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Rainforests and Reefs - Absolute Africa
18 days

Rainforests and Reefs

From Kigali to Zanzibar
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
6395
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+ $380 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Kigali and end in Zanzibar! With the Overland Truck tour Rainforests and Reefs, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 10 other destinations in Africa. Rainforests and Reefs includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: RWANDA - UGANDA
  2. Days 2 - 3: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Day 4 - 5: RWANDA
  4. Days 6 - 8: TANZANIA
  5. Days 9 - 11: TANZANIA
  6. Days 12 - 14: TANZANIA
  7. Days 15 - 18: TANZANIA
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Customer Reviews

  • AG
    · January 8th, 2019
    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 :)
    Trip date: December 2018
  • BC
    · August 6th, 2018
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • Rainforests and Reefs reviewer 3
    · November 29th, 2016
    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... Show 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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    Trip date: November 2016
  • C
    · November 9th, 2015
    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... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your feedback Chitra, we would love to have onboard again in the future
    Trip date: October 2015

Dates & Availability

18 days
Rainforests and Reefs
From Kigali to Zanzibar
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  • Friday
    13 Aug, 2021
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    Monday
    30 Aug, 2021
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    9 Sep, 2021
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    Sunday
    26 Sep, 2021
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  • Thursday
    7 Oct, 2021
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    Sunday
    24 Oct, 2021
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  • Tuesday
    2 Nov, 2021
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    Friday
    19 Nov, 2021
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  • Tuesday
    21 Dec, 2021
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    Friday
    7 Jan, 2022
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  • Thursday
    3 Feb, 2022
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    Sunday
    20 Feb, 2022
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  • Tuesday
    8 Mar, 2022
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    Friday
    25 Mar, 2022
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  • Tuesday
    3 May, 2022
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    Friday
    20 May, 2022
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  • Sunday
    12 Jun, 2022
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    Wednesday
    29 Jun, 2022
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  • Tuesday
    12 Jul, 2022
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    Friday
    29 Jul, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Is it possible to just spend 2 days in Zanzibar, instead of 4?

      Our trips are pre set departures, so unfortunately we cannot adjust the itineraries as the trip is with a group. You are free to leave the trip whenever you like however there would be no reduction in cost as the departures are pre-set.

    • Is the departure of this trip guaranteed?

      For this trip all our departures are guaranteed .

    • Can you help us with our visas if needed?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • Is the Zanzibar visit optional?

      Yes. The Zanzibar visit is an optional excursion.

    • 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.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      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 C, E, F, J, D, M, G. 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 C, E, F, J, G.

      Type C
      Rwanda
      Type E
      Rwanda
      Type F
      Rwanda
      Type J
      Rwanda
      Type D
      Tanzania
      Type M
      Tanzania
      Type G
      Tanzania and Uganda
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • 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 August 12th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 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.
    • Cancellation Policy
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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.