Kenya to South Africa (47 Days)

Tour Code 21KSA47. Adventure Camping Tours
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Group Size: 24. Age Group: 18+

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 adventure tour 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, taking 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 un-fenced reserve and near the park gates. Here 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 drive vehicles with our eagle-eyed guide at the wheel and enter the park to search for '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. These animals cross 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
- even 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 Culture Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania.

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

Stopping off at the quaint city of Arusha - halfway point on the great Cairo to Cape Town trade route of old - to replenish our supplies before driving to Meserani, our camp for the night.

The camp is home to a bird- and reptile park, a Masai cultural Museum and one could possibly take the opportunity to walk to nearby 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 quite impressive.

We drive via the Ngorongoro Conservation area, viewing a portion of the crater, to the Serengeti plains where we enjoy game driving to our camp for the evening.

It's easy to see why the Serengeti is so revered as a top safari destination. Upon entering, we cross the vast flat savanna plains stretching on as far as the eye can see. It is here that we start searching for Cheetah and on the massive granite outcrops we may also see lion. As we near the riverbeds, we also seek out leopard lazing in the boughs of a nearby acacia trees.

Tonight we bush-camp 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 4x4 vehicles to game drive through this wondrous national park. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive leopard as this area is famous for sightings - we will most likely also see lion and numerous antelope species that roam the plains.

After a morning of 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, winding slowly down the steep crater walls to the crater floor. Home to Africa's 'Big 5' (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), we spot a myriad of wildlife along the way on this game drive.

The crater is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - the crater itself is listed as one of the 7 natural African wonders.

Once you reach the crated floor there is much to explore, despite the relatively small area of the crater (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 where we will overnight at Meserani Snake Park.

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

It's time to hit the coast! We pass through the quaint town of Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Usually shrouded in low cloud, we may catch a glimpse of the snow-capped 'roof of Africa', should weather be clear.

As we make our way south and on to the Indian Ocean coastline, we reach our camp which 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 port city of Dar es Salaam, also known as 'Haven of Peace'. Being Tanzania's industrial capital, the city is a large sprawling mass of apartment blocks, informal houses, businesses, office blocks and industry, which gives us insight into the cultural melting-pot that is 'Dar'.

Our camp is situated on a long stretch of beach just outside & south of the city. Here we take in the balmy breeze and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the water lapping the Indian Ocean shore.

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

This morning we embark on a 3-night/4-day excursion on exotic Zanzibar island with its idyllic palm-fringed beaches, interesting Arabic influences, spice-filled air and scrumptious local cuisine.

We take a fast ferry from the mainland to the island and spend the first night in Stone Town, the capital of Zanzibar and arriving around midday, there is sufficient time to explore the magic of Stone Town on foot - through the alleys and courtyards, unique market places and food stalls to colorful mosques and palaces.

For those who wish to rather head to the spice plantations, an optional spice tour offers a perfect opportunity to learn about the culture and livelihood 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 mosques - calling to prayer echoing throughout the city.

We transfer to the northern beaches where we can kick off shoes and relax on the unspoiled 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 at Nungwi close by. Visit the local aquarium to learn about their turtle project, head out for a day of exploring the coral reefs on a dive, snorkel or take a dhow-boat trip.

Day 13. Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

Relaxed from our island-break, we travel back to the Port of Zanzibar where we board the the return ferry to the mainland.

Reaching Dar es Salaam, we spend the night on the palm-fringed beach on the coast of the Indian Ocean, 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 Mikumi National Park and hope to see some wildlife along the roadside - elephants, lions, giraffes and numerous antelope species.

Our camp for this evening is situated just outside the border of the park and after setting up camp and 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 perhaps enjoy the specialty Amarula hot chocolate at the bar - ideal for warming up before bed on cooler evenings.

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 into Malawi and making our way Lake Malawi (formerly known as ‘Lake Nyasa’).

The lake covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and a massive resource for the local Malawians. One of the deepest great-lakes in Africa, the lake is home to over 700 tropical fresh-water fish species - the majority being cichlids and only found here.

Our camp for the evening it situated on a beach on the norther western edge 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 of camp one could meet with the local woodcarvers where you either just watch the carving processes, learn to carve your own souvenir, or simply sit and enjoy friendly banter with the locals.

Day 18. Chitimba to Kande Beach

Heading south, we briefly pause at Mzuzu to replenish supplies and then make our way to our camp for the next 2 nights at Kande Beach.

Kande hosts an array of optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, horse riding and the long stretch of beach is great for many water-sports, or one could take a boat trip to the nearby island in the lake.

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

Kick back and relax in a hammock, swim in the lake, or enjoy some down-time at the bar/ restaurant area.

Kande Beach is not only well-known for the many optional activities in the area, but also for 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 horse-ride through the surrounding villages and bush veld finishing off with a dip in the warm waters of the lake.

Day 20. Kande Beach to Chipata, Zambia Highlights. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.

Leaving the tranquility of the lake behind, we make our way south and cross into Zambia en-route to Chipata.

Located a short distance from the border, Chipata is the capital of the Eastern province and home to an unexpected number of ornate mosques due to its large Indian community. If time allows, we may stop to explore Chipata before continuing to our campsite (approximately 20-30 minutes away) to overnight.

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

Heading out this morning, we take the Great Eastern Road through the Zambian countryside and over the South Luangwa river to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia and currently Southern Africa's fastest growing city - home to a population of just under 2 million.

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

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 - from rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse-riding, scenic flights to 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 with your tour leader over the next few days. At various times of the year, the spray from the falls can be seen from up to 20-30 kilometers 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.

