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East African Explorer 29 Day

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With amazing scenery, vibrant cities and spectacular wildlife, East Africa has everything you could ever want from a safari experience – and then some! This epic journey covers a variety of landscapes including the lush beaches of Zanzibar, the wonders of Kruger, Matobo and South Luangwa National Parks, the thundering Victoria Falls, the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the sweeping Serengeti plains. With so much eye candy, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a real-life David Attenborough special.

Bucket List Inclusions

Maasai village walk

Exotic Zanzibar

Mosi Oa Tunya National Park (Victoria Falls)

Shangaan cultural evening

South Luangwa National Park

Kruger National Park

Matobo National Park

Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

More Inclusions

  • 28 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 21 dinners
  • 24 nights in campsites & 4 nights in hotels
  • 2-person dome tents or twin share accommodation
  • Zanzibar ferry
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping & cooking equipment
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

Group Size

Maximum 24

Transport

Overland safari vehicle

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Meet at 7am in Johannesburg

Finish time:
Approximately 6pm in Nairobi



Touch down in Pretoria, meet your new Topdecker BFFs and get excited for the adventure ahead! Starting out early, we’ll hit the road in style (and by style, we mean fully equipped safari truck) to Hazyview, where a cultural Shangaan dance show awaits. Kruger is South Africa’s premier national park – and, in connection with parks in adjoining Mozambique and Botswana, it covers a whopping 24,000 square kilometres of land used for the protection of African wildlife. Wowee.

Included today:
-Shangaan cultural evening

Meals:
-Dinner
Get your camera at the ready! Today we’ve got a full day’s game drive in store, so keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards). Want more? Well, you could be lucky enough to see giraffes, hippos and zebras, too! Nothing will prepare you for the first time you spot these incredible creatures in the wild. Expect goosebumps, and lots of them. If you want, you can even opt in to do a game drive after dark tonight.

Included today:
-Kruger National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Kruger National Park night game drive
After leaving Kruger we’ll shimmy north and spend the night near the Limpopo River in Tshipise.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
When we’ve got the formalities over with at the border post, we’ll rock and roll into Zimbabwe and make a beeline for Matobo National Park, near Bulawayo. This place is home to a wide variety of animals, including black and white rhinoceroses, zebras, wildebeest and giraffes.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
The wind-sculpted Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings, so it’s no surprise this area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. Keep an eye out for beasties, ‘cos today we’ve got a half-day game drive in store – or, if you fancy it, you could opt in to extend the experience with a full-day upgrade.

Included today:
-Half day Matobo National Park game drive and wilderness walk

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Full-day Matobo National Park game drive upgrade
Next up: adventure-loving Livingstone, where we’ll visit the thundering Victoria Falls. At over a mile wide, the falls form the largest curtain of falling water in the world, with spray visible from 20 kilometres away – hence the local name Mosi-oa-Tunya ('the smoke that thunders').

Included today:
-Visit Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Victoria Falls)

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge Swing
-Zambezi jetboating and cable car
-Half-day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Fishing
This is Africa’s adventure capital, so get out there and make the most of it! We’ve got optional whitewater rafting, gorge swinging and even bungy jumping to fulfil all of your adventure needs. If you want to take it easy, you could go fishing or take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi (both optional).

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge Swing
-Zambezi jetboating and cable car
-Half-day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Fishing
Of course, there’s more to Livingstone than hair-raising activities – which is why you have another day to check out the markets and museum, visit a nearby village, or simply relax on the serene campsite deck and watch the Zambezi River flow rapidly to the Falls.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge Swing
-Zambezi jetboating and cable car
-Half-day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Fishing
Today we’ll make tracks to Zambia's urban metropolis, Lusaka. A commercial hub and centre for the government, Lusaka is home to dusty tree-lined streets and bustling local markets that ooze African flair. Our campsite for the evening is set in a tranquil and relaxing spot on a farm, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
We’ll leave Lusaka early this morning and take the Great Eastern Road through lush countryside to South Luangwa National Park. This area of outstanding natural beauty is rightly known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Did you know? The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. After setting up camp, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy however you like. Anyone for an optional village tour or walking safari?

