Overland von Kapstadt nach Sansibar Südafrika · Botswana · Malawi u. a.

Overland von Kapstadt nach Sansibar

  • Von Kapstadts Tafelberg zu Sansibars sonnenverwöhnten Stränden
  • Kapstadt Township Tour
  • Spektakuläre Ausblicke am Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei - Sonnenaufgang über dem Dünenmeer
  • Namib Naukluft Nationalpark
  • Freizeitaktivitäten in der Küstenstadt Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe - Bizarre Felsformationen und antike Felsmalereien
  • Wildbeobachtung im Etosha Nationalpark
  • Naturwanderung mit den Buschmännern der Kalahari
  • Entdecke zu Fuß & per Mokoro die Wildnis des Okavango Deltas
  • Elephant Sands
  • Pirschfahrt im tierreichen Chobe Nationalpark
  • Bootstour auf dem Chobe River
  • Victoria Wasserfälle
  • Lusaka
  • Entspannung & Freizeit am herrlichen Lake Malawi
  • Sonne, Strand und Meer auf der Gewürzinsel Sansibar
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
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35 Tage Südafrika · Botswana · Malawi · Tansania · Namibia · Sambia

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Diese intensive Afrika Overlandtour führt Euch vom Tafelberg in Kapstadt, zu den riesige Sanddünen in der ältesten Wüste der Erde zu den sonnenverwöhnten Stränden des tropischen Sansibar. Diese Campingsafari vom Südlichen ins Östliche Afrika beinhaltet zahlreiche Höhepunkte wie die Victoria Wasserfälle, den Chobe River, den Malawi See mit seinen Stränden sowie den wildreichen Etosha Nationalparks und das Okavango Delta. Viele weitere große und kleine Abenteuer erwarten Euch auf dieser Erlebnisreise in Afrika!

1. Tag: Kapstadt - Western Cape
2. Tag: Western Cape - Gariep (Orange) River
3. Tag: Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon
4. Tag: Fish River Canyon - Sesriem
5. Tag: Namib Naukluft Nationalpark - Solitaire
6. Tag: Solitaire - Swakopmund
7. Tag: Swakopmund
8. Tag: Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe
9. Tag: Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP
10. Tag: Etosha Nationalpark
11. Tag: Etosha - Windhoek
12. Tag: Windhoek - Ghanzi
13. Tag: Ghanzi - Maun
14. Tag: Maun - Okavango Delta
15. Tag: Okavango Delta - Maun
16. Tag: Maun - Elephant Sands / Nata
17. Tag: Nata - Kasane
18. Tag: Kasane - Livingstone
19.-20. Tag: Livingstone / Vic Falls
21. Tag: Livingstone - Lusaka
22. Tag: Lusaka - Chipata
23. Tag: Chipata - South Luangwa NP
24. Tag: South Luangwa Nationalpark
25. Tag: South Luangwa NP - Kande
26. Tag: Kande Beach / Lake Malawi
27. Tag: Kande Beach - Chitimba Beach
28. Tag: Chitimba Beach
29. Tag: Chitimba Beach - Iringa
30. Tag: Iringa - Dar es Salaam
31.-34. Tag: Sansibar
35. Tag: Sansibar - Dar es Salaam


1.-5. Tag: Kapstadt - Fish River Canyon - Namib Naukluft NP - Solitaire
In Kapstadt nehmen wir an einer Township-Tour teil, bevor es zum Gariep (Orange) River geht. Der Fish River Canyon ist der zweitgrößte Canyon der Erde - ein einzigartiges Naturschauspiel! Im Namib Naukluft NP erklimmen wir Düne 45 und genießen den Sonnenaufgang über dem Meer aus Sand.

6.-12. Tag: Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP - Windhoek - Ghanzi
Über das charmante Swakopmund erreichen wir die bizarre Spitzkoppe, wo wir uralte Buschmann-Felszeichnungen besichtigen. Im Etosha NP erwarten uns Elefanten, Antilopen, Zebras und viele weitere Tierarten, die an den Wasserlöchern ihren Durst stillen. In Botswana erklärt uns ein Buschmann den Alltag in der Kalahari.

