Jinja to The Victoria Falls Overland ToursClick for map
+ Local Payment US$850
(local payment explained)
What's Included The Serengeti
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kazinga Channel game cruise
South Luangwa National Park
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
All road tolls & taxes are paid
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
UGANDA - RWANDA
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
TANZANIA - MALAWI
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
ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
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.
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Jinja to The Victoria Falls Budget
The costs to consider when travelling overland are:
- Safari price £1370 and local payment $850 USD
- Optional excursions
- Personal spending money
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
* Mikumi National Park
* 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
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)
|PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE|
|Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfers), from||£510 to £600|
|Zanzibar including return ferry, 4 nights B&B accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour||£245|
|PAID IN AFRICA|
|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, (not including transfers), 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$140|
|Victoria Falls National Park - Entrance and Rainforest Walk to see Victoria Falls||US$30|
|Bungee jump at Victoria Falls||US$160|
|Combo deal, half day adrenaline (gorge swings, zip line, flying fox)||US$140|
|Gorge Swing - (1 jump)||US$95|
|White water rafting The Zambezi||US$120|
|Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (15 minutes)||US$150|
|Sunset cruise on the Zambezi||US$55|
|ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR|
|Balloon safari in the Serengeti||£430|
|TO CONSIDER AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR|
|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||£590|
|3 day Add-On to Johannesburg including a game cruise on the Chobe river||£550|
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
VisaYour 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.
NB: For Uganda an online application and payment will need to be done for the East Africa visa, which we will send instructions by email on how to do this.
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$305 - US$355 depending on nationality.
|VISA CHART||Kenya||Rwanda||Uganda||Tanzania||Malawi||Zambia||Zimbabwe||Botswana||Namibia||South Africa|
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Jinja to The Victoria Falls
|Start Jinja||Finish The Victoria Falls||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Sun 8 Sep 2019||Tue 22 Oct 2019||£1370||US$850||1 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.
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|Start Jinja||Finish The Victoria Falls||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Book Now||Sun 8 Sep 2019||Tue 22 Oct 2019||£1370||US$850||1 Seats available|
|Fully Booked||Sun 29 Sep 2019||Tue 12 Nov 2019||£1370||US$850||0 Seats available|
|Book Now||Fri 25 Oct 2019||Sun 8 Dec 2019||£1370||US$850||8+ Seats available|
|Book Now||Fri 13 Dec 2019||Sun 26 Jan 2020||£1370||US$850||8+ Seats available|
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