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56 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

R45,255 R40,700

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 1390

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking Fr USD 720 - USD 780

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Tour Style Camping Top Seller
Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Starts Nairobi
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Max 28 - 30
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa.

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

10% discount for ISIC cardholders

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Nairobi
Ends in
Cape Town

Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

Included

  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Masai Mara National Reserves
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Kampala
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Meserani Snake Park
  • Masai Cultural Museum
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Lake Malawi
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion
  • Etosha National Park
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Swakopmund
  • Sossusvlei
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Orange River
  • Township Tour

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visas
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Pillows
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Personal Items
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Departure Transfer
  • Gorilla Permit

SKU: CAM0915
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi – Masai Mara, Kenya

Departing from the bustling Nairobi, we climb the escarpment to our first destination, a viewpoint that overlooks a portion of the remarkable Great Rift Valley. We then descend into the Rift Valley, entering the Masai territory where these farmers are frequently seen tending to their livestock on the roadsides. Passing through the town of Norak, we continue our travels, possibly catching a glimpse of some gorgeous wildlife along the way. We arrive at our campsite in the late afternoon. Acacia Camp overlooks the Meguarra hills as well as the stream that creates a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Meals Included:Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Masai Mara Nature Reserve excursion

Day 2

Masai Mara, Kenya

We leave briefly after the sun rises and embark on a game drive into the Masai Mara Reserve. This reserve is famous for being one of East Africa’s top National Reserves and is home to a broad selection of wildlife species. It is perhaps most well-known for hosting the magnificent Annual Migration, consisting of massive herds of over one million, including wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle that all cross over from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Masai Mara is most visited between the months of July and October, when these impressive herds feast on the luscious, fresh grazing available in the reserve. Africa’s predators are usually close behind these herbivores and are frequently seen at a kill during this time of year. We game drive some more through a portion of the park, searching for the Big 5 as well as many other species of wildlife who make this reserve their home.

Following our day of game spotting, we have the opportunity to pay a visit to one of the close by Masai Manyattas. These are family compounds where the Masai live in their traditional ways. During the night, we gather around an open campfire and marvel at the magnificent sunset provided to us by the glorious skies of Africa.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Masai Mara

Day 3

Masai Mara – Eldoret, Kenya

Departing early from the Masai Mara, we make our way out of Masai land, passing through the picturesque tea plantations of Kericho before we descend the Rift Valley Plateau and arrive at Eldoret.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Eldoret– Kampala, Uganda

Today is the day we cross the Ugandan border where we spend the night in the capital city of Kampala. A small country, Uganda is abundant with stunning scenery. The landscapes of Uganda vary, from the luscious green regions around the northern shores of Lake Victoria to the snowy Ruwenzori Mountains in the west as well as the desert-like area in the north. The past unstable politics of Uganda have had a surprisingly positive effect in the country, leaving it free of the commercialism that has taken over so many other areas of Africa. President Museveni’s administration has devoted a large amount of effort and funds in order to restore Uganda to its former glory and status as one of the continent’s most flourishing, and from a tourist’s perspective, one of the most attractive and intriguing countries to visit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - 8

Kampala – Lake Bunyonyi (optional Gorilla Trekking), Uganda

We leave Kampala in the early hours of the morning and head west to our base at the serene Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest Crater Lake in Africa and is abundant with various exquisite birds. It is also the starting point of the optional Gorilla trek. Depending on where permits for trekking are currently being offered, we adventure out into the Magahinga or Bwindi National Parks in Uganda, the Virunga National Park in the DRC, or the Ruhengeri National Park in Rwanda. The costs per permit are constantly being altered and may be adjusted without notice.

Please Note:

At present, prices are set at US $600 (subject to change). A local transport and handling fee of approximately US$120 per person is also charged (this fee covers the return public transfer as well as the booking cost of the Wildlife Authority). For tours in the DRC or Rwanda, an additional cost is charged for your visa that will allow you entrance to either country as well as for visa renewal upon re-entering Uganda. It is recommended that you bring along a bit of extra cash for tipping the local guides and rangers. Please be sure to budget well, as permit payments must be made in US$ cash during the pre-departure meeting.

