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East Africa Encounter - Absolute Africa
30 days

East Africa Encounter

From Nairobi to Nairobi
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
30296
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+ $800 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour East Africa Encounter, you have a 30 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 16 other destinations in Africa. East Africa Encounter includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: KENYA - TANZANIA
  2. Day 2 - 4: TANZANIA
  3. Day 5 - 7: TANZANIA
  4. Day 8 - 9: RWANDA
  5. Days 10 - 12: RWANDA - UGANDA
  6. Days 13 - 14: UGANDA
  7. Days 15 - 17: UGANDA
  8. Days 18 - 20: UGANDA
  9. Days 21 - 23: UGANDA - KENYA
  10. Days 24 - 26: KENYA
  11. Day 27 - 30: KENYA
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What's Included

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

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Good
    4.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.5
  • D
    September 12, 2018
    My husband and are did the 23 day safari around lake Victoria and absolutely loved it. Definitely best value and liked that we were in charge of what we ate instead of being given premade meals like some other tours. Wycliffe, our tour guide, and our... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • EJ
    October 11, 2017
    This trip was absolutely incredible. We did the East Africa Encounter and our guide and driver - Peter and Steve were amazing! Peter knew everything there was to know, and Steve was the best driver I have ever encountered! I still don't know how he... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your review - what fantastic photos, Emilie! We are happy to hear you had such great trip and will speak to Peter and Steve to let them know your kind comments. Don't forget, Southern Africa is always waiting for you... ;)
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    Trip date: September 2017
  • BE
    February 04, 2017
    Iam a 57 yr old woman who is considerably fit I did the 23 day Encounter trip that started on the 1st January 2017 with my 21 yr old daughter and we had one of the best experiences of our lives!! The group we travelled with were great fun especially... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Bernadette, its great to hear you had a fantastic time on the tour. We also appreciate your comments on the different aspects of the tour and the guide as we are always looking to improve our service and will surely take your... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017

Dates & Availability

30 days
East Africa Encounter
From Nairobi to Nairobi
No credit card fees
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  • June 2020
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  • August 2020
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  • -5%
    Friday
    Jun 5, 2020
    Saturday
    Jul 4, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    $1,616
    + $800
    Local Payment
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    Thursday
    Jun 18, 2020
    Friday
    Jul 17, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    $1,616
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Monday
    Jul 27, 2020
    Tuesday
    Aug 25, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Saturday
    Aug 8, 2020
    Sunday
    Sep 6, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Monday
    Sep 14, 2020
    Tuesday
    Oct 13, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Friday
    Oct 9, 2020
    Saturday
    Nov 7, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Thursday
    Oct 22, 2020
    Friday
    Nov 20, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Saturday
    Nov 21, 2020
    Sunday
    Dec 20, 2020
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Saturday
    Dec 12, 2020
    Sunday
    Jan 10, 2021
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment
  • Monday
    Jan 18, 2021
    Tuesday
    Feb 16, 2021
    Total
    $1,701
    + $800
    Local Payment

FAQs

    • Is the first day an arrival day or is the tour starting on this day?

      The safari departs early from 2 locations in Nairobi on the departure date, so the first day is not a free day. It might be a good idea to consider a night of pre-tour accommodation in this instance.

    • Is the last day part of the travel or a day where I could plan my flight home?

      You will be travelling on the final date, so it might be best to book a night of post-tour accommodation or fly out late on the last day.

    • Is it possible to get a transfer from/to the airport as I am travelling alone?

      Airport transfers can be added onto your package if you would like. The prices can vary. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • 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.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      S
      Shilling
      Kenya , Tanzania and Uganda
      CHF
      Franc
      Rwanda

      Plugs & Adapters

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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.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 18 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 April 2020, 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.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • 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.
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