40 Days
Duration
20 Seater
Vehicle Type
Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
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This tour gives the budget traveller 40 days from Cape Town, South Africa to Nairobi, Kenya.

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THIS TOUR ALSO LEAVES FROM NAIROBI, KENYA

A mix of Cape Town’s city streets, Namibia’s vast desert landscapes, the rugged Okavango Delta and breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls, show you the many sides of this captivating Southern Africa region, where lions, elephants and rhinos roam. Watch a traditional San Bushman dance, do a Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, spot wildlife in Chobe National Park, soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls. Travel further north to Eastern Africa. Visit natural landmarks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Malawi, South Luangwa. Experience the best of Kenya with visits to Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara. Track the Big Five and numerous other animals during several game drives.

This tour gives you several nights of camping under the African sky and transport in an Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 20 luxury seats), which will ensure that you’ll get an unforgettable camping experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities including hikes and skydiving, you’ll soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.

NOTE: Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the island’s culture. Away from the beach, immodestly dressed women or men exposing shoulders and knees or wearing see-through or tight clothes can cause offence, so please take care in Stone Town. Nungwi is a little bit more relaxed, but travellers are still asked to cover up when walking around outside the resort area. First ask permission when taking photos

Tour Price: US$5,033.00
Solo Room Supplement: US$345.00

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Optional extras:
Fly-in: 2-night Delta pack – Low Season:     US$854.00
Fly-in: 2-night Delta pack – High Season:    US$954.00     (01/06 – 31/10)
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Group Size: Max 20
Days: 40
Start: Cape Town
End: Nairobi
Distance: 9730km
Transport: Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle
Meals: 39 Breakfasts, 32 Lunches, 29 Dinners
Accommodation: Basic Hotel (1 nts), Multi-share Lodge (2 nts), Comfort Hotel (2 nt), Bungalow/Lodge (3 nts), Tented Room (1 nt), Participation Camping (28 nts), Adventure Tents (2 nts)
Entrance Fees: Fish River Canyon, Sesriem / Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft National Park, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Activities: Afica4us Kids Project, Fish River Canyon, Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Sossusvlei / Deadvlei Transfer, Sossus on Foot – Desert Experience, Authentic Himba Settlement Experience, Etosha National Park Game Drives, Okavango Delta – Day Tip including Mokoro Trail & Nature Walk, Chobe National Park Boat Cruise, Chobe National Park Game Drive, South Luangwa Game Drive, Village Visit – Malawi, Ferry to Zanzibar, Spice Tour, Game Drive in 4×4 Safari Vehicle down into Ngorongoro Crater, Game Drives in Serengeti with 4×4 Safari Vehicle
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

Day 1

Cape Town

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18:00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Cape Town offers an unbelievable variety of experiences, tastes and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to arrive a day early to go to world famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or go with a cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Twin Rooms
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 2

Cape Town to Trawal

This morning you will leave behind the delights of Cape Town and depart on the first leg of your journey into the unknown. The first overnight stop will be on a small vineyard farm in the vicinity of the Cederberg Mountains. Here grapes are produced for the local cellars and you will have the opportunity to taste and buy some of the local wines in an optional wine tasting activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Wine Tasting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 3

Trawal to Gariep River

Travel north through the Northern Cape’s vast fields of wild flowers (in bloom between August and November) and visit our Africa4us Kids Project that we run in conjunction with the local orphanage and primary school at Kamieskroon Children’s Trust. After the visit, we continue north to reach the Namibian border by midday. Head to the Namibian side of the South Africa / Namibia border. End the day with a spectacular sunset viewed from a nearby hill.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Africa4us Kids Project
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 4

Gariep River to the Fish River Canyon

Wake up to a quiet morning while you watch the sun rise over the Gariep River, peacefully gliding along its way. You can have a slow morning and sleep in a bit or go on an optional canoe trip down the river. Later during the morning, you travel to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa.  As the sun slips over the canyon’s rim, experience an awe-inspiring sunset to end your day of exploration.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: Canoeing on Gariep River
Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon

Day 5

Fish River Canyon to Sesriem

Today you have and early departure and a long drive north to the Namib Desert. On the way to Sesriem you will pass the small towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen and a farm settlement here and there, but other than that it will mostly just be the wide open Namibian landscape with spectacular scenery. When you arrive in the late afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon and admire the lofty red sand dunes in the distance that form a gateway into the Namib Desert, which means “vast place.” The next morning you will visit Sossusvlei and Deadvlei.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Visit Sesriem Canyon PM
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft National Park

Day 6

Sesriem to Boesman’s Camp

An early departure will allow you to experience a beautiful desert sunrise over the dunes. Climb the majestic Dune 45 before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. In the afternoon, you’ll have the option of a guided walk during which you’ll explore these desert dunes and learn about the survival skills of many of the different inhabitants of the desert, including the San (Bushmen).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Sesriem Dune 45, Guided Desert Experience, Transfer to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 7

Boesman’s Camp to Swakopmund

Depart for the Atlantic coast, to the holiday town Swakopmund.  There will be plenty opportunities to stop for photos along the way as you cross the Tropic of Capricorn and drive through the surreal landscapes of the Kuiseb and Gaub passes. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Swakopmund at your leisure and indulge in a wide variety of activities. This beach resort town’s German influences can be seen to this day in its German-inspired architecture and its many German-speaking inhabitants.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s variety of attractions and activities, cater for all tastes and styles. You can take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean, or visit the Kristal Gallery which boasts with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the world, weighing in at 14,100 kilograms. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy optional activities like quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Multi-Share Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad Biking, Sand Boarding, Skydiving etc
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 9

Swakopmund to Brandberg

The journey north continues, with Brandberg the next destination.  You can visit the famous White Lady Bushmen painting in the Brandberg Mountain which is the highest point in Namibia standing at 2,573m above sea level. Although the walk is not strenuous, it takes about 2 hours in a very hot environment so be sure to be armed with a hat, sunglasses, comfortable closed shoes and plenty water and sunscreen. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the riverbed on the way to the famous “lady”, with multi-coloured rocks that takes on various shades of flaming orange in the late afternoon, giving the mountain its name.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Lady Bushmen Painting
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 10

Brandberg to Twyfelfontein

Today is a short drive to another area famous for desert elephant. Twyfelfontein means “spring of doubt”. Like Brandberg, Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient art and sacred rituals portrayed in the at least 2500 rock engravings found there. It was also proclaimed Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. At Twyfelfontein you will have the opportunity to discover more about one of Namibia’s oldest tribes, the Damara. You might want to add a visit to the Damara Living Museum to your optional activities list.  This project is a reconstruction of the traditional culture of the Damara, a contribution to preserving the culture of the tribe and an income provider to the community. You will also have the opportunity to do an optional guided walk to an engraving site.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein Engravings
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 11

Twyfelfontein to Opuwo

The morning starts early for the drive to Opuwo. In the afternoon, we will go on a guided walk to a traditional Himba village and learn more about the Himba culture and the Himba tribes with their trademark, red ochre body paint.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Himba Village & School Visit
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 12

Opuwo to Etosha National Park

Travel through the vast expanses of Northern Namibia to Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s most loved wildlife sanctuaries. This trip goes through a previously restricted area in the park.  Head out for a game drive to search for elephant, antelope and lion around their watering holes. Etosha is home to more than 100 species of mammals including the endangered black rhino. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise with species such as the famous Kori Bustard, ostrich, several vulture and eagle species and after heavy rains, you might even find water birds such as flamingos and pelicans. Observe the animals clustered around watering holes after sunset near your campsite, which is safe and well-lit with floodlights. Overnight in the newest camp in Etosha National Park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day 13

