Kampala to Kigali Overland Tours

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Price

£1870


What's Included
• Gorilla permit
• Mburo National Park
• Boat cruise
• Guided game drive in 4 X 4s
• Chimpanzee trek
• Kigali - Genocide Memorial
• 8 breakfasts & 8 dinners
• 6 nights camping, 2 nights in dorms
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
A week in Gorilla lands in Africa
Countries Visited

Uganda, Rwanda

Kampala to Kigali Safari Overview

Commencing in Entebbe heading to Rwanda, including a gorilla trek. With game drives and a cruise in Mburo National Park, and a visit Kalinzu Forest to trek chimpanzee in the wild and stopping over at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali.

Kampala to Kigali Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Day 1
UGANDA

Kampala, craft market and Equator. Camp beside Mburo National Park

Day 2
UGANDA

Mburo National Park for a game cruise and game drives in 4X4s. 

Optionals: Guided safari walk

Days 3 - 4
UGANDA

Kalinzu Forest for a chimpanzee trek. Kisoro

Days 5
UGANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas including mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Optionals: Golden monkey trek or orphanage visit, Batwa (Pygmy) trail or coffee tour. Lake Mutande.

Days 6 - 8
UGANDA - RWANDA

Travel through to Kigali via Musanze, Genocide museum and memorial.

Optionals: Trek to Dian Fossey's grave, Basket weaving, Banana beer making, 

NOTES: This tour has a higher non-refundable deposit to include the cost of the gorilla permit.

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.

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Budgeting Summary

Kampala to Kigali Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:

THE CORE HIGHLIGHTS:-

* Gorilla permit
* Entry into Mburo National Park
* Boat cruise in Mburo National Park
* Guided game drives in 4X4s in Mburo National Park
* Kigali - Genocide Memorial

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER

- 6 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay
- 8 breakfasts and 8 dinners including a local meal

Transport in a fully equipped and dieseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, sleeping mats, tents etc.

The services of a driver and safari leader.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: US$60 - US$200

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (January 24)

Visit to a local orphanage ( transport) US$10
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa village visit, from US$35
Golden monkey trek (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers) US$80
Genocide Memorial audio guide ( entry is free of charge) US$15
Arrive early staying with us at the White Nile, or volunteer in a local school - check with us as to the costs £50
Arrive early to head out on safari to Murchison Falls National Park from US$320
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch, souvenirs and some small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under U$20. Other costs to note are money for tips, extra transfers and accommodation upgrades.

Note for some excursions extra transport occasionally is needed to get to the start point of the excursion too eg to the golden monkeys, and so do have some aside for these times.

Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as for the gorilla trek. And again whilst tips are at your discretion, your tour leader and driver also appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.

And lastly remember some campsites en route have simple huts or chalets on site. If you think you might like a break from camping and youd like to upgrade to have a bed at some point during the trip, it is well worth having money for this so again budget accordingly.

The recommended typical spending money for The Week in Gorilla Lands to cover the above is: US$180-US$220

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCOs website under entry requirements.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian - - $50 - - - - - - -
New Zealand - - $50 - - - - - - -
South Africa - - $50 - - - - - - -
Canadian - - $50 - - - - - - -
American - $30 $50 - - - - - - -
British - - $50 - - - - - - -
German - $30 $50 - - - - - - -
Dutch - $30 $50 - - - - - - -
Irish - $30 - - - - - - - -
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Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Dates

Kampala to Kigali
Start Kampala Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 7 Jul 2024 Sun 14 Jul 2024 £1870
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Fri 9 Aug 2024 Fri 16 Aug 2024 £1870
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Before You Go

Kampala to Kigali

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "A Week In Gorilla Lands" - to Kigali.

A Week In Gorilla Lands - pre departure pack

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a Kampala to Kigali trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

Book your Kampala to Kigali Safari

Start Kampala Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 7 Jul 2024 Sun 14 Jul 2024 £1870
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4+ Seats available
Fully Booked Fri 9 Aug 2024 Fri 16 Aug 2024 £1870
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0 Seats available
Book Now Sun 8 Sep 2024 Sun 15 Sep 2024 £1870
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Book Now Fri 4 Oct 2024 Fri 11 Oct 2024 £1870
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Book Now Mon 28 Oct 2024 Mon 4 Nov 2024 £1870
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Book Now Wed 18 Dec 2024 Wed 25 Dec 2024 £1870
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Xmas in Kigali
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Book Now Tue 28 Oct 2025 Tue 4 Nov 2025 £1870
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Book Now Thu 18 Dec 2025 Thu 25 Dec 2025 £1870
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Xmas in Kigali
Book Now Tue 3 Feb 2026 Tue 10 Feb 2026 £1870
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