Trip reference number: 363
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
Trek to see the mountain gorillas, swim with dolphins, walk with lions or, relax on sandy tropical beaches. Rough it up along back roads in remote areas around Lake Victoria and Namibia where we may have to bush camp and live off supplies on our overland truck. Add in a few adrenaline€tivities such as bungy jumping, white water rafting, gorge swings or quad biking along with stunning gameparks such as the Serengeti, Etosha, Addo and Ngorongoro Crater and some fantastic€tivities such as Whale watching and Shark Cave Diving will make this a trip to remember. Days 1 to 4 Kenya
Depart Nairobi - cross the Equator and drive down into The Great Rift Valley.
Lake Naivasha & Elsamere - the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame, as well as cream teas!
Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (hire mountain bikes or walk through - the only park in Kenya where this is permitted).
Lake Nakuru National Park - including game drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, gazelle & flamingo.
Days 5 to 10 Uganda
Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.
Kampala - take a city tour of Uganda’s Capital
Lake Bunyonyi – a chance to see a school for orphans or a pygmy village
Mountain Gorilla trek - Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
Days 11 to 13 Rwanda
Musanze-small friendly, Rwandan town
Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Days 14 to 19 Tanzania/Kenya
Southern shores of Lake Victoria-bustling lively towns of Mwanza or Musoma
Maasai Mara safari – 2 game drives in this famous national park
Day 20 Nairobi - Get up close and personal to some of nature’s graceful giants when we visit a Giraffe Centre. There is also the option to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Days 21 to 28 Tanzania
Depart Nairobi and cross the Athi Plains
Arusha - our base for the next few days.
Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take an optional jeep safari into the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to spot lion, cheetah leopard, zebra, elephant, hippos, wildebeest, giraffe, and gazelle.
Maasai Village walk - an option back at our campsite in Arusha.
Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area.
Dar Es Salaam
Days 29 to 32 Zanzibar Island - The original and mystical ’spice’ island. Take a tour of Stone Town, learn about the various spices, then venture to the north of the island for a few days. Swim with dolphins, sunbathe on amazing white sandy beaches, indulge in various water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
Days 33 to 35 Mikumi National Park - spot from the roadside, giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo.
Malawi - the warm heart of Africa.
Days 36 to 41 Lake Malawi - stop at several campsites where you can swim & chill on the lake. Learn to horse ride, scuba dive or try your hand at windsurfing amongst other water sports. Wander the local crafts markets and village before indulging in a spit roast dinner if we are lucky!
Lilongwe, the capital.
Mozambique - travel along the infamous Tete corridor.
Harare, the capital
Days 42 to 47 Zimbabwe
Eastern Highlands - Chimanimani National Park - an opportunity to hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.
A privately run game ranch, where you can go game viewing on horse back makes for a very different experience!
Great Zimbabwe Ruins - a Shona village, from where the name ’Zimbabwe’ is derived.
Days 48 to 53 Bulawayo - the second largest city in the country.
Matobo National Park - an optional safari with a difference! Allowing you to game walk to get up close and see the elusive Black Rhino.
Cecil Rhodes’ Grave & Ancient Rock Paintings
Included overnight train journey between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls - view these spectacular falls from Zimbabwe or Zambia, and try your hand at grade 5 whitewater rafting, and kayaking trips. Something for all - Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungy jump, jet boating and more! - Adrenaline Heaven.
Days 54 to 65 Botswana
Chobe National Park - river game cruise
Okavango Delta - 1 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.
Etosha National Park - game drive by day & relax at floodlit water holes by night to spot rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, buffalo amongst a horde of other wildlife.
Cheetah park - an up close and personal experience with these amazing cats.
Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.
Days 66 to 70 Cape Cross seal colony
Spitzkoppe rock formations
Swakopmund - deep sea fishing, quad biking, dune sledding, tandem sky diving, horse riding, desert flights.
Days 71 to 74 Namib-Naukluft Park
Sossusvlei - the world’s highest dunes!
Fish River Canyon - Africa’s Grand Canyon!
Days 75 to 76 Free time in Cape Town to experience the city - Robben Island prison tour, Table Mountain, great nightlife & much more.
Days 77 to 79 Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope
Cape Agulhas - Africa’s most southerly point
Hermanus/Gansbaai - spot Southern Right, Humpback whales, (Aug - Dec) and Great White sharks
Days 80 to 83 Little Karoo
Cango Calcite Caves
Ostrich farm - learn more about the world’s largest bird
Tsitsikamma Forest - mountain biking, ziplining, and the world’s highest bungy jump
Addo Elephant Nat. Park - the BIG 5 - lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, buffalo
Days 84 to 86 Wild Coast - deserted beaches and awesome scenery
Aliwal North Hot Springs
Days 87 to 89 Lesotho
Malealea Lodge - waterfalls, cool rock pools ideal for swimming, pony trekking and peaceful hikes in the surrounding hills
Thabo Bosiu or Mt. Moorosi (time & weather permitting)
Days 90 to 93 South Africa
Drakensburg Mountains - a UNESCO world heritage site for their outstanding natural beauty.
Royal Natal National Park-great hiking and landscapes
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