Africa Encompassed Southbound

Africa Encompassed Southbound

63 Days
From
$14050
$11375

Africa Encompassed Southbound

63 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in Cape Town

Visiting:

Nairobi

,

Lake Nakuru National Park

,

Eldoret

,

Kampala

,

Kalinzu Forest

,

Queen Elizabeth National Park

,

Kisoro

,

Bwindi National Park

,

Mbarara

,

Jinja

,

Kericho

,

Maasai Mara National Reserve

,

Subukloita Hills

,

Mto Wa Mbu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Usambara Mountains

,

Dar es Salaam

,

Zanzibar

,

Stone Town

,

Mikumi National Park

,

Iringa

,

Chitimba

,

Lake Malawi

,

South Luangwa National Park

,

Petauke

,

Lusaka

,

Harare

,

Great Zimbabwe

,

Masvingo

,

Bulawayo

,

Matobo National Park

,

Victoria Falls

,

Chobe National Park

,

Bagani

,

Okavango Delta

,

Grootfontein

,

Etosha National Park

,

Spitzkoppe

,

Swakopmund

,

Sesriem

,

Namib Desert

,

Sossusvlei

,

Konkiep

,

Fish River Canyon

,

Orange River

,

Klawer

,

Cape Town

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

YXOEC

Group size:

1 - 22

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$14050

$11375 (USD)

Operator discount: $2108

tourhub discount: $567

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Tour Overview

Looking for Africa with the lot? Ask and you shall receive on this epic Lonely Planet Experience across ten countries in 63 unforgettable days. Get breathtakingly close to animals more often seen in zoos and nature documentaries, from endangered mountain gorillas and lumbering elephants to ferocious lions and tiny dik-dik antelope. Along the way, meet people from a range of cultures and communities: Zanzibar spice growers, Lake Malawi fishermen and San people. Nairobi to Cape Town and all the adventure in between – this trip will leave you amazed by the breadth of life and culture and the beauty of nature gracing this spectacular continent.

Highlights

  • With permits included in your trip, seek out the rare mountain gorilla on a trek through Uganda's steamy forests and spend an unforgettable hour in their presence.

  • Get the chance to spot and get close to all of the Big Five and more in Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha National Park and Chobe National Park, among others.

  • Experience the two sides of Jinja – a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile, but also the adventure capital of Uganda.

  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar enjoying white sand and sparkling blue sea of the Indian Ocean, and cross over to Africa's Atlantic coastline for seafood spreads and dune bashing experiences.

  • Meet with village communities during your African adventure, including the colourful Maasai tribespeople, the hunter-gatherer traditions of the San communities, and local fisherman on Lake Malawi.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Nairobi
Location:

  Nairobi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid, begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, but if you arrive early, why not head out and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Nairobi. There are plenty of good bars and restaurants, and markets and shops for essentials as well as arts and crafts from the region. After the welcome meeting, perhaps join your new travel companions for an optional group dinner.

Optional Activities:
-Nairobi - City Experience Urban Adventure
-Nairobi - From Farm to Feast In Focus Urban Adventure
-Nairobi - Giraffes & Elephants Urban Adventure

icon Day 2 : Lake Nakuru National Park
Location:

  Lake Nakuru National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Take in spectacular views of the Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita on the drive north-west to Lake Nakuru National Park, situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. The drive will take approximately 3–4 hours and you’ll arrive in time for a short evening game drive along the shore of the lake. Lake Nakuru National Park is a small and compact area based around a lake that makes a great location for spotting wildlife. Along with the other members of the Big Five, Lake Nakuru harbours many rhinos and will be the best chance to get a great picture of these magnificent beasts.

Included Activities:
-Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

icon Day 3 : Eldoret
Location:

  Eldoret


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise early this morning for tea or coffee before going back into the park for a morning game drive. Return to camp for brunch before driving north-west to Eldoret, one of Kenya's fastest growing towns (approximately 5-6 hours.). Due to its high altitude, the town is an ideal training ground for middle- and long-distance athletes and is home to some of Kenya's most famous runners. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner at your campsite located just outside of Eldoret town.

Included Activities:
-Lake Nakuru - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive

icon Day 4 : Kampala
Location:

  Kampala


Accommodation:

  Hotel, with shared facilities


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Today you will leave Kenya behind and cross the border into landlocked Uganda, travelling on to its capital city, Kampala (approximately 10 hours, though it could take longer depending on border crossings). With a population of over 30 million, Uganda is a country of great cultural diversity and is one of the five countries that make up the East African Community. As today is a long travel day, take a break from setting up camp with a stay at a hotel. Shake off the long journey with the option to eat in Kampala town and experience this dynamic city.

icon Day 5 : Kalinzu Forest
Location:

  Kalinzu Forest


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel to Kalinzu Forest National Park (approximately 9 hours). Some of its inhabitants include chimpanzees, black and white colobuses, baboons, red-tailed monkeys, both blue and red duikers, bushbucks, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, buffalo and elephants. On arrival, settle into your camp and perhaps stretch your legs and explore your surrounds with the rest of the group.

icon Day 6 : Queen Elizabeth National Park
Location:

  Queen Elizabeth National Park


Accommodation:

  Camping (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  breaksfast, lunch, dinner


Take the optional excursion of visiting the chimpanzees of Kalinzu Forest this morning or enjoy the sounds of the forest from the comfort of your tent. More closely related to humans than any other living creature, the chimpanzees are a delight to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. Later, take the short drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Once camp is set up there's an option to take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, well-known for pelicans, eagles and other wonderful birdlife, as well as a healthy population of hippos.

