Rivers, Lakes & Mountains Kenia · Tansania · Uganda u. a.

Rivers, Lakes & Mountains

  • Intensive Overlandtour von Südafrika bis nach Uganda
  • Krüger Nationalpark Pirschfahrten
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Hwange Nationalpark
  • Antelope Park Private Game Reserve
  • Livingstone & Victoria Wasserfälle
  • South Luangwa Nationalpark
  • Lusaka
  • Lake Malawi
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Zanzibar Island
  • Möglichkeit zur Safari in die Serengeti & dem Ngorongoro Krater (optional)
  • Besuch eines Massai-Dorfes
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Nairobi
  • Wildbeobachungsfahrt im Lake Nakuru NP
  • Schimpansen Trekking im Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
  • Begegnung mit den majestätischen Berggorillas im Bwindi Nationalpark in Uganda
  • Gorilla Permit bereits im Tourpreis inklusive
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44 Tage Kenia · Tansania · Uganda · Simbabwe · Südafrika · Malawi · Sambia

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Diese Overland-Tour lässt das Herz jedes Afrika-Liebhabers höher schlagen. Erlebe die berühmten Berggorillas in Uganda aus nächster Nähe, entdecken den Tierreichtum der Wildparks in Tansania, Simbabwe und Südafrika, entspanne an den traumhaften Stränden der Insel Sansibar und am Ufer des paradiesischen Malawi Sees. Die imposanten Victoria Fälle, der weltberühmte Krüger Nationalpark und die natürliche Schönheit des Hwange Nationalparks sorgen auf dieser abwechslungsreichen Campingsafari für eine unvergessliche Erfahrung. Diese Tour kombiniert zahlreiche Möglichkeiten die "Big Five" zu erleben mit den traumhaften Landschaften Afrikas - all das macht diese Afrika-Reise zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis!

1. Tag: Johannesburg - Hazyview - Krüger Nationalpark
2. Tag: Krüger Nationalpark
3. Tag: Hazyview - Tshipise
4. Tag: Tshipise - Matopos NP
5. Tag: Matopos Nationalpark
6. Tag: Bulawayo - Livingstone
7. Tag: Livingstone
8. Tag: Livingstone
9. Tag: Livingstone - Lusaka
10. Tag: Lusaka - Chipata
11. Tag: Chipata - South Luangwa NP
12. Tag: South Luangwa Nationalpark
13. Tag: South Luangwa NP - Kande
14. Tag: Kande Beach / Lake Malawi
15. Tag: Kande Beach - Chitimba Beach
16. Tag: Chitimba Beach
17. Tag: Chitimba Beach - Iringa
18. Tag: Iringa - Dar es Salaam
19.-22. Tag: Sansibar
23. Tag: Sansibar - Dar es Salaam
24. Tag: Dar es Salaam - Marangu
25. Tag: Marangu - Arusha
26. Tag: Arusha - Serengeti Nationalpark
27. Tag: Ngorongoro Krater
28. Tag: Ngorongoro Krater - Arusha
29. Tag: Arusha - Nairobi
30. Tag: Nairobi
31. Tag: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru NP
32. Tag: Lake Nakuru - Eldoret
33. Tag: Eldoret - Kampala
34. Tag: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth NP
35. Tag: Queen Elizabeth NP
36. Tag: Queen Elizabeth NP - Lake Bunyonyi
37.-38. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi / Gorilla Trek
39. Tag: Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala
40. Tag: Kampala - Jinja4
41.-42. Tag: Jinja
43. Tag: Jinja - Eldoret
44. Tag: Eldoret - Nairobi

Leistungen enthalten

Afrika Overlandtour lt. Programm, Transport im voll ausgerüsteten Overlandtruck, komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack), Aktivitäten und Ausflüge wie beschrieben: Pirschfahrten im Krüger Nationalpark im offenen Safari-Fahrzeug mit lokalem Guide, Shangaan Cultural Evening, Matopos Nationalpark: Pirschfahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug und Wilderness Walk mit lokalem Guide, Victoria Falls Eintrittsgebühr, Pirschfahrt im South Luangwa Nationalpark, Fährüberfahrt zur/von der Insel Sansibar, Unterkunft auf der Insel Sansibar, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Krater Safari, Masai Village Walk, Pirschfahrt im Lake Nukuru Nationalpark, Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark, Transfer zum Ausgangspunkt für das Gorilla Tracking, 1x Permit für das Gorilla Tracking, 1x Permit für das Schimpansen-Trekking

Leistungen nicht enthalten

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

Unterbringung

39x Camping
4x Hotel / Gästehaus auf Sansibar (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

41x Frühstück
33x Mittagessen
33x 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

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

JOHANNESBURG
"Moafrika Lodge"
Verpflegung: Frühstück
Doppelzimmer: 37 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 55 EUR p.P.
Dorm (Mehrbettzimmer) 25 EUR p.P.

