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The Big Overlander Northbound (Accommodated) - 41 days map

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Set off from Cape Town in South Africa and travel north through seven countries to Nairobi in Kenya on this 41-day overland safari. Game drive in search of lions, elephants, and more in Etosha National Park, Chobe National Park, South Luangwa National Park, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. See Fish River Canyon, climb the dunes of the Namib Desert, paddle traditional mokoro canoes in the Okavango Delta, and marvel at Victoria Falls. Swim in Lake Malawi, unwind on a three-day Zanzibar beach break, and marvel at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

South Africa: Set off from Cape Town and enjoy optional wine tasting in the Cederberg region
Botswana: Enjoy an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta, cruise the Chobe River and head on safari in Chobe National Park
Malawi: Explore several different points of Lake Malawi, which covers 20% of the country. Swim, visit local villages, play volleyball and opt for a day hike to a waterfall
Tanzania: Visit the coastal cities of Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, and discover the wildlife of Mikumi National Park, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater
Namibia: Take in Fish River Canyon, climb Dune 45 in the Namib Desert, game drive in Etosha National Park and explore Windhoek
Zambia: See mighty Victoria Falls, search for wildlife in South Luangwa National Park and stop in the border town of Chipata
Zanzibar: Spend four nights on tropical Zanzibar Island, exploring historic Stone Town and soaking up some sun on the northern beaches
Kenya: End your tour in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and opt to book post-tour accommodation to further explore


40 breakfasts, 31 lunches & 30 dinners
Escorted by a licensed 2-person crew
Cape Town Township Tour
Sossusvlei shuttle, guided walk and Dune 45 excursion
Etosha National Park game drives
Okavango Delta excursion including mokoro and walking safari
Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls visit
Zanzibar return ferry ticket
Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater excursion in a purpose built safari vehicle and game drives with a resident guide
35 nights simple twin share accommodation, 4 nights camping in 2-person dome tents, 1 night permanent tented camp in the Okavango Delta (please refer to the trip notes for details)
Transportation in a 24-seater overland truck with camping and cooking equipment
Sesriem & Fish River Canyon visit
Spitzkoppe excursion to see Bushmen paintings
Kalahari Bushman Walk
Chobe River boat cruise and Chobe National Park game drive in a purpose-built safari vehicle with a resident guide
South Luangwa National Park game drive in a purpose-built safari vehicle with a resident guide
Maasai Village Walk with a resident guide
All road tolls and vehicle taxes

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Local Payment: $1300pp, paid in USD
Airport transfers - can be booked on request
Optional activities (prices listed in Trip Notes)


Day 1

Cape Town

Cape Town - Cederberg. Our African adventure begins today with a tour of the Cape Flats, to the east of the city. Visiting a local township, we'll meet local people and discover some of the community projects in the area. Then it's time to climb aboard our overland truck as we head north, through the Western Cape and the fruit-growing region of Citrusdal. Our first night is spent by the Olifants River in the Cederberg area, and you will have the opportunity to taste some of the region's famous wines.

Please note: The pre-departure meeting is held at 18:00 on the evening prior to departure. The tour departs at 08:00 on Day 1 so please arrive in Cape Town the day before your tour. Refer to the Joining Instructions in the Trip Notes for more information. We can book accommodation and transfers on request.
Overnight: Cederberg  |  Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

The Orange River

Cederberg - Orange River (Namibia). Continuing north, we pass through drier, rockier territory until we reach the Namibian border, crossing at Vioolsdrift. Tonight we stay beside the Gariep (AKA Orange) River, which marks the border between South Africa and Namibia for much of its length. The river is safe for swimming, and you can also enjoy an optional canoe trip on this important waterway either today or on day 3. The dark skies in this isolated area are also great for stargazing.
Overnight: Orange River  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Fish River Canyon

