Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Tours

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Price

£2200
+ Local Payment US$950
(local payment explained)

What's Included
• The Masai Mara
• The Serengeti
• Nakuru National Park
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel game cruise
• Ngorongoro Crater
• South Luangwa National Park
• Matopos
• The Giraffe Park
• Maasai village visit incl. bush walk
• The Grumeti Reserve
• Lake Naivasha
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Great Zimbabwe Ruins
• Lake Victoria
• Lake Malawi
• Brkfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
• Some pre-prepared barbecues
• Contribution to final group meal
• Camping whilst travelling on the truck
• 1 night Ritz B'packers, Jhb
• Further 3 nights in local lodges or similar
• Flight Maun to Johannesburg
• Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
• Services of Absolute Crew
• Ongoing advice
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Wildlife Wanderer Safari from Nairobi to Johannesburg
Countries Visited

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

Nairobi to Johannesburg Safari Overview

A Wildlife Treat - With highlights such as the mountain gorillas, The Masai Mara, The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Nakuru National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Chobe River Game Cruise, Okavango Delta and more!! Plus adventure sports - white water rafting, quad biking, bungee jumping and gorge swinging! And magical highlights such as Zanzibar Island and the mighty Victoria Falls!!

Nairobi to Johannesburg Safari Add-ons

Itinerary

Days 1 - 9
KENYA

Departure meeting, The Giraffe Park, Loita Hills Maasai cultural experience, morning and afternoon game drives over two days in The Masai Mara, The Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Optionals: Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, balloon safari, hippo cruise, Elsamere for afternoon tea, cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided hike to Green Crater Lake.

Days 10 - 17
UGANDA

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

Optionals: Whitewater rafting, bungee-jumping, kayaking, boat trips, volunteer in a local school, quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking, rhino trek, boat ride in Ziwa, forest chimpanzee trekking.

Days 18 - 22
UGANDA - RWANDA

Kisoro and the Virungas, Musanze, Kigali.

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

Days 23 - 28
TANZANIA

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, Maasai Boma visit (village).

Days 29 - 35
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 32, returning to the mainland on day 36.

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 36 - 41
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 42 - 47
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 48 - 51
ZIMBABWE

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.

Day 52 - 54
ZIMBABWE

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 and horse rides.

Days 55 - 60
BOTSWANA

Kasane, Maun.

Optionals: Chobe National Park, game drive and game cruise, Okavango Delta guided mokoro safari, flight over the Delta

Day 61
BOTSWANA - SOUTH AFRICA

Flight Maun to Johannesburg to spend our final evening at the Ritz Backpackers.

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.

Wildlife Wanderer - detailed itinerary

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Johannesburg Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price and local payment covers:

OVER SEVEN GAME PARKS & OTHER HIGHLIGHTS including:

The Masai Mara
The Serengeti
Nakuru National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park including a game cruise on the Kazinga Channel
Ngorongoro Crater
South Luangwa national Park
Matopos game drive and rhino trek
Mikumi National Park
The Giraffe Park
Maasai village visit
The Grumeti Game Reserve
Lake Naivasha
Bujagali
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Kigali - Genocide Memorial
Lake Victoria
Lake Malawi
Great Zimbabwe Ruins

CAMPING, BREAKFAST & DINNER WHILST TRAVELLING ON THE TRUCK

- 52 breakfasts and 51 dinners whilst travelling on the truck, including some local meals & pre-prepared barbecues.
- 49 nights camping and 4 nights dorm accommodation in a lodge or similar including the final night in Ritz Backpackers in Johannesburg

- 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$650 - US$1150

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 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 £216
PAID IN AFRICA
Hells Gate National Park (half day) incl entry, bike hire, guide and transfers US$55
Visit to a local orphanage (Donation only) £0
1-2 hour guided hippo and bird cruise across Naivasha US$30
White water rafting The White Nile US$140
Quad biking, Jinja (1 hour) US$49
Sunset cruise, The White Nile US$45
Ziwa Rhino Trek US$30
Kalinzu Forest guided chimpanzee trek, (not including transfers), from US$50
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
Chobe National Park - game cruise US$42
Chobe National Park - combo game drive and game cruise US$84
ALSO TO CONSIDER DURING YOUR TOUR
Balloon safari in the Masai Mara £385
Balloon safari in the Serengeti £430
TO CONSIDER AT THE END OF YOUR TOUR
Add-On Three, Four and Five Day guided safaris into Kruger National Park camping or staying in lodge or special tree house accommodation, from £495
Full day excursion to Soweto and the Apartheid Museum US$50
Half day Soweto tour US$35
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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 Wildlife Wanderer you should budget to cover for the days we are in Jinja and in 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), the houseboats on Lake Kariba (X2 nights) and the mokoro safari into the Okavango Delta (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 Wildlife Wanderer to cover the above is: US$1190-US$1425

