14 Day Vic Falls and Malawi to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

From R 28950

DURATION:

19 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

VICTORIA FALLS

ENDING POINT:

DAR ES SALAAM

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOVD14

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This 14-day overland tour takes you through some of Africa's best-loved natural sites and wildlife. Starting in Zimbabwe, it makes its way to Tanzania through Zambia and Malawi.

Victoria Falls is your starting point from where you will head to Lusaka, Zambia and from here to South Luangwa National Park for some awesome game drives. The park is well known for its high concentration of hippos and leopards. You will travel further to the heart of Africa, Malawi. The clear fresh water of Lake Malawi is perfect for swimming, kayaking and snorkelling. After Lake Malawi, it’s time for Mikumi National Park for another awesome game drive before you will continue onwards to the final destination, Dar es Salaam for a Zanzibar excursion.

This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Dar es Salaam and finish in Victoria Falls.

14 Day Vic Falls and Malawi to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Day 1 – 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.

Accommodation Eureka Camp http://www.eurekacamp.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Victoria Falls to Lusaka
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00
Zambia: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 2 – 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.

Accommodation Chimwemwe Executive Lodge http://www.chimwemwelodge.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Lusaka to Petauke
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – 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.

Accommodation Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with Shared Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with en-suite Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Petauke to South Luangwa National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Textile visit

Day 4 – 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 including a sundowner stop. 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.

Accommodation Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with en-suite Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Optional Activity: Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Day 5 – Lake 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 any other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.

Accommodation Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Zambia: Chipata / Nwami, Tel: + 265 622 1652, Open: 06h00-18h00
Malawi: Mchinji, Tel: +265 124 2217, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 6 – Lake Malawi

Today is set aside for you to relax at the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.

Accommodation Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Malawi Village Tour

Day 7 – Lake Malawi

Today we are back on the road for most of the day travelling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi. Enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach. 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.

Accommodation Majizuwa http://www.majizuwa.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Central Lake Malawi to North Lake Malawi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Lake Malawi

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 afternoon will be spent walking through the small village of Ngala.

Accommodation Majizuwa http://www.majizuwa.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – 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.

Accommodation Kisolanza Farm http://www.kisolanza.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Northern Lake Malawi to Iringa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00
Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 10 – 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. Today you will have the opportunity to book a game drive in Mikumi National Park.

Accommodation Asante Afrika Camp www.asanteafrikacamp.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Iringa to Mikumi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Mikumi Game Drive

Day 11 –Zanzibar Excursion

We rise early and travel from Mikumi to the Port of Dar Es Salaam, where we will board the ferry and make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. Our home for the next three nights, Stone Town offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Mikumi via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Zanzibar Excursion

This morning we enjoy the local scenery by embarking on a spice tour with a local guide. The afternoon is free to enjoy some of the many attraction sand activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and you have the opportunity to book activities such as fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, and more
Included Highlight: Stone Town City Walk / Spice Tour

Day 13 – Zanzibar Excursion

Today we explore the beautiful Jozani Forest. For those wanting to do their last bit of sightseeing, the afternoon is free for optional activities. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Jozani Forest Half Day tour

Day 14 – Dar es Salaam

This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry to Dar es Salaam where your tour comes to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Camping – R28950
Camping Single Supplement – R1500

Accommodated – R36950
Accommodated Single Supplement – R4450

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck / accommodation / qualified crew / filtered water / transport in the truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / souvenirs

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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14 Day Vic Falls and Malawi to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

R28,950.00

This 14-day overland tour takes you through some of Africa’s best-loved natural sites and wildlife. Starting in Zimbabwe, it makes its way to Tanzania through Zambia and Malawi.

Victoria Falls is your starting point from where you will head to Lusaka, Zambia and from here to South Luangwa National Park for some awesome game drives. The park is well known for its high concentration of hippos and leopards. You will travel further to the heart of Africa, Malawi. The clear fresh water of Lake Malawi is perfect for swimming, kayaking and snorkelling. After Lake Malawi, it’s time for Mikumi National Park for another awesome game drive before you will continue onwards to the final destination, Dar es Salaam for a Zanzibar excursion.

This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Dar es Salaam and finish in Victoria Falls.

Description

Day 1 – 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.

Accommodation Eureka Camp http://www.eurekacamp.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Victoria Falls to Lusaka
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: View of Victoria Falls from the Bridge
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00
Zambia: Victoria Falls Bridge (no telephone number) Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 2 – 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.

Accommodation Chimwemwe Executive Lodge http://www.chimwemwelodge.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Lusaka to Petauke
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – 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.

Accommodation Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with Shared Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with en-suite Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Petauke to South Luangwa National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Textile visit

Day 4 – 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 including a sundowner stop. 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.

Accommodation Wildlife Camp http://www.wildlifecamp-zambia.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with en-suite Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Sunset Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park
Optional Activity: Safari Walk (seasonal) or Morning Game Drive in South Luangwa

Day 5 – Lake 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 any other lake. We spend the night on the shores of this natural wonder.

Accommodation Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: South Luangwa National Park to Lake Malawi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Zambia: Chipata / Nwami, Tel: + 265 622 1652, Open: 06h00-18h00
Malawi: Mchinji, Tel: +265 124 2217, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 6 – Lake Malawi

Today is set aside for you to relax at the lake. Use the time to read a book, soak up the sun or indulge in the many attractions that are on offer.

Accommodation Ngala Beach Lodge http://www.ngalabeach.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Malawi Village Tour

Day 7 – Lake Malawi

Today we are back on the road for most of the day travelling further north and will overnight once again on the banks of Lake Malawi. Enjoy the sunset over the lake from the beach. 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.

Accommodation Majizuwa http://www.majizuwa.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Central Lake Malawi to North Lake Malawi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Lake Malawi

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 afternoon will be spent walking through the small village of Ngala.

Accommodation Majizuwa http://www.majizuwa.com/
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – 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.

Accommodation Kisolanza Farm http://www.kisolanza.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Northern Lake Malawi to Iringa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: Malawi: Songwe (no telephone), Open: 06h00-18h00
Tanzania: Chi’zumulu, Tel: +265 15 357 207, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 10 – 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. Today you will have the opportunity to book a game drive in Mikumi National Park.

Accommodation Asante Afrika Camp www.asanteafrikacamp.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with en-suite Ablutions
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Iringa to Mikumi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Mikumi Game Drive

Day 11 –Zanzibar Excursion

We rise early and travel from Mikumi to the Port of Dar Es Salaam, where we will board the ferry and make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. Our home for the next three nights, Stone Town offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Mikumi via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar by ferry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – Zanzibar Excursion

This morning we enjoy the local scenery by embarking on a spice tour with a local guide. The afternoon is free to enjoy some of the many attraction sand activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and you have the opportunity to book activities such as fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and a variety of ocean safari options. Whatever it is you chose to do today, you will have ample opportunity to create some island memories. Rent a scooter and explore the many attractions on offer or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, and more
Included Highlight: Stone Town City Walk / Spice Tour

Day 13 – Zanzibar Excursion

Today we explore the beautiful Jozani Forest. For those wanting to do their last bit of sightseeing, the afternoon is free for optional activities. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the Slave and Spice trade routes.

Accommodation Ocean View Hotel http://www.ocean.co.tz
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Stone Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Jozani Forest Half Day tour

Day 14 – Dar es Salaam

This morning we have some time to explore the sights of Stone Town, the rich history and vibrant markets are some of the highlights of any visit to Zanzibar. We bid farewell to the island and board our return ferry to Dar es Salaam where your tour comes to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam by ferry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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