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22 Day Zanzibar to Johannesburg Adventure Tour

StartZanzibar (Tanzania)
EndJohannesburg
Duration: 22 Days
Style of Tour :
From
ZAR 43052.00AUD 3,843.93CAD 3,449.68EURO 2,559.57GBP 2,172.15USD 2,687.39

This tour is ideal for those wanting to relax on a tropical beach and view Africa' famous wildlife. Enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar and Malawi, game drives in the Kruger National Park, and adrenaline activities at the mighty Victoria Falls. Visiting 5 countries, this tour offers a good combination of beach, bush and culture.

Trip ID:DTACZVK22
Accommodation on tour:Camping

Highlights

  • Stone Town - Zanzibar
  • Tropical beaches - Zanzibar
  • Malawi - amazing beaches - culture
  • Zambia
  • Victoria Falls
  • Matobos National Park
  • Tshipise - hot pools
  • Kruger National Park
  • Game drives
  • Johannesburg

Below is the basic day to day brief,

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

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.


Day 1:  Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar – Stone Town
Our tour begins with the ferry crossing from Dar es Salaam to the spice island of Zanzibar. Stone Town is the capital of Zanzibar and has a rich history. The island has been strongly influenced by trade and cultural links with the Arabian Peninsula, and these historic links are plain to see as one explores the old town. Visit the markets, browse the alley ways and explore the palaces and mosques. Stone Town definitely has a unique culture heritage.  Note that the next few days are flexible and you are free to explore on your own. It is recommended that you change money in Stone Town – best rates. Accommodation is in budget hotels and is included in price

Meals:  Nil
Optional Activities:  Spice Tour US$35, Slave market US$15, Palace visit US$10, Arabic Fort US$5


Day 2 & 3:  Zanzibar – Tropical Beaches
The next couple of days are spent enjoying the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Transfer up north and enjoy the turquoise waters and brilliant white beaches. Relax on the beach, have a massage and definitely take a dhow snorkeling trip to coral reefs of the north, and view exceptional marine life. The evenings can be spent at one of the funky beach bars or enjoying a delicious fish dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts
Optional Activities:  Snorkeling trip US$40, Scuba diving from US$150, massage US$20, Spice tour US$35


Day 4:  Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam
We take our last dip in the ocean or do some quick local shopping before taking the ferry back to Dar es Salaam. We set up camp on the shore of the Indian Ocean and reminisce about our tropical experiences.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner


Day 5:  Mikumi National Park
Leaving the city and ocean, we head south. We drive through Mikumi Game Reserve and hopefully will spot some elephants and giraffes living in the forest. We set up camp just outside the reserve and spend the evening enjoying sundowners at the local tavern. If time allows, one can do an optional game drive.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activity:  Mikumi game drive US$150


Day 6:  Iringa
Leaving Mikumi, we head to Iringa and visit Kisolanza Farm. This working farm provides much of the produce of Tanzania and is an interesting visit. It is a well-known stop over on the way to Malawi and one can expect to encounter other travellers.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7 & 8:  Malawi – Chitimba Beach
Journeying through the mountains of southern Tanzania, we pass tea and banana plantations en route to the Malawi border. After a long day of driving we set up camp on the beach at Chitimba. The next day is spent relaxing and swimming in this magnificent lake. Malawi is known as “the warm heart of Africa” and one can enjoy this beautiful country and amazingly friendly people. The locals are open to travellers and welcome you in their villages. The lake itself is spectacular and clear and offers excellent snorkeling and other water based activities. Lake Malawi is known for its abundant number of fresh water fish.

Meals:  Breakfast,  Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activity:  Livingstonia day hike US$10


Day 9 & 10:  Malawi – Kande Beach
Leaving Chitimba we journey through rural Malawi, passing rubber plantations and villages that rely on subsistence farming, and is a good insight into rural African life. We stop in Muzuzu to stock up on provisions and have time to take in the local markets. We then head to spectacular Kande beach. Located near Nkahta Bay, this is an opportunity to kick back and relax. Explore the town, horse ride, dive or just swim in this amazing lake. These 2 nights at Kande beach are definitely a highlight of the tour.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts, 2 x Lunches and 2 x Dinners
Optional Activities:  Horse riding US$55, village walk US$10, Snorkeling US$15, Scuba diving US$45, Canoe Hire US$15


Day 11 & 12:  Chipata & Lusaka – Zambia
Travelling across southern Africa, we leave Malawi and cross into Zambia. A stop at the market town of Chipata is a welcome break and we have time to explore the colourful markets (dependent on border crossing formalities). After a good night’s rest we head to the bustling city of Lusaka where we set up camp on the outside of this fast growing city on a farm– the capital of Zambia.

