Africa Safari Tour Adventure - 40 days

Cape Town to the Serengeti Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

Marvel at the world’s highest sand dunes, float through the Okavango in a dug-out “mokoro” canoe, and meet the San Bushmen in the blazing Kalahari Desert on this epic overland adventure. Journey across nearly half of the African continent from the southern tip of Africa to Kenya and soak up the vibrant colors, culture, and scenery of seven countries. Our overland adventure vehicles (OAVs) are an adventurous and inexpensive way to enjoy the region’s intriguing combination of wilderness and bright city lights while camping under Africa’s big sky will provide a unique perspective. Take the road less traveled and come away with jaw-dropping photographs and a deeper understanding of this incredible continent.

Countries Visited

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Duration: 40 days

Cost: Starting From:$5399 USD PP

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travelers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22, avg 20.

Age requirement: 18-39

What’s Included

  • Entrance to Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei Dunes, and Spitzkoppe
  • Entrances and game drives in Etosha and Serengeti National Parks and in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Damaraland Living Museum visit
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Local dinner experience (Lake Malawi)
  • 3-day Zanzibar excursion
  • Guided tour of spice plantation (Zanzibar)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Participation camping (28 nts), permanent tented camp (1nt), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (3 nts), basic bush camping (2 nts), guesthouses (2 nts, multi-share), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).

Meals

38 breakfasts, 32 lunches, 29 dinners
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

Transportation

Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), 4×4 safari vehicles, minibus, ferry, walking.

Experts & Staff

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified safari guides/drivers, local guide, camp crew.

Itinerary

Including Livingstone (Zambia)

Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cape Town/Cederberg

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cederberg/Orange River

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Orange River/Fish River Canyon

Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Namib Desert

Explore the Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Namib Desert/Swakopmund

Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Swakopmund

???Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or quad biking, just to name a few options.

Day 9Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Damaraland/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland adventure vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Transfer to Namibia’s capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Windhoek/Ghanzi

Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local San/Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Ghanzi/Maun

Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Maun/Okavango Delta

Enjoy game walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Okavango Delta/Gweta

Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Gweta/Kasane

Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle game drive inside Chobe National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19Kasane/Livingstone

Cross the Zambezi River by ferry into Livingstone, Zambia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 20Livingstone

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21Livingstone

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 22Livingstone/Lusaka

Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 23Lusaka/Chipata

Continue traveling across Zambia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 24Chipata/Mfuwe

Arrive to camp late morning. Opt to go on a game drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Mfuwe

Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 26Mfuwe/Kande Beach

Cross the border and travel to the “Lake of Stars,” Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 27Kande Beach

Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkeling, or take a village tour.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 28Kande Beach/Chitimba

Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 29Chitimba

Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 30Chitimba/Iringa

Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 31Iringa/Dar es Salaam

Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 32Dar es Salaam/Nungwi

Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque beaches of the northern tip of the island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 33Nungwi

Opt to go diving, snorkeling, exploring, or just sit back and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 34Nungwi/Stone Town

Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 35Stone Town/Korogwe

Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 36Korogwe/Arusha

Keep on the lookout for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 37Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 38Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 39Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor and take in a final safari experience, viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 40Arusha/Nairobi

Transfer to Kenya’s capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Including Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cape Town/Cederberg

View dramatic Western Cape scenery, camp on a farm, and opt to sip on local wine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Cederberg/Orange River

Travel past large plantations of rooibos tea. Opt to take a canoe trip on the scenic Orange River.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Orange River/Fish River Canyon

Cross the border into Namibia, and enjoy the sunset at Fish River Canyon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert

Explore the natural wonders of this bizarre desert environment. Stop by the Sesriem Canyon for sunset after setting up camp for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Namib Desert

Explore the Sossusvlei Dunes, and climb the breathtaking Dune 45.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Namib Desert/Swakopmund

Cross the void region of the Namib Desert along with a few dry mountain passes to the adrenaline capital of Swakopmund.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Swakopmund

Swakopmund is one of the adventure capitals of Africa. Enjoy a free day to relax or get the adrenaline pumping. Choose from sky diving, dune boarding, or quad biking, just to name a few options.

