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Africa Overland Coast to Coast

Experience some of the best of Africa

Africa Overland Coast to Coast
From £1885
Duration 56 Days
From £1885
Duration 56 Days
Travelling overland from Kenya to the Cape, this trip is for adventurous travelers who are willing to be part of a team, who want to have fun and experience some of the best of Africa.

Trip price is split into two components: £1885 plus US$800 local payment (paid direct to your Tour Leader when you join the trip).
Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change.

Day 1

  • Nairobi – Get up close and personal to some of nature’s graceful giants when we visit a Giraffe Centre.  There is also the option to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Days 2 to 9

Tanzania

  • Depart Nairobi and cross the Athi Plains
  • Arusha – our base for the next few days.
  • Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Reserve – take an optional jeep safari into the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to spot lion, cheetah,  leopard, zebra, elephant, hippos, wildebeest, giraffe, and gazelle.
  • 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.

Days 10 to 13

  • 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 14 to 16

  • Mikumi National Park – spot from the roadside, giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo.

Malawi – the warm heart of Africa.

Days 17 to 22

  • 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.

Mozambique – travel along the infamous Tete corridor.
Zimbabwe

  • Harare, the capital.

Days 23 to 28

Zimbabwe

  • Eastern Highlands – Chimanimani National Park – an opportunity to hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.
  • A privately run game ranch, where you can go game viewing on horse back makes for a very different experience!
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins – a Shona village, from where the name ‘Zimbabwe’ is derived.

Days 29 to 34

  • 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.
  • Included overnight train journey between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls
  • 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 35 to 46

Botswana

  • Chobe National Park – river game cruise.
  • Okavango Delta – 1 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.

Namibia

  • 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 47 to 51

  • Cape Cross seal colony.
  • Spitzkoppe rock formations.
  • Swakopmund – deep sea fishing, quad biking, dune sledding, tandem sky diving, horse riding, desert flights.

Days 52 to 56

  • Namib-Naukluft Park.
  • Sossusvlei – the world’s highest dunes!
  • Fish River Canyon – Africa’s Grand Canyon!

South Africa

  • 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 all that wildlife. 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 all the way, 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’ll soon find you have friends for life!
For up to date information about the itinerary, visas, spending money, optional excursions and other useful information, give us a call, drop us a line or have a look at our website.
Our Users Say
Brilliant tour. Fantastic 8 weeks. I experienced some awesome activities and made some great friends. Would recommend Oasis to any friends looking to travel. Kate & Jason have really helped to make the trip run smoothly and contributed to how great it has been.
Sarah

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Region Africa
Country Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

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