Travel from Zanzibar to Vic Falls on an African adventure tour

Travel through the south east of Africa on an adventure tour that combines an insight into authentic African cuisine and opportunities to get amongst the culture and shop at traditional markets, with the natural beauty and abundant wildlife that the continent is so well known for. View the awesome spectacle of Victoria Falls, glide down the Lower Zambezi River on canoes, search for wildlife on a game drive through South Luangwa National Park, people watch in the chilled Malawian capital of Lilongwe, camp by the enormous Lake Malawi, and finish the trip exploring the fragrant spice plantations of Zanzibar.

Start
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Finish
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Countries
Malawi,
Tanzania,
Zambia,
Zimbabwe
Themes
Overland
Code
YDVB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
551kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Try the legendary Dabaga chilli sauce in Iringa
  • Travel through the vast, rolling African plains
  • Witness the awesome power of Victoria Falls
  • Canoe down the gentle Lower Zambezi River
  • Explore Zanzibar's spice plantations
  • Camp by the shores of the enormous Lake Malawi
  • Search for wildlife on a game drive through South Luangwa National Park

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.
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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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Ferry, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (16 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • 2 day canoe trip on the Lower Zambezi
  • Game drives
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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