Optional Activities:
-Kalinzu Forest - Chimp trek
-Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kazinga Channel boat cruise

icon Day 7 : Kisoro
Location:

  Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kisoro


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today, drive out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park on your way to the southwest tip of Uganda (approximately 7-hour drive). On this short game drive, cross your fingers and look out for elephants, buffalo, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks. When you arrive at the corner of Uganda, where the border touches Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, you’ll be based in Kisoro, which provides access to seven different gorilla groups located in Mgahinga, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Nshongi.

Included Activities:
-Queen Elizabeth National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

icon Day 8 : Gorilla Trek
Location:

  Bwindi National Park


Accommodation:

  Camping (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  breaksfast, lunch, dinner


Joined by a local guide and trackers, climb through the rugged mountain terrain of Bwindi National Park to encounter rare gorillas. No more than eight people per day can visit any one habituated family and visits are strictly controlled to minimise disturbance or the chances of transmission of disease to the animals. Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be quite strenuous and often humid, but the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to four hours – up and down hills. You can usually get very close to the mountain gorillas, who are placid and gentle, and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Be mesmerised as you watch them eat, sleep, groom and play – the giant silverback surveying the scene as the smaller ones laze in the trees or play like children. Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour.

Included Activities:
-Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek

icon Day 9 : Kisoro
Location:

  Kisoro


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


When you are waiting for, or have completed, your gorilla visit, your leader will provide you with options and ideas on how you can spend your free day in the area around Kisoro. You can head out on more rainforest hikes to see monkeys, take some nature walks, join a hike up Mt Sabinyo – one of five volcanoes located in the Parc National des Volcans – or perhaps make a visit to the Batwa community, indigenous to the Great Lakes Region and found throughout Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the eastern region of the Congo.

Optional Activities:
-Kisoro - Virunga Hike
-Kisoro - Trek With Golden Monkeys Permit & Guide (from price)
-Kisoro - Sabinyo Trek / Mgahinga hiking
-Kisoro - Lake & Famstead Bicycle Tour

icon Day 10 : Mbarara
Location:

  Mbarara, Kampala


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Farewell the lands of the gorilla and turn back towards the capital, Kampala. You’ll break up the journey at the pit-stop town of Mbarara for the night (approximately 5–6 hours driving). We’ll be honest – there’s not a great deal to do here, however it’s a great opportunity to spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at the camp, or even to have a leisurely look around the town.

icon Day 11 : Jinja
Location:

  Jinja


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today you'll continue your journey inland, travelling towards Jinja (approximately 7 hrs). The Jinja region is one of the highlights of any visit to Uganda, a riverside retreat at the source of the Nile but also the adventure capital of Uganda. Tonight, camp at a scenic riverside site and enjoy a good night’s rest ready for tomorrow's adventures.

icon Day 12 : Jinja
Location:

  Jinja


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Located at the source of the Nile as it leaves Lake Victoria, Jinja is a place for the adventurer, the adrenaline junkie and the eco-traveller. You’ll enjoy two days here at your own pace, with a bunch of optional activities to choose from (at extra cost) if you want. Maybe get active with some whitewater rafting or kayaking. Alternatively take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile or to enjoy the river and quench a thirst.

Optional Activities:
-Jinja - River Nile whitewater rafting (full day)
-Jinja - Nile Boat Cruise
-Jinja - Source of River Nile tour

icon Day 13 : Kericho
Location:

  Kericho


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Farewell Uganda and begin the journey back to Kenya and Nairobi, stopping overnight at the town of Kericho (approximately 9 hours, including border crossings). Kericho sits at the edge of South-Western Mau National Reserve and is known for its vast tea estates. On arrival, visit a tea plantation and sample a delicious brew or two.

Included Activities:
-Kericho - Tea plantation visit

icon Day 14 : Masai Mara National Reserve
Location:

  Maasai Mara National Reserve


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning, drive to the famous Masai Mara National Park (approximately 7 hours). The Masai Mara is the quintessential African experience, with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and the world's most iconic animals living within its boundaries. Explore this diverse environment and view a multitude of wildlife on an evening 4WD game drive.

Included Activities:
-Masai Mara National Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive

icon Day 15 : Masai Mara National Reserve
Location:

  Maasai Mara National Reserve


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Venture into the Masai Mara National Reserve for a day-long 4WD game drive. You'll explore this diverse environment and most likely see a multitude of wildlife. An optional balloon ride over the Mara at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. If you have pre-booked this activity you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site for a safety briefing from your pilot. You’ll then glide through the dawn skies, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and of the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, you'll be treated to a bush breakfast before returning to your campsite.

Included Activities:
-Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Masai Mara National Reserve - Balloon ride (from price)

icon Day 16 : Nairobi
Location:

  Nairobi, Subukloita Hills


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Say goodbye to the open expanses of the African bush and return Nairobi (approximately 5–6 hours) for a night in a hotel. Beforehand, you'll pass by the remote region of Loita Hills, home of the traditional Maasai people. Here, Maasai people still practice their traditional way of life. Make a stop at Tepesua Village – known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. You’ll be welcomed by Maasai warriors by way of traditional song and dance. Meet your hosts and enjoy a fascinating talk, full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture, then take a walk to the community village.

