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Ultimate Africa

54 Tage, Cape Town nach Nairobi



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

54
Tage

Startpunkt

Cape Town
Südafrika

Endpunkt

Nairobi
Kenia

Tour Style

Yolo

Komfort-Level

Camping

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Uganda Tansania Namibia Südafrika Malawi Botswana

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Die Tour

Erlebe Pirschfahrten, bewundere gigantische Sanddünen und die imposanten Victoriafälle, fotografiere die exotische Tierwelt, reise in Allrad-Safariwägen und Einbäumen, begegne den Berggorillas.



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    Ultimate Africa in wenigen Worten

    Diese acht Länder umfassende Reise ist voller bunt gemischter Kulturen, üppiger Tierwelt, spektakulärer Landschaften, atemberaubender Strände und Abenteuern ohne Ende. Verfolge die Fährten der Big Five durch die offene Savanne, erkunde das Okavango-Delta in einem Mokoro-Einbaum, begegne den Berggorillas tief in der Wildnis Ugandas – mach einfach alles auf dieser ultimativen, 54-tägigen Erlebnisreise, auf der du ein echtes Gefühl dafür bekommst, wie gewaltig Afrika wirklich ist. In unseren robusten Overland Trucks reist du im perfekten Tempo und beim Camping in der Wildnis erlebst du die Tierwelt der Region aus nächster Nähe. Begegne seltenen Tieren und einzigartigen Menschen auf dieser unvergleichlichen und kostengünstigen Reise durch die atemberaubenden Landschaften des südlichen und östlichen Afrikas.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Eintritt Fischfluss-Canyon und Sossusvlei-Dünen
    • Eintritte und Pirschfahrten in den Etosha-, Serengeti-, Lake-Nakuru- und Lake-Mburo- Nationalparks
    • Geführter Tour durch eine Township (Swakopmund)
    • Zweitägiger Ausflug ins Okavango-Delta mit Busch-Camping
    • Besichtigung des Ngorongoro-Kraters mit Pirschfahrten
    • Geführte Besichtigung einer Gewürzplantage (Sansibar)
    • 4-tägiger Ausflug nach Sansibar
    • Geführte Wanderung zu den Berggorillas mit Genehmigungen
    • Geführte Schimpansen-Wanderung (Kalinzu Forest Reserve)
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Ultimate Africa

    Tag 1 Kapstadt

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tage 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep (Oranje) (2F,2M,2A)

    Entdecke ein örtliches Weingut. Campe auf einer einheimischen Farm in Südafrika. Kanufahrt oder Schwimmen im Gariep.

    Tage 4-8 Fischfluss-Canyon/Wüste Namib/Swakopmund (4F,4M,3A)

    Besichtige den Fischfluss-Canyon und die Sossusvlei-Dünen. Zu den optionalen Aktivitäten gehören Sandboarden, eine Bootsfahrt zu den Delfinen, Fallschirmspringen, Quadfahren oder eine Living Desert Tour in Swakopmund.

    Tage 9-13 Damaraland/Spitzkoppe/Etosha-Nationalpark/Windhoek (5F,4M,4A)

    Du fährst durch malerische Wüstenlandschaften und vorbei an Granitgipfeln. Auf den Pirschfahrten im Etosha NP hältst du vom Overland-Truck aus Ausschau nach Wildtieren bevor du in Namibias Hauptstadt weiterfährst.

    Tage 14-16 Kalahari/Maun/Okavango-Delta (3F,3M,3A)

    Halt in der Wüste Kalahari. Auf einem optionalen Spaziergang kannst du mehr darüber erfahren, wie die Einheimischen in dieser unwirtlichen Region überleben. Genieße auf einem Camping-Ausflug in den Busch einen Spaziergang mit Tierbeobachtung, Fahrten in einem Mokoro (traditioneller Einbaum) und Vogelbeobachtung.

    Tage 17-18 Gweta/Chobe Nationalpark (2F,2M,2A)

    Campe unter uralten Affenbrotbäumen. Du kannst eine optionale Bootsfahrt mit Tierbeobachtung am Chobe machen.

