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Tusker Trails - Absolute Africa
37 days

Tusker Trails

From Kigali to Victoria Falls
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
6286
Private available:
From
US $1,917
+ $700 Local Payment
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Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Kigali and end in Victoria Falls! With the Overland Truck tour Tusker Trails, you have a 37 days tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 18 other destinations in Africa. Tusker Trails 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
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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
3 nights

Customer Reviews

  • L
    · December 6th, 2014
    Awesome trip n experience of a life time!!!! Unforgettable experiences from nights in tents to up close encounters with the amazing animals of Africa! Awesome local tour guides n drivers meant more learning n stories. Very very cool :-)
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    wonderful to hear you had a great time, thanks so much for the review!
    Trip date: July 2010

Dates & Availability

37 days
Tusker Trails
From Kigali to Victoria Falls
No credit card fees

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Upcoming departures
  • Sunday
    11 Jul, 2021
    English
    Monday
    16 Aug, 2021
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
  • Friday
    13 Aug, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    18 Sep, 2021
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    9 Sep, 2021
    English
    Friday
    15 Oct, 2021
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    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    7 Oct, 2021
    English
    Friday
    12 Nov, 2021
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    2 Nov, 2021
    English
    Wednesday
    8 Dec, 2021
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    21 Dec, 2021
    English
    Wednesday
    26 Jan, 2022
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    3 Feb, 2022
    English
    Friday
    11 Mar, 2022
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    8 Mar, 2022
    English
    Wednesday
    13 Apr, 2022
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    3 May, 2022
    English
    Wednesday
    8 Jun, 2022
    $1,917
    + $700
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    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    12 Jun, 2022
    English
    Monday
    18 Jul, 2022
    $1,917
    + $700
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments

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.

    • 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 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…

    • Is there an option of this trip running north bound or are all the trips running south bound?

      The tour operator does not operate this tour northbound as such, but they do have a trip called the Northern trails that does this route and can be joined at Johannesburg, Vic Falls and depart in Kigali if you wish. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      $
      US Dollar
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      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
      Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type C
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type E
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type F
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type J
      Rwanda
      Type D
      Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type M
      Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Malawi, 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 Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days 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 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 19th, 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.