Cape Town to the Serengeti

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: Botswana / Kenya / Malawi / Namibia / South Africa / Tanzania / Zambia
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Marvel at the world's highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango in a dug-out mokoro canoe and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. 

See the Big Five from 4x4 safari vehicles, experience cosmopolitan Cape Town, explore spice plantations and the immense Fish River Canyon, cruise through the Okavango Delta in dugout canoes, feel the spray from Victoria Falls.

Journey across nearly half of the African continent—from the southern tip of Africa to Kenya—and soak up the vibrant colours, culture and scenery of seven countries. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and bright city lights, while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective.

Take the road less travelled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Cederberg/Gariep River
View dramatic Western Cape scenery, and camp on a local farm. Opt to canoe on the Gariep River.

Day 4-6 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert
Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon. Explore Sossusvlei Dunes, climbing the breathtaking Dune 45.

Day 7-11 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe/Damaraland/Etosha National Park
Various game drives in Etosha NP in our overland vehicle. Meet our local friends, and explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. Opt to sand board, go skydiving, or explore historic Swakopmund. Enjoy the desert scenery and granite peaks along the way.

Day 12-15 Windhoek/Kalahari/Maun
Stop over in Namibia's capital, then choose to learn survival skills from the locals in the Kalahari.

Day 16 Okavango Delta
Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding during our night of bush camping. Learn the ways of the bush from your local polers.

Day 17-18 Gweta/Chobe River
Camp under ancient baobab trees. Option to embark on a boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Day 19-24 Livingstone/Lusaka/Chipata
Ferry crossing into Zambia. Option to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting or canoeing, or perhaps fly over the falls. Camp on a private game farm.

Day 25-28 Lake Malawi
Relax on the shores of 'the lake of stars', visit various lakeside camps, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Visit a local pub one evening; first drink is on us! Option to go for walks, snorkelling, take a village tour or go on a fishing trip.

Day 29-30 Iringa/Dar es Salaam
Climb out of the Great Rift Valley, view vast tea plantations, and descend down to the Indian Ocean.

Day 31-34 Zanzibar/Stone Town/Nungwi
Explore Stone Town, and enjoy a guided tour of a spice plantation. Option to visit museums, historical sites and markets. Enjoy the beach and marine activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming.

Day 35-36 Korogwe/Arusha
Ferry to Dar es Salaam. Catch your first glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro. Option to visit craft markets.

Day 37-39 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha
Change over to 4x4 safari vehicles; enjoy daily game drives.

Day 40 Nairobi
Travel through the lands of the Masai people to Nairobi, where the tour ends upon arrival in the late afternoon.

 

What's Included

  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes and Spitzkoppe
  • Entrances and game drives in Etosha and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Guided township tour (Swakopmund)
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Local dinner experience
  • Night out at a local pub
  • Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar)
  • 4-day Zanzibar excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 38 breakfasts, 30 lunches, 27 dinners. (Allow USD240-280 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 20.
  • Simple hotels (6 nts), participation camping (27 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), basic bush camping (2 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £2899 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 40 days
  • Start/Finish: Cape Town / Nairobi
  • Code: DCN

 

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