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Rivers, Lakes & Mountains (44 days) (Accommodated)

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Destinations: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Hazyview, Tshipise, Lusaka, Iringa, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Nakuru, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Jinja, Eldoret, Nairobi
Guide language: English
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Enjoy epic safaris, tropical island beaches and gorilla and chimp trekking

Join this adventure accommodated tour that will take you from south to east Africa and some of its biggest highlights. Enjoy game viewing at Kruger, Matobo, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Nakuru. Experience thundering water of Victoria Falls and the tropical Indian Ocean on Zanzibar. Get close to man's closest cousins when chimpanzee and gorilla trekking in Uganda. This adventure will leave you with amazing memories visiting and seeing some of the most incredible sights in Africa.

This tour includes Gorilla and Chimp Trekking. This is paid at the time of booking - please see supplements for pricing.

Day 1. Johannesburg to Hazyview Highlights. Shangaan tribal dancing . Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

From Johannesburg - South Africa’s commercial capital - we travel via the picturesque panoramic region of Mpumalanga to South Africa’s famed national park – Kruger. Kruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we will enthusiastically search for on our game drive tomorrow.

This evening we enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire.

2 images Shangaan tribal dancing 3 images Hotel Numbi

Day 2. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accommodation. Hotel Numbi.

Waking early, we meet our local guides and board our open 4x4 safari vehicles with a camera and binoculars ready to capture the day's sights!

Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. From the dwarf mongoose to the famed ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.

We take a well-deserved lunch break en-route before game driving out of the park to our accommodation for the night.
6 images Kruger National Park, South Africa 3 images Hotel Numbi

Day 3. Hazyview to Tshipise Highlights. Tshipise, South Africa. Accommodation. Forever Resorts, Tshipise.

Leaving Hazyview and the Greater Kruger area we make our way north to the town of Tshipise in the northern Limpopo province. Our accommodation is located at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve.

There are hot springs in the resort offering a variety of swimming pools to enjoy. 3 images Tshipise, South Africa 4 images Forever Resorts, Tshipise

Day 4. Tshipise to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Highlights. Bulawayo. Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

This morning, we make our way across South Africa's busiest border post - Beitbridge and cross the border to Zimbabwe. From here we'll travel to Bulawayo, the second largest city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide open spaces.

The nearby Matopos area is revered as a historical, geological and natural heritage site which we will have a chance to explore fully tomorrow 2 images Burkes Paradise

Day 5. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Burkes Paradise.

Boarding open 4x4 safari vehicles we make our way to Matobo National Park. The reserve is home to 175 bird species, 88 mammals, 39 snake species and 16 fish species. It has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals.

After a morning in the park, we return to Bulawayo to overnight. If time allows, explore the cities bustling nightlife and restaurants. 4 images Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe 2 images Burkes Paradise

Day 6. Bulawayo to Livingstone, Zambia Highlights. Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

Continuing north, we leave Bulawayo and pass through the town of Victoria Falls, before crossing the border into Zambia. We travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort a few kilometres from Livingstone.

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Waterfront is a base and booking point for the numerous optional activities available in the area (typically including rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises). Choose your activity at leisure, if time allows or else simply relax and enjoy the mighty Zambezi as it flows past your vantage point.

A visit to the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is included in your tour. At over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep the Victoria Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi Oa Tunya , or ‘smoke that thunders’).
4 images Victoria Falls - Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Zambia 8 images The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

Day 7-8. Livingstone Highlights. Livingstone Activities, Zambia. Accommodation. The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone.

Spend your leisure days in Livingstone exploring the activities, town and markets or simply relax poolside at the Waterfront. The perfect time to catch up on your social media and share your experiences before heading off into the East Africa part of your holiday. 5 images Livingstone Activities, Zambia 8 images The Zambezi Waterfront, Livingstone

Day 9. Livingstone to Lusaka Highlights. Lusaka, Zambia. Accommodation. Eureka Camp, Lusaka.

Relaxed from the wonderful stay on the banks of the Zambezi, we head through small villages and lush plantations to Lusaka, Zambia’s Capital city. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city with approx 1.7 million people and is the commercial hub as well as the base for the government. Our accommodation for the evening is set in a tranquil and relaxing setting on a farm on the outskirts of the city. 4 images Eureka Camp, Lusaka

Day 10. Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park Accommodation. Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa.

