Southern Safari

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Price: From ZAR 25095 per person

    Day 1: Crossing into Tanzania

    Departing the bustling city of Nairobi, you head south to the Kenya-Tanzania border at Namanga. Cross the border and continue to the Meserani Snake Park just outside of Arusha for the night. Tonight, prepare an overnight bag for your optional 2-night safari excursion. 

                   
    • Highlights: Arusha
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 2-3: Explore the stunning Serengeti

    Hopping into 4x4 safari vehicles, leave the camp site for your 2-night optional excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and drive to the Rift Valley Escarpment via the Maasai town of Mtu Wa Mbu. Ascending over the escarpment, reach the highland village of Karatu, your stop for the night. 

    The next morning, enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area as you descend into the world-renowned Crater. Driving around you begin one of best game viewing experiences in Africa. Explore the floor of this unbroken caldera for lions, leopards, and hippos. The Ngorongoro Crater has 25,000 animals inside its walls. 

    After your time in the Crater, continue to drive through the Conservation area, past the ‘Cradle of Mankind,’ to the famous Serengeti National Park. Entering the park, begin an afternoon game drive as you make your way to the camp. Tonight, sleep out in the bush in the central part of the park surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

                   
    • 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: Return to Arusha

    This morning carry on discovering this stunning game park as you search for the remaining ‘Big 5’ you didn’t get to see yesterday. After your game drive, start to make your way back to Arusha through the Ngorongoro Conservation area and the Rift Valley Escarpment. 

    In the evening, join back up with your fellow travellers who didn’t go on the safari and exchange stories over dinner of your different adventures. 

                   
    • Highlights: Serengeti, Arusha
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 5: Driving South to Pangani

    Following some time to experience the town of Arusha, travel east to Moshi where, weather permitting, you’ll catch a glimpse of the mighty Kilimanjaro. From Moshi, start to head south through the Usambara Mountains to your beautiful camp site in Pangani. 

                   
    • Highlights: Pangani
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 6: Stay the Night in Dar es Salaam

    Continue traveling south through flourishing scenery and tropical palms to Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. Once in Dar, make your way to the Indian Ocean and your lovely beach side camp site for the night. 

                   
    • 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: Experiencing the Idyllic Zanzibar

    Board the local ferry in Dar es Salaam for the idyllic island of Zanzibar where you’ll spend three nights on an optional excursion on the island. The itinerary for the excursion is undefined, and not included in the tour package. You have the freedom to explore the island on your own. 

    Spend some time in the island’s largest Stone Town wandering the quiet, narrow streets, stopping in at the Medina-like shops and cafes for a traditional meal and spice drink. The town is a great launching point for day tours around the island. Why not visit the tortoises on Prison Island, the monkeys in Jozani Forest, or go fishing with the locals in a traditional dhow. 

    No time on the island, though, would be complete with out some time on the white sandy beaches of the north. Relax and soak up the sun as you lie out on the beach gazing out over the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Book a diving/snorkelling excursion to some of the best coral reefs. Cruise around the shore on a dhow in the evening and watch a spectacular sunset over the ocean. 

                   
    • 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: Relax on the Indian Ocean

    Return to the dock in Stone Town, and catch the ferry back to the mainland for another night at your beach side camp site in Dar es Salaam. This evening reunite with your fellow travelers who decided not to go the ‘Spice Island.’

                   
    • Highlights: Dar es Salaam
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:  D
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    Day 11: Travel through the Mikumi National Park

    Leave the warm coast behind as you travel into the cooler climates of the highlands of southern Tanzania. Keep your eyes open as you drive through the Mikumi National Park for the wildlife that roams along the side of the road. Tonight stop at a lovely, simple camp site well-known for its delicious Amarula Hot Chocolates. 

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

    Traveling through the picturesque Tukuyu tea and banana plantations you reach the border between Tanzania and Malawi. After the border formalities, enter the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ and drive to her famous lake, Lake Malawi.

    Over the next four days, travel down the western shore of this stunning lake stopping at various camp sites along the way to participate in a few optional activities. Visit a local market to shop for some treasures, explore the shoreline on a kayak, try to learn some fishing techniques from the locals, or book a diving/snorkelling excursion in the spectacular clear waters of the lake. 