Included today:
-Visit South Luangwa National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Village tour
-Walking safari
What better way to start the day than with a morning game drive along the river’s edge? A whole bunch of animals and birds call this area home. After the game drive, kick back at Warthogs Bar or take a dip in the swimming pool (100% the best place to cool off during the hot hours of the day).

Included today:
-South Luangwa National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Village tour
-Walking safari
Also known as ‘Lake Nyasa’, Lake Malawi covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and provides the livelihood for many fishermen. True story. Expect to see the locals in their bwato (dugout canoes made from hollowed-out tree trunks) fishing on the lake at the break of day. After arriving at Kande Beach, you’ll have some free time to get acquainted with the area. Sweet!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Scuba diving
-Snorkelling
Wanna grab a slice of today’s optionals? Go for it! We’ve got horse riding, snorkelling and scuba diving on offer. It’s also worth taking the time to get to know some of the locals – they’re renowned for being some of the friendliest in Africa!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Scuba diving
-Snorkelling
Today we’ll take a scenic drive through rubber plantations to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi. After stopping to grab supplies, we’ll head to Chitimba Beach – our home for the next two nights.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Got itchy feet? Then you may wanna take an optional hike to Livingstonia with a local guide. Be sure to rest up beforehand – the trek may take a while!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Hike to Livingstonia
Today we’ll climb through Tanzania’s Southern Highlands all the way to Kisolanza Farm House – a working farm famous for its hot showers and chocolate brownies. Home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years, Kisolanza provides beef, lamb, chicken and vegetables to the surrounding markets, as well as further afield in Dar es Salaam.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’ll make our way east to Mikumi, where there’s an optional National Park visit on offer. Tonight: sip sundowners at the local bar before gathering around the open fire and stargazing at our camp.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit Mikumi National Park
With luck, we may spot forest elephants or giraffes feeding near the side of the road on our way to Dar es Salaam – a humid, bustling seaport city full of high rises and colourful markets. We’ll set up camp at our site on the beach just outside of the city centre, with a chance to browse the local markets (if we have time) before heading to Zanzibar tomorrow.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After kicking things off in Dar es Salaam, we’ll hop on a ferry and set a course for the island of Zanzibar. Once in Stone Town, choose from the optional activities: a spice tour, a visit to the Arab Fort, the site of the old slave market or the Palace Museum are all here.

Please note: As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic safari lodge/hotel accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar is included. However, you will need to arrange your own lunches and dinners. We usually divide our nights in Zanzibar between accommodation in Stone Town and accommodation on one of the northern beaches, but there are no set activities – the time is entirely yours to do as you please.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Included today:
-Ferry to Zanzibar

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Visit the old slave market site
-Visit the Arabic Fort
-Visit the Palace Museum
Zanzibar is known as ‘Spice Island’. Go for a wander around the bazaars today and you’ll soon discover why! This afternoon, we’ll swap Stone Town for the beautiful beaches in the north of the island. Why not try a spot of optional scuba diving or a snorkelling safari? If you just wanna relax, you could always opt in for a massage...

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
-Sunset cruise
You’ve got a free day to spend on Zanzibar’s palm-fringed beaches. Snorkel, scuba dive and round off your day with a sunset cruise (all optional). We won’t blame you if you never want to leave!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
-Sunset cruise
It’s your last full day on this beautiful island, so make the most of it. Take to the water, or just get your tan on.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
-Sunset cruise
Bye bye, Zanzibar! We’re jumping on the ferry back to vibrant Dar es Salaam, where we’ve got your dinner covered.

Included today:
-Ferry to Dar Es Salaam

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
All aboard our overland truck! Today we’re travelling inland from the Indian Ocean coast to the grassy plains of Northern Tanzania. Tonight we’ll camp in Marangu, a town close to the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. Keep an eye out for the mighty mountain’s peak.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’ll continue on to Tanzania’s sprawling safari capital: Arusha. Here, we’ll head out on a guided walk in the local Maasai village and you can even cross off a true bucket list experience with an optional camel ride! Oh – we’ll also swing by a snake park today.

