Kenya to Cape Town Grand Adventurer
Days 1 to 4
• Depart Nairobi - cross the Equator and drive down into The Great Rift Valley.
• Lake Naivasha & Elsamere - the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame, as well as cream teas!
• Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (hire mountain bikes or walk through - the only park in Kenya where this is permitted).
Days 5 to 10
• Virunga Mountains
• Mountain Gorilla trek - in Rwanda. Optional trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man.
- Trips that trek in Rwanda include a visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial.
• Kampala - Uganda's capital, take a city tour or visit a Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.
Days 11 to 15
• Jinja - the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project.
Days 16 to 19
• Lake Nakuru National Park - including game drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, gazelle & flamingo.
• Nairobi -Get up close and personal to some of natures graceful giants when we visit a Giraffe Centre, there is also the option to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Days 20 to 27
• Depart Nairobi & cross the Athi Plains.
• Arusha - our base for the next few days.
• Lake Manyara National Park - check out the flamingos and famous tree-climbing lions in this small but beautiful park
• Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle
• Serengeti National Park - continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope.
• Maasai Village walk - an option back at our campsite in Arusha.
• Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area.
• Dar Es Salaam - bbq on the Indian Ocean coast.
Days 28 to 31
• Zanzibar Island - The original and mystical 'spice' island. Take a tour of Stone Town, learn about the various spices, then venture to the north of the island for a few days. Swim with dolphins, sunbathe on amazing white sandy beaches, indulge in various water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
Days 32 to 34
• Mikumi National Park - spot from the roadside, giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo.
Malawi - the warm heart of Africa.
Days 35 to 40
• Lake Malawi - stop at several campsites where you can swim & chill on the lake. Learn to horse ride, scuba dive or try your hand at windsurfing amongst other water sports. Wander the local crafts markets and village before indulging in a spit roast dinner if we are lucky!
• Lilongwe, the capital.
Days 41 to 48
Mozambique - travel along the infamous Tete corridor.
• Harare, the capital
• Eastern Highlands - Chimanimani National Park or Vumba Gardens - hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.
• Antelope Park - a privately run game ranch, where you can go game viewing on horse back makes for a very different experience! Taking a stroll out into the park with a couple of lion cubs is always a great hit.
• Great Zimbabwe Ruins - a Shona village, from where the name 'Zimbabwe' is derived.
Days 49 to 54
• Bulawayo - the second largest city in the country.
• Matobo National Park - an optional safari with a difference! Allowing you to game walk to get up close and see the elusive Black Rhino.
• Cecil Rhodes' Grave & Ancient Rock Paintings
• Victoria Falls - view these spectacular falls from Zimbabwe or Zambia, and try your hand at grade 5 whitewater rafting, and kayaking trips. Something for all - Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungy jump, jet boating and more! - Adrenaline Heaven.
Days 55 to 65
• Chobe National Park - river game cruise
• Okavango Delta - 2 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.
• Etosha National Park - game drive by day & relax at floodlit water holes by night to spot rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, buffalo amongst a horde of other wildlife.
• Cheetah park - an up close and personal experience with these amazing cats.
• Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.
Days 66 to 70
• Cape Cross seal colony or Spitzkoppe rock formations.
• Swakopmund - deep sea fishing, quad biking, dune sledding, tandem sky diving, horse riding, desert flights.
Days 71 to 75
• Namib-Naukluft Park
• Sossusvlei - the world's highest dunes!
• Fish River Canyon - Africa's Grand Canyon!
• Cape Town
Travel is in our fully equipped expedition truck and it's camping all the way. Each day is different - sometimes we may spend the whole day driving from one place to the next, sometimes we spend 2 or 3 days in one place eg Victoria Falls, so you have time to bungee, white water raft, horse-ride etc! All these kinds of activities are optional.
We provide cooking equipment, eating utensils and tents, all you need is your sleeping gear and personal stuff. The Oasis truck is fitted with comfortable coach seats and tarpaulin sides that roll up so you can see the wildlife and awesome landscapes. And then there's the 'beach', a raised area at the front with mattresses and an open top so you can sit up and get a panoramic view of Africa or relax and top up your tan!
Everyone in the group mucks in with shopping for food at local markets and stores, cooking over the camp fire and cleaning the truck. The trip is led by two Oasis crew, a tour leader and driver and they'll help you get the most out of your trip. Don't worry about joining the trip on your own, many do and you may well make friends for life.
Our users say…
“Thanks for a fantastic trip - The Grand Adventurer with Cade & Boyo was an experience I'll never forget. Before the trip I was worried about the food we might get. But (our Tour Leader) Cade's Lasagne was one of the best meals I've ever had, let alone cooked on a camp fire. And having sat in the cab with Boyo (our driver) I never once worried about the driving or breaking down - he was always taking care of his beloved truck. I'll be looking into another of your trips for next year and desperately begging my bosses to let me have another 3 months off work again!” - Darren, New Malden
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