Africa Encompassed Southbound Overview

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See Africa encompassed, touring from Kenya to South Africa.

Want Africa with the lot? That's just what you'll get on this epic adventure across eleven countries. See Africa encompassed as you tour though Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. Get breathtakingly close to animals more often seen in zoos and nature documentaries - endangered mountain gorillas, lumbering elephants, ferocious lions and tiny dik-dik antelopes. Along the way, meet people from a range of cultures and communities: the spice growers of Zanzibar, friendly fishermen on Lake Malawi and the fascinating San Bushmen. This trip will leave you humbled and amazed by the breadth of life and culture - and the beauty of nature - on this ancient and spectacular continent.


  • Bask on Zanzibar's beaches
  • Be a part of the lively atmosphere in Nairobi
  • Feel the thunder of Victoria Falls
  • Get to know friendly Malawians on a village walk
  • Learn about the hunter-gatherer traditions of the San Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Meet Rwanda's noble mountain gorillas
  • See sunrise from atop massive sand dunes
  • Track playful chimps in Kibale Forest

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    54 breakfasts, 50 lunches, 48 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bungalow (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (43 nts), Chalet (3 nts), Dormitory (3 nts), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Cape Cross seal colony, Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale National Park, Chobe - Boat Cruise, Chobe - Dawn game drive, Fish River Canyon, Game drive, Game drives, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Guided desert walk - Sossusvlei, Hwange National Park, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Kigali - Genocide Memorial, Lake Mburo Walking safari, Lake Nakuru - Game drive, Matobo National Park - Guided walking safari, Mountain gorilla trek & permit, Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit, Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive, Quiver Tree Forest walk, San Bushman cultural experience, Serengeti - Game drive, Sesriem - Sand dunes visit, Visit Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1795kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD900, EUR650, NZD1000, GBP500, CAD900, ZAR6500, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require full passport details at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012 **All departures with trekking dates in 2013 will have an increased kitty price of at least USD250 to reflect the increased Gorilla Permit price. This includes the 29, Dec 2012 Departure.** 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., For all trips entering or starting in South Africa after the 1st of January 2011 As from the 1st January 2011 a new law in South Africa has been introduced whereby the cross border transport agency are no longer allowing foreign registered vehicles to enter the country. We will be working with a local South African operator for the South African section of this tour whom will be providing the services of an alternative vehicle* and driver vetted by Intrepid. Your Intrepid leader and cook will still accompany you on this section and your itinerary will remain unaffected. *The vehicle used on this section will be an overland vehicle similar style to that of an Intrepid vehicle. However for smaller groups sizes where a large vehicle is not required smaller land cruiser style vehicles may be used.

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Days 49-50 Etosha National Park

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

Day 51 Spitzkoppe

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

Days 52-54 Swakopmund

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

Days 55-56 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 57 Fish River Canyon

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

Days 58-59 Orange River/Western Cape

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

Day 60 Cape Town

This tour ends among the cafes and vineyards of the stunning coastal city of Cape Town. If time permits, stay an extra day or two to experience all the wonderful things Cape Town has to offer.
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