Trip reference number: 27
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
From the majestic Mountain Gorillas to the wildlife on offer in our 3 parks experience (Serengeti, Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater) - you will captivated by the marvels of the animal kingdom. Relax in the blue waters of Zanzibar & Lake Malawi & enjoy the adrenaline fuelled Victoria Falls. A sure fire recipe to make this an unforgettable journey. 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. 53 Days - Africa - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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