Kenya to South Africa

Tour Code 19KSA47. Camping Overland Tours
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Suitable for Ages: 18 to 39. Group Size: 24

An amazing wildlife and beach adventure through 8 African countries

From game parks to beaches, culture to adventure - this magnificent trip covers 8 African countries including Swaziland and Lesotho. Tick off your bucket list items - from the Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Garden Route, Zanzibar and the mighty Victoria Falls. This camping overland group adventure is not to be missed!

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Day 1. Nairobi to Maasai Mara Reserve

Our adventure starts with a 2-night excursion to the Maasai Mara. We meet our local guides and board specialized vehicles and take the road via the Great Rift Valley, pausing for a photo at this geographic phenomenon. From here we continue on through the Masai lands and on to the Masaai Mara National Reserve.

Our tented camp is based at the edge of the unfenced reserve and near the park gates where we settle in, enjoy the surroundings and get ready for our game drive in the morning.

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

Rising early, we board our game driving vehicles with our eagle-eyed guide at the wheel and enter the park to search for the 'Big 5' game and numerous species of antelope, birds and reptiles. The Masaai Mara forms the northern end of the path of the Great Migration in which over 2 Million wildebeest, zebra and antelope travel following the rains throughout the year. They travel across the border from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and into the Masaai Mara between July - October each year.

The Masaai Mara has a rich population of wildlife outside of migration months and offers unrivaled game viewing opportunities. We pause for lunch and carry on with our game drive.

In the late afternoon, there is an option to see a nearby Masai Manyatta (settlement) to learn about their traditional ways and day-to-day life within their community surrounded by the wilderness of the Mara.

Day 3. Masai Mara to Nairobi

Leaving Kenya's famous national park behind, we make our way back across the Great Rift Valley to our camp for the night in the heart of Nairobi's Karen district.

Explore the vibrant city, eat at a local restaurant or simply enjoy your time reflecting on the last day's game driving at camp.

Day 4. Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania Highlights. Maasai Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania.

We leave the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and head south to the border and cross into Tanzania.

We stop at the quaint city of Arusha - halfway point from Cairo to Cape Town to replenish our supplies before driving to our camp - Meserani. This camp is home to a bird and reptile park, Masai cultural Museum and offers the opportunity to take a walk to the surrounding villages to learn more about this interesting culture and how they live and herd their livestock.

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

Rising early, we meet our local safari guides and board 4x4 safari vehicles for our 2 night, 3-day excursion into the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, the resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

We drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, viewing the crater itself, to the Serengeti plains where we enjoy a game drive to our camp for the evening.

It's easy to see why the Serengeti is so revered as a top safari destination - on entering we cross the flat plains with savannah stretching on as far as the eye can see. It is here that we start searching for Cheetah. On the massive granite outcrops we may see lion and as we near the riverbeds, seek out the leopards lazing in the bough of a nearby tree.

Tonight we bushcamp in the wilderness with the sounds of the wild surrounding our camp.

Day 6. Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

We rise with the sun this morning and board the 4x4 vehicles to game drive through this wondrous national park. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive leopard as spottings here are famous in the area as well as the lions and numerous antelope that roam the plains.

After a morning exploring, its back to camp to pack up. We head across the vast plains to our camp based on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The view from this campsite is breathtaking!

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

This morning we are rewarded with a game drive into the crater itself. We wind down the steep crater walls to its base. Home to the 'Big 5' - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino we spot the myriad of wildlife along the way on this game drive.

The crater is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the crater itself is listed as one of the 7 natural African wonders. Once you reach the base there is much to explore - despite the relatively small area (the crater is only 16-19km in diameter). With wetland, grassland and forest - there are many different habitat areas to support wildlife and you won't be disappointed after exploring these!

Returning to our camp, we pack up and make our way back to Arusha and the Meserani Snake Park.

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

It's time to hit the coast! We pass thorugh the quaint town of Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro - should weather be clear, we may even catch a glimpse of the 'roof of Africa' as we make our way south and on to the Indian Ocean coastline.

Our camp is located outside of Bagamoyo, a historic port-town that was once the main trading port to East Africa.

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

Today's drive takes us past the coastal villages and on to the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, known as Haven of Peace. Tanzania's industrial capital, the city is a large sprawling mass of apartment blocks, informal houses, businesses, industry and office blocks and gives an insight into the cultural melting-pot that is Dar.

We set up camp on the long stretch of beach just outside of the city, take in the balmy Indian Ocean breeze, and prepare for our trip to Zanzibar.

