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The Gorilla Trek

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The Gorilla Trek - Absolute Africa
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Stephanie "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 group was very homogene and got along very well. Loved the international experience. Countries visited were great, especially Rwanda and Uganda, what..."
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6 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
+13 Destinations
Gorilla Trek
Ends
Kigali
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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
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Hiking & Trekking
Start in Nairobi and end in Kigali! With the overland truck tour The Gorilla Trek, you have a 20 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Kigali and through Nairobi, Kenya and 13 other destinations in Africa. The Gorilla Trek includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

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  • AT
    Written on May 3, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    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!
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  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 2
    Written on February 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 minded truck buddies, it really was a dream trip come true. The truck was comfortable and spacious, the tents were great quality, the sleeping mats meant we slept better than at home. The animals, the people, the places, the activities, the fun times...made for a trip we'll never forget. Oh and dont forget the food, there was no chance of going without, with delicious meals and lots of variety put on by mama Philippa. Thanks so much to everyone, and we can't wait to get back to Africa and to trek with Absolute Africa again!
    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
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  • H
    Written on July 19, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    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.
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  • M
    Written on December 13, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 and if there was a problem, she had a resolution right away. No matter what time of days it was, she had always a friendly ear for our little or even bigger problems and worries. Not to forget our driver, Angelo. Even after long day of driving he had a smile on his face and was offering help if needed. And even on a very early morning he was already up and greeting you with a warm "Good morning". When Vee was our Mum, he was our Pa. The truck and the equipment were in good shape considering the harsh conditions it's operated in. I really liked the tents, they were spacious and easy to handle. The only thing I wasn't completly happy about were the roll up tarps of the truck. On one side it provided a great panoramic view to both sides of the truck during game drives and sightseeing, but on long drives, you have to decide very careful if and which tarps you leave open. Otherwise it can be really windy in the truck. Also, the truck isn't the ideal vehicle for a game drive. Sometimes it would have been easier with a smaller safari jeep. The intinary of the tour was as described on the homepage and the assistance and booking process was without any problem and very friendly. Since I was one of the few who were leaving the truck after "only" three weeks it was very hard for me to say good bye to the others in Kigali. I wished I could have continued with them...
    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!
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  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 5
    Written on November 23, 2011
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 paid we were incredibly surprised and the great value for the money offered by this tour operator. A couple of us have traveled with another African operator in the past, for a lot more money, and have found that they do not even begin to compare with the standard of treks offered by Absolute Africa. Our guide was amazing, always smiling, incredibly well organized and efficient. Our driver was courteous and very safe. Not once during the entire 3 week trek did we ever feel like our lives were in danger. The trek was brilliantly organized and the food, prepared by our own trek members, phenomenal. We even had t-bone steaks for dinner one night, a complete surprise!!! My parent's, who are in their sixties, also enjoyed themselves immensely and were treated as equals among all the members of our group, most of whom where half their age. Though completely new, we found the tents a bit small for 2 people and had wished they were a bit larger. Being 192 cm tall I found it difficult to stretch while lying inside without one of my extremities touching the tent walls, which at night would often become wet. Aside from an "all-or-nothing" ventilation concept in the truck, that's the only other thing we would like to see change. The rest was all fantastic!! Overall, a phenomenal experience which we will continue in a couple of years along the remainder of the route. Would recommend to anyone willing to live an adventurous life!!!
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  • The Gorilla Trek reviewer 6
    Written on January 5, 2011
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 group was very homogene and got along very well. Loved the international experience. Countries visited were great, especially Rwanda and Uganda, what a lushy joy they are. Campsides stayed were nice, expected less hot showers or let's say I didn't expect too much showers anyways. But facilities were good. Would do it again. Actually I am thinking of doing the Namibia Nomad sometime soon. Been a pleasure to travel with Absolute.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 2: KENYA
  2. Days 3 - 4: KENYA
  3. Days 5 - 7: KENYA
  4. Days 8 - 11: UGANDA
  5. Days 12 - 15: UGANDA
  6. Days 16: UGANDA - RWANDA
  7. Day 19 - 20: RWANDA

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Insurance

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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…

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      Staff are available 24/7 and because there is a record of the correspondence, someone can pick upi your file and respond. All the people I dealt with had a very positive attitude. No question was too simple and their customer service was excellent.

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    About the countries

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    Kenya and Uganda
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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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

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    Location
    Nairobi is the starting point and Kigali is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Absolute Africa booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 December 2018 the full payment of $973 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $973 for The Gorilla Trek, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,474 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 137 km
    • Eldoret (Kenya)
    • 229 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 67 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 117 km
    • Lake Victoria (Uganda)
    • 314 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
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