Cape Town to Kenya

Cape Town to Kenya

49 Days
From
$9450
$7650

Cape Town to Kenya

49 Days Starting in Cape Town and ending in Nairobi

Visiting:

Cape Town

,

Klawer

,

Orange River

,

Fish River Canyon

,

Sesriem

,

Sossusvlei

,

Namib Desert

,

Swakopmund

,

Spitzkoppe

,

Etosha National Park

,

Grootfontein

,

Bagani

,

Okavango Delta

,

Chobe National Park

,

Victoria Falls

,

Bulawayo

,

Masvingo

,

Harare

,

Lusaka

,

Petauke

,

South Luangwa National Park

,

Lake Malawi

,

Chitimba

,

Iringa

,

Mikumi National Park

,

Dar es Salaam

,

Stone Town

,

Zanzibar

,

Bagamoyo

,

Usambara Mountains

,

Arusha

,

Karatu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Mto Wa Mbu

,

Nairobi

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

UXOAC

Group size:

1 - 22

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$9450

$7650 (USD)

Operator discount: $1418

tourhub discount: $382

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Tour Overview

Travel from coast to coast and through the heart of southern Africa on a 49-day overland journey with Lonely Planet and Intrepid. Begin in beautiful Cape Town and voyage through desert landscapes, rolling savannas and lush mountainscapes. Cruise lakes, delta waterways and feel the spray of massive waterfalls. Spend time getting to know locals in rural villages and enjoying the rhythms of buzzing cities. From game drives in national parks full of iconic animals to enjoying the simple pleasure of lying on a pristine beach, this grand journey is the perfect way to discover everything that makes this part of the world so special.

Highlights

  • With included wildlife viewing experiences like game drives, tracking walks and safaris, you are guaranteed to encounter a diverse array of Africa’s iconic wildlife.

  • Wake up before dawn and scramble to the top of a massive Sesriem dune for a dramatic sunrise view across a vast sea of undulating sand.

  • Glide down Botswana's Okavango Delta on a mokoro, with a local at the helm using a pole to guide your journey through the rich waterways.

  • Discover the largest ruins in sub-Saharan Africa – Great Zimbabwe. This World Heritage-listed site dates back to the 11th century.

  • Chill out on the white sands of Zanzibar’s northern beaches and spend a night exploring the ornate alleyways of Stone Town.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Cape Town
Location:

  Cape Town


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. With its stunning coastline, modern cityscape and nearby mountains, Cape Town is one of Africa's most exciting cities. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm this evening. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. If you do happen to arrive early, why not get out and explore Cape Town, perhaps taking a walk in Newlands Forest, jumping on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, or heading down to the waterfront to see Cape Town Stadium up close.

Optional Activities:
-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

icon Day 2 : Western Cape
Location:

  Klawer


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Leaving Cape Town behind, travel up the Western Cape (approximately 6 hours). Sit back, relax and enjoy the sprawling scenery. Tonight, you will stay on a working farm with your small group. This is a great chance to gain an insight into everyday life in this remote part of South Africa.

Optional Activities:
-Klawer - Winery visit & tasting

icon Day 3 : Orange River
Location:

  Orange River


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Journey to the Orange River, the beautiful natural border between South Africa and Namibia (approximately 9 hours). En route you will pass through Namaqualand, which is renowned for its wildflowers that spring up from late July to mid-September. Traditionally known as the Gariep River, the Orange River is the longest in South Africa (2200 km). Its source is high up in the Drakensberg mountain range in Lesotho, and it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay in South Africa.

icon Day 4 : Fish River Canyon
Location:

  Fish River Canyon


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning there is the chance for an optional canoe adventure on the Orange River. Floating leisurely down the stream is a great way to discover the beauty of this region. Head further west into the desert lands of Namibia towards Fish River Canyon (approximately 4–5 hours). At 500 metres deep and over 160 km long, Fish River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. 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

Optional Activities:
-Orange River - Canoe trip

icon Day 5 : Sesriem
Location:

  Sesriem


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Be ready for a long travel day as you drive toward the fabled dunes of Namibia (approximately 10 hours). You will have the opportunity to stop at a market or shop to stock up on supplies before tomorrow's bush camp. Upon arrival, stretch your legs and take in the exciting desert scenes. You will be situated in the most famous part of the Namib Desert, among the vast dune fields, the most spectacular of which are found near the Sesriem Canyon. Get an early night in preparation for your dawn hike tomorrow.

icon Day 6 : Sossusvlei / Bush Camp
Location:

  Sossusvlei, Namib Desert


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic 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 as the sun creeps up above the horizon, and the views are nothing short of incredible, providing a spectacular setting for your brunch. The dunes themselves are some of the highest in the world and home to much animal life. Afterwards, 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). You'll have plenty of time to explore this mysterious desert oddity. In the afternoon, drive to your bush camp in the heart of the Namib Desert (approximately 4 hours).

