Nairobi to Kigali Overland Tours

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Price

£1610

What's Included
• Gorilla permit
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Serengeti National Park
• The Grumeti Reserve
• 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners
• A pre-prepared barbecue
• 8 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
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda

Nairobi to Kigali Safari Overview

Game drives in the wilds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater as well as The Grumeti with a stop over by Lake Victoria. Trek the endangered mountain gorillas and take time to reflect at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
KENYA - TANZANIA

Nairobi, Arusha

Day 2
TANZANIA

Visit the local craft markets. Afternoon entry to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and game drive in the crater. Camp on the Crater rim.

Day 3
TANZANIA

Drive through the Ngorongoro conservation area, afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Camp central Serengeti

Optional: Masai Village.

Day 4
TANZANIA

Morning game drive, Serengeti National Park, The Grumeti

Optionals: Ballooning in the Serengeti, afternoon guided game walk, evening game drive Grumeti.

Day 5
TANZANIA

Mwanza, Lake Victoria

Day 6
TANZANIA

Nyakhanazi

Day 7
RWANDA

Kigali, Genocide Memorial and Museum

Days 8 - 10
RWANDA - UGANDA

Musanze, Kisoro

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc National de Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fosseys grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village.

Day 11
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kigali

 

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Kigali Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

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.

11 breakfasts and 11 evening meals including a local meal
9 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.

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: Up to £440

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).

Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
2 hour guided evening game drive with spotlights, The Grumeti Reserve US$50
Batwa trail, from US$100
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfer cost) US$80
Golden monkey trek (not including transfers) US$90
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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.
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 (Reverse) is: £100 - £130

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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.

For entry into Rwanda an online application needs to be done for the East African Tourist Visa which covers both Rwanda and 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 $20 $60 - $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

Nairobi to Kigali
Start Nairobi Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 28 May 2017 Wed 7 Jun 2017 £1610
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Fri 30 Jun 2017 Mon 10 Jul 2017 £1610
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Wed 26 Jul 2017 Sat 5 Aug 2017 £1610
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Wed 2 Aug 2017 Sat 12 Aug 2017 £1610
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Fri 11 Aug 2017 Mon 21 Aug 2017 £1610
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Thu 14 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £1610
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Sat 7 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £1610
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Wed 18 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017 £1610
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Fri 10 Nov 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £1480
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Wed 3 Jan 2018 Sat 13 Jan 2018 £1610
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Fri 12 Jan 2018 Mon 22 Jan 2018 £1610
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Sun 4 Feb 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour Book Now
Wed 11 Jul 2018 Sat 21 Jul 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour Book Now
Thu 26 Jul 2018 Sun 5 Aug 2018 £1610
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Tue 14 Aug 2018 Fri 24 Aug 2018 £1610
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Thu 6 Sep 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £1610
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Sat 15 Sep 2018 Tue 25 Sep 2018 £1610
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Mon 8 Oct 2018 Thu 18 Oct 2018 £1610
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Mon 29 Oct 2018 Thu 8 Nov 2018 £1480
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour Book Now

Before You Go

Nairobi to Kigali

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wildlife Encounter (Reverse)" - to Kigali.

Wildlife Encounter (Reverse) - pre departure pack

Please clink on the link below to find your pre-departure dossier, filled with all kinds of information that has been put together using our 30 years experience overlanding Africa!

You'll get the full low down on what to expect during the Wildlife Encounter (Reverse) from what to bring with you to all those last minute bits and pieces such as visa information, reccommended pre and post safari accommodation and how to arrange transfers either side of your safari.

We'll also send you out a personalised update letter around 6 weeks before you set off, just to confirm all of the arrangements in place for your trip of a lifetime.

Shoud you have any questions about any aspect of your trip, just give us a shout on email, skype, via our LiveChat service or simply giving us a call, we're here to help with whatever you need :-)

We look forward to planning your African adventure with you, safari njema!

Book your Nairobi to Kigali Safari

Start Nairobi Finish Kigali Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sun 28 May 2017 Wed 7 Jun 2017 £1610
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Book Now Fri 30 Jun 2017 Mon 10 Jul 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Wed 26 Jul 2017 Sat 5 Aug 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Wed 2 Aug 2017 Sat 12 Aug 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Fri 11 Aug 2017 Mon 21 Aug 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Thu 14 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Sat 7 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Wed 18 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017 £1610
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Book Now Fri 10 Nov 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £1480
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Wed 3 Jan 2018 Sat 13 Jan 2018 £1610
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Book Now Fri 12 Jan 2018 Mon 22 Jan 2018 £1610
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Book Now Sun 4 Feb 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Wed 11 Jul 2018 Sat 21 Jul 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Thu 26 Jul 2018 Sun 5 Aug 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Tue 14 Aug 2018 Fri 24 Aug 2018 £1610
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Book Now Thu 6 Sep 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £1610
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Sat 15 Sep 2018 Tue 25 Sep 2018 £1610
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Book Now Mon 8 Oct 2018 Thu 18 Oct 2018 £1610
-
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour
Book Now Mon 29 Oct 2018 Thu 8 Nov 2018 £1480
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Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara check out the Africa Sky tour