image descriprion
image descriprion

East Africa and Mozambique Overland Tour

from KSh0.00
  • Reviews 0 Reviews
    0/5
  • Vacation Style Overland Tour
      Camping Trek
    • Activity Level Leisurely
      1/8
    • Group Size Large Group
      20 pax
    All about the East Africa and Mozambique Overland Tour.

    From the plains of the Serengeti, Kruger National Park and Swaziland to the magical white sand beaches of Zanzibar and Mozambique, Experience the perfect beach and bush combo!
    Crew: 2 Crew
    Max Passengers: 20 Passengers Max
    Vehicle: Adventure Truck
    Duration: 37 Days 36 Nights
    From / To: Nairobi to Johannesburg
    Meals: 34 Breakfast 25 Lunch 31 Dinner
    Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Activity Package
    Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package". You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included. We suggest that you pre book and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
    •3-Day Zanzibar excursion
    •Mikumi National Park game drive
    •Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
    •4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
    •Bazaruto Island day excursion

    1. Day 1 Arusha

      Leaving behind the bustle of Nairobi we travel south to the Tanzanian border, after completing border formalities we continue to Arusha which provides the base for our optional Serengeti Excursion. This evening we will be briefed by our local operator on the Serengeti Excursion and we will have the opportunity to pack for the coming days. A smaller daypack or bag will be required for the Serengeti Excursion as it is operated on smaller vehicles and luggage space is limited. The Serengeti Excursion is offered only as a camping excursion and sleeping bags are available for hire. ROUTE Nairobi to Arusha

    2. Day 2 Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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

    3. Day 3 Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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

    4. Day 4 Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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

    5. Day 5 Arusha

      We return from the Serengeti and re-united with our truck and crew in Arusha. A welcome shower awaits us on our return and tonight we share a meal in camp as we prepare for tomorrow’s travel. ROUTE Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    6. Day 6 Bagamoyo

      We head out early this morning as we journey south to our overnight stop in the coastal town of Bagamoyo. Formerly a centre point of the East African slave trade, Bagamoyo lies just north of the port of Dar es Salaam and is a perfect launching point for our upcoming Zanzibar Excursion. While today is primarily a travel day, we experience the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s major travel routes. Road travel in Africa is an experience in itself and the bustling markets, villages and scenic backdrops that line the routes give a window into the lifestyle of rural Africa. This evening we will prepare for our Zanzibar Excursion that begins tomorrow morning. ROUTE Arusha to Bagamoyo

    7. Day 7 Nungwi (Zanzibar)

      We complete the short journey into Dar es Salaam this morning and board our ferry for the two hour trip to Zanzibar. After arriving at the ferry port we board make our way to Nungwi on the northern shores of the island, we take the opportunity to visit the spice farms of Kidichi and Kizambani on our way this afternoon. Zanzibar is renowned for its spices and fragrances and we have the chance to experience this first-hand today. There are a number of excursions that can be arranged for the coming days in Nungwi and your guide will be on hand to assist. ROUTE Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam; Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry; Stone Town to Nungwi Beach INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Spice Tour and City Tour ACTIVITY PACKAGE 3-Day Zanzibar excursion

    8. Day 8 Nungwi

      Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Jozani Forest Village Tour Turtle Sanctuary Visit Scuba Diving Fishing Snorkelling

    9. Day 9 Stone Town

      Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel back to Zanzibar Town in the afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes, we spend our final night on the island on the beaches south of the port city. ROUTE Nungwi Beach to Stone Town PLACES Stone Town

    10. Day 10 Dar es Salaam

      This morning we have an opportunity to explore the historic area of Stone Town before catching an afternoon ferry back to Dar es Salaam. Stone Town represents the historic centre of Zanzibar Town and is a must see for those with an interest in history, culture and the unique architecture of the historic port. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out in Dar es Salaam. ROUTE Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by Ferry OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Dinner

