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CAPE TOWN TO THE SERENGETI

40 Days, Cape Town to Nairobi
CAPE TOWN TO THE SERENGETI

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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 Kalaha read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 39 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (6 nts), participation camping (27 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), basic bush camping (2 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share).
  • 38 breakfasts, 32 lunches, 29 dinners
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4x4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry).
  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe.
  • Entrances and game drives in Etosha and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion.
  • Guided township tour (Swakopmund).
  • Local dinner experience.
  • Night out at a local pub.
  • Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar).
  • 4-day Zanzibar excursion.
  • Services of 02 Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide.
VERY IMPORTANT
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Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 240-320 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Town/Cederberg
Day 3 Cederberg/Orange River
Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon
Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert
Day 6 Namib Desert
Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund
Day 8 Swakopmund
Day 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe
Day 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland
Day 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park
Day 12 Etosha National Park
Day 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek
Day 14 Windhoek/Ghanzi
Day 15 Ghanzi/Maun
Day 16 Maun/Okavango Delta
Day 17 Okavango Delta/Gweta
Day 18 Gweta/Kasane
Day 19 Kasane/Livingstone
Day 20 Livingstone
Day 21 Livingstone
Day 22 Livingstone
Day 23 Livingstone/Lusaka
Day 24 Lusaka/Chipata
Day 25 Chipata/Kande Beach
Day 26 Kande Beach
Day 27 Kande Beach/Chitimba
Day 28 Chitimba
Day 29 Chitimba/Iringa
Day 30 Iringa/Dar es Salaam
Day 31 Dar es Salaam/Stone Town
Day 32 Stone Town/Nungwi
Day 33 Nungwi
Day 34 Nungwi/Stone Town
Day 35 Stone Town/Korogwe
Day 36 Korogwe/Arusha
Day 37 Arusha/Serengeti National Park
Day 38 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Day 39 Ngorongoro/Arusha
Day 40 Depart Arusha/Nairobi
Departures
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  • Start
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  • Sun, 04 Feb '18
  • Thu, 15 Mar '18
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  • Thu, 12 Apr '18
  • Sun, 25 Mar '18
  • Thu, 03 May '18
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  • Thu, 24 May '18
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  • Thu, 07 Jun '18
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  • Thu, 25 Oct '18
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  • Thu, 22 Nov '18
  • Sun, 28 Oct '18
  • Thu, 06 Dec '18
  • Sun, 25 Nov '18
  • Thu, 03 Jan '19
  • Sun, 09 Dec '18
  • Thu, 17 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Cape Town
  • Cederberg
  • Orange River
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Namib Desert
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Damaraland
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek
  • Ghanzi
  • Maun
  • Okavango Delta
  • Gweta
  • Kasane
  • Livingstone
  • Lusaka
  • Chipata
  • Kande Beach
  • Chitimba
  • Iringa
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • Stone Town
  • Nungwi
  • Korogwe
  • Arusha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • DAY 1 Arrive Cape Town

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Cape Town/Cederberg

    View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a local farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

    Head out of the city to begin your overland journey with a lunch stop by the coast. Arrive at our first campsite in the afternoon. Here, enjoy free time to sample and buy some local wine, kick a footy around with the local kids, or explore the area near the camp in this beautiful part of South Africa. If you prefer, just chill out at campsite's swimming pool overlooking the vineyards.
    Overland truck
    Cape Town - Cederberg 5h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Free Time
    Cederberg Afternoon
    Relax or get out and explore this beautiful part of South Africa. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Cederberg/Orange River

    Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Cross the border from South Africa to Namibia and opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

    Travel north to the South Africa/Namibia border, cross into Namibia and stay on the Namibian side of the Orange River. We will leave early to ensure enough time for an optional canoeing trip. After setting up camp in the late afternoon, enjoy swimming, relaxing, or possibly even canoeing on the Orange River (formerly Gariep River). Otherwise, go for a hike and enjoy a spectacular sunset from a nearby hill.

    Overland truck
    Cederberg - Orange River 6h 30m 350km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia)
    Vioolsdrift - Noordoewer
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Optional Activities
    Canoeing on Orange River
    Orange River
    Grab a paddle and hop in a canoe. Be sure to wave at the locals from Namibia and South Africa on either side of the river. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon

    Enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

    We will make our way to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a spectacular sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. Permits are required to descend into the crater; we will have access to the rim only, but the views are magnificent.