    Tage 19-24 Livingstone/Lusaka/Chipata (6F,3M,2A)

    Verbringe vier Nächte in Livingstone. Optional kannst du die Handwerksmärkte und die Victoriafälle besuchen oder Wildwasser-Raften, Kanu fahren oder sogar einen Rundflug über die Fälle genießen. Übernachte auf einer privaten Wildtier-Farm in der Nähe von Lusaka.

    Tage 25-28 Malawisee (4F,4M,4A)

    Entspanne an den Ufern des „Sternensees“ und besuche verschiedene Camps entlang des Ufers. Optional kannst du Spaziergänge machen, schnorcheln gehen, fischen oder Dörfer besichtigen.

    Tage 29-30 Iringa/Dar Es Salaam (2F,2M,2A)

    Aufstieg hinaus aus dem Großen Afrikanischen Grabenbruch. Besuche weitläufige Teeplantagen und fahre hinab zum Indischen Ozean.

    Tage 31-34 Sansibar (4F)

    Geführte Besichtigung einer Gewürzplantage und reichlich Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um Stone Town und den Strand zu erkunden. Du kannst Museen, historische Stätten und Märkte besuchen, oder den Strand genießen und im Meer schnorcheln, tauchen und schwimmen.

    Tage 35-39 Korogwe/Arusha/Serengeti/Ngorongoro-Krater (5F,5M,5A)

    Nimm die Fähre nach Dar Es Salaam. Genieße den ersten Blick auf den Kilimandscharo. Genieße Pirschfahrten in Allrad-Safariwägen im Serengeti-Nationalpark und im Ngorongoro-Krater.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Eintritt Fischfluss-Canyon und Sossusvlei-Dünen
    • Eintritte und Pirschfahrten in den Etosha-, Serengeti-, Lake-Nakuru- und Lake-Mburo- Nationalparks
    • Geführter Tour durch eine Township (Swakopmund)
    • Zweitägiger Ausflug ins Okavango-Delta mit Busch-Camping
    • Besichtigung des Ngorongoro-Kraters mit Pirschfahrten
    • Geführte Besichtigung einer Gewürzplantage (Sansibar)
    • 4-tägiger Ausflug nach Sansibar
    • Geführte Wanderung zu den Berggorillas mit Genehmigungen
    • Geführte Schimpansen-Wanderung (Kalinzu Forest Reserve)
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Erlebe Pirschfahrten, bewundere gigantische Sanddünen und die imposanten Victoriafälle, fotografiere die exotische Tierwelt, reise in Allrad-Safariwägen und Einbäumen, begegne den Berggorillas.

