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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 peek at a similar trip that runs northbound, from Cape Town to Nairobi - tour code DAUA.

54 days,Nairobi to Cape Town

Get up close with mountain gorillas, Search for the 'Big 5', Take in the aromas on a spice plantation tour and scuba dive in Zanzibar, Chill out or get active, Get wet at the mighty Victoria falls, Tackle the world's largest sand dunes, View of the immense Fish River Canyon, Cosmopolitan Cape Town.


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Spanning eight countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes and a ton of adventure. Track the 'Big 5' across open savannah, explore the Okavango in a dugout mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness—do it all on this ultimate 54-day adventure and get a feel for how large Africa really is. Travel aboard our overland truck is well paced, while wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. In the company of an expert CEO, you’ll also have opportunities to meet locals who offer a fascinating glimpse into rural life. This truly is ultimate Africa.

What's Included

  • Entrances and game drives in Lake Nakuru, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Serengeti, and Etosha National Parks, Ngorongoro Crater visit with game drive, Guided Mountain Gorilla Trek, 4 Day Zanzibar excursion, Spice Plantation entrance with guided tour, Okavango Delta entrance with mokoro excursion, Sossusvlei Dunes entrance, Fish River Canyon entrance.
  • 53 breakfasts, 46 lunches, 40 dinners. (Allow USD250-320 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotel (7 nts), Participation camping (40 nts), Full Service Camping (2 nts), Multishare guesthouse (2 nts), Basic bush camp (2 nts).
  • Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari vehicles, Minibuses, Ferry, Walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/Cook and Driver; Certified Safari Guides/Drivers, Certified mountain guide, Experienced gorilla trackers.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, Avg 20
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Cape Town to Nairobi. See Ultimate Africa

Please note that Days 4-11 for all departures in January 2013 will be run in reverse

All destinations and inclusions will still be provided.

Day 1-3 Nairobi - Lake Nakuru/Eldoret/Kampala (2B,3L,3D)

Depart early for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. View varied landscapes across into Uganda. Camp in Kampala.

Day 4-5 Queen Elizabeth National Park (2B,2L,2D)

Game drives. Optional boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

Day 6-9 Gorilla Tracking/Lake Bunyonyi (4B,4L,4D)

Enjoy guided mountain gorilla trek. Option to go canoeing, fishing, hiking, boating.

Day 10-12 Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja (3B,3L,3D)

Game drive. Options to go rafting, kayaking down the Nile River, mountain biking, volunteering in a local community project.

Day 13-15 Eldoret/Nairobi/Arusha (3B,3L,2D)

Cross over into Kenya, through the Rift Valley for a night in a hotel in Nairobi, and through the lands of the Masai people into Tanzania.

Day 16-18 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha (3B,3L,3D)

Change over to 4x4 safari vehicles. Daily Game drives.

Day 19-23 Dar Es Salaam/Zanzibar (5B,L,D)

Travel down to the Indian Ocean. Embark on a guided tour of a spice plantation. Option to visit Arab residences, palaces, museums, historic sites, go snorkeling and scuba diving, and relax on the beach.

Day 24-25 Ruaha River/Iringa (2B,2L,2D)

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

Day 26-28 Lake Malawi (3B,3L,3D)

Relax on the shores of "the lake of stars", visit various lakeside camps. Options to go for walks, snorkeling, village tours, fishing trip.

Day 29-31 Lilongwe/Chipata/Lusaka (3B,3L,3D)

Visit craft stalls and the bustling markets of Lilongwe. Journey across Zambia to camp on a private game farm just outside the capital of Lusaka.

Day 32-35 Livingstone (4B,L)

Options to visit Victoria Falls, or enjoy white-water rafting, canoeing, elephant-back safari, fly over the falls, and much more!

Day 36-41 Botswana (6B,6L,6D)

Game walks and dug-out canoe excursions in the Okavango Delta, while based at a bush camp. Optional boat ride in Chobe National Park.

Day 42-52 Namibia (11B,11L,9D)

Game drives in Etosha National Park. Explore the dunes of Sossusvlei. Take in the sunset at Fish River Canyon. Options to sand board, go on a dolphin cruise, quad biking and to explore historical Swakopmund, or go on a canoe ride on the Gariep River.

Day 53 Cape Town (B,L)

Explore vibrant Cape Town by night.

Day 54 Cape Town (B)

Depart any time.