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The Gorilla Trek - Absolute Africa
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22 days

The Gorilla Trek

From Nairobi to Kigali
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
265
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Highlights

  • Optional Elephant Orphanage Visit
  • Game Drives in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Trek down the mountain gorillas
  • Explore the Giraffe Park

Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Kigali! With the overland truck tour The Gorilla Trek, you have a 22 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 14 other destinations in Africa. The Gorilla Trek includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 2: KENYA
  2. Days 3 - 6: KENYA
  3. Days 7 - 9: KENYA
  4. Days 10 - 12: UGANDA
  5. Days 13 - 16: UGANDA
  6. Days 17 - 20: UGANDA - RWANDA
  7. Day 21 - 22: RWANDA
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.7
  • 4.5
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  • AT
    · May 03, 2017
    Great experience. I had the time of my life. The truck and crew were great. The tours offered and info given was spot on.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks so much for leaving your comments, Ai-Linh, and we are very happy to hear you had such a fab time on the Gorilla Trek tour. Please do think of us in future if you want to come back to see some more of Africa!
    Trip date: April 2017
  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 2
    · February 26, 2016
    This is the second trip we've done with Absolute Africa, 9 years apart, and we certainly weren't disappointed this time around either. From the great communication before we left, to our amazing tour leader Philippa, wonderful driver Steve and fun like... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback Karri, always lovely to hear people's experiences with us :) Philippa and Steve will love to hear you had such a great time! Hope to see you again on one of our trucks soon
    The Gorilla Trek customer review photo 1The Gorilla Trek customer review photo 2
    Trip date: October 2015
  • H
    · July 19, 2015
    Amazing experience!! Well run tour with fabulous guide Joe and driver Steve. Great tour group and awesome activities. Was recommended to me by a friend and I highly recommend Absolute Africa tours
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for leaving such a lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely time and will for sure pass your comment on to Joe and Steve.
    Trip date: June 2015
  • M
    · December 13, 2014
    This tour was fantastic and I will remember it with a smile for the rest of my life. Especially our tour guide Vee was amazing. After a while we started to call her Mum and she truely was it for the whole tour. She was always smiling, had a great spirit... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed the Absolute safari and it's lovely to hear that Vee and JB made it special for you! We hope you have some great memories!
    Trip date: August 2014
  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 5
    · November 23, 2011
    We booked the Gorilla Trek with Absolute Africa after reading the reviews ourselves and not being able to find any negative reviews about this company and the products it offers. Though we were a bit skeptical about what we would get for the price we... Show more
    Trip date: October 2011
  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 6
    · January 05, 2011
    Guide did a perfect job, sorted everything for the group. Everyday introductions what to expect of the next day, how to be behave in certain situations. Driver was great as well, drove safely and was always there to lend a hand. Been lucky, since the... Show more
    Trip date: November 2010

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22 days
The Gorilla Trek
From Nairobi to Kigali
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FAQs

    • How many people would be in a group? How many people would be in the vehicle? How long would be the driving per day?

      Our trucks take a maximum of 28 people but usually the group is between 15-25.

      The drive days depend on what we are doing that day. There are several places where we stay 2 or more nights to do activities and in some places you will be doing game drives. The longest drive day is about 10 hours, the shortest about 3 hours. This trip has quite a relaxed pace with several free days where you can do optional activities.

    • When is the best time to view the migration?

      The prime time to visit the Serengeti in Tanzania is usually regarded as being from late November through to March when the big herds of wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and zebra head on to the southern plains of the Serengeti.

      To get the best viewing on the other hand in Kenya's Masai Mara July through to September are usually regarded as the best months.

    • 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…

    • What is the local payment?

      The local payment is a separate payment from the initial price you pay before you leave. If a local payment is required it will be shown with the trip price. This second payment is made in Africa at the start of your trip. It is payable in USD. The local payment provides us with the means for expenses that need to be paid in cash to local businesses en route to be arranged in the most cost effective manner possible, a saving we can then pass on to you. It also means we can operate in a way that directly supports local businesses and wildlife authorities as we travel. Local Payment will not be changed once you have booked your travel arrangements.

    • How many people would be in a group?

      Our trucks take a maximum of 28 people but usually the group is between 15-25.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

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      Kenya and Uganda
      CHF
      Franc
      Rwanda

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      Visa

      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.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 3 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 3 June 2020, 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 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.
      • The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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