Travel into the heart of Africa from Nairobi to Cape Town.

Visit Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya, and experience the very best of East and Southern Africa. Travel through a region of vast landscapes, epic beauty and amazing wildlife on this enriching African journey. Packed full of authentic experiences that will inspire and delight, this trip takes in iconic sights as well as hidden gems. Indulge in moments that adventurers dream of - marvel at the power of Victoria Falls, observe herds of majestic elephants while the canoeing along the Zambezi Valley, and camp in secluded wilderness untouched by modernity. Head out on game drives and safaris to spot stealthy predators prowling the Serengeti, to be blown away by the wealth of wildlife inhabiting the Ngorongoro Crater, and to spy Big Five in the waving grasslands of the Masai Mara. Be charmed by friendly locals and while exploring tiny off-the-beaten-track villages. Brimming with history, culture and animal encounters, this Vic Falls to Kenya In Depth adventure tour has it all.

Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Countries
Kenya,
Malawi,
Tanzania,
Zambia,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YDVHC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
812kg pp per trip


Highlights


Itinerary

Get an early start in Zimbabwe and make a v-line for the awesome power of Victoria Falls. This curtain of water stretches almost a mile across and falls over 100 m into a narrow gorge below. The spray created from this powerful raging torrent can reach up to 400 m in the air!
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.
Arrive in Dar es Salaam and settle in to beach camp on the outskirts of the city. Stroll along the bustling ports, people watch from cafes or kick back on the sand, enjoying the mellow vibe of this idyllic spot.
Sail to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to explore the winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars. Try a deliciously fresh seafood curry and take a guided tour of the inland spice plantations to see where the mouthwatering flavours come from. Spend free time sipping cocktails at seaside bars or relaxing on idyllic sands.
Take the ferry back to the African mainland and be treated to another night at beach camp.
Climb the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to reach the small village of Marangu, that is situated by the streams that run down form Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers. Enjoy fantastic views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside, and take a walking tour of Mshiri Village and witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people.
Enter Tanzania and head for Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital, located at the base of Mt Meru. Stock up on supplies and perhaps enjoy a traditional meal at one of the many eateries before making your way into the wilds of Africa!
Journey into the wide, open plains of the Serengeti National Park, home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Try to spot all of Africa's Big Five on game drives and sleep in the midst of nature, letting the nocturnal sounds of this unique African habitat lull you to sleep.
The famous Ngorongoro crater is home to more than 30,000 animals including the endangered black rhino, zebras and hippos. Keep cameras handy as you game drive through the heart of this natural wonder. Stop by the small village community of Mto Wa Mbu and get an insight into the traditional African way of life.
After an early start, get set for a day of travelling, leaving the serenity of the Serengeti for the bustling Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Leave the city behind once again and head into the heart of the Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for prides of lions, herds of elephants and, if you are lucky, a stealthy cheetah or leopard, all of which call the Masai Mara home.
Sneak in an early morning game drive after breakfast before hitting the road back to Nairobi.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (23 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • 2 day canoe trip on the Lower Zambezi
  • Crater service fee
  • Game drives
  • Masai Mara - Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive
  • Serengeti - Game drive
  • Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch
  • Village visit
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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