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East Africa Encounter 23 Days

A tour that packs in game drives on the plains of the world famous Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara, journeys in 4 X 4's into Ngorongoro Crater and Nakuru National Park, with the option to also visit Lake Manyara National Park, and for a guided evening game drive in the Grumeti. Staying by the White Nile - white water raft, kayak, bungee, quad biking and more. Visiting local schools and orphanages, with time to cycle through Hells Gate and for a hippo cruise on Lake Naivasha, and of course the highlight of the tour a guided trek to see the mountain gorillas. 

East Africa Encounter 23 Days

Day 1 


Arusha, Mto Wa Mbu

Day 2 

Visit the local craft markets. Afternoon entry to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Camp on the Crater rim.

Optional: Game drive in Manyara National Park

Day 3

Morning game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater, afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Camp central Serengeti

Optional: Olduvai Museum.

Day 4

Morning game drive, Serengeti National Park, The Grumeti

Optionals: Ballooning in the Serengeti, evening game drive Grumeti.

Day 5

Mwanza, Lake Victoria

Optional: Guided game walk.

Day 6


Day 7

Kigali, Genocide Memorial and Museum

Days 8 - 10 

Musanze, Kisoro

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc National de Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village.

Day 11
Lake Bunyoni

Day 12
Mbarara, Equator stop and drum markets, Kampala.

Days 13 - 15
Jinja and the While Nile and Bujagali Falls.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walks, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking.

Day 16 


Day 17 - 18

Guided game drives in Nakuru National Park

Days 19-20
Lake Naivasha, hippo cruise

Optionals: Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake, guided walk add on to cruise.

Day 21 - 22 
Masai Mara

The Masai Mara, afternoon and morning game drives

Optionals: Maasai village visit, balloon safari.

Days 23

Optional: Night out at a Nairobi restaurant.

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this. Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

• Ngorongoro Crater 
• Serengeti National Park
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Naivasha
• Hippo Cruise
• Lake Victoria
• Genocide Memorial
• The Masai Mara - 2 days
• Lake Nakuru National Park 
• Visit a local orphanage
• Free time in Kisoro and Jinja
• Breakfast & dinner whilst with truck
• The final pre-prepared barbecue
• Camping whilst with the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid

Not included 
• Optional excursions
• Visas
• Personal spending money
• Lunch & Drinks except where detailed
• Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Sleeping bag
• Tipping
• Airport Transfers except where detailed
• Gorilla Trekking Permit