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Kenya to Cape

43 days  |  Nairobi to Cape Town  |  from USD $2,989  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent. A heady mix of game, beaches, exotic Zanzibar, adrenaline activities for the taking, giant dunes and exciting places.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Nairobi! We’ll be there to collect you at Nairobi Airport and transfer you to the Kenya Comfort Hotel. Tonight you will stay in shared dorms. There will be a pre departure meeting at 17.00.
Overnight: Nairobi

Days 2-5

Nairobi - Arusha (Tanzania). Leaving Nairobi, we cross the border into Tanzania. Arusha is the starting point for the optional 3 day excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. For those not opting to visit the Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti National Park, the next 3 days are spent at leisure enjoying the Meserani reptile park, Masai Cultural Museum and the surrounding villages and craft markets. Alternatively the town of Arusha is close by to explore.

The Optional Ngorongoro/Serengeti excursion takes us via the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and up the Rift Valley Escarpment to the higher lying village of Karatu. Karatu offers magnificent views over the surrounding hills and has many well established wheat farms that add to the picturesque panoramas. We spend the evening at a pleasant campsite in Karatu. The following morning we depart early for the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head into the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.
Overnight: Arusha (4), OR optional Karatu & Serengeti  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 4, Dinner x 4

Days 6-7

Arusha - Pangani - Dar es Salaam. We return to Arusha before continuing on towards Dar es Salaam. On the way we drive through the town of Moshi situated at the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain. We may even catch a glimpse of this magical mountain’s snowy summit - a photo opportunity not to be missed! We spend the night in Pangani midway between Arusha and Dar es Salaam before reaching our lovely seaside campsite in Dar es Salaam the following day.
Overnight: Pangani (1), Dar es Salaam (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 8-10

Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar (optional). A ferry from Dar Es Salaam takes us to ‘Spice Island’, where we have the option to spend the next three nights.* Zanzibar is steeped in history and offers a wealth of experiences. Wander the streets of Stone Town, take an excursion around a spice plantation or simply laze on one of the pristine white sandy beaches, the choice is yours! Accommodation is not provided on Zanzibar, allowing you the freedom to choose where you spend your time on the island. Your trip leader can arrange accommodation for you locally should you wish.

* For those opting not to visit Zanzibar, the 3 days can be spent at leisure at the beach campsite or exploring Dar Es Salaam.
Overnight: Dar es Salaam (3) OR optional Zanzibar (3)  |  Breakfast x 1

    Zanzibar
Days 11-12
Dar es Salaam & Iringa

Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam - Iringa. Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to the mainland and another night in Dar es Salaam. The next morning we head south and pass through the Mikumi National Park where it is possible to view a range of wildlife from the roadside, totally impervious to the passing traffic. We travel towards Iringa where we spend the night in a beautiful rustic campsite famous for its Amarula Hot Chocolates and its steamy showers!
Overnight: Dar es Salaam (1), Iringa (1)  |  Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 1

Days 13-15
Lake Malawi

Iringa - Lake Malawi (Malawi). Winding our way through the beauty of the Tukuyu tea and banana plantations, we travel into Malawi, a landlocked country with 20% of its total area made up of beautiful Lake Malawi. We travel the length of the western side of the lake, stopping off at various bays and inlets over the next 3 days. Spend the days learning the game of bao from the locals, scour the markets for a bargain or simply relax on the pristine beaches.
Overnight: Lake Malawi  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Days 16-17
Luangwa NP

Lake Malawi - Chipata - Luangwa. We head away from Lake Malawi, and stop off in the capital, Lilongwe, a small city distinctively divided into the old town and the new administrative centre, to stock up on supplies before crossing into Zambia where we spend the night in a beautiful little campsite just 10 km after the Malawi/Zambia border.

On day 17 we head towards South Luangwa National Park. This breath taking park is situated on the Luangwa River in the Eastern part of Zambia, and it is the southernmost of three national parks in this region. South Luangwa was founded in 1938 as a game reserve, 1972 was the year it was declared as a national park, and today it covers over 9000 kilometres squared. Animals such as Giraffe, buffalo and Elephants can be found in abundance. The Luangwa river is home to many a hippo and croc.
Overnight: Chipata (1), Luangwa (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 18-19

Luangwa - Eastern Zambia - Livingstone. On day 18 we depart this amazing national park and make our way down south. As we drive, we pass through a few of the villages and towns of Zambia along the way. Prosperous during the copper boom in the 60’s, Zambia was able to build infrastructure at the main mining and farming communities. After the fall of the copper industry, the country was left virtually bankrupt and existing infrastructure was left to fall to ruin. Due to foreign investment and a rise in the mining industry, Zambia is today once again starting to prosper.