Trekking Procedures:

There are only approximately 700 remaining mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei), the species that are known as our closest living relatives. Paying a visit to these placid creatures is an incredibly unique experience that will not be soon forgotten. The gorillas are monitored by park rangers on a day-to-day basis, but their whereabouts is not always known due to them being free roaming animals, therefore a sighting is not always 100% guaranteed. Due to the massive amount of DNA that we share with these beautiful giants, anyone showing signs of a cold or transferable illness will not be allowed to join the trek. Keep in mind that trekking is only available to those over 16 years of age.

The restrictions on the daily amount of visitors trekking to see these amazing animals means that we will be departing on our excursions from our base at Bunyonyi in small groups over three to four days, depending on the size of our group. On the way to the National Park, we snake our way through some of the most stunning scenery in Africa and, depending on where permits are available, we might spend an evening in either Kisoro or Rwanda. The next morning, after packing a tasty lunch to bring along, we transfer to the ranger’s station where we begin our journey to the gorillas. We will be led by our rangers through farming lands, then into thick rain forests and finally, to a family of gorgeous gorillas. This adventure can take from 45 minutes to 8 hours (excluding transfer time) and it can at times be rather exhausting and physically demanding, therefore a reasonable level of fitness will be required. In order to make sure that the gorillas do not get too accustomed to being visited by humans as well as to ensure that no illnesses are caught from us (due to the amount of our shared DNA), the maximum time we are allowed to spend with them is one hour. This will give you more than enough time to observe their incredible lifestyle and makes for a spectacular photographic opportunity. The rangers with whom we trek will happily provide you with the background of the gorilla family you visit, giving you a better insight into their lives in the wild. When your time with the gorillas comes to an end, you will hike your way out of the rain forest and head to your meeting point where you will be taken back to our campsite at Lake Bunyonyi.

During your trek, do not let yourself feel as though you are exploiting these magnificent creatures as the countless number of tourists that make their way to see the gorillas every day plays a crucial role in the animals’ survival. For decades, gorillas have been mercilessly hunted for their hands and heads which are sold as ashtrays and lampshades. In addition to this, an enormous amount of gorillas have died whilst attempting to stop poachers taking their babies in order to sell them to zoos where they hardly ever live for very long. Every bit of the amount you pay for your permit cost to see these remarkable creatures is utilized by park authorities to pay for gorilla protection patrols that aid in preventing poachers from reaching these animals.

Depending on where your trek takes place, you might pass through some of the local villages situated in this area due to the large number of refugees escaping from the Rwandan Genocide or from the constant turmoil in the DRC. The inhabitants of these villages are mostly subsistence farmers and families who farm on the hills of the volcanoes. To witness how these residents have ploughed, planted and harvested their crops in such unusual terrain and settings is quite an extraordinary sight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GORILLA TREKKING IS OPTIONAL
Please note that the transfer fee is not included in the trekking price

Gorilla (Lake Bunyonyi)

Day 9

Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala, Uganda

Once we are done admiring the encounters we have experienced with the gorillas and finished delighting in the tranquillity offered to us by the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, we commence our travels back to Kampala. Crossing the Equator for the second time on this trip, we pull over for the ‘one foot in each hemisphere’ photographic opportunity. Tonight we camp in Kampala, giving us the chance to head out and experience the city’s nightlife scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Kampala – Jinja, Uganda

Today gives us a choice to visit the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or to head to Jinja for a variety of adventurous activities, including white water rafting in the White Nile, quad biking or visiting a volunteering community project. Our afternoon is devoted to time spent unwinding on the riverbanks or spotting the wide selection of beautiful water birds that frequent this area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Jinja – Nakuru, Kenya

We leave in the morning and make our way back to Kenya, stopping on the way to gather supplies and to enjoy a delicious lunch. We spend the night outside of Nakuru at a charming campsite situated on a local farm. Kenya’s fourth biggest town and the capital of the Rift Valley Province, Nakuru lies adjacent to the relatively small Lake Nakuru National Park that is surprisingly abundant in wildlife. EAMO Orphanage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EAMO: East African Mission Organisation

 

