Kigali to Arusha Overland Tours

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Price

£1610

What's Included
• Gorilla permit
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Serengeti National Park
• The Grumeti Reserve
• 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners
• A pre-prepared barbecue
• 8 nights camping, 2 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
Wildlife Encounter Safari from Kigali to Arusha
Countries Visited

Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania

Kigali to Arusha Safari Overview

Trekking the mountain gorillas in Uganda with a hike to see the golden monkeys and visit a Batwa (Pygmy) village before heading off into the wilds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Take time to reflect at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
RWANDA - UGANDA

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.

Optionals: Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit.

Days 2 -3
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro, Ruhengeri

Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Optionals: Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, canoeing.

Day 4
RWANDA

Kigali, night out in Kigali

Optionals:Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, Genocide Museum and Memorial.

Days 5 - 7
TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, The Grumeti.

Optional: Evening game drive in the Grumeti.

Days 8 - 10
TANZANIA

Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti, game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu markets, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Game walks in the Grumeti,  Maasai village visit.

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.

Wildlife Encounter - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Kigali to Arusha Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

TWO GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS including:

* Gorilla permit

* Entry and game drives in the Serengeti
* Entry and game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
* Entry into the Grumeti Reserve

CAMPING, BREAKFAST & DINNER WHILST TRAVELLING ON THE TRUCK i.e.

10 breakfasts and 10 evening meals including a local meal and a barbecue in Arusha
8 nights camping, 2 nights dorm stay whilst at the gorillas

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: £10 to £90

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 (June 16).

Visit to a local orphanage (transport) US$10
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa trail, from US$100
Golden monkey trek (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfer cost) US$80
2 hour guided evening game drive with spotlights, The Grumeti Reserve US$50
Add On Manyara and Tarangire National Park (minimum two people) £295
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
POST TOUR
Shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi £20
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch, souvenirs and different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under £10 like a visit to the Maasai in the Serengeti.

Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as your guides whilst gorilla trekking. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.
For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point such as to the gorillas, and lastly some campsites en route also have simple huts or chalets on site. If you feel like a break from camping and youd like an upgrade at some point it is well worth having a little bit of money budgeted accordingly.
The recommended spending money for The Wildlife Encounter is: £100 - £130

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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 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.

Visas for most passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route with the exception of the East Africa visa. Rwandan immigration require the completion of a facility document prior to arrival at the port of entry and we can assist with this.

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 - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
American - $100 - $100 - - - - - -
British - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
German - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
Irish - $60 - $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

Kigali to Arusha
Start Kigali Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Wed 14 Jun 2017 Fri 23 Jun 2017 £1610
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Fri 22 Dec 2017 Sun 31 Dec 2017 £1610
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Before You Go

Kigali to Arusha

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wildlife Encounter" - to Arusha.

Wildlife Encounter - 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 Kigali 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 Kigali to Arusha Safari

Start Kigali Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Wed 14 Jun 2017 Fri 23 Jun 2017 £1610
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fully booked
Book Now Wed 5 Jul 2017 Fri 14 Jul 2017 £1610
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fully booked
Book Now Sat 12 Aug 2017 Mon 21 Aug 2017 £1610
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fully booked
Book Now Fri 8 Sep 2017 Sun 17 Sep 2017 £1610
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Book Now Sun 1 Oct 2017 Tue 10 Oct 2017 £1610
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Book Now Sat 4 Nov 2017 Mon 13 Nov 2017 £1480
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Book Now Fri 22 Dec 2017 Sun 31 Dec 2017 £1610
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Christmas with the gorillas, and New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks.
Book Now Mon 29 Jan 2018 Wed 7 Feb 2018 £1610
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Book Now Wed 21 Feb 2018 Fri 2 Mar 2018 £1610
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Book Now Thu 26 Apr 2018 Sat 5 May 2018 £1480
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Book Now Wed 6 Jun 2018 Fri 15 Jun 2018 £1610
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Book Now Thu 5 Jul 2018 Sat 14 Jul 2018 £1610
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Book Now Sun 12 Aug 2018 Tue 21 Aug 2018 £1610
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Book Now Fri 31 Aug 2018 Sun 9 Sep 2018 £1610
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Book Now Tue 2 Oct 2018 Thu 11 Oct 2018 £1610
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