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33 Day South Africa to Serengeti on a Budget

EndNairobi (Kenya)
Duration: 33 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 32400.00AUD 2,892.86CAD 2,596.15EURO 1,926.28GBP 1,634.71USD 2,022.47

Our adventure takes us through the iconic Kruger National Park on exhilarating game drives to the majestic Victoria Falls. We explore Chobe National Park, renowned for it's large elephant herds. Visit beautiful Malawi, the ' Warm heart of Africa'. Relax on the stunning beaches of Zanzibar and experience the fascinating culture and history of it's people. A camping adventure heading into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti with some unforgettable moments. Have your camera ready and bring your binoculars!

Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Kruger National Park
  • Night Game Drive
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Matobo National Park
  • Entrance to Victoria Falls
  • Chobe Overnight Safari
  • Chobe National Park
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Lake Malawi
  • Zanzibar Ferry
  • Zanzibar Excursion
  • Spice Tour
  • Sunset Dhow Cruise
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Meserani Snake Park & Cultural Museum
  • Serengeti Excursion

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

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Day 1: Johannesburg
Today is an arrivals day in Johannesburg. Explore the city at your own leisure. This evening we have a pre-departure meeting.

Meals: None

Day 2: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Camp
Today we leave Johannesburg and make our way to the world-famous Kruger National Park. We pass the scenic Panorama Route on our way.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Kruger Park Night Game Drive

Day 3: Nkambeni Camp
Today we set out to explore Kruger National Park with it’s rich wildlife. We go on search for the Big 5 on our day out. Tonight, we have a chance to do a night drive, where we can spot some nocturnal animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Game Drives

Day 4: Nkambeni Camp to Polokwane
Today as we travel to Polokwane we stop over at some of South Africa’s most scenic viewpoints. We visit the picturesque Blyde River Canyon and God’s window takes our breath away. As we reach our camp, we set up our tents and go for a swim in the pool to cool down.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activities: Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window

Day 5: Polokwane to Musina
Our journey takes us to Zimbabwe today. As the landscapes change, we had for our camp at the Hot springs resort of Tshipise, where we can enjoy the pools, walking trails and other optional activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Musina to Bulawayo
Today we reach Zimbabwe and the town of Masvingo. Here we find the ancient Zimbabwe Ruins which we explore and then we set up camp at the foot of the hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 7: Masvingo to Bulawayo
We depart from Masvingo and make our way to Bulawayo with some fascinating places to visit such as museums, galleries and arts and crafts centre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Bulawayo
Today we explore Matabo National Park with it’s rich concentration of Black and White Rhino. The area has various ancient San rock art that we are able to view. If we are lucky we might see a leopard, as they thrive in this area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit to Matabo National Park Half Day

Day 9: Bulawayo to Hwange National Park
Today we make our way to Hwange National Park with it’s large variety of wildlife including thousands of elephants and antelope species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Hwange National Park
Today we enjoy some game drives through the park on search for wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Game Drives in Hwange National Park

Day 11: Hwange to Victoria Falls
We depart from Hwange and drive to Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. Our camp is based in the centre of this Adventure town. We are briefed on all the optional activities and in the later part of the day we have time to either visit the falls, explore the town or take a dip in the campsite swimming pool.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Included Highlight: Entrance to Vic Falls

Day 12 & 13: Victoria Falls
The following 2 days are spent unwinding or partaking in the huge variety of optional activities on offer.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Bungee Jumping, Abseiling, Flights in a Fixed wing, Micro-light, ultra-light aircraft, Helicopter, White Water Rafting and Floats

Day 14: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, Botswana
From the mighty Vic Falls our journey takes us to the border of Botswana. We complete the border formalities and head for the town of Kasane, based on the banks of the Chobe River. The river forms a natural border between Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. We enjoy some lunch and have some leisurely time to unwind. Later, in the afternoon we embark on our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile Excursion, and experience in the wilds. The park is well known for it’s big elephant herds. We go on and exciting game drive through the park until we reach our campsite where we listen to the nighttime noises of this exquisite park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile Excursion