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

icon Day 7 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Continue to Swakopmund (approximately 4 hours). Surrounded by the massive dune fields of the Namib Desert on three sides and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Swakopmund is an ideal place for outdoor activities. The township has an interesting German–Namibian atmosphere, which makes it a pleasant place to simply walk around and explore.

icon Day 8 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  No Meals


With free time today, it's worth checking out the Germanic architecture and taking advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping. 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 thrill-seekers might like to take advantage of the many outdoor activities on offer – this town is the adventure-sports mecca of Namibia.

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

icon Day 9 : Swakopmund
Location:

  Swakopmund


Accommodation:

  Chalet


Meals Included:

  No Meals


With another free day in this beautiful seaside town, you might like to do some reading, relaxing and swimming. Alternatively, you can venture further afield – perhaps to the Okakambe Trails or the Camel Farm (both located in the same area, around 12 kilometres east of town). A horse ride or camel ride is a great way to see the desert from a different perspective.

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

icon Day 10 : Spitzkoppe
Location:

  Spitzkoppe


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Travel to Spitzkoppe (approximately 6 hours). Experience the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shores of Cape Cross while travelling up the Atlantic Coast. Visit one of the most stunning areas of Namibia, the wild lands around the mountain of Spitzkoppe, also known as the Matterhorn of Namibia. Although you shouldn't try to climb to the top, there are some excellent hikes and guided walks throughout the area, which is rich in plant life and even has 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 oranges and reds.

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

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

icon Day 11 : Etosha National Park
Location:

  Etosha National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning, set off and travel to Etosha National Park (approximately 9 hours), stopping at a market or shop and ATM if required. Etosha is among the world's premier places to view wildlife. A wide range of southern Africa's wildlife roams here, including all the big carnivores and the five rare or endangered species: black rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, black-faced impala, roan antelope and the tiny Damara dik-dik. Tonight, there is an option to take an evening game drive in the park before spending the night at the particularly spectacular Okaukuejo Camp. The camp overlooks a floodlit waterhole visited by many different species throughout the day and night.

Optional Activities:
-Etosha National Park - Evening Game Drive

icon Day 12 : 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. Game viewing in the park is relatively easy due to the constructed 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. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching, which means significant numbers of elephants, antelope and other herbivores reside here. This evening you will spend the night at Namutoni Camp.

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

icon Day 13 : Grootfontein/San People
Location:

  Grootfontein


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Leaving Etosha behind, visit Hoba Meteorite on the way to your camp for tonight. The Meteorite is the biggest meteor that has been found on earth until today. Continue to your camp which is located 50 kilometres outside Grootfontein (approximately 5 hours). This will be your base for visiting the San people tomorrow. Arrive at your camp, stretch your legs, perhaps enjoy a cool drink and kick back with your fellow travellers.

icon Day 14 : Grootfontein
Location:

  Grootfontein


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Embark on a 180-kilometre round-trip to visit the San people. You will go out walking with some of the tribe, listening to their stories and songs. You'll soon discover that they communicate in a unique and fascinating Khoisan dialect, commonly known as a 'clicking' language. The San are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia, having inhabited southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. Around 30,000 of them live in Namibia, but only 2000 still follow a traditional way of life. The San have a deep understanding of nature and ecology, living in harmony with their environment.

Included Activities:
-Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience

icon Day 15 : Bagani
Location:

  Bagani


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Head to Bagani, where you will set up camp for the night. Bagani is a small, friendly town with some good hiking trails along the river and plenty of nice spots in which to relax and soak up the ambience. This area is the homestead of the local Mbukushu kings.

icon Day 16 : 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). Boarding boats out into the swamps, travel 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 meandering waterways by a local tribesman. Punting along past birds and lily pads, you'll hear hippos occasionally piercing the peaceful atmosphere with their charming grunts. On the first night here, you'll camp on an island away from civilisation.

Included Activities:
-Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

icon Day 17 : 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 with its (usually) hot showers and small bar. 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 18 : Bagani
Location:

  Bagani


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After your exciting Okavango adventure, return to Bagani for the night. There will be time to relax, or to take part in one of the many activities on offer. Bagani offers a range of boat trips and fishing excursions. There are also many excellent hiking trails to explore. Ask your leader about how to take up one of these options.

