Gorilla & Wildlife Explorer

  • Von den Berggorillas zu den Seen im Rift Valley
  • Begegnung mit Berggorillas im Bwindi Nationalpark
  • Auf Spurensuche nach Schimpansen
  • Beeindruckendes Great Rift Valley
  • Wildleben am Lake Nakuru
  • Idyllischer Lake Bunyoni
  • Imposanter Lake Victoria
  • Pirschfahrten in der faszinierenden Massai Mara
  • Wildtierbeobachtungen & Schimpansen im artenreichen Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

18 Tage Kenia · Uganda

18 bis 39 Gorillas Safari ab 1.905 € Anfragen oder buchen

Auf dieser Campingreise führen wir dich in das zauberhafte Ostafrika ein. Wir besuchen das Great Rift Valley in Kenia und den von Flamingos übersäten Lake Nakuru und überqueren dann den Äquator. Wir gehen auf Pirschfahrt im Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark und beobachten Schimpansen in der Kyambura Schlucht. Genieße die wunderbare Idylle am Lake Bunyonyi und erleben Abenteuer in Jinja. Das Highlight der Tour ist sicherlich die Begegnung mit den seltenen Berggorilla - ein einzigartiges Wildniserlebnis! Auch die Maasai Mara mit den malerischen Hügeln und Akazienbäumen sind unvergesslich! Diese Overlandtour bringt dich in Berührung mit dem großartigen Ostfrika und wird sicher Lust auf mehr machen!

1. Tag: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru Nationalpark
2. Tag: Lake Nakuru - Eldoret
3. Tag: Eldoret - Kampala
4. Tag: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
5. Tag: Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
6. Tag: Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark - Lake Bunyonyi
7. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi oder Gorilla Trekkingtag
8. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi oder Gorilla Trekkingtag
9. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala
10. Tag: Kampala - Jinja
11. Tag: Jinja
12. Tag: Jinja
13. Tag: Jinja - Eldoret
14. Tag: Eldoret - Nairobi
15. Tag: Nairobi
16. Tag: Nairobi - Masai Mara Reservat
17. Tag: Masai Mara Reservat
18. Tag: Masai Mara Reservat - Nairobi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transport in voll ausgerüstetem Overland-Truck
  • Komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack)
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • 1x Permit für das Schimpansen-Trekking
  • 1x Permit für das Gorilla Tracking
  • 3-tägige Safari in der Masai Mara
  • Pirschfahrt im Lake Nakuru Nationalpark
  • Great Rift Valley

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Persönliche Ausgaben
  • Trinkgelder
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Ausreisesteuer
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

15x Campingplatz
2x Zelt-Lodge
Die Übernachtung auf den Campingplätzen erfolgt in großen 2-Personen-Kuppelzelten mit Überzelt, eingenähtem Boden, Eingang mit Insektenschutzgitter und Schaumstoffmatratzen. Wir verwenden hauptsächlich Campingplätze, die in der Regel vernünftige Wasch-und Duschmöglichkeiten, Strom und möglichst auch einen kleinen Laden, Bar und Swimmingpool bieten. Die Austattung der Campingplätze ist unterschiedlich und hängt von der besuchten Region ab.

Verpflegung

17x Frühstück, 16x Mittagessen, 15x Abendessen
Das Kochen wird zusammen vom Tourguide und den Teilnehmern übernommen. Der Guide vollbringt wahre Wunder auf dem Campingkocher! Jeder Teilnehmer hilft bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeit mit. Vegetarier können problemlos verköstigt werden und werden von unseren Kochkünsten begeistert sein. Bei Bedarf können spezielle Ernährungs- und Diätanforderungen berücksichtigt werden. Diese sollten jedoch frühzeitig angemeldet werden.

