23 days – Face of Africa

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23 days
Camping Group Tour
Kigali - Nairobi
Uganda - Rwanda - Kenya
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 28
Tour Details

This international camping group tour starts in Kigali and finishes in Nairobi. A trek to view the mountain gorillas and game drive on the savanna plains of the Masai Mara. Visiting Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate National Park and The White Nile – allowing for some spills and thrills! – finishing in Nairobi.

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Highlights

Batwa (pygmy) village; Orphanage visit; Dian Fossey’s Grave; Golden monkey trek; Mountain gorilla trek (optional extra); Genocide Memorial and Museum Park; Drum Markets; Lake Victoria; Volunteer in a village school; Kayaking; Whitewater Rafting on the White Nile; Nakuru National Park; Lake Naivasha; Hells Gate National Park; Queen Elizabeth National Park; Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary; Crater Lake Sanctuary; Masai Mara for two nights.

Please Note

Tents and roll mattresses are provided and the tents have sewn in floors and mosquito netting. You will need to bring a sleeping bag & sleep sheet. Get a cheap mosquito net in Africa if you want to sleep outside of your tent. If you start your trip in Nairobi or South Africa you can buy camping gear at the local department stores. All campsites have good ablution facilities & bars, and some have restaurants, shops and internet facilities. About half the campsites have upgrades to hut or cabins for an extra charge.

Restrictions

Minimum age is 18. Average age of the passengers is between 18 – 39 but if you are an open minded person more at age and you don’t mind climbing daily in and out the overland truck you are more than welcome to join!

Extras/Upgrades

  • Gorilla trekking
  • See tour information for more info

Hotel Pickup

The usual meeting point for this trip is at the Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel on the departure date, at 2.30pm. We can reserve accommodation for you prior to departure in Kigali at Chez Lando or at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel.

Departure & Return Location

Kigali- Nairobi

Departure Time

Meet at hostel in Kigali around 14h30 on start date

Price Includes

  • Breakfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
  • Some pre-prepared barbecues
  • Contribution to final group meal
  • Camping whilst travelling on the truck
  • Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
  • Services of tour crew
  • Ongoing advice
  • All road tolls & taxes are paid
  • Entrance of • The Masai Mara •Maasai stay with bushwalk • Lake Nakuru National Park • Genocide memorial & Museum in Kigali • Hippo Cruise • Lake Naivasha • Bujugali • Queen Elizabeth National Park • Kazinga Channel Cruise • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary • Free time in Kigali and Jinja
  • English speaking tour leader and driver
  • Coverage by Guarantee Fund

Price Excludes

  • Local Tour Payment: US$460. 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. We also offer tours without Local Payments. One fixed price for the tour and activities which you pay all at once to us. Contact us to point them out to you on our website!
  • Visa
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers (available on request)
  • Optional extra's
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Alcoholic- and soft drinks
  • Pre- and post tour accommodation
  • Vaccinations and anti malarials as required
Itinerary

Day 1 - 2 RWANDA

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city
Optionals: Visit to the Genocide memorial and museum

Day 3 - 5RWANDA-UGANDA

Musanze, Kisoro
Optionals: Visit to the Genocide memorial and museum, Banana beer making, basket making, visit to Dian Fossey’s grave, Lake Mutande, coffee tour, visit to Batwa (Pygmy) village

Day 6 - 7 UGANDA

Kabale, Kalinzu forest
Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek, golden monkeys trek, orphanage visit, Lake Mutande, coffee tour, visit to Batwa (Pygmy) village

Day 8 - 10UGANDA

Queen Elizabeth NP game drive and game cruise, Equator stop, local craft markets, Kampala, Ziwa rhino sanctuary
Optionals: Chimpanzee trek, rhino trek, boat ride

Day 11 - 13UGANDA

Jinja, White Nile, Lake Bujagali.
Optionals: Whitewater rafting, village walk, bungee jumping, kayaking, visit a local school, quad biking, horse riding, sunset cruise on Lake Victoria.

Day 14 - 16UGANDA-KENYA

Eldoret, Lake Nakuru National Park.

Day 17 - 19KENYA

Orphanage visit, Lake Naivasha, Loita Hills Masai village
Optionals: Cycling safari in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake, Elsamere for afternoon tea, balloon safari

Day20 - 23KENYA

Game drives Masai Mara, Nairobi
Optional: Night out in a Nairobi restaurant, giraffe centre, elephant orphanage

Please note safari itineraries are given as a guide only. A safari is a journey and true journeys in Africa unfold and are of an adventurous nature. The unexpected can arise, so do allow for this.

To extend your trip you can add a Serengeti safari is you like.

Why choose this tour
We have chosen this overland tour because this local partner has been active in the overland industry for over 35 years. They only use qualified and passionate tour leaders with a big love for Africa and they love their job. They use good materials (truck, tents and cooking equipment), they are a small-scale company with attention for personal contact and satisfaction. They are based in Arusha.

What is different to other tours
-They do not have personal lockers in the truck
-You need to bring your own cutlery
-This trip is made up of components and quite often during the safari you will probably meet clients doing shorter and longer sections of your trip depending on the booking patterns for the months you are travelling. This makes it very dynamic.
-Most lunches are not included.
-There are quit a few optional activities. -This way you can design and control your budget more

African Travels, specialist in group tours to Africa
The founders of African Travels (born and raised in Africa) have worked on overland tours through the whole of Africa. With a background as tour leaders on African overland tours we give honest and independent travel advice. It matters to us that you are travelling with like-minded people. A small group tour is more popular with the 40 crowd and a camping tour with 22 passengers is generally more popular with travellers aged 20-30, keen for a party. We only work together with our personal network which we built over the last 30 years.

We offer a price beat guarantee. Have you seen the same tour somewhere else cheaper? Let us know at the time of booking your tour and we give you the same rate. Only applicable at the time of confirmation. Due to the ever-changing exchange rates we cannot adjust all our prices on a daily basis.

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

On request we can book you a single room. Otherwise, you will be sharing a room with somone else from the same sexe if you are a single traveler.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can use ZAR and your Bank card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and bars

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

We recommend you arrive the night before. We can book an extra night in the lodge from where the tour starts.

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Anomymous

Solo Traveller

Incredible experience with wonderful guide and driver 🙂

September 8, 2020