13.-15. Tag: Maun - Okavango Delta
Zu Fuß und per Mokoro erkunden wir das Okavango Delta. Bei einem optionalen Rundflug kannst du das Delta aus der Vogelperspektive erleben.

16.-21. Tag: Elephant Sands, Nata - Chobe NP - Livingstone - Lusaka
Weiter zur Elephant Sands Lodge, wo du Wildtiere wie Elefanten und Antilopen aus der Nähe beobachten kannst. Bei einer Bootsfahrt im Chobe NP können wir mit etwas Glück Tiere beim Trinken beobachten. Staunend stehen wir vor den tosenden Wassermassen der Victoria Fälle. Wer mutig ist, kann einen Bungee-Sprung wagen.

22.-35. Tag: South Luangwa NP - Malawisee - Dar es Salaam - Sansibar
Am Lake Malawi warten Strände auf uns, die vergessen lassen, dass man nicht am Meer, sondern an einem See ist. Auf der Gewürzinsel Sansibar kannst du durch die Gassen der Altstadt von Stone Town schlendern und an den weißen Sandstränden das süße Nichtstun genießen. Tourende in Dar es Salaam.

Leistungen enthalten

Afrika Overlandtour lt. Programm, Transport im voll ausgerüsteten Overlandtruck, komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack), Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie beschrieben: Kapstadt Township Tour, 4x4 Transfer nach Sossusvlei und geführte Wanderung, Düne 45, Sesriem Canyon, Spitzkoppe Felsmalereien, Etosha Nationalpark Pirschfahrten, Kalahari Bushman Walk, Okavango Delta Exkursion mit Mokoro und Walking Safari, Chobe Nationalpark: Bootstour und Pirschfahrt, Victoria Falls Eintrittsgebühr, Pirschfahrt im South Luangwa Nationalpark, Fährüberfahrt zur/von der Insel Sansibar, Unterkunft auf der Insel Sansibar

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), Local Payment, nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Schlafsack, Visumgebühren, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

28x Camping
6x Hostel / Gästehaus (Mehrbettzimmer)

Die Übernachtung auf den Campingplätzen erfolgt in großen 2-Personen-Kuppelzelten mit Überzelt, eingenähtem Boden, Eingang mit Insektenschutzgitter und Schaumstoffmatratzen. Wir verwenden hauptsächlich Campingplätze, die in der Regel vernünftige Wasch-und Duschmöglichkeiten, Strom und möglichst auch einen kleinen Laden, Bar und Swimmingpool bieten. Die Austattung der Campingplätze ist unterschiedlich und hängt von der besuchten Region ab.

Verpflegung

34x Frühstück
25x Mittagessen
24x Abendessen

Das Kochen wird zusammen vom Tourguide und den Teilnehmern übernommen. Es sind 3 herzhafte Mahlzeiten pro Tag mit eingeschlossen (sofern nicht anders angegeben). Der Guide vollbringt wahre Wunder auf dem Campingkocher! Jeder Teilnehmer hilft bei der Zubereitung der Mahlzeit mit. Vegetarier können problemlos verköstigt werden und werden von unseren Kochkünsten begeistert sein. Bei Bedarf können spezielle Ernährungs- und Diätanforderungen berücksichtigt werden. Diese sollten jedoch frühzeitig angemeldet werden.

Tourbegleitung

2 erfahrene englischsprachige Tourbegleiter (geschulter Fahrer und Reiseleiter)

Transportarten

LKW / Truck, Fähre, Spezial-Safarifahrzeug, Boot, Einbaumboot (Mokoro)

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

KAPSTADT
"Ashanti Lodge" Green Point
Doppelzimmer: 35 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 45 EUR
Mehrbettzimmer: 20 EUR

DAR ES SALAAM
"Kipepeo Village"
Doppelzimmer: 45 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 70 EUR

Flughafentransfer

Kapstadt:
21 Euro p.P.