Day 9Swakopmund/Spitzkoppe

Travel north to the granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Spitzkoppe/Damaraland

Visit the Damaraland Living Museum to learn more about the lost culture of the Damara people.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Damaraland/Etosha National Park

Enter Etosha National Park and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in our overland adventure vehicle. Opt to take an open safari vehicle game drive in the afternoon/night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Etosha National Park/Windhoek

Transfer to Namibia’s capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Windhoek/Ghanzi

Visit the Kalahari Desert, and meet the local San/Bushmen. Optional walk to learn survival skills from the locals.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Ghanzi/Maun

Opt to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Maun/Okavango Delta

Enjoy game walks, a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and birding on an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Okavango Delta/Gweta

Camp under ancient baobab trees.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Gweta/Kasane

Opt to embark on a wildlife-viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River or take an open safari vehicle game drive inside Chobe National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19Kasane/Victoria Falls

Cross the border into Zimbabwe, home of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 20Victoria Falls

Opt to visit Victoria Falls, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter flight over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21Victoria Falls

Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 22Victoria Falls/Lusaka

Sit back and enjoy a day of driving, taking in the scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 23Lusaka/Chipata

Continue traveling across Zambia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 24Chipata/Mfuwe

Arrive to camp late morning. Opt to go on a game drive in South Luangwa National Park, or visit a nearby local village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Mfuwe

Enjoy a free day to explore South Luangwa NP, a wildlife haven. Opt to go on a walking safari (seasonal), night drive, or visit a nearby local village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 26Mfuwe/Kande Beach

Cross the border and travel to the “Lake of Stars,” Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 27Kande Beach

Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi, and enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home. Opt to explore by foot, go snorkeling, or take a village tour.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 28Kande Beach/Chitimba

Set off and drive to the northern part of Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 29Chitimba

Enjoy a final day at Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 30Chitimba/Iringa

Cross the border into Tanzania and take in views of vast tea plantations and highlands along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 31Iringa/Dar es Salaam

Watch the Tanzanian countryside pass by on the journey to the Indian Ocean.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 32Dar es Salaam/Nungwi

Hop on a ferry to Zanzibar and transfer to the picturesque beaches of the northern tip of the island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 33Nungwi

Opt to go diving, snorkeling, exploring, or just sit back and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 34Nungwi/Stone Town

Travel back to Stone Town for a final night on this enchanting island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 35Stone Town/Korogwe

Ferry back over to the mainland and settle in for a full day of driving.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 36Korogwe/Arusha

Keep on the lookout for views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, on the way to Arusha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 37Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Set off into the Serengeti and enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 38Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti during the day, and finish the evening camping at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 39Ngorongoro/Arusha

Venture down to the crater floor and take in a final safari experience, viewing the high concentration of wildlife bound by the crater walls.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 40Arusha/Nairobi

Transfer to Kenya’s capital city, where the tour finishes upon arrival in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Okavango Delta Flight – $120.00

Get a fresh perspective on the vast African wilderness with a view only a select few will ever see. Hop aboard a 5-seater airplane and enjoy the stunning scenery from above.

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (Zambia) – $160.00

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the raging Zambezi River make its way toward the gorge, forming the largest waterfall in the world. During your 15 minute ride, you will have time to take in the incredible views while snapping as many pictures as you like. You may be lucky enough to see some giraffes and elephants in the surrounding landscape and even catch a rainbow over the falls.

Serengeti Balloon Safari – $539.00

Be wowed with your bird’s eye view of the wildlife and terrain of the majestic Serengeti. Enjoy a champagne breakfast and keep that shutter-finger ready ?you?ll be using it plenty over the course of your hour in the air.

Victoria Falls River Rafting (Zambia) – $160.00

Take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River while Victoria Falls roars above. Depart in the morning and head to the river, spend the morning navigating through the canyon that forms the famous falls. This adrenaline filled day will be one to remember. Please note: River conditions and activity pricing vary depending on the seasons. High water season is from about February to July. Low water season generally runs from August to January each year – this is when the Zambezi is at its very wildest. The “closed season” is dependent on the season?s rains, and usually is from March to April; during this time rafting on the river is not permitted. This activity price excludes a $10 park entrance fee.

My Own Room – $779.00

If you’re traveling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.