Nairobi to Kigali Overland Tours

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Price

£835
+ Local Payment US$430
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara
• Nakuru National Park
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• The Giraffe Park
• Lake Naivasha
• Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
• Bujagali
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Brkfast & dinner whilst on the truck
• Camping whilst on the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
The Gorilla Trek from Nairobi to Kigali Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

Nairobi to Kigali Safari Overview

The best game parks in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - The Masai Mara, the mountain gorillas, Nakuru, Queen Elizabeth and Hells Gate National Park. Spectacular scenes across the savannah plains of the Mara and into The Rift Valley, across both freshwater and soda lakes, and into Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Packed with adventure activities - mountain bike riding, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking, bungee and white water-rafting.

Nairobi to Kigali Safari Add-ons

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2
KENYA

Departure meeting, The Giraffe Park, Sheldrick’s elephant orphanage, Rift Valley, Maasai village visit including bush walk

Optionals: Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage

Days 3 - 6
KENYA

Game drives in the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha.

Optionals:   Balloon safari, Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling safari in Hells Gate National Park or guided walk to Crater Lake Sanctuary, Hippo boat cruise on Lake Naivasha.

Days 7 - 9
KENYA

Nakuru, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Eldoret.

Days 10 - 12
UGANDA

Jinja, the White Nile

Optionals: White water rafting, bungee jump, kayaking, boat trips and cruises, incl. fishing trips, sups, visit a local school, quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking.

Days 13 - 16
UGANDA

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala, Kalinzu, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise and game drive, craft and drum markets.

Optionals: Rhino trek, boat ride, Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest

Days 17 - 20
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze.

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), Golden monkey trek or orphanage visit. Batwa (Pygmy) village visit or coffee tour. Lake Mutande. Trek to Dian Fossey's gravesite, Banana beer making, Basket weaving.

Day 21 - 22
RWANDA

Kigali. Tour includes final night’s accommodation on day 22.

Optionals: Genocide Memorial and Museum, Nyamata Church Memorial.

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.

 

The Gorilla Trek - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Kigali Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

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.

Over three core game parks and other highlights including:

 The Masai Mara
 Nakuru National Park
 Queen Elizabeth National Park
 Kazinga Channel game cruise
 The Giraffe Park
 Lake Naivasha
 Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
 Bujagali
 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

- 22 nights accommodation (20 nights camping & 2 nights dorm stay)
- 19 breakfasts and 19 dinners




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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$200 - US$450

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 (July 19)

PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE
Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £515 to £600
PAID IN AFRICA
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Crater Lake Sanctuary, guided walk US$45
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
1-2 hour guided hippo and bird cruise across Naivasha US$30
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
Ziwa Rhino Trek US$30
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Sunset cruise, The White Nile US$45
Quad biking, Jinja (1 hour) US$49
Half day Kayaking US$95
Horse riding (1 hour) US$40
Bungee jump, The Nile High - 44 metres over the Nile River US$95
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, (not including transfers), from US$50
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 ( entry is free of charge) US$15
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
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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 for those times where meals are not covered, as well as money for tips, extra transfers and accommodation upgrades.

Be aware during the trip there are times we dont cover meals when some of the group are away from camp doing their own thing on excursions, and it becomes impractical to cover. In general in regard to meals when the truck parks up for a few days at specific activity locations, do budget to cover your meals for these days. For the Gorilla Trek tour you should budget to cover for the days we are in Jinja.

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 in Nakuru. 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 Gorilla Trek to cover the above is: US$400-US$510

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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 FCO's 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 visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on route.

The East Africa visa which covers Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda is available on arrival in Kenya, this visa is U$100

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.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $100 - - - - - - - - -
New Zealand $100 - - - - - - - - -
South Africa - $30 $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian $100 - - - - - - - - -
American $100 - - - - - - - - -
British $100 - - - - - - - - -
German $100 - - - - - - - - -
Dutch $100 - - - - - - - - -
Irish $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

Nairobi to Kigali
Start Nairobi Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Fri 14 Aug 2020 Fri 4 Sep 2020 £835 US$430 0 Seats available Fully Booked
Sun 20 Sep 2020 Sun 11 Oct 2020 £835 US$430 0 Seats available Fully Booked
Thu 15 Oct 2020 Thu 5 Nov 2020 £835 US$430 0 Seats available Fully Booked
Fri 4 Dec 2020 Fri 25 Dec 2020 £835 US$430 8+ Seats available
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Before You Go

Nairobi to Kigali

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "The Gorilla Trek" - to Kigali.

The Gorilla Trek - 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 Nairobi 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.

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Start Nairobi Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Fully Booked Fri 14 Aug 2020 Fri 4 Sep 2020 £835 US$430 0 Seats available
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