Dar es Salaam:
64 Euro pro Fahrzeug (max. 4 Personen)

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

SÜDAFRIKA:
- Weinverkostung $10
- Orange River Kanutour $50

NAMIBIA:
Swakopmund:
- Sandboarding US$50
- Quad Biking US$65
- Skydiving US$210
- Deep sea fishing US$130
- Scenic flights US$300
- Swakopmund Township Tour US$40

BOTSWANA:
Okavango Delta
- Scenic flight per 5-seater plane - 45 min flight time US$470 (all persons together - max. 5)

Ghanzi:
- Traditional dancing US$15

SAMBIA:
Livingstone:
- Bungee jumping US$160
- Full day abseil US$180
- Mosi Oa Tunya National Park
- Game walk US$110
- Chief Mukumi Village tour US$50
- Gorge swing US$95
- Zambezi Jet boat and Cable car US$120
- Half day canoe US$110
- Zambezi Sunset Cruise US$85
- Full day White Water Rafting US$160
- Helicopter/ Microlight flights from US$ 170
- Half day fishing US$145
- Bridge Tour US$65

MALAWI:
- Livingstonia day hike US10
- Horse riding US$45
- Village walk US$7

TANSANIA:
Sansibar:
- Spice Tour US$30
- Slave markets US$15
- Arabic Fort US$10
- Palace Museum US$10
- Scuba Diving local US$130
- Mnemba Island US$170
- Dhow snorkelling safaris from US$65
- Massages from US$15

Mikumi NP:
- Mikumi NP Game Dive US$150
Day 1: Cape Town - Western Cape, South Africa
Distance travelled: +/-260 km
Approx driving time:  4,5 Hours


Our overland safari begins in cosmopolitan Cape Town, overlooked by Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Before we leave the city we take a tour of the Cape Flats, at one of Cape Town’s intriguing townships, visiting some of the local people and community projects in the area. The townships illustrate both South Africa’s tumultuous history and its hope for the future which makes for a fascinating visit. From here we head north through South Africa’s Western Cape and through the fruit growing regions of Citrusdal. Our campsite is located near the Olifants River overlooking the stunning Cederberg Mountains. After setting up camp there is an option to sample some of the local wines of the region, properly meet the rest of the group and enjoy our first night under the African sky.

Accommodation: Highlanders Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Lunch included on township tour, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 2: Western Cape - Gariep (Orange) River
Distance travelled: +/-400 km
Approx driving time: 8 Hours

Continuing north, the landscape gradually turns drier and rockier as we head towards the Namibian border. We set up camp tonight on the South African side of the Gariep (Orange) River, a stunning backdrop. Our camp provides you with the necessary comforts like hot showers, flush toilets, grassy campsites and bar facilities. You will be briefed on an optional Orange River canoe safari for later this afternoon or the following morning. There is also the option to hike to the lookout above the campsite and the Orange River is safe for swimming! The camp by night is showered with stars of the Richtersveld - a truly peaceful and tranquil experience.

Accommodation: Umkulu Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 3: Gariep (Orange) River - Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Distance travelled: +/-180 km
Approx driving time: 3,5 Hours


This morning we have the opportunity to partake in an optional canoe safari on the river, or simply relax on the water’s edge before entering Namibia via Vioolsdrift Border post, arriving at the majestic Fish River Canyon in the mid afternoon. One of the natural wonders of Africa, the canyon is some 500m deep and over 160km long and often referred to as the second largest canyon in the world. There are plenty of opportunities for keen photographers this afternoon especially at the canyons infamous sharp river bend known as ‘Hells Corner’. A great opportunity to find a quiet spot and marvel at the sheer beauty of the Fish River Canyon.