Included today:
-Visit a Maasai village
-Visit a snake park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Camel ride
Prep your day pack (or a small bag) – today we’re transferring to smaller 4x4 vehicles for a two-night/three-day game viewing trip through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Trust us, these safari vehicles are decked out with ALL the animal spotting necessities – pop-up roof included. After passing into the park we’ll drive around the crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, where we’ll try to spot the Big Five (as well as hyenas, cheetahs, wildebeest and antelopes). Wow x 100.

Included today:
-Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Spend the morning game driving out on the plains, then ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater (after a well-deserved lunch, of course). Tonight we’ll camp on the rim of the crater. Did you know? At 326 square kilometres in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa’s largest intact caldera AND a World Heritage Site.

Included today:
-Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Rise and shine! This morning, we’ll descend down the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a spot of game driving. Keep your eye out for all the major mammals – except giraffes, which struggle to manage the steep slopes leading down onto the crater floor. After our game drive, we’ll retrace our steps to our campsite in Arusha.

Included today:
-Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’ll make our way across the Maasai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. When we get to Nairobi, we’ll go our separate ways. Where to next?

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
From South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg, we travel to South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, passing panoramic scenery and dramatic escarpment views. From the dwarf mongoose to the Big Five, almost every major African mammal (over 145 species) is is free to roam the enormous area of the park, which also boasts prolific birdlife and over 330 varieties of trees. Over two nights within the Kruger area, we have the chance to enjoy the spectacle of Shangaan tribal dancing and singing, as well as a full day’s game drive in the park itself to spot as many animals as possible.


Included today:
-Shangaan cultural evening


Meals:
-Dinner
Have your binoculars at the ready! Today we hope to catch a glimpse of as much of Africa’s diverse wildlife as we can. See how many animals you can tick off your list on our full day's game drive (you'll be the toast of the campsite after spotting an elusive honey badger).

Included today:
-Kruger National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving the Greater Kruger area we travel north through South Africa’s lush countryside to Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our campsite is located at Forever Resorts at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent to the Honnet Nature Reserve.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After a refreshing night’s sleep we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide open spaces. Our campsite is located in the Matobo area, a historical, geological and natural heritage site which is surrounded by interesting hills and rock formations.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Channel your inner explorer today as we head into the impressive Matobo National Park with our knowledgeable guides. The wind-sculpted Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings, so it’s no surprise the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. The reserve has the largest concentration of black and white rhinos in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals.

Included today:
-Half day Matobo National Park game drive & wilderness walk


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Matobo National Park full day tour upgrade
Moving on from Matobo National Park we continue north through the town of Victoria Falls before crossing the border into Zambia. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, our campsite makes for the perfect base to try out heart-racing optional activities including rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises. Head out for a thrilling adventure, or simply relax and enjoy the mighty Zambezi as it flows past your vantage point.

Included today:
-Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls)

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park game walk
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge swing
-Zambezi jetboating
-Half day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Helicopter ride
-Fishing
-Bridge tour
-Full day abseiling
Spend the day enjoying our picturesque campsite, perfectly placed on the doorstep of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Fancy another game drive? Here, you have the option. Elephants crossing the Zambezi River from Zimbabwe can usually be spotted, as well as giraffes, buffaloes, white rhinos, warthogs, hippos and a variety of different monkey species.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park game walk
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge swing
-Zambezi jetboating
-Half day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Helicopter ride
-Fishing
-Bridge tour
-Full day abseiling
Of course there is a lot more to Livingstone than action-soaked activities – which is why you have another day to check out the markets and fascinating museum, volunteer for a local project, embark on a day trip to Victoria Falls Township in Zimbabwe, or simply relax on the serene campsite deck and watch the Zambezi River flow past on its way to the Falls.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Victoria Falls bungy jump
-Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park game walk
-Chief Mukumi Village tour
-Gorge swing
-Zambezi jetboating
-Half day canoe safari
-Zambezi sunset cruise
-Whitewater rafting
-Helicopter ride
-Fishing
-Bridge tour
-Full day abseiling
Today we make tracks for Zambia's urban metropolis, Lusaka. A commercial hub and centre for the government, Lusaka is home to dusty tree-lined streets, soviet looking buildings and bustling local markets that ooze African flair. Our campsite for the evening is set in a tranquil and relaxing spot on a farm, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
We leave early and take the Great Eastern Road through lush countryside and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to the South Luangwa National Park. This area of outstanding natural beauty is rightly known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. On arrival we set up camp and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the many activities on offer, from walking safaris, night game drives and village walks.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
What better way to start the day than with a morning game drive along the river’s edge to see the abundance of animal and birdlife inhabiting the area? After the game drive, take advantage of The Warthogs Bar and swimming pool (which is the best place to cool off during the hot hours of the day) and the many activities on offer that you may have missed the day before.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Village tour
-Walking safari
-Game drive
Leaving Zambia behind, we cross the border to Malawi stopping at the capital, Lilongwe, before taking the eastern road to Lake Malawi. Formally known as ‘Lake Nyasa’, Lake Malawi covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and provides the livelihood for many of the Malawi people. Fishermen, fish traders, canoe and net makers all ply their trade on its shores, so expect to see fishermen in their bwato (dugout canoe made from hollowed out tree trunk) fishing on the lake at the break of day. We arrive at camp on the lake’s shore in the afternoon and have the rest of the day to swim and explore the beach and surrounding area.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Village walk
While here, try some of the watersports typically available, take part in some optional horse riding or just relax by the lakeside and go for a dip in its warm waters anytime the need arises. It’s also worth taking the time to get to know some of the locals, often regarded as amongst the friendliest in Africa, to gain an insight into their way of life.

