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African Drums - Absolute Africa
60 days

African Drums

From Kigali to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
6284
From
US $2,867
+ $950 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Kigali and end in Cape Town! With the Overland Truck tour African Drums, you have a 60 days tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 30 other destinations in Africa. African Drums includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: RWANDA - UGANDA
  2. Days 2 - 3: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Days 4 - 5: RWANDA
  4. Days 6 - 11: RWANDA - TANZANIA
  5. Days 12 - 19: TANZANIA
  6. Days 20 - 24: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  7. Days 25 - 30: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 31 - 34: ZIMBABWE
  9. Days 35 - 37: ZIMBABWE
  10. Days 38 - 43: BOTSWANA
  11. Days 44 - 48: NAMIBIA
  12. Days 49 - 52: NAMIBIA
  13. Days 53 - 56: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
  14. Days 57 - 60: SOUTH AFRICA
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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
9 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.8
  • 4.5
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  • African Drums reviewer 1
    · September 30th, 2018
    I was on a solo travel adventure for 8 month and this 56 day african drums tour was the absolute highlight of my time away. First things first... my guide Pete went above and beyond with everything that the group needed. he was a ball of knowledge and... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you, Amber, for leaving a review of your African Drums tour. Pete and Mugo will love to hear your comments and we are really glad that you had such a good time. If you ever fancy another trip with us, Kenya will be waiting for you!
    Trip date: June 2018
  • N
    · December 21st, 2014
    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!
    Trip date: September 2014
  • African Drums reviewer 3
    · December 18th, 2014
    Trip if a lifetime! Great leader!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for the reveiw
    Trip date: November 2013
  • African Drums reviewer 4
    · December 8th, 2014
    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... Show more
    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.
    Trip date: August 2013
  • H
    · December 6th, 2014
    I loved pretty much everything about the tour! Miss Africa already!!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    wonderful to hear you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: June 2014
  • P
    · May 1st, 2014
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2013

Dates & Availability

60 days
African Drums
From Kigali to Cape Town
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Upcoming departures
  • Sunday
    11 Jul, 2021
    English
    Wednesday
    8 Sep, 2021
    $2,867
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  • Friday
    13 Aug, 2021
    English
    Monday
    11 Oct, 2021
    $2,867
    + $950
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    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    9 Sep, 2021
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    Sunday
    7 Nov, 2021
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  • Thursday
    7 Oct, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    5 Dec, 2021
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    + $950
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  • Tuesday
    2 Nov, 2021
    English
    Friday
    31 Dec, 2021
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  • Tuesday
    21 Dec, 2021
    English
    Friday
    18 Feb, 2022
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  • Thursday
    3 Feb, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    3 Apr, 2022
    $2,867
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  • Tuesday
    8 Mar, 2022
    English
    Friday
    6 May, 2022
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  • Tuesday
    3 May, 2022
    English
    Friday
    1 Jul, 2022
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  • Sunday
    12 Jun, 2022
    English
    Wednesday
    10 Aug, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      $
      US Dollar
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      $
      Namibia Dollar
      Namibia
      Fr
      Rwanda Franc
      Rwanda
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      Sh
      Uganda Shilling
      Uganda
      R
      Rand
      South Africa
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

      Type D
      Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type M
      Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type G
      Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type C
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type E
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type F
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type J
      Rwanda
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks 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 15th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 15th, 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.