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in your fully air-conditioned Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. You can also book an optional night game drive. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against a wide and open horizon. Overnight in the newest camp inside Etosha National Park and maybe you are just lucky enough to fall asleep with the haunting call of hyena or a lion roaring in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drives in Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: Night Game Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park

Day 14

Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, after which you’ll trade your sleeping bag for a twin room on your last night of the tour. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek and its strong German influence. You’ll have the option to celebrate your last night and your new friendships at one of Windhoek’s well know restaurants (budget $25-30 USD for dinner). Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes and own passion in regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Twin Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City & Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day15

Windhoek to Ghanzi

Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and who are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Dance PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day16

Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy an optional morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi.  Arrive in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will get a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you’ll have the chance to kick back and relax at the campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: San (Bushmen) Walk AM, Delta Flight PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 16: Ghanzi to Okavango Delta
Today we leave early morning for a long drive north-west across the Botswana interior towards Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town. Once you arrive in Maun you will have the option to go on a 2-night fly-in safari into the Okavango Delta. This camp is accessible by light aircraft only, a 20-minute flight from Maun. On arrival, you will be met by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. Your camp for the next 2 nights is situated on the edge of Chief’s Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Flight from Maun to Delta Camp, Mokoro Trails, Nature Walks
Activities optional: Bushmen Walk AM
Entrance fees included: Okavango Delta

Day17

Maun

Today you will experience a new way of travelling– we go into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro in the same way as the local people do. A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. The first part of the journey is in a 4×4 vehicle to the “polling station” where the mokoros and polers are waiting. Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into the Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet water you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take stunning pictures of your surroundings. How long the mokoro journey will take, will depend on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for lunch at an island and enjoy a nature walk of a few hours. Then you head back to Maun again in your mokoro enjoying a last hour or two on the water while the late afternoon sun starts heading for the horizon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail, Nature Walk
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day 17: Okavango Delta
Rise early for a nature walk with your own professional guide (a maximum of two guests per guide), returning for a late breakfast. Relax at camp reading a book or cooling down from the midday heat in the fresh waters of the delta (under the watchful eye of your guide). In the afternoon after the midday heat has dissipated you will venture out again into nature in search of birds and possibly some wildlife. Should you wish to explore for the whole day, we’ll be happy to pack you a picnic lunch. You will also get a chance to go to the nearby islands in a mokoro, the traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. Spend your last night in the heart of the Delta and African bush and fall asleep to the sound of hippos grunting. Early the next morning you will fly back to Maun to meet up with your group.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Bushcamp Rooms
Activities Included: Mokoro Trail, Guided Nature Walks
Activities optional: N/A
Entrance fees included: Okavango Delta

Day18

Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day 18: Maun to Elephant Sands
After an early breakfast, you will catch your flight back to Maun where you will meet up with the rest of the group. Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. At this watering hole, you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Flight from Delta Camp to Maun, Watering Hole at Camp
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day19

Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional Photo Safari at your own expense, however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: Photo Boat Safari
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day20

Chobe River (Kasane) to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

You can’t ask for a better way to start your day in search of wild animals on your included game drive in the Chobe National Park. Afterwards, cross into Zambia and enjoy a short drive to the magnificent Victoria Falls and its charming little town. This is your home base for the next two nights. The Victoria Falls is not the widest or highest falls but is regarded as the world’s biggest. It produces a breath-taking curtain of falling water as it drops into the gorge below. See why it’s considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: Chobe National Park, Game Drive with Open Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park

Day21

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For an adrenaline-filled activity closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure.  Many of our groups opt to book their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery and an open bar. Livingstone is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes and own passion in regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Adventure Tents
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day22

Livingstone (Victoria Falls) to Lusaka

A long day’s drive to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. You have ample time to relax and soak up the scenery of unspoiled nature and traditional settlements en route. Your rest camp is just outside the capital situated on a private game farm, where you can linger in the swimming pool or enjoy refreshments in the bar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day23

Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park

Another long, but worthwhile drive in a north-east direction to the jewel of Zambia, South Luangwa National Park. Savour Africa’s natural beauty from the comfort of your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle. You will cross an important landmark about halfway, namely the Luangwa Bridge across the Luangwa River. If time allows you might make a quick stop at the market town straddling the highway and taste dried fish or buy a straw hat for the sunny days ahead.  You will overnight next to the Luangwa River on the border of South Luangwa National Park. A brave night guard will be on the look-out for hippo, elephant or lion that might wander into the camp. You will truly feel part of Africa at Luangwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day24

South Luangwa National Park

We do a morning game drive with 4×4 safari vehicles to see how many of the 60 different animal species in the park we can find. South Luangwa is the southernmost national park in the valley of the Luangwa River and regarded by many experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Be on the lookout for elephant lazily going about finding food, search for the well-known red lion nicknamed Ginger by the rangers, stop at towering Thornicroft giraffe, the tallest animals in the world, great herds of buffalo, puku, zebra, pods of hippos and much, much more.  Get lost in a spectacular world with majestic trees such as mopane, tamarind, sausage tree and marula tree and watch the rising sun turning the morning dust into swirling red-golden clouds. You also have the option to book an afternoon or night game drive as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Morning Game Drive
Activities Optional: Afternoon Game Drive & Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: South Luangwa National Park

Day25

South Luangwa National Park to Kande Beach

The next few days will offer a total change of scenery and a new country when you camp right next to Lake Malawi, also named The Lake of Stars by explorer David Livingstone because of the lights of fishermen on the lake at night. Nestled between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, this great body of water is lined with picturesque thatched roofed huts and colourful washing fluttering on washing lines. You will drive past self-sufficient crops of maize, banana and paw-paw trees, racks loaded with small fish drying in the sun, chicken and piglets scattering across the road, women in brightly coloured wrapped skirts with buckets balanced on their heads and waving children. After a long day’s driving, you will finally be able to plunge down in a hammock in the characterful bar of Kande Beach or sit in the early evening on the beach to enjoy the cool breeze blowing from the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Pedal Boat
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day26

Kande Beach

The day begins with a taste of local life when you go on a village tour after breakfast with one of the local guides. You will learn more about the culture and daily life of the local people on this tour and soon you will be surrounded by children eager to show off their English and speak with a foreigner.  During your stay at Kande Beach, you can experience the novelty of diving in fresh water with a Padi accredited diving centre. Or just bask in the sun on the beach, take a swim in the fresh water, or take a kayak or pedal boat out on the water. For horse lovers, there is an opportunity to do some horse riding and take your horse for a swim in the lake at the end of your ride.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Village Tour
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkelling, Canoeing, Fishing
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day27

Kande Beach to Chitimba Beach

En route to Chitimba, you will drive through a rubber tree forest. Your adventure crew will show you the process of rubber tree tapping and how the farmers collect the latex from these trees. Stop for shopping in Mzuzu which is the third largest city in Malawi and the centre of the agricultural region. When arriving at Chitimba camp after lunch, you have the afternoon free to relax on the beach or visit the market just outside the camp. Test your negotiation skills and bargain for that perfect souvenir, that is often made right there on the spot. Marvel at the craftsmanship needed to carve the intricate designs out of wood to decorate everything from three-legged Malawi chairs and tables, wooden bowls, chess boards, wall decorations and hundreds of other things big and small.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Hikes, Craft Market, Village Tour
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day28

Chitimba Beach

Today is a relaxing day on which you can take an optional hike to the Livingstonia Museum or try your hand at wood crafting lessons, go on a guided hike, optional village tours or challenge one of the locals at one of their most popular games called Bao which is the Swahili name for a board game.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Hikes, Craft Market, Village Tour
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day29

