20 Days Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam Tour

From R 23800

DURATION:

20 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

DAR ES SALAAM

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOJD19

19 Days Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam Tour

An African Overland adventure combining top destinations in East and Southern Africa in order to give you the best possible experience. Starting in Johannesburg and moving straight into Botswana and up to the Okavango Delta to enjoy its winding waterways and beautiful vistas. Next it’s up into Namibia to drive along the Caprivi strip until we reach Chobe National Park. We stop off at Victoria falls before moving up to Zambia and heading towards Lake Malawi for a couple of days of relaxation on the beach. Finally, we cross over to Tanzania where our tour finishes in Dar es Salam.

The perfect African budget safari for those wanting to tick off lots of countries but have limited time.

* Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to start in Dar es Salaam and finish in Johannesburg.

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20 Days Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam Tour

Day 1

Johannesburg – Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities, we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in the small village of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive

Day 2

Kalahari Gateway – Kalahari

After breakfast, we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive, Bush walk with San guides
Included Activities: San Evening Dance Performance

Day 3

Kalahari – Maun
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta Excursions, please note that baggage restrictions apply for transfers to our camps so a small daypack or similar is advisable.
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 4

Okavango Delta
This morning we embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Okavango Delta excursion
Included Activities:

Day 5

Okavango Delta
A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional Mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 6

Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way across the border into Namibia and travel to the Caprivi Strip, part of our day is spent travelling through wildlife areas and there is always the possibility of a lucky sighting. We overnight a short distance from the Botswana border as we prepare for an exciting day of activities in the Chobe National Park tomorrow.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 7

Caprivi Region – Kasane
We enjoy our breakfast in Namibia this morning before returning to Botswana and our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The day ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Chobe National Park game drive, Chobe National Park boat cruise
Included Activities:

Day 8

Kasane – Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.
Optional Activity: Dinner at Victoria Falls, Boma Dinner Experience, Sunset Cruise, Gorge Swing, Helicopter Flights, Bungee Jump
Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
Included Activities:

Day 9

Victoria Falls
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump – Solo, White Water Rafting, Helicopter Flights, Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 10

Lusaka
Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities: View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge

Day 11

Petauke
This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 12

South Luangwa National Park
With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Textile project visit

Day 13

South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.
Optional Activity: Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa, Safari Walk (seasonal)
Activity Package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Included Activities:

Day 14

Lake Malawi – Malawi
This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 15

Northern Lake Malawi
Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 16

Lake Malawi
Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.
Optional Activity: Community Volunteering, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Snorkelling Lake Malawi
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Local Village Visit

Day 17

Lake Malawi
This morning we set aside some time for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. Home to a museum that boasts a dinosaur amongst its displays, we learn more of the rich history of both people and the natural world. We return for a final afternoon of relaxation and a final sundowner on the shores of this great lake.
Optional Activity: Community Volunteering, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Snorkelling Lake Malawi
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Museum Visit, Karonga Town

Day 18

Tanzania – Iringa
Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 19

Mikumi
This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Mikumi National Park game drive
Included Activities:

Day 20

Dar es Salaam
Today we continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam.  Dar es Salaam grew from a humble fishing village and today is one of the largest cities in Africa.  You tour comes to an end upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.
Optional Activity: Dinner
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Activity Package
Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”.  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
•    Bush walk with San guides
•    Okavango Delta excursion
•    Okavango Delta excursion
•    Chobe National Park game drive
•    Chobe National Park boat cruise
•    Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
•    Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
•    Mikumi National Park game drive

Camping – R23800 excl Activity Package

Camping Single Supplement – R630

Camping Activity Package – R9800

Accommodated – R32100 excl Activity Package

Accommodated Single Supplement – R7640

Accommodated Activity Package – R17540

Includes:

(Breakfast x 17 / Lunch x 17 / Dinner x 16) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the truck), accommodation, guides and transport

Excludes:

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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20 Days Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam Tour

R23,800.00

An African Overland adventure combining top destinations in East and Southern Africa in order to give you the best possible experience. Starting in Johannesburg and moving straight into Botswana and up to the Okavango Delta to enjoy its winding waterways and beautiful vistas. Next it’s up into Namibia to drive along the Caprivi strip until we reach Chobe National Park. We stop off at Victoria falls before moving up to Zambia and heading towards Lake Malawi for a couple of days of relaxation on the beach. Finally, we cross over to Tanzania where our tour finishes in Dar es Salam.

