A truly fantastic combination of Southern and Eastern Africa, this 42 day Cape to Nairobi overland safari adventure tour will offer you a taste of all things uniquely African! You will experience the untouched beauty and contrasts of the big sky landscapes in Namibia, the vast wilderness of the Okavango Delta and thunder of the Victoria Falls. Your adventure will take you to the tropical beaches and historic buildings of Zanzibar, the freshwater lake in Malawi and you will experience the most spectacular wildlife on safaris through some of the top National Parks in Africa, including the famous Serengeti National Park. Do not miss out!

42 DAY CAPE TO NAIROBI OVERLAND SAFARI:

PRICE: R 33 200.00
ACTIVITY PACKAGE: R 12 270.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: R 2 040.00
Accommodation: Twin Share Camping. Can also be done as an accommodated tour
DURATION: Days: 42 Nights: 41
MEALS:
Breakfast: 38
Lunch: 35
Dinner: 32
Departure Point: Cape Town
End Point: Nairobi. Can also be done from Nairobi to Cape Town
Highlights: This 42 Day Cape to Nairobi tour highlights Sossusvlei Dunes, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Zanzibar Island, Serengeti National Park
Countries Visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe,Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

Activity Package
This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our Cape to Nairobi overland safari. 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. However, we recommend to pre book and pre pay this to ensure room availability in the Okavango Delta.

Activity Country
Wine tasting & traditional dinner South Africa
Guided desert walk with local expert – Naukluft National Park Namibia
Himba Tribe Visit Namibia
Okavango Delta Excursion (camping) Botswana
Chobe National Park Boat Cruise Botswana
Chobe National Park Game Drive Botswana
Vic Falls National Park Entry Zimbabwe
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

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape to Nairobi Overland Safari- South Africa – Cederberg Region

Leaving Cape Town for our 42 day Cape to Nairobi Overland safari we make our first stop at Table View and take photos of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. We will be heading north towards our stop for the first night, passing through the Cederberg Region. Upon arrival at our overnight stop, we will enjoy a wine tasting, sampling wines from the region. Tonight we will be treated to a traditional South African meal, followed by a full tour briefing from your guides.

Meals Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Marcuskraal Campsite
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Cape Town to Citrusdal ±270 km
Activity Package Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Day 2 – Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River

After an early start, we continue north via the distant town of Springbok, best known for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then proceed to our camp located right beside the Namibian border. The camp is situated on the riverbank that forms the border between South Africa and Namibia.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Citrusdal to Orange river ±500 km

Day 3 – Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon

This morning there’s the chance to see the beautiful river valley by canoe or just relax at camp. After lunch we cross the border and travel to the Fish River Canyon. After a scenic walk along the edge of the canyon we enjoy our dinner while watching the sunset. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Hobas Campsite
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Orange River to Fish River Canyon ±180 km
Included Highlight Hike along the rim of the Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity Half-Day Canoe Trip
Border Post South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 761 8760, Open 24 hours.
Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours.

Day 4 – Namib-Naukluft National Park

We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a Jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko!

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Sesriem campsite
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km
Included Highlight Walk into Sesriem Canyon

Day 5 – Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park

This is our earliest morning as we prepare for our hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the chance to visit Sossusvlei. Later we join a local expert on a guided hike and learn more about the unique desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in the harsh desert conditions.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Route Sesriem to Sossusvlei ±150 km
Activity Package Guided desert walk with local expert – Naukluft National Park
Included Highlight Sunrise hike up Dune 45

Day 6 – Swakopmund

After a brief photo stop while crossing the Tropic of Capricorn, we travel onto Namibia’s Atlantic coast and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Just before we arrive in Swakopmund, we stop at the Walvis Bay lagoon en-route, where there are often flamingos to be seen. You will be briefed on the many optional activities available here and there is time to explore the town before dinner out at one of the local restaurants

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri OR Dunedin Star Guesthouse
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Sossusvlei to Swakopmund ±250 km
Included Highlight Stop off in Walvis Bay (to view flamingos)
Optional Activity Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 7 – Swakopmund

Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.Today is your chance to experience the adrenalin filled atmosphere that Swakopmund offers. Taking a walk around Swakopmund’s shops and having a leisurely lunch is also a great way to spend your day if you are not participating in the many activities available on offer here.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Stay@Swakop OR Amampuri OR Dunedin Star Guesthouse
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Dolphin Cruise 4/5 hours, Sky Diving, Sandboarding, Quad Biking (2 hours), Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 8 – Spitzkoppe

Leaving the coast we drive through arid landscapes to Spitzkoppe Mountain. The enormous granite monoliths dominate the otherwise flat landscape and we set up camp in the wild plain at the base of the mountain. This afternoon our guide will take us on a guided walk to explore the unique rock formations. The more adventurous among us may want to try some mountain climbing for some stunning views of the landscape.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight Guided Walk with Nomad Guide through Spitzkoppe

Day 9 – Kamanjab – Himba Tribe

We visit a Himba community close to Kamanjab where you will have an opportunity to interact with the people who live there. This is a working village and is only a representation of a larger group of nomadic pastoralists.