Orange River - Fish River Canyon. There is time for the optional canoe safari this morning, if we didn't have time yesterday. Then we drive north to Fish River Canyon, second only in size to the Grand Canyon in the USA. More than 500 metres deep and scarring the land for 160km, it's a jaw-dropping sight to behold. We'll stop at a couple of viewpoints and visit the canyon's famously sharp bend, known as 'Hell's Corner'.
Overnight: Fish River Canyon  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Namib Naukluft National Park

Fish River Canyon - Namib-Naukluft National Park. We have a long drive today as we journey to the edge of Namib-Naukluft National Park, which protects great swathes of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountains. We'll camp on the edge of the park, ready to explore tomorrow.
Overnight: Namib Naukluft National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Dune 45, Deadvlei & Sesriem

Namib-Naukluft National Park - Solitaire. It's time to explore the Namib Desert! Our first stop is mighty Dune 45, one of the tallest sand dunes in the region. It's a dazzling sight, and the reward for climbing to the top is incredible views over the surrounding area. Then it's on to Deadvlei, a barren salt pan with petrified trees, completely surrounded by rolling sand dunes.

Our last stop is Sesriem Canyon, which isn't as impressive as Fish River Canyon, but it is worth a visit nonetheless. Tonight's campsite is in the tiny desert settlement of Solitaire.
Overnight: Solitaire  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7


Solitaire - Swakopmund. On day 6 we drive to Swakopmund, a German colonial town located on Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast. The rest of day 6 and the following day are free for you to explore Swakopmund as you see fit. Wander around the town and indulge in the relaxed cafe culture and German colonial architecture. There are also lots of optional activities available including quad-biking, sand boarding, skydiving, and dolphin-watching cruises. See the Trip Notes for further details.
Overnight: Swakopmund (2)  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 8


Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe. Leaving coastal Swakopmund, we head into the Damaraland region and our destination - Spitzkoppe. At this mountain peak, you can see incredibly well-preserved bushmen paintings and spectacular rock formations reaching 1800 metres above sea level. As the sun moves across the sky, the rocks change colour, a sight that is particularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset. We'll be staying at a campsite at the base of the mountain, so you can enjoy this sunset with a refreshing drink.
Overnight: Spitzkoppe  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-10

Etosha National Park

Spitzkoppe - Etosha National Park. The next two days will be spent exploring Namibia's iconic Etosha National Park. This 20,000 square kilometre reserve is dominated by a salt pan, which floods seasonally but is also home to a select few watering holes all year round. Wildlife is easy to spot as the animals tend to gather around these scarce water sources.

We spend two nights in the park, and our itinerary is flexible depending on the conditions and the location of wildlife. We'll generally enjoy a short game drive on day 9 before spending our first night at a camp with a floodlit watering hole. Here you may be lucky enough to spot elephants, giraffe, hyenas and even lions.

Day 10 is spent on a full day's game drive across the park, stopping whenever we see anything of interest. We will either return to our first campsite, or perhaps a different one, depending on your tour leader's decision.
Overnight: Etosha National Park (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 11


Etosha National Park - Windhoek. Today we arrive in Namibia's charming capital. Windhoek is a tiny capital by global standards, with a population of just 470,000 people. It has lots of German architecture, a reminder of Namibia's early colonial past. Our accommodation is located on the edge of the city, and it is easy to head in to grab a bite to eat and have a wander around if you wish. We recommend a drink at Joe's Beerhouse, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Namibia.
Overnight: Windhoek  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

San Bushmen experience

Windhoek - Gobabis. Say goodbye to Windhoek as we travel east to the city of Gobabis, near the Botswanan border. Today we meet some of the local San Bushmen. The San culture is one of the oldest surviving cultures in Southern Africa and we'll enjoy a bush walk and learn more about the way of life which has endured for centuries. The San people work with nature and manage their resources responsibly, something we could all learn from.
Overnight: Gobabis region  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Maun & optional Okavango Delta flight

Gobabis - Maun (Botswana). Today sees us travelling to Maun in Botswana, our base for exploring the famed Okavango Delta. If time allows, there is the opportunity for you to take a scenic flight over the delta - if we haven't got time today then this opportunity will be offered on day 15 instead.
Overnight: Maun  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15

The Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta - Maun. On day 14 we enjoy our overnight excursion in specialized safari vehicles into the Okavango Delta. The delta is a natural wetland spread out over more than 1.6 million hectares, home to an incredible diversity of life. Reaching the mokoro polers station, we transfer to these traditional canoes and paddle along the waterways of the delta to our campsite, which is located in the delta itself.