Day 12

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

In the morning, we start exploring the stunning Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for the countless flamingos that are attracted to the edges of this soda lake. The actual numbers of these birds varies depending on the water level that, when low, almost transforms the lake into a haze of pink. The park was initially established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often spotted here. Our day is spend seeking out these gorgeous creatures as well as the elusive leopard, whilst on the way coming into contact with buffalo, giraffe, numerous antelope and the occasional hippopotamus.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Game drives through Lake Nakuru National Park in the overland vehicle

Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

 

Day 13

Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Home to a wide variety of birdlife (the most spectacular being the African Fish Eagle with its majestic cry), Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes at 1800 metres. Our day is spent partaking in Optional Excursions such as an outing to Elsamere (former home to George and Joy Adamson of the Born Free Foundation), a boat trip to the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary or just a bicycle ride around Hell’s Gate National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Lake Naivasha

Day 14

Lake Naivasha – Nairobi, Kenya

Following a scrumptious breakfast, we make our way back to Nairobi, where we usually arrive in the early afternoon. Upon our arrival at Acacia Camp, we swap contact details, say our goodbyes and part ways from the people with whom we have just shared an incredible life-changing experience. We have the remainder of the day to take part in some of the various options offered to us in this lively city. Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you can watch the orphaned baby elephants during feeding time, head to the Giraffe Centre in Langata, embark on another day trip of game viewing or, if you haven’t quite completed your souvenir collection, hope on a Matutu to one of the local curio markets nearby the campsite. Tonight you are also encouraged to try out the famous Carnivores restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15

Nairobi – Arusha , Tanzania

Today we collect the passengers who will be joining us for the remainder of our journey. We leave Nairobi, travelling south and crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga. We reside in a charming campsite tonight in Meserani, located on the outskirts of Arusha, before we make our way to our Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater adventure the following morning.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - 18

Arusha – Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Excursion (Optional) – Arusha, Tanzania

PLEASE NOTE: This activity includes 2 days/ 1 night in the National Park. The 1st night is spent outside the park in Karatu.

We start the day by visiting the Meserani Snake Park and Masai Cultural Museum. Make time to explore the lovely town of Arusha. Just a few minutes walk away from the campsite you will find a gallery selling paintings with a charming African feel to it. After a delicious lunch you are met by a local Tanzanian operator who leads the trips into the Parks in four wheel drive vehicles that have been modified for safari use. These vehicles allow for fantastic photo opportunities.

Departing from the campsite we make our way through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (‘Mosquito River’, situated next to the Lake Manyara National Park), and up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the village of Karatu. Karatu boasts incredible views of the surrounding hills and has numerous wheat farms that only add more beauty to this magnificent scenery. Our evening is spent at a lovely campsite in Karatu.

On the morning of the 2nd day, we leave in the early hours to enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and make our way into the Ngorongoro Crater that is abundant with wildlife, offering some of the best game viewing in the African continent, including the elusive Black Rhino.

Following our Crater game drive, we travel down the Crater’s rim and pass the Cradle of Mankind before reaching the Serengeti National Park. Game driving through the southern and central regions of the Park, we cross seemingly infinite landscapes that offer only natural beauty. We bush camp (no ablution facilities) tonight amongst the cool breezes and tranquil sounds of the African wilderness.

As soon as dawn breaks on the third day, we embark on yet another game drive, this time to explore the plains, searching for more majestic wildlife. If we’re fortunate enough, we might be able to see several (possibly even all) of Africa’s Big 5, including lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Following this, we return to the bountiful Crater rim and board our truck to return to Arusha where our night is spent swapping stories and laughter over our exhilarating experience with the wilderness.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion (Please speak to your crew for more information)

Please note: For the travellers who are sitting this one out, their next days will be spent at leisure, delighting in their surrounds – the Meserani reptile Park, the Masai Cultural Museum and the neighbouring villages and craft markets. If you wish to do something else, you are always free to explore the nearby town of Arusha.

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 19

Arusha – Pangani, Tanzania

Before continuing onwards to Dar es Salaam, we stop at Arusha in the morning in order to replenish our supplies. On today’s drive we journey through the town of Moshi, located at the base of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. Moshi acts as the starting point for all expeditions up Mount Kilimanjaro and, depending on weather conditions, we might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the mountain’s snow-capped peak that makes for an incredible photographic opportunity. We pass through massive sisal plantations by The Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges before finally arriving at our beautiful campsite that is situated between these mountains, midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Please Note: Some trips may choose to forego this stop/night and push on to the next stop (at their own cost).

