Beach, Bush & Ramble Kenia · Tansania · Simbabwe u. a.

Beach, Bush & Ramble

  • Pirschfahrten im Krüger Nationalpark
  • Traumhaftes Bazaruto Archipel bei einer Dhow Safari entdecken
  • Schnorchel bei der Insel Magaruque und die tropische Unterwasserwelt erkunden
  • Pirschfahrt im Matobo Nationalpark
  • Besuch der Great Zimbabwe Ruinen
  • Tierwelt des Hwange Nationalpark erleben
  • Beeindruckende Victoria Wasserfälle
  • Pirschfahrt im South Luangwa Nationalpark
  • Gewürzinsel Sansibar
  • Besuch eines Maasai Dorfes
  • Tierbeobachtungen im Serengeti Nationalpark
  • Pirschfahrt im einzigartigen Ngorongoro Krater
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36 Tage Kenia · Tansania · Simbabwe · Südafrika · Malawi · Sambia · Mosambik

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Diese aufregende Afrika Overlandtour bietet dir einen Einblick in die faszinierenden Regionen des südöstlichen Afrika. Unsere einzigartige Strecke ist sorgfältig geplant worden, um dir während dieser 5-wöchigen Campingtour das Maxmium an Erlebnissen bieten zu können, mit denen dieser unglaubliche Kontinent aufwartet. Wir erkunden während unserer Reise im Overland-Truck eine Vielzahl von Gebieten wie die traumhafte Küstenregion und die Strände von Mosambik und Sansibar, die weiten Landschaften des grandiosen Hwange Nationalparks, den Tierreichtum des Krüger und des South Luangwa Nationalparks, die donnernden Victoria Falls, den majestätischen Ngorongoro Krater und die legendäre Serengeti - diese vielfältige Abenteuertour wird für dich zu einem unvergesslicher Erlebnis werden. Erlebe den Zauber Afrikas auf dieser Tour von Johannesburg nach Nairobi, die wahrscheinlich den Wunsch aufkommen lässt, noch mehr von diesem dynamischen und vielfältigen Kontinent entdecken zu wollen!

1. Tag: Johannesburg - Hazyview
2. Tag: Hazyview - Krüger Nationalpark
3. Tag: Krüger NP - Xai Xai
4. Tag: Xai Xai - Inhambane
5. Tag: Inhambane
6. Tag: Inhambabe - Vilanculos
7. Tag: Vilanculos
8. Tag: Vilanculos - Bandula Area
9. Tag: Bandula Area - Masvingo
10. Tag: Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruinen - Bulawayo
11 Tag: Bulawayo - Matobo Nationalpark
12 Tag: Matobo NP - Hwange Nationalpark
13. Tag: Hwange NP - Victoria Falls
14. Tag: Victoria Falls - Livingstone
15. Tag: Livingstone
16. Tag: Livingstone - Lusaka
17. Tag: Lusaka - Chipata
18. Tag: Chipata - South Luangwa NP
19. Tag: South Luangwa Nationalpark
20. Tag: South Luangwa NP - Kande (Malawi)
21. Tag: Kande Beach
22. Tag: Kande Beach - Chitimba Beach
23. Tag: Chitimba Beach
24. Tag: Chitimba Beach - Iringa (Tansania)
25. Tag: Iringa - Dar es Salaam
26.-29. Tag: Zanzibar Island
30. Tag: Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam
31. Tag: Dar es Salaam - Marangu
32. Tag: Marangu - Arusha
33. Tag: Arusha - Serengeti NP
34. Tag: Ngorongoro Krater
35. Tag: Ngorongoro Krater - Arusha
36. Tag: Arusha - 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, Dhow Safari in Vilankulos mit Schnorcheln auf der Insel Magaruque im Bazaruto Archipel, geführte Tour durch die Great Zimbabwe Ruinen, Matopos Nationalpark: Pirschfahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug mit lokalem Guide, Hwange Nationalpark: Pirschfahrt im offenen Safarifahrzeug 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

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

31x 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

35x Frühstück
27x Mittagessen
27x 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, Dhow

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

MOZAMBIQUE
Inhambane
- Scuba Diving US$70-110
- Snorkelling trips US$30
- Quad biking US$45
- Deep Sea Fishing US$140

Vilanculos
- Scuba Diving from US$150
- Horse riding US$ 55
- Kayak US$20
- Island tours from US$60
- Windsurfing US$ 40

ZIMBABWE
Matobos Nationalpark
- Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

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
Day 1: Johannesburg - Hazyview
Distance travelled: +/-410 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 Kruger National Park and spend the night outside the reserve. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form the 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 ‘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 immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire to learn more about these fascinating people.

