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A Week In Gorilla Lands - Absolute Africa
8 days

A Week In Gorilla Lands

From Kampala to Kigali
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
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Age range:
18 to 80
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US $2,255
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Start in Kampala and end in Kigali! With the Overland Truck tour A Week In Gorilla Lands, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 7 other destinations in Africa. A Week In Gorilla Lands includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: UGANDA
  2. Day 2: UGANDA
  3. Days 3 - 4: UGANDA
  4. Days 5: UGANDA
  5. Days 6 - 8: UGANDA - RWANDA
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Where You'll Stay

6 nights

Customer Reviews

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  • Itinerary
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  • Food
  • 4.5
  • K
    · July 10th, 2019
    When we booked our tour it stated on the website that there would be a maximum of 16 people joining the trip, so we were surprised to find ourselves in a group of 28 people (and obviously we weren't the only ones in the group thinking it would be a... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi Katharina, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your tour and great to hear you really enjoyed your gorilla trek! We are sorry to hear you were surprised by the number of people on your tour as we do always aim to be very... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • MD
    · May 9th, 2017
    Wow, wow wow! Given the low cost of this tour I was worried it might not live up to my expectations, but the dates worked perfectly so I thought what the heck. Well it didn't live up to my expectations, it exceeded them! Now don't expect any bells and... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your review, Megan. Great to hear you enjoyed your time in Uganda and Rwanda with Absolute! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Derek and Angelo too :)
    Trip date: April 2017
  • A
    · September 17th, 2011
    like all the time
    Trip date: December 2011

Dates & Availability

8 days
A Week In Gorilla Lands
From Kampala to Kigali
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What are the inclusions of the tour price?

      Your safari price covers:


      * Gorilla permit
      * Entry into Queen Elizabeth National Park including a guided game drive
      * Game cruise on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park


      - 5 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay whilst at the gorilla parks
      - 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners including a local meal

      Transport in a fully equipped and dieselled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, sleeping mats, tents etc.

      The services of a driver and safari leader.

      The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute team.

      All road tolls and taxes are paid

      There are however, visas that you will need and additional optional excursions to add on if you wish.

    • I noticed that this trip includes a Gorilla Permit? Does this mean there are no additional costs?

      Yes this trip includes the gorilla permit as well as a game drive and game cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP, so there is no extra cost for this.

    • 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.

    • How much will this tour really cost me?

      The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

      Safari price
      Optional excursions
      Personal spending money

      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…

    • What is the group size?

      This trip is part of our longer Absolute Safari, the maximum number of people on this safari is 28 , usually there are about 20-25 people.

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Rwanda Franc
      Uganda Shilling
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J.

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