Afrika Adventure - Von Kapstadt nach Kenia Kenia · Tansania · Simbabwe u. a.

Afrika Adventure - Von Kapstadt nach Kenia

  • Der Fish River Canyon läßt tief blicken
  • Sonnenaufgang über Namibias Sanddünen
  • Robbenkolonie am Cape Cross
  • In einem Einbaumkanu durch das Okavango Delta
  • Mit den San Buschmännern auf Fährtensuche
  • Victoria Falls - Wunder der Natur
  • Schwimmen im Malawi See
  • Wildboebachtung in der Serengeti
  • Relaxen an den Sandstränden von Sansibar
  • Kapstadt - die Stadt unter dem Tafelberg
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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49 Tage Kenia · Tansania · Simbabwe · Botswana · Südafrika · Malawi · Namibia · Sambia

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Machen Sie sich bereit für eine vielseitige Afrika-Reise mit fantastischen Wildbeobachtungen, beeindruckenden Landschaften und faszinierenden Kulturen. Erleben Sie auf dieser Overland-Rundreise fantastische Abenteuer wie einen eindrucksvollen Sonnenaufgang über den Sanddünen der Namib Wüste, entspannen Sie an den Traumstränden der Gewürzinsel Sansibar und gehen Sie auf Safari in der tierreichen Savanne der Serengeti. Entdecken Sie die Schönheit des Hochlandes von Tansania, gehen Sie auf Spurensuche mit den San Buschmännern und spüren Sie das Donnern der tosenden Victoria Wasserfälle aus nächster Nähe. Wildbeobachtungen in den Nationalparks Etosha und Chobe, eine Exkursion durch die verschlungenen Wasserwege des eindrucksvollen Okavango Deltas, der gigantische Fish River Canyon und die zahlreichen Abenteuer-Aktivitäten der charmanten Küstenstadt Swakopmund runden Ihr Abenteuer ab. Zahlreiche Erlebnisse erwarten Sie auf dieser Afrika Rundreise auf dem Weg von Kapstadt nach Nairobi.

Tag 1: Kapstadt
Tag 2-3: Western Cape/Orange River
Tag 4: Fish River Canyon
Tag 5-6: Sesriem / Bush-Camp
Tag 7-9: Swakopmund
Tag 10: Spitzkoppe
Tag 11-12: Etosha Nationalpark
Tag 13: Grootfontein/San Bushmen
Tag 14-15: Rundu/Bagani Community Camp
Tag 16-17: Okavango Delta
Tag 18: Bagani Community Camp
Tag 19-20: Chobe Nationalpark
Tag 21-23: Victoria Falls
Tag 24: Hwange Nationalpark
Tag 25-26: Bulawayo
Tag 27: Masvingo
Tag 28: Harare
Tag 29-30: Lusaka/Chipata
Tag 31-32: Malawi See
Tag 33-34: Chitimba/Iringa
Tag 35: Dar es Salaam
Tag 36-38: Sansibar
Tag 39:Dar es Salaam
Tag 40: Marangu
Tag 41: Mto Wa Mbu
Tag 42-43: Ngorongoro Krater/Serengeti NP
Tag 44: Arusha
Tag 45: Nairobi

Leistungen enthalten

Overlandtour gemäß Programm, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie beschrieben, Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf angegeben:
  • Robbenkolonie am Kreuzkap
  • Chobe: Bootstour & Pirschfahrt
  • Pirschfahrt im Etosha NP
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruinen
  • Hwange Nationalpark
  • Walking-Safari im Matopos Nationalpark
  • Mokorofahrten & Buschwanderungen im Okavango Delta
  • Kulturerlebnis mit den Buschmännern
  • Pirschfahrt in der Serengeti
  • Sesriem: Sanddünenbesuch
  • Sossusvlei 4x4 Tour
  • Besuch des Usambara Village Education Project, Dorfbesuch & Mittagessen
  • Victoria Fälle
  • Sansibar Gewürztour

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Visa, Reiseversicherung, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern, Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

2 Nächte Hotels
37 Nächte Camping
3 Nächte Chalets
2 Nächte Bungalow

Sie übernachten in Doppel-/Mehrbettzimmern und geräumigen Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer/-zelt ist bei dieser Tour nicht möglich. Für das Camping benötigen Sie einen eigenen Schlafsack.

