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Simba Sounds - Absolute Africa
29 days

Simba Sounds

Start and end in Nairobi
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
6287
Private available:
From
US $1,885
Incl: Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start and end in Nairobi! With the Overland Truck tour Simba Sounds, you have a 29 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 15 other destinations in Africa. Simba Sounds includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 2: KENYA
  2. Days 3 - 6: KENYA
  3. Days 7 - 9: KENYA
  4. Days 10 - 12: UGANDA
  5. Days 13 - 16: UGANDA
  6. Days 17 - 20: UGANDA - RWANDA
  7. Day 21 - 22: RWANDA
  8. Days 23 - 25: TANZANIA
  9. Days 26 - 28: TANZANIA
  10. Day 29: TANZANIA-KENYA
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.8
  • 4.5
  • Simba Sounds reviewer 1
    · August 25th, 2017
    The trip exceeded my expectation. It is awesome with the great guide and driver and other group members. Everything is organized well. It is a life time experience.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi Lucy, thanks for your review. We hope to see you back again on one of our trips in the future!
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    Trip date: July 2017
  • NM
    · October 22nd, 2016
    Just finished 26 day tour (Simba Sounds) with Absolute Africa. I'm in my fifties and my son is 18 and we both agree that this holiday was the best ever. Had such a wonderful time from the Mara, Gorillas and the Serengeti. The Tour leader Derek was... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your great review Niall. We are happy to hear that both you and your son had such a good time and have passed on your comments to Derek and David. Do get back in touch if you are looking to get back to Africa in the future!
    Trip date: September 2016
  • AG
    · August 23rd, 2016
    I recently finished a two month trip in Africa, and it was the most rewarding and inspiring journey I have had the opportunity to take. I began my trip on the Simba Sounds route, travelling from Kenya through to Uganda, Rwanda, and finally Tanzania.... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Ashley. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with Joe and Patrick so much, as well as reaching the summit of Africa's highest mountain! We look forward to welcoming you back if you ever fancy coming back to explore... Show more
    Trip date: June 2016
  • Simba Sounds reviewer 4
    · January 3rd, 2016
    Absolute Africa is absolutely the best!! I've toured with more expensive companies and they were good. But this trip was outstanding. first, Absolute Africa seems to be he only company doing the full loop around lake Victoria. That sold me. But what... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments - we look forward to welcoming you back to Africa on your next trip!
    Trip date: December 2015
  • CV
    · August 27th, 2013
    This was a seriously excellent tour! I met great people, saw loads of amazing things, ate delicious meals (thanks head chef and guide Ali) and generally had a fantastic time! Thanks Absaf, it was awesome!!!!!!!!
    Trip date: July 2013

Dates & Availability

29 days
Simba Sounds
From Nairobi to Nairobi
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  • Sunday
    30 May, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    27 Jun, 2021
    $1,885
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  • Thursday
    24 Jun, 2021
    English
    Thursday
    22 Jul, 2021
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  • Tuesday
    27 Jul, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    24 Aug, 2021
    $1,885
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  • Monday
    23 Aug, 2021
    English
    Monday
    20 Sep, 2021
    $1,885
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  • Monday
    20 Sep, 2021
    English
    Monday
    18 Oct, 2021
    $1,885
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  • Saturday
    16 Oct, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    13 Nov, 2021
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  • Saturday
    4 Dec, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    1 Jan, 2022
    $1,885
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  • Monday
    17 Jan, 2022
    English
    Monday
    14 Feb, 2022
    $1,885
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  • Saturday
    19 Feb, 2022
    English
    Saturday
    19 Mar, 2022
    $1,885
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  • Saturday
    16 Apr, 2022
    English
    Saturday
    14 May, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is tipping included?

      Tipping is not included in your tour cost as it is completely optional. If you feel your guide and crew went above and beyond to make your trip special, tipping would be greatly appreciated.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • Are flights included?

      As we have travellers from all over the world, flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. We recommend that you do not book your flights until your place on the tour has been confirmed. Check out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner to book your flight - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Are any vaccines required?

      We recommend you contact a medical professional for the most up to date and accurate information. TourRadar cannot legally give medical advice and we want you to be well prepared for your trip of a lifetime!

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are travelling alone there is not a single supplement as the accommodation is based on share accommodation depending on availability. Please contact our team of Travel Experts for further information.

    • What are the inclusions of the tour?

      This tour is fantastic value for money due to the number of activities, meals and transport included, to see all the inclusions on the tour please click 'What's Included' on the main tour page.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All the accommodation on the tour is subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is finalised you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. However, we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that additional optional excursions available for this tour are on a request basis and can be organised once on the tour.

    • 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
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      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
      Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
      Type C
      Rwanda
      Type E
      Rwanda
      Type F
      Rwanda
      Type J
      Rwanda
      Type D
      Tanzania
      Type M
      Tanzania
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days 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 12th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 12th, 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.
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      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.