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This trip is being discontinued in 2013. If you are interested in this life changing experience for next year, have a peak at its new incarnation, tour code DAJB.

Joburg to Nairobi Adventure

28 days,Johannesburg to Nairobi

Spotting the 'Big 5' from 4x4 safari vehicles, cruising through Chobe National Park at sunset, experiencing Victoria Falls and a spice plantation, getting the heart pumping at Lake Malawi.


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Connecting two major hubs, this overland journey will take you from Johannesburg to Nairobi—so that you can explore the stunning wilderness of the six countries that lie in between. Track Africa’s 'Big 5' on game drives across the plains of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kruger and inhale the fragrant air of spice plantations in Zanzibar. A unique overland truck allows you to get to some less-visited areas of Africa, and participation camping will keep you at the heart of the action. With a comprehensive itinerary that offers plenty of exciting options, you’ll discover the diversity of wildlife, landscapes and people on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

What's Included

  • Entrances and game drives in Kruger and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater, Traditional Shangaan dinner and dance, Spice Plantation entrance and guided tour, 4 day Zanzibar excursion.
  • 27 Breakfasts, 21 Lunches, 19 Dinners. (Allow USD240-320 for meals and drinks (including bottled water) not included.)
  • Participation camping (20 nts), full service camping (2 nts), simple hotel (5 nts).
  • Overland vehicle, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibuses, ferry.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), cook and driver throughout, certified safari guides/drivers, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, Avg 20
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Nairobi to Johannesburg. See Nairobi to Joburg Overland

Day 1 Johannesburg

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Greater Kruger Area/Kruger National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Drive through scenic mountains, experience a traditional Shaagan dinner and dance, visit a Shalati village and a community project supported by Planeterra. Game drives and animal viewing in our overland vehicle.

Days 4-6 Polokwane/Nata/Palapye (3B,3L,3D)

Spend the night at Polokwane Game Reserve, a leading municipal conservation project. Watch elephants drink from a watering hole at night.

Day 7 Kasane/Chobe River (B,L,D)

Camp on the Chobe River. Option to take a late afternoon sunset boat ride with game viewing.

Days 8-10 Livingstone (3B,1L)

Ferry crossing to Zambia. Option to visit Victoria Falls, and enjoy white-water rafting, canoeing, elephant-back safari, fly over the falls, and much more!

Days 11-16 Lusaka/Lake Malawi (6B,6L,6D)

Camp on a private game farm near Lusaka. Visit various camps on the shores of Lake Malawi. Option to go for walks, snorkelling, village tours, fishing trip.

Days 17-18 Iringa/Dar es Salaam (2B,2L,2D)

Climb out of the Great Rift Valley, view vast tea plantations, descend down to the Indian Ocean.

Days 19-22 Zanzibar (4B)

Explore Stone Town, guided tour of a spice plantation. Option to visit museums, historical sites, markets, and enjoy the beach and marine activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming.

Days 23-27 Mombo/Arusha/Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (5B,5L,5D)

Catch the ferry to Dar Es Salaam. Catch your first glimpse of Kilimanjaro. Game drives in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in 4x4 safari vehicles.

Day 28 Nairobi (B,L)

Travel through the lands of the Masai people to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.