Kigali to Nairobi Overland Tours

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Price

WAS £770 NOW £678
+ Local Payment US$460
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara - 2 days
• Lake Nakuru National Park
• The Genocide Memorial in Kigali
• Hippo cruise
• Lake Naivasha
• Bujagali
• Visit a local orphanage
• Free time in Kisoro and Jinja
• 17 breakfasts, 17 dinners
• Incl. contribution to meal out in Nairobi
• Accommodation- 15 nights camping, 2 nights dorms
Face of Africa Kigali to Nairobi Safari
Countries Visited

Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya

Kigali to Nairobi Safari Overview

A trek to view the mountain gorillas and game drive on the savanna plains of the Masai Mara. Visiting Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate National Park and The White Nile - allowing for some spills and thrills! - finishing in Nairobi.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
RWANDA

 

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city

Days 2 - 4
RWANDA - UGANDA

Kigali, Musanze, Kisoro

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), trek to golden monkeys, visit to Dian Fosseys grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village visit.

Days 5 
UGANDA

Kabale

Day 6 - 7
UGANDA

Equator Stop, local craft markets, Kampala

Days 8-10
UGANDA

Jinja, White Nile, Lake Bujagali.

Optionals: Whitewater rafting, village walk, bungee jumping, kayaking, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, sunset cruise on Lake Victoria.

Days 11-12
UGANDA - KENYA

Lake Nakuru National Park.

Days 13- 14
KENYA

Orphanage visit, Lake Naivasha, hippo cruise.

Optionals: Cycling safari in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake, Elsamere for afternoon tea and orphanage visit.

Days 15 - 16
KENYA

Masai Mara.

Optional: Visit to a Maasai village, balloon safari.

Day 17
KENYA

Nairobi.

Optional: Night out at restaurant.

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.

Face of Africa - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Kigali to Nairobi Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

OVER THREE GAME PARKS & OTHER HIGHLIGHTS including:

Two days in the Masai Mara,including park entrance fees and game drives
A day in Lake Nakuru National Park, including park entrance fees and game drives
Genocide Memorial & Museum in Kigali
Hippo cruise
Visit to Lake Bunyoni
Bujagali
Visit to Lake Naivasha
Time with the children at a local orphanage
Free time in Kisoro and Jinja

CAMPING, BREAKFAST & DINNER i.e.

- 15 nights camping & 2 nights dorm stay whilst camping near the gorilla parks
- 15 breakfasts and 15 dinners including contribution to final meal out in Nairobi

AS WELL AS.......
- Transport from Kigali to Nairobi in a fully equipped and deiseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents, sleep mats
- 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: £30- £500

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).

Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £360 to £530
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa trail, from US$100
VIsit to the Golden Monkeys (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers) US$80
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Volunteer work in a local school, Jinja US$20
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
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
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
Maasai Village visit US$10
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
TO CONSIDER AFTER YOUR TOUR
Nairobi day trip including Sheldricks Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Park £50
Special discounted offer: Add-On our special safari into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater when booked with this tour £655
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs whilst on tour.
Be aware as well that meals are not covered whilst the truck is parked up in Jinja due to the many different activities on offer, some of which are inclusive of meals.
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on game drives or guided tours. 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 Face of Africa is: £170 - £220

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure also that you have enough pages in your passport for each country you visit and one or two spare. As a guide then, for the Face of Africa safari you will need to have a minimum of 5 blank pages (sides).

If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, but bringing both passports is a wise back-up strategy. You can find more information in the different country listings on the FCOs website (www.fco.gov.uk) under entry requirements. Do be aware it can be illegal to travel in Africa on two passports.

For this tour visas for most passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route. Please note that Rwandan Immigration do require the completion of an online facility document prior to arrival at the airport for you to be able to get the East Africa visa that covers Uganda and Kenya as well. We can assist you with this application.

Visas bought on the ground can only be paid for in US dollars cash.


If your passport is not detailed please don't hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without prior notice. This information is given as a guide only.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
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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 Nairobi
Start Kigali Finish Nairobi Price Special Offer Local Payment Departure details
Tue 1 Aug 2017 Thu 17 Aug 2017 £770 US$460 0 Seats available Book Now
Tue 8 Aug 2017 Thu 24 Aug 2017 £770 £678 US$460 8+ Seats available
no more gorilla permits available for this tour
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Wed 20 Sep 2017 Fri 6 Oct 2017 £770 £678 US$460 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 13 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017 £770 £678 US$460 8+ Seats available Book Now
Tue 24 Oct 2017 Thu 9 Nov 2017 £770 £678 US$460 8+ Seats available Book Now
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Before You Go

Kigali to Nairobi

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Face of Africa" - to Nairobi.

Face of Africa - 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 Nairobi 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 Nairobi Safari

Start Kigali Finish Nairobi Price Special Offer Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Tue 1 Aug 2017 Thu 17 Aug 2017 £770 US$460
Book Now Tue 8 Aug 2017 Thu 24 Aug 2017 £770 £678 US$460 no more gorilla permits available for this tour
Book Now Wed 20 Sep 2017 Fri 6 Oct 2017 £770 £678 US$460
Book Now Fri 13 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017 £770 £678 US$460
Book Now Tue 24 Oct 2017 Thu 9 Nov 2017 £770 £678 US$460
Book Now Thu 16 Nov 2017 Sat 2 Dec 2017 £770 £678 US$460
Book Now Tue 9 Jan 2018 Thu 25 Jan 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Thu 18 Jan 2018 Sat 3 Feb 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Sat 10 Feb 2018 Mon 26 Feb 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Mon 4 Jun 2018 Wed 20 Jun 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Tue 17 Jul 2018 Thu 2 Aug 2018 £770 US$460
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Book Now Thu 9 Aug 2018 Sat 25 Aug 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Mon 20 Aug 2018 Wed 5 Sep 2018 £770 US$460
Book Now Wed 12 Sep 2018 Fri 28 Sep 2018 £770 US$460
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