Heading further south, we journey through the southern Zambian towns mostly supporting local agriculture and farming on our way to Livingstone. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it’s not difficult to see why. At 1700 m wide and around 100 m high, this is the world's largest sheet of falling water and a memorable sight on any African Safari! The Falls can be viewed from the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia - a fantastic photo opportunity. Tonight we have the option of enjoying a sunset dinner cruise on the mighty Zambezi
Overnight: Eastern Zambia (1), Livingstone (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 20

Livingstone - Kasane (Botswana). Today we cross the border into Botswana and continue to the town of Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River which forms a border between Zambia, Namibia and Botswana. Once are packed and prepared we leave for our Chobe National Park overnight mobile excursion in the wilds of the Chobe National park. Chobe is one of Botswana’s premier game parks, renowned for its large elephant herds. Spend the afternoon in search of wildlife while we game drive to our camp within the park where we spend the evening surrounded by the night-time noises of the local wildlife.
Overnight: Chobe N. P.  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21

Chobe - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). After our night in the bush, we head out early to continue our search for wildlife, before packing up the camp and heading back to Kasane. Crossing the border into Zimbabwe, a short drive takes us to the nearby Victoria Falls. Named after the famous World Heritage site and Water Falls, the town of Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park. We enjoy our last day in the adrenaline playground of Africa, where there are optional activities aplenty here including Zambezi white water rafting, bungee jumping from 111m and flights over the Falls in a variety of airborne machines!
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast

Days 22-23

The next 2 days are spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions. Optional excursions include elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, walking with lions, a visit to the crocodile ranch, boat cruises and golf at The Elephant Hills Resort. Adrenalin junkies can bungee from the Victoria Falls Bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia or abseil down the Batoka Gorge - neither activity is for the faint hearted! All year round, flights in fixed wing, micro light and ultra light aircraft or helicopters provide an incredible aerial view of the falls and white water rafting on the Zambezi is world class!
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 24-25

Victoria Falls - Chobe (Botswana). We head out from Victoria Falls to the border crossing to Botswana. Once we’ve completed the border formalities, we continue to the town of Kasane, situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Here we have a second opportunity to take part in the Chobe Overnight Mobile Excursion. For those who’d prefer to stay behind at the campsite in Kasane, there is an option to do an early morning game drive on the morning of day 25 instead.
Overnight: Chobe (1), Kasane (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 26

Chobe - Maun. Heading out early, we cross the western end of the Chobe National Park area along the main route in a south-westerly direction to the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta and our destination, Maun. Maun is the starting point for travel into the Delta.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 27-28

Maun - Okavango Delta (optional). From Maun we have the opportunity to take the optional 3 Day / 2 Night Okavango Delta Excursion. From Maun we drive north for a couple of hours to reach the mokoro poler’s station. The Delta region is studded with many local villages where many families live in a traditional way. Some of the villages are very remote and can only be reached by the traditional mode of transport – the Mokoro (dugout canoes maneuvered through the waterways by local guides who “pole” them through the reeds). At the Mokoro station, we meet our ‘polers’ head out into the waterways. After a couple of hours along the waterways, our guides find us a place to camp, and later in the afternoon we set off on an afternoon game walk, allowing us to experience The Delta wilderness.

Enjoy rest, relaxation and Delta experiences on day 28, when we have the opportunity to partake in a number of activities including swimming, game walks, mokoro cruises and even a chance to try our hands at poling our own mokoro!

For those not opting to explore the Delta, you can stay at the campsite in Maun relaxing by the swimming pool or playing volleyball.

Please note: If you're travelling in 2016, the Okavango Delta 2 night/3 day excursion is included in the trip price.
Overnight: Maun OR optional Okavango Delta  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 29-30
Maun & Divundu

Okavango Delta - Maun - Divundu (Namibia). For those on our Okavango Excursion there is a final opportunity for a game walk before packing up and setting off back to Maun. We arrive back in the afternoon and have the chance to complete our picture of the Okavango Delta by taking an optional scenic flight over The Delta (dependent on weather conditions & availability).

