Spanning nine countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches, and loads of adventure. Track the "big five"€ross open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness — do it all on this ultimate 55-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa truly is. Travel comfortably aboard our overland adventure vehicle, the Lando, and enjoy wilderness camping that will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of Southern and East Africa.
Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cape Town/Cederberg (1B, 1L, 1D)
View dramatic Western Cape scenery, visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, camp on a farm, and opt to sip on local wine.
Day 3 Cederberg/Orange River (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at the Fish River Canyon.
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment.
Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B, 1L)
Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Day 8 Swakopmund
Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, or dune boarding, just to name a few options.
Day 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Day 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.
Day 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in the Lando.
Day 12 Etosha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Lando. Opt to take an open vehicle safari drive in the afternoon/night.
Day 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek (1B, 1L)
Transfer to Windhoek and visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop for an included lunch.
Day 14 Windhoek/Ghanzi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local San/Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
Day 15 Ghanzi/Maun (1B, 1L)
Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.
Day 16 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy wildlife walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.
Day 17 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Day 18 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L)
Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle wildlife safari drive inside Chobe National Park.
Day 19 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)
Start your visit to Zimbabwe with traditional lunch prepared by the G Adventures supported Lusumpuko Women’s Club.
Day 20 Victoria Falls
Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 21 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 22 Victoria Falls/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Day 23 Lusaka/South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue travelling€ross the Zambian countryside, to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.
Day 24 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 25 South Luangwa/Chipata (1B, 1L, 1D)
Opt for a morning walking safari (seasonal), or drive, before heading to the G Adventures-supported Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, for lunch and a visit of the craft workshop.
Day 26 Chipata/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border and travel to the "Lake of Stars," Lake Malawi.
Day 27 Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
Day 28 Kande Beach/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.
Day 29 Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.
Day 30 Chitimba/Iringa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.
Day 31 Iringa/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L, 1D)
Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.
Day 32 Dar es Salaam/Nungwi (1B)
Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque island beaches.
Day 33 Nungwi (1B)
Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
Day 34 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island. Along the way, enjoy a guided tour of a local spice plantation.
Day 35 Stone Town/Bagamoyo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Ferry back over to the mainland and drive north to the historic coastal town of Bagamoyo.
Day 36 Bagamoyo/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hit the road for a long day of driving. Enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to Arusha. Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, .
Day 37 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive en route to the campsite.
Day 38 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 39 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 40 Arusha/Nairobi (1B, 1L)
Transfer to Kenya’s capital city.
Day 41 Nairobi (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Nairobi to explore, or relax, before heading off to Uganda.
Day 42 Nairobi/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)
Journey through the Great Rift Valley on the way to one of the most famous national parks in Africa. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive in the hopes of spotting the "big five".
Day 43 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing, as you cross the plains and rivers of the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Day 44 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Depart for Nakuru, with a stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported Ubuntu Cafe. Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park (in the Lando), in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
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