Day 15 sees us enjoying another mokoro ride back out of the delta before returning to Maun, where there is time for the optional scenic flight if we didn't have time for this on day 13. Horse riding is also offered, or you can simply relax by the pool at our camp.
Overnight: Okavango Delta  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 16

Nata Region

Maun - Nata region. Today's drive takes us through a wildlife corridor between the desolate Nxai and Magkadigkadi pans. We'll stop en route to admire some of the region's towering baobab trees and arrive at our unfenced camp in the afternoon. If you're lucky, you could see all sorts of wildlife, including elephants and antelope, come right up to camp.
Overnight: Nata Region  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17

Chobe River cruise

Nata Region - Kasane. We make the journey to Kasane in Botswana's north. Kasane is the gateway to Chobe National Park and we'll enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River today. Chobe is home to huge herds of elephants, which we may be able to see down at the water's edge. Other species to look out for include hippo, crocodiles, buffalo and the rare African fish eagle.
Overnight: Kasane  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18

Chobe game drive & Victoria Falls

Kasane - Chobe National Park - Livingstone (Zambia). This morning we transfer to specialized safari vehicles for a game drive in Chobe National Park, which is home to all of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo), although rhinos are very rare here.

It's then time to say goodbye to Botswana as we board a ferry in our overland truck to cross the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers into Zambia. Our destination is the town of Livingstone, Zambia's base for exploring Victoria Falls.

Known as ‘Mosi oa Tunya’, the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls is the world's largest falling sheet of water and there's an included visit Mosi oa Tunya National Park to view the spectacular falls.
Overnight: Livingstone  |  Breakfast

Days 19-20


The next two days are completely free for you to explore Livingstone and join some of the optional activities available. Abseiling, bungee jumping, scenic flights over Victoria Falls, rafting on the Zambezi River and fishing trips are just some of the options - see the Trip Notes for details.

You could also pop over the border into Zimbabwe, or simply relax by the pool and enjoy a good book before we head into East Africa. Some members of the group may finish their tour in Livingstone, and others may join for the next section of the tour.
Overnight: Livingstone  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 21


Livingstone - Lusaka. After a relaxing break in Livingstone, we get back on the road today, crossing Zambia to reach Lusaka, the country's rapidly growing capital city. The city is something of a hub in southern Africa, with four main highways running in all directions to nearby cities including Harare in Zimbabwe, Lilongwe in Malawi, and Ndola, another large city in Zambia. Our accommodation is located away from the metropolis, on a rural farm just outside Lusaka.
Overnight: Lusaka  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 22-23

South Luangwa National Park

Lusaka - South Luangwa National Park. Day 22 is a long driving day but there are incredible views to enjoy as we travel on the Great Eastern Road through Zambia, crossing the Luangwa River to reach our campsite near the South Luangwa National Park.

There's an included afternoon game drive on day 23, after a free morning to relax by the pool. Our game drive will take us down to the Luangwa River, where most of the park's wildlife can be found. As well as lions, leopards, hippos and a rare subspecies of giraffe, African wild dogs can also be found in good numbers in South Luangwa National Park.

