Johannesburg to Gorillas

05/12/2021 through 10/25/2022
05/12/2021 through 12/18/2022
Intrepid Travel

Johannesburg to Gorillas

Africa’s all about the outdoors – rainforest, national parks, waterways, coastlines and a whole load of savanna. See the best of Africa’s natural attractions on a 52-day Lonely Planet Experience from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Witness the power of Victoria Falls and the sprawling plains of the Serengeti, have close encounters with mountain gorillas and be warmed by the welcoming hospitality of locals in Malawi. Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania, trek through steamy rainforests and mokoro down the Okavango in search of unique wildlife. Whether you’re spotting the Big Five, lazing on Zanzibar’s idyllic shores or interacting with Maasai warriors, this all-encompassing African journey will immerse you into the wild lands of Africa.

Activities

  • Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta – Sunrise Walk
  • Okavango Delta – Mokoro safari
  • Nata – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park – River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo – Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke – Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park – 4×4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente – Lushoto hike
  • Irente – Local lunch
  • Kisongo – Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru – Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park – Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Kericho – Tea plantation visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – 4×4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve – Full Day 4×4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills – Maasai Village Visit

Highlights

  • Support local conservation efforts by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside.
  • Go wildlife-spotting with your small group and expert guides in Chobe National Park, South Luangwa National Park, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The Big Five have never been so close!
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As the sun sets and night falls, the sounds of Africa come alive.
  • Journey from the interior plains out to some idyllic Indian Ocean hotspots. Take a stroll along the shores in Dar es Salaam and consider strolling through spice plantations in Zanzibar.
  • With permits included in the price of the trip, take a trek through Uganda’s steamy forests to seek out rare mountain gorillas and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.

Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg
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Day 2 Khama Rhino Sanctuary
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Day 3 Maun
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Day 4 Okavango Delta
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Day 5 Okavango Delta
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Day 6 Maun
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Day 7 Nata
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Day 8 Chobe National Park
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Day 9 Victoria Falls
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Day 10 Victoria Falls
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Day 11 Victoria Falls
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Day 12 Bulawayo
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Day 13 Bulawayo
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Day 14 Masvingo
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Day 15 Harare
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Day 16 Lusaka
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Day 17 Petauke
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Day 18 South Luangwa National Park
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Day 19 South Luangwa National Park
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Day 20 Lake Malawi
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Day 21 Lake Malawi
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Day 22 Chitimba
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Day 23 Iringa
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Day 24 Mikumi National Park
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Day 25 Dar es Salaam
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Day 26 Stone Town
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Day 27 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 28 Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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Day 29 Stone Town / Bagamoyo
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Day 30 Usambara Mountains
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Day 31 Usambara Mountains
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Day 32 Arusha
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Day 33 Karatu
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Day 34 Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
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Day 35 Serengeti National Park
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Day 36 Mto wa Mbu
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Day 37 Nairobi
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Day 38 Lake Nakuru National Park
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Day 39 Eldoret
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Day 40 Kampala
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Day 41 Kalinzu Forest
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Day 42 Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Day 43 Kisoro
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Day 44 Gorilla Trek
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Day 45 Gorilla Trek
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Day 46 Mbarara
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Day 47 Jinja
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Day 48 Jinja
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Day 49 Kericho
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Day 50 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 51 Masai Mara National Reserve
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Day 52 Nairobi
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