Accommodation: Canyon Roadhouse - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 4: Fish River Canyon - Sesriem Area
Distance travelled: +/-600 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours

After a night near the canyon we continue north to the Sesriem Area, the gateway to the Namib Naukluft National Park,
containing the world’s oldest desert and highest sand dunes. The Namib-Naukluft National Park contains part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. With an overall area of 49,768 km2 it’s larger than Switzerland and is the second largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Here we set up camp for the evening under the starry Namibian sky. Our camp has a water hole that can be seen from the campsite and often have Gemsok / Oryx coming to drink in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Little Sossus Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namib Naukluft National Park - Solitaire
Distance travelled: +/-220 km
Approx driving time: 4 Hours


This morning we enter the National Park to trek to the top of famous Dune 45. A spectacular sight but be warned, it’s not an easy feat to reach the top as some dunes are over 300m high! After a well deserved breakfast we continue deeper into the park for a short shuttle ride and nature walk to "Dead Vlei", amidst the giant sand dunes - a real glimpse of Namibia's unspoilt natural environment. Bring your camera - the shifting colours of the desert as the sun climbs throughout the mid/late morning offer some brilliant photographic opportunities. Departing from the dunes, we stop off at the smaller Sesriem Canyon where the multiple layers of rock and pebbles make for an interesting insight to what lies beneath the mountains of sand. Thereafter we make our way to Solitaire - Namibia’s smallest town for the night.

Accommodation: Solitaire Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 6: Solitaire - Swakopmund
Distance travelled: +/-280 km
Approx driving time: 4,5 Hours


Leaving Solitaire, we head for the Atlantic coast for the next two nights, crossing over the Tropic of Capricorn, and stopping for a photo opportunity en route. Swakopmund makes for a refreshing change with cooler Atlantic sea air, a taste of civilization and a swathe of exciting things to do and places to explore Be daring and try some desert based adventure activities - quad biking, sand boarding, skydiving (weather permitting) and more! For those not seeking adventure enjoy what the town has to offer: shopping, restaurants, museums, aquarium, art galleries - or else simply walk along the promenade admiring the ocean, the quaint German-style architecture and indulge in the town’s café culture.

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in Swakopmund are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back for meal times. Swakopmund town offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals (allow ZAR 50-100 per meal). Relax and enjoy these days at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 1
WIFI: Yes

Day 7: Swakopmund
Today is a free day to enjoy all this quaint seaside town has to offer - from the many optional activities to the German patisseries, cafés and restaurants.

Accommodation: Amanpuri Dorm Bed
Meals included: Breakfast x 1
WIFI: Yes

Day 8: Swakopmund - Spitzkoppe
Distance travelled: +/-150 km
Approx driving time: 3 Hours


Leaving the coast we turn inland to the beautiful Damaraland region and explore Spitzkoppe where we admire ancient bushman paintings still visible on peculiar rock formations. The giant boulder-like rock formations peak at approx 1800m above sea level, and form a spectacular view. Take your time to explore the area and its delightful calmness. Keep an eye on the ever changing colour of the rock, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades. The most impressive rock painting is "Bushman Paradise" and the natural rock bridge is a favourite viewpoint.

The Spitzkoppe Rest camp lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community. All proceeds from our visit go directly to this community.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour on this day. 

Accommodation: Spitzkoppe Community Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared basic toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 9: Spitzkoppe - Etosha NP
Distance travelled: +/-420 km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours


From Spitzkoppe we turn north again making our way to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 sq km surrounding a central salt depression or "pan". The pan is seasonally full of water but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We spend two nights here, usually making camp near a floodlit waterhole. Observers frequently see a range of night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra, even lion and hyena, making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia - a truly African experience and a highlight of any trip to Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive on entering the park and heading to the camp.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 10: Etosha National Park
Distance travelled: +/- 250 Km
Approx driving time: Full day including game drives


Today, we enjoy a full day game driving in this magnificent animal kingdom - taking in the park’s main characteristic, the salt pan which can be seen from space - in search of elephant, rhino, zebra, giraffes and the numerous grazing animals frequently spotted around the water holes. Despite the dry nature of the terrain, the park sustains a wide variety of bird species including the large Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird and many other seed & insect eaters, as well as birds of prey.

After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best.

Accommodation: Okaukuejo or Halali or Namutoni Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 11: Etosha - Windhoek
Distance travelled: +/-420 km
Approx driving time: 8,5 Hours


Heading south, we arrive in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek (Windy-corner in English) is home to approximately two hundred thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards. The city centre is characterized by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history and atmosphere. Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out at one of the local restaurants.