An additional game drive can be booked during free time if you choose, and you can also enjoy an optional walking safari, or a visit to a local village.
Overnight: South Luangwa National Park (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 24-25

Kande Beach, Lake Malawi

South Luangwa National Park - Kande Beach, Lake Malawi (Malawi). Leaving Zambia behind, we cross into Malawi on day 24 and head to the shore of Lake Malawi, which covers more than one-fifth of the entire country. We stay on the shore of the lake, and you'll have time to go for a swim or relax at the camp. Day 25 is also free to partake in optional activities. You could hire a traditional bwato canoe, go horse riding around the lake, or visit a nearby village to meet the friendly Malawian villagers.
Overnight: Kande Beach - Lake Malawi (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 26-27

Chitimba Beach, Lake Malawi

Kande Beach - Chitimba Beach, Lake Malawi. On day 26 we take a scenic drive through rubber plantations to the town of Mzuzu, where we pick up some supplies and visit the market before travelling on to our beach-side accommodation at Chitimba Beach. Spend the remains of day 26 and day 27 at leisure. Relax by the beach, play volleyball or browse the local craft markets.

On day 27 there is an optional hike to Manchewe Falls. This 11km hike requires decent fitness, but the rewards are spectacular views and a dip in a natural bath. David Livingstone lived and worked in this area during his time in Malawi.
Overnight: Chitimba Beach - Lake Malawi (2)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 28

Crossing into Tanzania

Chitimba Beach, Lake Malawi - Iringa (Tanzania). Today we have a long but scenic drive as we cross into Tanzania. Climbing through the Southern Highlands, we arrive at Kisolanza Farmhouse, a family-run working farm in a spectacular location. The farm has been managed by the Ghaui family for more than 70 years and produces organic crops and meat for the local community and Dar es Salaam.
Overnight: Iringa  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 29

Mikumi National Park

Iringa - Mikumi National Park area. Heading east, we travel to Mikumi National Park, the fifth-largest reserve in Tanzania. Our accommodation is located on the very edge of the park, and we'll enjoy an evening around the campfire. If time permits you can book an optional game drive to see some of the resident wildlife, including lion, buffalo, elephant, hippo and crocodile.
Overnight: Mikumi National Park area  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30

Wildlife & Dar es Salaam

Mikumi National Park area - Dar es Salaam. Our journey to the Indian Ocean coast city of Dar es Salaam takes us through the heart of Mikumi National Park. We will probably see some wildlife on this drive, and will stop if we see anything of note, such as forest elephants or giraffe feeding at the roadside.

Arriving at our accommodation on the beach outside Dar es Salaam, there is time to browse the local markets or head into town to explore.
Overnight: Dar es Salaam  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 31-34

Zanzibar beach break

Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar. On the morning of day 31, we take the ferry to Zanzibar, leaving our overland truck on the mainland. Evocative and exotic, Zanzibar conjures up images of idyllic, sandy, palm-fringed beaches, romantic winding cobbled alleys, and lush tropical forests.

Our time on Zanzibar is not too structured. There is plenty of free time to explore historic Stone Town and relax on the island's pristine beaches. There's also plenty of optional activities on offer including a visit a spice plantation, snorkelling safaris, scuba diving and yacht trips. Please see the Trip Notes for more details.

In Zanzibar, we stay in simple hotels, with breakfast included. We typically spend day 31 in Stone Town and days 32 - 34 at one of the northern beaches, but this can be flexible.
Overnight: Zanzibar (4)  |  Breakfast x 4

Day 35

Return to Dar es Salaam

Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam. There's time for one final swim or some last-minute shopping before we take the ferry back to Dar es Salaam and travel to our accommodation on the coast for the evening.
Overnight: Dar es Salaam  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 36

Views of Kilimanjaro

Dar es Salaam - Marangu. Today we wave goodbye to the coast and head inland, past the Usambara and Pare Mountains to Marangu. This small town is nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain famed for its near-permanently snow-capped peak. If the weather is clear you will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the mountain from our campsite and the surrounding area.
Overnight: Marangu  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 37


