Auf den Spuren der Gorillas Ruanda · Uganda · Kenia

Auf den Spuren der Gorillas

  • Abenteuer- und Freizeitaktivitäten in Jinja
  • Begegnung mit den majestätischen Berggorillas
  • Bootstour auf dem schönen Bunyonyi-See & Besuch eines Pygmäendorfs
  • Lausche beim Camping den Geräuschen der afrikanischen Wildnis
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

11 Tage Ruanda · Uganda · Kenia

ab 1.239 € zzgl. 500,00 $ (ca. 432 €)
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Eine ganz besondere Begegnung mit den letzten Gorillas erwartet dich auf dieser abenteurlichen Reise durch Ruanda, Uganda und Kenia. In Ruandas Hauptstadt Kigali erfährtst du traurige Fakten über die jüngere Geschichte des Landes, bevor du dich auf den Weg durch den undurchdringlichen Dschungel zu den bedrohten Berggorillas machst. Ein einmaliges Erlebnis, diesen wundervollen Tieren hautnah zu begegnen. Am Bunyonyi See hast du die Möglichkeit, ein Pygmäen Dorf zu besuchen und in Ugandas Hauptstadt Kampala auf dem Äquator zu stehen. Beobachte Nilpferde am Naivasha See, ehe deine aufregende Reise in Kenias Haupstadt Nairobi endet.

1. Tag: Kigali
2. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi
3. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi (Gorilla Trek)
4. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi
5. Tag: Kampala
6.-7. Tag: Jinja
8.-9. Tag: Naivasha
10.-11. Tag: Nairobi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Afrika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transport in voll ausgerüstetem Overland-Truck
  • komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack und Liegematte)
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie beschrieben:
    • Besuch der Völkermordgedenkstätte und des Hôtel des Mille Collines (Hotel Ruanda)
    • Bootstour auf dem Bunyonyi See und Besuch des Pygmäen Dorfes
    • 1 Permit für das Gorilla Trekking

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Local Payment
  • optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Trinkgelder
  • Schlafsack und Liegematte
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

5x Mittelklasse-Hotel
5x Camping

Während des Campens übernachtest du in Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit einem/r Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Camping- und Kochausrüstung wird zur Verfügung gestellt. Alles, was du brauchst ist ein eigener Schlafsack und eine Schlaf-/Isomatte.

Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.

Verpflegung


10x Frühstück
3x Mittagessen
1x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter/Fahrer

Alle Reiseleiter zeichnen sich durch ihre Liebe zum Reisen und ihre Leidenschaft für Outdoor-Aktivitäten aus. Jedes Mitglied der Crew durchläuft ein spezielles Trainingsprogramm, um sie für die Leitung unserer Touren zu qualifizieren.

Transportarten

Overland-Truck

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Tourhotel in Kigali
Einzelzimmer: 71 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 54 EUR p.P.

Tourhotel in Nairobi
Einzelzimmer: 54 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 43 EUR p.P.

Flughafentransfer

Kigali
Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 29 EUR

Nairobi
Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 47 EUR

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

JINJA:
White water rafting Grad 3 und 5 halb- oder ganztags ab US$115
Kayaking ab US$85
Tandem kayaking US$140
Surfen im Fluss US$140
Mountain Bikie Leihgebühr ab US$15
Geführte Touren ab US$30
Yoga am Nil zu Sonnenaufgang oder Sonnenuntergang US$5 Fischen ab US$80

NAIVASHA SEE:
Boottrip auf dem Naivasha See - KES6000 (Preis abhängig von der Gruppengröße)
Besuch von Elsamere US$10 exkl. Transport
Halbtägige Wanderung am Grünen Krater See US$45
Fahrradtour durch den Hells Gate Nationalpark US$55

NAIROBI:
Giraffenzentrum KES1000 p.P. exkl. Transport
The Flip Flop Recycling Company kostenfrei exkl. Transport
Karen Blixen Museum, Kaffeegarten und Hütten KES2000 und kostenfreier Zugang zur Bar exkl. Transport
Elefantenwaisenhaus KES500 exkl. Transport (nur geöffnet von 11 - 12 Uhr während der Fütterung)

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 - Arrive Kigali
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Kigali is the largest city of Rwanda, and is a large cultural and commercial hub.

Kigali has had a turbulent past and was the scene of the Rwandan Genocide which you will learn more about tomorrow. In the recent years, it has transformed and is now one of the most attractive cities in Africa with pretty boulevards, tasty restaurants and a lively atmosphere. On arrival the rest of your afternoon / evening is free to relax.

Please note: For tours departing on the 24th December from Kigali there will be an itinerary change due to restricted opening times of the Rwandan Genocide Museum. This museum will be closed for the full day on 25th December and will operate limited opening times on 24th December, therefore it may not be possible to include the visit on this departure date. Tucan Travel will try to arrange a suitable time for this excursion, however please note that this cannot yet be guaranteed.