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

The day is here when we enjoy a 3-night/4-day excursion on this exotic island with its idyllic palm-fringed beaches and interesting Arabic influences. The spices fill the air and the local cuisine is certainly to die for.

We take a fast ferry to the Island and generally spend the first night in Stone Town. Arriving around midday, there is time to explore the magic of Stonetown on foot through the alley like roads, unique market places and food stalls. For those who wish to head to the spice plantations, an optional spice tour offers a perfect opportunity to learn about the culture and livlihood of many Zanzibaris.

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

After our first night on Zanzibar we wake to the sounds of the surrounding mosque's with the call to prayer echoing through the city.

A transfer will take us to the northern beaches. It's here you can kick off your shoes and relax by the unspoilt white sandy beaches and swim in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

There are many optional activities to enjoy and a small village to explore close by at Nungwi. Visit the local aquarium to learn about their turtle project, or head out for a day exploring the coral reefs on a dive or snorkel.

Day 13. Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Relaxed from the Island break, we travel back to the Port of Zanzibar where we take the return ferry to the mainland.

We spend our last night on the palm-fringed beach on the coast of Dar es Salaam before our journey takes us inland tomorrow.

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

Travelling west we cross the northern part of the Mikumi National Park and hope to see some wildlife along the roadside - elephants, lions, giraffes and numerous antelope species.

Our camp this evening is situated just outside the border of the park. After settling in, there is time for an optional game drive for those who wish to explore the park some more. Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest in Tanzania and connects with the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve.

Day 15. Mikumi to Iringa

Traversing the Tanzanian highlands via the picturesque Boabab Valley, we arrive at our camp at Kisolanza Farm this afternoon. At an altitude of 1600m Kisolanza ensures a pleasant fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas of this region.

Sample the local produce of the farm and enjoy a hot chocolate and Amarula at the bar - famous at this place.

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

We continue westward to the bustling town of Mbeya before heading south and crossing the border to Malawi. We make our way to lake Malawi, formerly ‘Lake Nyasa’ which covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and a massive resource for the local Malawians.

Lake Malawi is the 2nd deepest and 3rd largest lake in Africa and is home to over 700 species of cichlids - freshwater tropical fish.

Our camp for the evening it situated in the northern section of the lake.

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

Stretch your legs on a day hike to the Livingstonia Mission and Manchewe waterfalls in the surrounding mountains or enjoy the beach and warm waters of the lake on your first free day in the area.

Our rustic camp has a lovely stretch of wave-washed beach and is nearby the local village. Just outside the camp is an opportunity to meet with the local woodcarvers where you can learn to carve your own souvenir, or simply sit and enjoy friendly banter with the locals.

Day 18. Chitimba to Kande Beach

Heading south, pausing at Mzuzu to replenish supplies, we make our way to our camp for 2 nights on the middle of the lake shores - Kande Beach.

Kande Beach hosts an array of optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and horse riding. The long stretch of beach is great for exploring and of course many water sports and boats trips to the nearby island.

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

Sit back and relax in a hammock, swim and enjoy some downtime at the bar/ restaurant area. Kande Beach is not only well-known for the many optional activities in the area but the opportunity to mingle with the local Chichewa people on an optional guided Village Walk. Meander through the village and chat with the kids - A must do activity!

Alternatively take a horseride through the surrounding villages and bushveld finishing off with a dip in the warm waters of the lake.

Day 20. Kande Beach to Chipata, Zambia

Leaving the tranquillity of the lake behind, we make our way south to the border, crossing into Zambia.

Chipata is located a short distance from the border itself and is the capital of the Eastern province. It's home to an unexpected number of ornate mosques due to its large Indian community. If time allows, we may stop in Chipata before arriving at our campsite to overnight.

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

We take the Great Eastern Road through the Zambian countryside and over the South Luangwa bridge to Lusaka, the capital and Southern Africa's fastest growing city with a population of just under 2 million.

Our campsite is situated on the outskirts of the city and home to a species of antelope that roam the campsite freely.

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

Rising early we make our way to Livingstone, the tourist hub of Zambia and set up camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. On arrival, the activity team will provide information on all activities available in the area - rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights, river cruises, just to name a few. This will allow you to plan your time accordingly over the next few days.

The Victoria Falls is nearby and you will have the opportunity to view this over the next few days with your tour leader. At various times of the year, the spray from the ‘Falls’ can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi oa Tunya – the ‘Smoke that Thunders’.