Our accommodation is situated in a tranquil setting, with a pool overlooking the river, where we could unwind and maybe catch up with a good book. The restaurant offers a selection of delicious dishes and drinks to tantalize your taste buds whilst soaking in the beauty of this area.

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

This morning we cross the iconic Vic Falls bridge which also serves as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. After border formalities are completed, we drive through Victoria Falls town to Bulawayo, the country's second largest city (the capital Harare being the largest).

Our camp is located just outside Bulawayo city centre and once camp is set up and we have settled in, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure. Maybe 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 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 paintings.

The park has significant populations of black eagle, as well as both black- and white rhinos. Provided conditions are favourable and safe, our guides will lead us on a nature walk in search of these magnificent animals.

This afternoon there is also 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 completed, 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, offering hot spring pools that you can relax in once the setting up of camp is completed and you have settled in.

Day 29. Tshipise - Hazyview Highlights. Shangaan Cultural Evening.

From Tshipise we head to South Africa's premier National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa - Kruger National Park! At over 19,400 sq km, this spectacular park is home to baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula- and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five - leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

We spend the next two nights in the Greater Kruger area mostly 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 open 4x4 safari vehicles for our full-day game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Kruger's wildlife is free to roam and the area is home to every major African mammal (approximately 148 different species). There is also prolific bird-life (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. Our local ranger guides us through the park's many winding roads and tracks, 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 in the afternoon, resting during the heat of the day at one of the park's many rest camps. 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 (Eswatini).

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 and located in the stunning Ezulwini Valley ('Valley of Heavens’). Its grassy plains are home to a variety of animals such as antelope, zebra, warthog, hippo, crocodile and many bird species.

Day 32. The Kingdom of Swaziland Highlights. Swaziland (Eswatini) 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 among wild beaches and an estuary - to the south of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. During the summer months, whale-sharks pass through while leather back- and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches and it is not uncommon to spot dolphins and porpoises year round. The marine life is incredible and the rugged beaches stretch 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 around mid-morning and drive through sugar cane fields to our next stop at Umhlanga Rocks, 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 Ushaka Marine World, the worlds 5th largest aquarium, which is situated at the end of Durban's famed “Golden Mile” - a 6 kilometer beach that stretches from Ushaka to the Blue Lagoon.

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

Day 36. Durban – Underberg Area

We travel inland and drive via lush mountainous countryside to our camp for the next two nights nestled at the foot of the southern Drakensberg, known as 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 to enjoy at leisure - spectacular views, amazing walking and hiking trails, bird watching, etc.

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 at an altitude of approximately 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 majestic views. Our last stop is a 'beverage stop' 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, Boere and Zulus 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 some more tomorrow.

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

The Royal Natal National Park has some of the best mountain scenery in Africa and 'out doors' is by far the most popular activities in the area. The main features of the area are the world famous: Amphitheater - a rock wall that is approximately 5km in length and approximately 500m high, as well as the Tugela falls - which at over 9750 feet is the 2nd highest waterfall in the world!

Today, we explore the region on foot or on horse-back to witness the sheer beauty of the area.

Day 40. Drakensberg to Malealea, Lesotho

Rising early, we drive through the Golden Gate National Park with its golden, ochre and orange-hued 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 hill sides and mountains. Maybe venture out on a mountain bike, climbing and descending the narrow mountain pathways with their spectacular views, or enjoy a hike of the area, or just mingling with the local Basotho people as they tend to their day to day duties. No visit to Lesotho would be complete without a Basotho-pony trek, a 'must do' on a bucket list!

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

Today, we get an early start and cross back into South Africa, where our next stop is the Mountain Zebra National Park. With over 700 mammal species, including lion, buffalo, the bat-eared fox and the herds of Mountain Zebra - for which the park is named. We game drive in our Acacia vehicle to our camp for this evening, whilst searching of these animals en-route.

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, heading for our next adventure in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo is home to the 'Big 7' - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, as well as southern right whales and great white sharks off the Algoa Bay Coast side of the park. This delightful park is also sanctuary to over 600 elephants, a variety of antelope, bird species and predator.

We game drive through the park in our Acacia vehicle to catch a glimpse of the resident wildlife before making our way to the outskirts of the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.

Day 44. Port Elizabeth area – Tsitsikamma Forest - Plettenberg Bay 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 and nature walks of varying lengths in the park. Alternatively, try black water tubing on the Storms River as an optional excursion to explore the deep ravines.

Our final stop is at Plettenberg Bay. Explore this gorgeous Garden Route town's restaurants and nightlife.

Day 45. Plettenberg Bay - Oudtshoorn Highlights. Cango Caves, South Africa.

After breakfast we’re off to Oudtshoorn - the ostrich capital of the world - hosting a number of these farms based in the dry Karoo. On arrival, we join a cave tour of the famous Cango Caves - featuring fine drip-stone caverns, vast halls and towering stalactite and stalagmite 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. En-route we stop off at Cape Agulhas - where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet - lying at the southernmost tip of the African continent. We visit the lighthouse built early 1848, before enjoying a lunch break.

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

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 to opt for some optional activities.

Departing just before lunch, we follow the dramatic coastline, stopping off en-route to taste some local wines.

From here we travel the mountainous passes to Cape Town where our tour comes to an end.

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

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.

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.

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.

24-seater, self-contained, custom-built safari vehicle 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.

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.

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 vehicle 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.

46 Breakfasts, 37 Lunches, 36 Dinners

36 nights camping in 2-person dome tents, 2 nights tented camp, 2 nights huts with shared facilities, 5 nights tourist class hotel, 1 night dorm

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 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
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive 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*
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
Adventure Pass Activities and Excursions (mandatory)
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Sleeping Bag
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
Lunch and dinners on Zanzibar, Livingstone, Nairobi and Durban
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* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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