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The Gorilla Stop

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Starts
Kigali
+2 Destinations
Gorilla Trek
Ends
Kigali
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Highlights

Start and end in Kigali! With the overland truck tour The Gorilla Stop, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Kigali, Rwanda and 2 other destinations in Africa. The Gorilla Stop includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck

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  • CB
    Written on June 21, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    The tour was good for seeing the gorillas at a relatively cheap price though I feel the other included days were a bit of a waste of time as there wasn't really much to do. I would have preferred the tour to have been cheaper and only 4 days maximum. The guides were friendly. Unfortunately some people had their belongings stolen at one of the hostels we stayed at, maybe a poor choice. Food included was tasty.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Ciaran. We are sorry that you felt the Gorilla Stop was too long. We do always need an extra day in the itinerary on the trips up to the gorillas as we cannot always guarantee getting all the permits on the same day throughout the year and if ever the gorillas are not found, they allow us to trek the following day. The days at Kisoro are free days, so as well as trekking the gorillas there are other options available, such as visiting the Golden Moneys in Mgahinga National Park, a Batwa (pygmy) trail, a coffee plantation tour and also Dian Fossey's grave. Or you can just relax by Lake Mutande. We spoke to the hostel where you stayed as a priority following the incident you mention, as security is of the utmost importance to us. We have been assured that new security arrangements have been put in place as a result. We are glad to hear your guides were friendly and that you enjoyed seeing the endangered gorillas in their forest home. Thanks again for your feedback.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: RWANDA - UGANDA
  2. Days 2 - 3: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Days 3 -4: UGANDA - RWANDA
  4. Day 5: RWANDA

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Does this tour include the Gorilla trekking permit?

      Yes. The gorilla trekking permit is included in this tour.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      This tour will group around 16 people. The group is small enough to be able to follow the guide, ask questions and be heard, but large enough not to feel lonely as you will always have someone to have a chat with.

    • How does visa work?

      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.

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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 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. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Kigali.
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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 21 December 2018 the full payment of $1,148 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 $1148 for The Gorilla Stop, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 178 km.
    • Kigali (Rwanda)
    • 85 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
    • 25 km
    • Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
    • 69 km
    • Kigali (Rwanda)

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