Please note that some group members may be ending or starting their tour in Windhoek. Both old and new are invited to join for the group outing.

Accommodation: Urban Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
WIFI: Yes

Day 12: Windhoek - Ghanzi, Botswana
Distance travelled: +/-530 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


Leaving Windhoek we travel west into the Kalahari region and cross into Botswana. Our first stop is at the town of Ghanzi.  Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain we meet the San/Bushman and have a guided bush walk for a cultural experience and insight into these ancient people’s way of life. We learn how they work with nature and manage the renewable resources found in their natural surroundings without damaging the fragile balance found in this ecosystem. Something we can all learn from. Your support of this ecotourism venture gives the San/Bushman a sustainable income and helps keep their culture alive.
Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike.

Accommodation: Ghanzi Trailblazers - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
WIFI: No

Day 13: Ghanzi - Maun
Distance travelled: +/-280 km
Approx driving time: 5,5 Hours


Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native dwellings. Although officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town to a community that has distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe antelope can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle. Since Maun's founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living 'Wild West' town helping the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Maun today is a thriving tourist town famous for its donkey population and to a lesser extent, goats. These animals can be seen standing around town as they are used by local traders and farmers alike to transport their wares to sell on the curb side.

Note: If time allows, we have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, either this afternoon or on day 15 on our return from the Delta excursion

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 14: Maun - Okavango Delta
Distance travelled: 50 km
Approx driving time: transfer 2 hours


Leaving the campsite in Maun we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta by an open 4x4 truck to the mokoro station. Here we will be introduced to the local Tswana Polers that will be guiding us on this expedition. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of resident wildlife and a variety of birds, to our tented camp from which we can explore the area on a walking safari.  The Okavango is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana that offers a perfect habitat for the many species of wildlife that roam here freely. The Okavango River rises in Angola (farther to the north) and flows south dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to form an intricate floodplain of channels and which spreads out into a broad flat inland delta - the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy the afternoon wilderness experience and overnight listening to the sounds of the African night - an unforgettable experience!

Accommodation: Elephant Camp - Twin share pre-erected tents with en-suite facilities (basic-style bucket shower & toilet)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 15: Okavango Delta - Maun
Distance travelled: 50 km
Approx driving time: transfer 2 hours


This morning we take an easy paced mokoro ride out of the Okavango Delta back to the polers station from where we will drive back to Maun, our overnight stop. We aim to get back to camp around lunch time to allow for the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. Alternatively the afternoon can be spent at leisure at the camp’s pool.

Accommodation: Delta Rain’s Sitatunga Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 16: Maun - Elephant Sands, Nata 
Distance travelled: +/- 380 km
Approx driving time:  5 Hours


Today, we make our way towards Nata travelling through a wide open wildlife corridor between the Nxai and the Makgadikgadi Pans. We stop off to see one of Africa’s most iconic trees - the Baobab along the way and arrive at the Elephant Sands Lodge during the late afternoon. The camp has no fences so all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see a variety of antelope and other wildlife during your stay at Elephant Sands. It is one of the most unique and amazing experiences to watch wild elephants and their behaviour at such close proximity.

Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 17: Elephant Sands, Nata - Kasane
Distance travelled: +/-270 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours


We make our way to the northern corner of Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. By size, it is the third largest park in the country and is the most diverse; home to elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo and abundant birdlife, including the famous African fish eagle. We take a "Fish Eagle" cruise on the Chobe River - a great opportunity to see hippo and perhaps elephant or buffalo coming to the river to bathe and drink.
The Chobe River is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The flood plains are the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here. When in flood spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork and other waterfowl flock to the area.

Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 18: Kasane - Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Distance travelled +/-80 km
Approx driving time: 1,5 Hours


This morning we head out to explore the Chobe National Park on an open vehicle game drive where we have the opportunity to spot not only elephant that are so prolific in the park, but also lion, and different antelope species. Moving on from Kasane we take the ferry across the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers into Zambia. Zambia, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia took its name from the Zambezi River at independence in 1964. The Zambezi River is the fourth longest in Africa (after the Nile, Congo and Niger) and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. Home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, we visit Victoria Falls and try to take in the immensity of one of nature’s Wonders of the World. At various times of year, the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name "Mosi oa Tunya" - the "smoke that thunders".

