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Wildlife and Spice Island

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Wildlife and Spice Island - Absolute Africa
Wildlife and Spice Island - Absolute Africa
Samantha "This was my first overlanding camping experience and I was particularly nervous. However, our guide was absolutely fantastic from the word go and set about giving us a tutorial on how to put up our tent which was surprisingly easy! The route was fantastic and all of the National Park fees were included in the cost of what was paid in advance. This worked really well as it meant extra activities co..."
Excellent
6 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+18
Ends
Zanzibar
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Zanzibar! With the overland truck tour Wildlife and Spice Island, you have a 35 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Zanzibar and through Nairobi, Kenya and 19 other destinations in Africa. Wildlife and Spice Island includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
28
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife
Operator
Absolute Africa

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
  8. Days 23: TANZANIA
  9. Days 26: TANZANIA
  10. Days 29: TANZANIA

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Guide

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

6 Reviews

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  • SF
    Written on August 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip! Everything was as described, and organised perfectly by Manache our leader, and Steve our driver. We camped in amazing places, some next to National Parks or on beaches, some with swimming pools. On Zanzibar accommodation was perfect right... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks Susan for your review! It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable time and we look forward to having you come back and explore more of this wonderful continent with us!
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  • Wildlife and Spice Island reviewer 2
    Written on December 16, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Great experience, meals were awesome, guide and driver were great, accomodations were ok...overall I would totally recommend this tour and operator!

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip!
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  • S
    Written on December 6, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely fantastic, made all the more better by our guide Aly and driver Steve. Had a total ball travelling through Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania for 5.5 weeks. It was an awesome mix of culture, safari and then relaxing on the beach.... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you had a great time!
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  • Wildlife and Spice Island reviewer 4
    Written on September 4, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first overlanding camping experience and I was particularly nervous. However, our guide was absolutely fantastic from the word go and set about giving us a tutorial on how to put up our tent which was surprisingly easy! The route was fantastic... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    We're so pleased to hear you had a wonderful trip and that you soon overcame your nerves. I will pass on your kind words to our crew in Africa, they do a fantastic job out there. Thank you for taking the time to write this, we really appreciate it, and who knows, we might just see you back in Africa again soon! The Team @ Absolute Africa
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  • A
    Written on March 13, 2008

    The highlights of this trip were the Gorilla trek, white water rafting the nile and the safaris in Tanzania - serengeti, Ngorongoro crator and tarangeri. Unfortunately Kenya broke out into chaos while we were in Uganda on our way back to Kenya so we had... Read more

  • A
    Written on July 29, 2007

    Trip of a lifetime! A 5 week overland tour through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, ending with 4 days on Zanzibar. Highlights of the trip would be the gorilla hike in Rwanda, hiked for a couple of hours, vertical incline at times, lots of slippping and... Read more

Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

    • 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 much will this tour really cost?

      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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      Aug 30, 2019
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      Oct 3, 2019
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      $47
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      Oct 24, 2019
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      Nov 19, 2019
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      Jan 7, 2020
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      Feb 19, 2020
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      Feb 6, 2020
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      Mar 11, 2020
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      Apr 10, 2020
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      May 14, 2020
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      May 17, 2020
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      Jun 20, 2020
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      Jun 24, 2020
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      Tuesday
      Jul 28, 2020
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      USD $1,518
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      Jul 24, 2020
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      Aug 27, 2020
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      $47
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Shilling
    Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania
    CHF
    Franc
    Rwanda

    Plugs & Adapters

    Kenya, Uganda and TanzaniaRwandaRwandaTanzania

    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, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. 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 Zanzibar is the endpoint.
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 23 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 October 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.
    Payment methods
    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.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,807 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)
    • 290 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
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