Verpflegung

40x Frühstück
34x Mittagessen
34x Abendessen

Für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten und Getränke sollten Sie etwa USD 450 zusätzlich einplanen. Vegetarier und Teilnehmer mit speziellen Diätanforderungen teilen uns dies bitte rechtzeitig bei Buchung mit. Wenn wir nicht campen, können Sie selbst entscheiden wo uns was Sie essen wollen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter, Koch und Fahrer.

Transportarten

LKW / Truck, Fähre

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

KAPSTADT:
Abseiling/Kloofing ZAR880.00
Bo-Kaap Museum ZAR30.00
District Six Museum ZAR25.00
Tauchen (exkl. Ausrüstung) ZAR330.00
Tauchen (inkl. Ausrüstung) ZAR730.00
Hafen Bootsfahrt ZAR200.00
Kirstenbosch Botanische Gärten ZAR45.00
Südafrika Nationalgallerie ZAR35.00
Südafrika Museum ZAR27.00
Tafelberg - Radfahren ZAR550.00
Tafelberg - Wandern ZAR720.00
Tafelberg - Seilbahn ZAR200.00
Robben Island Tour ZAR260.00

ORANGE RIVER:
Kanufahrt USD37.00

SWAKOPMUND:
Kamelreiten USD15.00
Swakopmund Museum USD2.00
Parasailing USD70.00
Quad biking (2 h) USD80.00
Sandboarding USD80.00
Rundflug USD385.00
Kayaking USD85.00
Bootsfahrt USD60.00
Fallschirmsprung USD270.00
Tandem Fallschirmsprung USD270.00
Heißluftballonflug (nur auf Anfrage) USD415.00
Angelausflug USD115.00
Flying Fox USD70.00
Hansa Brauerei Besuch - kostenfrei
Reiten USD65.00

BAGANI:
Bootsfahrt USD25.00

VICTORIA FALLS:
Abseiling USD55.00
Kanu Trail USD140.00
Kanu Trail (halbtags) USD100.00
Flying fox USD40.00
Helikopterflug (12 min) USD140.00
Helikopterflug (25 min) USD275.00
Pferde-Safari USD80.00
Rafting & River Boarding Kombi (halbtags) USD180.00
Village & Township Tour USD50.00
Weinroute Canoe Trail USD55.00
Bungee jumping USD130.00

BULAWAYO:
Museum für Naturgeschichte USD10.00
Eisenbahn Museum USD2.00

HARARE:
Nationalarchiv USD3.00
Botanische Gärten USD5.00
Nationalgallerie USD1.00

MALAWI SEE:
Reiten USD50.00
Tauchen USD75.00

SANSIBAR:
Tauchen USD90.00
Schnorcheln USD40.00
Ausflug zur Gefängnis Insel USD25.00
Dhow Trip USD40.00

SERENGETI:
Heißluftballonflug USD500.00

NAIROBI:
Nationalmuseum USD10.00
Karen Blixen Museum USD14.00
Bomas USD10.00
Langata Giraffenzentrum KES1000.00
Carnivore Restaurant KES2000.00
Nairobi Nationalpark Walking-Safari USD20.00

Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit unangekündigt ändern können.
Day 1 Cape Town
Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa.

Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If your flight arrives too late, we recommend that you consider arriving a day early and book a night's accommodation prior to the trip so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your kitty, insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting so please ensure you have all details on hand to provide to your leader.
With its stunning coastline, dominating mountain and modern cityscape, Cape Town is one of Africa's most appealing cities. With vineyards on its doorstep, adventure activities around every other corner and plenty of restaurants and cafes to while away the time, Cape Town is a very easy city to spend some extra time in.

