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43 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Adventure Tour

StartNairobi (Kenya)
EndCape Town
Duration: 43 Days
Style of Tour :
USD 6290.00AUD 9,530.30CAD 8,616.44EURO 5,770.64GBP 5,113.82ZAR 125,800.00

The Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour is for those wanting to experience the diversity of Africa. Fantastic game viewing in Africa's most famous game reserves, tropical beaches and coral reefs, tribal encounters and the most incredible scenery. Victoria Falls, Namib desert and Lake Malawi are a photographer's dream. This tour also runs in the opposite direction Cape Town to Kenya

Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Nairobi
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Zanzibar - Stone Town
  • Zanzibar - Tropical Beaches
  • Lake Malawi
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe National Park - Botswana
  • Okavango Delta - Botswana
  • Etosha National Park
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Swakopmund - Desert adventure capital
  • Namib Desert
  • Orange River
  • Cederberg Mountains
  • Cape Town

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: Nairobi 
Today is an arrivals day. You have the chance to explore Nairobi in your own leisure.

Meals:  None

Day 2: Nairobi to Arusha
This morning we depart from the busy city of Nairobi and make our way south to the Tanzanian border. This evening our campsite is in Meserani, just outside of Arusha.

Meals:  Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Arusha to Karatu
This morning we take a trip to the Meserani Reptile Park and Masai Cultural museum. Close by the campsite there is an interesting gallery selling colourful local paintings. We can also go learn more about Arusha if we want to, as it’s in close proximity. We have lunch at the campsite while taking in the striking beauty of Mount Meru and then take 4 x 4 vehicles for a safari with some great photo moments.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Serengeti & Ngorongoro Excursion

Day 4: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
This morning we rise early for the Ngorongoro Conservation region and make our way to the abundant Ngorongoro Crater. This is where we can see some of the best game viewing in Africa. We can see wildlife like Black Rhino and others. Once we have finished our game drive we make our way down the crater rim and pass the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ towards the Serengeti National Park. This evening our camp is in the bushveld where we can listen to the night-time noises of the wild.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Arusha
This morning we take a game drive on search for Africa’s Big 5. Once we finished our game drive, our journey takes us back along the Crater and towards our tour truck at Arusha where we spend the night.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Arusha to Pangani
We travel to Arusha this morning to gather some supplies and then make our way to Dar es Salaam. We drive past the town of Moshi based at the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and then the sisal plantations and Usambara and Pare Mountains. Our campsite is situated between these mountains half way between Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Pangani to Dar es Salaam
Today we travel onwards to Dar es Salaam. On the way we pass abundant scenery and palm trees heading for the Indian Ocean. We arrive in Dar es Salaam, at our wonderful seaside campsite and get ready for our next day leaving to Zanzibar.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Today we take a ferry trip from Dar es Salaam to ‘Spice Island’ where we will be staying for the next three nights.

Meals:  Breakfast
Included Activity: Spice Tour & Dhow Excursion & Zanzibar Excursion

Day 9 & 10: Zanzibar
Zanzibar has a rich history and a vibrant culture with some remaining Arabic influences in the Old Stone town. There are some interesting shops and palaces of the Sultans. We can visit a Spice plantation with it’s fragrant spices, visit the stunning beaches or take a trip to Prison island to see the giant tortoises. There are fishing trips available in a traditional Dhow or we can hire Mopeds to explore the island. There are plenty of Seafood restaurants scattered around the area for an affordable seafood dining experience.

Day 11: Zanzibar to Mikumi
This morning we depart from Dar es Salaam and make our way south. We travel past Mikumi National Park with it’s wildlife.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Mikumi to Iringa
This morning we depart from Mikumi National Park. Our journey takes us towards Iringa. Tonight we stay in a lovely rustic campsite acclaimed for it’s Amarula Hot Chocolates and it’s steamy showers.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 to 15: Iringa to Lake Malawi (Malawi)
We travel through the strikingly picturesque Tukuyu tea and banana plantations towards Malawi and it’s border at Songwe. We take a trip along the length of the western side of Lake Malawi stopping at some bays and inlets over the coming 3 days. There are plenty of interesting optional activities such as learning the game of bao from the locals, exploring the markets, relaxing on the stunning beaches, taking a dugout canoe across the lake, watching the fishermen return with their catch of the day, water sports, horseback riding or we may visit a local village and school.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Lake Malawi to South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
We travel away from Lake Malawi, stop over at the capital, Lilongwe to gather some supplies and cross over in Zambia where we overnight in the awe-inspiring South Luangwa National Park.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17: Luangwa National Park
Today we travel within Luangwa National park doing some game viewing. We can see wildlife like Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo and Crocodiles.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Game Drives through South Luangwa National Park in tour vehicle

Day 18: Luangwa National Park to Lusaka
Today we leave this magnificent National Park and travel down south. We pass some villages and towns of Zambia on our journey.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19: Lusaka to Livingstone
Today we head down further south to Livingstone. We can view the mighty Victoria Falls from Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia and get the opportunity for a truly perfect photograph of the falls. There is a chance to have a lovely sunset river boat cruise this evening.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity: Zambezi Sunset river boat cruise

Day 20: Livingstone to Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Today we depart from Zambia and head for the Botswana border at the Kazangula Ferry. We then travel to the town of Kasane, based on the banks of the Chobe river. We have some lunch and unwind. Later in the afternoon we set off for our Chobe National Park Overnight Mobile Excursion. The afternoon is filled with a game drive and we spend the night listening to the calls of the wild of Africa.

