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Africa East & South

Nairobi - Cape Town

51 DAYS THROUGH Botswana, Kenya, Malawi (+ 5 more)
PRICE:
$4,210 (USD) + 2,920 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
51 days
ACCOM:
85% Camping
15% Hotels
PHYSICAL:
TRIP CODE:
ANW
DEPOSIT:
$500 (USD)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town ( 9th Dec 2017 )

Border Information: If joining in Cape Town, you will most likely enter South Africa at Cape Town International Airport (IATA code: CPT).

There will be a group meeting today at 18:00. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place.

The rest of the day will be free to explore the city. There is the option tonight of joining the group for dinner.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cape Town before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cape Town.

In Cape Town we will stay in a hotel in the popular, lively and vibrant Kloof Street with a large variety of restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars all within walking distance.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Head out on a full-day wine tasting tour of the famous area of Stellenbosch, just outside of Cape Town

ZAR 650
Optional

Return cable-car trip to the top of Table Mountain

ZAR 250
Optional

Excursion to the former jail on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned

ZAR 250
Optional

Abseiling, canyoning and hiking on Table Mountain and Platteklip Gorge

ZAR 895
Optional

Visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

ZAR 45
Optional

Full-day Shark Cage Diving excursion

ZAR 1400
Optional

Tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Penguin Colony

ZAR 540
Optional

Tour of Cape Town Townships and the District Six Museum

ZAR 395
Optional

Visit to the colourful district of Bo Kaap

Free
Optional

Explore the Dutch-built Castle of Good Hope, the oldest colonial building in South Africa

ZAR 28
Optional

Freely explore the beautiful beaches of Cape Town, including those at False Bay, St. James, Clovelly or Fish Hoek

Free
Day 2 - Citrusdal ( 10th Dec 2017 )

Our journey begins up the Western Cape to the wine region of Citrusdal. In the evening we will have the option for some wine tasting!

Near Citrusdal we will stay in a well equipped camp site.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Enjoy a stargazing talk at our campsite in Citrusdal in the Western Cape

ZAR 75
Optional

Sample the delicious wines from the vineyards at the base of the Cederberg Mountains

ZAR 70
Day 3 - Noordoewer ( 11th Dec 2017 )

Border Information: Exit South Africa at Noordoewer, enter Namibia at Noordoewer.

Today we pass through Namaqualand to arrive at Noordoewer, next to the scenic banks of the Gariep (Orange) River - the natural border between Namibia and South Africa.

In Noordoewer we will stay in a well equipped campsite on the Nambian side of the river.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours. 

Day 4 - Noordoewer, Fish River Canyon ( 12th Dec 2017 )

This morning if there is enough water in the river there is a chance for an optional canoe adventure on the Orange River, before we head west into the desert lands of Namibia towards the dramatic secnery of the Fish River Canyon. Here we will have a some time for exploration and taking in the beautiful sunset over the canyon. 

At Fish River Canyon we will camp in a basic campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Enjoy a dip in the hot springs at Ais Ais

USD 5
Optional

Head out on a short canoe trip on the Orange River, which marks the boundary of Namibia and South Africa

NAD 250
Optional

Raft the Orange River on the border of South Africa and Namibia

NAD 250
Included

Time to explore and take in the jaw-dropping vistas at the Fish River Canyon

Included in Kitty
Day 5 - Sesriem & Soussusvlei ( 13th Dec 2017 )

Today we have a full day drive to Sesriem, our base for exploring the the fabled sand dunes of Namibia. En route we will detour to the town of Keetmanshoop for food shopping. 

Tonight we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans

Free
Day 6 - Namib Desert, Sesriem & Soussusvlei ( 14th Dec 2017 )

Today we have an early morning start to climb to the top of the famous Dune 45 for a dramatic and incredible sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. We will also have chance to explore the otherworldy landscape of the Dead Vlei.

We will then drive a short distance to the deserts at Solitaire, where we will take an included short walking tour to learn all about the ecosystem of the desert.

