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30 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Camping Tour Popular On sale


Duration
30 Days
Style of Tour
StartJohannesburg
EndNairobi (Kenya)
Special price
ZAR 31915AUD 3,290.21CAD 3,223.74EURO 2,147.71GBP 1,909.93USD 2,573.79
Normal priceZAR 35460.00AUD 3,655.67CAD 3,581.82EURO 2,386.27GBP 2,122.08USD 2,859.68

A perfect beach and safari adventure. This tour takes in some of Africa's most famous game reserves including the Okavango Delta, Chobe and the Serengeti.  Relax on the tropical beaches of Malawi and Zanzibar.

Trip ID:DTNJN30
Accommodation on tour:Camping/Lodge

Highlights

  • Johannesburg
  • Botswana
  • Okavango Delta - Makoros (traditional canoes) & nature walks.
  • Chobe National Park - sunset river cruise
  • Victoria Falls
  • South Luangwa National Park - Zambia
  • Lake Malawi - amazing beaches
  • Zanzibar - Stone Town
  • Zanzibar - Tropical beaches
  • Serengeti & Ngorongoro national Parks
  • Nairobi

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Johannesburg - Kalahari

An early morning departure from Johannesburg,  as we begin our safari to Victoria Falls. We head north west to Botswana. Crossing the border we continue to the town of Kang, the gate way to the Kalahari – home of the Bushmen.

Day 2:  Kalahari

We head north into the Central Kalahari. We spend the evening  in the Ghanzi district, where we get an opportunity to encounter the San people. We have the opportunity gain interesting insights into the daily life of this nomadic tribe and about survival in the desert. We enjoy a guided walk as well as traditional storytelling and dancing.

Activity Package:  Guided walk with San Bushmen

Day 3:  Okavango Delta

Today we leave the harshness of the Kalahari and head for Maun – the frontier town. The landscape changes from the harshness of the arid Kalahari to the lush Okavango Delta. We spend the afternoon relaxing (or one can enjoy a scenic flight). The guides will give a briefing to what is required as there are restrictions on luggage size.

Day 4 & 5:  Okavango Delta

We spend the next couple of days exploring this amazing eco system. The Okavango is a maze of waterways and flood plains and home to many species of wildlife and birdlife. With our local guides we spend time poling and doing nature walks. Hippos and crocodiles laze on the banks, while larger animals are found on the numerous islands. The delta is one of the last true African wilderness areas and offers a unique view of the African bush.

Activity Package:   Okavango Delta excursion

Day 6:  Okavango – Caprivi Strip

We leave the delta and head north through the tribal areas. We cross into Namibia and spend the day travelling across the Caprivi area. This is a wildlife area and one can expect to spot animals along the road – including giraffes and elephants.  We spend the evening in Namibia near the Botswana border..

Day 7:  Kasane – Chobe National Park

Early morning we cross back into Botswana and set up camp on the banks of the Chobe River.  The Chobe is renowned for its huge herds of elephant and large number of predators – including lions. We spend the morning exploring the Chobe Park in open 4x4 vehicles.  The late afternoon is spent cruising down the Chobe River, looking for animals coming down to river to drink.

Activity Package:  Chobe National Park game drive

Activity Package:  Chobe National Park boat cruise

Day 8:  Victoria Falls

Leaving Botswana we cross into Zimbabwe and make the short trip to Victoria Falls. The mighty Victoria Falls is one of Southern Africa’s top destinations and offers stunning scenery and loads of activities. A visit to Victoria Falls National Park allows us to take in the spectacle of the Zambezi thundering over the falls. The afternoon is at your leisure and you can use the time to partake in one of the adrenaline activities – including rafting the rapids of the Zambezi.  Alternatively one can spend time browsing the craft and curio markets.

Activity Package:  Victoria Falls National Park entrance fees

 

Day 9:  Victoria Falls

Today we have an opportunity to explore the Victoria Falls and surrounding area. Victoria Falls is well known as an adventure town and there is much to do. The Zambezi River offers some of the best white water rafting in the world. One can bungee jump, sky dive, take a scenic flight, browse the local craft markets or just take in the splendour of the Falls.

Optional Activities – Victoria Falls – some of the popular options    

  • Bungee Jumping -                          US$ 160
  • Sunset Zambezi cruise -                  US$ 85
  • Full day White water rafting -           US$ 160
  • Gorge swing -                                 US$ 95
  • Helicopter Scenic flight -                  US$ 170

 

Day 10:  Victoria Falls – Lusaka

This morning we cross the Zambezi River and enter  Zambia – providing us with an opportunity to view the Victoria Falls for the final time. After the excitement of the Falls, we spend the next 2 days travelling through rural Zambia. We spend the evening on the outskirts of Lusaka.

Day 11:  Rural Zambia - Petauke

A fairly long day of travel waits as we travel east through rural Zambia. Along the way we will encounter colourful markets, traditional villages and subsistence farming.

Day 12:  South Luangwa National Park

Our first stop of the day is Chipata, an important trading town. Chipata is a textile town and is famous for its colourful African fabrics which are popular amongst the local population.  There is an opportunity to enjoy a quick tour of the workshops and dye houses.  (March - December).  We enjoy sunset overlooking the famous Luangwa River.

