Inhale the fragrant perfume of Zanzibar’s spice plantations, hunt for the perfect snapshot of the ever-elusive Big Five across the Serengeti, feel the thunder of Victoria Falls – uncover the spectacular highlights of five African countries on this stellar 20-day adventure. Enjoy the stunning wilderness and rural villages from the comfort of our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) and camp under the big African sky for a unique perspective of this majestic land. With a unique itinerary that offers plenty of options, uncover all that this diverse region has to offer.
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Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Maasai people to Arusha.
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.
After breakfast, begin the 3-day and 2-night excursion to Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa's premier wildlife areas.
Enjoy a wildlife safari 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 safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. Then return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife 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. Arrive at the campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon.
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 travel back to Arusha.
Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.
Leave Arusha early and be on the lookout for the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro, on the road towards Bagamoyo. This town, which was recently named a World Heritage Site, was one of the most important trading ports of the central east African coast in the late 19th century.
Drive to Dar es Salaam, then hop on a ferry to Zanzibar. Travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar's northern coast.
After arriving on Zanzibar, transfer to Nungwi Beach. Relax on the idyllic white-sand beaches, wander through the village of Nungwi or opt to go snorkelling or diving.
Take the day to enjoy paradise. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, take a sailing trip, or just sit back and relax.
Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.
Explore Stone Town, the heart of the island. It has an intriguing maze of narrow, cobbled lanes hemmed in by Arabic buildings. The best way to see Stone Town is, literally, to get lost. One can spend hours just wandering the alleys and squares, drinking potent coffee from pavement vendors, or buying sweetmeats from scores of tiny cafes. 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 memories to take home.
Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.
Catch the ferry back to Dar Es Salaam and continuing travelling west to the campsite in the Baobab Valley on the banks of the Ruaha River. The camp is on the edge of the Udzwungwa Mountains National Park.
Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts centre that supports the local community.
Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.
Chitimba Beach has beautiful views of mountains in the background and Tanzania across the lake.
Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.
Leave Chitimba in the morning and drive south along Lake Malawi to Kande Beach.
Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkelling, or take a village tour.
Cross the border into Zambia.
Cross the border from Malawi to Zambia, then continue to the capital of the Eastern Province, Chipata. Previously known as Fort Jameson, Chipata is a popular refuelling station for overlanders heading to South Luangwa National Park.
Arrive late morning at camp. Opt to go on a wildlife safari drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village.
Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.
Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.
Set off early and arrive late in the afternoon. The long journey across rough and bumpy roads takes us to a private farm 29km (18 mi) outside the capital of Zambia. Marvel at the zebras, buffaloes, and the bok that roam the property, or relax by the pool or at the camp's bar.
Continue travelling across Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls.
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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I have travelled the world, but had never been on an organized tour before, and my adventure through East Africa was the most memorable trip I have ever taken! The trip was well organized, our guides, Arno and Johan, were fantastic, and I made friendships that will last a lifetime. The whole experience was so wonderful I had to come back for more!Overall Rating
Africa did not disappoint on this trip. It was everything I thought it would be, beautiful, vast, completely foreign from my home. During the Serengeti my car saw a cheetah kill, that was one of the high points. Another was white water rafting on the Zambezi in Vic Falls. Even though it was the scariest thing I ever did, I still did it!Overall Rating
The trip was just like I wanted. Part of safari and cultureOverall Rating
Our tour was wonderful! I would do it again in a heart beat. I wish I was there now!!!Overall Rating
Overall, I was thrilled with the trip-the wildlife was exceptional, and that was the number one reason why I wanted to go on this trip.Overall Rating
I had a great time in Africa! I got everything I wanted out of the trip and more.Overall Rating
The road was bumpy but the experience is priceless.Overall Rating
I had the best time of my life! It was all down to Trevor and Albie as they were so helpful and fun to be with. We couldnt have asked for anyone better. The truck was very spacious and comfortable, the accommodation suprised me everytime as it was even better each place we went to. I loved the camping more than the hotels.The itinary was good but the trip should extend by one more day at the end in Livingstone as it was a rush to see everything before I flew home.I cannot wait to do another trip the other side of Africa with you!Overall Rating
This trip was worth every dollar I spent on it. I have always wanted to travel to Africa, but wasn't sure about doing it on my own. The tour provided great travelling companions as well as a leader who was more than knowledgeable about the land and people living in Africa. Returning home was definitely the toughest part because I will miss the amazing sunsets and night skies.. I don't think there's any like them elsewhere in the world. I have definitely recommended this trip to many people I know and will continue to do so.Overall Rating
Loved it really good tour - Elbie James and Peterson really made it for us!Overall Rating
Trip Name: Serengeti to Victoria Falls Adventure
Duration: 20 Days
From Price: £1,719
Supplier Tour ID: DNV.A/201551
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