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Ultimate African Overlander

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Introducing the grandest of all African safaris! From big skies and big plains to big game and big smiles, everything is bigger in Africa – and this trip is no exception. Spend 58 adventure-filled days on an extended safari between Kenya and South Africa, soaking up all the amazing wildlife, landscapes and culture this spectacular continent has to offer. With so many unique experiences, you’ll be reminiscing on this once-in-a-lifetime getaway till the lions come home. Seriously.

Bucket List Inclusions

Maasai village walk

Visit Chobe National Park

Kalahari Bushman walk

Visit Zanzibar

Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve

Visit the Great Rift Valley

Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mountain gorilla trek (part of Gorilla permit payment)

Chimpanzee trek (part of Gorilla permit payment)

See Sossusvlei and Dune 45

See the Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings

Visit Etosha National Park

Okavango Delta mokoro/walking safari

Fish eagle boat cruise

Visit Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Victoria Falls)

More Inclusions

  • 57 breakfasts, 45 lunches, 45 dinners
  • 57 nights in 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation
  • Return ferry tickets from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Awesome Trip Leader and Driver

Group Size

Maximum 24

Transport

Overland safari vehicle

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Depart at 8am from Nairobi

Finish time:
Approximately 6pm in Cape Town



Combat your jet lag by arriving a day before our epic adventure, and then rise early to depart Nairobi for the 'Great Rift Valley' – an enormous cleft in the Earth's surface stretching from the Red Sea to Madagascar. Have your camera at the ready, because these views are something to write home about! Later, we stop at our camp near Lake Nakuru National Park, which has an abundance of wildlife thanks to its location on the Great Rift Valley floor. This afternoon will provide a delightful introduction to East Africa's wildlife diversity thanks to an afternoon game drive making use of local guides and smaller safari vehicles for a more intimate experience.

Included today:
-Great Rift Valley
-Lake Nakuru National Park game drive

Meals:
-Lunch
-Dinner
From Nakuru we continue northwest and climb in altitude towards the town of Eldoret en route to the Ugandan frontier. Brush up on your geology knowledge by learning about the significance of the equator as we cross it today from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern. Read also: unique photo opportunities. Finally, we reach Eldoret, whose name is based on the Maasai word ‘Eldore’ meaning ‘stony river’, due to the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the fifth largest in Kenya and is the fastest growing with a population of nearly 200,000. Once we reach our fabulous campsite, sip on a sundowner around the warmth of an open log fire and marvel at the idyllic setting of waterfalls, streams and wooden bridges.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Described by Winston Churchill as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda, you’ll be captivated by its sheer beauty and the friendliness of the local people. Tonight we camp in the capital, Kampala, which is an attractive hilly city bustling with roadside traders, markets and busy matatu (minibus taxi) stands.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
From Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, once more over the equator and through fertile, green-terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations and tangled forests. Keep your eyes peeled for the herds of Ankole cattle, with their incredible long, curved horns, roaming the roads and paddocks. Setting up camp just a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll have the chance to kick back and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the community, local style.

Included today:
-Queen Elizabeth National Park chimpanzee trekking on either day 4 or 5

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning we enter Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in some magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa, as well as Lakes Edwards and George. Queen Elizabeth National park has over 500 species of birds and 100 species of mammals, making it one of the most bio-diverse national parks in the world. Nearby, we visit the Kyambura Gorge for an exciting trek to see the chimpanzees. On departing the National Park, we make our way to the stunning Lake Bunyonyi – the perfect place to unwind, relax and explore (on the days that we don't trek to see the mountain gorillas, of course).

Included today:
-Queen Elizabeth National Park chimpanzee trekking on either day 4 or 5

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Over the next three days, you and your adventure buddies will be split into two groups. On the first day, one group will trek to witness the amazing mountain gorillas up close, while the others have a free day of chilling out on the lake. Then the next day, the groups swap.

On the day of your trek, we’ll gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker. The area that we explore is home to the world's remaining 700 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park*. The trek into the thick rainforest can be demanding at times, with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest, but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort more than worthwhile.

*Please note: Depending on the availability of the chimpanzee and gorilla permits, the tour itinerary may vary from the brochure itinerary. From time to time, we may have to trek on different days. If at any time our gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, i.e Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees, although we’ll endeavour to advise you of any significant changes to the tour itinerary before departure. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today, the groups will swap. If you’re not trekking today, take advantage of your free time by the lake with an abundance of optional boredom-killer activities. Hire canoes and swing by some of the islands, wander the local tribes and villages, visit the local orphanage or channel your inner explorer with a nature walk. Alternatively, kick your feet up at camp and catch up on the diary or postcards home.