Tourbegleitung

2 erfahrene englischsprachige Tourbegleiter (geschulter Fahrer und Reiseleiter)

Transportarten

Overland-Truck, Zu Fuß

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Nairobi
Boulevard Hotel
Verpflegung: Frühstück
Doppelzimmer: 50 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 76 EUR
Dreibettzimmer: 42 EUR p.P.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Flughafentransfer

Nairobi
35 EUR p.P.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Lake Bunyonyi
Bootstrip USD25-80
Dorfrundgang USD10
Traditionelle Tänze USD60
Vogelbeobachtung USD20
Kanumiete USD10

Jinja
Schulprojekte der Gemeinde USD45
Quad biken ab USD80
Nil SUP ab USD20
Angeln ab USD80
Kajaken ab USD20
Mountain biken ab USD30
White water rafting USD140

Nairobi
Elefanten Waisenhaus USD10
Giraffenzentrum USD10
Karen Blixen Museum USD20

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru Nationalpark

Kenya is East Africa’s most popular safari destination and has a long tradition of tourism and of welcoming visitors. Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, has seen rapid growth in recent years but still has a comparatively small city centre, interesting city markets, numerous craft shops, book shops and plenty of cafes and restaurants. We recommend you arrive at least one day before the tour departure in order to relax, check out the city and overcome any jetlag.

We depart Nairobi early and descend into the ‘Great Rift Valley’, an enormous cleft in the Earth’s surface stretching from the Red Sea to Madagascar but with particularly marked escarpments here in Kenya. We stop at a lookout point to take in the magnificent views. Our overnight stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, a relatively small park (by African standards) however prolific in wildlife, situated on the Great Rift Valley floor. The shallow soda lake attracts a huge variety of birdlife – especially flamingos, which may gather in such numbers that (when viewed from above) they form a strikingly pink ‘fringe’ around the lake-shore. However, Lake Nakuru is not simply a bird sanctuary, it is also home to buffalo, lion, rhino (black and white), leopard, warthog, baboon, antelope, and a variety of smaller animals. A delightful introduction to East Africa’s wildlife diversity that we search for in an afternoon game drive making use of local guides and smaller safari vehicles for a more intimate experience.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 190 km

Unterkunft: Punda Milias Nakuru Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

2. Tag: Lake Nakuru - Eldoret

From Nakuru we continue northwest and climb in altitude towards the town of Eldoret en route to the Ugandan frontier. We cross from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere today over the Equator, enjoying some time here learning a little about its significance and taking photos before moving onwards to Eldoret. The name ‘Eldoret’ is based on the Maasai word ‘Eldore’ meaning stony river, due to the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the 5th largest in Kenya and is the fastest growing with a population of approx 194,000. We camp outside of town in a unique campsite created on hilly forest tribal land, once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. Preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides, commonly called Sirikwa holes, which are believed to have been roofed and occupied by the inhabitants of a bygone age.

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 150 km

Unterkunft: Naiberi River Campsite & Resort

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

3. Tag: Eldoret - Kampala

We cross into Uganda, Winston Churchill’s ‘Pearl of Africa’, a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures – and friendly people. Our first night we camp at the capital Kampala, an attractive hilly city, bustling with roadside traders, markets and busy matatu (mini-bus taxi) stands.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Kampala.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 400 km

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Red Chili Hideaway

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

4. Tag: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark

From Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the Equator again, through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests. From the truck we should see herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns roaming the roads and paddocks. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the local community.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 240 km

Unterkunft: Simba Safari Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

5. Tag: Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark

Chimpanzee Trek permits are issued by the wildlife authority in groups of up to 8 people at a time, per group. Depending on our group size, this means that we may trek on the afternoon of day 4, morning of day 5 and afternoon of day 5 or morning of day 6.

Unterkunft: Simba Safari Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

6. Tag: Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark - Lake Bunyonyi

We leave the picturesque hills of the national park and make our way to the lush and stunning Lake Bunyonyi (‘Place of many little birds’). This lake is 27km long, 7km wide and at an elevation of 1950 metres above sea level, it is surrounded by undulating hills between 2200m to 2478m high. With a depth of nearly 900m in parts, this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa (the deepest being Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania). With twenty-nine islands that can be visited by local boats, the lake is a great place to unwind, relax and explore on the days that we don’t trek to see the mountain gorillas.

Over the next two days the group will be split, with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others stay at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer.