In Solitaire we will camp at a basic campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 2 hours (not including the Dune 45 excursion).

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take a balloon trip over the Namib desert and Dune 45

NAD 5950
Included

Explore the vast dunefields at Sossusvlei

Included in Kitty
Included

Explore the other-worldly landscapes of the Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei salt pans

Included in Kitty
Day 7-8 - Swakopmund ( 15th Dec 2017 to 16th Dec 2017 )

Today we will continue to the old German colonial town of Swakopmund, where we will have 2 nights to explore the town and enjoy some of the many optional adventure activities on offer.

In Swakopmund we will stay in Cabins near the town.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Learn about Namibia's marine life at the Swakopmund Aquarium NAD 30
Optional

Learn all about the German colonial history of the area at the Swakopmund Museum

ZAR 25
Optional

Take a scenic flight over the Forbidden Coast and the Skeleton Coast

NAD 4000
Optional

Explore the townships of Swakopmund, meeting the local Damara, Herero and Ovambo people

NAD 400
Optional

Head out for a fun morning of sandboarding on the dunes near Swakopmund

NAD 400
Optional

Explore the ocean by boat and search for dolphins, seals, and other marine life

NAD 600
Optional

Take a beautiful sunrise balloon flight over the Forbidden Coast

NAD 3000
Optional

Head out for a quad-biking trip into the Namib deserts near Swakopmund

NAD 550
Optional

Go in search of dolphins on a sea kayak trip off the coast of Swakopmund

NAD 800
Optional

Take a boat out for off-shore fishing in the seas near the Forbidden Coast

NAD 1200
Optional

Head out on horseback to explore the beautiful area around Swakopmund

NAD 690
Day 9 - Cape Cross, Spitzkoppe ( 17th Dec 2017 )

Today we will drive east to the stunning mountains of Spitzkoppe. This remote region has breathtaking sunsets and sunrises as the colour of the landscape takes on remarkable oranges and reds.

We will also have an included visit to Cape Cross en route to Spitzkoppe, to experience the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shore.

In Spitzkoppe we will wild camp with very limited facilities. 

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross

Included in Kitty
Included

Time to explore in the stunning landscape of Spitzkoppe

Included in Kitty
Day 10-11 - Etosha National Park ( 18th Dec 2017 to 19th Dec 2017 )

Today we head north to the stunning Etosha National Park.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Etosha is one of the world's most pre-eminent wildlife areas, and we have an excellent chance to spot some of Africa's most famous animals such as elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, leopard, oryx, impala, and rhino!

We will stay in the park for 2 days, giving us plenty of opportunity for game drives in our truck in search of the animals here.

In Etosha National Park we will stay in a mixture of the campsites of Namutoni, Halali or Okaukuejo according to availability, all of which are superbly located within the National Park, have excellent facilities and are situated next to watering holes where many animals come for a drink at night.

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Overland safari through Etosha National Park with excellent wildlife

Included in Kitty
Day 12 - Grootfontein ( 20th Dec 2017 )

Today we will turn east and head to the area north of the town of Grootfontein. This region is home to many of the San people, and we will visit a village community project here - we will go on a fascinating 'bushwalk', learning all about the survival skills, crafts and traditional life from our local San guides! After this, we will head to our campsite for the evening.

In Grootfontein we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours from leaving the gate of Etosha National Park.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit to the San Village project near Grootfontein

Included in Kitty
Optional

Visit the Hoba meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth

NAD 10
Day 13 - Shakawe ( 21st Dec 2017 )

Border Information: Exit Namibia at Muhembo, enter Botswana at Muhembo.

Today we will drive through the narrow Zambezi region of Namibia (also known as the Caprivi Strip), and cross the border into northern Botswana, arriving at our campsite near the small village of Shakawe.

Tonight we will prepare for our visit to the Okavango Delta.

In Shakawe we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 9 hours.