Included today:
-Gorilla trekking on either day 7 or day 8

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Island boat trips
-Village walk
-Traditional dancing
-Bird watching
-Canoe hire
Those with a free day can spend time swanning around the campsite, canoe the lake’s peaceful waters (optional) or discover why this stunning area is known as the ‘place of many birds’ with a spot of bird watching. Today’s all yours, so spend it as you see fit.

Included today:
-Gorilla trekking on either day 7 or day 8

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Island boat trips
-Village walk
-Traditional dancing
-Bird watching
-Canoe hire
Leaving Lake Bunyonyi, we make our way back across the equator through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, to Kampala. A hotspot for great food and entertainment, Kampala is the perfect place for our overnight stay. Take the night to enjoy the hospitality of the local Ugandans before resting your head and getting in some much-needed zzz’s.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After we bid farewell to the capital, we venture a short distance to Jinja where our camp on the grassy banks of the River Nile awaits. It was in 1862 that British explorer John Hanning Speke recognised Lake Victoria as the ‘source of the Nile’, settling a long running dispute about Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. From this modest monument, the Nile begins its 6,610km journey through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jumping
-Quad biking
-Whitewater rafting
-Community school project
-Nile cruise
-Nile stand up paddleboarding
-Kayaking
-Fishing trips
-Mountain biking
Since our camp in Jinja overlooks a dramatic set of rapids (known as Bujagali Falls), it’s no surprise that the region is somewhat of an adrenalin playground. Thrill seekers will revel in the chance to try some optional whitewater rafting – but if you’re not a daredevil at heart, mountain biking, quad biking and village walks are also on offer.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jumping
-Quad biking
-Whitewater rafting
-Community school project
-Nile cruise
-Nile stand up paddleboarding
-Kayaking
-Fishing trips
-Mountain biking
When you’ve had your fill of heart-racing activities, roll up your sleeves and take the opportunity to make a difference for local children on an optional school project. Soft Power Education is a locally run volunteer programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area. Your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jumping
-Quad biking
-Whitewater rafting
-Community school project
-Nile cruise
-Nile stand up paddleboarding
-Kayaking
-Fishing trips
-Mountain biking
After our excitement-filled break in Jinja, we retrace our steps across the border of Kenya and on towards Eldoret, where we’ll set up camp for the evening. Tonight, share a few laughs with your new travel comrades and reminisce about your gorilla encounters around the campfire.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning we cross the equator and make our way south to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and our base just outside the city. Make sure you have your camera handy, as the photo opportunity standing over the equator is like no other.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
Hit the pavement and explore Nairobi’s endless shopping, markets, bars, restaurants and unique café culture. If you’re still stuck for ideas, your Trip Leader will be more than willing to help you arrange optional local excursions in and around the city including a visit to the National Museum of Kenya, a safari at Nairobi National Park, or an afternoon at the Karen Blixen Museum in the nearby town of Karen.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
-Visit the Giraffe Centre
-Visit the Karen Blixen Museum
Travelling in small, specialised safari vehicles, we make our way across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, enjoying the vast vistas en route. Prepare for two nights of camping on the edge of the reserve, with plenty of time to explore the park and meet the locals on morning and afternoon game drives. The 'Mara' is crossed every year between July and October by great herds of wildebeest, zebras and other grazing animals in their migration from the adjoining Serengeti plains to the south (in Tanzania). During our stay, we hope to see some, if not all, of Africa's 'Big Five'.

Included today:
-Maasai Mara National Reserve excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Start the day right with an eye-opening morning game drive, where we'll be on the constant look out for the famous 'Big Five.' Think: elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions and leopards. In between our morning and afternoon game drives we have plenty of time to relax and soak up the top-notch panoramic views that this outstanding area of natural beauty brings to the table. Note to self: pack camera.

Included today:
-Maasai Mara National Reserve excursion


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving the incredible natural wonderland of the Maasai Mara behind us, we make tracks and head back to the chaotic Kenyan city of Nairobi where we’ll stay overnight.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After crossing the border into Tanzania at the busy Namanga frontier we arrive at our destination, Arusha, in the late afternoon. Situated midway between Cape Town and Cairo, this is very much Tanzania’s ‘safari capital’ as well as a bustling city of colourful markets, shops, vehicles and people, all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru. After exploring the markets, we head to our camp just outside Arusha on the open plains to the west of the city, where we prepare for our two night, three day included excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Included today:
-Maasai Village walk

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning we’ll change up our vehicles for a more game park-friendly option and drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbu ('Mosquito Creek'), before entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Passing into the park, we’ll drive around the crater rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, which is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti certainly lives up to its namesake: ‘the place where the land moves on forever'. We drive to our designated (but unfenced) campsite for the evening where lions and hyenas roam nearby. Talk about an unforgettable experience.

