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Wildlife and Spice Island - Absolute Africa
35 days

Wildlife and Spice Island

From Nairobi to Zanzibar
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
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Age range:
18 to 99
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US $1,675
+ $875 Local Payment
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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 through Nairobi, Kenya and 19 other destinations in Africa. Wildlife and Spice Island includes accommodation as well as 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
  8. Days 23 - 25: TANZANIA
  9. Days 26 - 28: TANZANIA
  10. Days 29 - 35: TANZANIA
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What's Included

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

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  • SF
    August 01, 2017
    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... Show 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!
    Trip date: June 2017
  • Wildlife and Spice Island reviewer 2
    December 16, 2014
    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!
    Trip date: February 2014
  • S
    December 06, 2014
    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... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you had a great time!
    Trip date: June 2014
  • Wildlife and Spice Island reviewer 4
    September 04, 2014
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: June 2014


35 days
Wildlife and Spice Island
From Nairobi to Zanzibar
No credit card fees
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    • 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,

      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…

    • I am currently comparing the tours "Wildlife & Spice Island" and "Gorillas to Zanzibar". Can you please help me find out the differences?

      The biggest difference between the two trips is that the Wildlife and Spice safari travels from Rwanda into Tanzania and visit lake Victoria and the Grumeti reserve which the gorillas to Zanzibar does not do. Also in this trip the Serengeti and Ngorongoro trip is included while on the gorillas to zanzibar trip this is an optional extra.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries


      Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania

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      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.


      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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