JOHANNESBURG TO DAR ES SALAAM OVERLAND Tour
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23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland

A great Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland perfect for the adventurous traveller with a limited budget and time. Enjoy the highlights of Southern and East Africa.

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R28,240

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+ Optional Activity Package USD 210

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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Nairobi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Dar es Salaam
Group Size Max 24
Age Range 18 - 39 Years
 

 

23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Dar es Salaam

This camping Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam safari kicks off in the Kruger National Park, the gem of wildlife in Africa. Expect plenty of safari game drives, rich cultures (such as the Shangaan tribe), opportunities to bungee jump, canoe, take helicopter flips and of course the opportunity to view the majestic of Victoria Falls.

Highlights

  • Kruger National Park Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Matobo National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

Included

  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All road tolls and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of driver/ tour leader
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Food and Camping
  • Kruger National Park
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Zanzibar Ferry & Accommodation

Excluded

  • Adventure  Activity Package Pass and Excursions (optional),
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, items of a personal nature
  • NB lunches and dinners in Livingstone and on Zanzibar are not included in the tour price
 

SKU: CAE2520
 

23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Johannesburg – Hazyview – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Departing today from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, we journey through the scenic area of Mpumalanga that boasts incredible panoramics and dramatic slopes all the way through to the most famous National Park in South Africa, the mighty Kruger. The fences between the borders of the Park and the neighbouring private game reserves were abolished in order to create the Greater Kruger, allowing the animals of the Park to roam freely throughout the entire region. Together, the Kruger and Greater Kruger cover more than 24,000 square kilometres and are home to an abundance of African wildlife, ranging from the dwarf mongoose to Africa’s Big Five. There is also a remarkable variety of bird species and vegetation to be found here. We spend two evenings in the Kruger region, where we are treated to Shangaan tribal dancing on our first night and spend a full day game driving through the Reserve the following day in order to make the most of this incredible tour.

Trip Highlights: Johannesburg, Greater Kruger and Kruger National Park game drives, Shagaan tribal dancers
Accommodation: Hotel Numbi- Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-390kms
Approximate Driving Time: 7 hours

Day 3

Hazyview, Greater Kruger – Tshipise, South Africa

Leaving the Greater Kruger we travel up through South Africa’s lush countryside to Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province of South Africa. Camp this evening is at the foot of the Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve. Feel free to relax by the hot springs available at the resort

Accommodation: Forever Resorts – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 400kms
Approximate Driving Time: 7 hours

Day 4

Tshipise, South Africa – Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Leaving Tshipise, we journey North towards the Matobo National Park. Arriving later in the afternoon, we settle at the campsite just outside of the national park. The area is a historical and natural heritage and on the following day we get an opportunity to explore the site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Burke’s Paradise – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Distance travelled: +/- 400kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours

Day 5

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Spend the morning game driving in the Matobo National Park with the anticipation of seeing some extraordinary wildlife. Returning back to the camp after the game drive, feel free to spend your afternoon relaxing at camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Burke’s Paradise – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Approximate Driving Time: Game Drive & Wilderness Walk – half day
Optional Activities: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

Day 6 - 7

Matobo National Park – Livingstone, Zambia

Continuing up north, we pass through the town of Victoria Falls, cross the dividing bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia and travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort campsite a few km’s from Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy your time participating in the variety of optional activities available here. A visit to the Mosi O Tunya National Park is included in your tour. The following day is free to explore the town of Livingstone, the markets or simply relaxing at the poolside of your accommodation.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2
Distance Covered: +/-450 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours
Optional Activities: There are a large range of optional activities on offer.

Day 8

Livingstone, Zambia

Spend the day exploring the town of Livingstone today or unwind at the pool of your accommodation. This would be the perfect time to catch up with social media before making your way to the next part of the tour.

Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Bungee jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk US$110, Chief Mukumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlight flights From US$ 170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65.

Day 9

Livingstone – Lusaka, Zambia

Today we have a long full day in the truck travelling to Lusaka. Southern Africa fastest growing city is home to 1.7 million people. Camp this evening is set in a relaxing setting on a farm

Accommodation: Eureka Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-450kms
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours

Day 10

Lusaka – Chipata, Zambia

Today we get up bright and early and head off on the Great Eastern Road towards Chipata. Zambia is full of small villages and beautiful countryside.

Accommodation: Mama Rula Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-600 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 12 hours

Day 11 - 12

Chipata – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

We have a short drive into South Luangwa National Park for our two nights. The nature reserve is home to over 60 different animals and 400 bird species. The River forms beautiful oxbow lakes throughout the park. The river itself is the most intact and unaltered major river system in Africa and covers 9059 km². On arrival we setup for camp and spend our time on optional walking safaris, village walks and game drive or simply cooling down and relaxing in the swimming pool.

