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Gorillas Migration & the Cradle Of Civilisation

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Fares
  • Accommodation

A journey overview

  • Entebbe
  • Bwindi National Park
  • Maasai Mara
  • Nairobi
  • Lalibela
  • Addis Ababa

13 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 3 Aug 2019
  • 16 Aug 2019

Deep in Uganda, Rare mountain gorillas draw us in with their personalities and human-like behaviour. The world's greatest animal migration through Kenya is a sight to behold. Incredible ancient architecture confounds us and the very origin of mankind is revealed to us in Ethiopia. Welcome to an enthralling adventure reserved for only 14 travellers.

Gorillas, Migration & The Cradle of Civilisation 2019 Map

Gorillas of Uganda

Stay for three nights in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you'll visit the original custodians of the forest, go trekking in search of gorillas and take a safari game drive looking for birds.

Itinerary

Arrive at Lake Victoria Serena Resort. Set between the rolling Lweza Hills and the vast inland sea of Lake Victoria, the resort is styled after a rustic Roman villa. Every room is guaranteed panoramic lake views, and serves as the perfect introduction to the continent. Spend the afternoon on nine holes of golf or treat yourself to a spa treatment. We dine in our hotel and retire early, in anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures.

Our destination is one few have visited, The Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is from here we embark on a rare experience, that of meeting the mountain gorilla. With fewer than 800 left in the wild, and half of them residing here, we expect to view this majestic creature on a day spent hiking and tracking. We are able to observe each family from just metres away, and for up to an hour each time.

A further day here in Bwindi National Park gives us a chance to look for other wildlife, which includes over 120 types of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 varieties of butterflies and numerous reptiles and amphibians. Your World experiences offer the chance to either seek out birds, look for the forest’s elephants, monkeys and antelopes, or trek in search of gorillas once more.

A private charter flight takes us to Masai Mara National Reserve where we are transferred to camp, Sanctuary Olonana. We spend two full days scouring the landscapes on game drives. Look for lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and zebras, and witness the Great Migration, when up to 1.7 million wildebeest descend on the area. In between, enjoy nature walks, meet the Maasai people, or take a hot air balloon safari.

We take a private charter flight to Nairobi for the night before continuing to Lalibela, one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities. We tour a selection of the 11 churches carved out of rock, then take a deeper discovery on a Your World experience. Local culture is revealed during a cooking class or a visit to a local farm, followed by a visit to the cave church of Yemrehanna Kristos that predates the rock-cut churches by nearly a century.

Welcome to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. While the country has had a turbulent past, its present bears little resemblance to it. Our exploration includes the National Museum where we see Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old skeleton considered by some to be the oldest discovered ancestor of humanity. Later, we stroll through Africa’s largest open-air market. We say our goodbyes as our venture draws to a close. Driving to the airport, soak in final views of Ethiopia.

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