How’s your maths? 6 countries, 27 days, thousands of animals, countless African memories.
Look no further – this is how to do Africa. Deep breath: there's lions and leopards while safariing the Serengeti, mingling with Maasai on wide open plains, heading down into the Ngorongoro Crater, rhino spotting in Botswana and tracking in Matobo Hills, canoe cruising the Okavango Delta, saying hi to local tribes, meeting elephants in Chobe and Hwange, getting misty at Vic Falls, counting to (Big) Five in Kruger, and then resting feet in Jo’burg. Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe are ready. Let’s go.
Head for the hills to hang with the fun-loving, red-clad Maasai folk. A local elder will explain to you what the tribe is all about, and they'll even show you around their house
The rolling plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti are quite simply epic. And that's before you get to the animals. Safaris here will blow your mind, especially if you're the Lion King type
Ever helped save a Rhino? Well you can answer ‘yes, thanks’ to that once you’ve been to Botswana’s Khama Rhino Sanctuary
There's nothing more relaxing than feeling the African sun on your face as you lie back in a mokoro, eyes closed while your expert poler propels you through the Okavango Delta
Victoria Falls is made for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. Peer over the edge of this crazy cascade, then stay on for adventures on land and in the sky
Take your safari game to the next level by tracking rhinos on foot with an expert local guide in Matabos National Park
Loita Hills is a proper adventure – you'll be in a bush camp with no showers as the Maasai guard you from the animals.
Similarly, camping in the Serengeti means, well, camping in the Serengeti. It's pretty cool, but remember there's no fence between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on safety.
All-purpose overland vehicles are used for this trip. They're great for game viewing, with big sliding windows, but the catch is they can get hot and dusty, with no air conditioning.
Sometimes the going is slow – these roads aren't exactly a German autobahn. Patience is key! And a music player, preferably.
It's all hands on deck for this trip, so embrace the team spirit. You'll be expected to help with camp setup, cleaning and food preparation.
The African wild comes alive at sunrise, so there will be some early starts. The thrill of spotting your first lion or rhino is well worth any loss of sleep.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip finishes upon arrival in Johannesburg on Day 29. Please do not book any flights until after 10pm this evening.
3. The flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg on Day 11 is not included. You will need to book your own flight and make your own way to/from the airport.
4. An optional sunrise balloon ride in the Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park are possible on this itinerary. Please see days 6 & 9 in the itinerary for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend that you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.
5. On occasion, especially during the peak months of May, June and July we are unable to secure campsites within the Kruger National Park. In this instance we will camp at a backpackers outside the park.