THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN OVERLAND ADVENTURE
If you are looking to see the best of what Africa has to offer, this overland experience will leave you speechless. This overland adventure and beach safari tour offers you the world renowned Big 5 game parks, the friendly laid back beaches of Lake Malawi, the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, and action packed Victoria Falls. It’s ideal for those wanting to see the best of Africa, it’s wildlife and learn about the various cultures that call this amazing place, home.
Camping in 2-person dome tents
- Guide & driver
- Meals as indicated
- Kruger National Park
- Hwange National Park
- Victoria Falls Visit
- South Luangwa National Park
- Zanzibar Ferry and Accommodation
- Masai Village Walk
- 28 Breakfasts, 20 Lunches, 21 Dinners
Day One to Five
Johannesburg, Kruger, Chobe National Park
From South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, we travel to the famous Kruger National Park. We search for Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, Leopard – and an immense variety of birdlife, a perfect introduction to Africa’s nature. Continuing north into Botswana, we pass through Francistown and Nata to Kasane and nearby Chobe National Park. On the famous Fish Eagle Cruise on the Chobe River we may see hippo, buffalo or elephant wallowing in the shallows.
Day Six to Eight
Livingstone, Victoria Falls Zambia
We cross the Zambezi River on the Kazangula ferry, enter Zambia and drive the short distance to Livingstone. Our camp is beside the Upper Zambezi River and a great base from which to explore Victoria Falls. Numerous exciting activities are available – white water rafting, scenic flights, canoeing,Gorge swinging or elephant back safaris. We also visit the Victoria Falls themselves. the Victoria Falls themselves.
Day Nine to Ten
South Luangwa National Park, Malawi
From Livingstone we continue north, passing through Lusaka en route to South Luangwa National Park for two nights where we enjoy a game drive.
Day Eleven to Fifteen
Moving on, we reach Malawi, the ‘warm heart’ of Africa. Passing through Lilongwe we reach the enormous Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, where we camp on sandy beaches, enjoy the swimming and meet the famously friendly locals.
Day Sixteen to Twenty Three
We continue along the lakeshore and into Tanzania. Travelling through some remote areas, we pass through Mikumi National Park before reaching the Indian Ocean coast and port city, Dar es Salaam. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s main commercial centre and the jump-off point for Zanzibar – the ‘Spice Island’! Time here is at your leisure. Rich in history, Zanzibar offers a blissful mix of exotic spice markets, winding alleyways and old palaces as well as sparkling, blue ocean and long stretches of palm-fringed sands.
NB Basic shared accommodation is included on Zanzibar however meals will be for your own account allowing you to experience some of the many different options available on Zanzibar.
Day Twenty Four to Twenty Eight
Arusha, Serengeti Plains, Nairobi
Back on the African mainland we travel back inland where, in clear weather, we may spot snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak (5895m), as we drive towards Tanzania’s safari capital, Arusha. Hold a snake – if you dare – in the Meserani Snake Park and make friends on a guided walk to the local village to learn something of Masai culture. From Arusha we transfer to 4×4 vehicles for an optional 3-day game viewing safari in Tanzania’s premier parks, experiencing close wildlife encounters in the deep basin of the Ngoronogoro Crater and the open plains of the Serengeti. We game drive through exciting scenery by day and camp out under the stars, listening to the sounds of Africa by night!
Day Twenty Eight
We return to Arusha for a final day’s drive across the border into Kenya and finish our tour in Nairobi.
International and domestic flights; travel insurance; personal expenses incl. laundry,phone calls, tips, visas, insurance & vaccinations. Drinks and eals in Zanzibar (Lunches x 4, Dinners x 4), sleeping bag and optional adventure activities. Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges.
Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.
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