Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Overland Tours

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Price

£1190

What's Included
• Serengeti National Park
• Ngorongoro Crater
• x10 breakfasts, 6 dinners & 3 lunches
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• 10 nights accommodation - 6 camping, 4 B&B
• One way ferry to Zanzibar
• Transfers on the island & a spice tour
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Maasai and Migration Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari Overview

Game drives in Tanzania's world famous game parks - Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and then a stay on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar Island, with time for water sports, and to visit the red colobus monkeys at Jozani Forest

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

Itinerary

Day 1
KENYA - TANZANIA

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

Days 2 - 4
TANZANIA

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

Optionals: balloon safari, Maasai village visit.

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

Four night stay on Zanzibar Island, first night in a lodge in tradtional Stone Town with a spice tour on our first day. Transfer to Kendwa Beach for a three night beach stay on Kendwa Beach

Optionals: 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 including 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.

Maasai and Migration - 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 covers:

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING TWO NATIONAL PARKS:-

Three day safari with
* Entry and game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
* Entry and game drives in Serengeti National Park

Spice tour on Zanzibar Island

ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

-10 nights accommodation - X6 nights camping and X4 B&B on Zanzibar Island (1 night in a traditional lodge in Stone Town, and 3 in beach accommodation at Kendwa)
- 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners including a pre-prepared spit roast barbecue after leaving the Tanzanian game parks and a seafood barbecue by the Indian Ocean

AS WELL AS

4 X 4 safari vehicle with pop up roof in the game parks for your safari

Ferry over to Zanzibar Island (one way)

Transport in a fully equipped and dieseled expedition truck/vehicle including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents, sleeping mats etc for your transfer to Arusha, and then to Dar es Salaam.

Mini bus transfer on Zanzibar Island from the ferry terminal to the accommodation and return

Services of a driver and safari leader

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

 All road tolls and taxes are paid.

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £20 to £100

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).

Add the return ferry £25
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 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 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, 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.
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.
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 spending money for Maasai and Migration trip is: £125 - £160

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6-9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCO's website under entry requirements.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

For this trip visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on 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.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
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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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
Mon 1 May 2017 Thu 11 May 2017 £1190
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Tue 20 Jun 2017 Fri 30 Jun 2017 £1190
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Tue 11 Jul 2017 Fri 21 Jul 2017 £1190
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Thu 28 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £1190
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Sun 4 Feb 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £1190
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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 "Maasai and Migration" - to Dar es Salaam.

Maasai and Migration - 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.

Book your Nairobi to Dar es Salaam Safari

Start Nairobi Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Mon 1 May 2017 Thu 11 May 2017 £1190
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Book Now Tue 20 Jun 2017 Fri 30 Jun 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 16th June
Book Now Tue 11 Jul 2017 Fri 21 Jul 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th July
Book Now Wed 26 Jul 2017 Sat 5 Aug 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd July
Book Now Wed 2 Aug 2017 Sat 12 Aug 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 29th July
Book Now Fri 18 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 14th August 6 seats left
Book Now Fri 25 Aug 2017 Mon 4 Sep 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 21st August
Book Now Thu 14 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 10th September
Book Now Fri 22 Sep 2017 Mon 2 Oct 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 18th September
Book Now Sat 7 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 3rd October
Book Now Fri 10 Nov 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 6th November
Book Now Thu 28 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £1190
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New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks. 4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara for Xmas departing Nairobi on the 24th December
Book Now Sun 4 Feb 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 31 January
Book Now Tue 27 Feb 2018 Fri 9 Mar 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 23 February
Book Now Wed 2 May 2018 Sat 12 May 2018 £1190
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Book Now Tue 12 Jun 2018 Fri 22 Jun 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th June
Book Now Thu 21 Jun 2018 Sun 1 Jul 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 17th June
Book Now Wed 11 Jul 2018 Sat 21 Jul 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th July
Book Now Thu 26 Jul 2018 Sun 5 Aug 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd July
Book Now Fri 3 Aug 2018 Mon 13 Aug 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 30th July
Book Now Sat 18 Aug 2018 Tue 28 Aug 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 14th August
Book Now Thu 6 Sep 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £1190
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4 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 2nd September