    11. Day 11 Mikumi

      Leaving the coast behind us we travel inland and make our way to Mikumi where we stop for the night. Mikumi National Park ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania and forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. ROUTE Dar es Salaam to Mikumi

    12. Day 12 Iringa

      We rise early this morning and enjoy an extensive game drive in the Mikumi National Park. This afternoon we continue to the southern highlands of Tanzania and our final stop in Tanzania. ROUTE Mikumi to Iringa ACTIVITY PACKAGE Mikumi National Park game drive

    13. Day 13 Lake Malawi

      Leaving Tanzania behind, we descend the Great Rift Valley and cross the border into Malawi. Known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” the lakeside country is blessed with natural beauty and our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi where we look forward to spending the next few days enjoying the attractions of the northern regions of the lake. ROUTE Iringa to Chilumba

    14. Day 14 Lake Malawi

      Today offers a range of optional activities or simply a day at the beach, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Community Volunteering Snorkelling Lake Malawi INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Local Village Visit

    15. Day 15 Lake Malawi

      This morning we set aside some time for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. Home to a museum that boasts a dinosaur amongst its displays, we learn more of the rich history of both people and the natural world. We return for a final afternoon of relaxation and a final sundowner on the shores of this great lake. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Museum Visit Karonga Town OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Community Volunteering Livingstonia day trip (hike) Snorkelling Lake Malawi

    16. Day 16 Lake Malawi

      This morning we make the short journey south to the Nkothakota region of the Lake Shore, here we spend a final evening on the shores of the lake. ROUTE Chilumba to Nkhotakota Region

    17. Day 17 South Luangwa National Park

      This morning we enjoy a final sunrise on the shores of Lake Malawi before setting off for Zambia and the South Luangwa National Park. After crossing the border into Zambia we make a short stop in Chipata before continuing to our camp on the banks of the Luangwa River. Having watched the sun rise over we Lake Malawi in the morning we enjoy an equally spectacular sunset over the Luangwa River this evening. ROUTE Nkhotakota Region to South Luangwa National Park Day 18 South Luangwa National Park

    18. Day 18 South Luangwa National Park

      South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa Safari Walk (seasonal) ACTIVITY PACKAGE Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

    19. Day 19 Petauke

      Leaving the Luangwa Valley this morning we make a stop at Tribal Textiles. The Chipata area is a major producer of Cotton and this morning we get a taste of the creativity of the African culture. Those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December) to see how these colourful fabrics are crafted. Our destination tonight is the small town of Petauke. ROUTE South Luangwa to Petauke INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Textile project visit

    20. Day 20 Lusaka

      As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the Luangwa River on our way to Lusaka. The route today is dotted with villages and subsistence farms, today’s landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home. ROUTE Petauke to Lusaka

    21. Day 21 Victoria Falls

      Crossing the Southern reaches of Zambia we make our way to the adventure town of Victoria Falls, this afternoon we get our first look at the mighty Victoria Falls. Crossing the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe we get a view of “Musi oa Tunya”, the Smoke that Thunders as the falls are known in the local language. Victoria Falls offers a host of optional activities and these can be booked on arrival in Victoria Falls. ROUTE Lusaka to Victoria Falls

    22. Day 22 Victoria Falls to Francistown

      Departing Victoria Falls this morning, we cross into Botswana and travel south to Francistown in central Botswana. We reach our overnight stop on the outskirts of Francistown in the late afternoon. ROUTE Victoria Falls to Francistown

    23. Day 23 Francistown to Johannesburg

      Leaving early we continue to the border with South Africa and on to the city of Johannesburg. All travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon ROUTE Francistown to Johannesburg OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Traditional Braai at Belvedere Estate

    24. Day 24 Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

      Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional Sundowner Drive, booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning. ROUTE Johannesburg to Kruger National Park OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Sundowner Drive (Subject to Availability)