Im Zimmerpreis der Moafrika Lodge ist der Transfer ab Johannesburg Flughafen INKLUSIVE!

NAIROBI
"Boulevard Hotel"
Doppelzimmer: 60 EUR p.P.
Einzelzimmer: 90 EUR

Flughafentransfer

Nairobi:
37 Euro p.P.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

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:
Serengeti
- Serengeti Balloon Flight from US$550

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

KENIA
Nairobi:
- Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage US$105
- Giraffe Centre US$10
- Karen Blixen Museum US$20

UGANDA:
Lake Bunyoni:
- Island boat trips US$25 - US80
- Village walk US5
- Traditional dance US$30
- Bird watching US$5
- Canoe hire US$5

Jinja:
- Bungee Jumping US$110
- Quad biking US$80
- White water rafting US135
- Community School Project US$40
- Nile Cruise From US$25
- Nile sup from US$20
- Kayak from US$20
- Fishing trips from US$60
- Mountain biking from US$30
Day 1: Johannesburg - Hazyview - Kruger National Park
Distance travelled: +/-390 km
Approx driving time: 7 Hours


From Johannesburg - South Africa’s commercial capital - we travel via the panoramic region of Mpumalanga with its beautiful scenery and dramatic escarpment views, to South Africa’s famed national park - Kruger. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the famed "Big Five", almost every major African mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees.
This evening we enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire.

Accommodation: Hotel Numbi - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 2: Hazyview - Kruger National Park
Approx driving time: Full day with game drives

Waking at sunrise, we board our open 4x4 safari vehicles ready for our full day game drive. Kruger is home to over 505 species of birds, 148 species of mammals and many reptiles which we enthusiastically search for during the morning and afternoon. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to understand why it is held in such high esteem amongst explorers from all over the world who visit this park. We take a well-deserved lunch break en-route before game driving out of the park to our accommodation for the night.

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

Day 3: Hazyview, Greater Kruger - Tshipise, South Africa
Distance Travelled: +/-400 km
Approx driving time: 7 Hours


Leaving Greater Kruger we travel north through South Africa’s lush countryside to Tshipise, a town situated in the northern Limpopo province. Our campsite is located at Forever Resorts at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve. There are hot springs in the resort offering a variety of swimming pools to enjoy. The area is  surrounded by dense woodland comprising of Mopani, Red Bushwillow, Jakkalsbessie trees - and the third largest Baobab tree in South Africa.

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

Day 4: Tshipise - Matobos, Zimbabwe
Distance travelled: 400 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours

After a refreshing night’s sleep we make our way across the border to Zimbabwe and on to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. Our campsite is located 5 km outside Bulawayo and surrounded by grassy trees and fishponds. The area is revered as a historical, geological and natural heritage site which we will have a chance to explore fully tomorrow.

Accommodation: Burke's Paradise Campsite - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Matobos
Approx driving time: Game Drive & Wilderness Walk - half day

Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo and knowledgeable guides will take us to this very impressive park. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and, provided conditions are right, our guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places in search of these magnificent animals. The park also has the densest population of leopard and black eagle in the world and we keep our eyes peeled high and low for these creatures. The hills are also home to the grave site of Cecil John Rhodes who chose this as his burial place owing to the intense natural beauty and startling views from the hills. His grave can be visited at World’s View - a place of continual debate owing to his involvement in claiming the land and its people for Queen & Country in colonial times.

Accommodation: Burke's Paradise Campsite - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Activities: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

Day 6: Bulawayo - Livingstone, Zambia
Distance travelled: +/- 450 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


Moving on from Bulawayo we continue north, and pass through the town of Victoria Falls, before crossing the border into Zambia, We travel the short distance to the Waterfront Resort campsite a few kilometres from Livingstone. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Waterfront has a restaurant and small deck/terrace overlooking the river, and is a base and booking point for the numerous optional activities available in the area. Staff will give a full briefing on what can be booked (typically including rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises). Choose your activity at leisure, if time allows or else simply relax and enjoy the mighty Zambezi as it flows past your vantage point.