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

Day 21: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
As we return to our campsite we get on our tour truck and make our way to the Zimbabwe border. Close by is Victoria Falls based on the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls National Park. We are camping in the middle of all the action, walking distance from booking agents, restaurants and shops. We can either unwind in the campsite this afternoon or go view the Falls which is only a short walk away.

Meals: Brunch
Included Activity: Entrance to Victoria Falls

Day 22 & 23: Victoria Falls
The following couple of days are spent unwinding or taking part in the various optional activities on offer.

Meals:  Breakfast
Optional Activity: Bungee jumping, abseiling, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra-light aircrafts, helicopter rides, white water rafting and floats

Day 24: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (Botswana)
This morning we have breakfast and then cross the border of Botswana and make our way to Kasane. 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 25: Chobe National Park to Kasane
We return to our campsite and have some time to unwind in our own time. There is an option to take a boat cruise on the Chobe River or you can just take a dip in the swimming pool.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 26: Kasane to Maun
We start off in Maun to take our journey to the Delta. This evening we get ourselves sorted out with our provisions and packs for our overnight excursion.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 27: Maun to Okavango Delta
Today we have the chance to do the included overnight excursion into the Delta. We get up bright and early, pack up and drive 2 hours to the Mokoro Poler’s station. We are greeted by our Polers and make our way on to the waterways. Our mobile tented camp is a couple of hours in to the waterways. There is an option to do some more Mokoro trails or partake in a guided bushwalk or you can choose just to unwind in the campsite.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Overnight Delta Excursion

Day 28: Okavango Delta to Maun
Today we take our Mokoro ride and then transfer to vehicles. When we reach Maun around lunch time we have the opportunity to take a scenic flight over the Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 29: Maun to Ghanzi
Today we travel to the little village of Ghanzi, our final evening in Botswana. There is a Bushman/San experience held by the campsite that we can partake in.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Bushman experience

Day 30: Ghanzi to Windhoek (Namibia)
Today we travel through small rural towns and picturesque landscapes. This afternoon as we arrive in Windhoek, we can explore the city in our own time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Activity: Dinner at Joe’s Beer House

Day 31: Windhoek to Etosha National Park area
Today we travel across the park on search for wildlife. We have a full day of game viewing. As we exit the park to our campsite about 10 km outside, we can enjoy a swim in the pool and this evening unwind in the very unusual bar.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 32 & 33: Etosha National Park Area
Today our journey takes us further south through the Namibian countryside to where we camp for the night in the area of Etosha National Park

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Game drives through Etosha National Park in the tour vehicle
Optional Activity: Night Drive

Day 34: Etosha National Park Area to Brandberg (UIS)
Today we drive down south to the region of Brandberg.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 35: Brandberg (UIS) to Swakopmund
Today we travel to Swakopmund, via Spitzkoppe. There are some lovely coffee shops, restaurants and bars as well as arts and craft shops in Swakopmund. We can take a walk on the beaches, go to an interesting museum, visit some galleries or go to the aquarium.

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 36: Swakopmund
Today can be enjoyed at our own leisure. There are a variety of optional activities on offer to delve in to.

Meals:  Breakfast
Optional Activities: Skydiving, quad biking, sandboarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding and more

Day 37 & 38: Swakopmund to Sesriem
We leave Swakopmund and continue to Walvis Bay and then head for the desert. We reach Namib Naukluft Park and our base at Sesriem. We can experience seeing the highest dunes in the world in Sossusvlei.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Visit to Dune 45 & Sossusvlei

Day 39: Sesriem to Fish River Canyon
This morning we head out early to see the African sunrise come over the dunes and then make our way to Fish River Canyon. We stop at a variety of view points to take in the splendor of this canyon, one of the biggest in the world.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity: Visit to Fish River Canyon

Day 40: Fish River Canyon to Gariep River (South Africa)
This morning we travel south to get to the Gariep River. Our lovely campsite is right on the South African bank of the river. Our camp bar overlooks the river.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 41: Orange River to Cedarberg
We rise early and make our way south to the mining town of Springbok and then reach Namaqualand where in the spring months an array of colourful wildflowers can be seen. 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 42: Cedarberg to Cape Town
Today we depart from the picturesque Cedarberg area and make our way south towards Cape Town. Our journey takes us past the abundant fruit growing area of Citrusdal and then the Piekenierskloof Pass towards the Cape wine growing region. As we drive we can see Table mountain in the distance, that’s when we have started to reach our destination, Cape Town.

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 43: Cape Town
Today our tour ends in Cape Town. We exchange addresses and go our separate ways.

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Approx. tour cost in
USD 6290.00AUD 9,530.30CAD 8,616.44EURO 5,770.64GBP 5,113.82ZAR 125,800.00

2023 Tour Prices - Per person

USD$ 6,290  per person

  • Camping Adventure
  • Qualified tour guides
  • Specially adapted overland vehicles
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees and highlights as per itinerary
  • Sleeping bag required - mattresses provided
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol & beverages
  • Snacks,
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).
This tour has a duration of: 43 Days

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