Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Northbound)
Connecting two major hubs, this overland journey will take you from Johannesburg to Nairobi and into the stunning wilderness of the six countries that lie in between. Track Africa's Big Five on game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro and head to the Okavango Delta for a game walk and mokoro canoe excursion. Inhale the mists of Victoria Falls and the fragrant air of spice plantations in Zanzibar. You'll make your discoveries from a rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV), ready to take on Africa. Combine this with bush camping, a social atmosphere and a comprehensive itinerary and you have one hell of an adventure.
Marvel at Victoria Falls, experience wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, immerse yourself in local cultures with traditional dancing, spend three glorious days on exotic Zanzibar, camp overnight in the Okavango Delta
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, ferry, mokoro, walking.
Participation camping (21 nts), simple hotels (4 nts), bush camping (1 nt).
Local Living: Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach. Khama Rhino Sanctuary Drive. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Zanzibar excursion (3 days). Guided tour of a spice plantation (Zanzibar). Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Botswana and enjoy a rhino drive in the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Day 3 Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L)
Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Day 4 Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife walk, traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding. View wildlife up close. Sing and dance around the campfire with the locals.
Day 5 Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)
Relax on a mokoro ride out of the delta, then camp under under massive baobab trees for the night.
Day 6 Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L)
Hop on an optional wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.
Day 7 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)
Drive across into Zimbabwe, and opt to visit Victoria Falls.
Day 9 Victoria Falls/Lusaka (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Day 10 Lusaka/Chipata (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue travelling across Zambia.
Day 13 South Luangwa/Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border and travel to the "Lake of Stars," Lake Malawi.
Day 14 Kande Beach (1B, 1L, 1D)
Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
Day 15 Kande Beach/Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.
Day 16 Chitimba (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.
Day 17 Chitimba/Iringa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.
Day 18 Iringa/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L, 1D)
Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.
Day 19 Dar es Salaam/Nungwi (1B)
Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque beaches of the northern tip of the island.
Day 20 Nungwi (1B)
Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
Day 21 Nungwi/Stone Town (1B)
Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island. Along the way, enjoy a guided tour of a local spice plantation.
Day 22 Stone Town/Korogwe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.
Day 23 Korogwe/Arusha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.
Day 24 Arusha/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive en route to the campsite.
Day 25 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 26 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 27 Arusha/Nairobi (1B, 1L)
Transfer to Kenya's capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.
Day 8 Livingstone (1B)
Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Day 11 Chipata/South Luangwa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Arrive to camp late morning. Opt to go on a wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village.
Day 12 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.