But whatever you do, don’t leave Africa without seeing the Victoria Falls themselves! A visit to the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park is included in your tour - be sure not to miss it - at over a mile wide and some 100 metres deep the Falls at high water form the largest curtain of falling water in the world with spray visible from 20 kilometres away (hence the local name Mosi Oa Tunya , or "smoke that thunders"). At low water the Zambezi dries so much that it is possible to walk out onto the river bed itself!

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

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

Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: Dar es Salaam - 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 and onwards to our campsite on the coast for the evening.

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

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

Day 24: Dar es Salaam - Marangu
Distance Travelled: +/- 570 km
Approx driving time: 9 Hours

Departing early from Dar es Salaam, we head north past the Usambara and Pare Mountains in the Eastern Arc Mountain Range to Marangu, nestled at the base of the famed Kilimanjaro. The camp takes its name from the surrounding area. "Marangu" means "full of water" in the local Chagga language, and the lush green surroundings demonstrate the truth of this. If weather is clear we will gain a view of the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain (5895m).

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

Day 25: Marangu - Arusha
Distance Travelled: +/- 120 km
Approx driving time: 2,5 Hours


We drive past the town of Moshi and eventually reach Arusha; a city situated exactly mid way between Cape Town and Cairo. This is Tanzania's "safari capital", a city of some 2 million people, a bustling melting pot of markets, vehicles and people – all nestling in the shadow of the brooding Mt Meru (4556 m). With time to explore town we head out to our camp just outside the city at the edge of the Masai plains.

This afternoon we enjoy a walk to one of the local Masai villages, a local school and clinic, a small but highly interesting Masai museum, and the snake enclosure at the Meserani Snake Park.

It is from here that we prepare for our two night/three day excursion to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 26: Arusha - Serengeti National Park
Distance Travelled: +/- 250 km
Approx driving time: Full day including game drives


This morning we transfer to smaller more "game park friendly" vehicles and drive west across the Great Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbo ("mosquito creek") and enter the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. We pass into the park and drive around the Crater's rim and down onto the Serengeti plains. Green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry, this is home to an enormous variety of grazing animals, predators, and birdlife. Flatter and larger than the Masai Mara the Serengeti is simply huge - indeed the name derives from the Masai word Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever". We game drive to our designated (but unfenced) campsite for the evening where lion and hyena roam nearby for an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation: Serengeti National Park: Bush Camp - Camping in twin share tents with basic shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 27: Ngorongoro Crater
We drive out of the plains, game driving en route, and after lunch ascend the outer wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. We spend the night camping on the rim (you may need a jacket; it can be cold at night due to the high altitude here), where wildlife also roams free. At 326 square kilometres in area the Ngorongoro is Africa’s largest intact caldera and a World Heritage Site. If the view from the rim (2400 metres above sea level) is spectacular, the site from the Crater floor (some 600 metres below) is equally enjoyable.

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

Day 28: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha, Meserani Snake Park
Distance Travelled: +/- 250 km
Approx driving time: Full days including morning game drive

We wake early and descend the steep dirt road of the Ngorongoro Crater for a morning of game driving in this spectacular wildlife haven. All of the major mammals are present except giraffe (which cannot manage the steep slopes leading down onto the Crater floor). After our game drive we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, pack up our camp and have lunch before retracing our steps to Arusha and our campsite at the Meserani Snake Park where we will overnight.

Accommodation:  Meserani Snake Park - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 29: Arusha - Nairobi, Kenya
Distance Travelled: +/- 270 km
Approx driving time: 7 Hours


After a last night in Tanzania, we make our way across the Masai Steppe to the Kenyan frontier. Completing formalities at Namanga border post, we drive the last stretch of road to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and to our camp for the evening.

Please note that some group members may be ending their tour in Nairobi.