Included today:
-Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Rise and shine! This morning we head out on a game drive beyond the plains and then ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater post lunch. The night is spent camping on the rim of the crater (pack your warmest jacket), which at 326 square kilometres is Africa's largest intact caldera. If you think the view from the rim at 2,400 metres above sea level is spectacular, you can be sure that the crater floor some 600 metres below, is 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 (and wildlife spotting!). After our game drive we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, pack up our camp and enjoy a bite to eat.

Included today:
-Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning we cruise through the local Maasai villages and enjoy an insight into the everyday life and traditions of this colourful culture before heading to the Bagamoyo area. Founded at the end of the 18th century, Bagamoyo was the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. If we’re lucky with the weather, we might even be treated to the view of a magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, on our way.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving our camp at Bagamoyo we make our way south to Dar es Salaam and the Indian Ocean. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s main port and is a hub of commerce and industry. It is a hot, humid and bustling seaport city of high rises, colourful markets and Arab influenced architecture on the coast accessing one of the most important sea routes in the world. To the majority of travellers, this city is the port of call to the more exotic and relaxed island of Zanzibar and other islands. We set up camp on the beach just outside of the city, take in the balmy Indian Ocean sea breeze, and prepare for our own trip to Zanzibar.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Wonderfully exotic and perfectly placed, Zanzibar boasts idyllic, palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding alleys and lush tropical forests. The base of great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone, Zanzibar was once a major trading centre of spices – not surprising, really, when you wander the streets and detect the intoxicating scent of spices in the air. Our time on the island is completely footloose and fancy-free, so spend your days as you wish.

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 market site
-Visit the Arabic Fort
-Visit the Palace Museum
Don your comfiest walking shoes and head out on foot to explore intriguing Stone Town. Peruse the bazaars for old maritime trinkets, vibrant fabrics and ornate wooden carvings, and then visit 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 snorkeling safari
-Massage
If it's white sand, sparkling ocean and hot sun you're after, head to the northern beaches and enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best. Feeling adventurous? Try a spot of snorkelling and diving. For those wanting to stay on dry land, indulge in some sumptuous seafood or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book. #Bliss.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Visit Mnemba Island
-Dhow snorkeling safari
-Massage
It’s our final day in paradise! Soak up your tears with a bountiful breakfast before making the most of your incredible surrounds with a splash in the turquoise water. Time to send your last few Snapchats before ferrying back to Dar es Salaam.

Included today:
-Ferry to Dar es Salaam

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner
Leaving the bustling city and warm Atlantic coast we drive inland through the Mikumi National Park. We may, with luck, spot forest elephants or giraffes feeding near the side of the road. Our campsite is located a stone’s throw from the park, where we’ll have the chance to sip sundowners at the local bar, followed by an evening around the open fire under a blanket of stars. If time allows, a game drive in the late afternoon will sate your appetite for a spot of animal viewing.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Mikumi Game Drive
After a scrumptious breakfast we depart for Iringa and Kisolanza Farm, which is at an altitude of 1600 metres, ensuring a pleasant climate in what is one of the most scenic areas in the Southern Highlands 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. This farmhouse is famous for its amazing hot showers, chocolate brownies and hot chocolate; and of course Amarula, which can be bought at the quaint candlelit bar.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After our last night in Tanzania, we head through lush mountain passes, rich grazing land and both banana and tea plantations on the way to Songwe, the border post into Malawi. For the next two nights we will stay at the Chitimba Beach campsite on scenic Lake Malawi.

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 ornately carved chairs. Alternatively, 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 get plenty of rest beforehand!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Livingstonia day hike
After a relaxing morning we take a scenic drive to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi. Here, we’ll stop for a short while to grab supplies and check out the markets before arriving at Kande Beach (also on Lake Malawi), where we’ll stay for two more nights.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horse riding
-Village walk
Try your hand at some of the watersports typically available, embark on a leisurely horse ride or simply relax by the lakeside and dip your toe in its warm waters any time the need arises. It’s also worth taking the time to get to know some of the locals, often regarded as some of the friendliest in Africa.


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
Upon leaving the lake we head for the capital Lilongwe to gather supplies for our onward journey into Zambia – which means a good chance to spend the last of your Malawi kwacha before we leave. Chipata, formerly named Fort Jameson, is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia and is a colourful town with a number of fruit and vegetable markets and ornate mosques, thanks to its large Indian community. If time allows, we’ll make a stop in town before arriving at our campsite, situated a short distance from the town centre.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we leave early and take the Great Eastern Road through lush country and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Lusaka is southern Africa’s fastest-growing city, and is located on the southern plateau at an elevation of 1,300 metres with four main highways running north, south, east and west to different parts of Africa. Enjoy the peace and quiet at our campsite, which is situated on a farm outside of the hustle and bustle, and be sure to keep watch for the zebras, ostriches, giraffes and antelopes roaming freely around the outskirts of the main camping area.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Next up, we head south to Livingstone, our gateway to the majestic Victoria Falls and the continent's adrenalin capital. Setting up camp on the banks of the Zambezi just a few kilometres from the Falls, you’ll have the chance to marvel at the sheer force of the water. In fact, the spray can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’. Hint: now’s the perfect chance to use that waterproof case you bought for your camera.

