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East Africa Encounter

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East Africa Encounter - Absolute Africa
East Africa Encounter - Absolute Africa
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2 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+13
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

Start and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour East Africa Encounter, you have a 23 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 13 other destinations in Africa. East Africa Encounter includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife

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  • EJ
    Written on October 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 drove that huge truck all over Africa ;) The gorillas were a highlight for sure, and we went on a fishing tour and caught a huge Nile Perch. When we took it back to camp, Peter cleaned it and cooked it for all of us. The truck was perfect to be in, especially for all the game drives, the camping was great (and the upgrades) and the food was fantastic. For the budget traveler, this company was amazing. The only bad part of the whole tour was leaving!! Thank you so much for an amazing trip and the memories.
    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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  • BE
    Written on February 4, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    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 considering we were all a bunch of randoms at the start and apart from me the age ranged from 21 to 30. Over all I would highly recommend this trip but definitely would not recommend this for people my age who are not fit While amazing as the safaris were, it was also quite gruelling unloading belongs, equipment and tents and then setting up tents after a full day of safaris in the heat and then cooking dinner and cleaning up the campsite before collapsing. Then up next morning between 4.30am and 6.30 in the to pack up our belongings dismantle tents and load everything back on the truck before breakfast then wash up dishes and pack second load of tables, equipment and food crates on the truck. Our driver was the best, he did everything he could to make sure we got the most out of our safaris and often helped us around the campsites and would find out answers to any of our enquiries or concerns but out guide was not particularly informative in knowledge of the animals when we were on safari and basically lazy for most of the trip doing as little as possible around the campsites. This did not deter us from having a truely unique and wonderful experience as Absolute Africa had the route we were on very well worked out to make sure we saw Africa in all its glory!!
    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 comments into account :)
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: KENYA - TANZANIA
  2. Day 2 : TANZANIA
  3. Day 3: TANZANIA
  4. Day 4: TANZANIA
  5. Day 5: TANZANIA
  6. Day 6: TANZANIA
  7. Day 7: RWANDA
  8. Days 8 - 10 : RWANDA - UGANDA
  9. Day 11
  10. Day 12
  11. Days 13 - 15
  12. Day 16 : KENYA
  13. Day 17 - 18
  14. Days 19-20
  15. Day 21 - 22
  16. Days 23

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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    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.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. 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
    Start and end in Nairobi.
    Trusted
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    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 13 September 2018 the full payment of $1,134 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 $1134 for East Africa Encounter, 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 2,127 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 239 km
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
    • 55 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
    • 325 km
    • Lake Victoria (Uganda)
    • 332 km
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 19 km
    • Musanze (Rwanda)
    • 85 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
    • 25 km
    • Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
    • 347 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 74 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
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