DAR ES SALAAM TO VICTORIA FALLS OVERLAND COMFORT
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11 Day Dar Es Salaam to Victoria Falls Overland (Comfort)

R19,150

+ Single Supplement ZAR 5750

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 2980


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Tour Style Accommodated
Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania
Starts Dar es Salaam
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

The Dar es Salaam to Victoria Falls Overland Tour includes Lake Malawi, Luwawa Forest, South Luangwa National Park and much more.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Dar es Salaam
Ends in
Victoria Falls

This 11 day adventure starts in Dar Es Salaam and heads south towards Zambia - Victoria Falls. You will experience Lake Malawi, Luwawa Forest and South Luangwa National Park. Expect a wide range of adrenaline-pumping optional activities in Zambia. This trip also runs in the opposite direction (Livingstone - Dar Es Salaam). Activity Package

  • The Activity Package allows you to pre-purchase select popular activities, reducing the amount of money you need to take on tour. It is not compulsory.

Included

  • Meals - 10 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 10 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Activity Package and Optional activities

SKU: ACE0420
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Mikumi, Tanzania

We depart from the warm Indian Ocean coastline today and begin our journey to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi contains countless lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. We have a chance today to partake in an optional afternoon game drive through this magnificent Park.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Asante Afrika Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi ±300 km

Day 2

Iringa, Tanzania

We journey further inland today and make our way up to Iringa situated in the highland tea plantation region. Tonight we eat in a fantastic local Masai restaurant where we are treated to a traditional Tanzanian evening.

Tanzania is a mountainous region in the northeast, where Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, is located. The Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa’s biggest lake) and Lake Tanganyika (Africa’s deepest lake, famous for its unique fish species) are to the north and west. Central Tanzania is comprised of a vast plateau complete with savannahs and fruitful land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the exotic island of Zanzibar situated just offshore.

Tanzania has tropical temperatures and, in the highlands, the climate ranges between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius during the cold and hot seasons respectively.  The remainder of the country has temperatures that seldom drop lower than 20 degrees Celsius. The hottest season takes place between November and February, reaching temperatures of over 30 degrees, whilst the coldest season occurs between May and August, dropping to below 15 degrees.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kisolanza Farm
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Mikumi to Iringa ±360 km
Activity Package Mikumi National Park Game Drive

Day 3

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

We leave Tanzania behind and make our way to Malawi.  Passing through the picturesque mountains, travelling to our campsite for the next three nights.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Maji Zuwa
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Iringa to Chilumba ±462 km
Border Post: Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00 Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 4 - 5

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

Following our arrival in Lake Malawi, we spend the next two days participating in the various Optional Activities on offer here.

Lake Malawi is the third biggest in Africa and the eighth biggest in the world, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The lake offers fantastic snorkelling and diving adventures and its tropical waters contain more species of fish than any other lake on earth. These fish support the locals who rely on the lake for survival, using mokoros (dug-out canoes) to set out massive nets. There is a massive variety of different ethnic groups dwelling in this area and as a result, there are plenty of dialects to be learned and spoken. Majority of these groups are Christians due to the countless missionaries who past through the area, whilst the remainder have maintained their traditional belief systems.

David Livingstone arrived at Lake Malawi in 1895 whilst he was attempting to put a stop to the awful slave trades taking place. He returned in 1861 accompanied by seven missionaries who established a mission station in the southern area of the lake, but some contracted malaria and other various illnesses as well as suffered from conflict with slave-drivers. The surviving missionaries soon withdrew to Zanzibar. Livingstone came back again in 1866 as part of his journey to discover the source of the Nile. In 1869 he travelled north and was subsequently out of contact for almost two years. Found by journalist Henry Stanley on the banks of Lake Tanganyika in 1871, Livingstone was uttered the famous phrase from Stanley: “Dr Livingstone, I presume.” Livingstone then carried out his mission, eventually dying at a village called Chitombo in Zambia in 1873.

