Nairobi to Nairobi Overland Tours

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+ Local Payment US$800
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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
• Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
• Bujagali
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• The Grumeti Game Reserve
• Kigali - Genocide Memorial
• 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 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


Days 1 - 2

Departure meeting, The Giraffe Park, Rift Valley, Maasai village visit including bush walk

Days 3 - 6

Game drives in the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha.

Optionals:   Balloon safari, Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling safari in Hells Gate National Park or guided walk to Crater Lake Sanctuary, Hippo boat cruise on Lake Naivasha.

Days 7 - 9

Nakuru, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Eldoret.

Days 10 - 12

Jinja, the White Nile

Optionals: White water rafting, bungee jump, kayaking, boat trips and cruises, incl. fishing trips, sups, visit a local school, quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking.

Days 13 - 16

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala, Kalinzu, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise and game drive, craft and drum markets.

Optionals: Rhino trek, boat ride, Chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest

Days 17 - 20

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze.

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), Golden monkey trek or orphanage visit. Batwa (Pygmy) village visit or coffee tour. Lake Mutande. Trek to Dian Fossey's gravesite, Banana beer making, Basket weaving.

Day 21 - 22


Optionals: Genocide Memorial and Museum, Nyamata Church Memorial.

Days 23 - 25

Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Bunda.

Optional: Hill walk

Days 26 - 28

The Grumeti, Game drives in the Serengeti, with guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, evening celebratory barbecue on arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Balloon safari, Maasai Boma visit (village).

Day 29

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 five 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
* Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
* Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (entry)
* Kigali - Genocide Memorial
* Bujagali
* Lake Victoria
* Entry to the Giraffe Park

- 28 nights accommodation (25 nights camping, 3 nights dorm stay)
- 26 breakfasts and 25 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: US$200 - US$430

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 (July 22)

Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £650 to £680
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
Crater Lake Sanctuary, guided walk US$45
1 hour hippo 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
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
Ziwa Rhino Trek US$30
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, from US$50
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa village visit, from US$35
Visit to the Golden Monkeys (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers) US$80
Genocide Memorial audio guide ( entry is free of charge) US$15
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £410
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £455
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Spending Money

You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch, souvenirs and some small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under U$20. Other costs to note are for those times where meals are not covered, as well as money for tips, extra transfers and accommodation upgrades.

Be aware during the trip there are times we dont cover meals when some of the group are away from camp doing their own thing on excursions, and it becomes impractical to cover. In general in regard to meals when the truck parks up for a few days at specific activity locations, do budget to cover your meals for these days. For the Simba Sounds you should budget to cover for the days we are in Jinja.

Note for some excursions extra transport occasionally is needed to get to the start point of the excursion too eg to the gorillas, and so do have some aside for these times.

Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as for the gorilla trek, for the guide who takes you down into Ngorongoro. And again whilst tips are at your discretion, your tour leader and driver also appreciate a tip to acknowledge their hard work during your tour.

And lastly remember some campsites en route have simple huts or chalets on site. If you think you might like a break from camping and youd like to upgrade to have a bed at some point during the trip, it is well worth having money for this so again budget accordingly.

The recommended typical spending money for The Simba Sounds to cover the above is: US$580-US$720

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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 ( 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.

The East Africa visa which covers Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda is available on arrival in Kenya for U$100

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.

Budget for all visas US$150 - US$200 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
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 or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Before You Go


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.

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