4.5
23 reviews
Gorillas & Game Parks - Intrepid Travel
16 days

Gorillas & Game Parks

From Nairobi to Nairobi
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
22
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4292
From
US $3,485
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Highlights

  • Spot buffalos, lions and hippos in the wide African bush
  • Feel in awe as you watch gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Camp in the wild and listen to the local chimps chatter
  • Opt for an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride over Mara
  • Hit the markets and museums in bustling Nairobi

Itinerary

Start and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour Gorillas & Game Parks, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 8 other destinations in Africa. Gorillas & Game Parks includes accommodation in a hotel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Nairobi
  2. Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
  3. Day 3: Eldoret
  4. Day 4: Kampala
  5. Day 5: Kalinzu Forest
  6. Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  7. Day 7: Kisoro
  8. Day 8: Gorilla Trek
  9. Day 9: Gorilla Trek
  10. Day 10: Mbarara
  11. Day 11: Jinja
  12. Day 12: Jinja
  13. Day 13: Kericho
  14. Day 14: Masai Mara National Reserve
  15. Day 15: Masai Mara National Reserve
  16. Day 16: Nairobi
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
2 nights
Camping
13 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.6
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    It was very well organised and offered a unique experience that was value for money
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I found the trip mostly well organised, safe and enjoyable
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Overall, I think that this was an excellent trip. I really enjoyed the game drives, especially in the Maasai Mara and felt the trip was managed well by the Intrepid staff.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Very well organised, excellent itinerary, great staff.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The trip met up to my expectations. I had a great time with great people.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    The tour was very well organised and ran very smoothly. The trip notes were generally thorough and therefore I knew what to expect.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    I loved the experiences I had on this trip
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    This was an excellent and well-run trip with a great variety of activities.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Great guide, good food, nice bunch of people and good focus on the game parks and gorillas. Lots of driving but the trip notes were upfront about that and lots of chances to upgrade for people who were struggling with the camping.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • Gorillas & Game Parks reviewer 10
    · September 07, 2019
    Amazing trip. Dreams were made a reality. Gorilla trek was incredible. Balloon flight over the Maasai Mara was breath taking. Visiting the Maasai village was amazing. The Kazinga Channel will leave you in awe... Lots of elephants along the river banks.... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2019

Dates & Availability

16 days
Gorillas & Game Parks
From Nairobi to Nairobi
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FAQs

    • Where will I meet the group?

      The meeting point is at the Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites in Nairobi. The hotel is basic but comfortable and offers wifi, a swimming pool and a restaurant & bar to its guests.

    • Do I need a gorilla permit to do this tour?

      This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. The operator also require full passport details at time of booking. Please note that they need to confirm availability of a gorilla permit if you are booking within 45 days of departure. The additional deposit paid at time of booking will be credited to the final balance of your booking.

    • Will I be expected to assemble my own tent?

      This is a participatory camping trip. You will be expected to set up and take down you own tent as well as assist with food preparation and cleaning. This makes it quicker, easier, more fun and will bring the group closer together.

    • Do I need to be in good physical shape to do this tour?

      Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill.

    • Does this tour include the option to visit the Ngamba island?

      Unfortunately there is no mention Ngamba Island in the trip notes.

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      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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