This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.
A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.Close
|Trip Code||Start Date||End Date||Currency||Kitty|
|YND||Monday 19 Jan 2015||Sunday 01 Feb 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 21 Feb 2015||Friday 06 Mar 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 02 Mar 2015||Sunday 15 Mar 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 04 Apr 2015||Friday 17 Apr 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 25 May 2015||Sunday 07 Jun 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 27 Jun 2015||Friday 10 Jul 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 06 Jul 2015||Sunday 19 Jul 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 08 Aug 2015||Friday 21 Aug 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 05 Oct 2015||Sunday 18 Oct 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 07 Nov 2015||Friday 20 Nov 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 16 Nov 2015||Sunday 29 Nov 2015||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 19 Dec 2015||Friday 01 Jan 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 04 Jan 2016||Sunday 17 Jan 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 20 Feb 2016||Friday 04 Mar 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 19 Mar 2016||Friday 01 Apr 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 21 Mar 2016||Sunday 03 Apr 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 23 Apr 2016||Friday 06 May 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 23 May 2016||Sunday 05 Jun 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 20 Jun 2016||Sunday 03 Jul 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 25 Jun 2016||Friday 08 Jul 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 01 Aug 2016||Sunday 14 Aug 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 03 Sep 2016||Friday 16 Sep 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 10 Oct 2016||Sunday 23 Oct 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 12 Nov 2016||Friday 25 Nov 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 05 Dec 2016||Sunday 18 Dec 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Sunday 18 Dec 2016||Saturday 31 Dec 2016||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 19 Dec 2016||Sunday 01 Jan 2017||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 16 Jan 2017||Sunday 29 Jan 2017||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 21 Jan 2017||Friday 03 Feb 2017||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Saturday 04 Mar 2017||Friday 17 Mar 2017||USD||1270.00|
|YND||Monday 20 Mar 2017||Sunday 02 Apr 2017||USD||1270.00|
Journeys of freedom & discovery. Travelling in purpose-built trucks or 4x4s you’ll see all the highlights but also get far off the beaten track. Led by a professional crew or driver, groups help with the cooking & setting up camp, enjoying a real hands on experience.
Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.
This is a classic trip that covers the highlights of the region and deserves its reputation as one of the best trips in Africa. After leaving Nairobi, you head straight to the Masai Mara for an incredible 3 day jeep safari through the National Park, with fantastic opportunities to see the 'Big 5' as well as a wealth of other wildlife. The game viewing continues after you cross the border into Tanzania, with safaris in both the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro National Parks, both packed with animals and home to some truly spectacular scenery. You will camp on the slopes of majestic snow-capped Kilimanjaro and explore the local village of Mto wa Mbu. The trip ends with 5 days of blissful relaxation, first on the white beaches south of Dar, and then on the idyllic spice island of Zanzibar. Sun, sea, Swahili and safari is a good summary of the trip!
Border Information: If you are joining the trip in Nairobi, you will most likely enter Kenya at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Welcome to Nairobi! If you would like to explore Nairobi fully, we advise you arrive a day earlier to give yourself the time to see some of the highlights in the city - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. There will be a group meeting today at the Kivi Milimani Hotel at 10:00am - your tour leader will meet you at the hotel reception. Please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note on your arrival, as the previous day is often a travelling day for the tour leader and they will often be unable to reach the Kivi Milimani until this morning's meeting. Address - Kivi Milmani Hotel, Milimani Road, Nairobi. After the group meeting, we will be met by our 6-person 4x4 jeeps that will take us on our 2-night excursion to the Maasai Mara. We will load the jeeps with our personal gear (but we will not need our camping equipment) and then head off to Maasai Mara, leaving our truck behind. We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location in Nairobi), and advise you to bring along a smaller daypack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off. You should pack clothing for 3 days (including a warm jumper or fleece and long trousers), a waterproof jacket, toiletries (including sun screen and insect repellent), your camera and charger, a small towel, a head torch, a water bottle, books and personal snacks, etc. On arrival, we will have the chance for a short evening game drive in the Maasai Mara National Park before heading to our campsite. The Maasai Mara is an incredibly scenic area and is one of the world's greatest places for wildlife spotting which is absolutely teeming with giraffe, buffalo, zebra, elephants, lions, cheetah, leopards, and other big game! On both nights at the Maasai Mara, we will stay in a basic campground on the outskirts of the National Park. The campsite has set-tents and bedding, but is self-catered (we will use our kitchen equipment brought from the truck).
Our tailor made adventure holidays will truly inspire and delight the senses and will live in your memory for ever.
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