    Overland truck
    Orange River - Fish River Canyon 5h 180km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Fish River Canyon Visit
    Fish River Canyon
    Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. Watch as a stunning sunset slips over the canyon's rim in the early evening. We will only have access to the rim, but the views are spectacular. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

    Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

    Passing the small and desolate towns of Bethanien and Helmeringhausen, continue north along long and bumpy roads, en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Here, you really feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere.

    We arrive in the early evening, set up our camp, then continue driving for a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.

    Overland truck
    Fish River Canyon - Namib Desert 10h 560km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Namib Desert
    Enjoy a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. The Tsauchab River flows through the canyon every five to ten years, and this creates the nearby salt and clay pan of Sossusvlei. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Namib Desert

    Explore the Sossusvlei dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

    Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees. Here, opt to take a guided walk at the dunes, and enjoy some free time to explore them on your own. Arrive back at our campsite around lunch time and take down tents, pack up the truck, and drive to the next desert campsite. Don't miss out on the optional sunset desert dunes bush walk to learn more about the desert, dunes, and the way of the bushmen

    Dune 45 Visit
    Dune 45
    Wake up and set off for a pre-dawn climb of the mighty Dune 45, aiming to reach the top just before the sunrise. Watch the sand dunes come to life and display their amazing orange and yellow hues. Look out and view the surrounding desert. Morning magic!

    Optional Activities
    Sossusvlei Desert Walk

    Sossusvlei
    10USD per person
    Visit Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world's largest sand dunes and enclosing ancient dead trees.

    Namib Desert Walk
    Namib Desert 2h-3h
    30USD per person
    Enjoy a walk amongst the dunes, learning about the surrounding Namib Desert as well as the survival strategies of Bushmen who live in the area.

    Overland truck
    Namib Desert 5h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund

    Meet local friends, explore the back streets, and get to know the culture of the region on a guided cultural walk through a township.
    Today, we will really get a feeling for the Namib Desert, as we cross through this void region and a few dry mountain passes.

    Overland truck
    Namib Desert - Swakopmund 7h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour Swakopmund
    Explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. Learn about the history of Swakopmund, its housing and other various topics to get a better understanding of local life. Visit a woman from the Herero ethnic group and also a Nama Medicine Woman, who will host a 'click' lesson in the local Daman language. Finish at a local pub called a 'shebeen' with the opportunity to try the local bush delicacy of Mopani worms and a drink. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Swakopmund

    Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or quad biking, just to name a few options.

    Free Time
    Swakopmund Full Day
    Enjoy a free day in Namibia's adventure capital.

    Optional Activities
    Living Desert Tour

    Swakopmund
    Hop into a 4x4 vehicle and set out into the desert. An expert guide will point out signs of animal life and emphasize survival in the harsh desert landscape for both humans and animals.

    Sandboarding
    Swakopmund
    Head out into the desert, grab a board, and surf the sand dunes. Choose to lie down headfirst, or stand up, surfer-style.

    Skydiving
    Swakopmund
    Buckle up your harness, practice your exit, then take a plane up and over the dunes of the Namib Desert. Take a deep breath, leap out and freefall with an instructor before he opens the parachute. Admire the view over the dunes as you descend and land safely back on the ground. Wow!

    Quad Biking
    Swakopmund
    Hop on a quad bike and enjoy a guided off-road tour of this desert landscape. A mix of adrenaline, nature, and fun, quad biking gets you closer to the destination and puts a smile on your face. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

    Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

    Explore on your own by foot, and be sure to check out the night sky-it's great for star-gazing!

    Overland truck
    Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe 3h-4h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 10 Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

    Travel up the coastal area through beautiful desert landscapes.

    Look out over beautiful desert landscapes as far as the eye can see. There are Himba, Herero, and Damara people along the way selling local arts, and we'll be sure to make a few stops to find out more about their offerings.? Pass into more stony desert landscapes, and arrive at camp by mid-afternoon.