We take the Great Eastern Road through mountainous terrain dotted with quaint villages, crossing the Luangwa River to the South Luangwa National Park, which is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

On our arrival day we enjoy time at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds for this natural wilderness or join one of the many optional activities from walking safaris and village walks. 4 images Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa

Day 11. South Luangwa National Park Highlights. South Luangwa National Park. Accommodation. Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa.

This morning we have time to relax around the pool, take an optional game walk and enjoy the surrounding before enjoying an afternoon game drive with a local ranger along the river’s edge to see the abundance of animal and birdlife inhabiting the area.

With 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species inhabiting the area, South Luangwa offers the visitor a fantastic game viewing opportunity. Hippo’s, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo and giraffe with many other species flourish in the 20,000 sq miles of savannah woodland watered by this 500 mile–long river. 3 images South Luangwa National Park 4 images Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa

Day 12. South Luangwa National Park to Kande Beach, Malawi Highlights. Lake Malawi, Malawi. Accommodation. Kande Beach, Malawi.

Leaving Zambia behind, we cross the border to Malawi passing its capital, Lilongwe. Lake Malawi formerly ‘Lake Nyasa’, covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and has the highest number of endemic freshwater fish species of any in the world and attracts divers globally to seek out the many colourful Cichlid species. We arrive at our accommodation on the lake’s shore in the afternoon and have the rest of the day to swim and explore the beach and surrounding area.
4 images Lake Malawi, Malawi 6 images Kande Beach, Malawi

Day 13. Kande Beach Highlights. Kande Beach Activities, Malawi. Accommodation. Kande Beach, Malawi.

Enjoy some free time at your leisure to try some of the water sports available including diving and snorkelling, take a horse ride along the beach or simply relax and enjoy the warm fresh waters of Lake Malawi. There is the opportunity to meet the local people, generally known as among the friendliest in Africa, to gain insight into their way of life on an optional guided Village Walk.
4 images Kande Beach Activities, Malawi 6 images Kande Beach, Malawi

Day 14. Kande Beach to Chitimba Beach Highlights. Chitimba Beach. Accommodation. Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi.

oday we travel further north taking the scenic drive through rubber plantations and mountainous scenery to Mzuzu – the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi. It is here we will stop for a short while to grab supplies and check out the markets where you can try your hand at haggling for the local produce and wares.

From Mzuzu we cross over the hilly rift valley terrain to the northern Lake region where we stay at Chitimba Beach.
2 images Chitimba Beach 4 images Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi

Day 15. Chitimba Beach Highlights. Livingstonia Day Hike, Malawi. Accommodation. Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi.

Enjoy a full day in the area to sample the many optional activities of the area. Take a leisurely village walk or do the full day hike to the Livingstonia Mission and Manchewe Falls where after 11km of hiking you can cool off in a natural bath. The Livingstonia Mission is where David Livingstone worked from for a time while staying in Malawi.

For those staying at camp, there is a local craft market where you can enjoy haggling for some locally made souvenirs or enjoy a relaxing day admiring the shimmering waters on the beach 4 images Chitimba Camp, Lake Malawi

Day 16. Chitimba Beach to Iringa Accommodation. Iringa Farmhouse.

Leaving Chitimba Beach, we cross the border into Tanzania. We steadily climb in altitude through Tanzania’s Southern Highlands all the way to our overnight stop at Kisolanza Farm House.

This farm is at an altitude of 1600m ensuring a pleasant fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas of Tanzania. Home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years, Kisolanza remains a working farm providing organic meat and vegetables to the surrounding markets as well as further afield in Dar es Salaam. 3 images Iringa Farmhouse

Day 17. Iringa to Mikumi National Park area Accommodation. Tanswiss, Mikumi.

Exploring Tanzania further, we make our way Mikumi National Park. You will notice a change in landscape to vast grassy plains and scattered baobab trees. This park is the forth largest in the country and hosts an array of wildlife. Should time allow you can explore the park with an optional open 4x4 game drive in the afternoon. Soak the beauty in at the campsites swimming pool, enjoy the restaurant/bar and then marvel at the night time stars around an open fireplace. 6 images Tanswiss, Mikumi

Day 18. Iringa to Dar es Salaam Highlights. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Accommodation. Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam.