Lake Malawi to Iringa

Today the journey continues to Iringa, a region famous for its baskets woven from reeds which are not only used locally but also exported internationally. We overnight at Kizolanza Farmhouse, a working farm with sheep, cattle and a variety of crops of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Kisolanza is the perfect halfway travellers haven on the long journey from Chitimba to Dar es Salaam. It will be hard to find a place where elegance, ambience and practicality meet in a more charming way. Old ruins on the farm had been converted into The Mud Ruins Bar and Restaurant while keeping the original 70-year-old structures intact. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared with produce from the farm while candles and lanterns lit up this charismatic ruin with natural ambiance and rustic elegance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day30

Iringa to Dar es Salaam

Rise early for a long drive to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city. Although the journey is long, you will drive through incredibly beautiful scenery, for example, the winding road through Baobab Valley – which is exactly what the name promises – a valley filled with baobab trees of all shapes and ages.  Closer to Dar the population becomes denser and although Dar es Salaam is no more the capital of Tanzania it remains to be a very important economical centre. Driving through the chaotic streets of Dar es Salaam your senses will experience an onslaught of colours, smells and noises. Buy an ice cream, peanuts or charcoal grilled maize through the windows of the truck while it crawls through the insane traffic. This evening you can have a good night’s rest in a comfortable bed or have a night out about town exploring.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day31

Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (Nungwi Beach)

Today you have a short ferry trip on the ocean from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. On arrival at the harbour you will hop into a private transfer vehicle that will first take you on a spice tour before continuing to Nungwi Beach. On the spice tour, you will come to understand why Zanzibar is also named the Spice Island. On this guided tour, you will learn how spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg vanilla and peppercorns are grown and harvested. Inhale deeply the fragrance of a fresh piece of cinnamon bark or an open vanilla pod while wandering through the crops. After a tasty Swahili lunch, you continue to the holiday resort of Nungwi Beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Spice Tour
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Island Tours, Fishing
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day32

Nungwi Beach

Enjoy a relaxed day exploring this historic town or simply relax at your hotel next to the pool. Explore Nungwi Beach’s white sandy beaches, stage-set palm trees, turquoise sea and sunshine. Take part in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving or guided walks. Your Tour Leader will assist with bookings if needed.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Diving, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Island Tours, Fishing
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day33

Nungwi Beach to Stone Town

Enjoy a private transfer back to Stone Town, and explore this historic town with its maze of alleys lined with houses, shops, bazaars and mosques. Wander through the narrow streets filled with the fragrance of incense and spices, and add the distinct “Zanzibar smell” to your memories. The incredible architecture and enormous brass-studded wooden doors offer endless photo opportunities and although the Zanzibarians in their long, elegantly flowing garments are tempting to take pictures of, please be sensitive to the fact that they don’t like to be photographed. If you don’t want to walk the streets on your own you can go on a guided city tour and if towns are not your thing, you can always go on a boat trip to a nearby island like Prison Island. For lunch and dinner, the opportunities available will make it very hard to choose. Be adventurous at the evening food market and try a Zanzibar pizza or have a spicy meal at one of the many Indian restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Stone Town Tour, Prison Island Tour, Explore Stone Town
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day34

Stone Town to Bagamoyo

Leave Stone Town via ferry early morning, where your overland safari vehicle will meet you for the transfer to Bagamoyo. Situated approximately 80km North of Dar es Salaam. Bagamoyo was the most important trading post of Eastern Africa in the 19th century. A small fishing village, Bagamoyo is rich in history. Ruins of German-era colonial buildings and alleyways with a beautiful beachside backdrop of the Indian Ocean makes this small village well worth a visit.  Enjoy some freshly caught fish cooked to your delight at the fish market situated on the beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Explore Town & Fish Market
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day35

Bagamoyo to Arusha

Depart early for Arusha, a bustling city located on the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley. If you are lucky you might just get a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro, usually veiled behind clouds. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and the highest free-standing mountain in Africa. This is another day where you will enjoy the journey just as much as the destination, if not more. Watch how the landscapes change from tropical palm trees, banana and paw-paw trees to open savannah and acacia trees. You will see true Masai minding their cattle, void of the bling of the flashy Zanzibar Masai. You will drive along the beautiful Usambara mountain range and past vast fields of sisal, one of Tanzania’s largest export products. Your overnight stay will be at Meserani Snake Park, a true community orientated campsite. All the proceeds of the bar and campsite go towards the free clinic for the Masai and to take care of snakes, birds and other animals that are injured or would have been killed. Drink an ice-cold Kilimanjaro beer or soda with the knowledge that you are contributing to the community.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day36

