From the stunning tropical beaches of Zanzibar to the wildlife of Etosha National Park in Namibia and the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town this trip enables you to experience a diversity of African wildlife, scenery and cultures. There’s time to relax and take it all in, interspersed with options to really up the adrenaline with white water rafting, bungy jumping and tandem sky dives! Day 1 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 2 to 9 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 10 to 13 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 14 to 16 Mikumi National Park - spot from the roadside, giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo.
Malawi - the warm heart of Africa.
Days 17 to 22 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 23 to 28 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 29 to 34 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 35 to 46 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 47 to 51 Cape Cross seal colony
Spitzkoppe rock formations
Swakopmund - deep sea fishing, quad biking, dune sledding, tandem sky diving, horse riding, desert flights.
Days 52 to 55 Namib-Naukluft Park
Sossusvlei - the world’s highest dunes!
Fish River Canyon - Africa’s Grand Canyon!
Days 56 to 57 Free time in Cape Town to experience the city - Robben Island prison tour, Table Mountain, great nightlife & much more.
Days 58 to 60 Cape Town
Cape Agulhas - Africa’s most southerly point
Hermanus/Gansbaai - spot Southern Right, Humpback whales, (Aug - Dec) and Great White sharks
Days 61 to 64 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 65 to 67 Wild Coast - deserted beaches and awesome scenery
Aliwal North Hot Springs
Days 68 to 70 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 71 to 74 South Africa
Drakensburg Mountains - a UNESCO world heritage site for their outstanding natural beauty.
Royal Natal National Park-great hiking and landscapes
Johannesburg 74 Days - Africa - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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