Nairobi to Nairobi Overland Tours

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WAS £2045 NOW £1943

What's Included
• Game drives The Masai Mara
• Game drives Nakuru National Park
• Game drives Serengeti
• Game drives Ngorongoro Crater
• Lake Naivasha
• Hippo Cruise
• Masai village with bush walk
• 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 13 dinners
• Incl BBQ in Arusha
• 13 nights camping
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Kenya and Tanzania, the Component Nairobi to Nairobi Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Nairobi to Nairobi Safari Overview

An overland trip with game drives in Kenya and Tanzania's favourite game parks - The Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offering the very best chance to see the Big Five and more! Time to cycle in Hells Gate National Park, for a hippo cruise on Lake Naivasha and to enjoy the antics of the colobus monkeys on the lawns at Elsamere, with visits to Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, a Maasai village and on the board walk at The Giraffe Park come face to face to kiss a gentle giraffe!

Nairobi to Nairobi Safari Add-ons


Days 1 - 2

Meet up and head to the Rift Valley, then Lake Nakuru National Park for game drives and a visit to children's orphanage.

Days 3 - 5

Lake Naivasha, hippo cruise, Masai stay at Loita Hills

Optionals: Hells Gate National Park or Crater Lake Sanctuary, Elsamere for afternoon tea.

Days 6 - 9

Masai Mara, game drives. Nairobi.

Optionals: Maasai village visit, balloon safari, Giraffe centre, Sheldricks elephant orphanage

Day 10 

Travel across the Athi Plains through to Arusha.

Days 11 - 13

Safari into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park, afternoon drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, morning game drives in Ngorongoro Crater. Evening celebratory barbecue on return from the game parks. 

Days 14 

Transfer 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.

Kenya and Tanzania, the Component - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:


* Game drives in The Masai Mara (2 days)
* Game drives in Nakuru National Park
* Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
* Game drives in Serengeti National Park
* Lake Naivasha
* Masai village with bushwalk


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, cook and safari leader.

The ongoing advice and back up from The Absolute Team.

All road tolls and taxes are paid.

- 13 nights camping
-13 breakfast, 13 dinners, 3 lunches including local meals and a pre-prepared barbecue 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: Up to US$100

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)

Entry to Sheldricks Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Park US$30
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Afternoon tea at Elsamere - home of Elsa the Lion (not inc. transport) US$12
Crater Lake Sanctuary, guided walk US$45
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
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 different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under U$20
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 the Kenya and Tanzania trip is: US$200 - US$280

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our 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 tour 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 Kenyan visa which for most passport holders can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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$100 - US$150 depending on nationality
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
New Zealand $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
Canadian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
American $50 - - $100 - - - - - -
British $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
German $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
Dutch $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
Irish $50 - - $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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Tue 31 Oct 2023 Mon 13 Nov 2023 £2045 £1943
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Before You Go


Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Kenya and Tanzania, the Component".

Kenya and Tanzania, the Component - 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 Special Offer Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Tue 31 Oct 2023 Mon 13 Nov 2023 £2045 £1943
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Book Now Sun 4 Feb 2024 Sat 17 Feb 2024 £2045 £1943
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Book Now Sat 8 Jun 2024 Fri 21 Jun 2024 £2045
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Book Now Mon 8 Jul 2024 Sun 21 Jul 2024 £2045
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Book Now Fri 26 Jul 2024 Thu 8 Aug 2024 £2045
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