Included Activities:
-Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit

icon Day 17 : Mto wa Mbu
Location:

  Mto Wa Mbu


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Depart early for Mto wa Mbu in your overland truck (approximately 10 hours). The trip includes a border crossing from Kenya into Tanzania, so be sure to have your passport handy. While you're on the road, there will be a stop at an ATM and a market or shop to stock up on any supplies you might need for the coming days. Arrive in Mto wa Mbu and acquaint yourself with this delightful small village – it's a fascinating snapshot of small-town African life, situated well off the tourist trail.

icon Day 18 : Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
Location:

  Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Get up early, put your camping and personal gear into a six-person jeep and head out for an excursion into the Serengeti via the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a safari in the crater, spending 3–4 hours exploring this incredible, perfectly intact volcanic caldera. Watch for black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. The crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round (some 30,000 animals live here) and the photo opportunities are unrivalled. Next, it's on to the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, this is perhaps the quintessential image of Africa – the home of thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Your campsite is within the Serengeti itself, so listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep.

Included Activities:
-Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
-Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive

icon Day 19 : Serengeti National Park
Location:

  Serengeti National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Awake at dawn and embark on a game drive. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then head back to camp for brunch at around 11 am. After spending the middle of the day relaxing, just like the animals do, head out again as the day begins to cool. You'll return from this second game drive in time for dinner. There's also the option of a balloon ride over the park this morning – in place of some of today’s game drives. If you have pre-booked this activity, you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site. After a safety briefing, glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, getting some amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, indulge in a five-star bush breakfast, then be returned to camp.

Included Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price)

icon Day 20 : Serengeti National Park / Mto wa Mbu
Location:

  Serengeti National Park, Mto Wa Mbu


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise with the sun and enjoy another game drive as you leave the Serengeti in your dust. Jump back into your overland vehicle and head for Mto wa Mbu. Once camp is set up, join the local community for a guided stroll around the farming areas, milling machine, and local homes and farmlands, before a local meal in town.

Included Activities:
-Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
-Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner

icon Day 21 : Usambara Mountains
Location:

  Usambara Mountains


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Prepare yourself for a long travel day heading for the Usambara Mountains (approximately 10 hours). Stretch your legs during a brief supply stop in Arusha, then jump back in the vehicle and watch the ever-changing scenery, read your favourite book or get to really know your fellow travellers. Your base will be Lushoto – an old German colony and home to the Wasambaa people. This highland town sits at approximately 1400 metres and this evening you'll camp in the grounds of one of the oldest hotels in Africa.

icon Day 22 : Usambara Mountains
Location:

  Usambara Mountains


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Explore the beautiful Usambara Mountains today – a lovely unspoilt area of Tanzania. Unlike the coast and the north, very few tourists visit this part of the country, so it has a freshness that can be hard to find elsewhere. As beautiful as the surrounding mountains and rainforests are, however, the real jewels here are the local people and villages. You'll experience some hospitality on a visit to some of the small local communities. From your base, you will take a walk out to the gorgeous Irente viewpoint. It's best to pack some water and snacks in a day pack for this trip. On your way back, visit a local cultural project based at an Irente farm and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Included Activities:
-Irente - Lushoto hike
-Irente - Local lunch

icon Day 23 : Dar es Salaam
Location:

  Dar es Salaam


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Leaving the mountains behind, travel further south to the coastal town of Kipepeo Beach in Dar es Salaam (380 km, approximately 8–9 hours). Your camp at Kipepeo is by the beach, so make the most of it – perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in.

icon Day 24 : Stone Town
Location:

  Zanzibar


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Catch a ferry to Africa's 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. Filled with pristine white-sand beaches, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar has had a colourful history – everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast evokes what the island must have been like in centuries ago. The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town, and the best way to see this is on foot, exploring the markets, shops, mosques, palaces and courtyards. When the sun is setting, why not grab a drink from a bar overlooking the seafront. A seafood curry at a local restaurant is also a great choice. You'll spend the night in Stone Town at a basic inn.

Optional Activities:
-Stone Town Tour - Dharajani Market, Joseph's Cathederal, Palace Museum, Forodhani Food Market
-Zanzibar - Prison Island Tour

icon Day 25 : Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Location:

  Zanzibar


Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Once checked out of your Stone Town accommodation, consider booking in to an optional guided tour of the island's spice plantations, learning all about the history of this town's spice trade. You will have the opportunity to smell and taste various spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, plus sample some teas made with these spices too. After lunch, head to the Northern Beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. This is the Indian Ocean at its best.

Optional Activities:
-Zanzibar - Spice tour

icon Day 26 : Zanzibar
Location:

  Zanzibar


Accommodation:

  Bungalow


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy free time in this beautiful archipelago today. There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations they might have. Snorkelling in search of exotic fish is an excellent option, or you could take a traditional dhow boat on the water. You might also like to feast on a sumptuous lunch of grilled local seafood, or just relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. It's totally up to you!

Optional Activities:
-Zanzibar - Dhow Trip
-Zanzibar - Snorkelling

icon Day 27 : Stone Town
Location:

  Stone Town


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Return to Stone Town for a free afternoon and evening getting lost in the labyrinth of backstreets and alleys. Make the most of your evening on the island by treating yourself to some fresh seafood and a sunset drink by the water.

icon Day 28 : Mikumi National Park
Location:

  Mikumi National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Embrace an early start to catch a 7.30 am ferry to the mainland, then make tracks for Mikumi. It’s approximately an 8-hour drive to your first camp spot, but you’ll get a great look at all that renowned Tanzanian landscape on the way. Gaze out at vast plains dotted with baobab and tamarind trees and maybe catch a glimpse of some of the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions and leopards that call the park home. Once you arrive at your camp spot, your leader will show you the ropes (literally) and help you set up and get comfortable for your night in the tent.

icon Day 29 : Iringa
Location:

  Iringa


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning there is a chance to wake up early to enjoy an optional 4WD game drive into Mikumi National Park. Then drive to Iringa (approximately 5 hours). You will set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement. The area is filled with natural bush land which can make it a bird watchers paradise. Maybe make the most of this rural setting by doing some stargazing before you retire for the night.

