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Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, giraffe and zebra, chill out in Zanzibar, cool off at Lake Malawi, enjoy the pleasures of Victoria Falls - the adrenaline capital of Africa and have the time of your life!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Campsites

Trip Highlights

Zimbabwe:UNESCO Listed Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Zambia: Livingstone & South Luangwa National Park. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia's gateway to Victoria Falls (optional).
Zanzibar:Beautiful northern beaches & historic Stone Town (UNESCO-listed).
Kenya: Nairobi, extend your stay to explore the sites.
Botswana:Chobe National Park, famous for its herds of elephants. Boat cruise along the Chobe River.
Malawi: Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes, with beautiful beaches, bays and inlets.
Tanzania: Arusha, the safari gateway. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. Mikumi National Park (transit only).

Included

Arrival transfer from Victoria Falls Airport on day 1
16 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 16 dinners
Services of 3 person crew (leader, driver, cook)
Ngorongoro NP, Serengeti NP, Chobe NP & South Luangwa Park - park entry & game drives
All road taxes and tolls
1st night accommodation in Victoria Falls and 17 nights camping. Tents and sleeping mats provided.
A fully equipped overland truck for transportation and game drives
All camping fees and appropriate equipment
3 night Zanzibar Excursion including ferry transfer, accommodation, Spice Tour and Dhow Sunset Cruise.

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Solo September Deals: Save 30% off the full tour price on 2019 departures of this tour. Contact us for more info.

Day 1

Victoria Falls

Saturday. Upon arrival at Victoria Falls airport we will meet you and take you to your campsite in Victoria Falls. Your first night is in a dome tent at the Shearwater Explorer Village and your pre departure meeting will be here at 1700hrs this evening.
Overnight: Victoria Falls

Day 2

Victoria Falls

Today is a free day to explore and take advantage of the myriad of activities that Victoria Falls has to offer. The Falls themselves are one of the most amazing sites on any trip to Africa - standing at over 1700 metres wide and over 100 metres high these falls are the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls - Chobe NP (Botswana). We depart Victoria Falls fro Botswana today and our first stop is Kasane - the gateway to Chobe National Park. This afternoon we pack our bags for our included overnight excursion to the Chobe - Botswana's premier game park. We will spend the afternoon on the lookout for wildlife as we game drive to our camp within the park for an evening surrounded by the nocturnal noises of the resident wildlife.
Overnight: Chobe National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Livingstone

Chobe NP - Livingstone (Zambia). Leaving the park this morning we return to Kasane to depart for Livingstone in Zambia where we can head back to Victoria Falls - this time on the Zambian side.
Overnight: Livingstone  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Lusaka area

Livingstone - Lusaka area. We are early risers today as we head through southern Zambia to our campsite near the capital Lusaka.
Overnight: Lusaka area  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

South Luangwa NP

Lusaka area - South Luangwa National Park. Today we travel to South Luangwa National Park - one of Zambia's best game spotting area. Opened in 1938 it covers 9000 square km and is inhabited by elephants, buffalo and giraffe as well as the water dwelling crocodiles and hippos.
Overnight: South Luangwa National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 8-10

Lake Malawi Beaches

South Luangwa - Lake Malawi Beaches (Malawi). Leaving Zambia we cross into Malawi, the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’. We stop off in the capital, Lilongwe, a small city distinctively divided into the old town and the new administrative centre. Malawi is a landlocked country with 20% of its total area made up of beautiful Lake Malawi. We camp first at the central Lake, and then in the northern area over the next 3 days.
Overnight: Lake Malawi Beaches (3)  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Day 11

Iringa

Lake Malawi Beaches - Iringa (Tanzania). Leaving Malawi behind us we enter Tanzania at the Songwe border post. Oor journey today takes us through the beautiful Tukuyu tea and banana plantations before we arrive our campsite for the night - the Farmhouse in Iringa - well known for its famous Amarula Hot Chocolate!
Overnight: Iringa  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Dar es Salaam

Iringa - Dar es Salaam. Our journey today takes us thorugh Mikumi National Park as we travel up to Dar Es Salaam. It is not uncommon to see elephants and giraffe crossing the main road in front of the regular traffic. Be prepared for some heavy traffic as we enter Dar Es Salaam - but the people watching can be very entertaining! Our campsite for the evening is by the sea before we depart for Zanzibar tomorrow.
Overnight: Dar es Salaam  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 13-15

Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar. We take the ferry over to Zanzibar for our 3 night stay on the Spice Island! Zanzibar is steeped in history and was one of the major starting points for most East African explorers in their quest for new lands. New passengers may join us to replace those that will leave us at the end of our excursion to Zanzibar.
Overnight: Zanzibar  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 16

Zanzibar

Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam. Leaving Zanzibar in the afternoon, we return to the mainland and another night in Dar es Salaam. Arrival back to camp is usually in the late afternoon, or early evening.
Overnight: Dar es Salaam

Days 17-18

Arusha

Dar es Salaam - Pangani - Arusha. Over the next two days we continue north stopping ofr one night in the coastal town of Pangani before continuing to Arusha - our base for our trip into the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight: Pangani (1) Arusha (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 19-21

Serengeti & Ngorongoro

On day 19 we have a morning visit to the Meserani Reptile Park and Masai Cultural Museum.

Our Serengeti and Ngorongoro excursion takes us via Mtu Wa Mbu (Mosquito River) that lies adjacent to the Lake Manyara National Park and Karatu. Karatu has beautiful views over the surrounding hills. Our campsite this evening is in Karatu. The following morning we enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area and Ngorongoro Crater. This World Heritage Site boasts some of the best game viewing in Africa – including the elusive Black Rhino.

After our game drive in the Crater, we continue past the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ as we head to the Serengeti. Crossing the vast plains we game drive through the southern and central parts of the park. Tonight we bush camp (no ablutions) in the wild surrounded by the African wilderness. In the morning we take another game drive in search of the ‘Big 5’!

Later we head back to our truck at Arusha, where we spend the evening musing over our amazing wildlife experience.
Overnight: Karatu (1) Serengeti (1) Arusha (1)  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Day 22

Nairobi

Arusha - Nairobi (Kenya). Today we cross the border into Kenya and our final destination Nariobi.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. Single travellers will be paired up in tents with another person of the same sex.

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Local payment - 2018 - $1300, paid in USD. 2019 - $1400, paid in USD.

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Families are welcome on this departure.
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06 Oct - 27 Oct 2for1Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $1,795
USD $898

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15 Dec - 05 Jan New Years Tour
New Years Tour
Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
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29 Dec - 19 Jan 2for1New Years Tour
New Years Tour
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Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1,895
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2019
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USD $1,695
USD $848

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06 Apr - 27 Apr 2for1Easter departure, book early!
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20 Apr - 11 May 2for1Easter departure, book early!
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USD $898

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13 Jul - 03 Aug 2for1Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $1,895
USD $948

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USD $1,895
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10 Aug - 31 Aug 2for1Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $1,895
USD $948

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USD $1,895
USD $948

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USD $1,895
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USD $1,795
USD $898

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05 Oct - 26 Oct 2for1Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
USD $1,795
USD $898

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USD $1,795
USD $898

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USD $1,795
USD $898

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USD $1,795
USD $898

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14 Dec - 04 Jan 2for1New Years Tour
New Years Tour
Families are welcome on this departure.
Families are welcome on this departure.
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1,795
USD $898

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28 Dec - 18 Jan 2for1New Years Tour
New Years Tour
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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Camp

Situated in the bohemian town of Victoria Falls, and 400m from the Falls themselves, the affordable accommodation at the Shearwater Explorers Village consists of 5 campsites with modern bathroom facilities, and 16 private chalets with en-suite showers and A/C. Shearwater operates a range of activities at the Falls, from bungee jumping to river rafting - and when the day is over, guests can wind down with Wi-Fi in the lounge areas, a drink by the pool, or even a back rub in the massage tent.

Croc Valley Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Croc Valley Camp is located on the banks of the Luangwa River, and provides accommodation ranging from riverfront tents to ensuite chalets, built on stilts to avoid the off-season floods. Watch elephants roam across the campsite, experience a game drive through South Luangwa National Park, or relax with a gin & tonic at the bar. The camp also features a large outdoor pool, kitchen facilities, and daily laundry service.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Nairobi
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
Camping (Budget accommodation upgrade available)
Local Payment
2018 - $1300, paid in USD. 2019 - $1400, paid in USD.
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 18, Lunch: 14, Dinner: 15
Visiting
Countries
Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Hi Mark

I've just returned from doing the Wildlife Express and just wanted to write and give my feedback. It was a wonderful trip, we were really lucky with the game drives and saw so many animals, took excellent photos and the camping was great fun! This is one of the best tours I've ever done and can't wait to travel to Morocco with you in July.

Cheers Wendy

Wendy de Fonte