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

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

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
Fancy another game drive? This is the place to do it. 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. The next few days are yours to explore the Victoria Falls area to the max.

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
If Jinja in Uganda is Africa's adrenalin playground then Livingstone is its Disney World. Every thrill-seeking activity you can think of is on offer here. Rafting, canoeing, bungy jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horse riding and scenic flights above the thundering Victoria Falls are just the beginning. With so much action, you’ll be guaranteed a good night’s sleep tonight.

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’s more to Livingstone than action-soaked activities – which is why you have another day to check out the markets and fascinating museum, spend a worthwhile day volunteering 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 rapidly 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
Moving on from Livingstone, we travel a short distance to Botswana and the town of Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. The bird watching here is also excellent, so prop your binoculars and keep watch as spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to the area. We change it up this afternoon with an exciting game viewing cruise on the Chobe River – a truly amazing way to see hippos, elephants and sometimes buffaloes come to the river to bathe and drink.

Included today:
-Fish Eagle boat cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
We leave Kasane and make our way south, hugging the fringes of the dry and dusty Kalahari Desert and stopping at our campsite Elephant Sands Lodge, located just north of the small town of Nata. Since the camping area is unfenced, wild animals frequently visit the lodge's waterhole to drink – so keep your eyes peeled for elephants, buffaloes, zebras and giraffes (and possibly the odd lion and wild dog!). Like the other beasts of the land, gravitate to the water (in the form of a swimming pool), relax and absorb nature's bounty at its best: up close!

Included today:
-Chobe National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving Elephant Sands, we make our way to Maun, keeping our eyes peeled for the animals that wander freely in these parts. The gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts. Although officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town to a community that has distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Okavango Delta scenic flight
From our campsite in Maun, we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta by an open 4x4 truck to the mokoro station, where we’ll be introduced to the local Tswana Polers who will be guiding us on this expedition. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) among the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds to our island tented camp, before exploring the area on a walking safari. A completely unspoilt area that teems with wildlife, the Okavango is the perfect spot to get amongst nature and listen to the sounds of the African wilderness at night.

Included today:
-Okavango Delta excursion with mokoro/walking safari

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Returning to Maun, you have the day to unwind at your leisure. Since Maun's founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living, wild-west sort of town built to supply local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Today however, Maun is a thriving tourist hub, which plays host to a range of interesting cultural activities.

Included today:
-Okavango Delta excursion with mokoro

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we bid farewell to the paradisiacal Okavango Delta and roll onto Ghanzi, which skirts the Kalahari Desert. Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain we meet the San Bushmen and enjoy a guided bush walk, where we learn about this ancient people’s way of life. Later on this evening, you'll witness the ancient dance rituals of the San Bushmen, which on special occasions, could be a healing or trance dance. Expect a truly intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.

Included today:
-Kalahari Bushman walk


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Traditional dancing
Today we leave Botswana behind and travel to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland and the Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek is home to approximately two hundred thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards. The city centre is characterised by a proliferation of German-style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history and atmosphere. Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out at one of the local restaurants or visit the famous Joe's Beerhouse.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
We make our way north to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 square kilometres surrounding a central salt depression or 'pan'. The pan is seasonally full of water but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We spend two nights here, usually making camp near a floodlit waterhole, where observers can frequently see a range of nocturnal visitors (think: elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas and even lions!) making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive upon arrival and a full day’s game drive the following day.

Included today:
-Etosha National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Etosha National Park is the ultimate definition of the perfect game viewing destination. Picture this – a barren landscape teeming with neon flamingos and pelicans, surrounded by nothing but native bush, grasslands, scrubland and saline lakes. Trust us, you'll be in awe of this magical spot. Today we dive straight into the heart of Etosha National Park and enjoy a full day’s game drive, keeping our eyes peeled for more of the local residents.

Included today:
-Etosha National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we head south to the beautiful Damaraland region and stop at Spitzkoppe to admire the ancient Bushman Paintings still visible on the peculiar rock formations. The rock formations peak at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level and form a spectacular view, so take your time to explore the area and enjoy its delightful calmness. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the ever-changing colour of the rocks, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades.

