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Adventure Guide: Road Trip from Nairobi to Victoria Falls

Are you ready for an exhilarating road trip adventure from Nairobi to Victoria Falls? This guide provides you with a comprehensive overview of essential information and recommendations to ensure a smooth and memorable journey.

adventure guide road trip from nairobi to victoria falls

Travel Requirements and Tips

Before embarking on your road trip, make sure you have the following:

  • Valid Travel Passport: Ensure your passport is up-to-date and has enough validity for the entire trip.
  • Valid Visas: If you're a Kenyan passport holder, you won't require a visa for this journey.
  • Emergency Contact: Maintain a list of emergency contacts, including family members and local authorities.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine Card: Some countries on the route might require a yellow fever vaccination certificate, so ensure you have it with you.
  • Money: Carry sufficient local currency and some USD for emergencies and visa fees.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Have your accommodation bookings and reservations ready, either in digital or physical form.

Border Points

The journey involves crossing several border points:

  • Namanga Border: This is the entry point between Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Tunduma/Nakonde Border: This border crossing connects Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Livingstone/Victoria Falls Town: The final border crossing between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Transport Recommendations

For various segments of your journey, here are some recommended transport options:

  • Nairobi to Dar: Consider buses like Tahmeed, Dar Express, or Dar Lux for this leg of the journey.
  • Dar to Kapiri Mposhi: Choose between the Mukuba Express Train or Kilimanjaro Ordinary Train for a unique experience.
  • Kapiri Mposhi to Lusaka: Utilize random buses or matatus for this segment.
  • Lusaka to Livingstone: Opt for buses provided by Mazhandu Family Bus, Shalom Bus Services, or Juldan Motors.

Accommodation Recommendations

Throughout your journey, comfortable accommodations await:

Dar es Salaam:

  • Hunch Backpackers Hostel
  • MRC Backpackers
  • Eazy’s Place
  • Saadani Tourist Center – Hostel

Kapiri Mposhi:

  • New Kapiri Mposhi Guest House


  • Lusaka Backpackers
  • Natwange Backpackers
  • Wanderers Backpackers and Campsite
  • Flintstones Backpackers

Livingstone Town/Victoria Falls Town:

  • Jolly Boys Backpackers
  • Livingstone Backpackers
  • Zinga Backpackers

Sample Budget

Plan your expenses with this sample budget (all amounts in Kenyan Shillings):


Cost Range (Kshs)

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam (Buses)

3,500 - 4,500

Dar to Kapiri Mposhi (Trains)

3,600 - 4,500

Kapiri Mposhi to Lusaka (Buses/Matatus)

900 - 1,100

Lusaka to Livingstone (Buses)

1,500 - 3,000

Lusaka to Dar es Salaam (Buses & Trains)

4,000 - 6,000

Dar es Salaam to Nairobi (Buses)

3,500 - 4,500

Accommodation (Dorms)

1,500 per person

Accommodation (Rooms, Sharing)

Up to 6,000

Meals and Breakfast

1,000 - 3,000 per day

Moving around cities (BodaBodas/motorcycles)

100 - 500

Moving around cities (Taxi)

300 - 3,000


Prepare yourself for a remarkable road trip filled with cultural experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable memories. By following this guide, you'll be well-equipped to embark on a thrilling journey from Nairobi to Victoria Falls. Enjoy the adventure!




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