Optional Activities
Abseiling/kloofing, Cape Town - ZAR880.00
Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town - ZAR30.00
District Six Museum, Cape Town - ZAR25.00
Scuba diving (excluding gear), Cape Town - ZAR330.00
Scuba diving (including gear), Cape Town - ZAR730.00
Harbour cruise, Cape Town - ZAR200.00
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town - ZAR45.00
South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town - ZAR35.00
South African Museum, Cape Town - ZAR27.00
Table Mountain - Cycling, Cape Town - ZAR550.00
Table Mountain - Hiking, Cape Town - ZAR720.00
Table Mountain - Aerial cable, Cape Town - ZAR200.00
Robben Island tour, Cape Town - ZAR260.00

Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt)

Days 2-3 Western Cape/Orange River

Leaving Cape Town behind, travel up the Western Cape and spend the night on a working farm (290 km, approx 8 hrs).
Pass through Namaqualand, famous for its wildflowers that spring up from the end of July to mid-September. Flowers like daisies, gazanias and cinerarias are the most popular. Arrive at the beautiful Orange River, the natural border between South Africa and Namibia. It takes about an hour to exit South Africa and enter Namibia, and we then head for our camp on the banks of the river (540 km, approx 9 hrs).
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. The Orange River is responsible for transporting diamonds and creating the deposits that can be found along the Namibian coast.

Meals Included

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Day 4 Fish River Canyon
This morning there's a chance for an optional canoe adventure on the stunning Orange River - a great way to discover the beauty of this region.
Head further west into the desert lands of Namibia towards Fish River Canyon (270 km, approx 4-5 hrs).
At 500 metres deep and over 160 km long, Fish River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. There are remarkable photographic opportunities here.
Tonight's camp has showers and flush toilets.

Included Activities

Fish River Canyon

Optional Activities

Canoe trip, Orange River - USD37.00

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 5-6 Sesriem/Bush Camp
This is a long driving day towards the fabled dunes of Namibia (520 km, approx 10 hrs).
Wake before dawn and scramble to the top of these dunes for a dramatic sunrise view across a vast sea of sand. The colour changes are just incredible and provide a spectacular setting for our brunch.
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. It's thought that this river once flowed to the Atlantic Ocean but its course was blocked by the encroaching sand dunes. 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 are stunning, with magnificent red/orange tones from the brightly coloured sands. They are the highest in the world and home to a plethora of animal life.
Jump in the back of a pickup truck for a trip to Sossusvlei (approx 30 minutes each way). Here you'll experience the hidden and amazing mysteries this area contains.

Included Activities
Sesriem - Sand dunes visit
Sossusvlei 4x4 Tour

Meals Included

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Days 7-9 Swakopmund

Continue on to the town of Swakopmund (360 km, approx 9 hrs drive).
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 the town to admire the beauty of the Germanic architecture and take advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping.
We have plenty of time here to go dune-bashing by quad bike, sand boarding or even skydiving over the town and surrounding desert. Here you can spend lively evenings in the town's many good restaurants and fun bars.
Our accommodation here is in bungalows. These accommodate 6 people each and share bathroom facilities.

Optional Activities

Camel riding, Swakopmund - USD15.00
Swakopmund Museum, Swakopmund - USD2.00
Parasailing, Swakopmund - USD70.00
Quad biking (2 hrs), Swakopmund - USD80.00
andboarding, Swakopmund - USD80.00
Scenic flight, Swakopmund - USD385.00
Sea kayaking, Swakopmund - USD85.00
Seal and dolphin cruise, Swakopmund - USD60.00
Skydive, Swakopmund - USD270.00
Tandem skydive, Swakopmund - USD270.00
Balloon flight (on request only), Swakopmund - USD415.00
Fishing trip, Swakopmund - USD115.00
Flying Fox, Swakopmund - USD70.00
Hansa Breweries visit, Swakopmund - Free
Horse riding, Swakopmund - USD65.00

