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Rainforests and Reefs

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Days
17
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Cost/day $65
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Rainforests and Reefs - Absolute Africa
Rainforests and Reefs - Absolute Africa
Chitra "The tour was amazing - it covered the three things I wanted to do - gorillas, the Serengeti and rest at the end in Zanzibar. Our tour guide Vee was incredibly patient with my many questions and she was very informative and helpful, as was a truck driver Patrick. The trip was well organised and showed that Absolute Africa were experienced tour operators. I'd love to travel with them again the next ..."
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4 reviews
Starts
Kigali
+10 Destinations
Rainforest
Ends
Zanzibar
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Highlights

Start in Kigali and end in Zanzibar! With the overland truck tour Rainforests and Reefs, you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 10 other destinations in Africa. Rainforests and Reefs 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
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife

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  • AG
    Written on January 8, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Nice guide and highlights. Some full acommodations.

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for your review Alvaro! Hopefully we can take you on another trip sometimes :)
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  • BC
    Written on August 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The itinerary covered an interesting variety of places and activities, but 1 or 2 days longer would be better, to shorten the long driving days. It was frustrating and difficult often setting up and pulling down tents in the dark. The big yellow truck... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the selection of highlights and options on your Rainforests and Reefs tour. The itinerary on this tour takes you from the forest home of the mountain gorillas, through Rwanda and the city of Kigali, before heading through rural Tanzania including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater; then heading to the Indian Ocean coast and Zanzibar. This 17 day itinerary does suit many of our customers and there are inevitable long drive days required to link up the key places on this trip. There are also not many options for accommodation in the rural sections of this trip and so however long we made the trip, there would still be the need to have some long drives in certain sections. That being the case some of the camps we use are still quite basic as you experienced, and occasionally there can be power cuts or lack of water especially in remote areas like Kisoro. The roads too can present issues at times on an overland trip of this nature. Whilst our crew are experienced and well trained in mechanics, and the trucks are purpose built and always checked and maintained at our workshop prior to heading out on a trip, there will be unavoidable times when issues arise due to the poor road conditions on parts of the route, which are often off the beaten track, such as where your truck was in the Serengeti. At those times, we aways aim to resolve the issue as soon as possible in order to continue with the itinerary with as little interruption as possible, and on this trip we were able to provide a replacement truck as soon as your group came out of the parks to ensure there would be no further issues experienced on your trip. Thank you again for leaving your review and we will be sure to pass on your comments to Patrick and Nash who are always very pleased to hear of positive feedback from their passengers.
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  • Rainforests and Reefs reviewer 3
    Written on November 29, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip!! It was my first time visiting Africa so was unsure what to expect with this type of tour. Big thanks to Manache (guide) and Steve (driver) for keeping everything well organised and flowing. Great people, amazing animals, spectacular sights... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks so much for leaving your comments, Bryce, and so glad you enjoyed your time out in Africa. If you can get more time off work, we would be happy to welcome you back to see another part of Africa!
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  • C
    Written on November 9, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing - it covered the three things I wanted to do - gorillas, the Serengeti and rest at the end in Zanzibar. Our tour guide Vee was incredibly patient with my many questions and she was very informative and helpful, as was a truck driver... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback Chitra, we would love to have onboard again in the future
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: RWANDA - UGANDA
  2. Days 2 -3: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Day 4: RWANDA
  4. Days 5 - 7: TANZANIA
  5. Days 8 - 10: TANZANIA
  6. Days 11 - 12: TANZANIA
  7. Days 13 - 17: TANZANIA

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      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.

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      Mar 10, 2020
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    Vaccinations

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

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    Location
    Kigali is the starting point and Zanzibar is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Absolute Africa booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 May 2019 the full payment of $1,108 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 $1108 for Rainforests and Reefs, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    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 1,694 km.
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 85 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
    • 25 km
    • Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
    • 69 km
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 322 km
    • Mwanza (Tanzania)
    • 139 km
    • Lake Victoria (Tanzania)
    • 294 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
    • 55 km
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
    • 75 km
    • Mto Wa Mbu (Tanzania)
    • 88 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
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