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 lead by a local expert guide and get 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: Kruger National Park - Xai Xai
Distance travelled: 410 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours

Today, we leave the Greater Kruger area and cross picturesque landscapes to the Mozambique border. 

Note: Border formalities entering Mozambique can be time consuming. We may be held here for several hours while the paperwork is completed. Your patience at such times and is greatly appreciated. Officials will work in their own time and we find the best way to proceed is to let them work at their own pace and wait patiently. Your tour leader will do most of the work but he (she) will be grateful for your understanding if things seem to be taking longer than they should.
Once formalities are complete we make our way to Xai Xai for our first night along the tropical coast. You’ll immediately notice the pace of the tour change in Mozambique. Travelling is generally slower and road conditions more demanding making for an excellent opportunity to take in the surrounding scenery and village life. Campsites are not as well appointed but compensate with amazing location and views. Towns and shops have fewer goods or less variety so it’s essential to pack must-have items before arrival to Mozambique. While this can sometimes be frustrating most travellers find they’ve settled into the surroundings and realise  this one of the more appealing and attractive aspects of their overland tour. Overlanding is an adventurous type of travel and these are not ‘conventional’ holidays. We are sure you will enjoy Mozambique but do try to warn you not to expect things to be the same as elsewhere in Southern Africa.

The town of Xai Xai is the capital of Gaza Province and is situated on the banks of the Limpopo River. The Limpopo flows to the south of town in a wide, fertile plain where the main crop is rice. Our accommodation is on the stretch of the beach near the coral reef (which runs parallel to the shore). We spend the night lulled by the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze as we unwind from our day.

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

Day 4: Xai Xai - Inhambane
Distance travelled:  +/- 300 km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours


Today we travel along this dramatic scenic coast via Inhambane to Tofo where we will spend the next 2 nights. Tofo is a small beach town with lovely open beaches, where the pace of life slows allowing you to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are many activities on offer such as horse riding, snorkelling and scuba diving. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabit the coastline all year round but are in larger numbers in the summer months (November to March).  Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. The natural vegetation of the coastal plain is dune forest, but this has largely been replaced by coconut palms, planted by the Portuguese and local Bitonga people to supply the thriving copra trade. There are some exciting bars and restaurants in the area - sample the local seafood, the area is famous for it - and the local beer (called "2M") or else simply relax and enjoy a good read. 

Accommodation: Fatima’s Nest or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 1
WIFI: Yes

Day 5: Inhambane
Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy the local tropical beaches and the many activities on offer. Nearby Inhambane has a rich history and offers a great opportunity to go out and explore the old city. Climb the ladder at the Cathedral of our lady of Conception Inhambane for fantastic 360 degree views of the surrounds. The local markets are also a highlight with fresh fish, seafood and farm produce on sale. You’ll soon see the mix of Arabic and African cultures that create a vibrant, eclectic style of its own.

If the delights of the ocean are your forte, then head out and explore the reefs and colourful marine life found in this warm watery haven.

Accommodation: Fatima’s Nest or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 6: Inhambane - Vilanculos
Distance travelled: +/- 320 km
Approx driving time: 6 Hours


Leaving Inhambane we take the scenic coastal route arriving at Vilankulo (or Vilanculos), some 500km south of Beira and the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, the town itself is only 5km long yet hosts numerous activities, and has a lively atmosphere and friendly people. The evening is at leisure to enjoy the town and nightlife.

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

Day 7: Vilanculos
This morning we take a dhow boat safari to Magaruque Island, the third Island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy the island at leisure, snorkelling, swimming, walking, hike to the ruins of a 19 Century fort or simply enjoy lazing on the beach. A delicious seafood lunch will be served under the shady palm fringes. Basic snorkeling equipment and the park fees are included, allowing you to enjoy your day in full.  With its powdery-white, long stretched beaches, coconut fringed palms, crystal turquoise waters, and superb all-year round temperate climate this place is perfect to relax and unwind and watch the world go by.

Accommodation: Baobab Beach or similar - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch,
WIFI: Yes

Day 8: Vilanculos - Bandula Area
Distance travelled:  +/- 510 km
Approx driving time: 10 Hours


Today we leave the coast and head back inland where we stop for the night in the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam. Our campsite is located within a 550-hectare conservancy. The dam is a favourite for bass fishing where a catch and release program ensures the fish are conserved and can continue to grow in number. There is also a local environmental centre that aims to educate the local school children in the importance of conserving the local fauna and flora.