Lake Bunyonyi
There are many activities to do here such as hiring canoes to visit some of the lakes islands, visit local tribes and villages, visiting the local orphanage, as well as bird watching and nature walks. Alternatively, just relax around camp, catch up on your travel diary or postcards to home, or sorting through your photos of your trip so far.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking
This region of Africa is home to the world’s remaining 700 free-roaming mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. [we may travel into neighbouring Rwanda to trek for the gorillas if need be]

On the day of your trek we gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker. Walking in small groups, we trek into the thick rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times - with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest, but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort well worthwhile. To many people the day’s trek and time with the gorillas remains their most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa.

The usual procedure, once we have located the gorilla ‘family’, is to squat or sit down and simply observe them for around an hour – the time set by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the national body charged with controlling and maintaining the gorillas in Uganda). Gorillas are sociable creatures, living in groups between 12 and 20 individuals, usually led by an alpha male (the ‘silverback’ - so called because of the silver hair on his back which grows once the male gorillas reach maturity). Most people find that the gorillas are remarkably human-like at close quarters – particularly in the social interaction between family members and in ‘play’ activity in which the young engage. Photography is permitted (although not with a flash and there are restrictions for those who wish to use a video camera.)

Your permit allows you one trek and gorilla viewing (time limited to one hour). However, because the authorities maintain strict limits on the number of visitors allowed to view the gorillas each day we may spend several days in the area while all passengers in our group complete the trek and viewing.

NB: Depending on the availability of the gorilla permits the tour itinerary may vary in day to day running order which is based on the brochure itinerary. From time to time we may have to trek on different days. If at any chance our Gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, eg Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees although we shall endeavour to advise you before departure of any significant changes to the tour itinerary. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only. This applies to day 6 – 8 of this tour.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 240 km

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

7. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi oder Gorilla Trekkingtag

If not trekking, today is free to explore the surrounding area, discover the Islands by boat on Lake Bunyonyi or relax back at camp catching up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Optional Activities:
Island boat trips USD25-80
Village Walk USD10
Traditional Dance USD60
Bird Watching USD20
Canoe Hire USD10

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

8. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi oder Gorilla Trekkingtag

Today is a trek day or a day at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities in Lake Bunyonyi. Whether relaxing on the shores of this deep Crater Lake with a good book or heading out to the village and orphanage to gain an insight into the everyday life of Ugandans in this area - you’ll no doubt wish you could stay in this beautiful part of Africa for longer.

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala

From Lake Bunyonyi we make our way back across the Equator (stopping for a photo if we have not done so previously) through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake) to Kampala where we will overnight. Kampala is a hotspot for great food and entertainment. If time allows, go out to enjoy the nightlife, try the local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the local Ugandans.

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 550 km

Unterkunft: Campingplatz beim Red Chilli Hideaway

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

10. Tag: Kampala - Jinja

Leaving Kampala we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja on the banks of Lake Victoria and the Nile. It was in 1862 that the British explorer John Hanning Speke recognised Lake Victoria as the ‘source of the Nile’ settling a long running dispute about Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. From his modest monument on the banks, the Nile begins its 4132-mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

Our camp is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we usually have the option to try river rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. There is also the opportunity to make some difference to local children at a local school project: ‘Softpower’ is a locally run volunteer programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area to which your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome. Other activities at Jinja include mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and Nile cruises.

Fahrzeit: ca. 1.5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 80 km

Unterkunft: Nile River Explorers Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

11. Tag: Jinja

Enjoy a free day in this magical place or take part in one of the many optional activities on offer. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local community or simply just relax at camp.

Optional Activities:
Quad Biking USD80
White-water Rafting USD140
Community School Project USD45
Nile Cruise from USD25
Nile SUP from USD20
Kayak from USD20
Fishing Trips from USD80
Mountain Biking from USD30

Unterkunft: Nile River Explorers Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

12. Tag: Jinja

Enjoy a last day on the banks of the Nile exploring the surrounding community, the town of Jinja and discover the beauty of the river Nile as you relax on its banks or indulge in the many optional activities on offer.

