Vic Falls to Kenya

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Zimbabwe to Kenya via Zambia, Malawi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Travel through a region of vast landscapes, epic beauty and amazing wildlife on this enriching journey. Packed full of authentic experiences that will inspire and delight, this unique Africa tour takes in iconic sights as well as hidden gems. Marvel at the power of Victoria Falls, watch stealthy predators prowl the plains of the Serengeti and encounter herds of majestic elephants in Zimbabwe - these are the moments adventurers dream of. Be welcomed into small villages, charmed by friendly locals and be filled with awe at the sight of stunning landscapes virtually untouched by modernity. This journey from Victoria Falls to Nairobi is filled with history, culture, animal encounters and fun - hop on board and be dazzled by the colours of Africa.

  • Admire crafts at a market in Mto Wa Mbu
  • Explore fascinating ancient ruins
  • Marvel at the power of nature on a visit to Victoria Falls
  • Relax in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital
  • Search for elephants in Hwange National Park
  • See the best of the animal kingdom in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Take a dip in the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean
  • Visit spice plantations in Zanzibar

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Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, with spectacular views and a reputation as the adventure capital of Zimbabwe.

Day 3 Hwange National Park

Founded in 1928 and the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park has a wealth of beautiful landscapes and a tremendous selection of wildlife.

Days 4-5 Bulawayo

Also known as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second-largest city and still retains the parks, tree-lined streets and buildings of its colonial past.

Day 6 Masvingo

The oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe, Masvingo is the perfect base to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - the national monument the country is named after.

Day 7 Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe's bustling capital, offers plenty to see and do: interesting museums and galleries, peaceful gardens and frenetic markets.

Days 8-9 Lusaka/Chipata

One of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka is cosmopolitan but still retains a traditional African feel with its busy markets and friendly people. Located close to Zambia's border with Malawi, Chipata is a lively town known for its colourful market and the locals' love for bicycles.

Days 10-11 Lake Malawi

Home to a huge variety of freshwater fish and beautiful beaches, the expansive waters of Lake Malawi play a central role in the lives of many local Malawians.

Days 12-13 Chitimba/Iringa

Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. Overlooking the Ruaha River, Iringa is a picturesque town with a relaxed vibe, some good places to eat and a wonderful crafts centre.

Day 14 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colourful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.

Days 15-17 Zanzibar

Famed for its fragrant spices and infamous for its slave-trading history, Zanzibar mixes divine beaches, an atmospheric main town and Middle Eastern flair with an African beat.

Day 18 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam roughly means 'haven of peace' and has a long history of trade with India, the Middle East and Germany, making it a fascinating blend of cultures.

Day 19 Marangu

Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.

Day 20 Mto Wa Mbu

Situated around halfway between Arusha and Ngorongoro, Mto Wa Mbu is a tiny town located near three rivers which is known for its curios and red-skinned bananas.

Days 21-22 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first. Teeming with animals and home to the famous migration of the wildebeest, the Serengeti is a marvel with rolling plains, iconic acacia trees and mesmerising skies.

Day 23 Arusha

With Mt Meru looming in the background, Arusha has a host of good eateries, green spaces and a lively music scene to enjoy in between safaris.

Day 24 Nairobi

Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.