Marangu - Arusha. This morning we drive past the town of Moshi to Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital and our base for exploring the Serengeti and famed Ngorongoro Crater. With time to explore the town we head out to our accommodation just outside the city at the edge of the Masai plains. This afternoon we enjoy a walk to one of the local Maasai villages. Here we visit a local school and clinic, browse the small Maasai museum and see the crocodiles, pythons, and other species at the Meserani Snake Park. There is optional camel riding available too.
Overnight: Arusha  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 38

Serengeti National Park

Arusha - Serengeti National Park. Today we embark on our excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Leaving our overland truck behind we transfer to designated safari vehicles. Entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we drive around the rim of the crater and onto the wildlife-rich plains of the Serengeti, one of the last great wildernesses in the world.

Millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate across these plains throughout the year, followed by the predators, such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Look out for the Big Five and see abundant wildlife as we game drive to our unfenced campsite for the evening. With lions and hyena roaming nearby, listen to the sounds of the bush and enjoy a night in the wild!
Overnight: Serengeti National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 39-40

Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. Game driving out of the Serengeti on day 39, we can search for any species we have not managed to spot so far. We travel back to the Ngorongoro Crater, camping on the rim of this UNESCO-listed natural caldera, one of Africa's most spectacular wildlife areas.

On day 40 we drive down into the crater itself, following the steep road into the reserve. On our early morning game drive, you will have the chance to spot every major African animal, except for giraffes who cannot manage the steep climb down the crater rim!

Returning to camp for lunch, we pack up before making the journey back to Arusha.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Crater (1), Arusha (1)  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 41


Arusha - Nairobi (Kenya). Our tour ends today as we reach the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Our tour arrangements come to an end when we reach the city, though we can book post-tour accommodation for you if you would like to stay a few days to further explore Nairobi and Kenya.
Breakfast, Lunch

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 6 persons. Prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room / tent. Solo travellers will be matched up and share a room / tent with another solo traveller of the same gender. All accommodation is on a twin share basis.

Local payment - $1300pp, paid in USD

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

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
14 Oct - 23 Nov 10% off G
NZD $13,215
NZD $11,894
11 Nov - 21 Dec 10% off
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09 Dec - 18 Jan 10% off
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23 Dec - 01 Feb 10% off
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Twin Share
Single Room
06 Jan - 15 Feb 10% off G
NZD $13,215
NZD $11,894
20 Jan - 29 Feb 10% off
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03 Feb - 14 Mar 10% off
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17 Feb - 28 Mar 10% off
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02 Mar - 11 Apr 10% off
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16 Mar - 25 Apr 10% off
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30 Mar - 09 May 10% off
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13 Apr - 23 May 10% off
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27 Apr - 06 Jun 10% off
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25 May - 04 Jul 10% off
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08 Jun - 18 Jul 10% off
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22 Jun - 01 Aug 10% off
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06 Jul - 15 Aug 10% off
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20 Jul - 29 Aug 10% off
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03 Aug - 12 Sep 10% off G
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31 Aug - 10 Oct 10% off
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14 Sep - 24 Oct 10% off
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28 Sep - 07 Nov 10% off
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26 Oct - 05 Dec 10% off
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09 Nov - 19 Dec 10% off
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NZD $13,215
NZD $11,894
07 Dec - 16 Jan 10% off
NZD $13,215
NZD $11,894
21 Dec - 30 Jan 10% off
NZD $13,215
NZD $11,894

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post Tour Accommodation Nairobi - Hotel Boulevard, ensuite room
NZD $145
NZD $205
Pre Tour Accommodation Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Guesthouse, en suite room
NZD $115
NZD $165


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.

Highlanders Lodge & Campsite, Cederberg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Offering a 12 roomed lodge, with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, Highlanders Lodge and Campsite is located in the heart of the beautiful Namaqualand wine-producing region of South Africa, at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains. Onsite food is locally sourced and there's a well-stocked wine bar next to the outdoor swimming pool. If travelling in winter you'll be glad of the fireplace and pool table. In better weather wine tasting and activities such as mountain biking or wild river swimming are possible.