Day 20

Pangani – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

We make our way to Dar es Salaam today, journeying through picturesque landscapes and gorgeous palm trees, nearing the inviting Indian Ocean. Our driving time today is extended due to the high amount of traffic that is city-bound, but the sights and sounds of the bustling Dar suburbs will most certainly entertain you. Make a point to keep a lookout for the shop-fronts boasting funny catch phrases that are fantastic photographic attractions for most tourists. Upon our arrival in Dar es Salaam, we head out to our seaside campsite in order to prepare for our expedition to Zanzibar that following morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21

Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar (Optional)

We are taken to the ‘Spice Island’ via a ferry that departs from Dar es Salaam. Here, we have the option to spend the next three evenings. Zanzibar is rich in history and was one of the foremost starting points for the majority of East African explorers in their pursuit of new land. New fellow travellers may join us here, replacing those who will be leaving us at the end of our Zanzibar expedition.

Please note: Accommodation and meals are for your own account during our Zanzibar trip, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own and in accordance with their own budgets. The trip leader will join you and it is through them that you can organise your lodging, whilst meals can be purchased from a broad variety of restaurants. There will also be a wide selection of Optional Excursions on offer.

For travellers not wishing to visit the island of Zanzibar, the next three days will be spent at leisure at the beach campsite in Dar es Salaam. Here, there will be a variety of Optional Excursions available from the camp, including diving, snorkelling and fishing trips.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activity: Zanzibar Ferry
Optional Activity: Zanzibar Excursion

Zanzibar

Day 22 - 23

Zanzibar Island

Apart from its intriguing history, Zanzibar has plenty of enthralling experiences to offer visitors. Zanzibar is well-known for its tasty spices , and a trip around one of the spice plantations always proves to be an extremely interesting experience. Other Optional Excursions include an outing to the incredible beaches and gigantic tortoises of Prison Island, a full day scuba dive that takes place in Nungwe or even a fishing trip in a traditional dhow. You can always hire a moped to get yourself around the island, perhaps to one of the brilliant seafood restaurants where you can indulge in a sumptuous and very reasonably-priced meal. In fact, Zanzibar is a seafood lover’s heaven, with only the freshest seafood being caught daily – crayfish being a rather well-liked specialty. If you prefer to hang back, feel free to socialise with the interesting and friendly locals during dinner.

No Meals Included

Accommodation and Meals are for your own account whilst on Zanzibar, as it is our experience that passengers prefer to explore the island on their own.

The Trip Leader joins you and can arrange your accommodation, while meals can be enjoyed from a wide selection of restaurants.

For those not opting to visit the island of Zanzibar, the next 3 days are spent at leisure at the beach campsite in Dar es Salaam. There are various optional excursions available from the camp including diving, snorkelling and fishing trips. The driver and cook remain behind in Dar es Salaam during the excursion.

Zanzibar-Nungwi-Beach

 

Day 24

Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

We depart from Zanzibar in the afternoon, returning to the mainland for one more evening spent in Dar es Salaam. We typically arrive at camp in the early evening.

Meals Included: None

Day 25

Dar es Salaam – Iringa, Tanzania

Today we depart from Dar es Salaam and head south through the Mikumi National Park, where we might be able to spot a variety of wildlife on the sides of the road, completely oblivious to the vehicles passing right by them. We make our way toward Iringa, where our night is spent in a lovely campsite that is renowned for its delicious Amarula Hot Chocolate and its satisfyingly warm showers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26 - 28

Iringa – Lake Malawi, Malawi

We enter ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Malawi, via the Songwe border post and pass through some beautiful Tukuyu tea and banana plantations. Malawi is a landlocked country with 20% of its overall area comprised of stunning Lake Malawi. We adventure across the length of the western side of the lake, making stops at numerous bays and inlets over the following three days.

