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Gorillas and Game Parks - Absolute Africa
14 days

Gorillas and Game Parks

From Kampala to Arusha
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
262
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Highlights

  • Explore the Uganda Equator
  • Visit Dian Fossey's grave
  • Gorilla Trekking and Serengeti National Park
  • Game cruise at Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Discover local culture at Mto Wa Mbu markets

Itinerary

Start in Kampala and end in Arusha! With the Overland Truck tour Gorillas and Game Parks, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 10 other destinations in Africa. Gorillas and Game Parks includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: UGANDA
  2. Day 2: UGANDA
  3. Days 3 - 5: UGANDA
  4. Days 6 - 8: UGANDA - RWANDA
  5. Days 9 - 11: TANZANIA
  6. Days 12 - 14: TANZANIA
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Where You'll Stay

Camping
11 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
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  • ES
    · August 1st, 2019
    Well organised, fantastic trip of a lifetime! We had the best crew with Nash as guide and Steve as driver. Both so helpful, attentive, we felt safe, had so much fun, food was varied and tasty! We miss truck life a lot! tents easy to put up and... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks you for leaving a review of your tour, Emily! And great to hear you had such a wonderful time. We will pass on your comments to Nash and Steve for you too :)
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    Trip date: July 2019
  • Gorillas and Game Parks reviewer 2
    · November 30th, 2017
    The people on my tour were largely awful (trashy Ozzies and Brits you meet at hostels who think that they run the place) but that's not really the company's fault. The itinerary is beyond stupid. Literally you drive for 8 to 12 hours a day. Unpack your... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi David, We were sad to read your comments. Our itineraries aim to present travel highlights in the best time frame possible at a great price, travelling remote as well as main tourist routes. In order to run a trip such as the Gorillas and Game... Show more
    Trip date: June 2016
  • Gorillas and Game Parks reviewer 3
    · July 7th, 2017
    Its an early start and a long bumpy ride to the gorillas. On the way you will see fantastic scenery and villages coming to life as the day breaks. Children walking miles to school in the dark. The whole trip is an event with the climax being the... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your review, Sally. You paint a beautiful description of travelling overland through East Africa and seeing what, for many, is the key highlight of our tours to this region. We would love to have you back on the Big Yellow Truck if you... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017
  • K
    · July 7th, 2017
    The guide and driver were both good. Unfortunately, the trip was not that good. The young people, and those who were older but trying to relive their 20s, spent the whole time screaming drunk. And, I do mean LOUD! Like all the time! They were so... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    We are glad to hear that you were happy with your tour leader and driver - we select our crew very carefully and they are a huge asset to Absolute. We are disappointed for you though that you were not so happy with other aspects of your tour and, this... Show more
    Trip date: May 2017
  • J
    · September 28th, 2016
    It's the connections with people, animals and the amazing African landscapes that makes this trip incredible! This trip includes some amazing experiences from Gorillas, chimp walks, having hippos outside your tent, camping in national parks, masai... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks you for taking the time to leave a review, Jodie. We are very happy to hear you got so much out of your Gorillas and Game Parks tour and will of course pass on your comments to Derek and Angelo. We hope you will travel back Africa with us again... Show more
    Trip date: August 2016
  • P
    · September 7th, 2016
    This tour was amazing, went in with huge expectations and was still blown away. Absolute Africa brilliant every step of the way, tour guide, Derek, could not have been better. If your looking for a tour around 2 weeks can't recommend this one highly enough
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi PJ - thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear you had a blast on your tour and we will pass the comments onto Derek :)
    Trip date: August 2016
  • G
    · December 8th, 2014
    Best tour I have ever been on. No faults, guide Aly awesome, great group, great food, great tours, unforgettable gorillas.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: November 2011
  • Gorillas and Game Parks reviewer 8
    · September 3rd, 2014
    Fantastic trip! Love this company.. Would recommend again!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you! So glad you had a fantastic trip. We hope to see you back in Africa soon for some of the other countries too! The Team @ Absolute Africa
    Trip date: September 2010
  • Gorillas and Game Parks reviewer 9
    · August 22nd, 2014
    You wont regret if you chose Absolute Africa for the adventure of your life.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the adventure :) The Team @ Absolute Africa
    Trip date: June 2014

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14 days
Gorillas and Game Parks
From Kampala to Arusha
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    Yes. This trip is guaranteed to go.

  • How much will this tour really cost me?

    The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

    Safari price & Local payment,
    Optional excursions,
    Personal spending money,
    Visas.

    We are always very transparent about what a tour will cost and are happy to go through personal, tailored budgets to give you a very realistic idea of what you will spend on your tour - whether you are an adrenaline junkie, souvenir-shopaholic or travelling on a shoestring…

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Good to Know

  • Currency
    Fr
    Rwanda Franc
    Rwanda
    Sh
    Tanzanian Shilling
    Tanzania
    Sh
    Uganda Shilling
    Uganda
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, D, M, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, G.

    Type C
    Rwanda
    Type E
    Rwanda
    Type F
    Rwanda
    Type J
    Rwanda
    Type D
    Tanzania
    Type M
    Tanzania
    Type G
    Tanzania and Uganda
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before August 12th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 12th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Absolute Africa. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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