East Africa Camping Adventure North

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
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

2020
  • 2020
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September
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  • December
From ZAR 38950 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

East African Camping Northern Adventure

Taking you into the heart of East Africa, this East African Camping Northern 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, snorkeling, 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!

2020 Early Bird Special –  For July 2020 we are offering you the opportunity to book this tour for travel in 2021  at our current 2020 rate. Applies for departures between 01 January 2021 until 31 July 2021!

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ONE NIGHT PRE-ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED  in the East Africa Camping Adventure

Included

  1. All meals which are prepared and served at the Overland truck
  2. Accommodation
  3. Qualified crew
  4. Filtered water
  5. Transport in the Overland truck
  6. Included highlights as per the itinerary
  7. Entrance fees to National Parks

Excluded

  1. Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, tips)
  2. Entrance fees (associated with optional activities )
  3. Souvenirs and optional activities.
  4. Serengeti excursion package

*2020 Tour price includes Activity Package. However it excludes single supplement and any additional activities or meals not set out in the itinerary. 

NOTE  Prices are subject to change

**Price is per person sharing, excludes single supplement and any additional meals or activities not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Lusaka

Route: Victoria Falls to 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

Route: Lusaka to 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: camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - South Luangwa National Park

Route: Petauke to 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 including a sundowner stop. 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.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wildlife Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Day 5 - Lake Malawi

Route: South Luangwa National Park to Lake 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:

Ngala Beach Lodge: camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Lake Malawi

Today we visit a local village near our lodge with the Nomad guide. The rest of the day is set aside for you to relax at the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Malawi Village Tour

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Ngala Beach Lodge: camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Malawi

Route: Central Lake Malawi to North Lake Malawi

Today we are back on the road for most of the day travelling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi. Enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach. 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

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Majizuwa Camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Lake Malawi

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 afternoon will be spent walking through the small village of Ngala.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Majizuwa camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Tanzania - Iringa

Route: Northern Lake Malawi to 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

Route: Iringa to 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:

Camp Bastian

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Mikumi Game Drive

Day 11 – Stone Town (Zanzibar)

Route: Dar es Salaam to Stone Town (Zanzibar)

We head out early to catch our ferry to Zanzibar Island from Dar es Salaam. After arriving at the ferry port we make our way to our hotel located in Stone Town.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Zanzibar Excursion

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Africa House Hotel

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Stone Town - Nungwi

Route: Stone Town to Nungwi

Boasting a rich history this busy port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. This morning we will embark on a 20-30 minute boat journey to Prison Island, which was once a place where slaves were detained. On return to Stone Town, we will travel by road to the north of the island, Nungwi and our base for the next 2 nights. We will explore the beautiful Jozani Forest during the afternoon.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Prison Island boat trip/ Jozani Forest Half Day tour

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Amaan Bungalows

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, and more

Day 13 - Nungwi

Today is a free day to enjoy 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:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Bagamoyo

Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry; Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo.

We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Arusha

Route: Bagamoyo to Arusha

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

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Meru Mbega Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - Karatu

Route: Arusha to Karatu

Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on the full day excursion into the crater. Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days. Those guests who have purchased the Serengeti excursion will be collected from Arusha this morning.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kudu Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Local Brewery Tour, Karatu Iraqw Market, local coffee plantation tour

Day 17 - Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Route: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and return

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the Crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains. We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Full day 4x4 excursion to Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kudu Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 - Karatu

This morning we rise early for a hike to the Elephant Caves, taking you through untouched forests with amazing wildlife. The rest of the day is free for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment. Some of the optional activities include village walking visits or a visit to Lake Manyara National Park. These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Elephant Caves Hike

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kudu Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 - Arusha

Route: Serengeti National Park to Arusha (Serengeti excursion guests) / Karatu to Arusha (Non-excursion guests)

Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the optional Serengeti excursion and we share our experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Meru Mbega Lodge: camping

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 - Kenya – Nairobi

Route: Arusha to Nairobi

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

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