Jinja to The Victoria Falls Overland Tours

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+ Local Payment US$850
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What's Included
• The Serengeti
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• South Luangwa National Park
• Matopos
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• 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
• 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
Rivers Of Africa Jinja to The Victoria Falls Safari
Countries Visited

Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jinja to The Victoria Falls Safari Overview

From the White Nile to the Zambezi River! With a gorilla trek, game drives across the Serengeti and in Ngorongoro Crater, staying on the tropical island of Zanzibar to snorkel and scuba dive, and by Lake Malawi. Game cruise down the Kazinga Channel, visit a chimp sanctuary and help out in a local school. Rhino trekking, bungee jump, gorge swinging, quad biking and white water rafting - adrenalin activities plus!

Jinja to The Victoria Falls Safari Add-ons


Days 1 - 9

Departure meeting by the While Nile and Lake Bujagali, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise and game drive, Kabale.

Optionals: White water rafting, village walks, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, volunteer in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, rhino trek, chimpanzee trekking in a Ugandan forest

Days 10 - 13

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze, Kigali.

Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda), trek to the golden monkeys, orphanage visit, Batwa (Pygmy) village, visit to Dian Fossey's grave, banana beer making, basket weaving, Genocide Memorial and Museum

Days 14 - 19

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

Optionals: Hill walk, Balloon safari, visit to a Maasai village

Days 20 - 26
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.

Optional free time for a four night stay on Zanzibar Island from day 23, returning to the mainland on day 27.

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 27 - 32

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 33 - 38

South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka, The Zambezi Valley and a relaxing few 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 39 - 42

Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Matopos National Park for rhino treks.

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

Days 43 - 45

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, horse rides.

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.


Rivers Of Africa - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Jinja to The Victoria Falls Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

Over five core game parks and other highlights including:

* The Serengeti
* Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise on the Kazinga Channel
* Ngorongoro Crater
* South Luangwa National Park
* Matopos game drive and rhino trek
* The Grumeti Game Reserve
* Bujagali
* Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
* Kigali - Genocide Memorial
* Lake Victoria
* Lake Malawi
* Great Zimbabwe Ruins

- 36 breakfasts and 35 dinners whilst travelling on the truck including some local meals & pre-prepared barbecues.
- 35 nights camping and 3 nights dorm accommodation in a lodge or similar whilst travelling on the truck.
- 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$500 - US$1000

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 2019)

Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from £650 to £680
Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B shared accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour £295
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Sunset cruise, The White Nile US$45
Quad biking, Jinja (1 hour) US$49
Ziwa Rhino Trek US$30
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, from US$50
Visit to a local orphanage (transport) US$10
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
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £455
Special discounted offer: Add-on Botswana Safari including a Chobe River game cruise & a 3-day guided mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta when booked with this tour £785
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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 Rivers of Africa you should budget to cover for the days we are in Jinja and 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) and the houseboats on Lake Kariba (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 Rivers of Africa to cover the above is: US$890-US$1070

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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 Rivers of Africa you will need to have a minimum of 8 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.

Visas for most passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route.

Visas obtained in Africa can only be paid for in US dollars cash.

Do note that New Zealand passport holders wishing to travel on to South Africa need to get a visa beforehand at an embassy.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. 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 notice. The information above is given as a guide only.

Budget for all visas US$255 - US$355 depending on nationality.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
Australian - - $50 $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand - - $100 $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - - $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian - - $50 $50 $75 $50 $75 - - -
American - - $100 $100 $75 $50 $30 - - -
British - - $50 $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 absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Jinja to The Victoria Falls
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Fri 29 Sep 2023 Sun 12 Nov 2023 £1915 US$850 3 Seats available Book Now
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Before You Go

Jinja to The Victoria Falls

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Rivers Of Africa" - to The Victoria Falls.

Rivers Of Africa - 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 Jinja to The Victoria Falls 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 Jinja to The Victoria Falls Safari

Start Jinja Finish The Victoria Falls Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Fri 29 Sep 2023 Sun 12 Nov 2023 £1915 US$850 3 Seats available
Book Now Wed 25 Oct 2023 Fri 8 Dec 2023 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 13 Dec 2023 Fri 26 Jan 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Christmas in Kigali and New years upon coming from the Tanzanian parks
Book Now Mon 29 Jan 2024 Wed 13 Mar 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Book Now Tue 27 Feb 2024 Thu 11 Apr 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Book Now Tue 30 Apr 2024 Thu 13 Jun 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 2 Jun 2024 Tue 16 Jul 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available
Book Now Tue 2 Jul 2024 Thu 15 Aug 2024 £1915 US$850 8+ Seats available