Kenya to Cape Town Overview

Visit Africa and travel from Kenya to Cape Town through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

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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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    39 breakfasts, 35 lunches, 34 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (32 nts), Chalet (3 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • 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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1306kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Kenya to Cape Town Summary

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Day 1 Nairobi

Begin the adventure in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Day 2 Mto Wa Mbu

Travel to Arusha before setting up camp in a Tanzanian village. Spend the next morning exploring this fascinating area in free time.

Days 3-4 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater to spot rhinos, elephants and zebras before heading out across the Serengeti plains.

Day 5 Mto Wa Mbu

Travel to Mto Wa Mbu village and explore the farming areas on a guided tour.

Day 6 Marangu

Camp amid tropical gardens on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 7 Dar es Salaam

Pitch tents on a beach just outside the coastal city of Dar es Salaam.

Days 8-10 Zanzibar

Be enchanted by exotic spice plantations, ornate architecture and beachside sunsets in Zanzibar. Be sure to sample a spicy seafood curry.

Day 11 Dar es Salaam

Return to the mainland by ferry and stay at a beachside camp near Dar es Salaam.

Days 12-13 Iringa/Chitimba

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.

Days 14-15 Lake Malawi

Travel south to vast Lake Malawi, which covers roughly a fifth of the country. Relax on the beach and meet friendly Malawians.

Days 16-17 Chipata/Lusaka

Soak up the cafe culture in Lilongwe city, the capital of Malawi, before enjoying a change of pace in a tiny Zimbabwean village.

Day 18 Harare

Explore galleries, museums and gardens in Harare.

Day 19 Masvingo

Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and discover some of the most significant ancient ruins in Africa.

Days 20-21 Bulawayo

Peruse the many markets in the city of Bulawayo before venturing out into Matobo National Park in search of rare rhinos.

Day 22 Hwange National Park

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.

Days 23-25 Victoria Falls

Witness the tremendous power of Victoria Falls as torrents of water cascade into the canyon below.

Days 26-27 Chobe National Park

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.

Day 28 Bagani Community Camp

Travel into Namibia and choose to relax with a boat trip.

Days 29-30 Okavango Delta

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.

Days 31-32 Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

The African adventure continues back to Bagani before travelling to Rundu, where lush campsite spoils await.

Day 33 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

Meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari and observe their age-old traditions on a desert tracking and gathering trip.

Days 34-35 Etosha National Park

Roam Etosha Park's dry plains, perhaps encountering elephants, antelope and big cats.

Day 36 Spitzkoppe

Watch the rock formations of Spitzkoppe change colour with the light.

Days 37-39 Swakopmund

See the seal colonies of Cape Cross then perhaps try optional activities such as skydiving, quad-biking or sandboarding in Swakopmund.

Days 40-41 Sesriem/River Camp

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.

Day 42 Fish River Canyon

Relax by the Fish River Canyon - one of the largest canyons in the world - which offers impressive photo opportunities.

Days 43-44 Orange River/Western Cape

Cross into South Africa and travel along the Orange River by canoe or simply laze by the scenic riverbanks.

Day 45 Cape Town

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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