Canyon Roadhouse, Fish River Canyon

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Littered with old car relics, some beautifully restored, the Canyon Road House is fast becoming one of Namibia's most iconic places to stay. With a beautiful bar in the middle of a museum of old vehicles, it really gives a feeling of the olden days. Rooms are designed in a beautiful bright style with stylish wooden furnishings. Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool overlooked by an authentic farm windmill making you feel like you are in the heart of the Wild West! This accommodation is located close to Fish River Canyon - the second biggest canyon in the world!

Sossus Oasis Overland Camp (campsite), Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Surrounded by desert and found at the edge of Namib-Naukluft National Park, the pitches at this campsite are shaded by camel thorn trees and facilities include power outlets, water, lighting and a BBQ area. There's an onsite pool and shared bathroom facilities including showers with wonderful desert views! The Sossus Oasis shop sells a range of drinks, ice wood and other amenities. The restaurant at nearby Sossusvlei Lodge also comes well recommended.

Sossus on Foot (campsite), Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

On the road to Swakopmund and located just outside the small town of Solitaire, Sossus on Foot (also known as Bushman's Camp) offers three large campsites with shared ablution facilities, including warm solar-heated showers. There is a small swimming pool for escaping the desert heat. A bar serves refreshing beers and there is a private watering hole for guests to watch the local wildlife. There is no Wi-Fi or electric hook-up, making this campsite the perfect place to disconnect from the world!

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, Swakopmund

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Swakopmund, close to the resort town's beaches, restaurants and shops. The onsite restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, you can grab a coffee or a beer at the bar, and there's a communal courtyard for relaxation. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. If travelling on one of our Accommodated tours then you will enjoy an ensuite room at Amanpuri, whereas travellers on our camping tours will stay in dorm accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp (campsite), Spitzkoppe

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

Staying in the shadow of the dramatic Spitzkoppe rock formations is a memorable experience, and at the Spitzkoppe Community Rest Camp you can enjoy this experience knowing that the proceeds from your stay go straight to supporting the local community. Although there is no electricity or Wi-Fi at this remote camp, guests can enjoy hot showers and there are shared bathroom facilities. There is a small onsite bar and restaurant, and braai BBQ facilities are also provided.

Okaukuejo Camp (chalets), Etosha National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Featuring a large number of ensuite chalets, the highlight of Okaukuejo Camp is probably the floodlit watering hole, where it is possible to see all manner of animals close up, including elephants, black rhino and antelope. There's also an onsite swimming pool, shop, bar and restaurant serving daily buffet breakfast and other meals. Ensuite rooms feature a fridge as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

Namutoni Rest Camp, Etosha National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Refurbished in 2007, Namutoni Rest Camp offers a luxury camp within Etosha National Park. Rooms are tastefully decorated all with private terraces to the front and rear. Namutoni is home to the famous German fort which overlooks the King Nehale waterhole. There are also a number of shops and restaurants for guests to enjoy. On an evening why not head up the wooden walkway to the water hole and watch the animals come down to drink. This resort can be found on the eastern side of world famous Etosha National Park.

Urban Camp (permanent tents), Windhoek

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Centrally located in Windhoek (a short walk from the legendary Joe's Beerhouse restaurant), Urban Camp combines city convenience with a quiet getaway. Free Wi-Fi and a sparkling pool all contribute to an oasis of calm. Permanent tents come with a private patio and BBQ area with garden views. Nearby is a small shopping centre for amenities, and for sightseers looking to explore the history and architecture of Windhoek, the city centre is less than 2km away.

Zelda's Guest Farm (chalets), Gobabis

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Situated 25km from the border with Botswana, Zelda's Guest Farm houses 16 simply furnished ensuite chalets. Facilities available to guests include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Resident Nharo San families can also introduce guests to their traditional culture. There's a small watering hole onsite and additional game drives and bushman walks can be booked at reception.