    Overland truck
    Spitzkoppe - Damaraland 4h 235km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Optional Activities
    Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour

    Twyfelfontein
    Step back in time to see prehistoric rock engravings made during the early Stone Age. Their exact origin is uncertain, but these works depicting animals and hunters are probably the work of Bushmen or Nama artists estimated to have lived near Twyfelfontein at least 5,000 years ago. Marvel at the more than 2,500 rock carvings and paintings and understand why this is Namibia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 11 Damaraland/Etosha National Park

    Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

    Upon arrival to the park in the afternoon, head out for a game drive in our overland truck to search for elephants, antelope, and lions around the watering holes.

    After sunset, watch animals at the watering holes near the camping area, which is safe, being well lit with flood lights. Free time at night allows for the option of a night game drive in an open vehicle.

    Overland truck
    Damaraland - Etosha National Park 8h 300km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in search of a wide variety of wildlife. More than 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including lions, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, hyenas, and the endangered black rhino. As for birds, the salt pan attracts pelicans, flamingos, and many other winged wonders. Bring your camera and go wild!

    Optional Activities
    Etosha Open Vehicle Game Drive

    Etosha National Park
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide to look for nocturnal activity in the park. Wildlife often come to the watering hole to drink under the cover of darkness, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Etosha National Park

    Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

    Etosha National Park Game Drive (Overland Vehicle)
    Etosha National Park
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in search of a wide variety of wildlife. More than 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including lions, elephants, giraffes, blue wildebeest, springbok, zebra, hyenas, and the endangered black rhino. As for birds, the salt pan attracts pelicans, flamingos, and many other winged wonders. Bring your camera and go wild!

    Optional Activities
    Etosha Open Vehicle Game Drive

    Etosha National Park
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide to look for nocturnal activity in the park. Wildlife often come to the watering hole to drink under the cover of darkness, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 13 Etosha National Park/Windhoek

    Transfer to Namibia's capital.

    Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek.

    Overland truck
    Etosha National Park - Windhoek 6h 30m-7h 30m 440km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Optional Activities
    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Windhoek/Ghanzi

    Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local San/Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.
    Leave in the morning and continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana, travelling into the heart of the Kalahari.? ?

    Arrive at the campsite, approximately 10km (6 mi) outside Ghanzi, in the early evening, just in time for an optional 'Bushman Walk'. ?Around the campfire at night, experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushmen.

    Overland truck
    Windhoek - Ghanzi 8h 580km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana)
    Buitepos - Mamuno
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Optional Activities
    San Bushmen Walk

    Ghanzi
    Get a glimpse of how the San tribe adapted to the Kalahari Desert and learn about their fascinating wilderness survival skills. The gatherer life of the San/Bushmen has all but disappeared; there are few remaining who retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life. During the walk, San/Bushmen guides will share their knowledge on mastering this harsh environment, helping us learn about the botany of our surroundings. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 15 Ghanzi/Maun

    Drive across Botswana and travel from the Kalahari towards Maun. Leave Ghanzi in the morning and arrive in Maun around lunch time.

    In the afternoon, opt to get a sneak peek of the Okavango Delta from above on an hour-long flight in a small plane. See a variety of wildlife and marvel at the vast delta basin.

    Those not opting for the flight can kick back and relax at the campsite.

    Overland truck
    Ghanzi - Maun 4h Morning 280km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Opt to take a flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

    Optional Activities
    Okavango Delta Flight
    Maun
    Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 16 Maun/Okavango Delta

    Enjoy game walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

    After leaving some luggage in Maun, we hop into motor boats and travel along a river for about an hour before pairing off and sitting down in mokoros, traditional dug-out canoes, that take us deep into the delta.

    After a couple hours in the mokoro, we arrive to our basic bush camp in time for lunch. Set up tents and get used to the surroundings.In the afternoon, set off on a game walk. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals or just unwind with a sundowner around the campfire.The polers will join us around the campfire tonight and usually love to sing and dance… join in!

    Motorboat
    Maun - Okavango Delta 1h
    Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

    Mokoro
    Okavango Delta 1h-2h
    Climb into a traditional dugout canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.

    Okavango Delta Excursion
    Okavango Delta
    Enjoy game walks, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), birdwatching, and game viewing in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals, or simply unwind with a sundowner (cheers!) around the campfire. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Okavango Delta/Gweta

    Camp under ancient baobab trees.

