NAIROBI to CAPE TOWN (56 days) Coast to Coast
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An overland journey encompassing many of the incredible landscapes & cultures you imagine with Africa. From the tropical waters of Zanzibar to the austere Atlantic Ocean of Southern Africa - the contrasts abound. Masses of wildlife in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Etosha National Parks, to the playgrounds of Victoria Falls and Swakopmund will leave memories that last forever.
Depart Nairobi & cross the Athi Plains.
Days 2 to 8
Arusha - our base for the next few days.
Lake Manyara National Park - check out the flamingos and famous tree-climbing lions in this small but beautiful park
Ngorongoro Crater Reserve - take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle
Serengeti National Park - continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope.
Maasai Village walk - an option back at our campsite in Arusha.
Marangu - Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area.
Dar Es Salaam - bbq on the Indian Ocean coast.
Days 9 to 12
Zanzibar Island - The original and mystical 'spice' island. Take a tour of Stone Town, learn about the various spices, then venture to the north of the island for a few days. Swim with dolphins, sunbathe on amazing white sandy beaches, indulge in various water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving.
Days 13 to 15
Mikumi National Park - spot from the roadside, giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo.
Malawi - the warm heart of Africa.
Days 16 to 21
Lake Malawi - stop at several campsites where you can swim & chill on the lake. Learn to horse ride, scuba dive or try your hand at windsurfing amongst other water sports. Wander the local crafts markets and village before indulging in a spit roast dinner if we are lucky!
Lilongwe, the capital.
Days 22 to 29
Mozambique - travel along the infamous Tete corridor.
Harare, the capital
Eastern Highlands - Chimanimani National Park or Vumba Gardens - hike through this vast mountain wilderness area bordering Mozambique or visit bridal veil falls, enjoy the surrounding scenery from this sleepy village.
Antelope Park - a privately run game ranch, where you can go game viewing on horse back makes for a very different experience! Taking a stroll out into the park with a couple of lion cubs is always a great hit.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins - a Shona village, from where the name 'Zimbabwe' is derived.
Days 30 to 35
Bulawayo - the second largest city in the country.
Matobo National Park - an optional safari with a difference! Allowing you to game walk to get up close and see the elusive Black Rhino.
Cecil Rhodes' Grave & Ancient Rock Paintings
Included overnight train journey between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls - view these spectacular falls from Zimbabwe or Zambia, and try your hand at grade 5 whitewater rafting, and kayaking trips. Something for all - Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungy jump, jet boating and more! - Adrenaline Heaven.
Days 36 to 46
Chobe National Park - river game cruise
Okavango Delta - 2 night mokoro canoe trip on the delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra plus more.
Etosha National Park - game drive by day & relax at floodlit water holes by night to spot rhino, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, buffalo amongst a horde of other wildlife.
Cheetah park - an up close and personal experience with these amazing cats.
Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland.
Days 47 to 51
Cape Cross seal colony or Spitzkoppe rock formations.
Swakopmund - deep sea fishing, quad biking, dune sledding, tandem sky diving, horse riding, desert flights.
Days 52 to 56
Sossusvlei - the world's highest dunes!
Fish River Canyon - Africa's Grand Canyon!
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