24-day Masai Mara to Victoria Falls (Camping)

Tour Code 23SEA24. Adventure Camping Tours
24 days from
$2'630 USD
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Plus 1390 USD mandatory Adventure Pass
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Group Size: Maximum 16. Age Group: 18+

Explore the wonders of the African wilderness on this comprehensive 3-week safari tour


This small group camping adventure tour offers world renowned national parks, the incredible beaches of Zanzibar, mighty Victoria Falls and friendly Malawi. Packed full of activities along the way, this is a tour with rewarding wildlife encounters, lots of relaxation and cultural experience to take home with you.

This tour combines with our south-bound routes to Cape Town via Botswana and Namibia or to Pretoria via Zimbabwe if you want to extend your trip.

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Day 1. Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve Highlights. Great Rift Valley.

We depart Nairobi and head across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. For this excursion we are using small specialized safari vehicles that offer a much more intimate safari experience that enable better views of wildlife we are about to encounter. With specialist local guides, we spend the next two nights camping on the edge of the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives included. The Mara is excellent for game viewing year round but is famous for the yearly crossing of great herds of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals migrating from the adjoining Serengeti plains.

Day 2. Maasai Mara National Reserve Highlights. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Today we spend a full day game driving in the reserve where we hope to spot the 'big 5' - rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant from our specialized safari vehicles. After a relaxing lunch we slowly make our way back to the campsite for another night camping under the African stars.

Day 3. Maasai Mara to Nairobi

We depart the Maasai Mara National Reserve today and make our way back to Kenya's capital city, Nairobi. We overnight here and get ready for departure the following morning to head across the border into Tanzania.

Day 4. Nairobi to Arusha Highlights. Maasai Culture Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania. Meserani Snake Park, Tanzania.

We board the Acacia vehicle in Nairobi and make our way down to the Tanzania border via the busy Namanga frontier. Our campsite is situated outside of busy Arusha town which is mid-way between Cairo and Cape Town, also known as the 'safari capital' of Tanzania. We have an opportunity to explore the bustling markets before arrival at camp and if time allows we enjoy a walk to the local Maasai village to experience the vibrant traditions of this colourful culture.

Day 5. Arusha to Serengeti National Park Highlights. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

We leave our campsite and Acacia vehicle behind to board the smaller, 4x4 game park friendly vehicles to make our way into the Serengeti National Park. Game driving along the way we pass the Ngorongoro Crater conservation area, passing the rim and down onto the Serengeti Plains. We eventually make our way to our designated campsite for the night where lions and hyena roam nearby.

Day 6. Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we have a full day game driving out of the plains slowing ascending the outer wall of the Ngorongoro crater. We camp along the rim of the crater for the night, where wildlife also roam free. The views from the rim are spectacular, at 326 square kilometres, this is Africa's largest intact caldera and a world heritage site.

Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Highlights. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

After an early wake up and breakfast we descend the steep road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving. With camera's and binoculars at hand, we search for wildlife in this rich biodiversity.

After this game drive, we take in one more view from the top of the rim before packing up the campsite to make our way back to Arusha for the night.

Day 8. Arusha to Bagamoyo Highlights. Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

This morning we leave Arusha behind and make our way to Bagamoyo via Moshi. If we are lucky and the weather is clear we may get the views of Mount Kilimanjaro along the way. We camp next to the palm fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean for the night.

Day 9 . Bagamoyo to Dar Es Salaam Highlights. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Today we make our way to the Tanzania's main port, Dar es Salaam. Our campsite is based outside this bustling city full of high rises & colourful markets, accessing one of the most important sea routes in the world. We make this beach campsite home for the night before our ferry trip across to Zanzibar in the morning.

Day 10. Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar Island Highlights. Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Famous for idyllic sandy, palm fringed beaches; cobbled alleys, incredible food and lush tropical forests, Zanzibar has something for everyone. We spend the first night of three in Stone Town where you are free to explore the Arab influenced architecture, diverse street stalls & old bazaars or visit a famous spice plantation. Our time on the island is at your leisure.

Day 11-12. Zanzibar Island Highlights. Zanzibar, Northern Beaches, Tanzania.

We transfer to the northern beaches from Stone Town where you are free to explore stunning Kendwa beach. Take an optional diving trip to one of the many nearby reefs, indulge in some seafood or simply relax with a cocktail and good book. We spend the next two nights at this beach bungalow.

