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Simba Sounds - Absolute Africa
Simba Sounds - Absolute Africa
Dave "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 really put this trip over the top - aside from seeing gorillas, lions, cheetahs, chimps, leopards, elephants, hippos, Cape buffalo, etc. - was the abs..."
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5 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+14
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

Start and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour Simba Sounds, you have a 26 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 14 other destinations in Africa. Simba Sounds 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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  • Simba Sounds reviewer 1
    Written on August 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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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  • NM
    Written on October 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 outstanding, organised and always available. The group was a mix of ages and nationalities and we all got along and mucked in. We have been on a previous overland in Africa with a different company but this tour blew it away. Saw all the Big Five and more. Special mention for our fantastic driver David who always had a smile for everyone and is one of life's gentlemen. Can't recommend this tour highly enough.
    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!
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  • AG
    Written on August 23, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. This was my first solo travel, and first time in Africa. From the moment I booked the trip, the office was in constant contact to answer any of my questions, and always responded within the day. The trip itself was an amazing experience. From the game drives in the Masai Mara, to trekking gorillas in Uganda, to rafting the Nile, there was a wide range of activities for everyone. Travelling on the big yellow truck affectionately named 'Shaggy' gave time for each of us travellers to get to know each other, as did camping and cooking together. The trip was made even more memorable by the enthusiastic crew travelling with us. The driver, Patrick, skilfully navigated the bumpy - and sometimes terrifyingly narrow - roads, getting us to each destination safe and sound. The guide, Joe, always had a smile on his face and really brought the group together. Each night he told us stories of the places we were visiting, so not only did we experience the countries first hand, but had the chance to learn more about its unique history. Following the 26 day tour, I journeyed on to climb Mt Kilimanjaro booked through Absolute Africa. Sampson was extremely helpful in making sure we were well prepared to begin our hike, and by following his 'golden rules of the mountain' all five climbers in our group made it safely to the summit. My experience travelling with Absolute Africa was so wonderful, that instead of backpacking for the last four weeks of my time in Africa, I flew to meet up with the group to travel in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Natasja in the office was extremely helpful and accommodating, finding the best places for me to join and providing amazing support the whole time. I would highly recommend Absolute Africa to anyone looking to travel overland in Africa, it truly is the experience of a lifetime!
    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 Botswana, Namibia and South Africa with us in the future :)
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  • Simba Sounds reviewer 4
    Written on January 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 really put this trip over the top - aside from seeing gorillas, lions, cheetahs, chimps, leopards, elephants, hippos, Cape buffalo, etc. - was the absolutely first-rate service we got rom our guide Troy and our driver Patrick. They went above and beyond to make sure we were well fed, well taken care of, and had a blast!! I recommend this trip and any part of it to everyone and I will travel with Absolute Africa again when I come back.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments - we look forward to welcoming you back to Africa on your next trip!
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  • CV
    Written on August 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!!!!!!!!
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  1. Days 1 - 4: KENYA
  2. Days 5 - 7: KENYA
  3. Days 8 - 11: UGANDA
  4. Days 12 - 13: UGANDA
  5. Days 14- 15: UGANDA
  6. Days 16 - 19: UGANDA - RWANDA
  7. Days 20 - 22: TANZANIA
  8. Days 23 - 25: TANZANIA
  9. Day 26: TANZANIA-KENYA

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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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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Kenya. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Nairobi.
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    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 22 July 2018 the full payment of $1,225 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 $1225 for Simba Sounds, 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,462 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 66 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 66 km
    • Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 152 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 255 km
    • Eldoret (Kenya)
    • 229 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 67 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 31 km
    • Entebbe (Uganda)
    • 273 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
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