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Days
58
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Cost/day $37
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African Drums - Absolute Africa
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Paula "My boyfriend and I are travelling round the world for 13 months, and this tour was a definite highlight. This was largely due to our fantastic guide Mufaro, and our driver JB. Both went well above and beyond their job descriptions to make sure we all had a fantastic time. Obviously every group is different, but our group was a more mature group (in mentality not necessarily age) unlike all the ..."
Excellent
6 reviews
Starts
Kigali
Destinations
+29
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

Start in Kigali and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour African Drums, you have a 58 day tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 30 other destinations in Africa. African Drums 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

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  • N
    Written on December 21, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a great experience and special time on this tour. The guide and drivers were also great! Our tour guide Vailet Peter took care of everyone, knew about everything and the meal was amazing!! She is the best guide I've ever met.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    That's lovely to hear, we will pass this feedback on to Vailet for sure. Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you had such a good time!
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  • African Drums reviewer 2
    Written on December 18, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip if a lifetime! Great leader!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for the reveiw
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  • African Drums reviewer 3
    Written on December 8, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolute Africa was an amazing company to go on a long trip with, they are well organised and were very helpful from before booking and right through to the end! Our tour guide Aly was exceptional, so full of information, flexible and kept us all well organised, enjoying ourselves and feeling safe at all times. I've done a lot of traveling and this was by far the best experience of my life and both Aly and absolute Africa have a great deal to do with that. I would recommend absolute Africa in a heart beat to anyone wanting to visit that side of the world!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your trip with Aly, and will pass on your lovely comments to her. It's great to hear you had a good time.
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  • H
    Written on December 6, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved pretty much everything about the tour! Miss Africa already!!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    wonderful to hear you enjoyed your trip!
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  • P
    Written on May 1, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    My boyfriend and I are travelling round the world for 13 months, and this tour was a definite highlight. This was largely due to our fantastic guide Mufaro, and our driver JB. Both went well above and beyond their job descriptions to make sure we all had a fantastic time. Obviously every group is different, but our group was a more mature group (in mentality not necessarily age) unlike all the other gap year trucks we met along the way. We both had a fantastic time, and I genuinely could not recommend anything more, or thank JB & Mufaro for making this part of our trip so amazing.
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  • A
    Written on April 25, 2010

    Awesome Trip! Great crew and awesome group on the truck. Highlights would be trekking with the gorillas in Rwanda, White water rafting the zambezi, Ngorogoro Crater, Shark cage diving Cape Town.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: RWANDA - UGANDA
  2. Days 2 -3: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Day 4: RWANDA
  4. Days 5 - 10: TANZANIA
  5. Days 11 - 17: TANZANIA
  6. Days 18: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  7. Days 23 - 28: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 29 - 31: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 32: ZIMBABWE
  10. Days 33 - 36: ZIMBABWE
  11. Days 37 - 41: BOTSWANA
  12. Days 42 - 47: NAMIBIA
  13. Days 48 - 51: NAMIBIA
  14. Days 52 - 55: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
  15. Days 56 - 58: SOUTH AFRICA

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • February 19, 2016

      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.

    • February 15, 2016

      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…

    • February 15, 2016

      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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    • Natalie26th January 2018
      They provided a great overview of all the available tours and made it easy to compare the different features and prices so you could prioritise by what matters most to you.

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    About the countries

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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 Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    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 Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Kigali 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 July 2018 the full payment of $2,134 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 $2134 for African Drums, 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.
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    The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,653 km.
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 69 km
    • Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
    • 605 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
    • 55 km
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
    • 153 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
    • 471 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 71 km
    • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
    • 430 km
    • Iringa (Tanzania)
    • 357 km
    • Chitimba (Malawi)
    • 151 km
    • Kande (Malawi)
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