Day 15: Chobe National Park to Livingstone (Zambia)
Once we are back at our camp in Kasane, we board our truck again and make our way to Livingstone. Later in the day we are able to see the mighty Vic Falls from the Zambian side and we have a chance to enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset River Boat Cruise

Day 16: Livingstone to Lusaka
We wake up bright and early and travel through southern Zambia, passing many rural villages and towns.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 & 18: Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa and it’s exquisite beauty is based on the Luangwa River, there are many giraffe, buffalo and elephant found in the park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: game Drives through South Luangwa Park in Tour Vehicle

Day 19 to 21: Chipata to Lake Malawi Beaches (Malawi)
We leave Zambia and make our way to Malawi. There are many optional activities on offer or we can choose to just relax on the pristine beaches.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activities: Zambezi Sunset River Boat Cruise

Day 22: Lake Malawi to Iringa (Tanzania)
We depart from Malawi and enter Tanzania. We then drive past stunning Tukuyu tea and banana plantations. Our campsite this evening in a lovely rustic Farmhouse famous for it’s Amarula Hot Chocolates and steamy showers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 23: Iringa to Dar es Salaam
This morning we rise early and travel to Dar es Salaam, passing though Mikumi National Park where we may see some wildlife on the way. Once we reach Dar es Salaam, we head for our charming coastal campsite and make preparations for our Zanzibar Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 24: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
We hop on a ferry from Dar es Salaam, which takes us to “Spice Island” where we stay the following 3 nights.

Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlights: Spice Tour & Dhow Excursion

Day 25 & 26: Zanzibar
Zanzibar is steeped in history and culture. Once visiting Stone Town, we can see the strong Arabic influence. This island is renowned for it’s spices and there is a chance to visit a spice plantation/ We can also visit some of the gorgeous beaches, giant tortoises of Prison Island, enjoy scuba diving, a fishing trip in a traditional Dhow or hire a moped to explore the area. A variety of restaurants lay scattered in the area where we can sample some of the fresh, delicious seafood available. It’s inexpensive and plentiful.

Meals: None

Day 27: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
We leave Zanzibar this afternoon and make our way to Dar es Salaam again. We reach our camp in the late afternoon/early evening.

Meals: Dinner

Day 28: Dar es Salaam to Pangani
Today is a travelling day to reach the amazing Serengeti.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 29: Pangani to Arusha
Today our drive takes us past sisal plantations and the African bush to Arusha. As we drive we may see Mount Kilimanjaro with it’s snowy summit. Our camp is in Meserani tonight on the outskirts of Arusha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 30: Arusha to Karatu
We visit the Meserani Reptile Park and Masai Cultural Museum this morning. We can visit an art gallery or explore the town of Arusha. We enjoy some delicious lunch as we see Mount meru and then hop onto 4x4 vehicles for an exciting game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 31: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park
This morning bright and early, we embark to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. This is where some of the best game viewing in Africa is found. Tonight our camp is surrounded by African noises, in the middle of nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 32: Serengeti National Park to Arusha
We head out this morning on another exciting game drive on search for the Big 5.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 33: Arusha to Nairobi (Kenya)
This morning we cross the border into Kenya and travel to Nairobi, where I tour comes to an end.

Meals: None

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Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 32400.00AUD 2,892.86CAD 2,596.15EURO 1,926.28GBP 1,634.71USD 2,022.47

Trip Price -                          ZAR 32 400 per person

Local Payment         -         USD 1 990 

The Local Payment is separate and in addition to the trip price. This is paid on day 1 to your trip leader.

  • Camping Adventure
  • Qualified tour guides
  • Specially adapted overland vehicles
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per detailed itinerary
  • Sleeping bag required - mattresses provided
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Snacks,
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities as per itinerary
This tour has a duration of: 33 Days

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