The semi-nomadic Himba people are extremely susceptible to Western influence and have lost a large portion of their land to farmers, engineers, miners and many were displaced during the wars that raged in Angola. The dwindling number of pastoralists that still exist in their natural environment are protected as far as possible by creating a “buffer zone”, or an “educational tribe” where tourists who would like to get a better understanding of the way of the Himba, their lifestyle and their traditions, can do so without interfering with those still living in their natural environment.

Visiting the Himba tribe can be a controversial topic that gets discussed at the camp fire, however not so much if the reason for visiting this particular tribe is understood beforehand.

The income that this specific tribe generates from the visits goes towards the education of orphaned Himba children and assists the tribe in giving them a chance to learn about their own culture and heritage.

There is a market at the end of your visit, this is a way for the women to establish a small income, used for their own private expenses, and it is up to you whether you’d like to purchase anything or not.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Etotongwe
Facilities Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package Himba Tribe Visit

Day 10 – Etosha National Park

The open plains of the Etosha National Park allows for spectacular elevated game viewing from our truck whilst on game drives. Our overnight stops, which boasts floodlit night water holes, are situated inside the park.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight Afternoon game drive in Nomad truck

Day 11 – Etosha National Park

Etosha is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. The sparse grasslands allow great opportunities to see animals normally hidden in dense vegetation. You may even see some of the amazing animals crossing the road in front of your truck! We will go on various game drives and spend our evenings at the abundant waterholes for some excellent game photography.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Okakuejo
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight Full day game drive in Nomad truck

Day 12 – Windhoek

After an early morning game drive we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital city of Namibia. On the way we stop at a popular craft market where you can barter for handmade gifts to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the cultural, social and economic centre of Namibia. On arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a short drive through Windhoek in our truck. Joe’s Beer House is an exciting dining experience for our optional dinner out.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Etosha National Park to Windhoek ±450 km
Included Highlight Drive through Windhoek with the Nomad truck, Craft market stop en-route
Optional Activity Dinner Out Windhoek

Day 13 – Botswana – Ghanzi

After an early start, we say goodbye to Namibia and cross the Botswana border. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Windhoek to Ghanzi ±520 km
Included Highlight Bushman Tribal dance in evening
Border Post Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00.
Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064
Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 14 – Gateway to the Delta

Today we journey north towards Etsha and venture into the bush and our overnight camp on the banks of a beautiful lagoon.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Swamp Stop
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Ghanzi to Sepopa ±420 km
Optional Activity Bushman Walk

Please note: If you have not purchased the Activity Package, you will remain behind at the accommodation establishment for the following two days.

Day 15 – Okavango Delta

After a leisurely breakfast we depart on our boat cruise to Seronga via the winding channels of the Delta. A vehicle transfer sees us arrive at our base for the next two nights, where we settle in and prepare for our afternoon mokoro trip that ends with sundowners overlooking the waterways of the Delta. The evening is spent around the campfire.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Route Sepopa to Jumbo Junction
Activity Package Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels

Day 16 – Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off on the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make for the most scenic of experiences. We stop at an island for a nature walk, where we have the possibility of seeing wildlife. After breakfast, we return to camp to relax before heading out onto the water for a sunset cruise.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Jumbo Junction no website available
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Optional Activity Tips for Polers

Day 17 – Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region

Today we bid farewell to the Delta and head north. After being re-united with our truck, we enter Namibia. Our overnight is located on the banks of the Okavango River in the Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Rainbow River Lodge
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Okavango Delta to Rainbow River Lodge ±160 km
Border Post Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi), 33km or 40min SE of Divundu, Kavango, Namibia, +264(0)66 259 902 Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 18 – Kasane – Chobe National Park

This morning we travel through the Caprivi Strip and onto Kasane. This afternoon we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation Camp: Thebe River Safaris
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Rainbow River Lodge to Kasane ±435 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
Optional Activity 3 hour photographic Boat Safari (includes usage of DSLR Camera, refreshments)
Border Post Namibia: Ngoma Border, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 19 – Botswana – Kasane – Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Established in 1968, the Chobe National Park covers approximately 11700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. We will rise early to enjoy a game drive through the park, in search of vast herd of elephants and a multitude of antelope including the rare sable. After our game drive, we will pack our bags and head to Victoria Falls.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
Activity Package Chobe National Park Game Drive, Vic Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Dinner Out Victoria Falls
Border Post Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 6250320, Open: 06h00-20h00
Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 20 – Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls offers a wide variety of activites from adrenaline, scenic or cultural, from a helicopter flight over the falls to white water rafting down the Zambezi or just take time today to explore this magnificent town or choose to relax around the swimming pool at your accommodation.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity Zambezi Sunset Cruise, Bungee Jump – Solo, Dinner Out Victoria Falls, Helicopter Flights, White Water Rafting

Day 21 – Victoria Falls

Today is free for you to relax and explore the magnificent town of Victoria Falls. Take the time to visit the markets to buy some curios or you can participate in one of the many optional activities available here.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities En-suites Per Room
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 22 – Lusaka

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
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 23 – 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
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 24 – 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
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 25 – 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
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 26 – 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
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 27 – 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
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 28 – 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
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 29 – 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
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 30 – 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
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 31 – 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
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 32 – 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
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 33 – 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
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 34 – 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 /
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 35 – 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
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 36 – 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
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 37 – 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
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 38 – 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
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 39 – 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
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 40 – 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
Facilities Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Day 41 – 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
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 42 – 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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