Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Overland Tours

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Price

£1730
+ Local Payment US$275
(local payment explained)


What's Included
• Matopos rhino trek
• South Luangwa National park
• Great Zimbabwe ruins
• Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage from 14th May departure
• The Giraffe Park from 14th May departure
• 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
Journey from Nairobi, Kenya and end at the Victoria Falls
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Safari Overview

An African adventure of big highlights - game drives on the Serengeti and in the Ngorongoro Crater, visiting the magical spice island of Zanzibar Island, visits a Masai village, and in fishing villages through rural Malawi, finishing at Victoria Falls with a ton of adventure sports and exciting wildlife activities - rhino treks or get drilled on grade 5 rapids white water rafting, bungee and gorge swing

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls Safari Add-ons

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2
KENYA - TANZANIA

Spend our first morning checking out Nairobi's special wildlife highlights - Sheldrick's Elephant Sanctuary and The Giraffe Park. In the afternoon we have our Predeparture Talk. Day Two we leave Nairobi to drive through to Arusha Tanzania via Athi Plains. Evening briefing for those electing to do the optional safari for game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Optional: Nairobi National Museum

Days 3- 5
TANZANIA

Evening celebratory barbecue on our return from safari.

Optional: 3 day/2 night safari: Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, visit to a Maasai village, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater.

Days 6 - 12
TANZANIA including 4 nights allotted for a stay on Zanzibar Island....

Marangu at the foot of Kilimanjaro, the Indian Ocean coast, seafood meal and preparations for Zanzibar Island on reaching the coast.

Optionals: Free time for the option to visit Zanzibar Island day 8, returning to the mainland on day 12.

Talk with us as to the special arrangements we make for your stay on Zanzibar. We reserve accommodation in popular beach cottages and in a lodge within the ancient capital, Stone Town as well as your other requirements including ferry bookings, transfers and spice tours.

Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar sweeping coral reefs, to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise population and to Jozani Forest to see the red colobus monkeys.

All accommodation and transfers including a spice tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.

Days 13 - 18
TANZANIA - MALAWI

Drive from Dar es Salaam south, through Mikumi National Park, Lake Malawi beach camps, village visits and curio markets.

Optionals: Water sports, horse riding in the Lake, village walk, wood carving lesson.

Days 19 - 24
ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE

South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka, The Zambezi Valley and a relaxing two days at Lake Kariba.

Optional: Extra game drive or game walk, South Luangwa National Park, A houseboat cruise on the Lake visiting Matusadona and including a game cruise and fishing.

Days 25 - 28
ZIMBABWE

Harare, Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Matopos National Park for rhino treks.

Optional: Extra game drives and a visit to rock paintings and Cecil Rhodes’ grave or a Ndebele Village.

Days 29 - 31
ZIMBABWE

Action packed days in Zimbabwe's adventure capital, Victoria Falls.

Optionals: Rainforest walk – Victoria Falls, Bungee jump, Gorge swing, flying fox, zip line, white water rafting, riverboard, canoe trips, sundowner cruise, 'Flight of the Angels' scenic flight and horse rides.

This tour extends from 14th May to 31 days to include the full day in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Day One. 

Note also 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.

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls 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.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:

Mikumi National Park
South Luangwa National Park
Zimbabwe Great Ruins
Matopos game drive and rhino trek
Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage (from 14th May)
The Giraffe Park (from 14th May)


Camping, and breakfast and dinner whilst with the truck:-
- 23 nights camping
- 22 breakfasts and 22 evening meals including a pre-prepared bbqs in Arusha and seafood bbq in Dar es Salaam






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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: US$360 -US$1375

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 (January 24).

PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE
Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B shared accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £295
PAID IN AFRICA
Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater game drives 3 days/2 nights, from US$645
Kilimanjaro day hike US$125
Marangu village tour US$60
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
Horse riding through Malawi village (1 hour) US$35
Horse riding through the village and in Lake Malawi (2 hours) US$70
Houseboats on Lake Kariba incl. Matusadona National Park (2 nights) US$170
Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$50
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$158
Gorge Swing - (1 jump) US$103
White water rafting The Zambezi US$120
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi US$55
Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi US$150
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £455
TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR TOUR
Special discounted offer: 6 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 £From 1195
TO CONSIDER AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR
Special discounted offer: Add-on Botswana Safari including a Chobe River game cruise & a 3-day guided mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta when booked with this tour £795
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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 U$20 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 African Adventurer tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at specific activity locations  Zanzibar and Victoria Falls - 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 Zanzibar Island break (x4 nights) and the houseboat trip (X2 nights)

Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as on the houseboat tour. 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, 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 amount to cover the above is approximately US$600 - US$740

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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 you visit. As a guide then, for the African Adventurer you will want to have a minimum of 7 blank pages (sides).