Included today:
-See the Spitzkoppe Bushman Paintings

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Departing the granite-infused Spitzkoppe, we make our way to Swakopmund – a small town redolent of Namibia's colonial past but with modern adventure oriented attractions for visitors. Sandwiched neatly between the desert and the ocean, Swakopmund is Namibia's main seaside resort and is a delightful coastal oasis.

Included today:
-Dune 45, Sossusvlei shuttle & guided walk
-Visit the Sesriem Canyon

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sandboarding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Deep sea fishing
-Scenic flights
-Swakopmund Township tour
Take the day to try some optional adventurous desert-based activities – quad biking, sand boarding, or for the real thrillseekers, skydiving (weather permitting). Those without an iron stomach can enjoy the town’s shopping, cafés, restaurants and art galleries – or simply stroll along the promenade admiring the ocean.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sandboarding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Deep sea fishing
-Scenic flights
-Swakopmund Township tour
Continuing south, we cross over the Tropic of Capricorn, stopping for a photo opportunity en route to Solitaire – Namibia’s smallest town – for the night.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Continuing on, we reach the Namib Naukluft Park (aka the world's oldest desert, containing some of the highest sand dunes in the globe). Crossing into the park, we make a stop at the base of Dune 45. Clamber to the top of one of the most photographed sand dunes in the world and marvel at the vastness of the empty desert as the sun starts to set (hello, perfect photo op!). Tonight we rest our heads at the Sesriem campsite on the outskirts of the national park entrance under the star-filled African sky.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
This morning we prepare ourselves for the beautiful Fish River Canyon, the world's second largest canyon (behind the Grand Canyon, of course). Fish River Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Africa, some 500 metres deep and over 160 kilometres long. Again, there are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers as we spend time around this area and visit the canyon's infamous sharp river bend known as 'Hell's Corner’. There is nowhere in the world quite like this remarkable spot. Seriously.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving the mighty Fish River Canyon we travel south to the border of Namibia/South Africa and the Gariep (Orange) River. Our campsite lies on the banks of the river on the South African side, where you’ll have the chance to swim, relax and unwind on the water’s edge, or embark on an optional canoeing trip in sight of the abundance of birdlife in the area.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Canoe safari
We continue south passing through Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of wildflowers that bloom in spring (best seen between August and September). Pitching our tents at a picturesque campsite nestled near the Olifants River, we have the opportunity to sample some of the beautiful wines of the region. Bottoms up!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Wine tasting
Wave goodbye to the scenic Cederberg area and travel south, passing the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal and some spectacular views as we meander down the Piketberg Pass to the Western Cape Province. We continue to cosmopolitan Cape Town, without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities, where our trip of a lifetime ends. If time allows, we recommend you spend a few more days exploring the city and its surrounds.

Meals:
-Breakfast
Get excited. This. Is. Africa! First up: Kenya's Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park, where we'll kick things off with a game drive. Best known for its birdlife, Nakuru also contains plenty of rhinos, leopards, warthogs, baboons and lions - so keep those eyes peeled.

Included today:
-Visit the Great Rift Valley
-Visit Lake Nakuru National Park

Meals:
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’ll kick it north through the highlands to Eldoret, a thriving town on the Kenya-Uganda highway. Grab dinner and go exploring before we move on to Kampala tomorrow.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Get ready to roll into Uganda’s bustling capital city. With a rich history to explore (not to mention a whole bunch of shops, attractions and gardens) you certainly won’t be short of things to do here.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
From Kampala we’ll travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, checking out green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests along the way. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for herds of Ankole cattle! When we reach the national park, a spot of chimpanzee trekking is on the cards. OMG.

Included today:
-Queen Elizabeth National Park chimpanzee trek (either day 4 or day 5)

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
If the amazing mountain #views aren’t enough for you this morning, wait till you see Lake Edwards and Lake George! Did you know? Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 500 species of birds and 100 species of mammals, making it one of the most biodiverse national parks in the world. If you’re lucky, you might get to spot a few critters en route to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees (if you didn’t already make this journey yesterday). Unlike their mountain gorilla cousins, chimps live mostly in the trees, so keep an eye up high!

Included today:
-Queen Elizabeth National Park chimpanzee trek (either day 4 or day 5)

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Over the next three days, you and your adventure buddies will be split into two groups. On the first day, one group will trek to see the amazing mountain gorillas up close, while the others will have a free day of chilling out on the lake. Then the next day, the groups will swap.

Quick fact: the Lake Bunyonyi region is home to the world’s remaining 770 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On the day of our trek, we’ll meet our local guide and tracker bright and early before venturing into the rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times (look out for uneven terrain and hill climbs), but trust us – the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle giants will make the effort totally worthwhile. Excited yet? We sure are!

