Kenya to Cape Town Itinerary

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Sand dunes, Namibia



Zebra, Tanzania



Lions in Serengeti National Park

Beach in Zanzibar

Victoria falls

Day 1 Nairobi

Begin the adventure in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 5 Mto Wa Mbu

Travel to Mto Wa Mbu village and explore the farming areas on a guided tour.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 6 Marangu

Camp amid tropical gardens on the slopes of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Dar es Salaam

Pitch tents on a beach just outside the coastal city of Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 2, Hotel - 1

Day 11 Dar es Salaam

Return to the mainland by ferry and stay at a beachside camp near Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 18 Harare

Explore galleries, museums and gardens in Harare.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 19 Masvingo

Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and discover some of the most significant ancient ruins in Africa.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 23-25 Victoria Falls

Witness the tremendous power of Victoria Falls as torrents of water cascade into the canyon below.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 28 Bagani Community Camp

Travel into Namibia and choose to relax with a boat trip.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Days 31-32 Bagani Community Camp/Rundu

The African adventure continues back to Bagani before travelling to Rundu, where lush campsite spoils await.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 34-35 Etosha National Park

Roam Etosha Park's dry plains, perhaps encountering elephants, antelope and big cats.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 36 Spitzkoppe

Watch the rock formations of Spitzkoppe change colour with the light.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 3

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 42 Fish River Canyon

Relax by the Fish River Canyon - one of the largest canyons in the world - which offers impressive photo opportunities.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

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.