East Africa Adventure North

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Nairobi Kenya
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Large (>12 People)
Countries: Zambia Malawi Tanzania Kenya

Tour Dates

2018
  • 2018
January
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  • February
  • March
  • April
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  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From ZAR 30550 pp
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Overview

Taking you into the heart of East Africa, this East African Adventure tour is the optimal bush and beach experience, with a little adventure thrown in to keep you on your toes! This tour begins at Victoria Falls and takes us to the banks of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and our game viewing experience starts here. We travel into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi and spend some time on her beaches. Enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake and for the hikers under us we will have a selection of amazing trips. Before we go to the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Zanzibar we’ll continue our game viewing experience at Mikumi National Park. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. We leave the island behind us and prepare ourselves for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where you are sure to see incredible wildlife! Excludes Activity Package; R 9 150 per person and single supplement. 

This tour has a Comfort Option available.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Lusaka

Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Eureka Camp

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Petauke

This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chimwemwe Executive Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - South Luangwa National Park

With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Textile project visit

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wildlife Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wildlife Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park / Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Day 5 - Lake Malawi – Malawi

This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba OR Ngala Beach Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Northern Lake Malawi

Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba OR Ngala Beach Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Malawi

Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Local Village Visit

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba OR Ngala Beach Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Snorkelling, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Community Volunteering,

Day 8 - Lake Malawi

This morning we set aside some time for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. Home to a museum that boasts a dinosaur amongst its displays, we learn more of the rich history of both people and the natural world. We return for a final afternoon of relaxation and a final sundowner on the shores of this great lake.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Karonga Town and Museum Visit

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba OR Ngala Beach Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Snorkelling, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Community Volunteering

Day 9 - Tanzania – Iringa

Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kisolanza Farm

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Mikumi

This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Asante Afrika Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Mikumi National Park Game Drive

Day 11 - Dar es Salaam

Today we continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam, tonight we have an opportunity to dinner out on the town as we prepare for our upcoming excursion to Zanzibar. Dar es Salaam grew from a humble fishing village and today is one of the largest cities in Africa.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kariakoo Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Dinner

Day 12 - Zanzibar Excursion

Boarding the ferry to Zanzibar this morning we make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer. Those who have not opted for the Zanzibar Excursion will remain in Dar es Salaam for the next three nights.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Spice Tour and City Tour

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Amaan Bungalows

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Zanzibar Excursion / Sunset Sailing Trips, Snorkelling and more

Day 13 - Zanzibar Excursion

Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Amaan Bungalows

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Zanzibar Excursion / Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more

Day 14 - Zanzibar Excursion

Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ocean View Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Activity Package; Zanzibar Excursion

Day 15 - Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo

This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island this afternoon and board our return ferry, on arrival in Dar es Salaam make the short journey north to Bagamoyo where we make our stop for the night.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Stone Town

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - Arusha

Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening we will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ndoro Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ndoro Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Serengeti Camping Excursion (min. 4 people)

Day 18 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 - Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 - Arusha

Returning to Arusha tonight we share out experiences of the Serengeti and prepare for the trip to Nairobi tomorrow.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ndoro Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 - Kenya – Nairobi

We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Own Arrangements

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Dinner

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