Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound)
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, 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, you'll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won't find anywhere else.
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry, walking.
Participation camping (19 nts), full-service camping (2nts), simple hotels (5 nts).
Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater entrances fees and wildlife safari drives. Zanzibar excursion (3 days). Spice plantation entrance and guided tour. Local dinner experience (Lake Malawi). 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.
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
Day 1 Nairobi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Nairobi/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha.
Day 3 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.
Day 4 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 5 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.
Day 6 Arusha/Bagamoyo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Day 7 Bagamoyo/Nungwi (1B)
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.
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 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Day 10 Stone Town/Baobab Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.
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.
Day 12 Iringa/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.
Day 13 Chitimba/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.
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.
Day 15 Kande Beach/Chipata (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Zambia.
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.
Day 18 South Luangwa/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
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.
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.