Please note: A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from all countries. Those travelling without a valid yellow fever certificate will have to pay $40 for a vaccination on arrival.

Accommodation:
1 night in a hotel at Step Town or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Day 2 - Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and taken on a private guided tour to visit the Nyamata Church Genocide Memorial, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre & Hôtel des Milles Collines (Hotel Rwanda), where you will learn about the recent history of Rwandan Genocide and the mass execution of the Tutsi population.

We will make a brief stop for lunch before leaving the capital. We will pass through lush countryside, and rolling plantations, seeing many locals go about their daily lives before crossing the border into Uganda, our third country in as many days, where you will then be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi, arriving late afternoon.

Lake Bunyonyi is our base for the next few days and will be the start point for our excursion to see endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are believed to be less than 800 mountain gorillas remaining in the world, and about half of that population live in this forest. To watch them in their natural habitat is a heart-stirring experience.

Please note: A yellow fever vaccination is required for those travelling between Uganda and Rwanda from all countries. Those travelling without a valid yellow fever certificate will have to pay $40 for a vaccination on arrival.

Approximate Travel Time: Four hours depending on the border

Included Excursions:
Visit to Rwanda Genocide memorials and Hôtel des Milles Collines (Hotel Rwanda)

Accommodation:
1 night in a tented camp at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort or similar.

Meals:
1 Local Breakfast

Day 3 - Lake Bunyonyi (Gorilla Trek)
Today can be quite a long day so make sure you pack enough water in your day bag to keep hydrated on your trek. To reach the trekking start point, we will be picked up early in the morning to head for the national park. Expect to trek for up to eight hours today as specialist guides go ahead of you, early in the morning and track the gorilla spoor and look for signs of the gorillas last movements. The distance you trek is unpredictable and varies depending on how active the gorillas are. Some will not move far from where the trackers left them the day before while others will travel long distances in the search for food.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a series of rolling hills with heavy foliage and trekking to the gorillas can often involve steep uphill or downhill climbs, sometimes on uneven and wet terrain. Hiking boots are important and you can rent walking sticks at an extra cost to stabilise your feet. The altitude in the forest is varied, with the highest point being 2607m above sea level and 60% of it being over 2000m. With this in mind, you might find hiking through the terrain slightly more difficult than at sea level. Your guides will keep you give you a detailed safety briefing before you depart on the hike and will reiterate key points shortly before getting close to the gorillas.

Your time with the gorillas is restricted to one hour. This is to safeguard the gorilla families and prevent excessive human contact. You can admire the animals and take photos so make sure your batteries are charged and your memory cards empty. Once your hour is up, you will begin the climb out of the forest. Your guides will take you to the nearest road where a 4WD should be waiting to take you back to camp.

Included Excursions:
Guided Gorilla Trek (including permit)

Accommodation:
1 night in a tented camp at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
1 Breakfast Box

Day 4 - Lake Bunyonyi
Today you will have a free morning to relax and recuperate after your trek. Alternatively if you wish to explore the area a little more, then you can opt to visit some of the locals in nearby villages, take a swim in the lake or walk up to some of the amazing viewpoints which overlook the lake.

Lake Bunyonyi is around 29 kilometres long and 7 kilometres wide, dotted by 29 islands. Look out for Uganda's national bird, the crested crane, among the 200 other bird species in the area.

In the afternoon we will board our dugout canoes and cross the lake to head to the Batwa pygmy village and school. The school was set up by an ex tour leader with the assistance of two passengers to help the local community and pygmy children integrate into Ugandan society. The cost of this included excursion goes directly to the school and donations of school supplies are always welcome. After visiting the village we will take the canoes to another island to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner before arriving back at our resort later that evening.

Included Excursions:
Boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi & visit to a Pygmy Village

Optional Excursions:
Guided visit to meet locals and participate in local customs – US$5

Accommodation:
1 night in a tented camp at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
1 Local Breakfast, 1 Local Dinner

Day 5 - Kampala
After experiencing the beautiful scenery, spectacular wildlife and welcoming local communities of Lake Bunyonyi, we will be transported to meet our custom built overland expedition vehicle in the town of Kabale. From here we will make our way to Uganda’s capital, Kampala. En route to Kampala we will be passing townships and local markets and will also make a stop at the equator to get that all essential picture of you with one foot in the Southern and one foot in the Northern Hemisphere! The equator has some of the best opportunities to purchase souvenirs in all of east Africa.

Approximate Travel Time: 11 hours to Kampala with stops for lunch and at the equator.

Accommodation:
1 night in a hotel at Red Chilli Hideaway or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 6 to 7 - Jinja
After breakfast we head towards the source of the mighty Nile River.

