Nairobi to Maun Overland Tours

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£From 3400
+ Local Payment US$1000
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara
• The Serengeti
• Nakuru National Park
• Lake Mburo National Park
• Lake Mburo boat cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• South Luangwa National Park
• Matopos incl. rhino trekking
• Chobe National Park game cruise & drive
• Okavango Delta 2 night mokoro safari
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• The Giraffe Park
• Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage
• Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
• The Genocide Memorial
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Victoria
• Lake Naivasha
• Lake Malawi
• Great Zimbabwe Ruins
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck
> • Further 3 nights in local lodges or similar
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Wildlife Wanderer Safari from Nairobi to Maun
Countries Visited

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

Nairobi to Maun Safari Overview

A Wildlife Treat - With highlights such as the mountain gorillas, The Masai Mara, The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Mburo National Park, Nakuru National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Chobe River Game Cruise, Okavango Delta and more!! Plus adventure sports - white water rafting, quad biking, bungee jumping and gorge swinging! And magical highlights such as Zanzibar Island and the mighty Victoria Falls!!

Nairobi to Maun Safari Add-ons


Days 1 - 9

Departure meeting, The Giraffe Park, Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, Loita Hills Maasai cultural experience, morning and afternoon guided game drives over two days in The Masai Mara in small safari vehicles, The Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, guided game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park in small safari vehicles.

Optionals: balloon safari, hippo cruise, Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided hike to Green Crater Lake.

Days 10 - 17

Jinja and the While Nile and Lake Bujagali, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala, The Equator, Lake Mburo National Park including a boat cruise and guided game drive in smaller safari vehicles, Kalinzu Forest.

Optionals: Whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, volunteer in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking, rhino trek, boat ride in Ziwa, forest chimpanzee trekking.

Days 18 - 22

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze, Kigali, Genocide Memorial and Museum

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), trek to the golden monkeys, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, orphanage visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village visit, Lake Mutande, banana beer making, basket weaving, cycling tour,  Nyamata Church Memorial.

Days 23 - 28

Stop over in traditional village, Mwanza and Lake Victoria, transit drive through The Grumeti reserve, game drives in the Serengeti in our large overland truck with big elevated windows for all round viewing and the assistance of our trained tour leader. Maasai village visit. Guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater in smaller safari vehicles,  evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.

Optionals: Hill walk, Balloon safari).

Days 29 - 35
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: Guided walks at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Free time for the option to visit Zanzibar Island day 32, returning to the mainland on day 36.

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

Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar sweeping 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 a spice tour, on Zanzibar Island are arranged ahead of time.

Days 36 - 41

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 42 - 47

South Luangwa National Park for a guided game drive in smaller safari vehicles, Lusaka, The Zambezi Valley and a relaxing couple of 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 48 - 51

Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Matopos National Park for rhino treks and a guided game drive in smaller safari vehicles.

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

Day 52 - 54

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.

Days 55 - 60

Kasane - Maun. Chobe National Park, for a game drive in smaller safari vehicles and a game cruise on the Chobe River, Okavango Delta guided mokoro safari for two nights

Optionals: Flight over the Delta

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.

Wildlife Wanderer - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Maun Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:


* The Masai Mara for game drives
* Serengeti National Park for game drives
* Ngorongoro Crater for game drives
* Nakuru National Park for game drives
* Lake Mburo National Park for game drives<br />
* Boat cruise Lake Mburo<br />
* South Luangwa National Park for game drives
* Matopos game drive and rhino trek
* Chobe National Park for a game cruise & game drive
* Okavango Delta 2 night mokoro safari with guided walk
* Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
* The Giraffe Park
* Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage
* The Grumeti Game Reserve
* Maasai village incl. bush walk
* Great Zimbabwe Ruins
* Kigali - Genocide Memorial
* Lake Naivasha
* Lake Victoria
* Lake Malawi
* Bujagali and the White Nile


- 52 breakfasts and 51 dinners whilst travelling on the truck, including some local meals & pre-prepared barbecues.
- 49 nights camping and 2 nights dorm accommodation in a lodge or similar

- A fully equipped and dieselled expedition truck/vehicle 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$650 - US$1150

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 £625 to £690
Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B shared accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £295
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
1 hour hippo cruise across Naivasha US$30
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Quad biking, Jinja (1 hour) US$49
Sunset cruise, The White Nile US$45
Ziwa Rhino Trek US$30
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, from US$130
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
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
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
South Luangwa Extra Game Drive US$45
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
Flights over the Delta, 1 hour (min 5 people) US$125
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £425
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 and/or accommodation 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 and/or accommodation 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 Wildlife Wanderer you should budget to cover for the days we are in Jinja and in Victoria Falls, as well as for the overnight excursions listed below including meals whilst on Zanzibar Island. In particular be aware that spending money is needed to cover accommodation and some meals on the off-chance you choose to stay back and not participate in any of the overnight excursions. The overnight excursions on this tour are: the Zanzibar Island break (x4 nights), the houseboats on Lake Kariba (X2 nights) and the mokoro safari into the Okavango Delta (x2 nights).

