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54 days,Cape Town to Nairobi

Experience game drives, witness giant sand dunes and massive Victoria Falls, photograph exotic wildlife, ride in 4x4 safari vehicles and dug-out canoes, meet mountain gorillas.

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Spanning eight countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dug-out mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness—do it all on this ultimate 54-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa really is. Travel aboard our rugged overland truck is well-paced and wilderness camping 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.

What's Included

  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei Dunes. Entrances and game drives in Etosha, Serengeti, Lake Nakuru and Lake Mburo National Parks. Guided township tour (Swakopmund). Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Ngorongoro Crater visit with game drives. Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar). 4-day Zanzibar excursion. Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits. Guided chimp trek (Kalinzu Forest Reserve). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 52 breakfasts, 43 lunches, 39 dinners. (Allow USD250-320 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Simple hotels (7 nts), participation camping (41 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), guesthouse (2 nts, multi-share), basic bush camp (1 nt).
  • Overland truck, mokoro, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibuses, ferry, walking.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, certified mountain gorilla trackers.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 19.
Day 1 Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep River (2B,2L,2D)

Discover a local vineyard. Camp on a local farm in South Africa. Canoe on or jump into the Gariep River.

Day 4-8 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert/Swakopmund (4B,4L,3D)

Visit Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei dunes. Game drives in Etosha National Park. Optional activities include sand boarding, a dolphin cruise, sky diving, quad biking, or a living desert tour in Swakopmund.

Day 9-13 Damaraland/Etosha NP/Waterburg/Windhoek (5B,4L,4D)

Travel through beautiful desert landscapes. Game drives in Etosha National Park. Scenic walk in Waterberg Plateau National Park. Option to explore the city centre of Windhoek.

Day 14-16 Kalahari/Maun/Okavango Delta (3B,3L,3D)

Stop over in the Kalahari Desert. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals. Enjoy a game walk, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) rides and birding on an overnight bush camping excursion.

Day 17-18 Gweta/Chobe National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Camp under ancient baobab trees. Take an optional boat cruise on the Chobe River or a game drive in open safari vehicle.

Day 19-24 Livingstone/Lusaka/Chipata (6B,3L,2D)

Enjoy four nights in Livingstone. Camp on a private game farm near Lusaka. Options to visit to the craft markets and Victoria Falls, or enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing, or even flying over the falls.

Day 25-28 Lake Malawi (4B,4L,4D)

Relax on the shores of 'the lake of stars', visit various lakeside camps. Option to go for walks, snorkelling, village tours or a fishing trip.

Day 29-30 Iringa/Dar Es Salaam (2B,2L,2D)

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

Day 31-34 Zanzibar (4B)

Guided tour of a spice plantation and plenty of free time to explore Stone Town and the beach. Option to visit museums, historical sites, markets or enjoy the beach and marine activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming.

Day 35-39 Korogwe/Arusha/Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater (5B,5L,5D)

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

Day 40-43 Nairobi/Eldoret/Kampala (4B,3L,2D)

Hotel stay for two nights in Nairobi, then cross over the Mau Mau Escarpment to Eldoret and see the sights in Kampala.

Day 44 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Chimp Tracking (1B,1L,1D)

Experience the Ugandan countryside and finish up at a bush camp in western Uganda. Wake up early the next morning for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion and tea plantation visit.

Day 45-47 Gorilla Tracking/Lake Bunyonyi (3B,3L,3D)

Enjoy a 1-day guided mountain gorilla trek. Opt to go canoeing, fishing, hiking or boating.

Day 49-51 Kampala/Jinja (3B,3L,3D)

Return to Kampala for an overnight stop, then continue to Jinja. Opt to go whitewater rafting, kayaking down the White Nile River, mountain biking or volunteering with a local project.

Day 51-53 Eldoret/Nakuru/Lake Naivasha (3B,3L,3D)

Cross back into Kenya for a night in Eldoret before a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Stop off at the beautiful Lake Naivasha for an included flamingo and hippo spotting boat ride.

Day 54 Nairobi (1B,1L)

Cross over into Kenya and onto Nairobi—where the tour ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.

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