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East Africa Encounter - Absolute Africa
30 days

East Africa Encounter

Start and end in Nairobi
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
30296
Private available:
From
$1,880
-5%
US $1,786
Incl: Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start and end in Nairobi! With the Overland Truck tour East Africa Encounter, you have a 30 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 16 other destinations in Africa. East Africa Encounter includes accommodation, 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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Customer Reviews

  • D
    · September 12th, 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
  • BE
    · February 4th, 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 2021
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Ends on 17 Apr, 2021
  • Friday
    18 Jun, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    17 Jul, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
  • Monday
    5 Jul, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    3 Aug, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
  • Wednesday
    4 Aug, 2021
    English
    Thursday
    2 Sep, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Saturday
    28 Aug, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    26 Sep, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Monday
    27 Sep, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    26 Oct, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    10 Oct, 2021
    English
    Monday
    8 Nov, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    28 Nov, 2021
    English
    Monday
    27 Dec, 2021
    $1,880
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • -5%
    Tuesday
    11 Jan, 2022
    English
    Wednesday
    9 Feb, 2022
    $1,880
    $1,786
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • -5%
    Sunday
    13 Feb, 2022
    English
    Monday
    14 Mar, 2022
    $1,880
    $1,786
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • -5%
    Sunday
    19 Jun, 2022
    English
    Monday
    18 Jul, 2022
    $1,880
    $1,786
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments

Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • How much will this trip 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      Fr
      Rwanda Franc
      Rwanda
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      Sh
      Uganda Shilling
      Uganda
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F, J, D, M. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F, J.

      Type G
      Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
      Type C
      Rwanda
      Type E
      Rwanda
      Type F
      Rwanda
      Type J
      Rwanda
      Type D
      Tanzania
      Type M
      Tanzania
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 10th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 10th, 2021, 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 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.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.