Accommodation
Chalet (3 nts)

Day 10 Spitzkoppe

Travel to Spitzkoppe (290 km, approx 6 hrs).
Experience the sight, sound and smell of thousands of olive-coloured seals on the shores of Cape Cross while travelling up the eerie Atlantic Coast.
Visit one of the most stunning areas of Namibia, the wild lands around the mountain of Spitzkoppe - 'the Matterhorn of Namibia'. The mountain, which is 700 million years old, is 1987 metres (5857 ft) high. Although you shouldn't attempt climbing to the top, there are some excellent hikes and guided walks throughout the area, rich in plant life and with some amazing bush paintings. This is a place to get away from it all and to appreciate the stunning harsh beauty of this sparsely populated country.
Bush camp for the night in the midst of this remote region and have the chance to witness the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises as the landscape takes on remarkable oranges and reds.

Included Activities
Cape Cross seal colony

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Days 11-12 Etosha National Park

Travel to Etosha National Park (480 km, approx 9 hrs).
Etosha National Park is home to a wide range of Southern Africa's wildlife, including all 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. The wildlife is prolific and Etosha has every right to proclaim itself as one of the world's pre-eminent wildlife areas. Game viewing in the park 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. Namibia has protected its game reserves against poaching so there are large herds of elephants, antelope and other herbivores.
We stay at two different campsites in the park - Namutoni and Okaukuejo.
Okaukuejo Camp is particularly spectacular as it overlooks a floodlit waterhole visited by many different species throughout the day and night.

Included Activities

Etosha - Game drive

Meals Included
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Day 13 Grootfontein/San Bushmen
Travel to Grootfontein and spend the night near a Bushmen homestead (315 km, approx 6 hrs).
Take the opportunity to go out tracking and gathering with the San Bushmen. Spend some time with them and listen to the stories and songs of these fascinating people, presented in their unique "clicking language". The Bushmen are the oldest ethnic group in Namibia having inhabited Southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. Around 30,000 San live in Namibia, but only 2,000 of them 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

San Bushman cultural experience

Meals Included

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 14-15 Rundu/Bagani Community Camp
Head north on a straight drive to the town of Rundu (285 km, approx 5 hrs).
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango region of Namibia, on the border with Angola. A centre of activity for Namibia's growing Angolan community this is a great place to explore. Why not check out the Khemo open market, and it's many Kavango woodcarvings. You also have the option of taking a sunset cruise, watch traditional dancing or soak up the local vibe in a restaurant.
Leaving Rundu behind, drive to Bagani where we spend the night (340 km, approx. 6-7 hrs).

Optional Activities

Boat trip, Bagani - USD25.00

Meals Included

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Days 16-17 Okavango Delta
Drive across the border into Botswana and head south along the Okavango Panhandle (the narrowest part of the delta) to Seronga, where we leave our vehicle and join our transport for the journey into the delta (140 km, approx 4 hrs).
Formed by the Okavango River as it flows from the highlands of Angola down to a basin on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is unlike anything else in the world. The river has no outlet from the desert and spreads out into thousands of small streams to form a wilderness that is totally unspoilt. The 16,000 sq km maze of wetlands is a wonderland of clear meandering waterways, green islands, lush plains and prolific wildlife. The delta is filled with a diversity of flora and fauna that includes hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the big cats. However, it's not for the game that we come as it can't always be found. The delta is about exploring one of the world's most fascinating ecosystems.
Boarding boats out into the swamps, travel to Gao Island to meet our mokoro team and to begin exploring the Okavango Delta. Each mokoro (small dugout canoe) takes two people and is poled along through the meandering 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, the peace of the delta may be shattered by the deep grunting of hippos.
Out in the middle of a wilderness area, on the first night you'll camp on an island away from civilisation.
Continue our 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.

Included Activities
Okavango Delta - Mokoro trips & bushwalks

Meals Included
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts)

Day 18 Bagani Community Camp
Return to Bagani for the night where we have time to relax and take part in the various activities that are available in this charming place. Various boat trips, fishing or hikes are possible from Bagani.
Our camp has flush toilets and cold showers.