Our days are spent learning the game of Bao from the locals, browsing the markets for bargains or just unwinding on the unspoiled golden beaches. The pleasant climate of Malawi enables us to enjoy long swims in the clear, sparkling blue freshwater lake any time of the year. Feel free to explore the exquisite shore where you’ll be able to spot local fishermen reeling in their catches of the day. These locals still make use of traditional fishing techniques and, in order to appreciate their boating skills, you should attempt at least once, to head onto the still waters on a dugout canoe all on your own – it’s more difficult than it may seem! During the evening you’ll be witness to the pretty ‘fairy lights’ of the fishermen still out on the lake in the distance. The numerous campsites along the shores of Lake Malawi provide plenty Optional Excursions, including a wide variety of water sports, horseback rides and even a stopover at the local village and school.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional activities vary; however we do recommend that you do the village tour. Please note that you can bring along with you pens, notepads, pencils and dry starch foods for the village tour. For more information please speak to your crew.

Lake Malawi

Day 29

Lake Malawi – Chipata, Zambia

Heading away from Lake Malawi, we make a stop in the capital of Malawi, Lilongwe – a relatively small city that is divided into the old town and the new administrative centre. Here we re-stock our provisions before we cross into Zambia where we overnight in a charming campsite situated a mere 10 kilometres from the Malawi/Zambia border.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30

Chipata – Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Leaving Chipata we head southwest to Luangwa National Park located on the Luangwa River. The park is home to elephants, giraffe, hippos and crocodiles to name a few and covers over 9000 Km2.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Game drives through South Luangwa National Park

south-luangwa-national-park

Day 31

Luangwa National Park – Eastern Zambia, Zambia

Departing Luangwa National Park we make our way further south through the mining and farming regions of Zambia.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 32

Eastern Zambia – Livingstone, Zambia

As we continue south on our way to Livingstone, we travel through the southern towns of Zambia, majority of which support the local agriculture and farming industries. Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls is approximately 1700 metres wide and about 100 metres high, making it the world’s biggest sheet of falling water and an incredible sight to witness on your journey through Africa. We can view the mighty Falls from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia, which makes for an incredible photographic opportunity. In the evening, we have the chance to delight in a gorgeous sunset dinner cruise on the majestic Zambezi.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset river boat cruise

Day 33

Livingstone – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Departing from Zambia, we cross the border into Botswana at the Kazangula Ferry. When we have completed the formalities required by border patrol, we carry on toward the town of Kasane that is located on the Chobe River banks. The Chobe River creates a natural divide between Botswana and Namibia, with Zambia as its primary water source. When we return, we pack and prepare to leave for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile adventure. This excursion is an overnight excursion taking place in the wilderness of the Chobe National Park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s leading game parks, famous for its massive elephant herds. Our afternoon is spent seeking out wildlife whilst we game drive to our campsite that is situated within the park, where we will spend our night surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal wildlife. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled during our game drive for the scarce Sable and Roan Antelope with magnificent horns. Following our evening in the bush, we make our way out early in the morning to carry on our search for wildlife before we depart from our campsite and head back to Kasane.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion

Day 34

Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

When we have returned to camp, we board our truck once again and make our way to Zimbabwe’s border. When we have completed border formalities, we continue a short distance to Victoria Falls. The town of Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River and encircled by the Victoria Falls National Park. Our campsite for today is appropriately located in the town’s centre, within walking distance to the adventure booking agents, restaurants and stores. A short walk down the main road will lead you to the entrance point where you can view the Falls that are located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘the Smoke that Thunders’) was named by the famous David Livingstone during his vast explorations in Africa. Our afternoon is dedicated to unwinding near the campsite’s swimming pool, watching the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls or simply adventuring around town, soaking up all that it has to offer.

Meals Included: Brunch

Included: Entrance to Victoria Falls

Day 35 - 36

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The following two days are spent at our leisure, taking part in a variety of Optional Excursions. Several people in our group will be leaving us on this Victoria Falls section of the tour, only to be replaced by some new adventurers who will be joining us for the remainder of our trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast on both days

Optional Activities include riding elephants and horses, walking with tame lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and even a game of golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies have the opportunity to bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia, or to abseil down the Batoka Gorge. Throughout the year, adventurers are welcome to flights in fixed wings, microlights and ultra-light aircrafts or helicopters that give us an opportunity to experience an aerial view over the majestic falls. First class white water rafting on the Zambezi is also available as well as ‘floats’ where we will have a chance to marvel at the incredible cliffs as well as spot the occasional animal roaming on the riverbanks.