We set up camp close to the dam and enjoy our last night in Mozambique before we cross the border into neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Accommodation: Casa Msika Lodge or similar - Camping twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: No

Day 9: Bandula Area - Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Distance travelled: +/- 380 km
Approx driving time: 7 Hours


We depart early in the morning and cross the border into Zimbabwe and if time allows stop at the spectacular Birchenough Bridge (named after Sir Henry Birchenough). The bridge spans the Save River on its 400 km journey through Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is one of many scenic features of eastern Zimbabwe. We then make our way to Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Dating back to 1200 AD this was once the home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area holds special significance to the country which took its name. Legend says this was the city where the Queen of Sheba resided and
archaeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post.

We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure with a resident guide who will explain the significance, history and culture of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous and spiritual African sunset with spectacular views of the surrounds

Accommodation: Norma Jean’s Resort - Camping twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WIFI: Yes

Day 10: Masvingo - Great Zimbabwe Ruins - Bulawayo
Distance travelled: +/-430 km
Approx. driving time: 8 Hours


Departing Masvingo, we drive to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city where we stop for supplies before heading to the Matobo area and our campsite nestled at the foot of the impressive rock kopje’s. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the surrounds at leisure. A wide array of handicrafts and artwork are on display here made by skilful local craftsmen and women.

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

Day 11: Bulawayo - Matobo National Park
Approx. driving time: Half day

We explore the Matobo National Park on our half day guided tour. 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. The reserve also has a large concentration of the Black and White Rhino and providing it’s safe to do so our guides will lead us on foot to search for these magnificent animals. Approaching these massive beasts is a heart racing, breathtaking and memorable experience. At such times it may be comforting to remember that rhinos are herbivores. The park also has a dense population of leopard and black eagle and we hope to catch sight of either (or both) these creatures. We also keep a look out for giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope and buck species.

Note: There is an option to upgrade to a full day Matobo tour to include various historical sites. The prices is listed in the optional excursions and can be arranged with your crew on the day.

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

Day 12: Matobo National Park - Hwange National Park
Distance travelled: +/- 330 km
Approx. driving time: 7 Hours

   
Today we leave the picturesque Matopos area and head for the world famous Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe’s largest and best known park, and was (in the early 19th century) the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi.  In 1929 it was set aside as a National Park for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s peoples. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq km and is particularly known for its elephant but contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s “Big 5" (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena and abundant bird archaeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post.

We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure with a resident guide who will explain the significance, history and culture of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous and spiritual African sunset with spectacular views of the surrounds

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

Day 13: Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Distance travelled: +/- 230 km
Approx driving time:  3 Hours

Leaving the wilderness of the Hwange National park, we make our way to Victoria Falls, where we have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular ‘Falls’ themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for best white river rafting with its many challenging as well as novice rapids. After our visit to the falls there are many optional activities to do and you will have the opportunity to enjoy these at leisure. The David Livingstone museum is easily accessible and provides an in-depth historical insight, including information on the discovery of the falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From game walks, helicopter flips or jet boating to name a few, Victoria Falls will capture and fulfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit. 

Note: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Victoria Falls area are at your own discretion. This allows you to take on activities (some of which include lunch) without having to be back with the group mealtimes. The towns cafés and restaurants offer a good selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks (allow US$15-$30 per meal). Relax and enjoy at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Vic Falls Rest Camp- Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included Breakfast
WIFI: No

Day 14: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) - Livingstone (Zambia)
Distance travelled: +/- 10 km
Approx driving time:  1 Hours


Today we will be transferred across the border into Livingstone to meet the new group and tour leader. Your camp is on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. Once you settle in, today is a day at leisure to enjoy the huge array of activities available in this beautiful and exciting part of Africa (typically these include rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights, river cruises). See our list of optional activities below for more details.

Note: A transfer across the border will be arranged. Please confirm times with your current tour leader to meet your group in Zambia to start your East African Adventure tour. You will attend a pre departure meeting tonight with your new group.

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

Accommodation: Waterfront - Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included Breakfast
WIFI: No

Day 15: Livingstone
Today is yours at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities on offer in the area.

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

Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: Arusha - Nairobi, Kenya
Distance Travelled: +/- 270 km
Approx driving time: 6 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.

Accommodation: none
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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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 1120) auch vorab zusammen mit der Tour bezahlen.

Folgende Ausflüge sind im Adventure Pass enthalten:
- Pirschfahrt im Matobo Nationalpark
- Pirschfahrt im Hwange Nationalpark
- Pirschfahrt im South Luangwa Nationalpark
- Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari (3 Tage)

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 um 07:00 Uhr morgens.