27 days - Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Northbound) - G Adventures - Prices from $3799 CAD
Connecting two major hubs, this overland journey will take you from Johannesburg to Nairobi and into the stunning wilderness of the six countries that lie in between. Track Africa’s Big Five on game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro and head to the Okavango Delta for a game walk and mokoro canoe excursion. Inhale the mists of Victoria Falls and the fragrant air of spice plantations in Zanzibar. You'll make your discoveries from a rugged overland truck, ready to take on Africa. Combine this with bush camping, a social atmosphere and a comprehensive itinerary and you have one hell of an adventure.
Day 1 Johannesburg Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Johannesburg/Serowe(1B, 1L, 1D) Cross the border into Botswana and experience a first night of camping under the African skies.
Day 3 Serowe/Maun(1B, 1L, 1D) Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta(1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a game walk, traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding. View wildlife up close.
Sing and dance around the campfire with the locals.
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta(1B, 1L, 1D) Relax on a mokoro ride out of the delta, then camp under under massive baobab trees for the night.
Day 6 Gweta/Kasane(1B, 1L, 1D) Hop on an optional wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.
Day 7 Kasane/Livingstone(1B, 1L) Ferry crossing into Zambia, then visit Victoria Falls.
Day 8 Livingstone(1B) Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 9 Livingstone(1B) Enjoy a free day to explore Livingstone.
Day 10 Livingstone/Lusaka(1B, 1L, 1D) Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Day 11 Lusaka/Chipata(1B, 1L, 1D) Continue travelling across Zambia and camp near Malawi's border.
Day 12 Chipata/Kande Beach(1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to the "Lake of Stars," Lake Malawi.
Day 13 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 14 Kande Beach/Chitimba(1B, 1L, 1D) Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.
Day 15 Chitimba(1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi and cap it off with a visit to a local pub; the first drink is on us.
Day 16 Chitimba/Iringa(1B, 1L, 1D) Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.
Day 17 Iringa/Dar es Salaam(1B, 1L, 1D) Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.
Day 18 Dar es Salaam/Stone Town(1B) Hop on a ferry and explore Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar.
Day 19 Stone Town/Nungwi(1B) Travel north to Nungwi, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar's northern coast.
Day 20 Nungwi(1B) Opt to go diving, snorkelling, exploring, or just sit back and relax.
Day 21 Nungwi/Stone Town(1B) Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Day 22 Stone Town/Korogwe(1B, 1L, 1D) Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.
Day 23 Korogwe/Arusha(1B, 1L, 1D) Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.
Day 24 Arusha/Serengeti National Park(1B, 1L, 1D) Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the campsite.
Day 25 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro(1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 26 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 27 Arusha/Nairobi(1B, 1L) Transfer to Kenya's capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.
- Entrances and game drives in Serengeti National Parks and the Ngorongoro Crater
- Guided tour of a spice plantation (Zanzibar)
- 4-day Zanzibar excursion
- Local dinner experience
- Night out at a local pub
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- 26 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners. (Allow USD240-320 for meals and drinks not included.)
- Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicles, ferry, mokoro.
- 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
- Participation camping (18 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt).
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