Optional Activities:
-Mikumi National Park - Morning 4x4 Game Drive - From USD80

icon Day 30 : Chitimba
Location:

  Chitimba


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enter Malawi and travel to your campsite at Chitimba (approximately 10–12 hours). Malawi, the ‘warm heart of Africa,’ is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many Malawian people. Fishermen, fish traders and canoe and net makers all ply their trade on Lake Malawi. A common sight is that of a fisherman in a bwato (a dugout canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of day.

icon Day 31 : Lake Malawi
Location:

  Lake Malawi


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel from Chitimba to Kande Beach on the shore of Lake Malawi (approximately 6 hours). There will be a chance to stop at a shop or market for any supplies you might need along the way. Enjoy a relaxing getaway from the commercialism and crowds with a few days on the lake’s more peaceful beaches. Your campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore of Lake Malawi.

Optional Activities:
-Lake Malawi - Guided village walks

icon Day 32 : Lake Malawi
Location:

  Lake Malawi


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy free time to soak up your idyllic surrounds. You might like to participate in one of the many water-based activities on offer, like snorkelling or pedal boating. Ask your leader for their recommendations. As well as chilling out on the lake’s sandy shores, make sure you take the opportunity to meet some local Malawians – easily some of the friendliest people in Africa.

Optional Activities:
-Lake Malawi - Snorkelling
-Lake Malawi - Pedalos
-Lake Malawi - Canoe Hire
-Lake Malawi - Bike Hire

icon Day 33 : South Luangwa National Park
Location:

  South Luangwa National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Journey through southern Malawi and enter Zambia, continuing to South Luangwa National Park (approximately 9–10 hours). There will be border crossing formalities on the way, and a chance to stock up on goods at a shop or market and visit an ATM. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is some of the highest in Africa. Take in the beautiful scenery and the abundance of wildlife, watching out for colourful birds and herds of elephants.

icon Day 34 : South Luangwa National Park
Location:

  South Luangwa National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise early for an exhilarating morning game drive in a 4WD, then head back to the camp for lunch (as this is the hottest part of the day). If the conditions are right, perhaps return to the park for an optional game drive at night. A village walk is another good option, if you'd like a snapshot of daily life in the local community.

Included Activities:
-South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-South Luangwa National Park - Game Walk
-South Luangwa National Park - Night Game Drive

icon Day 35 : Petauke
Location:

  Petauke


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast, take a visit to a workshop where local craftswomen make all the jewellery by hand using natural materials from the South Luangwa valley. The project is set primarily to empower women and raise awareness against poaching. Then head further south to Petauke (approximately 6 hours).

Included Activities:
-Petauke - Jewellery workshop project

icon Day 36 : Lusaka
Location:

  Lusaka


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Head for your camp just south of Lusaka City (approximately 6 hours). Arrive, stretch your legs and take a stroll to discover the town. Though it's fast developing, Lusaka retains a strong African feel, and the locals are usually up for a chat.

icon Day 37 : Harare
Location:

  Harare


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Travel to Harare today (approximately 8–9 hours). The first part of your journey takes you to the border with Zimbabwe. After crossing, continue to Harare. There will be a chance to explore the town, stock up on whatever you need at a market or shop and use an ATM.

icon Day 38 : Great Zimbabwe Ruins / Masvingo
Location:

  Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drive to Masvingo (approximately 5–6 hours). This colonial settlement – the oldest in Zimbabwe – makes the perfect base for exploring the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. The ancient city, now a World Heritage site, was first constructed in the 11th century and is believed to have been the seat of power for a monarch. Spend a few hours exploring this intriguing site before heading off to camp.

Included Activities:
-Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit

icon Day 39 : Bulawayo
Location:

  Bulawayo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel to Bulawayo (approximately 5–6 hours). Known locally as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. There is some impeccable colonial architecture to take in here. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore town. You might like to browse some local markets or chat with the locals. The Natural History Museum and National Art Gallery are also worth checking out.

Optional Activities:
-Balawayo - Natural History Museum
-Bulawayo - Railway Museum

icon Day 40 : Bulawayo
Location:

  Bulawayo, Matobo National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Perhaps get up early and take the option to visit Matobo National Park. Home to a significant population of black and white rhinos, this optional activity gives you the unique experience to track these magnificent animals on foot. There will also be the chance to spot other game – klipspringers, leopards, warthogs and springhares, among others – while learning about local plant and tree species. This impressive wildlife park is also the site of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes – the founder of Rhodesia and the De Beers diamond company. The Matopos area has great spiritual and cultural significance to local San communities, and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place. Take a short hike to see San paintings and learn about local history and culture.