We continue towards the Indian Ocean coast and the port city of Dar es Salaam via the Mikumi National Park and we may, with luck, spot some of the animals feeding near the side of the road. ‘Dar’ is Tanzania’s hub of commerce and industry – a hot, bustling seaport city and one of the most important sea routes on earth. To a majority of travellers, this city is the port of call to the more exotic Zanzibar and the remaining of the Archipelago islands. We set up at our accommodation on the beach just outside of the city centre and prepare for our trip to Zanzibar. 5 images Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 5 images Mikumi National Park, Tanzania 2 images Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam

Day 19. Zanzibar Highlights. Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zanzibar, Tanzania. Accommodation. Safari Lodge, Zanzibar.

This morning, we leave our truck behind and catch a ferry to the evocative and exotic, Zanzibar. This interesting island was the base of the great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone and once was a major trading centre of spices.

Our time on the island over the next 4 nights is not structured and your time is at leisure. Perhaps the best way to see Stone Town is on foot: explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets, ornate cloths, wooden carvings, visit mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices are grown in plantations nearby and you can take a day tour to visit some and have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents experienced.
7 images Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania 5 images Zanzibar, Tanzania 4 images Safari Lodge, Zanzibar

Day 20-22. Zanzibar Highlights. Zanzibar, Northern Beaches, Tanzania. Accommodation. Sunset Bungalows Kendwa.

Today, transfer to the Northern Beaches for the next 3 days. Relax on the sun-kissed beaches, take an optional diving trip to the rich colourful reefs or grab a snorkel and goggles to explore these from above. Indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm by the turquoise waters and enjoy time at leisure in this tropical haven.
9 images Zanzibar, Northern Beaches, Tanzania 5 images Sunset Bungalows Kendwa

Day 23. Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Accommodation. Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam.

Today we leave our beach paradise making our way back to the African mainland and to the city of Dar es Salaam where we meet up with our truck once again. 2 images Kipepeo Beach Village, Dar es Salaam

Day 24. Dar es Salaam to Marangu Highlights. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Marangu, Moshi Area, Tanzania. Accommodation. Marangu Hotel.

Leaving the coast and the bustling city behind, we head north past the Usambara and the Pare Mountains to Marangu, nestled at the base of the famed Kilimanjaro. If the weather is clear we will gain a view of the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain (5895m).

6 images Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 5 images Marangu Hotel

Day 25. Marangu to Arusha Highlights. Maasai Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania. Meserani Snake Park, Tanzania. Accommodation. Meserani Snake Park.

Today we make our way to Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital and situated exactly half way between Cario and Cape Town. After exploring the town, we head to our accommodation just outside the city at the edge of the Maasai plains.

This afternoon we enjoy a walk to one of the local Maasai villages, and the snake enclosure at the Meserani Snake Park. It is from here that we prepare for our two night/three-day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

3 images Maasai Village Walk, Arusha, Tanzania 2 images Meserani Snake Park, Tanzania 4 images Meserani Snake Park

Day 26. Arusha to Serengeti National Park Highlights. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Accommodation. Serengeti Camp.

This morning we meet our local guides and transfer to smaller more ‘game park friendly’ vehicles. Driving west, we cross a section of the Great Rift Valley entering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We drive around the spectacular ‘Crater’s rim and down onto the Serengeti plains.

The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators, and birdlife. We spend the afternoon in search of these as we game drive to our designated (but unfenced) campsite for a night under canvas where lion, elephant and antelopes roam nearby for an unforgettable experience. 5 images Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 1 images Serengeti Camp

Day 27. Ngorongoro Crater Accommodation. Simba Camp, Ngorongoro Crater.

Waking early, with our camera and binoculars at hand we enjoy a morning game drive in search for the numerous animals inhabiting the park including the elusive leopard. It's then back to camp for some lunch before ascends the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater.

We spend the night in our camp on the Crater's rim where wildlife roams free throughout the camp. At 326 square kilometres, the Ngorongoro is Africa’s largest intact caldera and a World Heritage Site. 1 images Simba Camp, Ngorongoro Crater

Day 28. Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Highlights. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Accommodation. Meserani Snake Park.