The perfect African budget safari for those wanting to tick off lots of countries but have limited time.

* Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to start in Dar es Salaam and finish in Johannesburg.

Product Description

Day 1

Johannesburg – Kalahari Gateway

Leaving behind the city of Johannesburg, we travel through the North-West Province to the Botswana border. After completing border formalities, we continue on the Trans-Kalahari highway to our overnight stop in the small village of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive

Day 2

Kalahari Gateway – Kalahari

After breakfast, we venture deeper into the Central Kalahari and our camp in the Ghanzi district, here we will spend time getting to know the fascinating San people. After lunch we will join our San guides for a guided walk that will introduce us to the many secrets of their survival in the Kalahari Desert. The nomadic San are hunter-gatherers that have passed down a rich knowledge of the plants and animals that play such an important part in their lifestyle. This evening we will get a first-hand experience of the San culture, well known for its rich traditions of song, dance and story-telling.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Afternoon Game Drive, Bush walk with San guides
Included Activities: San Evening Dance Performance

Day 3

Kalahari – Maun
This morning we bid farewell to the San and make our way to Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta. There will be time this afternoon for those who wish to enjoy an optional Scenic Flight over the Okavango Delta. Your guides will brief you this evening on what you will need for the upcoming Delta Excursions, please note that baggage restrictions apply for transfers to our camps so a small daypack or similar is advisable.
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 4

Okavango Delta
This morning we embark on our exploration of the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s great wilderness areas. This unique and unusual ecosystem sees the annual flood waters of the Okavango River fan out into the sands of the Kalahari Basin. The seasonality of the flood waters lends the Delta its ever changing character. While water levels may fluctuate the tranquillity of this wilderness area remains constant.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Okavango Delta excursion
Included Activities:

Day 5

Okavango Delta
A full day is set aside to enjoy the activities on offer in the Delta, while the programme of activities is flexible to accommodate the seasonal changes in water levels, you will have the opportunity to enjoy amongst other activities traditional Mokoro rides and natures walks. The Okavango Delta is not only a natural wonder, but represents one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the world today.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 6

Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region
Leaving the Delta behind us this morning we make our way across the border into Namibia and travel to the Caprivi Strip, part of our day is spent travelling through wildlife areas and there is always the possibility of a lucky sighting. We overnight a short distance from the Botswana border as we prepare for an exciting day of activities in the Chobe National Park tomorrow.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 7

Caprivi Region – Kasane
We enjoy our breakfast in Namibia this morning before returning to Botswana and our camp on the banks of the Chobe River. Lunch will be served from the truck and the afternoon is set aside for exploring the Chobe National Park. We begin our exploration in 4×4 vehicles, which allows us an up close and personal experience with the many Elephants that frequent the Chobe riverfront in the afternoons. The day ends with a leisurely Boat Cruise and a meal served around the campfire.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Chobe National Park game drive, Chobe National Park boat cruise
Included Activities:

Day 8

Kasane – Victoria Falls
With the memories of our wildlife encounters firmly etched in our minds, we cross the border to Zimbabwe this morning and travel the short distance to Victoria Falls. Today we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known by the local name of “Mosi-oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). While much of today is dedicated to viewing the mighty Zambezi River as it drops into the Batoka Gorge below, the bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline in the afternoon. For the more relaxed traveller there are craft markets to explore and a delicious high tea is on offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Tonight we enjoy an optional dinner out, your guide will assist you to decide on the many options available.
Optional Activity: Dinner at Victoria Falls, Boma Dinner Experience, Sunset Cruise, Gorge Swing, Helicopter Flights, Bungee Jump
Activity Package: Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
Included Activities:

Day 9

Victoria Falls
With the many activities on offer in Victoria Falls, today is the perfect day for the adventure that most suits your style. Whether rafting the mighty Zambezi River or enjoying a flight over the Falls, this is your day to enjoy the many attractions on offer in Victoria Falls.
Optional Activity: Bungee Jump – Solo, White Water Rafting, Helicopter Flights, Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 10

Lusaka
Setting off early from Victoria Falls, we catch a last sighting of the mighty falls before crossing the border into Zambia. While we have a long day travelling today, we get our first impressions of the Africa that awaits us. Colourful markets, busy villages and rural scenes form the backdrop of our journey to the outskirts of Lusaka. We enjoy a prepared meal on arrival as our guides brief us on the days ahead.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities: View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge

Day 11

Petauke
This morning we drive through Zambia’s busy capital Lusaka before turning east towards Petauke, our destination for the night. As an important link between Lusaka and neighbouring Malawi, the Great East Road winds through rural Zambia and we will cross the mighty Luangwa River along the way. Dotted with villages and subsistence farms, todays landscapes serve as a stark contrast to the developed countries so many of us call home.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 12

South Luangwa National Park
With two days of travel behind us we look forward to the tranquillity of South Luangwa and this morning we make our way to the banks of the Luangwa River. Our first stop though is the town of Chipata, home of Chipata Cotton and an important centre for the cotton famers of the region. Tribal Textiles represents the creativity of the African culture and those interested can enjoy a tour of their workshops (March to December). One of the finest sunsets is surely that enjoyed on the banks of the Luangwa River, so grab a cold drink and watch the day fade away.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Textile project visit

Day 13

South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is a world-class safari destination and we have a full day to explore the park in search of the variety of wildlife found in the park. This morning you can partake in an optional morning safari or during the dry season (April to December) you can join one of the iconic walking safaris on offer in the park. This afternoon we will enjoy a Sunset Drive in the park, we split our time between day and night with a sundowner stop in between. The unique opportunity to explore the park at night gives us a chance to spot the elusive nocturnal species that are rarely seen in the day.
Optional Activity: Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa, Safari Walk (seasonal)
Activity Package: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Included Activities:

Day 14

Lake Malawi – Malawi
This morning we board our truck and set off for Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. Our destination tonight is the shores of Lake Malawi, the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. As one of the ten largest lakes in the world, the lake stretches for over 500km along the western boundary of Malawi and is home to more species of fish than other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 15

Northern Lake Malawi
Taking our time this morning we enjoy the charms of sunrise on the Lake, we head out this afternoon and come to rest on the northern reaches of the lake shore. Here we spend a few days indulging in the many attractions that underlie the charm of the Lake and its people. Our base for the next three nights offers a range of opportunities to satisfy every wish.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 16

Lake Malawi
Amongst the myriad of optional activities to fill your days, we will pay a visit to a local community this morning to meet the people of the lake. Hikers will find a selection of trips, including a rather strenuous outing to the mission village of Livingstonia, set high above the lake. Snorkelling in the crystal waters offers the chance to see first-hand the brilliantly coloured tropical cichlids, tiny fish often found in colourful aquariums around the world. Your guide will assist you to plan your activities for the coming days, or you can simply slow your clock to Africa time relaxing on the lake shore.
Optional Activity: Community Volunteering, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Snorkelling Lake Malawi
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Local Village Visit

Day 17

Lake Malawi
This morning we set aside some time for a visit to Karonga, this interesting town has a turbulent history as a centre Malawi’s slave trade. Home to a museum that boasts a dinosaur amongst its displays, we learn more of the rich history of both people and the natural world. We return for a final afternoon of relaxation and a final sundowner on the shores of this great lake.
Optional Activity: Community Volunteering, Livingstonia day trip (hike), Snorkelling Lake Malawi
Activity Package:
Included Activities: Museum Visit, Karonga Town

Day 18

Tanzania – Iringa
Today as we leave Malawi, we ascend the Great Rift Valley and make our way into Tanzania. We round the northern extremes of the lake as we turn east and continue to our overnight stop in Iringa.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Day 19

Mikumi
This morning we complete our journey to the doorstep of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi ranks as the fourth largest park in Tanzania, but forms part of a 75 000 square kilometre wilderness that centres on Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.
Optional Activity:
Activity Package: Mikumi National Park game drive
Included Activities:

Day 20

Dar es Salaam
Today we continue onwards to the bustling port of Dar es Salaam.  Dar es Salaam grew from a humble fishing village and today is one of the largest cities in Africa.  You tour comes to an end upon arrival in Dar es Salaam.
Optional Activity: Dinner
Activity Package:
Included Activities:

Activity Package
Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”.  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.
•    Bush walk with San guides
•    Okavango Delta excursion
•    Okavango Delta excursion
•    Chobe National Park game drive
•    Chobe National Park boat cruise
•    Victoria Falls National Park Entry Fee
•    Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
•    Mikumi National Park game drive

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