Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound)

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
  • Local dinner experience
  • Night out at a local pub
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Participation camping (18 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (5 nts).

Add to Your Experience

Serengeti Balloon Safari

Be wowed with your bird's eye view of the wildlife and terrain of the majestic Serengeti. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger ready —you’ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.

Itinerary Notes

Want less travel time and more Zanzibar? Consider booking our ‘Zanzibar Express’ upgrade which includes a flight an an extra night in Zanzibar.


Day 1Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

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

Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Masai people to Arusha.

Day 3Arusha/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 4Serengeti 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 5Ngorongoro/Marangu(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 6Marangu/Dar es Salaam(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.

Day 7Dar es Salaam/Nungwi(1B)

Hop on a ferry, travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar's northern coast.

Day 8Nungwi(1B)

Opt to go diving, snorkelling, exploring or just sit back and relax.

Day 9Nungwi/Stone Town(1B)

Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.

Day 10Stone Town/Baobab Valley(1B, 1L, 1D)

Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.

Day 11Baobab Valley/Iringa(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community.

Day 12Iringa/Chitimba(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi. Cap off the day with a visit to a local pub; the first drink is on us.

Day 13Chitimba/Kande Beach(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.

Day 14Kande Beach(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.

Day 15Kande Beach/Senga Bay(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue south along Lake Malawi and spend another night along a beach.

Day 16Senga Bay/Chipata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the border into Zambia.

Day 17Chipata/Lusaka(1B, 1L, 1D)

Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

Day 18Lusaka/Livingstone(1B, 1L)

Continue travelling across Zambia and finish at lovely Livingstone just outside of Victoria Falls.

Day 19Livingstone(1B)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 20Livingstone(1B)

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Day 21Livingstone/Matobo National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross into Zimbabwe and opt to check out the falls from another side.

Day 22Matobo National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

Day 23Matobo National Park/Tshipise(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite.

Day 24Tshipise/Kruger National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a full-day game drive in an overland vehicle.

Day 25Kruger National Park/Manyeleti(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy more spectacular wildlife on a game drive in an overland vehicle.

Day 26Manyeleti/Johannesburg(1B, 1L)

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

Day 27Johannesburg(1B)

Depart at any time.

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