Cape Town to Kenya

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Price: From ZAR 58015 per person

    Day 1: Departing the Mother City

    Leaving Cape Town, stop on the far side of Table Bay for one last photo opportunity of Table Mountain before making your way to the Cederberg Mountains. Along the way, stop for a second time to visit the !Kwa ttu people at their village just outside of Yzerfontein. Continue onto your camp site in the Cederberg, after a guided tour and lunch at the village. 

                   
    • Highlights: !Kwa ttu village visit, Cederberg Mountains
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: L D
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    Day 2: Smelling the Flowers in Namaqualand

    Today will be an early start as you head north through the town of Springbok and the Namaqualand region. This northern part of South Africa is well-known for its diamonds, and vast number of wild flowers in the spring time. The stop for the night is a beautiful camp site on the Orange River – a natural border between South Africa and Namibia.

                   
    • Highlights: Namaqualand, Orange River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 3: Dining at the Top of the Fish River Canyon

    This morning you have the opportunity to optionally float down the Orange River on a canoe to view this stunning region of South Africa. After returning to camp to have lunch, you set out across the border into Namibia to travel to the Fish River Canyon. Wander around the rim viewing this impressive canyon before having a light dinner while watching the sunset. 

                   
    • Highlights: Fish River Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 4-5: Watching the Sun Rise Over Dune 45

    Driving through the Namib Desert, notice how the landscape around changes into large desert mountains, a contrast to the flat desert you just came from. After setting up camp, enjoy a short hike to the Sesriem Canyon – an interesting canyon that isn’t notice from the ground until you’re directly on top of it. 

    After an early wake up, head through the Namib-Naukluft National Park until you reach the massive dunes of the Sossusvlei. As the sun rises, take the opportunity to climb Dune 45, and watch how the sun changes the colours of the sand into some amazing shades of oranges. Later, with a local expert, hike this unique ecosystem and learn about the area. 

                   
    • Highlights: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 6-7: Getting a Rush in Swakopmund

    Cross the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo with you and the landmark sign, as you drive to the Atlantic Coast, and Namibia’s adventure playground, Swakopmund. As you pass through Walvis Bay, keep an eye out for the large number of flamingos that flock to the lagoon. The rest of the day will be yours to explore this quaint, German town. 

    The next day will be yours to enjoy and experience as many optional activities as you’d like. Why not spend the morning sand boarding, before quad biking through the dunes. Skydiving, here, is beautiful with the ocean in one direction, and desert the other. A leisurely day is another option as you wander the streets, hopping into some of the shops and cafes. 

                   
    • Highlights: Swakopmund
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 6: B L
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    • Meals Day 7: B
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    Day 8: Climbing the Spitzkoppe Mountain

    Heading inland, you leave the coast behind and travel through the rugged landscape to the Spitzkoppe Mountain. This enormous monolith dominates the skyline, and is a sacred monument to the local San people. If time permits, explore the area, viewing the various rock formations and ancient San rock art.

                   
    • Highlights: Spitzkoppe
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 9: Meeting the Himba People

    This morning continue your exploration of the area before you drive east towards Kamanjab. Stop along the way to visit with a local Himba tribe to learn about these still traditional people. As a pastoral people, the Himba people mainly raise cattle and goats for a living. 

                   
    • Highlights: Himba tribe visit
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 10-11: Game Viewing in the Etosha National Park

    Continuing east you come to one of Namibia’s premier game parks – Etosha National Park. Thanks to its sparse vegetation, Etosha is one of the most unique game viewing locations in southern Africa. 

    Spend the next two days on morning and afternoon game drives searching this stunning place for wildlife, including 4 of the Big 5 - only the buffalo is missing in Etosha. At night, you can sit by the camp’s water hole watching as the nocturnal animals come alive and wander over for a drink.   

                   
    • Highlights: Etosha National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 12: Shopping in Windhoek

    Today you will have an early morning game drive as you depart the park for Windhoek – the capital of Namibia. Along the way, stop at a local craft market for some handmade gifts to take home. Once in Windhoek, head out on a small city tour before preparing to go out for the evening. 

                   
    • Highlights: Windhoek
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L
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    Day 13: Learning about the San People

    An early start has you crossing into Botswana as you drive to the small town of Ghanzi. Once at the camp, you will meet some local Bushman (San community) and watch as they perform some traditional dancing. 