Delta Rain's Sitatunga Camp (chalets), Maun

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

A series of chalets located in shaded gardens away from the hustle and bustle of Maun. Delta Rain's Sitatunga Camp offers travellers an a la carte restaurant, shared lounge, bar and sun terrace. There is free Wi-Fi in communal areas. Chalets come with ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans and some have air-conditioning. There is also a communal swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

Elephant Camp (permanent tents), Okavango Delta

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Located on the boundary of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Elephant Bush Camp is a rustic base for exploring the wildlife-rich Delta. There is an onsite dining area and pool, but the real charm here is the location, with elephants and other wildlife known to get very close to camp. 12 permanent tents form the accommodation, with ensuite bush bathroom including bucket showers. Optional activities including game walks and mokoro canoe trips can be booked onsite.

Elephant Sands (chalets), Nata Region

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Set on an unfenced 16,000-hectare private conservancy, this bush lodge brings you face to face with some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife. View elephants as they come to drink from the natural waterhole just meters away. The guestrooms are arranged in spacious chalets and equipped with ensuite bathrooms. A restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a bar offering a range of local and international wines, beers and exotic cocktails. You can also enjoy the small outdoor pool, where you can cool off and enjoy the peace and serenity of the African bush.

Thebe River Lodge (chalets), Kasane

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Overlooking the Chobe River, this lodge complements the surrounding bush with its rustic design. Its guestrooms are nestled around a courtyard and offer free WiFi, air conditioning and an ensuite. Guests will also enjoy the swimming pool and hearty meals at the Thebe Restaurant. With both covered and al fresco dining areas, this restaurant boasts a wood-fire pizza oven and one of the best breakfasts in town. The bar’s buzzing atmosphere draws both visitors and locals, serving cold beverages alongside a satellite TV for you to catch up on the latest international news and sports.

The Victoria Falls Waterfront (chalets), Livingstone

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Just a few kilometres from one of Africa's finest natural wonders and found within Mosi oa Tunya National Park, The Victoria Falls Waterfront is an excellent base for discovering the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Basic chalets are located beside the Luangwa River, in the gardens of the Victoria Falls Waterfront. Boasting air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, and ensuite facilities with private verandah. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property, an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar and activity centre offering different experiences at the falls.

Eureka Camp (chalets), Lusaka

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Eureka Camp is situated on a private game farm and guests are treated to the sight of giraffes, zebra, and antelope wandering freely through the grounds. Located just a short drive from the Zambian capital, it is nevertheless a peaceful, rural place to stay. Travellers will stay in simply furnished private chalets with an en suite and twin beds. Facilities at the camp include an outdoor pool, volleyball pitch, BBQ area and bar complete with darts, pool and satellite TV.

Wildlife Camp (chalets), South Luangwa National Park

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Located on the banks of the Luangwa River on the edge of South Luangwa National Park, Wildlife Camp offers 9 simple, thatched chalets with views over the river, each with its own private veranda for game viewing. Chalets are also ensuite with running water and simple furnishings. The camp has an outdoor swimming pool and bar area, with a Wi-Fi connection. Additional game drives and walking safaris can also be booked.

Kande Beach (chalets), Lake Malawi

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

A beachside resort on the western side of Lake Malawi, Kande Beach is a laid-back destination, perfect for unwinding in this part of Central Africa. Beach-side chalets are just metres from the lake, separated by a stretch of golden sand. Chalets are simply furnished and with shared bathroom facilities, plus a beachfront verandah. Watersports equipment can be hired by the hour and the onsite bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks, as well as boasting a pool table and table tennis. Nearby Tonga village is a short walk away for those looking to experience Malawian village life.

Chitimba Beach Camp (chalets), Lake Malawi

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Chitimba Beach is found on the northern shore of Lake Malawi, surrounded by banana palms and papaya trees on a golden sandy beach. The property features a large thatched restaurant, bar and lounge area, and basic but comfortable chalets with shared facilities. Wi-Fi connection is provided and there are good hiking trails around the lake and the surrounding area. Beach volleyball can also be enjoyed, and there is a communal firepit.