We wake early and with the rising sun, descend the steep dirt tracks into the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving in this spectacular wildlife haven. All of the major mammals are present except giraffe (which cannot manage the steep slopes leading down to the Crater floor). Get ready for an unforgettable wildlife experience!

After our game drive, we ascend to our campsite, pack up our camp and have lunch before retracing our steps to Arusha and our accommodation at the Meserani Snake Park where we will overnight. 7 images Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania 4 images Meserani Snake Park

Day 29. Arusha to Nairobi, Kenya Accommodation. Karen Camp, Nairobi.

Departing Tanzania, we make our way across the Maasai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. Completing formalities at Namanga border post, we drive the last stretch of road to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and to our accommodation for the evening. 3 images Karen Camp, Nairobi

Day 30. Nairobi Highlights. Nairobi. Accommodation. Karen Camp, Nairobi.

Explore Kenya's capital, Nairobi on this free day. Popular optional excursions include the National Museum of Kenya; Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre or check out the Karen Blixen Museum in the nearby town of Karen. Alternatively, the day is yours to simply relax and enjoy some ‘downtime’ by checking out the shopping, markets, bars and restaurants. 3 images Nairobi 3 images Karen Camp, Nairobi

Day 31. Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park Highlights. Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Accommodation. Punda Millias.

Leaving the bustling city, we descend into the ‘Great Rift Valley’, an enormous cleft in the Earth’s surface occurring due to tectonic movement of the Earth's crust in this area. We stop at a lookout point to take in the magnificent views before making our way to Lake Nakuru National Park.

This amazing park is a relatively small park (by African standards) however prolific in wildlife. The shallow soda lake attracts a huge variety of birdlife – especially flamingos. At certain times of the year, over 2 million can flock on the banks of the lake-shore.

However Lake Nakuru is not simply a bird sanctuary, it is also home to buffalo, lion, rhino (black and white), leopard, warthog, baboon, antelope, and a variety of smaller animals and we search for these on an afternoon game drive making use of local guides and smaller safari vehicles. 4 images Lake Nakuru, Kenya 3 images Punda Millias

Day 32. Lake Nakuru to Eldoret Highlights. Equator. Accommodation. Naiberi Camp.

From Nakuru we continue north-west to the town of Eldoret, crossing from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere over the Equator.

The name ‘Eldoret’ is based on the Maasai word ‘Eldore’ meaning stony river due to the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the 5th largest in Kenya and is the fastest growing with a population of approx 194,000. We stay outside of the town in a unique area. It is created on a hilly forest tribal land, which was once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. 5 images Equator 3 images Naiberi Camp

Day 33. Eldoret to Kampala, Uganda Highlights. Kampala, Uganda. Accommodation. Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala.

We cross into Uganda, Winston Churchill’s ‘Pearl of Africa’, a country with beautiful rolling mountains and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Driving to the the capital, we pass through numerous villages with their colourful signs and children waving us along the way.

Our first night we stay in the capital city Kampala, which is an attractive bustling city with roadside traders and ornate markets. 5 images Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala

Day 34. Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park Accommodation. Simba Camp, Uganda.

Rising early, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, across the Equator again, through rich fertile lands, lush banana plantations and quaint villages. Our accommodation is a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas or relax at the lodge with a good book. 4 images Simba Camp, Uganda

Day 35. Queen Elizabeth National Park Highlights. Chimpanzee Trek, Kyambura Gorge, Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Accommodation. Simba Camp, Uganda.

This morning we enter the Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in the magnificent views of the mountains and Lakes Edward and George. With over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals making it one of the most biodiverse national parks, we may get to spot these animals en route as we drive to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees. Unlike their larger cousins the mountain gorilla, chimps live mostly in the trees and so our viewing is usually peering high into the forest canopy. However, the experience of seeing man’s closest relative in the wild is a memorable one.
3 images Chimpanzee Trek, Kyambura Gorge, Uganda 3 images Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda 4 images Simba Camp, Uganda

Day 36. Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi Accommodation. Lake Bunyonyi Camp.

Today we make our way to Lake Bunyonyi, Africa's second deepest lake with a depth of nearly 900m and 27km long, 7km wide. The lake has 29 islands that can be accessed by local boats making it a great place to be on the days when your not trekking for the gorillas. 4 images Lake Bunyonyi Camp

Day 37 - 38. Lake Bunyoni and Gorilla Trekking Highlights. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Mountain gorillas. Accommodation. Lake Bunyonyi Camp.