Optional Activities:
-Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings

icon Day 41 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Depart Bulawayo and make the 6-hour drive towards Victoria Falls. Stretching 1.6 kilometres wide and falling 108 metres into a narrow gorge below, the falls for which the area is named are a sight to behold. Although a visit to the falls themselves is optional, it is highly recommended. The entrance fee to the falls is not included, as groups that book ahead are required to tour the site with a local guide, and we feel that seeing these waterfalls should be an uninterrupted sensory experience. In the wet season, the spray created from this feat of nature can rise 400 metres and can often be seen from kilometres away. It’s no wonder that the local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi oa Tunya, or the 'Smoke that Thunders'. Though dry season travellers should not despair! You’ll get an unobstructed view of the falls and the chance to see the islets in the river below. Your leader will take you to a local activity centre where a range of activities will be on offer.

Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance

icon Day 42 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Spend today by Victoria Falls, with the day free for you to choose your own adventure. You could perhaps book in on one of the optional activities on offer, such as an incredible scenic helicopter flight over the falls. This optional experience is one you won't forget any time soon.

icon Day 43 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Spend another day in the Victoria Falls area, perhaps finding another vantage point to view this natural phenomenon. If you're wanting some travel advice, why not check out what the Lonely Planet app recommends?

Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day)
-Victoria Falls - Flying fox
-Victoria Falls - Gorge swing
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins)
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins)
-Victoria Falls - Village & township tour
-Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance

icon Day 44 : Chobe National Park
Location:

  Chobe National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning is free for you to continue enjoying all that Victoria Falls has to offer. Afterwards, travel to Chobe National Park in Botswana (approximately 2–3 hours) via the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, one of The Intrepid Foundation’s projects. Here you can learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and the Trust’s role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Continue your journey to Botswana's first national park, which is famous for its high concentration of elephants, so keep an eye out! They can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River.

Included Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit

icon Day 45 : Chobe National Park
Location:

  Chobe National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise and shine for an early-morning game drive. Adventuring through the park, you will get the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife – with luck you will spot a variety of animals and any number of exotic birds. As well as the Chobe icon, the elephant, the river also attracts hippos and crocodiles – the latter like to sun themselves by the water's edge. Cheetahs also come down for a drink. The birdwatching is excellent here too – look out for eagles, kingfishers and marabou storks, among hundreds of other species. In the afternoon perhaps take an optional cruise down the Chobe River – one of the best ways to enjoy the park's animals.

Included Activities:
-Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Chobe National Park - Boat Cruise

icon Day 46 : Bagani
Location:

  Bagani


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today you will enter Namibia, driving from Kasane to Ngoma Bridge, and on to your camp at Bagani (approximately 7 hours). Bagani is a small, friendly town with some good hiking trails along the river. There are also plenty of nice spots in which you can simply relax and soak up the ambience. This area is the homestead of the local Mbukushu kings. You will have the opportunity to stop at an ATM and a market or shop today. Your camp has flush toilets, showers and Wi-Fi. Upgrades are also available (subject to availability).

icon Day 47 : Okavango Delta
Location:

  Okavango Delta


Accommodation:

  Camp, (without facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drive across the border into Botswana and head south along the Okavango Panhandle (the narrowest part of the delta) to Seronga. Here you'll leave your vehicle and join your transport for the journey into the delta (approximately 4 hours). Take a boat across the swamps to Gao Island to meet your mokoro team and start exploring the Okavango Delta with them. Each mokoro (small dugout canoe) takes two people and is poled along through the waterways by a local tribesman. Reeds and lily pads line the streams, and birds startled by the mokoros rise out of the long grasses. Punting along, you'll hear hippos occasionally piercing the peaceful atmosphere with their grunts. On the first night here, you'll camp on an island well away from civilisation.

Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

icon Day 48 : Okavango Delta
Location:

  Okavango Delta


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Continue your trip around the delta and then return to Gao Island before heading to the relative civilisation of Umvuvu Camp. This camp usually has hot showers, and there's a small bar at which you can relax and perhaps enjoy a refreshing sundowner. Today there is an option to take a nature walk with your guide. This is a great chance to discover the beautiful natural surrounds, gain some insight into the history of the local area and look out for animals such as giraffe, zebra and elephants.

Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Nature Walk

icon Day 49 : Bagani
Location:

  Bagani


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Cross the border back into Namibia and return to Bagani to camp for the night. Various boat trips, fishing trips and guided hikes are possible from Bagani, so if you're feeling active, get out and make the most of it. Those who are feeling bold might even be able to challenge the local kids to a soccer match – don't expect to win though! Retire to your camp in the evening and enjoy this welcome break from the road.

Optional Activities:
-Bagani - Boat trip

icon Day 50 : Grootfontein
Location:

  Grootfontein


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Drive to your camp situated 50 kilometres outside of Grootfontein (approximately 7 hours). The town of Grootfontein, part of the Otavi Triangle, tends to get very green in the warmer months but dries out markedly in the winter. If it's springtime, you'll likely see jacarandas in bloom.

icon Day 51 : Grootfontein/San people
Location:

  Grootfontein


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Embark on a 180-kilometre (112-mile) round-trip to visit the San people. The oldest inhabitants of southern Africa, the San, have lived in this region for at least 20,000 years. Listen to their stories and songs and learn how those who still adhere to a traditional way of life emphasise the importance of living in harmony with the environment.

Included Activities:
-Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience

icon Day 52 : Etosha National Park
Location:

  Etosha National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel about 6 hours to Etosha National Park, making a short detour to stop by Hoba Meteorite, the biggest meteor that has been found on earth. While Etosha National Park is home to a wide range of southern Africa's wildlife, including the big carnivores and five rare or endangered species: black rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala, roan antelope and the tiny Damara dik-dik. Game viewing in Etosha is relatively easy due to the man-made waterholes and the large, sparsely vegetated pans. The bushland surrounding the pans is difficult to see through, but there are enough clearings, pans and waterholes to usually allow for some sightings. Embark on an optional evening game drive here in the evening, then spend the night at Namutoni. Accommodation upgrades are on offer here.

