Entebbe to Arusha Overland Tours

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Price

£905
+ Local Payment US$395
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Serengeti National Park
• Ngorongoro Crater
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• A pre-prepared barbecue
• 11 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
Gorillas and Game Parks Entebbe to Arusha Safari
Countries Visited

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Entebbe to Arusha Safari Overview

An overland trip under two weeks, with the option to trek the endangered mountain gorilla. Incl. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, the remote Queen Elizabeth Park for a game cruise on the Kazinga Channel amongst hippo and crocodile and the Grumeti. With the option to trek chimps and to visit the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.

Entebbe to Arusha 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 including a game cruise

Optional: Chimpanzee trek in an Ugandan forest.

Day 3
UGANDA

Morning game drive and Queen Elizabeth National park, Kabale 

Days 4 - 6
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro, Kigali.

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc National des Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), orphanage visit, Batwa trail, golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, Genocide Museum and Memorial.

Days 8 - 13
TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Game drives in the Serengeti, The Grumeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu markets, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Game walks and evening game drives in the Grumeti, visit in a Maasai Village.

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.

Gorillas and Game Parks - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Entebbe to Arusha Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:

ENTRANCE AND GAME DRIVES IN THREE NATIONAL GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:-

* Queen Elizabeth National Park
* Serengeti National Park
* Ngorongoro Crater
* A game cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
* The Grumeti Reserve
* Lake Victoria

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

- 11 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay whilst at the gorilla parks
- 13 breakfasts and 13 dinners including the final pre-prepared barbecue

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: £420 - £530

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
Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £360 - £530
Visit to a local orphanage (transport) US$10
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
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 £25
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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 or a guided game walk in the Grumeti.
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 Gorillas and Game Parks is: £145 - £190.

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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.

NB: For Uganda an online application will need to be done for which we will send instructions by email on how to do this. The visa is paid for upon arrival in Uganda.

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 - - $100 $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 Arusha
Start Entebbe Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Sat 22 Apr 2017 Thu 4 May 2017 £905 US$395 4 seats left
Sun 11 Jun 2017 Fri 23 Jun 2017 £905 US$395 fully booked Book Now
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Mon 18 Dec 2017 Sun 31 Dec 2017 £905 US$395 *14 day tour - Christmas with the gorillas, and New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks. Book Now
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Before You Go

Entebbe to Arusha

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Gorillas and Game Parks" - to Arusha.

Gorillas and Game Parks - 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 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 Entebbe to Arusha Safari

Start Entebbe Finish Arusha Price Local Payment Departure details
Sat 22 Apr 2017 Thu 4 May 2017 £905 US$395 4 seats left
Book Now Sun 11 Jun 2017 Fri 23 Jun 2017 £905 US$395 fully booked
Book Now Sun 2 Jul 2017 Fri 14 Jul 2017 £905 US$395 fully booked
Book Now Wed 9 Aug 2017 Mon 21 Aug 2017 £905 US$395 1 seat left
Book Now Tue 5 Sep 2017 Sun 17 Sep 2017 £905 US$395
Book Now Thu 28 Sep 2017 Tue 10 Oct 2017 £905 US$395
Book Now Wed 1 Nov 2017 Mon 13 Nov 2017 £905 US$395
Book Now Mon 18 Dec 2017 Sun 31 Dec 2017 £905 US$395 *14 day tour - Christmas with the gorillas, and New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks.
Book Now Fri 26 Jan 2018 Wed 7 Feb 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Sun 18 Feb 2018 Fri 2 Mar 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Mon 23 Apr 2018 Sat 5 May 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Sun 3 Jun 2018 Fri 15 Jun 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Mon 2 Jul 2018 Sat 14 Jul 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Thu 9 Aug 2018 Tue 21 Aug 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Tue 28 Aug 2018 Sun 9 Sep 2018 £905 US$395
Book Now Sat 29 Sep 2018 Thu 11 Oct 2018 £905 US$395