    Enjoy the sunrise on an early game walk then return to Maun, first by mokoro, then motor boat, and arrive around lunch time. Pack up the truck, then hit the road to ancient baobab trees of Gweta. We will arrive to our campsite mid- to late afternoon. Have a walk around, take pictures of the baobabs, swim in the pool and enjoy a proper shower after the night in the bush.

    Mokoro
    Okavango Delta 2h
    Climb into a traditional dugout canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.

    Motorboat
    Okavango Delta - Maun
    Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

    Overland truck
    Maun - Gweta 4h 240km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 18 Gweta/Kasane

    Overland truck
    Gweta - Kasane 6h 420km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle game drive inside Chobe National Park.

    Optional Activities
    Chobe River Boat Cruise

    Chobe National Park
    Get a fantastic perspective of one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Bring a few drinks and a camera, sit back, and enjoy the view.

    Chobe River Game Drive
    Chobe National Park
    Enjoy a private game viewing that takes place along routes that overlook this beautiful river. Look out for the remarkable variety of animals that are drawn to this permanent water source. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 19 Kasane/Livingstone

    Cross the Zambezi River by ferry into Zambia.

    Cross the border from Botswana to Zambia at the Kazungula border post.

    Cross the Zambezi River by ferry to enter into Zambia and continue on to Livingstone. Livingstone is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities.

    Overland truck
    Kasane - Kazungula 45m
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Ferry
    Kazungula 15m
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Border Crossing (Botswana - Zambia)
    Kazungula
    Some nationalities do require a visa for Zambia, and many visas are available for purchase right at the border. See our visa section for further information.

    Overland truck
    Kazungula - Livingstone 2h

    Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting or canoeing, or fly over the falls.

    Optional Activities
    Zambezi Sunset Cruise

    Livingstone
    Jump on a boat and cruise on the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, a festive atmosphere, and, of course, gorgeous views of the sunset.

    Zambezi Whitewater Rafting
    Livingstone
    Tick one off your bucket list! Raft the Class III-V rapids of the Zambezi River, considered by many to be one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. It's exhilarating!

    Victoria Falls Visit
    Livingstone
    One of the seven natural wonders, this waterfall is not the widest or highest, but it produces a horizontal curtain of falling water as it drops more than 152.4m (500 ft) into the gorge below, creating a spray of 396.2m (1,300 ft). If watching isn't enough, when the water levels are low, take a swim at the Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls, or at Angel's Armchair. The falls are visible from 48.2km (30 mi) away.

    Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride
    Livingstone
    Charge up your camera and take flight over the massive Victoria Falls. From above, it's easy to capture the full breadth of the falls and their surroundings. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 20 Livingstone

    Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

    Free Time
    Livingstone Full Day
    Get out and explore the many things on offer in the Livingstone area.

    Optional Activities
    Victoria Falls Visit

    Livingstone
    One of the seven natural wonders, this waterfall is not the widest or highest, but it produces a horizontal curtain of falling water as it drops more than 152.4m (500 ft) into the gorge below, creating a spray of 396.2m (1,300 ft). If watching isn't enough, when the water levels are low, take a swim at the Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls, or at Angel's Armchair. The falls are visible from 48.2km (30 mi) away.

    Zambezi Whitewater Rafting
    Livingstone
    Tick one off your bucket list! Raft the Class III-V rapids of the Zambezi River, considered by many to be one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. It's exhilarating!

    Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride
    Livingstone
    Charge up your camera and take flight over the massive Victoria Falls. From above, it's easy to capture the full breadth of the falls and their surroundings.

    Zambezi Bungee Jump
    Livingstone
    Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River. Hear the rush of Victoria Falls as you enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Livingstone

    Livingstone is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view.

    Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

    Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

    Free Time
    Livingstone
    Get out and explore the many things on offer in the Livingstone area.

    Optional Activities
    Victoria Falls Visit

    Livingstone
    One of the seven natural wonders, this waterfall is not the widest or highest, but it produces a horizontal curtain of falling water as it drops more than 152.4m (500 ft) into the gorge below, creating a spray of 396.2m (1,300 ft). If watching isn't enough, when the water levels are low, take a swim at the Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls, or at Angel's Armchair. The falls are visible from 48.2km (30 mi) away

    Zambezi Bungee Jump
    Livingstone
    Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River. Hear the rush of Victoria Falls as you enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

    Zambezi Whitewater Rafting
    Livingstone
    Tick one off your bucket list! Raft the Class III-V rapids of the Zambezi River, considered by many to be one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. It's exhilarating!

    Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride
    Livingstone
    Charge up your camera and take flight over the massive Victoria Falls. From above, it's easy to capture the full breadth of the falls and their surroundings.

    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 22 Livingstone

    Enjoy a free day to explore Livingstone.

    Livingstone is a great base to see both natural wonders and take part in some exciting activities. Get up close (and wet from the spray) while awing at the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, and, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with the Victoria Falls in view.

    Free Time
    Livingstone Full Day
    Get out and explore the many things on offer in the Livingstone area.

    Optional Activities
    Zambezi Whitewater Rafting

    Livingstone
    Tick one off your bucket list! Raft the Class III-V rapids of the Zambezi River, considered by many to be one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world. It's exhilarating!

    Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride
    Livingstone
    Charge up your camera and take flight over the massive Victoria Falls. From above, it's easy to capture the full breadth of the falls and their surroundings.

    Zambezi Sunset Cruise
    Livingstone
    Jump on a boat and cruise on the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy some snacks, drinks, a festive atmosphere, and, of course, gorgeous views of the sunset.

    Victoria Falls Visit
    Livingstone
    One of the seven natural wonders, this waterfall is not the widest or highest, but it produces a horizontal curtain of falling water as it drops more than 152.4m (500 ft) into the gorge below, creating a spray of 396.2m (1,300 ft). If watching isn't enough, when the water levels are low, take a swim at the Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls, or at Angel's Armchair. The falls are visible from 48.2km (30 mi) away.

    Zambezi Bungee Jump
    Livingstone
    Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi River. Hear the rush of Victoria Falls as you enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 23 Livingstone/Lusaka

    Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

    Set off early, around 6am, and arrive late in the afternoon. The long journey across rough and bumpy roads takes us to a private game farm 29km (18 mi) outside of the capital of Zambia. Marvel at the zebras, buffalo, and the bok that roam the property, or relax by the pool or at the camp's bar.

    Overland truck
    Livingstone - Lusaka 10h 543km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 24 Lusaka/Chipata

    Continue travelling across Zambia.

    Today is another long travel day to get us closer to Malawi. Travelling northeast through the Zambian countryside, head towards Chipata, the capital of the Eastern Province.

    On our way, we will drive through a trading post village just before Luangwa Bridge with a beautiful local market - a chance to interact with the villagers, try some exotic fruit, or buy some baskets as souvenirs or gifts.

    Overland truck
    Lusaka - Chipata 10h 544km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 25 Chipata/Kande Beach

    Travel to the "Lake of Stars," Lake Malawi.

    Spend four nights relaxing on the shores of the "Lake of Stars". Beach walks, swimming in the crystal clear water, and snorkelling among the tropical fish are all part and parcel of your stay.

    Lake Malawi is known for good snorkelling and diving. The locals depend on the lake for fishing and survival, and use dugout canoes to fish from and set out long nets. There are many different ethnic groups, all speaking their own language; most are Christians and the rest have traditional beliefs.

    Overland truck
    Chipata - Mchinji 2h 400km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (Zambia - Malawi)
    Mwami - Mchinji
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Overland truck
    Mchinji - Kande Beach 8h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 26 Kande Beach

    Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home.

    Opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.

    Free Time
    Kande Beach
    Kick back and relax on Lake Malawi after a few long travel days.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling

    Kande Beach
    Discover some of the best freshwater snorkelling in Africa at Lake Malawi, which generally has clear visibility and boasts a plethora of brightly coloured fish. Don a snorkel and hop in!

    Village Walk
    Kande Beach
    Set off on a village walk to visit a nearby traditional Tonga village to learn more about daily village life in the area.

    Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 27 Kande Beach/Chitimba

    Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.

    Leave Kande Beach in the morning and drive north along Lake Malawi to Chitimba. Chitimba Beach has beautiful views of mountains in the background and Tanzania across the lake.

    Overland truck
    Kande Beach - Chitimba 5h Morning 235km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Free Time
    Chitimba Afternoon
    Settle in and enjoy a free afternoon at northern Lake Malawi. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 28 Chitimba

    Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi and cap it off with a visit to a local pub; the first drink is on us.

