Kigali to Zanzibar Overland ToursClick for map
+ Local Payment US$380
(local payment explained)
What's Included Serengeti National Park
The Grumeti Reserve
Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
Two pre-prepared barbecues
Camping whilst on the truck
Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
Services of Absolute Crew
All road tolls & taxes are paid
Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania
Kigali to Zanzibar Safari Overview
From the dense Afromontane forest of the Virungas to the warm tropical azure blue waters off Zanzibar, head out on a gorilla trek, safari through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, snorkel amongst tropical fish at Mnemba Atol, sip fruit cocktails at sunset at Africa House, and at the end of your trip relax on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island.
Kigali to Zanzibar Safari Add-ons
RWANDA - UGANDA
Meet up in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, transfer to Kisoro.
Optionals: Coffee tour or Pygmy (Batwa) village visit or Lake Mutande.
Days 2 -3
UGANDA - RWANDA
Optionals: Mountain gorilla trek Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Or golden monkeys trek or orphanage visit. Batwa (Pygmy) village visit or coffee tour. Lake Mutande. Trek to Dian Fosseys grave. Basket weaving. Banana beer making.
Day 4- 5
Kigali, night out in Kigali
Optionals: Basket weaving, Banana beer making, Genocide Museum and Memorial.
Days 6 - 8
Rusomo Falls, Mwanza, Lake Victoria, Bunda.
Optionals: Hill walk
Days 9 - 11
The Grumeti, Afternoon and morning game drives in the Serengeti, game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, evening celebratory barbecue on our arrival in Arusha.
Optionals: Balloon safari, Maasai village visit.
Days 12 - 14
Marangu at the foot of Kilimanjaro, the Indian Ocean Coast, seafood meal and preparations for Zanzibar Island on reaching the coast.
Days 15 - 18
Free time for a 4 night stay on Zanzibar Island....
Optional: Free time to stay on Zanzibar Island from day 15, you can fly out from Zanzibar or take the ferry back to Dar es Salaam the day after the tour ends
Talk with us as to the special arrangements we can make for your accommodation and other arrangements on the Island staying in beach cottages and in the traditional capital, ancient Stone Town with a spice tour.
Other options to budget for include snorkelling and scuba diving on Zanzibar's untouched 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 with a spice tours on Zanzibar Island can be arranged ahead of time.
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.
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Kigali to Zanzibar Budget
The costs to consider when travelling overland are:
Your safari price and local payment covers:
ENTRANCE AND GAME DRIVES IN THE CORE GAME PARKS AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING:
* Serengeti National Park
* Ngorongoro Crater
* The Grumeti Reserve
* Lake Victoria
CAMPING, BREAKFAST AND DINNER i.e.
Includes 12 Breakfasts and 12 dinners
- 10 nights camping and 2 nights dorm stay whilst in Rwanda
- 11 breakfast and 11 evening meals including a local meal, a pre-prepared barbecue in Arusha and a seafood barbecue in Dar es Salaam.
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 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$200 - US$400
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)
|PAID BEFORE DEPARTURE|
|Mountain gorilla trekking permit, (not including transfer), from||£510 to £600|
|Zanzibar including ferry to Zanzibar island, 4 nights B&B accommodation, transfers from Stone Town to the beach and return, and a Spice Tour||£220|
|One way ferry||£26|
|PAID IN AFRICA|
|Visit to a local orphanage (transport)||US$10|
|Lake Mutande incl. canoeing||US$10|
|Batwa trail, from||US$100|
|Visit to the Golden Monkeys (not including transfers)||US$90|
|Trek to Dian Fossey's grave (not including transfers)||US$80|
|Genocide Memorial audio guide ( entry is free of charge)||US$15|
|Base hike Kilimanjaro||US$125|
|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|
|Sunset cruise, Zanzibar, from||US$30|
|Prison Island with the aldabra tortoises||US$25|
|ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR|
|Balloon safari in the Serengeti||£430|
|TO CONSIDER AFTER YOUR SAFARI|
|Scuba Diving Padi Course, from||US$499|
You will need spending money to cover drinks, lunch and souvenirs and different small incidental costs whilst on tour such as cheap excursions costing under U$20 like the visit to the Maasai in the Serengeti.
Other costs to note are those times we dont cover meals or accommodation on the tour, as well as tipping, extra transfers and upgrades.
Be aware during the trip tour there are busy times where we dont cover meals and/or accommodation as during these sections most people are away from camp doing their own thing on different excursions. It is then impractical to cover meals or accommodation.
The times to note on the Rainforests and Reefs tour are when the truck parks up for a few days at Zanzibar so please ensure you have enough money to cover meals during this time. And note as well spending money is needed to cover camping on the off-chance you chose to stay back on the overnight excursions. The overnight excursion on this tour is the Zanzibar Island break (x4 nights).
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.
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 Rainforests and Reefs is: US$380 - US$455
VisaYour 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 don't hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.
For this tour visas for most passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route with the exception of the East Africa visa. Rwandan immigration require you to apply and pay online for this beforehand, we will send out instructions for this.
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$150 - US$200 depending on nationality
|VISA CHART||Kenya||Rwanda||Uganda||Tanzania||Malawi||Zambia||Zimbabwe||Botswana||Namibia||South Africa|
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Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.
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Kigali to Zanzibar
|Start Kigali||Finish Zanzibar||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Mon 16 Sep 2019||Thu 3 Oct 2019||£970||US$380||1 Seats available
|Mon 7 Oct 2019||Thu 24 Oct 2019||£970||US$380||1 Seats available
|Sat 2 Nov 2019||Tue 19 Nov 2019||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Sat 21 Dec 2019||Tue 7 Jan 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Sun 2 Feb 2020||Wed 19 Feb 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Sun 23 Feb 2020||Wed 11 Mar 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Mon 27 Apr 2020||Thu 14 May 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Wed 3 Jun 2020||Sat 20 Jun 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Sat 11 Jul 2020||Tue 28 Jul 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Mon 10 Aug 2020||Thu 27 Aug 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Mon 31 Aug 2020||Thu 17 Sep 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Wed 7 Oct 2020||Sat 24 Oct 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available||Book Now|
|Sun 1 Nov 2020||Wed 18 Nov 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available||Book Now|
|Mon 21 Dec 2020||Thu 7 Jan 2021||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
Before You Go
Kigali to Zanzibar
Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Rainforests and Reefs" - to Zanzibar.Rainforests and Reefs - 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 Kigali to Zanzibar 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 Kigali||Finish Zanzibar||Price||Local Payment||Departure details|
|Book Now||Mon 16 Sep 2019||Thu 3 Oct 2019||£970||US$380||1 Seats available
|Book Now||Mon 7 Oct 2019||Thu 24 Oct 2019||£970||US$380||1 Seats available
|Book Now||Sat 2 Nov 2019||Tue 19 Nov 2019||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
|Book Now||Sat 21 Dec 2019||Tue 7 Jan 2020||£970||US$380||8+ Seats available
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