Day 23 - 25. Livingstone Highlights. Livingstone Activities, Zambia.

Enjoy your time at leisure over the next few days in this majestic area. Sample some of the many optional activities on offer, explore the rich history of the town itself and feel the spray of the falls on your face.

The Victoria Falls Waterfront is set in a tranquil setting where the pool overlooks the river. It's here you can unwind from your first leg and catch up with a good book. The restaurant offers a selection of delicious dishes and drinks to tantalise your taste buds whilst soaking up the beauty of this area.

Day 26. Livingstone to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Highlights. Bulawayo.

This morning we cross the iconic Vic Falls bridge and exit out of Zambia. After formalities completed at the Zimbabwe side, we drive through the town of Victoria Falls to Bulawayo, the country's second largest city (the capital Harare is the first).

Our camp is located just outside the city centre. Once we settle in and camp is set, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure. Take a taxi into town to explore, or relax at camp and enjoy the warm Zimbabwean hospitality.

Day 27. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.

Boarding our open safari vehicles this morning, we head to the Matobo National Park. This area is well known for the Matobo Hills (also called Matopos), a range of balancing rock formations created by erosion of the granite plateau, and the numerous Bushman rock art paintings.

The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhinos and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot in search of these magnificent animals.

This afternoon there is an option to extend your tour to include the Rhodes memorial and cultural sites nearby.

Day 28. Bulawayo to Tshipise, South Africa Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa.

We bid farewell to Zimbabwe and cross the busiest border post to South Africa - Beitbridge.

After border formalities are complete, we continue to Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our campsite is located at the foot of one of Limpopo's rolling mountains at Forever Resorts. This resort offers hot spring pools that you can enjoy once setting up camp and settling in.

Day 29. Tshipise - Hazyview Highlights. Shangaan tribal dancing .

From Tshipise we head to South Africa's premier National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa - Kruger! At 19,485 sq km, this spectacular park is home to the baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five - leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino and elephants.

We spend the next two nights in the Greater Kruger area, and the days in the park game driving. This evening we join in on a cultural journey as the Shangaan tribe dance and sing for us.

Day 30. Hazyview – Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

This morning we meet our resident guides and board our open 4x4 safari vehicles for our full day game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Krugers' wildlife is free to roam and is home to every major African mammal (148 species). There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. Our local ranger guides us through the park's many winding roads as we seek out the different animals and hope to find the more rare sightings like African Wild Dog and leopard.

We game drive in the morning and afternoon, resting in the heat of the day inside one of the parks many restcamps. In the late afternoon we head back to our camp and enjoy an evening around the campfire.


Day 31. Kruger National Park – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland Highlights. Swaziland.

Leaving Hazyview, we travel south along the edge of the Kruger National Park crossing the Crocodile River and into the Kingdom of Swaziland.

Winding along the hilly countryside, we arrive at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, our base for the next two nights. Mlilwane is Swaziland’s oldest protected area located in the stunning Ezulwini Valley, 'Valley of Heavens’. Its grassy plains are home to a variety of animals such as antelopes and zebras, as well as many birds.

Day 32. The Kingdom of Swaziland Highlights. Swaziland Cultural Village, Ezulwini Valley.

Waking to the sounds of wild exotic birds, we take a short drive through the sanctuary to the Royal Enclosure where we discover an abundance of history and culture with our local Swazi guide. See how the people of Eswatini traditionally live, learn their ways and join in on a traditional dance.

This afternoon is free for those who wish to try some of the activities offered in the sanctuary - horseback trails, game drives, mountain-bike riding, guided walks, or just to enjoy some leisure time around the pool.

Day 33. Swaziland – St Lucia, South Africa Highlights. St Lucia River Cruise, South Africa.

We re-enter South Africa today and head to the small town of St Lucia, set amongst the wild beaches and estuary, to the south of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Whale sharks pass in the summer months and leatherback and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches during this time as well. The marine life is incredible, the beaches rugged and they just keep going on as far as the eye can see.

We join a river cruise in the afternoon to explore the St Lucia lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled as this wetland is home to over 800 hippos and 1200 Nile crocodiles.

Day 34. St Lucia to Durban

Before moving on, we have the morning at leisure to explore this quaint town and gateway to the wetlands. We leave St Lucia mid-morning and drive through sugar cane fields to our next stop at Umhlanga, north of Durban - one of Africa’s largest commercial ports.

The afternoon is free to enjoy what this city has on offer.