Day 14-15 - Okavango Delta ( 22nd Dec 2017 to 23rd Dec 2017 )

Today we have a short drive south to the village of Sepupa, where we leave our vehicle and board boats out over to Mokoba island.

Here we will meet our 'mokoro' team, who will take us out into the stunningly beautiful area of the Okavango Delta. We'll board the mokoros (which are small dugout-style canoes) and get poled out into the reed beds of the delta. Each canoe takes two people and is poled through the meandering waterways by a local guide. 

We'll be camping out on an island in the middle of a wilderness area (at a permanent campsite with facilities). Our second evening may be spent camping or on a househoat. All food will be provided by our local hosts.

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Head on an unforgettable 2-day/1-night guided safari deep into the Okavango Delta, including Mokoro trips and bushwalking safaris

Included in Kitty
Day 16-17 - Makgadikgadi Pans ( 24th Dec 2017 to 25th Dec 2017 )

Today we travel to the Makgadikgadi Pans National park. 

Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours

On day 17 we will have the time for optional excursions into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, to see the incredible scenery and go in search of meerkats!

At the Makgadikgadi National Park we will camp at a well equipped campsite.

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Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Overnight or day trip out on quads to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

USD 195
Optional

Take a day trip by 4x4 jeep to explore the Nxai Xini Salt Pan

USD 120
Optional Visit and explore a local cattlepost village USD 80
Optional Take a guided walk around the immense baobab trees found in the area USD 35
Day 18 - Bulawayo ( 26th Dec 2017 )

Border Information: Exit Botswana at Ramokgwebana, enter Zimbabwe at Plumtree.

Today we have a long drive day across the border into Zimbabwe and the city of Bulawayo.

In Bulawayo we will stay in a campground with shared facilities, where some upgrades are available.

Estimated Drive Time - 7 hours.

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Learn all about the eco-systems of Southern Africa at Bulawayo's excellent Natural History Museum USD 10
Optional Visit the fascinating Railway Museum in Bulawayo USD 1
Optional Visit Bulawayo's National Art Gallery USD 2
Optional Visit the animal rescue sanctuary at Chipangali USD 10
Optional Explore the ancient ruined capital of the Butua civilisation at Khami USD 10
Day 19 - Bulawayo, Matobo National Park ( 27th Dec 2017 )

Today we will have an included day trip to explore the Matobo National Park, home to a large population of black and white rhinoceros. We have an incredible safari to track them on foot, and also have the chance to visit the grave of Cecil Rhodes and learn all about Zimbabwe's past. 

 

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Guided walking safari in search of White Rhino in Matobo National Park

Included in Kitty
Included

Learn all about the colonial history of Southern Africa at a visit to the grave of Cecil Rhodes

Included in Kitty
Day 20 - Hwange National Park ( 28th Dec 2017 )

After breakfast we head towards Hwange National Park, stopping en route to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Group for an insight into the plight of the African Wild Dog. We will take an included afternoon game drive in local safari trucks through Hwange National Park.

In Hwange National Park we will camp inside the park at their campsite near the entrance gates.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Jeep safari in Hwange National Park

Included in Kitty
Included

Visit to the Painted Dog Conservation project near Hwange

Included in Kitty
Day 21 - Hwange National Park, Kasane ( 29th Dec 2017 )

This morning we will head out on an early morning game drive within Hwange National Park.

Border Information: exit Zimbabwe at Kazangula, enter Botswana at Kazangula.

After our Game Drive in Hwange we head across the border into Botswana and the town of Kasane, the gateway to the beautiful Chobe National Park.

In Kasane we will stay in a well equipped campsite in the grounds of a safari lodge.

Estimated Drive Time - 4 hours.

Day 22 - Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls ( 30th Dec 2017 )

In the morning we will visit the park by taking an included boat trip down the Chobe river - the boat trip provides a fantastic opportunity to take some stunning wildlife photographs, getting extremely close to the animals without disturbing them.

In the afternoon we will drive back into Zimbabwe and to our well equipped camp site in Victoria Falls.