    Local Pub Visit
    Chitimba
    Venture outside of the campsite and hit up a local pub; the first drink is on us. Make new local friends over a game of pool.

    Free Time
    Chitimba Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like on your final day on Lake Malawi.

    Optional Activities
    Village Walk

    Chitimba
    Set out on a walk through a nearby village to get to know the local way of life.

    Hiking
    Chitimba
    Don't miss out on this spectacular hike all the way up to Livingstonia. The hike is breathtaking and you will have a chance to cool off under the Manchewe Falls. This hike is around 6 hrs return and is very popular with our travellers. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 29 Chitimba/Iringa

    Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.

    Begin the day by making the border crossing out of Malawi and into Tanzania. Climbing out of the Great Rift Valley through some spectacular mountain passes, view the vast tea plantations in the highlands along the way.

    Overland truck
    Chitimba - Iringa 11h Full Day 534km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (Malawi - Tanzania)
    Songwe - Kasumulu
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 30 Iringa/Dar es Salaam

    Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.

    Drive to Dar es Salaam. The city started as a fishing village in the mid 19th century before becoming a port and trading centre.

    Overland truck
    Iringa - Dar es Salaam 12h 637km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 31 Dar es Salaam/Stone Town

    Hop on a ferry and explore Stone Town on the island of Zanzibar.

    After arriving in Zanzibar, spend the remainder of the day exploring Stone Town, the heart of the island. It has an intriguing maze of narrow, cobbled lanes hemmed in by Arabic buildings. Look out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, beautifully printed cloths (kangas and kikois worn by local people), little carved chests with copper inlays, and spices - all beautiful presents or souvenirs to take home.

    Overland truck
    Dar es Salaam 1h
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Ferry
    Dar es Salaam - Stone Town 2h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Free Time
    Stone Town
    The best way to see the Stone Town is, literally, to get lost. You can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying sweetmeats from scores of tiny cafes. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 32 Stone Town/Nungwi

    Travel north to Nungwi, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar's northern coast.

    Enjoy two days at one of Zanzibar's beaches. Relax on the idyllic white-sand beaches, wander through the village of Nungwi, or opt to go snorkelling or diving.

    Private Vehicle
    Stone Town - Nungwi 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Spice Plantation Tour
    Stone Town
    No visit to Zanzibar would be complete without a visit to the spice plantations. Your senses will be aroused as you will receive a detailed description on the assortment of spices (black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadfruit, jackfruit, vanilla, lemon grass) and their various uses. It was the spice plantations that brought the beginnings of Zanzibar's infamous slave trade that dates back to the 1840's.

    Free Time
    Nungwi Afternoon
    Do as much or as little as you'd like during free time in the afternoon.

    Optional Activities
    Scuba Diving

    Nungwi
    60USD per person
    Zanzibar boasts over 25 dive sites, excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Suit up and enjoy a relaxing dive under the sea.

    Snorkelling
    Nungwi
    50USD per person
    Zanzibar boasts excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Don a mask and snorkel and view it all from below the ocean's surface. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 33 Nungwi

    Opt to go diving, snorkelling, exploring, or just sit back and relax.

    Free Time
    Nungwi Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like on this island slice of paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Scuba Diving

    Nungwi
    60USD per person
    Zanzibar boasts over 25 dive sites, excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Suit up and enjoy a relaxing dive under the sea.

    Snorkelling
    Nungwi
    50USD per person
    Zanzibar boasts excellent visibility and an abundance of colourful coral and marine life. Don a mask and snorkel and view it all from below the ocean's surface. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 34 Nungwi/Stone Town

    Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.

    Private Vehicle
    Nungwi - Stone Town 2h Morning
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time
    Stone Town
    Spend a final afternoon wandering the streets of Stone Town. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 35 Stone Town/Korogwe

    Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.

    Ferry
    Stone Town - Dar es Salaam 2h
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Overland truck
    Dar es Salaam - Korogwe 8h 370km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 36 Korogwe/Arusha

    Keep on the look out for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.

    Pass Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, and head towards Arusha. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to see the mountain as it is hidden behind a veil of cloud most of the time.

