lodges
Camps

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport Transfers: Arrival and departure airport transfers are included on Small Group, Shoestring and Tailor-made tours but available as extra options on all our African Overland tours, as long as you have accommodation booked with us on that day. If you add extra accommodation before and/or after the tour that you do not book with us, then you will also need to arrange your own airport transfers.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities. Encounters Travel will not be held responsible if travellers are denied entry because they are not in possession of the relevant visas. We therefore recommend you re-check requirements with the relevant embassy/consulate around 4 weeks before travel. You should also be in possession of a valid onward or return flight ticket, or proof of other means of transport enabling you to leave the country that your tour passes through or finishes in. In addition you should carry proof of sufficient funds to cover you during your time in the country (eg. credit card). Should your tour be re-entering a country, please ensure that you have a multiple entry visa that allows this. Some countries have a visa on arrival service which can be more convenient and cheaper. However, for peace of mind and to speed up the border crossing process, Encounters Travel advises that you to get your visas prior to your trip if possible.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    This tour also requires a separate advance payment (with your deposit) for a Gorilla Permit needed for your gorilla trek in Uganda. Prices for these permits can be discounted by the local authorities from time to time and we will pass on any current discounts available when you book. Gorilla permits are not transferrable to different names or dates.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    You should ensure you are fully insured for medical emergencies including emergency evacuation and repatriation. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and where you are travelling from. We recommend you contact your GP/medical practitioner or a travel clinic for current information on vaccinations needed for your destination. You should ensure that you are up to date with vaccines and boosters recommended for your normal life at home, including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions. In addition, additional courses or boosters normally recommended for the countries in this region are: South Africa: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Namibia: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Botswana: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted or travelled through an infected area. Zimbabwe: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Zambia: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Malawi: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Tanzania: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. Kenya: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Uganda: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from an infected area. Sudan: Additional vaccinations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. Malaria map. Yellow Fever certificate: Required if arriving from or having transitted through an infected area. A certificate may also be required for those departing Sudan. Morocco: Additional vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid. Malaria not normally present. Yellow Fever certificate not required. The above information can change at short notice. For up to date health information & vaccination requirements we recommend that you contact your medical practitioner or a travel clinic. Malaria: Vaccinations are not available against Malaria, which is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can be very serious and sometimes fatal. You should avoid mosquito bites by covering up bare skin with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers and applying insect repellents to exposed skin. When necessary, sleep under a mosquito net. Mosquitoes are most active during and after sunset. You should consult with your GP/medical practitioner/travel clinic about the most appropriate malaria prophylactic medication to take for the regions you are visiting. Yellow Fever: This disease is spread by infected mosquitoes that bite during the day. A Yellow Fever Certificate of vacinnation is often required as a condition of entry depending on which country you are arriving from, or that you have travelled or transitted through recently (including connecting flights with stopovers of over 12 hours). You can view this US CDC information about where the virus is present and follow the links to further information detailing which countries need you to have a Yellow Fever vaccination as part of their entry requirements. Please ensure you have this certificate organised in advance and with you and to hand during the trip. Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have. If you are travelling on an Overland tour or your trip includes wildlife safaris then please bear in mind that you may be travelling on bumpy roads and/or rough ground for several hours at a time. This can be very uncomfortable or painful if you have a bad back, and make such conditions worse. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    In South & East Africa we provide fully trained, local English-speaking tour leaders, drivers and crew for all our tours. This tour will feature 2 crew – a driver, and tour leader. Between them they will help with the cooking, washing up, clearing away, cleaning of the truck etc. You may assist with this if you wish, and a limited amount of help is expected and appreciated (eg. Washing your own plates & cutlery) but you are not obliged to do any more than that unless you wish to. The tour leaders are not specialist licensed guides however, but during the tour we may also use a variety of local guides for activities and tours included in the itinerary.

  • What I should I know before traveling?

    It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as terrorism and natural disasters. General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not. You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds. Finally, you should read through and stay updated with the current official government travel advice for your destination. We are registered partners with the UK Foreign Office's 'Travel Aware' campaign which provides further useful and invaluable information.

  • Is travel insurance compulsory?

    Yes! Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and needs to cover personal accident & liability, medical expenses and repatriation, travel delay & abandonment. We also strongly recommend that you take out cover against cancellation and lost/stolen baggage. Personal medical insurance does not normally provide sufficient cover and is generally not suitable for travel on our tours. You will not be able to join your tour if you have not provided us with details of your insurance or if you arrive without cover in place (no refunds will be due in this event).

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are always able to change your travel date. However, some charges may apply depending on how long before your departure you make the change. Our flexible booking conditions and reduced charges will apply if you are changing date because of a Covid-19 reason or because your government is advising against travel to your destination. Please check our detailed booking conditions for full details.

  • When is my balance payment due?

    For all tours departing in 2020 and 2021, balance due dates are reduced to 28 days. For 2022 departures onwards they will revert back to our standard conditions (60 days).

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    On most of our group tours, solo travellers may choose to form a temporary 'tour bubble' and share a room with another traveller of the same sex in the group. If a room share is not available then a single room supplement may be payable, with the costs for these kept as low as possible. We have also removed compulsory single supplements from many of our tours, and are reducing the cost by 50% on s

  • How long can I keep my booking as a 'Credit on File'?

    New bookings need to be made within 1 year of your original departure date, with travel started within 2 years of your original departure date.

  • Can I transfer my booking to someone else?

    Yes, if you don't want to, or can't travel, you can transfer your booking and existing payments to other family members or friends. We are waiving our normal fees for doing this for all departures up to the end of 2022. This applies to bookings you may have moved to a Credit on File as well as those setup on a particular date. Note - not all payments may be transferrable.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

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January 2018

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February 2018

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