Victoria Falls

Day 37

Victoria Falls – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Today we make our way out of Victoria Falls to the border that allows us to cross over into Botswana. When we have completed the border formalities, we travel back to the town of Kasane located on the banks of the Chobe River, where we will have a chance to once more partake in the Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion. For those wanting to sit this one out, there will be an opportunity to take part in an early morning game drive instead.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile Excursion

Parco Chobe

 

Day 38

Chobe National Park – Kasane, Botswana

Returning to the camp, we have some time to relax at leisure. Feel free to partake in an optional boat cruise on the Chobe River, or you can just spend your time relaxing at the swimming pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 39

Kasane – Maun, Botswana

Maun is the starting point for travel into the Okavango Delta and it is from here that we set off to explore the Okavango Delta. Tonight we prepare for our overnight excursion. We suggest bringing along a smaller daypack on your trip which can be used to pack the supplies needed for this short excursion. Your guide will brief you on what is needed and what to expect before your trip to the Delta.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 40 - 41

 Maun – Okavango Delta – Maun, Botswana

You have the opportunity to partake in the overnight excursion into the Delta. Rising early, we travel from Maun for a few hours heading north towards the mokoro poler’s station.The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro. Mokoros are dugout canoes manoeuvred through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds. At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘Polers’ and pack our supplies before heading out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, we arrive at our mobile tented camp situated in the heart of the Okavango.

Upon arrival you meet the local staff who will be your host during your stay. A brief introduction will be given showing you your dome tent with twin beds and a bush en-suite bathroom – long drop toilet and a bucket shower. Relax in the tent with a cold drink or take a paddle in the Delta in a canoe. The activities at the camp include Mokoro trails and guided walking.

The following day you have the opportunity to enjoy one last game walk in the Delta before making your way back to Maun.  After our Mokoro ride and vehicle swap, we arrive back in time to participate in an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Overnight Delta excursion

Okavango Delta

Day 42

Maun – Ghanzi, Botswana

Travelling towards the small village of Ghanzi, this will be our last night in the beautiful Botswana. The village is home to the San / Bushman and you can learn more about them by participating in the optional Bushman experience offered by the campsite.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Bushman Experience

 

Day 43

Ghanzi –  Windhoek, Namibia

Today we make our way to Windhoek. A rather small town but with many places of historical interest. The afternoon is free for you to explore this place.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional: Dinner at Joe’s Beer House

Day 44

Windhoek – Etosha National Park, Namibia

Leaving Windhoek, we make our way to the Etosha National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Night game drives with Etosha National Park

Day 45

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Making our way 150 kilometres across the park, we keep a sharp lookout for the various mammals, reptiles, birds and insects indigenous to this area. As the flora begins to change, so does the animal and bird life that depend on it. Therefore, you will be able to witness a massive selection of different game as you cross to the different areas of the Park. Following our full day of game viewing, we leave the Park though the Anderson gate and make our way back to our campsite, a mere 10 kilometres away. Here we have the chance to indulge in a quick dip in the pool before dinner followed by a peaceful evening at the bar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Game drives through Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Day 46

Etosha National Park, Namibia

We head further north through the Namibian countryside to the surrounding  areas of the Etosha National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activity: Game drive

Etosha

 

 

Day 47

Etosha National Park – Brandberg, Namibia

Today we head on south to the area of the Brandberg. All depending on the time of arrival we will have the opportunity to explore the area.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 48

Brandberg – Swakopmund, Namibia

Today we make our way to Swakopmund, via Spitzkoppe (day trip). The colonial influence of the Germans who founded Swakopmund in 1982 is still visible today. With a wide selection of charming coffee shops, restaurants and bars, as well as various arts and crafts stores selling Namibian curios, Swakopmund is a lovely place to visit and explore for a day or two. The city also boasts a handful of wonderful beaches as well as a fantastic museum, aquarium and several galleries. The golden beaches and seaside promenade make for a tranquil and refreshing walk, though the ocean waters might be a bit too cold to swim in.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activity: Brief stop at Spitzkoppe

Day 49

Swakopmund, Namibia

The following day is devoted to relaxation or to partaking in a variety of Optional Excursions. Some of our fellow travellers may be leaving us in Swakopmund only to have their places taken by new passengers, eager to join us for the final stretch of our trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Activities: Sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more. An activity briefing will be held on arrival in Swakopmund.

