24 Days South East Africa Adventure

The Details

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

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
January
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From ZAR 34110 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 1330)
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Overview

Explore the wonders of the African wilderness on this comprehensive 3-week safari tour

This camping adventure safari tour offers world renowned national parks, the incredible beaches of Zanzibar, mighty Victoria Falls and friendly Malawi. Packed full of activities along the way, this is a tour with rewarding wildlife encounters, lots of relaxation and cultural experience to take home with you.

This tour combines with our south-bound routes to Cape Town via Botswana and Namibia or to Pretoria via Zimbabwe if you want to extend your trip.

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

*** Prices are subject to change

*** 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. Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve

We depart Nairobi and head across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. For this excursion we are using small specialized safari vehicles that offer a much more intimate safari experience that enable better views of wildlife we are about to encounter. With specialist local guides, we spend the next two nights camping on the edge of the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives included. The Mara is excellent for game viewing year round but is famous for the yearly crossing of great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals migrating from the adjoining Serengeti plains.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Maasai Mara - Chronicle Tented Camp

Meals

Meals:

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today we spend a full day game driving in the reserve where we hope to spot the ‘big 5’ – rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant from our specialized safari vehicles. After a relaxing lunch we slowly make our way back to the campsite for another night camping under the African stars.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Maasai Mara - Chronicle Tented Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3. Maasai Mara to Nairobi

We depart the Maasai Mara National Reserve today and make our way back to Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. We overnight here and get ready for departure the following morning to head across the border into Tanzania.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Karen Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4. Nairobi to Arusha

We board the Acacia vehicle in Nairobi and make our way down to the Tanzania border via the busy Namanga frontier. Our campsite is situated outside of busy Arusha town which is mid-way between Cairo and Cape Town, also known as the ‘safari capital’ of Tanzania. We have an opportunity to explore the bustling markets before arrival at camp and if time allows we enjoy a walk to the local Maasai village to experience the vibrant traditions of this colourful culture.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5. Arusha to Serengeti National Park

We leave our campsite and Acacia vehicle behind to board the smaller, 4×4 game park friendly vehicles to make our way into the Serengeti National Park. Game driving along the way we pass the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area, passing the rim and down onto the Serengeti Plains. We eventually make our way to our designated campsite for the night where lions and hyena roam nearby.

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 6. Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we have a full day game driving out of the plains slowing ascending the outer wall of the Ngorongoro crater. We camp along the rim of the crater for the night, where wildlife also roam free. The views from the rim are spectacular, at 326 square kilometres, this is Africa’s largest intact caldera and a world heritage site.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

After an early wake up and breakfast we descend the steep road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving. With camera’s and binoculars at hand, we search for wildlife in this rich biodiversity.

After this game drive, we take in one more view from the top of the rim before packing up the campsite to make our way back to Arusha for the night.

Note: We may enjoy the Maasai walk on this day if we were unable to make this on day 4.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8. Arusha to Bagamoyo

This morning we leave Arusha behind and make our way to Bagamoyo via Moshi. If we are lucky and the weather is clear we may get the views of Mount Kilimanjaro along the way. We camp next to the palm fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean for the night.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Fire Fly Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 . Bagamoyo to Dar Es Salaam

Today we make our way to the Tanzania’s main port, Dar es Salaam. Our campsite is based outside this bustling city full of high rises & colourful markets, accessing one of the most important sea routes in the world. We make this beach campsite home for the night before our ferry trip across to Zanzibar in the morning.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kipepeo Beach Resort - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10. Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar Island

Famous for idyllic sandy, palm fringed beaches; cobbled alleys, incredible food and lush tropical forests, Zanzibar has something for everyone. We spend the first night of three in Stone Town where you are free to explore the Arab influenced architecture, diverse street stalls & old bazaars or visit a famous spice plantation. Our time on the island is at your leisure.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Stone Town – Mazon’s or similar – twin/triple rooms with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 11-12. Zanzibar Island

We transfer to the northern beaches from Stone Town where you are free to explore stunning Kendwa beach. Take an optional diving trip to one of the many nearby reefs, indulge in some seafood or simply relax with a cocktail and good book. We spend the next two nights at this beach bungalow.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 13. Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

We depart the northern beaches and head back to Stone Town for some last minute shopping before catching the ferry back to Dar es Salaam for the night.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kipepeo Village - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14. Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park area

Leaving the coast behind, we drive inland through Mikumi National Park where we may spot forest elephant or giraffe feeding near the side of the road. We camp just past the this park and enjoy some sundowners at the local restaurant before sitting by the fire for the night. If time allows we will do an optional game drive in the late afternoon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15. Mikumi to Iringa

Today we make the long journey to Iringa for a night at Kisolanza farm. We have climbed to 1600m and Kisolanza ensures a pleasant fresh climate in of the most scenic areas in the southern Highlands of Tanzania.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

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

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16. Iringa to Chitimba Beach

After our last night in Tanzania we wake up early to make our way to Malawi border. Crossing into Malawi we are headed for Lake Malawi which covers almost a fifth of the country. We spend two nights at this beautiful beach side campsite.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba Beach Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17. Chitimba Beach

Today is a free day to relax on the beach, take a long walk through the near by village or do the optional full day hiking trip to Manchewe Falls.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chitimba Beach Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 . Chitimba Beach to Kande Beach

This scenic drive today sees us passing rubber plantations en route to Mzuzu – the third largest town in Malawi. You will get to experience how friend the people of Malawi truly are as we will stop to grab supplies in one of the local markets before arriving to the beach.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kande Beach Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19. Kande Beach

Today you have loads of optional activities to chose from. The lake is a great spot to do some snorkelling or scuba diving – or simply relax on the beach. Horse back riding through the local village is an incredible way to see the county side and meet some of the friendly locals. We can arrange a guided walk through the village or simply explore the lakeside, craft markets and meet some new friends along the way.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Kande Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20. Kande Beach to Chipata

Saying our goodbye’s to ‘the Lake’, we head to the border crossing into Zambia to Chipata. Formally named Fort Jamerson, the border town has a population of approx. 98,000, and is the capital of Zambia’s Eastern Province. The town has colourful fruit and vegetable markets and an unexpected number of ornate mosques due to its large Indian community. If time allows, we will stop in Chipata before arriving to our campsite situated a short distance from the town centre.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Mama Rula’s Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21. Chipata to Lusaka

Today we leave early and take the Great Eastern Road through lush country and small villages, cross the Luangwa River to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city with approx. 1.7m inhabitants.
It is located on Zambia’s southern plateau at an elevation of 1300m with four main highways running north, south, east and west to different parts of Africa. Our campsite for the evening is set in a tranquil and relaxing setting on a farm.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Eureka Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22. Lusaka to Livingstone

Finally making our way south to Livingstone where will set up camp for the next few nights on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls. A visit to the falls itself is included today, before we settle in and learn about all of the exciting optional activities on offer the next couple of days.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 23. Livingstone

Today is yours to explore Livingstone and take part in one or two of the many optional activities in the area. Try white water rafting on the Zambezi river, bungee jumping, river cruises, flights over the falls or just relax by the campsite pool and watch out for the local wildlife passing through the area.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 24. Livingstone

Our tour ends after breakfast, but we highly recommend staying a few more days in the area in order to explore the Victoria Falls area to the full. Apart from the adventure activities already mentioned check out the markets,volunteer a day in some worthwhile local projects, or simply relax at the beautiful waterfront and watch the Zambezi River flow quickly past on its way to Victoria Falls.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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