Following the Kavango River, we enter Northern Namibia on day 30. We stop at Rundu for supplies before heading to our spectacular campsite located on the banks of the Kavango River.
Overnight: Maun (1), Divundu (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 31-32

Divundu - Etosha. From Divundu, we head to the Etosha National Park. Covering 20 000 km2, Etosha is Namibia’s premier nature and wildlife reserve. Situated around the Etosha Pan with a large variety of animal and bird life, the extensive network of gravel roads affords us the opportunity of accessing even the most remote areas of the park. After lunch, we spend the remainder of the day exploring the park’s northern area. Keep an eye out for the striking Oryx and Springbok as these are endemic to desert National Parks! After dinner why not head to the waterhole where you can sit and observe the animals may come to drink in the evenings. The next day we make our way 150 km across the park, keeping a look out for the many different mammals, reptiles, birds and insects in the various regions. After a full day of game viewing, we exit the park through Anderson gate and head to our campsite just 10kms away.
Overnight: Etosha N.P.  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 33
Eldorado

Etosha - Eldorado. Today we travel on to Eldorado, a private farm that is home to many free roaming animals. The farm is populated with gemsbok, eland, impala, springbok, steenbuck, duiker, zebra and more.
Overnight: Eldorado  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 34
Brandberg

Eldorado - Brandberg. Today we head down south to the area of the Brandberg. All depending on the time of arrival we will have the opportunity to explore the area.
Overnight: Brandberg  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 35-36

Brandberg - Swakopmund. Today we head to Swakopmund, via Spitzkoppe the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’ - Spitzkoppe. The 1728 m high rock formation, one of Namibia’s most recognised landmarks, is well known as an ancient San sacred site.

Swakopmund was founded by the Germans in 1892 and their colonial influence is still evident today. Swakopmund has a selection of excellent coffee shops, restaurants & bars as well as many arts and crafts shops selling Namibian curios. There are fine beaches to walk along as well as a great museum, aquarium and galleries to visit. The following day is spent relaxing or participating in a myriad of optional excursions which include sky diving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, horse riding and more!
Overnight: Swakopmund  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 37-38

Swakopmund - Sesriem. Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to the industrial Walvis Bay before turning inland and toward the desert. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods. A short distance away is Sossusvlei, surrounded by a dramatic sea of sand dunes reputed to be the highest in the world. Magnificent views of the desert can be seen from the top of the dunes, some over 300 m high. We spend an afternoon exploring this amazing area.
Overnight: Sesriem  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 39

Sesriem - Fish River Canyon. Heading out early, we see the sunrise over this beautiful area before we leave the serenity of the dunes to head south to the Fish River Canyon. At 161 km long, 27 km wide and about 550 m deep, it’s the second largest canyon in the world. The outer canyon was formed by tectonic activity, while the erosion of the Fish River formed the inner canyon. A road follows the eastern rim, giving us access to several viewing points from where we can take in the spectacular vistas.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 40
Gariep River

Fish River Canyon - Gariep River (South Africa). This morning we continue south, where, after a short drive, we reach the Gariep River - the natural land border between Namibia and South Africa. We camp at a beautiful campsite on the South African bank of the river. This afternoon we have the option of a half-day canoe trip on the beautiful Gariep River, affording us the opportunity of some bird watching or just a scenic and relaxing paddle.
Overnight: Gariep River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 41

Gariep River - Cederberg. This morning we travel south through the Richtersveld and the mining town of Springbok, before reaching the region known as Namaqualand, well known for its prolific display of Namaqua wildflowers that occur each spring. We spend tonight in a picturesque campsite surrounded by local wine farms and have the opportunity to sample some of the nectar of the gods or to explore the surrounding beautiful Cederberg Mountains. Tonight is our last night under the stars!
Overnight: Cederberg Mountains  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 42

Cederberg - Cape Town. We leave the scenic Cederberg area and travel south towards Cape Town. We travel through the rich fruit growing area of Citrusdal before crossing the Piketberg Pass to the Cape’s wine growing regions. Our first sighting of the Mother’s City Table Mountain across Table Bay means we’ve reached our final destination. Once in Cape Town we take a township tour in and around Cape Town.Tonight’s accommodation is in dormitories at one of Cape Town’s best loved hostels.
Overnight: Cape Town  |  Breakfast

Day 43

Saturday. This morning we exchange addresses and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade

If you're interested in our adventurous Overland Safaris but don't fancy camping, there is the option to upgrade to budget accommodation (subject to availability). You will be travelling with our overland camping passengers, sharing a truck, equipment and chores with them and enjoying your meals together as a group. Accommodation is in basic twin share rooms and a single supplement applies for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Trip Highlights

Kenya: Nairobi, extend your stay to explore the sites.
Zanzibar:(optional) Pristine beaches & historic Stone Town (UNESCO-listed).
Zambia: South Luangwa NP, Livingstone & Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia's gateway to Victoria Falls (optional).
Zimbabwe:UNESCO Listed Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.
South Africa: The Cederberg Area and the Gariep River. Cape Town, extend your stay to explore the city. Township Tour.
Tanzania:Arusha, the safari gateway. UNESCO Listed Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Pangani, a historical coastal town. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. Mikumi National Park (transit only).
Malawi: Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes, with beautiful beaches, bays and inlets.
Botswana:Chobe National Park, famous for its herds of elephants. Okavango Delta (optional excursion).
Namibia: Fish River Canyon, the world's 2nd largest canyon. Namib Naukluft National Park - Sossusvlei & Dune 45. Etosha National Park, Namibia's finest wildlife sanctuary. Swakopmund, a charming colonial coastal town. Damaraland - Spitzkoppe. The lush Kavango region.