Meals Included

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 19-20 Chobe National Park
Bagani to Chobe National Park is quite a long drive, but it's well worth it (430 km, approx 8 hrs). Enter Botswana at Goma border which is also the gateway to the park.
Botswana's first national park, Chobe, is perhaps best known for its high concentration of elephants, which can often be seen swimming in the Chobe River. The river also attracts wallowing hippos, a variety of birdlife, crocodiles sunning themselves by the water's edge, and cheetahs and lions which come down to drink.
Take a cruise down the Chobe River - one of the best ways to enjoy the park's animals.
Enjoy an early morning game drive and get up close to the wildlife, hopefully spotting lions, buffaloes, birds and of course elephants.
Our camp is outside of Chobe National Park and has flush toilets and hot/cold showers.

Included Activities
Chobe - Dawn game drive
Chobe - Boat Cruise

Meals Included
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Days 21-23 Victoria Falls
Travel on to Victoria Falls, crossing the border into Zimbabwe in time to have lunch on the banks of the Zambezi (115 km, approx 3 hrs).
Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls.
The Victoria Falls are an enormous curtain of water, about a mile wide, falling 108 m into a narrow gorge below. In the wet season, the spray created can rise up an incredible 400 m and the falls are an impressive raging torrent. The spray from the falls can sometimes be seen from kilometres away. It's no wonder that the local name Mosi oa Tunya means the 'smoke that thunders'. In the dry season, the view of the falls is unobstructed by spray and it's possible to see little islets in the river below.
Our campground is centrally located in the town of Victoria Falls, the perfect place to use as a base for the vast array of activities on offer in the area. Upgraded accommodation is available, please ask at reception.

As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary, meet your new fellow travellers, and collect the next part of your kitty.


Responsible Travel Note:
During your visit to the Victoria Falls area you may notice businesses offering an optional 'Walk with the Lions' experience. We recommend that Intrepid travellers bypass this activity as it is contrary to Intrepid's Responsible Travel guideline stating that we 'actively discourage the participation of Intrepid groups in activities which exploit animals - wild or domestic.' Professional wildlife conservation organisations, including Born Free and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA), advise that habituating lions to humans can shorten their life and may result in lion-human conflict issues. While there is some merit in the argument that the money that you pay for the activity goes towards lion research, we feel that the negative impacts on the lions' rehabilitation far outweigh this.
If you are interested in the Optional Helicopter flight ( 12 minutes or 25 minutes ) we endorse the following operator only: Zambezi Helicopter co CAA Zimbabwe. Your leader can help you arrange this activity.

Included Activities
Visit Victoria Falls

Optional Activities
Abseiling, Victoria Falls - USD55.00
Canoe trail, Victoria Falls - USD140.00
Canoe trail (half day), Victoria Falls - USD100.00
Flying fox, Victoria Falls - USD40.00
Helicopter flight (12 mins), Victoria Falls - USD140.00
Helicopter flight (25 mins), Victoria Falls - USD275.00
Horseback safari, Victoria Falls - USD80.00
Jet boat, Victoria Falls - USD95.00
Rafting & river boarding combo (half day), Victoria Falls - USD180.00
Village & township tour, Victoria Falls - USD50.00
Wine Route Canoe trail, Victoria Falls - USD55.00
Bungee jumping, Victoria Falls - USD130.00

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (3 nts)

Day 24 Hwange National Park

Head towards Hwange National Park (190 km, approx 3-4 hrs).
Stopping en route to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Group for an insight into the plight of the African Wild Dog.
Hwange National Park became the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th century and was set aside as a national park in 1929. Today, Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park's elephant population is one of the largest in Africa.
Explore the park in open 4x4 vehicles.
Stay within the park at one of its campgrounds with shared facilities.

