Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Overland Tours

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Price

£805
+ Local Payment US$360
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara (2 days)
• Nakuru National Park
• Lake Naivasha
• Hippo Cruise
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling with truck
• Two pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst travelling with truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew incl. a cook
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Kenya & Tanzania Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari Overview

Game drives in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with time to also enjoy special highlights in Nairobi - Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary, The Giraffe Park and a fun night out in one of Nairobi's famous restaurants. As well as a cycling safari in Hells Gate and a hippo cruise on Lake Naivasha. Finishing on the palm-fringed white beaches of Zanzibar Island.

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2
KENYA

Option to visit the giraffe centre and Sheldricks elephant orphanage in the morning before heading to the Rift Valley, then Lake Nakuru National Park for game drives and a visit to children's orphanage.

Optionals: The Giraffe Park, Sheldrick's Animal Orphanage.

Days 3 - 4
KENYA

Lake Naivasha, hippo cruise.

Optionals: Hells Gate National Park or Crater Lake Sanctuary, Elsamere for afternoon tea.

Days 5 - 7
KENYA

Masai Mara, game drives. Return to Nairobi.

Optionals: Maasai village visit, balloon safari.

Day 8
TANZANIA

Travel across the Athi Plains through to Arusha.

Days 9 - 11
TANZANIA

Free time to allow for an optional safari into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Evening celebratory barbecue on return from the game parks. 

Optionals: Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater.

Days 12 - 13
TANZANIA

Two days drive to Dar es Salaam on the Coast, with the chance of views of Kilimanjaro on the way. Seafood barbecue at our camp by the Indian Ocean and preparations for the stay on Zanzibar Island.

Days 14 - 18
TANZANIA

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

Optional beach break: Optional free time to stay on Zanzibar Island from day 14, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 18:

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.

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.

Kenya & Tanzania - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam 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, cook and safari leader.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid.

Highlights including two national parks:

* Entry and game drives in The Masai Mara (2 days)
* Entry and game drives in Nakuru National Park
* Lake Naivasha

Camping, and breakfast and dinner whilst with the truck:-
11 nights camping
11 breakfasts, and 11 evening meals including a barbecue after leaving the Tanzanian game parks and a seafood barbecue by the Indian Ocean



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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £395 - £640

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).

Entry to Sheldricks Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Park US$15
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Crater Lake Sanctuary, guided walk US$45
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
Maasai Village visit US$10
Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater guided safari - 3 day/2 night, from US$625
Zanzibar including ferry to Zanzibar island, 4 nights B&B accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £190
One way ferry £26
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
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
TO CONSIDER AFTER YOUR SAFARI
Scuba diving Padi Course from US$499
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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 Kenya and Tanzania tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Zanzibar 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 Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater safari (x2 nights) and the Zanzibar Island break (x4 nights).
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on game drives or guided tours. Again it is at your discretion, but your tour leader and driver will appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.
The recommended spending money for the Kenya and Tanzania trip is: £230 - £310.

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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 that you visit. As a guide then, for the Kenya and Tanzania Safari you will want to have a minimum of 4 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 tour visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Dutch, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged 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.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without prior notice. This information is given as a guide.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
American $50 - - $100 - - - - - -
British $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
German $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
Irish $50 - - $100 - - - - - -
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Other exciting ADD-ONs

  • Balloons
  • Beach Stays on the Kenya Coast
  • Climb Kilimanjaro

    We recommend


  • 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 Dar es Salaam
    Start Nairobi Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
    Fri 11 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £805 US$360 2 Seats available Book Now
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    Thu 21 Dec 2017 Sat 7 Jan 2017 £805 US$360 8+ Seats available
    Christmas in the Masai Mara, and New Year on leaving the Tanzanian Game Parks
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    Before You Go

    Nairobi to Dar es Salaam

    Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Kenya & Tanzania" - to Dar es Salaam.

    Kenya & Tanzania - 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 Dar es Salaam 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.

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