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21 Day Eastern Adventure – Livingstone to Nairobi Overland

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  • Departing: 21/07/2017 | 15% discount | Tour price: ZAR21,692
  • Departing: 18/08/2017 | 15% discount | Tour price: ZAR21,692
  • Departing: 01/09/2017 | 15% discount | Tour price: ZAR21,692
Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
Starts Livingstone
Ends Nairobi
Group Size Max 24
Age Range 18 - 39 Years

Livingstone to Nairobi Overland adventure exploring the highlights of East and Southern Africa.

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Tour Overview

Departing from Livingstone
Ends in
Nairobi

This Livingstone to Nairobi Overland provides a comprehensive insight into Eastern Africa’s finest attractions. Our unique itinerary has been carefully mapped to maximise your experience in the time you spend exploring this magnificent continent with us. From the almighty Victoria Falls to the golden beaches of exotic Zanzibar, the hidden gems on the Kafue River to the incredible splendour of the Ngorongoro Crater to the vast Serengeti plains, this journey promises to delight.

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

Highlights

  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Zanzibar Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Maasai Village Walk with Resident Guide
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles Game Drives with Resident Guide*
  • The Great Rift Valley
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

Included

  • All tour highlights
  • 2 person dome tents
  • Fully equipped safari vehicles
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Mattresses
  • Service of two crew
  • All road and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Meals as indicated

Excluded

  • Activity Package Adventure 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.

SKU: CAE2506
 

Itinerary

Day 1

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 2

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 3 - 4

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 5

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 6

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 7 - 8

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 9

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 10

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 11 - 14

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 15

Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This morning gives us time to complete any last minute shopping or to enjoy one last swim before hopping onto the ferry that takes us back to the African mainland, and through to Dar es Salaam. From there, it’s onward to our campsite on the coast for the evening.

Trip Highlights: Zanzibar, Zanzibar ferry, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Kipepeo Village – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing

Day 16

Dar es Salaam – Marangu, Tanzania

Today we leave early and travel north to Marangu, set below the flourishing slopes of the remarkable Usambara and Pare Mountains, located in the Eastern Arc Mountain Range. “Marangu” means “full of water” and  and the green surroundings indicates the truth of this name. If the sky is clear today we may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the stunning snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain of 5898m.

Trip Highlights: Eastern Arc Mountain Range
Accommodation: Marangu Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-570 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours

Day 17

Marangu – Arusha, Tanzania

Driving past the town of Moshi, we arrive at Arusha – a city situated mid-way between Cape Town and Cairo. Known as the ‘safari capital’ of Tanzania, 2 million people call this area their home. We have some time to explore the town before we head off to our camp outside of the city, at the edge of the Masai plains. In the afternoon we embark on a walk to a local school and clinic, a Masai museum and the wonderful Meserani Snake Park. From here, we have time to prepare for our two night/three day trip to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This is an Optional Activity that you can decide on a few days before we begin the excursion. It is offered to everyone, and your tour leader will take payment if you choose to partake. If, however, you choose not to partake, there are shorter activities listed further on that will surely keep you busy and entertained.

Trip Highlights: Arusha, Meserani Snake Park, Masai Culture experience and Museum
Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 120kms
Approximate Driving Time: 2.5 hours
Optional Activities: Camel ride US$5

Day 18 - 20

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha, Tanzania

Switching to smaller, more game park-friendly vehicles, we drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbo (‘Mosquito Creek’) and entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Heading into the park, we drive around the Crater’s rim and down onto the plains of the Serengeti. A luscious green after the rains, and brown and burnt after the droughts, this area is home to a vast variety of grazing animals, predators and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Masai Mara, the Serengeti is simply enormous. In fact, the name is derived from the Masai word Siringitu, meaning ‘the place where the land moves on forever’. Here, game viewing is a fantastic activity in which to partake, and spending your nights sleeping in the unfenced campsite where lion and hyena roam freely is an enthralling and extremely memorable experience.

The next day we leave the plains while game driving en route, and after lunch we begin to ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is here that we spend the night camping on the rim, where wildlife runs free and where you will definitely need a warm jacket to combat the cold night air. The Ngorongoro, at 326 square kilometres in area, is Africa’s largest intact crater, as well as a World Heritage Site. The spectacular view from the rim (2400 metres above sea level) makes the site from the Crater floor even more enjoyable at approximately 600 metres below sea level. All of the major mammals can be seen here, except for the giraffe who cannot manage the steep slopes leading downward to the floor of the Crater. We descend the almost vertical dirt roads for a morning of game driving and stop for lunch at the top of the Crater for one last magnificent view over the Ngorongoro before heading back to our camp at Arusha.

Trip Highlights: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Serengeti National Park: Bush Camp, Simba Camp, Meserani Snake Park
Meals included: Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3
Distance Covered: +/-250kms each way on days 18 and 20
Approximate Driving Time: Full days including game drives

Road to Ngorongoro Crater

 

Day 21

Arusha – Nairobi, Kenya

Following our final night at camp, we head across the Masai Steppe toward the Kenyan frontier. Once we’ve completed formalities at the border post of Namanga, we make our way down the last stretch of road to Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, where we overnight.

Trip Highlights: Nairobi
Accommodation: Indaba Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-270kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5.5 hours

 

Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • South Luangwa National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles Game Drives with Resident Guide*
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass  


Other Activities

Tanzania

  • Scuba diving (Mnemba) $170
  • Snorkelling 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
Malawi
  • Village Walk $7
  • Livingstonia Day Hike $7
  • Horse Riding $45
Livingstone
  • Vic Falls bungy (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
  • Bridge Tour $65
  • Full day abseil $180
  • White Water Rafting – full day $160
  • Helicopter /Microlight flight over the Falls From $170
South Luangwa National Park 
  • Village Tour $35
  • Walking Safari $55
  • Game Drives From $50
Subject to change

 

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • South Luangwa National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
  • Zanzibar Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Maasai Village Walk with Resident Guide
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles Game Drives with Resident Guide*
  • The Great Rift Valley
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

 

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R25,520 R21,692

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

+ Optional Activity Package USD 940





R25,520 R21,692

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+ Activity Package (Optional) USD 940

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