For this trip for most passport holders, visas for Tanzania and Zimbabwe can be arranged en route at the relevant border.

Kenya now requires most visitors to apply for an eTA prior to arrival. This is instead of the former tourist visa.

Most nationalities do not need to budget for a visa for Malawi or Zambia.

Note that visas on the ground 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.

Remember if traveling to Zimbabwe and your departure flight is out of the Zambian side that you should also budget for a double entry Zambian visa instead of a single entry if you require a visa for Zambia. Contact the office for further details.

Be aware that entry requirements can change without prior notice. This information is given as a guide only. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.

Budget for all visas US$30 - US$185 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $30 - - $50 - - $30 - - -
New Zealand $30 - - $50 - - $30 - - -
South Africa $30 - - - - - - - - -
Canadian $30 - - $50 - - $75 - - -
American $30 - - $100 - - $30 - - -
British $30 - - $50 - - $55 - - -
German $30 - - $50 - - $30 - - -
Dutch $30 - - $50 - - $30 - - -
Irish $30 - - $100 - - $55 - - -
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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 The Victoria Falls
Start Nairobi Finish The Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 16 Jun 2024 Tue 16 Jul 2024 £1730 US$275 4 Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 11th June
Tue 16 Jul 2024 Thu 15 Aug 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 11th July
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Sun 18 Aug 2024 Tue 17 Sep 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 13th August
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Tue 17 Sep 2024 Thu 17 Oct 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 12th September
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Sun 13 Oct 2024 Tue 12 Nov 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th October
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Wed 6 Nov 2024 Fri 6 Dec 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 1st November
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Fri 27 Dec 2024 Sun 26 Jan 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd December
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Tue 11 Feb 2025 Thu 13 Mar 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 6th February
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Wed 19 Mar 2025 Fri 18 Apr 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant
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Tue 13 May 2025 Thu 12 Jun 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant
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Fri 13 Jun 2025 Sun 13 Jul 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th June
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Sun 13 Jul 2025 Tue 12 Aug 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th July
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Mon 18 Aug 2025 Wed 17 Sep 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 13th August
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Wed 17 Sep 2025 Fri 17 Oct 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 12th September
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Mon 13 Oct 2025 Wed 12 Nov 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th October
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Thu 6 Nov 2025 Sat 6 Dec 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available Book Now
Sat 27 Dec 2025 Mon 26 Jan 2026 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
New Years Eve at the Snake Park Arusha. And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in the Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd December for Xmas in Kenya's premier game reserve
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Thu 12 Feb 2026 Sat 14 Mar 2026 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th February
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Before You Go

Nairobi to The Victoria Falls

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "African Adventurer" - to The Victoria Falls.

African Adventurer - 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 The Victoria Falls 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 The Victoria Falls Safari

Start Nairobi Finish The Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 16 Jun 2024 Tue 16 Jul 2024 £1730 US$275 4 Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 11th June
Book Now Tue 16 Jul 2024 Thu 15 Aug 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 11th July
Book Now Sun 18 Aug 2024 Tue 17 Sep 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 13th August
Book Now Tue 17 Sep 2024 Thu 17 Oct 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 12th September
Book Now Sun 13 Oct 2024 Tue 12 Nov 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th October
Book Now Wed 6 Nov 2024 Fri 6 Dec 2024 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 1st November
Book Now Fri 27 Dec 2024 Sun 26 Jan 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd December
Book Now Tue 11 Feb 2025 Thu 13 Mar 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
31 day tour Incl. Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 6th February
Book Now Wed 19 Mar 2025 Fri 18 Apr 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant
Book Now Tue 13 May 2025 Thu 12 Jun 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant
Book Now Fri 13 Jun 2025 Sun 13 Jul 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th June
Book Now Sun 13 Jul 2025 Tue 12 Aug 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Incl. a day in Nairobi to visit Giraffe Park and Sheldricks Elephant And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th July
Book Now Mon 18 Aug 2025 Wed 17 Sep 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 13th August
Book Now Wed 17 Sep 2025 Fri 17 Oct 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 12th September
Book Now Mon 13 Oct 2025 Wed 12 Nov 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 8th October
Book Now Thu 6 Nov 2025 Sat 6 Dec 2025 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
Book Now Sat 27 Dec 2025 Mon 26 Jan 2026 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
New Years Eve at the Snake Park Arusha. And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in the Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 22nd December for Xmas in Kenya's premier game reserve
Book Now Thu 12 Feb 2026 Sat 14 Mar 2026 £1730 US$275 8+ Seats available
And why not join us for a 5 day pre-tour safari in Kenya's Masai Mara departing Nairobi on the 7th February