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Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Tour – North

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  • Vacation Style Overland Tour
      Camping Trek
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    • Group Size Large Group
      24 pax
    All about the Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Tour – North.

    Covering 8 African countries (Southern and East), this is one incredible 30 day adventure encompassing tropical beaches, world renowned game parks and all the adventure activities you could imagine.
    Crew: 2 Crew
    Max Passengers: 20 Passengers
    Vehicle: Adventure Truck
    Duration: 30 Days 29 Nights
    From / To: Johannesburg to Nairobi
    Meals: 28 Breakfast 25 Lunch 26 Dinner
    Countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya

    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 prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
    • Bush walk with San guides
    • Okavango Delta excursion
    • Okavango Delta excursion
    • Chobe National Park game drive
    • Chobe National Park boat cruise
    • Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
    • Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
    • Mikumi National Park game drive
    • 3-Day Zanzibar excursion

    1. Day 1 Johannesburg to Kalahari Gateway

      Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in the small village of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari. ROUTE Johannesburg to Kang.

    2. Day 2 Kalahari Gateway to Kalahari

      After breakfast we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling. ROUTE Kang to Ghanzi ACTIVITY PACKAGE Bush walk with San guides INCLUDED ACTIVITIES San Evening Dance Performance

    3. Day 3 Kalahari to Maun

      This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta Excursions, please note that baggage restrictions apply for transfers to our camps so a small daypack or similar is advisable. ROUTE Ghanzi to Maun

    4. Day 4 Okavango Delta

      This morning we embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant. ACTIVITY PACKAGE Okavango Delta excursion

    5. Day 5 Okavango Delta

      A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional Mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.

    6. Day 6 Okavango Delta to Caprivi Region

      Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way across the border into Namibia and travel to the Caprivi Strip, part of our day is spent travelling through wildlife areas and there is always the possibility of a lucky sighting. We overnight a short distance from the Botswana border as we prepare for an exciting day of activities in the Chobe National Park tomorrow. ROUTE Okavango Delta to Katima Mulilo

    7. Day 7 Caprivi Region to Kasane

      We enjoy our breakfast in Namibia this morning before returning to Botswana and our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The day ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire. ROUTE Katima Mulilo to Kasane ACTIVITY PACKAGE Chobe National Park game drive Chobe National Park boat cruise

    8. Day 8 Kasane – Victoria Falls

      With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available. ROUTE Kasane to Victoria Falls ACTIVITY PACKAGE Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Dinner at Victoria Falls Boma Dinner Experience Sunset Cruise Gorge Swing Helicopter Flights Bungee Jump

    9. Day 9 Victoria Falls

      With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Bungee Jump – Solo White Water Rafting Helicopter Flights Zambezi Sunset Cruise

    10. Day 10 Lusaka

      Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead. ROUTE Victoria Falls to Lusaka INCLUDED ACTIVITIES View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge

    11. Day 11 Petauke

      This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. 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 Lusaka to Petauke

    12. Day 12 South Luangwa National Park

      With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquility of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away. ROUTE Petauke to South Luangwa National Park INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Textile project visit

    13. Day 13 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

    14. Day 14 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

      This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder. ROUTE South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi

    15. Day 15 Northern Lake Malawi

      Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish. ROUTE Southern Lake Malawi to Northern Lake Malawi

    16. Day 16 Lake Malawi

      Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, 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 Livingstonia day trip (hike) Snorkelling Lake Malawi INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Local Village Visit

    17. Day 17 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

    18. Day 18 Tanzania – Iringa

      Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa. ROUTE Northern Lake Malawi to Iringa

    19. Day 19 Mikumi

      This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing. ROUTE Iringa to Mikumi ACTIVITY PACKAGE Mikumi National Park game drive

    20. Day 20 Dar es Salaam

      Today we continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam, tonight we have an opportunity to dinner out on the town as we prepare for our upcoming excursion to Zanzibar. Dar es Salaam grew from a humble fishing village and today is one of the largest cities in Africa. ROUTE Mikumi to Dar es Salaam OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Dinner

    21. Day 21 Zanzibar Excursion

      Boarding the ferry to Zanzibar this morning we make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer. ROUTE Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry - transfer to Nungwi OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Snorkelling Sunset Sailing Trips INCLUDED ACTIVITIES Spice Tour and City Tour ACTIVITY PACKAGE 3-Day Zanzibar excursion

    22. Day 22 Zanzibar Excursion

      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

    23. Day 23 Zanzibar Excursion

      Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning. ROUTE Nungwi Beach to Stone Town

    24. Day 24 Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo

      This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island this afternoon and board our return ferry, on arrival in Dar es Salaam make the short journey north to Bagamoyo where we make our stop for the night. ROUTE Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry; Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo PLACES Stone Town

    25. Day 25 Arusha

      Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha which is our launching point for the Serengeti. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. This evening we will briefed on the excursion to Serengeti by our local guide as we prepare for the coming days. ROUTE Bagamoyo to Arusha

    26. Day 26 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

    27. Day 27 Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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

    28. Day 28 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 to Ngorongoro PLACES Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

    29. Day 29 Arusha

      Returning to Arusha tonight we share out experiences of the Serengeti and prepare for the trip to Nairobi tomorrow. ROUTE Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    30. Day 30 Kenya – Nairobi

      We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival. ROUTE Arusha to Nairobi OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Dinner

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