Dar es Salaam to Nairobi Overland Tours

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

Tanzania, Kenya

Dar es Salaam to Nairobi Safari Overview

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

Dar es Salaam to Nairobi Safari Add-ons


Day 1


Meet the group early evening of Day 1 staying on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Departure Meeting


Days 2-5


A four night stay on the Swahili Paradise island. Night one spent in the colourful hubub of Stown Town with a spice tour included. Nights 2, 3 and 4 spent on the northern beaches of Kendwa,

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 will be arranged ahead of time.


Days 6-7


A two day drive to the bustling Arusha, with an overnight stay in Bagamoyo - a historical town on the outskirts of Dar.


Days 8-9


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

Optionals: Balloon safari.


Days 10-11


Overnight in Arusha upon exiting the parks before a transfer by shuttle bus takes you through the Athi Plains and up to Nairobi, Kenya. Or finish in Arusha on the last day, a transfer to Kilimanjaro airport can be arranged.


Maasai and Migration (Reverse) - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Dar es Salaam to Nairobi Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:


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

Spice tour on Zanzibar Island


-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


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

Return ferry to Zanzibar Island

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: US$50 - US$150

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 (April 18)

Snorkelling (3 hours) off Kendwa US$15
Scuba diving (single dive) off Kendwa U$65
Jozani Forest, half day excursion to see the red colobus monkeys incl entry and transfers, from US$40
Prison Island with the aldabra tortoises US$25
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £455
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 U$20 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 (Reverse) trip is: US$200 - US$300

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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 Tanzanian visa which, for most passport holders, can be easily arranged upon arrival in Dar es Salaam International Airport.

At the border to Kenya usually a transit visa will be granted if you can prove by way of flight ticket that you are flying out of Kenya within 2 days. This is 20 USD.

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.

Budget for all visas US$70 - US$150 depending on nationality and travel plans
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
American $20 - - $100 - - - - - -
British $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
German $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch $20 - - $50 - - - - - -
Irish $20 - - $100 - - - - - -
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Other exciting ADD-ONs

  • Ballooning in the Serengeti
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • The Masai Mara

    We recommend

  • Pre and post safari please click here.

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    Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
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    Before You Go

    Dar es Salaam to Nairobi

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    Maasai and Migration (Reverse) - pre departure pack

    Below you will find a link to all the pre departure information you may require for the 11 day Maasai and Migration (Reverse) trip.

    This pack has been compiled using over 30 years experience in overlanding Africa. You'll find information on all sorts including reccommended accommodation for pre/post safari, what to pack and what to expect on a trip of this nature.

    Additionally, you can expect to recieve a personalised letter prior to departure with confirmation of all arrangments specific to your booking with Absolute and any other relevant information regarding your trip.

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