From the magical white sand beaches of Zanzibar to the sprawling plains game of the Serengeti National Park, this is the perfect bush and beach holiday combination! Join us on this East African Adventure Tour

PRICE: R 16 450.00
ACTIVITY PACKAGE: R 6 650.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: R 1090.00
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping
DURATION: Days: 21 Nights: 20
MEALS:
Breakfast: 20
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 17
Departure Point: Victoria Falls
End Point: Nairobi
Highlights: This 21 Day East Africa Tour highlights South Luangwa NP, Lake Malawi, Masai Tribe,Zanzibar Island, Serengeti NP
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our East African Adventure Tour. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

Activity Country
Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park Zambia
Slave Trade & Historical Tour Malawi
Mikumi National Park Game Drive Tanzania
Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry Tanzania
Spice Tour – Half Day Tanzania
Masai Mara Museum Tanzania

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Lusaka

We start our East African Adventure Tour in Vic Falls. Leaving behind the natural wonder of Victoria Falls we begin our expedition. After Livingstone we journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka. You will notice the vegetation becoming sub-tropical and the roads a little rougher.

Meals Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Eureka Camp http://www.eurekacamp.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Victoria Falls to Lusaka ±480 km
Border Post Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00
Zambia: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 2 – Petauke

Today is a long drive through lush country, crossing rivers en-route to Petauke, the gateway to the South Luangwa NP. Zambia is truly African and an adjustment from the more Western ways of Southern Africa.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Chimwemwe Executive Lodge http://www.chimwemwelodge.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Lusaka to Petauke ±410 km

Day 3 – South Luangwa National Park

Early in the morning we drive from Petauke to the border of the South Luangwa National Park where we will spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy a sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlivecamp-zambia.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Petauke to South Luangwa National Park ±180 km
Activity Package Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

Day 4 – South Luangwa National Park

In the morning you will have the opportunity to take an optional game drive through the South Luangwa National Park, which is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Safari Walk in South Luangwa National Park, Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

Note: The Tribal textile production factory is closed annually from December to March, we will therefore not be able o view the fabric production, however the textile shop is open all year round.

Day 5 – Lilongwe

Today we depart the South Luangwa National Park and head towards the bustling city of Lilongwe. En route, we will stop at a local market to experience the culture and way of live of the Malawian people.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Barefoot Safari Lodge OR Angoi Lodge http://www.barefoot-safaris.co.za
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route South Luangwa National Park to Lilongwe ±320 km
Included Highlight Lilongwe Local Market Visit
Border Post Zambia: Chipata / Nwami, Tel: + 265 622 1652, Open: 06h00-18h00.
Malawi: Mchinji, Tel: +265 124 2217, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 6 – Lake Malawi – Malawi

Today we journey from Lilongwe to Ngala Beach which lies on the shore of Lake Malawi and is a town of considerable historical note. We will stay here for the next two nights and you will have time to explore this area and participate in the numerous optional activities on offer here.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Lilongwe to Ngala Beach ±250 km

Day 7 – Lake Malawi

For much of the 19th century, it was the busiest slave-trading centre on Lake Malawi and by the 1850s, Nkhotakota had become the main terminus from which as many as 20,000 slaves were shipped annually across the lake from present-day Malawi to the Indian Ocean port of Kilwa Kivinje (Tanzania). Today you will have the opportunity to experience the Slave Trade & Historical tour, gaining insight where Arab Traders organized the slave trade to Zanzibar. The tour includes the trees where Livingstone negotiated with the slave traders, the Church built by the first missionaries and the pool in the hills where enemies of the Arabs magically escaped.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package Slave Trade & Historical Tour

Day 8 – Lake Malawi

Leaving Ngala Beach, we journey north to the Karonga region and our accommodation stop for the night is situated on the shores of Lake Malawi. Here you will have the afternoon free to participate in the various optional activities on offer

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Chitimba Camp http://www.chitimba.com/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Ngala Beach to Karonga ±290 km

Day 9 – Tanzania – Iringa

Today we leave Malawi and enter Tanzania. We ascend out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, passing vast tea plantations in the highlands before arriving at our camp outside Iringa. This evening our dinner is a traditional Kihehe dinner in a Kihehe hut (local tribe) or dinner in the famous Mud Ruins restaurant.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Kisolanza Farm http://www.kisolanza.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Karonga to Iringa ±510 km
Included Highlight Traditional Local Dinner
Border Post Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00
Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207,
Open: 06h00-18h00

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Day 10 – Mikumi

We leave Iringa today and head north to the Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is home to lion, zebra, wildebeest, impala, buffalo and elephant. Here we have the opportunity to enjoy an optional afternoon game drive through the park.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Morio Motel http://www.asanteafrika.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Iringa to Mikumi ±360 km
Activity Package Mikumi National Park Game Drive

