Kenya to Cape Town
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Kenya to Cape Town
Duration: from 43.00 Days to 43.00 Days
Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, ZambiaAn epic overland journey from Kenya to Cape Town covering scenic game parks, the world’s largest inland delta, tropical Zanzibar Island, the third largest lake in Africa, the world’s oldest desert and the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ over the dramatic Victoria Falls. See Africa’s best highlights on this comprehensive tour.
DAYS 1 - 7
Nairobi, Masai Mara, Serengeti Plains
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s best-known game reserve with impressive scenery and wildlife. We enjoy an exciting safari here before crossing into Tanzania and stopping in ‘safari capital’ Arusha. Haggle for curios in the colourful local markets, handle African snakes and take an informative guided walk to a local Masai village. We switch to 4x4 vehicles for a 3-day safari in the Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater. With superb game viewing and spectacular scenery, our first week on safari has taken in East Africa’s ‘Big Three’ game parks.
DAYS 8 - 15
Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Malawi
From Arusha, travel in the shadow of Mt.Kilimanjaro to the balmy Indian Ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. From here we catch a ferry to exotic Zanzibar, renowned for its fragrant, lush tropical forests, rich history, and white, sandy beaches. Returning to ‘Dar’ on the mainland, drive southwest via Mikumi National Park and the Tanzanian Highlands towards the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi.
NB Basic shared accommodation is included on Zanzibar however meals will be for your own account allowing you to experience some of the many different options available on Zanzibar. Please refer to the tour dossier (available below) for more information.
DAYS 16 - 25
Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, Livingstone
The enormous Lake Malawi dominates the country and there is ample opportunity to enjoy its clear waters and pristine beaches, and to explore the lakeside culture of fishermen and traders. We continue through rural Zambia, via its capital Lusaka, to our riverside camp near Livingstone. Explore Victoria Falls and revel in this natural ‘adventure playground’ with adrenaline pumping optional activities such as white water rafting, bungy jumping, gorgeswinging and jetboating on offer!
DAYS 26 - 32
Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta
Across in northern Botswana we reach Chobe National Park. The park is known for its large herds of elephant as well as lion and abundant birdlife. Take a game drive or river cruise in a choice of optional activities here. Leaving Chobe, we drive via Nata to Maun - gateway to the Okavango Delta. The Okavango is an enormous waterway system of channels, reeds, tall grasses and remote scenery, now set aside as wildlife reserve. We explore the delta on foot and by mokoro (dugout canoe) and wild camp for a unique wilderness experience.
DAYS 33 - 37
Etosha National Park, Cheetah Park, Spitzkoppe, Swakopmund
From Maun we travel west, via Ghanzi where we join a local guide for a bushman walk. After arriving in Namibia and a brief stop in Windhoek, we head to Etosha National Park. Wildlife viewing is unique. Here, thanks to plentiful waterholes and desert terrain. From Etosha we spend the night at the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park before we enter beautiful Damaraland and camp among massive rock outcrops at Spitzkoppe. Further south is the quirky seaside town of Swakopmund. Relax or choose an optional activity – quad-bike or sandboard down nearby dunes or skydive, or take a bird’s eye view of the Namibian coast! one of Swakopmund's German-inspired bars or restaurants.
DAYS 38 - 43
Namib Naukluft National Park, Fish River Canyon, Cape Town
Southern Namibia is home to two of the most geologically scenic attractions in Africa: Namib Naukluft Park with its massive sand dunes, and the Fish River Canyon, a dramatic gash in the Earth’s surface. From here we cross into South Africa and camp on the banks of the Gariep (Orange) River before finishing our safari in Cape Town with a township tour.
Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Services of two crew
Meals as indicated
Snake Park entrance
Maasai village walk
Malawi cultural village walk
Bushman paintings visit
Multi share accommodation on Zanzibar
39 Breakfasts, 32 Lunches, 32 Dinners
Camping in 2-person dome tents
Local Payment excursions
Tips, drinks, items of a personal nature
Meals on Zanzibar (3 nights)
Local Payment Excursions
Local Payment - Mandatory
13KTC43 Local Payment 2013 - US$ 1510
Local Payment Includes:
Food and Camping
Maasai Mara Excursion
Maasai Village Walk
Etosha National Park
Victoria Falls Entry
Chobe River Fish Eagle Cruise
Okavango Delta Excursion
Sossusvlei, Dune 45
Cheetah Park Visit