Day 35. Durban Highlights. Durban City .

Today is a day to explore the beauty and culture of Durban. Visit the Ushaka Marine World, the worlds 5th largest aquarium, that sits at the end of Durban City’s famous “Golden Mile” - a stretch of beach that runs 6 kilometres from Uhsaka to The Blue Lagoon.

There are local markets to visit and numerous quality restaurants. A must is to try a delicious local dish, the Durban Curry.

Day 36. Durban – Underberg Area

We travel inland and drive via lush mountainous countryside to our camp for the next two nights at the foot of the southern Drakensberg - Underberg. This picturesque place is situated at the foot of the Sani Pass, the gateway to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. This afternoon is yours at leisure to enjoy the spectacular views and the amazing walking and hiking trails.

Day 37. Sani Pass Highlights. Sani Pass Excursion.

After breakfast, we meet our local guides and join a tour of Lesotho via the dramatic Sani Pass. The Sani Pass is one of the most breathtaking drives in Southern Africa and winds in a zig-zag fashion up the steep mountain slopes.

Travelling by 4x4 we traverse the rugged mountains, reaching 2874 m. We visit a small household and a shearing shed in Shepherd's village. Next, on the list, we ascend the Black Mountain, the second highest road pass in Lesotho, for a picnic lunch overlooking the majestic views. Our last stop is a drink at the highest pub in South Africa before making our way back to our camp for the night.

Day 38. Underberg to Northern Drakensberg via Battlefields Highlights. Battlefields - South Africa.

Today we submerse ourselves in the history of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields with stories from the Anglo Boer War - the infamous war between the British, Boers and Zulu's that took place in the Ladysmith area.

After our historical experience, we make our way to the dramatic Drakensberg mountains and our camp for the evening. Enjoy the wide-open space and views of the majestic Drakensberg which we will explore tomorrow.

Day 39. Drakensberg Highlights. Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa.

The Royal Natal National Park has some of the best mountain scenery in Africa and hiking is far the most popular activity. The main feature is the world famous Amphitheatre, a rock wall that is approximately five km in length, and approximately 500m high. On top of the amphitheatre, the Tugela river cascades its waterfall (second highest waterfall in the world) down its face.

Today, with our backpacks on our backs, we explore the region by foot or horseback to witness this sheer beauty of this area.

Day 40. Drakensberg to Malealea, Lesotho

Rising early, we drive through the Golden Gate National Park with its golden, ochre, and orange-hued, deeply eroded sandstone cliffs and outcrops, to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho where we base ourselves for the next 2 nights. Located high in the mountains, our camp is an ideal base to explore the surrounds and mingle with the local Basotho culture.

Day 41. Malealea Highlights. Malealea Activities.

Enjoy a free day today to explore the surrounding hillsides. Venture on a mountain bike into the mountains climbing and descending the narrow paths with spectacular views. Enjoy a hike at leisure and mingle with the local Basotho people as they tend to their day to day duties. But most of all, no visit to Lesotho would be complete without a pony trek.

Day 42. Malealea to Mountain Zebra National Park Highlights. Mountain Zebra NP.

Today, we get an early start and cross back to South Africa. Our next stop is the Mountain Zebra National Park. With over 700 animals including lion, buffalo, the bat-eared fox and the Mountain Zebra, for which the park is named. We game drive in our overland truck in search for these animals en-route to our camp for the evening.

Situated high on a plateau the Mountain Zebra National Park offers visitors wonderful views of the surrounding Karoo region, in addition to wonderful game viewing opportunities.

Day 43. Mountain Zebra National Park – Addo Elephant National Park – Port Elizabeth Area Highlights. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.

We wake in the wilderness once more and after striking camp, game drive out of the park as we head to our next adventure in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Home to the 'Big 7' – the Big 5 as well as the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast, this delightful park is a sanctuary to over 600 elephants, lion, buffalo, black rhino, leopard and a variety of antelopes. We game drive in our truck to catch a glimpse of the resident wildlife before making our way to the outskirts of the coastal city - Port Elizabeth.

Day 44. Port Elizabeth area – Storms River / Tsitsikamma Forest Highlights. Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa.

Today we venture to the Tsitsikamma National Park near the Storms River Village on the Garden Route. This area encompasses dramatic coastal scenery, reefs, rivers, lush forest, a marine reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation - fynbos, which we have the opportunity to explore in the National Park this afternoon.

There are hiking trails of varying lengths and nature walks in the park. Alternatively, try black water tubing on the Storms River as an optional excursion to explore the deep ravines.

