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Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound)
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Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, to Victoria Falls we originally called this trip "Africa Complete," but those pesky lawyers made us change it. While it may not feature all of Africa, it's still pretty darn close. Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes, and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs, meals prepared from fresh local produce, and starlit camping stays, youll gain a kinship with this land and its people you wont find anywhere else.

  • Duration: 27 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Off-road Auto & 4x4, Safari, Sightseeing, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DKBJ.B/201528
  • Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finishes: Johannesburg, South Africa
You will Visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • Bagamoyo
  • Nungwi
  • Stone Town
  • Baobab Valley
  • Iringa
  • Chitimba
  • Kande Beach
  • Chipata
  • Mfuwe
  • Lusaka
  • Victoria Falls
  • Matobo National Park
  • Tshipise
  • Kruger National Park
  • Hazyview
  • Johannesburg

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Nairobi/Arusha

Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha.

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Day 3: Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.
After breakfast, begin the 3-day and 2-night excursion to Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa's premier wildlife areas.

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Day 4: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy one last morning safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.

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Day 5: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.
Exit the crater late in the morning and travel back to Arusha.

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Day 6: Arusha/Bagamoyo

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Leave Arusha early and be on the lookout for the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, on the road towards Bagamoyo. This town, which was recently named a World Heritage Site, was one of the most important trading ports of the central east African coast in the late 19th century.

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Day 7: Bagamoyo/Nungwi

Drive to Dar es Salaam, then hop on a ferry to Zanzibar. Travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar's northern coast.
After arriving on Zanzibar, transfer to Nungwi Beach. Relax on the idyllic white-sand beaches, wander through the village of Nungwi or opt to go snorkelling or diving.

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Day 8: Nungwi

Take the day to enjoy paradise. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.

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Day 9: Nungwi/Stone Town

Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Explore Stone Town, the heart of the island. It has an intriguing maze of narrow, cobbled lanes hemmed in by Arabic buildings. The best way to see Stone Town is, literally, to get lost. One can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying sweetmeats from scores of tiny cafes. Look out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, beautifully printed cloths (kangas and kikois worn by local people), little carved chests with copper inlays and spices – all beautiful presents or memories to take home.

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Day 10: Stone Town/Baobab Valley

Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.
Catch the ferry back to Dar Es Salaam and continuing travelling west to the campsite in the Baobab Valley on the banks of the Ruaha River. The camp is on the edge of the Udzwungwa Mountains National Park.

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Day 11: Baobab Valley/Iringa

Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community.

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Day 12: Iringa/Chitimba

Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.
Chitimba Beach has beautiful views of mountains in the background and Tanzania across the lake.

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Day 13: Chitimba/Kande Beach

Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.
Leave Chitimba in the morning and drive south along Lake Malawi to Kande Beach.

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Day 14: Kande Beach

Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.

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Day 15: Kande Beach/Chipata

Cross the border into Zambia.
Cross the border from Malawi to Zambia, then continue to the capital of the Eastern Province, Chipata. Previously known as Fort Jameson, Chipata is a popular refuelling station for overlanders heading to South Luangwa National Park.

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Day 16: Chipata/South Luangwa

Arrive late morning at camp. Opt to go on a wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village.

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Day 17: South Luangwa

Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.

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Day 18: South Luangwa/Lusaka

Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Set off early and arrive late in the afternoon. The long journey across rough and bumpy roads takes us to a private farm 29km (18 mi) outside the capital of Zambia. Marvel at the zebras, buffaloes, and the bok that roam the property, or relax by the pool or at the camp's bar.

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Day 19: Lusaka/Victoria Falls

Continue travelling across Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls.

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Day 20: Victoria Falls

Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls. Opt to take a day trip to the wildlife haven of Chobe National Park.
The town of Victoria Falls is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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Day 21: Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park

Rise early to start the long but scenic drive to Matobo National Park.

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Day 22: Matobo National Park

Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

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Day 23: Matobo National Park/Tshipise

Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite.

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Day 24: Tshipise/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the overland adventure vehicle in Kruger National Park. Opt to upgrade to a 4x4 safari vehicle.
Welcome to big game country! The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Search for lions, elephants, rhinos, and many other animals in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas on a full-day game drive.

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Day 25: Kruger National Park/Greater Kruger Area

Witness spectacular wildlife on a game drive in the overland adventure vehicle, or opt to upgrade to a 4x4 safari vehicle.
Enjoy a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.

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Day 26: Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg

Drive back to South Africa's largest city.
Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country.

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Day 27: Johannesburg

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach
    • Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater entrances fees and wildlife safari drives
    • Zanzibar excursion (3 days)
    • Spice plantation entrance and guided tour
    • Guided rhino walk and open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Matobo NP
    • Kruger NP entrance fee with wildlife safari drives in the OAV
    • Traditional dinner and local dancing
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (19 nts), full-service camping (2nts), simple hotels (5 nts)
    • 26 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 19 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spot the Big Five from 4x4 safari vehicles in the Serengeti
  • Snorkel Zanzibar's waters
  • Gaze out across Victoria Falls
  • Spot wildlife in Kruger National Park
  • Discover the less-visited Zimbabwe