Optional Activities:
-Etosha National Park - Evening Game Drive

icon Day 53 : Etosha National Park
Location:

  Etosha National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy a full-day game drive in Etosha National Park. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching, which means significant numbers of elephants, antelope and other herbivores reside here. The park is also home to some 340 species of birds – keep an eye to the sky where you might spot a soaring eagle. Tonight, you will stay at the particularly spectacular Okaukuejo Camp. The camp overlooks a floodlit waterhole visited by many different species throughout the day and night. Upgrades are not available at this location tonight.

Included Activities:
-Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

Optional Activities:
-Etosha National Park - Evening Game Drive

icon Day 54 : Spitzkoppe
Location:

  Spitzkoppe


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Travel to the mountain of Spitzkoppe, the 'Matterhorn of Namibia' (approximately 9 hours). The wild lands around this superb granite peak are some of Namibia's most stunning. The mountain itself is 700 million years old and 1987 metres (6519 feet) high. Although you shouldn't try to climb to the top, there are some excellent hikes to do in the area, rich in plant life and with some bush paintings to be found. The Spitzkoppe is known for its stunning beauty and the thousands of ancient Bushmen rock art paintings that are still viewable. Be sure to look out for the sunset from your bush camp this evening – the landscape is known to take on dazzling hues of orange and red.

Optional Activities:
-Spitzkoppe - San People rock painting guided walk

icon Day 55 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Continue to the town of Swakopmund (approximately 5–6 hours). Be dazzled by the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shores of Cape Cross while you're travelling up the eerie Atlantic Coast. You'll be able to stop along the way to access an ATM and market if you need some supplies.

Included Activities:
-Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony

icon Day 56 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Surrounded by the massive dune fields of the Namib Desert on three sides, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Swakopmund is an example of the extraordinary German culture that's found in all major settlements in Namibia. It's worth wandering around town to admire the beauty of the Germanic architecture and take advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping.

Optional Activities:
-Swakopmund - Fishing trip
-Swakopmund - Swakopmund Museum
-Swakopmund - Seal and dolphin cruise
-Swakopmund - Horse riding

icon Day 57 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Today is another free day to enjoy this fun beachside town. If you're after a dose of history and culture, you can stop in at the lighthouse and visit the Swakopmund Museum. Active types and thrillseekers might like to take advantage of the many outdoor activities on offer – this town is the adventure sports mecca of Namibia.

Optional Activities:
-Swakopmund - Seal and dolphin cruise
-Swakopmund - Horse riding
-Swakopmund - Fishing trip
-Swakopmund - Swakopmund Museum

icon Day 58 : Sesriem
Location:

  Sesriem, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drive to Sesriem, your base for exploring the incredible Namib Desert region (approximately 6–7 hours). The most famous part of the Namib Desert is its vast dune fields, the most spectacular of which are found near the Sesriem Canyon. This canyon was formed when the Tsauchab River carved a gorge 30 metres into the gravel deposits about 15 million years ago. Now, the river flows out to the dune fields that stretch for hundreds of miles up the coast and dries up in a clay pan at Sossusvlei. The dunes – the highest in the world – are stunning, with magnificent flaming tones created by the brightly coloured sands.

icon Day 59 : Sossusvlei/Konkiep River
Location:

  Sossusvlei, Konkiep


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Wake up before dawn and scramble to the top of the dunes for a dramatic sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. The colour changes are simply incredible and provide a spectacular setting for your brunch. Afterwards you will jump in the back of a pickup truck for a trip to Sossusvlei, the incredible salt and clay pan just nearby (approximately 30 minutes each way). Enjoy some time to explore this incredible and mysterious desert oddity. Later, continue to your camp past the small town of Bethanie (approximately 6 hours). Your camp has basic facilities, with showers, flush toilets, Wi-Fi and optional upgrades.

Included Activities:
-Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
-Sesriem - Sand dunes visit

icon Day 60 : Fish River Canyon
Location:

  Fish River Canyon


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Check out the town of Bethanie before heading further south into the vast desert lands of Namibia towards Fish River Canyon (approximately 3–4 hours). At 500 metres deep and over 160 kilometres long, Fish River Canyon is one of the very largest canyons in the world. During the dry season, the riverbed tends to dry out completely, leaving only a few puddles. In the wet season, after the summer rains, the river can turn into a spectacular raging torrent. At any time of year there are remarkable photographic opportunities here as you watch the colour of the granite rocks change as the sun goes down.

Included Activities:
-Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance

icon Day 61 : Orange River
Location:

  Orange River


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Departing Fish River Canyon, travel to Noordoewer in southern Namibia (approximately 5 hours). Pitch your tent on the scenic banks of the Gariep (Orange) River, which stretches 2200 kilometres (1367 miles) – the longest river in Lesotho. The river’s source is high up in the Drakensberg mountain range, and it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay in South Africa. The Orange River is responsible for transporting diamonds and creating the deposits that can be found along the Namibian coast.

Optional Activities:
-Orange River - Canoe trip

icon Day 62 : Western Cape
Location:

  Klawer


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Depart your camp first thing in the morning and head to Klawer, a town named after the Afrikaans word for a wild clover blooming after rainfall. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, and if there's time, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of it. Perhaps take a delightful walk around the nearby mountains and farms before settling in for a relaxing evening.