Included

Arrival transfer from Nairobi Airport on day 1
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
All camping fees & appropriate equipment
Return ferry to Zanzibar island
Park Entry & Game drive - Chobe NP, South Luangwa NP and Etosha NP. Township Tour in Cape Town.
1st night dormitory accommodation at Kenya Comfort Hotel and 38 nights camping (option to upgrade to budget accommodation at time of booking - subject to availability)
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
36 breakfasts, 32 lunches, 32 dinners
Mikumi National Park (transit only)
All road taxes & tolls

Not Included

International flights and visas
Sleeping bag - please bring your own
Optional activities
Accommodation in Zanzibar
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

The tour was amazing. Our crew were great,Beverly sociable and informative. I don't know if the tour gave us a true feel for some of the countries only because we were generally staying in campsites that were isolated from the general population. But we saw a lot and had a great time regardless. A great taste tester of Africa.

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Awesome crew! Easy going, hard working and very very friendly!

At the end of a long day Moses' meals were always great to look forward to.

Lake Malawi was amazing, as well as trip to Zanzibar

Thanks guys.

I've had a brilliant time on this trip and there is not much I'd change.

Stevie (driver) and Wilson (cook) were amazing and lovely people.

Toni led the group well, was very knowledgeable and knew the answers to all out questions.

I had an amazing time! Thank you very much!

Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Local payment - 2015: US$1015 / 2016: $1210
Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.
Local Payment
This trip has a local payment. It is this payment which covers entrance fees, camping fees and meals as detailed for this itinerary. The local payment is in addition to the prices specified and is to be paid directly to the tour leader on Day 1 of the trip. The payment should be made in cash, in the currency specified.

Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.
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Twin/Double
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Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement
USD $4700
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Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement 2016
USD $4950
USD $2970

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE: There is the option to upgrade from camping to budget accommodation on this trip - the upgrade supplement can be found under the dates and prices below. The accommodation upgrade is available on a first come first serve basis, please contact us to check availability. A single supplement will apply for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Cape To Kenya Dates & Prices

This safari also operates in reverse, from Cape Town to Nairobi. For more information about 'Cape to Kenya' please refer to the Trip Notes below the tour dates and prices.

Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

Local payment - 2015: US$1015 / 2016: $1210
Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.
Local Payment
This trip has a local payment. It is this payment which covers entrance fees, camping fees and meals as detailed for this itinerary. The local payment is in addition to the prices specified and is to be paid directly to the tour leader on Day 1 of the trip. The payment should be made in cash, in the currency specified.

Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.
Two people travel for the price of one on this departure - buy one get one free! Offer excludes Local Payment. Cannot be combined with the Budget Accommodation Upgrade or any other special offers. Please contact us to book.
2 for 1 Sale!
2015
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Two people travel for the price of one on this departure - buy one get one free! Offer excludes Local Payment. Cannot be combined with the Budget Accommodation Upgrade or any other special offers. Please contact us to book.
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Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement
USD $4700
USD $3240
Budget Accommodation Upgrade Supplement 2016
USD $4950
USD $2970

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE: There is the option to upgrade from camping to budget accommodation on this trip - the upgrade supplement can be found under the dates and prices below. The accommodation upgrade is available on a first come first serve basis, please contact us to check availability. A single supplement will apply for solo travellers if we're unable to match you up or you would prefer the privacy of your own room. For more details please refer to the tour Trip Notes.

Tour Details
Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Cape Town
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Camping (Budget accommodation upgrade available)
Local Payment
2015: US$1015 / 2016: $1210
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 37, Lunch: 31, Dinner: 31
Extra Tour Info
About Overland Safaris
Information on travelling through Africa on a overland safari
Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

The tour was amazing. Our crew were great,Beverly sociable and informative. I don't know if the tour gave us a true feel for some of the countries only because we were generally staying in campsites that were isolated from the general population. But we saw a lot and had a great time regardless. A great taste tester of Africa.

Jacqueline Taranto
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.