Arusha to Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a long scenic drive to the Serengeti. The Serengeti Migration was officially declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa February 11, 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. Votes were cast by experts from around the world who noted the key statistical significance. Serengeti National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We use 4×4 safari vehicles for the duration of the Serengeti / Crater excursion, as they are better adapted for the terrain. The Serengeti is one of the best places to observe pride of lion in their natural environment. You might also spot blue wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo. Spend one night, camping in the central Seronera area. Tonight, you will be sleeping in the wild in an unfenced camp in the middle of the Serengeti. Listen to all the sounds the night offers while you doze off. You might just fall asleep to the sound of a lion roaring, calling for his females, the haunting call of the hyena or the lonely cry of jackal.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive through Ngorongoro Area and into The Serengeti in 4×4 Safari Vehicles
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Serengeti National Park

Day37

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy an early breakfast before your safari begins. We will do game drives in the Serengeti until around lunch time, before crossing over to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, unfilled and intact volcanic caldera. The crater is home to roughly 25,000 large animals, of which you will try to find some on your morning game drive the next day. On the way to your campsite on the crater rim, you will stop for a panoramic view of the whole crater below. Put up your tent under the enormous sausage tree in the middle of the camp and be on the lookout for buffalo, zebra, or elephant which might just wander into the campsite looking for the soft, juicy grass you are camping on. On a lucky evening, you will wake up to the sound of zebra or buffalo chomping away on the grass around your tent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive in Serengeti
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day38

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Karatu

Enjoy a final early morning game drive into the Crater in search of that perfect photo shoot. Descending 600 metres from the crater rim to the bottom of the crater will feel like entering an ancient world. Massive candelabra cacti stand watch along the slopes and inside the crater, you will find a mini-world with a lake, a swamp, a river, grassland and forest. Have cameras ready for endangered black rhino, elephants with long, white, curved tusks, spotted hyena, herds of wildebeest clowning around, skittish zebra or the jackpot of any game drive, the big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah. Return to Karatu and the comfort of your Adventure Overland Safari Vehicle around lunchtime. You have the afternoon free to enjoy some cocktails next to the swimming pool or go on a village walk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Activities Included: Game Drive in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Activities Optional: Village Tour
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day39

Karatu to Nairobi

Relax during the drive, but keep your eyes open for Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro en route before crossing the Tanzania / Kenya border. Explore the city of Nairobi, which highlights include Nairobi National Museum, Railway Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, The Village Market, Giraffe Centre, Bomas of Kenya and much more. But perhaps the most famous tourist attraction is Carnivore, an open-air restaurant featuring an all-you-can-eat meat buffet.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Nairobi National Park Game Drives, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day40

Nairobi

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another successful tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

Ultimate Africa Northbound Premium Camping

This Combo Tour is a combination of the following three Core Tours:

Delta and Falls Premium CAMPING Adventure
Delta and Falls Premium CAMPING Adventure
Best of Eastern Africa Northbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Best of Eastern Africa Northbound Premium CAMPING Adventure
Cape and Desert Premium CAMPING Adventure
Cape and Desert Premium CAMPING Adventure
Zanzibar
Elephant
Namib Desert
Serengeti National Park
Masaai Tribe
Water fall
San (Bushmen) Family
Chobe National Park
Okavango Delta
African Jakana Eggs
zanzibar
Serengeti - Leopard
bagamoyo-firefly-lodge
Ngorongoro Crater
Zanzibar
Table Mountain
Namib Desert
Scorpion Hunt
Fish River Canyon
zebra

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