Jinja is known for being the adventure sports hub of Uganda and offers world-class white water rafting on the Nile River as well as quad biking and mountain biking. There is plenty to entertain you in this buzzing town!!

For those who want a more relaxing experience you will have the opportunity to relax in tranquil surroundings, go for a refreshing swim in the Nile, or perhaps take a walk through the local villages or visit the markets depending on the day of the week.

Approximate Travel Time: 2-3 hours depending on traffic.

Optional Excursions:
White water rafting grade 3 & 5 Half day/full day – from US$115
Kayaking from US$85
Tandem kayaking – US$140
River boarding – US$140
Mountain Biking hire – from US$15
Guided tours – from US$30
Sunrise and sunset yoga by the River Nile – US$5
Fishing - from US$80

Accommodation:
2 night(s) in tented camps at Nile River Explorers or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
2 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch

Day 8 to 9 - Naivasha
Today we head to Lake Naivasha where we will spend two nights. Here you will have a full free day to explore the area and chose from many of the optional activities on offer.

Explore the nearby Hell's Gate National Park on foot or by bicycle on a half day tour. With no predators present this is one of the few parks in Africa where you can enter on foot and walk beside wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, gazelle and warthogs to mention a few while taking in the amazing scenery that surrounds you. Don’t miss a walk through the beautiful and impressive Hell’s Gate Gorge and see why it inspired the stampede scene in Disney’s Lion King.

You can also visit Elsamere, the former home of the late Joy Adamson, who became famous for her relationship with the lioness Elsa in the film Born Free.

Due to our location at Lake Naivasha you may awake to some unusual sound effects in the morning; it is often possible to hear hippos wallowing in the lake’s fresh water.

Approximate Travel Time: Approximately 14 hours to Naivasha

Optional Excursions:
Lake Naivasha boat trip – KES6000 (price dependent on number of passengers)
Elsamere visit – US$10 (transport not included)
Green crater lake hike half day – US$45
Hells Gate National Park bicycle tour– US$55. The national park has no animals dangerous to man, making it a safe place to go hiking, rock climbing and cycling.

Accommodation:
2 night(s) in hotels ar Crayfish Camp or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
1 Breakfast, 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 10 - Nairobi
Today we head back to Nairobi. We will arrive back mid-late afternoon and you have the evening free to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences you have had over the last few days.

Returning to Nairobi gives you the chance to experience some of the activities around the capital city you may have missed first time around. You may wish to enjoy a meal at the famous African buffet restaurant called Carnivores, where meat is served from Masai spears until you can eat no more and raise your flag in surrender!

Approximate Travel Time: Four hours to Nairobi

Optional Excursions:
Giraffe centre- KES1000pp (excluding transportation)
The Flip Flop Recycling Company – free (excluding transportation)
Karen Blixen Museum, coffee garden & cottages – KES2000 and free entrance to the bar (excluding transportation)
Elephant orphanage KES500 (excluding transportation). Only open 11am -12am when feeding.

Accommodation:
1 night in a hotel at Kenya Comfort Hotel or similar. No single room upgrade available.

Meals:
1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Depart Nairobi
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

Meals:
1 Breakfast
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Transport
Auf dieser Overland Tour reisen wir mit modernen und sicheren Trucks. Die leistungsstarke, moderne Flotte von Mercedes Benz Trucks wurden speziell entwickelt und professionell erbaut, um anspruchsvollem Gelände und Strassenverhältnissen gewachsen zu sein. Konstruiert nach strengen europäischen Sicherheitsnormen, sind unsere Fahrzeuge individuell gefertig durch spezialisierte Fahrzeugbauer. Die Sicherheit und der Komfort der Teilnehmer haben höchste Priorität. Leistungsfähige Motoren sorgen für eine bequeme Fahrt und eine angemessene Reisegeschwindigkeit. Das reduziert die täglichen Fahrzeiten und bedeutet, dass weniger Zeit im Truck verbracht wird und mehr Zeit für Erkundungen zur Verfügung steht.

Ausstattung der Trucks:
- in Fahrtrichtung ausgerichtete komfortablen Sitzen mit verstellbaren Rückenlehnen und Sicherheitsgurten
- Panoramafenster zum Öffnen
- Stauraum für das Handgepäck in große Gepäckfächern
- Stereosystem mit Mikrofon für Durchsagen des Tourguides
- Safe
- Kühlschrank
- kleine Bibliothek
- Steckdosen zum Aufladen/Anschließen von iPods, MP3 Playern, Laptops, Kameras
- großer Stauraum für das Hauptgepäck in den Seiten der Trucks
- externes Soundsystem für die "Beschallung" am Abend auf den Camps
- Campingausrüstung (Zelte, Stühle, Tische, Küchenzelt etc.)
- Küchenausrüstung (Gaskocher, Töpfe, Pfannen, Geschirr etc.)
- 500 Liter Wassertank