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour in Windhoek, Livingstone, Zanzibar,Nairobi and Kampala. 2. For most parts it is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe customized safari truck for the long drives. However, visitors to Uganda should be in excellent physical condition, without any heart problems and prepared to spend strenuous days in humid rain forests, steep terrain and high altitude trekking for chimpanzee and gorillas, as well as other primates. As it is very dark in the jungle; only high speed film (ISO 400 or higher) will give good results. Those preferring to remain at base camp in Bwindi may do so, however, there is no price reduction 3. As of January 26th 2011 the Director General of the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism declared a valid Yellow Fever Certificate is required at all points of entry into Zanzibar. This includes the airport, seaport and other points of entry. Failure to provide the correct certification may result in an on the spot vaccination or $50 fine. Please check with your health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area. SOUTH Africa is to enforce new rules requiring proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers - even in airport transit - who have been in Zambia or other countries where the disease is endemic. The stricter guidelines, effective 01 Oct 2011, will see pax without an international Yellow Fever certificate refused entry. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country. Entry into Botswana when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela 4. An essential part of your safari is participation. The group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis, from kitchen duty group (helping in prepare meals and clean up afterwards), the packing group (sets up all tables and chairs outside) and the cleaning group (which cleans the truck by emptying the rubbish bin and brooming). it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask the clients to help with the washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. 5. Sleeping bags cannot be rented on any of our Africa overland or safari trips 6. G Adventures can never guarantee the sighting of wildlife, especially when it comes to mountain gorillas. However, the mountain gorilla trek is organized to ensure success. Before heading into the jungle, our local guides receive coordinates from trackers on the whereabouts of the gorillas, and the trackers stay with the gorillas until the group arrives. Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of the gorillas and chimps. This is a national park regulation, and trekking permits will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    On this journey, you will be accompanied on your trip by 2 crew members - a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and a driver. (Nairobi to Nairobi); or you will be accompanied by two Chief Experience Officers (Cape Town to Nairobi). The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be the group manager and leader. He/she organizes the trip, and will be there to assist you when needed. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in southern and East Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Your leader will be from either southern or East Africa depending on which part of the tour you are on. He/she will be joining you in the back of the truck for a maximum of approximately 50% during driving, to answer questions and provide more information about the areas that you visit. Your CEO will spend the remainder of the driving time in front with the driver to enable them to make bookings, do planning and to fulfil other organizational requirements of the tour. During game drives, your CEO will ensure to accompany you in the passenger area of the truck. This is of course because they have a lot of knowledge to share with you during these exciting game drives. Please do not hesitate to ask your CEO any questions. All of our overland truck drivers are experienced in the routes travelled, and highly skilled in dealing with different terrains. All of our cooks will organize and lead the meal preparation, and have experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. In Uganda, during the actual gorilla trek we use an experienced and certified local mountain guide, expert gorilla trackers, and armed guards to accompany you for your safety. In the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater to round out the team, along with your CEO, you will be accompanied by a local safari crew consisting of an expert driver/guide and camp cook. Your driver/guide is skilled and experienced driver and a certified safari guide, and is an integral part of the team. As well, your cook will prepare the camp meals to add some further local flavour to the trip. We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 22, im Schnitt 19.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    52x Frühstück, 43x Mittagessen, 39x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    As mentioned above, most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available - we would like to give you the opportunity to explore a bit and test the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from. All included meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. The majority of the shopping for foodstuffs will be done before the trip departs, and fresh goods, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will be bought en route during the trip from supermarkets, local shops and markets. Breakfasts will generally consist of breads and cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Many lunches will be provided en-route and will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation and lead the way here, but will prepare a duty schedule for ensuring a fair, rotating participation from you and your group members in the meal preparation and dish washing duties. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note all bottled drinking water while on safari will be at your own expense.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 250-320 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    Overland Truck, Mokoro, Allrad-Safariwägen, Minibus, Fähre, zu Fuß.

    Transport

    We use a combination of 2 different vehicles on this tour - a larger 22 seat overland vehicle for most of the trip, and in private 6-7 seat safari vehicles for the safari section in Tanzania. Both styles of vehicles have their advantages - the overland truck allows the entire group to travel together, and because of its height, is great for game viewing and for enjoying the scenic African landscape. The smaller safari vehicles are more maneuverable, and have pop-up roofs and sliding windows, ideal for game viewing. If there is a large group, the group will be split up while travelling in the safari vehicles. For your time in Zanzibar, please note that the overland truck will stay in Dar es Salaam, on the mainland. We use a large public ferry with in indoor seating area to cross to the island, and while there, our transportation will be in minibuses. Here’s a quick look at the well-equipped G Adventures overland truck: - Storage for main luggage in a compartment under the seating area (accessed from the outside of the truck). Day packs can be stored at your feet (there is plenty of room). - Onboard safety box(es) for valuables. - Front view windows - Large sliding windows, great for game viewing - Fully equipped retractable kitchen - Intercom between seating area and driver - Inverter for battery charging (*plugs vary - please see note below) - A cd-player with an input for mp3s *Our overland vehicles are equipped with outlets for your charging convenience. Depending on the vehicle, it will have either South African or East African outlets. We suggest bringing a universal adapter so you are prepared for both. Please note that our trucks do not have on-board bathrooms. Nor do they have seats that recline as often reclining seats will break, and thus you will have some seats that recline and some that don't. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary, and consider that this is often on poor quality, bumpy roads. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Einfache Hotels (7 Nächte), Mitmach-Camping (40 Nächte), Full-Service-Camping (2 Nächte), Pensionen (2 Nächte, Mehrbettzimmer), einfaches Busch-Camp (2 Nächte).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nächte 7-8, 16.

