Nairobi to Joburg Overland: Craters & Camping

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Johannesburg

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, to Victoria Falls — we originally called this trip "Africa Complete," but those pesky lawyers made us change it. While it may not feature all of Africa, it's still pretty darn close. Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes, and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), meals prepared from fresh local produce, and starlit camping stays, you’ll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won’t find anywhere else.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, Mfuwe Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Kande Beach Local Dinner, Kande Beach Your Discover Moment: Victoria Falls
  • Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater entrances fees and wildlife safari drives
  • Zanzibar excursion (3 days)
  • Spice plantation entrance and guided tour
  • Guided rhino walk and open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Matobo NP
  • Kruger NP entrance fee with wildlife safari drives in the Lando
  • Traditional dinner and local dancing
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Spot the "big five" from 4x4 safari vehicles in the serengeti
  • Snorkel zanzibar's waters
  • Gaze out across victoria falls
  • Look for wildlife in kruger national park
  • Discover the less-visited zimbabwe
  • Track rhinos on-foot in matobo national park
  • Embark on a spice tour in zanzibar
  • Savour local foods at a traditional dinner


Nairobi Arrive at anytime. Prepare for tomorrow’s early morning by checking out the Hotel Boulevard Bar with your newest friends. Travelling can take a lot out of you so sit back, fill those food and drink needs, and spend a chill night becoming familiar with your group and CEO.
Nairobi/Arusha Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha.
Arusha/Serengeti National Park Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro/Arusha Venture down to the crater floor, and take in a final safari experience viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.
Arusha/Bagamoyo Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Bagamoyo/Zanzibar Beach Resort Drive to Dar es Salaam, then hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque island beaches.
Zanzibar Beach Resort Take the day to enjoy paradise. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
Stone Town Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Stone Town/Baobab Valley Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.
Baobab Valley/Iringa Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community.
Iringa/Chitimba Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.
Chitimba/Kande Beach Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.
Kande Beach Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
Kande Beach/Chipata Cross the border into Zambia.
Chipata/South Luangwa Stop for lunch, and a visit of the craft workshop, at the G Adventures-supported Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe. Opt for an afternoon, or night, wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park.
South Luangwa Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.
South Luangwa/Lusaka Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Lusaka/Victoria Falls Continue travelling across Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings. Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park Rise early to start the long but scenic drive to Matobo National Park.
Matobo National Park Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle wildlife safari drive in Matobo National Park.
Matobo National Park/Tshipise Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the warm water mineral pool at our campsite.
Tshipise/Kruger National Park Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Lando in the Kruger National Park.
Kruger National Park/Greater Kruger Area Witness spectacular wildlife on a wildlife safari drive in the Lando, or opt to upgrade to a 4x4 safari vehicle.
Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg Drive back to South Africa's largest city.
Johannesburg Depart at any time.