Please note: Although we do our best to adhere to the campsites described in this itinerary, the crew may need to make some alterations to the itinerary published here.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Village walk
We take a scenic drive through rubber plantations to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi, where we stop for a short while to grab supplies and check out the markets before arriving at Chitimba Beach for the next two nights.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Enjoy time on the beach or shop at a large curios market, where you can test your bargaining skills and buy some of Malawi’s famous ornate carved chairs. Alternatively, take an optional hike to Manchewe Falls or embark on the Chihanga walk with a local guide. These trails are beautifully serene, but can take up to ten hours so be sure to rest up beforehand!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Livingstone day hike
Leaving Chitimba Beach, we travel the short distance north to cross the border into Tanzania. We steadily climb through Tanzania’s Southern Highlands all the way to Kisolanza Farm House. This farm is at an altitude of 1,600 metres, ensuring a pleasantly fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas of Tanzania. Home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years, Kisolanza remains a working farm, which provides organic meat (beef, lamb and chicken) and vegetables to the surrounding markets as well as further afield in Dar es Salaam. The farmhouse is famous for its hot showers, chocolate brownies and hot chocolate that can be bought from a quaint, candlelit bar. Note: time to indulge!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we make our way east to Mikumi National Park. This evening we’ll sip sundowners at the local bar before gathering around the open fire and stargazing at our camp, which is just a stone’s throw away from the park.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
With luck, we may spot forest elephants or giraffes feeding near the side of the road on our way to Dar es Salaam. 'Dar' is Tanzania's hub of commerce and industry, and is a hot, humid and bustling seaport city of high rises, colourful markets and Arabesque architecture. We set up camp at our site on the beach just outside of the city centre, usually having time to browse the local markets (best known for ebony wood carvings) and prepare for our own trip to Zanzibar.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we ferry across to the magical 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar to spend three blissful nights. Discover the island’s idyllic, palm-fringed beaches, winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests, as well as its intriguing history as a major trading centre for spices. For centuries, Zanzibaris would trade with the people of the Arabian Peninsula and ply the ocean in simple dhow sailboats, relying on the annual trade winds for passage. The Arabic influence is evident in the architecture and diverse street stall offerings of the capital, Stone Town, so keep your eyes peeled when wandering the city’s historic pathways. The next four days are on your own watch, so spend your time exploring at your own pace.

Please note: As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic safari lodge/hotel accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar is included. However, lunches and dinners are your own to arrange. We usually divide our nights here between accommodation in Stone Town and accommodation on one of the northern beaches, but there are no set activities – the time is entirely yours to do as you please.