Optional Activities:
-Bagani - Boat trip

icon Day 19 : Chobe National Park
Location:

  Chobe National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Setting off from Bagani this morning, embark on a pretty long drive (approximately 8 hours). Don’t fear – your destination, the incredible Chobe National Park, will be well worth it. Enter Botswana at Goma border, which is also the gateway to the park. Once arrived, take an optional cruise down the Chobe River – one of the best ways to witness some of the park's many animals.

icon Day 20 : Chobe National Park
Location:

  Chobe National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy an early-morning game drive. Adventuring through the park, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife. With luck you’ll spot a variety of creatures – lions, buffaloes and any number of exotic birds. Botswana's first national park is famous for its high concentration of elephants, so keep an eye out for them. They can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts cheetahs, hippos, and crocodiles who like to sun themselves by the water's edge. In the afternoon, perhaps take an optional boat cruise to gain a different view of these amazing animals.

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

Optional Activities:
-Chobe National Park - Boat Cruise

icon Day 21 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Travel to Victoria Falls (approximately 3 hours) after crossing the border into Zimbabwe and eating lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River. Though the cost of entry to the waterfalls is optional, it is highly recommended. The staggering curtain of water stretches around 1.6-kilometres wide, and falls 108 metres into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 metres and the falls become an impressive raging torrent. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and you can see little islets in the river below. Your leader will take you to a local activity centre so you can choose how you would like to experience this force of nature.

Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance

icon Day 22 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


There will be another group meeting at 6 pmtoday to welcome any new travellers joining you. Aside from that, today is a free so you can explore however you like. Maybe take a canoeing adventure along the Zambezi River. Or perhaps you’d prefer to visit a nearby village and chat to locals about how life has changed in Victoria Falls over the years?

Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Canoe trail (full day)
-Victoria Falls - Flying fox
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (12 mins)
-Victoria Falls - Helicopter flight (25 mins)
-Victoria Falls - Rafting & river boarding (half day)
-Victoria Falls - Village & township tour
-Victoria Falls - Canoe trail wine route

icon Day 23 : Victoria Falls
Location:

  Victoria Falls


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today is another free day to enjoy the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls. Perhaps get your heart pumping on a rafting experience. Alternatively, head into town for a chill day wandering through the craft stores and cafes.


Optional Activities:
-Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls entrance

icon Day 24 : Bulawayo
Location:

  Bulawayo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Depart Victoria Falls and travel toward Bulawayo (approximately 7 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 trusts role in anti-poaching. There may also be a chance to meet any rescued or orphaned wildlife currently in their care. Onwards to Bulawayo – known locally as the 'City of Kings', Zimbabwe's second-largest city has an interesting history and some impeccable colonial architecture. You will have the late afternoon free to explore, so maybe take the opportunity to visit some shops and chat with locals.

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

icon Day 25 : Bulawayo
Location:

  Bulawayo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Perhaps get up early and take the option to go to Matobo National Park. Home to a significant population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot, Matobo National 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 the local people and there are many sites within the park where important ceremonies still take place. This optional activity is highly recommended, otherwise you could head into town to check out the local museums or take the opportunity for some down time.

Optional Activities:
-Matobo National Park - Rhino Tracking, Park Visit & San Rock Paintings
-Bulawayo - Railway Museum
-Balawayo - Natural History Museum

icon Day 26 : Masvingo
Location:

  Masvingo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Drive the short stretch to Masvingo (approximately 5–6 hours). This colonial settlement – the oldest in Zimbabwe – makes for the perfect base from which to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. The ruined city, now a World Heritage-listed site, was first constructed in the 11th century. It's thought to be the former royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarch. Spend a few hours exploring this intriguing site before heading off to camp for the evening.

Included Activities:
-Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit

icon Day 27 : Harare
Location:

  Harare


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel to Harare today (approximately 5–6 hours). You will arrive at your destination in time for lunch. You only have an hour or two to explore Zimbabwe's capital city, so if you're feeling active and up for a stroll, get out and make the most of it. Perhaps head to the National Gallery, the museum, the botanical gardens or simply wander the city centre and visit the colourful markets.