Unterkunft: Nile River Explorers Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

13. Tag: Jinja - Eldoret

Leaving Jinja, we retrace our steps across the border into Kenya and onwards to Eldoret, where we will camp for the evening.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 300 km

Unterkunft: Naiberi River Campsite & Resort

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

14. Tag: Eldoret - Nairobi

This morning we cross the Equator and make our way south to Nairobi and to our base just outside the city. Tonight you have the opportunity to head out and explore Nairobi’s bustling night life or dine at the famed Carnivore Restaurant.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 250 km

Unterkunft: Karen Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

15. Tag: Nairobi

Today you are free to explore the city and surrounding area and our Tour Leader can help you arrange these optional excursions locally. Popular excursions include catching a taxi into town to check out the shopping, markets, bars and restaurants; Visit the National Museum of Kenya; chow down at Carnivore – a BBQ meat eater’s paradise; go on safari at Nairobi National Park; Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre or check out the Karen Blixen Museum in the nearby town of Karen. Alternatively, the day is yours to simply relax and enjoy some ‘downtime’.

Please note that some group members may be finishing or starting their tour in Nairobi today.

Optional Activities:
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage USD10
Giraffe Centre USD10
Karen Blixen Museum USD20

Unterkunft: Karen Camp

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

16. Tag: Nairobi - Masai Mara Reservat

We depart the city early and make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, enjoying views of the vast vista en route. We travel in small specialized safari vehicles that enable us to have a more intimate view of wildlife. We spend two nights camping on the edge of the Reserve with time to explore the park on morning and afternoon game drives.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 300 km

Unterkunft: Basecamp Masai Mara

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

17. Tag: Masai Mara Reservat

We have the day to explore the Reserve in search for wildlife including the ‘big 5’ – lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. The sweeping plains, distant horizons, low slung acacia trees, and plentiful wildlife ensure a deeply evocative few days. The ‘Mara’ is crossed every year between July and October by great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals in their migration from the adjoining Serengeti plains to the south (in Tanzania). How long they stay is dependent on rainfall and subsequent grass growth in the rainy season. Predators (such as lion, cheetah, leopard) and scavengers (hyena, vultures) follow the grazing animals and this enormous congregation of wildlife forms a spectacular display of Africa’s natural resource. But the Mara is excellent for game viewing at any time of year and regardless of when you can visit we hope to see some, if not all, of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard) and an array of other wildlife.

We stop for a lunch before returning to our tented camp for the evening.

Unterkunft: Basecamp Masai Mara

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

18. Tag: Masai Mara Reservat - Nairobi

From the Mara we make our way back across the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, where our tour ends in the late afternoon.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 300 km

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

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Local Payment
Der Gesamtpreis dieser Reise setzt sich aus dem Tourpreis und dem Local Payment zusammen. Den Tourpreis zahlst du vor Abreise an uns, das Local Payment in US-Dollar zu Beginn der Rundreise an den Reiseleiter vor Ort. Auf Wunsch kannst du den Betrag für das Local Payment auch vorab bezahlen. In diesem Fall gilt der genannte "Prepaid" Betrag in Euro. Bitte beachte, dass bei dieser Tour der Teil des Local Payments für das Gorilla- und Schimpansenpermit bereits bei Buchung und nicht vor Ort gezahlt wird.

Fahrzeug und Ausrüstung

Die Overlandtrucks sind speziell für die Straßenverhältnisse in Afrika entworfen und von robuster Bauart. Die Trucks sind mit großen Fenstern und 24 vorwärts ausgerichteten Sitzen ausgestattet, so dass Sie nichts von der atemberaubenden Landschaft oder den Tieren verpassen. Die Trucks verfügen weiterhin über Tische, Steckdosen zum Anschließen und Aufladen von Laptops, Kameras und MP3-Playern, Gefrierschrank, Wassertank, Bibliothek, Spiele, I-pod Anschluss und private Schließfächer mit 70-Liter Volumen. Die Campingausrüstung umfasst Campingstühle mit Rückenlehne, Campingtische, eine umfangreiche Küchenausstattung sowie große Kuppelzelte und komfortable Schaumstoffmatten.

Tourbesprechung
Das Vortreffen findet am Abend VOR dem Tourbeginn um 18 Uhr im Tourhotel in Nairobi statt. Bitte reise daher mindestens einen Tag vor Beginn der Tour in Nairobi an. Die Abfahrt in Nairobi ist am Tag 1 um 08:00 Uhr morgens.

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