Our pioneering Apes and Lakes adventure enables you to seek out and explore East Africa’s secret, off the beaten track destinations. The journey begins in Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is still a relatively undiscovered gem offering visitors the possibility to explore volcanoes, forests, savannahs, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. During your stay at both Mikeno Lodge and Bukima Tented Camp you will spend your time hiking through dense forests in search of the mountain gorilla or ascending Mount Nyiragongo, a 3470m active volcano. After five nights in Virunga the journey continues to Kenya with a night at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and then Solio Lodge in Laikipia before travelling by helicopter to Lake Turkana and the Turkana Basin Institute. After two days unearthing the origins of man with Dr. Louise Leakey the journey draws to a close and the final night is spent at Sasaab in Samburu.
*Guide price based on a minimum of four people travelling for 12 nights, including flights from Kenya to Congo, road transfers, internal flights, helicopter transfers, gorilla permits, private guide throughout your safari, park and conservation fees, meals in Virunga and TBI, fully inclusive accommodation everywhere else. The price is correct to the best of our knowledge, but is intended to be a guide price and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.