Included today:
-Ferry to Zanzibar

Meals:
-Breakfast


Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Visit the former slave markets
-Visit the Arabic Fort
-Visit the Palace Museum
Don your comfiest walking attire and set out to explore Stone Town on foot. Get lost in the labyrinth of laneways at the bazaars and marvel at the array of ancient maritime trinkets, vibrant fabrics and ornate wooden carvings. Be sure to pay a visit to the city’s mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways for a living history lesson of this fascinating island.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Visit Mnemba Island
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
Awake to another day in this dreamlike haven. If it's white sand, a sparkling ocean and hot sun you're after, head to the northern beaches and enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best. Try your hand at snorkelling and diving, indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Visit Mnemba Island
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
Variety is the spice of life, and on Zanzibar island, spices are abundant. Embark on a day tour to the nearby spice plantations and have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents that infiltrate the air.


Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Visit Mnemba Island
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
Time to bid farewell to this picture-perfect paradise. Sneak in some last-minute shopping or relish one last dip before catching the ferry back to Dar on the African mainland. Tonight, our campsite on the coast awaits.

Included today:
-Ferry to Dar Es Salaam

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
Departing early from Dar es Salaam, we head north past the Usambara and Pare Mountains in the Eastern Arc Mountain Range to Marangu, nestled at the base of the famed Kilimanjaro. The camp takes its name from the surrounding area (‘Marangu’ means ‘full of water’ in the local Chagga language). If the weather is clear we will gain a view of the magnificent snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Passing through the town of Moshi, we eventually reach Arusha, a bustling melting pot of markets, vehicles and some two million people, all nestled in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru. With time to explore town, we head out to our camp just outside the city at the edge of the Masai plains.

This afternoon, we take a walk to one of the local Masai villages – checking out a local school and clinic, a small but hugely interesting Masai museum, and the snake enclosure at the Meserani Snake Park (if you dare!). It’s from here that we will prepare for our included two night/three day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Included today:
-Masai Village walk


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning calls for a vehicle change-up. We hit the road in a game park-friendly vehicle option and drive west across the Great Rift Valley, entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Just try not to drop your jaw as we pass into the park and cruise around the crater rim and down onto the Serengeti plains.

Lush and green after the rains and a burnt hue in dry weather, this spectacular landscape is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti is simply huge. In fact, its name is derived from the Maasai word Siringitu (‘the place where the land moves on forever’). We drive to our designated (but unfenced) campsite for the evening for an unforgettable back-to-nature experience.

Included today:
-Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Spend the morning game driving out of the plains, and then ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater (after a well-deserved lunch, of course). Pack your warmest jacket, as tonight we camp on the rim of the crater, where wildlife also gallivant. At 326 square kilometres in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa's largest intact caldera and a World Heritage Site. If you think the view from the rim at 2,400 metres above sea level is spectacular, the site from the crater floor some 600 metres below will be equally mind-blowing.

Included today:
-Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
On the final day of the excursion we descend down the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving. Keep your eye out for all the major mammals – except the towering giraffes, which struggle to manage the steep slopes leading down onto the crater floor. After our game drive, we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, then pack up our camp and enjoy lunch.

Included today:
-Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After a last night at camp, we make our way across the Maasai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. Completing formalities at Namanga border post, we drive the last stretch of road to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where our amazing tour of Africa sadly ends. Until next time!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Camping

On our Camping trips, you will be staying in easy-to-assemble, two-person dome tents provided by us. Please try to keep the tent clean, zipped up and remember that no smoking, candles or mosquito coils are permitted in the tent. To keep pests away, we also ask that you not eat or leave food in your tent. Ain’t nobody got time for bugs. Please note: You must provide your own sleeping bag on Camping trips.

Accommodated

Sometimes you just need your creature comforts. We totally get it. That’s why our Accommodated trips offer the same level of excitement and adventure as our Camping trips – except every day ends with a night in a comfortable bed in a range of safari cabins, tented camps and hostels.

Please note: Trips staying in Spitzkoppe and Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater will not be accommodated and two-person dome tents with a mattress and sleeping bag will be provided for these locations.

