21 Day Vic Falls to Nairobi Overland Tour

From R 22450

DURATION:

21 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

VICTORIA FALLS

ENDING POINT:

NAIROBI

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOVN21

beach with Ashanti logo This Vic Falls to Nairobi tour follows the flagship route of East African Overland adventures. Starting off in Victoria Falls you will travel north through Zambia and up to Lake Malawi with its white sandy beaches. Next it’s up to the Tanzania’s coastal city, Dar es Salam, where you will hop on a ferry and make your way to the tropical island of Zanzibar. After a few days relaxing on the beach it’s time to head to the world renowned, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater before finally making our way up to Nairobi. Plenty of budget safaris and African overland travel to keep you busy on this excellent tour. * Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to start in Nairobi and finish in Victoria Falls

21 Day Vic Falls to Nairobi Overland Tour

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. 

Meals Included: Dinner 

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. 

Meals Included: 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Activity Package: 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.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6 – Northern 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.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

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.    

Meals Included: 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.  For the more adventurous amongst us, use today to participate in the Livingstonia hike.  This is a strenuous hike that takes between 8 – 12 hours to complete.  Your guide will provide additional information on the hike. 

Meals Included: 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

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. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 11 – Bagamoyo (via Dar es Salaam) 

Today we continue onwards, travelling past the bustling port town of Dar es Salaam towards the historical town of Bagamoyo where we will overnight.  Tonight we prepare for our upcoming excursion to Zanzibar.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 12 – Zanzibar Excursion 

We rise early and travel the short distance to Dar es Salaam where after a brief stop in the city to collect guests joining us, we board the ferry to Zanzibar and make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer. Those who have not opted for the Zanzibar Excursion will remain in Bagamoyo for the next three nights.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 
Optional Activity: None 

Day 13 – Zanzibar Excursion 

Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more.  

Day 14 – Zanzibar Excursion 

 Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the  Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 

Day 15 – Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo 

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, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 16 – Arusha 

Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. Those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 17 – Karatu  

Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater.  Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on the full day excursion into the crater.  Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 18 – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion 

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater.  We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the Crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 19 – Karatu 

 Today is free for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment.  Some of the optional activities include village walking visits or a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.  These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 20 – Arusha 

 Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the Serengeti upgrade and we share out experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 – Kenya – Nairobi 

 We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.  

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

•    South Luangwa NP afternoon Game drive
•    Mikumi NP game drive
•    3-Day Zanzibar excursion

 

Camping – R22450 excl Activity Package

Camping Single Supplement – R2650

Camping Activity Package – R9150

Accommodated – R30550 excl Activity Package

Accommodated Single Supplement – R7900

Accommodated Activity Package – R9150

Includes:

Meals (Breakfast x 20 / Lunch x 17 / Dinner x 20) (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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21 Day Vic Falls to Nairobi Overland Tour

R22,450.00

This Vic Falls to Nairobi tour follows the flagship route of East African Overland adventures.

Starting off in Victoria Falls you will travel north through Zambia and up to Lake Malawi with its white sandy beaches. Next it’s up to the Tanzania’s coastal city, Dar es Salam, where you will hop on a ferry and make your way to the tropical island of Zanzibar. After a few days relaxing on the beach it’s time to head to the world renowned, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater before finally making our way up to Nairobi.

Plenty of budget safaris and African overland travel to keep you busy on this excellent tour.

* Trip Also available in reverse order If you want to start in Nairobi 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. 

Meals Included: Dinner 

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. 

Meals Included: 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Activity Package: 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.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6 – Northern 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.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

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.    

Meals Included: 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.  For the more adventurous amongst us, use today to participate in the Livingstonia hike.  This is a strenuous hike that takes between 8 – 12 hours to complete.  Your guide will provide additional information on the hike. 

Meals Included: 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

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. Abutting the northern border of this vast wilderness, Mikumi offers us an opportunity for an afternoon of game viewing.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 11 – Bagamoyo (via Dar es Salaam) 

Today we continue onwards, travelling past the bustling port town of Dar es Salaam towards the historical town of Bagamoyo where we will overnight.  Tonight we prepare for our upcoming excursion to Zanzibar.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 12 – Zanzibar Excursion 

We rise early and travel the short distance to Dar es Salaam where after a brief stop in the city to collect guests joining us, we board the ferry to Zanzibar and make the ocean journey to the island of Zanzibar. On arrival we will partake in a Spice Tour before reaching Nungwi on the northern point of the island. Our home for the next two nights, Nungwi offers a perfect stop to enjoy the beaches and activities on offer. Those who have not opted for the Zanzibar Excursion will remain in Bagamoyo for the next three nights.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 
Optional Activity: None 

Day 13 – Zanzibar Excursion 

Today is a free day for enjoying some of the many attractions and activities on offer. Water sports are the order of the day and Nungwi offers 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. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 
Optional Activity: Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Turtle Sanctuary Visit, Village Tours, Jozani Forest and more.  

Day 14 – Zanzibar Excursion 

 Our visit to Nungwi comes to an end today as we travel to Stone Town this afternoon. Boasting a rich history this bustling port was once a landmark on both the  Slave and Spice trade routes. We overnight here before returning to Dar es Salaam in the morning.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 
Activity Package: Zanzibar Excursion 

Day 15 – Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo 

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, on arrival back at the Dar es Salaam port, we reunite with our truck and return to Bagamoyo where we spend the night.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 16 – Arusha 

Heading north this morning we travel across the northern reaches of Tanzania, our destination tonight is the bustling town of Arusha. Northern Tanzania is home to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro. Those who have purchased the optional Serengeti Excursion upgrade package. You will be briefed this evening by our local guide on what to prepare for the coming days.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 17 – Karatu  

Although it is short distance to Karatu, we will spend most of the day commuting closer to the Ngorongoro Crater.  Upon arrival in Karatu, our guide will brief us on the full day excursion into the crater.  Karatu is conveniently situated to allow you the opportunity to participate in various optional activities in the coming days. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 18 – Ngorongoro Crater Excursion 

We rise early and will be collected from our camp and transferred to the Ngorongoro Crater.  We will spend the bulk of our day exploring the Crater floor in search of the animals which roam the plains.  We will arrive back in Karatu in the afternoon.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 19 – Karatu 

 Today is free for you to relax at camp or participate in a number of optional activities available from the accommodation establishment.  Some of the optional activities include village walking visits or a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.  These activities need to be booked directly with the accommodation provide upon arrival in Karatu.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 20 – Arusha 

 Returning to Arusha, tonight we will reunite with our fellow travellers who opted for the Serengeti upgrade and we share out experiences of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21 – Kenya – Nairobi 

 We cross the border into Kenya this morning and make our way to Nairobi where our journey ends on arrival.  

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

•    South Luangwa NP afternoon Game drive
•    Mikumi NP game drive
•    3-Day Zanzibar excursion

 

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