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

Day 30: Nairobi
Today is free to explore the city and surrounding area and our Tour Leader can help you arrange these optional excursions locally. Popular excursions include catching a taxi into town to check out the shopping, markets, bars and restaurants; Visit the National Museum of Kenya; chow down at Carnivore – a bbq meat eater’s paradise; go on safari at Nairobi National Park; Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre or check out the Karen Blixen Museum in the nearby town of Karen. Alternatively the day is yours to simply relax and enjoy some ‘downtime’.

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

Day 31: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
Distance travelled: +/-190 km
Approx driving time: 4 Hours


We depart Nairobi early and descend into the "Great Rift Valley", an enormous cleft in the Earth’s surface stretching from the Red Sea to Madagascar but with particularly marked escarpments here in Kenya. We stop at a lookout point to take in the magnificent views. Our overnight stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, a relatively small park (by African standards) however prolific in wildlife, sited on the Great Rift Valley floor. The shallow soda lake attracts a huge variety of birdlife - especially flamingos, which may gather in such numbers that (when viewed from above) they form a strikingly pink "fringe" around the lake-shore. However Lake Nakuru is not simply a bird sanctuary, it is also home to buffalo, lion, rhino (black and white), leopard, warthog, baboon, antelope, and a variety of smaller animals. A delightful introduction to East Africa’s wildlife diversity that we search for in an afternoon game drive making use of local guides and smaller safari vehicles for a more intimate experience.

Please note that some group members may be ending or starting their tour in Nairobi.  Both old and new are invited to join in any group outings

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

Day 32: Lake Nakuru - Eldoret
Distance travelled: +/-150 km
Approx driving time: 3.5 Hours


From Nakuru we continue northwest and climb in altitude towards the town of Eldoret en route to the Ugandan frontier. We cross from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere today over the Equator, enjoy some time here learning a little about its significance and taking photos before moving onwards to Eldoret.  The name "Eldoret" is based on the Maasai word "Eldore" meaning stony river due to the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the 5th largest in Kenya and is the fastest growing with a population of approx 194,000. We camp outside of the town in a unique campsite. It is created on a hilly forest tribal land, which was once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. Preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides, commonly called Sirikwa holes, which are believed to have been roofed and occupied by the inhabitants of a bygone age.

Accommodation: Naiberi Overland camp - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 33: Eldoret - Kampala
Distance travelled: +/-400 km
Approx driving Time: 7,5 Hours


We cross into Uganda, Winston Churchill’s ‘Pearl of Africa’, a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its sheer overwhelming beauty and friendly people. Our first night we camp in the capital city Kampala, which is an attractive hilly city, bustling with roadside traders, markets and busy matatu (mini-bus taxi) stands.

Please note that some group members may be starting their tour in Kampala 

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

Day 34: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Distance travelled +/-400 km
Approx driving time: 8 Hours

From Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, across the Equator again, through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests with herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns roaming the roads and paddocks. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the local community.

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

Day 35: Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning we enter the Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in the magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa as well as Lake Edwards and Lake George. In fact Queen Elizabeth National park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals making it one of the most bio diverse national parks in the world and if we are lucky, we may get to spot these animals en route to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees. Unlike their larger cousins the mountain gorilla, chimps live mostly in the trees and so our viewing is usually peering high into the forest canopy. However the experience of seeing man’s closest relative in the wild is a memorable one.
Trekking permits are issued by the wildlife authority in groups of up to 8 people per group. Depending on our group size, we may trek on the afternoon of day 46, morning of day 47 and afternoon of day 47 or morning of day 48.

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

Day 36: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Lake Bunyonyi
Distance travelled +/- 240 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours


We leave the picturesque hills of the national park and make our way to the lush and stunning Lake Bunyonyi ("Place of many little birds"). This lake is 27 km long, 7km wide and at an elevation of 1950 metres above sea level is surrounded by undulating hills between 2200m to 2478 m high. With a depth of nearly 900m in parts this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa (the deepest being Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania). With twenty nine islands that can be visited by local boats, the lake is a great place to unwind, relax and explore on the days that we don’t trek to see the mountain gorillas.

Over the next two days the group will be split with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others relax at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer.

Lake Bunyoni
There are many activities to do here such as hiring canoes to visit some of the lakes islands, visit local tribes and villages, visit the local orphanage, bird watching and nature walks. Alternatively just relax around camp, catch up on your travel diary or postcards to home.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking
This region of Africa is home to the world’s remaining 700 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. [Occasionally we may travel into neighbouring Rwanda to trek for the gorillas.]
 