Included Activities

Hwange National Park

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 25-26 Bulawayo

Travel to Bulawayo (360 km, approx 5-6 hrs).
Known locally as the 'City of Kings', Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and has a very interesting historical past.
We will have the afternoon free to explore the city, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore local markets, chat with a local or perhaps find a game of football or rugby to watch.
Get up early and venture out to explore the Matobo National Park.
Home to a large population of black and white rhinoceros that can be tracked on foot, Matopos 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.
In Bulawayo, stay in a campground with shared facilities - upgrades are available.

Included Activities
Matopos National Park - Guided walking safari

Optional Activities

Natural History Museum, Bulawayo - USD10.00
Railway Museum, Bulawayo - USD2.00

Meals Included
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Day 27 Masvingo

A short drive takes us to Masvingo (360 km, approx 5-6 hrs)
Masvingo is the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe and the perfect base to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
Spend the afternoon exploring the ruins.
Great Zimbabwe is the national monument the country is named after. A Unesco World Heritage site, the ruined city was first constructed in the 11th century and is thought to be a royal palace for the Zimbabwean monarch.
Our campground in Masvingo has shared facilities.

Included Activities

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 28 Harare

Travel to Harare (320 km, approx 5-6 hrs).
Harare is Zimbabwe's capital city and also its largest.
Arriving in time for lunch we have the afternoon to explore the city on our own or relax at our campground.
There is plenty to see and do, you might want to head to the National Gallery, the museum, the botanical gardens or simply wander the city centre and explore the shops and markets.

Optional Activities

National Archives, Harare - USD3.00
National Botanical Gardens, Harare - USD5.00
National Gallery, Harare - USD1.00

Meals Included

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 29-30 Lusaka/Chipata
We have two long days to cover with just over 1000kms to cover. Day 8 will see us crossing over to Zambia. Starting with a scenic drive to the border, we cover 450Kms, approx 8hrs today. We camp just outside Lusaka, The capital city of Zambia.
The following day we continue to make our way through the heartland of Zambia towards the border with Malawi, spending a final night in Zambia. Travel distance covered is 600Kms – approx 10hrs.

**IMPORTANT CHANGE TO BORDER CROSSINGS AND VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TRIP**
For all departures from the 31st of May 2012 onwards we will no longer be travelling through Mozambique and you will NOT be required to have a Mozambique Visa.
Days 8-9 will be spent in Lusaka/Chipata instead of Blantyre/Lilongwe. Accommodation will still be camping with facilities and no included activities are affected.
This change is due to the increasing difficulty obtaining Mozambique visas for both passengers and our leaders. We will be travelling through Zambia instead and we recommend you obtain your Zambian Visa before travel (see visa section for more details on how to do this ).

Meals Included

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Days 31-32 Lake Malawi
We cross the border into Malawi on Day 10 making a stop in Lilongwe to replenish our supplies. During the stop-over, we have a chance to go to the bank and connect to the internet before we head out to our camp on the shore of Lake Malawi.
Distance travelled is approximately 8 hours (490 Kms) from Chipata to Lake Malawi.
Lilongwe is the political capital of Malawi with a population of just under a million people. Situated on the Lilongwe River, it's a great place to soak up some Malawian culture with lots of coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
Malawi is dominated by its lake, which covers almost a fifth of the country and provides a livelihood for many Malawian people. Fishermen, canoe and net makers, and fish traders all ply their trade on Lake Malawi. A common sight is of a fisherman in his bwato (a dugout canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk) fishing on the still lake at the break of day.
We enjoy Day 11 on the lake's more peaceful beaches. As well as chilling on the beach and participating in the many optional water activities on offer, make sure you take the opportunity to meet some local Malawians, easily some of the friendliest people in Africa.
Our campsite at Kande Beach is right on the shore of Lake Malawi.

