Kigali to Dar es Salaam Overland Tours

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Price

£770
+ Local Payment US$380
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• Serengeti National Park
• Ngorongoro Crater
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Two pre-prepared barbecues
• Camping whilst on the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Rain forests and Reefs Kigali to Dar es Salaam Safari
Countries Visited

Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania

Kigali to Dar es Salaam Safari Overview

From the dense Afromontane forest of the Virungas to the warm tropical azure blue waters off Zanzibar, head out on a gorilla trek, safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, snorkel amongst tropical fish at Mnemba Atol, sip fruit cocktails at sunset at Africa House, and at the end of your trip relax on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island.

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

Itinerary

Day 1
RWANDA - UGANDA

Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.

Optionals: Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit.

Days 2 -3
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro, Ruhengeri

During these days you have the option to do the gorilla trekking and there is also time for other activities. 

Optionals: Gorilla Trek, Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, canoeing.

Day 4
RWANDA

Kigali, night out in Kigali

Optionals:Orphanage visit, Batwa village visit, golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, Genocide Museum and Memorial.

Days 5 - 7
TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, The Grumeti.

Days 8 - 10
TANZANIA

Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti, game drives in Ngorongoro Crater,  evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Maasai village visit.

Days 11 - 12
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 13 - 17
TANZANIA

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

Optional: Free time to stay on Zanzibar Island from day 13, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 17:

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

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.

Rainforests and Reefs - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Kigali to Dar es Salaam Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

ENTRANCE AND GAME DRIVES IN THE CORE GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:

* Serengeti National Park
* Ngorongoro Crater
* The Grumeti Reserve
* Lake Victoria

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

Includes 12 Breakfasts and 12 dinners

- 10 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay whilst in Rwanda
- 11 breakfast and 11 evening meals including a local meal, a pre-prepared barbecue in Arusha and a seafood barbecue in Dar es Salaam.

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







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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £130 - £530

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).

Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfer), from £360 to £530
Visit to a local orphanage (transport) US$10
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa trail, from US$100
Visit to the Golden Monkeys (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers) US$80
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 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 the Grumeti guided walk or the 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 Rainforests and Reefs tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Zanzibar so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during this time. 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 excursion on this tour is 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.
For some excursions extra transport is needed to get to the start point such as to the gorillas, 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 spending money for Rainforests and Reefs is: £180 - £230.

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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 don't hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

For this tour visas for most passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route with the exception of the East Africa visa. Rwandan immigration require the completion of facility documents prior to arrival at the port of entry and we can assist with this.

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 - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - $100 - - - - - - - -
Canadian - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
American - $100 - $100 - - - - - -
British - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
German - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch - $100 - $50 - - - - - -
Irish - $60 - $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

Kigali to Dar es Salaam
Start Kigali Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Sat 12 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £770 US$380 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 8 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £770 US$380 3 Seats available Book Now
Sun 1 Oct 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £770 US$380 0 Seats available Book Now
Sat 4 Nov 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £770 US$380 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 22 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £770 US$380 0 Seats available Book Now
Mon 29 Jan 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £770 US$380 8+ Seats available Book Now
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Fri 31 Aug 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £770 US$380 8+ Seats available Book Now
Tue 2 Oct 2018 Thu 18 Oct 2018 £770 US$380 8+ Seats available Book Now

Before You Go

Kigali to Dar es Salaam

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Rainforests and Reefs" - to Dar es Salaam.

Rainforests and Reefs - 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 Kigali 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 Kigali to Dar es Salaam Safari

Start Kigali Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sat 12 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £770 US$380
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