We set up camp at the Waterfront campsite on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. We will give a full briefing on the various optional activities available in the area (typically these include rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises), allowing you to plan your time accordingly.

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone/Victoria Falls area are restricted to breakfasts. This allows you to take on half day or full day activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back with the group at mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the Zambezi River and offers a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US$15 -$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy these few days at your own leisure. Alternatively, take a taxi into Livingstone to try local fare.

Accommodation: Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 19: Livingstone
We have a free day in Livingstone today to explore the town, pop over to neighbouring Zimbabwe or enjoy the many optional activities on offer such as rafting, bungy jumping, river cruises, flights over the falls, just to name a few.

Please note that some group members may be finishing their tour in Livingstone today.

Accommodation: Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 20: Livingstone
Spend your leisure day in Livingstone exploring the activities, town and markets or simply relax poolside at the Waterfront. The perfect time to catch up on your social media and share your experiences before heading off into the East Africa part of your holiday in the morning.

Accommodation: Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast
WIFI: Yes

Day 21: Livingstone - Lusaka
Distance Travelled: +/- 450 km
Approx driving time: 9 Hours


Relaxed and revitalized from the wonderful stay in Livingstone, we head through lush country and small villages to Lusaka, Zambia’s Capital city. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city with approx 1.7 million people and is located on the southern plateau at an elevation of 1300m with four main highways running north, south, east and west to different parts of Africa. This city is the commercial hub as well as the centre for the government. Our campsite for the evening is set in a tranquil and relaxing setting on a farm.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Livingstone today.

Accommodation: Eureka Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 22: Lusaka - Chipata
Distance Travelled: +/- 600 km
Approx driving time: 12 Hours


We leave early and take the Great Eastern Road through lush countryside and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to Chipata. Chipata formally named Fort Jamerson has a population of approx 98,000, and is the capital of the Eastern province of Zambia. This unique town has colourful fruit and vegetable markets and an unexpected amount of ornate mosques due to its large Indian community.

Accommodation: Mama Rula Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 23: Chipata - South Luangwa National Park
Distance Travelled: +/- 180 km
Approx driving time: 3,5 Hours


Today we head to the South Luangwa National Park, which is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species inhabiting the area. Hippo’s, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffe with many other species flourish in the 20,000 sq miles of savannah woodland watered by this 500 mile-long river. The river itself is the most intact and unaltered major river system in Africa and covers 9059 km2. The changing seasons add to the Park’s richness, ranging from; dry, bare bushveld in the winter, to lush green lands in the summer months. On arrival we set up camp and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities from walking safaris and village walks. 

Accommodation: Wildlife Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 24: South Luangwa National Park
Relax around the pools edge, which is the best place to be in the hot hours of the day. Later that afternoon we embark on an open vehicle game drive with a local ranger along the river’s edge to see the abundance of animal and birdlife inhabiting the area.  Your tour includes one guided game drive during our stay. Additional walks and drives can be booked on arrival.

Accommodation: Wildlife Camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 25: South Luangwa National Park - Kande Beach, Malawi
Distance Travelled: +/- 420 km
Approx driving time: 8 Hours


Leaving Zambia behind, we cross the border to Malawi. Lake Malawi formerly ‘Lake Nyasa’, covers almost a fifth of the country’s area and provides the source of livelihood for many of the Malawian people. Fishermen, fish traders, canoe and net makers all ply their trade, and a common sight is that of a fisherman in his Bwato, (dugout canoe made from hollowed out tree trunk) fishing on the lake at the break of day or with lanterns by night

The lake also has the highest number of endemic freshwater fish species of any in the world and attracts divers globally to seek out the many colourful Cichlid species. We arrive at camp on the lake’s shore in the afternoon and have the rest of the day to swim and explore the beach and surrounding area.

Note: Although it is our intention to adhere to the campsites described, a certain amount of flexibility is built into our time in Malawi and the crew may make alterations to the published itinerary. Please therefore treat the Malawi section of the dossier as a guideline only.

