Marvel at some of the world’s highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango Delta, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Explore eight countries all in one 40-day trip, beginning in Kenya and moving down towards Africa’s southernly tip. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and rural villages, while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less traveled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.
Day 1 Nairobi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha.
Day 3 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.
Day 4 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 5 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.
Day 6 Arusha/Bagamoyo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Day 7 Bagamoyo/Nungwi (1B)
Drive to Dar es Salaam, then hop on a ferry to Zanzibar. Travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar’s northern coast.
Day 8 Nungwi (1B)
Take the day to enjoy paradise. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
Day 9 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Day 10 Stone Town/Baobab Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.
Day 11 Baobab Valley/Iringa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community.
Day 12 Iringa/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.
Day 13 Chitimba/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.
Day 14 Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
Day 15 Kande Beach/Chipata (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Zambia.
Day 16 Chipata/South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Stop for lunch, and a visit of the craft workshop, at the G Adventures-supported Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe. Opt for an afternoon, or night, wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park.
Day 17 South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.
Day 18 South Luangwa/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Day 19 Lusaka/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)
Continue travelling€ross Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls.
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 21 Victoria Falls
Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 22 Victoria Falls/Kasane (1B, 1L)
Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Opt to take a wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.
Day 23 Kasane/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Opt to do a morning safari drive before travelling south to Gweta. Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Day 24 Gweta/Maun (1B, 1L)
Opt to catch a bird’s-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight.
Day 25 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife walk, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding.
Day 26 Maun/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Kalahari Desert and meet the local San Bushmen. Enjoy an optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
Day 27 Ghanzi/Windhoek (1B, 1L)
Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing.
Day 28 Windhoek/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Etosha National Park. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the overland vehicle, then opt to take an open vehicle wildlife safari night drive.
Day 29 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Day 30 Etosha National Park/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Travel to Damaraland through beautiful desert landscapes.
Day 31 Damaraland/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people, then travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Day 32 Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Day 33 Swakopmund
Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
Day 34 Swakopmund/Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Day 35 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the Sossusvlei Dunes and climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
Day 36 Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Day 37 Fish River Canyon/Orange River (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Day 38 Orange River/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Day 39 Cederberg/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Day 40 Cape Town (1B)
Depart at any time.
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