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Daily Highlights * covered by mandatory Adventure Pass
*01 Depart Nairobi, Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara National Reserve LD
*02 Masai Mara National Reserve, Morning/ Afternoon Game Drive BLD
03 Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi BL
04 Arusha BLD
*05 Serengeti National Park, Afternoon Game Drive BLD
*06 Serengeti National Park Morning Game Drive, Ngorongoro Crater BLD
*07 Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive, Arusha, Maasai Village walk BLD
08 Dar es Salaam area, Bagamoyo BLD
09 Dar es Salaam BLD
10 Ferry to Zanzibar B
11 Zanzibar B
12 Zanzibar B
13 Ferry to Dar es Salaam, LD
14 Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park, Iringa BLD
15 Lake Malawi, Chitimba BLD
16 Lake Malawi, Chitimba BLD
17 Malawi Beach, BLD
18 Malawi Beach, BLD
19 Malawi Beach, Lilongwe BLD
20 Zambia Border Crossing, Chipata BLD
21 Lusaka BLD
22 Waterfront, Livingstone BL
23 Waterfront, Livingstone, Victoria Falls NP Visit B
24 Waterfront, Livingstone B
25 Waterfront, Livingstone B
26 Depart Livingstone, Bulawayo BLD
*27 Matobo National Park, game drive/walk BLD
28 Limpopo Province, South Africa BLD
29 Kruger Private Game Reserve, Night Drive BLD
30 Kruger National Park Game Drives BLD
31 Mpumalanga, Pretoria B
Day 1 – 7
From Nairobi, we cross the Great Rift Valley and enter the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s premier wildlife park. Our camp gives us perfect access to the park for afternoon and morning game drives in search of the ‘Big Five’ and other wildlife. We may also visit a Maasai village and talk to these traditional people who live in the area around the reserve. From the ‘Mara’, we briefly head back to Nairobi before crossing into Tanzania to Arusha. Another opportunity to meet the local Maasai people but don’t forget to visit the Meserani Snake enclosure – don’t worry it’s quite safe!. We transfer to 4x4 vehicles for a 3-day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. From the broad flat plains of the Serengeti to the staggeringly beautiful views of the Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy East Africa’s scenery and wildlife as you realise you have only been on tour for a week!
Day 8 – 14
From Arusha, we drive in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, across vast tracts of savannah to the port city of Dar es Salaam. Almost always hot and humid we escape the city on the regular ferry to Zanzibar to experience three days of leisure and tropical delight. Explore Stone Town’s alleyways, architecture and markets but leave time to visit the beaches, white sands, leaning palms and tropically warm waters for some ‘serious’ relaxation. Returning to the African mainland, we leave the coast and drive via Mikumi National Park into Malawi.
NB. As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation on Zanzibar is included in the Local Payment but for the sake of flexibility meals are left for your own account. Typically we spend one night in Stone Town and the next two nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you experience any problems but there are no set activities - the time is entirely at leisure
Day 15 – 21
This is one of the friendliest countries on tour and home to Africa’s third-largest lake. With over 600 species of fish (most of them endemic) the lake provides living for many of the Malawi people. We make camp beside one of the beaches - try diving, snorkelling, sailing or horseback riding or take a guided village walk to see how the locals live. Leaving Malawi we cross into Zambia and make our way to Lusaka, the capital.
Day 22 – 25
Livingstone, close to Victoria Falls, is our base for the next few days. In addition to the awesome beauty of Victoria Falls the area is also Africa’s ‘adventure’ capital - try white water rafting, gorge-swinging, canoeing or even bungy jumping! Alternatively, walking safaris, or else - simply relax at our riverside campsite. We view the Victoria Falls from ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ (‘Smoke That Thunders’) National Park and have time at leisure.
Day 26 – 27
We cross the border to Zimbabwe and make our way to Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe. Here we enjoy the evening exploring the city and the bustling nightlife. The following day we explore Matobo National Park with a local operator by vehicle and foot to view the endangered Rhino's that inhabit the area, the many roaming animals and some bushman paintings which are located in nearby caves.
Day 28 – 30
Leaving Bulawayo, we continue south to the border at Beitbridge. Completing formalities we cross the Limpopo River -the second largest in South Africa and an important water source for this arid region. From here we visit southern Africa’s most famed national park - Kruger. The fences between the private game reserves on the fringes of the park, and the park’s borders with adjoining Mozambique and Botswana have been taken down to form Greater Kruger and the park’s animals are free to roam the whole area. Kruger and Greater Kruger cover over 24,000 sq km and is home to an incredible wealth of African animals from the dwarf mongoose to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo). There is also an incredible diversity of birdlife and flora to be discovered. We spend two nights within the Kruger area and take game drives across the savannah to glimpse some of the wildlife that inhabits the park.
On the last day of the tour, we travel via the Panorama region of Mpumalanga with its beautiful scenery and dramatic escarpment views, to Pretoria where our tour ends.
PLUS mandatory Adventure Pass US$ 1450.00.
Adventure Pass to be paid in the currency listed on the website (usually US dollars in clean, un-torn post-2008 edition notes) directly to your Tour Leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour, or pre-paid by arrangement.
The Mandatory Adventure pass covers the following:
Maasai Mara Excursion
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
Matobo National Park - game drive/walk
Optional Activities & Excursions:
Victoria Falls Bungy Jump US$ 160
Whitewater rafting US$180
Helicopter/Microlight flights From US$ 185
Livingstone Game Walk US$ 95
Malawi village walk US$ 10
Malawi Horse Riding US$ 55
Livingstonia Day Hike US$ 10
Zanzibar Spice Tour US$35
Scuba Diving US$150
Upgrade to a full day's excursion - Matobo - US$55
Included in Price:
Fully equipped safari vehicle, camping and cooking equipment, all road tolls and vehicle taxes, all ground transportation, services of two crew, sleeping mattress, meals as indicated and tour highlights
Adventure Pass excursions, visas, flights, travel insurance, departure taxes, airport transfers, sleeping bag, optional activities, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature and meals on Zanzibar (3 nights).
Note: This tour can be booked as an accommodated tour. Please request rates at the time of booking. Discounts do not apply.