Accommodation: Kande Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 26: Kande Beach
Today you’ll have some free time to try some of the water sports available including diving and snorkelling, take a horse ride along the beach or simply relax and enjoy the warm fresh waters of Lake Malawi. There is the opportunity to meet the local people, generally known as amongst the friendliest in Africa, to gain insight into their way of life on an optional guided Village Walk, or you can simply head out and explore the lakeside, craft market and meet some of the locals.

Accommodation: Kande Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 27: Kande Beach - Chitimba Beach
Distance Travelled: +/- 240 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours

Taking a nice scenic drive through rubber plantations to Mzuzu - the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi, where we stop for a short while to grab supplies and check out the markets before arriving to Chitimba Beach where time is at leisure in the afternoon and evening to enjoy the picturesque Lake Malawi.

Accommodation: Chitimba Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 28: Chitimba Beach
Relax on the beach, take a leisurely village walk or do the full day trip to Manchewe Falls where after 11km of hiking you can cool off in a natural bath. The surrounding hills are home to the Livingstonia Mission where David Livingstone worked from for a time while staying in Malawi. The views from here are simply magnificent and well worth the effort of hiking to. For those staying at the campsite, there is a local craft market where you can enjoy learning the ins and outs of the game of Bao, haggle for some souvenirs or enjoy a relaxing day admiring the shimmering waters on the beach.

Accommodation: Chitimba Beach - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 29: Chitimba Beach - Iringa, Tanzania
Distance Travelled: +/- 550 km
Approx driving time: 11 Hours


Leaving Chitimba Beach, we travel the short distance north to cross the border into Tanzania. We steadily climb in altitude through Tanzania's Southern Highlands all the way to Kisolanza Farm House. This farm is at an altitude of 1600m ensuring a pleasant fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas of Tanzania. Home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years, Kisolanza remains a working farm providing organic meat (beef, lamb and chicken) and vegetables to the surrounding markets as well as further afield in Dar es Salaam. This farmhouse is famous for their hot showers, chocolate brownies and hot chocolate that can be bought at their quaint candlelit bar.

Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm House - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 30: Iringa - Dar es Salaam
Distance Travelled: +/- 500 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


We continue towards the Indian Ocean coast and the port city of Dar es Salaam (‘Haven of Peace’). This route runs through the Mikumi National Park and we may, with luck, spot forest elephant or giraffe feeding near the side of the road. "Dar" is Tanzania's hub of commerce and industry - a hot, humid and bustling seaport city of high rises, colourful markets and Arab influenced architecture on the coast accessing one of the most important sea routes on earth (with an interesting history too). To a majority of travellers, this city is the port of call to the more exotic Zanzibar and the remaining of the Archipelago islands. We set up camp at our campsite on the beach just outside of the city centre, usually having time to browse curio markets - best known for ebony wood - and prepare for our trip to Zanzibar.

Accommodation: Kipepeo Village - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 31: Zanzibar Island
Distance Travelled: Ferry crossing

Evocative and exotic, Zanzibar conjures up images of idyllic, sandy, palm fringe beaches; romantic winding cobbled alleys and lush tropical forests. You will find all of these here - and an intriguing history. Zanzibar was the base of the great 19th century explorers such as John Hanning Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone and once was a major trading centre of spices. Indeed the spice trade is centuries old: Zanzibaris have traded with the people of the Arabian peninsula for generations, plying the ocean in simple dhow sailboats relying on the annual trade winds for passage. The Arab influence is evident in the architecture and diverse street stall offerings of the capital, Stone Town This influence can be seen right along the Eastern coast - the Swahili language itself is a result of the mixing of Arab and African languages and cultures over many centuries.

Zanzibar's other history is not romantic. The island was also a staging post for slaves bought from the African interior being held before shipping to slave owners in the Middle East. You can still see the places where these men and woman were held - and even a short visit is enough to convey the appalling conditions they had to endure.