    Über Unterkünfte

    Camping in Africa is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites in national parks and outside towns. Campsite facilities in southern Africa are generally good, but can be basic in certain places. There are generally small restaurants and/or bars, flush toilets, showers (generally outdoors, some with simple reed enclosures), washing facilities and telephones available. Additionally, warm water is available at most sites, but it is not guaranteed to always be warm when you take your shower; the warm water may be used up others who also use the camp. We usually set-up camp within close proximity to the toilet facilities, though occasionally to reach them you may to walk a short distance. They are good quality, durable, industry-standard 2-person safari canvas tents. Please note that most adults will not be able to fully stand up inside the tents, though most travellers find these more than adequate, as they have a base area of approximately 4 square meters. These tents are regularly treated with a waterproofing agent, but under certain rainy conditions, the tent fabric may become saturated to the point where seepage or leakage may occur. All tents have built-in mesh insect netting on the windows and doors. We travel with our own portable camp chairs with a comfortable back-rest, and we utilize our own cooking equipment to provide the group good quality camp meals. Wild or Bush Camping Your camping experience in the Okavango Delta (2 nights) is fondly called “bush camping”, as we camp wild on remote islands, away from civilization and its comforts, and completely surrounded by nature – an unbelievable experience some in fact feel is the highlight of the trip. Wild/bush camps have no facilities - these will be the most basic two nights of our trip, as there is no running water, no showers, nor toilets facilities - we will take our own water and all equipment. Wild camping can be very enjoyable, however please remember that we leave no trace of our stay and take all rubbish away with us. Toilets will be of the "dig and bury" variety, and we will provide "bucket in a tree" style showers (with canvas screen for privacy). Wild camping is the ultimate African bush experience as we camp right in amongst the wildlife, so there is a possibility of elephant and other game coming very close to camp. Your safari guides will have your safety as a priority, so please ensure that you obey all their bush camping instructions. Guesthouse/Lodge/Bugalows 2 nights in in Swakopmund, we stay in backpacker's (hostels) or small guest houses, which will give us a break from camping and to be better located than the campgrounds in the area. Here, the accommodation is based on several people sharing dormitory-style rooms, with possibly 6 to 8 people sharing a room. Although we will try, we cannot guarantee to be able to divide the group into different dormitories based on gender lines. As such, males and females may have to share the same sleeping quarters for these nights. The bathrooms and showers are private, but may also be shared between both males and females. 3 nights on Zanzibar Island we will stay in bungalows. Basic rooms, twin and multi sharing rooms with shared ablutions. Simple Hotel 1 night in Cape Town and 1 night in Windhoek we will stay in twin rooms. In camping within the national parks and conservation areas, some camp sites are enclosed for keeping the resident wildlife out. Other camps are open to the natural environment – care must be taken, especially at night, when a torch/flashlight is recommended when walking around the camp area. The campsite in Serengeti National Park is extremely basic, with no electricity, simple bathing faciilties (no showers), and squat toilets. While camping at the Ngorongoro Crater rim, there is very limited electricity, occasionally warm showers, and both seated and squat flushing toilets. Despite the challenge that a few days “roughing it” may pose to some, the experience of being that close to nature, camping under the African stars, and seeing incredible wildlife at your tent door-step is not just gratifying but ultimately an experience of a lifetime.s, and seeing incredible wildlife at your tent door-step is not just gratifying but ultimately an experience of a lifetime.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Lady Hamilton 10 Union Street Gardens Cape Town 8001 Tel: +27 (0)21 423 3888 Fax: +27 (0)21 423 7788

    Tipps zur Anreise

    On arrival into Cape Town an arrival transfer is not included. Please make your way to the joining hotel. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area in evening on Day 1 of your tour. Upon arrival look for information from your CEO regarding meeting time and also the rest of the tour. Cape Town International Airport is about 22 km from downtown. There are a variety of ways to get into the city. To take a taxi, leave the international terminal, cross the first road and you will see the taxi stand. Official taxis have the kilometre rate on the door. If you wish to take a shuttle to the city centre, when arriving at the international terminal, turn immediately left and walk straight ahead and you'll see the shuttle services desk. Cost is approximately 80zar. If you have a pre-arranged transfer, upon walking out of the international arrivals look for a transfer person holding a G Adventures sign and your name. Ask him/her what hotel he/she will take you to (do not volunteer this information). Then present your passport for proof of identity. The tour departs Cape Town on Day 2 in the morning. The tour ends upon arrival in Nairobi on the late afternoon of Day 54.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO. If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer: After you have picked up your luggage and entered the arrival hall, you should see a G Adventures representative holding a G sign. If you do not see anyone, we ask that you please make your way to the information desk, which is located on the same level. If you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Reprsentative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.  EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (South Africa) After Hours Emergency number From outside South Africa: +27 82 556 4562 From within South Africa: 082 556 4562 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Hinweis zum Endpunkt