On the following day you can relax around the pools edge on the hotter hours of the day and in the afternoon we enjoy an open air game drive along the river’s edge where you will see the variety of bird and animal life in the area. The tour includes a guided game drive during our stay.

Accommodation: Wildlife Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance Covered: +/-180kms
Approximate Driving Time: 3.5 hours
Optional Activities: Village tour US$35, Walking Safari US$55, game drives from US$50

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Day 13

South Luangwa National Park – Kande Beach, Malawi

Following our last night in Zambia we head across the border to Malawi, making a stop in the capital of Lilongwe before taking the eastern road toward Lake Malawi. Formally known as ‘Lake Nyasa’, Lake Malawi covers almost an entire fifth of the country’s area, providing a strong root of livelihood for most of the local Malawi folk. Fishermen, fish traders, and canoe and net makers all ply their trades here, and a typical sight is that of a fisherman in his Bwato (dugout canoe made from a hollowed out tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of dawn. The Lake is something of a marvel to visitors, and has the highest number of endemic freshwater fish species of any in the world. Arriving at our campsite, situated on the lake’s shore, in the afternoon, we have the rest of the day to ourselves. Feel free to spend this time indulging in a relaxing swim or exploring the beach and surrounding areas.

Trip Highlights: Lilongwe, Lake Malawi
Accommodation: Kande Beach – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-420 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 8 hours
Optional Activities: Horse riding US$45, Village walk US$7

Day 14

Kande Beach, Malawi

Some of the optional activities here include water sports such as diving, body surfing and snorkelling, or horseriding along the beach. Otherwise, you are free to simply unwind and delight in the fresh waters of Lake Malawi. This leg of the trip also allows you the opportunity to meet the locals who are generally known as amongst the friendliest people in Africa.

Trip Highlights: Lake Malawi each, optional activities, culture interaction
Accommodation: Kande Beach – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Horse riding US$45, Village walk US$7

Day 15 - 16

Kande Beach – Chitimba Beach, Malawi

Today we embark on a beautifully scenic drive that takes us though rubber plantations and through to the Capital of the northern region, and third largest town in Malawi, Mzuzu. Here, we stop for a bit to gather supplies and browse the local markets before making our arrival in Chitimba Beach. Tonight is our final night in Malawi before we cross the border into Tanzania, so be sure to enjoy some beach time or to finish up shopping at the massive curio markets, where you can put your bargaining skills to the test- perhaps even purchasing some of Malawi’s renowned ornate and carved chairs.

The next day is free to laze around at the beach or enjoy a lovely walk in the village. There is also a full day trip to the Manchewe falls, after 11km of hiking you can cool off in a natural bath. The views of the surrounding hills are simply magnificent and truly worth the effort. For those staying at the campsite, there is a local market you can visit or you could enjoy the day relaxing by the simmery waters on the beach.

Trip Highlights: Mzuzu, Lake Malawi beach, curio markets
Accommodation: Chitimba Beach – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-240kms
Approximate Driving Time:5 hours
Optional Activities: Livingstone day hike US$7

Day 17

Chitimba Beach – Iringa, Tanzania

Leaving the warm beach of Chitimba, we drive a short distance north to cross the border into Tanzania. We gradually climb in altitude up through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania all the way to Kisolanza Farm House, our destination for the day at an altitude of 1600m, ensuring a pleasantly crisp and fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas the Southern Highlands of the country have has to offer. The Ghaui family has considered Kisolanza their home for more than 70 years, and it remains a working farm that provides organic meat and vegetables to the city of Dar es Salaam and neighbouring markets. The Kisolanza Farm House is renowned for their marvellous hot showers, delectable chocolate brownies, and hot chocolate and Amarula drink that can be purchased at their quaint candlelit bar.

Trip Highlights: Tanzania Highlands, Kisolanza Farm House
Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm Housee – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-550kms
Approximate Driving Time: 11 hours

Day 18

Iringa – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Continuing toward the Indian Ocean coast and the port city of Dar es Salaam, or ‘Haven of Peace’, the route we follow runs through the Mikumi National Park, and with some luck we may be able to spot giraffe or elephant feeding on the road sides. Dar is the hub of commerce and industry in Tanzania – a hot, humid and lively seaport city peppered with high rises, vibrant markets and stunning Arab-influenced architecture. It is situated on the coast, accessing one of the most crucial sea routes on earth. To most travellers though, Dar es Salaam is the port of call to the more exotic island of Zanzibar and other Archipelago islands. Our camp for the evening will be set up on the beach just outside of the city. Here we have a chance to browse the curio markets, best known for beautiful ebony wood, to take in the gentle sea breezes of the Indian Ocean and to prepare ourselves for our impending trip to exquisite Zanzibar.