Meals:  2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch and 2 x Dinner


Days 13 – 16:  Victoria Falls
Travelling south from Lusaka, we head to the famous Victoria Falls – the adventure capital of Africa. We set up camp on the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi River. The “Zambezi Waterfront Camp”  is our home for the next few days. (Wi-Fi is available and this is a good opportunity to catch up). A welcome rest with plenty of time to explore Victoria Falls and the surrounding area.. There are plenty of activities to partake in – see a few of the more popular options below. For our stay at Victoria Falls only breakfast will be served. For those looking for more of a cultural experience – you can explore the town and markets of Livingstone, take guided walk through a traditional village or visit the town of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi River. This is definitely one of the top destinations in Africa and your stay at Victoria Falls will be an adventure and highlight of your tour.

Meals:  1 x Lunch and 4 x Breakfast

Optional Activities:  

• Bungee Jump US$160      

• Gorge Swing US$95      

• Zambezi Jet Boat US$215

• Zambezi Sunset cruise US$70

• Helicopter / Microlight  US$195

• White Water rafting US$180


Days 17 & 18:  Bulawayo – Matopos
Leaving Victoria Falls, we cross the border into Zimbabwe and head for the Matopos area. We pass through Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, and set up camp in the Matobos area. we take an informative half day exploration on foot. The Matobo National Park, with its unusual boulder formations is a rich cultural heritage area and has many Bushman paintings dispersed across the park. It is also the burial site of the infamous Cecil John Rhodes – a major player in the colonisation of Southern Africa. If we choose to do the full day tour we will visit the paintings and the grave site. Matobo National Park is also known for its concentration of Black and White rhino, as well as a large number of leopards and Black eagles.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts, 2 x Lunches & 2 x Dinners


Day 19:  Tshipise – South Africa
Heading south, we cross the Limpopo River into South Africa. We head for our camp which is located just outside Tshipise. The resort where we camp has natural hot pools and one can spend the afternoon soaking in the pools or strolling in the surrounding woods. A great place to unwind before the Kruger Park part of adventure begins.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Days 20 & 21:  Kruger Park
Kruger Park is our next destination. The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s largest game reserve and is a must do for travellers visiting Southern Africa. The park is known for its high concentration of wildlife, including the Big 5 and visitors are bound to see a large variety of game. We set up camp on the outskirts of the Kruger and on the first evening enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing. The Shangaans are the dominant local tribe of the Greater Kruger area.

After an early morning breakfast, we head to the gate of the Kruger Park. Note that the game drives are conducted in specially adapted open game vehicle. These 4x4 vehicles offer great viewing as well as excellent photographic opportunities. The local guides have a load of experience and know all the best spots to find the animals. They also offer great info regarding the wildlife. We enjoy a morning game drive, before having a welcome break for lunch and a rest. The afternoon is spent searching for any elusive species that may have eluded us. After a long day in the park, we head for camp for a well deserved rest.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 22:  Pretoria
After breakfast we leave the wilderness of the Kruger area and head to the metropolis of Pretoria. Our tour ends late afternoon or early evening and it is time to say farewell to our fellow adventurers.

Meals:  Breakfast


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

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 43052.00AUD 3,843.93CAD 3,449.68EURO 2,559.57GBP 2,172.15USD 2,687.39

Trip Price -         ZAR 43 060 per person

Local Payment / Adventure pass    -   

USD 100 - 

This is separate and in addition to the trip price. It includes key activities which are listed in the downloadable Itinerary. This is paid on day 1 to your trip leader or can be paid ahead of time if you prefer.

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified Guides
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • An amazing beach & bush adventure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance & visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Adventure Pass & optional activities (contact your consultant for up to date prices)
This tour has a duration of: 22 Days

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