Kampala to Kigali Overland Tours

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Price

£1250

What's Included
• Gorilla permit
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• 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 Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the option to visit Kalinzu Forest to trek chimpanzee in the wild and stopping over at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali.

Kampala to Kigali Safari Add-ons

Itinerary

Day 1
UGANDA

Kampala, craft market and Equator, Kalinzu Forest.

Day 2
UGANDA

Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game cruise and slow transit game drive

Optional: Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest.

Days 3 - 4
UGANDA

Morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kisoro

Days 5
UGANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas including mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda) 

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, free day in Kigali.

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

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.

A Week In Gorilla Lands - detailed itinerary

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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 Queen Elizabeth National Park
* Game cruise on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth 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 dieselled 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 (July 19)

Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, (not including transfers), from US$50
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 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.

For Uganda an online application will need to be done by everyone for which we will send instructions by email on how to do this. This is for the East Africa visa, which also covers Rwanda and is U$100 and is paid online upon application

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 - - $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

Kampala to Kigali
Start Kampala Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Fri 13 Sep 2019 Fri 20 Sep 2019 £1250
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Fri 4 Oct 2019 Fri 11 Oct 2019 £1250
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Wed 30 Oct 2019 Wed 6 Nov 2019 £1250
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Fri 28 Aug 2020 Fri 4 Sep 2020 £1250
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Thu 29 Oct 2020 Thu 5 Nov 2020 £1250
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Fri 18 Dec 2020 Fri 25 Dec 2020 £1250
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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
Book Now Fri 13 Sep 2019 Fri 20 Sep 2019 £1250
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2 Seats available
Book Now Fri 4 Oct 2019 Fri 11 Oct 2019 £1250
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1 Seats available
Book Now Wed 30 Oct 2019 Wed 6 Nov 2019 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 18 Dec 2019 Wed 25 Dec 2019 £1250
-
8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 30 Jan 2020 Thu 6 Feb 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 20 Feb 2020 Thu 27 Feb 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 24 Apr 2020 Fri 1 May 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 31 May 2020 Sun 7 Jun 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 8 Jul 2020 Wed 15 Jul 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 7 Aug 2020 Fri 14 Aug 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 28 Aug 2020 Fri 4 Sep 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 4 Oct 2020 Sun 11 Oct 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 29 Oct 2020 Thu 5 Nov 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 18 Dec 2020 Fri 25 Dec 2020 £1250
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8+ Seats available