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 to 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure also that you have enough pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required when you enter South Africa at the end of your trip. As a guide then, for the Wildlife Wanderer you will want to have a minimum of 10 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. More information can be found 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 tour visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, Irish, South African, German, French, Dutch, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa en route. Note also the Kenyan visa for most passport holders, can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

The East Africa visa which covers Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda is available on arrival in Kenya for U$100

If your passport is not detailed please don't hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

Visas are not usually required for Botswana or South Africa for most passport holders.

Be aware that visa requirements can change without prior notice. This information 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
PASSPORT
Australian $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
New Zealand $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $30 - - -
South Africa - $30 $100 - - - - - - -
Canadian $100 - - $50 $75 $50 $75 - - -
American $100 - - $100 $75 $50 $30 - - -
British $100 - - $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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Dates

Nairobi to Johannesburg
Start Nairobi Finish Johannesburg Price Local Payment Departure details
Fri 30 Aug 2019 Tue 29 Oct 2019 £2200 US$950 1 Seats available Book Now
Fri 20 Sep 2019 Tue 19 Nov 2019 £2200 US$950 0 Seats available Fully Booked
Wed 16 Oct 2019 Sun 15 Dec 2019 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available Book Now
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Before You Go

Nairobi to Johannesburg

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Wildlife Wanderer" - to Johannesburg.

Wildlife Wanderer - pre departure pack

Before you leave for Africa there are a few things to sort out so you are well prepared. This booklet, put together from our 30 plus years of African overland experience, we hope will help.

There is information on pre tour accommodation and transfers in Nairobi and post tour arrangements in Johannesburg, ideas as to the best flights to organise, how to budget for your trip, and as to visa requirements, travel insurance, immunisations and what you need to pack.

When preparing for your trip you will probably have a few, or even quite a few questions! That’s absolutely fine!

If you need help with your flights just let us know and we can arrange a competitive quote. And when it comes to travel insurance – make sure you have appropriate cover - check out http://www.absoluteafrica.com/Insurance

Airport collections and hotel or backpackers accommodation can be booked in Nairobi.

We can also make arrangements for your time in Johannesburg.

If you want to head further afield take a look at a four day safari in Kruger http://www.absoluteafrica.com/Kruger-National-Park/KR01

During the 61 days of the tour there is so much that goes on from trekking the incredible mountain gorillas, to horse riding bareback in Lake Malawi, throwing yourself 111 meters off a bridge at Victoria Falls (don’t forget to attach the bungee cord!) and game cruising down the Chobe River in Botswana. To ensure you have the trip of a lifetime it is important you are well prepared - let us know how we can help! Our experienced absolutely awesome team are here to help so give us a call, email or we can chat via skype. We are always happy to help with any queries or concerns you may have.

And before you go hook up with us on our Facebook page, on Instagram, via twitter and check our blog posts to keep you inspired and dreaming of your trip as you prepare.

We update this information regularly so be sure you check back here as well. It’s also worth taking a look at the news section as well on this site

We look forward to hearing from you and helping as you plan your trip to Africa.

Book your Nairobi to Johannesburg Safari

Start Nairobi Finish Johannesburg Price Local Payment Departure details
Book Now Fri 30 Aug 2019 Tue 29 Oct 2019 £2200 US$950 1 Seats available
Fully Booked Fri 20 Sep 2019 Tue 19 Nov 2019 £2200 US$950 0 Seats available
Book Now Wed 16 Oct 2019 Sun 15 Dec 2019 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Wed 4 Dec 2019 Sun 2 Feb 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 16 Jan 2020 Mon 16 Mar 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
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Book Now Fri 24 Jul 2020 Tue 22 Sep 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 14 Aug 2020 Tue 13 Oct 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Sun 20 Sep 2020 Thu 19 Nov 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Thu 15 Oct 2020 Mon 14 Dec 2020 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available
Book Now Fri 4 Dec 2020 Tue 2 Feb 2021 £2200 US$950 8+ Seats available