Nairobi to Nairobi Overland Tours

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Price

£950
+ Local Payment US$800
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara
• The Serengeti
• Nakuru National Park
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• The Giraffe Park
• Lake Naivasha
• Bujagali
• The Grumeti Game Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Brkfast & dinner whilst with truck
• The final pre-prepared barbecue
• 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
Simba Sounds Nairobi to Nairobi Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Nairobi to Nairobi Safari Overview

The roar of Simba! A safari to bring you up close and personal with Africa's spectacular wildlife - the mountain gorilla, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, rhino, zebra, wildebeest, leopard, cheetah and of course lion! Visiting the Masai Mara, Nakuru, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Visit in local schools and markets, with opportunities to hike, horse ride and cycle, and of course there is all the crazy mayhem of bungee over and rafting on the White Nile on grade 5 rapids!!

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

Itinerary

Days 1 - 4
KENYA

Departure meeting, The Giraffe Park, morning and afternoon game drives in The Masai Mara, as well as overnight camp, Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha.

Optionals: Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, Maasai Village, balloon safari, hippo cruise, Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided hike to Green Crater Lake.

Days 5 - 7
KENYA

Visit to local orphanage, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Eldoret.

Days 8 - 11
UGANDA

Jinja, the While Nile and Lake Bujagali

Optionals: White water rafting, sunset cruise, village walks, bungee jumping, kayaking, boat trips, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking.

Days 12 - 13
UGANDA

Kampala, Lake Victoria, curio markets including drum markets.

Days 14- 15
UGANDA

Drum markets, Queen Elizabeth National Park including game drives and a game cruise in Kazinga Channel.

Optionals: Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest.

Days 16 - 19
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze, Kigali.

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in either Parc Nacional de Volcans (Rwanda) or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, Batwa village visit, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage and preschool visit, banana beer making, basket weaving, Genocide Memorial and Museum.

Days 20 - 22
TANZANIA

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, The Grumeti.

Optionals: Evening game drives in the Grumeti.

Days 23 - 25
TANZANIA

Game drives in the Serengeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Mto Wa Mbu markets, evening celebratory barbecue on arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Game walks in the Grumeti, Maasai Boma visit (village)

Day 26
TANZANIA-KENYA

Morning shuttle transfer through to Nairobi.

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.

Simba Sounds - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi 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.

Over four core game parks and other highlights including:

* The Masai Mara
* Serengeti National Park
* Lake Naivasha
* Nakuru National Park
* Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise on Kazinga channel
* Ngorongoro Crater
* The Grumeti game reserve
* Bujagali
* Lake Victoria
* Entry to the Giraffe Park

- 25 nights accommodation (22 nights camping, 3 nights dorm stay)
- 23 breakfasts and 22 evening meals including final preprepared bbq in Arusha


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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £55 - £600

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).

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
1-2 hour guided hippo and bird cruise across Naivasha US$30
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Volunteer work in a local school, Jinja US$20
Sunset cruise, The White Nile US$45
Quad biking, Jinja (1 hour) US$49
Half day Kayaking US$95
Horse riding (1 hour) US$40
Bungee jump, The Nile High - 44 metres over the Nile River US$95
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, (not including transfers), from US$50
Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £360 to £530
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
2 hour guided evening game drive with spotlights, The Grumeti Reserve US$50
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
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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 or a guided game walk in the Grumeti.
Be aware as well that meals are not covered whilst the truck is parked up in Jinja due to the many different activities on offer, some of which are inclusive of meals.
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as your guides whilst gorilla trekking. 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 the Simba Sounds is: £310 - £380

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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 enough pages in your passport for each country you visit. As a guide then, for the Simba Sounds Safari you will need to have a minimum of 6 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 in Africa en route. Do be aware though that Rwandan Immigration also require the completion of an online facility document prior to arrival at the port of entry. We can assist with this application.

Please note that since June 2014 the East African Tourist Visa has been introduced for multiple entry to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Where this visa is being issued it should provide a saving in money and time. For the Simba Sounds it is now being regularly issued on arrival in Nairobi. The new visa is reflected in the chart below. It is being charged at $100 to cover all three countries.

If your passport is not detailed please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without notice. The information above is given as a guide only.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - $30 $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
American $100 - - $100 - - - - - -
British $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
German $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
Irish $100 - - $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
Start Nairobi Finish Nairobi Price Local Payment Departure details
Mon 10 Apr 2017 Fri 5 May 2017 £950 US$800 4 seats left
Tue 30 May 2017 Sat 24 Jun 2017 £950 US$800 fully booked Book Now
Tue 20 Jun 2017 Sat 15 Jul 2017 £950 US$800 fully booked Book Now
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Thu 7 Dec 2017 Mon 1 Jan 2018 £950 US$800 Christmas with the gorillas, and New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks Book Now
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Before You Go

Nairobi

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Simba Sounds".

Simba Sounds - 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 Nairobi 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 Safari

Start Nairobi Finish Nairobi Price Local Payment Departure details
Mon 10 Apr 2017 Fri 5 May 2017 £950 US$800 4 seats left
Book Now Tue 30 May 2017 Sat 24 Jun 2017 £950 US$800 fully booked
Book Now Tue 20 Jun 2017 Sat 15 Jul 2017 £950 US$800 fully booked
Book Now Fri 28 Jul 2017 Tue 22 Aug 2017 £950 US$800 1 seat left
Book Now Thu 24 Aug 2017 Mon 18 Sep 2017 £950 US$800
Book Now Sat 16 Sep 2017 Wed 11 Oct 2017 £950 US$800
Book Now Fri 20 Oct 2017 Tue 14 Nov 2017 £950 US$800
Book Now Thu 7 Dec 2017 Mon 1 Jan 2018 £950 US$800 Christmas with the gorillas, and New Years celebrations on leaving the Tanzanian game parks
Book Now Sun 14 Jan 2018 Thu 8 Feb 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Tue 6 Feb 2018 Sat 3 Mar 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Wed 11 Apr 2018 Sun 6 May 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Tue 22 May 2018 Sat 16 Jun 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Wed 20 Jun 2018 Sun 15 Jul 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Sat 28 Jul 2018 Wed 22 Aug 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Thu 16 Aug 2018 Mon 10 Sep 2018 £950 US$800
Book Now Mon 17 Sep 2018 Fri 12 Oct 2018 £950 US$800