Kisolanza Farm (chalets), Iringa

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

This working farm is nestled around 50km from Iringa, in Tanzania's rural Southern Highlands. The farm has been the home of the Ghaui family since the 1930s. Still planted with crops today, it is also home to livestock including cattle and sheep. Onsite facilities include a farm shop selling the farm's own organic produce, as well as a spa, restaurant and bar. The restaurant is housed in a traditional mud building and serves fresh, local ingredients. Basic chalets are wood-built and rustically decorated with shared bathroom facilities. They are surrounded by organic gardens, where birds and butterflies roam serenely.

Tan-Swiss Lodge, Mikumi

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Tan-Swiss Lodge offers simple accommodation with ensuite bathrooms and twin share or double beds. Rooms are air-conditioned and offer TV and free Wi-Fi connection, plus a small verandah overlooking the beautiful gardens. Tan-Swiss Lodge is located less than 3km from the boundary with Mikumi National Park and amenities include a gift shop, laundry services, outdoor swimming pool and an onsite restaurant.

Kipepeo Beach Village (chalets), Dar es Salaam

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

The Tanzanian bush meets the blue waters of the Indian Ocean at Kipepeo Beach & Village, situated on the south coast of Dar Es Salaam. The accommodation is right on the beach itself and is a popular destination for watersports adventures or simple relaxation. Facilities include a beach bar and restaurant. All 20 chalets are elevated, with ocean-facing balconies and hammocks, perfect for a relaxing afternoon! Each chalet also has an ensuite bathroom with twin or double beds and a fan. Chalets are decorated in traditional Swahili style.

All Seasons Hotel, Zanzibar

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

A great base for exploring Stone Town, the All Seasons Hotel is located in the heart of the old part of Zanzibar City and just a few hundred metres from the beach. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, TV and a terrace. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant, and the hotel is situated within easy distance of an array of other restaurants and attractions, including the Old Fort of Zanzibar and the Persian Baths.

Sunset Bungalows, Zanzibar

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Sunset Bungalows hotel is located on the northern Kendwa Beaches of Zanzibar's main island. This tropical paradise is the perfect place to while away a few days before getting back on safari. Recently renovated rooms come with four-poster or twin share beds, air-conditioning, seating area and ensuite bathrooms. The onsite Sunset Restaurant serves a delicious variety of Swahili and international cuisine, as well as a selection of cocktails. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a beachside swimming pool offering wonderful ocean views.

Meserani Snake Park , Arusha

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Basic Lodge

Founded in 1993 on the outskirts of Arusha, the Meserani Snake Park was once a barren wasteland, now it's a lush wildlife park, with hundreds of trees planted which are also home to native bird species. Travellers can visit a local Maasai village guided by a Maasai warrior and can explore the Snake Park zoo itself, home to 48 African snake species including the deadly Black spitting cobra and reptiles including crocodiles. The Snake Park hosts a monthly medical clinic for the local community too, serving more than 1,000 patients monthly. Accommodation is in simple chalets with shared facilities, and the Snake Park Bar is famous in the area for its array of memorabilia.

Simba Camp (campsite), Ngorongoro Crater

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Campsite

An unfenced campsite boasting stunning views of the Ngorongoro Crater and with wildlife free to roam around the campsite, Simba Camp is the perfect base for enjoying a wildlife safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. There are well-maintained shared bathroom facilities with hot water, and firewood can be purchased onsite. Take a short walk from camp for unrivalled views of the crater, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife as you go.

At a Glance

Trip Type
Cape Town
Group Size
Min 6 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple Accommodation
Local Payment
$1300pp, paid in USD
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Breakfast: 40, Lunch: 31, Dinner: 30
Minimum Age
Arr. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
Dep. Transfer
No - can be booked on request
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