                   
    • Highlights: Ghanzi
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 14: Flying over the Delta

    Travelling west, your journey brings you to Maun – the gateway to the Okavango Delta. After setting up camp, take an optional scenic flight over the Delta to get an aerial view of where you’ll be heading tomorrow. Return to camp, and prepare your overnight bag for the excursion. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 15-16: Cruising Around the Okavango Delta

    Board a 4x4 truck and drive through the outer edge of the world’s largest inland delta to the mokoro station where you’ll meet with your local guides. Transfer to the mokoros – traditional dugout canoes – and relax as your guide takes you along the waterways to your camp. Following some time to rest and set up your bush camp, your guide will take you on a game walk looking for wildlife. 

    Continue your exploration of the Delta, the next day, either on foot or by mokoro as you view and learn about this unique ecosystem. In the evenings, sit by the camp fire and listen to the sounds of the wild.   

                   
    • Highlights: Okavango Delta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 17: Checking Out the Baobab Trees

    After a small final game walk, say ‘goodbye’ to the Delta as you make your way back to Maun, and after rejoining with your overland truck, drive towards the town of Gweta. Set up camp at the Planet Baobab, a stunning camp site surrounded by some of the oldest Baobab trees around. Take the rest of the afternoon to relax and sit by the pool. 

                   
    • Highlights: Gweta
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 18: Searching the Chobe River for Wildlife

    Make your way along the outer perimeter of the Chobe National Park to the town of Kasane, where you’ll spend the night. Kasane is the launching point for most safaris into the park. That evening embark on an optional sunset cruise of the Chobe River. Many times, elephants and hippos can be seen wading in the shallow waters along the shore. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 19-21: Bungee Jumping From the Victoria Falls Bridge

    Take the opportunity to go on an optional game drive in the game-rich, particularly for elephants, Chobe National Park before travelling to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This afternoon you’ll have time to learn about what activities are available. Later that evening, partake in an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi. 

    Over the next few days, experience all that Victoria Falls has to offer. Victoria Falls is Africa’s adventure capital so there will be some exciting ones to choose from. You can white water raft down the Zambezi, bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge, visit the Victoria Falls National Park and view the mighty Falls up close, and you can book a chance to walk with lions at a rehabilitation centre.   

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 19: B L
    • Meals Day 20-21: B
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    Day 22: Travelling North to Lusaka

    Say ‘good bye’ to the excitement of Victoria Falls as you begin your journey into East Africa by entering Zambia. Driving to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, you set up camp near this bustling city. Notice the change in the vegetation as it becomes sub-tropical as you head north. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lusaka
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 23: Spending the Night in Chipata

    Today is a long travel day as the roads are a little rougher, but the landscape becomes more lush and tropical as we go. Zambia is a true African country and adjustments will need to be made. Stop for the night in Chipata before heading to South Luangwa National Park the next day. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 24-25: Exploring the South Luangwa National Park

    This morning drive from Chipata to the outskirts of South Luangwa National Park where you will spend the next two nights. Your camp is situated right on the Luangwa River, and so at times you can view hippos from the camp. In the evening, experience a sunset game drive in the park. 

    The following day embark on another game drive, optional this time, of the park which is known for its leopards and hippos. Visit a community textile project and local village after lunch to learn about the local people of this area. 

                   
    • Highlights: South Luangwa National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 26: Visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

    Set out this morning for Malawi and the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in the capital, Lilongwe. The Centre is situated on a large section of woodlands, and is the country’s only sanctuary for rescued wild animals. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lilongwe
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 27-28: Horse Riding on Lake Malawi

    A picturesque drive up the coast takes you to Kande Beach for two nights. Here you can partake in several optional activities such as horse back riding, kayaking, and visiting a local craft shop. On your second day, experience some local culture as you visit a village with a local guide. 

                   
    • Highlights: Kande Beach, Lake Malawi
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 29: Hike to the Manchawe Falls at Chitimba Beach

    Continuing north you arrive at your final stop along the Lake Malawi coast, Chitimba Beach. Embark on a short hike to the Manchawe Falls or you can relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning views. 

