Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Overland Tours

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Price

£970
+ Local Payment US$275
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• Matopos rhino trek
• Private Game Reserve
• Brkfast & dinner whilst with truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst with the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Journey from Nairobi, Kenya and end at the Victoria Falls
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Safari Overview

An African adventure of big highlights - game drives on the Serengeti and in the Ngorongoro Crater, visiting the magical spice island of Zanzibar Island, visits a Masai village, and in fishing villages through rural Malawi, finishing at Victoria Falls with a ton of adventure sports and exciting wildlife activities - lion walks, rhino treks or get drilled on grade 5 rapids white water rafting, bungee and gorge swing

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Safari Add-ons
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Itinerary

Day 1
KENYA - TANZANIA

Depart Nairobi, across the Athi plains driving through to our camp in Arusha. Departure meeting.

Days 2 - 4
TANZANIA

Three days allocated for a choice of game drives, with an evening celebratory barbecue on our return from the game parks.

Optionals including choices of game drives: Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area with Maasai village visit, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater.

Days 5 - 6
TANZANIA

Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the coast, with the chance of views of Kilimanjaro en route, seafood barbecue at our camp on the Indian Ocean, preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.

Days 7- 11
TANZANIA

Free time for a 4 night stay on Zanzibar Island....

Optional four night island stay: Four nights on exotic Zanzibar Island with five free days allocated for this tropical island beach stay, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 11 .....

Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your accommodation staying in beach cottages and the traditional capital, ancient Stone Town and other requirements on the Island including transfers and spice tours.

Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar's untouched coral reefs, a visit to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.

All accommodation and transfers with a spice tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 12 - 13
TANZANIA - MALAWI

Drive through Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi.

Days 14 - 16
MALAWI

Stay by beach camps, village visits including a traditional meal and dancing, curio markets.

Optionals: Livingstonia hike, water sports, horse riding in and by the Lake, school visit, a village meal and dancing.

Days 17 - 18
ZAMBIA

Cross the Luangwa River en route to Lusaka.

Days 19- 21
ZIMBABWE

Into the Zambezi Valley to relax by Lake Kariba.

Optional: A houseboat cruise on the Lake visiting Matusadona and including a game cruise and fishing.

Days 22 - 24
ZIMBABWE

Antelope Park, a private game reserve.

Optionals: Lion walks, cub interaction, horse rides, carriage rides, bird watching

Days 25- 26
ZIMBABWE

Into Bulawayo, to visit Matopos National Park for a rhino trek and game drives.

Optional: Extra game drives in Matopos National Park.

Days 27 - 30
ZIMBABWE

Action packed days in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe's adventure capital

Optionals: Bungee jump, gorge swing and rap jump, flying fox, white water rafting, canoe trips, sundowner cruises, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flight and horse rides

 

Further itinerary notes:
Please note we usually finish this safari in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi. Alternatively occasionally we might finish across the river on the Livingstone side of the Zambezi, in Zambia. For the end of this tour flights can be arranged out of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, or from Livingstone, on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. There are international airports both in Victoria Falls and in Livingstone. Remember extra visa and transfer costs apply if you need to cross the river to fly out. Transfers can be arranged to either airport from the campsite where we finish.

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.

Feel free to give us a call about your safari plans. We look forward to your further enquiries.

African Adventurer - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

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

 Services of a driver and safari leader.

 The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

 All road tolls and taxes are paid.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:

 Mikumi National Park
 Matopos game drive and rhino trek
 Private Game Park

Camping, and breakfast and dinner whilst with the truck:-
- 22 nights camping
- 20 breakfasts and 20 evening meals including a pre-prepared bbqs in Arusha and seafood bbq in Dar es Salaam






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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £630-£940

Some clients spend more, some less. The above is a typical estimate selecting from the following main choices during this tour. Do re-check your budget looking at what might tempt you. A friendly reminder as well that the below list provides an approximate guide only for the most popular excursions currently available for this tour. Excursions are operated by local operators and authorities and their pricing is out of our control (June 16).

Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater game drives 3 days/2 nights, from US$625
Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £216
Scuba diving (single dive) off Kendwa US$65
Snorkelling (3 hours) off Kendwa US$15
Jozani Forest, half day excursion to see the red colobus monkeys incl entry and transfers, from US$40
Sunset cruise, Zanzibar, from US$30
Prison Island with the aldabra tortoises US$25
Horse riding through Malawi village (1 hour) US$35
Horse riding through the village and in Lake Malawi (2 hours) US$70
Houseboats on Lake Kariba incl. Matusadona National Park (2 nights) US$140
Guided walks alongside Lions US$85
Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$30
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$140
Gorge Swing - (1 jump) US$95
White water rafting The Zambezi US$120
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi US$55
Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi US$150
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR TOUR
Nairobi day trip including Sheldricks Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Park £50
Special discounted offer: 4 Days Kenyan safari inc 3 days/2 nights in the Masai Mara, with a visit to the Giraffe Park, The Elephant Orphanage and Lake Naivasha for a hippo cruise £690
TO CONSIDER AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR
Special discounted offer: Add-on Botswana Safari including a Chobe River game cruise & a 3-day guided mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta when booked with this tour £445
3 day Add-On to Johannesburg including a game cruise on the Chobe river £370
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs and different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under £10 like a visit to the Maasai in the Serengeti.
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.
Be aware during the trip tour there are busy times where we dont cover meals and/or accommodation as during these sections most people are away from camp doing their own thing on different excursions. It is then impractical to cover meals or accommodation.
The times to note on the African Adventurer tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at specific activity locations  Zanzibar and Victoria Falls - so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during these times. And note as well spending money is needed to cover camping on the off-chance you chose to stay back on the overnight excursions. The overnight excursions on this tour are the Zanzibar Island break (x4 nights) and the houseboat trip (X2 nights)

Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on the houseboat tour. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.

For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point, and lastly some campsites en route also have simple huts or chalets on site. If you feel like a break from camping and youd like an upgrade at some point it is well worth having a little bit of money budgeted accordingly.

The recommended amount to cover the above is approximately £380 - £465.

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure also that you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. As a guide then, for the African Adventurer you will want to have a minimum of 7 blank pages (sides).

If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, but bringing both passports is a wise back-up strategy. You can find more information in the different country listings on the FCOs website (www.fco.gov.uk) under entry requirements. Do be aware it can be illegal to travel in Africa on two passports.

For this trip visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Dutch, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route. This includes the Kenyan visa which, for most passport holders, can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their cost. If your passport is not detailed please do not hesitate to contact the office if you would like further details of your visa requirements.

Remember if traveling to Zimbabwe and your departure flight is out of the Zambian side that you should also budget for a double entry Zambian visa instead of a single entry. This is between US$80 and US$100 depending on your passport. Contact the office for further details.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without prior notice. This information is given as a guide only.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $75 - - -
American $50 - - $100 $75 $50 $30 - - -
British $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $55 - - -
German $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Dutch $50 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Irish $50 - - $100 - - $55 - - -
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Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Dates

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls
Start Nairobi Finish The Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Fri 18 Aug 2017 Sat 16 Sep 2017 £970 US$275 0 Seats available Book Now
Thu 14 Sep 2017 Fri 13 Oct 2017 £970 US$275 2 Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 10th September 2017
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Sat 7 Oct 2017 Sun 5 Nov 2017 £970 US$275 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 10 Nov 2017 Sat 9 Dec 2017 £970 US$275 1 Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 6th November 2017
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Thu 28 Dec 2017 Fri 26 Jan 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
New Years Eve party in Arusha on leaving the Tanzanian game parks. Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 24th December 2017
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Sun 4 Feb 2018 Mon 5 Mar 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 31st January 2018
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Tue 27 Feb 2018 Wed 28 Mar 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 23rd February 2018
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Wed 2 May 2018 Thu 31 May 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available Book Now
Tue 12 Jun 2018 Wed 11 Jul 2018 £970 US$272 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th June 2018
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Thu 21 Jun 2018 Fri 20 Jul 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 17th June 2018
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Wed 11 Jul 2018 Thu 9 Aug 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th July 2018
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Sat 18 Aug 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 14th August 2018
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Thu 6 Sep 2018 Fri 5 Oct 2018 £970 US$275 8+ Seats available
Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 2nd September 2018
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Before You Go

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "African Adventurer" - to The Victoria Falls.

African Adventurer - pre departure pack

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a Nairobi to The Victoria Falls trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

Book your Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Safari

Start Nairobi Finish The Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Fri 18 Aug 2017 Sat 16 Sep 2017 £970 US$275
Book Now Thu 14 Sep 2017 Fri 13 Oct 2017 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 10th September 2017
Book Now Sat 7 Oct 2017 Sun 5 Nov 2017 £970 US$275
Book Now Fri 10 Nov 2017 Sat 9 Dec 2017 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 6th November 2017
Book Now Thu 28 Dec 2017 Fri 26 Jan 2018 £970 US$275 New Years Eve party in Arusha on leaving the Tanzanian game parks. Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 24th December 2017
Book Now Sun 4 Feb 2018 Mon 5 Mar 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 31st January 2018
Book Now Tue 27 Feb 2018 Wed 28 Mar 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 23rd February 2018
Book Now Wed 2 May 2018 Thu 31 May 2018 £970 US$275
Book Now Tue 12 Jun 2018 Wed 11 Jul 2018 £970 US$272 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th June 2018
Book Now Thu 21 Jun 2018 Fri 20 Jul 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 17th June 2018
Book Now Wed 11 Jul 2018 Thu 9 Aug 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th July 2018
Book Now Sat 18 Aug 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 14th August 2018
Book Now Thu 6 Sep 2018 Fri 5 Oct 2018 £970 US$275 Join us for a 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 2nd September 2018