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 on the houseboat tour. 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 Wildlife Wanderer to cover the above is: US$1190-US$1425

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Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 to 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure also that you have enough pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required when you enter South Africa at the end of your trip. As a guide then, for the Wildlife Wanderer you will want to have a minimum of 10 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, Irish, South African, German, French, Dutch, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route. Note also the Kenyan visa for most passport holders, can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

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 don't hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Visas are not usually required for Botswana for most passport holders.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without prior notice. This information is given as a guide only.

Budget for all visas US$305 - US$355 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - $30 $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $75 - - -
American $100 - - $100 $75 $50 $30 - - -
British $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $55 - - -
German $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Dutch $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
Irish $100 - - $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 or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Nairobi to Maun
Start Nairobi Finish Maun Price Local Payment Departure details
Sun 23 Jun 2024 Wed 21 Aug 2024 £3670 US$1000 7 Seats available Book Now
Fri 26 Jul 2024 Mon 23 Sep 2024 £3670 US$1000 0 Seats available Fully Booked
Sun 25 Aug 2024 Wed 23 Oct 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now
Fri 20 Sep 2024 Mon 18 Nov 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now
Mon 14 Oct 2024 Thu 12 Dec 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now
Wed 4 Dec 2024 Sat 1 Feb 2025 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now
Sun 19 Jan 2025 Wed 19 Mar 2025 £3400 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now
Mon 24 Feb 2025 Thu 24 Apr 2025 £3400 US$1000 8+ Seats available Book Now

Before You Go

Nairobi to Maun

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wildlife Wanderer" - to Maun.

Wildlife Wanderer - pre departure pack

Before you leave for Africa there are a few things to sort out so you are well prepared. This booklet, put together from our 30 plus years of African overland experience, we hope will help.

There is information on pre tour accommodation and transfers in Nairobi and post tour arrangements in Johannesburg, ideas as to the best flights to organise, how to budget for your trip, and as to visa requirements, travel insurance, immunisations and what you need to pack.

When preparing for your trip you will probably have a few, or even quite a few questions! That’s absolutely fine!

If you need help with your flights just let us know and we can arrange a competitive quote. And when it comes to travel insurance – make sure you have appropriate cover - check out

Airport collections and hotel or backpackers accommodation can be booked in Nairobi.

We can also make arrangements for your time in Johannesburg.

If you want to head further afield take a look at a four day safari in Kruger

During the 61 days of the tour there is so much that goes on from trekking the incredible mountain gorillas, to horse riding bareback in Lake Malawi, throwing yourself 111 meters off a bridge at Victoria Falls (don’t forget to attach the bungee cord!) and game cruising down the Chobe River in Botswana. To ensure you have the trip of a lifetime it is important you are well prepared - let us know how we can help! Our experienced absolutely awesome team are here to help so give us a call, email or we can chat via skype. We are always happy to help with any queries or concerns you may have.

And before you go hook up with us on our Facebook page, on Instagram, via twitter and check our blog posts to keep you inspired and dreaming of your trip as you prepare.

We update this information regularly so be sure you check back here as well. It’s also worth taking a look at the news section as well on this site

We look forward to hearing from you and helping as you plan your trip to Africa.

Book your Nairobi to Maun Safari

Start Nairobi Finish Maun Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Sun 23 Jun 2024 Wed 21 Aug 2024 £3670 US$1000 7 Seats available
Fully Booked Fri 26 Jul 2024 Mon 23 Sep 2024 £3670 US$1000 0 Seats available
Book Now Sun 25 Aug 2024 Wed 23 Oct 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 20 Sep 2024 Mon 18 Nov 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 14 Oct 2024 Thu 12 Dec 2024 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 4 Dec 2024 Sat 1 Feb 2025 £3670 US$1000 8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 19 Jan 2025 Wed 19 Mar 2025 £3400 US$1000 8+ Seats available
Book Now Mon 24 Feb 2025 Thu 24 Apr 2025 £3400 US$1000 8+ Seats available