Nairobi to Nairobi Overland Tours

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Price

£950
+ Local Payment US$800
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• Ngorongoro Crater
• Serengeti National Park
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Naivasha
• Hippo Cruise
• Lake Victoria
• Genocide Memorial
• The Masai Mara - 2 days
• Lake Nakuru National Park
• Visit a local orphanage
• Free time in Kisoro and Jinja
• Breakfast & 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
East Africa Encounter round trip Nairobi Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda

Nairobi to Nairobi Safari Overview

A tour that packs in game drives on the plains of the world famous Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara, journeys in 4 X 4's into Ngorongoro Crater and Nakuru National Park, Staying by the White Nile - white water raft, kayak, bungee, quad biking and more. Visiting local schools and orphanages, with time to cycle through Hells Gate and for a hippo cruise on Lake Naivasha, and of course the highlight of the tour a guided trek to see the mountain gorillas.

Nairobi to Nairobi Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Day 1
KENYA - TANZANIA

Arusha

Day 2
TANZANIA

Visit the local craft markets. Afternoon entry to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and game drive in the crater. Camp on the Crater rim.

Day 3
TANZANIA

Drive through the Ngorongoro conservation area, afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Camp central Serengeti

Day 4
TANZANIA

Morning game drive, Serengeti National Park, The Grumeti

Optionals: Ballooning in the Serengeti.

Day 5
TANZANIA

Mwanza, Lake Victoria

Day 6
TANZANIA

Nyakhanazi

Day 7
RWANDA

Kigali, Genocide Memorial and Museum

Days 8 - 10
RWANDA - UGANDA

Musanze, Kisoro

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), golden monkey trek, visit to Dian Fosseys grave, orphanage and preschool visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village.

Day 11
Kabale

Day 12
Mbarara, Equator stop and drum markets, Kampala.

Days 13 - 15
Jinja and the While Nile and Lake Bujagali.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walks, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, voluntary work in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, kayaking.

Day 16
KENYA

Eldoret

Day 17 - 18

Nakuru, Guided game drives in Nakuru National Park

Days 19-20
Lake Naivasha, hippo cruise

Optionals: Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Green Crater Lake.

Day 21 - 22
Masai Mara

The Masai Mara, afternoon and morning game drives

Optionals: Maasai village visit, balloon safari.

Days 23
Nairobi

Optional: Night out at a Nairobi restaurant.

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.

East Africa Encounter - 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:

ENTRANCE AND GAME DRIVES IN FOUR NATIONAL GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:

* A day in the Serengeti National Park including park entrance fees and game drives
* A day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area including guided game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater
* Two days in the Masai Mara including park entrance fees and game drives
* A day in Lake Nakuru National Park, including park entrance fees and guided game drives
* A hippo cruise
* Entrance to the Genocide Memorial and Museum
* The Grumeti Reserve
* Free time in Kisoro, Jinja and Lake Naivasha
* Lake Victoria
* A visit to a local orphanage

AS WELL AS CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.

- 21 nights camping and 2 night dorm stay whilst in Uganda
- 21 breakfasts and 21 dinners including a contribution to the final meal in Nairobi

Transport from Nairobi to Nairobi 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

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Optional excursions

A recommended typical budget for your optional excursions that you might pay for once in Africa would be: £87 - £614

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 (June 16).

Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £360 to £530
Lake Mutande incl. canoeing US$10
Batwa Trail, from US$100
Golden Monkey trek (not including transfers) US$90
Trek to Dian Fossey's grave, from (not including transfers) US$80
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Volunteer work in a local school, Jinja US$20
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
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Crater Lake Sanctuary, guided walk US$45
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
Maasai Village visit US$10
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
TO CONSIDER BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR TOUR
Arrive a day early or give yourself an extra day at the end of your tour to visit the Elephant Sanctuary & The Giraffe Park, £50
Beach stay on the Kenyan Coast per night from US$18
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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 £10 like a visit to the Maasai in the Serengeti
Be aware as well that meals are not covered whilst the truck is parked up in Jinja due to the many different activities on offer, some of which are inclusive of meals.
Tipping is customary in Africa, so budget for gratuities if you wish for guides or drivers who provide good service such as your guides whilst gorilla trekking. 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 such as to the gorillas, 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 spending money for the East African Encounter is: £250 - £320

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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 enough pages in your passport for each country you visit. As a guide then, for the East African Encounter 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 (www.fco.gov.uk) under entry requirements. Do be aware it can be illegal to travel in Africa on two passports.

For this trip 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

For Rwanda an online application needs to be done for the East African Tourist Visa which gives multiple entry to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. We send out instructions for this.

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.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
PASSPORT
Australian $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand $100 - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - $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 absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Dates

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Start Nairobi Finish Nairobi Price Local Payment Departure details
Wed 26 Jul 2017 Thu 17 Aug 2017 £950 US$800 0 Seats available Book Now
Wed 2 Aug 2017 Thu 24 Aug 2017 £950 US$800 8+ Seats available
no more gorilla permits available for this tour
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Thu 14 Sep 2017 Fri 6 Oct 2017 £950 US$800 0 Seats available Book Now
Sat 7 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017 £950 US$800 8+ Seats available Book Now
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Before You Go

Nairobi

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "East Africa Encounter".

East Africa Encounter - 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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Start Nairobi Finish Nairobi Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Wed 26 Jul 2017 Thu 17 Aug 2017 £950 US$800
Book Now Wed 2 Aug 2017 Thu 24 Aug 2017 £950 US$800 no more gorilla permits available for this tour
Book Now Thu 14 Sep 2017 Fri 6 Oct 2017 £950 US$800
Book Now Sat 7 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017 £950 US$800
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