What can you do at Lake Bunyonyi when you’re not trekking, you ask? Good question. Take your pick from our optionals: hire a canoe, hop on a boat trip or check out a traditional dance performance. If you’re all about the animal life, you can even indulge in a spot of bird watching. Wanna chill? We won’t judge. You’ll have plenty of time to relax around camp and send a few postcards home.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
If you’re not on today’s trek, take advantage of some free time by the lake with a bunch of boredom-killer activities. Hire canoes and swing by some of the islands, wander the local villages or channel your inner explorer with a nature walk.

Included today:
-Mountain gorilla trek (either day 7 or day 8)

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Island boat trip
-Visit a local village
-Hire a canoe
-Watch a traditional dance
-Go bird watching
Got a free day? Yesterday’s optionals are still here for you! Spend your time swanning around the campsite or discover why this area is known as the ‘place of many birds’ with a spot of bird watching. What’s it gonna be?

Included today:
-Mountain gorilla trek (either day 7 or day 8)

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Island boat trip
-Visit a local village
-Hire a canoe
-Watch a traditional dance
-Go bird watching
After your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla experience, it’s time to venture out of the wilderness and back into civilisation as we hit the road to Kampala.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Onwards to Jinja – a great place for optionals like kayaking, whitewater rafting and bird watching.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Since our camp in Jinja overlooks a dramatic set of rapids (known as Bujagali Falls), it’s no surprise the region is somewhat of an adrenalin playground. Best make the most of it while you’re here!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jumping
-Quad biking
-Whitewater rafting
-Community school project
-Nile cruise
-Stand up paddleboarding
-Kayaking
-Fishing trip
-Mountain biking
When you’ve had your fill of heart-racing activities, why not roll up your sleeves and take the opportunity to make a difference to the local community by volunteering? Soft Power Education is a locally run volunteer programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area. Your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome (and serves as a great mood booster, too).

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jumping
-Quad biking
-Whitewater rafting
-Community school project
-Nile cruise
-Stand up paddleboarding
-Kayaking
-Fishing trip
-Mountain biking
After our excitement-filled break in Jinja we’ll retrace our steps across the border into Kenya. Then: it’s off to Eldoret we go! Tonight, share a few laughs with your travel buds and toast the end of your trip with one last night around the campfire.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After breakfast we’ll carry on along the Rift Valley to Nairobi. Spend some time exploring the markets, book shops, cafés and restaurants on foot.

Meals:
-Breakfast
Yes! You’ve got a free day in Nairobi. If you’re stuck for ideas, your Trip Leader will be more than happy to help you arrange optional local excursions in and around the city!

Meals:
-Breakfast
Next up: the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s best-known game park. Looking for the real Africa? This is it! We’ll spend two nights camping here, with plenty of time to explore the park and meet the locals on morning and afternoon game drives. Keep your eyes peeled for some (if not all) of Africa's 'Big Five' (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard) and a whole bunch of other wildlife, too.

Included today:
-Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
You’ve got another day to soak up the Mara’s rolling grasslands and broad horizons (heart eyes emoji). Watch out for wildebeest and zebras!

Included today:
-Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Leaving the incredible natural wonderland of the Maasai Mara behind us, today we’ll hit the road back to the chaotic city of Nairobi, where we’ll stay overnight.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After crossing the border into Tanzania, we’ll arrive at our next destination: Arusha. This place is Tanzania’s ‘safari capital’ – a bustling city with colourful markets, nestling in the shadow of Mt Meru. If we have time, we’ll take a guided walk in a Maasai village to learn about the local culture before heading to our camp (if not, we’ll do it on day 22). But first: anyone for an optional camel ride?

Included today:
-Maasai village walk

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Camel ride
Today we’ll switch to smaller 4x4 vehicles as we head west to Serengeti National Park. Don your khaki greens, ‘cos we’re going all-out safari mode! Exciting. Passing into the park, we’ll drive around the crater rim and down onto the Serengeti plains, which are home to an huge variety of grazing animals and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti certainly lives up to its nickname: ‘the place where the land moves on forever'.

Included today:
-Visit Serengeti National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Rise and shine! This morning we’re heading out on a game drive beyond the plains – and after lunch, we’ll ascend the outer wall of the awesome Ngorongoro Crater. Tonight, we’ll stay on the rim of the crater (read: pack your warmest jacket).

Included today:
-Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today, we’re headed inside the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving and wildlife spotting. It’s a tough life. Then: it’s back to Arusha. If we didn’t already do it on day 19, we’ll visit a Maasai village this afternoon.

Included today:
-Visit Ngorongoro Crater

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Next stop, Bagamoyo. If we’re lucky with the weather, we might even get to see an ah-mazing snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest peak) on the way.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’re hitting the road south to Dar es Salaam, which is hot, humid and full of high rises, colourful markets and Arab-influenced architecture. Tonight we’ll set up camp on the beach (OMG). Feel that balmy sea breeze yet?

