Southern Discoverer - South

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Price: From ZAR 18795 per person

    Southern Discoverer - South

    Spend 21 days exploring Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia on this fantastic overland adventure

    Fast Facts

    • Start: Nairobi
    • End: Victoria Falls
    • Type: Camping
    • Comfort: Standard
    • Vehicle: Overland Truck
    • Duration: 21 days

    Day 1: Crossing into Tanzania

    Today you will cross into Tanzania and head towards safari central, Arusha. Your camp site, Meserani Snake Park, is situated on the outskirts of town. Spend the night organizing your luggage for the 2-night optional excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. 

                   
    • Highlights: Arusha
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 2-3: Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater

    Transferring to 4x4 safari vehicles head to the town of Karatu and begin your optional safari excursion. The camp site for the first night is just outside Karatu in the picturesque highlands of the Rift Valley Escarpment. 

    The next morning wake up early to drive and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning game drive in this unique game viewing location. The 600m walls help contain the 25,000 animals that live in the Crater region. After lunch, ascend out of the Crater and drive to the Serengeti National Park where you spend the afternoon on a game drive searching for the Big 5. This evening you’ll camp out in the bush at one of the park’s camp sites. 

                   
    • Highlights: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (optional excursion)
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 4: Game Viewing in the Serengeti

    After a morning game drive in the Serengeti, make your way back to the Meserani Snake Park in Arusha. Here you’ll join back up with those in your group who chose not to go on the safari. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the camp, or head into Arusha to explore. 

                   
    • Highlights: Serengeti (optional excursion), Arusha
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 5: Photo Op of Kilimanjaro

    This morning take some time and explore Arusha a little more by spending some time at a morning craft market. Later you’ll start heading south towards Dar es Salaam. Along the way, if the weather is good, stop just outside of Moshi for a photo of the mighty Kilimanjaro, before continuing through the picturesque Usumbara Mountains, stopping for the night in Pangani.

                   
    • Highlights: Pangani
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 6: Relaxing on the Indian Ocean

    Continuing south, reach the stunning Indian Ocean and the city of Dar es Salaam in the late afternoon. Along with being Tanzania’s biggest city, Dar es Salaam is a launching point to the island paradise, Zanzibar. Tonight relax at your beach side camp, and prepare an overnight bag for your time on the island. 

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 7-9: Spicing Things Up on Zanzibar

    Board the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar to begin your 3-night optional excursion to the ‘Spice Island.’ There is no set itinerary for these days, so you are free to explore the island as you want. Your guide will join on the island to offer advice, and to help book any services you need assistance with. 

    Maybe you’d like to spend a night in Stone Town, the capital, before heading up to the northern beaches for some sun and fun. The beaches on the island are stunning with their white sands, and crystal clear waters. 

    Another option would be to stay in Stone Town longer and explore the unique shops, cafes, and narrow streets all influenced by their British, Arabic, and African history. Day trips can be organised from Stone Town to a spice plantation, or Prison Island. 

                   
    • Highlights: Zanzibar (optional excursion)
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 7: B
    • Meals Day 8-9: None
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    Day 10: Returning to Dar es Salaam

    Say goodbye to Zanzibar and return to the mainland by ferry for another night in Dar es Salaam. Some of your fellow companions may not have joined you on the island, so tonight you’ll be reunited with them.

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:  D
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    Day 11: Time for High Tea in Iringa

    Today leave the humidity of the Indian Coast, passing through the Mikumi National Park, as you travel inland to the highland area of Iringa. Enjoy an Amarula Hot Chocolate at your rustic camp site something they are famous for. 

                   
    • Highlights: Iringa
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 12-15: Experiencing Lake Malawi

    Travelling through the Tukuyu tea plantations cross into Malawi at the border post of Sangwe and head south along the stunning Lake Malawi. Enjoy the next five nights as you explore this famous lake stopping at various camp sites along the way. 

    Take the opportunity to connect with the locals around a game of Bao, visit a few markets to do some shopping, or head out into the clear water to do some snorkelling or diving. The lake has some of the best fresh water diving sites in the world, and many travel from all over to explore this underwater paradise. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lake Malawi
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 16: Crossing into Zambia

    Making your way into Zambia, stay at a picturesque camp site that is just across the border in the town of Chipata. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy and explore this truly African town. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 17: Running with the Eland

    Continuing through Zambia, travel to a camp site just outside of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Enjoy the chance to relax at the camp site as the resident wildlife, including Africa’s largest antelope, the eland, wanders around the property.

                   
    • Highlights: Lusaka
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 18: Listening to the Smoke that Thunders

    Begin the journey early in the morning as you head for Livingstone – Zambia’s gateway to the mighty Victoria Falls. If time permits, head down to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park to view the 7th Natural Wonder of the World. 

    Tonight embark on an optional sunset cruise of the Zambezi keeping an eye out for the wildlife that come down to the river for a drink.

                   
    • Highlights: Livingstone
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 19: Explore the Chobe National Park

    Cross into Botswana and travel to the town of Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. Embark on a river cruise to search the Chobe River for wildlife after a delicious lunch at your camp site. 

    Return to the camp to prepare for an overnight excursion into the famous Chobe National Park. Spend the afternoon exploring this renowned park for its large herds of elephants and other wildlife. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 20-21: Rafting on the Zambezi

    This morning you cross into Zimbabwe and make your way to your camp site in the central part of Victoria Falls. This afternoon take the opportunity to explore the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi and Victoria Falls. 

    The next day your tour ends after breakfast, however, one of our consultants can organise an extra night for you so you can partake in one of the many adventure activities available. 

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Meals: B
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 06 August 2017 - 24 June 2018 ZAR 18795 USD 530
    Tour Departures Dates
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    • August 20 August 2017 09 September 2017 September 03 September 2017 23 September 2017 September 17 September 2017 07 October 2017 October 01 October 2017 21 October 2017 October 15 October 2017 04 November 2017 October 29 October 2017 18 November 2017 November 12 November 2017 02 December 2017 November 26 November 2017 16 December 2017 December 10 December 2017 30 December 2017 December 24 December 2017 13 January 2018 January 07 January 2018 27 January 2018 January 21 January 2018 10 February 2018 February 04 February 2018 24 February 2018 February 18 February 2018 10 March 2018 March 04 March 2018 24 March 2018 March 18 March 2018 07 April 2018 April 01 April 2018 21 April 2018 April 15 April 2018 05 May 2018 April 29 April 2018 19 May 2018 May 13 May 2018 02 June 2018 May 27 May 2018 16 June 2018 June 10 June 2018 30 June 2018 June 24 June 2018 14 July 2018