Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town

Boasting vineyards, adventure activities, restaurants and attractions both in and around the city, Cape Town is a delight. It is also the perfect place to kick off the ultimate overland tour of Africa.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Western Cape/Orange River

Spend a night on a farm then cross into Namibia to camp on the banks of the Orange River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 4 Fish River Canyon

Travel to Fish River Canyon in time for a spectacular sunset over the surrounding region.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 5-6 Sesriem/Bush Camp

Climb to the top of one of the world's highest sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Wake early to witness sunrise over the golden dunes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 7-9 Swakopmund

Enjoy adventure activities in Swakopmund, an oasis between the desert and the beach.
ACCOM: Chalet - 3

Day 10 Spitzkoppe

View thousands of seals basking on the shores of Cape Cross before gazing at the wonder of the rocky Spitzkoppe.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Days 11-12 Etosha National Park

From big carnivores to over 340 bird species, there's plenty to spot on this adventure into vast Etosha park, one of the largest national parks in Africa.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 13 Grootfontein/San Bushmen

Head out tracking and gathering with the San Bushmen, perhaps picking up a few words of their local 'clicking' language.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 14-15 Rundu/Bagani Community Camp

Travel onwards to Rundu before reaching the vast swamps of Bagani.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 16-17 Okavango Delta

Make tracks for the expansive Okavango Delta in Botswana. Explore the maze of reed beds and waterways onboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 18 Bagani Community Camp

Relax in laidback Bagani and perhaps enjoy some of the optional activities, including boat tours, fishing and hiking.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 19-20 Chobe National Park

Try to spy swimming elephants, wallowing hippos or sun-loving crocs on a cruise along the Chobe River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 21-23 Victoria Falls

Travel across to Zimbabwe and head to Victoria Falls.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 24 Hwange National Park

Travel into Hwange National Park to look for elephants and other wildlife on exciting game drives. There's over 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birds on show!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 25-26 Bulawayo

Enjoy time relaxing in the city of Bulawayo then venture into the Matobo National Park, home to a large population of black and white rhinos. Take a walking safari to track these rare beasts on foot.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 27 Masvingo

Explore ancient ruins thought to have once been a palace for Zimbabwean royalty.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 28 Harare

Relax amid the gardens and galleries of Harare city.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 29-30 Lusaka/Chipata

Embark on a long, scenic drive and cross into Zambia. Soak in the stunning landscapes and camp just outside Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia before again hitting the road and heading for Malawi.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 31-32 Lake Malawi

Kick back on the peaceful shores of Lake Malawi. Indulge in the many optional water activities, such as scuba diving, and be sure to take the opportunity to meet the locals - Malawians are some of the friendliest people in Africa.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 33-34 Chitimba/Iringa

Sit back, relax and watch the countryside roll by en route to Chitimba. Pitch camp in the grounds of a local farmhouse and spend the night on the outskirts of this peasant settlement.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 35 Dar es Salaam

Travel through Mikumi National Park spotting elephants, buffaloes and giraffes. Camp on the grounds of a beachside hotel outside Dar es Salaam.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 36-38 Zanzibar

Plunge into the sensuous delights of Tanzania's tropical playground, Zanzibar, exploring historic Stone Town, touring fragrant spice plantations and lounging under coconut palms beside the Indian Ocean.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 2, Hotel - 1

Day 39 Dar es Salaam

Return to Dar es Salaam for more beach camping.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 40 Marangu

Spend the night camping on the gorgeous green slopes of Kilimanjaro.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 41 Mto Wa Mbu

Meet the Chagga people, sample traditional food and learn about the life of these crop-growers on a visit to the Mt Kilimanjaro village of Mshiri. Afterwards, head to Mto Wa Mbu for the night.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 42-43 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater to see an abundance of wildlife including lions, leopards, zebras and rhinos. Then head to the wilds of the Serengeti to embark on thrilling safari drives.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 44 Arusha

Peruse the craft market of Mto Wa Mbu and admire the colourful fabrics, crafts and wood carvings on offer. Spend the night in Arusha.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 45 Nairobi

Get ready for an animal-spotting adventure through Africa. If arriving early, Kenya's renowned National Museum is a popular place to visit in Nairobi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 46 Lake Nakuru

Depart Nairobi and travel to Lake Nakuru, a favourite spot for birdlife. See a pink-feathered sea of flamingos and try to spot rhinos on a game drive through Nakuru park. Meet local children at the Saidia Children's Home Project.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 47-48 Eldoret/Kampala

Cross the border into Uganda and camp near the city of Kampala.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 49-50 Kibale Forest National Park

This equatorial rainforest in Kibale Forest National Park is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world, the ideal place to go chimp spotting. Enjoy a walking safari and watch the resident chimpanzees squabbling and playing. Wander through the surrounding tea plantations to visit villages or simply kick back at camp in the grounds of an old colonial bungalow.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 51 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set between the Edward and George lakes in the Great Rift Valley, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. Embark on a safari tour to try to spot elephants, lions, buffaloes and antelopes. Cruise the Kazinga Channel where pelicans and eagles soar and hippos wallow.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 52 Lake Bunyonyi

Hire a traditional dugout canoe and glide across Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the amazing scenery, which is some of the most picturesque in Uganda.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 53-55 Gorilla Trek

Make tracks across the border into Rwanda and set up camp at Ruhengeri, gateway to the gorilla trekking region. Accompanied by a local guide and trackers, hike through rugged terrain to come face-to-face with rare mountain gorillas - the sight of these gentle mountain giants is unforgettable. Head out on rainforest hikes to glimpse some of the forest's other inhabitants and pay a visit to the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial.
ACCOM: Dormitory - 3

Day 56 Lake Mburo

Travel back into Uganda and on to Lake Mburo, home to the giant eland antelope. Discover plenty of other magnificent animals on walking safaris through this secluded park, which sits alongside Mburo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 57-58 Jinja

Stop at the equator en route to the place thrillseekers flock to in Uganda. Jinja is both a scenic riverside retreat and renowned spot for adventure activity enthusiasts.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 59-60 Eldoret/Nairobi

Pass through Eldoret on the way back to the busy streets of Nairobi, where this epic African tour ends.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1