Swakopmund-budget-tour

Day 50 - 51

Swakopmund – Sesriem, Namibia

Departing from Swakopmund, we make our way south to the industrial Walvis Bay before heading inland toward the desert. Along our travels, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park which is one of the oldest deserts in the world. Basing ourselves at Sesriem, we are given the opportunity to truly enjoy the Namib and our beautiful surrounds. A brief distance away is Sossusvlei – a salt and clay pan enclosed by an undulating ocean of sand dunes that are renowned as some of the highest in the world, peaking at the Big Daddy dune which is 380 metres high! Our afternoon is spent exploring this incredible region and an optional guided tour is available that gives you an opportunity to walk around the area whilst being educated about the fascinating history, geology, flora and fauna from the expert local guides. Exquisite desert views can be seen from the tops of these incredible dunes. Be sure to take a look at the stars tonight, because this desert sky gives a special performance that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Visit to Dune 45
Optional Activity: Visit to Sossusvlei

Namib Desert

Day 52

Sesriem – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

Awaking early, we leave to watch the sun rise over this stunning area and we depart the tranquillity of the dunes in order to make our way south to the Fish River Canyon. This is the world’s second biggest canyon at approximately 161 kilometres long, 27 kilometres wide and around 550 metres deep. The outer part of the canyon was created by tectonic shifts whilst the inner portion was formed by erosion. There is a driving route that follows the eastern rim, allowing us entry to numerous view points from where we can be witness to the magnificent landscape below as well as breathtaking sunsets.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Visit to Fish River Canyon

Day 53

Fish River Canyon – Orange (Gariep) River, South Africa

We continue south this morning and, following a brief drive, we arrive at the Orange River which forms a natural divide between Namibia and South Africa. Tonight we reside at a gorgeous campsite situated on the riverbanks on the South African side. During the afternoon, we have the choice to partake in a half-day canoe trip taking place on the exquisite Orange River, giving us the opportunity to do some bird watching or to simply enjoy a picturesque and tranquil paddle on the refreshing waters of the River. In the evening we have a chance to have some fun at the fantastic camp bar that overlooks this gorgeous river.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Canoeing on the Gariep River

Fish River Canyon

Day 54

Orange River – Cederberg, South Africa

In the early hours of the morning, we begin our travels south through Richtersveld and the mining town of Springbok before arriving in the area known as Namaqualand that is renowned for its abundance of Namaqua wildflowers that bloom every spring. Our night is spent in a beautifully scenic campsite surrounded by local wine farms that give us a chance to do some delicious wine tasting. We are then free to explore the incredible views of the Cederberg Mountains, following which we spend our last night beneath the star-speckled African sky.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activity: Wine tasting

Day 55

Cederberg – Cape Town, South Africa

Leaving the beautiful Cederberg region, we travel south toward the cosmopolitan Mother City of Cape Town. We journey through the abundant fruit growing areas of Citrusdal before we cross the Piekenierskloof Pass to the Cape’s wine growing areas. Once the iconic Table Mountain comes into view, we know we have reached our final destination. We spend tonight in dormitories located in one of the beautiful city’s most loved hotels.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activity: Township tour in Cape Town

Day 56

Cape Town, South Africa

Today is spent exchanging contact details following which we part ways with the people who have experienced a life-changing journey with us. There is a broad selection of activities on offer in Cape Town and its surrounds, including day trips, short tours and longer tours journeying up the scenic coast of South Africa.

We recommend you extend your stay here by a few days in order to partake in some of the incredible activities offered here. Post-tour lodging can easily be booked through us.

