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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
+14 Destinations
Gorilla Trek
Ends
Kigali
Map

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
Max Group Size
28
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Camping, Safari, Wildlife, Gorilla Trekking, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Absolute Africa
Start in Nairobi and end in Kigali! With the overland truck tour The Gorilla Trek, you have a 22 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Kigali and through Nairobi, Kenya and 14 other destinations in Africa. The Gorilla Trek includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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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: UGANDA - RWANDA
  7. Day 21 - 22: RWANDA

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

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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... Read 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
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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... Read 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!
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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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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      I was very impressed with the variety of tours available, personalised advice when asking about a particular tour and was even able to pay less than had I booked directly with the tour operator. Happy chappy.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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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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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 19 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 November 2019, 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.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Absolute Africa. Please familiarise yourself with the Absolute Africa payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    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 1,706 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)
    • 161 km
    • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Uganda)
    • 138 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 117 km
    • Lake Victoria (Uganda)
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