Day 11 – Dar es Salaam

Our journey today brings us out of the cool highland region to the humid Indian Ocean coastal city of Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Kipepeo Camp http://www.kipepeocamp.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Mikumi to Dar es Salaam ±195 km

Day 12 – Zanzibar Excursion

A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Zanzibar. We take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend our time relaxing on the beach.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Amaan Bungalows http://www.ocean.co.tz/ogh/amaan-bungalows/ab-about-us/
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry: ± 80km; Stone Town to Nungwi Beach: ± 60 km
Activity Package Zanzibar Excursion plus Ferry
Optional Activity Zanzibar Meals (per meal), Swimming with Dolphins – Full Day (min. 2 people), Scuba Diving – Per Dive

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package you will stay at the accommodation in Dar es Salaam for the following 3 nights.

Day 13 – Zanzibar Excursion

Enjoy your time on Zanzibar by relaxing at the beach or exploring, snorkeling, scuba diving or taking a sunset boat cruise through the waters. Today is for relaxing.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Amaan Bungalows http://www.ocean.co.tz/ogh/amaan-bungalows/ab-about-us/
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Zanzibar Meals (per meal)

Day 14 – Zanzibar Excursion

On the 3rd day, we head south to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar, where we will spend the night. Here we have time to explore the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz/ogh/zov/zov-accommodation
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Nungwi Beach to Stone Town ±60-70 km
Activity Package Spice Tour – Half Day
Optional Activity Zanzibar Meals (per meal)

Day 15 – Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo

Today we leave Zanzibar early and catch a ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck. It is a fairly short drive to reach our next destination, Bagamoyo, who’s name goes back to the days of slavery and means “lay down your heart”. We settle into our overnight spot which is situated on the beach. Here you will have the afternoon free to step into the inviting Indican Ocean or laze on the beach and enjoy the timeless views across the ocean. The town of Bagamoyo is a short walk away and you can explore this vibrant town on foot.

Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Bagamoyo Travellers Lodge http://www.bagamoyo.com/travellers-lodge/
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry ± 80km; Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo: ± 80 km

Day 16 – Arusha

The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa’s most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, the city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park. The following day we will prepare for our journey into the Serengeti.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ndoro Lodge http://www.ndorolodge.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Bagamoyo to Arusha ±550 km

Day 17 – Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

The following days are set aside for the 3-night optional camping excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The Serengeti excursion is in open topped 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. We leave our accommodation in the morning and drive to the Serengeti. On arrival we will start with our first game drive.

 

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Arusha to Serengeti National Park ±250 km
Optional Activity Tips for Guides, Serengeti 4-day camping Excursion (min 4 people), Ballooning over Serengeti National Park

What you should take along:

  • Daypack with one change of clothes
  • Binoculars, cameras & film
  • Some warm clothes, as it is always cold on the rim of the crater
  • Lots of insect repellent
  • A few dollars (small notes) for tips, curios etc
  • Snacks, cold drinks, cigarettes etc. for the excursion
  • Sleeping bag

The campsites we visit are fully owned by the Tanzania National Parks Board. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Serengeti National Park annually. These facilities are sadly not sufficiently maintained by the Parks Board and we have attempted to offer our services to improve the situation, however our offers were not accepted. We do ask that you have an open mind when visiting the ablutions in the Serengeti National Park. Please supply your own wet wipes and toilet paper.

For those are not taking part in the optional Serengeti Excursion, you will remain behind at the accommodation, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities available to be booked at the accommodation: Various Ngorongoro Excursion packages, Lake Manyara game drives, day hiking & village tours and many more various day trips. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Camping Tour: Camp at Ndoro Camp: www.ndorolodge.com – Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, shop
  • Accommodated Tour: Two per room at Ndoro Camp: www.ndorolodge.com – Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 18 – Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

We spend the entire day game driving through the Serengeti. Our route is depending on the movement of the game and sightings.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 19 – Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Simba Campsite http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/serengeti.html
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 20 – Arusha

Today the group meets up again and we have the chance to exchange stories of the various adventures that we participated in over the past few days. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ndoro Lodge http://www.ndorolodge.com
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Serengeti National Park to Arusha ±250 km
Activity Package Masai Mara Museum

Day 21 – Kenya – Nairobi

After crossing the border into Kenya we continue to travel towards Nairobi. Founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa and eventually the capital of Kenya in 1963. Usually we enjoy a group meal out at one of Nairobi’s excellent restaurants. Your tour ends upon arrival in Nairobi.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through Nomad.
Route Arusha to Nairobi ±270 km
Optional Activity Dinner Out Nairobi
Border Post Tanzania: Namanga, no telephone number, Open: 24hrs
Kenya: Namanga, Tel: +254 455 32002, Open: 24 hrs

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