Optional Activities
Horse riding, Lake Malawi - USD50.00
Scuba diving, Lake Malawi - USD75.00

Meals Included
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Days 33-34 Chitimba/Iringa
Drive 235 km (approx 5-6 hours) to our camp in Chitimba.
Set up camp on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.
The following day is a long travel day into Tanzania and its southern highlands. Sit back, relax and watch as the countryside passes by (530 km, approx 9-10 hrs).
Set up camp on the grounds of a farmhouse on the outskirts of this pleasant settlement.

Meals Included
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)

Day 35 Dar es Salaam

Heading for Dar es Salaam on the coast, travel through Mikumi National Park. The journey today is 560 km which will take approximately 13 hours of drive time.
Situated at the foot of the thickly wooded Uluguru Mountains, Mikumi National Park is home to large herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions and leopards. It's Tanzania's third largest national park.
Although we don't take an off-road safari into the depths of the park, a good selection of the wildlife that resides in Mikumi can usually be seen on our way through to the southern Tanzanian highland town of Iringa.
The camp is on the grounds of a hotel and has flush toilets and showers. Feel free to jump in the ocean and have a swim.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 36-38 Zanzibar
Catch a ferry to the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar (approx 90 mins).
Our first night is spent in the exotic port town of Stone Town in a basic inn with double/twin-share rooms.
The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town. The best way to see this exotic port town is on foot, exploring the bazaars, shops, mosques, palaces, courtyards and myriad intricate alleyways. When the sun is setting, why not enjoy a sundowner from a bar overlooking the seafront before trying one of the island's local seafood curries at one of the town's many restaurants.
Drive to the spice plantations where you'll receive a guided tour and the opportunity to touch, smell and taste various spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, as well as teas made with these spices. At the end of the day there will also be an opportunity to buy some of the locally grown spices.
On our second and third days here we head to the northern beaches and enjoy white sand and sparkling blue sea - the Indian Ocean at its best. Try snorkelling and diving, eat sumptuous seafood, or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book.

Included Activities

Zanzibar Spice tour

Optional Activities
Scuba diving, Zanzibar - USD90.00
Snorkelling, Zanzibar - USD40.00
Prison island tour, Zanzibar - USD25.00
Dhow trip, Zanzibar - USD50.00

Accommodation

Bungalow (2 nts), Hotel (1 nt)

Day 39 Dar es Salaam
Reboard the ferry and return to the beach outside Dar es Salaam.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 40 Marangu

Leaving the beach behind, it's a long travel day, climbing high on to the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the village of Mshiri (560 km, approx 10-13 hrs).
Half-way between Marangu Mtoni and Mshiri village is where we we set up camp for the night. Our camp ground is basic with flush toilets and showers and situated on the lush green slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 41 Mto Wa Mbu
Rise and shine early and on a clear day you'll be greeted with unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro.
Take a walking tour of Mshiri Village, the base for the Village Education Project, and witness the day-to-day life of the Chagga people, long established as crop-growers on the fertile slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. Walk around their shamba (farm) and have the chance to sample the local Chagga food, which is very filling. For more information on the Village Education Project visit www.kiliproject.org.
Visit nearby waterfalls and stop to admire the view of the plains below. If the weather is clear, get a view of Kilimanjaro - the magnificent snow-capped mountain and Africa's highest peak at 5,895 m (19,340 ft).
After an early lunch, head towards Mto Wa Mbu where we camp for the night (450 km, approx 8-9 hrs).

