21 days East African Explorer

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Livingstone Zambia
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
January
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  • December
From ZAR 31410 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 950)
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Overview

Explore East Africa’s top highlights on this group adventure holiday…

This adventure tour offers the renowned Big Five game reserves of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. Relaxation on the beaches of Lake Malawi, the tropical paradise island of Zanzibar, and a visit to the amazing Victoria Falls. It’s the ideal adventure and beach safari for those wanting to see the best of East Africa.

Group Size: Average 16 Maximum 24. Age Group: 18-39’ish

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

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Livingstone to Lusaka

Leaving the majestic Victoria Falls behind we hit the road and start our safari today. Travelling through small villages and lush countryside our journey takes us to the southern plateau and Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Eureka Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2. Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park covers over 9,000 sq km is one of the worlds greatest wildlife sanctuaries with high concentrations of wildlife. The Luangwa River flows through the park and the riverbanks are popular for sightings of elephant, hippo and other wildlife. Our camp overlooks a bend in the river giving us exellent views over the sandy riverbed to view passing animals.

On arrival at our camp, there are opportunities to book various optional activities including village walks and walking safaris.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wildlife Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3. Luangwa National Park

This morning is free to enjoy some relaxation time – lounge in the communal area at the pool or take an optional excursion to game walk or game drive in the park this morning.

In the afternoon we board the Open Game Drive vehicles with a local ranger in search of some of the animals and birdlife that the park is so famous for. With one of the highest concentrations of leopard for any National Park, we hope that South Luangwa will show us these and many of its other inhabitants.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Wildlife Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4. South Luangwa National Park - Kande Beach

Out of the park today we cross the border and into our next country on our safari, Malawi.

Malawi, The Warm Heart of Africa will welcome you with waves and smiles. This beautiful country is dominated by the lake which covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and also provides a livleyhood to many of the Malawian people.

Home for the next couple of nights is on the lakeshore at Kande Beach.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kande Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5. Kande Beach

Top up the tan? Go horse riding? Take a village walk? Snorkel or Dive? The choice is yours! Today is free to enjoy some of the many activities on offer at Kande.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kande Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6. Kande Beach - Chitimba

It’s a leisurely drive today up towards the Northern lakeshore through rubber plantations and via the market town of Mzuzu to stock up on supplies before heading back down to the beach at the foot of the Livingstonia Plateau.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7. Chitimba Beach

Feeling energetic? We have the opportunity to trek up to the Manchewe Falls in the hills surrounding Chitimba. The views are well worth it as is the chance to cool off in a natural bath at the top.

Alternatively, relax on the beach or head into the village for a game of Bao with the locals.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8. Chitimba Beach to Iringa, Tanzania

Passports out again! Crossing the border at Songwe Bridge we climb steadily up through tea plantations into Tanzania’s Southern Highlands.

The working farm that is home for the night is at an altitude of 1,600m so it has a pleasant climate and some fantastic produce.

Be sure to check out the chocolate brownies and a warming hot chocolate in the colder months.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kisolanza Farm House - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9. Iringa- Mikumi National Park area

Departing after breakfast from the Southern Highlands of Iringa we head to Mikumi National Park. Making our way across a landscape of baobabs, black hardwood trees and grassy plains as we reach our accommodation. Boasting a relaxing swimming pool, bar/restaurant and the opportunity for an optional game drive before ending the day under a starry sky.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Tan-Swiss Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10. Mikumi to Dar es Salaam

Our journey to Tanzania’s hub, Dar es Salaam.

The route takes us through Mikumi National Park where we may be lucky enough to spot a variety of wild animals close to the road.

After working our way through the hustle and bustle of the city of Dar es Salaam we reach our camp, on the beach, next to the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kipepeo Village - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11. Zanzibar

Leaving the Acacia vehicle and the mainland behind, mode of transport swaps today as we jump on the ferry across to the ‘Spice Island’ Zanzibar.

Our first night is spent in Stone Town which is best explored on foot exploring the bazaars and markets. Don’t forget to sample some of the fantastic seafood.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Stone Town - Safari Lodge or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 12 - 14. Zanzibar

Kendwa is home to some of the white sandy sun kissed beaches that Zanzibar is famous for and this morning we transfer North from Stone Town to this resort.

Relax and take some of the optional activities that are available here or explore the surrounding area.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kendwa Northern beaches – Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 15. Kendwa - Dar es Salaam

Catch that last swim or bag a bargain in the market before catching the ferry back to Dar es Salaam and on to the beach fronted camp site.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kipepeo Village - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16. Dar es Salaam - Marangu

We’re up early this morning, putting the city behind us it’s on inland and northwards. Our journey takes us past the Usambara and Pare Mountains through sisal plantations.

Our camp for the night is close to the base of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and if the weather is clear we might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it’s snow capped peak.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Marangu Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17. Marangu - Arusha

It’s only a short drive today through the town of Moshi and onwards to Arusha.

Arusha is Safari Town and mid way between Cape Town and Cairo. After a short break to explore the town and stock up on provisions we continue a short distance out of town to our camp for the night on the edge of the Maasai plains. Here we visit a local school, village, Maasai museum and snake park making for a fascinating afternoon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Meserani Snake Park - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18. Arusha to Serengeti National Park

We’re off the Acacia vehicle again and onto specialised 4×4 safari vehicles with local guides for the next 3 days. Passing west across the Great Rift Valley we stop for lunch on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater before descending into the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti.

This is the land of the ‘Lion King’ and we enjoy game drives to our designated camp for the night.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Serengeti National Park: Bush Camp - Camping in twin share tents with basic shared facilities (no shower, pit latrine)

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19. Serengeti National Park to Ngrongoro Crater

We’re up early this morning for a game drive in search of the ‘Big 5’ (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) and you are sure to be rewarded with some amazing animal sightings.

Our day continues with more game driving before heading up to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Our camp for the evening is perched on the crater rim and at over 2,400m it provides stunning vistas across the crater some 600m below.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Simba Camp - Camping in twin share tents with basic shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20. Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Wrapped up against the cool of the morning we descend to the floor of the crater and game drive in this animal paradise. The only major mammal you won’t see is the giraffe as the steep crater walls keep them out.

Reluctantly this afternoon its time to retrace our steps back to our camp outside Arusha for the final night of the tour.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Meserani Snake Park - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21. Arusha to Nairobi, Kenya

Passports for the final time on the tour! Our route this morning takes us through Arusha and onwards to the border town of Namanga where we complete the last crossing of the tour and onwards to Kenya’s capital Nairobi where we bid farewell to our fellow travellers and crew.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

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