Trip Highlights: Dar es Salaam, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Kipepeo Village – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-500kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours

Day 19 - 22

Zanzibar Island

Aside from all of the wonderfully idyllic sandy palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding cobbled alleyways and lush tropical forests that the exotic Zanzibar offers; it also boasts an intriguing history. Zanzibar was once the base of great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone, and at one time was a major trading centre of spices – a trade that is centuries old. In fact, Zanzibaris have traded with the people of the Arabian Peninsula for generations, sailing across the ocean in simple dhow sailboats and relying on the annual trade winds for passage. The Arab influence can be seen in the stunning architecture of Zanzibar, as well as the diverse street stall offerings of the capital, Stone Town. Even the Swahili language itself is a result of the mixing of Arab and African languages and cultures over long periods of time.The island was also once a staging post for slaves purchased from the African interior being detained before shipping to Middle Eastern slave owners. You can hear more about these tales of Zanzibar’s history from almost any local willing to take you on a trip out to Prison Island or even just around the city. Zanzibar’s wildlife is intriguing, as it is the home of the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet and the possibly extinct Zanzibar Leopard.

Our time spent in in this paradise-like place is not structured, giving you the chance to spend your time however you’d like. One of the best ways to see Stone Town is simply on foot, allowing you to better explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets and stunning patterned cloths. You can also partake in activities such as visiting mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper are grown in nearby plantations of which you are encouraged to take day tours of, dazzling your senses with all of the different tastes and scents available to experience. If you’re the kind of person who leans more toward leisure time spent on the beach, you’re always free to enjoy the gorgeous white sand and sparkling ocean, and to simply spend your time soaking up the sun’s rays.

If you’re looking for a good swim or dip in the sea, head out to the northern beaches to experience the warm and inviting Indian Ocean at its best, where you can try your hand at snorkelling and diving, indulge in some tasty, lavish seafood or just relax beneath a coconut palm with a tasty cocktail and good book in hand.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar is included in the Local Payments, but for the sake of flexibility, lunches and dinners are left for your own account. Usually we spend one night in Stone Town and the following two evenings in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your Tour Leader will be able to assist should you experience any problems whatsoever.

Trip Highlights: Ferry to Zanzibar, Stone Town, Northern beaches, optional Zanzibar activities
Day 1 on Zanzibar Accommodation: 1 night Stone Town at Safari Lodge or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Day 2, 3 and 4 on Zanzibar Accommodation: 3 night Kendwa Northern Beaches at Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing on Day 1
Optional Activities: Spice Tour US$30, Scuba Diving local US$130, Mnemba Island US$170, Dhow snorkelling safaris from US$65, massages from US$15

Zanzibar

Day 23

Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

On this day your tour comes to an end. Spend the day doing some shopping or relaxing by the pool before hopping onto a ferry back to the mainland and Dar es salaam.

Trip Highlights: Dar es Salaam, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Nil
Meals included: Breakfast

 

23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • Matobo National Park
  • South Luangwa National Park Game Drive
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass


Other Activities

Livingstone

  • Vic Falls bungee (single/tandem) $160
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk $110
  • Chief Mukumi Village Tour $50
  • Gorge Swing $95
  • Zambezi Jet Boating & Cable Car From $120
  • Half day Canoe Safari $110
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise $85
  • White Water Rafting – full day $160
  • Helicopter /Microlight flight over the Falls From $170
  • Fishing – Half day $145
  • Bridge Tour $65
  • Full day abseil $180
Tanzania
  • Scuba Diving (Mnemba Island) $170
  • Snorkeling day trip From $35 - $65
  • Zanzibar food (per day) $30-35
  • Spice Tour $30
  • Scuba dive – local $130
  • Slave Markets US$15
  • Arabic Fort $10
  • Palace Museum S10
Malawi
  • Horse Riding $45
  • Village Walk $7
  • Livingstonia Day Hike $7

 

23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Dates

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23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Highlights

Highlights

  • Kruger National Park Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Matobo National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

   

23 Day Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam Overland Price

R28,240

Price Beat Guaranteed  10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

+ Optional Activity Package USD 210





R28,240

Price Beat Guaranteed  10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

+ Activity Package (Optional) USD 210

Currency conversions estimated

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