Day 45. Storms River - Oudtshoorn Highlights. Cango Caves, South Africa.

After breakfast, we’re off to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world with a number of farms based in the dry Karoo. On arrival, we join a cave tour of the Cango Caves - with the finest dripstone caverns, vast halls and towering formations. This is Africa's largest show cave system and extends far under the Swartberg mountains. After exploring the caves, we enjoy the night in the old settlers’ town.

Day 46. Oudtshoorn – Hermanus Highlights. Cape Agulhas Light House, South Africa. Hermanus, South Africa.

Travelling to the coast today, we head south to the coastal town of Hermanus. Enroute we stop off at Cape Agulhas, the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, lying at the southernmost tip of Africa. We visit the lighthouse built as early as 1848 before enjoying a lunch break.

From here we head to Hermanus, a haven for the outdoor enthusiast where we can enjoy whale watching when in season (July-September). We spend the night exploring this amazing town and the many restaurants and bars.

Day 47. Hermanus – Cape Town Highlights. Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Winelands, South Africa.

We have some free time this morning to explore Hermanus or opt for an optional activity. We depart just before lunch and follow the dramatic coastline stopping off to taste some local wines en-route. From here we travel the mountainous passes to Cape Town where our tour ends.

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

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

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Ashanti Lodge, Gardens, Cape Town

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and in walking distances to the city centre, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers in Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. This gorgeous Victorian Mansion offers backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Chill next to the stunning pool, join the party in the legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails, tasty food and fabulous mountain views or go explore the city's highlights close by.

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

Additional Info

PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION:
This tour departs Nairobi early on day 1; we strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and to acclimatise to Africa. We would be happy to book pre-tour accommodation for you – please call or email us (or speak to your agent) with your arrival details and accommodation requirements. However please book early to avoid disappointment and the risk of having to find more expensive (or less convenient) lodgings.

If time allows, we also suggest planning a night or two extra (after your tour) to make the most of this part of Africa. Accommodation is usually available locally on arrival but you can pre-book this with Acacia or your agent. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Cape Town area’s that can be arranged locally.

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS:
These are optional activities that are booked during your holiday and paid directly to the provider while on tour. These options offer a variety of experiences and allow you the freedom to decide what activities you would like to do.

ACCOMMODATION:
We use 2-person dome tents with fly sheets, sewn-in groundsheets, zip-up insect screens and foam mattresses. We mainly use campsites, which usually have reasonable wash and shower facilities, electricity points and sometimes even a small shop, bar or swimming pool. In Maasai Mara, we use multi-shared tented camp with en-suite facilities. In the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater, there are basic facilities. On Zanzibar and in Durban we use basic tourist class local hotels.

TRANSPORT:
24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari truck with on-board tables, plug sockets, freezer, water tank, library, i-pod jack, safety features and 70-litre individual lockers, 4x4 safari vehicle and fast ferry.

GAME PARK VISITS:
In order to maximise the quality of game driving and to comply with local authority rulings, some of our National Park visits and game viewing is carried out using services provided by local African ground handlers. As well as enhancing our experience using local guides and smaller vehicles it also allows us to contribute at a ‘grassroots’ level to local economies from which local people benefit.

TOUR STYLE:
This is a participation tour and your help will be needed in assisting with the various day to day duties, such as shopping, cooking and keeping the truck tidy (usually on a rota basis). But don’t worry it’s not all hard work and it’s a great way to meet the local people and get to know your fellow travellers. Your contribution benefits the success of the tour - most people find the greater their involvement, the greater their enjoyment of the whole trip. Our accommodated tour option travels together with the camping counterpart.

Meals
46 Breakfasts, 37 Lunches, 36 Dinners

Accommodation
38 nights camping in 2-person dome tents, 2 nights tented camp, 5 nights tourist class hotel, 1 night dorm

Includes.
Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Sleeping mattress
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew

Included Highlights:
Maasai Mara Excursion with small vehicle*
Maasai Village Walk with Resident Guide
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Excursion in Purpose Built Vehicles, Game Drives with Resident Guide*
Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
Mosi Oa Tunya NP, Victoria Falls Visit
Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
Shangaan Cultural Evening
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

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass
Excludes.
Excludes:
Visas
Flights
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
Lunch and dinners on Zanzibar, Livingstone, Nairobi and Durban
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Adventure Pass

Every Overland 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.

1730 USD or 1870 USD * (If prepaid)

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

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