18-to-Thirtysomethings: Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound) (DKBJ)
Countries Visited: Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 18.
Meals Included: 26 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 19 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Spot the Big Five from 4x4 safari vehicles in the Serengeti, snorkel Zanzibars waters, gaze out across Victoria Falls, spot wildlife in Kruger National Park, discover the less-visited Zimbabwe
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, its 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, you'll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won't find anywhere else.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Nairobi||Day 1 Nairobi|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to know which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Arusha||Day 2 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania) Transport: Lando (10.00 hour(s), 286km)
|Day 3||Serengeti National Park||Day 3 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Additional Notes: Changing to specialized 4x4 7-seater safari vehicles, meet experienced safari driver/guides, who will ensure wonderful wildlife encounters. The safari vehicles each have sliding windows and a large pop-up roof, perfect for viewing animals and scenery. They are smaller than the overland adventure vehicle (OAV) and will allow the group to maneuver easily through the wildlife areas. As the vehicles are smaller than the overland adventure vehicle (OAV), the group will split up among several vehicles. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 320km)
|Day 4||Ngorongoro||Day 4 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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 Africas 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. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, todays likely the day for this activity! The CEO will give the final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 160km)
|Day 5||Arusha||Day 5 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Exit the crater late in the morning and travel back to Arusha. Additional Notes: If you have booked the Zanzibar Express, you will part from the group in Arusha and be transferred to your Arusha hotel for the night. The following morning you will fly to Zanzibar. Included: transfers, flights, one night Arusha (Outpost Lodge, or similar) and one night Stone Town (Mazsons Hotel, or similar). Only breakfast included. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 6||Bagamoyo||Day 6 Arusha/Bagamoyo (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Additional Notes: Zanzibar Express; transfer this morning from your Arusha hotel to the airport for a scenic flight to Zanzibar. Arrive in Stone Town and spend the afternoon exploring on your own. Enjoy an extra night in Stone Town and meet back up with the group the following day. Only breakfast included. Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 590km)
|Day 7||Nungwi||Day 7 Bagamoyo/Nungwi (1B)|
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. Additional Notes: Zanzibar is a Muslim society. Immodestly dressed women or men in shorts will get harassed and cause great offense in Stone Town. In Nungwi, customs are a little more relaxed, but travellers are encouraged to be respectful of the islands culture and cover up when walking around. Never try to take a photograph without asking permission. Transport: Lando (1.50-2.00 hours, 60km) Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 8||Nungwi||Day 8 Nungwi (1B)|
Take the day to enjoy paradise. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
|Day 9||Stone Town||Day 9 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Spice Plantation Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Baobab Valley||Day 10 Stone Town/Baobab Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s), 200km) Lando (6.00 hour(s), 360km)
|Day 11||Iringa||Day 11 Baobab Valley/Iringa (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community. Included Activities: Iringa Craft Centre Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s), 180km)
|Day 12||Chitimba||Day 12 Iringa/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Chitimba Beach has beautiful views of mountains in the background and Tanzania across the lake. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Tanzania - Malawi) Transport: Lando (9.00 hour(s), 235km)
|Day 13||Kande Beach||Day 13 Chitimba/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Leave Chitimba in the morning and drive south along Lake Malawi to Kande Beach. Transport: Lando (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Kande Beach||Day 14 Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour. Included Activities: Kande Beach Local Dinner
|Day 15||Chipata||Day 15 Kande Beach/Chipata (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malawi - Zambia) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 400km)
|Day 16||South Luangwa||Day 16 Chipata/South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Arrive late morning at camp. Opt to go on a wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village. Transport: Lando (2.00 hour(s), 150km)
|Day 17||South Luangwa||Day 17 South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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.
|Day 18||Lusaka||Day 18 South Luangwa/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Additional Notes: This is an overnight stop in between driving days, so we will not have time to explore Lusaka. Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 750km)
|Day 19||Victoria Falls||Day 19 Lusaka/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)|
Continue travelling across Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zambia - Zimbabwe) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 543km)
|Day 20||Victoria Falls||Day 20 Victoria Falls (1B)|
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. Additional Notes: Want to do more with your tours Pre-book any two of the following activities: Zambezi Whitewater Rafting, Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride, or the Zambezi River Sunset Cruise. Any optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival in Victoria Falls.
|Day 21||Matobo National Park||Day 21 Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early to start the long but scenic drive to Matobo National Park. Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s), 475km)
|Day 22||Matobo National Park||Day 22 Matobo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Guided Rhino Walk Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
|Day 23||Tshipise||Day 23 Matobo National Park/Tshipise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - South Africa) Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 600km)
|Day 24||Kruger National Park||Day 24 Tshipise/Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Welcome to wildlife 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 wildlife safari drive. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Lando (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 25||Greater Kruger Area||Day 25 Kruger National Park/Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Lando (7.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 26||Johannesburg||Day 26 Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg (1B, 1L)|
Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country. Transport: Lando (8.00 hour(s), 407km)
|Day 27||Johannesburg||Day 27 Johannesburg (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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