Entebbe to Kigali Overland Tours

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Price

£1085

What's Included
• Gorilla permit
• Queen Elizabeth National Park including a guided game drive
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• 7 breakfasts & 7 dinners
• 5 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

Entebbe 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.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
UGANDA

Entebbe, Kampala, Lake Victoria, drum market and Equator, Mbarara, Kalinzu Forest.

Day 2
UGANDA

Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game cruise

Optional: Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest.

Day 3
UGANDA

Morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kisoro

Days 4 - 5
UGANDA

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

Optionals: Golden monkey trek, Batwa (Pygmy) trail, orphanage visit.

Days 6 - 8
RWANDA

Travel through to Kigali via Musanze, finishing early on day 8 at Discover Rwanda Youth hostel.

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

A Week In Gorilla Lands - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Entebbe 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 including a guided game drive
* Game cruise on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER

- 5 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay whilst at the gorilla parks
- 7 breakfasts and 7 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 (June 16).

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
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 and souvenirs whilst on tour.

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 Week in Gorilla Lands 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

Entebbe to Kigali
Start Entebbe Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Tue 5 Sep 2017 Tue 12 Sep 2017 £1085
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4 Seats available Book Now
Thu 28 Sep 2017 Thu 5 Oct 2017 £1085
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0 Seats available Fully Booked
Wed 1 Nov 2017 Wed 8 Nov 2017 £955
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0 Seats available Fully Booked
Mon 18 Dec 2017 Tue 26 Dec 2017 £1085
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0 Seats available
Christmas with the gorillas
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Fri 26 Jan 2018 Fri 2 Feb 2018 £1085
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Sun 18 Feb 2018 Sun 25 Feb 2018 £1085
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Mon 23 Apr 2018 Mon 30 Apr 2018 £1085
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Sun 3 Jun 2018 Sun 10 Jun 2018 £1085
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Mon 2 Jul 2018 Mon 9 Jul 2018 £1085
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Thu 9 Aug 2018 Thu 16 Aug 2018 £1085
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Tue 28 Aug 2018 Tue 4 Sep 2018 £1085
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Sat 29 Sep 2018 Sat 6 Oct 2018 £1085
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Before You Go

Entebbe 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 Entebbe 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 Entebbe to Kigali Safari

Start Entebbe Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Tue 5 Sep 2017 Tue 12 Sep 2017 £1085
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4 Seats available
Fully Booked Thu 28 Sep 2017 Thu 5 Oct 2017 £1085
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0 Seats available
Fully Booked Wed 1 Nov 2017 Wed 8 Nov 2017 £955
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0 Seats available
Fully Booked Mon 18 Dec 2017 Tue 26 Dec 2017 £1085
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0 Seats available
Christmas with the gorillas
Book Now Fri 26 Jan 2018 Fri 2 Feb 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 18 Feb 2018 Sun 25 Feb 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 23 Apr 2018 Mon 30 Apr 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 3 Jun 2018 Sun 10 Jun 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 2 Jul 2018 Mon 9 Jul 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 9 Aug 2018 Thu 16 Aug 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Tue 28 Aug 2018 Tue 4 Sep 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available
Book Now Sat 29 Sep 2018 Sat 6 Oct 2018 £1085
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8+ Seats available