Africa Safari Tour Adventure - 27 days

Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound) Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

From the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kruger National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar to Victoria Falls. Wildlife safaris, cultural contact, rugged landscapes, and natural landmarks spread across six incredible countries. And with supremely knowledgeable CEOs, meals prepared from fresh local produce, and starlit camping stays, you’ll gain a kinship with this land and its people you won?t find anywhere else.

Countries Visited

Is This Falls, Beaches & Serengeti Adventure (Southbound) Safari Right For You?

Duration: 27 days

Cost: Starting From:$3799 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 18.

Age requirement: 18-39

What’s Included

  • Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater entrances fees and game drives
  • 3-day Zanzibar excursion
  • Spice plantation entrance and guided tour
  • Local dinner experience (Lake Malawi)
  • Guided rhino walk and open vehicle game drive in Matobo NP
  • Kruger NP entrance fee with game drives in the OAV
  • Traditional Shangaan dinner and dance (Greater Kruger Area)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Participation camping (19 nts), full-service camping (2 nts), simple hotels (5 nts).

Meals

26 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 19 dinners
Allow USD155-205 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.

Itinerary

Including Livingstone (Zambia)

Day 1Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Nairobi/Arusha

Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Masai people to Arusha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a game drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Serengeti 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 5Ngorongoro/Marangu

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 6Marangu/Dar es Salaam

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Dar es Salaam/Nungwi

Hop on a ferry, travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar’s northern coast.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8Nungwi

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9Nungwi/Stone Town

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10Stone Town/Baobab Valley

Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Baobab Valley/Iringa

Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts center that supports the local community.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Iringa/Chitimba

Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Chitimba/Kande Beach

Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Kande Beach

Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkeling, or take a village tour.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Kande Beach/Chipata

Cross the border into Zambia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Chipata/Mfuwe

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Mfuwe

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 18Mfuwe/Lusaka

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19Lusaka/Livingstone

Continue traveling across Zambia and finish at lovely Livingstone just outside of Victoria Falls.

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/Matobo National Park

Cross into Zimbabwe and opt to check out the falls from another side.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 22Matobo National Park

Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 23Matobo National Park/Tshipise

Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 24Tshipise/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the overland adventure vehicle in Kruger National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Kruger National Park/Manyeleti

Enjoy more spectacular wildlife on a game drive in the overland adventure vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 26Manyeleti/Johannesburg

Continue to Johannesburg, the economic heart of South Africa and the largest city in the country.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 27Johannesburg

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Including Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Day 1Nairobi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Nairobi/Arusha

Cross through the semi-arid lands of the Masai people to Arusha.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Arusha/Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a game drive en route to the camp site in the central Serengeti.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Serengeti 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 5Ngorongoro/Marangu

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 6Marangu/Dar es Salaam

Hit the road, and enjoy the varied landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean coast.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Dar es Salaam/Nungwi

Hop on a ferry, travel north to Nungwi Beach, and bliss out beachside on Zanzibar’s northern coast.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8Nungwi

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9Nungwi/Stone Town

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10Stone Town/Baobab Valley

Ferry to Dar es Salaam then continue to Baobab Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Baobab Valley/Iringa

Spend another day on the road, and journey south to Iringa. Visit a crafts center that supports the local community.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Iringa/Chitimba

Cross into Malawi and travel to beautiful Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Chitimba/Kande Beach

Travel to another beautiful beach area on Lake Malawi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Kande Beach

Enjoy a traditional dinner in a local home, and opt to explore by foot, go snorkeling, or take a village tour.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Kande Beach/Chipata

Cross the border into Zambia.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Chipata/Mfuwe

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17Mfuwe

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 18Mfuwe/Lusaka

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19Lusaka/Victoria Falls

Continue traveling across Zambia, cross the border into Zimbabwe and finish at the lovely town of Victoria Falls.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 20Victoria Falls

Spend the day exploring your beautiful surroundings.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21Victoria Falls/Matobo National Park

Explore the town of Victoria Falls before heading to Matobo National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 22Matobo National Park

Walk with rhinos and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in Matobo National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 23Matobo National Park/Tshipise

Cross the border into South Africa, and relax in the hot springs at our campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 24Tshipise/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the overland adventure vehicle in Kruger National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 25Kruger National Park/Manyeleti

Enjoy more spectacular wildlife on a game drive in the overland adventure vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 26Manyeleti/Johannesburg

Drive back to South Africa’s largest city.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 27Johannesburg

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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

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.

Victoria Falls River Rafting (Zimbabwe) – $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. After, enjoy a riverside lunch. This adrenaline filled day will be one to remember.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.

Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride (Zimbabwe) – $162.00

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see Victoria Falls from above. Watch the 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. Please note there is a cost for an additional park fee paid for on-site at the time of the activity.

My Own Room – $869.00

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.