Enjoy an African adventure from Kenya to Cape Town.

Travel through Africa from Kenya to Cape Town and uncover some of Africa's greatest sights on a journey from the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the beautiful southern coast. Visit Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar; tour Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; and explore Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Safari through some of Africa's iconic conservation reserves and parks, see the surging Zambezi River crashing over the Victoria Falls and admire the magnificence of the sweeping savanna plains rolling out towards the horizon on this incredible African adventure.

Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Countries
Botswana,
Kenya,
Malawi,
Mozambique,
Namibia,
South Africa,
Tanzania,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YXOAC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
1 306kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Get drenched by the gushing waters of Victoria Falls
  • Explore ancient ruins in Zimbabwe
  • Learn the secrets of the desert from San Bushmen
  • Relax in the culture of Cape Town
  • Marvel at the seal colonies of Cape Cross
  • Peruse colourful crafts in a village market
  • Spot big cats in the Serengeti
  • Camp on balmy beaches in Tanzania
  • Encounter friendly locals in Malawi
  • Visit spice plantations in Zanzibar

Itinerary

Begin the adventure in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
Travel to Arusha before setting up camp in a Tanzanian village. Spend the next morning exploring this fascinating area in free time.
Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater to spot rhinos, elephants and zebras before heading out across the Serengeti plains.
Travel to Mto Wa Mbu village and explore the farming areas on a guided tour.
Camp amid tropical gardens on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro.
Pitch tents on a beach just outside the coastal city of Dar es Salaam.
Be enchanted by exotic spice plantations, ornate architecture and beachside sunsets in Zanzibar. Be sure to sample a spicy seafood curry.
Return to the mainland by ferry and stay at a beachside camp near Dar es Salaam.
Travel through the Mikumi National Park where giraffes are often seen munching on acacia foliage and spend a night in the highland town of Iringa.
Travel south to vast Lake Malawi, which covers roughly a fifth of the country. Relax on the beach and meet friendly Malawians.
Soak up the cafe culture in Lilongwe city, the capital of Malawi, before enjoying a change of pace in a tiny Zimbabwean village.
Explore galleries, museums and gardens in Harare.
Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and discover some of the most significant ancient ruins in Africa.
Peruse the many markets in the city of Bulawayo before venturing out into Matobo National Park in search of rare rhinos.
Hwange National Park has been transformed from royal hunting grounds into a sanctuary for some of Africa's most precious animals. Keep watch for elephants on a game drive through the park.
Witness the tremendous power of Victoria Falls as torrents of water cascade into the canyon below.
Enjoy exciting game drives in Botswana's Chobe National Park and cruise along the Chobe River on the lookout for wallowing hippos and soaring fish eagles.
Travel into Namibia and choose to relax with a boat trip.
Discover the watery wildlife haven of Okavango Delta by mokoro, a dugout canoe poled along by a local guide. Set up camp on a lush, remote island and fall asleep to the nocturnal music of the delta.
The African adventure continues back to Bagani before travelling to Rundu, where lush campsite spoils await.
Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari and observe their age-old traditions on a desert tracking and gathering trip.
Roam Etosha Park's dry plains, perhaps encountering elephants, antelope and big cats.
Watch the rock formations of Spitzkoppe change colour with the light.
See the seal colonies of Cape Cross then perhaps try optional activities such as skydiving, quad-biking or sandboarding in Swakopmund.
Climb sand dunes and unlock the secrets of the desert with an enthusiastic local. The following day, explore Jurassic-era rock formations in the Giant's Playground.
Relax by the Fish River Canyon - one of the largest canyons in the world - which offers impressive photo opportunities.
Cross into South Africa and travel along the Orange River by canoe or simply laze by the scenic riverbanks.
This African experience ends in Cape Town - a stunning coastal locale. If time permits, stay an extra day or two to experience all the wonderful things this city has to offer.
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Inclusions

Meals
39 breakfasts, 35 lunches, 34 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bungalow (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Camping (with facilities) (32 nights), Chalet (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Cape Cross seal colony
  • Chobe - Boat Cruise
  • Chobe - Dawn game drive
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Game drives
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Hwange National Park
  • Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks
  • Quiver Tree Forest walk
  • San Bushman cultural experience
  • Serengeti - Game drive
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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Kenya to Cape Town , September 2012