Campsites

Campsites you will stay in vary considerably. The general standard in East Africa is modest, although most have reasonable toilet and shower facilities. In southern Africa, the standard is usually somewhat higher. Occasionally we may camp out in the bush (with limited or no facilities). In addition to meal assistance, there are other odd jobs you will be expected to undertake as part of any trip in Africa. We ask that you get involved in collecting firewood, lighting fires, filling water tanks, loading luggage, keeping the truck clean and even helping with the dishes. Lending a hand has never been so much fun, trust us.

Malawi - Lake Malawi

Horse riding - US$45

Village walk - US$7

Livingstonia day hike - US$10

Zambia - Livingstone

Victoria Falls bungy - US$160

Mosi oa Tunya National Park game walk - US$110

Chief Mukumi Village tour - US$50

Gorge swing - US$95

Zambezi jetboating - US$120

Half day canoe safari - US$110

Zambezi sunset cruise - $US85

Whitewater rafting - US$160

Helicopter - from US$170

Fishing -US$145

Bridge tour - US$65

Full day abseil - US180

Botswana - Okavango Delta

Okavango scenic flight - U$470

Bushman traditional dancing - US$15

Tanzania - Arusha

Camel ride - US$5

Serengeti balloon flight - US$550

Tanzania - Zanzibar

Scuba diving - Mnemba Island - US$170

Snorkelling day trip- US$65

Spice tour - US$30

Scuba dive - US$130

Visit the former slave market site - US$15

Arabic Fort - US$10

Palace Museum - US$10

Zimbabwe - Matobo

Matobo National Park full day tour upgrade - US$40

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document. While on the road, you will be provided with three meals a day unless otherwise stated. African overland trips are participation based, which means you will be expected to do your bit for the team by helping with purchasing, cooking and cleaning-up duties. In some places, we will be able to go out for a meal.If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs, as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Trip Consultant when you book. Please be aware that it may not be possible to cater for every single dietary requirement, but we will always try our best to arrange it.

Your Topdeck crew never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! We also know how much tipping can cost you. So go ahead, spoil yourself with the money you will save by travelling with Topdeck (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).

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Please note: The Topdeck Travel App should only be downloaded once you have booked onto your trip. You will not be able to log in unless you have a Topdeck Booking Reference Number.

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One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:

When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Topdeckers if you become separated.

In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.

It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

13 de dezembro a 10 de janeiro
R$ 13.329,25
27 de dezembro a 24 de janeiro
R$ 13.329,25
Saída garantida
24 de janeiro a 21 de fevereiro
R$ 19.312,15
Saída garantida
07 de fevereiro a 07 de março
R$ 19.312,15
Saída garantida
21 de fevereiro a 21 de março
R$ 19.312,15
04 de abril a 02 de maio
R$ 19.312,15
18 de abril a 16 de maio
R$ 19.312,15
02 de maio a 30 de maio
R$ 19.312,15
16 de maio a 13 de junho
R$ 19.312,15
Saída garantida
30 de maio a 27 de junho
R$ 19.312,15
13 de junho a 11 de julho
R$ 19.312,15
27 de junho a 25 de julho
R$ 19.312,15
11 de julho a 08 de agosto
R$ 19.312,15
25 de julho a 22 de agosto
R$ 19.312,15
08 de agosto a 05 de setembro
R$ 19.312,15
22 de agosto a 19 de setembro
R$ 19.312,15
05 de setembro a 03 de outubro
R$ 19.312,15
19 de setembro a 17 de outubro
R$ 19.312,15
03 de outubro a 31 de outubro
R$ 19.312,15
Saída garantida
17 de outubro a 14 de novembro
R$ 19.312,15
Saída garantida
31 de outubro a 28 de novembro
R$ 19.312,15
14 de novembro a 12 de dezembro
R$ 19.312,15
28 de novembro a 26 de dezembro
R$ 19.312,15
12 de dezembro a 09 de janeiro
R$ 19.312,15
26 de dezembro a 23 de janeiro
R$ 19.312,15
09 de janeiro a 06 de fevereiro
R$ 19.312,15
23 de janeiro a 20 de fevereiro
R$ 19.312,15
06 de fevereiro a 05 de março
R$ 19.312,15
20 de fevereiro a 19 de março
R$ 19.312,15
05 de março a 02 de abril
R$ 19.312,15
19 de março a 16 de abril
R$ 19.312,15