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Overland Camping Tour through Africa – the real travel story

Hearing about first hand experiences is invaluable, especially when planning your own camping overland adventure through Africa.

If you want to find out about the highs, the lows and the authentic reality of travelling, let us dive into The Travel Cult blogger Janire Denny-Arzalluz’s experience with Acacia:

Travel Enthusiast and blogger Janire Denny-Arzalluz picture and bio. Camping Overland Adventure

Fresh out of university, and not quite ready to hit the ‘real world’ and work, one of my best friends Sarah and I booked a 6-week overland road trip through Africa with Acacia Africa. We travelled from Kenya through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and ended our trip in South Africa.

We wild camped throughout most of the trip, camping in tents in the bush, except for staying in a couple of hostels along the way. This was the most magnificent trip of my life so far and I’m not sure much could beat it! We had so many amazing experiences; safaris, beach days, history, volunteering, conservation and parties.

We met tribal peoples where we learnt about and took part in their daily routines, learnt their languages and enjoyed free time together. We took part in some of the world’s most exhilarating activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting and we made friends and memories for life…

This small excerpt is from 1 of 6 blog posts which cover Janire’s whole Camping Overland Adventure trip with Acacia.

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Chapter 1 – Kenyan Safaris and the Circle of Life

Kenya, the Maasai Mara and the Maasai Tribe, experiencing a traditional event unlike any other. The reason to travel, as well as focusing on safaris, Big 5 and the landscape, a break-down, camping life and the influx of tourism.

Chapter 2 – The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & reflecting on Zanzibar’s dark history

Tanzania and Zanzibar. I will talk about safaris too but will focus more on the different sides of Zanzibar- the pristine and beautiful natural area vs the dark slave trade history. 

Chapter 3 – Going wild at Lake Malawi!

Malawi and the party side to the trip and how fun it is. Also about visiting a local village and getting to know the culture and people better- learning to play the Bao game. 

Chapter 4 – Zambia, the African capital of extreme outdoor activities

Zambia is all about the incredible activities we did – white water rafting, bungee jumps. Also about the magnificent Victoria Falls themselves & the monkeys there.

Chapter 5 – Exploring the Okavango Delta and the importance of sustainable travel

Botswana focuses on the Okavango Delta and the bushman walk, talking about climate change, the impact of human activity on nature and conservation projects. Looking at responsible travel. 

Check back for NEW Chapters that are coming soon

PREVIEW of what is to come:


Part 6 will be on the history of segregation in South Africa ending on feeling a deep love and connection to Africa. 

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Kenya to Cape Town (KTC43 Days) | CLICK HERE

Start: Nairobi, Kenya & End: Cape Town, South Africa

Highlights:
Maasai Mara Excursion
Maasai Village Walk With Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion & Game Drives With Resident Guide
Zanzibar Island, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls Visit
Chobe National Park
Fish Eagle Boat Cruise
Chobe National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive With Resident Guide
Okavango Delta Excursion
Mokoro/Walking Safari
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Etosha National Park, Game Drives
Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Sossusvlei Shuttle & Guided Walk
Dune 45
Sesriem Canyon


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Cape Town to Kenya (CTK41 Days) | CLICK HERE

Start: Cape Town, South Africa & End: Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights:
Cape Town Township Tour
Sesriem Canyon
Sossusvlei Shuttle & Guided Walk
Dune 45
Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Etosha NP, Game Drives
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion
Mokoro/Walking Safari
Chobe NP, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise
Chobe NP Open Vehicle Game Drive With Resident Guide
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit
South Luangwa NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive With Resident Guide
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Maasai Village Walk With Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion & Game Drives With Resident Guide
The Great Rift Valley


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South Africa to Kenya (SAK62 Days) | CLICK HERE

Start: Pretoria, South Africa & End: Nairobi, Kenya

Highlights:
Panorama Route
2 days, Kruger NP, Game Drives
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Enclosure/ Swaziland Village
St Lucia Boat Cruise
Sani Pass Excursion
Battlefields
Royal Natal National Park
Drakensberg Mountains
Mountain Zebra National Park Game Drive
Addo Elephant NP, Game Drives
Garden Route
Cango Caves Visit
Cape Agulhas
Wine Tasting
Cape Town Township Tour
Sesriem Canyon
Sossusvlei Shuttle & Guided Walk
Dune 45
Spitzkoppe, Bushman Paintings
Etosha NP, Game Drives
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Okavango Delta Wilderness Excursion
Mokoro/Walking Safari
Chobe NP, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise
Chobe NP Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit
South Luangwa NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive With Resident Guide
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Maasai Village Walk With Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion & Game Drives With Resident Guide
The Great Rift Valley


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