Day 23 - Victoria Falls ( 31st Dec 2017 )

This afternoon we will have an included visit to the main viewpoints over the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

Our well equipped campground is centrally located on the Zambezi River only 4 kilometres from the waterfalls, the perfect place to use as a base for the vast array of adventure activities on offer in the area. Please note that no meals are included in Victoria Falls.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit to the incredible Victoria Falls

Included in Kitty
Optional

White water rafting on the Zambezi

USD 150
Optional Bungee jump (111m) from the bridge over the Second Gorge of the Victoria Falls USD 135
Optional See the incredible Victoria Falls from the air with a helicopter flight over the waterfalls USD 152
Optional Take a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi USD 55
Optional Horse riding along the scenic banks of the Zambezi USD 95
Optional Enjoy a relaxing canoeing trip on the River Zambezi USD 110
Optional Take a guided walk to a local Matabele village USD 55
Day 24 - Victoria Falls ( 1st Jan 2018 )

Border Information: Welcome to Victoria Falls and the largest waterfalls in Africa! If joining the trip in Victoria Falls, you will most likely enter Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls Airport (IATA code: VFA).

There will be a group meeting at 10:00am at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp. Your leader will leave a note on the reception with the details of this important meeting - when you arrive you will easily spot the Dragoman truck as well (usually to the right-hand-side of the reception), where you'll be able to meet one of our crew.

This afternoon we will have an included visit to the main viewpoints over the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

If you would like to take advantage of the vast array of adventure activities on offer in the area, we advise that you arrive a day earlier than the meeting to give yourself enough time to do so. Please note that no meals are included in Victoria Falls.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Victoria Falls before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Victoria Falls.

In Victoria Falls we will stay at a well equipped campsite - accommodation from the very first day will be in the Dragoman tents, but there are often cabins, set-tents and other upgrades available here - please talk to your leader at the initial meeting to check availability.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit to the incredible Victoria Falls

Included in Kitty
Optional Bungee jump (111m) from the bridge over the Second Gorge of the Victoria Falls USD 135
Optional

White water rafting on the Zambezi

USD 150
Optional Horse riding along the scenic banks of the Zambezi USD 95
Optional Take a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi USD 55
Optional Enjoy a relaxing canoeing trip on the River Zambezi USD 110
Optional Take a guided walk to a local Matabele village USD 55
Day 25 - Livingstone ( 2nd Jan 2018 )

Border information: Exit Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls, enter Zambia at Victoria Falls.

Today we start out journey with a short drive over the border into Zambia! We will head to the town of Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls.

In Livingstone we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 1-2 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 26 - Lower Zambezi Area ( 3rd Jan 2018 )

Today we have a full day drive across southern Zambia to our well equipped campsite on the banks of the Lower Zambezi. 

Tonight we will meet our guides who will take us on our two-day canoeing expedition on the Lower Zambezi on the following day - they will give us a full briefing about the canoeing trip when we arrive.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 27-28 - Lower Zambezi Area ( 4th Jan 2018 to 5th Jan 2018 )

Today we head out on our 2-day/2-night canoeing trip on the Lower Zambezi river.

This is a fully participatory expedition - everyone will pair up, go out in 2-person canoes and paddle themselves, following the lead boat! Everyone also gets involved in setting up the camps and cooking. All of our gear will be carried in a supply canoe, and wild camps are erected on islands in the river along the way.

This is a fantastic way to see the river, the scenery and some of the wildlife in the area!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

2 night canoe wildlife safari in the Lower Zambezi area

Included in Kitty
Day 29 - Luangwa River ( 6th Jan 2018 )

After breakfast, we have an early morning transfer from our second island wild camp on a fast barge back to the truck, and then continue our journey to the bridge over the River Luangwa.

At the Luangwa River we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 30-31 - South Luangwa National Park ( 7th Jan 2018 to 8th Jan 2018 )

Today our journey continues to the stunning South Luangwa National Park, where we will stay for 2 nights.

