Zanzibar to Cape Town In Depth Itinerary

Visit Africa and travel through Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa on a Kenya to Cape Expedition.

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kenya masai mara women local tribe native african

botswana okavango delta makoros locals fields kenya

kenya lioness wildlife safari lion african

kenya masai jumping natives village dance

namibia africa sand dunes fund tourists locals running jumping desert kenya

namibia etosha np wild animals national park kenya wildlife

south africa cape town table mountain landscape ocean beach island picturesque kenya

namibia fish river canyon hike climb rocks cave kenya

uganda lake victoria hippo yawn hippopotamus wildlife kenya

zambia victoria falls rainbow tourists swimming tour lake waterfall diving

Day 1 Dar Es Salaam

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 as you prepare for weeks of adventure.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 2-4 Zanzibar

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 5 Dar es Salaam

Return to the mainland and Dar es Salaam. Spend one last day enjoying the seaside before heading heading to the wilderness of the African inland.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 6 Iringa

Journey through the rolling plains of Mikumi National Park 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 7-9 Lake Malawi

Enter Malawi and head straight for the lake that covers almost a fifth of the country. Spot fisherman aboard their dugout canoes, floating on the still waters at the break of day.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 10 Lilongwe

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 11-12 South Luangwa National Park

Cross the border into Zambia to game drive through 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 13 Luangwa River

Camp on the banks of the river, under a blanket of stars in the African night sky.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 14-16 Lower Zambezi

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 17 Choma/Livingstone

Journey through the rolling African landscape and lose yourself in the vast expanse of this wild continent.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 18-20 Victoria Falls

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!
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 21 Hwange National Park

Enjoy a game drive on the former royal hunting grounds of a Ndebele warrior-king.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 22-23 Bulawayo/Matobo National Park

Explore the second largest city in Zimbabwe before heading out on foot to track rhinos in Matobo National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 24-25 Makgadikgadi Pans

Cross into Botswana and traverse the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans – one of the largest salt pans in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 26 Maun

Travel to Maun, a modern African city with a rural heart.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 27-28 Okavango Delta

Explore the expansive waterways of the Okavango Delta in a traditional mokoro canoe.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 29 Maun

Return to Maun and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 30 D'Kar

Head south and camp at the Dqae Qare Game Reserve, a community project located in the Kalahari Desert.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 31 Windhoek

Make tracks to the German colonial town of Windhoek, a curious mixture of African and European culture.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 32-33 Etosha National Park

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 34 Spitzkoppe

Bush camp in the shadow of Spitzkoppe and witness a golden sunset over this remote region.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 35-36 Swakopmund

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.
ACCOM: Bungalow - 1, Hotel - 1

Day 37 Sesriem

Use Sesriem as a base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert – home to some of the world's tallest sand dunes.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 38 Bethanie

Witness a sunrise over the vast plains of the desert before escaping the heat of the desert in riverside Bethanie.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 39 Fish River Canyon

Explore the incredible Giant’s Playground, a collection of magma formations that have to be seen to be believed. Then, arrive at the Fish River Canyon and be treated to some phenomenal views.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 40 Noordoewer

Camp on the scenic banks of the Gariep River.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 41 Citrusdal

Cruise into South Africa to explore the rock art of Citrucel or take an optional winery tour.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 42 Cape Town

The journey comes to an end in the coastal haven of Cape Town.