Serengeti, Falls & Cape Town Overland: Sunsets & Safaris

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Nairobi to Cape Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Marvel at some of the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango Delta, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Explore eight countries all in one 40-day trip, beginning in Kenya and moving down towards Africa's southernly tip. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and rural villages, while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less traveled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Tribal Textiles Market & Courtyard Cafe, Mfuwe Your G for Good Moment: Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, Dekar Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater 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
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti and Etosha national parks and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Zanzibar excursion
  • Spice plantation tour
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Waterberg Plateau visit
  • Entrance to Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, and Spitzkoppe
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Search for the "big five" across africa
  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of zanzibar
  • Get wet at victoria falls
  • Cruise the okavango in traditional canoes
  • Catch the sunset at the fish river canyon
  • Explore cosmopolitan cape town
  • Meet bushmen in the kalahari desert
  • Taste local wines and regional favourites
  • Camp at the rim of the ngorongoro crater

Itinerary

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 Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.
Victoria Falls/Kasane Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Opt to take a wildlife viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle in Chobe National Park.
Kasane/Gweta Opt to do a morning safari drive before travelling south to Gweta. Camp under ancient baobab trees.
Gweta/Maun Opt to catch a bird's-eye view of the delta on a scenic flight.
Maun/Okavango Delta Enjoy a wildlife walk, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion, and birding.
Maun/D'kar Spend the night at the G Adventures supported Dqae Qare San Lodge & Camp, and meet the local San Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
D'kar/Windhoek Opt to explore the city centre of Windhoek after a long drive and a border crossing.
Windhoek/Waterberg Plateau Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Waterberg Plateau. Spend the afternoon hiking the trails of the national park, or relaxing by the pool.
Waterberg Plateau/Etosha National Park Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy a short safari drive in the Lando as you drive towards our camp.
Etosha National Park Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in Etosha National Park.
Etosha National Park/Spitzkoppe Travel south and enjoy the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
Spitzkoppe/Swakopmund Travel through the coastal region to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.
Swakopmund Fill free time with sandboarding, skydiving, or a living desert tour.
Swakopmund/Namib Desert Arrive in the area in the afternoon where we will be camping on the edge of the Namib Desert. Opt to walk with a local expert who will explain the desert and its mysteries.
Namib Desert Explore the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Then opt to continue on to the breathtaking Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.
Namib Desert/Fish River Canyon Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.
Fish River Canyon/Orange River Head to the border and cross into South Africa. Camp at the scenic Orange River and opt to go canoeing.
Orange River/Cederberg Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea and view dramatic Western Cape scenery.
Cederberg/Cape Town Visit the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, before arriving in vibrant Cape Town. Enjoy beautiful views of Table Mountain, and opt for a final night out with the group.
Cape Town Depart at any time.
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