Optional Activities:
-Klawer - Winery visit & tasting

icon Day 63 : Cape Town
Location:

  Cape Town


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Head to Cape Town (approximately 5 hours), where your trip ends upon arrival. With its stunning coastline, modern cityscape, nearby mountains and a plethora of nearby vineyards, this is one of Africa's most exciting cities. There's no accommodation provided for tonight, but this can be arranged – please enquire at the time of booking this trip.

Optional Activities:
-Cape Town - Harbour cruise
-Cape Town - Table Mountain Hike
-Cape Town - Table Mountain Aerial Cable
-Cape Town - Robben Island tour
-Cape Town - False Bay by train and lunch Urban Adventure
-Cape Town - Salt River Street Art Urban Adventure
-Cape Town - Taste of Woodstock Urban Adventure

What's Included

  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance

  • Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

  • Lake Nakuru - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive

  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek

  • Kericho - Tea plantation visit

  • Masai Mara National Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive

  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive

  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit

  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

Transport

  • Overland vehicle , 4x4 Safari Vehicle , Ferry , Minibus , Mokoro

Included Activities

  • Lake Nakuru - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
  • Kericho - Tea plantation visit
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Maasai Village Visit
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance

Accommodation

  • Camping (with facilities) (49 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights), Chalet (3 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Hotel with shared facilities (1 night)

Check out our Q&As

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

Yes, except optional activities

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are international flights included in this tour?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Africa Encompassed Southbound

63 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in Cape Town

Visiting:

Nairobi

,

Lake Nakuru National Park

,

Eldoret

,

Kampala

,

Kalinzu Forest

,

Queen Elizabeth National Park

,

Kisoro

,

Bwindi National Park

,

Mbarara

,

Jinja

,

Kericho

,

Maasai Mara National Reserve

,

Subukloita Hills

,

Mto Wa Mbu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Usambara Mountains

,

Dar es Salaam

,

Zanzibar

,

Stone Town

,

Mikumi National Park

,

Iringa

,

Chitimba

,

Lake Malawi

,

South Luangwa National Park

,

Petauke

,

Lusaka

,

Harare

,

Great Zimbabwe

,

Masvingo

,

Bulawayo

,

Matobo National Park

,

Victoria Falls

,

Chobe National Park

,

Bagani

,

Okavango Delta

,

Grootfontein

,

Etosha National Park

,

Spitzkoppe

,

Swakopmund

,

Sesriem

,

Namib Desert

,

Sossusvlei

,

Konkiep

,

Fish River Canyon

,

Orange River

,

Klawer

,

Cape Town

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

YXOEC

Group size:

1 - 22

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Northern India

India

What do you love most about Northern India?

"From deserts and mountain ranges to ancient forts and step wells - Northern India is incredibly diverse. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The ancient monuments are wonders of architecture and colour. You'll feel like you're in Asia, the Middle East and even Europe at times. "

Favourite time of year to visit Northern India

"Winter! During summer temperatures get very high so winter (Nov - Feb) is much more comfortable. But don't worry! You'll still enjoy sunny hot weather, it just won't be unbearable. "

@lizaliddy's Top Tips

"Don't be afraid to get amongst it! India is so fun and energetic. There's always a lot going on - which can be overwhelming. But if you're open to it, it can be a really cool experience. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Northern India

"Finding hidden little gems, like the Bahubali Hills in Udaipur. An insider's guide is the best help when it comes to unique experiences and (most importantly) yummy food!"

Must pack items for Northern India

"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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Angkor Wat

Cambodia

What do you love most about Angkor Wat?

"You'll feel mesmerised by the ancient designs and each temple has a unique story. I loved exploring the forests to get to each temple. It felt like an adventure on its own. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Angkor Wat

"There are many tour guides at each temple waiting to give you a tour on a tuk-tuk. You can explore by yourself too. Rent a bicycle to get around easily. I'd recommend a motorbike, it's faster!"

Must pack items for Angkor Wat

"Wear appropriate clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You'll spend a lot of time walking so wear comfortable shoes. Bring bug repellant and sunscreen!"

@tiffanyswindow's Top Tips

"Spend at least 2 days exploring! If you're not on a tour, rent a motorbike and have the freedom to explore on your own. Be careful with your money, as they don't accept any torn or ripped cash."

Where can you get tickets if you're not on a tour?

"You can purchase at the Angkor pass ticket counters. Book it a day before, have it delivered to your hotel and skip the line! Or, book online on the Angkor Enterprise website and show your ticket."

Are there restaurants nearby?

"You'll find shops at every temple, if not, then nearby. They sell drinks or snacks, and clothing (traditional clothes for photos). There is a place at Angkor Wat for sit-down food and drinks."

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  • Favourite Destination:

    Yunnan, China

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White River Falls State Park

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walk down the trail to see the view of the falls from a different vantage point."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Stay on the trail when walking into the canyon, when the trail ends path becomes dangerous."

Must pack items for White River Falls State Park

"Sunscreen, sun hat, reusable water bottle, hiking shoes, trekking poles, & bug repellent. "

What do you love most about White River Falls State Park?

"Excellent place for a picnic, exploring & hiking to view the falls!"

Favourite time of year to visit White River Falls State Park

"Early summer/fall is the best for most reliable weather. "

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Pack neutral colours like greens, browns and beige. Bring a portable charger- especially for long game drives. Remember your camera and pack some snacks! Game drive days can be 8+ hours long!"

What do you love most about Masai Mara National Reserve?