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

    Departing from Lake Malawi,  drive through the southern portion of the country and cross the border into Zambia. Your camp site for the night is not much further from the border – only 10 km – in the small, truly African town of Chipata. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chipata
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 17: Spending the Night in Lusaka

    Continuing your travels through Zambia, you’ll reach the capital, Lusaka. After setting up camp, at a lovely camp site, you might have some time to head into the city to explore. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lusaka
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 18: Viewing the mighty Victoria Falls

    This morning depart early from Lusaka as today is a bit of a long travel day. The roads in these parts are a little rough so it will take you longer to travel to your destination of Livingstone. Once there, explore the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and view the mighty, natural wonder Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. In the evening, why not partake in an optional sunset cruise along the Zambezi searching for wildlife. 

                   
    • 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 20-22: White Water Rafting on the Zambezi

    Leaving Zambia, cross the Zambezi River and enter Zimbabwe and the adventure capital, Victoria Falls. Spend the afternoon exploring the Victoria Falls National Park and viewing the Falls from the Zimbabwean side for a different look. 

    Partake in several of the adventure activities available to you over the next two days. Go white water rafting down the Zambezi, abseiling in the Batoka Gorge, take a scenic flight over the Falls, or bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge. 

                   
    • Highlights: Victoria Falls
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 20: B
    • Meals Day 21-22: None
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    Day 23: Cruising along the Chobe River

    After breakfast, cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane – the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Later in the day, embark on a sunset cruise up the Chobe River to search for wildlife that come down to the shore for a drink. The park is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, and is well-known for it’s large population of elephants. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 24: Preparing for the Delta in Maun

    Heading south drive through an area known as ‘elephant alley’ as occasionally these majestic animals can be seen crossing the highway from Botswana’s Chobe National Park to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Near the town of Nata, you will start heading west to the town of Maun, your base for your optional Okavango Delta excursion. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 25-26: Experiencing the fantastic Okavango Delta

    Board a 4x4 vehicle and travel a few hours north to a mokoro station on the edge of the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta. Transfer to these traditional dugout canoes, and let your poler/guides take you further into this stunning ecosystem. Once you’ve set up your bush camp, embark on an afternoon guided walk to learn about the unique flora and fauna, and to search out the wildlife. 

    The next day continue your exploration of the area on foot or by mokoro as your guide takes you on a journey. Maintain a watchful eye for elephants, hippos, or buffalos as you explore. In the heat of the day, take a cooling swim in the waterway next to the camp. At night, sit back around the roaring campfire and listens to the silence, and occasional call of the wild around you. 

                   
    • Highlights: Okavango Delta (optional excursion)
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 27: Returning to Maun

    Following a final game walk, break camp and return to Maun for the early afternoon. Once back at your camp, rest by the pool, or why not complete your Delta experience with a scenic flight over the Delta. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 28: Travelling to Palapye

    Departing early from Maun, you have a long travel day ahead as you make your way to the mining town of Palaype. You should arrive in the late afternoon to this popular stopover town for those heading south to South Africa. 

                   
    • Highlights: Palapye
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 29: Crossing into South Africa

    This morning cross into South Africa and make your way through the Limpopo Province to your camp in Blydepoort. Spend the night relaxing after a long travel day. 

                   
    • Highlights: Blydepoort
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 30-31: Game Viewing in the Kruger National Park

    Passing through the Lowveld, you reach the outskirts of the famous Kruger National Park in the early afternoon. Situated about 8 km from the Numbi Gate, your camp site is perfectly located for your game drive the next day. This afternoon just relax by the swimming pool and unwind from the last few days of driving. 

    Today, embark on a full day of game viewing in the spectacular Kruger National Park searching for the Big 5 – elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. In the evening head out on a night game drive with an SANP ranger.

                   
    • Highlights: Kruger National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 32: End your Tour in Johannesburg

    After a scrumptious breakfast, make your final journey of the tour to Johannesburg. Your tour will end once you arrive in the ‘place of gold’ – Egoli. 

                   
    • Highlights: Johannesburg
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    • Meals: B
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 30 April 2017 - 10 December 2017 ZAR 25095 USD 960
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • November 12 November 2017 13 December 2017 December 10 December 2017 10 January 2018