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Eastern Africa Experience (21 days) Print E-mail
Eastern Africa Experience This overland adventure tour shows you the most beautiful places in Eastern Africa. Stand in awe of the wildlife at the Ngorongoro crater, stroll through the markets of Zanzibar, watch the sunset over Lake Malawi, go on game drives in untamed Zambia and hear the impressive roar of the Vic Falls in  Zimbabwe! Overland camping trip from ZAR9,420. Accommodated option also available from ZA12,560 for selected dpeartures. Both exclude R3450 activity package


Day 1: Kenya – Tanzania, Arusha
Today we depart the bustling capital of Kenya and cross the border into Tanzania. This afternoon we make our preparations for the optional excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 & 3: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater
These 2 days are set aside for the optional 2-night excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This area has one of the most densely inhabited large animal populations in Africa. The excursion is in open topped 4x4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. For those not going to the parks, take this chance to absorb some of the fascinating local culture. Optional Activities: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Arusha
Today those that went into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro will return to Arusha where there will be time to share stories of the wonderful African animals seen in the park. In the afternoon we visit the local Masai Mara Museum and Snake Park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Dar es Salaam
Today we take a long, yet scenic drive south towards one of Africa’s largest ports, Dar es Salaam. Meaning ‘house of peace’ in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is the economic and trade capital of Tanzania, but inland Dodoma remains the official capital city. On our way from Arusha it may be possible to catch a glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – 8: Zanzibar
A local ferry will take us from Dar es Salaam (where we leave the truck) to Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar. We spend the first night exploring the historical and unique architecture. There are also spice and seafood markets to be explored. The following day we take a transfer to the northern part of the island where we will spend 2 days relaxing on the beach. Optional Activities: Lunch & Dinner, Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling etc.
Meals: Breakfast x 3

Day 9: Dar es Salaam
Today we leave Zanzibar and catch a late ferry back to Dar es Salaam and return to our truck and campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Iringa
Today leave the humid Indian Ocean coastline and travel inland and up to Iringa in the highland tea growing area. This evening our dinner is in a local Masai Hut where we enjoy a traditional Tanzanian evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 & 12: Malawi – Northern Lake Malawi
Leaving Tanzania we decend though scenic mountain passes to our lakeshore camp at Chitimba. Lake Malawi is a beautiful destination and for those wanting more variety there is an overnight hike to the Livingstonia Mission Station in the highland area. This working mission was set up by Scottish Presbyterian followers of David Livingstone in 1894 and is 900m above the lake. There is also a shorter hike to the Manchawe Falls. Optional Activities: Hike to Livingstonia Mission, watersports, abseiling etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 & 14: Kande Beach
We take a short scenic drive to Kande beach where there are many optional activities available such as horse riding and different water sports. On our second day here we have an included guided village walk in order to meet the local people and learn more about Malawian life. Optional Activities: Water Sports, Horse Riding, Craft Shopping etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 & 16: Lake Malawi National Park
Passing through Lilongwe we travel further south to Monkey Bay in the Lake Malawi National Park. This area has been designated a World Heritage site and the protected area has an abundance of aquatic life in clear, warm water. Snorkelling and scuba diving are both excellent here, but there are many other water activities, such as kayaking, to enjoy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Zambia - South Luangwa National Park
Early in the morning we drive from Malawi and cross in to Zambia and continue to the South Luangwa National Park where we spend the next two nights right on the banks of the Luangwa River. You can often see hippos and other animals from the camp bar. This afternoon we enjoy an included sunset game drive in the South Luangwa NP.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: South Luangwa National Park
In the morning you have the opportunity to take another game drive, the park is known for its high concentration of leopards and hippos. After lunch we visit the community run tribal textile project and a local village. Optional Activities: Morning Game Drive and Game Walk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Chipata
We leave South Luangwa and have a relatively short drive through to Chipata where we will relax in the afternoon. Zambia is truly Africa, the roads become rougher, but its lush, sub-tropical vegetation compensates the traveller.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Lusaka
The journey towards the bustling Zambian capital of Lusaka takes us along an interesting route. On week days there may be the opportunity to visit one of the interesting local markets of the Zambian capital city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
On the last day of the journey we drive from Lusaka, across the Zimbabwean border into Victoria Falls. Although your tour ends here we do recommend that you spend another 1-2 nights in this area to experience Victoria Falls and many exciting adrenaline activities here, such as white water rafting or walking with lions. Optional Activities: Dinner out in Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


ZAR 9,350 per person sharing for camping trips Southbound

ZAR 10,040 per person sharing for camping tour Northbound,

ZAR12,250 per person sharing for accommodated trips southbound - special offers on selected departures.

ZAR 13,400 per person sharing for accommodated tour Northbound,  and R12560 on selected departures

ExcludesZAR3950 activity package


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