"No game drive is ever the same! Each time you will have a totally different experience! The ecosystem in Masai Mara is breathtaking and you have the chance to spot the Big 5!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit a Masai cultural village to learn about their way of life, take a walk along the Mara river and cross the bridge to have one foot in Kenya and one foot in Tanzania! Game drives are my favourite."

Favourite time of year to visit Masai Mara National Reserve

"I often visit in January and February when the parks are quieter and the rains bring out a lot of different experiences. July-September is the best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Masai Mara National Reserve

"Masai Mara is so vast and the guides know the roads like the back of their hand. Their radio systems help each other to find great sightings for guests. A guide will give you the best experience."

What can you see in Masai Mara?

"The Big 5! lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos. As well as cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, zebras and so much more. "

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Nairobi

Kenya

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Giraffe centre to hand feed giraffes, watch baby elephants during feeding time at David Sheldrick, feed wild monkeys in the park, eat at Nairobi street kitchen and party at K1 Clubhouse. "

Do I book in advance?

"If you're not on a tour, it's important to book places like David Sheldrick in advance as they are a true sanctuary and only open to the public for 1hr each day to limited numbers. It can book up weeks in advance."

What can I do at night?

"Nairobi has a lot of restaurants and bars. My favourite is K1 Clubhouse with regular DJs, life music, an outdoor beer garden and club vibes! Great drinks, food and atmosphere!"

What do you love most about Nairobi?

"I love Nairobi so much because the people are so welcoming. Locals have always been so kind and helpful and of course, Kenya is so beautiful it keeps me coming back for more!"

@courtgoestravelling 's Top Tips

"Unless you're on a tour, plan the places you want to visit in advance and organise a guide for easiness and safety! Kenya has a lot to offer and there's a lot to pack into a trip!"

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Yosemite West

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are so many hikes and beautiful scenic nature views, especially along the valley. Head to Mariposa for some scenic trails. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sunset offers incredible opportunities to view wildlife & watch the colours highlight El Capitan as the sun sinks beyond the horizon."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Look for wildlife sightings throughout the park!"

Must pack items for Yosemite West

"-Warm layers (even in summer as temps can drop quite quickly when the sun goes down). -Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent, sturdy hiking boots, binoculars, camera & sunglasses."

Benefits of a tour guide for Yosemite West

"Access to information about the best hikes, insights and tips to make your trip magical and unique! "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head towards the Hetch Hetchy reservoir for some amazing views of the stunning lakes along the Sierra Nevada mountain range."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Drive along the valley for amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls and giant sequoia trees. Head up to Tunnel View for stunning views of the valley below."

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Yellowstone National Park

United States

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Best time to watch Old Faithful erupt is around sunset, there will be less crowds & beautiful sunset views!"

What do you love most about Yellowstone National Park?

"There are so many natural wonders to observe and amazing places to explore!"

Must pack items for Yellowstone National Park

"Pack for the weather & season, bring layers, an umbrella, a reusable water bottle, comfortable shoes, bear spray and of course, your camera!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to visit the North entrance & see the Teddy Roosevelt Archway."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Keep a keen eye out for abundant wildlife, especially in the Hayden Valley area!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Yellowstone National Park

"They're able to provide tips and insights, and ensure you see the best sights throughout Yellowstone NP!"

Favourite time of year to visit Yellowstone National Park

"Mid-May to early June for great weather & smaller crowds."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & walk the north rim trail for epic views!"

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San Francisco

United States

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Head to the top of Bernal Heights Park for 360° views of the city, bay & Oakland."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Capture the unique views of Golden Gate Bridge!"

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Marvel at Redwood trees."

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"Find unique views of San Fran from Sausalito. "

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"If you're a move fanatic, you can find the "Mrs. Doubtfire" home and several other film locations around the city."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Take a relaxing walk around Palace of Fine Arts."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Sutro Baths."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the Japanese Gardens at Golden Gate Park! "

Must pack items for San Francisco

"Pack layers, an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen & a hat or sun hat."

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Charleston

United States

What do you love most about Charleston?

"One of the best-kept, charming & quaint historic towns in the USA. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Charleston

"Known as the holy city, there are so many historic churches to explore & a tour guide can provide all sorts of insights & information about the history of Charleston."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Walk off the beaten path & put down the map, Charleston is a picturesque city with hundreds of quiet little lanes just waiting to be explored."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Plan to wear comfortable shoes that have grip & can handle cobblestone streets!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Callie's Hot Little Biscuit and grab a sample of the delicious fresh-baked biscuits!"

What do you love most about Charleston?

"A plethora of amazing restaurants provide ample opportunities to sample local favourites, such as unicorn grits, fried green tomatoes or fried okra."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are 5 historic plantations in the area to tour. "

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Savannah

United States

What do you love most about Savannah?

"Explore the historic Wormsloe Plantation: drive the gorgeous tree-lined drive, walk nature trails and observe ruins."

What do you love most about Savannah?

"There are over 20 squares, which function like a park located all around the city. They're perfect for resting weary feet & people watching."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Head to Forsyth fountain and enjoy the shade while you stroll under the tree-lined path."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Sample amazing local cuisine at Collins Quarter near Forsyth Park."

Must pack items for Savannah

"Sunscreen, sun hat, bug spray, reusable water bottle & comfortable walking shoes."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Explore the historic Riverfront area, browse the shops & sample a free praline or grab some gelato at Savannah's Candy Kitchen."

Favourite time of year to visit Savannah

"Spring is wonderful because the weather is perfect, warm but not humid."

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