East African Explorer - 21 Days

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East African Explorer - 21 Days

from £1,595
Duration: from 21 days
Countries: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
This tour offers the renowned Big 5 game parks, the beaches of Lake Malawi, the tropical paradise of Zanzibar, a visit to Victoria Falls. It’s the ideal overland adventure and beach safari.
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East African Explorer - 21 Days

DAYS 1 - 7
Victoria Falls, South Luangwa National Park, Malawi

Our camp is beside the Upper Zambezi River and a great base from which to explore Victoria Falls. Numerous exciting activities are available – white water rafting, scenic flights, canoeing and gorge swinging. We also visit the Victoria Falls themselves. From Livingstone we continue north, passing through Lusaka en route to South Luangwa National Park for two nights where we enjoy a game drive. Moving on, we reach Malawi, the ‘warm heart’ of Africa. Passing through Lilongwe we reach the enormous Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, where we camp on sandy beaches, enjoy the swimming and meet the famously friendly locals.

DAYS 8 - 14
Malawi, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

We continue along the lakeshore and into Tanzania. Travelling through some remote areas, we pass through Mikumi National Park before reaching the Indian Ocean coast and port city, Dar es Salaam. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s main commercial centre and the jump-off point for Zanzibar - the ‘Spice Island’! Time here is at your leisure. Rich in history, Zanzibar offers a blissful mix of exotic spice markets, winding alleyways and old palaces as well as sparkling, blue ocean and long stretches of palm-fringed sands.

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 15 - 21
Serengeti Plains, Nairobi

Back on the African mainland we travel back inland where, in clear weather, we may spot snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak (5895m), as we drive towards Tanzania’s safari capital, Arusha. Hold a snake - if you dare - in the Meserani Snake Park and make friends on a guided walk to the local village to learn something of Masai culture. From Arusha we transfer to 4x4 vehicles for a 3-day game viewing safari in Tanzania’s premier parks, experiencing close wildlife encounters in the deep basin of the Ngoronogoro Crater and the open plains of the Serengeti. We game drive through exciting scenery by day and camp out under the stars, listening to the sounds of Africa by night! We return to Arusha for a final day’s drive across the border into Kenya and finish our tour in Nairobi.


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Price details:

from £1,595

Adventure Pass - Optional

US$ 940.00

Includes

Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Sleeping mattress
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Included Highlights:
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit
South Luangwa NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Maasai Village Walk with Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles, Game Drives with Resident Guide*
The Great Rift Valley

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass

Meals
20 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 16 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping in 2-person dome tents

Excludes

Adventure Pass excursions
Visas
Travel insurance
Flights
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Sleeping bag
Optional activities
Drinks, items of a personal nature
Meals in Zanzibar (Lunches x 4, Dinners x 4)

More About This Tour

Starting: Livingstone, Zambia
Finishing: Nairobi, Kenya
Tour duration: 21 days
Group size: Average 16 Maximum 24
Age range: 18 - 39  
Tour code: 17EAE21

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