 

Activities

Included in Local Payment

  • This tour includes a Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
  • Masai Mara Nature Reserve excursion
  • Game drives through Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Game drives through South Luangwa National Park
  • Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile excursion
  • Entrance to Victoria Fall
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Drive in Mokoro Excursion
  • Game drives through Etosha National Park
  • Brief stop at Spitzkoppe
  • Visit to Dune 45
  • Visit to Sossusvlei
  • Visit to Fish River Canyon
  • Canoeing on the Gariep River
  • Wine tasting
  • Township tour


Other Activities

Kenya

  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari (when available) 550 US$
  • Masai Village Visit 15 US$
  • Masai Warrior Dancing 10 US$
  • Naivasha Boat Hire (Max 7 Pax) 60 US$ per hour
  • Naivasha Horse Riding 25 US$ per hour
Uganda
  • Gorilla Trek (incl. transfer & booking fee) From 720US$ - 780US$
  • White Water Rafting on the Nile 160 US$
  • Nile Bungee Jump 120 US$
  • Soft Power Community Project 35 US$
  • Quad Biking 2 hrs 100 US$
  • Horse Riding 2 hrs 65 US$ + transfer approx 20 US$
  • Trip T-Shirt 35 US$
Tanzania
  • Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater From 590 US$
  • Masai Village Visit From 15 US$
  • Olduvai Gorge 10 US$
Zanzibar
  • Transfer to Nungwi 20US$
  • Zanzibar Accommodation From 40 US$ - 60 US$ per day
  • Spice Tour including lunch 40 US$
  • Prison Island Snorkeling Trip 30 US$
  • Diving, Snorkeling & Fishing From 30US$
  • Dhow Sunset Cruise 40 US$
  • Motorbike/ Car Hire From 60 US$ - 80 US$
  • +local drivers license / insurance at 5 US$
Malawi
  • Freshwater Diving at Kande Beach 45US$ (Additional dives 30 US$ each)
  • Horse Riding at Kande Beach 2Hr / 3Hr (Bush, Beach & Swim) 60 US$ / 90 US$
  • Village Walk & Meal at Kande Beach 15 US$
  • Village Walk at Chitimba Beach 3 US$
  • Traditional Healer Visit 2 US$
  • Livingstonia Mission Hike - 30km return 7 US$
  • Carving Lessons & Local Fishing.
  • *Price to be negotiated on arrival
Zimbabwe
  • Please ensure that you pay for activities in Victoria Falls with US$ CASH
  • Victoria Falls National Park Entry (viewing the Falls) 35 US$
  • Trip T-Shirt 30 US$
Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting-Full Day 140 US$
  • River Boarding combo Raft & Board 180US$
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi-Half Day/ Full Day 140 US$
  • Half Day Adrenaline - George Swing,ZipLine & Flying Fox 165 US$
  • Bungee Jump (111m) 150 US$
  • Tandem Bungee Jump 180 US$
  • Elephant Back Safari 150 US$
  • Walk with Lions 140 US$
  • Micro Light over the Falls-15mins 170 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 12 mins 155 US$
  • Helicopter Flight over the Falls 19 – 25 mins 265 US$
  • Victoria Falls National Park Entry (viewing the Falls) 35 US$
Botswana
  • Scenic Flight Over Delta (300-350US$ per plane max 5 pax) 100 US$
  • Chobe NP Game Drive 60 US$
Namibia
  • Viewing of predators 10US$
Swakopmund Activities
  • Quad Biking – 1Hr/2 Hr 100US$
  • Sand Boarding – Lie Down/ Stand Up 55US$ / 70 US$
  • Township Tour 80 US$
  • Tandem Skydive (Weather Permitting) 350 US$
  • Horse Riding (2Hrs) 100 US$
  • Fishing 145 US$
  • Dolphin Cruise 80 US$
  • Kayaking 95 US$
  • Paragliding (Weather Permitting) 150 US$
  • Scenic Flight (various) (Weather Permitting) As per Operator
  • Hot Air Ballooning (Weather Permitting) 450 US$
 

 

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Price

R45,255 R40,700

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 1390

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking Fr USD 720 - USD 780





R45,255 R40,700

Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

+ Local Payment USD 1390

+ Gorilla Trekking Permit (Optional) Fr USD 720 - USD 780

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