Optional Activities:
-Harare - National Archives
-Harare - National Botanical Gardens
-Harare - National Gallery

icon Day 28 : \Lusaka
Location:

  Lusaka


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today you will cross into Zambia and drive to your campsite just outside Lusaka, Zambia's capital (approximately 8 hours). Your journey begins with a nice scenic drive to the border. At some point during the day there will be an opportunity to stop at an ATM and stock up on any supplies you might need at a shop or market.

icon Day 29 : Petauke
Location:

  Lusaka, Petauke


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Spend some time checking out Lusaka before a long day of travel. You'll see that it's a modern city but still retains a traditional African feel. Afterwards, travel on to Petauke (approximately 8 hours).

icon Day 30 : South Luangwa National Park
Location:

  South Luangwa National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


After breakfast, make 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. Afterwards, make your way through the heartland to South Luangwa National Park (approximately 6 hours). The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its lagoons is among the highest in Africa. Many elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Thornicroft’s giraffes and lions are known to roam here. There are also some 400 species of birds inhabiting the area. A great way to experience South Luangwa and its beautiful scenery is to take an optional river trip – ask your group leader for more details.

Included Activities:
-Petauke - Jewellery workshop project

icon Day 31 : 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 vehicle. Enjoy classic savanna scenery while keeping your eyes peeled the parks abundance of wildlife. There’s every chance you may spot a herd of zebra grazing on parched grass or a pride of lions passing by. Midday is the hottest part of the day here, so seek refuge from the sun and return to the camp for lunch. Afterwards, perhaps head out on a village walk for a snapshot of daily life in the local community. An optional game drive at night is also a good option to see wildlife when they are most active.

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

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

icon Day 32 : Lake Malawi
Location:

  Lake Malawi


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Cross the border into Malawi and continue straight to your camp on the shores of Lake Malawi (approximately 9–10 hours). Malawi is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many local people. Fishermen, fish traders and canoe and net makers all ply their trade on the lake. 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. Your campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore, so take some time to rest and relax.

icon Day 33 : Lake Malawi
Location:

  Lake Malawi


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Enjoy free time to soak up your idyllic surrounds. If you're feeling active, your leader can recommend some thrilling water-based activities. Otherwise, enjoy the opportunity to chill out on the beach or perhaps get to know some local Malawians.

Optional Activities:
-Lake Malawi - Pedalos
-Lake Malawi - Snorkelling
-Lake Malawi - Guided village walks
-Lake Malawi - Bike Hire
-Lake Malawi - Canoe Hire

icon Day 34 : Chitimba
Location:

  Chitimba


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Drive to your camp in Chitimba (approximately 8 hours). Chitimba lies along the coast of Lake Malawi and has lovely beaches, friendly locals and a laidback atmosphere. When you arrive, perhaps take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this different part of the lake. Enjoy the scenery of banana palms, papaya trees and the Livingstonia and Nyika mountains looming nearby.

icon Day 35 : Iringa
Location:

  Iringa


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today is a long travel day into Tanzania and its southern highlands (approximately 11 hours). Sit back, relax and watch as the countryside passes by. On arrival you will set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse situated on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement.

icon Day 36 : Mikumi National Park
Location:

  Mikumi National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Set out on a short drive to the edge of Mikumi National Park. Situated at the foot of the thickly wooded Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth-largest national park and an important educational and research centre. It’s grassy plains host elephants, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, giraffes and lions among other wildlife. You’re almost guaranteed to see a number of these incredible creatures on an optional afternoon 4WD game drive. Also notice the baobabs, unusual trees with exceptionally thick trunks commonly referred to as the 'Tree of Life' for its many useful properties.

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

icon Day 37 : Dar es Salaam
Location:

  Dar es Salaam


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Settle in for a 7-hour drive to Kipepeo Beach, just south of Dar es Salaam. Be sure to make the most of it – perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in. Your camp today is on the grounds of a hotel situated next to the beach.

icon Day 38 : Stone Town
Location:

  Stone Town


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Catch a ferry to Zanzibar and check into tonight’s accommodation in Zanzibar City’s Old Quarter – Stone Town. There will be an important meeting tonight where you can introduce yourself to any new folks joining your adventure and your new leader for the next part of your tour. Aside from that, your day is free! The best way to explore Stone Town is on foot. After settling in, maybe set out and have a wander through the narrow alleyways and past the market stalls, ornate doorways and stores overflowing with the city’s famous carved frames. Later, maybe head to a waterfront bar for a drink with an incredible view and a seafood curry – a must-try local specialty.

