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Rivers Of Africa - Absolute Africa
Rivers Of Africa - Absolute Africa
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Starts
Kampala
Destinations
+18
Ends
Victoria Falls
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Highlights

Start in Kampala and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour Rivers Of Africa, you have a 43 day tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 18 other destinations in Africa. Rivers Of Africa 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

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  • M
    Written on June 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience with Absolute Africa has been nothing short of amazing, from the booking process to the completion of the tour. Prior to leaving to commence the tour we had some difficulties obtaining a visa from South Africa. The office staff in London assisted us with every question and request with efficiency and understanding. I couldn't rate their customer service more highly, we really appreciated their support. Our trip was lead by Tour Guide Derek, and truck driver Angelo. Our group was very lucky to be lead by such a dynamic duo. Derek was always very organised, and ensuring everything was organised well ahead of times. I never felt unsafe at any point during our time in Africa, and were always provided with guidance around cultural norms, and what was expected of us. Derek & Angelo really made the trip great for us. Having seen Africa for myself now, I would recommend participating in a tour, as it makes travel through the rural areas significantly easier & safer. Despite Absolute Africa being a budget company, we were provided with all of the provision required, & more that enough food each day for breakfast & dinner. We loved our time on the truck, which was so high up that we got a great view of the landscape & animals as we drove past. I wish that we had booked in a longer trip than 42 days - it wasn't enough!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you very much for leaving your tour review, Michelle. We will surely pass on your comments to Derek and Angelo and are glad you had such a fab time travelling with us :) You've just got to find an excuse to come back and do the final section from Vic Falls to Cape Town now!!
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  • C
    Written on August 10, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had never been on a tour like this before but having done so now, I would recommend Absolute Africa highly to anyone. The office staff were prompt and efficient in their responses and happy to help out with all aspects of your trip planning (insurance, flights, health, finances...) I felt organised and in safe hands throughout the booking process. As for the tour itself, I can't rave enough about the crew. Our guide and drivers were all great at their jobs - both professional and fun - and made the trip what it was. Life on a truck can be testing at times but with a guide there to pull everyone together, it ends up being a huge positive part of the experience. I plan to visit other continents next but if I was to return to Africa, I would have no hesitation in booking with Absolute again. A sensational seven weeks and I miss it already!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Days 1 - 3: UGANDA
  • Days 4 - 8: UGANDA
  • Days 9 - 11: UGANDA - RWANDA
  • Days 12 - 13: TANZANIA
  • Days 14 - 17: TANZANIA
  • Days 18 - 19: TANZANIA
  • Days 20 - 24: TANZANIA - F
  • Days 30 - 31: ZAMBIA
  • Days 32- 34: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 35 - 37: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 38- 39: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 40 - 43: ZIMBABWE

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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

      What 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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        Price was cheaper than booking through the company and enquiries were answered quickly

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      About the countries

      Useful things to know before you go

      Currencies

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      Uganda and Tanzania
      CHF
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      Rwanda
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      Malawi and Zambia
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      Zimbabwe

      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 Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Cholera
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Meningococcal meningitis
      Recommended for Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      Yellow fever
      Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Kampala is the starting point and Victoria Falls 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 16 December 2017 the full payment of $1,544 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 $1544 for Rivers Of Africa, 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 4,891 km.
      • Kampala (Uganda)
      • 74 km
      • Jinja (Uganda)
      • 364 km
      • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
      • 199 km
      • Kigali (Rwanda)
      • 549 km
      • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
      • 55 km
      • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
      • 153 km
      • Arusha (Tanzania)
      • 478 km
      • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
      • 75 km
      • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
      • 75 km
      • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
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