If we make good enough time on the drive to the campsite, then there may be opportunity for an optional extra game drive upon arrival tonight.

Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

On the following day we will have an included early morning game drive and an included evening game drive, both in open-sided safari vehicles.

South Luangwa National Park is a hidden gem on the safari circuit; it is rarely visited due to its remote setting, but has some incredible populations of wildlife and is one of the only parks in Southern Africa that is open for night driving with spotlights when many of the big game is at its most active.

In South Luangwa National Park we will stay in a well-equipped campsite.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Kawaza village visit, South Luangwa National Park

Included in Kitty
Day 32 - Lilongwe ( 9th Jan 2018 )

Border information: Exit Zambia at Mchinji, enter Malawi at Mchinji.

Today we will cross the border into Malawi and head to the capital Lilongwe. Hopefully we will arrive by mid-afternoon so that we have the chance to explore the city, its markets and its shops.

In Lilongwe we will camp in a well-equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Day 33-34 - Kande ( 10th Jan 2018 to 11th Jan 2018 )

Today we will travel from Lilongwe to Kande beach on the western shore of Lake Malawi.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

On the following day we will have a free day on Kande beach to relax or to get involved in some of the optional activities available here - there are watersports on the lake, horse riding through the forests and on the beaches, and village walks to see a little bit of the life of the local Tonga people.

In Kande we will stay in a well-equipped campsite.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Guided walk and visit to a local Tonga village USD 10
Optional Horse Riding excursions in the forests and beaches near Lake Malawi USD 90
Optional Snorkelling excursion to Lake Malawi USD 15
Optional Canoe hire to explore Lake Malawi from the water USD 10
Day 35 - Chitimba ( 12th Jan 2018 )

Today we continue north along the coast of Lake Malawi to Chitimba, an equally beautiful campsite on the shore of the lake. If we arrive in good time, we may have to chance for a short village walk or a woodcarving lesson!

In Chitimba we will stay in a campsite with good facilities.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Woodcarving lessons with the locals in Chitimba

USD 10
Optional

Village walk around Chitimba

USD 10
Day 36 - Iringa ( 13th Jan 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Malawi at Songwe, enter Tanzania at Songwe.

Today is a long travel day as we enter Tanzania and drive through its southern highlands.

We will stay in a well-equipped campsite on a working ranch 52kms south of the town of Iringa.

Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 37 - Mikumi, Iringa ( 14th Jan 2018 )

Today we will continue our journey north to our well equipped campsite in the small village of Mikumi.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours.

Day 38 - Zanzibar ( 15th Jan 2018 )

Border Information: If joining at Zanzibar, you will most likely enter Tanzania from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA code: ZNZ).

There will be an informal meet-and-greet and orientation of Stone Town with our local Zanzibar guide at 6:00pm - please meet at the reception of the joining hotel at this time if you wish to take part in this orientation. Please note that you will not usually meet your regular Dragoman crew tonight, as they will be arriving in Dar es Salaam this evening and will travel to Zanzibar with members of their previous group tomorrow. 

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Zanzibar before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Zanzibar.

In Stone Town we will stay in a good local hotel.

Please note that the first 4 days of this trip overlap with our "YDF - Victoria Falls to Zanzibar" trip, so some of the group that come to Zanzibar will leave before we take the ferry to Dar es Salaam. This is because Zanzibar is part of both trips, so it means customers going all the way through do not follow our Zanzibar itinerary twice!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town Free
Day 39 - Zanzibar ( 16th Jan 2018 )

Today will be a free day to explore Stone Town, the atmospheric old town on the exotic and beautiful island of Zanzibar!

Your Dragoman crew will arrive on Zanzibar this afternoon, and there will be an important meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - there will then be the option going for sunset drinks at Africa House and heading out to the night markets for a local dinner.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town Free
Included

Guided tour of Spice Plantations and local lunch

Included in Kitty
Day 40-41 - Zanzibar ( 17th Jan 2018 to 18th Jan 2018 )

On our second day on Zanzibar we will join our local guide for a very interesting and informative tour around the sights of Stone Town and learn about the history of the island. We will then head away from town and take in a tour of a spice plantation, enjoy a local lunch with our guide, then head to Nungwi beach at the very north of the island. Nungwi is the Indian Ocean at its best - bright white sand, sparkling blue sea outstanding seafood and a fantastic chilled atmosphere. 

