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Cape Town to Zanzibar In Depth Overview
Travel into the heart of Africa from Nairobi to Cape Town.
Visit Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. From the pristine beaches of East Africa to the thundering Victoria Falls in the heart of Southern Africa, be dazzled by the grandeur and beauty of this region. Get under the skin of rural Africa, visit bustling markets, relax on the shores of Lake Malawi and kayak along the Lower Zambezi River. Spot wildlife in the South Luangwa, Hwange, Matobo and Etosha national parks. Explore the stunning Okavango Delta, cross the edges of the Kalahari Desert, and swim in idyllic beaches. This Cape Town to Zanzibar In Depth tour offers a wealth of adventure and fun.
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The journey comes to an end in the coastal haven of Cape Town.
Cruise into South Africa to explore the rock art of Citrucel or take an optional winery tour.
Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.
Be treated to some phenomenal views at Fish River Canyon.
Use Sesriem as a base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert – home to some of the world's tallest sand dunes.
Get a further sense of Namibia’s German colonial roots in Swakopmund. After checking out the European architecture, why not indulge in a range of adrenaline pumping activities in this action sports Mecca.
Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.
Get an up-close look at some of Southern Africa’s most iconic wildlife, and some truly unique species, in the world renowned Etosha National Park.
Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.
Head north and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.
Travel to Maun, a modern African city with a rural heart.
Explore the expansive waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe.
Return to Maun and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.
Traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.
Explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe before heading out on foot to track rhinos in Matobo National Park.
Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.
Let the mists of Victoria Falls wash away the jet-lag and perhaps enjoy an adrenaline pumping bungee jump – a great way to get into the swing of Africa!
Journey through the rolling African landscape and lose yourself in the vast expanse of this wild continent.
Canoe down the gentle Lower Zambezi River. Float through a stunning natural landscape, keeping an eye out for wildlife stopping to drink at the river banks. Camp on islands dotted throughout the waters.
Camp on the banks of the river, under a blanket of stars in the African night sky.
Take a game drive through Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. The Luangwa River is home to vast numbers of crocodiles and hippos, while the plains of the park contain many species of buck, kudu and gazelle. Perhaps visit Kawaza village to see a local dance performance and try a traditional Kunda midday meal.
Travel to Lolongwe, Malawi's capital. With a vibrant atmosphere, the city is a hub for the country's cultural output and boasts a lively restaurant and bar scene.
Lake Malawi covers almost a fifth of the country. Spot fisherman aboard their dugout canoes, floating on the still waters at the break of day.
Journey to Kisolanza Farm in Iringa, a town set into the slopes of a cliff overlooking Little Ruaha River. Wander through the markets, full of colourfully dressed locals. If you are feeling game try the legendary Dabaga chilli sauce.
Relax in Dar es Salaam, the city that's name translates to 'Haven of Peace'. See the Arabian influenced architecture and stroll the lively ports. Camp right on the beach and soak up the atmosphere.
Catch the ferry to Zanzibar, the spice island so full of fragrant bazaars and delicious eateries that you can almost smell it before you dock! Take a guided tour through the spice plantations of cinnamon and vanilla and shop for authentic goods at the markets. Work up an appetite walking through the friendly atmosphere of the port town before making the most of exquisite local restaurants that utilise local produce to create the freshest meals.
Return to the mainland and Dar es Salaam. Spend one last day enjoying the seaside.
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