Kigali to Arusha Overland ToursClick for map
What's Included Gorilla permit
Serengeti National Park
The Grumeti Reserve
11 breakfasts, 11 dinners
A pre-prepared barbecue
9 nights camping, 2 nights dorm stay
Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
Services of Absolute Crew
All road tolls & taxes are paid
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
RWANDA - UGANDA
Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.
Optionals: Coffee tour or Pygmy (Batwa) village visit or Lake Mutande
Days 2 -3
UGANDA - RWANDA
Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda). Or golden monkeys trek or orphanage visit. Batwa (Pygmy) village visit or coffee tour. Lake Mutande. Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave. Basket weaving. Banana beer making.
Day 4 - 5
Kigali, night out in Kigali
Optionals: Basket weaving. Banana beer making. Genocide Memorial and Museum
Days 6 - 8
Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, Bunda.
Optionals: Hill walk
Days 9 - 11
The Grumeti, Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti, game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.
Optionals: Balloon safari, Maasai village visit.
NOTE: 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.
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Kigali to Arusha Budget
The costs to consider when travelling overland are:
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.
A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: US$70 - 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 (April 18)
|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 transfer cost)||US$80|
|Genocide Memorial audio guide ( entry is free of charge)||US$15|
|ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR|
|Balloon safari in the Serengeti||£430|
|Add On Manyara and Tarangire National Park (minimum two people)||£295|
|Shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi||£25|
You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch, souvenirs and different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under U$20 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: US$200 - US$255
VisaYour 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 you to apply and pay online for this visa which is U$100, we will send out instructions for 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.
Budget for all visas US$150 - US$200 depending on nationality
|VISA CHART||Kenya||Rwanda||Uganda||Tanzania||Malawi||Zambia||Zimbabwe||Botswana||Namibia||South Africa|
Other exciting ADD-ONs
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.
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Kigali to Arusha
|Start Kigali||Finish Arusha||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Sat 2 Nov 2019||Tue 12 Nov 2019||£1915||8+ Seats available||Book Now|
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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.
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|Start Kigali||Finish Arusha||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Book Now||Sat 2 Nov 2019||Tue 12 Nov 2019||£1915||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Sat 21 Dec 2019||Tue 31 Dec 2019||£1915||6 Seats available|
|Book Now||Sun 2 Feb 2020||Wed 12 Feb 2020||£1915||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Sun 23 Feb 2020||Wed 4 Mar 2020||£1915||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Mon 27 Apr 2020||Thu 7 May 2020||£1915||8+ Seats available|
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|Book Now||Sat 11 Jul 2020||Tue 21 Jul 2020||£2005||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Mon 10 Aug 2020||Thu 20 Aug 2020||£2005||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Mon 31 Aug 2020||Thu 10 Sep 2020||£2005||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Wed 7 Oct 2020||Sat 17 Oct 2020||£2005||8+ Seats available|
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