Kampala to Dar es Salaam Overland Tours

Click for map
Price

£895
+ Local Payment US$550
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Serengeti
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Bujagali
• The Grumeti Game Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Breakfast & 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
Why not have a Taste of Africa from Kampala to Dar es Salaam Safari
Countries Visited

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Kampala to Dar es Salaam Safari Overview

Safari across the plains of the Serengeti and into the ancient caldera, Ngorongoro Crater. Trek the endangered mountain gorillas on the slopes of the Virunga. White water raft on the rapids of the White Nile, camp out in the wilds of Queen Elizabeth National Park and help out in a local school, finishing on the barefoot paradise of Zanzibar Island for a perfect taste of Africa.

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

Itinerary

Days 1 - 3
UGANDA

Early morning transfer from Kampala to Jinja, departure meeting by the While Nile and Lake Bujagali, Kampala.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walk, bungee jump, kayaking, boat trips, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding.

Days 4 - 6
UGANDA

Lake Victoria and Entebbe, Kampala, drum markets, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise on Kazinga Channel, and game drives.

Optionals: Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest, evening game drive.

Days 7 - 11
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kabale, Kisoro and the Virungas, Kigali.

Optionals: Genocide museum and memorial, mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa Trail.

Days 12 - 14
TANZANIA

Mwanza, The Grumeti.

Days 15 - 17
TANZANIA

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

Optionals: Balloon safari, visit to a Maasai village.

Days 18 - 19
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 20 - 24
TANZANIA

Free time for four nights on Zanzibar Island....

Optional beach break: Free time to stay on Zanzibar Island from day 20, returning to Dar es Salaam on day 24.

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 exotic capital, historic 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 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.

Taste of Africa - detailed itinerary

Back to top

Budgeting Summary

Kampala 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 and safari leader.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid.

Over three core game parks and other highlights including:

* Serengeti National Park
* Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise on the Kazinga Channel
* Ngorongoro Crater
* Bujagali
* The Grumeti Game Reserve
* Lake Victoria

CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

- 17 nights camping and 2 nights dorm accommodation in Uganda
- 17 breakfasts and 16 dinners including some local meals & pre-prepared barbecues.





Back to top

Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £150 - £720

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).

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, Jinja US$40
Bungee jump, The Nile High US$95
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, (not including transfers), from US$50
Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £360 to £530
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa trail, from US$100
Golden Monkeys trek (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
Back to top

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.
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 Taste of Africa tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Jinja and 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 excursions on this tour is the Zanzibar Island trip (x4 nights).
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 Taste of Africa is: £250 - £320

Back to top

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. As a guide then, for the Taste of Africa 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, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCOs website 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.

NB: For Uganda an online application will need to be done for which we will send instructions by email on how to do this. The visa is paid for upon arrival in Uganda.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. 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 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 - - $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 - - $100 $100 - - - - - -
Back to top

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

Back to top

Dates

Kampala to Dar es Salaam
Start Kampala Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Sat 5 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £895 US$550 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 1 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £895 US$550 2 Seats available Book Now
Sun 24 Sep 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £895 US$550 0 Seats available Book Now
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £895 US$550 0 Seats available Book Now
Fri 15 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £895 US$550 0 Seats available Book Now
Mon 22 Jan 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Wed 14 Feb 2018 Fri 9 Mar 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Thu 19 Apr 2018 Sat 12 May 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Wed 30 May 2018 Fri 22 Jun 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Thu 28 Jun 2018 Sat 21 Jul 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Sun 5 Aug 2018 Tue 28 Aug 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Fri 24 Aug 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now
Tue 25 Sep 2018 Thu 18 Oct 2018 £895 US$550 8+ Seats available Book Now

Before You Go

Kampala to Dar es Salaam

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Taste of Africa" - to Dar es Salaam.

Taste of Africa - 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 Kampala 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 Kampala to Dar es Salaam Safari

Start Kampala Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sat 5 Aug 2017 Mon 28 Aug 2017 £895 US$550
Book Now Fri 1 Sep 2017 Sun 24 Sep 2017 £895 US$550
Book Now Sun 24 Sep 2017 Tue 17 Oct 2017 £895 US$550
Book Now Sat 28 Oct 2017 Mon 20 Nov 2017 £895 US$550
Book Now Fri 15 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Mon 22 Jan 2018 Wed 14 Feb 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Wed 14 Feb 2018 Fri 9 Mar 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Thu 19 Apr 2018 Sat 12 May 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Wed 30 May 2018 Fri 22 Jun 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Thu 28 Jun 2018 Sat 21 Jul 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Sun 5 Aug 2018 Tue 28 Aug 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Fri 24 Aug 2018 Sun 16 Sep 2018 £895 US$550
Book Now Tue 25 Sep 2018 Thu 18 Oct 2018 £895 US$550