Over the next 2 days we will split into smaller groups to enable everyone to trek. On gorilla trekking days we rise early meeting our local guide and tracker making our way in small groups through the thick rainforest in search of these incredible primates.

Non-trek days are spend at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities in Lake Bunyonyi. Whether relaxing on the shores of this deep crater lake with a good book or heading out to the village and orphanage to gain an insight into the everyday life of Ugandans in this area - you’ll no doubt wish you could stay in this beautiful part of Africa for longer. 4 images Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda 3 images Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda 4 images Mountain gorillas 4 images Lake Bunyonyi Camp

Day 39. Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala Highlights. Equator. Accommodation. Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala.

After our exhilarating trekking experience, we travel back to Kampala, crossing the Equator to the northern hemisphere again. If time allows this evening, explore the cities nightlife and unique restaurants. 5 images Equator 5 images Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala

Day 40. Kampala to Jinja Highlights. Lake Victoria, Uganda. Accommodation. Nile River Explorer.

After our night in the city we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja which is situated on the banks of Lake Victoria and the White Nile, Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. This major water source begins its 4132-mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

Our accommodation is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we have the opportunity to try the many activities on offer - white water rafting, mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and even bungy jumping!
3 images Nile River Explorer

Day 41-42. Jinja Highlights. Jinja, Uganda. Accommodation. Nile River Explorer.

Over the next two days enjoy time at your leisure. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world-class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local school project: ‘Softpower’ is a locally run voluntary programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area to which your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome or simply just relax on the banks of the Nile. 5 images Jinja, Uganda 3 images Nile River Explorer

Day 43. Jinja to Eldoret, Kenya Accommodation. Naiberi Camp.

Leaving Jinja, we retrace our footsteps across the border and back into Kenya and onward to Eldoret where we will enjoy our last night around the open fire in the lodge's unique cave bar. 3 images Naiberi Camp

Day 44. Eldoret to Nairobi

This morning we leave Eldoret and make our way south to Nairobi where our tour ends on arrival in the city.

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Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.
Saba Lodge, Johannesburg

Saba Lodge is selectively chosen as it boasts of quality and comfort as well as being conveniently located. Within 15 minutes drive of O.R Tambo Airport, this establishment offers clients a taste of what their African adventure will entail. Set on 8000 square metres of land, with a tranquil rustic theme, a large deck and swimming pool, free uncapped fibre optic wifi, guests are sure to enjoy their stay. Rooms - single, dorm, family and twin/double en-suite rooms available. Breakfast and airport transfer available.

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

Suggested Post-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.

Additional Info

This tour departs Johannesburg 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 also pre-book this with Acacia. There is a variety of activities and excursions in the Nairobi area you can arrange locally or with your Tour Leader.

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.

Depending on the availability of the chimpanzee and gorilla permits the tour itinerary may vary in day to day running order which is based on the brochure itinerary. From time to time we may have to trek on different days. If at any chance our Gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, e.g. Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees although we shall endeavour to advise you before departure of any significant changes to the tour itinerary. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only. This applies to day 36 – 38 of this tour.

Twin share accommodation with facilities (41 nights) twin share tents with a sleeping bag, pillow and mattress (2 nights) some accommodation may have a bar or swimming pool.

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.

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 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.

Includes & Excludes

43 Breakfasts, 33 Lunches, 34 Dinners

41 nights twin share accommodation, 2 night bush camping at Serengeti/Ngorongoro (equipment supplied).

Fully equipped safari vehicle
Camping and cooking equipment
All road tolls and vehicle taxes
All ground transportation
Meals as indicated
Services of two crew
Sleeping mattress (Serengeti, 1 night, Ngorongoro Crater, 1 night

Included Highlights:
Kruger NP, Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Shangaan Cultural Evening
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk 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 in Purpose Built Vehicles, Game Drives with Resident Guide*
The Great Rift Valley
Lake Nakuru NP, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide*

*Highlights are included in the Adventure Pass Excludes.
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Drinks, tips
Items of a personal nature
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Acacia is Africa
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