Included Activity:  Textile project tour

Day 13:  South Luangwa National Park

The day is spent exploring this famous National Park. In the morning we have an option to do either a morning safari or you can partake in a popular Big 5 walking safari. (the walking safari is seasonal).  This afternoon we enjoy a game drive that extends into the evening, providing us with an opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals.

Activity Package:  Sunset Game Drive

Optional Activity:  Morning game drive or Game walk.

Day 14: Zambia to Lake Malawi

An early start as we head for Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa. Malawi is famous for its incredible fresh water lake.  The lake has more species of fresh water fish than any other lake, which many are found in fish tanks around the world. The Malawian people are known for their friendliness and openness, which all makes for an incredible country to spend time in. We spend the night on the shore of the lake.

Days 15, 16 & 17:  Lake Malawi

Today we travel north along the lake to our next stop where we will spend the next three nights soaking up the splendour of Malawi. The swimming and snorkelling are amazing and one can spend hours in the warm water. For those with energy there is an opportunity to hike up the Nyika Plateaux to Livingstonia. Malawi provides the ideal setting to relax (chill out in one of hammocks) and to explore the local villages. The people are welcoming and one can browse the local markets. We take some time to visit the town of Karonga, whose history is linked to the slave trade.

Included Highlight:  Karonga Town & Musuem

 

Optional Activities:  Swimming, Snorkelling, Livingstonia Hike, Community Projects, Relax

Day 18:  Lake Malawi – Tanzania

After a relaxing time on the lake we say goodbye to Malawi, as we continue our journey north into Tanzania. We spend the evening in Iringa – a popular stop over for overland tours.

Day 19:  Mikumi National Park

Leaving Iringa, we head to Mikumi National Park, which is part the famous Selous National Park – the largest in Africa. The afternoon provides an opportunity for a game drive and an opportunity to spot more animals.

Activity Package:  Mikumi National Park.

Day 20:  Dar es Salaam

Leaving Makumi, we head to Dar es Salaam – the gate way to Zanzibar. Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania with a rapidly growing population and an important port in East Africa. Tonight we have an opportunity to eat out.

Optional activity:  Dinner

Days 21 & 22:  Zanzibar Tropical Beaches

This morning we ferry across to Zanzibar – The Spice Island. After a short spice tour, we head north to Nungwi, renowned for its pristine beaches. We will spend the next couple of days relaxing, swimming, snorkelling, diving and soaking up the sun. Nungwi offers incredible beaches,  and one can enjoy the local bars, restaurants and other activities. The snorkelling trip is highly recommended as the coral and sea life are incredible. Alternatively you can explore the local fishing villages or take in the turtle sanctuary.

Activity Package:  Zanzibar Excursion

Day 23:  Stone Town – Zanzibar

After a final swim, we transfer down to Stone Town. Stone Town has a rich history. The slave trade was dominant and you can visit the old slave markets. The historical tie with the sultans of Middle East is evident in the architecture of the old town. You can spend hours wandering around the maze of the old Town, taking in an array of shops and markets. The evening can be spent enjoying the varied nightlife.

Day 24:  Zanzibar – Bagamoyo

A final chance to explore Stone Town and perhaps buy some gifts and curios. In the afternoon we ferry across to Dar es Salaam, pack up and head to the town of Bagamoyo.  

Included Highlights:  Stone Town

Day 25:  Arusha

This morning we head to the safari town of Arusha. En route we may get a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Arusha is a bustling frontier town and is the gathering point for the Serengeti safari.

Day 26, 27 & 28:  Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater safari

The next 3 nights will be spent in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is famous for its high concentration of animals and for the largest mammal migration on earth, when tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra move for greener pastures. Our game drives are conducted in open top 4 x 4 vehicles. The days are spent game viewing and enjoying the open savannahs. Serengeti safaris are known for their excellent game viewing and one can expect to see a wide range of animals including the major predators. We spend a day descending into the Ngorongoro Crater where the animal viewing is excellent. The Serengeti safari is definitely one of the highlights of the tour. Note all camps in the Serengeti are controlled and maintained by the Tanzania National Parks Board.

Optional Activity:  Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 29:  Serengeti – Arusha

Today we bid farewell to the Serengeti with a final game drive before heading back to Arusha where we arrive in the early evening.

Day 30:  Nairobi – Kenya

Today we cross the border into Kenya and head to the bustling capital of Nairobi where our tour comes to an end.

Activity Package:

  • Bush walk with San guide                     -  R100
  • Okavango Delta Excursion                    - R5 040
  • Chobe Boat Cruise                                -  R570
  • Chobe Game Drive                               -  R570
  • Vic Falls National Park Fees                 - R540
  • South Luangwa Afternoon Game Drive - R1 490
  • Mikumbi National Park Game Drive      - R1 490
  • Zanzibar Excursion                               - R6 420

Meals  Included:  Breakfast x 39, Lunch x 35 and Dinner x 33

Note : Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period .

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Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 31915AUD 3,290.21CAD 3,223.74EURO 2,147.71GBP 1,909.93USD 2,573.79

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                  R35 460

Single Supplement -  R3 900

Activity Package      - R16 020 - This includes what we consider to be the key activities on this tour. A Breakdown of this payment is available from our consultants. (optional)

Serengeti Excursion - R 12 700 (from)                                                                                                                                     

Tour includes

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified guides
  • Camping and Lodge Accommodation

  • meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • Visas & travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol & beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Activity package & optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

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This tour has a duration of: 30 Days

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