On the day of our trek we gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker. Walking in small groups we trek into the thick rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort well worthwhile. To many people the day’s trek and time with the gorillas remains their most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa. 

The usual procedure, once we have located the gorilla "family", is to squat or sit down and simply observe them for around an hour - the time set by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the national body charged with controlling and maintaining the gorillas in Uganda). Gorillas are sociable creatures, living in groups between 12 and 20 individuals, usually led by an "alpha male" (the "silverback" - so called because of the silver hair on his back which grows once the male gorilla attains maturity). Most people find that the gorillas are remarkably human-like at close quarters - particularly in the social interaction between family members and in "play" activity in which the young engage. Photography is permitted (although not with a flash and there are restrictions for those who wish to use a video camera.)

Your permit allows you one trek and gorilla viewing (time limited to one hour). However because the authorities maintain strict limits on the number of visitors allowed to view the gorillas each day we may spend several days in the area while all passengers in our group complete the trek and viewing.

Note: Depending on the availability of the chimpanzee and gorilla permits the tour itinerary may vary in day to day running order which is based on the brochure itinerary. From time to time we may have to trek on different days. If at any chance our Gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, eg Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees although we shall endeavour to advise you before departure of any significant changes to the tour itinerary. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only. This applies to day 48 - 50 of this tour.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop/ Gorilla Trek area - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 37: Lake Bunyonyi / Rest days or Gorilla trek day
If not trekking, today is free to explore the surrounding area, discover the Islands by boat on Lake Bunyonyi or relax back at camp catching up on some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop/ Gorilla Trek area - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 38: Lake Bunyonyi / Rest days or Gorilla trek day
Today is a trek day or a day at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities in Lake Bunyonyi. Whether relaxing on the shores of this deep crater lake with a good book or heading out to the village and orphanage to gain an insight into the everyday life of Ugandans in this area - you’ll no doubt wish you could stay in this beautiful part of Africa for longer. 

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop/ Gorilla Trek area - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 39: Lake Bunyonyi - Kampala
Distance travelled +/- 550 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


Leaving Lake Bunyonyi we make our way back across the Equator (stopping for a photo opportunity if we did not stop on route to Queen Elizabeth National Park) through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Lake Victoria (largest lake in Africa) to Kampala where we will overnight. Kampala is a hotspot for great food and entertainment. If time allows, take the night out and try the local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the local Ugandans.

Please note that some group members may be ending their tour in Kampala 

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

Day 40: Kampala - Jinja
Distance travelled +/- 80 km
Approx driving time: 1,5 Hours


Leaving Kampala we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja on the banks of Lake Victoria and the Nile. It was in 1862 that the British explorer John Hanning Speke recognised Lake Victoria as the ‘source of the Nile' settling a long running dispute about Africa's (and the world’s) longest river. From this modest monument the Nile begins its 4132 mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.

Our camp is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we usually have the option to try river rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. There is also the opportunity to make some difference to local children at a local school project: ‘Softpower’ is a locally run voluntary programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area to which your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome. Other activities at Jinja include mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and even bungy jumping!

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 41: Jinja
Enjoy a free day in this magical place and the many optional activities on offer. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of "white-water". Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local community or simply just relax at camp.

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 42: Jinja
Enjoy a last day on the banks of the Nile exploring the surrounding community, the town of Jinja and discover the beauty of the river Nile as you relax on its banks or indulge in the many optional activities on offer. 

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 43: Jinja - Eldoret
Distance travelled: +/- 300 km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours


After our refreshing stop at Jinja, we retrace our steps across the border to the Kenya's frontier and onwards to Eldoret, where we will camp for the evening. Tonight you can celebrate the last evening of your Gorilla Encounter with your fellow travellers and exchange stories, emails and laughter around the campfire one last time.

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

Day 44: Eldoret - Nairobi
Distance travelled: +/- 250 km
Approx driving time: 5 Hours


This morning we make our way south to the Capital city "Nairobi" where our tour ends on arrival.

Accommodation: None
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
WIFI: Yes (Nairobi accommodation)
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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 Johannesburg statt. Bitte reise daher mindestens einen Tag vor Beginn der Tour in Johannesburg an. Die Abfahrt in Johannesburg ist am Tag 1 gegen 07:00 Uhr morgens.

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