Our time on the island over the next 4 nights is not structured and your time is at leisure. Perhaps the best way to see Stone Town is on foot: explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets, cloths, wooden carvings, visit mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices are grown in plantations nearby and you can take day tours to visit some and have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents experienced. If it’s white sand, sparkling ocean and hot sun you prefer – head to the northern beaches and enjoy the Indian Ocean at its best. Try snorkelling and diving, indulge in some sumptuous seafood, or simply relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and a good book.

Note: As we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation and breakfast on Zanzibar are included in the tour price, but for the sake of flexibility other meals are left for your own account. Typically, we spend one night in Stone Town and the next three nights in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your tour leader will be available to assist if you if you have any questions or need activities arranged.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Dar es Salaam today.

Accommodation: Stone Town - Safari Lodge or similar - twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
WIFI: No

Day 32: Zanzibar Island
Enjoy free time on Zanzibar and transfer to the northern beaches from Stone Town. Relax on the sun kissed beaches of Kendwa, northwest part of the island, take an optional diving trip to the rich colourful reefs or grab a snorkel and goggles to explore these from above

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Dar Es Salaam.  Both old and new are invited to join in any group outings

Accommodation: Kendwa Northern beaches - Sunset Bungalows or similar - twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
WIFI: No

Day 33: Zanzibar Island
Browse markets or enjoy hanging in a hammock with a cocktail and a good book. The beach is a great place to catch up with the locals who will pass by selling their wares, offering henna tattoos and inexpensive massages. Round the day off with a sunset dhow cruise or chilling to the tunes from the nearby beach bars.

Accommodation: Kendwa Northern beaches - Sunset Bungalows or similar - twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
WIFI: No

Day 34: Zanzibar Island
Adjusting to the lazy ways of the northern beaches is easy to do in such picturesque surroundings. Enjoy your last day on the island swimming in the warm ocean, snorkelling in the crystal turquoise waters and enjoy time at leisure in this tropical haven.

Accommodation: Kendwa Northern beaches - Sunset Bungalows or similar - twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast is included with hotel accommodation
WIFI: No

Day 35: Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam
Distance Travelled: Ferry crossing

We have the morning to do any last minute shopping or enjoy one last swim before catching the ferry back to the African mainland to Dar es Salaam where our tour ends.

Accommodation: none
Meals included: Breakfast
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ADVENTURE PASS
Das Local Payment beinhaltet das Ausflugspaket und ist optional buchbar. Die Tourbuchung ist auch ohne Adventure Pass möglich. Auf Wunsch kannst du den Betrag für den Adventure Pass (USD 520) auch vorab zusammen mit der Tour bezahlen.

Folgende Ausflüge sind im Adventure Pass enthalten:
- Kapstadt Township Tour
- Sossusvlei 4x4 Transfer
- Exkursion ins Okavango Delta (2 Tage)
- Chobe Nationalpark: Bootstour und Pirschfahrt
- Pirschfahrt im South Luangwa Nationalpark

FAHRZEUG & AUSRÜSTUNG
Die Overlandtrucks sind speziell für die Straßenverhältnisse in Afrika entworfen und von robuster Bauart. Die Trucks sind mit großen Fenstern und 24 vorwärts ausgerichteten Sitzen ausgestattet, so dass Sie nichts von der atemberaubenden Landschaft oder den Tieren verpassen. Die Trucks verfügen weiterhin über Tische, Steckdosen zum Anschließen und Aufladen von Laptops, Kameras und MP3-Playern, Gefrierschrank, Wassertank, Bibliothek, Spiele, I-pod Anschluss und private Schließfächer mit 70-Liter Volumen. Die Campingausrüstung umfasst Campingstühle mit Rückenlehne, Campingtische, eine umfangreiche Küchenausstattung sowie große Kuppelzelte und komfortable Schaumstoffmatten.

TOURBESPRECHUNG
Das Vortreffen findet am Abend VOR dem Tourbeginn um 18 Uhr im Tourhotel in Kapstadt statt. Bitte plant eure Ankunft mindestens einen Tag vor Beginn der Tour in Kapstadt. Die Abfahrt in Kapstadt ist am Tag 1 um 07:00 Uhr morgens.

VARIANTE
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