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Gorillas & Game Parks

Gorillas & Game Parks - Intrepid Travel
Gorillas & Game Parks - Intrepid Travel
Alison "it was an amazing adventure, my first time to travel i left my hubby and kids for the first time, but was very apprehensive about it, but going to africa has been a life long dream. so i bit the bullet and went, and what an experience, totally amazing i was blessed with the crew Elisha, Cosmas, John, they were fantastic i couldnt have possibly got a more professional crew and my group was incredib..."
Excellent
13 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
+9 Destinations
Gorilla Trek
Ends
Nairobi
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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
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Max Group Size
22
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Overland Truck, Safari, Wildlife, Gorilla Trekking, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Intrepid Travel
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.

Itinerary

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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

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

13 Reviews

Excellent
85%
Good
8%
Average
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Bad
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  • Gorillas & Game Parks reviewer 1
    Written on August 7, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    I had a calamity back home, my brother expired and Intrepid did not agree to offer any refund. It was not that I willingly refused to not join the trip. Of all expenses which I clearly know were not spent and thus saved were 15 days of food, all National... Read more

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  • BH
    Written on July 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Good staff, good fellow travellers, saw the scenery, saw the animals (except leopard), got the "feel" and the vibe. Some long transport days and expect cold showers. Overall really enjoyable and good value. Top highlights gorillas and Hot Air ballooning... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Bradley, we couldn't agree with you more - don't hesitate, just book this trip! Such a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, and we hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • SJ
    Written on March 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Gorilla visit was unforgettable

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Scott, Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences, and your incredible photos with us. What an experience! We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • LB
    Written on February 8, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Incredible trip, the organisation of it all was great, the guide was fantastic, really enjoyed it. Seeing the gorillas was a priceless moment. There are some VERY basic campsites but also some nice ones and lots of sitting on the truck (which has lockers,... Read more

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  • Gorillas & Game Parks reviewer 5
    Written on May 5, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Incredible trip in many ways. Very safe traveling with knowledgeable guides. David Mutiso, Issa Kegode (cook), and Kago David (driver) took great care of us. They're professional at what they do, and they're awesome guys. I definitely recommend this way... Read more

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  • Gorillas & Game Parks reviewer 6
    Written on January 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    it was an amazing adventure, my first time to travel i left my hubby and kids for the first time, but was very apprehensive about it, but going to africa has been a life long dream. so i bit the bullet and went, and what an experience, totally amazing i was... Read more

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  • Written on September 28, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I really enjoyed the tour - I had high expectations and these were exceeded in every aspect. The wildlife encounters were superb and the crew were brilliant.

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  • Written on September 16, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic trip, well organized. This trip was made great by the leader, cook and driver. I had an amazing time, will be back doing another tour in Africa, will definitely travel with Intrepid again!

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  • Written on August 27, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic....Walter (driver), Elizabeth (cook) and Pennina (tour guide) not only professional and proficient, but friendly and engaging. Felt like family

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  • Written on August 5, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mutiso, Emmauel & Charles were all very professional and could not do more for anyone that asked something from them. They worked well together as a team and were happy to jump in and do the \"chores\""when we only had a short time to explore somewhere."

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    About the countries

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    Kenya and Uganda

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    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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    Location
    Start and end in Nairobi.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 18 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 October 2019, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,921 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 122 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 137 km
    • Eldoret (Kenya)
    • 301 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 244 km
    • Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda)
    • 84 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
    • 126 km
    • Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
    • 145 km
    • Lake Mburo National Park (Uganda)
    • 274 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 229 km
    • Eldoret (Kenya)
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