On our third day on Zanzibar, we will have free time to enjoy Nungwi beach and relax, or to try snorkeling, diving, or other beach activities, or maybe go further afield looking for Red Colobus monkeys in the Jozani Forest.

In Nungwi we will spend both nights in a good hotel right on the shore of the ocean.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Snorkelling day trip, Zanzibar

USD 40
Optional

Dhow trip, Zanzibar

USD 20
Optional Explore the beautiful 'Prison' Island near Zanzibar

USD 30
Optional

Scuba diving in the incredible waters of the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar (per dive)

USD 55
Optional

Walk through the Jozani Forest in search of the very rare Red Colobus monkeys

USD 30
Day 42 - Dar Es Salaam ( 19th Jan 2018 )

Today we will return to Stone Town and then take a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, before travelling on the local commuter barge from the city centre to the suburb of Kigamboni. The ferry will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax at the campsite.

In Dar es Salaam we stay at a beautiful and well-equipped beach camp on the southern side of the bay across from the city.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Fishing Trips (per boat), Dar Es Salaam

USD 220
Optional Sunset kayak trip to explore the mangroves near Dar es Salaam USD 15
Optional Visit to the Wonder Workshop, a craft workshop providing employment and training to local disabled people Free
Included

Ferry back from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

Included in Kitty
Optional Learn all about Tanzania's history at the National Museum and the House of Culture TZS 6500
Day 43 - Lushoto ( 20th Jan 2018 )

Today we join our overland truck and set off early to beat the morning trafiic in Dar es Salaam. We have a full day's drive to Lushoto, where we have a nightstop camping in the grounds of a beautiful colonial hotel at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

In Lushoto we will camp in the grounds of a hotel. 

Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional Stargazing in the Usambara Mountains TZS 5000
Optional

Half day trek out to the stunning Irente view point and community visit to the Irente villages

USD 25
Day 44 - Arusha, Marangu ( 21st Jan 2018 )

After breakfast we head west to the town of Arusha, where we will stop for food shopping in preparation for our excursion to the Serengeti National Park. On the drive to Arusha we will go past the whole length of Mount Kilimanjaro where we'll hope for clear skies and fantastic views from the road.

We will then head to our campsite on the outskirts of Arusha. On arrival we should have time to go on an optional walk to a nearby Maasai village, or visit a reptile house and snake-bite clinic that are run by the campsite. We will also prepare and re-pack for the Serengeti excursion starting the following day.

In Arusha we will stay in a well equipped campsite.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Visit to an African snake park

Free
Optional

Take a short walk to a nearby Maasai village to learn all about the life and culture of the Maasai people

USD 7
Day 45 - Tarangire National Park ( 22nd Jan 2018 )

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Today we will be met by our fleet of 6-person 4x4 jeeps - we will load the jeeps with our camping and personal gear, and then head out for our 4-day excursion to the Tarangire National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, leaving our truck behind.

We will also be leaving our large bags behind (where they will be stored in a secure location), and advise you to bring along a smaller daypack for your personal gear for this trip that will need to be packed soon after the group meeting before we set off. You should pack clothing for 4 days (including a warm jumper or fleece and long trousers), a waterproof jacket, toiletries (including sun screen and insect repellent), your camera and charger, a small towel, a head torch, a water bottle, books and personal snacks, etc.

We will have safety talk with our safari guides and then on to a full day drive within Tarangire National Park. You should have many oportunities for photographs so remember your cameras!

Once we make it into our camp site for the evening will will have our evening meal before the opportunity for a night game drive to Lake Manyara.

