Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Overland Tours

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What's Included
• South Luangwa NP
• Breakfast and dinner whilst travelling with the truck
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck
• Fully equipped expedition truck from Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam, incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Countries Visited

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Safari Overview

Meet by Victoria Falls to head through to Lake Malawi and on to the Indian Ocean coast of Tanzania. Game drives in South Luangwa NP, and join us for a beach break option on Zanzibar Island at the end of the journey.

Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Safari Add-ons


Days 1 - 2

Livingstone, Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, Chipata.

Days 3 - 4

South Luangwa National Park

Optional: extra game drives in South Luangwa National Park

Days 5 - 8

Lake Malawi beach camp, village visit including for a traditional meal and curio markets.

Optionals: Water sports, horse riding in the Lake, school visit.

Day 9 - 11

The mountains of the southern Rift Valley, camping over at The Farmhouse at Iringa. Baobab Valley, Overnight on the Indian Ocean coast.

There is the option to add a 5 day Zanzibar excursion at the end of your tour:

4 nights optional beach stay on Zanzibar Island. For the Zanzibar stay we can reserve accommodation for 3 nights in popular affordable beach accommodation on one of Zanzibar's best beaches, as well as a night within ancient Stone Town. All other requirements including the ferry bookings, a spice tour and transfers can also be arranged.

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 tour 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.

Vic Falls to Dar Es Salaam - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

South Luangwa National park

Camping, and breakfast and dinner whilst with the truck:-
- 11 nights camping
- 12 Breakfasts and 11 dinners whilst with the truck

- A fully equipped and dieselled expedition truck/vehicle travelling from Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam including all camping and cooking gear, a fridge, gas cooker, tents, sleep mats.
- The 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$100 - US$300

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 19)

Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls US$50
Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes) US$150
Bungee jump at Victoria Falls US$160
Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox) US$158
White water rafting The Zambezi US$120
Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi US$55
Extra game drive South Luangwa US$45
Scuba dive Lake Malawi US$75
Horse riding through the village and in Lake Malawi (2 hours) US$70
Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B shared accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £295
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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 village walk
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.

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.
A suggested budget for this trip is US$200 - US$235

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Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your trip finishes. Ensure also that you have enough pages in your passport for each country you visit. As a guide for the Vic Falls to Dar es Salaam trip you will want to have a minimum of 5 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. 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. This includes for entry into Zimbabwe which for most passport holders is easily arranged upon arrival in Victoria Fall's International Airport.

The Univisa was reintroduced and is now available upon arrival for U$50, this covers both Zimbabwe and Zambia

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash. If your passport is not detailed please don't 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.

Budget for all visas US$175 - US$225 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian - - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand - - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian - - - $50 $75 $50 $75 - - -
American - - - $100 $75 $50 $30 - - -
British - - - $50 $75 $50 $55 - - -
German - - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Dutch - - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Irish - - - $100 - - $30 - - -
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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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Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam
Start Victoria Falls Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Sat 3 Aug 2024 Tue 13 Aug 2024 £1110
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Sat 5 Oct 2024 Tue 15 Oct 2024 £1110
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Thu 2 Jan 2025 Sun 12 Jan 2025 £1110
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Mon 27 Jan 2025 Thu 6 Feb 2025 £1110
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Before You Go

Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Vic Falls to Dar Es Salaam" - to Dar es Salaam.

Vic Falls to Dar Es Salaam - 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 Victoria Falls 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 Victoria Falls to Dar es Salaam Safari

Start Victoria Falls Finish Dar es Salaam Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sat 3 Aug 2024 Tue 13 Aug 2024 £1110
8+ Seats available
Book Now Sat 5 Oct 2024 Tue 15 Oct 2024 £1110
8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 2 Jan 2025 Sun 12 Jan 2025 £1110
8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 27 Jan 2025 Thu 6 Feb 2025 £1110
8+ Seats available