                   
    • Highlights: Manchawe Falls, Chitimba Beach
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 30: Having a Cup of Tea in Iringa

    Departing Malawi climb into the highlands of southern Tanzania passing some beautiful tea plantations as you come to your campsite outside of Iringa. Tonight’s dinner will be in a local Maasai Hut, along with some other traditional festivities. 

                   
    • Highlights: Iringa, Traditional Maasai dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 31: Drive through Mikumi National Park

    Continue driving north through the Tanzanian highlands to the Mikumi National Park. This stunning smaller park is home to lion, wildebeest, buffalo, and elephant. Embark in the afternoon on an optional game drive to explore the park. 

                   
    • Highlights: Mikumi National Park
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 32: Gazing Over the Indian Ocean

    Today you depart from the cooler climates of the highlands as you descend to the warmer, humid weather of Indian Ocean coast, and your stop for the night – Dar es Salaam. Spend the evening gazing out over the Indian Ocean as you prepare for your 3-night excursion to Zanzibar.   

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 33-35: Soaking Up the Exotic Spices of Zanzibar

    Board the local ferry for the idyllic paradise of Zanzibar for three nights of culture and beach. Your first night will be in Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. Spend the day exploring this historic town with its unique architecture and fascinating spice and seafood markets. 

    Transfer to the northern part of the island for some time on the white sandy beaches of the north. Swim, dive, or snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, spend the evening on a sunset dhow cruise, or simply just soak up the sun as you lie out on the beach. 

                   
    • Highlights: Zanzibar
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B
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    Day 36: Taking the Ferry Back to the Mainland

    Returning to Stone Town, you catch the ferry back to Dar es Salaam and head north to the Usambara Mountains. Spend the evening looking through all your great photos of your island experience.   

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam, Usambara Mountains
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 37: Catching a Glimpse of Kilimanjaro

    Today will be a long, but scenic travel day as you make your way to the small town of Karatu, via Arusha. Your journey will take you through the rest of the Usambara Mountains, and the town of Moshi, where on a clear day you can see the snow-capped mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.   

                   
    • Highlights: Moshi, Karatu
    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 38-40: Searching for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater

    This morning head out on an optional 3-night excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. These two parks are world-renowned for their game viewing experiences, and the potential to see the Big 5 is there. Your vehicle in the parks will be an open topped 4x4 safari vehicle as this will give you better movement. 

    Those not going on the excursion will have time to learn about the local culture as they can explore Karatu, visit a local village, or do some shopping at a craft market. 

                   
    • Highlights: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 41: Arusha to Nairobi

    After a final game drive in the area, return to Karatu to rejoin with your overland truck and your fellow travelers who didn’t go excursion and drive to Arusha. Visit a local Maasai Museum in the afternoon, and then trade stories of the past few days over a delicious dinner.   

    Traveling north you cross the border into Kenya and continue to the capital, Nairobi. Your journey ends upon your arrival to the city

                   
    • Highlights: Nairobi
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    • Meals: B L
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 11 February 2017 - 29 December 2018 ZAR 58015 USD 1330
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • November 18 November 2017 28 December 2017 December 02 December 2017 11 January 2018 December 16 December 2017 25 January 2018 December 30 December 2017 08 February 2018 January 13 January 2018 22 February 2018 January 27 January 2018 08 March 2018 February 10 February 2018 22 March 2018 February 24 February 2018 05 April 2018 March 10 March 2018 19 April 2018 March 24 March 2018 03 May 2018 April 07 April 2018 17 May 2018 April 21 April 2018 31 May 2018 May 05 May 2018 14 June 2018 May 19 May 2018 28 June 2018 June 02 June 2018 12 July 2018 June 16 June 2018 26 July 2018 June 30 June 2018 09 August 2018 July 14 July 2018 23 August 2018 July 28 July 2018 06 September 2018 August 11 August 2018 20 September 2018 August 25 August 2018 04 October 2018 September 08 September 2018 18 October 2018 September 22 September 2018 01 November 2018 October 06 October 2018 15 November 2018 October 20 October 2018 29 November 2018 November 03 November 2018 13 December 2018 November 17 November 2018 27 December 2018 December 01 December 2018 10 January 2019 December 15 December 2018 24 January 2019 December 29 December 2018 07 February 2019