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Hop on the ferry – we’ve got a beautiful palm-fringed island to get to! Fact: Zanzibar was once a major trading centre of spices. Did we mention this place has heaps of amazing optionals? We’re talking spice tours, visits to the Old Fort and more.

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.

Included today:
-Ferry to Zanzibar

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Visit the old slave market site
-Visit the Arabic Fort
-Visit the Palace Museum
After breakfast, why not head out on foot to explore Stone Town? You’re sure to find a whole bunch of souvenirs here. Wanna get aquatic? Then an optional snorkelling or scuba diving session has your name on it.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Spice tour
-Scuba diving
-Dhow snorkelling safari
-Massage
-Sunset cruise
If it's white sand, sparkling sea and hot sun you're after, you’ve come to the right place! Later, indulge in some de-LISH seafood or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book. #Bliss

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
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
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
After our last night in Tanzania, we’ll head through lush mountain passes, rich grazing land and both banana and tea plantations on the way to Songwe, the border post into Malawi. For the next two nights we’ll stay at the Chitimba Beach campsite.

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 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 Kande Beach – our home for the next two nights.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
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
Chipata is a colourful town with a number of fruit and vegetable markets – and a handful of ornate mosques, thanks to its large Indian community. If time allows, we’ll make a stop in town before arriving at our campsite.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
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
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.

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
Another day of living your best life at the Falls awaits! What bucket list item will you tick off today?

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
First things first today: a fish eagle boat cruise! Try and catch a glimpse of the sneaky bird (and other varmints too). They’re out there. We know they’re out there (eyes emoji).

Included today:
-Fish eagle boat cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Chobe National Park, we’re coming for you! After starting the day off with a game drive, we’ll leave Kasane and make our way south, hugging the fringes of the dry and dusty Kalahari Desert on the way to our campsite near Nata.

Included today:
-Chobe National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana, and is packed with an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native huts. We’ll stay here for the night before pressing on to the Okavango Delta tomorrow.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
When we get to the Okavango Delta, we’ll travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) past giant lily pads and tall grasses in search of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds. After settling into our island tented camp, we’ll explore the area on a walking safari. Anyone for critter bingo?

Included today:
-Okavango Delta mokoro/walking safari

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Back to Maun! Spend the rest of your time here on your own watch, taking in the awesome natural scenery from camp.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
In Ghanzi, we’ll head out on a guided Kalahari Bushman walk and discover how the locals manage the resources around them to the max. Tsamma melon, anyone? FYI: Your support of this ecotourism venture will give the Bushmen a sustainable income (plus, it helps keep their culture alive). It’s a win-win!

Included today:
-Kalahari Bushman walk

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Departing Ghanzi, we’ll head south to Windhoek – the capital of Namibia. Quick fact: Windhoek is home to approximately 200,000 people (an extremely small capital by global standards). Pro tip: take the opportunity to check out one of the local restaurants or visit the famous Joe’s Beer House tonight.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
Today we’ll make our way north to Etosha National Park. After pitching our tents near a floodlit waterhole (OMG), we’ll embark on a short afternoon game drive. As dusk falls, keep your eyes peeled for a range of nocturnal visitors – including elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas... and even lions!

Included today:
-Etosha National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Etosha National Park = the ultimate game viewing destination. Picture this: a barren landscape full of flamingos and pelicans, surrounded by nothing but native bush, scrubland and saline lakes. Trust us, this place is magical! Keep watch for more of the local residents on today’s game drive.

Included today:
-Etosha National Park game drive

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Our next stop is Spitzkoppe, where we’ll take a closer look at the ancient bushman paintings that are still visible on the area’s peculiar rock formations. The rocks peak at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level, making for some ah-mazing views – one of the most impressive being the 'Bushman Paradise' cave (Google it).

Included today:
-See the Spitzkoppe Bushman paintings

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Next up: a few days of adventure activities in Swakopmund. Wanna tick off some bucket list items? This is the place to do it!

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sandboarding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Deep sea fishing
-Scenic flight
Swakopmund is Namibia's main seaside resort, sandwiched slap bang between the desert and the ocean. Make the most of your time here with a spot of quad biking, sandboarding or skydiving (weather permitting). Not your thing? Steal a moment to yourself and take a look at the town’s many shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries – or simply stroll along the promenade admiring the ocean. #beaut

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Sandboarding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Deep sea fishing
-Scenic flight
Today we’ll cross over the Tropic of Capricorn on our way south, with a stop for a photo opportunity en route to Solitaire (Namibia’s smallest town).

