Nairobi to Joburg Overland

27 days,Nairobi to Johannesburg

Spot the Big Five from 4x4 safari vehicles, snorkel Zanzibar's waters, gaze out across Victoria Falls, spot wildlife in Kruger National Park, discover the less-visited Zimbabwe.

Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, Victoria Falls—we originally called this trip ‘Africa Complete,’ but those pesky lawyers made us change it. While it may not feature all of Africa, it’s still pretty darn close: Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs, meals prepared from fresh local produce and starlit camping stays, you’ll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won’t find anywhere else.

What's Included

  • Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater entrances fees and game drives. Spice plantation entrance and guided tour. 3-day Zanzibar excursion. Guided rhino walk and open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park. Kruger National Park entrance with game drives in our overland vehicle. Traditional Shangaan dinner and dance (Greater Kruger Area). Planeterra-supported community school project visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 26 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners. (Allow USD170-215 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Participation camping (18 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (6 nts).
  • Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 18.
Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Arusha (1B,1L,1D)

Depart Nairobi to cross through the semi-arid lands of the Masai people on to Arusha.

Day 3 Serengeti National Park (1B,1L,1D)

Change over to 4x4 safari vehicles and enjoy a game drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.

Day 4-5 Ngorongoro Crater/Marangu (2B,2L,2D)

Search for game in 4x4 safari vehicles while in the crater, then continue onto a camp at Marangu.

Day 6-9 Dar Es Salaam/Zanzibar (4B,1L,1D)

Travel down to the Indian Ocean. Explore Stone Town, visit Arab residences and palaces, and enjoy a guided tour of a spice plantation. Opt to go snorkeling, scuba diving, or chillout on the beach.

Day 10-11 Ruaha River/Iringa (2B,2L,2D)

Ferry to Dar Es Salaam. Continue to the Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park.

Day 12-14 Lake Malawi (3B,3L,3D)

Relax on the shores of "the lake of stars", and visit various lakeside camps. Opt to go for walks, go snorkeling, take a village tour or a fishing trip.

Day 15-17 Senga Bay/Chipata/Lusaka (3B,3L,3D)

Experience another border crossing and the vastness of Africa during driving days. Spot zebra and giraffe while camping on a private game farm, and visit craft stalls and markets for typical textiles and baskets.

Day 18-20 Livingstone (3B,1L)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go white water rafting or canoeing, or fly over the falls.

Day 21-22 Bulawayo (2B,2L,2D)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls Town or Vic Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo NP.

Day 23-25 Greater Kruger Area/Kruger National Park (3B,3L,3D)

Chill in a warm water spring pool. Game drives from the overland vehicle. Taste local food and witness traditional dancing.

Day 26 Johannesburg (1B,1L)

Visit to a community school supported by Planeterra, and interact with the villagers.

Day 27 Johannesburg (1B)

Depart at any time.

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