Kampala to Arusha Overland Tours

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Price

£2350


What's Included
• Gorilla Permit
• Chimpanzee trek
• Mburo National Park
• Boat cruise and guided game drives
• Serengeti National Park
• Ngorongoro Crater
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Kigali - Genocide Memorial
• Maasai village
• Lake Victoria
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• A pre-prepared barbecue
• 11 nights camping, 3 nights dorm stay
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Gorillas and Game Parks Kampala to Arusha Safari
Countries Visited

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Kampala to Arusha Safari Overview

An overland trip of two weeks, with a trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas. Incl. the reknowned Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, the remote Mburo National Park for a boat cruise amongst hippo and crocodile and game drives. With a trek to find chimpanzee and time to visit the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda.

Kampala to Arusha Safari Add-ons

Itinerary

Day 1
UGANDA

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

Day 2
UGANDA

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

Optionals: Guided safari walk

Days 3 - 5
UGANDA

Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee trek. Kisoro. Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)

Optionals: Golden monkey trek or orphanage visit. Batwa village or coffee tour. Lake Mutande.

Days 6 - 8
UGANDA - RWANDA

Musanze, Kigali, Genocide Museum and Memorial

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

Days 9 - 11
TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, Bunda.

Optional: Hill walk

Days 12 - 14
TANZANIA

The Grumeti, Game drives in the Serengeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai village, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optional: Balloon safari, Serengeti.

NOTES: Please note this tour has a higher non-refundable deposit to include the cost of the gorilla permit which needs to be purchased well ahead of time.

Note as well all safari itineraries are provided as a guide only.  Whilst we do all we can to stay on itinerary, 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 Arusha Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:

ENTRANCE AND GAME DRIVES IN THREE NATIONAL GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:-

* Gorilla Permit
* Chimpanzee trek
* Mburo National Park
* Serengeti National Park
* Ngorongoro Crater
* Kigali - Genocide Memorial
* A boat cruise and guided game drives in 4x4's in Mburo National Park
* The Grumeti Reserve
* Lake Victoria
* Maasai village

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

- 11 nights camping and 3 nights dorm stay
- 15 breakfasts and 14 dinners including the final pre-prepared barbecue

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

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$150 - US$300

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 2024)

PAID IN AFRICA
Visit to a local orphanage (transport) US$10
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa village visit, from US$35
Visit to the Golden Monkeys (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers) US$80
Genocide Memorial audio guide US$15
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £455
POST TOUR
Shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi £30
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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 gorillas, 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, for the guide who takes you down into Ngorongoro. 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 Gorillas and Game Parks to cover the above is: US$270-US$325

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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.

For this tour for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American, the Tanzanian visa can be arranged in Africa on route, and so can the Rwandan visa for those who need one.

Most passport holders will need to apply ahead of time for a visa for Uganda.

Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

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.

Budget for all visas US$50 - US$180 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian - - $50 $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand - - $50 $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - $50 - - - - - - -
Canadian - - $50 $50 - - - - - -
American - $30 $50 $100 - - - - - -
British - - $50 $50 - - - - - -
German - $30 $50 $50 - - - - - -
Dutch - $30 $50 $50 - - - - - -
Irish - $30 - $100 - - - - - -
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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 Arusha
Start Kampala Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 7 Jul 2024 Sat 20 Jul 2024 £2350
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Fri 9 Aug 2024 Thu 22 Aug 2024 £2350
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Mon 28 Oct 2024 Sun 10 Nov 2024 £2350
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Thu 18 Dec 2025 Wed 31 Dec 2025 £2350
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Xmas in Kigali. New Years at the Snake Park, Arusha.
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Tue 3 Feb 2026 Mon 16 Feb 2026 £2350
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Before You Go

Kampala to Arusha

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Gorillas and Game Parks" - to Arusha.

Gorillas and Game Parks - 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 Arusha 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 Arusha Safari

Start Kampala Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sun 7 Jul 2024 Sat 20 Jul 2024 £2350
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7 Seats available
Fully Booked Fri 9 Aug 2024 Thu 22 Aug 2024 £2350
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0 Seats available
Book Now Sun 8 Sep 2024 Sat 21 Sep 2024 £2350
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 4 Oct 2024 Thu 17 Oct 2024 £2350
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6 Seats available
Book Now Mon 28 Oct 2024 Sun 10 Nov 2024 £2350
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 18 Dec 2024 Tue 31 Dec 2024 £2350
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Book Now Sun 2 Feb 2025 Sat 15 Feb 2025 £2350
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Book Now Mon 10 Mar 2025 Sun 23 Mar 2025 £2350
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Book Now Sun 4 May 2025 Sat 17 May 2025 £2350
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Book Now Wed 4 Jun 2025 Tue 17 Jun 2025 £2350
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Book Now Sat 9 Aug 2025 Fri 22 Aug 2025 £2350
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Book Now Mon 8 Sep 2025 Sun 21 Sep 2025 £2350
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Book Now Sat 4 Oct 2025 Fri 17 Oct 2025 £2350
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Tue 28 Oct 2025 Mon 10 Nov 2025 £2350
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 18 Dec 2025 Wed 31 Dec 2025 £2350
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8+ Seats available
Xmas in Kigali. New Years at the Snake Park, Arusha.
Book Now Tue 3 Feb 2026 Mon 16 Feb 2026 £2350
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8+ Seats available