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Time to crack on to the desert landscapes of Namib Naukluft Park, home to the highest sand dunes on the planet (we’re looking at you, Dune 45). We’ll also head off on a Sossusvlei shuttle to see the Sesriem Canyon and take a guided walk.

Included today:
-See Sossusvlei and Dune 45
-Visit Sesriem Canyon

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
One of the natural wonders of Africa, Fish River Canyon is around 500 metres deep and over 160 kilometres long, and is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. Prep your camera lens for amazing photos this afternoon, especially when the sun begins to set over the sharp bend in the river known as ‘Hell’s Corner’. Trust us, it’s friendlier than its name implies.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Tonight we’ll set up camp on the South African side of the Gariep (Orange) River. If you’re looking for a few creature comforts, you’re in luck – our site provides hot showers, flush toilets, grassy floors and even a bar. Hello, sundowners!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Today we’ll head to our campsite on the Western Cape, where we’ll spend our final night under the huge African sky. Try not to get too emosh!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
After waving goodbye to the scenic Cederberg area, we’ll make tracks to cosmopolitan Cape Town – without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Here, our epic trip will come to a close (sad face). If time allows, why not spend a few days exploring the city and its surrounds?

Meals:
-Breakfast
Group size
Uganda - Lake Bunyonyi

-Island boat trip from 25 USD

-Visit a local village 10 USD

-Hire a canoe 10 USD

-Watch a traditional dance 60 USD

-Go bird watching 20 USD

Uganda - Jinja

-Bungy jumping 115 USD

-Quad biking 80 USD

-Whitewater rafting 140 USD

-Community school project 45 USD

-Nile cruise from 25 USD

-Stand up paddleboarding from 20 USD

-Kayaking from 20 USD

-Fishing trip from 80 USD

-Mountain biking from 30 USD

Tanzania - Arusha

-Camel Ride 5 USD

Tanzania - Zanzibar

-Spice tour 35 USD

-Visit the old slave market site 10 USD

-Visit the Arabic Fort 5 USD

-Visit the Palace Museum 10 USD

-Scuba diving 130 USD

-Dhow snorkelling safari 40 USD

-Massage from 20 USD

-Sunset cruise 120 USD

Tanzania - Mikumi

-Visit Mikumi National Park 150 USD

Malawi - Lake Malawi

-Horse riding 55 USD

-Scuba diving from 45 USD

-Snorkelling from 15 USD

-Hike to Livingstonia 10 USD

Zambia - Livingstone

-Victoria Falls bungy jump 160 USD

-Chief Mukumi Village tour 50 USD

-Gorge Swing 95 USD

-Zambezi jetboating and cable car from 120 USD

-Half-day canoe safari 110 USD

-Zambezi sunset cruise 75 USD

-Whitewater rafting 160 USD

-Fishing 145 USD

Namibia - Swakopmund

-Sandboarding from 40 USD

-Quad biking 55 USD

-Skydiving 200 USD

-Deep sea fishing 120 USD

-Scenic flight 360 USD

[IMPORTANT INFORMATION]

There is a pre-departure meeting at 6pm the day before this trip departs. You should make travel arrangements to arrive in time for this important meeting. Please advise us if your flight is scheduled to arrive after the meeting time. We’d hate for you to miss out.

Accommodation

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 throughout Africa 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!

Meals

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 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.

No Tip Necessary

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 and spoil yourself with the money you’ll save by travelling with Topdeck (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).

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).

Our travel app has landed! With a range of awesome features including a Currency Converter, Budget Tracker, Check-In tool and Social Timeline you can plan your trip like a pro. Think of it like your very own Topdeck Trip Leader, always on call with the latest info, weather, maps and city guides to give you the trip of a lifetime, all in the palm of your hand.

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.

08 de dezembro a 03 de fevereiro
R$ 23.280,00
Saída garantida
05 de janeiro a 03 de março
R$ 39.580,00
02 de fevereiro a 31 de março
R$ 39.580,00
02 de março a 28 de abril
R$ 39.580,00
30 de março a 26 de maio
R$ 39.580,00
27 de abril a 23 de junho
R$ 39.580,00
25 de maio a 21 de julho
R$ 39.580,00
22 de junho a 18 de agosto
R$ 39.580,00
20 de julho a 15 de setembro
R$ 39.580,00
14 de setembro a 10 de novembro
R$ 39.580,00
12 de outubro a 08 de dezembro
R$ 39.580,00
09 de novembro a 05 de janeiro
R$ 39.580,00
07 de dezembro a 02 de fevereiro
R$ 39.580,00
04 de janeiro a 01 de março
R$ 39.580,00
01 de fevereiro a 29 de março
R$ 39.580,00
29 de fevereiro a 26 de abril
R$ 39.580,00
28 de março a 24 de maio
R$ 39.580,00