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The Wildlife Journey

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The Wildlife Journey - Absolute Africa
The Wildlife Journey - Absolute Africa
Starts
Kampala
Destinations
+34
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

Start in Kampala and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour The Wildlife Journey, you have a 65 day tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 35 other destinations in Africa. The Wildlife Journey includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Days 1 - 8: UGANDA
  2. Days 9 - 11: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Days 12 - 17: TANZANIA
  4. Days 18 - 24: TANZANIA
  5. Days 25: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  6. Days 30 - 34: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 35 - 37: ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 38-39: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 40 - 43: ZIMBABWE
  10. Days 44 - 48: BOTSWANA
  11. Days 49 - 58: NAMIBIA
  12. Days 59 - 65: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

What's included

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  • Meals

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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.

    • 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.

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    • Victoria8th April 2018
      Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

    Availability

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    The Wildlife Journey

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    • Friday
      Aug 24, 2018
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Saturday
      Oct 27, 2018
      to Cape Town
      0 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      Sep 25, 2018
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Wednesday
      Nov 28, 2018
      to Cape Town
      0 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Sunday
      Oct 28, 2018
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Monday
      Dec 31, 2018
      to Cape Town
      0 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Dec 15, 2018
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Sunday
      Feb 17, 2019
      to Cape Town
      Only 2 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Jan 25, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Saturday
      Mar 30, 2019
      to Cape Town
      Only 1 seat left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Feb 28, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Friday
      May 3, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Apr 20, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Sunday
      Jun 23, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      May 28, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Wednesday
      Jul 31, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Jun 28, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Saturday
      Aug 31, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Aug 5, 2019
      from Kampala
      65 Days
      Tuesday
      Oct 8, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $91
      USD $2,174
      + $1,060 Local Payment

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    S
    Shilling
    Uganda and Tanzania
    CHF
    Franc
    Rwanda
    ZK
    Kwacha
    Malawi and Zambia
    $
    Dollar
    Zimbabwe and Namibia
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    R
    Rand
    South Africa

    Plugs & Adapters

    Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and ZimbabweRwanda and ZambiaRwandaTanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

    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 Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Kampala is the starting point and Cape Town is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    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 20 October 2018 the full payment of $2,174 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 $2174 for The Wildlife Journey, 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.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,862 km.
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 74 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 91 km
    • Entebbe (Uganda)
    • 273 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
    • 130 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
    • 85 km
    • Musanze (Rwanda)
    • 19 km
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 461 km
    • Grumeti Game Reserve (Tanzania)
    • 111 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
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