Included Activities
Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch

Meals Included

1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Days 42-43 Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park
Wake up very early and leave our truck behind, putting our camping and personal gear into (6-person) jeeps and heading out for our two-day excursion.
From Mto Wa Mbu, we descend to the floor of the famous Ngorongoro Crater and make the most of our safari here - we spend between four and five hours exploring this area.
A huge, perfectly intact volcanic crater, Ngorongoro is home to some 30,000 animals including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. The crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round and the photographic opportunities here are unrivalled.
Departing the crater in the afternoon, head for the gates of the Serengeti and arrive at our camp in the early evening. The following day, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti.
The wide, open plains of the Serengeti - green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, and home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators - are perhaps the quintessential image of Africa. Flat and rolling with long grasses and dotted with acacia trees, the plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringitu - 'the place where the land moves on forever'.
Game viewing in the Serengeti is amazing and as you camp out at night, don't be surprised to hear lions in the distance as you recount your wildlife sightings from the day. In normal circumstances, we would expect to see the Big Five during our stay in the Serengeti.
For an unforgettable experience, you might like to do an optional sunrise balloon ride over the Serengeti. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and need to be arranged in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to secure this optional activity.
If you have pre-booked this activity, you'll be picked up and driven to the launch site where you receive a safety briefing from your pilot and help inflate the balloon. You'll then float over the Serengeti as the sun comes up gaining an overview of the immensity of the Serengeti, seeing the abundance of wildlife in their early morning activity and sometimes descending to tree height for amazing wildlife photography opportunities. Upon landing, you'll be treated to a five-star bush breakfast before being returned to your accommodation.
Please note that we offer this activity as a pre-booked service which will guarantee you a spot in a balloon. If you choose to wait and book this activity locally on the ground you may get a better price. However this is a popular activity and places are limited. It is at your own discretion if you wish to pre-book this service with us or try and book it locally while you are on your trip.
You'll notice many Maasai villages in the region of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. While it's of course fascinating to visit different cultures, past experience has shown that these villages exist primarily as tourism businesses offering somewhat contrived performances of their traditional ways. You'll be charged an entry fee of approx US$20-35 and the Maasai will try very hard to sell souvenirs to you. While many clients still enjoy the experience, others have found it artificial and uncomfortable. We recommend our travellers bypass this activity as our Kenyan colleagues observe that it negatively impacts the Maasai culture and travellers' perception of this culture.

Included Activities
Serengeti - Game drive

Optional Activities
Balloon ride, Serengeti National Park - USD500.00

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts)

Day 44 Arusha
Leave the Serengeti behind and head towards Arusha (150 km, approx 2-3 hrs), stopping en route at Mto Wa Mbu to jump back on board our truck.
A small village community, Mto Wa Mbu offers an excellent way to get a close-up look at life in an African town away from the main tourist trail.
Tonight we'll camp on the outskirts of Arusha where we'll enjoy our final dinner together.

Meals Included

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)

Day 45 Nairobi

Set off early, heading for the border with Kenya and on to Nairobi (390 km, approx 7-8 hrs).
On arrival in Nairobi we'll be dropped at our finishing point hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but we are able to book you additional accommodation in Nairobi. Please ask at time of booking.

Important: Please don't book any international flights until after 9pm this evening.

If you're staying on, why not head out to explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa), or Bomas of Kenya where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed in an outdoor village.
This is a transport day to Nairobi. You can finish your trip in Arusha this morning if you wish to travel further in Tanzania or catch a flight.

Optional Activities

National Museum, Nairobi - USD10.00
Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi - USD10.00
Karen Blixen museum, Nairobi - USD14.00
Langata Giraffe Sanctuary, Nairobi - KES1000.00
Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi - KES2000.00
Nairobi National Park safari walk, Nairobi - USD20.00

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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MITHILFE:
Bei dieser Tour sind nicht nur Zuschauer, sondern aktives Mitglied der Gruppe. Alle Teilnehmer packen bei den täglich anfallenden Aufgaben mit an. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Unterstützung bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeiten, Einkaufen, Geschirrspülen oder der Auf- und Abbau der Zelte. Jeder in der Gruppe beteiligt sich und man wechselt sich täglich mit den Aufgaben ab. Der Spaß steht dabei im Vordergrund!

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Echtes Abenteuer für budgetbewusste Reisende, die Unabhängigkeit mit der Sicherheit einer Gruppe verbinden wollen oder ein Maximum an Flexibilität suchen.
Sie können alles erwarten, aber keine Extras, die Sie nicht in Anspruch nehmen wollen. Das bedeutet in der Regel einfache Unterkünfte, einige inkludierte Highlights und viel Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen.