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Kenya & Tanzania - Absolute Africa
Kenya & Tanzania - Absolute Africa
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3 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
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Ends
Zanzibar
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Zanzibar! With the overland truck tour Kenya & Tanzania, you have a 18 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Zanzibar and through Nairobi, Kenya and 8 other destinations in Africa. Kenya & Tanzania includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Wildlife

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  • Kenya & Tanzania reviewer 1
    Written on September 1, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Overall, I was pretty happy with the trip, I saw all the things that I wanted to including trekking gorillas and see the big five as well as five hunting cheetahs. But that's pretty much all down to luck - in terms of the trip let's start with the good: the... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi Stine, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip overall and saw all the fantastic wildlife for which Africa is so famous. Our tours do cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time in order to get our groups to the key highlights in a region, which are often a fair distance apart. As you mention, drive times can really vary depending on road conditions, time spent at border crossings etc, and so they are only given as a general guide. We appreciate the frustration that is caused when there is a big discrepancy between the estimates and reality. There have been some quite significant changes recently partly due to visa changes, new road laws, and some roads being in very poor condition or dotted with seemingly endless road works. On the rare times that delays do actually upset excursions and/or tour highlights we always look to ensure arrangements are shifted so you can still get to do what you came to Africa to do. And where there have been consistent changes for some period of time we update our estimates as quickly as we can. As is the nature and tradition of overlanding, our tours are made up of components. Many of our customers find this format particularly useful as they are able to pick and choose the highlights and options they want to see and just do that section if they don’t have time to do the full route. It is also helpful for many of our passengers who want to travel with friends or family but who have different periods of leave from work or have separate commitments, so they can choose to do shorter or longer tours but both travel together on one truck. A further bonus is that we are able to guarantee to all of our customers that their tour will not be cancelled regardless of the numbers booked, unlike some other travel companies. In general we find in our feedback from passengers that the mix of nationalities and personalities joining throughout a tour is very much considered a positive part of the experience. Our tour leaders are usually very adept at introducing newcomers to the group and organising rostas and groups for cooking and cleaning often really helps to integrate those joining later on in the trip. With regard to extra activities, we have over time developed relationships with certain local operators who we feel offer the best activity options, taking into account safety and security as well as value for money. It may not always be the cheapest operator, but we feel that the safety of our clients is paramount and so we do tend to encourage our groups to do activities with the companies we feel we have “vetted” to a certain point, rather than go with a company of which we have no concrete information regarding their operation. In the rare event there was ever an issue with any activity we are able to step in and assist if this occurs with our known operator due to our close working relationship. If other operators are used, our ability to intervene and assist is limited. Our tour leaders do aim to give as much information as possible during your tour but we would always say that if there are ever any points that are unclear, please do speak to your tour leader as first port of call. We will also speak to your crew to ensure that they understand the importance of keeping everyone fully informed of the activities day to day. The Serengeti campsite is the only campsite available to us in the park and all the overlanding companies use this site so, particularly in high season when you travelled, it can become busy. We don’t have another option to camp within the park and as this is a public campsite, the numbers staying here are unfortunately out of our control. There are no trucks with 50% backward facing seats in our fleet. Where there are seats facing reverse they create social areas which are usually very popular so clients can chat to each other and use the tables for cards, use laptops etc. In general the trucks are very large and open and it is very rare that anyone suffers from motion sickness. Where they do we ask that you let us know so we can prioritise your seating arrangements. Overlanding itself is advantageous in that you see day to day life as you travel - not solely the key highlights listed on the itinerary but the ordinary, everyday goings on by the side of the road. Travel is fluid as you see one country become another rather than flying from one point to another. Overlanding is not a style of travel for everyone and as with any group travel, there is a need to be flexible and open minded to the fact that there will be people from all walks of life travelling together. Having said that, we do not run party tours and the majority of people who travel with us are in Africa to experience the amazing wildlife, scenery and culture, similar to the independent travellers, albeit with the security and convenience of a travel group. We work hard to create itineraries which allow you to see the main highlights at a reasonable pace and also allow some time to absorb local life and enjoy cultural experiences. We hope that you will take with you many great memories of your time in Africa and best wishes for your future travels.
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  • Kenya & Tanzania reviewer 2
    Written on July 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our tour was amazing - from our cook Joseph, to our driver David and of course our guide for the duration of the trip Edmund who went absolutely above and beyond introducing us to all his friends at the Zanzibar Food Festival so we had a taste of everything... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, Georgia. So glad to hear of your enjoyment on your trip and looking forward to having you travel with us again in the future :)
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  • DC
    Written on December 17, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Valet, our drivers Patrick & BJ were awesome! There really made the trip special!

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for the review, it's great to hear you enjoyed the Kenya and Tanzania!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 2: KENYA
  2. Days 3 - 4: KENYA
  3. Days 5 - 7: KENYA
  4. Day 8 : TANZANIA
  5. Days 9 - 11: TANZANIA
  6. Days 12 - 13: TANZANIA
  7. Days 14 - 18: TANZANIA

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What is the average temperature around mid November in Africa?

      The temperature in November may vary, but it is in general between 22C and 25C.

    • We are travelling with our 2 sons who will be 15 and 18 years old. Can they travel on this trip?

      Yes, I’m happy to confirm that we can welcome your family on the Kenya and Tanzania safari.

    • Does this tour accept travellers under 18 years old?

      Yes this tour welcomes travelers under 18 years old. Please just bear in mind that in general our groups are made up of adults and these are group participation tours where passengers do all help with the daily jobs around camp, such as cleaning and cooking. We do also camp out in the wild occasionally so would just ask you take responsibility at these times that the younger members of your family understand the procedures.

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    • Leslie3rd September 2018
      It is too bad there is no 6 or 8 star rating available. 5 isn't really good enough for TourRadar. This enterprise surpasses even the most stringent, high-bar criteria for excellence of customer service. These people are consistently, constantly, on top of your tour itinerary, where you are are in the process, your current status and your situation, they answer the phone on the 2nd or 3rd ring, I'M NOT KIDDING, nd when they pick up they already know who you are, what your tour and status is, and they instantly produce precise answers and solutions to your questions or problems in a matter of seconds. I don't know who the competition is for this outfit but my advice to them is, give up. Go find another line of business. You will never catch up with the platinum customer service these people provide.

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    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya and Tanzania. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Nairobi is the starting point and Zanzibar is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Absolute Africa booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 February 2019 the full payment of $965 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $965 for Kenya & Tanzania, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,575 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 122 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 235 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
    • 208 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
    • 55 km
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
    • 153 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
    • 471 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
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