    Arusha sits at the foot of rugged Mt Meru, Africa's fifth highest mountain.

    Overland truck
    Korogwe - Arusha 7h-8h 250km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 37 Arusha/Serengeti National Park

    Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the campsite.

    After breakfast, we begin our 3-day and 2-night excursion to Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa's premier wildlife areas

    7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Arusha - Serengeti National Park 8h 320km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

    Serengeti National Park Safari
    Serengeti National Park
    This is the reason you came to Africa. Recharge your camera, grab your binoculars and set out on safari. The eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife - zebra, wildebeest, lions, elephants, buffaloes and more. Tanzania's Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya's reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 38 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

    Enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

    Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. You will return and break camp and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will arrive at your campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.

    Serengeti National Park Safari
    Serengeti National Park
    This is the reason you came to Africa. Recharge your camera, grab your binoculars and set out on safari. The eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife - zebra, wildebeest, lions, elephants, buffaloes and more. Tanzania's Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya's reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

    7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro 5h
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

    Optional Activities
    Serengeti Balloon Safari

    Serengeti National Park
    539USD per person
    Head off into the darkness of the very early morning and climb into the basket of a hot air balloon. Watch the pilot ignite the burners and take flight over the Serengeti savannah. As the sun rises, spend an hour drifting over the grasslands and grazing wildlife. You might want to bring a hat as it sometimes gets warm from the burner's heat. Enjoy a champagne breakfast once you land. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 39 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.

    Exit the crater late in the morning and continue back to Arusha.

    7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Ngorongoro - Arusha 5h 200km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

    Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
    Ngorongoro Crater Morning
    Set the alarm and prepare for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Masai herdsmen appear in the morning mist. Our driver/guide takes us down into the crater and heads to all the best spots to view wildlife. Watch for zebra, gazelles, buffalo, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, black rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the savanna. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 40 Depart Arusha/Nairobi

    Transfer to Kenya's capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.

    Depart Arusha in the morning and travel overland to Nairobi. The tour ends upon arrival to Nairobi at the Hotel Boulevard in central Nairobi. In order to avoid any unnecessary issues with timing, please book ongoing travel from Nairobi after 9pm.

    Overland truck
    Arusha - Nairobi 7h 286km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind.

    Border Crossing (Tanzania - Kenya)
    Namanga
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 240-320 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Important Notes

    This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 22 passengers, at an average there are 20 passengers travelling on this tour.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider. a

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes

  10. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe customized safari truck for the long drives.

  11. It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate if you are traveling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country. SOUTH Africa is to enforce new rules requiring proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers - even in airport transit - who have been in Zambia or other countries where the disease is endemic. The stricter guidelines, effective 01 Oct 2011, will see pax without an international Yellow Fever certificate refused entry As of January 26th 2011 the Director General of the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism declared a valid Yellow Fever Certificate is required at all points of entry into Zanzibar. This includes the airport, seaport and other points of entry. Failure to provide the correct certification may result in an on the spot vaccination or $50 fine. Please check with your health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.

  12. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country. Entry into Botswana when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

  13. An essential part of your safari is participation. The group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis, from kitchen duty group (helping in prepare meals and clean up afterwards), the packing group (sets up all tables and chairs outside) and the cleaning group (which cleans the truck by emptying the rubbish bin and brooming). it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask the clients to help with the washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable.

  14. Sleeping bags can not be rented on any of our Africa overland or safari

  15. Your CEO aims to provide you with the best service possible during your tour. They will be joining you in the back of the truck for a maximum of approximately 50% during driving, to answer questions and provide more information about the areas that you visit. They will spend the remainder of the driving time in front with the driver to enable them to make bookings, do planning and to fulfil other organizational requirements of the tour. During game drives, your CEO will ensure to accompany you in the passenger area of the truck. This is of course because they have a lot of knowledge to share with you during these exciting game drives. Please do not hesitate to ask your CEO any questions.

  16. Please note that on all our Overland truck safaris there is a maximum of 22 people per vehicle.

  17. VISAS. Please read the Visa section very carefully. Visas are your own responsibility. Always double check with the embassies what each countries requirement are.

  18. Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. In Zanzibar and other Muslim areas in Africa, it is important to note that there may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan. Generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan, particularly in Zanizbar. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.


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