    The tour ends upon arrival into Nairobi, in the late afternoon, at the Hotel Boulevard in central Nairobi. In order to avoid any necessary issues with timing, please book your outgoing flight from Nairobi from 21:00 hrs or later. There is no included accommodation for this night in Nairobi. You may choose to pre-reserve post-tour accommodation at through G Adventures.

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning game drives. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. On this trip you may experience all four seasons. We suggest you take something warm eg tracksuit, fleece or pullover for the mountainous areas i.e. Bwindi or Virungas. It is at a higher altitude and will therefore be cooler in the evenings - a jersey, anorak/wind jacket and tracksuit pants would be suggested. It will also be necessary to take some wet weather gear as it does rain in the mountainous areas of Uganda and Rwanda on a regular basis. We suggest lightweight rain gear for the walk to see the gorillas. While gorilla trekking you will need a comfortable, hard wearing, pair of walking shoes or boots. Conditions are generally very muddy/slippery. There are uphill sections which may be quite steep and strenuous. It is also advisable to wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and lightweight long pants to protect yourself from the undergrowth, stinging nettles and biting ants. (Tracksuit pants often get caught on bushes, thorns, etc and jeans can get very heavy when wet). Gloves are also highly recommended – just cheap gardening gloves will do. Tuck your long pants into your socks/boots to avoid biting insects. Also take a water bottle, and a day pack for camera gear and to carry your jacket if it’s too warm. Your clothes will in all likelihood get very muddy and may not recover to their original state - therefore take old clothing for the gorilla trekking. Hard wearing clothes, no bright colours, no army camouflage clothing should be worn. Greens, khaki and similar neutral clothes are recommended.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Yellow Fever Certificate (with photocopies)(If traveling from an endemic country). •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •USD cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required •Fleece top •Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants -Gardening gloves -Insect repellent -Waterproof hiking boots •Small towel and swimwear •4 shirts/t-shirts •Sun hat •Warm sleeping bag •1 pair of shorts •2 pairs of long trousers •1 pair hiking pants/track pants •Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes •Sport sandals •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries (biodegradable) •Watch or alarm clock •Water bottle •Purification tablets or filter •Pocketknife •Flashlight (with extra batteries and bulbs) •Money belt •First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) Day pack Camera with extra memory cards and batteries Personal Entertainment Universal outlet adapter Binoculars Waterproof backpack cover Mosquito net

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap. Aboard the expedition ships Explorer and Andrea laundry facilities are provided at a charge. Aboard the Amazon Explorer laundry facilities are provided free of charge for each passenger once a week.

    Visa

    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited. All travelers will be required to obtain a visa prior to entering the country, either at the border or in advance from your local embassy. Please double check with your agent and/or visa agent what the visa requirements is for each country that you will be travelling to. Some countries do require that you get your visa before arrival. If you show up at a border and should you not have the required visa you will be denied entry to the country and be send back to the closest embassy/high commission to get the visa. All arrangements and expenses for that will be at your own cost. The CEO will assist you with travel arrangements but will not be able to accompany you. You will also have to catch up with the group at their next destination at own cost. East Africa Tourist Visa An East Africa Tourist Visa allows the holder to move freely between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with only one Visa, and is valid for a period of 90 days. It also acts as a multiple entry Visa, so if you leave any of the above countries, you do not need a new Visa to re-enter (provided it is within the 90 day validity period). These need to be applied for in advance, and you should contact the foreign Embassy (of the country you will be entering through) for more details. The cost is 100USD. Please see below for more information: http://www.visiteastafrica.org/visa/ -------------- South Africa http://www.dha.gov.za/Counties%20Exempy%20from%20SA%20Visaa.html http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/Applying%20for%20a%20South%20African%20visa.html http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country. If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 90 days: African Union / Unity Laissez Passes, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Ja


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!