Day 13. Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

We depart the northern beaches and head back to Stone Town for some last minute shopping before catching the ferry back to Dar es Salaam for the night.

Day 14. Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park area Highlights. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.

Leaving the coast behind, we drive inland through Mikumi National Park where we may spot forest elephant or giraffe feeding near the side of the road. We camp just past the this park and enjoy some sundowners at the local restaurant before sitting by the fire for the night. If time allows we will do an optional game drive in the late afternoon.

Day 15. Mikumi to Iringa

Today we make the long journey to Iringa for a night at Kisolanza farm. We have climbed to 1600m and Kisolanza ensures a pleasant fresh climate in of the most scenic areas in the southern Highlands of Tanzania.

Day 16. Iringa to Chitimba Beach Highlights. Lake Malawi, Malawi.

After our last night in Tanzania we wake up early to make our way to Malawi border. Crossing into Malawi we are headed for Lake Malawi which covers almost a fifth of the country. We spend two nights at this beautiful beach side campsite.

Day 17. Chitimba Beach Highlights. Livingstonia Day Hike, Malawi.

Today is a free day to relax on the beach, take a long walk through the near by village or do the optional full day hiking trip to Manchewe Falls.

Day 18 . Chitimba Beach to Kande Beach Highlights. Lake Malawi, Malawi.

This scenic drive today sees us passing rubber plantations en route to Mzuzu - the third largest town in Malawi. You will get to experience how friend the people of Malawi truly are as we will stop to grab supplies in one of the local markets before arriving to the beach.

Day 19. Kande Beach Highlights. Kande Beach Activities, Malawi.

Today you have loads of optional activities to chose from. The lake is a great spot to do some snorkelling or scuba diving - or simply relax on the beach. Horse back riding through the local village is an incredible way to see the county side and meet some of the friendly locals. We can arrange a guided walk through the village or simply explore the lakeside, craft markets and meet some new friends along the way.

Day 20. Kande Beach to Chipata

After some great time spend on Lake Malawi we are heading across the border to Chipata, Zambia.

Day 21. Chipata to Lusaka Highlights. Lusaka, Zambia.

Today we make our way to the capital of Zambia, Lusaka. Our campsite for the night is based on a farm with excellent facilities to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 22. Lusaka to Livingstone Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia.

Finally making our way south to Livingstone where will set up camp for the next few nights on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls. A visit to the falls itself is included today, before we settle in and learn about all of the exciting optional activities on offer the next couple of days.

Day 23. Livingstone Highlights. Livingstone Activities, Zambia.

Today is yours to explore Livingstone and take part in one or two of the many optional activities in the area. Try white water rafting on the Zambezi river, bungee jumping, river cruises, flights over the falls or just relax by the campsite pool and watch out for the local wildlife passing through the area.

Day 24. Livingstone

The tour ends after breakfast today.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Double Room Swimming pool Twin Room Bathroom

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, The Zambezi Waterfront has an array of accommodation from pre-erected tents, to private en suite waterfront chalets set in spacious grounds. There is a lively bar with river views and a booking office if there are any additional activities around Victoria Falls that you might want to book. single and double pre-erected tents with shared facilities, twin and family en suite chalets, camping. restaurant, bar, plunge pool, activity booking office, internet. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Viewing deck pool Viewing deck over Zambezi Permanent tents Campsite with pool Twin Room Double Room En-suite bathroom Restaurant and bar area

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

23 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 18 Dinners

18 days camping in 2-person dome tents, 2 nights tented camp, 3 nights tourist class hotel

Fully Equipped Acacia Safari Vehicle
Camping And Cooking Equipment
All Road Tolls and Vehicle Taxes
All Ground Transportation
Sleeping Mattress
Accommodation as Indicated
Meals as Indicated
Services of Two Crew

Included Highlights:
Maasai Mara Excursion in Purpose Built Safari Vehicles, Game Drives with Resident Guide*
Maasai Village Walk with Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Safari Vehicles, Game Drives with Resident Guide*
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls Visit

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (Mandatory)
Travel Insurance
Departure Taxes
Airport Transfers
Sleeping Bag
Optional Activities
Drinks, Tips
Items of a Personal Nature
Meals Not Indicated
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Adventure Pass

Every adventure tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

1390 USD

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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