The death of this remarkable explorer revived the desire in other missionaries to come to Malawi and, after they finally finished setting up missions in various malaria-ridden areas, they constructed a malaria-free mission in the highlands of the eastern escarpment, aptly named Livingstonia. This particular mission is still operational today and is open to visitors willing to embark on a strenuous hike in order to reach it. Because of the relative difficulty of this 6-8 hour trek to the mission, you should be sure to partake in it only if you feel you are truly fit enough to brave the steep slopes and boiling temperatures.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Maji Zuma
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Local Village Visit, Karonga Town and Museum Visit
Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Community Volunteering

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Day 6

Lake Malawi, Tanzania

We pay a visit to the beach along the shore of Lake Malawi – Ngala Beach. Feel free to go snorkelling and discover the interesting creatures in the lake. We stay another night on the edge of Lake Malawi before making our way to Zambia.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Ngala Beach Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Chilumba to Nkhotakota Region ±375 km

Day 7

Zambia – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

In the early morning we travel from Malawi and make our way into Zambia, carrying on to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the following two evenings on the riverbanks. You can frequently spot hippos and other wildlife from the camp’s bar.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Nkhotakota Region to South Luangwa National Park ±560 km

Day 8

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

You will have a chance to embark on one more optional game drive this morning or you could partake in the walking safari that is on offer here. In the afternoon we embark on an included sunset game drive through the beautiful South Luangwa National Park.

Located in eastern Zambia, the South Luangwa National Park is a world famous wildlife sanctuary that is well-known for its beautiful walking safaris. There are plenty of Thorneycroft’s Giraffe as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo, whilst the Luangwa River is home to plenty of crocodile and hippo. Established as a game reserve in 1983, the area was declared a National Park in 1972 and presently covers over 9000 square kilometres. Hippopotami flourish in this Park due to the areas of flooded grassland habitats that are situated nearby to the river, on which they happily graze during the evenings. We may be able to spot pods of over 500 hippos during the dry season as this is when the river dries up and leaves them restricted to areas of deep pools.

On average, there are most likely up to 42 hippos per kilometre. These magnificent creatures are crucial to the Park’s ecosystem as their excrement released into the river fertilises the waters and supports the fish population which, in turn, sustains the crocodiles. The South Luangwa National Park is also believed to contain the largest population of leopard throughout the entire African continent. It is estimated that there is one leopard for every kilometre of river in the Luangwa Valley. Therefore, the possibility of spotting this elusive and majestic nocturnal creature is fairly high.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Wildlife Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Optional Activity: Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Wildlife Camp

Day 9

Petauke, Zambia

We depart from South Luangwa today, we stop at the Tribal Textiles for a visit and journey through to Petauke where we spend the afternoon unwinding. Purely African, Zambia is somewhat of an adjustment to the more western ways of Southern Africa.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Chimwemwe Executive Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: South Luangwa National Park to Petauke ±170 km
Included Highlight Textile project visit (full tour available March to December)

Day 10

Lusaka, Zambia

Our travels to the lively capital of Lusaka leads us along a fascinating path. On weekdays there might be a chance to pay a visit to one of the intriguing local markets of the area.

The capital and biggest city of Zambia, Lusaka has two primary spoken languages – English and Nyanja. It is situated in the southern region of the central plateau of Zambia at a height of 1300 metres and has a population of approximately 1.7 million. With one of the most rapidly developing city centres in Africa, Lusaka is situated in a prolific farming region and is Zambia’s administrative, financial and commercial centre. It is believed that with proper and effective economic improvements, Lusaka (as well as Zambia as a whole) will advance significantly. Lusaka is home to a varied community of foreigners, many of whom work in the aid industry, as well as diplomats, representatives of religious societies and several business people. Historically, Lusaka was once the site of a village named after its headman, Lusaka, which was situated at Manda Hill; close by to where the National Assembly building now stands. The area was extended by European settlers in 1905 with the construction of the railway.

During 1935, Lusaka was selected to replace Livingstone as the capital of the British colony of northern Rhodesia, due to its relatively central location on the railway. After the union of northern and southern Rhodesia in 1953, Lusaka became the heart of the independence movement, resulting in the formation of the Republic of Zambia. Zambia became the 9th African state to gain independence from the British colonialists in 1964, following which President Kaunda came to power, with Lusaka as the country’s capital.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Eureka Camp
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Petauke to Lusaka ±410 km

Day 11

Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today we journey from Lusaka and make our way across the border of Zimbabwe into Victoria Falls where your tour comes to an end.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Lusaka to Victoria Falls ±480 km
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Victoria Falls

 

Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • South Luangwa National Park afternoon game drive ZAR1490
  • Mikumi National Park game drive ZAR1490


Other Activities

  • Zambia South Luangwa NP Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa
  • Malawi Lake Malawi Snorkelling, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Community Volunteering

 

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Price

R19,150

+ Single Supplement ZAR 5750

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 2980


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+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 2980

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