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

icon Day 39 : 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 40 : Zanzibar Northern Beaches
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 41 : Bagamoyo
Location:

  Bagamoyo


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Catch the midday ferry to Dar es Salaam with your leader and group. Join your driver and cook and make the short drive to your Bagamoyo beach camp in your overland vehicle. 

icon Day 42 : Usambara Mountains
Location:

  Usambara Mountains


Accommodation:

  Camping (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  breaksfast, lunch, dinner


If you wake early, you can make an optional excursion to the historical slave trade markets that once operated in Bagamoyo. After that visiting that sombre but important site (if you choose) it’s time to travel into the remote Usambara Mountains (approximately 7 hours). This unspoilt area of Tanzania attracts very few tourists, making it the perfect place for a Lonely Planet Experience. The forests stretch across the mountains and are ideal for easy hikes and guided walks. You base is the old German colony of Lushoto, where you’ll stay on the grounds of one of the earliest hotels in Africa.

icon Day 43 : Usambara Mountains
Location:

  Usambara Mountains


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today, explore the beautiful Usambara Mountains and experience this area’s gentle hospitality on a visit to some of its small communities. From your base, hike 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 Irente farm and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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

icon Day 44 : Arusha
Location:

  Arusha


Accommodation:

  Camping (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  breaksfast, dinner


Get ready for is a full day of travel as you board your truck once again and venture towards Tanzania’s national parks. Your destination is the sprawling gateway town of Arusha, approximately 10 hours’ drive. Arrive at your campsite on the outskirts of the town and settle in for the evening.

icon Day 45 : Karatu
Location:

  Karatu


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Take a short drive to the small town of Kisongo, where you will learn how to prepare a Swahili dish and enjoy a crafting session with local women. Enjoy your food creations for lunch. After this illuminating day, drive to the small town of Karatu, the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Included Activities:
-Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk

icon Day 46 : 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 between 3–4 hours exploring this perfectly intact volcanic crater. Watch for black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. Next, move on to the 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 47 : Serengeti National Park
Location:

  Serengeti National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with basic facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Wake at dawn and embark on a game drive. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then go 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 today of a balloon ride over the park (in place of a portion of the morning game drive). If you have pre-booked this activity you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site. After a safety briefing, you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. After landing, you'll be treated to a five-star bush breakfast, then be returned to your camp.

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

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

icon Day 48 : Mto wa Mbu
Location:

  Mto Wa Mbu


Accommodation:

  Camp, (with facilities)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise with the sun and enjoy another game drive as you exit the Serengeti and head for Mto wa Mbu. On arrival, take a stroll and acquaint yourself with this small village situated well off the tourist trail. Learn about the farmer and artisan co-op that operates at the local market.

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

icon Day 49 : Nairobi
Location:

  Nairobi


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Set off early and cross the Kenyan border then continue to Nairobi (approximately 9–10 hours). You'll be dropped at the finishing point hotel in Nairobi where your trip ends on arrival. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged when you book this trip (subject to availability). You can also choose to finish your trip in Arusha this morning if you wish.

Optional Activities:
-Nairobi - Nairobi by Night Urban Adventure

What's Included

  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive

  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance

  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour

  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit

  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony

  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive

  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience

  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari

  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk

  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

Included Activities

  • Fish River Canyon - Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei - 4x4 Tour
  • Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
  • Cape Cross Nature Reserve - Cape Cross seal colony
  • Etosha National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Grootfontein - San Bushman cultural experience
  • Okavango Delta - Mokoro safari
  • Okavango Delta - Nature Walk
  • Chobe National Park - Dawn Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive
  • Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust Visit
  • Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins guided visit
  • Petauke - Jewellery workshop project
  • South Luangwa National Park - 4x4 Dawn Game Drive
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive

Transport

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

Accommodation

  • Camping (with facilities) (37 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (without facilities) (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights), Cabin (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)

Check out our Q&As

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

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

Yes, except optional activities

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

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

No

    Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

    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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Cape Town to Kenya

49 Days Starting in Cape Town and ending in Nairobi

Visiting:

Cape Town

,

Klawer

,

Orange River

,

Fish River Canyon

,

Sesriem

,

Sossusvlei

,

Namib Desert

,

Swakopmund

,

Spitzkoppe

,

Etosha National Park

,

Grootfontein

,

Bagani

,

Okavango Delta

,

Chobe National Park

,

Victoria Falls

,

Bulawayo

,

Masvingo

,

Harare

,

Lusaka

,

Petauke

,

South Luangwa National Park

,

Lake Malawi

,

Chitimba

,

Iringa

,

Mikumi National Park

,

Dar es Salaam

,

Stone Town

,

Zanzibar

,

Bagamoyo

,

Usambara Mountains

,

Arusha

,

Karatu

,

Ngorongoro Crater

,

Serengeti National Park

,

Mto Wa Mbu

,

Nairobi

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Intrepid Travel

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Low

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Tour code:

UXOAC

Group size:

1 - 22

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

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"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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    London

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    Paris, France

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  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

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."

About Our

  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Paris, France

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️