Day 46-47 - Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park ( 23rd Jan 2018 to 24th Jan 2018 )

Today we have an optional bike ride or bush walk along the shore of Lake Manyara. Then we will experience the view from the birds perspective with a tree top walkway followed by a traditional Swahili buffet for lunch. 

After lunch we will make our way down into the plains of the Serengeti. We will take an evening game drive around the savanna before heading to our campsite - the area is one of the world's premier spot for wildlife viewing and we hope to able to find elephants, lions, leopards, giraffe and other big game during our time here!

Tonight we will stay at a campsite within the Serengeti National Park. The camp where we stay is very basic (with showers and flush toilets, but no other facilities) but is located right in the middle of the plains, surrounded by animals and their nocturnal noises! Your leader will outline the basic safety rules to be followed when camping in an unfenced location where wild animals are present.

The next morning we will get up very early and we set off in our jeeps for an early morning game drive in the heart of the Serengeti plains. The early morning is the best time of day for wildlife viewing, as many of the animals are at their most active while it is still cool.

There is an option this morning for to take a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti instead of the game drive - demand is high for this activity, so this must be pre-booked at the time that you book your trip with Dragoman.

We will return to our campsite for lunch, and then aim to exit the Serengeti early afternoon. We will head back through the conservation area to our next campsite, on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where we will arrive in the early evening.

Again, the campsite tonight is very basic and unfenced. It can often be quite cold on the crater rim so it is recommended that you take some warm clothes for this night.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Hot Air Balloon ride in the Serengeti (this must be pre booked through your sales consultant - the cost for this is approximately USD650)

USD 650
Included

Head on an unforgettable safari in 4x4s into the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater National Reserves - three of the world's most incredible areas for wildlife spotting

Included in Kitty
Day 48 - Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha ( 25th Jan 2018 )

This morning we will have another early start to descend into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater for a morning game drive. Again, the Ngorongoro Crater is an outstanding area for wildlife spotting, often described as a 'natural wildlife enclosure'. This is the best chance on the excursion to spot black rhinos as well as a myriad of other big game.

We will spend as long as our entry tickets allow in the Ngorongoro Crater before departing, which will usually give us about 3-4 hours of game driving. We will then be dropped off at our campsite back in Arusha, where we are re-united with our truck.

We will have a well-deserved free afternoon to relax at our excellent campsite or to do some of the optional activites on offer here.

Day 49 - Amboseli National Park ( 26th Jan 2018 )

Border Information: Exit Tanzania at Namanga, enter Kenya at Namanga.

Today we will head to Amboseli National Park. Here you can experience the iconic view of the African plain with Mount Kilimanjaro standing majestically in the background. We will drive through the park in our truck keeping a keen eye out for all of the animals we will pass.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Day 50 - Nairobi ( 27th Jan 2018 )

Welcome to Nairobi, the final stop on our trip! 

You will have time to explore Nairobi fully - possible activities include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum and the Langata Giraffe Centre. Your tour leader will let you know some of our reccommendations however you are more than welcome to move through the city independently for the day!

Day 51 - Nairobi ( 28th Jan 2018 )

Border Information - if you are leaving the trip here, you will most likely exit Kenya from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO).

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Nairobi.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

NNP Animal orphanage & Safari walk, Nairobi

KES 500
Optional Explore the museum at the site of the former home of Karen Blixen, the author of 'Out of Africa' KES 1200
Optional Visit the Langata Giraffe Centre in Nairobi KES 1000
Optional

Learn all about the different tribal groups of Kenya at the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre in Nairobi

USD 40
Optional Discover some of Kenya's ancient hominids at the National Museum in Nairobi

KES 1200
Optional Head out on a guided safari walk in Nairobi National Park USD 25

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WHAT OUR PASSENGERS SAY

Driver, guide and chef were excellent, so caring and kind, mature and well organised.
Gordon D - 19th September 2017
One of the most amazing things I've ever done. Never had so much fun and I can't wait to go again!!
Sacha W - 19th September 2017