    25. Day 25 Kruger National Park

      Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive. ACTIVITY PACKAGE 4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Kruger Park Full-Day Game Drive in Nomad truck (Clients not doing the Activity Package) OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Sundowner Drive (Subject to Availability)

    26. Day 26 Panorama Route

      While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Panorama Route God’s Window Three Rondavels Bourke’s Luck Potholes OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Morning Bush Walk (Subject to Availability)

    27. Day 27 Kruger National Park to Swaziland

      We set out early this morning for as we re-enter the Kruger National Park, our Nomad truck offers an excellent platform as we game drive our way to the south. Exiting the park in the afternoon, we cross the border into Swaziland and set up for the night. ROUTE Kruger National Park to Swaziland INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Full-Day Kruger Game Drive in the truck

    28. Day 28 Swaziland

      Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy one of the optional morning game drive activities in Hlane Game Reserve. Hlane offers a selection of activities and the Rhino Game Drive is highly recommended. No visit to Swaziland would be complete without an introduction to the rich culture of the Swazi people, this afternoon we are invited by the Chief to visit his village and learn more about the traditions of this proud nation. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Umphakatsi Cultural Experience OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Rhino Game Drive in Hlane Game Reserve

    29. Day 29 Swaziland to Maputo

      With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking-in at our hotel and enjoying a lunch out at a popular local restaurant, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city. ROUTE Swaziland to Maputo INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Explore Maputo on Foot (self-guided walk) OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Dinner out

    30. Day 30 Inhambane – Barra Beach

      Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches for two days of relaxation and ocean fun. Tonight we are welcomed with a traditional Mozambique dinner. ROUTE Maputo to Inhambane INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Traditional Mozambique dinner

    31. Day 31 Inhambane

      With two days of beach time we have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities. While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Snorkelling Scuba Diving Quad Biking Ocean Safaris

    32. Day 32 Inhambane

      Today we make the short drive to Tofo to spend the day enjoying yet another of Mozambique’s iconic beach destination. With safe swimming, a charming market and a number of popular beach bars, Tofo is perfect for a day’s outing. A second day not only ensures that you have the opportunity to make the most of the activities on offer, it also allows us some flexibility to adapt to the weather. INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Visit to Tofo OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Snorkelling Scuba Diving Quad Biking Ocean Safaris

    33. Day 33 Vilanculos

      This morning we make a stop in Inhambane where you will have the opportunity to explore the market and the historic streets of this former slave trading port. For those who enjoy a good adventure, your guide will arrange one of the famous Dhow ferries to sail you across the bay. These sturdy old boats have plied the East Coast of Africa for centuries and the trip across the bay is a truly local experience. Should you prefer, you may remain with the truck for the trip to Maxixe on the far side of the bay. Reunited with our truck we travel north to our next stop at Vilanculos. ROUTE Inhambane to Vilanculos INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Traditional Dhow trip to Maxixe (Not Compulsory) Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)

    34. Day 34 Bazaruto Excursion

      We board a traditional Dhow this morning and set sail to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. We spend the day exploring the islands, snorkelling and enjoying the beaches of this island paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy as today is filled with sun, sea, sand and exploration. We return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest. ROUTE Inhambane to Vilanculos ACTIVITY PACKAGE Bazaruto Island day excursion

    35. Day 35 Xai Xai District

      Well rested we set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique. ROUTE Bazaruto to Xai Xai District

    36. Day 36 Malelane Region

      Early risers can enjoy the sunrise in the beach this morning before we depart today. We pass through Maputo and continue to the border, returning to South Africa and our final night near the town Malelane. ROUTE Xai Xai District to Malelane

    37. Day 37 Johannesburg

      Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. All travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Braai tonight, this can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared around the braai fires and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. ROUTE Malelane to Johannesburg OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Farewell Braai at Belvedere Estate

    Overall Rating
    0/5

    LEAVE YOUR COMMENT